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Turns out for Joel and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” aren’t so bad after all.

“We don’t walk around all day and say, ‘We’re rich and famous!’ Joel clarified when the brothers sat down on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “We’re happy with our lives, good or bad.”

Lately for the twin brothers, and the band, there’s been more of the former: Good Charlotte’s headlining tour is selling well across the country, Cardiology is in stores, and Joel even gets his fantasy football tips now from ESPN’s Senior Fantasy Analyst Matthew Berry.

But more important than all of that for the lead singer is the “balance” he has in his life, between both his rock star job and his family with wife Nicole Richie and children Harlow (3) and Sparrow (2).

“The kids come out here and there and that’s always different, like there are two different kinds of touring,” explained Joel. “There’s the touring without the family, which is kind of like a little Dad vacation. Then they come out for a week here or there and that’s like, full-time family, but it’s a nice mix.”

“Obviously, we’re not like we were when we were 20 years-old,” Benji continued. “Now we all lead grown-up lives and we still love being together and music is the best job you can have.”

Joel noted another perk of the gig: flexibility.

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“There’s a lot of freedom in what we do, and we get to make our own rules,” he elaborated. “It’s interesting, because being in a band, a lot of the times the stories you read about people and things that people tear other people down for, we get away with a lot more of it because we’re in a rock band and we’ve been on the road for 12 years.”

The lead singer may have been alluding to the recent trials and tribulations of another famous father: Charlie Sheen. Thankfully for Joel and the band, there have been no public headlines that have interfered with their career.

“That was always the plan, to do this as long as we could,” Benji said of leading a grown-up life while still recording and touring, and not after the fact. “We love music, we love our band, and that’s why the people who love us, love us… it takes a certain type of person to make music.”

Benji’s comment elicited a reaction from his brother Joel.

“And it also takes a certain kind of a woman to be with a guy that’s always gone here and there, and traveling.”

Winning, duh.

The Wingman advises Nicole to have fun… while her relationship goes on…


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here’s what papa richie said after receiving the “icon” honor at last night’s tv land awards taping…

“Forget about surviving 40 years in the music business,” Lionel Richie told the audience. “Just surviving 27 years of Nicole Richie has been a struggle-and-a-half, I want to tell you. I stand here as a survivor, I want you to know, for all the parents out there.”

wonder what his son-in-law thought of that?

here’s what papa richie said after receiving the “icon” honor at last night’s tv land awards taping…

“Forget about surviving 40 years in the music business,” Lionel Richie told the audience. “Just surviving 27 years of Nicole Richie has been a struggle-and-a-half, I want to tell you. I stand here as a survivor, I want you to know, for all the parents out there.”

wonder what his son-in-law thought of that?


hear clips from this tonight on the show… and scroll five minutes in to see joel turn red after being asked if he plans on marrying nicole richie…


hear clips from this tonight on the show… and scroll five minutes in to see joel turn red after being asked if he plans on marrying nicole richie…

nicole richie isn’t too happy. the new york post just reported that she’s been spotted throughout new york city smoking – yes, while preggo. now nicole’s rep issued these pictures to tmz along with the facts – nicole hasn’t been in the city since the diane sawyer interview – richie isn’t even in the country. nicole along with her baby’s daddy joel madden have been gallivanting throughout australia and thailand.

nicole richie isn’t too happy. the new york post just reported that she’s been spotted throughout new york city smoking – yes, while preggo. now nicole’s rep issued these pictures to tmz along with the facts – nicole hasn’t been in the city since the diane sawyer interview – richie isn’t even in the country. nicole along with her baby’s daddy joel madden have been gallivanting throughout australia and thailand.


now you don’t.

on the same day that lindsay lohan pled guilty to a number of misdemeanors, nicole richie surrendered to authorities and began her jail term for the DUI conviction.

eighty-two long minutes later, richie was released due to overcrowding.

the l.a. county sheriff’s department had this to say to tmz…

“On August 23 2007, at 3:15 PM Miss Nicole Camille Richie reported to CRDF and surrendered herself following a July 27 arrest, she was sentenced to serve 96 hours in County Jail. Miss Richie was accompanied by her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley and her boyfriend Joel Madden. Miss Richie was booked and processed into the jail system. Miss Richie was cooperative during the process. Based on her sentence and federal court guidelines, Miss Richie was released at 4:37 PM today.”

anyone taking bets on how long they’ll keep lilo in once she begins her 24-hour sentance?


now you don’t.

on the same day that lindsay lohan pled guilty to a number of misdemeanors, nicole richie surrendered to authorities and began her jail term for the DUI conviction.

eighty-two long minutes later, richie was released due to overcrowding.

the l.a. county sheriff’s department had this to say to tmz…

“On August 23 2007, at 3:15 PM Miss Nicole Camille Richie reported to CRDF and surrendered herself following a July 27 arrest, she was sentenced to serve 96 hours in County Jail. Miss Richie was accompanied by her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley and her boyfriend Joel Madden. Miss Richie was booked and processed into the jail system. Miss Richie was cooperative during the process. Based on her sentence and federal court guidelines, Miss Richie was released at 4:37 PM today.”

anyone taking bets on how long they’ll keep lilo in once she begins her 24-hour sentance?