NEW YORK – Nicole Richie first became a tabloid regular when she co-starred with childhood pal Paris Hilton in the reality show “The Simple Life.”

Several years later, the 29-year-old is still a paparazzi target, but she has broadened her resume.

The daughter of singer Lionel Richie has transformed her image from red carpet regular and party girl to a hip, young mom (she has two children with musician Joel Madden of the band Good Charlotte), fashion designer, occasional actress and author.

Her second book, “Priceless,” is now in stores.

“I don’t think anyone is just a one-dimensional person. There are a few different people inside of every person,” Richie said in an interview with The Associated Press.

“I wanted to write a story about the journey of a girl’s life and about the steps that she takes to find her place her in the world and find her own voice,” said Ritchie.

She also has an accessories line, House of Harlow 1960, and a clothing line called Winter Kate. She serves as creative director for both.

‘Mad Men’ star’s mom censors her views

NEW YORK – The 10-year-old actress who plays Don and Betty Draper’s daughter Sally on “Mad Men” is getting a lot of airtime this season, but she’s not allowed to see much more than her own scenes.

“I’m not allowed to watch the show,” Kiernan Shipka said. “My mom will tape it and then show me the scenes she feels are appropriate.”

The critically acclaimed series stars Jon Hamm, January Jones and Elisabeth Moss and centers on a 1960s-era ad agency. Episodes routinely feature alcoholism, adultery and sexism in the workplace.

Lohan returns to rehab before next court date

LOS ANGELES – Lindsay Lohan is back in rehab.

A person close to the actress, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, says the 24-year-old star has entered a rehabilitation facility for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. No other details were available.

This is the fifth rehab stint for the troubled star. She was released from court-ordered rehab last month after spending 23 days at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Lohan then failed a court-ordered drug test in the weeks that followed, which led to a return to jail last Friday for violating her probation. But she posted $300,000 bail and was released after serving less than one day behind bars.

The actress is required to wear an ankle alcohol monitor and stay away from establishments that primarily sell alcohol until her next court date on Oct. 22.

‘Snooki’ novel will be reality

NEW YORK – Yo, Snooki is working on a book.

Gallery Books announced Wednesday that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the “Jersey Shore” reality TV star, has a novel called “Shore Thing” scheduled to come out in January. The publisher said the novel will tell of love on the boardwalk, complete with “big hair, dark tans, and fights galore.”

Snooki said in a statement that she has been working on the book for some time.