Bride Wars: Jessica Simpson Vs. Nicole Richie

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

Jessica Simpson battles Nicole Richie for the ultimate December wedding.

Forget Christmas parties, this winter, stars will be vying for invitations to one of many celebrity weddings.

Last weekend, Jessica Simpson announced her betrothal to boyfriend Eric Johnson just days after ex-husband Nick Lachey confirmed his own engagement. Though second to announce her upcoming nuptials, rumor has it that Jessica plans on beating her former hubbie to the altar, even if it means planning a wedding in less than two months. Jessica Simpson Is Engaged To Eric Johnson

"She wants to beat Nick [Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo] to the altar. She knows that it is going to be tough to pull everything together on such short notice, so it might have to be a New Years wedding. In any case, she wants the focus to be on her wedding," reports.

But if Jessica wants to have all the attention to herself, she'll have to worry about more than Nick. Jessica Simpson Is Sad About Nick's Engagement

Like the singer, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden plan to wed in December as well. (We're just as shocked they aren't married). With two kids under their belt, it seems the pair has finally decided to tie the knot this winter.

"Christmas has always been about family and faith for Nicole and Joel, so there is no better time of the year for them to wed," a source tells Nicole and Joel will spend Christmas with their family after the wedding, before heading off on honeymoon."

If it's any consolation to Jessica, the couple plans to have a small wedding, including family and close friends. So who will win in the battle of the brides? Celebrities such as Christina Aguilera and Samantha Ronson are already reportedly on team Nicole.

But don't feel bad for Jess yet, Popeater reports she is sporting a $100,000 ruby and diamond Neil Lane engagement ring. Yes, she may have paid for it herself, but it still sparkles and shines regardless. Jessica is also putting complete trust in her husband-to-be and is forgoing a pre-nup.

Dumb blonde or true love? Only time will tell. Here’s hoping the singer has finally found happiness.

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