Denise was chosen to host the 2008 World Music Awards after troubled young star Lindsay Lohan--who was initially offered the gig--was demoted for reacting badly to her selected co-host (actor Jesse Metcalfe).
In 2008, a couple years after divorcing her husband Charlie Sheen, Denise finally got rid of her "Charlie" tattoo by having it transformed into a fairy with large wings.
In late 2007, it was reported that Denise's ex-husband Charlie Sheen attacked her with a very hateful e-mail, calling her a fat, jobless pig and a bad mother, among other things.
Denise's controversial love scene with actress Neve Campbell from the 1998 film Wild Things was shown in the 2007 blockbuster Knocked up.
In August 2007, The New York Times reported that Denise (who allegedly wanted a third child very badly) approached ex-husband Charlie Sheen in 2007, after their divorce, and asked him to provide the sperm. Denise supposedly assured him that she was not looking for any future child care support for this potential baby, but Charlie responded with "I would sooner walk on the surface of the moon in what I'm wearing."
Denise once worked as a clerk in a grocery store.
Denise shares a birthday with Paris Hilton.
In 1995, Denise auditioned for the role of 'Beth' in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, but the role eventually went to Mariah O'Brien.
Denise's mother and father own a chain of coffee shops called Jitters.
On 8 November 2006, officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were called to a casino in Richmond, B.C., where Denise was making a movie. After seeing some photographers taking her picture from a nearby balcony, she apparently confronted them, grabbed one of their laptop computers and threw it over the balcony. The laptops landed near two elderly women, one 91 years old and one 89 years old and in a wheelchair. The 89 year old woman suffered minor injuries (mild bruising) and was treated by emergency personnel yet did not want to press charges against Denise.
Denise once had to fight off rumors that she was snorting cocaine next to Richie Sambora on the beach. She was photographed with a white substance under her nose, that she cites as suncream. The two were sharing some sun in February 2007, when the photos and accusations were made.
Denise had a huge crush on Saturday Night Fever star John Travolta while growing up.
Denise and ex-husband Charlie Sheen's prenuptial agreement included a cheating clause for him, stating that if he has an affair, she will receive $4 million. The agreement was to provide Charlie with a financial incentive to stay faithful.
Denise's backside was digitally enhanced on posters for the film Undercover Brother. Her initial reaction was anger, but after she was complimented for the look, she settled into liking the way she was portrayed in the tight white catsuit, forgiving producer Brian Grazer.
Denise was furious when fake nude photographs were posted up on the internet in April, 2000. She stopped the actions legally, by suing the websites that were involved with posting them.
Denise, Charlie Sheen, and their daughter Sam all appeared together in a Season 2 episode of Two and a Half Men, in 2003. Denise played the former girlfriend of Charlie's character, and Sam played her baby daughter.
Denise's appearances on various lists include:
2002 - #21 position '102 Sexiest Women in the World'
2001 - #9 position '100 Sexiest Women' Taiwan
2006 - #82 position '100 Sexiest Women in the World'
2007 - #98 position '100 Sexiest Women in the World'
2009 - #54 position '100 Hottest Brunettes' In Touch magazine
2005 - #1 position 'Sexiest Mom of 2005'
Denise posed for a nude pictorial in December, 2004 in Playboy magazine.
Denise is the uncredited voice and vocal of Shirley Squirrel on the Chipmunks albums: Chipmunk Punk in 1980, Shirley, Squirrely & Melvin "live" in 1981, and The Chipmunks Go Hollywood in 1982.
Denise started her modeling career in high school, with photo shoots that took her from Tokyo to New York. She went on to appear in a print ad for Bonne Bell cosmetics in 1991, a television commercial for Cherry Pepsi in 2000, and in 2001, a commercial for Head and Shoulders shampoo.
Denise appeared in the music video for the Blue's Traveler's Canadian Rose in 1998, and in Snoop Dog's Undercova Funk in 2002.
Denise is approx. 5 feet, 6 inches tall. (1.68 m)
Denise enjoys kickboxing, yoga, beach volleyball, and roller skating in her free time.
Denise married Charlie Sheen on June 15, 2002 and welcomed two daughters: Sam J., and Lola Rose into the world before divorcing in November of 2006.
Denise: There are always two or three or four sides to every story.
Denise: I don't know what the big issue is about a kiss with Neve Campbell in Wild Things. It's a role, and I think a bigger issue is made out of it. It was a part I took, and it's what the character did, so I did it.
