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Courteney Cox: Soon-to-Be Ex-Husband David Arquette 'Best Friend in the World'

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Courteney Cox said during an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that her soon-to-be ex-husband David Arquette is her best friend in the world, Us Magazine reports.

The 48-year-old actress talked about how the pair have remained on good terms during a taping of the show that is set to air Monday, Jan. 7. Cox told DeGeneres that the two have grown and changed since the divorce, which the couple announced in 2010, and thinks they both appreciate each other more, Us Magazine says.

Cox and Arquette have both reportedly asked for joint physical and legal custody of their 8-year-old daughter, Coco, in their June 2010 divorce papers, according to Us Weekly.

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David Arquette Finally Files for Divorce from Courtney Cox

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- They separated nearly two years ago, but actor David Arquette has now finally filed for divorce from Courtney Cox, reports.  According to the paperwork, which was signed in March, Arquette held onto the papers for months before filing.

The 40-year-old actor cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce, and has asked for joint legal custody of their daughter, Coco, who turns eight Wednesday.

Arquette does not have a lawyer and appears to be representing himself. The divorce papers reportedly did not detail how their property and assets would be divided.

The estranged couple, who met on the set of Scream in 1995, get along fine.  In an interview, Cox said recently that their relationship is better "than it would be if we lived together."  Cox was often seen in the audience cheering Arquette on when he competed on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, for example.

The couple wed in June 1999, and initially split in October 2010.

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David Arquette Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah in Israel

Jason Kempin/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Congratulations are in order for actor David Arquette, who celebrated his bar mitzvah Monday at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel, according to E! Online.

Arquette was in Israel to shoot a segment for his Mile High show for the Travel Channel, but ended up having a bar mitzvah ceremony while he was there.  The Scream star attended a traditional bar mitzvah ceremony and was then asked if he would like to have one.

The 40-year-old tweeted Monday, “I had my bar mitzvah today at the wall. Finally I’m a man.” Arquette’s mother was Jewish, making him Jewish under religious law.

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David Arquette and Girlfriend Break Up

Steven Lawton/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- David Arquette has announced on Twitter that he has split from his girlfriend, Christina McLarty.

He tweeted, "Sadly I'm single again. A long distance relationship proved to be too difficult."

Arquette and McLarty, an Entertainment Tonight reporter who was once married to Girls Gone Wild guru Joe Francis, began dating last summer.  She's based in New York, while he lives in Los Angeles.

Arquette split from wife Courteney Cox in 2010.

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‘DWTS’: Boos Erupt as David Arquette Is Voted Off in Week 7

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor David Arquette was booted off the dance floor Tuesday night on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.

The actor, who has been energetic and engaging on the dance floor, had made progress during his time on the show’s season 13.  He had a strong fan following, and judges praised his cha cha cha Monday night, but the scores from his group dance didn’t help. TV host Nancy Grace had also been in jeopardy of being eliminated Tuesday night.

Boos erupted from the audience when it was announced that Arquette was going home.

“This whole thing has been incredible,” Arquette said after the results were announced, standing next to his partner, Kym Johnson. He also joked that the results must be a mistake, adding “this is my show” -- apparently poking fun at dance pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s infamous comment during last week's show.

Arquette earned a 24 for his cha cha cha and a 23 for his group tango. His total score of 47 points put him fifth among the six remaining competitors.

Elimination in the competition results from a combination of judges’ scores and viewer votes. Each week, the celebrity with the lowest combined scores is sent home, until three stars remain. They and their partners compete for the championship.

The actor’s family members -- including daughter Coco, ex-wife Courteney, and his sisters, Rosanna Arquette and Patricia Arquette -- have constantly been in the audience to cheer on the Scream actor’s performances.

Tuesday night’s show included performances from pop star Justin Bieber and the R&B group Boyz II Men, and a special dance by Dancing pro Derek Hough and Allison Holker.

Former talk show host Ricki Lake topped the scoreboard Monday night; Grace was the night’s low scorer.

Lake, Grace, actor J.R. Martinez, World Cup star Hope Solo and reality TV personality Rob Kardashian will all return to compete on Monday.

Chaz Bono was eliminated from the show last week. The other celebrities who were voted off before him were fashion guru Carson Kressley, singer Chynna Phillips, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari, Italian model Elisabetta Canalis and NBA champ Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest).

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David Arquette and Kym Johnson Continue to Rule Twitter

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(LOS ANGELES) -- Tweeters have once again come out in strong support of their favorite couple from Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, David and Kym.

Over half of all tweets about the dancing duo were positive, according to data provided by Topsy Labs. That bested the couple in second place this week by six percentage points, one point higher than last week. It’s the second week in a row tweeters have shown such support for David and Kym.

Despite being a social media favorite, David and Kym were out-scored on the dance floor by J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff, who tied for second place with Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke with 25 points.

Though number one by the judge’s scores, J.R. and Karina were next to last in terms of positive tweets; only 25 percent of all tweets about that couple were positive.

