The Courteney Cox Wedding Ring Zapruder Film

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Courteney Cox and David Arquette have allegedly split up, a report which TMZ followed up with this shocking photo of Courteney Cox NOT WEARING A WEDDING RING:

Wait, that’s as far as you’re going to zoom in, TMZ? You’re only zooming in one time to this low-quality photo to prove that Courteney Cox is not wearing a wedding band? And you call yourself a news organization where guys smart-assedly pitch topics on a Handycam then insert goofy voices onto photos that whoosh by? Pathetic.

To truly get to the bottom of this Courteney Cox scandal, our BWE Science-ologists (not that other thing) have blown up the photo an additional 10x in our state of the art Forensixx Lab 2000, which has a laptop with Photoshop on it. Behold, an EVEN MORE ZOOMED IN image:

Hmmm, still inconclusive. Are we sure she’s not wearing a ring? Better zoom in even more:

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Congratulations, Hawaii Five-0, You Won At DVR

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From The Washington Post:

CBS’s premiere of its reconstituted cop show “Hawaii Five-O” — starring Alex (Third Time’s a Charm) O’Loughlin — is officially the most DVR’d show of all time. [...]

“Hawaii Five-O” tops the list — and sets a new industry record — after an additional 3.374 million people watched the very first episode within a week of its Sept. 20 broadcast.

Those viewers get added to the 14.213 million people who had watched the “H5-O” unveiling that first Monday of the season, for a grand total of 17.587 million viewers.

Yeah, alright.  That’s fine.  I didn’t really expect Hawaii Five-0 to appeal to, you know, anyone at all, but good for that show!  The article goes on to say that The Event on NBC ranked second among the most DVRed premieres.  Have any of you watched that show?  It is garbage.  If you didn’t watch it, here’s a quick recap of what your thoughts would have been during the first two episodes-

Episode 1: Oh hey, I can kinda see how this might be –

Episode 2: Nope! No, that guy had the same goatee in a flash back to five years ago.

And then you would have immediately stopped watching The Event.  But, back to Hawaii Five-0… It’s just a remake of a cop show that was the same as every other cop show except there were palm trees, right?  Either way, it’s the big winner of this new ratings category, and now we all have to put this show into the part of our brains where we reluctantly keep things that we know other people will reference.

Did anyone out there watch it?  Was it anything?

David Arquette Admits To Having Sex During Separation, Says Courteney Did Not Have Affair

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Whew. We just got through listening to Howard Stern‘s interview with David Arquette, and once again the King of All Media has scored a major scoop. We took notes during the entire thing and will try to get down all major points below. The biggest thing we took away from David and Howard’s candid chat is that he still loves and cares for Courteney Cox, and they are definitely trying to work things out as mature adults. David was refreshing and honest, which is something most celebrities (and their PR people) balk at. He even admitted to have quit drinking a few weeks ago but owned up to having a drink last night. We’d gulp down some booze too, if our 11 year marriage was the topic of everyone’s convos.

Without further ado, the deets from our notes:

  • Courteney initiated the separation. Says David, “On our eleven year anniversary Courteney gave me a motorcycle. She said to me, ‘I don’t want to be your mother anymore.’ She doesn’t want to tell me ‘don’t do that and don’t do this.’ She doesn’t want to nag me anymore. I respect that with all my heart.”
  • The couple is currently living in separate houses, and David is in therapy. “I’m trying to grow up, trying to be my true self, to figure out my true self and world, as is she.”
  • The separation started a while ago, and if it were up to David the couple would be married and together right now. Even though, David says, “she has her own issues – tries to take one everyone’s problems, be a mother to everyone.” Hm, like Jennifer Aniston perhaps?
  • David did, indeed, have sex with another woman during the separation. While he did not name Jasmine Waltz specifically, he seemed to be insinuate she was his one conquest. He says, “I don’t have a girlfriend. I had sex with a girl once. Okay maybe twice.”
  • David confronted Courteney on her rumored affair with her co-star. She denied it. “I truly don’t think she every had an affair with Brian Van Holt,” he says. “I do believe her on that level. On an emotional level, I think she may have seen a guy who talks and bonded with him, yes.”
  • They told their 6-year-old daughter Coco about their split during a beach picnic. “We went to the beach and had a picnic and explained to her, ‘we’re grown-ups and a lot of times grown-ups need to figure out their lives.’”
  • David and Courteney’s sex life started to die while they figured things out; they haven’t had sex for four months. Still, he said of their physical relationship: “My sex with Courteney is methodical…but so full of love.”
  • David wants Courteney back. He says, “In my defense I didn’t go out and f*ck everything in the f*cking world. It’s one girl, and all the best for her. I’m never going to do anything with her again. I’ve been begging Courteney to get back with me. and she’s conflicted too.”

