Richie Attacks Weight Loss Fears 7/12/05
TV star Nicole Richie has lashed out at accusations she's taken her diet
and exercise regime too far.
dramatic weight loss has concerned friends and fans, who have linked her
new physique to her close friendship with Lindsay Lohan - who recently
received a petition signed by 12,500 fans, urging her to fatten up.
Richie, 23, insists her regular workouts with Los Angeles personal fitness
trainer Adam Irnster are healthy.
explains, "I have more energy and I'm more confident. I never thought
I could have as much confidence."