Nicole Richie’s Reality Show

Nicole Richie showed she was looking to stage a comeback of sorts to the same genre that made her a star.

Nicole Richie

The “Simple Life” star, which has learned that the former co-headliner, has been pitching a reality show that would scour the country for the next, well, Nicole Richie.

According to one executive, who’s heard the pitch, the unscripted show would take seven girls from across the U.S. and test their ability to achieve insta-fame.

Nicole Richie and a panel of judges would whittle down the competition in preparation for the live finale, at which time the winner.

The photographer, who described her as “very quiet” and “with a serious look on her face as she walked in to the Havana Club added, “Britney looked like a doll with bright red lipstick.”

By contrast, an upbeat Gibson left his silver Lexus with the valet and walked in holding what was described as a “man-purse” up to his face and a look of “okay, you got me” as paparazzi snapped his picture.

Around 9:30, Britney Spears left the club for home, while Mel Gibson hung around until about 11.

The two, who once neighbors inside a Malibu enclave (Britney Spears now lives in a gated community in Studio City), began being seen in public together in March, at dinner in a restaurant.

It was then learned that Gibson and his wife, Robin, had been looking in on Britney Spears once she had checked out the hospital in February.

In May, Mel Gibson and his wife, and Britney Spears and her father, all vacationed together in Costa Rica.