Denise Richards Taught Her Children About Addiction at an Early Age

Denise Richards and her daughter Lola Rose Sheen

After a difficult marriage with Charlie Sheen and his later, very public explosion, Denise Richards has admitted she found it hard shielding her children from the devastating glare of his obvious mental health and possible addiction problems.

Sheen’s meteoric capitulation hit the headlines almost on a daily basis for several months of 2011 but after he set off on his totally self-indulgent Violent Torpedo of Truthtour which received largely dreadful reviews, the spotlight turned to shine on other victims. For Denise, hiding it from their children was always going to be a difficult job.

At a time when Amy Winehouse was filling the front pages due to her young death in the grip of her addictions, Denise Richards decided the best course was to educate her two daughters, Sam (7) and Lola (6) about the illness of addiction in a way that they could understand.

I was just lying to them about so much, and covering up things and totally lying,” she told Matt Lauer on the Today Show.

It was just getting too confusing that I had to sit down with them.”

It’s too early [for them to understand]. I told them enough for them to make sense of things that were going on,” she added.

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The former Bond girl and star of Starship Troopers was on the receiving end of Sheen’s bile during his tour but the 41 year old was tough enough to let it all pass her by.

Celebrities and addictions often go hand in hand and for some reason too many people see it as applause-worthy when they see a public figure get caught in the net, perhaps not understanding that addiction is an illness which can literally kill.

Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch, set up a clinic to help people suffering with substance dependency and Miley Cyrus was put through a stint in rehab by her father, Billy Ray, so that she would understand the dangers of alcoholism and other excesses, without ever having had a problem with them. Perhaps other young musicians and actors should have the same experience or work with addicts in order to understand how devastating the illness can be, not only to the individual but also their families and friends.

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Charlie Sheen Shrugs Off Breakdown

Charlie Sheen smokes a celebratory cigar

Charlie Sheen looking cool before his meltdown

Charlie Sheen has been through his fair share of woes in the past few years and his social and mental demise between 2010 and 2011 was well documented by just about every news outlet on the planet.

After a failed attempt at a live touring show which left audiences baffled and less than amused, and utterly bizarre behaviour on a webcam broadcast radio show which was brought to you by #WINNING and gallons of #TIGER BLOOD, the former start of Two and a Half Men disappeared off the radar.

His father, Martin Sheen, expressed public concern over his son’s failing mental health which appeared to be the result (and symptomatic) of a nervous breakdown.

In his defence, Charlie turned it into a terrific money making scheme and proved to the world that if you’re desperate enough, you can garner all the attention you could ever need. Lady Gaga has done well in those stakes too.

Back on TV now, Sheen is enjoying life in Anger Management, albeit with less teeth, and his odd outbursts seem all but forgotten. His long time friend Jon Cryer recently lamented the star’s fall from grace in an interview on the Jeff Probst Show.

Jeff Probst started the ball rolling, “ We laugh at it now but I think everybody sort of; in a way it kind of took over everything. We’re watching a human that we know is a real person that has entertained us for years going through something, we didn’t know what, but we knew it was bad. What did it do to your life?”

To which Cryer responded, “The very worst part of that whole situation was watching a friend of mine, a guy I’ve worked with for many years, become a different person. That’s horrifying to see because you feel like this person that you knew just doesn’t exist anymore.”

And Probst probed, “ And were there gradual signs or was it, all of a sudden something happened?”

There was a few gradual signs, but he still seemed like the same guy. And then all of a sudden it just exploded almost overnight.” Rounded Cryer.

Charlie Sheen #winning

Charlie Sheen #winning

Sheen seemed to become a victim of his battered ego after he was relieved of his position on the hit show Two and a Half Men and set about trying to prove he was bigger than anything else in the world. It was almost as if he was addicted to the attention; that it became a drug to him and ultimately he paid a heavy price for it.

