If we've learned anything in two and a half years in this biz, it's that the celebrity news world is chock full of DUI arrests, plastic surgery and best of all, eating disorders. Stars binge and purge - or just starve themselves - like mad.

Well, we're happy to present a rare success story - a young celebrity who, in the not-so-distant past, was fast approaching refugee status, but who has since filled out to the point where she actually looks good in a bikini.

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Nicole Richie claims she doesn't have an eating problem, and did not check herself into rehab for one.

Interestingly, though, she was photographed outside the W. Hollywood Recovery Center, which is evidently an informal meeting place that focuses on 12-step meetings.

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Our dear friends at the Hollywood Grind and the journalists at CNN are both reporting an interesting piece of news about Nicole Richie.

The Simple Life star and daughter of singer Lionel Richie has been getting a lot of grief over her food aversion in recent months. Some might say she looks a bit thin. Skeletal, even. The way one envisions a malnourished, third-world refugee.

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Like the Hollywood Gossip, singer Lionel Richie admits he has become distraught over daughter Nicole's weight loss.

The "Dancing on the Ceiling" singer calls himself a "basket case" and is so worried about how thin his adopted daughter, Nicole Richie, has become. The constant speculation about her size has made him into a wreck, he says.

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According to Us Weekly, Nicole Richie has gained a few pounds, "by eating protein bars, drinking Progain energy shakes prescribed by a holistic physician and working out twice a week to build muscle."

Seriously. A magazine wrote that. Richie will be eating protein bars and working out right around the time Kevin Federline gets off his lazy, freeloading ass and gets a job. But she must have actually eaten something, because she now looks like a standard Hollywood anorexic, rather than an impoverished, freakish she-goblin from another galaxy. See below.

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Nicole Richie Biography

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie Quotes

He is a good man, he is cool. He is just a great person overall.

Nicole Richie [on Barack Obama]

Nicole Richie: I’m 26. I’ve definitely had a very eventful year. So right now, it’s about me enjoying my time with my daughter. I want five children: twin boys and three girls. I’ve wanted that since I was a little girl.