Sunday, September 24, 2006

Nicole Richie Not So Over AM

Nicole Richie has been spotted all over town lately with her new man, longtime friend and Prince of Malibu Brody Jenner. But it was not so long ago that the super-skinny starlet was engaged to DJ AM. Is Nicole really over AM? Well, we can't know for sure, since she didn't wear a t-shirt making any formal statement to the press, but we can look at the evidence and draw our own conclusions.

AM has been spending a lot of time lately with 22-year-old model Lauren Hastings, who has not yet thought to make her mySpace profile private. The song playing on it currently? A DJ AM mix highlighting the fact -- one which friends can attest I have been harping on for years -- that the Chili Peppers' "Dani California" is essentially an uncredited remake of Tom Petty's "Last Dance with Mary Jane." Because it is. So that's cool.

But anyway. AM is placed third on her friends list. She lists her status as single, but she also lists her hometown as Tijuana and her occupation as "unicorn fluffer." So make of it what you will.

Here's the dirt:

Nicole was recently celebrating her 25th birthday at Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood party (um...don't you age out of "young Hollywood" by 21 or so?) when Lauren showed up. At that point, Nicole suddenly asked security to "clear her area," and Lauren was not allowed in.

What's sad to me is that this whole mess could have been prevented with a simple "You Can't Have Him" baby tee.