Picks and Pans Review: Denise Richards Why I'm Doing Reality TV
updated 05/26/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/26/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO DO THE SHOW? I just thought, "Gosh, I can't go anywhere but up from here," so I had nothing to lose. I've had every rotten thing you can imagine written and said about me, so I figured why not let people see who I really am?
WHY WOULD YOU INVOLVE YOUR DAUGHTERS IN A REALITY SHOW? I'm in a no-win situation. If I don't have the girls in it, people will think, "She's not the mom she says she is," and if they are—even for just a glimpse—I'm exploiting them. But they had to be a part of it. I'm a single mom.
DO YOU TALK ABOUT CHARLIE SHEEN IN THE SHOW? I don't say one negative word about Charlie. This show is also about me having a fresh start.
HOW ABOUT ALL THAT FUSS WHEN YOU WERE DATING RICHIE SAMBORA? I reference more the situation. I kind of have to because it's the elephant in the room.
WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT TO SEE? My mom [Joni] just passed away from cancer, so my dad moves in with me, and we're all still grieving. I'm trying to balance being a mom and working and dealing with being newly divorced. As dysfunctional as it may be, we're a real family that really loves each other.