David Arquette Is Unusually Candid About His Breakup


In a statement confirming their split, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds said, "While privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated," and Michael C. Hall's rep merely offered one sentence on the actor's breakup with Jennifer Carpenter. But when it comes to discussing his separation from Courteney Cox, David Arquette has taken a decidedly different route: "I've been drinking a lot," he told Howard Stern on Wednesday. "Everybody's worried and concerned about me. When I drink, I become a maniac." Well, why stop there? "[Courteney] said she doesn't want to be my mother, but I kind of need a mother right now. I need a girl to come bring me some soup and make sure I'm all right. I like that. I want love in my life. I need love in my life." Stern then asked Arquette if he's having "a nervous breakdown," and the actor replied "I believe so!" He might border on oversharing here, but, versus professional-sounding statements about personal matters coming from some handler, we find Arquette's on-air ramblings refreshing. If any other brokenhearted celebrities out there want to vent (Scarlett? Zefron?), call Vulture. We're here for you. [People]