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!
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 friendsÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 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 loveÃ‚Â 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.Ã‚Â 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,Ã‚Â Chris Pine (sigh) andÃ‚Â 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.
Maria Menounos and Dane Cook might have been bummed, but most of the celebs onhand at the Staples Center last night were overjoyed with the Lakers victory over the Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Championship series. Such familiar faces as Jack Nicholson and the Red Hot Chili Peppers cheered on the team, along with finger-waving David Arquette and Courteney Cox, George Lopez, Dustin Hoffman, a rather distant Jake Gyllenhaal (maybe he heard Reese would be there…) and those kaptivating Kardashians. Though Kim wasn’t hollering away like Khloe, we’re sure the Lakers appreciated her cleavage-baring, shredded t-shirt more than any single cheer. See more celebs in the gallery below.
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At the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards last night, some of the most fashion forward actresses around toned down their looks and stuck with the basic little black dress. Seriously, it was like there was a Hollywood phone chain and they all called each other in advance to make a fashion plan.
“This is Courteney on the horn, who’s this? Debra Messing? You old so and so, we haven’t talked since we were both on Must See TV back in the day! What’s that? All black outfits? Really? Did Hudgens agree to this too? Okay, I’m in. Latah!” Courteney Cox and Zoe Saldana were honorees at the award ceremony which was hosted by Messing.
The army of black was interrupted by a few brave souls who brought some color to the party (we’re loving Busy Phillips‘ gold number) but overall the looks were subtle and simple. Maybe they’re waiting to pull out the big guns and get creative at the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday.
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When busy lady Courteney Cox isn’t taking care of her daughter Coco, preparing for Scream 4 (Neve Campbell, welcome back!), or hanging out with her bestie Jennifer Aniston, she’s working hard on her hit series Cougar Town. Can you spot 10 differences in this pic of Courteney shooting a scene for her show on the beach in Malibu? [Photo: Splash News Online]
According to Variety, director Wes Craven and stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox Arquette and David Arquette will soon begin shooting Scream 4 for a scheduled release of April 2011. The return of the Scream isn’t that surprising—at this point it’s more unusual for a horror franchise not to be in progress—but what is bizarre about the resurrection of the smash hit ’90s chiller is that it’s not a Michael Bay-produced or Rob Zombie-directed remake of the original, but a sequel! With the original cast and director! More than a decade after the last one! And, yes, it will have been more than a decade since Scream 3—and therefore more than a decade since most people have seen Neve Campbell movie.
Not that this new movie won’t feature plenty of young flesh along aside the aging original actors—while the names of the new blood have yet to be announced, we wouldn’t be surprised if one of the surviving trio winds up killed before the credits even roll. How else will the producers make room for the snarky, sexed-up teenage adventures that made the series a hit in the first place? It’s supposed to be a chiller, not The Big Chill. Get a preview of how Neve’s been holding up in the gallery below.
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We get it, Jennifer Aniston. While your age is increasing in numbers, your body is living the Benjamin Button dream, getting younger and younger looking as time ticks on. The actress and her A-List clique (Courteney Cox, Sheryl Crow, Gerard Butler) toasted her 41st year by relaxing their toned bodies poolside in Mexico. They all looked fit and fabulous, like only millionaires can. Jealous awaits you in the gallery below. [Photo: SplashNewsOnline]
When news broke that George Clooney‘s Hope for Haiti Now telethon would airing Friday at 8PM EST on VH1, MTV and just about every channel on your television set, scant details were available as to which celebs would be involved in the show. But that didn’t stop us from starting our Official Hope For Haiti Now Telethon Lineup guessing game. We’re happy to report that our initial list is shaping up to be remarkably accurate (Anderson Cooper‘s involvement doesn’t count because he’s a newsman who sometimes acts like a celebrity, not an actual celebrity).
Performing at the Hope for Haiti Now telethon: Bono, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Shakira and many others who have yet to be announced. There will also be no shortage of A-listers either speaking or manning the phones to take donations, according to E! Online. So if you’ve ever wanted to ring Jennifer Aniston or Jon Hamm late one lonely Friday night, this may be your one and only shot. Also participating are Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Colin Farrell, Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, Renee Zellweger, Anna Kendrick, Sandra Bullock, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Gabby Sidibe, Chris Pine and Emily Blunt.
As for Robert Pattinson, he’ll be hosting the London segment of Hope for Haiti Now. Clooney and pals will be based at the show’s headquarters in Los Angeles while Anderson Cooper reports from Ground Zero in Haiti. Performances will take place in L.A., New York and London.
Baby fever! There must be something in the water at Victoria’s Secret because three of their top models (Adriana Lima, Gisele Bundchen and Karolina Kurkova) are currently pregnant and their poster girl, Heidi Klum just had her fourth child in October. But models aren’t the only celebs with buns in the oven – celebrities Kourtney Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson are both expecting their first wee ones later this year.
From Jennifer Hudson to Nicole Richie to Halle Berry, stars are constantly popping out adorable tots. Check out 70 serious celebrity baby bumps from recent history. If you hunt you’ll find baby-bellied Madonna, Angelina Jolie‘s massive There’s-Twins-In-Here!-belly and Demi Moore seven months pregnant and baring it all!
Courteney Cox has a smart publicist, who wisely let is slip yesterday – while the whole world was talking about New Moon ticket sales and the American Music Awards – that Courteney has halted production on her hit show “Cougar Town” so that she can attend to some secret, personal problem. “We can confirm production on “Cougar Town” has been temporarily shut down in order for Courteney to deal with a private family matter,” said an ABC rep.
TV insiders tell us that it’s pretty rare to completely stop production, and the network incures a huge cost for doing so. Which leaves us wondering – what could be going on in Courteney’s life that’s so awul she’d have to completely stop her popular sitcom to deal with it? Your guess is as good as ours – try ‘em out for size in the comments below.
Psst – According to E! Online, production will resume next week. Mysterious!