Nicole Richie and Joel Madden arrived in LA after a flight from Australia yesterday. Joel and Nicole carried their kids, Harlow and Sparrow, through the terminal alongside Nicole's dad, Lionel. The Richie-Maddens spent most of the month Down Under, where Joel was working as a mentor on the Australian version of The Voice. Over the weekend, Harlow and Sparrow were treated to a performance by their dad and grandfather, who sang together on stage during an episode of the TV talent show. Nicole, Joel, and the kids made the most of their time in Australia, taking trips to the Sydney Zoo and celebrating Father's Day together as a family. Joel seems to have grown fond of Oz, tweeting today, "Australia, I will miss you."
Nicole Richie was one of the many famous faces in the crowd at the taping of Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last night. The event brought together multiple country artists, including Big Kenny, John Rich, and Tim McGraw, who performed with Lionel, as well as others that took the stage for solo performances. Nicole shared a sweet story about growing up with the musician, saying, "You probably think growing up as Lionel Richie's daughter, I had some private concerts. . . and I did. But the whole time he was singing to me, wearing those sweats with his big mustache and afro, I wasn't listening. I was a toddler, not realizing that I was hearing some of the best songs recorded in the '80s." Nicole continued the tribute by joining her dad to sing a track that he wrote for her when she was 6 years old, called "Climbing." Check out the entire concert when the special airs on CBS April 13.
Nicole Richie's little sister Sophia carried Harlow yesterday afternoon while out in LA with Lionel Richie. The family checked out a spectacular show called Cavalia after Nicole's busy Saturday — she was solo to hit the gym wearing Nike, then showed off her legs in a little red dress to go out dancing at Ultra Suede with Samantha Ronson. Nicole had the help of Ken Paves to get fancy for a recent Harper's Bazaar Russia photo shoot, which came on the heels of her feature in the February issue of Lucky. She's out and about doing press for her new Winter Kate collection, yet somehow finds time to also work on another novel.
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In a new interview backstage at a TV taping, Nicole Richie admits she's a practical joker and is not too old to raid her father's refrigerator every now and then.
Nicole Richie piled on the bling to tape an interview for the German TV show Wetten Das . . . ? yesterday. She was joined by her father, Lionel, in Mallorca, Spain, for the show, where he gamely took a ride around the set atop a donkey. Nicole is in Europe while Joel is in the midst of a Summer tour with Good Charlotte, which has him missing Sparrow and Harlow. Lionel, like a good father-in-law-to-be, has made sure to check in with Joel to see how life on the road is going. Nicole's traveling with her dad and kids at the moment, and all the jet-setting is taking a toll — she's evidently longing for a massage chair.
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One day after music's biggest stars gathered in LA for the Grammys, many of them reconvened at the Jim Henson studios yesterday to record a new version of "We Are the World." The premiere of the single, which benefits Haiti, will take place during the Feb. 12 broadcast of the Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony on NBC. Kanye West was fresh from the French couture shows to join Jennifer Hudson and Wyclef Jean, while Joel Madden brought along little Harlow, who apparently flirted with the Jonas Brothers and Kanye. Benji Madden chatted with Rashida Jones, while Justin Bieber and Harry Connick Jr. mingled with Vince Vaughn.
Nicole Richie was there with Joel and Harlow, later joking, "I hope Jennifer Hudson wasn't upset that I was out singing her tonight." Lil Wayne had a little solo studio time, while Miley Cyrus and Pink bonded for a bit. Celine Dion, meanwhile, looked happy to share a moment with all three Jonas Brothers. Rashida's father, legendary producer Quincy Jones, was the man behind the original version of the song produced 25 years ago, and he was there again leading Hollywood's latest effort to help Haiti while also honoring Michael Jackson.
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The Grammy Awards took over LA's Shrine Auditorium Sunday night, with many of music's biggest stars heading in from the red carpet to see who took home gold. Kicking off the show was a performance from Lady Gaga, which featured a special duet with Elton John in special Gaga-esque makeup and glasses. Beyonce Knowles wasn't able to accept her statue for Song of the Year, which she won for "Single Ladies," since she was getting ready to take the stage and sing a cover of Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" — watch it here. Ryan Seacrest was soon up to introduce Miss Swift, who joined legendary Stevie Nicks for a rendition of "Rhiannon." Britney stuck close to Jason Trawick all night long. One of the night's cutest moments was when Rihanna and Jay-Z brought up his nephew, Solange Knowles's son Julez, onstage to accept for "Run This Town," though he politely answered "no thanks" when asked if he wanted to say anything to the crowd — check out all the winners on Buzz!
Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas were together for an energetic mix of their recent hits, but it was the Michael Jackson tribute that took things to another level. Lionel Richie introduced a group of artists including Usher, Celine Dion and Carrie Underwood to sing Michael's "Earth Song." The piece was interestingly broadcast in 3-D, though they were back to regular 2-D when Michael's kids Paris and Prince came out to accept an honorary award on behalf of their father. Another touching moment came when Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli performed "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as a tribute to the people of Haiti. It was Beyonce herself who won the Best Female Pop Performance, and she adorably thanked her husband Jay-Z in the front row, even breaking from their usual super-private strategy saying, "I love you!" The biggest honor of the night went to Taylor Swift with her Album of the Year award, making it a pretty sweet night for the star after also winning Country Album of the Year. Afterward she stepped back to the press room to chat about her big wins!
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Nicole Richie wasn't about to let a baby bump get in the way of looking hot, rocking sky high Loubs on her way to the CNN building yesterday. Harlow was looking just as stylish with her hair set in pigtails, riding high on her mom's growing belly. Nicole met her dad to film an interview on Larry King Live to help Lionel promote his new album and chat about their family. The appearance won't air until Thursday but in the meantime you can check out a cute sneak peek photo on Nicole's Twitter.
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