Time to knock down yet another annoying celebrity rumor. It turns out that the much-ballyhooed catfight between Nicole Richie and Jessica Simpson on the set of their upcoming reality show, Fashion Star, is bunk. In fact, it’s no catfight but a couple of pussycats who “adore” each other.
Fashion Star is a Project Runway-style competition pitting designers against one another, and “sources” say that Nicole and Jess have been locking horns. Allegedly, Nicole says that Jessica “doesn’t have a high-fashion eye”.
Today, Nicole set the record straight with a statement to People, saying not only is the fight completely fabricated, but the two couldn’t be happier working together. She says:
“I’ll tell you right now that that couldn’t be further from the truth. I actually love and adore Jessica.
“I’ve known her for years, first of all, so I already knew who she was as a person. Who she is is someone who’s very kind, very sweet and extremely smart and a great businesswoman and someone that I really respect … I actually couldn’t love someone or respect someone more.”
So there you have it. Another rumor quashed. Nicole thinks Jessica’s the cream of the crop, and Jess thinks Nicole’s the chicken of the sea.