Nicole Richie is hospitalized for pneumonia

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - November 19, 2009

Publicist Nicole Perna said Wednesday 28-year-old Nicole Richie checked herself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Richie was in a Los Angeles courtroom earlier this week after asking for a restraining order against two celebrity photographers.

A judge granted that request.

Richie costarred with Paris Hilton on the television show "The Simple Life" and is the daughter of singer Lionel Richie.

She has since become a fashion and jewelry designer and occasional actress.

Richie gave birth to a son, Sparrow James Midnight Madden, in September.

She and her partner, rocker Joel Madden, have a daughter, Harlow, who turns 2 in January.

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