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Courteney and David Pull a Britney?

8/22/2007 5:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained this photo of Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette with their three-year-old daughter Coco in Kauai, Hawaii. Coco, riding between her parents in a kayak, is not wearing a life jacket.

We checked and found that according to Hawaii state law, "Children 12 and under must wear a properly fitting PFD while underway."

We contacted the Arquette's rep, and are waiting for a call back.


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91.

Lori    

I have been to the island of Kauai. A gorgeous island. I know the ocean there can have a strong current. Many are lost to the oceans there. I do not know where they are but they should have a life jacket on the child. Safey.

2431 days ago
92.

TGtx    

Monica, you are a fricking idiot. I hope you don't have any kids. We defintely don't more dumbf....s like you in this country...

2431 days ago
93.

James    

Who are you to doubt David Arquette? How many WCW titles have YOU held????

2431 days ago
94.

Lori    

On top of that Edward we all have WAY to much time on our hands.

2431 days ago
95.

SayWhat    

All three of them should have life jackets on. But, hey, it's never gonna happen to you, right?

2431 days ago
96.

PuddyKatz    

everyone makes mistakes now and then. you people are bastards for comparing this great couple to Britney.

2431 days ago
97.

Arturo Fuente    

Since no one has said it yet:

TMZ is probably just getting back at Arquette for being a little too friendly with the paps as of late. I'm disgusted with myself that I support the paps by visiting TMZ, but it's too good of a trainwreck to refuse to watch. To all you haters out there giving TMZ a hard time, this is a dirty rag of a website that makes us nobodies feel like we're better than the celebs and there's nothing wrong with that. If you don't like it, quit making the site even more popular by visiting it. Leave all the fun to the rest of us.

2431 days ago
98.

Erica    

#66 - Tarawa very good points.
I agree with you totally.
These pictures only show part of a story. A small isolated part. No mitigating factors are included in the story.
Tmz - You need to work on the quality of your content big time

2431 days ago
99.

UncleBigBad    

well, we all know that laws only apply to working class riff raff like me and you, never to Hollywood celebrities.

2431 days ago
100.

Neil    

Actually, anyone who has experience with even a peaceful drifting in an ocean kayak will tell you: It can turn dangerous quickly. I'm not being a bummer when I point out that had the little one tipped over the edge, the kayak pursues its forward momentum, the kid swirls in the soft wake, and can become instantly submerged....and subsequently gone depending on whether she went in on an inspired breath or expired breath. Seriously, anyone not putting a jacket on a child is being unfair to that child.

2431 days ago
101.

Betty    

This was in Hawaii so odds are the water is crystal clear. I doubt Courtney Cox is that stupid to do this in murky water. I am sure Coco probably hates the life jacket and threw a fit at the idea of wearing it. I would bet my 3 yr old would. If it was clear water I might have done the same.

2431 days ago
102.

Maggie    

Coco is so darn cute! I have to say it was a mistake to not put a personal flotation device on her. I kayak and they are fairly easy to tip if you don't center your weight properly. I guess they figured they would be there and would be able to keep her head above water if it did tip. Both Courteney and David have always appeared to be doting and protective parents so I doubt they would do anything to hurt Coco.

2431 days ago
103.

Jimmy Slade    

laughable and pretty weak TMZ. While I agree there are laws concerning this, this is hardly a life or death situation. She might not be Coco Ho, but I'm sure she can handle a little water.

2431 days ago
104.

capt.curt    

LOL...daves got it right...let courtney do all the paddling!!!!

2431 days ago
105.

Joe Tyler    

It looks like they are pulling a Rosie O'Donnell, but a lot less weight and better looking. Rosie was out boating and her child had no vest on either. This family would most likely float---Not Big Rosie, she's a pig!!!

2431 days ago
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