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We hear a hundred stories about a person and begin to think we know who she is.We're so familiar with her face; we watch all her missteps; we decide over coffee with our friends what she should have done differently.But at the end of the day, how well do we know her, really?

When I arrive at Denise's house — in a gated community outside Los Angeles — she gently takes my arm and pulls me up the spiral stairway.

She shares the shabby-chic–style home with her daughters, Samantha (Sam), 4, and Lola, 3, her dad, Irv, and enough pets for a small petting zoo.

Barefoot and dressed in pink-and-white pajama bottoms and a pink tank top, Denise is a natural beauty, face freshly scrubbed, hair pulled into a ponytail.

Entertainment's cameras trail her 24/7, revealing all her mistakes and experiences, she might help other women make better choices than she has.

Regardless of her good intentions, there's little doubt the show will settle some scores along the way.

But most important, it will finally allow the much-maligned actress to show the Denise Richards bashers of the world the difference between their perception and her reality.

It's a difference that's evident seconds after you meet her.

Given the last three years and all the negative press surrounding Denise Richards — her bitter divorce from actor Charlie Sheen, her split with close friend Heather Locklear, her subsequent relationship with Heather's now ex-husband, Richie Sambora, and the more recent public outcry regarding Denise's choice to include her and Charlie's two daughters on her upcoming reality show — it's easy to think of her as more Joan Crawford than June Cleaver.

Denise has been called everything from a backstabber to a homewrecker, and in the face of that criticism she has kept quiet — "for the sake of the girls," she says.

But with the encouragement of her parents (Denise lost her mother to cancer last November), the 37-year-old actress is ready to come clean about the rumors, the heartbreak, and the lessons she's learned — in that as-yet-untitled reality show she is executive-producing with Ryan Seacrest.

The sexy siren of films like Wild Things and Starship Troopers hopes that by letting E!

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  1. We hear a hundred stories about a person and begin to think we know who she is.

  2. We're so familiar with her face; we watch all her missteps; we decide over coffee with our friends what she should have done differently.

  3. But at the end of the day, how well do we know her, really?

  4. That's exactly the question Denise Richards would like to ask you.

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