Lionel Richie's daughter NICOLE has been ordered into counselling and an outpatient program, following heroin possession charges.

The 21-year-old was arrested in Malibu, California, on 27 February (03), shortly after being cast to star in upcoming reality TV show The Simple Life along with hotel heiress Paris Hilton. She was charged with felony possession of heroin and driving with a suspended license.

After Nicole pleaded not guilty in a Malibu courthouse on Friday (06JUN03) a judge ordered her to seek the outlined help while she awaits a 25 June (03) preliminary hearing.

08/06/2003 20:54