The troubled daughter of soul veteran Lionel Richie has been sent to a
rehabilitation centre after being caught in possession of heroin.
Nicole Richie, 21, was arrested in a car with a balloon full of the hard
drug by police in California in February (03). She was immediately given
probation for not holding a valid driver's licence, whilst judgement on the
drug charge was
The sentence, passed earlier this month (08OCT03) means Ritchie - who
recently finished filming new reality TV show A SIMPLE LIFE with hotel heiress
PARIS HILTON - will have to attend a progress report hearing on 5 December,
three days after
the series airs on American TV.
The show will follow the two rich girls as they take on menial jobs in
Arkansas in December (03).