He can at least now shrink back into relative anonymity; as much as is possible for someone as iconic as him, and leave others to hog the limelight while he focuses on just being a comedy actor, always capable of delivering his lines with a calm, almost smarmy, but always cool approach.

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Charlie Sheen in 36-hour drug binge

Charlie Sheen

Hollywood’s favorite hell-raiser and star of the US sitcom Two And Half Men, Charlie Sheen, has thankfully gone into rehab after a 36-hour binge of drugs and drink that involved various porn ‘actresses’.

During the binge he admitted to one of the ‘actresses’ that he had lost all his teeth and that he had had them replaced with porcelain veneers. However, his continued drug-use also destroyed the veneers and he has now had those replaced with gold replicas, according to a reliable source – a 22-year-old porn star who partied with him at his home in LA.

Dodgy actress Kacey Jordan admitted that she and Sheen had had “quick sex”, and during the quick sex, the actor had complained to her about the state of his teeth.“All his teeth have fallen out from partying. He kept saying ‘f***** porcelain teeth… they’re crap’,” according to the erudite source. “He wouldn’t say why, but we all know it’s because of the drug use,” she continued.

Ever the romantic Sheen ordered $20,000 of cocaine that he smoked from a pipe whilst they all enjoyed wholesome movies. After their meaningful liaison he then issued Jordan with a check for over $30,000 and invited her to be part of his “porn family” in a house he intends to purchase and then inhabit with lots of his talented porn actress friends. So, a little bit like a brothel then.

Sheen also punched holes in a wall and screamed when one of the other actresses damaged his car as she was leaving the soiree and that she feared another ‘plaza incident’ according to the blonde source.

Sheen is one of TV’s highest-paid stars, earning a staggering $2million for every episode of Two And A Half Men that he appears in.

A spokesman for the star claims he is suffering from a hernia and said the pain he was in was caused from laughing too much. Although he later sent an SMS from rehab that read ‘I’m fine. People don’t seem to get it. Guy can’t have a great time and do his job also? Bunch of turds.’

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Denise Richards teaches her children about addiction

Denise Richards has admitted she found it hard shielding her children from the glare of Charlie Sheen’s catastrophic personal implosion which caught the attention of the public for the first half of this year.

Sheen’s meteoric demise hit the headlines almost on a daily basis for several months but after the launch of his self-indulgent Violent Torpedo of Truth tour which received largely poor reviews, the spotlight shone on other victims. Hiding it from their children was always going to be a tough ask.

At a time when Amy Winehouse is making the front pages after falling prey to her addictions, Denise Richards is now trying to educate her two daughters, Sam (7) and Lola (6) about the illness of addiction in a way that they can understand.

Denise Richards with her children at Disneyland

Denise Richards has opted to explain addiction to her young daughters.

“I was just lying to them about so much, and covering up things and totally lying,” she told Matt Lauer on the Today Show.

“It was just getting too confusing that I had to sit down with them.”

“It’s too early [for them to understand]. I told them enough for them to make sense of things that were going on,” she added.

[adsense]The former Bond girl and star of Starship Troopers has been on the receiving end of Sheen’s bile during his tour but the 40 year old is tough enough to let it all blow over her.

Celebrities and their addictions are a common story these days and for some reason many people find it something to celebrate without understanding that addiction is an illness which can literally kill.

Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch has declared his intention to set up a clinic which will help people suffering with substance dependency and given his recent behaviour Charlie Sheen could benefit from such a place.

 

Miley Cyrus poses for the cameras

Miley Cyrus had a stint in rehab without ever suffering from addiction.

Miley Cyrus was put through a stint in rehab by her father Billy Ray so that she would understand the dangers of alcoholism and other excesses, without ever having had a problem with them. Perhaps other young musicians and actors should have the same experience or work with addicts in order to understand how devastating the illness can be, not only to the individual but also their families and friends.

