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Nicole Gets all the Attention

Poor Lionel Richie. He's upset that despite all of his career accomplishments he's basically known as Nicole's dad these days. Lionel appeared on The Tonight Show and spoke more about the public's fascination with Nicole. Oh yeah, he was also performing his new single which features Nicole in the video. Here's more:

Richie came over to be interviewed and before he could even sit down Leno said, "So, your daughter Nicole is in the video?" Richie laughed and said, "I am Nicole Richie's father. Forget my entire career, forget the songwriting, forget THE COMMODORES. "I'm travelling all over the world now - blood curdling screams at an airport, little girls run over, 'Are you Nicole Richie's daddy?' "It's out of control. I'm very happy, I must tell you my buttons are popping off, but having Nicole in this video was a bit difficult. "I ordered two trailers and she insisted on having a larger trailer for her 100 guests. I kept telling her it was a video, not a movie!" Richie insists that he is thrilled with his daughter's success adding, "No, it was wonderful, I'm really proud."

So, Lionel isn't too happy that Nicole is getting all of the attention, and it looks like Nicole doesn't want the attention either. I wonder why she is hiding - it's so not like her. More pics of Nicole hiding from the cameras so


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sugar_bear sugar_bear 9 years
Her daddy is reinforcing her anorexia by displaying it in his video. I love HIS song, but the video has got to go! Sorry Nicole.
Luna13 Luna13 9 years
her so called 'fame' is saying 'be thin and you will become famous...'
jaclynn jaclynn 9 years
I agree.. It's pretty messed up for him to be jealous of his daughter's "fame" even if it is via our obsession with her losing more and more weight. I'd prefer to see her gain weight, but I mean it's still pretty incredible. Commodores who? Jk, I know, but still.. So long ago. Wow haha merryunbirthday, I love how you called him a diva. So true.
siouxsie siouxsie 9 years
maybe if you strapped her down and FED her people wouldn't be so fascinated with her... it's obviously not her talent...because what the hell has she actually DONE anyway? the public's fascination with her is the same as our fascination with train wrecks or natural disasters.. we're watching her die slowly in the public spotlight and it's just mesmerizing...
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
So he's thrilled with her success. Her success at what exactly? Being a walking skeleton? WTH?
ohsuri ohsuri 9 years
He is sick if he did say it. How about addressing your daughters eating disorder instead of her popularity? I bet she bought those glasses, that are way to big, at the baby gap. LOL
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years
Hm, I find him saying this hard to believe. Not saying he didn't say it, I just don't understand why he would. He should be happy for her, and even if he wants all the attention he damn for sure wasn't thinking about that when he used HER in HIS video. Oooh, maybe father of the year L.Richie was using her in the video to get publicity?
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
he is obviously loving the attention even if it is via his sick daughter
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
he is not helping her by putting her in the video...I saw it and I was shocked...try force feeding her
DulceSkye DulceSkye 9 years
He keeps making the oddest comments. It makes me wonder if they have a close relationship at all.
blOndiE7 blOndiE7 9 years
aw how sad. but maybe he should be happy for her!!
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 9 years
so apparently lionel visited nicoles doctors who confirmed she wasn't anorexic? did i read that on pop earlier, i'm so lost (nap time does that to me)...you mean the doctors who were PAID to say she wasn't...good lord, it doesn't take a doctor to see something is wrong with her!
Adriana42 Adriana42 9 years
Why the hell is she covering her face, the picture is gonna be taken anyway. Does she think her face is that ugly? Is her self esteem really that low?
Adriana42 Adriana42 9 years
Oh it's the fat ass Nicole again :) She finally covered up that jiggly jelly of hers.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I think when your bag is bigger than you it's time to admit you have a problem.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
Nicole sucks.
cari907 cari907 9 years
wow lol thats funny
Laura14 Laura14 9 years
She is seriously skeltal. And here is another "celeb" who ought to know better with jeans tucked into boots. And that poncho looks like one my 85 year old grandmother had. M-E-O-W!!!
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 9 years
People of his generation who were fans are still fans. However, people of Nicole's generation and younger were too young to know The Commodores, at least not in a musically intimate way. So, Lionel, get over yourself. You're edging into Diana Ross divaness....and, I don't think even she cares one bit that her kids are getting famous.
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 9 years
LOL...my "buttons are popping off" lol......
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Hmmm. Doesn't exactly sound like a proud papa, does it? That's odd. Most parents are like here, here, look at my KIDS! Aren't they GREAT!? He's like, stop looking at her! Remember ME!? Must suck to be in a family of celebs.
teddybear teddybear 9 years
Most parents would love all the attention their children get. Lionel's career has been over forever. I didn't even know if he was still alive or not.
Inicie Inicie 9 years
At least Nikki Richi has one fan and I can tell you it's not Lionel. A little bit of advice for that one fan: it had better eat or she'll have NO fans
honey31 honey31 9 years
lol snixy
snixy30 snixy30 9 years
Someone get that child a steak STAT!!!
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