Richie Joins as Official Style Map Contributor

Nicole Richie is sharing her worldview online…

The 31-year-old part-Mexican American television personality, fashionista and Fashion Star celebrity mentor has officially joined as a contributor.

Nicole Richie

Richie will offer local coverage of fashion, street style, nightlife, arts and culture for the Fairchild Fashion Media-owned portal as part of its site initiative called Style Map, which adds a roster of 60 boldfaced “man on the street” contributors for a more casual perspective on what makes style and culture tick worldwide.

The feature uses the “tastemaker-curated, city-guide” style of content popular on websites like and upscale mom’s guide Each of its 60 Style Map contributors will have complete control over their own blog posts.

One of Richie’s first posts: a 186-word homage to Pressed Juicery, the growing natural beverage chain that was launched by her “close friends” in 2010.

In addition to Richie, other Style Map contributors include New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, Courtney Love, actress Rose Byrne and Star Trek Into Darkness actor Zachary Quinto.

“We’re providing the framework,” editor-in-chief Dirk Standen tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve provided guidelines and obviously we will give people feedback and sort of advise them on what we think works. But we’re not going to be editing their words. This is meant to be about them. We have to give up a little bit of control, in a way.”

Anthony to Appear in NBA-Themed Special on Disney XD

It’s game on for Carmelo Anthony and his upcoming Disney project…

The 28-year-old half-Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks will be appearing in a Disney XD special entitled My Life as an NBA Rookie.

Carmelo Anthony

The special, created in partnership with the NBA, will give viewers an inside look at some of the biggest basketball stars in their first year in the league.

Hosted by Billy Unger of Disney XD’s Lab Rats, the special will feature exclusive footage of New Orleans Hornets power forward and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis practicing for the 2012 Summer Olympics with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team.

It also will take fans behind the scenes at the NBA Draft Combine and NBA Draft, show how players mentally and physically prepare for training camp and opening night, reveal entertaining rookie duties and show how they sometimes get pranked by returning players — like having their entire car filled with popcorn or being forced to carry around a pink girly knapsack.

Along with Anthony and Davis, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James of the Miami Heat, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks, Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder will appear in the special.

The program will premiere at on October 29 at 7:00 pm as part of Disney XD’s sports-themed Nothing But Net Marathon, which also will include episodes of Kickin’ It, Lab Rats and Crash & Bernstein starting at 5:00 p.m.

Barea to Play for the Timberwolves?

Well, shiver me timbers! J.J. Barea could be playing ball for the Minnesota Timberwolves next season, according to multiple reports.

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican basketball star—who helped lead the Dallas Mavericks to the 2011 NBA title this summer— has been offered a four-year contract valued at $19 million by Minnesota, according to ESPN.

JJ Barea Dallas Mavericks

Barea had been pursued by the New York Knicks, but the team just couldn’t make Barea a more competitive offer after dipping under the salary cap to deal for Barea’s former teammate Tyson Chandler. sources reported the Knicks offered him a two-year deal.

Meanwhile, Barea’s team since 2006, the Mavericks, only pitched him a one-year deal.

Barea was an important contributor in the Mavericks’ run to the NBA title, especially in the team’s Western Conference Semifinals sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers, where he averaged 11.5 points and 5.5 assists and shot 50-percent from the field.