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Tabloid Time: The National Enquirer Illustrates a Feud Between Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie

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From the Enquirer:

Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie are locked in an ugly feud on the set of their new reality show “Fashion Star,” insiders say.

“Producers thought pairing them on screen would mean lots of fireworks to attract viewers,” said the insider. “But their personalities don’t mesh at all. Behind the scenes, the set is a war zone.” [Also,] “Nicole is always ready to go, but Jess lingers in her dressing room, keeping every­one waiting and asking to do multiple run-throughs,” the insider divulged.

Then there’s their weight issues, which have the two poking fun at each other. Jess is carrying some extra pounds, while Nicole is run­way-skinny. “Nicole has made a few digs about Jessica ‘throwing her weight around,’ while Jes­sica has joked that someone would have to be on a star­vation diet to wear Nicole’s designs,” the insider said.

Hm. To believe or disbelieve – that is the question. I know that Nicole and Jess have supposedly had this long history of thinly-veiled animosity toward one another for whatever reason, but I really hope that the weight-digging back and forth isn’t true. I mean, first of all, Nicole Richie wasn’t always as skinny as she is now – and Jessica Simpson looks way better carrying those few extra pounds than Nicole ever did when she was heavier, but cracking jokes about someone’s weight who suffered an eating disorder is equally just as not cool.  I mean, some celebrities forget so easily where they came from, and guys? That’s pretty frigging sad.

Do you buy a word of it?