David Arquette tells all about his battle with drugs and alcohol in his first post-rehab interview on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" today.
"When I had my first drink of beer, I must have been 4 years old," Arquette tells Winfrey, according to Us Weekly. "I was down in the basement with my dad and beer was there and I just grabbed it and drank it. And I remember that. It's one of my earliest memories."
It was also the start of his lifelong struggle with alcohol and drugs.
Michael Vick may have backed out of his upcoming "Oprah Winfrey Show" appearance, but the talk show host has landed herself an equally controversial guest for the episode.
According to a rep for the show, David Arquette will appear in a sit-down with Winfrey on February 24.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vick, who served 21 months on dog fighting charges, was initially booked for that day but suddenly canceled for personal reasons, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Things certainly haven't been easy for David Arquette since his October split from wife of 11 years Courteney Cox. Now, his rep confirms to CNN, the actor has entered a live-in rehab facility over the weekend.
"Rehab was inevitable," an insider tells People magazine. "He is dealing with a broken heart. He can't handle all the changes in his life. All his inner demons came out."
In an interview with Howard Stern in December, Arquette said had been "drinking a lot" and that "everybody's worried and concerned about me."
David Arquette doesn’t want to be labeled as a cheater, he said on “Live! With Regis & Kelly” this morning.
“There’s going to be a story coming out that said I was a cheater,” Arquette said. “I was faithful to my wife for 11 years… like completely devoted.”
Arquette’s fling occurred after he and Courteney Cox had already separated, he said. The pair didn’t want to make it public that they had split as to avoid making a big deal about it (too late?).
Right on the heels of the announcement that David Arquette and wife Courteney Cox are in the midst of a trial separation after 11 years of marriage, Arquette decided to call in to Howard Stern’s radio show to reveal his side of what happened in their relationship.
“Listen, we’re best friends,” Arquette, 39, told Stern of Cox, 46. “She’s the greatest woman I’ve ever met. I’m not the one who called this separation.”
Arquette went on to explain that Cox gave him a motorcycle after their 11th wedding anniversary and told him, “I don’t want to be your mother anymore.”
Over the past week, we've chronicled Don Cheadle and friends playing poker to benefit Darfur, Selena Gomez working for UNICEF, and Anthony Edwards running the New York City Marathon to help build a Kenyan children's hospital. Each time, we've received at least one comment along these lines: "What about all of the problems here? Why don't these stars help Americans first?"
It's not an unreasonable question - though maybe those folks missed our coverage of Georgia flood relief, David Spade helping firefighters, Moby donating concert proceeds to domestic violence shelters, and our first Find The Good story, Ludacris helping donate cars to people in need.
It's true that many of the highest-profile celebrity charity efforts seem to be aimed overseas. Is that because those projects seem more exotic, or is the need there truly greater? Plenty of stars are working to solve domestic problems, from David Arquette's constant work with food banks to Adam Lambert helping schoolkids to Soleil Moon Frye's advocacy of Alzheimer's awareness. And let's not forget the king of celebrity philanthropy: the late Paul Newman, whose Newman's Own foundation has donated more than $280 million to thousands of different charities, in the U.S. and around the world.
But back to our question: should American celebs focus on American causes, or is all charitable work laudable, regardless of location? And for those who favor domestic efforts, what should take priority? (Are you doing anything toward that cause?) And do you know of any stars whose work we should be profiling here?
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