Denise Richards to Exploit Dead Mother, Kids in Reality Show

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For those - such as the Reality TV Scoop staff - that have been appalled at how readily Denise Richards will be exploiting her children in the series set to debut this summer, don't worry. It gets even worse.

Based on an interview the former wife of Charlie Sheen gave Access Hollywood recently, this attention-starved actress will also be milking the death of her mother for publicity. Denise's mom passed away from cancer two months before filming began.

But delay the series? Never! Ratings are at stake. Why not milk the story for sympathy instead?

"Nothing can prepare you for death. It's the worst thing I ever had to go through," Richards said. "I thought my divorce was hard. This is just 100 times harder."

Of course, Richards says her on-air struggle is purely altruistic. She wants to help others.

"If I can help anyone that has lost someone, especially through cancer, I would like to do that," Denise lied said. "She will definitely be talked about and how we are dealing with it."

Shockingly, the pathetic actress added, her young kids were excited to be on a television show. Forget the fact that it's the responsibility of a mother to shield them from the public eye and not give in to every child-like desire. Heck, her kids would probably be psyched to eat ice cream for every meal of every day, too.

"I asked them if they wanted to be on TV and Sam said, ‘Yes!" Denise laughed. "My girls have been around it so much. They love the makeup. They love the hair. They love all of that. I understand why people are judgmental right away saying, ‘How could she have her kids on the show?' But as long as they're protected, I feel that they'll be OK."

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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Give the show a chance? Why would I add to the continual tripe of reality shows, shows like hers are a fad to dull the masses into what life is like relating to situations(in this instance) of divorce, death and stardom. What a joke, I will flip the channel and watch Discovery just so mind doesn't become numb from the reality shows' useless message or read a book. If society continues to approach situations like this (sell your turmoil and yourself)to make a quick dollar watch as our society teeters at the edge of extinction. And thank you all for perpetuating this kind of behaviour as acceptable. "Nausating!"

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I DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL THE HYPE ABOUT EVERYONE SAYING DENISE RICHARDS IS EXPOITING HER CHILDREN. SNOOP DOG HAS HIS CHILDREN ON HIS REALITY SHOW A LOT MORE THAN WE SEE DENISE'S 2 DAUGHTERS. TORI SPELLING HAD HER SON'S 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY ON HER REALITY SHOW (MONKEYS AND ALL). NOT TO MENTION LIVING LOHAN....THAT SHOW IS ALL ABOUT THE KIDS. AND ALL THE CELEBRITY BABY'S FIRST PHOTOS SOLD FOR MILLION$$$$$. SO WHY IS EVERYONE SO QUICK TO JUDGE DENISE. GIVE THE GIRL A BREAK!!! PERSONALLY I LOVE HER SHOW.

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Why so harsh? You should be harsher on yourself for you are seeking to receive a little piece of fame by writing about someone you rebuke. If she is so horrible and if her actions are so sinister, then indifference and ignoring them would render Denise quicker to obscurity than your little triad. You are doing to her what others are doing: exploiting her life to your own personal gain. Admit it, you enjoy getting the responses to this little article of yours. I see Denise as reacting to situations in a similar fashion to others in the same situation, if not better. If you do not like her response to the situation, you should just change the channel.

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thats a terrible thing to say that she is exploiting her moms death her mom would want her to continue on
i thought the first episode was funny and will continue to watch it, i dont think it was a nice thing to do to heather but other than that let her have her spotlight if the show is good who cares and as for charlie i am sure it was not a picnic being married to him and all his vices he looks like a mean spirited guy and good for her for divorcing him who wants to be married to a guy who went with call girls and takes drugs
give the show a chance!

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I think there are too many haters of Denise Richards, she has to make a living too!
A single mom who probably didn't get what she deserved in her divorce settlement, she had to make ends meet. Give the girl a break!

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