By William Keck
Updated January 05, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

The cool thing about having Friends’ Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow host the Fire & Ice Ball is that you’re almost guaranteed a couple of famous hubbies thrown in for free. Almost. Aniston’s man, Brad Pitt, couldn’t make it to the Dec. 11 Beverly Hills fund-raiser for the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program (he’s in Morocco filming Spy Game), but David Arquette escorted wife Courteney. Early detection being the message of the night, Will & Grace’s Eric McCormack, whose mom successfully battled breast cancer, stressed the importance of self-exams. ”I was feeling my own breasts long before I knew there was a reason for it,” he revealed. ”In fact, I’m checking myself as we speak.”