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In this week’s Celebrity News … Denise Richards puts family first, Rihanna and Chris focus on themselves, and Jennifer Lopez is safe from danger.

Denise Richards steps in.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s probably not too early to recognize Denise Richards (“Madea’s Witness Protection”) as celebrity mom of the year. Richards has once again come to the aid of ex-husband Charlie Sheen (“Anger Management”) and his other ex-wife Brooke Mueller, whose alleged drug use has forced the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to remove their twin boys, Bob and Max, from the family home – deemed unsafe by authorities. On Wednesday, a judge maintained that the boys remain with Richards while Mueller seeks treatment at UCLA Medical Center in California. Richards is the mother of two of Sheen’s daughters, Sam and Lola.

J-Lo’s narrow escape.
Gun violence was responsible for temporarily closing down the set of Jennifer Lopez’s latest music video for the song “Live It Up” in Fort Lauderdale, FL where the singer was filming with rapper Pitbull. Lopez was giving an interview to Rob Marciano of “Entertainment Tonight” when security quickly squired her away to safety after gunshots were heard nearby. Police reportedly detained several people only to release them later as none of the suspects were found.

Lindsey Lohan staying put.
Lindsey Lohan (“The Canyons”) has used her eleventh hour to make several abrupt decisions this past week. After checking into Morningside Recovery (a rehab facility that was never agreed upon in court) and then quickly checking out, Lohan fired her lawyer Mark Heller and later rehired her former lawyer Shawn Holley who reportedly arranged for Lohan to begin her court-ordered 90-day treatment at the Betty Ford Center in Los Angeles. Lohan has since completed the mandatory 48-hours of detoxing at the center. We also learned more about Lohan’s reasons for resisting rehab as bits and pieces of Lohan’s Piers Morgan interview trickled out. Lohan was candid about her substance abuse with alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy – although she downplayed how often the media perceived her drug use and questioned the benefits of rehab, reportedly saying that she wasn’t opposed to spending three months with herself, but that her time may have been better served while working with children abroad.

Keira Knightley gets married!
Actress Keira Knightly (“Anna Karenina”) recently married her musician boyfriend, James Righton on the same day that Honey Boo-Boo’s mother, June Shannon (“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”) also tied the knot with her beau of nine years, Mike Thompson. Knightley and Righton chose the south of France to say their “I dos” before close friends and family in an intimate ceremony. The bride appeared carefree, wearing flats and a knee-length, strapless gown designed by Karl Lagerfeld and accessorized with a cropped Chanel jacket.

In complete contrast, Shannon wore a camouflage pick-up gown with orange underpinnings and similarly bedazzled running shoes for her wedding to Thompson which took place in their backyard, followed by a family barbeque.

Swearing Schwarzenegger caught sneaking into club.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 19-year old son Patrick made quite the scene on the weekend after he was kicked out of the Sayers Club in Hollywood. The younger Schwarzenegger apparently managed to sneak into the club with a fake ID only to be evicted after a few too many drinks prompted him to throw ice cubes and threaten to beat up the DJ. The following day, however, Schwarzenegger soberly tweeted his shame and apologies.

Lauryn Hill jail-bound?
Singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison followed by three months of house arrest and $60,000 in reported fines and penalties for her failure to pay her taxes. After a lengthy withdrawal from the music business, reportedly due to a lack of artistic freedom and perceived threats against her family, which includes six children Hill recently signed a record deal with Sony Worldwide Entertainment to begin work on a new album – something that might have to wait as she gets set to serve out her sentence despite repaying over $970,000 to cover her 2005 to 2007 tax evasion debt by deadline. Hill also released a new single, Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix) ahead of her sentencing.