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Charlie Sheen in Anger Management

No, Charlie Sheen is not back in psychiatric care. Quite the opposite in fact. The Two and a Half Men star and our favourite (former) sex-crazed junkie is set to return to the small screen – in a TV adaptation of the 2003 movie Anger Management.

The 45-year-old will play an ex-athlete balancing his own temper problems and those of the criminal defendants he counsels.

Will Sheen do better than Sandler and Nicholson?

Sheen’s manager, Mark Burg, whose production company Evolution Management is one of the show’s creators, told People: “Charlie is excited about going back to work and looks forward to playing a different character other than [Two and a Half Men’s] Charlie Harper. I can guarantee you that Charlie will not be wearing a bowling shirt on the new show.”

The star himself says he’s looking forward to the challenge, according to an official statement: “I chose Anger Management because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept. It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”

Sheen was famously fired from the CBS sitcom which made him into a star after some major squabbles with the show’s co-creator. Chuck Lorre fell out with the party-animal due to his unproductive behaviour on and off set.

[adsense]The actor reacted by calling the news “very good” before verbally abusing his former boss. “They continue to be in breach, like so many whales,” he continued in a statement. “It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at [expletive] again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.”

Click here to read about another classic Sheen rant on Mila Kunis, Charlie bombing on his opening night; changing the plot because failure is an option; losing his teeth; police raid and the winning recipe for disaster.

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Wesley Snipes Lives! – Another celebrity not dead

Fans of Wesley Snipes can breathe easy now, as despite numerous reports on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, the actor did not in fact get killed in a brawl and continues to live on, albeit in a federal prison, where he is currently serving a sentence just shy of three years for the heinous crime of tax evasion.

Two days before he commenced the prison sentence in December last year, Snipes appeared on the Larry King Show to talk about his impending sentence.  “I think any man would be nervous,” Snipes told Larry King. “Given the length of time that they are suggesting that I be away from my family, away from my profession, away from my ability to provide for my family and for those who have depended upon me to contribute to society”.

Wesley Snipes with firearm

Wesley Snipes - you ain't puttin' me in no jail mofo.

Wesley Snipes was charged with both conspiring to defraud the US and with failing to file details of his federal income tax within the required time. The actor had filed a false return that included tax refunds of $4million dollars and $7.3m dollars for 1996 and 1997 respectively. Snipes believed that the government was making an example out of him.

Snipes lawyers have been appealing his sentence since his imprisonment but so far, all attempts to secure the actor’s release have been unsuccessful Snipes remains incarcerated and is not due for release until 18 July 2013.

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I’m certainly no fan of Wesley Snipes. He generally plays the kind of haughty and excessively machismo characters in a genre of soulless high-budget, wide appeal, low intelligence movies that appeal to fans of big bangy CGI explosions and extended fight sequences that give you enough time to go and make a cup of tea, have a bath, feed the dog and still not really miss anything.. What’s more I don’t think his celebrity status puts him beyond the law. But I can certainly comprehend his desire to not lay out octrillions of bucks in tax. I begrudge paying the small amount of tax (by comparison) that I have to pay. I think if I had to write a check for several million my hands would start to shake, my mouth would go dry, my legs would buckle and I’d start speaking in tongues. And with a three year sentence for trying to fiddle the state, with rapists getting released in less time for good behaviour, you have to wonder what is deemed more important in society – public money or the public themselves.

[adsense]So, Wesley Snipes: alive and well… in prison.

These celebrity death stunts are becoming more and more frequent. It’s only a matter of time before the stars themselves start generating the myths themselves in order to resuscitate dying careers.

With this recent spate of celebrity not-deaths – including Charlie Sheen, Will Smith, Owen Wilson, Adam Sandler – some celebrities must be terrified they might be the next victim of not dying. I’d employ an imaginary bodyguard if I was them. Just to be on the safe side.

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Charlie Sheen is dead: rumours are untrue

The rumour mill is at it again on the fake celebrity death conveyor belt. Today, much to the disappointment of many people, Charlie Sheen is the target of failed malicious death speculation; albeit it fake.

