John Varvatos Hops on the Fashion Star Train With Nicole Richie

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NBC confirmed previous reports that Nicole Richie will join the cast of their forthcoming fashion reality show Fashion Star, along with John Varvatos. They'll join Jessica Simpson on a panel of "celebrity mentors" — not to be confused with judges — presided over by the show's host, Elle Macpherson. [InsideTV] Earlier: Nicole Richie Will Reportedly Judge on Fashion Star