Paris Hilton says she was invited to Nicole Richie’s wedding but had other plans

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 17:  'The Simple Life's' Paris Hilton (L) and Nicole Richie arrive at the 'White Hot Winter on Fox' TCA Party at Meson G on January 17, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
There’s some interesting back and forth in the celebrity sites about why Paris Hilton didn’t attend the weekend wedding of her former BFF, Nicole Richie. Richie had a lavish affair by most accounts, with over 150 guests, a ‘winter’ theme and an elephant, but avian Paris was off in Vegas. According to E! Online, Paris was invited but begged off because of a scheduled birthday party for a friend, which was filmed for Paris’ reality show. US Weekly claims that Paris wasn’t invited because Nicole worried that she would steal her thunder. Here are US and E!’s reports:

When Nicole Richie got hitched to Joel Madden this weekend in front of friends—such as Gwen Stefani, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Khloé Kardashian Odom—at dad Lionel’s Beverly Hills estate, many were wondering why Paris Hilton wasn’t there.

The former BFFs and Simple Life costars did have a falling out years ago, but have since patched things up.

And although Page Six says Paris didn’t make the guest list for the intimate affair, a Hilton confidant insists that’s not the case…

“She was invited, but she had another commitment,” a source close to the heiress tells me.

So what was the reason she couldn’t be there to see Nicole tie the knot?

Paris was shooting her Oxygen reality series in Vegas this weekend, where one of her castmates was celebrating her birthday (costar Brooke Mueller didn’t attend).

“This was planned months ago,” the source says. “Paris sent Nicole and Joel a wedding gift to congratulate them and wishes them both the best.” – E! Online


“Nicole knew very well that having Paris involved would have inevitably turned a special night into being about their friendship,” a source tells UsMagazine.com. “Nicole’s life is completely different now.”

In fact, Richie didn’t even bother to invite Hilton, her best friend since the age of 2, to attend the winter-themed ceremony. And though Richie’s pals Khloe Kardashian and Samantha Ronson made the final guest list, a source close to Hilton tells Us that the 29-year-old socialite “isn’t dwelling on it too much.”

“She and Nicole aren’t close anymore, but there are no hard feelings there,” the insider explains. “They just grew up and apart.” – US Weekly

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Khloe Kardashian was at Nicole’s wedding, but Paris wasn’t there for whatever reason. I tend to believe US Weekly over E!, where the account sounds straight from Paris’ camp. This isn’t just about two friends who had a falling out. This also signifies Paris’ place on the Hollywood hierarchy. If Paris was still relevant, she would have scored an invitation to Nicole’s wedding regardless of the current state of their friendship or whether or not she used to date the groom’s brother. As it is, she doesn’t rate an invite while Khloe Kardashian does. Burn.

Look at Paris below in her Pepto Pink Bentley with Brooke Mueller on December 1. Does Paris look ok to drive here, or coked out of her mind?
48088, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNAIA - Wedensday December 1 2010. Welcome to my world! Paris Hilton introduces Brooke Mueller to her lifestyle, driving her to the Las Palmas club in West Hollywood in a baby pink Bentley. The heiress and the estranged wife of Charlie Sheen were filming a section for Paris's latest reality venture. Miss Hilton later left with boyfriend Cy Waits in a slightly less loud vehicle. Photograph:  Josephine Santos, PacificCoastNews.com

48088, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNAIA - Wedensday December 1 2010. Welcome to my world! Paris Hilton introduces Brooke Mueller to her lifestyle, driving her to the Las Palmas club in West Hollywood in a baby pink Bentley. The heiress and the estranged wife of Charlie Sheen were filming a section for Paris's latest reality venture. Miss Hilton later left with boyfriend Cy Waits in a slightly less loud vehicle. Photograph:  Josephine Santos, PacificCoastNews.com

48088, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNAIA - Wedensday December 1 2010. Welcome to my world! Paris Hilton introduces Brooke Mueller to her lifestyle, driving her to the Las Palmas club in West Hollywood in a baby pink Bentley. The heiress and the estranged wife of Charlie Sheen were filming a section for Paris's latest reality venture. Miss Hilton later left with boyfriend Cy Waits in a slightly less loud vehicle. Photograph:  Josephine Santos, PacificCoastNews.com

