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Originally posted 10/08/2010 01:45PM
Denise Richards's life might be complicated , but she's hoping to make it easy for others to be inspired by her journey from small town girl to Hollywood fixture.
The actress has signed a deal with Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, to publish a memoir about her life after coming to Hollywood – including her marriage to and divorce from Charlie Sheen.
"I wanted to write a heartfelt, honest book that would be a source of hope for others going through difficult times," says Richards, who filed for divorce from Sheen while she was pregnant with their second child.
In the tome, Richards, 39, will share her own share ups and downs following her tumultuous split from Sheen and her life as a single mother to their daughters Sam, 6, and Lola, 5.
The actress starred for two seasons in E!'s reality series, Denise Richards: It's Complicated and will next be seen in the film, Mother's Little Helpers.
Her currently untitled memoir is scheduled to hit bookstores in July 2011.
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Originally posted 01/26/2010 11:50AM
When Charlie Sheen was arrested for allegedly threatening wife Brooke Mueller, his ex-wife Denise Richards decided not to tell their daughters that the only way Dad could wish them a Merry Christmas was by calling collect from jail.
Richards, appearing Tuesday on The Oprah Winfrey Show, said she didn't want Sam, 5, and Lola, 4, happily playing with their new American Girl dolls, to know that Sheen was spending the holiday in an Aspen, Colo., jail.
But eventually, "I did have to tell them about their dad," Richards says, after a kindergarten pal told Sam she'd heard Sheen was in jail and wondered if he was still there.
Originally posted 08/24/2009 02:00PM
How does Denise Richards feel about sending daughter Sam, 5, to kindergarten this fall? Let's just say, "it's complicated."
"It's bittersweet," the actress and reality star told PEOPLE Saturday night at the Much Love Animal Rescue's third annual summer fundraiser Bow Wow WOW Howlywood! in Los Angeles. "Sami starts kindergarten, which I cannot believe, in a couple of weeks. I'm so sad about it."
Richards, 38, who has two daughters with ex-husband Charlie Sheen – they're also parents to Lola Rose, 4 – said the time has flown by. "I can't believe how fast five years have gone," she says. "I'm very proud of her and very happy, but from here on out she's in school."
Originally posted 03/17/2009 02:50PM
Don't expect any sibling rivalry between Charlie Sheen's children.
The actor's two daughters with ex-wife Denise Richards are eager to spend time with their newborn half-brothers, according to their mom.
"The girls are really excited," Richards tells Entertainment Tonight of daughters Sam, 5, and Lola, 3. "They can't wait to see them."
The Two and Half Men star and his wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen, welcomed twin boys, Max and Bob, on Saturday night.
"[Brooke and Charlie] just had the babies and we're letting Brooke heal," Richards added to Access Hollywood. "Then they will see their new brothers. They can't wait. They actually drew a picture for them, they are so excited."
Originally posted 12/13/2008 07:00PM
Charlie Sheen and ex Denise Richards's daughters are unharmed after being involved in a car accident Friday in Malibu, his rep tells PEOPLE.
"Charlie told me that the girls are fine," said publicist Stan Rosenfield. "He said it could have been much worse. They were in their car seats, and he is extremely grateful for the safety features from Mercedes.”
The girls, Sam, 4, and Lola, 3, were being driven in a Mercedes SUV around 3:30 p.m. when a Honda Civic made a turn in front of them, sparking a four-car collision, Sgt. Evans of the L.A. Sheriff's Department confirms. The girls' nanny was driving.
Originally posted 05/30/2008 03:30PM
They've been embroiled in one of the messiest Hollywood breakups, but Denise Richards says ex-husband Charlie Sheen can expect a wedding present from her – in their daughters' names.
"[I'll send] something from the girls," Richards said on the Valentine in the Morning radio show Friday when asked about Sheen's upcoming nuptials.
The Two and a Half Men star and real-estate investor Brooke Mueller are getting married Friday in Los Angeles.
Originally posted 05/21/2008 09:05AM
Though they were officially divorced in 2006, the bitter, three-year battle between Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen over custody of their two daughters ratcheted up another notch Wednesday morning, when Richards appeared on the Today show – along with a previously never-seen e-mail in which Richards purportedly requested a sperm donation from Sheen, after their split.
Richards labeled the e-mail – which purportedly had been sent to Sheen's then-girlfriend and now-fiancée Brooke Mueller – as bogus.
"That e-mail is not legitimate," Richards, 37, told interviewer Matt Lauer. "It's a doctored e-mail. I would never send an e-mail to his ... girlfriend, and, at the time of that e-mail, I was with Richie [Sambora]. If I wanted anybody's sperm, I'd have asked for Richie's."
Originally posted 05/14/2008 03:25PM
With her reality show Denise Richards: It's Complicated set to bow May 26, Denise Richards is clearing the air about what really happened between her and Richie Sambora when he was married to Heather Locklear.
Originally posted 05/12/2008 12:10PM
Denise Richards's new E! reality show has been the subject of much speculation – and her ex-husband Charlie Sheen has even called for a boycott – but now, viewers are getting a chance to see for themselves what the actress has in store for her cable debut.
E! aired a sneak preview from the new show, featuring Richards, 37, discussing her taste in men. See for yourself above!
Originally posted 04/01/2008 06:00AM
Denise Richards may focus on staying (and looking) fit – but she'll never complain about her weight in front of her daughters.
"I'll never talk about weight around them," the actress tells Shape magazine in its May issue. "And they'll never hear me say, 'Mommy's feeling fat today.' That kind of attitude just makes young girls grow up to be dissatisfied with their bodies."
Instead, Richards says she tries to set an active example for her girls, Sam, 4, and Lola, 2.
"Working out is part of my life, not just an I-have-to-get-ready-for-a-photo-shoot thing," she tells the magazine. "I exercise almost every day. The girls usually play in the workout room with me, so they're learning by example."
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