On January 9th, Nicole Richie joined NBC Universal on their 2018 Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena, California.
Happy New Year! Nicole Richie recently uploaded a video to Instagram in which she and her daughter (off-screen) bathed their lizard, Speedy, in his first bath. In the background, the song “Splish Splash, I was taking a bath” was playing.
Nicole danced humorously around the kitchen as Harlow filmed. Harlow added “Mommy, Speedy’s embarrassed”. The dynamic Nicole has with her children is incredible. Anyone else agree that she seems like such a fun mum?
Nicole Richie spoke to Vice at the beginning of December about her show Great News, growing up, past projects and more. The photos of Nicole – in her Burbank office – were taken by Chuck Grant.
Here is a preview of the excellent interview by Aly Comingore. Click here to read the full interview!
VICE: How did you get involved with Great News?
Nicole Richie: My manager called me and said, “I have this script—I think you should read it. It’s a Tina Fey show. It’s really funny.” I’m a big 30 Rock fan, and the moment I opened the script I heard that rhythm. Then I came up with about 35 reasons why I couldn’t audition, all rooted in me thinking that it wasn’t going to happen. But I went and auditioned three times, and I got it. They had already shot the pilot, so I was shooting four days later.
You shot the first season before the election, right?
Yeah, we started shooting in August of last year, finished in October, and aired in April. It was probably the first thing on all of our minds, moreso when the season came out. Like everyone, we thought the outcome would be very different. We had some Hillary lines in there that were cut, but there’s no mention of any political figures on the show, which I think is incredibly cool of Tracy. She and Tina are such smart, elegant women, and the beauty of great comedy is when you’re able to keep aligned with who you are while making jokes too. The second season is a good representation of that.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a ballerina. When I was 16, I got real bold, and I wanted to be Britney Spears’s backup dancer.
Did you always have aspirations to act?
I always knew I wanted to perform. When I was in high school, I wanted to do musical theater. I wanted to move to New York and go to college there, but my birthday’s in September, so I graduated at 17. My parents saw the look in my eye and were like, “You’re not going to the East Coast. We need to keep you here.” So I went to college in Arizona for two years—maybe two classes, but I had the time of my life.
Then, when I was done, The Simple Life just happened. At the time, there was no other show to compare it to. It was pitched to me like, “Do you want to take 30 days out of your life and go with your best friend to some city—but we’re not going to tell you where it is—and get paid for it?” And I was like, “Yeah, why not?” I did it, and it was so much fun, but it lasted for five seasons. I didn’t plan on that—my life just went in a completely different direction.
Nicole Richie and the main cast from ‘Great News’ share a holiday message to remind you that the show is back with a double bill on Thursday December 21st on NBC.
Whilst at JCPenney’s holiday boutique pop-up shop on December 7th, Nicole Richie spoke to HelloGiggles about her beauty resolutions for 2018, and which beauty products are on her Christmas wishlist.
HelloGiggles: What are your favorite skin care products to use this winter?
Nicole Richie: I use Biologique Recherche everything. My skin routine is my makeup routine. That’s where I put my effort because I don’t wear foundation, so that’s where I focus.
HG: Are there any beauty resolutions that you want to try in the new year?
NR: I’ve never had a laser in my life, so I’m open to that.
HG: Are there any products on your Christmas wish list?
NR: I’ve been very into Miranda Kerr’s Kora face oil. I think I will be asking for another bottle of that because I spilled mine.
HG: Are there any beauty trends that you want to try?
NR: I don’t know if at 36 I’m in the place to really try — I feel like I just got to stick with my routine and just keep on truckin’ you know?
HG: You’re adventurous with your hair color, is there anything that you want to try that you haven’t yet?
NR: Right now I’m giving my hair a nice, long break because it deserves it. I just got off of work and I have curly hair, I’ve been having to blow dry and straighten my hair and treat it with color. It’s all really fun, but you have to take breaks in order for your hair to grow.
HG: Are there hair products that you swear by?
NR: Even when I am coloring it especially, I’m all for a good coconut oil, a deep conditioning treatment.
HG: Since you don’t wear much makeup, is there anything that you are obsessed with?
NR: I don’t wear much makeup, but I’ll tell you what, this is a lesson that has been told to me since I was little. Both of my parents said, “You have to be moisturized when you’re out of the shower.” I was never allowed out of the shower without having oil and lotion on my body, and that’s how I raised my kids. It’s mandatory, it’s what you have to do, it’s what my kids’ friends have to do if they come over. I rub them down in oil and lotion and make sure that the skin is hydrated because, the epidermis, as my facialist says, is the biggest part of your body. It takes up your whole entire body, and you have to hydrate it and take care of it.
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December 11th marked Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s seventh anniversary since they got married. On Instagram, Joel shared a photo of the two along with a short but sweet message!
Nicole Richie talks Great News, women in TV and what she’d name the TV show of her life with The Edit
Nicole Richie appears on the cover of Pret-A-Porter’s magazine The Edit, alongside Evan Rachel Wood, Yvonne Orji, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sarah Silverman. You can read the feature online over at their website by clicking here. There is also a video where the five women discuss what they really think of sexism, diversity and equal opportunities both in front of and behind the camera.