News | Entertainment
12 Aug 2020 0:52
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Lionel Richie wished "lots of failure" on his daughter Sofia

    The 70-year-old singer insisted he's never sugarcoated how tough life in showbusiness can be and when the 21-year-old aspiring actress first expressed an interest in a career in the spotlight, he warned her expectations would be high because of his own success


    He said: "I told her, 'I wish you lots of failure, young.'

    "We're in a business where it's how you recover and 'yes, yes, yes' does not feel terrible, so you have to get smacked in the face.

    "I said, 'You're going to have a little bit more of a different time because you're coming from a family where they expect a little bit more.' "

    The 'American Idol' judge also recalled how his older daughter, 38-year-old Nicole Richie "froze" when she was competing in a talent show and was introduced with a link to her famous dad.

    Speaking to reporters at an 'American Idol' event, he said: "When Nicole was about four years old, she went on a talent show. She's about to go on to do her little act and they said, 'And now we have Lionel Richie's daughter' and she froze. She said, 'Dad I don't want to be here.'

    "I remember that being, what a terrifying moment."

    Sofia - who is dating Scott Disick - announced earlier this month she is taking a break from 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' to focus on her acting ambitions and the 'Dancing on the Ceiling' hitmaker is excited about what the future holds for his daughter.

    He said: "She's got the attitude. She sings too. I'm so excited about her.... Sofia's doing fabulous right now."

    But while Lionel will advise his daughter on her career, he won't interfere in her relationship.

    He said: "You can't step in there. It just doesn't work. If you're a parent, you'll understand."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     11 Aug: Robert Pattinson tried to sneak away from the 'Tenet' set to audition for 'The Batman'
     11 Aug: Sharon Stone believes her death will be "dramatic and nuts"
     11 Aug: John David Washington used to pretend his father was in jail
     11 Aug: Priyanka Chopra says the Covid-19 quarantine has been "a blessing"
     11 Aug: Prince Charles has been in regular contact with Prince Harry over the past few months
     11 Aug: Orlando Bloom says his relationship with Katy Perry has been a "rollercoaster of ups and downs"
     11 Aug: Carole Baskin has blasted Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion over their new music video
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The Crusaders are seeking "cultural advice" after damaging the custom-made Super Rugby Aotearoa trophy during celebrations after claiming an unprecedented fourth successive title at the weekend More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Support for the idea to combine Auckland's Regional Facilities business - and Ateed More...



     Today's News

    Politics:
    Auckland locked down as Jacinda Ardern announces New Zealand's first coronavirus cases in 102 days 22:37

    Business:
    Support for the idea to combine Auckland's Regional Facilities business - and Ateed 21:57

    International:
    Facebook criticised for allowing illegal and harmful content in PNG languages 21:47

    Entertainment:
    Robert Pattinson tried to sneak away from the 'Tenet' set to audition for 'The Batman' 21:31

    Rugby:
    The Crusaders are seeking "cultural advice" after damaging the custom-made Super Rugby Aotearoa trophy during celebrations after claiming an unprecedented fourth successive title at the weekend 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Sharon Stone believes her death will be "dramatic and nuts" 21:01

    Entertainment:
    John David Washington used to pretend his father was in jail 20:31

    Entertainment:
    Priyanka Chopra says the Covid-19 quarantine has been "a blessing" 20:01

    Entertainment:
    Prince Charles has been in regular contact with Prince Harry over the past few months 19:31

    Entertainment:
    Orlando Bloom says his relationship with Katy Perry has been a "rollercoaster of ups and downs" 19:01


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd