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.
On December 26th, Nicole Richie was spotted out in Los Angeles with her husband Joel and their daughter Harlow.
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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.
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 attends the launch of JCPenney’s Jacques Penne holiday boutique pop-up shop (December 7)
On December 7th, Nicole Richie attended JCPenney’s Jacques Penne holiday boutique pop-up shop opening celebration held on Broadway in New York City. Nicole was asked to pick out some items she’d choose as Christmas presents for others. Check out a brief interview with ET Online here.
Nicole also spoke to US Weekly, where she revealed her holiday traditions and what her children would like for Christmas this year:
“I can describe my Christmas in a couple of words. Mariah Carey all day, Nicole’s famous apple cider, wine and lots of lights.” (For the record, Nicole’s “famous” cider is a mix of apples, oranges, nutmeg, brown sugar and a secret ingredient that she refused to name!)
“My daughter is very into makeup and my son wants a drone that he will probably not be getting,” Richie told Us. “I know the drone is popular, but it won’t be popular in my house.”
“The magic of Santa is still very much alive,” Richie explained. “Christmas was such a big deal for me when I was growing up, so I make it a big deal for them. I really go all out.”
“They aren’t too concerned concerned about getting things for us yet, it’s really just about what they’re getting. Last year I was called out and shamed because Santa got them better presents then I did. This year Santa will be getting them raw vegetables and I’ll get them what they’ve been asking for!”