Having a starring role on a successful TV show can be a double-edged sword. While it’s great to be popular (and the steady work can’t hurt), many actors find it hard to escape the long shadow cast by their most famous role. Once the series ends, it can be a slippery slope towards type-casting, and then finally a permanent stay in a town called “Has-Been”.
You might find this news unfathomable, but it’s true: David Arquette and Courteney Cox are still legally married, despite having separated all the way back in October 2010. That’s like being separated for a millennium in HMT (Hollywood Marriage Time)! Factoring in Arquette’s erratic appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last month, intermittent rumors about Cox getting it on with her Cougar Town costar Josh Hopkins and mutual overshares with Howard Stern last year, it’s a wonder it took until now for David Arquette to officially file divorce papers. Do you think he literally forgot he was married? We would honestly not put it past the man…
According to TMZ, Arquette cited “irreconcilable differences” on the filing he submitted last Friday; he is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s daughter Coco, and did not request spousal or child support. Overall, looks like a quiet end to a crazy…wait, what’s that? Arquette is representing himself in the divorce? He’s not getting a lawyer? Plus the papers he filed are dated March 23, implying that he just sat on them for three months? Oh boy. Well, we look forward to finding out the outcome of their divorce. Or rather, we look forward to our great-great-grandchildren finding out the outcome of their divorce, seeing as how we’ll be dead and gone for any number of decades at that point.
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It’s impossible to imagine watching an episode of Friends without seeing the familiar faces of Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt Leblanc. The chemistry generated between the gang made it one of the most iconic lineups in TV history. Hell, they’re like the Beatles of situation comedies! John, Paul, George and Kevin just doesn’t have the same ring to it, y’know? So by the same token, it’s a little jarring to see the original casting choices for the legendary show.
The news comes to us from the folks at Vanity Fair, who are running an “oral history” of the series in their latest issue. It’s definitely fascinating to see how television history might have turned out. Could Jon Cryer have been a snarkier Chandler? Would Tea Leoni have made a better Rachel? Tantalizing questions indeed! Click under the jump to see which celebs almost played your favorite Friends!
It’s that time of year again when we reflect on everything we’ve accomplished, as well as the things we probably could have done better (like eating a few less slices of pumpkin pie) and make heartfelt resolutions for the new year. After all of the indulgences of the holiday season, we normally include the plan to live a healthier lifestyle at the very top of our list. If you need motivation to get fit in 2012, look no further than our collection of the 100 hottest bikini photos of 2011. It’s sure to inspire you to finally use that gym membership!
We’ve ranked the top 10 hottest bikini clad ladies, and included another 90 wildly sexy bikini shots, in no particular order. Enjoy!
1. Halle Berry
See sexy shots of Alessandra Ambrosio and her fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels in this 2011 Victoria’s Secret fashion show mega gallery!
Check out more bikini beauties after the jump!
While some people are going to great lengths to shut down rumors of a Jennifer Aniston-Justin Theroux romance—especially the mother of his alleged current girlfriend, stylist Heidi Bivens—the gossip doesn’t appear to be going away. In fact, People is confident to say that Aniston even threw a party with Courteney Cox and Chelsea Handler to introduce her friends to the Tropic Thunder scripter/Your Highness star. “They all had a great time and enjoyed Justin’s company,” says their source. “They’re doing great. He’s edgier than the guys Jen usually dates. She really likes him!”
Ironically, Us Magazine says Cox and Aniston are fighting over Courteney’s cavalier treatment of husband David Arquette during their separation, with her beach vacation with Josh Hopkins allegedly giving Jen some bad Brangelina flashbacks. Hey, if that’s true, how does Courteney feel about Jennifer swiping Justin from that stylist? Huh? If only we could work a Matthew Perry double-take into this Friends drama…assuming any of it’s even remotely true.
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Looks like someone’s shown their true colors! While any true friend of Jennifer Aniston would throw a drink in Brad Pitt‘s face if given the chance and demand to know how he could run off with some objectivist hussy while America’s Sweetheart becomes an old maid, Courteney Cox did no such thing when the pair both attended a birthday party for their manager Cynthia Pett-Dante. “They hugged and kissed when they greeted each other,” a witness told People. “They talked for a while.”
“They both seemed happy and totally relaxed, very at ease,” described the source, who somehow restrained themself from screaming “Judas!” “They were both smiling the entire time. It didn’t seem awkward at all.” It’s not that surprising, considering Pitt and Cox previously caught up at a Chris Cornell concert two years ago, allegedly “chatting away all night” (what, you expected them to watch a Chris Cornell solo concert instead? Zzz). Could it really be that all these people are over the six-year-old crimes of passion that birthed Brangelina? It’s just hard for gossip mongers to accept that.
