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Denise: Charlie’s gal pal knows what she’s in for

Denise Richards says she’s not at all jealous of the fact that her daughters get on well with Mueller. But she points out that Mueller is marrying a very different man than she did.

Charlie Sheen’s summer wedding to Brooke Mueller isn’t far off, and Sheen’s ex wife, Denise Richards, says that she’s not at all jealous of the fact that her daughters, Sam and Lola, get on well with Mueller. But she makes the point that Mueller is marrying a very different man than she did.

“I honestly think they're a match made in heaven,” Richards tells Us Weekly. “Truly. I, in my defense, met him when he was sober, on a TV show. He wasn't going through a bitter divorce. He didn't have a restraining order against him. He wasn't popped for all these prostitutes. I didn't meet that person. Brooke knows what she's getting into, and that's her choice. Maybe they'll last forever. I hope so.”

Why Ashlee and Pete blogged baby announcement After weeks of speculation, Ashlee Wentz (nee Simpson) and her husband, Pete, confirmed they are indeed expecting a baby. The announcement was made on Pete’s blog, and said, “While many have speculated about this, we wanted to wait until after the first trimester to officially confirm we are expecting our first child …”

While some think the couple was just waiting until, say, they were married, some sources close to the couple say that the baby was blogged about because none of the weeklies wanted to run an exclusive (i.e., pay for photos) for a big story about the couple’s bundle-of-joy-to-be. “Their wedding story didn’t do well on newsstands, so everyone passed on the baby story. And of course, it wasn’t like it was news (that they were expecting) anyway,” said a source close to the couple.

In unrelated Wentz news, Pete and Ashlee are shopping around a reality show, according to a source who spoke to OK! magazine. While rumors of a reality show have been reported previously, this source shed some light on the show itself, namely that that Ashlee channels her inner Jessica Simpson and dumbs herself down, at least in the footage that’s been presented to television outlets.

“One scene is at a dinner and everyone is toasting to business ventures and important things like that,” the source told the magazine. “But when it came to Ashlee, she toasted ‘to jewelry,’ and Pete just shook his head.”

Another baby for Kelly Ripa?

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“Live” co-host Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, have three kids already, and Ripa says that a fourth isn’t entirely out of the question. Ripa told Us Weekly that "we talk about it all the time, it’s a huge discussion in our house.”

Ripa is mom to Michael, 11, Lola, 6, and Joaquin, 5, and said “at this point, we feel like we have three healthy, beautiful, sweet kids. I'm afraid I'm going to be gilding the lily, asking for too much. But never say never.”

Neil Diamond is so misunderstood When you hear the name Neil Diamond, you might think “Sweet Caroline,” but Diamond thinks his “darker” songs are the ones that say more about who he is.

“I’ve always written darker and more introspective songs, but they have been sublimated by my more commercial tunes,” Diamond told Spin magazine. “I secretly hope someday people will sit down and examine my work and come to their own conclusions about it. I don’t think my place in the music world will be understood until I’m gone.”

Diamond, who recently released his second album with uber-producer Rick Rubin, said that we’ve got Quentin Tarantino to thank for his comeback. “When Quentin Tarantino first sent me his script (for ‘Pulp Fiction’), I’d turned down the use of that song (cover of “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon”). I thought the scene it was used in was heavily into the drug ambience, and I promised myself that I wouldn’t allow my music to sensationalize drug use. But my publisher argued on Quentin’s behalf, and I reconsidered, even though I was very, very wary about it. That was really the beginning of the turnaround for me.”

Weekend box office Unless you’ve been living like a monk for the past several weeks you know that the most important film of the summer — if not 2008 — opens Friday, May 30. “Sex and the City: The Movie” and its 2 hours and 22 minutes of Manolos, cosmos and Manhattan (and Mexico!) will translate into many millions of dollars at the box office this weekend.

That the film will take over the No. 1 spot at the box office from “Indiana Jones” is a forgone conclusion. The only question that remains is for how long it will be on top. It doesn’t seem out of the question that Carrie Bradshaw ‘s stilettos could walk all over next week’s June 6 release of the new Adam Sandler comedy, “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.”