Looks like the Predator actor is going with what he knows, and what he knows is glistening muscles and state legislation. EW announced today that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Governator will be kicking bottoms and taking note of his constituents’ needs as of next year. “When I ran for governor back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about ‘the Governator,’ I thought the word was so cool,” Schwarzenegger explained. “The word Governator combined two worlds: the world of politics and the movie world. And [this cartoon] brings everything together. It combines the governor, the Terminator, the bodybuilding world, the True LiesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â He didn’t say the pregnant men or the Danny Devito, but it’s probably only a matter of time!
As rumors about Arnold’s cartoon superhero suggested, the former governor has teamed up with Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee to produce an animated TV show and comic book due out in 2012. “WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re using all the personal elements of Arnold’s life. We’re using his wife [Maria Shriver],” Lee explained. “WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re using his kids. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re using the fact that he used to be governor. Only after he leaves the governorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his house in Brentwood.Ã¢â‚¬Â SoÃ¢â‚¬Â¦basically it’s a thinly-veiled animated documentary. We’re on-board!
Do you ever wonder if Arnold Schwarzenegger secretly wishes he could do Shakespeare occasionally? Do you think he feels trapped by his muscle-bound body, explosion-filled resume and signature accent? Yeah, us either. Which is good, considering Schwarzenegger allegedly has a new cartoon series in the works. According to Deadline, Arnold may be signed up for an educational kid’s show, “content with a purpose” produced by the same company delighting the world’s children with “Gisele & the Green Team, with supermodel Gisele BÃƒÂ¼ndchen as an environmental superhero; and Martha & Friends, featuring a 10-year-old Martha Stewart running an event-planning business.” If Schwarzenegger can pass between the barrier that separates movies from reality, we’re sure he can successfully play an eight-year-old version of himself as governor. Last Action Hero was a documentary, right?
However, others believe that that Arnold’s project is based on a comic book hero he’s developing with Stan Lee. “I am packaging a Comic Book character right now. I’m going to announce that sometime at the end of March or the beginning of April,” the former governor told the fan site TheArnoldFans.com. So far Schwarzenegger has only revealed that is it an “an international TV series,” so we’ll have to wait for his official announcement on April 4 to find out for sure. Throw a True Lies 2 script on top of that pile and we’re happy as pigs in mud. Sorry, Arnold; you can keep that monologue from King Lear to yourself for now.
According to Deadline, a remake of The Bodyguard, has officially been given the green light. The original had been in the works for decades before its release, with Kevin Costner‘s haircut a tribute to the man originally set to play his role, Steve McQueen. So naturally, everyone wants to find out a) who will play the bodyguard this time and b) will he be sporting that Roman do? Oh yeah…people also want to know which pop star will be taking Whitney Houston‘s place, don’t they?. There’s no shortage of female singers looking to make it in Hollywood, with everyone from Katy Perry to Rihanna to Lady Gaga announcing their acting ambitions. Check out 5 of the actor/pop star pairings we’d like to see…including a few that probably don’t have a chance.
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Sunday night, the NBA All-Star game court-side at the Staples Center in L.A was studded with celebrities. Rihanna put on a raunchy show singing a medley of her hits with guest performers Drake and Kanye West. She spent the rest of the game chilling with one very happy Justin Bieber while Lenny Kravitz sat one space away. It was also Rihanna’s birthday yesterday so can we please have a chorus of Happy Birthday RiRi!
Right by the Biebs and a flame haired Rih’, were superstar couple Jay-Z and a gorgeous Beyonce, who had the sexiest pair of crystal Christian Louboutin skyscraper pumps on. They looked super-relaxed while chowing down on nachos, so screw the rumors that Jay-and-Bey are separating. They weren’t the only ones snacking while watching the game. Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku chowed down too. Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery were watching from the crowds as well. What? No court-side tickets, guys?
Also, in one of the oddest seating arrangements ever, Lil Wayne was sitting next to Maria Shriver, who were a couple of seats away from John Legend and girlfriend-supermodel Chrissy Teigen. The Chicago Bulls mascot , Benny the Bull, got lucky, getting Teigen to sit on his lap while Legend took pictures. Looking far more serious were P Diddy and Nick Cannon who sat together. Shriver wasn’t around without her husband, in case you’re wondering. Arnold Schwarzenegger was around chatting with Gene Simmons.