Though David is “free to see other people,” he seems truly invested in making the marriage work and says of his wife, “We’re best friends. She’s the greatest woman I’ve ever met.” Awww. He’s always seemed a little odd to us, but his openness and honestly with Howard totally won us over. Make it work with him, Court!

NBC Cancels Outlaw, The Show Where Jimmy Smits Puts His Finger On The Scales Of Justice

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Breaking news, via Michael Ausiello (brackets mine):

NBC has officially pulled the plug on Jimmy Smits’ struggling rookie procedural Outlaw [the show where Jimmy Smits puts his finger on the Scales of Justice]. The Friday-night legal drama [where Jimmy Smits puts his finger on the Scales of Justice], which was already on a production hiatus [giving Jimmy Smits a break from putting his finger on the Scales of Justice], will be replaced by a second hour of Dateline [the show where Jimmy Smits does not put his finger on the Scales of Justice]. The final four episodes [of the show where Jimmy Smits puts his finger on the Scales of Justice] will air Saturdays at 8 pm beginning this week [which President Barack Obama has already declared "The Show Where Jimmy Smits Puts His Finger on the Scales of Justice Week"].

In a related story, NBC has been canceled.

Could This BE Any More Friends? Ross Geller Got Secretly Married

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We were certainly surprised when Courteney Cox and David Arquette announced their separation but we weren’t ready for even more Friends-related marriage gossip today. David Schwimmer and his girlfriend Zoe Buckman secretly got married back in June and somehow they managed to keep it under the radar until now.

Schwimmer and Buckman met in 2007 and were engaged earlier this year. It’s the first marriage for both, but the fourth if you count Schwimmer’s fictional alter ego Ross Geller, after his failed nuptials with Carol the lesbian, Emily the British chick, and Rachel, after a drunk night in Vegas. That guy had the worst luck.

Congrats to the newlyweds!

Giants Fans Attempt Worst “Don’t Stop Believin’” Cover Yet

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Me, Yesterday: You know, I’d be totally happy if the Giants won the World Series – I have nothing against any of their players, they have loyal fans who are long overdue for a title, and San Francisco’s one of my favorite cities in the U.S. It’d actually be kind of cool to see them win, they deserve it.

Me, After Seeing This Video: Sigh.

I do admire these guys for not being intimidated by the illustrious history of unnecessary “Don’t Stop Believin’” covers and carving out their own very-painful-to-watch-and-listen-to niche. New, crappy lyrics? Just when you thought these covers had jumped the shark, someone comes along and genetically engineers a giant Deep Blue Sea shark and zooms over it in an aircraft carrier. Very impressive.

(via Deadspin)

FABLife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

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Leaves of Grass

Edward Norton is an actor with such a serious reputation that even watching a popcorn film like The Incredible Hulk is a recipe for a headache. So it’s a lot of fun to see the chin-stroking actor let go in this loopy pot comedy-drama. He plays both Bill Kincaid–a straight-edge philosophy professor hoping to put his Oklahoma “Little Dixie” past behind him–and his twin Brady, a man who might be called the Einstein of the hydroponics. Bill reluctantly returns to the old homestead after learning that his pot-dealing bro has been killed by a crossbow bolt. That’s just the beginning of a tricky and just a little goofy progression of double-crosses. The sibling rivalry/identical twin plot devices are even older than Cheech & Chong, but as well as Norton’s star turn, Grass offers incidental pleasures such as Keri Russell reciting Walt Whitman and Richard Dreyfuss wielding a menorah with intent to harm. An amiable crowd-pleaser.

