Actress Cybill Shepherd says she is saddled in the tabloids with a reputation for being difficult because she tends to her 16-month-old twins while on the set of the TV series "Moonlighting."

"Mostly it's all garbage," Shepherd said in Sunday's editions of The Tennessean newspaper. "I know I'm a good mother. My kids are near the `Moonlighting' set with me all the time. That's part of what causes me to have a reputation for being `difficult.'"I won't ignore them. I know they may be a nuisance in the eyes of some people, but everybody at the studio who matters was told I was going to do it. The twins don't nurse as much now, so they're not quite so much trouble," the actress said in defense of her actions.