Hollywood's Biggest Comebacks

You can't keep a big star down! See the celebs – Paula, Ben, RDJ, Drew – who've resurfaced with extra shine

NICOLE RICHIE

She was just another rich reality starlet when she appeared alongside childhood pal Paris Hilton on the hit FOX series The Simple Life, which attracted 13 million viewers in 2003. But after a falling out with Hilton, the show was canceled; when it was picked up by E!, the duo chose to film separately. Soon she was facing more heat, this time for her drastic weight loss and a DUI.
The comeback: The star began focusing on family life with beau (now husband) Joel Madden and their children Harlow and Sparrow. She also put her energy into designing, launching several successful fashion labels bearing her name.