Courteney Cox-Arquette's Spellcheck Snafu

12/19/2008 at 11:00 PM ET
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During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Courteney Cox-Arquette detailed her 4 ½-year-old daughter Coco Riley‘s love of all things Barbie, but Coco would like to clarify — the love is gone! “I mentioned that Coco loves Barbies and she got really upset…she said ‘I do NOT like Barbies,” Courteney explained during a Tuesday visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! “So that’s gonna throw out the whole letter to Santa, it was all about Barbies!” She adds,

“I don’t know what we’re going to do. She got embarrassed. All of a sudden Barbies were not cool.”

Courteney suffered some embarrassment of her own recently, when a well-intentioned email went horribly awry. The 44-year-old actress — who is in the process of finding a kindergarten for Coco, and is hoping to receive a positive reference from her preschool — said that all the parents received an email from the preschool teacher expressing excitement about the upcoming year. Courteney replied “nervously,” for she “really wants the teacher to like [Coco]”… but disaster was about to strike!

“So I write her back, I do my spellcheck on my Blackberry, and I’m writing, like, ‘Can’t wait to see you on Wednesday…We’re so looking forward to it! Love, Courteney and Cock,” she recalled with a laugh. Much to her chagrin, Courteney soon learned that spellcheck doesn’t recognize ‘Coco’ and instead switched her daughter’s name to ‘Cock.’ “First choice, ‘Cock.’ I went too fast…So I wrote to the most wonderful school on earth, ever, ‘Love Courteney and Cock,'” she sighed.

Coco is Courteney’s daughter with husband David Arquette. Her new movie Bedtime Stories opens Dec. 25.

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Brandi on

Oh no! That is horrible but so, so funny. Poor Courteney!

g!rocks on

lol! that’s really funny! The same thing happened to me when i wrote a letter to someone & spellcheck spelled something else! oh! sorry courteney but that was funny!

Dana on

I had a similar moment with my spellcheck recently. While trying to tell my husband I would be out in a sec, my spellcheck changed sec to sex. Thank goodness it was just to my husband and not someone else. Taught me to not be so fast when hitting send.


haha @ that email…too funny. It made me LOL.

g!rocks on

oh Dana! That would of been awful but it turned out really funny for you & your husband! lol. Who would of known that spell-check could be so evil to us? lol.

Stéph on

Lol that is so funny. Poor Courteney. And poor little Coco who got embarassed that her mom said on tv that she loved Barbies. I wonder what ”Santa” is gonna do with all the Barbie gifts probably already prepared for Coco. I love this family!

Nanny-Emma on

So so funny! Poor Courtney and I hope Coco decides to love Barbie again cause I’m sure they’ve got her Barbie stuff for Christmas lol.

Lynn on

I could not stop laughing at that. Poor Courteney.

emily on

haha!! Hopefully the recipients understood the mistake!

sarah on

Ha that’s like when I typed out an email to a client. Her name was Trudi, but when I looked back at the sent email, I had said “Dear Turdi”
Now I always spellcheck.

Lynn on

I could not stop laughing when I read this. So funny. Poor Courteney.

Ava on

Ha Ha thats funny..It is close to her last name…