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Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided to quit The New Celebrity Apprentice, blaming Donald Trump’s involvement.

In an interview with Empire, Arnold Schwarzenegger claimed that low ratings were due to Donald Trump’s credit as executive producer.

The actor said he would like to work “on a show that doesn’t have this baggage”.

Donald Trump – who left the show to run for the White House – has previously ridiculed his TV boardroom successor.

In March 3 interview, Arnold Schwarzenegger claimed an anti-Trump social media campaign had impacted the ratings of the show, on which he debuted in January.

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He said: “When people found out that Trump was still involved as executive producer and was still receiving money from the show, then half the people [started] boycotting it.

“It’s not about the show… because everyone I ran into came up to me and said, <<I love the show… but I turned it off because as soon as I read Trump’s name I’m outta there!>>

“It’s a very divisive period now and I think this show got caught up in all that division.”

He added that he would decline if asked to host again.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has often clashed on Twitter with Donald Trump.

Last month at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, President Trump mockingly asked people to “pray for Arnold… for those ratings”.

The president said the show had been swamped “in comparison to the ratings machine, DJT”, using his own initials.

The Celebrity Apprentice, whose 15th season ended last month, averaged fewer than five million viewers per episode.

Donald Trump became a household name as the show’s host for 14 seasons.

Some 20 million Americans were regular watchers in its first year before the viewing figures tapered to six million for Donald Trump’s last episode.

President-elect Donald Trump has criticized Arnold Schwarzenegger, his replacement as host of The Celebrity Apprentice, saying the Hollywood star was “destroyed” in TV ratings.

Donald Trump, who described himself as a “ratings machine”, wrote: “So much for being a movie star.”

In response, Arnold Schwarzenegger called on Donald Trump to work for all Americans “as aggressively as you worked for your ratings”.

The new season debut on January 2 was seen by an estimated 4.9 million people – down 43% on the last season premiere in 2015.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has received mixed reviews for his debut as the new star of The Celebrity Apprentice.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has replaced Donald Trump’s “You’re fired” catchphrase with “You’re terminated” – a reference to his line in The Terminator movie and its sequels.

Donald Trump tweeted on January 6: “Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got “swamped” (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT.

“So much for being a movie star – and that was season 1 compared to season 14. Now compare him to my season 1.”

According to Variety, more than 11 million people watched the opening episode of Celebrity Apprentice in 2008.

Referring to Republican Ohio governor John Kasich and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump added: “But who cares, he supported Kasich & Hillary.”

In return, Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote: “There’s nothing more important than the people’s work, @realDonaldTrump.”

The former California governor added: “I wish you the best of luck and I hope you’ll work for ALL of the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings.”

Donald Trump helped create The Apprentice and starred on it until 2015, when his political career took over.

The contestants on the current season, who compete to raise money for charity, include boxer Laila Ali, Boy George and Motley Crue singer Vince Neil.


Maria Shriver, the estranged wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, is reportedly dating political analyst Matthew Dowd.

Maria Shriver, 58, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, 67, separated in 2011 after he confessed to fathering a lovechild with their maid, Mildred Baena, 14 years prior.

The NBC News special correspondent filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger since 2011, but it has yet to be finalized.

Maria Shriver filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2011 and now she’s seeing Matthew Dowd

Maria Shriver filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2011 and now she’s seeing Matthew Dowd

Maria Shriver has reportedly been seeing Matthew Dowd since November 2013 and earlier this month they attended actress Cheryl Hines’ wedding to Robert Kennedy, Jr. in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, together, according to the New York Post.

Maria Shriver is a member of the Kennedy family as her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was a sister of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward Kennedy.

Matthew Dowd, 53, was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign.


Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were deadly enemies at the height of their careers, and Stallone has now opened up about their intense rivalry.

Meanwhile, Hollywood’s toughest men buried the hatchet and appear together new action sequel The Expendables 3.

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were deadly enemies at the height of their careers

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were deadly enemies at the height of their careers (photo Getty Images)

Sylvester Stallone says: “There were times when we could not even be in the same room. I was always like <<Oh it’s him>>. Arnold was like someone you wanted to strangle every day, like in the morning and at night. We were so competitive. He was Mr. Olympia. We came along at the same time, of course I was first but he was bigger.”

