Denise Richards talks Charlie Sheen on 'Today'

Carefully skirting details of ex-husband Charlie Sheen’s apparent alcohol-fueled tirade at New York’s Plaza Hotel, actress Denise Richards briefly spoke about the incident this morning on the Today show. Richards said that her two young daughters — who were staying with her across the hall from Sheen’s hotel room — are still unaware of Sheen’s alleged tirade and hospitalization. She’d like to keep it that way — and probably can, since they’re not old enough to simply hop on the Internet.

“My concern is to keep them protected,” she said. “Thank God they’re five and six.” Sheen, Richards, and kids originally flew out together to New York for some fun on the town, catching Mary Poppins on Broadway and visiting FAO Schwartz toy store.

Richards was originally slated to appear on Today to promote her five episode stint on Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State, but she didn’t appear too bothered about the interview’s shifted subject matter — when asked if she’ll try to disconnect from him, she quickly answered, “Charlie will always be a part of my life. We are binded together forever. It was unfortunate what happened.”

Richards is definitely taking the high ride on this one. Watch the clip of the Today interview after the jump.

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  • RK

    But what does she think about Glee?

    • Ktct

      Okay, that’s funny!

    • sunny

      HA! very funny RK!

  • Banya

    lol she’s taking the high ride

    • Flyer

      Yeah, and she and Charlie are “binded” together forever!

      • RK

        Hey, this interview came out 7 hours ago, and gleEW.com had 23 Glee articles to write. There wasn’t time to proofread.

    • Mr. Holloway

      From the rumors flying around, it seems like Charlie Sheen was the one who took the “high ride.”

    • BamaEd

      I think she took the high ROAD. Charlie seemed to take a high ride though.

  • Leah C

    This is a surprise. Normally, she’s gung-ho to start trashing him and talk about his problems. Maybe she’s figured out that it just makes her look like a vindictive b*tch.

    • To Leah

      You are totally wrong. Denise and Charlie stopped fighting long ago and became a united front for the sake of their girls.

      • Leah C

        As I recall, right after he married Brooke, Denise said that he refuse to let the girls bring the necklaces they bought them to her house. She also said some other things that I can’t remember off the top of my head right now. If she was so intent on keeping a united front, she’d have kept her mouth shut about something so petty and childrens’ jewelry.

      • Leah C

        Didn’t she also have a fit not too long ago because he had a special song (Drops of Jupiter, I believe) with one of his girls) and not the other one?

      • laadeedah

        I thought she was only gung-ho about things that brought her publicity?

      • sunny

        leah C, i think you might actually be confusing denise with brooke in some of these instances…regardless, he’s obviously a troubled guy so chances are the women who marry and procreate with him are going to be a bit off too, sad for the kids

    • Mr. Holloway

      Or maybe: It’s complicated.

  • BB

    Denise is a class act. Denise and Charlie have two daughters together and for their sake Denise is taking the high road. Someday when the girls are older they will be able to form their own opinion about their father. Plain and simple, money, fame does not guarantee happiness.

    • SaraJ

      I agree. After reading the court documents on what Charlie did to her when they were married, I was shocked at her professionalism — all she did was file for divorce (at 6 months pregnant!). Not a bad word uttered by her.

    • Ann

      Denise probably ordered the booze that night knowing what it would lead up too. She set him up and now she is getting all the attention. I dont trust that bitch for a second.

  • jfms777

    But she said the exact. same. thing. last night on “Joy Behar.” Rehearsed?

  • daddy yankee

    Let me get this straight. You take a family trip with your girls and go a on a binge with a hooker while your family is in the hotel room across the hall?

    • Sue1

      Really…why is that aspect of this story not getting more attention?

  • Beltway Greg

    There is a special place in Heaven for this woman. Charlie should worship the ground on which she walks. She had a chance to throw him under not just the bus but the entire fleet and she stood fast. After all she has been through she exhibits remarkable poise and character.

    • Ann

      you forget Denise Richards broke up her best friends marriage. Heather Locklear by sleeping with her husband

      • steve

        Well, he did say “Special Place”.

  • harry

    She still loves him.

  • Vince from NYC

    Ahh Charlie.. The man we would all be had we unlimited money and no self control.. Kudos on another awesome party Charlie boy.. I hope the hooker was clean at least..

  • Old Seadog

    Charlie you Rock! You make us old guy’s look “still crazy after all these years.”

  • Ann

    If you really cared Denise you would not take the highroad. I think you are actually enjoying his failures.If it was the father of my babies I would do everything in my control to make sure he gets the best help he can get. He is obviosly sick and you know it. Denise is not a class act!

    • Sue1

      So she’s supposed to trash him on National TV right now? That’s your idea of her taking the high road? I’m no fan of either of them, but jumping all over HER seems wrong. We have no idea what measures she might be trying to take to ensure his sobriety.

      • Ana170

        Also, it’s not Denise’s responsibility, nor is it within her power, to sober Charlie up. The only person that can fix Charlie is Charlie. His family and friends have been trying for years to get him to clean up his act.

  • Bob Frapples

    Having a Hooker and Coke in your Room across from your Ex-Wife’s room is the ultimate. F.U. A Teehee moment…Geez Charlie..the kids are their..a Little Impulse Control Please! He and Lindsay should do a series together as Father Daughter Losers..Never hear boo about Emilio! The kids Charlie..the Kids..Keep them away from your Meth Addict Wife also!

    • Stephanie T.

      Actually he was drunk, not high.

    • Ana170

      Lindsay already has a loser father. She doesn’t need another one.

  • Belle

    Well considering how many posts there has been about Glee today, I’m surprised the headline did not say: Denise Richards talks about Charlie Sheen and Glee’s rendition of Rocky Horror Show. Hmm..maybe Charlie Sheen has an allergic reaction to too much Glee exposure.

  • steve

    Charlie behaved more appropriately than Mr. Schu has lately. I EXPECT Charlie Sheen to party with hookers and get arrested.

  • She’s a famewhore, he’s a sex addicted junkie with a God complex. They were made for one another.

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