Nicole and Joel’s baby
showered with books


Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s son is sure to have the best baby library in Hollywood. Instead of having guests bring traditional gifts to the baby shower, which took place Sunday in Beverly Hills, the invitation suggested guests bring books. And, in lieu of other presents, the couple asked that donations be made to their new charity, the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation, which supports underprivileged mothers.

At the shower — thrown by Nicole’s mom, Brenda, and Nicole's pals Paris Hilton and Masha Gordon — guests feasted on Nicole’s favorite foods, including cupcakes that have been shipped to LA from Nicole’s favorite bakery, Alice’s Tea Cups in New York City.

Joel tells In Touch, “We’re just excited, happy. It’s great!”