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I’m a bit worried about the news that Nicole Richie has landed a guest spot on a season 2 episode of NBC’s Chuck. Not because I think Richie (left) lacks the thespian skills to play the role of a bitchy former classmate of Sarah’s who used to torment the future secret agent when they were in high school. (After 27 or so seasons of The Simple Life, playing a Heather shouldn’t be much of a stretch.) Rather, I’m worried that the role (according to People) requires her to “kick some butt.” Nicole Richie as a buttkicker? I fear Yvonne Strahovski’s Sarah (right) will snap her like a twig, and that Adam Baldwin’s Casey will pick up the splinters and use them as toothpicks. Still, I’m glad Richie is finding gainful employment. How about you, Chuck fans? Eagerly awaiting or nervously dreading Richie’s guest spot?

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