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Originally posted 03/06/2010 07:15PM
For Joel Madden, the sheer mention of the word "Oscars" stirs up images of sitting at home with fiancé Nicole Richie and a bowl of popcorn.
On Sunday, that will all change. Instead of watching the 82nd annual Academy Awards this year, the Good Charlotte frontman will be a part of it, providing the soundtrack to the event as the in-house deejay.
"I'm just there to keep the vibe," he told PEOPLE on the eve of Hollywood's biggest night. "In between the show and in between people going up and accepting awards there's a lot of dead space and a lot of dead air, so I'll be just be there trying to keep it light and keep it fun."
But don't expect Madden, 30, to be the one cueing the music when those acceptance speeches run a little too lengthy – but he would be up for it.
Originally posted 02/26/2010 03:25PM
Welcome to Club Oscar.
The ultra-traditional Academy Awards are loosening up this year, hiring Joel Madden to serve as house deejay at the show, producer Adam Shankman tells PEOPLE.
"We're friends and I asked him," Shankman says. "I wanted there to be a party atmosphere and I wanted to make sure everyone in the room was having a great time. He's one of the best, and knows most everyone there."
Madden is savoring the opportunity, Tweeting, "Guess who is Dj'in the Oscars. Me. Yes i will put on a bow tie of some sort."
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 7, and televised live on ABC beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET.
Originally posted 02/16/2010 12:15PM
It took becoming a mom for Nicole Richie to decide she was ready to be a wife as well.
Richie, 28, revealed that she was engaged to Joel Madden Monday night while taping a Late Show with David Letterman appearance set to air Friday.
When Letterman asked if she and Madden, 30, were married, Richie responded, "We're not," but added, "We actually recently got engaged."
After congratulating her, Letterman joked, "A lot of people will have children and then they don't want to rush right into the marriage – you know, they wait 'til the kids get out of college, then they get married."
Originally posted 02/16/2010 11:30AM
With Lionel Richie as the father-of-the-bride, two things will likely occur at Nicole Richie's wedding to Joel Madden.
They'll party all night long.
People will be dancing on the ceiling.
As it is, the legendary singer is overjoyed by the couple's newly-announced engagement.
"My happiness for Nicole and Joel knows no boundaries," Richie, 60, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "They have given me two beautiful grandchildren, Harlow and Sparrow, and have proven to be great parents."
Originally posted 02/15/2010 09:35PM
They've been together for more than three years and have two children. Now, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are planning to make it official.
"Yep. i'm engaged. Very happy. Yeah we've been engaged for a while so your all kind of late on that. But Thanks for the hooplah all the same," Madden Tweeted Monday night, after news of their plans to wed went wide. He also expressed thanks to relatives who did not let word of the engagement slip.
He Tweeted: "P.s. thats why i love my family and friends. None of them are sources. All good tight lipped people who let us enjoy it! Thanks everybody"
Richie said Monday night during a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman that the couple are engaged to be married, a source told PEOPLE.
Originally posted 02/09/2010 06:05PM
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's daughter Harlow had to take her very first rain check on Tuesday in Los Angeles. With hail and rainstorms sweeping over the city, the 2-year-old couldn't play at the new playground her parents raised funds to build at downtown L.A.'s low income housing, Beyond Shelter.
"One raindrop, and she'd melt," joked her playful dad.
Despite the uncharacteristically bad weather, the opening was a meaningful accomplishment for Richie and Madden, who pledged to raise $35,000 to build the playground in September 2008 through the Richie-Madden Children's Foundation.
"When we first started coming here, there were no kids outside," says Richie. "To see the place come to life and have a place to come outside and be kids, and have their imaginations run wild, it's really awesome."
Originally posted 12/09/2009 07:55PM
Call it the silly life. Nicole Richie squeezes next to Joel Madden, their daughter Harlow, 23 months, and new arrival, son Sparrow, for this series of whimsical family photos posted on her Web site. Richie, 28, has been recovering from pneumonia, and from the looks of things, bed rest is doing her some good! – Mike Fleeman
Originally posted 11/16/2009 07:20PM
Maybe it was nerves. Or maybe it just wasn't the time to issue a clarification.
But in court Monday, Nicole Richie's lawyer Mark Geragos referred to Joel Madden as her husband and Richie didn't correct him. The pair have been together for years and have two children.
The marital reference came up during her 15 minutes of testimony at a hearing in which a judge issued a restraining order against two aggressive paparazzi.
Originally posted 10/23/2009 06:30AM
They may have their hands full with newborn Sparrow and 21-month old Harlow, but Nicole Richie and Joel Madden took time away from home on Thursday to take care of some less privileged kids: After 13 months of fundraising, the couple broke ground on a new playground at a homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles.
"It's so rewarding to see the smile on these kids faces," Richie, 28, tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 10/21/2009 07:30AM
Six weeks after welcoming their first son, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden – along with their 21-month-old daughter Harlow – are showing off the latest addition to their family, Sparrow James Midnight Madden.
"I couldn't be happier," Richie tells PEOPLE. "The only thing you want is for your kids to be healthy and happy, and they are. I'm right where I belong."
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