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July 02, 2006

Sambora / Richards...Locklear? 69

Falling-out among TV stars creating drama in real life
Denise escapes from her love rival
Falling-out among TV stars creating drama in real life

There is movement afoot in the soap-opera-like world of Denise and Charlie and Heather and Richie.

Actress Denise Richards has listed her Westlake Village home at $4.3 million. She's owned the 7,400-square-foot house, on about 1.2 acres, for just over a year, having bought it shortly after she separated from her soon-to-be ex-hubby, actor Charlie Sheen.

Richards spent just under $4 million for the home, so she won't realize much in the way of profit after the realty commission and fees are paid, assuming she gets her asking price. But profiting from her home sale may not be one of her big concerns.

People magazine reported that she is seeking part of Sheen's pension from the Screen Actors Guild, $100,000 a month in child support and sole custody of their two children. The plot thickens. Richards was introduced to the gated Westlake Village house by actress Heather Locklear, who lives down the street.

The friendship ended when Locklear found out that her estranged husband, 46-year-old Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora, and Richards were dating. Apparently, when her relationship with Locklear became colder than a scoop of Cherry Garcia, Richards decided to sell and move to another area.

The two-story Westlake house, built in 1996, has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a golf course view, a pool and spa, three fireplaces, breakfast area, patio, a deck and a garage for four or more cars.

One possible lesson learned from this episode is that those who work together may not stay together. Richards, 35, appeared on several episodes of ``Spin City,'' co-starring Sheen, 40, and Locklear, 44. Richards and Sheen also were in ``Scary Movie 3.'' Sheen co-stars in the CBS series ``Two and a Half Men.''

Denise escapes from her love rival

Denise Richards is selling her house - to escape Heather Locklear.

The Wild Things actress - who is romancing one-time friend Locklear's estranged husband, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora - has reportedly put her six-bedroom mansion, located next to Heather's house, on the market.

Richards - who is locked in a bitter divorce battle with Charlie Sheen - bought the property last year, but now feels she cannot stay because of the disintegration of her friendship with the Scrubs actress.

According to America's Entertainment Tonight TV show, the brunette has already purchased a new Los Angeles home for her and her two daughters, two-year-old Sam and one-year-old Lola, far away from her love rival. Richards recently defended her relationship with Sambora, insisting she and Locklear were never close friends.

She said at the time: "People have gone, 'Would you date your best friend's husband?' You know, she wasn't my best friend. She was a close friend in the last couple of years."

Posted by riesambo at July 2, 2006 08:08 AM