— Mon, Dec 11, 2006 —

Three years ago, Nicole Richie was arrested for heroin possession, so following this morning's DUI arrest, The Smoking Gun was kind enough to compare the changes in her booking sheets from 2003
and 2006. Wheee. The picture accompanying the 2006 sheet is her mugshot, while the 2003 pic is just a photo of Nicole from around the same time. Here is how she's changed (I mean, other than her drug of choice). In three years, Nicole Richie has:
1. Shrunk one inch.
2. Lost 5 lbs. (That's all? Seems fishy.)
3. Changed which race she identifies with (White in 2003, Black in 2006).

Well, at this rate, when she's arrested in 2009 she'll be a 5'0'', 80 lb Latina.


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No. 1
Jazzmen says:

One says that she's 21, the other says she's 25. Wtf?

December 11, 2006 3:11 PM
No. 2
Jazzmen says:

Never mind.

:::jazzmen can't read:::


December 11, 2006 3:12 PM
No. 3
yvonne says:

Nicole Richie is actually half correct on both booking sheets. Her biological father his half black and half mexican, and I believe her biological mother is white.

December 11, 2006 3:24 PM
No. 4
flimsy says:

someone might have defaulted her information in as white going by appearances whereas she might have been asked a second time around since it's become known that she is lionel richie's daughter.

December 11, 2006 3:26 PM
No. 5
kat says:

What a mess this "little girl" is! She already has a FELONY, for HEROIN...Can't Lionel BAIL HER OUT and place her in a rehab where they will keep her--1 month or more?!! Perhaps "daddy" has had it with Nicole and her drugs--she has most likely done the rehab rounds before.

December 11, 2006 3:29 PM
No. 6
al says:

uh the picture with the first arrest is not a mug shot...did she really weigh 90 lbs back then before she went to rehab and gained weight??

December 11, 2006 3:34 PM
No. 7
brandon says:

In what way has she been indentifying w/ black this year. I never see her hanging out w/ anyone black except her dad. She seems just as white as always to me.

December 11, 2006 3:47 PM
No. 8
cari says:

Actually, her father is the band leader on Jimmy Kimmel and is Puerto Rican NOT Mexican --- he is Sheila E's bro. And her bio mom is black and rumored to be one of Lionel Richie's former back-up singers.

December 11, 2006 3:58 PM
No. 9
Heather says:

remember she has always said that she was skinny before she went to rehab, and she went to rehab before she was on the simple life, and she didn't start getting her picture taken until then and she was still a little bit chubby by then. i agree that she looks way to skinny now, but 5 lbs is a lot on someone so short, so maybe if she went back to 90 she would look good

December 11, 2006 4:05 PM
No. 10
jo says:

i'm 503 there is no way that she lost 5 pounds since 03 more like 25. she was a chunky monkey even before rehab. vicodin makes you lose waite like crazy. just ask matthew perry.

December 11, 2006 4:39 PM
No. 11
Rob says:


December 11, 2006 4:54 PM
No. 12
lauren says:

There were some pictures of her pre-rehab on E! true hollywood story. she was about the same size she is now. so yeah it makes sense that she only lost the five lbs. the chunkster pic is from after rehab, after drugs.

December 11, 2006 5:38 PM
No. 13

Ignorance... Ignorance...

For the person that claims Nicole's mother is white, get your facts straight.

Nicole's Father is Latin-American. His father is Mexican and his mother is black Puerto Rican. And Nicole's biological mother is black!

Nicole is Black and she knows it. Maybe the arresting officer made the choice for her!!

Give the girl a break!

December 11, 2006 6:03 PM
No. 14
Domidroid says:

Maybe someone tapped her on the shoulder and whispered, "Hey, I know you desperately want to be Paris, but you're not White."

December 11, 2006 6:04 PM
No. 15
supfoo says:

I don't understand how her mother could be black, because she looks so white and she claims to be a natural blonde, actually I think Ive seen baby pictures of her with blonde hair, it was just nappy-er then. and no way she only lost 5 pounds. they def. WAY downplayed her weight before to be nice.

