Are you as exhausted from this week's news as we were? It seems there were engagements, and fights, and babies galore! Here's some of what you missed:
Happy Halloween, CelebLovers! Who/what is everyone planning on dressing up as? Personally, we'd love to see some Halloween-lovers in costume as some of the celebrity couples below. (We're thinking the David Arquette ensemble would only require some fake tears, a telephone, and a sign that says 'Courteney take me back!') But, for even more topical costume ideas, check out this week's gossip round-up below.
"Daily Mail" columnist Liz Jones is at it again -- this time she's tsk-tsking celeb cads like David Arquette, Jude Law and Tiger Woods for stepping out on their beautiful, powerful partners with -- gasp! -- waitresses. Jones calls the phenomenon "cheating down." Let's ignore Jones's not-at-all subtle classism for a minute -- servers are human beings with legitimate careers and not, you know, Victorian prostitutes -- and explore her point about the appeal of sleeping with someone, er, "below your station."
If there's one thing we can say about Jennifer Aniston is that she is a romantic. Sure, she may have many high and (even many more) lows in love but she still seems to be rooting for the Cox-Arquette union, even after the pair announced their separation this week. Now, we've been paying close attention to this one (after getting over the extreme shock) and it seems like Cox and Arquette have been on a wild roller coaster for the last several months. From living apart, to Courtney's rumored affair with a co-star, to David's fling with a cocktail waitress to his babbling on Howard Stern... Man, it's been a pretty rough. In fact it's been kind of volcanic when you take a look at the amount of news that's unfolded.
Did she or did she not? That's the question on the tip of every celebrity gossip reader's tongue this week. Long before it was confirmed that Courteney Cox and David Arquette were splitting up, there were rumors that 46-year-old Courteney had found a raft-boat away from the sinking ship that was her marriage to David Arquette and was cheating on him with her Cougar Town co-star, Brian Van Holt. And although David has repeatedly denied that infidelity (on either side) had anything to do with the bust-up of their 11-year-marriage, he did admit in an interview with Howard Stern that it was possible that Courteney may have had an "emotional affair" with Brian. However, according to one insider, Courteney definitely feels emotions for Brian - one in particular, in fact - love!
Poor Coco Arquette. The smallest member of the Cox-Arquette family may only be 6 years old, but there's no doubt that she understands what is happening around her, even if she has been (hopefully) kept away from the sensational, tabloid gossip about her parents, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, and their headline-making split. Reportedly, when the couple first decided to tell Coco that they were breaking up, they decided to ease the shock with a picnic and a story about how mommy and daddy "are grown-ups...and grown-ups need to figure out their lives.” But there was no fooling Coco. “Are you guys getting divorced?" she reportedly asked. "No, we’re taking time off to know...what we want out of our mate better,” recounted David in his now infamous interview with Howard Stern.
Knee-deep in the wake of Coquette's demise and Christina A. going sour on her "Candyman," gossip-loving tongues are wagging about surprising celebrity breakups. In lieu of pourin' out a little for relationships past, we thought we'd revisit a few of 2010's other most shocking splits so far:
Is Howard Stern the male Oprah? On Tuesday, the day after news of his separation from wife Courteney Cox made the gossip blog rounds, David Arquette called into the Howard Stern Show to pour out his heart. Shockingly, Howard was nice to David and, according to Celebitchy.com, listened sympathetically, just like Oprah would, to the story of how Courteney broke David's heart. "I’ve been begging Courteney to get back with me,” said the 39-year-old actor, indicating that Courteney was the one to call for the separation. “She’s conflicted too.”
Toss another flower onto the casket of Courteney Cox and David Arquette's marriage because, according to Life & Style, it's dead. After several months of rumors that they were on the rocks, the magazine has confirmed the couple has separated after 11 years of marriage and one daughter, 6 year-old Coco Arquette. “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 through 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," the couple said in a statement.
What is going on with Courteney Cox and David Arquette? First, there's rumors that Courteney is cheating on David with her Cougartown co-star and isn't wearing her wedding ring. Then, David gives a weird interview about the state of their marriage, saying everything is fine. Now, according to Celebitchy.com, Courteney has spoken candidly to Instyle Magazine for the August issue and says her marriage has had its "ups and downs" (And, interesting enough, she says this while not wearing her wedding ring. Hmmm...)
We never understood the pairing of Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Sure, they did those Scream movies together, but his goofy demeanor and her more straight-laced persona seem to clash. So when rumors started to circulate that Courteney may have been having a fling with her Cougartown co-star Brian Van Holt, we weren’t shocked. (Disappointed, perhaps, because despite their differences, the Cox-Arquettes, who have a 6-year-old daughter named Coco, have turned out to be one of the most solid celebrity relationships in Hollywood and even celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary recently.)
No matter how many times we've heard that opposites attract, we're still slightly confused when a pair of stars from seemingly opposite ends of the celebrity universe combine. Here are six eamples of couples that we never would have pictured together.