Pop Tarts: Nicole Richie: I'm Not a Role Model

Nicole Richie, a former heroin user who is now facing DUI charges, warns fans not to aspire to her wayward ways.

"I don't walk around pretending that I'm perfect, so I don't think anyone should hold me to that,” Nic told Nylon magazine. “The dangerous thing is that there are 16-, 17-, 18-year-olds that people consider to be role models. I'm so happy I wasn't famous back then. You'd think I was the devil."

But when it comes to an even more “weighty” issue, the “Simple Life” star is determined to thin-out the rumors.

"It's really sad how obsessed America is with weight. It's sick,” she said. "I've never gone a day without putting food in my mouth. I've never sewn my mouth shut. I've never gone on a liquid diet. So I want to know why I'm the face for a problem."

As for the question on everybody’s lips — is the Tinseltown tiny expecting?

According to In Touch Weekly, Richie and rocker beau Joel Madden were busted buying baby books at Barnes & Noble last week.

“They were in the children’s section looking at baby books,” shopper Ruth Suarez snitched to the mag. “They were holding hands and seemed like a really cute couple.”

In Touch also recently reported that Richie has quit cigarettes and alcohol, and even went as far as to get out of a car after a friend lit up.

Sheriff Feared for Hilton’s Life in Prison

It seems there really was a reason why the sheriff at the Lynwood Detention Center sent Paris Hilton home on house arrest early in her slammer stay, and it wasn’t all to do with a packed prison.

“I think we all in this room know something about suicide,” Sheriff Lee Baca told a hearing called by the five-member county Board of Supervisors. “As the sheriff of this county, I’m not going to let any inmate die in our jails,” he said.

“If I know something that can be done that solves the medical problem ... What’s worth more? Serving time in the county jail for driving on a suspended driver’s license or a person losing their life?”

Hilton has since admitted that she suffered from claustrophobia, which made her cell-stay even more stressful.

To Dye For: Britney Spears' Hair Disaster

Despite being a multi-million dollar music mogul, Britney Spears reportedly still wanted to do a DIY dye job — which is a recipe for ruination when you’re going from bleached to blackish.

According to TMZ, while “In the Zone” of becoming a brunette babe, the Britster seemed to somehow pour the chemicals across her face.

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Her assistant apparently rushed off to the Epitome Salon in Bel Air at around 6 p.m. on Saturday and returned to the stressed singer with some dye-removal solution.

Swimwear Stylin' for Simpson

Busty beauty Jessica Simpson has well and truly moved on from John Mayer, dedicating her time and energy to becoming a swimwear specialist.

The sexy songstress will reportedly debut her sunny line at next month’s Mercedes-Benz Miami Fashion Week.

An insider has splurged to In Touch magazine that the line features a diverse range of humble one-pieces and scanty suits.

And the star is apparently so devoted to the designs that she’s personally picking the models.

Not only is Simpson going swimmy, but she’s going smelly, too. Perfume and beauty products maker Parlux Fragrances Inc. announced Wednesday that it has brought Simpson on board to launch a signature fragrance.

Embarrassing Wind for Timberlake?

Pop prince Justin Timberlake may be a music mogul, but he still suffers the same embarrassing problems as the rest of us mere mortals.

According to the U.K.'s The Sun, the “SexyBack” star always ensures that he has Beano anti-gas tablets on hand while touring the world to compact any forecasted wind problems.

“Justin had a long list of demands, including anti-wind tablets,” an insider snitched to the paper. “Beanos are difficult to get in Europe.”

Apparently JT also likes two dressing rooms to himself and demands a steady room temperature of 72 degrees.

Posh Purchase: Victoria Beckham’s $500K Closet

It seems Posh Spice Victoria Beckham likes her money right where she can see it … in her closet.

In Touch magazine reports that the itty bitty beauty has built and designed a wardrobe for her new L.A abode worth a whopping half million.

The ritzy room is rumored to consist of a Baccarat crystal chandelier, an $80,000 Andy Warhol shoe print, a computer that tracks when she wears items of clothing and a camera to give her a 360-degree “cat scan” of her outfit before she steps out.

CopyKat: Britney Spears Wants to Be Katie Holmes?

