Busy Philipps and Courteney Cox are not feuding, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct a tabloid’s claim that Cox is now fighting with the new talk-show host after the former “Friends” star’s appearance was allegedly canceled on “Busy Tonight.” We’re told from all sides the story is untrue.
According to OK!, the “claws are out” between the former “Cougar Town” co-stars. A so-called “insider” is quoted telling the magazine how Philipps was initially “really keen to get Courteney on board as one of her first guests,” but as more buzz generated around the new late-night E! show, Cox was “pushed to the bottom of the pile.” The outlet says it’s not even a matter of when Cox will be rescheduled. The publication asserts it seems the actress will “never make it” on the program.
The tabloid’s supposed “insider” adds, “Courteney isn’t stupid. She can see what’s happened and can’t help but be hurt.” The alleged tipster notes Cox got “booted in favor of people like Vanessa Hudgens and Emily Ratajkowski.” While very dramatic, the magazine’s article is 100 percent inaccurate. Source close to Philipps, Cox and at E! all confirm on background that there’s no truth whatsoever to the feud story. Gossip Cop is told they’re both still friends, and there was no appearance that was canceled.
Gossip Cop is not entirely surprised by the falsity of the magazine’s report since OK! has a track record for being wrong about Cox. Among the phony stories that tabloid has peddled was an article last week about how Cox is obsessed with tarot cards. Before that odd tale, Gossip Cop busted the publication when it wrongly asserted Cox and ex-husband David Arquette were battling over their daughter Coco. As we noted then, far from the parents clashing, Cox and Arquette have made sure everything’s “harmonious” as they raise their teenaged daughter.
And before that, the same outlet published a whole story about how Cox and Johnny McDaid got engaged in a restaurant earlier in the year, but didn’t provide one single fact or piece of evidence, including where or when the supposed proposal took place (or how no one else in the unnamed eatery knew about it). The overarching point is that the tabloid makes a lot of claims about Cox, and they’re often easily disproven. Much like those past reports, the latest article about how Philipps and Cox are feuding over a (nonexistent) cancelation on “Busy Tonight” is similarly untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.