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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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61.

nataie    

Denise needs to hold her ground. Charlie Sheen is a mean psychotic nut. He even looks mean Cut him no slack. How he keeps getting women, I will never know. But I'm sure they will all regret it. By the way, his goofy show should be cancelled. There is nothing funny about that jerk.

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62.

Paris want to be !!    

Charley was good enough to father these beautiful girls with Denise . She picked him to father her girls . Be good parents and let the girls have both parents

2288 days ago
63.

marriedmom    

She is a poor excuse for a mother. She should take the money she has and step out of the limelight. Her kids look miserable and pouty. Denise is a terribloe mom.

2288 days ago
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horseyjunior    

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Charlie may be psycho but just the commercials I have seen for her reality show (I refuse to watch it) you hear more bleeps than words! She is a foul-mouthed, whining, self absorbed loser and shouldn't be left alone with those little girls either. Those babies look miserable everytime I see a photo of them.

2288 days ago
65.

TLC    

Issues ? Denise sleeps with her best friends husband and has a TV crew taping her and the kids ? GIVE THE KIDS TO CHARLIE! Denise needs to grow up and take care of the kids... like a normal person... not a hollywood B personality.

2288 days ago
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chipthemedic    

Denise is a loser.

2288 days ago
67.

kjlone    

Denise is the Psycho, she can not stand it now that Charlie is not abusing drugs and has moved on with his life, she is totally TOXIC!! Just watch her so-called TV Show, that is one crazy lady!!!!

2288 days ago
68.

Sig    

None of us really know what goes on behind close doors. I'm willing to bet Charlie does have some sort of mental issues--how could he not with all the drug use. He clearly has made some severely poor choices. Denise is no saint, but cudos to her for standing up for her children--assuming she's not just acting out of jealousy. I don't think so. I have to agree with others that his marriage to Brooke won't last--she's a woman with blinders on who thinks that she's the magic one that will change him. Funny enough, I thought the same thing when Denise married Charlie. Hopefully all involved will be able to resolve their deep problems and live happily ever after!

2288 days ago
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john    

Denise is a skank. Her shows ratings are down. It probably will not make another season. Nobody wants to put her in a movie, manly because she cannot act worth a crap. She sleeps with her best friends husband. Then trys to have a realationship with him. But he was smart and got out early. charlie is moving on with his life whenever Denise is not trying to get him into court. Denise you are a worthless and untalented skank and I hope you join your mother soon.

2288 days ago
70.

Confused    

Ok I love Charlie Sheen's show, ubt the guy is seriously sick. He screws prostitutes, is a drunk and a druggie and he is addicted to porn. Denise may have VERY good reasons not to want him around her little girls.

2288 days ago
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mARKr    

Watch her show: she's got a clear head & very loving towards the kiddos: she's incredibly gifted for beauty, and has used it in Hollywood: just because you're ugly doesn't give you right to bash her on that. :) Charlie IS messed up: multiple short marriages, hookers, drugs, please...the guy's a POS. (Mark- yes, a guy.)

2288 days ago
72.

L.B.    

ARE YOU SERIOUS? OR THIS BITCH IS JUST TRYING ANOTHER PUBLICITY STUNT? I AM NOT A CHARLIE SHEEN'S FAN BUT DENISE IS SUCH A WHORE. SHE WILL DRAG HER KIDS INTO MUD FOR WHAT? FOR HER OWN GOOD. SHE HAS SOME ISSUES TOO, MAYBE MENTAL ISSUE. I WAS TRYING TO WATCH SOMETHING AND THEN I SWITCH INTO E! AND THERE WAS DENISE TALKING ABOUT A SEX TOY... WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT KIND OF WOMAN? A SLUT...

2288 days ago
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notsocharming    

I dont know much about law, but, if this was a true Emergency, wouldnt the Judge grant the request, even if he/she is a visiting Judge? Again, I dont know much about law, so, Im just asking. As for Denise, i dont like her, I've seen a few clips from her reality show cuz I wanted to see what she is really like, and well, by her own actions, and clips, (which Im sure she picks which are aired and which ones are not), Im not getting a good image of her. That's just my humble, I-know-nobody-cares about opinion.

2288 days ago
74.

Nic    

Charlie just got another emmy nomination today for his TV show - Denise got......hhhmmm.......what better way than to take Charlie's limelight than accuse him of something - as others have said, if there was such an emergency, and Denise thinks the kids are such mortal danger, no judge would have denied the order - Denise is just jealous, Charlie has a career and her is in the toilet - I feel bad for the kids, she's the one who has put them in the middle

2288 days ago
75.

dhart    

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, CHARLIE!

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