I usually don’t post much about current television events, but I did catch something on the news this moment that I felt I had to document. We’ve all heard about Charlie Sheen tearing up a New York City hotel room and then being hospitalized. But in a freak coincidence of promotional booking, Charlie’s ex-wife Denise Richards is making the rounds of the talk shows promoting her guest appearance on a show on Spike called “Blue Mountain State”.
I was watching Fox & Friends this morning on Fox News. They were about to cut to a commercial break but before they did, they cut to a shot of their green room and teased the upcoming segment featuring Denise Richards. There she was waving at the camera and the Steve Doocy mentioned she had an upcoming book, a new series and she was dealing with her ex-husband’s shenanigans. I couldn’t believe the bad timing.
When they started up the segment, the hosts immediately mentioned the Sheen incident. Denise Richards had to have known that they would, but she was visibly taken aback. To her credit, she held firm and stated that it was a private matter and that she wouldn’t discuss it publicly in order to protect her daughters. It was an uncomfortable television moment to be sure.
Of course, I can’t fault either the hosts or Richards for the way they handled it. To the hosts credit, they asked what the audience really wanted to hear about. And Richards did the right thing by declining to talk about it.