Comparing TMI Infections: Arquette, Mayer & Carrey
By Catherine Donaldson-Evans Posted Oct 15th 2010 01:00PM
David Arquette likes to share. A lot, as it turns out. Even -- dare we say it? -- too much. The morning after news broke that Arquette and wife Courteney Cox separated months ago, the actor called Howard Stern and bared his soul in a shaky, stream-of-conscious interview that resembled a therapy session or a bad hangover rant. The marriage crumbled, Arquette explained, because they stopped having sex, he acts like a child and she acts like his mommy. You know -- the usual reasons.
It was enough to make even the most celebrity-obsessed cringe.
And while it was very sweet that Arquette felt comfortable enough with Stern -- and the entire U.S. population -- to spill his darkest secrets, the awkward outpouring left a lot of us feeling squeamish and a little dirty. It's all well and good to have celebrities who are open. But there are limits, and Arquette sprinted right past them. He had us at "Courteney knows she's not f***ing me."
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of TMI. Jim Carrey did something similar on Twitter after his highly-publicized breakup from Jenny McCarthy in April. In his case, it was his state of mind that he divulged too much of.
After days of tweeting increasingly bizarre drivel, Carrey wrote, "This is no breakdown! It's a breakthrough! And if you'll just loosen these straps, I'll show you the difference!"
He also tried to diffuse rumors that he was acting crazy because he was sleep deprived.
"Some folks out there are worried that I stay up too late but their fundamental mistake is in assuming that I haven't moved to Fiji! |^•snore," the 48-year-old actor tweeted.
Of course, we can't talk TMI without discussing John Mayer's famous "Jessica Simpson is sexual napalm" interview with Playboy, which came on the heels of a nearly-as-uncomfortable sit-down with Rolling Stone, in which he admitted he has "masturbated himself out of serious problems in his life. The phone doesn't pick up because I'm masturbating." Um, thanks for that image, John.
In the Playboy one-on-one, the singer said he was addicted to Simpson. But he couldn't stop there, could he?
"That girl, for me, is a drug. And drugs aren't good for you if you do lots of them," Mayer, who turns 33 this weekend, told Playboy. "Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me. ... Sexually, it was crazy. That's all I'll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm."
He said Simpson had such a sexual hold over him that she made him want to "quit his life" to keep "snorting" her.
"If you charged me $10,000 to f*** you, I would start selling all my s*** just to keep f***ing you," Mayer said in a burst of eloquence.
And the list of celebs who say too much doesn't stop there. Kristen Stewart once confessed that she sweats and smells bad when she gets nervous. Kim Kardashian has posted Twitter photos of her laser hair removal. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have tweeted each other invitations to the bedroom for sex romps. And even Simpson once admitted she doesn't brush her teeth much.
Many of the tell-all stars wind up back pedaling. Within a day of his bout of oversharing, Arquette found himself apologizing.
"I went on Howard Stern yesterday to provide clarity and honesty about what I'm experiencing," the star wrote Wednesday on Twitter. "But while doing that I shared too much ... In retrospect, some of the information I provided involved others, and for that I am sorry and humbled."
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