48088, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNAIA - Wedensday December 1 2010. Welcome to my world! Paris Hilton introduces Brooke Mueller to her lifestyle, driving her to the Las Palmas club in West Hollywood in a baby pink Bentley. The heiress and the estranged wife of Charlie Sheen were filming a section for Paris's latest reality venture. Miss Hilton later left with boyfriend Cy Waits in a slightly less loud vehicle. Photograph:  Josephine Santos, PacificCoastNews.com

48088, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNAIA - Wedensday December 1 2010. Welcome to my world! Paris Hilton introduces Brooke Mueller to her lifestyle, driving her to the Las Palmas club in West Hollywood in a baby pink Bentley. The heiress and the estranged wife of Charlie Sheen were filming a section for Paris's latest reality venture. Miss Hilton later left with boyfriend Cy Waits in a slightly less loud vehicle. Photograph:  Josephine Santos, PacificCoastNews.com

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 27: TV personality Nicole Richie and son Sparrow Madden attend Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! There's A Party In My City at Nokia L.A. Live on November 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

 

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  1. devilgirl says:

    You know what I hate more than fingerless gloves? Bentleys. A car that used to be prestigious to own is no more. That pink thing is a monstrosity!

  2. fizXgirl314 says:

    It looks like they’re competing to see who can stick out their torso the furthest…

  3. Innocent says:

    I think the lack of invite is more about how Paris hasn’t grown up and is still using drugs and partying. Whereas Nicole is a mother that leads a more responsible and low key lifestyle.
    I think its more telling that she wasn’t there rather than if she was there. They have known each other since they were kids yet Khloe Kardashian is there. Plus the reality show is Paris’ and she flies all over on jets frequently so i’m sure she would have been able to take a day out of her schedule if she was invited or actually wanted to be there.

  4. Lisa S says:

    Who cares about Paris Hilton anymore? If she had gone to the wedding, I’m sure she would have made it about herself somehow anyway.

  5. Sara says:

    Paris is like months away from 30 years old. Time to stop with all pink everything, ESPECIALLY a pink car.

  6. guesty says:

    that bentley is hideous.

    kim kardash wasn’t there either…feigning a prior engagement. guess khloe & kris represented. (insert *eyeroll* here)

    which begs the question…were kim & paris really avoiding each other & neither showed for the sake of nicole????

    oh the dramz.

  7. Riley says:

    I agree with Innocent. Nicole probably didn’t want her wedding to be some drunk blow fest. And the pink Bentley is terrible.

  8. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Paris used to bang the other Madden brother, so there’s another reason not to invite her. Also, so she wouldn’t be blowing lines off the wedding cake & trying to hump on the waiters. Good job, Nicole!

  9. Ruby Red Lips2 says:

    Paris hanging out with Brooke Muller…. says it all really about her status in H’wood – oh and her coke and anything else usage

    I really admire the way Nicole has turned her life around, think Paris should take note…

  10. Jacq says:

    Maybe beyond all else, it came down to the fact that ALL of those girls grew-up together (Kardashian, Richie, Hiltons) and no one like Paris and her bullsh_t antics. Seriously, the last time she was in the news was for a coke bust, Paris is on her own page and all of the women are on another. The Kardashians will show up to anything, so they don’t count. What about Kathy & Rick? Nicky? Don’t know whether or not they were in attendance, but shouldn’t they be close, too, like she is with Kim’s sisters?
    I have a feeling that really, truly, monied people do not befriend nor do they want to be associated with the Hiltons. The name may mean old money, but the individuals are modern-day famewhores.

  11. KelBear says:

    They only had 130 people at the wedding. Which I think is great for them. They don’t need every person in hollywood at their wedding and especially not Kim or Paris so I am glad neither of them were there.

  12. nolanative says:

    I think the reasoning behind the no-show is pretty simple, there was no invite extended to Parasite. Take a look at their current day lives; Nicole is rarely seen except with her kids or at PR events for a product shes launching and Parasite, well is being Parasite. Shes doing the same crap she’s done since she and Nicky were in their early 20s. They probably have absolutely nothing in common and Nicole, wanting her wedding to be about her and not a potential spectacle, smartly omitted her from the guest list.