Charlie Sheen isn't dead, nor is he a zombie.

How Charlie Sheen might look had he actually died and become a zombie.

 

Given his recent shenanigans it’s not hard to imagine the ego-maniac face down in a puddle of his own evacuation on the floor of some arbitrary backstage area, such were the potency of his excesses. Sheen however is hardier than that; impudent in fact and not the sort to give in when the world turned against him. After his spectacular and highly public self-destruction the former Two and a Half Men star consumed copious amounts of Tiger Blood and forged himself into the guise of a warlock as he battened down the hatches against a media onslaught which would have destroyed lesser egos.

Charlie Sheen is remarkable in many ways. His durability has to be admired but his unfortunate behaviour does little to endear him to colder crowds. His bullish, childish nature undermines what could otherwise be a brilliant act, as witnessed in flashes on his Torpedo of Truth tour which is miraculously still pulling crowds and still causing them to go home scratching their heads.

Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth

Sheen's comic book persona highlights the fact he's never lived in the real world.

Constant slating of his ex-wives, Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller, along with his ex-producer Chuck Lorre (who has since replaced him on Two and a Half Men with Ashton Kutcher) leaves you with a sense that his rants and raves are the last line of defence for the bruised ego of a spoilt child which should never have been elevated to such heights in the first place.

There is nothing charming about his childish tirades and his word play has been used to better effect by many before him, not least the late Hunter S. Thompson whose brilliant mind was able to not only politically and socially observe but to dissect and put into words in a way that made it understandable and clear to everyone.

Thompson was a poet whereas Sheen is a hack, self-hawker and a wannabe.

Charlie Sheen drinking on the roof of his LA mansion.

Charlie Sheen finds the violent torpedo of truth in the bottom of a bottle of tiger blood.

Seeing headlines of ‘Charlie Sheen is dead’ come as no shock, nor does the lack of their validity. Sheen and his faux death rumours are a product of the media tangle we all live in and while the circus never stops and the disappointment never subsides, we live in hope that truth will one day take hold and save us from the nonsense on all fronts.

RIP Charlie Sheen – your career died a long time ago but your ego still shines.

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Read about other fake celebrity deaths such as Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Owen Wilson and Wesley Snipes.

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Harald Camping predicts the end of the world: Armageddon outta here

There are just six shopping days left until the world ends according to master bogus prognosticator, the almost late reverend Harald Camping – the octogenarian who has spent a mere not-to-be-sniffed at 70 years studying the bible –  and that makes it difficult to know how to spend our last precious days destroying the planet. We might as well finish off the job.

According to Camping, if we are good clean fun-fearing Christians who have served God and the baby Jesus all our piteous lives, fearing religion like it actually exists and everything, rather than being a concept that used to stop people from doing naughty things, but is no longer efficacious, because pretty much most of us are nefarious miscreants, I should imagine we’ll be organising the care of our animals (because religion only seems to apply to human beings – the first of its many flaws), ironing our cardigans, applying brown shoe polish to our comfortable shoes, sewing name badges into our grey socks, cancelling the milk and plucking the wayward hairs from our hideous face moles.

For the rest of us: the licentious, filthy, scatological, serial masturbating, alcoholic arse junkies, we are more likely to be frivolously masturbating; marinating ourselves in cheap sticky alcohol; and fucking everything that moves, and most things that don’t. Fucking everything with a pulse and everything without a pulse. Fucking things that once had a pulse so intensely that they become reanimated, just in time to burn in hell (unless they’re Christian); and generally being Charlie Sheen.

This guy is leading the post-Christian party. You can find the whole collection on his Facebook page under "LOL MY JUDGEMENT DAY HANGOVER."

