Justin Guarini, who cut off his hair, says he and Nicole Richie aren’t engaged.

Justin Guarini, who cut off his hair, says he and Nicole Richie aren’t engaged.
The wedding registry that suggested American Idol‘s Justin Guarini and The Simple Life‘s Nicole Richie were getting married was just someone’s idea of a joke, Justin says. He tells the Philadelphia Inquirer (last item) that the news was “hilarious” but is not true. Justin also says that he cut off his massive, shrub-like hair: “I just didn’t feel like dealing with it anymore. It’s not like it was some big, momentous occasion…. I’m making a lot of changes in my career and the direction in which I’m going.”

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