  13. Nanea says:

    As if Parasite is still relevant!

    Had she really been invited, she would have showed up and made sure every pap in attendance got her pic at least a dozen times.

  14. sapphire says:

    I think Nicole definitely has her crap together and isn’t interested in what/whom Parasite is doing.

  15. Crash2GO2 says:

    Oh Brooke. You so don’t need to hanging out with that coked out twat.

  16. Sigh. says:

    ITA W/ ALL.

    Nicole hasn’t been seen with Paris for a long, long time now (by HW standards), and that includes when she was dating her future-bro-in-law. She has clearly moved on in her life, so I don’t see the problem with this at all.

    Weddings are usually drowning in drama, so the less chances of some sort of scene, the better. I mean, there was an ELEPHANT there as it is…

    Smart move, Mrs. Madden.

  17. bored says:

    Why do we all have to pretend that Nicole is grown up and a better person? Every photo of her screams ‘Im a good person now, really guys, really!! Believe me!! Please!! Take me seriously now!!”

  18. Lori says:

    Wow, that baby is a mini-Madden, isn’t he?!

  19. Roma says:

    She is beyond coked and does not look okay to drive.

    To be busted for possession and continue using? Homegirl has a serious problem. And I’m sure Paris isn’t too upset that she wasn’t invited; she would have spent most her time in the washroom anyways.

    Wasn’t Paris the one who introduced coke to Lindsay Lohan?

  20. Whatever says:

    Nicole went through some serious shit with drugs and got herself cleaned up and turned her life around. Paris is still a coked out freak and Nicole no longer needs people like that in her life, now that she is settled down with kids. I don’t think anyone is pretending she is better. I give her a lot of credit for overcoming a heroin addiction and leaving the hard partying behind.

  21. Mizz Tickles says:

    I think Parass wasn’t invited because she would have made the wedding about herself. For weddings people should invite who they feel comfortable with having there not who they feel obligated because they have hung out in the same circles for so long.

  22. Obvious says:

    Brooke is hanging out with Paris? maybe those boys would be better off with Charlie….yuck.

    Congrats to Nicole, he’s turned her life around and I wish her nothing but but a lifetime of happiness with her little family.

  23. brin says:

    They are living different lives now. Nicole seems more mature, Paris is still her famewhoreie self.

  24. teehee says:

    You know whats wrong with the Bentley?

    She should have left some chrome in the mix. Chrome grill, chrome wheels, chrome light rims…. and it would look much, much better.
    Well and maybe a better shade of pink, too ;) LOL

  25. Lady D says:

    Whoever did that to the Bentley should be shot!

  26. 4Real says:

    Okay would YOU have a herped out coke head that is a notorious slut seen hanging out with BROOK MUELLER of all people at your wedding?? I think NOT!

  27. elaine says:

    CB – You sound almost like Dominick Dunne here.

    Your take on this, from a social standpoint, sounds dead on.

    Parasite, however oblivious otherwise, knows this too.

  28. Innocent says:

    @Roma
    Lol i actually read it was Nicole.
    Remember when both Lindsay and Nicole got really thin and Paris and Nicole had their massive fight.
    You actually expect Paris to stop using? HA! She is just being more careful until her probation is over and is probably pissed it didn’t happen in LA

  29. TeeTee says:

    that Bentley is trash now that its pink, smdh

    A reality show?? about what–rehabbing coke heads??? Brooke Mueller..
    she’s done, its a wrap.

    now she’ll be embarrasses because no one is watching and the ratings will be shoved in her face. WOW

  30. original kate says:

    considering ol’ wonk-eye will go to the opening of an envelope i seriously doubt she would miss this wedding. i’m guessing she wasn’t invited.

  31. Nudgie says:

    Give it 30 years – Paris will be the new Angelyne. Wrinkled, over-plastic-surgeried, forgotten and still driving some PINK monstrosity.

    Wait for the billboards…

  32. jover says:

    If paris fall into a black hole i and most people wouldn’t care, but I had to read the comments because I know posters on this site wouldn’t fail in their zingers and barbs – parasite and ol wonk eye – great. Can anyone imagine Parasite as being middle-aged. How on God’s earth would she fill up her days; can you literally party your life away in pointless frivolity?

