On January 12th, Nicole Richie attended the presentation of the new Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 collection with live surprise musical performances at Amboea in Hollywood, California. She was photographed with Kate Hudson, Katy Perry and Rachel Zoe.
Nicole Richie hasn’t tweeted since November 2015, but today she finally broke the silence with something important. The Hunting Ground is a documentary that focuses on sexual assault and focuses on two young women, Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, who, as survivors, take matters into their own hands and preach to a growing network of women who will no longer be silent on the matter. The doc focuses on the institutional cover-ups on college campuses in the US.
Following a screening of The Hunting Ground, Lady Gaga, who has previously opened up about being raped, performed her touching ballad “Till It Happens to You” on the subject at a grand piano.
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators.From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes Campus Assaults, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.
In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.
Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity.
Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.
Since the film’s premiere at Sundance, it had been screened at the White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country. The documentary has inspired new laws in New York and California and changes in campus policies.
— Nicole Richie (@nicolerichie) January 8, 2016
On January 6th, Lionel Richie launched his own Home Collection with a private dinner in his Beverly Hills home with his girlfriend Lisa Parisi. Nicole Richie was in attendance, as well as her husband Joel Madden and her brother-in-law Benji Madden.
In total, there were around 35 guests which also included Lionel’s close friend Kevin Spacey (who did impersonations of President Bill Clinton and television host Johnny Carson for the room).
“I thought tonight we would launch first at the house since it’s Lionel Richie Home,” Richie told his guests in his pre-dinner speech. “I wanted to have people in this room that actually are my friends because part of my home launch is I have to have the people that you like … have great food and great laughter.”
“I’ve been around most of you for most of my fun life,” he continued. “You have contributed so much to giving me the actual courage to want to step out to this arena.”
“This is really something that I do,” Richie said, standing near the dining table tinkering with candlelight where a four-course feast was about to be served. Plenty of Dom Pérignon helped the digestion process (the brand cohosted the meal).
“We’ve been working on this for two years,” said Richie’s girlfriend Lisa Parigi. “He’d get off of stage and say, ‘Hey, I think I have an idea.’” With a full range of product from high-end dinnerware, glassware, and vases to scented candles and accessories retailing from $56 to $1,500 on his Web site, Richie’s dreams finally came true, but not before a couple of test runs. “We’ve done this twice already just as a warm-up,” Richie said during his pre-dinner toast. “The only problem I’m having out of this whole launch is that I get here, and there’s no band. In case I make a mistake, there’s no cymbal crashing.”
Throughout the night, Nicole proudly filmed her dad on her iPhone while hanging out with her husband and brother-in-law. “Nicole has not seen the collection. I got the nod of approval,” Richie said after dinner (which was served on Lionel Richie Home Collection bone china in white and gold).
At the end of the night, the star was presented with a multi-tier cake complete with sparklers, and Nicole ribbed her dad before giving a heartfelt speech.
“Congratulations on a successful marriage – the only one you’ve had,” she joked about his collaboration. “I will say, for real, I just have to say that … for me, someone that has watched you my whole life go out and work and work and work, it’s so nice to see you at this stage in your later life where you’re able to enjoy life and be creative because you are an artist. You deserve this. I’m very, very happy for you.”
“She’s back in the will,” quipped Lionel.
The Lionel Richie Home Collection – featuring dinnerware, barware, entertaining accessories, luxury candles and more inspired by his travels, southern roots and passion for art – will be available on LionelRichieHome.com.
Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for visiting IHeartNicole.us for the past almost 6 years – that’s right, IHN will turn 6 on January 16th! Nicole Richie has had a crazy year and has achieved and done so much!
Here are some of the highlights:
In January 2015, she flew all the way to Dubai to launch a HOH 1960 pop-up shop at the Dubai Shopping Festival. March brought us new episodes of Candidly Nicole on AOL Originals as well as Nicole being announced as racing carnival ambassador for Sydney’s Golden Slipper Day! In July, Nicole launched a HOH 1960 pop-up shop closer to home in Los Angeles at The Grove. July also came with the second season of VH1’s Candidly Nicole. The launch of another HOH 1960 pop-up happened with Nathan Turner at Westfield Topanga in October. In November, Nicole Richie hosted the Pearl xChange, a conference day for women which she is super proud of! Throughout the year, Nicole has been working hard on her line House of Harlow 1960, which has allowed her to expand to home and stationary!
I can’t wait to see what happens in 2016!