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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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amy    

Puleeeze, she will try anything!!!! All anyone has to do, is to watch her show, & you can tell she is an actress, a bad one at that! She's trying to do anything for publicity for her show...which sucks!!!!!!!

2185 days ago
17.

dreamer    

She is demented, stupid foulmouthed and money grubbing.....antd those are her good points.

2185 days ago
18.

Betsy    

She really is a crazy nut job, and if noone else can see this then they are just really blind and as dumb as she is! She seriously needs to get a life and find a man to satisfy her so she can leave Charlie and his new wife alone!

2185 days ago
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Amanda    

Charlie is a wacked out sex addict. Denise is a normal mom who is concerned for her kids. I bet Charlie's marriage doesn't last. Don't we all remember his HUGE bill with Heidi Fleis and her "escorts"?? Charlie is evil and made terrible comments to Denise about her mother who was dying of cancer. Karma's a bitch Charlie...maybe all that sex he had will give him a big nasty STD!!!

2185 days ago
20.

Kay    

Don't tell me - Denise found out Charlie has been having sex with his new wife. Honestly, those two should have stayed together. Two crumbs in the same box.

2185 days ago
21.

MinnesotaNice    

I dunno about whether Denise is a schrew or whatever you call her....but isn't is also conceivable that Charlie has some mental health issues? We know he has a history of substance abuse, it's not too far fetched to imagine he's off some wagon and dealing with the ramifications of years of abusing his body. I dunno, I'm willing to give Denise the benefit of doubt on this one. No one is perfect in this scenario, but I certain don't believe she would keep her children away from a man who is healthy.

2185 days ago
22.

Cammie    

It takes TWO to hook-up and she's as whacko and foul-mouthed as they come. Outside of "DWTS" and, occasionally, "The Bachelor", I rarely watch television; however, I became curious about her show and have tuned in three or four times. This woman truly is "white trash" (with money) and might be considered equally bad for their daughters....no matter if the father has access or not, their daughters are going to turn out to be even more disturbed from being with their birth mother. Wish these reality producers would stop making millionaires out of white trash people who demonstrate how stupid these are for the whole world to observe.

Money can never buy "real class"....Denise Richards will never have it!

2185 days ago
23.

Rock of    

I also think she owes apologies to many people. Doing her "white trash" stuff I thought that was very insulting. Something tells me there wont be a season two.

2185 days ago
24.

debpa    

Please....she just needs 'storylines' for her stupid-a$$ show.

2185 days ago
25.

mymy    

Well aren't you all way off the mark. Some people have to protect the kids. It may look like they are trying hard to keep the father or mother from the kids. When they are trying to protect them and it is hard because the parent that is damaging the kids has rights. They might never be taken away and the kids suffer badly. You have no idea what she is trying to protect them from.
this looks like a pattern from a mother trying to protect the kids to me. I have no feeling for Denise. But i have seen things about Charlie that make me worry. He is a narcisists and his parents seemed to have never set any limits for him. All of Charlie's porn and drug use in the past were not just from nothing. Many Narcissits do this. And they make real bad parents. And are very cruel. So if Denise needs to protect them from him ,that is what she is doing. If you have never been in a relationship with a narcissits you really have nothing to say.

2185 days ago
26.

Trooper Tom    

Serious issues alright... their mom is a ding bat

2185 days ago
27.

tracey    

I think #10 is right, so is #4 and 11....

2185 days ago
28.

Barb    

Give it up denise. You are only making yourself look bad !

2185 days ago
29.

NYCer    

denise richards is an attention whore. i guess she's jealous that she'll never get an Emmy nomination like Charlie did today...her career is OVER. I hear her show is sad and that she has cankles

2185 days ago
30.

CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH BOTH ....CHARLIE AND DENISE .........

THEY'RE BOTH DRAMA KING AND QUEEN .

UNSTABLE FAMILY .

YOU EVER NOTICED MANY CELEBS......DRAMA KINGS AND QUEENS ....

UNSTABLE CELEBS ............

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