Nicole’s recent scrawny appearance has shocked the world, but her Dad – clay-head loving, 1980’s Casio funky pop balladeer Lionel Richie – isn’t worried. Nicole is just skinny because she’s a little bit stressed out, he says.
Nicole Richie (Cardboard cutout) has slowly been shrinking away to nothing over the
last few months and – even though her peers like Lindsay Lohan and the Olsen twins have recently beefed up again – Nicole shows no sign of
porking out any time soon.
Not that this dramatic weight-loss phases Nicole’s Dad Lionel
Richie, though. The crooner – who extolled the virtues of attempting to
dance on your own ceiling 20 years ago – is adamant that Nicole hasn’t
got any kind of eating disorder, and told Access Hollywood the real
reason that Nicole is fast becoming two-dimensional; she’s just a bit
"I know what’s happening with her right
now, she’s a nervous wreck. She’s like her father, you can either blow
up or you can shrink away."
In the first series of
The Simple Life, Nicole Richie was visibly heavier than she is now.
Although, if we had to drive round non-stop with Paris Hilton while she
slurs either "Do you love it?" or "Is it sexy?" to every single thing
she claps her lazy eye upon, we’d start comfort eating, too.
But Nicole claims that she’s always been a tiny bony little waif, and
during season one of The Simple Life, she was going through a rare chubby period. And
now, especially with an impending marriage to a DJ, the news that The Simple Life won’t be returning
to our screens and the release of her
new, probably not actually written by her, book – entitled The Truth
About Diamonds, Nicole hardly has time to eat. But Lionel told Access Hollywood that he’s resting
"Right now, she’s just feeling a little bit of the pressures
of her new business. So in this case … she will be all right. Dad is
on the case."
And what will Dr Lionel Richie prescribe to aid Nicole’s relaxation? We’re not certain, but we’re pretty sure it will involve some kind of party, Karamu, fiesta, forever, all night long (all night).
[story by Stuart Heritage]