December 11, 2006 6:14 PM
No. 16
beah says:

I thought she had dark hair when she was a little kid? But she says blonde in her paperwork yet she has the dark hair right now too...? Maybe it was the weed talking. I guess when you can't figure out which way to drive on the freeway you're not going to figure out if you're black, white, blonde, or brunette. Too bad she probably won't learn any lessons from this.

December 11, 2006 6:31 PM
No. 17
Katie says:

The cops put in the race...I was pulled off transit in Portland (a proof of payment transit, or something like that). The transit cop put WHITE down as race and I'm mixed like Nicole and if asked I identify as Black . Nicole's mum is black and her father is Latino/Black mix. She still in touch with her biological mother who lives in the Dominican Republic.

December 11, 2006 6:39 PM
No. 18
Katie says:

SupooILike I said, I'm mixed race (my mum's from Grenada and black, my father is Scotties and pale white), I married a white guy and have a blue eyed, blonde son.

read this and check out the link to see what her an actress Victoria Rowells daughter looks

Today she's wearing sweatpants and a top emblazoned with the Diagnosis Murder logo. Her smooth cappuccino complexion is scrubbed clean, and her buoyant curly ringlets are doing their thing. But just when you think there's an end to Victoria's "secrets," from stage left enters her daughter, Maya--an angelic cutie pie who has blond hair, blue eyes and fair skin. Yes, Maya's father, Rowell's ex-husband, is White.

Rowell reveals that she has been mistaken for Maya's teacher, a neighbor and friend of the family, and even her nanny. "Sometimes I get really angry when people openly doubt that Maya is my daughter," she explains, her voice tempered with the tolerance of someone who has learned to survive her, own personal soap opera. "I've noticed that most of the people who ask me if Maya is adopted are White," she adds. The most stinging incident, she recalls, was one of the first: "When Maya was born, the White nurse flatly refused to give her to me until she had checked my armband real carefully!"

A picture of Victoria and her daughter

Oh, had these people are also mixed with black, some more obvious than others.

December 11, 2006 7:00 PM
No. 19
Katie again says:


This is the list of celebs mixed with black

Gabrielle Reece (she was a a guest judge on America's Next Top model last week)
Amanda Marshall
Nicole Richie
Carly Simons
Soledad O'Brians
Hilary Swank
Maya Rowell
Anthony Ervin
Ben Harper
Derek Jeter
Jennifer Beal
Kidada Jones
Mariah Carey
Maya Rudolph
Nicole Lyn
Wentworth Miller
Troy Beyer
Marianne Pearl

Again, some more obvious than others, Some proudly claim their mixed race like Gabrielle Reece talked about her father who is black and from Trinidad in Shape magazine (she said she gets her shapely high butt from her dad), other don't (STEVE O ! can you say Jamacian!)

December 11, 2006 7:14 PM
No. 20
Katie again says:
December 11, 2006 7:18 PM
No. 21
kat says:

You learn something new everyday! Rob, for your info., we KNOW that Lionel Ritchie ADOPTED Nicole and is NOT her real father! Katie, I did NOT know that Carly SIMON came from a MIXED race heritage--are you sure about that>!

December 11, 2006 7:48 PM
No. 22
Anna05 says:

If anyone doubts that Nicole's father isn't Peter Escovedo, check out his website: www.petermichael.tv and compare it to Nicole's mug shot. They look the same!

December 11, 2006 8:16 PM
No. 23
Emmanuelle says:

??? No. 3
yvonne says:
Nicole Richie is actually half correct on both booking sheets. Her biological father his half black and half mexican, and I believe her biological mother is white.


Her biological mother is black and was a back up singer for Lional Richie and her father is Peter Escavedo. Sheila "E" is his sister.

December 11, 2006 8:48 PM
No. 24
Hohoho says:

I thought she was a Latina???

