David Arquette to appear on 'Oprah,' Michael Vick cancels
David Arquette will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on a February 24 episode, in what will mark his first television interview since undergoing rehab last month, following his split from actress-wife Courteney Cox.
NFL star Michael Vick was originally scheduled to appear on that date but said earlier this week he wanted to postpone his interview. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback had made headlines in recent years for serving 18 months in prison on dogfighting charges.
A spokesperson for Harpo, Winfrey's production company, confirmed Arquette's appearance to OnTheRedCarpet.com.
"Michael Vick was scheduled to be a guest on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' for an episode airing next Thursday, February 24," another spokesperson for the firm said in a statement. "Mr. Vick's representatives called last night to cancel his appearance for personal reasons."
Winfrey's interview with Arquette was filmed on Thursday, February 17, and was booked before Vick announced he would not appear as scheduled.
Arquette, 39, and Cox, 46, married in June 1999 and have a daughter named Coco. They announced in October 2010 they had agreed to a trial separation.
Arquette had said on The Howard Stern Show on SIRIUS XM satellite radio in December that he had been drinking a lot and was heartbroken over the split. In January, Arquette spent time in rehab for alcohol abuse and depression.
The actor had spoken about his love life on Stern's show soon after he and Cox announced their trial separation and said the two had not been intimate in months. He later apologized for revealing too much.
Arquette and Cox met on the set for the 1996 horror film "Scream" and reprise their roles in "Scream 4", which is due for release on April 15.