Nicole Richie: Mother, Author, TV Producer

  • Nicole Richie's 2005 novel, The Truth About Diamonds, is being made into a TV series! And Nicole is gonna be on the program. "I would definitely produce and definitely be in the show," Nicole says. She adds: "I don't know if I need to be the star of this show." Haha, so humble. She was pretty funny on The Simple Life, to be honest. Not that we watched… [E!, Yahoo News]
  • Jessica Alba's baby, Honor Warren, is the latest celebrity infant to land a cover deal with OK! magazine. Jess and hubby Cash raked in $1.5 million for pictures of the baby now — and one other "event" like Christmas, Thanksgiving or a vacation. Hopefully the dough is going into a college fund or something and not being spent on shoes. [TMZ]
  • Looks like Alicia Keys will sing the theme for the new Bond film. Guess Amy Winehouse never finished her track, despite having Mark Ronson helping her. [E!]
  • Amy Winehouse participated in a DJ battle at a pub near her house in North London… And lost. [Reuters]
  • At the DJ battle, Amy Winehouse was seen with a "white substance" up her nose. [The Sun]
  • Details are being leaked to drum up publicity for the book Madonna's brother wrote, but probably nothing will shock you: Warren Beatty was so suspicious of Madge that he went through her trash; when deciding to get pregnant, Madonna considered Dennis Rodman and Melrose Place's John Enos before settling on Carlos Leon, whom she met in central park, even though she wasn't sure he fulfilled the intelligence requirement. Intriguing, but enough to buy the book? (And what kind of brother sells out his effing sister this way?) [Page Six]
  • Britney Spears shot her video segment that will play on a backdrop on Madonna's Sticky & Sweet tour. Apparently you see a person wearing a black hoodie who gets stuck on an elevator. When this person realizes she's trapped and can't get out, she starts to kick the walls and hit things. She screams into the camera. Then she takes off the hood, revealing long blonde locks, looks into the camera and says, "It's Britney, bitch." El oh el. [ET]
  • Is Cynthia Rodriguez going to release "copies" of the text messages husband Alex sent to Madonna? (How do you have copies of text messages?) [The Sun]
  • Roger Friedman says Cynthia "risked her life for A-Rod" by flying in her ninth month of pregnancy to be y his side back in April. [Fox News]
  • A source says new mama Jamie Lynn Spears "only has Diet Coke in the house. How redneck is that?" Also! She will marry baby daddy Casey Aldridge on the twelfth of never, because her mom doesn't like him and doesn't want him near JLS's money. [Page Six]
  • That story about David Lee Roth almost dying from his nut allergy turns out to be totally not true. He's still sorta nuts, though. [TMZ]
  • John Stamos performed with the Beach Boys and there are cute pictures of Uncle Jesse rockin' out. [ONTD]
  • Kirsten Dunst and Megan Fox are in How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, and some think Megan's going to upstage Kirsten. Anyway, click here for big pix. [ONTD]
  • Ashley Olsen and boyfriend Justin Bartha are in love and vacationing in Greece and you're not. [MSNBC]
  • Sources say Russell Simmons was "very controlling" with ex-girlfriend Porschia Coleman and that she was not getting along with his kids. But! Coleman claims, "Russell is my best friend. It was a mutual decision [to break up]. We just decided to be friends, and we're both very happy." [Rush & Molloy]
  • Carla Bruni is "hurt" by critics of her new album. But she has a fairly good attitude: "Some might say people are only listening to me because of my husband. But they are still listening. I am incredibly lucky to have people listening to me, whatever the reason." [Yahoo News]
  • Mark your calendars for October 2009: The Jackie Chan museum opens in Shanghai. [Yahoo News]
  • Pamela Anderson may be unemployed, but she's got kids to feed! Maybe that's why she charges $150,000 for a one hour meet and greet (which includes first class travel and hotel). And she got around $250,000 to appear for two days on Australia's Big Brother. [Mirror]
  • Two-time Oscar nominee Judy Davis has won a defamation suit against the publisher of The Daily Telegraph newspaper, which printed a series of articles implying she was selfish and unreasonable in her opposition to the erection of floodlights at a park near her Sydney waterfront home. [News.com.au]
  • Sex And The City 2: It could happen. Sigh. [NY Times]
  • More Heath Ledger Oscar buzz. [Reuters]
  • Kate Hudson's men Chris Robinson and Lance Armstrong: Getting along, the way an ex-husband and new boyfriend rarely do! Chris and Lance took the kids to tennis camp and stood together, watching the kids "like good buddies." When Kate's son Ryder hit a forehand, "they both cheered." [ONTD]
  • What's this? Lyle Lovett has "never made a dime" from album sales during his 20 year career. The record industry is weird. [Reuters]
  • Perfect your deadpan: Curb Your Enthusiasm will be back for a seventh season! [Reuters]
  • Whee! Margaret Cho was deputized by the city of San Francisco to perform gay marriages there! "I'm very happy to preside over all the ceremonies that I can," she says. And what does she wear when officiating? "I'm all about the suits-supersnug ones. And then, you know, little pearl earrings for a little bit of class." [E!]
  • "It really is the gift that keeps on giving. It's been a surprise to live in a character this long and still be enjoying it. It was something I was never looking for and it was something I never expected. That's why I think of it as a gift because I didn't know it was coming. The fact I get consistently nominated for stuff is fun and a real honor for me. That feels really good to go up there with people who are considered the very best at what they do and that feels really good and supportive for work that I would love to do and would do anyway." — Kyra Sedgwick on The Closer. [Reuters]
  • Angelina Jolie is "fed up" with being on bed rest and can't wait for the twins to be born. We can't wait either! [Daily Mail]
  • "My advice to [Angelina Jolie] is to put some weight on. I think she needs to keep putting on weight so she can feed those babies. I don't think she should think twice. She hasn't put on enough weight." — Jane Seymour. If you read Midweek Madness, you know that Angie's been watching Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman while in the hospital. [MSNBC]