It’s so difficult to know what Hell will be like, isn’t it, which makes it more difficult to be prepared. It’s one of the less popular Christian holiday destinations. I was thinking of joining up for an around-the-afterlife cruise. Start off with a fortnight in Limbo at a hot-el of my choice, kick back and relax in purgatory for several lifetimes and then finish off being slowly casseroled in Hell forever and ever. I wonder if Hell will have internet? Probably dial-up.

I suppose everyone’s idea of Hell is different. Like Room 101. I’m forever correcting generic morons who utter contemptibly stupid things such as “I can’t wait to go to hell – it’ll be full of loose women, sex parties and booze.” Ermm, no Dad, stop watching death metal videos.

My idea of Hell. We're already there.

Anyway, once the Christians have all fucked off upstairs to spend eternity manning a fairly quiet jumble sale, and eating slightly dry cake, whilst inoffensive elevator music plays in the background forever, us salacious ne’er-do-wells will have several months of wandering around with our faces charred, our caramelized eyeballs hanging from a burned thread and generally perishing before we get sucked into the underworld to spend the rest of forever, in my case, packed into a stadium of English football supporters and their Hello Magazine no better halves and their foul and obstreperous progeny all playing loudly on their Nintendos, with a football match on loop with the sound turned up really high, and images of Mariah Carey naked and in the throes of childbirth tattooed onto the insides of my eyelids; with a migraine and unable to eat anything but fishpaste sandwiches on cheap white bread. So a bit like two weeks in Tenerife then, but substantially longer.

Now poor Harald Camping has a lot to lose. He is already the source of much ridicule after his risible attempt at predicting Armageddon once before, in 1994. And in the States he is considered something of a buffoon. According to the charlatan, at 6pm on 21st May 2011 the planet will start experiencing earthquakes, and this will continue across the world in all the different time zones, as 6pm is reached.

Dante's idea of Hell. He's obviously never been to a Weatherspoon's on a Friday night in Newcastle.

Meanwhile, all the god-fearing do-gooders will float off up to heaven to wear polyester and bore each other into ecstatic comas, and then the rest of will have until October 2011 to get our shit together before the entire globe is annihilated and we get sucked into hell. A place twinned with Mariah Carey’s vagina.

Now I don’t want to cast aspersions on Rev. Camping’s studies and prognostications, but where I live, rain was predicted today and I’m sitting here wearing sunglasses and a bikini… I mean swimming trunks. Now if we live in a world where expert meteorologists can’t accurately predict the weather, what hope does this septic pensioner with no discernible grapple on reality and a reputation for quackery have?

The end is nigh! But not via the Apocalypse, only the savings of those who donated to Harald Camping.

The most worrying part of all this is the number of fools – and that is meant in the kindest possible way – that have parted with life savings to contribute to this great hoax. If anyone was going to be sucked into hell, it’s Harald Camping. Stealing from pensioners – not very Christian is it?

Perhaps we should start thinking about more feasible disasters, such as the imminent peak oil crisis, or Mariah Carey getting pregnant again.

I can’t help wondering what Victoria Beckham will wear to attend hell. I’m thinking flames. Fingers crossed.

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Share your thoughts about the end of the world but by leaving a comment, but make sure they’re righteous and holy otherwise you’ll be stuck here with me at least until October.

Read about Harald Camping; Judgement Day; how technology is more likely to destroy society, new fears over terrorism and a guide to better living on a post-apocalyptic Earth.

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Is Nicholas Cage set to assume the mantle of Charlie Sheen?

As one star rises so another falls. With Charlie Sheen having grabbed his fair share of the headlines over the past few months, it was inevitable that attention would eventually move away from the much publicised and equally maligned actor. His live show, the Vapid Torpid of Turd, is now quietly going about its nonsensical business and the media have all but given up on the ailing Estevez; apart from reporting that Bree Olson has left him; which means it’s doing okay – nothing special, nothing dreadful (to most people that is).

With Sheen’s stealthy exit from the media microscope there is a void crying out to be filled by a new face in the clown; could it be that the new suitor for the hand of over-exposure and curveball behaviour is none other than Nicholas Cage?