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While everyone from Matthew Lillard to Emma Roberts attended this week’s Scream 4 premiere, it still felt like something was missing. It wasn’t until we checked out photos from the olden days that we realized what was wrong. Sure, they’d found all the old stars, but where was their wild nineties fashion! We don’t want David Arquette in a sharp suit—we want him dressed like a “pop-punk-ska” bass player! There were no trenchcoats worn with short skirts, no parachute pants, and not a single cornrowed Melissa Joan Hart to be found anywhere. They don’t just make Scream movies like they used to, they don’t make premieres like they used to!
See photos of fine ’90s fashion from your favorite Scream stars—plus celebrity pals like Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and The Artist Formerly Known As Puff Daddy—in the gallery below.
You know the image of a worm eating its own tail? That’s sort of a metaphor for Scream 4. The film is a remake, a sequel and a movie about a movie, all in one. And with so many sly references to its predecessors, it’s hard to figure out where all the winking at the audience ends and the movie begins. That said, Scream 4 reunites all three main cast-members from the original films, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, with director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson, and it’s still an enjoyable movie, no matter how meta it gets.
The film takes place in Woodsboro, California, hometown of Sidney Prescott (Campbell), the former high school student terrorized by the original Ghostface killer who murdered all of her friends in 1996. All grown-up Sidney is back in Woodsboro (although her haircut hasn’t changed) on a book tour at the insistence of her pushy publicist, Rebecca, played by Alison Brie, because she’s written a self-help book based on her past. And where better to promote a book about moving on than the town you desperately moved away from?
But you know who’s not psyched to see Sid? Gale Weathers (Cox), who went from reporter of small-town murders to successful novelist of the Stab books based on said small town murders, to housewife (she married Deputy Dewey, played by Arquette, who is now Sheriff Dewey) with writers block. Dewey, however, is thrilled to see Sid, which annoys Gale, but not as much as Deputy Judy (Marley Shelton) annoys Gale. Judy has the hots for Dewey real bad and she’s not very subtle about it. That’s roughly all there is to her character, so consider this your first and last meeting with Judy in this review. Sidney plans to stay with her Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell) and cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) while in town, but of course, as soon as Sidney arrives, teens start getting gutted by the truckload. Rounding out the impressive supporting cast are an underused Adam Brody and Anthony Anderson as cops, Hayden Panettiere as Jill’s sass-talkin’ BFF Kirby, and Rory Culkin as horror-film buff Charlie. (Not to mention cameos from Shenae Grimes, Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell.) A large percentage of the people listed here get murdered, FYI.
Courteney Cox is proving she doesn’t mind estranged husband David Arquette‘s oversharing by doing a bit of her own while promoting Scream 4 this week. The actress confirmed to David Letterman yesterday that Arquette tried to have sex with her when they took daugher Coco to Walt Disney World last week. “He did try it on me. He hit pretty hard. And I said, ‘You don’t have the Fast Pass right now. Not to that ride!’”
Confirming her claim to Dave that she “loves” Arquette enabler Howard Stern, Cox surprised Howie and Dave by visiting them on Stern’s Sirius XM show this morning. While David confirmed he still wants to reunite (“We have beautiful love. She makes me laugh like nobody. We can live a happy life together”)—Cox says she’s “more hopeful about his life and him finding someone” (she also told Letterman she can see him with “someone named Tiffany or Britney”). Howard also managed to get some dirty details: Cox said she hasn’t had sex with anyone since leaving Arquette (not even Josh Hopkins!), keeping herself entertained with a vibrator that David previously purchased for her. Looks like two people can play TMI!
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You’d think that David Arquette‘s stint in rehab and recent Disney vacation with estranged wife Courteney Cox and daughter Coco would have matured him. That maybe he would have learned a lesson about keeping his private life private, given all the publicity he created during their initial separation. Or that he shouldn’t go back on the Howard Stern Show to talk about all his personal matters of the heart (and penis), since all he does on that show is talk about his sex life. But David Arquette is nothing if not incorrigible, which is why he admitted on-air during Stern’s Tuesday show that he tried to seduce Courteney during their recent trip to the Magic Kingdom.
First, when Stern asked Arquette if the rumors that Courteney was together with her Cougar Town co-star Josh Hopkins, Arquette replied “100% she’s not…She’s not f—ing them….We’re not together so she can do whatever she wants.” And then a few moments later, he took it further, saying “She hasn’t f—d anybody. I tried to f— her at Disney World and it didn’t happen. Ahhh that’s something I probably shouldn’t have said.” Sounds like the happiest place on earth is not necessarily the sexiest place on earth. But seriously David, just stop calling in to this show, you are not doing yourself any favors when you do.
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