10 Things We Love About Courteney Cox

What's not to love about the beautiful and talented 'Scream 4' star?
-Faye Brennan, BettyConfidential.com

Courteney Cox is back on the big screen as the sassy Gale Weathers-Riley in Scream 4 (in theaters Friday). Not only that, but her hit comedy series, Cougar Town, also returns with new episodes next week. In other words, we're going to be seeing a lot of the actress in the next few days, which is totally fine with us, because we love her!

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Want to know the reasons why? Here are 10 of them:

1. Her awesome bikini bod.
At 46, Courteney has a rockin' bod, even though she's admitted she hates working out. "I get so bored!" she's said. "I had a treadmill... I gave it to my mom. I had a stairmaster... gone. I had a recumbent bike... I don't know where that is. So I hate exercise except for Pilates." Well, it definitely works!

2. Her close friendship with Jennifer Aniston.
Can you think of two closer friends in Hollywood than Jen & Courteney? The two Friends co-stars have seen each other through the good times and bad, such as Jen's divorce from Brad Pitt and the birth of Courteney's daughter, Coco. Did you know Jennifer is Coco's godmother? They just don't make friendships like this anymore.

3. How smart she is.
Some stars don't even make it through high school, but Ms. Cox went to college for a year to study architecture at Mount Vernon College. She's been a fan of buying, renovating, and then "flipping" houses.

4. How hilarious she was on Friends.
It was the show that made Monica, Rachel, Pheobe, Ross, Chandler and Joe household names. Although she was the only cast member not nominated for an Emmy, Courteney was an integral part of Friends, and she kept us laughing right through the very last episode.

5. How hilarious she is on Cougar Town.
If you haven't been watching Cougar Town on ABC, you better start. Although the series (produced by Courteney) was originally supposed to be about Courteney's character, Jules, dating younger men, it has evolved into a great comedic show about adult friendships and family. And, did we mention how gorgeous she looks in every episode?

6. Her endless support of her estranged husband, David Arquette.
They may be separated, but Courteney doesn't have her claws out when it comes to her loudmouth and mildly inappropriate hubby, David Arquette. Despite his TMI rants on Howard Stern's radio show, a stint in rehab, and a hard-partying track record, Courteney has stood by her man. 'Well, I don't know what's going to happen between David and me, but we'll always have a special bond and I love him very much," she said recently in an interview.

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7. Her gorgeous hair!
Her BFF Jen may be better known for her luscious locks, but Courteney has gorgeous hair, too! It's always long, healthy and incredibly shiny, which makes sense because Jen and her both share the same stylist: Chris McMillan!

8. How she juggles being a working mom.
Not only is Courteney a TV and movie actress, but she also owns the production company she started with David called Coquette. She does all this while being a great mom to her 6-year-old daughter, Coco. The family just got back from a vacation to Disney World!

9. She's tight with her fans.
When Cougar Town returns with new episodes next week, fans of the show will be able to call in and get to speak with Courteney or one of her co-stars! During Monday night's episode (9:30 p.m. EST), the characters will mention a real phone number on air -- call it, and you could be chatting it up with Courteney!

10. She's good friends with "The Boss."
Who can forget how Courteney got her start rockin' out with Bruce Springsteen in his 1894 music video for "Dancing in the Dark?" Word on the street is Courteney was paid $350 for the gig -- but for what it did for her career, it was priceless.

Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.

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