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Nicole Richie

Big Stomach, Big House

7/27/2007 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Say you, say me ... say guilty!

TMZ was in L.A. County Superior Courtroom moments ago, where a pregnant Nicole Richie faced the music for her wrong-way DUI bust in December -- her second DUI conviction in 4 years.

A court commissioner sentenced Richie, represented by uber-lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, to serve four days in the City or County Jail (her choice!) -- she got credit for one day, based on the six hours she served after being busted. So when she goes back in to the pokey, she'll only serve three days.

Richie was also fined $2,048, was ordered back to school for an alcohol education course and on three years probation.

Richie must report to serve her time by September 28.


The commissioner issued Richie a stern warning, telling her if she drove drunk again and she actually killed someone, she could be charged with murder -- not manslaughter. That's because after her first DUI, Richie agreed that if she drove under the influence and killed someone, she'd be nailed for murder.

The 25-year-old is expected to give birth sometime in January.

A source close to Richie said at today's sentencing she was "stoic and serious, but not emotional."


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Parents Need to Know    

WTF: The commissioner issued Richie a stern warning, telling her if she she drove drunk again and she actually killed someone she could be charged with murder -- not manslaughter.

If this isn't the stupidest statement I ever heard - no chit! So when Nicole does it again and kills someone - this idiotic commissioner should be charged with murder. Seems like from his statement, he expects her to drive under the influence again.

What kind of sentence is this? And I ragged about Her "Air-Ass" getting "Special Treatment"!

I guess from this sentence, LoHo won't even spend a day in jail.

That's "Hollyweird" for ya!

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Hey Nicole, do your friend Paris a big favor, give her your lawyers name and number. You might also give it to Lindsey.

I thought she would get 90 days and she got 90 hours, great job by her lawyer in getting her a gift sentence.

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Parents Need to Know    

How many times has Nicole been ticketed for DUI? How many convictions??

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Ok..big question... Why is it that none of these rich b*tch, alcoholic, drug crazed party girls have a chauffer? They've got more money than the average Joe but insist on driving drunk??? Go hire a driver for God's sake ladies!!!

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Stop comparing her to Paris. Paris did not serve anytime for her DUI, get your facts straight. As for Nicole Richie she actually got screwed. Not that I'm proud to say I know someone like this but one of my old friends in New York had two DWI (Driving While Intoxicated in NY DUI is a lesser charge) in less then two years and rcv'd no jail time, no comnunity service only probation. And believe me they were not wealthy.

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They don't get drivers because drivers have eyes and ears and can leak stories to TMZ that they don't want to get out.

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Winky Vitalic    

Jesus, all you negative, spite-filled Red-Staters! Are you all so unhappy with your own lives that you wish to inflict hate on others? Remember, as my good friend (!) and tmz poster "Pootie" once said, "Karma's a bitch!" By spewing such negative thoughts toward Nicole, you are only inviting it on yourselves. Try wishing peace, love and happiness to all and see what comes back to you. And jealousy is not attractive on anyone, so try to get over the fact that Nicole (and Paris, LiLo, Britney, etc) are wealthy and famous and you're not.

Nicole, Boy Howdy loves and supports you, and wishes you and Bambino (or a) all the best! Stay strong and don't let these tmz hatemongers get you down!

Peace and Love to All! Yes, even you unfortunate Red-Staters!

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If you don't like the sentences being handed down for DUIs -- instead of sitting on TMZ & bitc*ing -- write & call your state respresentatives to work & get the laws changed. You are wasting you're time bit*hing here.

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I am not a big fan of all these celebutants but I have to say Nicole handled herself with much more class than the other two. Don't you believe she has learned from this? She has not been out partying, and trying to get a photo-op every chance she can, has kept a low profile, has not jetted off to vacations like others have done after being released from prison, did not get out of rehad to attend parties, then back to rehab for 7 more days just to get arrested again, showed respect to the court by arriving 35 minutes early, not 35 minutes late like Paris sis. She is now going to be a mother and I believe she has learned early on what those priorities mean. She should go directly to the jail, start her sentence be out by Tuesday and put this whole thing behind her, move on to taking care of herself and the baby she is carrying. That would really show the other party girls how to take responsibility for her actions.

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reply to # 58.

I agree with you 100%, except for the humiliating part. If you put others in danger for own self gratification, then jail (or hell) is where you belong. I wish these girls would be more humiliated, but to them it is just a big joke and more money in the bank.

This is so terribly sad. THE BIG PICTURE HERE IS IMPAIRED DRIVING. People are hurt, disabled and killed DAILY by a totally selfish "choice".

I hope you all never have to feel the affects of drinking and driving like my family has. We live with the absolutely devastating sadness every single day. Speak up people! Call your local MADD chapters and get involved. We really can change things.

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good luck nicole i have been a fan of your father since his commodores days . I am also from alabama . Nicole clean up your life and take care of the baby that is growing inside of you. Your life is not just yours anymore u have a baby inside of you. you will be a good mother , your baby will change your life good luck with it all . I still listen to your father's cd's and i love the simple life . she was sentenced according to the law so dont compare her case with paris as ashley said probation violation is much more serious than this little dui $hit that nicole did , i know dui and driving is a very serious crime but she got what the law decided to give her under the ca statues so all y'all haters eat your heart out y'all dont know what its like to have a eating disorder unless you have had one yourself but you can recover from it .I love ya nicole ....... you're better than Jail so dont violate your 3 yrs probation ... good luck girl i am prayin for you .

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Two DUI's and drugs in her system and driving on the freeway the wrong way and she gets 4 days in jail. I am moving to california cause the laws there are great. I live in Arizona and if I did what she did I would be doing a year in a tent out in the heat. Must be nice to be a rich bitch who lives in cali.

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Do people not realize just how often people get off several times after a DUI without jail time at all? 4 days isn't much, but unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who have been habitually nailed for DUI and have never served a day for it. And the whole comparison with Paris doesn't really make sense--Paris was really punished for lying and her refusal to take accountability for her actions, not the act itself--and her punishment was somewhat excessive in any event, if one looks at similar cases (despite how amusing it was).

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