Nicole Richie “may not return” for the second season of NBC’s “Fashion Star” because she “can’t stand camera hog Jessica Simpson,” reports the National Enquirer.
It’s time for another tabloid story about Richie and Simpson allegedly not getting along!
“Nicole doesn’t see how there’s room for both of them on the set,” a so-called “source” tells the Enquirer, adding, “Nicole is relatively demure and collected, while Jessica is so over the top she just sucks the air out of the room.”
And that’s not all that’s supposedly bugging Richie.
The mag’s source explains, “As the show progressed, Nicole saw herself becoming second banana to Jessica, and that’s not what she signed on for.”
Richie now allegedly “fears things will be even worse” when Simpson “starts ‘blabbing’ about her new daughter,” reports the Enquirer.
According to the “source,” mother-of-two “Nicole says Jessica acts like she’s the first woman to ever have a baby. She’d rather jump ship now than watch Jessica be Queen Bee next season.”
And when Richie does return to “Fashion Star,” the Enquirer will not only pretend this story never happened — it will also start a new round of “on-set feud” rumors.
In any case, this report is totally false.
A source close to Richie tells Gossip Cop it’s “not true” and that “they all get along very well.”
Meanwhile, a Simpson source found the whole story “hilarious.”
Unfortunately for the Enquirer, that’s a pretty typical reaction.