Nicole Richie’s dinner games

September 3, 2010 14:16:37 Posted at September 3, 2010 14:16:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Nicole Richie covers the new issue of UK InStyle. She looks great, love the styling, and the interview apparently went much better in comparison to the one she gave the Telegraph when she was in London a couple of months ago. Maybe it was because she was tired...but her bitch was out. My favourite. After all, no one ever doubted, even after having children, that Nicole Richie has some attitude. Love the attitude.

What I don’t love is when she’s lame. And towards the end of that press day, at a dinner with journalists, she pulled a move that sounded – at least to me – decidedly uncool. Thank you Jennifer Aniston.

That night there's a dinner at a private club for Richie and invited press. Apparently the feedback from journalists who met Richie the day before has not been positive. Halfway through dinner, as she tinkles on a glass and announces a game, I realise with a sinking feeling that Richie is about to turn on the "fun". She instructs guests to share with the table something new they have learnt during the day. Frozen grins crystallise.

Richie kicks off with an anecdote about how if you chew each mouthful of food 40 times it's better for your digestion. A muted expression of collective amazement greets this revelation. One poor woman from is forced to relate an anecdote of her own, but when others aren't keen to take up the fun baton Richie goes again, this time sharing a personal style secret.

"When you're ready to go out and have your outfit on, you should check that everything is securely in place by dancing in the mirror," she says.

She stands up and demonstrates, waving her arms energetically over her head and laughing.

Um, gross right?

Can you imagine the reaction? A room full of snotty British fashion people and she starts in with her icebreaker games? Who has time to chew their food 40 times? Tonight I’m having the in-laws over for dinner and I’ve ordered a lot of cannelloni. There will be no 40 chew mouthfuls. Because I’ll be eager to get to the next one.

As for her tip and subsequent demonstration about dancing in the mirror – I straight up cringed reading this. Cringed. Nicole Richie is the last person I would have expected to bring on the fontrum.

Click here to read the full Telegraph article.

On a positive note, as observed earlier, she was much more palatable with InStyle, especially when addressing her troubled past:

“One thing about me is that I’ve always taken responsibility for my own actions whether they’re good or bad. Even when I was going through my tough time, that was a situation that I created. People ask me, do I blame Hollywood or my parents? No I don’t blame my parents. It had nothing to do with them. I created it and manifested it and I got myself through it with the help of a lot of great people.”

And this is true. When Nicole Richie f-cked up, SHE f-cked up. It wasn’t the paps, it wasn’t the media, it wasn’t anyone but her. And she was contrite with Diane Sawyer. She was accountable, she appeared to be sincere, and she hasn’t dicked around, at least that we know of, ever since. This is what’s lacking from Lindsay Lohan.

The video from Nicole’s InStyle shoot is below. That’s a great bitchface.

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