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Her friend, Paris Hilton, is scared in jail, where she was banished following a DUI bust and then driving with a suspended license.

Nicole Richie is scared of the same fate.

A Mom Again

"I'm just keeping my fingers crossed," she told David Letterman on The Late Show Wednesday.

"Of course, I'm scared also, but, you know, I'm willing to face whatever consequences come my way, and I take responsibility for what I've done."

The star of The Simple Life, 25, pleaded not guilty in February to driving under the influence on December 11.

Officers had stopped her after she was spotted driving the wrong way on an L.A. freeway, and police said she'd admitted to smoking marijuana and taking Vicodin.

Because of a prior DUI conviction in June 2003, by California law, Richie faces mandatory jail time (90 days to one year) if convicted of a second DUI within 10 years.

Letterman asked Nicole Richie when she would eat learn her fate.

"Probably the end of this month," she said.

"I hope you don't have to go to jail," Dave added helpfully.

At least 50 percent of our celebrity gossip department disagrees.

Richie co-stars in The Simple Life with Hilton, who's doing time at the Century Regional Detention Facility in L.A. for violating her probation by driving with a suspended license.

Paris Hilton had been on probation after pleading no contest to reckless driving in a September, 2006 drunken driving case.

Richie told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show last month that she thought the way Hilton was treated by the court was "unfair" and said, "I can only hope that that doesn't happen to me, but I don't think that there's anything that I personally can do about that. The only thing that I can do is show up and fight my case."

We recommend some nutrients before fighting anything, Nicole. Otherwise, your brittle frame and tiny, ineffectual fists just aren't going to be all that imposing.

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This Photo Finish was too easy. They're BFFs. They both starred on the reality TV hit, The Simple Life. They're both exponentially overhyped and marginally talented. At best.

And they've both posed for sexy mug shots in the recent past.

All celebrity mug shots are appreciated by our celebrity gossip staffers, but these two are personal favorites. Here are the booking photos of Paris Hilton (left), and Nicole Richie...

Which celebrity mug shot is more hottttttt?

  • Paris Hilton Mug Shot
  • Nicole Richie Mug Shot

As for the incarcerated Hilton, we're obliged to update you on her status in the slammer. Supposedly, she was the cause of a small riot after got "hazed" in the shower by a couple of inmates who let her have it after she dropped the soap.

Just kidding! All is well for Paris Hilton in jail. A day or so into her 23-day term, officials are calling her a "model citizen" - gracious, thankful and polite to staff.

She's wearing a short-sleeved, orange jumpsuit. She still has on the makeup she was wearing when she turned herself in. Her hair is down. Extensions on inmates' hair, normally not allowed, are okay in her case because they're "tightly wound." In case you were wondering.

She's not interacting with any of the inmates, at least not yet, but she's seeing them through glass. She's not happy, but resigned to doing time and getting it over with. She's not scared, and she's not teary-eyed. Just quiet and reserved.

As for her cell - it's 12x8 feet, with a bunk bed, a toilet and wash basin. There are windows - a little one in the door, and one on the wall that overlooks buildings.

Yeah, if there's one thing we learned from Office Space, it's that minimum security prison is no picnic. But we think the HO-tel heiress can stomach 21 more days.

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Nicole Richie is not hot. Not even close. If you wish to argue this point, take a look at this Nicole Richie photo. Game over. We win. The Hollywood Gossip 1, You 0.

Heck, the skinny celebrity as far from smokin' as a girl can get. That said, Joel Madden can at least take comfort in the fact that she can set his car on fire…

PHOTO CREDIT: JFX Images / TMZ

Okay, maybe that's a bit of a stretch on our part. But there's no disputing that trouble once again managed to find Nicole Richie behind the wheel.

At least she wasn't driving while high, or in the wrong direction on this particular occasion. Stil, the vehicularly-challenged "star" managed to overheat her rock star boyfriend's BMW 745 in Beverly Hills.

This happened just hours before the cops nailed Miss Richie with a parking ticket for leaving her car in a loading zone while she got her hair done.

