David Arquette’s first post-rehab interview is going to the Queen of All Media, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Oprah Winfrey booked the “Scream” star for her Thursday show after Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick backed out his planned sitdown at the last minute, the entertainment site reported.
"He said personal reasons. We're not going to push it," Winfrey told THR of Vick, who spent a year and a half behind bars on dogfighting charges.
In his place comes Arquette, who recently completed a month-long stint in rehab for alcohol and emotional problems.
The 39-year-old actor made headlines in December for telling shock jock Howard Stern about his troubles since separating from wife Courteney Cox, 46, in October.
Arquette revealed intimate details of his relationship with Cox, talked about post-breakup trysts and copped to bouts of excessive drinking.
"I've been drinking a lot because I'm heartbroken," he told Stern shortly before heading to rehab. "It's really a personal, traumatic thing."
Selected Reading: THR, Us, CNN
Published at 6:07 PM EST on Feb 18, 2011 | Updated at 6:15 PM EST on Feb 18, 2011