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The latest installment in the Terminator franchise will be the first in a stand-alone “rebooted” trilogy.

Paramount Pictures said the fifth Terminator film, based on the original series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is due to be released in June 2015.

There was no official confirmation on who would direct or star in the forthcoming film.

However, Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed earlier this month he would be returning to the role that made him a household name.

Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed he would be returning to the role of Terminator that made him a household name

Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed he would be returning to the role of Terminator that made him a household name

Speaking at an event in Sydney, Australia, the former governor of California said: “I’m very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator, which we start shooting in January.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in the first three Terminator films – released in 1984, 1991 and 2003 – which grossed more than $1 billion at the global box office.

A computer-generated version of the actor appeared in 2009’s Terminator Salvation, which starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington.

The new film will be penned by Shutter Island screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis and Drive Angry’s Patrick Lussier.

With a release date scheduled for June 26, the movie will join a slew of summer blockbusters, coming out a week before Independence Day 2 and two weeks ahead of Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

Star Wars – Episode 7 is also due to be released around the same time.


Joe Weider, the man who launched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Hollywood career, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 93.

Joe Weider, who was known for creating the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest, built a magazine empire that included publications like Muscle and Fitness, Shape and Men’s Fitness.

The bodybuilding guru died of heart failure, his publicist announced.

Arnold Schwarzenegger paid tribute to the man he called “the godfather of fitness.”

“He taught us that through hard work and training we could all be champions,” he said in a statement on his website.

“When I was a young boy in Austria, his muscle magazines provided me with the inspiration and the blueprint to push myself beyond my limits and imagine a much bigger future.”

Joe Weider, the man who launched Arnold Schwarzenegger's Hollywood career, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 93

Joe Weider, the man who launched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Hollywood career, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 93

Arnold Schwarzenegger, a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia said Joe Weider had encouraged him to come to the US and helped launch his acting career, securing his first role in a TV film called Hercules Goes Bananas.

Producers had asked Joe Weider if he knew of “a muscleman who could act a little”, said Arnold Schwarzenegger, adding that Weider had told them: “I got the perfect guy, he’s done Shakespearean plays in Germany, he’s a great actor, but his English isn’t too good.”

In his statement, Arnold Schwarzenegger said Joe Weider had supported him throughout his career – with illustrious film credits including Hercules in New York, Kindergarten Cop and Dr. Dolittle II – and even when he made the move into politics.

“He was there for me constantly throughout my life… and I will miss him dearly.”

Joe Weider is survived by his wife, Betty.


Brigitte Nielsen revealed that she and Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair in her own memoir, last year.

And now Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that he cheated on his then girlfriend and now ex-wife Maria Shriver with actress Brigitte Nielsen.

The Terminator star has made the explosive revelation in his own new autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 65, says that he and Brigitte Nielsen shared a passionate tryst whilst filming their sword and sorcery/action film Red Sonja in 1985.

At the time, Arnold Schwarzenegger was dating and living with Maria Shriver, who he went on to marry a year later.

Meanwhile, in 1985, Brigitte Nielsen was married to fellow action star and one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pals, Sylvester Stallone.

In her own book You Only Get One Life, Brigitte Nielsen, who for years has struggled with alcohol addiction, claims she didn’t know Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved with another woman during their affair.

His book has become one of the most talked about celebrity autobiography in recent memory.

But the action star is said to be keeping all the profits of the book to himself.

Earlier this week it was revealed that Arnold Schwarzenegger did not send his estranged wife a copy of his book, as he does not want her to claim a share of the money that it is making.

The Terminator star is reportedly hell-bent on keeping all of the proceeds from the tome for himself, even though his relationship with Maria Shriver is a key strand of his story.

Sources close to the couple made the shocking claims to TMZ.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were together for 34 years and married for 25, and their times together are exhaustively dealt with in the forthcoming book.

They married in April 1986, and have four children together – Katherine, 22, Christina, 21, Patrick, 19, and 15-year-old Christopher.

However, Arnold Schwarzenegger has allegedly made it clear to her that the book is his property, and she will not be getting her hands on any part of his multi-million dollar advance or the bumper royalties.

