nicolerichie_cancelsliverpoolfashionweek.jpgNicole Richie has been forced to pull out of Liverpool Fashion Week after she announced she was expecting her second child. The Simple Life star was booked to appear as the main celebrity attraction at the week's finale catwalk show and party, but has since cancelled due to her pregnancy.

"The first thing we knew about her pregnancy was when she was talking about it at the Oscars," a source revealed. "We'd booked her to come to the finale fashion show and then host the party afterwards. We did a survey on Facebook and her and Paris Hilton came out as the two stars most people wanted to see."

It is believed organisers were prepared to shell out £20,000 for the pleasure of Richie's company. Amy Winehouse's goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield, is now expected to appear instead.

"She's not cheap," the source added. "We would have expected her to do quite a lot and that just wasn't going to happen once we knew she was pregnant. Her manager said they didn't want her coming to Britain now anyway, so we agreed to cancel." [KF]

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