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Nicole to Diane:

I Was Frickin' High!

8/2/2007 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole Richie left little doubt that she was under the influence when she got popped for her wrong way driving, and said she was "incredibly lucky" not to have killed anyone.


Richie, surprisingly composed and sitting snugly next to boyfriend and baby daddy Joel Madden, talked to Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America" this morning, and expressed noticeably more regret and self-consciousness about her situation than her friend Paris Hilton did with Larry King. Now that she'll be having a kid, says Nic, "I owe the baby my life."

As for her upcoming four-day stint in the slammer, Richie told Sawyer that she's not afraid of jail -- just of the unknown -- and Joel acknowledges that she's paying her debt. He also told Sawyer that he nearly dumped Nicole in the midst of her troubles, but stuck with her -- and now they're having a kid together.

And what of that kid? Richie and Joel don't know whether they're going to have a boy or a girl -- and they're not going to know until it pops out.

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1.

Mikey    

She's incoherent when she's Not high! What an idiot!

2575 days ago
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Zenophobe Alien    

I still don't think she gets it. Incoherent when she's high? Jesus H. Christ, she's always incoherent.

2575 days ago
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Brit is a f*ck up    

She sounds like another Lindsay Blohan!! Damn, these people are good actors. Soon as she pops that baby out, she'll be back to her old self again!!

Just hope the baby survives all the drama she's putting it through, w/all the booze and drugs she still does, & hope that the baby could lead a normal life and she does straighten herself out!!

2575 days ago
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ed    

Did Diane Sawyer as Nicole if she was worried about delviering a healthy baby considering her bouts with drugs, eating disorders and who knows what else?

2575 days ago
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Desiree    

That poor baby, what kind of health issues is this poor thing going to have, all the drugs and other crap Nicole was using and she can't even think of anyone but herself, doesn't even wait to dry out before getting pregnant and probably ruining the life of a human being. Selfish ugly woman. She is still so beyond skinny, even her unhealthy weight issues will cause this poor baby problems, on top of the drug problems. Two selfish twits having a child, and all the really wonderful people who are infirtile, just makes me sick that these two twits are going to have a child, probably with health issues because of Nicole's druggy life, and this child will probably be raised with the same lack of morals Nicole lives her own life without. Too much to take!

2575 days ago
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leslie    

What in the world has Nicole Ritchie done to deserve being interviewed by Diane Sawyer? I can't believe this is what passes as journalism these days. I expect it from TMZ, but Diane Sawyer? WTF?

2575 days ago
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Hayley    

Good for Nicole! I really like this girl. She is soooooooo much better than Parisite HIlton. I hope Nicole and Joel are very happy!!

2575 days ago
8.

Reine    

Nicole has taken responsibility for her actions & that's a good start. I wish her luck in the future. Wish Brit, Paris, & Lohan could do the same.

2575 days ago
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Patty    

I believe this girl could turn her life around and this baby maybe the one to help her. We can't make assumptions that she is still doing drugs and drinking. All we can do is pray that she stays sober. I truly believe her and her statements. Where as with Paris it was a crock of poop!

2575 days ago
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sus    

i watched it... nothing special. in a year the kid will be right next to Brit's kids...

2575 days ago
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lindsay    

I must say she is making herself look a lot better than her little sidekick. At least she is coming across remorsful and not crying for her dad like paris cried for her mom when she had to go to jail. Paris came across looking like a spoiled whiney brat and nicole is actually coming across like she knows she did wrong and she needs to take responsibility.

2575 days ago
12.

Deb    

Seriously, do you like to see bad things happen to people. The woman did wrong, accepted responsibility and is trying to get on the right track. It actually appears Joel Madden is a good influence. Time will tell. Now Britney.........................................what a mess!

2575 days ago
13.

QE2    

She certainly sounds sincere, but her grammar is terrible! Did this girl even go to school? It's sad to me that a person from such a privileged background could be so poorly educated.

2575 days ago
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Me    

#5 - I sooo agree - but you know what - these are the people that have perfectly healthy babies - reverse of Murphy's Law. It always happens that way - they never learn their lessons.

2575 days ago
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Deja    

GET THIS LOSER OFF THE AIRWAVES...THERE ARE WARS GOING ON, BRIDGES COLLAPSING..AND WE HAVE THIS JUNKIE BEING INTERVIEWED ON A RESPECTABLE NEWS STATION. THERE ARE A MILLION OTHER THINGS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HER DRIVING HIGH/DRUNK. IT'S INSANE. IT'S SAD AND PATHETIC.
HER POOR CHILD WILL NOT ONLY BE BROUGHT UP IN A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY..BUT IT'S GOING TO BE GOD AWFUL UGLY.

2575 days ago
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