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Busy Philipps On "Vice Principles"

By: Donna Freydkin

Mom of two Busy Philipps has major family news. She's getting ready to bring home a new addition.

"For Birdie's eighth birthday, she's getting a kitten. She knows. She's been asking for it. She's told everyone at school she's getting a cat. It's happening," says Philipps, the mother of daughters Birdie and Cricket.

And she's a proponent of adopting, as opposed to buying. "We're going to the rescue organization in LA to see what they have going on," says Philipps, who's also partnered with Purina. For every bag of Purina Cat Chow purchased from July 1-July 31, up to five million meals will be donated to Rescue Bank, a non-profit organization that distributes pet food and other supplies to local shelters.

So no spoiler alerts here, folks. "We're big cat people in my house. I had a cat in college that my roommate took. And my husband and I had a cat that passed away right before Cricket, our second baby, was born. So our older daughter was like, 'When are we getting another cat?' Surprise, you're getting another baby! You're not getting another cat. You're getting another sister," laughs Philipps.


The actress is promoting her new HBO series "Vice Principals, premiering July 17; she's the ex-wife of Danny Mcbride, who's the vice principal tasked with discipline at Lincoln High.​ Working with McBride, whom you know from "Pineapple Express' and "Eastbound & Down," proved inordinately challenging for the ultra-professional Philipps.

"I have always prided myself as being someone who can really keep it together. But there's something about Danny's delivery that kills me every time. Maybe because I'm a big fan. But I was a huge fan of Courteney Cox. I'm the biggest 'Friends' fan of all time. I know every episode. Just him opening his mouth made me laugh so hard. It was hard for me to get it together. But I didn't get fired," says Philipps, who costarred with Cox on "Cougar Town."

She so enjoyed the shoot, which took place in the Palmetto State, that she temporarily relocated and even celebrated her birthday there. "I went out with a bunch of friends in Charleston. We had a lot of margaritas and tequila and fun times. The kids are in Charleston. It's where we shot 'Vice Principals' and we all fell in love with it and we decided to take a vacation trip back there with our families," says Philipps.

Take a look at Cox's photos below.

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FRIENDS -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Friends Special Episode, 'The One That Could Have Been, Part One' From L-R: Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox Arquette And Matt Leblanc. All The Friends Ponder What Might Have Been If Each Had Taken A Different Path In Life And They Imagine: That A Frustrated Ross (Schwimmer) Stays With His Wife Carol (Jane Sibbett) And Ignores Her Disinterest In Him; A Married Rachel (Aniston) Is Starstruck When She Meets Hunky 'Days Of Our Lives' Star Joey (Leblanc) Who Never Lost His Job As Dr. Drake Ramoray; Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) Is A Corporate Stockbroker; And A Portly Monica (Cox Arquette) Frets About Losing Her Virginity While Chandler (Perry) Is A Struggling Writer Who Stoops To Working As Joey's Lowly Assistant Just To Make Ends Meet. (Photo By Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FAMILY TIES -- Season 6 -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Lauren Miller -- Photo by: Tony Costa/NBCU Photo Bank
MISFITS OF SCIENCE -- Pictured: (clockwise top l-r) Kevin Peter Hall as Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln, Dean Paul Martin as Dr. Billy Hayes, Jennifer Holmes as Jane Miller, Courteney Cox as Gloria Dinallo, Mark Thomas Miller as John 'Johnny B' Bukowski -- (Photo by Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MISFITS OF SCIENCE -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Gloria Dinallo-- Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Courteney Cox during 5th Annual Fire and Ice Ball to Benefit Revlon UCLA Women Cancer Center at 20th Century Fox Studios in Century City, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1995: Celebrity Bartender Courteney Cox poses for a portrait in c.1995 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American actress Courteney Cox, circa 1995. (Photo by Kypros/Getty Images)
Michael Keaton and Courteney Cox during NBC's Annual Winter Press Tour All-Star Reception at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Courteney Cox at the The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Cast of 'Friends': Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 712 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Courteney Cox during an interview with host Jay Leno on June 13, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
John Lovitz and Courteney Cox Arquette (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)
Courteney Cox during 'First Knight' Los Angeles Premiere at The Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
FRIENDS -- 'The One With the Breast Milk' Episode 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Courteney Cox (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Courteney Cox (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Flashback' Episode 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 8: Actress Lisa Kudrow and actress Courteney Cox attend the 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 8, 1996 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Courteney Cox during 'Scream' Premiere in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Courteney Cox (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Courteney Cox during 2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Details Magazine After Party at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Courteney Cox at the The Academy in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Bullies' Episode 21 -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Courteney Cox during 'Scream' London Premiere - Arrivals at Chelsea Cinema in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Courteney Cox during IRTS Foundation Gold Medal Award Honors Robert Wright at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
382045 01: Actor Matthew Perry and television show 'Friends' co-star actress Courteney Cox attend the film premiere of 'Fools Rush In' February 10, 1997 in Santa Monica, CA. (Photo by Online USA)
Courteney Cox at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion' Episode 24 -- Pictured: (front, l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, (back, l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Billy Crystal as Tim, Robin Williams as Thomas, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
American actress Courteney Cox at the UK premiere of Wes Craven's horror film, 'Scream', at the Chelsea Cinema, London, 24th April 1997. (Photo by Dave Benett/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Courteney Cox (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Ansiton as Rachel Green (Photo by Dave Bjerke/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Courteney Cox during 1997 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Courteney Cox during 1997 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Courteney Cox during 'Scream 2' - Hollywood Premiere in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Courteney Cox at the 1997 benenfit for the Pediatric AIDS foundation in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
P368176 02 (FILE PHOTO): Actress Courteney Cox (Photo by In Focus/Adrian Groom)
Courteney Cox and David Arquette attend the premiere of 'Scream 2' at the Virgin cinema in Fulham, 3rd April 1998. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette during 1998 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Courteney Cox and David Arquette (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Courteney Cox (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
David Arquette & Courteney Cox during 'The Truman Show' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
BRENTWOOD, CA - JUNE 7: Actress Courteney Cox and actress Jennifer Aniston attend the Ninth Annual 'A Time for Heroes' Celebrity Carnival to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on June 7, 1998 at Ken Roberts' estate in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
David Arquette and Courteney Cox during 'Ever After' Los Angeles Premiere at The Academy in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
David Arquette & Courteney Cox at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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