Too confusing man

December 11, 2006 10:27 PM
No. 25
Lile says:

the first arrest is not correct its said 90lbs but it should of been 120lbs or so cuz thats when she was fliming the first season of simple life

December 11, 2006 11:41 PM
No. 26
paris herpes says:

She lost more like 40 lbs...she lied so bad in 2003, of course she was high on heroin that time. And now again...vicodin and pot huh? more like she's back on the smack!

December 12, 2006 12:35 AM
No. 27
mia says:

HARVEY_ROCKS & CARi are both wrong! Nicoles father is Afro-Latino but only rumorded to be! and her mother is Afro-Latino and currently resides in the Dominican Republic!! AND SHE WAS RICHIES BACK-STAGE ASSISTANT,,, YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GET (ALL) OF YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU U TRY TO CORRECT SOMEONE!!!!

December 12, 2006 1:40 AM
No. 28
Me says:

Mia, stop typing and acting like a brain-dead drooling fangirl. It doesn't really matter what race Nicole Richie is. Celebrities aren't important in the long run.

Also, dear; it's spelled YOU, not U, unless your intent is to make yourself look like you're too stupid to spell one of the most common words in the English language.

Why do all fangirls spell and write as if they have a mental deficit? Don't they realize that their bad writing makes the object of their worship look bad?

December 12, 2006 4:03 AM
No. 29
limaa says:

i think she might be reli 85lbs now, maybe she juz made it up 3 yrs ago tht shes 90lbs.

December 12, 2006 5:35 AM
No. 30
jo says:

white folks indenay about white black mixing they want to lable everone nigger no what they look like or say a bout there race.

December 12, 2006 8:02 AM
No. 31
esme says:

"Her biological father is widely rumored to be Afro-Latino musician Pete Escovedo, brother of 1980s pop percussionist Sheila E., but this was directly denied by Nicole in the November 2005 issue of Jane magazine"

December 12, 2006 9:01 AM
No. 32
Padraigin says:

Pete Escovedo isn't the bandleader on Jimmy Kimmel. That is Cleto Escobedo Jr. Pete Escovedo was the bandleader on the Wayne Brady show.

December 12, 2006 9:02 AM
No. 33
pj says:

Her birth father is Spanish and her mother is white. Her birth father was in Lionel's band. Was strung out on drugs when Nicole came into the world. Lionel and his wife took her in and eventually adopted her. Her birth parent gave up parental rights.

December 12, 2006 12:51 PM
No. 34
NIKKI says:

Just a note. There are so many mixed race children in this world it is impossible to point them out in a crowd. Some of them you would never know were mixed unless they outright said it. Why is it that Americans are so caught up with who is black or white or spanish or latino? where i am from that was the least of concern. here, it makes america turn on its wheels. well that and consumerism

December 12, 2006 3:20 PM
No. 35
madd says:

I PROMISE YOU THE LAPD DON'T HAVE FUCKING CODE FOR MIXED RACE!!! NO ONE DOES. Nicole Richie is entitled to claim Black, white, Latina, whatever...because it sounds like that is what she is. I didn't know she's a boriquena! SHE CAN CLAIM WHITE ONE HOUR AND BLACK THE NEXT. Of course she can. Who cares what she looks like or who she hangs out with.

December 12, 2006 8:42 PM
No. 36
Ebz says:

This is quite interesting but newsflash to some folks....... LATINO, PR, DOMINICAN, MEXICAN are NOT RACES....... Spanish in my mind comes from SPAIN and they are WHITE.

If Nicole Richie wants to be confused and claim white or black when convenient then that's her dumbess I guess but if she's not secure in identifying as a black person then we don't need her anyways. And how are steve-o and hilary swank of some black Ancestry? That confused me.

December 12, 2006 8:58 PM
No. 37
ebz says:


December 12, 2006 9:00 PM
No. 38
She's confused like the rest of us says:

Dumbness = NOT A WORD

It just shows that race is all made up. I never know what to put on those sheets. It's so outdated. Everyone is everyting. I'm asian, latina, and black yet people would swear I'm 100% white. What would that cop have put for me?

This isn't something you insensitive jerks should make fun of. It doesn't matter! Ugh.

December 13, 2006 9:19 PM

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