Nicole Richie Finds Her Mixed-Race Hair to Be a Pain in the Ass

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It's just as well that she has a lot of time on her hands, because Nicole Richie says that having biracial hair is a real bitch when it comes to styling. "I'm mixed, and it's work to do my hair, so I learned how to do it well myself," she said. "I have naturally curly hair, so natural beach waves are not so natural for me. I like to braid my hair at night and then let it out the next day. And I also curl my hair with a flatiron." Though she employs the service of professional mane tamer Andy Lecompte, Richie adds that after overcoming her supposed genetic obstacle she's ready to spread her wings and fly solo. "I actually think I'm the best hairstylist on the planet." [Us]


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If her amazing daily use of dramatic eye shadow is anything to go by then Beth Ditto's wedding look is going to be unreal – and we'll soon find out because she's engaged to her girlfriend Kristen Ogata. "I'm getting married next year to my partner Kristen in June. I'm doing it in Hawaii because my girlfriend is from there," she says. Her band mate Hannah Blilie also thinks it's going to be great, saying: "It's gonna be great!" Indeed. [The Sun]

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It could be fan fiction or some bored stalker who managed to hack into their email accounts, but there are reports that Russell Brand has asked to get back with Katy Perry via email – which, of course, is the romantic way to go about it. "Word has it Russell was seething with jealousy when he saw pictures of her with Rob [Ackroyd]. He apparently feels he gave up on their relationship too easily." [Daily Mail]

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Celebrity fashion lines are generally pretty shit, but Rihanna might level out the playing field a bit because she's announced plans to launch her own label. "I'm doing my own collection," she said. "I'm working on it - it will reflect my personal style." Expect to see a lot of exposed nipples hitting the streets in the very near future. [Hollywood Life]

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It's not that time you won a jug of beer at trivia, nor was it when you found that crumpled up $100 in an old jacket, Jessica Simpson confirms that motherhood is the best thing ever. "I am so in love with baby Maxwell," she Tweeted. "I want to cry every time I look at her. Motherhood is by far the best thing I've ever experienced." [E!]

  • Rachael Ray's hatred of Martha Stewart has taken a deliciously neurotic turn, the domestic goddess smudging her new studio with white sage to exorcise out the bad vibes because Stewart used to shoot her show there. "She ordered her staff to ‘sage the place,'" said a source. "There is bad blood between the two chefs. Martha has spoken openly about her disdain for Rachael." [Page Six]
  • Sofia Vergara is single and ready to mingle after splitting with her boyfriend of two years, Nick Loeb. Though she may not be mingling for long because a know-it-all source type says it look set to be an on/off-again kind of deal. "Sofia was confiding in friends at the [Met] ball that she and Nick have split," said the eavesdropper. "They have been fighting a lot recently and have been on the brink of splitting many times. It is not yet clear if they are over for good, but they are done as a couple for now." [Page Six]
  • If you were ever wondering what to get the gossip writer that has it all for his birthday you can relax your The Thinker-like pose because some evil genius has made a Tan Mom doll. [Page Six]
  • It's unsettling news for all concerned: Tan Mom has been banned from tanning. Like taking the wings off a fly. [TMZ]
  • With guests like Beyoncé and Azealia Banks in attendance, how amazing would it have been to see how messy things got at four am at the Met gala after party? [Page Six]
  • Today in cute: Colin Firth was star-struck when he met elephant conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick. [Page Six]
  • An Australian artist says Madonna ripped off one of his designs when decorating her Truth or Dare perfume bottle. [Page Six]
  • Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are such a terminally boring couple that news of them hanging out together warrants mention. [NYDN]
  • She's been quiet for a while, but trust Cher to come up with the goods when describing Mitt Romney and co. "If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters," said the sporadic caps user. "TOO HARSH? That's me Holding BACK! They care nothing about the POOR The OLD The SICK The HUNGRY CHILDREN & People striving 4 a Better Life." [NYDN]
  • We can all refrain from taking our best celebratory wigs to the cleaners because talk of Adele's engagement is untrue. [E!]
  • Busy Philipps says ABC treats Cougar Town like the "ugly stepsister". [E!]
  • The three grandmas made famous by ogling at her sex tape think Kim Kardashian has some mad skills in the sack. [Us]
  • Alessandra Ambrosio has named her model son Noah Phoenix. [Us]
  • New Girl's Max Greenfield packed 'em in when he taught two spin classes at Soul Cycle. [Us]
  • An update to the story I've been captivated by all week – because my job is both amazing and ridiculous: John Travolta has "proof" that he didn't offer to jerk off that masseur. And, no, it's not a picture of his non-eight inch penis with perfectly trimmed pubes. [TMZ]
  • Real estate porn: the Billy Joel edition. [TMZ]
  • Who is the most hard-ass between Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron in Snow White And The Huntsman? You be the judge. [Ministry Of Gossip]
  • Rebecca Hall — whom you may have seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Frost/Nixon or The Town — has signed on to be the female lead in Iron Man 3. Whether or not she makes out with your boyfriend Robert Downey Jr. remains to be seen. [Variety]
  • Excuse me while I go and find a paper bag to hyperventilate in after hearing news that Chloë Moretz is in talks to reprise the role that made her famous in Kick-Ass 2. [Vulture]
  • Yes, there will be Avengers 2. [The Life Files]



Re Jessica Simpson's obligatory "Motherhood is the greatest thing ever!" statement, I would like to share an actual exchange between me and my mother when I first heard my son's heartbeat...

Me: I heard the baby's heartbeat today. It was so cool!

Mom: Oh my God! Wasn't it just the greatest moment of your life?

Me: I don't know... I once stayed at a hotel with a make-your-own-waffle station.

Mom: LaComtesse!

Me: C'mon mom—waffles!

Also—motherhood is amazing. It's intense and humbling and joyful and the emotional reaction to it can be (and usually is) cliche. I just wish I could see celebrities bringing something new to the conversation, be that funny or insightful or whatever.