PREACH IT! David Arquette’s sister freaks out at the wrong people


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So Patricia Arquette walked a red carpet the other night. It did not end well.

The event was in New York; the actress showed up with her brother David. That’s the same David who for quite a while now has been talking and tweeting about his separation from wife Courteney Cox. Because of David, we know now the last time he and Cox had sex, why they separated, how often he’s had sex since and how he says it’s not cheating, and that he’s wept bitter tears about the whole hot mess.


So when the Arquette siblings arrived on the red carpet Wednesday, the media, naturally, had more than a few follow-up questions.

Patricia deigned to field a few queries, but her patience did not last.

‘How are you doing?’ she finally snapped to the reporters. ‘How is your kid doing? Have you ever had anything happen in your life? What’s the worst thing that you’ve ever had happen to you? Do you ever masturbate? Have you ever had an abortion? I mean, can you imagine these kind of questions? Can you imagine? Can you imagine? It’s not all right! It’s not all right!’

Yes, Patricia, we can imagine these kinds of questions, because your brother has made sure that we imagine these kinds of questions.

Before last week, we had no idea that your brother slept with another woman two days after splitting from Cox. But thanks to David, we sure do know now. That’s what happens when public figures volunteer their personal lives to the media, Patricia. People tend to pay attention. They may even, heaven forfend, express a morbid curiosity. If that’s ‘not all right,’ as you put it, maybe you need to direct your frustration at the source.

And it isn’t the guys with the microphones.

— Leslie Gornstein

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