Arquette Quits Madhouse

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January 31, 2011 | 2:20pm EST

Troubled actor David Arquette’s dreams of becoming a vaudeville impresario have taken a hit – he has quit as Jeff Beacher’s sidekick as the showman prepares to launch his Madhouse in Los Angeles.
Arquette has chosen to put his health before his nightlife career after a stint in rehab to deal with an alcohol problem, and so he has ended his professional relationship with Beacher’s Madhouse.

A statement obtained by reads, “David and Jeff have dissolved their partnership. David remains a big fan of Beacher’s Madhouse… but he is concentrating on his health and well being right now.”

Prior to his month-long rehab stint, which he completed on Sunday, Arquette announced he had separated from his wife Courteney Cox.

Beacher’s Madhouse will open its doors at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood in March for previews.

The vaudeville show was a long-running hit in Las Vegas before Arquette teamed up with Beacher with a view to bringing the racy revue to Los Angeles.