Nicole Richie’s binge watching rules: If you finish a season, wait a day for the next one

Nicole Richie was on Late Night with Seth Meyers promoting her new Quibi show. I’ve heard almost nothing about Quibi except for the occasional celebrity interview and the analysis of how spectacularly it’s failing. I don’t think we’ll be talking about it much longer. Nicole’s show is called Nikki Fre$h, which is her rap name, and it’s a bizarre mix of her hanging out with her friends, rapping, and trying to spread awareness of sustainability and gardening. She’s trying to educate people through rap and Bill Nye is in it. I’m only going on her interview and the minute and a half trailer I saw. Nicole was kind of charming on Seth. She was outside as she said the lighting is the best there, and she talked about the fact that she’s been binge watching The Sopranos with her husband and is going to be sad when it’s over. Also, she showed off her bearded dragon, Speedy, whom she said is about two or three.

On binge watching the Sopranos with her husband, Joel Madden
This is my first time actually. I needed someone to guide me a little bit. You have to put your phone down and it’s a slow romance with this family. Now I’m just so deep in. I took it as family, parenthood, marriage and then the mob. The mob stuff, a lot of it went right over my head. My brain doesn’t work like that. I’m on 6B. I’m not ready to say goodbye.

I watched the whole thing in about two months. To watch the son have any sort of sexual scene is very disturbing to me.

I have a rule that when I’m done with a season, I won’t watch another episode. I’ll wait until the next night just to give myself a little bit of a break.

She’s a beekeeper and has thoughts on the murder hornets
When I heard about [the murder hornets] I was livid because they come for the honeybees. I’m hearing now that it’s the mosquitoes we need to be worried about and the murder hornets get bad press. The name [murder hornets] isn’t doing them any justice.

[From Late Night with Seth Meyers]

Honestly I’ve never seen The Sopranos! HBO is giving away so many of its series for free, but I’ll be honest I use my dad’s login for the rest. (Thanks dad!) I was considering binging The Sopranos before seeing this and I just might, but I’m really seeking escapist, stupid entertainment that does not challenge me at all. (I’m watching 911: Lone Star and What We Do in The Shadows now. One will not make you ashamed to watch it.)

Here is the first part of Nicole’s interview. The second part is here.

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  1. runcmc says:

    I don’t know what it is about Nicole Richie but she’s just so likable to me. Every time I’m reminded she exists I just come away thinking I’d be friends with her IRL.

    • Onnit says:

      I can’t believe that I’m seeing her WITHOUT any filter (that I know of). It’s refreshing to see someone in Hollywood aging (somewhat) normally. Kudos to her!

    • Mara says:

      I know what you mean, I can’t pin down why I like her, I just do

  2. Bettyrose says:

    The Sopranos is a surprisingly easy watch. I was expecting complex plot lines and whatnot but it’s more of a family dramedy with a mob twist. But maybe after GoT and Breaking Bad everything else feels like light viewing now.

  3. tempest prognosticator says:

    She looks lovely in the floral dress. I get a grownup mean girl vibe from her, but what do I know.

    • manda says:

      I do too. She has great style, I love her clothes. But she seems mean. She was mean on the Simple Life, which, yes, was a long time ago, but still. I never heard that she apologized to those people. I will google that now…

    • Erinn says:

      That’s interesting. I get more former mean-girl vibes, but maybe I’m being too generous. I actually like what she said here, and I’ve enjoyed her on the few things I’ve seen her on lately. She was amusing in Great News. Of course none of this excuses her previous crap behavior, but it seems like she’s mellowed out a lot.

  4. Louise177 says:

    Quibi came out at the worst time. It’s for sitting in traffic and waiting in line. Which isn’t a problem now plus nobody could do real promotion for it. It was an interesting concept.

    It’s amazing how time changes things. Ten, 15 years ago I thought she would be Lindsay Lohan but Nicole really put her life together.

  5. AnnaKist says:

    I haven’t binge-watched anything this whole time, despite our national broadcaster having some fantastic things on iView. On their breakfast show, they’ve been raving about Ricky Gervais’ After Life, so I might look on Netflix for that.

    Ms Ritchie looks very pretty, but oh so different without all the beauty trickery.

    • FHMom says:

      I agree, she looks beautiful. I didnt recognize her with the curls and no makeup

      • Haapa says:

        I don’t know why but it made me so happy to see her natural hair texture! Lovely!

  6. Trillion says:

    I really really like Nikki Fre$h. Didn’t expect that. Perfect for when you can’t get too heavy and don’t have enough time to dedicate to an hour-long plus format. (me, after working all day as a nurse, 2 bong hits later). Also LOVING What We Do In The Shadows. Taika Waititi is my crush of 2020.

  7. smcollins says:

    I binge watched Orange Is the New Black. It was my first time watching it and I thought it was so good! I laughed, I cried, I gasped at the “I did NOT see that coming” moments. Loved it!
    On a superficial note I love Nicole’s curls, so pretty!

  8. Summergirl says:

    To me, Nicole Richie is someone who has no discernible talent but who keeps getting opportunities because she knows all the right people and is so much part of the Hollywood in-crowd.

    • Redheadwriter says:

      I like her. She was suprisingly good on Good News (I think that’s what it was called).

      • schmootc says:

        Yes, it was such a surprise to see her on the show and to see that she was excellent in it! I never thought of her as an actress, but she was a real highlight of the series.

    • lucy2 says:

      I thought that too until I saw her in the unfortunately short lived Great News show, she was really good in that.

    • Nicole says:

      She actually is a pretty decent actress and singer. Unfortunately, she started in reality and no one can seem let that go.

  9. 50centish says:

    Seeing Nicole not die around 2008 gave me hope and I will always love her for that. Remember when DJ AM died in a planecrash, the guy she wanted to marry?
    Besides, she is constantly talking about books and her chicken and seems so down to earth compared to aloof bitchface Sophia Richie..

    • BeanieBean says:

      I noticed her bookshelf looks like a real bookshelf, not full of prettily arranged & unread books, but rather books the owner bought & read, or will read.

    • Ang says:

      DJ Am actually survived that plane crash, then later died by either overdose or suicide. Crazy

    • Normades says:

      DJ Am did not die in the crash. He started doing heroin again after years being sober and died of an overdose. Nicole and him were already done for awhile and he was dating someone else.

    • Ang says:

      Also, she and her sister Sofia do not share DNA.

  10. Elise says:

    Love What We Do In The Shadows! Just watched it again with my husband.

  11. Jensies says:

    I LOVE What We Do In The Shadows!

  12. LunaSF says:

    I’ve been big watching Homeland and forgot how amazing Claire Danes is (also I Love that she is in her late thirties I believe and looks completely unbotoxed which seems rare these days). I was in high school when the simple life and always remember her from that era. I always forget that she married one of the good charlotte guys and had kids and seems pretty normal for Hollywood anyways. She looks great and seems like a good mom.
    She could have gone down the path of partying and drugs and drinking and dying young but seems like she got that out of her system and grew up.

  13. Lucy says:

    I can’t help but really like who NR has become. I admit that as a fellow petite I often look her up for outfit inspo. Also, that’s a fantastic bookshelf.

  14. Ashley says:

    I tried to give the Sopranos a go once years ago, maybe right after it ended, but ended up stopping in season 2? I never had any desire to go back. I don’t remember what I didn’t like about it but it’s been like a decade since then and I’ve never picked it back up or wanted to.