Courteney's Paper Trained

11/28/2006 3:54 PM PST
Courteney Cox-Arquette portrays a scummy, paparazzi-loving tabloid editor on her new TV show, but when it comes to real life, her attitude toward the photo hounds is less than adoring.

Cox-Arquette usually plays it friendly with photogs, but yesterday, the "Dirt" star was in no mood -- and she made it crystal clear. As she left the Kate Somerville skin boutique in West Hollywood, she quashed all attempts for a photo op by shielding her face with a piece of paper ... all the way to her car. Dirty trick.

Looks like playing the part is more fun than the real thing.