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Denise: Something's Wrong in Charlie's House

7/17/2008 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Denise Richards went to court this morning, asking the custody judge for an emergency order restricting Charlie Sheen's access to their kids.

Denise and her powerhouse lawyer, Neal Hersh, went into a closed emergency hearing today. We're told they told the judge there's a serious issue in Charlie's home that could have an adverse impact on the kids. The issue, we're told, is psychological and Denise wants professionals to evaluate things. In the meantime, she doesn't want her kids hanging around there.

Our spies say the judge, who's sitting in for the regular judge on the case who is on vacation, put the matter off until Monday.

Hersh told TMZ outside court, "These are serious issues regarding the children. I would hope we will be graced by Charlie Sheen's presence in court on Monday -- if he takes these matters seriously regarding his children, like Denise does."

UPDATE: Marty Singer, Charlie's lawyer, tells TMZ the judge made it clear she would deny Hersh's motion and only then did Hersh ask to withdraw his legal papers so he could re-file with a different judge on Monday. Singer added, "It's clear Mr. Hersh went forum shopping because he knew this judge was going to deny his relief ... It is most unfortunate that Denise Richards and her attorney are desperately trying to deprive Charlie Sheen of visitation with his children, and at the same time obviously trying to create a media circus designed to help publicize her reality show."

UPDATE: Neal Hersh, attorney for Denise Richards, responded to TMZ saying, "It is true that Judge Steinberg did not grant the emergency orders requested by Ms. Richards today. However, Judge Steinberg realized that Judge Silberman, who is on vacation, has more knowledge regarding the issues present in this case and therefore decided to defer a decision on the issues presented by Ms. Richards ex parte application to Judge Silberman. Mr. Singer knows better. This was not a matter of forum shopping. If Judge Steinberg wanted to deny Ms. Richards' requests out of hand she would have done so. She deferred a decision to Judge Silberman who is the Judge assigned to this case. In any event, on Monday, there will be an emergency hearing on the issues raised by Ms. Richards today."
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ColleenLoveshersome50    

go get him Denise - he's a worthless piece of S***T

2290 days ago
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Jessica    

They need to settle this.

2290 days ago
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me    

The problem is that Charlie Sheen is psycho...and not funny at all!!

Oh...BTW...FIRST...I think :)

2290 days ago
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GGG    

Denise is such a drama queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2290 days ago
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scarlett    

There probably is something going on ~ hope we get to find out. I am wondering how long Charlie's new wife, Brooke, will put up with this before she has had enough. I say the marriage won't last a year.

2290 days ago
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Buckshot    

This crazy Biatch needs to gtfo and stop bothering people with her antics. Gold digging skank...

2290 days ago
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Clueless    

Denise is a selfish, psychotic shrew. She's constantly in court trying to keep Charlie Sheen from seeing his kids and is willing to say or do just about anything to make Charlie look bad. They should throw the book at HER for wasting the court's time, AGAIN.

2290 days ago
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who cares    

is denise a drama queen? maybe she is jealous of the new wife and dont want the kids having a step mother

2290 days ago
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Rock of    

Ratings must be low

2290 days ago
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Doprah    

She's got to be kidding.... I have seen DR on television and she seems to be a nut bag. Those poor kids! Dad may be pervish and mom is wack for sure

2290 days ago
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jess    

this is just denise richards trying to drum up some more publicity for her lame ass reality show. if anyone is causing those kids psychological problems its her parading them around on tv so she can feel relevant again

2290 days ago
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Glj    

If there was a huge emergency, the judge would not have postponed the hearing until Monday even if it is a visiting judge.

2290 days ago
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Fed-EX would not be any better!!!    

I knew this was coming. Denise wants to cut Charlie out of the kids life so she has complete control/custody and can pimp them more on her failing reality show. I figured we'd be hearing some new wild accusations any day now. That woman is a vicious liar. I feel terrible for the kids for having such douche bag parents in both Denise and Charlie.

Good thing there is lots of money involved to pay for the kids therapy especially when they are older.

2290 days ago
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Triple Play    

SHE LOOKS REALLY BAD. TOO MUCH FUN MAKING HER STUPID REALITY TV SHOW. SHE IS A DOUCHE

2290 days ago
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Miss Penny Lane    



OH MY GAHD!! this woman is HORRIBLE! those poor girls are going to suffer from a lot of issues thanks to HER and HER ALONE. she's effing crazazy...

2290 days ago
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