Wedding Bells Ring for Nicole Richie & Joel Madden


Nicole celebrates her upcoming nuptials with a bevy of BFFs—but sans a spurned Lindsay Lohan.

While former BFF Paris Hilton is still making headlines for her "gum" habit, Nicole Richie's planning a walk down the aisle with long-time beau and baby daddy, Joel Madden. (Aww, had it worked it between Paris and Benji, they coulda been sisters-in-law). But no need to fret—Nicole's still got plenty of gal pals by her side, and what better way to say sayonara to singledom than a full-on bachelorette weekend in Cabo? The apparent bride-to-be headed south of the border with Burlesque beauty Christina Aguilera, deejay Samantha Ronson, and a few other key members of her entourage. There they enjoyed margaritas, spa seshes, and R&R by the pool at celeb fave Las Ventanas.

Not on the invite list? Another of Nicole's frenemies—who else but Lindsay Lohan? And hell hath a Lohan shunned: Kikster and X17 are reporting that Lindsay blew up ex Samantha's phone all weekend with frantic texts and calls. Of course, Samantha was too busy fiesta-ing it up and totally pushed the "ignore" button, which some are surmising may have led to Lindsay's recent relapse.

But Nicole's way too busy to deal with any of that dramz; after all, the mom of Sparrow and Harlow has a December wedding to plan! Sources are saying that Nicole's considering holding the nuptials at dad Lionel's palatial Bev Hills digs, and she's also been spotted dress shopping with stylist Simone Harouche. Wonder what'll happen if Lindsay doesn't make the cut for the ceremony? The bridesmaids better silence their Blackberries…

Written by Jen Jones.