Nicole Richie's house trouble
Nov 11, 2007, 7:30 GMT
Nicole Richie - © Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos
Nicole Richie has been stopped from buying her dream home by angry residents.
The pregnant 'Simple Life' star and her Good Charlotte frontman fiancée Joel Madden recently made an offer on a home situated in an exclusive gated Southern California community.
After their potential neighbours heard the couple wanted to relocate to the area, they blocked the move because they are worried about being overrun by paparazzi.
A source said: "Nicole was livid because she loved the house. She thinks it's a bull-s**t reason, but she couldn't fight it."
Nicole and Joel could appeal the decision but it is unlikely the residents committee will reverse their decision.
Meanwhile, Joel has said he thinks fatherhood will inspire his music.
The 28-year-old rocker, who is set to become a father in December, believes the experience will manifest itself in his songwriting.
He said: "I'm sure it will inspire me. I just can't wait now. It's going to be amazing."
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