"Ugh. Just shoot me! Remember, now, she was the first. And so my expectation of that was going to be: disaster... Nicole and Paris told me later, 'I told you so'. But I must tell you, at the time, I thought, 'This is about the worst thing that could ever happen to a family'!" Lionel Richie was convinced his daughter Nicole's reality Tv series The Simple Life with Paris Hilton would be a huge mistake.