Maybe it's time to take away the keys. While we're at it, let's make sure Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton never drive again as well.

The streets of snooty neighborhoods in Southern California will be forever safer if such aggressive public wellness measures are enacted.

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The uber-skinny Nicole Richie says that, contrary to media reports, she was back in rehab this month and was just "on tour with [Joel Madden]" - her Good Charlotte boyfriend.

Richie went on On Air with Ryan Seacrest's KIIS FM morning show Wednesday, saying she believes that because she was not photographed for over a week, reports surfaced she was in rehab for drug abuse and eating disorders.

Welcome, 2010!

That and the fact that she weighs 45 pounds.

Anyway.

While she revealed that Paris Hilton is "scared" about going to jail, the anorexic waif is also nervous she may have to spend time in the slammer herself - stemming from her awesome, infamous wrong-side-of-the-road DUI arrest.

Although no decision has been made in the Nicole Richie case, she says, "I have to deal with any consequences that come my way."

You think?

Nicole held a now infamous barbecue last weekend, where Mischa Barton was hospitalized for "an adverse reaction to prescription medication," and which featured a pre-rehab appearance by Lindsay Lohan.

You know, just the kind of company a struggling "star" should keep.

Richie says she was not present for either Lindsay Lohan's "five-minute" visit, or for Mischa's medical scare, because the hostess was at the supermarket "buying Sunny Delight."

Suuuuuure thing. We've heard some ridiculous lies during a year deep in the trenches of the celebrity gossip business, but that one's a whopper.

It may even rival claims that the Dustin Diamond sex tape was released accidentally, not on purpose by the cretinous former child star.

You can listen to clips of Nicole's interview with Seacrest here.

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It's a photo finish of gigantic and anemic proportions. These two women may not be bringing sexy back, but they're taking their trademark looks (at least lately) to new levels.

On the left, we've got Salma Hayek, showing off that ginormous booty while out to lunch Sunday. No wonder they're making a movie about her called Knocked Up*.

Many fans might be tuned off by this pic, but we're sure that François-Henri Pinault, who put a baby up in that, is digging her maternal curves.

The mom-to-be sported a black t-shirt with the words "Stylish. Sexy. Pregnant." written across her huge breasts. We have no further comment at this time.

To the right, we have Simple Life star and apparent Darfur refugee Nicole Richie. Holy frickin' mother of ... Wow. And we thought Keira Knightley was thin.

Nicole, seen here embarking on a coffee run, is in need of a hell of a lot more than a caffeinated beverage. Her skeletal frame makes Britney Spears' frumpy new Flintstones clothing style seem like the sexiest thing ever.

Which look is hotter? You decide! Let us know.

* - Yes, we know it's a comedy starring Katherine Heigl.

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Nicole Richie may have mended fences with her one-time nemesis Paris Hilton, but the tiny reality TV "star" faces another personal problem.

For once, we're not talking about the fact that she doesn't eat.

Nicole Richie has reportedly shunned her mother, Brenda Harvey-Richie, even as she remains in the hospital after major surgery.

"Brenda was in the hospital. She had a hysterectomy," said a source.

"Nicole hasn't visited her since."

In other mom-daughter news, a similar spat meant Britney Spears reportedly didn't visit her hospitalized mother, Lynne, on Mother's Day.

Richie, who is not back in rehab as some sites reported, has been making regular visits to her therapist, and insiders say her issues with her mom may be to blame:

"The two have not been getting along lately."

Richie's rep had no comment on the feud, which makes the Rosie O'Donnell - Elisabeth Hasselbeck rift seem downright cordial.

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Reports are swirling that tabloid princess Nicole Richie is back - yet again - in rehab and more "helpless" than ever.

We wouldn't be surprised. We would react similarly to the the news that Britney Spears went shopping, neglected her kids, took a dance class or performed another sub-par, 11-minute show for $125 tickets.

