Posted tagged ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger’

Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits Child With Staffer

May 17, 2011

According to reports this morning on CNN, Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child, with one of his staffers, more than a decade ago outside of his marriage to Maria Shriver.

From CNN:

“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement obtained by CNN. “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.”

Schwarzenegger fathered the child with a household staffer, the Times article said. He has provided support for the child since birth, the source told CNN.

The staffer told the newspaper that the child was fathered by her then-husband. She declined to comment after learning of Schwarzenegger’s statement, the newspaper reported.

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Gavin Newsom Drops Out of Race for California Governor

October 30, 2009

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced just a short time ago that he is withdrawing from the California governor’s race.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Despite launching his campaign more than a year ago, the 42-year-old Mr. Newsom had been trailing in the polls and in fund raising behind Jerry Brown, the state attorney general. Mr. Brown hasn’t yet declared his candidacy for governor, though he launched an exploratory campaign for the position last month.

Mr. Brown had $7.4 million in campaign cash after the January to June fund-raising period, while Mr. Newsom had only $1.2 million. A Field Poll released earlier this month gave Mr. Brown a 47% to 27% advantage over the San Francisco mayor for the June 2010 Democratic primary.

From Reuters:

“With a young family and responsibilities at city hall, I have found it impossible to commit the time required to complete this effort the way it needs to — and should be — done,” Newsom said in a statement.

His withdrawal leaves Jerry Brown, the state’s attorney general and a former governor, as the leading Democratic contender to succeed Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is prohibited from running again by California’s term-limits law.

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs New Anti-Paparazzi Law

October 14, 2009

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, of California, has signed a new bill into law that will fine paparazzi for taking photos that invade a celebrity’s right to privacy and also targets media outlets who purchase the photos.

Good! I have to agree with this one. Although I believe that public figures and celebrities have “somewhat” given up their right to privacy, the paparazzi has gotten too far out of hand.

The question is: where does is the line between following celebrity gossip, and the paparazzi, drawn. Should we punish Web sites such as TMZ? Should Perez Hilton not be allowed to speak his views? I think it’s pretty obvious that this law is being put in place to stop the “over the top” incidents that seem to make the news every so often (or every day if you watch the news sometimes).

From CNN:

Throngs of photographers often jockey to get the perfect shot of a celebrity, but that doesn’t mean it’s welcomed. Britney Spears famously had enough one night, taking an umbrella to a photographer’s SUV.

In 1998, Schwarzenegger himself had his car swarmed by paparazzi while he was picking up his child from school.

Jennifer Aniston received $550,000 and an apology from a photographer who used a high-powered telephoto lens to shoot her in the backyard wearing only panties.

While paparazzi may get a bad rap for their methods, celebrity columnist Ben Widdicombe said things are not always what they seem.

“A lot of times the shot you see in the magazine is actually orchestrated by the celebrity themselves,” said celebrity columnist Ben Widdicombe. “Celebrities like Britney Spears, for example, are infamous in the industry for letting their assistants tell the paparazzi when they’ll be leaving the gates.”

Celebrity photos can be big business, especially when it comes to major milestones. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher reportedly pocketed $3 million from OK for their 2005 union. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker received $2 million from OK for photos of their lavish Paris, France, wedding.

California Wildfire Expands

September 23, 2009

Firefighters continue to battle a fire in Southern California that has ripped through the hills and rugged canyons of Ventura Countyand prompted Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency.

From CNN:

By late Tuesday, firefighters — 600 strong — had contained 10 percent of the blaze as lashing flames ravaged 8,500 acres.

The Guiberson fire, as it was named, broke out Tuesday morning between the towns of Fillmore and Moorpark.

By nightfall, the fire had destroyed two outbuildings and threatened 1,000 structures, the county fire department said. Two firefighters were hurt, both suffering heat- and smoke-related injuries.

Authorities ordered the evacuation of 500 to 600 homes in the communities of Meridian Hills and Bardsdale, just south of Fillmore.

2 Firefighters Killed in Los Angeles

August 30, 2009

CNN is reporting that two firefighters died this afternoon while battling a wildfire in Los Angeles County.

From CNN:

Meanwhile, three people hurt in a growing wildfire were burned because they “did not listen” to orders to evacuate, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Sunday after declaring a state of emergency.

“I want to urge everyone living near any of the fires, please, listen and follow evacuation orders from local officials. They will not tell you to evacuate if it’s not necessary,” he said.

“Listen carefully — there were again people that did not listen and people that got burned and really badly injured because they did not listen.”

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for 6,600 homes threatened by the Station fire, he said. Since it began Wednesday in the Angeles National Forest and La Canada Flintridge area, the blaze has burned 35,200 acres and the U.S. Forest Service has reported a evacuation list of 10,000 homes.

Santa Cruz Wildfire Continues to Burn

August 15, 2009

A wildfire just north of Santa Cruz, California, has scorched more than 5,000 acres and hundreds of firefighters struggled to bring it under control.

This morning I woke up to the distinct smell of smoke as it has finally come over the hill to San Jose. Hopefully crews will be able to get it under control soon! Governor Schwarzenegger may need to get back from Massachusetts soon!

From CNN:

The blaze was about 15 percent contained Friday evening, but fire officials said they were making good progress.

About 1,550 firefighters were battling the blaze with air and ground resources, said Daniel Berlante, a Cal Fire spokesman. In all, 5,036 acres have been burned, Berlante said.

The wildfire aided by strong winds burned at least two structures, a source at Cal Fire’s central command center said.

The smoke was so heavy Thursday that authorities were unable to accurately assess the amount of damage, Berlante said.

“Now that the smoke has cleared, we can get a better view of it,” he said.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Hospital

August 7, 2009

According to family sources, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of President John F. Kennedy, is in critical but stable condition in a Massachusetts hospital with her family at her side.

From CNN:

Members of her family flew in to Cape Cod Hospital to be with the 88-year-old, including California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the husband of her daughter, Maria Shriver, a source told CNN.

No further information on her condition was immediately available.

The sister of President Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy and Sen. Ted Kennedy, Shriver is renowned in her own right as the founder and honorary chairwoman of the Special Olympics, which helps 3 million people with intellectual disabilities in nearly 200 countries around the world.

“The Special Olympics movement is saddened to hear that our founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is hospitalized. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Shriver and her family at this time,” organization President Brady Lum said in a statement Friday.