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No, Nicole Richie
is not working on an album. Nor is she seeking musical advice from Rihanna
or Kelly Osbourne, as a recent report suggested.
"That's not true. Although I think that Rihanna and Kelly Osbourne are very talented, that's completely false," Richie told PEOPLE at boyfriend Joel Madden
's K-DCMA shoe line launch party
Richie hasn't, however, ruled music out completely. "I do eventually [want to record an album], but right now I have a lot on my plate," she says. "I've really been working hard – going on auditions for acting, doing design for my line, and being a mom – so that pretty much takes up my days."
"Right now I'm reading scripts and really trying to take my work seriously," says Richie, 27, who recently guest-starred on an episode of NBC's Chuck
as a butt-kicking ex-cheerleader.
Earlier this month, Riche launched her first jewelry line, House of Harlow 1960
, and already has plans to expand it.
"I'm going to do every accessory from sunglasses to belts to shoes," she says. "Clothing could be last just because it's such a big job. I'm really excited to be going full force into the world of design. It's a lot of work, but I love it."
For right now Richie is focused on the holidays, which she plans to spend in L.A. with Madden and their 11-month-old daughter Harlow. "I'm a huge Christmas person," she says. "It's my favorite time of year, and I'm really excited to now get to re-live my childhood all over again."
As for how her Christmas shopping going, "Oh," laments Richie, "I haven't event started!"
Nicole revels in her life with daughter Harlow