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Nicole Richie is featured on Architectural Digest with her chickens to show how Nicole styled their chicken coop to match her house. You can read the interview below, but be sure to head over to their website to check out more details in their slideshow.

It’s been more than 13 years since Nicole Richie became a household name on the reality series The Simple Life. A lot has changed since then: The 35-year-old is a married mother of two who plays Portia, an on-air news anchor, in the NBC sitcom Great News, which premiered on April 25 and is executive produced by Tina Fey. Despite the rather low level of domesticity Richie displayed on the FOX reality series, her current day-to-day is quite different.

“About three years ago, we decided to add to our family and bought five chickens,” says Richie, who married singer Joel Madden in 2010. While she can’t remember the actual catalyst for the purchase, she can remember the fowl arriving to her Laurel Canyon, California, home. “I was in New York at the Met Ball, and I came home and they were delivered the same day. I raised them inside my house for about six weeks, and then it was time for them to have a coop,” Richie explains. She constructed a black enclosure for them originally, but when she moved her brood to a new home in Beverly Hills, her chickens—named Tallulah, Philomena, Mama Cass, Sunny, and Daisy—also needed a new residence.

“The new house didn’t have a coop. We had to build them one, so we did a miniature version of my own house in terms of color and style,” she says. “I wanted one color palette throughout. It’s gray.” She also created what she calls “very cute little sections”—five small boxes for the chickens to lay eggs. But she soon found out her newfound pets had other ideas. “They actually just lay eggs all over the place, so that was just a romantic idea I had, I guess,” she says, laughing.

Richie’s personal farmstead also consists of an edible garden, two turtles, and approximately 200 bees in two hives to make seasonal honey for her allergies. On top of that, she will add three more chickens to her coop this month for a total of eight birds. “Martha Stewart said it best: Chickens just give, give, give, and there’s nothing bad about them. They are the easiest animals to take care of, they are so much fun for kids, and they just give me beautiful colored eggs every day.”

Her daughter, Harlow, 9, and son, Sparrow, 7, may be as enthusiastic as she is about her bucolic pets, but her husband is more indifferent. “Joel has looked at them maybe two times. When he has friends over and wants to be cool, then he’ll talk about our chickens and give his friends a tour, but otherwise, he doesn’t care about our chickens,” she says with a laugh. Richie, on the other hand, takes fowl ownership seriously. “I have a chicken lady who I text with, who I go to when I need advice—when I need to vent, when I am unsure about myself and the role I play in their lives. She is always there for me,” she says jocularly.

Richie’s role as a small-time farmer has yet to change her dietary habits, however. “I’m not a vegetarian, and, yes, I eat chicken. Everyone asks me that. I would never eat the ones I own! They have names. I have spent time with them. But yes: I still eat it. I cook them. I salt and brine them. There’s no connection. I’m able to separate it.”

It may be hard to reconcile Richie’s red-carpet appearances with images of her trekking around a chicken coop, but that’s where her old attire from The Simple Life comes in—or at least something similar. “It’s actually really disgusting in there. I get really dirty,” she admits. “I have two pairs of coop shoes that I rotate and a pair of jeans I just want to take off right away, and sometimes I just put on overalls.”

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Photoshoots » 2017 » Carlos Eric Lopez (Architectural Digest)

Nicole Richie appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden on April 24th.

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Appearances » 2017 » April 24: The Late Late Show with James Corden

Nicole Richie talks about her family and balancing motherhood with her career. She also touches on what it was like to work on ‘Great News‘.

Watch Nicole Richie on The Ellen Show

Posted by Toni on
April 23rd, 2017

Nicole Richie recently appeared on The Ellen Show. Watch the video below!

Nicole Richie was recently photographed for Refinery29 by Emily Shur. The interview was between Nicole and her friend, actress, Rashida Jones, including an intro by Elizabeth Kiefer. Be sure to read the full interview and see a fun video they put together on their website by clicking here.

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Photoshoots » 2017 » Emily Shur (Refinery29)

Nicole Richie steps inside the Bustle Booth

Posted by Toni on
April 16th, 2017

Nicole Richie was briefly interviewed by Bustle. They gave her a piece of paper with a few questions and let her write them in herself! Take a look on their website here or below!

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, Nicole Richie is leaving her mark in the Bustle Booth.

Nicole Richie is exactly what you’d imagine she’d be like IRL — uber cool, fashionable as hell, and funny — like, really, really funny. And while the latter trait scored her a leading role in NBC’s upcoming Tina Fey comedy, Great News, Richie is still known by many for her incredible style. The House of Harlow designer has come a long way since her Simple Life days (though, who are we kidding — she was super on trend with those lace cami dresses and velour track suits) and has cemented her place not only as a modern style icon, but an in-demand fashion advisor. Recently, Project September founder Alexis Maybank reached out to the fashionista to be the shopping app’s ambassador.

“We have long admired Nicole and when we were getting started, we were thinking about people we wanted to work with — someone with amazing style, someone who people could connect with broadly, and someone whose style people admire, day in and day out,” Maybank tells me. To kick off festival season, Nicole Richie and Project September hosted an exclusive Pre-Chella shopping event in Los Angeles, with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.

Between posing for photos with fans and raising money for charity, Richie took a minute to fill out our Bustle Booth questionnaire. Even if you aren’t a fan of her style, you’d be hard-pressed not to fall in love with the charming actress/designer/philanthropist. Just take a look at her answers.

Cat Greenleaf recently interviewed Nicole Richie on Talk Stoop about her new sitcom Great News and more. During the interview, Cat and Nicole high-fived which didn’t go according to plan, but provided an amusing result!