For reason #112 I’m glad I’m not a celebrity, look no further than David Arquette. When I used to get schwastey enough back in college that I would go cruising through my phone for drunk-dial prospects, the worst thing that could happen was I could call a family member or a teacher or something. I mean it would still be embarrassing, but whoever it was would probably see that it was after 11:00pm and give me the benefit of the doubt by either not picking up or politely listening as I slurred and ranted myself to sleep.
But when you’re a celebrity and you’ve had a few too many champagnes with your caviars, you have a lot more options in your contact list, and they’re a lot more high profile. Which is how David Arquette came to be drunk-dialing Howard Stern last night, or early this morning I guess, and going on a thirty-six minute rant covering everything from the n-word to Courteney Cox to god to violence to Hitler. Oh boy.
He called a radio DJ, you guys. A famous radio DJ who would love nothing more than to get a scoop before the tabloids. So while David is stumbling through his explanation for how we have to ‘play the right game’ of peace and love instead of the wrong game of violence and evil, Howard spent his time alternately trying to trip him up and piss him off. He tries to get him to say if he ever saw another Friends cast member naked, asks if he has another kid in addition to Coco that we don’t know about, and tries to get details about the abuse that David suffered in his childhood. It’s pretty rough to listen to.
And it’s made even worse by the fact that David is supposed to be sober. He’s openly struggled with alcoholism for years, going to rehab for ‘alcohol and other issues’ in January 2011, and publicly checking off various sober milestones as that year went on — 100 days sober, and nine months sober later in the year. But apparently he slipped a little, and that’s all it takes to undo all that good work, something he was very aware of during the call, because he kept saying how much trouble he was going to be in the next day.
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