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David Arquette on how his wrestling love influenced Friends plot

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In 2000, David Arquette shocked Hollywood by moving into professional wrestling, eventually winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

Now, 20 years on, Arquette is back in the world of wrestling with his new documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette, which chronicles how he reinvented himself on the indie wrestling scene after suffering years of ridicule following his WCW run.

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But back in 2000 when Arquette was in WCW, he was married to Friends star Courteney Cox, who even made an appearance on Nitro as she pleaded with her husband not to wrestle, warning him he could get hurt or killed.

While Cox was very much playing herself on Nitro, the segment had a lot in common with something her Friends character Monica Geller had previously been through in 1997.

In Friends’ third season, Monica dated multi-millionaire computer genius Pete Becker (played by Marvel’s Jon Favreau) who shockingly decided to give up his cushy life to become a UFC fighter.

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Speaking about the parallels between Monica’s storyline and Cox’s real life, Arquette exclusively told Digital Spy that he believes he was the inspiration behind the season three plot.

“[The Friends] writers always sort of picked little things from our lives and then they would find their way into storylines,” Arquette said.

“They’d change it a little bit every time, like it would be someone having trouble having a baby because [Courteney and I] had to go through in vitro a lot, so that made it into the storyline.”

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When asked if the writers knew about his passion for wrestling, Arquette added: “Yes. They were aware of all of our personal stuff.

“A lot of Friends storylines have really personal details, they would sometimes swap them for other characters, but it was all stuff they’d hear about or stuff people are going through.”

As for why Pete Becker became a UFC fighter and not a WWE wrestler, David added: “It was also the combination of MMA starting to become big at that time too.”

You Cannot Kill David Arquette is available to watch on demand now. Friends airs daily on Comedy Central in the UK and is also streaming on Netflix in the UK.


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Max Ehrich Says He ‘Forgives’ Demi Lovato After Finding Out About Split Online: ‘Let Us Heal’

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Moving forward. Max Ehrich said he “forgives” ex-fiancée Demi Lovato after doubling down on his claim that he found out about their split online.

The former Young and the Restless star, 29, took to Instagram on Sunday, September 27, to share more details about how he learned about his breakup from the pop star, 28.

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“I was on the set of my new movie, Southern Gospel, with crew and cast members right next to me who literally watched me open my phone where I then opened a tabloid. This is God’s honest truth of how I found out about the ending of the engagement and have people from my film who saw the whole thing go down and helped me get back into character to continue my job. I had cast and crew with families relying on me to do my job,” Max wrote via Instagram Story.

The American Princess star continued, “That being said, please end this narrative and focus on other more important issues in the world. I love and forgive everyone involved. Let us be. Let us heal. God bless.”

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After his statement, Max shared a screenshot of an iMessage exchange. The last message in the conversation read: “To find out over the internet was beyond anything I could’ve ever imagined a person could do to another human.” He captioned the screenshot, “Leave me alone.” Because the message was highlighted in blue, it seems Max was the one who wrote the message, but it’s unclear who he sent it to.

The 100 Things to Do Before High School alum concluded his message by defending himself from trolls who accused him of speaking out about his breakup from the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer for attention.

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“I entered the acting industry when I was 15 because I’ve been in theater since the age of 4 with a huge relentless passion for the craft of acting and music. Hence why I have had the honor of receiving four nominations from the Emmy Academy and on a Spielberg series. I finally am starring in a film that has great morals,” he wrote. “I am not interested in attention; I’m interested in doing my art. Please leave me be and let me focus on my film!!!! [male facepalm emoji.]”

Max and Demi started dating in March and they self-quarantined together amid the coronavirus pandemic. They went public with their relationship in May and got engaged in July. But on September 24, In Touch confirmed Demi and Max had called it quits after six months together.

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Reggae singer Dexta Daps’ ‘secret’ concert draws packed crowd of mask-less fans

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Reggae singer Dexta Daps drew a packed crowd for a blow-out Brooklyn concert in defiance of COVID-19 recommendations, according to shocking videos posted to social media.

Footage shared to Instagram on Saturday night shows the Jamaican entertainer on stage hyping up what appeared to be hundreds of fans packed tightly at an undisclosed outdoor venue.

In another clip, fellow Jamaican vocalist Ikaya joined him on stage to serenade the concertgoers, many of whom were not wearing masks.

“No mask what happen [sic] to social distance have mercy on y’all soul,” wrote one user on a video of the tightly-packed crowd on promoter Steelie Bashment’s Instagram page.

Another added, “I will never attend any of these events because these promoters [are about] them and their money. We have to protect ourselves.”

Under the state’s COVID-19 guidelines, outdoor entertainment-related activities are only allowed to resume at 33% capacity and with six feet of distance between people.

It’s unclear where exactly the Brooklyn venue was located, but the events page advertised it as a “special, exclusive day party at a secret location” in the borough.

Daps also promoted the gig — which sold tickets starting at $50 — on his own Instagram page.

“NYC its been a long time,” he wrote. “Sept 26 + 27 I’ll be back on stage.”

A rep for Daps didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.

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The Midnight Sky: First Look at George Clooney’s Netflix Drama

Netflix has released first look photos at George Clooney’s (Argo) upcoming drama The Midnight Sky, directed by and starring the Oscar winner in a post-apocalyptic tale. You can check out the photos now in the gallery below!

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The film follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

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The Midnight Sky also stars Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone with Demián Bichir and Kyle Chandler, and introducing Caoilinn Springall.

Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, from a screenplay written by Mark L. Smith.

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The movie is produced by Grant Heslov, p.g.a., George Clooney, p.g.a., Keith Redmon, Bard Dorros, and Cliff Roberts. Executive producers include Barbara A. Hall, Todd Shuster, Jennifer Gates, and Greg Baxter.

The Midnight Sky will release this December on the streamer.

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