It's an understatement to say that the premiere of Dancing with the Stars was a success, reeling in a record 22.5 million viewers. Critics attributed the good ratings to the colorful mix of celebrities participating in this season's affairs, which include the likes of belated subs The Girls Next Door's Holly Madison, The Bachelor's Melissa Rycroft, singer Lil' Kim, prankster Steve-O, hunk Gilles Marini, computer mogul Steve Wozniak, and Denise Richards.
Speaking of Richards, despite a relatively good showing on the premiere, the reality show star is reportedly earning the ire of the Dancing with the Stars staff early on for being insecure and demanding who complains about everything.
Denise Richards has already become the number 1 least-liked contestant in the show's eight seasons, according to an anonymous tipster to the Chicago Sun-Times. It's really clear that she's one insecure woman. She's demanding and thinks she's smarter than the rest of us. It's really irritating.
Richards, 38, who's partners with professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy, is perhaps best known for playing nuclear-physicist Christmas Jones in the James Bond film The World is Not Enough in 1999 and her own reality show Denise Richards: It's Complicated.