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Look out, all Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Someone who has dealt for years with Charlie Sheen is headed your way.
So she’s ready for anything!
Indeed, following weeks of rumors and innuendo, Denise Richards confirmed on Thursday via a statement to People Magazine that she has joined the cast of this long-running Bravo franchise.
“I am so excited to join the cast, as I am a huge fan of the show,” Richards said simply today, adding of the ninth season to come:
“I am looking forward to spending time with all the ladies… and hopefully meeting Boy George!!”
(Confused? Richards is referencing her close friendship with fellow star Dorit Kemsley, whose husband, Paul, is Boy George’s manager. For real!)
On future episodes of this wildly popular program, Richards will join Kemsley, Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave for a bunch of scripted drama and craziness.
And this won’t be her first time on reality television, either.
The actress actually starred on two seasons of It’s Complicated, a series that chronicled her life as the mother of two and the ex-wife of someone such as Sheen.
It ran on E! from May 2008 through July 2009 — and it wasn’t received too warmly by critics.
Wrote Variety at the time as a review:
“She’s traded on her sexuality to become one of those public figures who cavorts with other public figures, and we (or, at least, those of us inclined to watch and read about such fluff) are voyeurs.”
The series also earned a D from the Boston Herald, who summed it up, after critic Mark A. Perigard watched the first episode, as follows:
“Denise Richards’ life is one steaming pile of pig poop…Literally
Still, Bravo jumped at the chance to hire Richards.
“I love Denise Richards, wouldn’t it be so cool to see Denise Richards as a Housewife?” producer and talk show host Andy Cohen said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight last week.
At the time, he refused to confirm whether she’d actually be on the show, of course, simply teasing:
“The thing about it is, we don’t announce casting until the show’s about to come out. So, you’re not going to hear anything from me for a while.”
That much is true, we suppose: We still have not heard from Cohen on this casting.
But he and Richards’ new co-stars will likely comment on her addition soon.
An Illinois resident, Richards is likely best known professionally for having made out with Neve Campbell in the movie Wild Things.
She also appeared on episodes of Jane the Virgin, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and something called Vanity.
On the big screen, she last had a role in the film The Toybox, which featured family members who were killed off by their haunted RV.
Are you psyched for Denise Richards to be a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills?