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Joel Madden

Joel Rueben Madden (born Joel Rueben Combs; March 11, 1979) is an American singer, record producer, actor, DJ, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, best known as the lead vocalist and front-man for the American pop punk band Good Charlotte. Madden was born Joel Rueben Combs in Waldorf, Maryland. He has an identical twin brother, Benji Madden, who plays rhythm guitar and backing vocals in their band, Good Charlotte. He also has an older brother named Josh Madden who to works in the music industry and a younger sister named Sarah Madden. Madden attended La Plata High School. In 1995, at the age of 16, Joel Madden, his brother Benji and a friend started their own band. The band was short lived and the Maddens eventually recruited fellow high schoolers Paul Thomas and Aaron Escolopio to form their current band Good Charlotte. They took the name Good Charlotte from a children's book. In the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie, Joel and the other Good Charlotte members made a cameo as the band at the school's prom. He later had a cameo role in the 2004 film Fat Albert and in the 2006 film Material Girls with his brother Benji. He also had a guest appearance in the popular kids' show "The Naked

Nicole & Joel Hang On By a String

Nicole & Joel
Hang on by a String

Unmarried parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden swapped spit at a Lakers game on Tuesday.There's a thin line between love and hate. READ MORE >

Nicole and Joel -- Unhitched

Nicole and Joel

TMZ has learned Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are not married, despite what was said in court today. Mark Geragos, Nicole's lawyer, asked his client during the restraining order hearing this… READ MORE >

- 2505 days ago
Richie Gets Restraining Order Against Paps

Gets Restraining Order Against Paps

Nicole Richie was in court this afternoon to get a permanent restraining order against the two paps she claims harassed her and caused her to get into a car accident. Here's how it went… READ MORE >

- 2505 days ago
Nicole Richie Gets Restraining Order

Nicole Richie
Gets Restraining Order

 Nicole Richie just won a temporary restraining order against two paparazzi who slammed into her car earlier this month.A lawyer in Mark Geragos' firm, Tamar Arminak (inset), was in court… READ MORE >

- 2522 days ago
Madden vs. Madden: Who'd You Rather?!

Madden vs. Madden
Who'd You Rather?

Nicole Richie's baby daddy Joel Madden (left) and Paris Hilton's ex Benji Madden (right) bro'd out at the same event in Australia on Tuesday.Question is ... See Also Winehouse vs. Allen: Who'd You… READ MORE >

- 2525 days ago
Sparrow's Name -- Richie Gets the Shaft

Sparrow's Name
Richie Gets the Shaft

We just got hold of the birth certificate for Nicole Richie's 5-week-old son, but one word was suspiciously missing: Richie.The newborn boy's full name is listed as Sparrow James Midnight Madden… READ MORE >

- 2537 days ago
Nicole Richie's Plus-Sized Beach Body

Nicole Richie's
Plus-Sized Beach Body

Pregnant with her second child, Nicole Richie showed off her growing baby bump with buff boyfriend Joel Madden on the beach in Malibu this weekend.Nicole's healthy glow has nothing to do with the… READ MORE >

- 2631 days ago
Joel and Benji -- Officially Maddens

Joel and Benji -- Officially Maddens

Which last name screams "emo punk brothers" more -- Combs or Madden?Joel and Benji Madden weren't actually Joel and Benji Madden until a few weeks ago -- they were legally known as Joel and Benji… READ MORE >

- 2677 days ago
Nicole Richie Does a Bump

Nicole Richie
Does a Bump

Wearing a clingy t-shirt dress thing which accented her distended belly, unwed waif mother Nicole Richie showed off her growing unborn child this weekend.The 27-year-old's maternity stilettos,… READ MORE >

- 2722 days ago
Mommy Still Dresses the Madden Boys Alike

Mommy Still Dresses
The Madden Boys Alike

Twins in matching outfits are barely cute when they're babies -- but at 30, it's just offensive.Coordinating fedoras, guyliner and faux-rocker leather jackets, identical twins Joel and Benji… READ MORE >

- 2747 days ago

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