(NEW YORK) -- Nicole Richie says she's on friendly terms with Jessica Simpson and is not feuding with her, as an Us Weekly report claimed on Wednesday.
Speaking with Ryan Seacrest on Thursday, Richie said, "I actually love and adore Jessica. I've known her for years, first of all. I already knew who she was as a person. Who she is is someone who's very kind, very sweet and extremely smart, and a great businesswoman and someone I really respect."
An Us Weekly source had alleged that Richie and Simpson were having a hard time co-existing as mentors on a new NBC reality series, Fashion Star, which debuts in midseason. The source said, among other things, that Richie doesn't think Simpson has much fashion sense
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