Nicole Richie, the onetime sidekick to Paris Hilton, has a new TV job, reports the New York Post’s Page Six. Richie, who hung around with Hilton on the reality show “The Simple Life” starting back in 2003, has been tapped as a judge on NBC’s upcoming "Fashion Star" competition program, the story reports.
Richie will join Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson on the program, which pits aspiring designers against each other in a competition for a multimillion-dollar fashion design contract. The show doesn’t yet have an air date and NBC didn’t have comment, the story adds.
Richie founded the clothing and accessories lines Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960, the piece notes.