With his arrest on Saturday one might wonder whether he is heading down the same street Charlie Sheen has walked this past year. His public outburst in New Orleans was not as gargantuan as Sheen’s ‘naked screaming’ porn star episode which is when his descent into isolated madness really began; but clearly Cage is a desperate man. Sadly for him he cannot go quietly about a nervous or mental turn being the celebrity he is and I imagine everything he does will be watched now with an intensity which is adversely proportionate to his acting ability.

Looking good at the weekend, Nick Cage could be the next Charlie Sheen

Cage’s fame was almost guaranteed, thanks in no small part to his uncle Francis Ford Coppola, and like many overpaid individuals who have found a sizeable living through nepotism, he has forged a career on badly made, poorly written and largely over-budgeted films.

Saturday night’s episode could be the start of a personal implosion for Cage (who narcissistically named himself after a Marvel comic book hero); his recent track record doesn’t make for good reading with heavy, spiralling debts and bouts of poor behaviour. His last clutch of movies has been dire; National Treasure was a poor hybrid of The Da Vinci Code and Indiana Jones, failing to capture either convincingly; while Bangkok Dangerous was nothing short of absolute self-indulgence and probably the worst film ever made.

Signs of egoism have been prevalent throughout has career – another parallel with Sheen – but one of his most recent statements, that he has developed a new style of acting called “Nouveau Shamanism” that he has always used and intends to write a book about, really smacks of living on another planet. Having witnessed his acting style on too many occasions I can only guess it’ll be a very short book; probably one for the toilet.

The signs are there, you have been warned. Watch this space for Nick Cage madness.

What do you think? Is Cage about to pop or is he too cool for that? Let us know by leaving a comment.

Read about his arrest on Saturday; Charlie Sheen’s new live show; Mel Gibson’s public capitulation; David Arquette’s battle with alcohol and depression and how drinkers are getting younger every year.

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Charlie Sheen embarrasses himself over Mila Kunis rant

Charlie Sheen’s latest live rant focuses on the increasingly popular Mila Kunis and his devious plot to have her move in with him and the ‘goddesses’ at his Sober Valley Lodge  in Sherman Oaks.

Some call him troubled while others, like me, call him pathetic, and publicly declaring a desire to screw someone is about as childish and desperate as it gets. His behaviour is that of a spoilt child who thinks he can have everything he wants.

Through the Vapid Baguette of Bullshit / Failure Is The Option which is shambling across the States like an injured, limping, pungent destitute, Sheen has spread the word about his machinations when he told his latest audience: “Here’s the good news – my goddesses have already f**king approved her. She’s pre-approved!

Charlie Sheen is looking better these days

“I would have great tolerance for many missing items provided it involves Mila f**king Kunis. If Mila Kunis is stealing your s**t, trust me, you’re still f**king winning, you’re still winning at that moment.”

And the plot thickens as the ageing, greying misogynist explains: “You know what I’m gonna do? I’m going to go on her Facebook page and discover her likes. I’m going to buy them all and then she can come steal them. A super f**king hot thief named Mila Kunis. ‘Mila, please, we have a warehouse full of your favourite s**t for you to steal in Sherman Oaks’.”

Very intelligent Charlie and I’m sure many teenage boys will be very impressed with your vocal effluent but anyone with an IQ of double figures will see you’re just being a petulant show-off with no respect for women, as proved by the fact you have to pay them to keep you company.

And she doesn’t have a Facebook page.

His previous attempt to juggle three women backfired when his estranged wife Brooke Mueller moved in for a while; the whole thing ending in complete disaster.

“I tried f**king three. It doesn’t work,” boasted the toothless John.

He did add that: “A warlock can manage so many goddesses.”

But only if you pay for them, right Charlie?

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Read about Charlie bombing on his opening night; changing the plot because failure is an option; losing his teeth; police raid and #winning recipe for disaster.

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