Nicole Richie Gets Smacked During An Interview

by Mathew Jedeikin
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The incredibly hilarious Nicole Richie has proved yet again how unflappably funny she can be. Richie was accidentally smacked in the face during an interview on Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf and she responded in a priceless way. The former Simple Life reality star and mother of two appeared on Talk Stoop to promote her new scripted show, Great News, which premiers on NBC later this month. The series, produced by Tina Fey and created by 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield, is set in the world of television news, and Richie plays a supporting character named Portia.

As Deadline points out, it’s Richie’s first series-regular role on a scripted television show. Definitely something worth celebrating with a high-five, and that's basically how the LOL-worthy accident got started on Talk Stoop.

Greenleaf asked Richie about the greatest news Richie had heard all week (Get it? "Great news," like the name of Richie's show) and Richie sarcastically replied that she'd heard it was going to be rainy in Los Angeles. Greenleaf responded by attempting to give Richie a congratulatory high-five — which seems like a sort of weird thing to give someone a high-five for in the first place, but let's not get distracted. Unfortunately, in her attempt to give a high-five, Greenleaf unintentionally smacked Richie directly in the face, so hard that it Richie's sunglasses popped from her head and flew right over Greenleaf's shoulder.

It was definitely an awkward start to the interview, but Richie played it off perfectly. She initially poses and smiles, and after Greenleaf apologizes Richie even remarks, "I like this!" Greenleaf then explains that she’s "notoriously clumsy," to which Richie replied, "I can see that… out of my left eye, only."

After making one or two more jokes about the accident, true professional that she is, Richie gets right back into the swing of the interview. Talk about unflappable. If Richie is half as hilarious in Good News as she is during her appearance on Talk Stoop, then the show is bound to be a big hit.