After her new show “Candidly Nicole” drew only 550,000 viewers for its July 17 debut, tensions are rising between reality personality Nicole Richie and VH1, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
Network executives are trying to get Richie to bring in celebrity friends and more of her family life, including father Lionel Richie, but the star is rejecting the idea, the story says.
VH1 had hoped the show would help it boost its celebrity programming, the report notes. But with the program failing to draw a big audience, executives are reportedly pressuring the star, which is causing a rift between Richie and the network.
Richie has already included as much of her family as she feels comfortable with, the story notes.
The new show features staged situations, such as Richie visiting a gay chicken farm and learning how to parallel park.