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Richie plans return to TV

Nicole Richie’s Twitter feed has launched her return to television.

The 32-year-old former reality TV star-turned-designer, who is also an author and actress, is heading to VH1.

#CandidlyNicole is based on her popular AOL Web series, which was adapted from her Twitter feed, made up of her musings about everything from parenting to pop culture to random observations.

The VH1 version will feature all new content in eight half-hour episodes premiering July 17.

In an interview last year, Richie said she was interested in eventually bringing the series to television but viewed an online start as “a nice way to experiment.”

Richie starred in the TV series “The Simple Life” with Paris Hilton and was a mentor on NBC’s “Fashion Star.”

County Fair lineup announced

The Erie County Fair has announced its Grandstand lineup. John Fogerty, Bridgit Mendler, Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum will all perform as part of this year’s Fair festivities.

Rock legend Fogerty and his band will perform at the Grandstand at 8 p.m. Aug. 7. Pop singer and star of the Disney Channel’s “Good Luck, Charlie” Mendler takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Modern country superstar Bentley arrives at the Fair at 8 p.m. Aug. 11. And award-winning country/pop outfit Lady Antebellum plays the Grandstand at 8 p.m. Aug. 13.

For the Fogerty, Mendler and Bentley shows, tickets are $60 for Blue Ribbon Track Reserved and $45 for General Admission. For the Lady Antebellum appearance, tickets are $80 for Blue Ribbon Track Reserved and $65 for general admission. All tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Tickets.com, at the Fairground Events Center box office (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) or by calling (888) 223-6000.

Williams lands coaching gig

NBC has signed singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams as a coach for the upcoming seventh season of its musical competition series “The Voice.”

Williams scored an Oscar nomination this year for his song “Happy” from the film “Despicable Me 2.” He also had a Grammy-winning collaboration with Daft Punk on the dance hit “Get Lucky.”

He was an adviser to team Usher on season four of “The Voice,” and performed the song “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke on the show last May.

NBC said it would announce the remainder of the coaching lineup at a later date.

Depp to get hitched

Johnny Depp showed off a diamond engagement ring that he called a “chick’s ring” on Monday – indirectly confirming rumors of his engagement to actress Amber Heard, 27.

Asked whether he was engaged, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star replied: “The fact that I’m wearing a chick’s ring on my finger is probably a dead giveaway. Not very subtle.” He laughed as he lifted up his left hand and displayed a single diamond on his ring finger.

His comments follow months of unconfirmed reports of his engagement.

In 2012, Depp, 50, split with his partner of 14 years, French model-singer Vanessa Paradis. They have two children.

‑ From News wire services