Rob and Cheryl ranked second out of most positive tweets, according to Topsy Labs, with 44 percent of all tweets being positive. Rob and Cheryl may be benefiting from the Kardashian sister’s social media strength (sister Kourtney has over 4 million Twitter followers alone), and the sisters are encouraging their followers to vote for brother Rob.

Topsy Labs examined tweets about Dancing with the Stars Monday evening from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET (through the West Coast broadcast). Here’s how each couple ranked:

1.    David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 50.25 percent tweets positive
2.    Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 44.38 percent tweets positive
3.    Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus: 43.18 percent tweets positive
4.    Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer: 38.05 percent tweets positive
5.    Carson Kresley & Anna Trebunskaya: 33.94 percent tweets positive
6.    Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 31.75 percent tweets positive
7.    J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: 24.52 percent tweets positive
8.    Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: 16.62 percent tweets positive

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Week Four Recap: Dance by Dance

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- The remaining nine celebrity competitors on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, danced to famous movie themes Monday night under the watchful eyes of their equally famous family members gathered in the audience, including Chaz Bono’s mother, Cher; and David Arquette’s sisters, Rosanna Arquette and Patricia Arquette, and his ex-wife, Courteney Cox.

Up first were Chynna Phillips and her partner, Tony Dovolani, who danced the tango to the theme from Mission Impossible.  The Wilson Phillips singer lost her place during the dance and struggled to the finish, and the judges noticed.

“You lost it, it went wrong, you didn’t know where you were and you panicked,” head judge Len Goodman said, telling Phillips she’d made a lot of mistakes.

David Arquette channeled his inner Indiana Jones, and he and partner Kym Johnson got a standing ovation for their energetic paso doble to the theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli were wildly enthusiastic -- Inaba said the actor had strength and charisma -- but Goodman said Arquette stomped too hard and failed to display proper posture.

He was followed by fashion guru Carson Kressley, who took to the dance floor with Anna Trebunskaya to perform a Viennese waltz to the theme from The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.  In keeping with their previous critiques of Kressley, the judges all said they loved his performance but faulted him for a lack of technique.

Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus danced the paso doble to the theme from the science fiction cult classic Flash Gordon.  Goodman said her dancing was “competent” but not exciting, and Tonioli said the dance needed to be more assertive, but Inaba disagreed.

Soccer World Cup star Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy unveiled a foxtrot to the theme from Toy Story.  Tonioli said the dance "was so lovely," while Goodman encouraged the pair to work more as a team.

Rob Kardashian and his partner Cheryl Burke danced the paso doble to the Superman theme.  Inaba told Kardashian that he embodied everything that a man should be on the dance floor, saying he had style, strength, sensuality and fluidity.

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough -- who topped the leaderboard with 27 points last week -- performed a tango to the theme of the movie Psycho.  The audience surged to its feet when the pair’s routine ended, and the three judges loved it.  They gave the pair 29 points -- the highest score of season 13.

Bono and Lacey Schwimmer turned in a rousing paso doble to the theme of Rocky.  The activist is battling a knee injury and has been struggling in the competition, but his performance Monday night brought tears to Inaba’s eyes.  She said she was touched by Bono’s determination to succeed.

Bono’s mother, Cher, was also emotional in the audience, cheering and applauding her son.

Actor and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez delivered a humorous, crowd-pleasing foxtrot to the Pink Panther theme with partner Karina Smirnoff.  Inaba said it was technically OK, but the humor was unnecessary, although Goodman and Tonioli were impressed.

Based on a combination of judges’ and viewers’ scores, one celebrity will be voted off during the results show Tuesday.

Here are Monday night’s scores:

-- Lake and Hough: 29/30
-- Phillips and Dovolani:  21/30
-- Martinez  and Smirnoff: 26/30
-- Kardashian and Burke: 24/30
-- Kressley and Trebunskaya: 20/30
-- Arquette and Johnson:  23/30
-- Solo and Chmerkovskiy: 24/30
-- Grace and MacManus: 21/30
-- Bono and Schwimmer: 21/30

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'Dancing with the Stars' Debuts with Chynna Phillips, J.R. Martinez on Top

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- ABC kicked off the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars Monday night with a new cast and a new, bigger set that had a raised dance floor and more balconies.

All eyes were on Chaz Bono, the first transgender contestant in series history. He ended the night in the middle of the pack on the leader board. It was Chynna Phillips and J.R. Martinez who most distinguished themselves on the first night by sharing the top spot.

Here's the rundown of Monday night's individual performances:

-- Though he officially changed his name to Metta World Peace on Friday, Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke said he was performing Monday night as the "NBA champion you know, Ron Artest." The Los Angeles Lakers forward, wearing a flashy vest and sporting blond hair, teamed with new pro Petra Murgatroyd on the cha cha cha. Judge Len Goodman dismissed it as the "same old shimmying about," calling Artest's footwork "atrocious." Fellow judge Bruno Tonioli said Artest would find it difficult to navigate the dance floor due to his long bones. Total score: 14 out of a possible 30.

