Nicole Richie Works on Her Pipes

8/30/2007 12:59 PM PDT
It seems impossible to be a hot, young female in Hollywood these days without trying one's hand at pop music -- are you ready for Nicole Richie, the birth of a singer? *tiny holla*

Baby bump-boasting Nicole -- wearing hat/sunglasses/black everything from what appears to be baby daddy Joel's wardrobe -- attended vocal lessons yesterday, amid years (and fear) of rumors that she has an album in the making. Who doesn't? Lately, pop music is known to prefer image over talent -- as witnessed by albums from Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson. At least Nicole has some musical background; daddy Lionel's 100+ million album sales! Ride them coattails!

Add Nicole's newfound street cred from her life-altering 82 minutes in jail -- and there may be a new pop diva in the making! Or not.