Hellraising socialite and reality TV star Nicole Richie has shocked pals by insisting she is still a virgin.

The 23-year-old daughter of R+B legend Lionel Richie made the confession in a new interview with STUFF magazine - in which she also admits she is obsessed with Britney Spears and has a pierced nipple.

Nicole - who successfully beat drug addictions - says, "I'm a virgin. If Britney can say it, I can say it."

Richie also uses the chat to attack Ozzy Osbourne's daughter AIMEE and defend her godfather, troubled superstar Michael Jackson.

She says of Osbourne, "She has a habit of going after every guy I was involved with" and describes a childhood visit to Jackson's Neverland ranch as "so much fun".

11/06/2004 08:54