Rant: The SHOCK and HORROR when a Hollywood Couple Separates.

13 Oct


It's almost like they posed so that they could cut the photo in half.


Over the last few days, I’ve been shocked by how much attention Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s split is receiving on the internet. (Perhaps on TV too, but since I don’t own one, I’m blissfully ignorant.)

Really? People give a shit about the relationship of two celebrities? And correct me if I’m wrong, but most relationships have 50/50 odds on working out and Hollywood seems to have a much lower success rate. So why is it surprising that Courteney and David can’t make it work? Besides, do we actually know these people? Are we so acquainted with them that we never saw this coming from all our time observing their happiness?

Sorry, I just don’t get it.

Know what I find shocking? How blunt and open Arquette seems to have been when he called into Howard Stern’s show. I didn’t hear it, but if this blog article is accurate, it sounds like he let it all hang out. I actually think it’s kind of funny that he’s admitting that he is an overgrown child that she got tired of mothering.

The only reason I surfed to that article was to figure out what all the fuss was about – why I’d seen so many Facebook statuses talking about “Dave and Court” as if they were actual friends. What I find entertaining are the comments that people took the time to post in response to the blog post. A few of my favorites, categorized:

From “Mrs. I Hate My Marriage But God Won’t Let Me Leave” we have:

And from “Mr. I’ll Never Win a N.O.W. Award” there’s this sage advice:


I like that he received 5 thumbs-downs for this comment - and uses Obama's "hope" image as his photo.


And finally, “Mr. I Can’t Wait to Go Home and Beat My Wife” says:

You know what I found most shocking of all? How Courteney spells her name. Anyone want to tell her she has an extra ‘E’ floating around in there?

3 Responses to “Rant: The SHOCK and HORROR when a Hollywood Couple Separates.”

  1. popdialectic October 13, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    I was a little amused to see this on the status update of a friend today:

    “Are you crappin’ me? Not only Courtney Cox but Christina Aguilerra, too, as splitting from their hubbies?! Folks – it’s work … when it’s tough it’s tough … but when it’s on it’s on and beyond compare. Hang in there!!!!!!!”

    What?! Rock stars who can’t hold their relationships together? I suppose if no one cared, they wouldn’t be “celebrities” …

  2. Jogging Strollers October 14, 2010 at 7:58 am #

    I listened to the Howard Stern interview. The guy was just trying to be honest and tell his side of the story. As usual it was a great interview by Howard. If David had said the same thing to Oprah or had sold his story to the Times, it would have been a very different reaction. As is, he went on his friend’s show and let his true emotions come out. Brave.

  3. Alicia October 14, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    I hate to spill more beans, but, well, you know they were both in Ann Arbor all summer while she was filming Scream 4 or something like that. They were regulars at the Farmer’s Market, Zingerman’s etc. And, well, Mr. Cox was a regular somewhere else, too. Yes, I’m the home wrecker. Looks like I just needed one more kid to mother…

    BTW, your 50/50 odds are far too generous. Honestly, when you think about it over the length of a particular actor’s life, doesn’t it seem like only about 10% remain married? Paul Newman and JoAnn Woodworth are the only couple I can think of. Oh, and Tom Cruise and Rita Whatshername. That’s about it. So maybe 1/99 odds are more like it.

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