Richie to Star on NBC’s Upcoming Comedy Series “Great News”

There’s a little Great News for Nicole Richie

The 34-year-old part-Mexican American television personality and fashionista will star in NBC‘s forthcoming comedy Great News in a recasting, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Inspired by the life of Tracey Wigfield, the comedy centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom (Andrea Martin) interns at her daughter’s (Briga Heelan) workplace, a cable news network.

The Simple Life alum has been tapped to play Portia, the role originally played by Kimrie Lewis-Davis in the pilot.

Producers are said to have wanted to go in a different direction with the role. Portia is the hip, young co-host of The Breakdown, the cable news show within Great News. Sometimes a shrewd social media genius, sometimes a clueless idiot, Portia has little interest in her older co-host’s (John Michael Higgins) hard-hitting traditional vision for the show.

Written by Wigfield, the 30 Rock alum exec produces the Universal Television single-camera comedy alongside Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

Beth McCarthy Miller directed the pilot for the series, which is due to bow midseason.

It’s Richie’s first scripted series-regular television role following reality television work on The Simple Life and Candidly Nicole as well as guest-acting appearances on NBC’s Chuck, The New Normal and Fox‘s Empire.

Richie’s Popular “#CandidlyRichie” Web Series Headed to VH1

Nicole Richie is making her return to television…

The 32-year-old part-Mexican American reality-television-star-turned-fashion-designer, who served as a mentor for two seasons on NBC’s Fashion Star, is taking her popular web series to VH1.

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The network has given a straight-to-series order for Richie’s #CandidlyNicole for eight episodes, premiering on July 17.

Additionally, VH1 has signed a first look/development deal with Richie’s Honey Child Prods.

The reality series #CandidlyNicole, produced by Telepictures and World of Wonder, is based on Richie’s popular AOL online series of the same name, which in turn was based on Richie’s irreverent Twitter feed.

“Nicole’s sharp, acerbic sense of humor and broad audience appeal make #CandidlyNicole a perfect fit for the VH1 brand,” said Susan Levison, VH1’s EVP Original Programming & Development. “Viewers will enjoy her unique point of view and earnest look at pop culture as well as her fearless exploration of anything and everything taboo.”

#CandidlyNicole marks Richie’s first reality starring vehicle since Fox’s The Simple Life, the show that made her a household name.

According to VH1, it will “detail her daily adventures and give insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life and her journey to adulthood.”

Richie Signs with Talent Agency William Morris Endeavor

Nicole Richie has new representation in Hollywood…

The 32-year-old part-Mexican American reality television star and fashion designer has signed with talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME).

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Richie can currently be seen on the AOL web series #CandidlyNicole, with each episode bringing one of her tweets to life.

Her television credits include a mentor gig on Fashion Star, a guesting spot on Fashion Police and starring with Paris Hilton on The Simple Life for five seasons.

In addition to her on camera work, she also has a successful fashion collection and apparel line and has written a novel loosely based on her life.

Richie Named to People’s Top 10 Best-Dressed List

There’s no denying Nicole Richie has gone from The Simple Life to a fashion icon…

The 31-year-old part-Mexican American former reality television star, fashion designer and Fashion Star celebrity mentor has been named to People magazine’s top 10 best-dressed list for this year.

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Richie, a contributor for Style.com’s Style Map blog, ranks No. 3 on the list behind Scandal star Kerry Washington and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence.

But Richie isn’t the only Latina on this year’s best-dressed list…

Zoë Saldana, who reportedly secretly wed Italian artist Marco Perego this summer, ranks No. 4.

The fashionable Saldana made a splash at this year’s Oscars in a Alexis Mabille Couture dress, Neil Lane jewelry, Roger Vivier shoes and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.

Emma Stone, Lily Collins, Kate Bosworth, Jessica Chastain, Solange Knowles and Jenna Dewan-Tatum round out the list.

Richie’s “Fashion Star” Returning to NBC

It looks like Nicole Richie has the magic touch, especially when it comes to reality shows…

 

The 30-year-old part-Mexican reality-TV-star-turned-style-icon—who rose to fame after starring in Fox’s reality series The Simple Life—will be returning to NBC for a second cycle of Fashion Star.

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The network has renewed the freshman reality after its midseason run generated modest but steady ratings.

The series follows designers competing for a chance to sell their garments in three retailers—Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M—with each vendor having a presence at the buyers’ table. Each episodes’ winning designs are available online and in retailers immediately following their air date.

Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos serve as mentors and judges, with Elle Macpherson playing both host and executive producers.

Fashion Star premiered in March to 4.55 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49. It grew to a 1.8 in its second week, though subsequent airings have found it averaging closer to a 1.5.