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Nicole Richie recently spoke to Parade about her role in the upcoming sitcom Great News. She also touched upon her family, including her father Lionel Richie.

How would you describe Portia?

It’s easy to pin her as this flighty ditz, but she’s nobody’s fool. At times, she’ll say something and you do wonder who’s living in the real world? Is it her co-workers or is it her?

Now that you’re doing a sitcom, are you having to readjust your schedule?

I feel like I’m always trying to readjust, depending on how my kids [daughter Harlow, 9, and son Sparrow, 7] are. Both my life and my husband’s [Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden] are very much on the go. I think when you decide that you want to have more time for something, it’s like time just expands if it’s really important to you.

What did you learn from your dad, Lionel Richie?

He is an incredible performer. I’ve looked at him so many times and I’m like, “I don’t know how you do it.” It’s a different generation. He’s “on” all the time. I am someone who cares about personal time, alone time. I like to compartmentalize my life.

Do you have any family traditions?

We have one night a week where no one leaves the house and that’s really important, especially because everyone’s lives move so fast.

Any possibility your dad will guest star in an episode?

We would love it. He loves a camera.

What do you think, looking back on The Simple Life experience, all these years later?

Oh, my God. I had so much fun. I was 21. I was going around the world with my best friend [co-star Paris Hilton] and getting paid for it, so I couldn’t really complain.

Do you bring your kids to the set?

Yeah. They came to set. Basically, everybody on the show is married with kids, and Briga Heelan [who plays Katie, producer of the news show] is about to have a kid, so I think everyone was really excited to have the kids on set. John Michael Higgins [who plays co-anchor Chuck] had his kids on set, too. It was a big family environment.

How do you feel about your kids following you in the business?

Not as kids. No. My kids will not.

Did you know that you had comedy in your blood?

I’m a jokester. I love playing pranks on my friends. I got named “Class Clown” in high school, so at least that award got me somewhere.

Who are your comedy heroes?

My co-stars John Michael Higgins and Andrea Martin make me laugh. Tina Fey, I’ve, obviously, been a fan of her for years. I love comedies. I love ’90s romantic comedies. I grew up watching Shirley Temple. I love physical comedy, dance, and musicals.

The cast of ‘Great News‘ – including Nicole Richie – reveal more about their characters in this preview of the show, coming April 25th.

Whilst attending the NBC Universal Press Junket to promote her new sitcom “Great News“, Nicole Richie and some of the cast had some portraits taken by Maarten De Boer.

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Photoshoots » 2017 » Maarten De Boer (NBC Press Junket – Great News – Portraits)

Whilst at the NBC Press Junket promoting Great News, Nicole Richie and co-star John Michael Higgins spoke to E! News about the upcoming show and how they juggled filming this new project whilst being a parent.

Click here or on the photo below to watch the video.


Great News premieres Tuesday, April 25th at 9pm PST on NBC.

On March 2nd, Nicole Richie attended the NBC Universal Press Junket to promote her new sitcom “Great News.” The event was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City.

We started promoting @NBCGreatNews today & I might've had 2 sips of champagne..

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Appearances » 2017 » March 02: NBC Universal Press Junket at the Four Seasons Hotel New York in New York City

‘Great News’ Official Trailer

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January 19th, 2017

Here is the first official trailer for season 1 of ‘Great News.’ I’ve also added some screencaptures of Nicole Richie‘s appearance in the trailer to the gallery!

Screencaptures » Great News (2017) » Season 1 (2017) » Trailer

Nicole Richie chatted to ET Online whilst on the NBC Universal Press Tour on January 18th. She spoke about her new show ‘Great News‘ and how much she liked the script. She also spoke about her father Lionel Richie and his new tour with Mariah Carey. Click here or on the photo below to see the video interview and/or read the highlights (which are also below).

Nicole Richie’s got some great news!

The Simple Life star, who is part of the ensemble cast in the upcoming Tina Fey-executive produced NBC series, Great News, opened up to ET’s Leanne Aguilera at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, on Wednesday about diving fully into the scripted world with this latest role.

“This script came, and it came really fast and I read it. The moment I read it, I was like, I really, really want this part,” the 35-year-old actress revealed. “As soon as I got it, we were shooting, like, five days later. And so, I just had to jump right into it. I had no idea what I was walking into.”

Richie, who plays Portia in the newsroom comedy, shed some light on what to expect from her character on the show.

“Chuck [John Michael Higgins] and Portia are the on-air talent at this news station. We are polar opposites,” she explained. “Chuck is a traditional news anchor type of person … Portia is very now and very forward.”

Meanwhile, as Richie is getting back to the small screen, her dad, Lionel Richie, is getting back to the stage!

The fashion designer dished a little bit on the music legend’s upcoming tour dates with Mariah Carey, confessing that she’s on the hunt for tickets — a lot of them.

“I already requested 500 tickets, and I said I’m not exaggerating,” she revealed. “I’m so excited! Are you kidding? I’m so excited.”

Great News premieres on Apr. 25 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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