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CORRECTED – Denise Richards: Do you just love to hate her?
(In our Tuesday posting on Denise Richards’ show, we incorrectly referenced a posting on The Insider.com’s web site. An Insider spokeswoman tells us on Wednesday the posting was not from its reporting staff but was a user’s posting in an open forum on its web site. We’ve deleted the reference to The Insider below and adjusted our posting to reflect the deletion.)
In the incessant tug-of-war between Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, it looks like good old Charlie gets the upper hand yet again. A day after Charlie announced that he and wife Brooke Mueller have a baby on the way, celebrity news outlets ran stories Tuesday citing an unnamed source as saying that cable network E! axed Denise Richards’ reality show, “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated,” after only one season.
But it turns out the stories were wrong, at least according to E!, and Denise may get another chance to tape another profanity-packed season.
“I don’t know where that came from,” said a spokeswoman from E!, who said the cable network had been e-mailing blog sites all day to get the story straight. “We’re currently in discussions for a second season (of the show.)”
That news would seem to be good for Denise, but it also points what seems to be endlessly bad press for her. Point in case: the stories saying her show had been cancelled when it hasn’t. Denise just can’t seem to get a break these days. Charlie? He’s another story. Not only is he the award-winning actor in CBS’ top-rated comedy sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” but the star was named Hollywood’s top-paid actor earlier this month to boot.
The couple divorced in 2006 in a bitter split that headlined celebrity magazines for weeks. Both stars had their reputations tarnished from the tumultuous divorce proceedings, and Denise previously said her reality show was her chance to show the public the truth about her life and the divorce.
So, we wonder. With bad press for Denise continuing, has the show really changed America’s image of Denise? Did she accomplish her goal? Or is she simply one of those celebrities that viewers will always love to hate?
(Reporting by Jennifer Martinez)