The pop culture landscape of the early 2000s is one filled with Hilary Duff cover art and single model iPods, but there are few that historical vestiges that top our undying appreciation for pastel haired soundbite queen Nicole Richie.
It’s been eleven years since a relatively unknown Richie first breached the threshold of obscurity and entered our TV screens as professional party girl and Paris Hilton’s BFF on The Simple Life. In a pre-twitter, pre-selfie world, Paris and Nicole were reality pioneers, giving the American people what we always wanted. It was a brave new scripted world, and together they faced the everyday horrors that plagued middle-class America (i.e. the burden of vaccuums and the art of grocery shopping).
Seven years and a few makeovers later, Richie, 32, has gone on to add author, mother, and designer to her long list of credits. Her latest series happens to be based on Richie’s web series of the same name and was inspired by the star’s sometimes inappropriate, always hilarious Twitter feed. atching Nicole makes allof us wonder what we’ve been doing all our lives. In a recent interview with MTV News Richie explained, “I make myself the butt of the joke [on Twitter], and that’s really what I do with the show too.”
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2. We can only assume that this intense conversation was taking place whilst en route to meet Erin. Erin is Nicole’s “officially desperate” single friend. And what else is there to do for your single friends but voyeur into the world of online dating via OK Cupid?
4. It’s not all fun and games though. In true Simple Life fashion, we see Nicole take on the big things, like parallel parking (we feel you girl). Good thing dad Lionel and sis Sofia are there for some err much needed guidance.
5. With a suitor in sight, and a reluctant Erin, it’s up to Nicole to put an end to the start of a beautiful fake-lationship. But hey, if there were ever such a thing as #CatfishingForACause, we’re willing to bet there’d be worse faces to see on the other side of a computer screen.The highly scripted series is truly the stuff internet dreams are made of. We expect it’s only a matter of time before the screenshots and GIFs start rolling in on our Tumblr feeds and everyone else’s too. You keep doing you girl.