Denise: It's funny; it's taken me a long time to look at myself as a business from which I make my money. I know that when I did Playboy magazine five months after I had [my daughter] Sam, I was selling a sexy image. At home, I don't think of myself as sexy. I scoop up dog poop and clean up my kids' vomit when they're sick. I wake up looking disheveled and throw on a pair of sweats while I make their breakfast. I hope to have a husband who thinks that's sexy, but that's not the perception people have of me. They see me on a magazine cover stealing someone's husband or wearing very little clothes in a movie-but that's just an image. And I'm made my money selling that image for better or worse.
(about her lesbian fling with a Hollywood actress)
Denise: I just met her through friends and work and stuff... I was just curious. We were curious. She was a girly-girl. She's beautiful. You would know who she is.
(about going to hotels to have sex)
Denise: You don't want to bring them home to your house, but I have certain needs. Friends with benefits are awesome. I used to be like, 'Oh no, you have to be in a relationship.' But after going through a divorce, I'm like, 'Life is short, I wanna have a good time.'
Denise: (on joining "Dancing With the Stars" in 2009) I've been approached in the past, but I didn't want to do it. I wasn't brave enough. The perception of me was so bad [because of my divorce from Charlie Sheen] that I probably would have been voted off the first night! Now I'm in a different place, and it's going to be fun. Besides, life is short.
Denise: (about her daughters, ages 3 and 4 at the time) Yes, my kids are in therapy. It's very sad that they need to be there, but they do for now. On the other hand, it's good they have an outlet to deal with their feelings, and that they have someone to be their advocate. If I can help anyone feel better about their kids being in therapy, then something else good has come of this, too.
Denise: I really don't see the downside to posing for Playboy again. I mean, I did it before, and everyone's already seen me naked, so what the hell, right?
Denise: I love being a mom so much. I love waking up with Sami and Lola, taking them to school, to the dentist, and to gymnastics. The girls are my life. After the divorce, it was kind of scary at first, being alone with the girls, but eventually....it is what it is. It's my life now. It's me and the girls, and that's that.
Denise: Charlie [Sheen] was a nice guy when I met him. People ask me, "Did you really think you were going to change him?" My answer always is, "He didn't need to be changed." Now our girls are going to grow up feeling very torn between us, and that's sad. I'm willing to at least be cordial, but he has no interest in moving past this. As for them bonding with Brooke [Charlie's new wife], you know what? As long as the kids are happy, healthy, and safe, that's all that matters to me. The more they are loved, the better.
Denise: I'm a single mom picking up the pieces of my life. I'm not the girl who is portrayed in the press. I am not a husband-stealer, a gold-digger, or a bitch. My life right now is my kids, my friends, and my work.
Denise: (when asked if she is attracted to bad boys) I have a weakness for guys with a bit of an edge. What is a bad boy? Someone who drinks, does drugs, and is with prostitutes? I don't want to reform anyone. I can't do that anymore. I just want a nice guy.
Denise: (about having her daughters on her reality show despite her ex-husband's objections) I wanted them to be represented. I've gotten a lot of flak for it, though. The reality is, I'm a single mom with two little girls, and I would be manipulating the show if they weren't in it at all. Nobody said anything when Kimora Lee Simmons put her kids on her show. Besides, we have never shielded them from the media. When [oldest daughter] Sam was one week old, we did a cover shoot for People Magazine, and she was on an episode of Two and a Half Men when she was 8 months old! The girls are not aware of the cameras. They care about the craft services, and that's all.
Denise: My marriage turned the day I found out I was pregnant with Sam. I knew it was done. I did not have a husband who wanted me to have a child. I did the nursery by myself. I went to the doctor by myself. I felt very alone. I should have left then, but I wouldn't have Lola right now, so I know I was meant to be with him for my kids, and that's it.
Denise: I'm truly not one to give advice. I'm divorced and I stole my best friend's husband.
Denise: (on whether she and Heather Locklear can ever be friends again) No, and I'm okay with that. I wish her well.
Denise: (On Heather Locklear) The thing with Heather, that's been hard... you know, you can't help who you fall for, and that friendship was done with and wasn't salvageable. You know, she wasn't my best friend. She was a close friend in the last couple of years - I hadn't known her my whole life like people are portraying. It's been tough having people think that I'm a crappy friend - because if we were friends, I wouldn't be in this situation.
Denise: First of all I work out, second of all the Director of Photography on our film is amazing and I told him if any cellulite shows I will kill him!
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