So much so that interns working with the top-selling author and reality star are banned from saying Richie’s name while their big boss is around, according to an insider who spoke to Celebuzz.
“Nobody is allowed to mention Nicole Richie’s name – that is a huge no-no for Rachel. She is obviously still upset with her,” the source said.
When the two women parted company in 2006, Richie, 31, infamously dubbed Zoe, 40, a “raisin face” on a blind item posted on her then MySpaceblog titled X-Ray.
“What 35-year-old raisin face whispers her order of 3 pieces of asparagus for dinner at Chateau every night, and hides her deathly disorder by pointing the finger at me, and used her last paycheck I wrote her to pay for a publicist instead of a nutritionist? HINT: Her name is lettucecup …”
But Richie’s name isn’t the only one banned in the presence of Miss Zoe, because that honor extends to her arch nemesis Brad Goreski, too.
Zoe’s former assistant – who now stars in his own reality show on Bravo, It’s A Brad Brad World – also supposedly still makes her blood boil.
“Nobody is allowed to say Brad’s name either. His name came up in a conversation once and when Rachel overheard that, she totally winced and walked off,” the insider added.
Mom-of-two, Richie – who ironically has gone on to create her own successful fashion and jewelry line The House Of Harlow – appears as a judge on the new series of NBC’s Fashion Star alongside John Varvatos, Jessica Simpsonand Louise Roe, which premiered on Friday.
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