But TMZ tells us that it just isn't so. The Nicole Richie part, anyway. In fact, Nicole is sitting at home in Glendale right now and doing fine, her rep says.

Still, the National Enquirer and Star are jointly reporting that walking freak show re-entered rehab at Beau Monde May 11 to fight anorexia and a painkiller addiction, on an outpatient basis, and that she did so "in tears," lamenting the fact that she's "lost control of her life."

What's more, report the tabs, Paris Hilton's bitchy gal pal went back in just a few days ago, on the 19th.

But Richie's rep tells a totally different story, namely that she isn't - and wasn't - in rehab, and that she's "in Glendale at her house."

We hope there is food there. Or that Brody Jenner is bored today and decides to start up his campaign to date her and make her eat again.

We're told that she did go back to see her therapist, and that her recovery is "an ongoing process," but that she's "completely sober."

Well, that's good. She's a step ahead of Tom Sizemore and Scott Stapp.

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Two best friends and/or bitter enemies. Two contrasting models of behavior in recent days.

Let's start with Paris Hilton. The soon-to-be con had her prison sentence reduced to 23 days. She will also be separated from the general inmate population. The reason? Good behavior, of course.

A Nicole Richie Image

An example of this behavior? No, not whatever she does with Stavros Niarchos behind closed door. But simply showing up for her latest court date is apparently enough to have Hilton's jail sentence sliced in half.

Paris will stay in a unit that contains 12 two-person cells reserved for police officers, public officials, celebrities and other high-profile inmates. Maybe she can be a pen pal with Joe Francis.

Like everyone else in the 2,200-inmate facility, Hilton will get at least an hour outside her cell each day to shower, watch television (maybe the Kim Kardashian reality show will be airing by then), participate in outdoor recreation or talk on the telephone.

Meanwhile, Hilton will actually be on television when the fifth season of The Simple Life premieres this summer. But word on the set is that Paris' cohort on the program has been acting out.

During the shoot, TMZ reports that Nicole Richie constantly showed up late, and upped her unreasonable behavior to another level during the final shoot of the season, when the all-important "show open" was being taped.

Nicole turned up "several hours late" with boyfriend Joel Madden, and then gave producers another impossible deadline. After a serious blow-out argument, we're told producers had to call her agents just to get her to stay on-set.

Where was the actress singer thin famous person? Not at a restaurant, that much is certain. Maybe she was trying to get Brittany Murphy to divorce Simon Monjack.

Lord knows everyone else is.

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Yes, we realize the title of this post is oxymoronic, as nothing at all about Nicole Richie could possibly be considered classic. That word implies something once had redeeming qualities or some semblance of worth, and while Richie may not be as detestable as Spencer Pratt (who is, really), she's hardly vintage.

Just the same, the photos below are a heck of a lot more pleasing than the sickly, ghostly, flat-out wrong Nicole Richie pictures presented to us these days.

Nicole and Harlow

Yes, long before Nicole was known for blowing chunks and Joel Madden, she was just Paris Hilton's slightly chunky, fun-loving pal on the reality TV hit, The Simple Life.

Check out this old Maxim/Stuff spread. While they may be the most airbrushed photos of all time, we definitely prefer the old Nicole. Much like we dig the old Kate Bosworth. 

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And people were saying that a photo comparison of Avril Lavigne and Elvira (Mistress of the Dark) was f*%ked up. They ain't seen nothin' yet.

When the world was introduced to Nicole Richie in 2003, she was known as that harlot Paris Hilton's sweet, chunky sidekick from the hit reality TV series The Simple Life.

What a Cute Baby

And we were cool with that. She seemed nice and harmless enough, despite the inherent awfulness of Paris Hilton and The Simple Life. We were Nicole Richie fans.

Fast forward three years, though, and the sweet youthful Nicole had been replaced with a svelte, fashion-forward model. And by svelte, we mean freakish. Anorexic. Gaunt. Yeah, this lack of sustinence puts Keira Knightley to shame.

Here's Nicole Richie, circa 2003 and 2006. Prepare to gasp in abject terror ...