Report: Denise Richards to star in new primetime reality series
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/23/2008
Actress Denise Richards is reportedly planning to let the public see her personal life via a new primetime reality series.
The 36-year-old Wild Things and Starship Troopers star has a deal in place for a primetime reality series that would focus on her "picking up the pieces of her life after her mother's death," Extra reported Tuesday. Richards' mom passed away on December 1 due to cancer.
However Richards apparently has a hurdle if she wants her two young children to co-star with her in the show, as Extra reported her ex-husband Charlie Sheen has refused to allow the divorced couple's two daughters -- 3-year-old Sam and 2-year-old Lola -- to appear onscreen.
"She continues to reveal what type of person and parent she is through her behavior," Sheen told the syndicated entertainment news program. In addition, a "source close to Sheen" told Extra the Two and a Half Men actor "feels it's exploitative of the children for the mother's own vanity and greed."
Since Sheen disagrees with Richards' plans, she decided to attempt to get a family court judge to "revoke [Sheen's] power as their children's father for the matter" so she can move forward on the show without his consent, according to Extra.
Although the hearing was closed to the public, a Tuesday afternoon Los Angeles family court hearing about the matter reportedly ended with a judge ruling that Sam and Lola will be able to appear in the show, TMZ.com reported Tuesday night. The judge reportedly put some unknown "general ground rules" and "certain restrictions" in place, however Richards was reportedly "very happy" with the judges' ruling, according to TMZ.com.
Richards and Sheen wed in June 2002 before filing for divorce from the actor in March 2005 when she was six-months pregnant with Lola. While the couple briefly reconciled, they moved forward with their divorce last January and it was finalized in November.