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Nicole Richie

Officially a Free Woman!!!

12/29/2010 3:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole Richie's probation was terminated this morning -- months before it was scheduled to end ... TMZ has learned.

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Nicole was on probation for a DUI in 2006, where she was driving the wrong way on an L.A. freeway.

Nicole's lawyer, the effervescent Shawn Chapman Holley, went to court this AM -- in the rain no less -- and presented the judge with proof Nicole had completed all the terms of probation, including a glowing report from the alcohol ed program in which she's been enrolled for the last 18 months.

Probation was scheduled to end in February, but since all the terms have been satisfied, the judge agreed to terminate it early.

So Mrs. Madden starts the New Year as a married but free woman.

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C    

WHY DO YOU GUYS ALWAYS CALL SHAWN CHAPMAN HOLLEY "EFFERVESCENT"? You need another word.

1292 days ago
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jus-sayin    

good girl. fresh start away fron some of your old friends (trouble makers) (you know who) PARIS for one

1292 days ago
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spike    

Is that "Fearless Fly"? Where did you get those glasses at: "Flat screens are us". I guess when you are that hideous, the more that covers your face the better.

1292 days ago
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ernie    

Congratulations. Praying for the same to happen to dear old Lindsay. Do we even have to add her last name?

1292 days ago
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Carl    

Does Shawn Chapman Holley have some kickback deal with the studios? Seems like every famous person in Hollywood uses her.

1292 days ago
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Truth    

YAAAWN!!!!!!! WHO CARESSSS. IF THE BIATCH WASNT DOING STUPID SHIET IN THE FIRST PLACE SHE WOULDNT HAVE TO WASTE THE LAWYER'S TIME, THE JUDGE'S TIME, THE COURT'S TIME, AND THE ALCOHOL ED PROGRAM'S TIME. WHAT ABOUT EVERY1 ELSE WHO LIVES BY THE RULES AND NEVER DOES STUPID CRAP, LEVIN?! OH THAT'S RIGHT, SLOW NEWS DAY AND U NEED THE HIT COUNT TO KEEP THE ADVERTISERS HAPPY... NEXT.

1292 days ago
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Polly    

She certainly has grown up. I doubt anyone would have guessed she's be a great mom and relatively "normal" compared to her peers. I'm happy for her.

1292 days ago
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CN    

SHES CUTE with cute kids and why oh why did she marry that ugly guy with ink all over his body..I wonder what her dad paid the attorney to speed the freedom

1292 days ago
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Butterfly    

CONGRATULATIONS, NICOLE! You played by the rules and did not disrespect the court. WONDERFUL! Now you can go on, enjoy your family and have a happy life! ARE YOU TAKING NOTES, LINDSAY?

1292 days ago
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Bob    

Good for her. Why can't more of hollyweird be responsible like her?

1292 days ago
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dd    

LOHAN needs to read this...

1292 days ago
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gena    

I like her.She's a good mom and she's doing well now.Thats not easy to change for better.especially with drug addiction and bad entourage.Congratulation Nicole!!

1292 days ago
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Moe Green    

Shes annoying.

1292 days ago
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panchang810    

Whatever crazy stuff Nicole did before were what most teen girls would do. The best thing about her is that she was able to weather all those storms and succeeded into transforming herself to this very responsible mother and good wife and great daughter. She now has her own little empire - her clothing lines etc. - which provides her good amount of money, so even if she doesn't do movies or TV she's still ok.

Her former wild friends who never grew up must look up to her and should also start taking responsibilities as adults. Congratulations Nicole and stay as good, as happy and as responsible as you are now.

1292 days ago
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