Richie goes back to reality

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is making a reality TV comeback.

The star’s AOL series based on her Twitter feed, #CandidlyNicole, has been picked up by executives at VH1.

“Nicole’s sharp, acerbic sense of humor and broad audience appeal make #CandidlyNicole a perfect fit for the VH1 brand,” VH1’s EVP of original programming & development, Susan Levison, told Variety.

“Viewers will enjoy her unique point of view and earnest look at pop culture as well as her fearless exploration of anything and everything taboo.”

Nicole last year year generated headlines for pursuing “tramp stamp” tattoo removal on the program and mused that she finds embarrassing moments hilarious.

“The show is based off my tweets. I try and find the humor in something pretty much every day… each episode starts with one of my tweets,” she told Extra.

“I had tweeted that I woke up one morning feeling great about myself until I remembered that I had my tramp stamp.”

The first episode featured the 32-year-old visiting a specialist to inquire about getting her “butt crack cross” removed.

“That’s what I do, I go in and research or look deeper into whatever that tweet is,” she explained.

The eight-episode series for VH1 is now scheduled to premiere July 17.

Nicole is executive producing with Michael Baum and Carrie Franklin, and with Susan Levison, Jull Holmes and Kristen Kelly for the network.

Variety reports VH1 has also signed a first look/development deal with Nicole’s Honey Child Productions.

Nicole famously appeared alongside socialite pal Paris Hilton on The Simple Life, which aired on Fox and E! networks. She later served as a mentor on Fashion Star on NBC.

Her reality TV fame helped her to launch several successful business ventures, including a jewellery line named after her daughter, called House of Harlow 1960, in 2008. In 2010, the collection was extended to include apparel and shoes.

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