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Nicole's Being Pressured

Nicole's Being Pressured

Nicole is getting a ton of criticism since admitting to popping pills and smoking pot before driving this week, but she has some people quickly jumping to her defense. Her dad's good friend and legend Quincy Jones is speaking up about the incident. He just thinks Nicole is caught up in the peer pressure of Hollywood and says he adores Nicole. People reports:

"You get caught up in the peer pressure and the hoopla – it's a media frenzy. It's insane. Success doesn't help," Jones, 73, told PEOPLE Thursday at a benefit performance of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy's new musical, The Bayou Legend, in Los Angeles. "Processing success is a major, major, major process."

Jones, who has seven kids – six of them daughters – added, "I try to tell the young kids there are two cardinal rules: You should approach creativity with humility and have your success with grace. It's a gift from God. You don't deserve it. You are a vehicle of a higher power. Don't abuse it."

But Jones remembers a time when life really was simpler for the Simple Life star. "I adore Nicole," he said. "I've known her since she was a baby. She's a very smart girl. When she was younger she worked eight hours a day for eight years to become an Olympic figure skater. She's a very talented girl."

We think the pressure in Hollywood is worse than ever these days. Hopefully Nicole gets healthier soon and realizes there are ways to be famous and beautiful without hurting one's self. It's nice to see Nicole is getting around again since her arrest on Monday without hiding under sheets each time. She was spotted looking lovely leaving Andrea Lieberman Jewelry Collection For Mouawad trunk show. Notice Nicole isn't driving? More pics so


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BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
She needs someone to guide her in her life. What a shame.
thedrywallgirl thedrywallgirl 9 years
Well said Toriah.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 9 years
ooh she looks pretty.. still skinny but abit healthier.. i like her side-fringe
Aja Aja 9 years
Peer pressure? OMG she doesn't do anything. Is someone twisting her arm and forcing her to go shopping or to a party?
notorious-16 notorious-16 9 years
....however it must be brave for her to come out after this incident. If it were me I would have stayed inside my house and never come out until the whole thing blows over.
notorious-16 notorious-16 9 years
I think she did a really stupid thing, not only could she have hurt killed but she could have killed others, I don't think it has anything to do with peer pressure. Shes not a child anymore, she a women who made her own mistakes. I hope the judge does not go easy on her just because shes a celebrity nor goes hard on her because shes a celebrity. My friend who's studying law in University told me that for a crime like that, the maximum years in jail she can get is 10 years, but that's how it is in Canada so I'm not sure how it would be in the states. I would not be surprised if she got some jail time though.
Samantha Samantha 9 years
I understand people are coming to her defense but what if she had killed somebody?? It's great that she practiced ice skating 8 hrs. a day when she was little but how is this relevant?? I hope for her sake and for the sake of others that she gets off drugs or never drives again.
summer-roberts summer-roberts 9 years
obviously she learned nothing in rehab. She should have to go back for the drug relapse. It may be a different drug, but she is still an abuser. Who the hell takes Vicodin for cramps???? One Vicodin for a 90 lb girl should knock her out unless she used frequently and built up a tolerance, just like any other drug. There is never an excuse to drive impaired. She should have her licence revoked and that goes for any other jerk who puts innocent people in danger by getting behind the wheel while impaired.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
I know someone must have asked QJ about this for him to state his opinion, but he really shouldn't have answered. It seems nosy of him though it really isn't. I know I probably would have because I'm full of opinions, but I can also appreciate when things are none of my f---ing business.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
I completely agree that you should never drive under the influence, but I also get that people under the influence overestimate their mental clarity. I feel bad for her because clearly one cannot be mentally well and do the stuff she's doing to herself, BUT I am incredibly pissed off at anyone who risks the safety and lives of others like she did.
Laur0406 Laur0406 9 years
She drove under the influence of drugs. That is never EVER acceptable, no matter who you are or what pressure you face. Period. She has no shown any remorse at being caught, and has been going about her life as if it was business as usual. That is such B.S. If she was not famous, she would not be doing what she is now, and she would definitely be under house arrest at a minimum. Does she even realize that she could have killed someone??
Calchica Calchica 9 years
success? in. . .partying? "writing" a fake book? obtaining an eating disorder? um, ok. . .
Ginger Ginger 9 years
That's great advice from Quincy for people who are talented and creative. But what's Nicole done?
toriah toriah 9 years
i personally don't care whether she pops pills or smokes pot; that's her business. but when she pops pills and smokes pot and then DRIVES, she is putting other people in danger and there is no excuse for that.
KatGoddess KatGoddess 9 years
talent and creativity!?!?roflmfao...she can't even dress herself--she doesn't DO anything. Oh wait, yeah she does shop. And party. Wow, she must be exhausted from that! Poor thing!
vmruby vmruby 9 years
that's a good question(Padraigin 's post) to which i would also love to know what the answer is because i'm stumped.........
Deba Deba 9 years
Nicole you remind me a drowned rat
spider78 spider78 9 years
Please, success brings on peer pressure. She's not successful, she just related to a successful person! What has she done, NOTHING! She's just being a complete idiot. She could have killed someone. I think she needs some serious help. Get off the drugs and eat something or she is going to kill herself.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
I hope Nicole sorts herself out. I really do like her. And that dress is beautiful, it must be warm where she is, if I wore something like that I'd get frostbite.
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 9 years
OMG! I love her outfit! Can Fab tell us how to get it??
teddybear teddybear 9 years
I don't really know her except from pics and mags but she is a person and I felt so sorry for her. She was torturing her own body. I thought she was going to die there for a while. She looked like a skeleton with skin on it.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Yeah, that dress is fantastic. She looks very cute here. I like Nicole so much more than the rest of the narsty it-girls. I'm not sure why, but she doesn't bother me. And I can't STAND Lindsay, Paris, Mischa, Mary Kate and Ashley, etc.
sashak sashak 9 years
I like the dress too. maybe its creative ways to convinvce yourself that you're not gonna kill someone for a ginotmous pepperoini pizza
bluejeanie bluejeanie 9 years
i think she looks really pretty here. she seems like a nice enough girl, i do think it's stupid that she drove high though.
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
What is this creativity of which Mr Jones doth speaketh?
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