Extras: A making of featurette and a commentary track, where Norton and director Tim Blake Nelson reveal that most of their stage weed was recycled from Pineapple Express.

- By C. Bottomley

Kim Kardashian Gets Naked And Silvery For W

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Pretty safe to say that anyone who has heard of the Kardashians knows that Kim is famous for showing off her body, whether it’s from her Playboy issue, her sex tape, or the time she got her cellulite sucked while sister Khloe looked on. She’s at it again this week, posing naked on the cover of W but this time it’s in the name of art, and it kills us to say this but she looks amazing. Does she have any pores at all? What gives? The magazine’s art issue features an interview with the glistening, un-airbrushed starlet where she discusses everything from her public persona to her body issues. At one point she says “I used to think, I have to be this or that or skinny, and now, because of the show, everyone is embracing just me, which has given me such a confidence.” She certainly looks confident to us!

And it’s not just the cover photo that made our jaw drop, there’s also a stunning photo spread in the magazine of Kim covered in silver body paint as well (check out one of the more risqué photos below). It’s all the Kardashian we’ve ever needed to see.

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[Photo: E! Online/W]

Ashton Kutcher And Demi Moore Bond Spiritually In Israel

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Take that, Brittany Jones! You keep talking about your sex tape, while Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher take off to Israel. They’re calling it a “spiritual journey”, but we call it damage control. And they have a helluva lot to clean up what with Ms Jones blabbing to everyone who will listen about her supposed sofa sexcapades with Ashton.

Of course we get to hear all about it on Twitter, ’cause it’s not like a vacay between two people shouldn’t have every second reported to the world at large.  Ashton tweeted, “Sharing Love & Light while in IsraeI. Asking 4 the energy 2 forge bonds with our similarities & find compromise in our differences.” Great double entendre, dude. ‘Cause we’re like… are you talking about the situation in Israel, or you and Demi?

Come on guys, pull off a Bobby Brown Whitney Houston Israeli escapade and call it your home. That’ll totally take away the heat from your problems.

David Arquette And Courteney Cox Have Separated

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This news really came out of nowhere for us. David Arquette and Courteney Cox have separated after eleven seemingly happy years of being married. They looked pretty solid to us, but it goes to show that you never really know what’s really going on in people’s lives.

They’ve released a civilized, explanatory statement of the news that reads, “We have agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time. The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage. We remain best friends  and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply. As we go though this process we are determined to use kindness and understanding to get through this together. We are comfortable with the boundaries that we have established for each other during this separation and we hope that our friends, family, fans and the media also show us respect, dignity, understanding and love at this time as well. — David Arquette and Courteney Cox”

There’s obviously dirt that’s determined to come out, considering people are hell bent on finding out exactly what went wrong. One of these rumors is that David and Courteney were in an open marriage. More specifically, that Courteney and Brian Van Holt, her co-star from Cougar Town, were getting hot and heavy. Especially one night when her limo driver was sent off home, while Courteney and Brian strolled off to the actress’ home (without David, natch). An on-set source says, “Brian dismissed the driver, telling him that she (Courteney) would be staying there, and that he didn’t need to come back.”

Meanwhile, David apparently has been off on wild benders in Hollywood. A source reveals, “Courteney and Brian were all over each at a wrap party in April and the talk on the set was that it was fine because she and David had an open marriage.” The speculation is that this is one of the factors in their marriage dissolving. David isn’t far behind in the mill either, with rumors of him hooking up with Jasmine Waltz. If that’s true then her 15 minutes of fame just won’t quit, as she’s also been linked with Ryan Seacrest, Chris Pine (sigh) and Jesse McCartney. We saved the best for last: Jasmine apparently clocked Lindsay Lohan at club Voyeur, where she worked as a waitress.

Whataver’s going on with those two – or three, or four – we can’t help but get a sense of deja vu. Courteney’s marital breakdown is eerily similar to her best pal, Jennifer Aniston‘s. Her split with Brad Pitt was a shocker too…and then all the Angelina Jolie rumors? All of it turned out to be true in that particular scenario, but let’s see what unveils with this saga.