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Nicole Richie's fashions are hardly animal-friendly, says PETA.
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updated 12/6/2006 2:08:38 AM ET 2006-12-06T07:08:38

Nicole Richie has more to deal with than denying that she has an eating disorder: PETA has just named Richie the world’s worst-dressed celeb.

“This pelt-wearing party girl is all animal skin and bones,” notes the animal rights group. “She’s an incredible shrinking woman with the heart to match.”

Ashley Olsen is the runner-up. “Wearing fur does add 20 pounds,” PETA says, “but if Ashley wants to fill out her frame, we suggest using a fork instead.”

“Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria also made the worst dressed list. Opines PETA: “You’d think she’d be more sympathetic to the plight of rabbits considering the way she screws around like one on Wisteria Lane.”

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Paris Hilton, who topped last year’s list, was let off the hook this year because she stopped wearing furs after seeing a grisly PETA video about the fur industry. But a spokesman for the group says they’re still taking a “wait and see” attitude before asking the underwear-eschewing heiress to become one of the PETA’s “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” models.

Scientology seeking London bobbies?
Some policemen in London are reportedly under scrutiny after taking freebies from the Church of Scientology — including invitations to galas where they were able to meet with the church’s most famous member, Tom Cruise.

“The Church of Scientology appears to be involved in an effort to woo officers from the City of London police,” notes the London Guardian, which uncovered instances of how more than 20 officers of various rank have been invited to Scientology events in the last fifteen months.

Although it is considered as a religion in the U.S., Scientology has been criticized by the U.K.’s Charity Commission, which has refused to recognize it as a religion, and Scientology’s generosity toward the police department has prompted some unease.

“We are conducting a review to ensure that all members of staff are aware of the force policy on accepting hospitality and to assess whether clarification or amendment is necessary,” a City of London police spokesperson told LondonNet.

Notes from all over
Rabid Michael Jackson fans with $40,000 to splurge with can bid for a crystal-covered white glove, supposedly worn by the star, for sale on eBay. The seller says the glove was bought from Sammy Davis, Jr.’s estate at an IRS seizure auction.  . . . Liza Minnelli and a group of 11 friends went to Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas show “Love.” The star went backstage both before and after the performance and told the staff and performers tales of her family and her career.  . . . Kelly Osbourne, who rose to fame in reality show “The Osbournes,” has blasted the contestants of another reality show, as being desperate for fame. “It’s like this was the last thing they could do to save their careers,” Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter said of the folks on “I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here.” “My career’s important but I wouldn’t torture myself to make money.”

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