Pop princess Britney Spears reportedly is tired of her “Toxic” taste and wants to look a little more like Katie Holmes.

"Britney wants to go from trashy to classy," a source close to the singer told Australian NW magazine. “And she's spending a fortune in the process."

According to the mag, Spears went on a Hollywood Boulevard bender at Neiman Marcus with a personal stylist, looking for Katie-esque items such as fitted jackets and silky skirts.

“She wanted to buy 'the kind of stuff Katie Holmes wears,'” a witness told NW.

Perhaps Mrs. Cruise’s dark locks have inspired Brit to become a brunette beauty, as well.

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And not only is the single mom smiling, but she seems to be following Katie’s style in cruising around with her younger son, Jayden James — who remained out of sight until recently.

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Meanwhile, Spears seems to have updated her official Web site with a message to her mother. The message reads: "Mother to Grandmother, and my my, you're grand."

Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal: Over?

It seems the romantic relationship between Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal has “Walked the Line” to splitsville.

"They just recently broke up. It's totally and completely over. Reese was the one who had to do it," an insider close to Witherspoon told People magazine. "She just got out of a divorce and was so concerned with her family, she just didn't have the time for him and he really demanded that."

The source also added that while the movie moguls remain friends, there is no chance of a romantic reunion.

Gisele's Secret: No British Boys

In a disappointing revelation for all English men, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has declared that she won’t date guys from the U.K.

"I don't like them. I just don't — and I wouldn't even be able to tell you why not," she splurged to the London Telegraph.

The sexy supermodel seems to be sticking to American boys and is canoodling with football star Tom Brady.

Britney Spears to File Restraining Order Against Her Mom?

Relations between Britney Spears and her mother, Lynne Spears, look like they may be going from “Crazy” to courtroom.

Gossip Web site X17 Online reported that Spears has made inquiries into filing a restraining order to avoid her mother's having contact with her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

The Britster reportedly is still raging at Lynne for rushing her into rehab earlier this year and also for apparently supporting her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, during their custody battle.

Bulimic 'Breakaway' for Kelly Clarkson

She may be a natural woman with curves and contours, but Kelly Clarkson suffered from bulimia for six months after she missed out on a role in her high school musical.

The "American Idol" told CosmoGirl! that she thought if she came back “cuter and thinner” from binging and purging, she’d score the coveted character.

"One of my guy friends caught on to it, and I just felt so ashamed and embarrassed," Clarkson confessed. "I literally went cold turkey and snapped out of it."

But since her depression, the “Miss Independent” has accepted that she is Greek and therefore “has a butt."

“I think it’s good for people to see I’m normal,” she said.

Paris a Poor Pet Protector?

Paris Hilton has been allowing her cat and canine companions to cause chaos, the New York Post reported.

"She had a little orange kitty about a year ago that kept getting out and we kept telling her it was outside. She didn't seem like she cared, and then one day the cat got run over in the middle of the street and died,” Paris’ next-door-neighbor Shelby Segall told the New York Post.

“Not long after, little Tinkerbell [her Chihuahua] came to my door and I left a note on her gate. Her assistant came over frantic and tried to offer me a $40 reward. I said, 'Don't insult me.'"

Another neighbor also told the paper that she rescued two of Paris’ pups from a busy road and it took the hotel heiress over three hours to come and collect them.

Paris Books Post-Jail Interview

Following a stint in jail, Paris Hilton planned her first television interview as a free woman.

The heiress was to appear on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT, a spokeswoman for King said.

"We do have Paris on Wednesday," Bridget Leininger said. "She'll do the whole hour."

Leininger didn't mention if CNN was paying for the interview, and a Hilton spokesman didn't immediately return a call for comment.

Slim Simpson

Jessica Simpson blew up a bit during her on-and-off affair with John Mayer, but the sexy songstress is back to her svelte self.

“Whenever she fights or breaks up with a guy, she finds comfort in food,” a pal told Us Weekly. “Jessica felt so frustrated when she saw she was gaining weight.”

According to the mag, Simpson turned to celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and followed his “5-Factor” diet — shedding over 20 pounds to prep for the filming of her new flick, “Major Movie Star."

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