Lionel Richie Nicknames Nicole's Daughter 'The Mouse'
Nicole's father, Lionel Richie, is extremely proud of his granddaughter, Harlow. He tells People:
"I call her 'The Mouse'," Richie said of his 10-month-old granddaughter, Harlow, "and The Mouse holds on to the edge of a chair now and is gaining the confidence to think, 'Maybe these legs belong to me.' I keep telling Nicole that it's a bad sign, because once those legs gain confidence, then they're out of here!"
Richie, whose new album, Just Go, hits stores next month, tells PEOPLE he continues to be amazed not only by Harlow's growth, but that of his one-time wild-child, Nicole, who's transformed into a devoted mom with boyfriend Joel Madden.
"I'll be visiting the house," Richie says with a laugh, "and Nicole will be like, 'Dad, lower your voice! Harlow is sleeping!'
"We must be talking about someone other than my daughter! This is not the same Nicole that brings 15 friends over to my house while [Lionel's daughters] Myles and Sofia are sleeping, and says, 'Dad, what's the problem?' "
Adds the elder Richie, "This is whole new territory, and I couldn't be happier."
Nicole and Joel to light up Rodeo Drive
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced that Joel Madden, UNICEF Ambassador, and Nicole Richie will host UNICEF's 2008 Beverly Hills Snowflake Lighting ceremony on Saturday, November 22 at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. The ceremony highlights the City of Beverly Hills' "Light the Night" annual holiday event where the UNICEF Snowflake and the 20 Baccarat chandeliers that grace Rodeo Drive are illuminated to kick off the holiday season.
"We are honored to have Joel and Nicole participate in the Beverly Hills lighting ceremony," says Caryl Stern, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. "With their tremendous commitment to UNICEF's child survival mission, Joel and Nicole are the perfect people for UNICEF to share this meaningful tradition with."
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