Nicole Richie Returns to the Nightlife Scene

It took talent agent Benny Medina’s 40th birthday party to bring Nicole Richie back onto the social scene. This is Nicole’s first appearance since giving birth to her daughter Harlow. It looks like Nicole has lost those three pounds that she gained and is back to her original, err, fighting weight. The evening brought out a slew of celebrities including Paris Hilton, Mischa Barton, Kimberly Stewart, John Mayer, Nicky Hilton, David Katzenberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Janet Jackson, Macy Gray, Dylan McDermott and more.

Photos: Pacific Coast News Online

20 more photos of the celebrities arriving at Benny Medina’s house party to celebrate his 40th birthday are after the jump.

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Photos: Pacific Coast News Online