For more photographs of celebrities catching the game, check out our gallery below. [Photos: Splash News Online/ Getty Images]
Brace yourself for a dose of Jackass at this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, airing live Friday at 9/8c. Featuring the likes of Matt Damon, Quentin Tarantino, Julianne Moore, Gov. Schwarzenegger and many A-list attendees, this star-studded show will be shaken up a bit as Johnny Knoxville and gang parody movies up for Best Picture. In addition to Inception (ever wonder about the lovely ladies who haunt Steve-O‘s dreams?), the crew is setting its sights on The Social Network, Black Swan and 127 Hours.
Spoiler alert: Bam Margera to get naked for The Social Network! Tune in at 8/7c for the Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet extravaganza, hosted by La La Vazquez and Tim Kash. Maroon 5 is this year’s house band.
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We’ve only got a few more days until the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards airs live on VH1 and, as you’ll see below, the confirmed guest list is really starting to come together. Be sure to tune in on Friday night at 9pm ET to catch some of film and television’s biggest stars!
JON HAMM, JULIANNE MOORE, JOSH BROLIN, SOFIA VERGARA, KEVIN SPACEY AND EMMA STONE ARE AMONG THE MANY PRESENTERS AT THE 16th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS CEREMONY
EMILY BLUNT AND JIMMY KIMMEL TO PRESENT MATT DAMON WITH THE JOEL SIEGEL AWARD
AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON VH1 FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT
(SANTA MONICA, CA – January 12, 2011) — This year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will feature an array of presenters including Hank Azaria, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Rob Huebel, the Kardashians (Khloe, Kim & Kourtney), Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Joan Rivers, Tim Roth, Paul Scheer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Spacey, Emma Stone and Sofia Vergara. Maroon 5 will also be on hand as this year’s house band performing during the show as well as the live pre-show. The 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will air live on VH1 on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM ET/PT from the Hollywood Palladium.
Hello six-pack. And the rest of the bod attached to the abs ain’t too bad either. It can’t be, because that’s Patrick Schwarzenegger, aka the son of Ahhh-nold. Er, we mean the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It would go against the genetics if he wasn’t ripped (no pressure or anything, BTW).
Patrick, in this endorphin-inducing picture, is walking out of a yoga studio with his mother Maria Shriver walking right behind him. But we’re fine with that; we can ignore her because we have better things to focus on. Sigh.
And that’s about all the drooling we can do… because he’s just seventeen. And his Dad used to be the Terminator. And his Mom looks like she could totally take us. So Pat… call us in a year when you’re legal, ‘kay?
[Photo: Splash News Online]
Despite the laundry list of Hollywood celebrities demanding the freedom of Roman Polanski, California Governor and fellow Hollywood celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be giving a pardon to the film legend/alleged child rapist anytime soon. The Governator gave his two cents on CNN’s The Situation Room yesterday:
It doesn’t matter if you are a big-time movie actor or a big-time movie director or producer. I think that he is a very respected person, and I am a big admirer of his work. But nevertheless, I think he should be treated like everyone else.
This was a pretty astute and diplomatic move for Arnie, considering the backlash that petition is inspiring. Chris Rock eviscerated the “Free Polanski Movement” on Leno last night (“even Johnnie Cochran don’t have the nerve to go, ‘well, did you see OJ play against New England?’”) and stars from Kirstie Alley to Kevin Smith have taken to their twitters to do the same. How long before those signees start to backpedal?
[Photo: Getty Images]
David Beckham has had some pretty big kissy-kissy to make with his adopted home town of L.A. recently. After skipping off to play football in Italy for a few months and making it abundantly clear he didn’t want to come back, irate Galaxy fans understandably made things a bit difficult for him on his return a couple weeks ago. But now — and after scoring a goal in Saturday’s game — Becks is planning a charm offensive on the state, by starring in commercials advertising California with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rob Lowe.
“It will be a massive campaign. It shows the governor believes David is a big catch in getting tourists to visit,” reports the Sun. While we agree showing a topless David playing the beautiful game (just like in our oh-so-gratuitous shot above – hey, it’s Monday) is a big winner, just don’t let him open his mouth much. Let that body do the talking, Arnie. Ahem. [Photo: AFP]
David Beckham has been turned into a Terminator-style figure for his latest ad campaign, and we’re sensing a new career direction. He spookily resembles Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most famous “acting” role and shows incredible thespian skill in his blank look to camera and his slow movement of the $2,000 Aura phone across his body. Brilliant. Someone give this man an action role! [Photo: Motorola]