  33. Rita says:

    @jover

    “can you literally party your life away in pointless frivolity?”

    Ask Charlie Sheen after two and half men is cancelled.

  34. Randomness says:

    Her car looks like the last thing I threw up. Then they took that color out of the toilet and splashed it all over her Bentley.
    Does anyone really care? Anyone?

  35. hottathanholywatta says:

    Paris is such a bottom feeding STD, she’s been officially snubbed by hollywoods elite while Nicole has been accepted with open arm, just goes to show that water always finds its own level

  36. Jeri says:

    Paris is just a joke nowadays and I think a lot of people would rather not be seen with her.

    About the best Paris can hope for is to someday be a Real Housewife of Anywhere like her Aunts.

  37. Raven says:

    I don’t think Paris was invited and it isn’t because Nicole was afraid Paris would steal her thunder. For one thing, if Paris had been invited, she would have been there. A wedding like this trumps a birthday party anytime. Also, Vegas is so close to LA that Paris could have done both in one day or evening.

    Paris is becoming increasingly irrelevant. She spends much of her time in Vegas with a lot of D list types. I suspect she still does a lot of drugs and most of her former friends moved on years ago.

  38. Someone Else says:

    I could care less about either of ‘em, but what did that car ever do to be punished like that?

    To quote Ferris: A person with priorities so far out of whack does not deserve such a fine automobile.

  39. jover says:

    Thank you 34 I didn’t even think about old charly – I guess there’s no shortage of hos in vegas and la.

  40. Kim says:

    Who would want to watch a show with Paris let alone Brooke? 2 loser drug addicts. The only reason Brooke is worse is because she is a mother and her priorities should be elsewhere. They are both washed up has been hacks.

    An elephant at a wedding? plleeaaassee. How tacky! I will say Paris did make Nicole infamous (i dont say famous because only REAL celebs with talent who havent been on a reality show are considered famous, reality hos are infamous). No one would know Nicole if it werent for Paris so although they arent friends, Nicole owes her “infamy” to Paris for sure.

  41. Kim says:

    Nicole obviously hasnt changed that much – she’s still jealous of Paris and knows she attracts more attention and always will.

  42. Camille says:

    Haha! And yes she does look coked out of her mind.

  43. dawna says:

    Shana Mokler will always be one of my heros just for punching that ugly wonky eyed twat in the face!!!! What a selfish bitch she is.

  44. bubbles says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: these people are human garbage, useless waste of space, self-entitled whores, spoiled brats, and are tooooo dumb to ever get it.

  45. LolaBella says:

    I’m going with the ‘Nicole didn’t invite Paris’ story.

    Nicole has worked really hard on overcoming a heroine addiction fueled by the chronic partying she did with Paris and other celebritiy socialites.

    Now that she is healthy, has children and is in a committed relationship with the children’s father, I can see the need to separate herself from the still drugging and partying Paris.

    Also, if Paris had attended you know she would have invited the paps and made it all about Paris.

    I wouldn’t have invited her either.

  46. Bitter fruit says:

    Paris will be Baby Jane in 40 years time.

  47. Louise says:

    I don’t know why Paris not attending the wedding is huge. I haven’t seen she and Nicole together in years. Not even when Paris dated Benji. I would have been shocked if she did attend.

  48. Hakura says:

    I cosign entirely with Lolabella (#45).

    And as everyone has established, the bentley is heinous. Pepto is not hot. Sorry, couldn’t help it. xD

  49. Matt says:

    ITA with everyone. There is no way that Nicole would invite Parisite to her wedding.

    Parisite is desperately clinging to relevancy and hence issued the bogus statement to E Online.

  50. ur mama says:

    Parass – I love it!! Her pink car is ridiculous – WTF –
    I wonder if she only drinks tab, chews pink bubble gum, eats pink’s, likes tacos, and puts pink bows in her hair.

  51. kimberly says:

    Paris is that cracked out friend we all “lose touch with” over the years because those “friends” are just too pathetic to be around.

  52. Roma says:

    I was bored at work and was googling. Nicole said in 2005 when she was going to be marrying DJ AM that Nicole would not be invited. And, that she wanted elephants. It’s actually a really interesting transcript:

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0511/15/lkl.01.html