It has also been claimed the love cheat has been trying to give Maria Shriver a raw deal during financial settlement negotiations.

An insider said: “Arnold has been really stingy with Maria and the kids, which is amazing considering what he did.”

Apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger is treating the divorce like just another business deal, rather than seeing the cash sum as a symbol of the parting of the relationship he had with the mother of his children.

This is despite the sources also claiming he begged for her to return to him as recently as last week.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the 56-year-old author and activist turned down the request.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s representative reportedly told TMZ divorce settlement negotiations are ongoing so no agreement has been struck.



Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed he regrets having an affair with his maid Mildred Beana, declaring it as “the stupidest thing” and admitting he “inflicted tremendous pain” onto his wife and children.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 65, opened up in a pre-recorded chat with 60 Minutes – his first televised interview since the scandal broke in May 2011 – to broadcast on Sunday.

The actor married television journalist Maria Shriver in April 1986, going on to have four children together – Katherine, 22, Christina, 21, Patrick, 19, and 15-year-old Christopher.

However, in May of last year, the couple separated after 25 years due to his infidelities.

Had it simply been an extra-marital affair, there may have been a chance to save the marriage, but Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with maid Mildred Beana, who gave birth to their son Joseph 14 years ago.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed he regrets having an affair with his maid Mildred Beana

Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed he regrets having an affair with his maid Mildred Beana

During the interview, Arnold Schwarzenegger said: “I think it was the stupidest thing I’ve done in the whole relationship. It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids.”

The Terminator icon is currently promoting his autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, and though he says Maria Shriver hasn’t read the tell-all tale, she does wish him the best.

The former Governor of California added: “I think that Maria is wishing me well in everything I do.”

Interestingly, despite his acknowledgment of the affair, Arnold Schwarzenegger fails to actually say sorry.

When interviewer Lesley Stahl probes him, asking: “She gave up her television career for you. I mean, wow, was this the most unbelievable act of betrayal to Maria?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger deflects the answer, simply elaborating about it being the “stupidest” thing he did.

Despite the scandal that threatened to topple him from his He-Man cave, Arnie continues to work.

He went on to reprise his role as Trench in The Expendables 2, and signed up to a further five titles.

Action film The Last Stand and thriller The Tomb are currently in post-production, while he is about to embark on fantasy Unknown Soldier and DEA drama Breacher.

It has also recently been announced he will reunite with Danny DeVito to star in Triplets – a sequel to Twins, where the unlikely brothers discover they have a third sibling.

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Expendables 2 movie has continued its grip on the North American box office chart, holding onto the number one spot for a second consecutive week.

The movie, which sees action stars including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis reunite, took $13.5 million.

The Bourne Legacy remained at two in its third week of release, with $9.3m.

Stop-motion comedy ParaNorman, about a boy who helps save his town from a zombie invasion, was at three.

Typical of late summer openings, other new releases performed weakly in the chart.

Expendables 2 movie has continued its grip on the North American box office chart, holding onto the number one spot for a second consecutive week

Expendables 2 movie has continued its grip on the North American box office chart, holding onto the number one spot for a second consecutive week

Thriller Premium Rush, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt as a bike messenger chased through New York by a policeman who wants an envelope he’s carrying, opened at seven with $6.3 million.

And low-budget road-chase comedy Hit & Run, starring real-life couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, entered at 10 with $4.7 million.

With less competition from big Hollywood films, it allowed anti-President Barack Obama documentary, 2016: Obama’s America, to land at number eight.

After opening in limited release in July, it expanded nationwide ahead of the Republican National Convention to formally nominate Mitt Romney as Barack Obama’s challenger in the presidential race.

The film is a conservative critique envisioning what the US would look like four years from now if Barack Obama was re-elected.

“It’s extremely rare for a documentary to break into the top 10, but August can be a land of opportunity for smaller films,” Paul Dergarabedian, box office analyst for Hollywood.com said.

“Also, there’s the fact that this is a very conservative film. Normally, it’s Michael Moore-branded documentaries, the liberal documentaries, that make all the money.”

