Joel Madden Ready to Rock Nicole Richie's Baby

Good Charlotte's Joel Madden has been touring the world, but the rock star says he is ready to take it down a notch and prepare for the birth of his baby with girlfriend, Nicole Richie. With the tot set to arrive in January, Joel says he and Nic are "getting settled in L.A. and getting ready." "Having a baby is the most exciting thing that's ever happened to me, and to us," the daddy-to-be told People mag. He also said that, despite talk that he and Nicole are having problems, their bond is still super strong. "[We're] really happy. Everything else that the others have printed has been completely false."

Rumors were also flying that Nicole wasn't taking such good care of herself and the baby -- and that she was seen smoking on two occasions. But Nicole said all the stories were "false and unsubstantiated," and that "the healthy birth of my child is my No. 1 priority." So I guess Nicole and Joel aren't considering Puffy McSmokerson as a name for the babe?

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