Nicole Richie has been cited by the FCC for using the F-word on the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. She hasn't, however, been fined because her infraction "occurred before the FCC decided that the F-word was bad." What? When was the F-word not a bad word? Anyway, here's more:
Per the FCC, Fox played with fire by sending Richie out on live TV at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards.
"As Fox well knew," the FCC decision said, "Ms. Richie frequently used indecent language in inappropriate contexts."
As the FCC apparently might have guessed, Richie did not stick to her script at the award show during a banter session with fellow presenter and Simple Life costar Paris Hilton. Where Richie was to say, "Have you ever tried to get cow manure out of a Prada purse? It's not so freaking simple," Richie instead substituted "s--t" for "manure" and "f---ing" for "freaking." The improv was heard, and aired live, in the eastern time zone.
Somehow we don't think Nicole has stopped dropping F-bombs. For more pics just