Is Nicole Richie pregnant?
Um, yeah. Because she certainly looks pregnant.
In spite of her rail-thin appearance, however, the debate about whether or not Nicole Richie is carrying Joel Madden's child is raging in the tabloids. Friends say she's definitely pregnant, Richie won't say either way, and her reps won't return calls. Looks like maybe we can expect a The Simple Life season devoted to pregnancy?
Speculation amongst fellow socialites seems to be that Richie is hoping her mother-to-be status will keep her out of jail (she's in trouble for DWI charges) -- which is ridiculous, because pregnant woman go to jail all the time. Others are worried she won't be able to carry the baby to term -- and I'll be honest, that's pretty much what I was thinking.