Richie denies Rihanna link

Nicole Richie is baffled by reports she is working on a new album with Rihanna because she's too busy caring for her baby daughter to have pop star dreams.

Nicole Richie is baffled by reports she is working on a new album with Rihanna because she's too busy caring for her baby daughter to have pop star dreams.

Recent reports suggested Rihanna, right, and Kelly Osbourne were coaching Richie, ahead of a new solo LP. A New York Daily News source claimed: "Rihanna and Kelly are coaching Nicole and giving her tips on how to perform."

But a spokesman for Richie, above, - mother to baby Harlow with boyfriend Joel Madden - tells OK! magazine: "While Nicole respects Rihanna and thinks she is immensely talented, she is not working on an album and hence, not working with Rihanna as has been recently reported." - Wenn

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