Nicole Richie: It’s a boy!

Nicole Richie is expecting a boy.

Lionel Richie, The Simple Life star’s father, has confirmed Nicole and her fiancé Joel Madden are busily preparing for the arrival of their son.

The Hello singer told OK!: ‘Nicole is having a boy. She even has a few names picked out.’

The baby, Nicole and Joel’s first child together, is due on New Year’s Eve (31.12.07).

The couple hosted a The Wizard of Oz themed baby shower on Sunday (18.11.07), where most of the guests, including Paris Hilton, brought blue boy-themed gifts.
Nicole and Joel – who plan to marry next year – recently set up the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation for mothers in need.

Next month, the charity will donate 100 Mom-to-Be kits to the Los Angeles Free Clinic. Guests at the baby shower were told to donate all gifts to charity, but were asked to bring a children’s book so the couple could start a library for their unborn baby.