-- Rob Kardashian looked much more dapper than he usually does on his reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. A clean-shaven, tuxedo-wearing Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke performed the Viennese waltz to Rogue Wave's "Lake Michigan." Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said she sees potential in Kardashian, but Goodman urged him to show more fire. Total score: 16/30.

-- Former Laguna Beach and The Hills star Kristin Cavallari paired with Mark Ballas on a cha cha cha set to the Taio Cruz hit "Dynamite." Inaba said she wants to see more of Cavallari this season, praising her for her great movement and "sparkle." Tonioli said Cavallari needs to demonstrate better precision with her moves. Total score: 19/30.

-- Wilson Phillips member Chynna Phillips and partner Tony Dovolani performed a graceful Viennese waltz to Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You." Goodman said it wasn't the best first dance he's seen, "but it was close." Tonioli said "the talent is there" for Phillips to accomplish a lot on the show. Inaba declared that the dance was simply gorgeous. Total score: 22/30.

-- HLN legal analyst Nancy Grace acquitted herself well while dancing the cha cha cha with newcomer Tristan McManus. While Tonioli told Grace it appeared that she doesn't believe in herself, Inaba said Grace showed spunk. Total score: 16/30.

-- While the house band played Queen's "Somebody to Love," a debonair David Arquette and reigning champ Kym Johnson took on the Viennese waltz. Inaba pointed out that he made a mistake, and advised him to keep his poise at all times. Goodman said he was impressed by Arquette's first dance. Of note: Arquette's estranged wife, Courteney Cox, and their seven-year-old daughter Coco were in attendance. Total score: 18/30.

-- Italian model and George Clooney ex Elisabetta Canalis began her cha cha cha with new pro Val Chmerkovskiy by lying in bed with him. They quickly got up and shimmied their way through their routine, to the sounds of the Katy Perry hit "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)." Toniolo joked that she looks good in bed. Inaba said Canalis needs to learn to move with the music. Total score: 15/30.

-- U.S. women's national soccer team goalie Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy glided around the dance floor with a Viennese waltz set to Dave Matthews Band's "Satellite." Tonioli said Solo has a bright future, but she must show more control. Inaba applauded Solo's wonderful chemistry with her partner. Total score: 21/30.

-- Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya made the biggest fashion statement of the night. The former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star wore brown pants and a brown jacket, and Trebunskaya donned a barely-there dress. Together, they did a fun and lively cha cha cha to the current Maroon 5 hit "Moves Like Jagger." An excited Inaba called it her favorite dance of the night. Goodman said it had elements of Jagger, swagger and stagger. Total score: 17/30.

-- Soap star J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff performed an elegant Viennese waltz to Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway." Tonioli said it was a good start for someone who has no dance experience. Inaba said she felt genuine emotion from Martinez. Total score: 22/30.

-- Ricki Lake and the returning Derek Hough were assigned the Viennese waltz. Tonioli described Lake as the "cat that got the cream." In other words, she had smooth moves. Inaba likened them to a prince and princess. Total score: 20/30.

-- The controversial Chaz Bono -- wearing black pants, a white shirt, black vest and a tie -- and his partner, Lacey Schwimmer, brought plenty of energy to the cha cha cha as the house band played Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street." Inaba said Bono did not disappoint the crowd, Goodman told Bono he approached the dance with the right attitude, and Tonioli called it a great debut. Total score: 17/20.

Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, ABC will air a behind-the scenes special on Dancing with the Stars.  It will be followed by the first results show of the season, during which one of the couples will be eliminated.

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Celebrities Weigh in on DWTS Competition

Kevin Winter/Tonight Show/Getty Images for The Tonight Show(LOS ANGELES) -- Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars kicks off on Monday Night. Twelve celebrities will strut their stuff in the hopes of sticking around long enough to win the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.

Talk show host Nancy Grace is concerned with just about everybody.

"Oh good lord, are you kidding me?" Grace said. "OK, there's [Rob] Kardashian, he's 12. There's a professional athlete and there's a professional female soccer player. There's Elisabetta Canalis who's like the Italian import, she's absolutely gorgeous. They're all young, skinny, and a great dancer, so you know, they're all a triple threat."

Who is actor David Arquette afraid of? Hint: a certain talk show legend.   

"Well, you know Ricki [Lake]'s very serious. She was like into it. I mean she was like, 'I want to win this.'"

Ricki Lake returned the sentiment:

"I think David Arquette is a good dancer. I really do. I think Ron Artest has such personality, and he's so likeable."

The first dances will be the Cha Cha and the Viennese Waltz.

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David Arquette to Compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'?

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- David Arquette will be a contestant on the next season of Dancing With the Stars, which kicks off on Sept. 19, according to TMZ.

Arquette will be paired up with dancer Kym Johnson.

The Scream actor was reportedly seen on Thursday at the show's rehearsal studios in Los Angeles.  A rep for the ABC show would not confirm his participation, telling TMZ only that "we will unveil the official cast this coming Monday live on ABC during Bachelor Pad."

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