David Arquette makes split from Courteney Cox official

David Arquette and wife, Courteney Cox Arquette, in 2009: Happier times, since the power couple is getting a divorce. ASSOCIATED PRESS
David Arquette and wife, Courteney Cox Arquette, in 2009: Happier times, since the power couple is getting a divorce. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Posted: June 14, 2012

Maybe it was the bar mitzvah that finally got David Arquette to act.

After "becoming a man" in Israel, the "Scream" star has finally filed the divorce documents to end his marriage to Courteney Cox after 13 years.

TMZ.com reports that Arquette cites the cliched "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce.

He is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their 8-year-old daughter, Coco.

TMZ says Arquette, who signed the docs in March, is representing himself and is not seeking financial support.

‘Fly' wins order

An L.A. judge ordered a woman who has repeatedly tried to contact Jeff Goldblum for the past decade to stay away from the actor for the next three years.

What happens after three years? He realizes she's "the one"?

Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson issued the order Tuesday against Linda Ransom after a contentious hearing in which Ransom repeatedly raised her voice to the judge. Ransom claims she is trying to pursue a case against one of Goldblum's employees, but Goodson told her that didn't give her the right to repeatedly go to the actor's home and try to meet him at public performances.

"Mr. Goldblum is being harassed because the legal system is negligently violating my rights," Ransom said.

She has claimed that one of Goldblum's employees attacked her and that she wanted to file a case, but was unable to find an attorney willing to represent her.

Goldblum's filings say Ransom has been arrested three times for violating previous restraining orders and has been under psychiatric care. The "Big Chill" actor says he first alerted authorities to her in 2001, after she attended one of his acting classes and began waiting outside his home.

Royal horse sense

Following the jubilation of her diamond jubilee, Queen Elizabeth got another thrill.

Her oldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips, 14th in line for the throne, won a spot on the British Olympic equestrian team to compete this summer in London.

Zara had been selected to compete in Beijing in 2008, but her horse, Toytown, got injured shortly before the Games and since horse and rider compete as one, Zara stayed home.

This time around, she will ride the aptly named High Kingdom.

Zara will follow in the footsteps of her parents — Princess Anne and gold medal-winner Capt. Mark Phillips — both of whom competed in the Olympics.

The daily Lindsay

Lindsay Lohan's career is taking off — sort of.

After she finishes the Lifetime cheesefest "Liz & Dick," MTV.com reports that she will segue into "The Canyons," a gritty, erotic-ish drama in which she will star opposite adult-film star James Deen (an XRCO award winner as "Unsung Swordsman" in 2007 and whose blog talks of his affection for boobs — Tattle feels a love match on the way, Lindsay).

As another sign of how odd the movie business has become, "The Canyons" was written by Bret Easton Ellis ("Less Than Zero," "American Psycho") and is being directed by Paul Schrader (writer of "Taxi Driver" and director of "American Gigolo," "Affliction," and many others), was financed through a Kickstarter campaign and is likely going straight to Video-on-Demand.

In other Lindsay news, TMZ.com reports that police say the Liz Taylor non-lookalike had an open container of alcohol with her when the Porsche that she was driving (but said she wasn't) rammed a truck Friday.

Police reportedly confiscated a plastic water bottle from the trunk (the Porsche's, not Lindsay's) but the liquid in it was a higher proof than water.

Since the bottle was in the trunk, it's not a violation and since the alcohol seemed to have stayed in the bottle and not worked its way into Linday's bloodstream, there was no violation there, either.

Given her recent history, however, hitting a truck, lying to the cops and having booze in the trunk is probably not the best way to launch Sober Lindsay 2.0. n

— Daily News wire services contributed to this report. Email gensleh@phillynews.com

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