Oprah lands interview with David Arquette
February 18th, 2011
09:36 AM ET

Oprah lands interview with David Arquette

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.


David Arquette enters rehab
January 3rd, 2011
08:48 AM ET

David Arquette enters rehab

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: I'm not a cheater
October 27th, 2010
04:03 PM ET

David Arquette: I'm not a cheater

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?).


October 12th, 2010
05:35 PM ET

Arquette: I'm not the one who asked to separate

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.”


November 2nd, 2009
01:50 PM ET

Should celebs' charity begin at home?

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?

September 30th, 2009
10:06 AM ET

'Rock a Little, Feed a Lot'

It had the charm of a community theater production put on by a group of pals - only in this case, everybody happened to be famous. Tuesday night, actor David Arquette and some of his family members and "Friends" - namely wife Courteney Cox-Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate, Ben Harper and more - staged a benefit concert to raise money for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and Feeding America.

It was a roughly staged event where microphones went dead, teleprompters messed up and everyone in the audience seemed to know each other. At one point, the director came over the P.A. system and asked Cox and Kudrow to stretch - so Kudrow grabbed a guitar and played a couple bars of "Smelly Cat," the tune her character made famous on an episode of "Friends."

AEG Live donated the Club Nokia in downtown L.A., while others donated their time and talent. Garry Shandling did a little stand-up comedy. Crow wrote a sing-along reggae song especially for the event called "All We Need" - which she recorded as a duet for iTunes with Jason Mraz. It'll be available in about a week or so, with all proceeds going to Feeding America.

As Crow performed, Allison Sweeney (soap star and host of "The Biggest Loser") snapped photos on her cell phone from the balcony. Harper raced over on a rare night off from his tour with Pearl Jam. Katharine McPhee, Jonny Lang and Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden also performed live, as did Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine. His mom, Mary, watched from the side of the stage, dressed in sensible shoes and a grandma cardigan. Speaking of which, Morello and his new wife are expecting their first child next month. It's going to be a boy!

This wasn't some Hollywood fundraiser where the celebrities involved had no personal stake in the charity. Cox told us her husband, David, has been spending two days a week packing lunches and helping out at the neighborhood foodbank in Venice. Sometimes their daughter, Coco, joins him. Crow couldn't help giving Arquette a special shout-out during her set. "I love David Arquette so much, man!" she exclaimed. "Who else would put himself out there like this?!"

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