The film has so far taken $9.1 million domestically, but the figure is still far away from other political documentaries – Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 opened at number one with $23.9 million in June 2004, and went on to become the US’s top-grossing documentary taking $119.1 million.

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Colin Farrell talks about how a remake of Total Recall got him back in the action saddle and the challenge of living up to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 original.

It was a mixture of fun and fear that convinced Colin Farrell to take on his first big-budget action movie in years, in a role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This year’s version of Total Recall casts the Irish actor as Douglas Quaid, an everyman living in the future after a chemical war has destroyed most of the earth.

Unsatisfied with life he pays a visit to “Rekall”, a company that specializes in implanting exciting false memories into people’s brains.

But as those who have seen the original will know – and those who haven’t may be able to guess – nothing is straightforward.

“I was a little bit skeptical, as one tends to get reading about remakes of films that people are very passionate about,” admits Colin Farrell.

“Total Recall is like Life of Brian for some people.”

Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel make a break from the bad guys who inhabit Rekall, the agency tasked with reinventing memories in Total Recall

Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel make a break from the bad guys who inhabit Rekall, the agency tasked with reinventing memories in Total Recall

But after finding the script “loads of fun” and falling in love with the “really beautiful world” director Len Wiseman had created, he jumped on board.

“It wasn’t like, <<I’m a serious actor, tell me why I need to be in this film>>,” he explains.

“I got the whole package and presentation.

“It’s a really big canvas, made for a much bigger audience, as opposed to the smaller films I’ve done in the last few years.

“I had an element of fear as well, because it had been so long since I’d done a big action film. So that kind of drew me towards it as well.”

Len Wiseman relocates the action from Mars back to Earth, with Kate Beckinsale taking the role of Quaid’s wife Lori that Sharon Stone took in the original.

So does Colin Farrell think they have pulled it off?

“Oh, I don’t know,” he sighs.

“It’s not a $125 million exercise in nostalgia, so I think there’s some people that made up their minds before a frame was shot.

“It wasn’t made for the purpose of trying to get away as far as possible. It just happened to tonally feel like a very different film, so I felt that it wasn’t repeating.”

Colin Farrell is full of Irish charm and light-hearted banter. But it seems he might still bear a few scars from his previous remake effort, horror movie Fright Night.

“You can’t do right for doing wrong with remakes,” he explains.

“I learned that the first time.

“You either rip something off too closely or you don’t put something in and people are like, <<I can’t believe they left that out!>>”

The actor says he can understand why movie-goers sometimes get frustrated with remakes.

“Film is a very nostalgic thing,” he said.

“If I heard one of the Indiana Jones or even The Goonies was being remade, I’d feel like someone was poking a finger of criticism at my youth in a way.

“It’s a strange one; it goes deep. I mean, it must go deep for the reaction sometimes.”

There are not many bigger action shoes to fill than those of Arnold Schwarzenegger. But Colin Farrell was in the frame from day one as far as Len Wiseman was concerned.

“I can’t help but picture somebody when I’m reading a screenplay. I have to put a face and a person to that voice and Colin was that person,” he explains.

“It was probably some of Colin’s bad-boy persona, mixed with the vulnerable side of him,” the director continues.

“There’s not that many people that have those together.”

These days Colin Farrell’s “bad-boy persona” seems to have been put to bed, with the actor now concentrating on being a father to his two sons and living a yoga-fuelled life in Los Angeles.

Co-star Jessica Biel, too, found solace in the discipline.

“We were so bruised up all the time,” says the actress, currently planning her wedding to singer Justin Timberlake.

“You really needed that kind of release after days of being strapped in a harness and hung from the ceiling and jumping across chasms.”

It was the “darker, more emotional” take on the story that persuaded Biel to play resistance fighter Melina, the woman Douglas Quaid sees in his dreams.

“The female characters are equally as strong, as intelligent and as capable as our main male character,” she says.

“Which is just kind of rare, honestly.”

“But unusual’s good, isn’t it?” comments Colin Farrell on the prominence of his female co-stars, while admitting it is “less nerve-wracking” to be fighting men.

“If I’m gonna miss my cue and connect with somebody’s face, I’d prefer it to be a dude than a woman,” he shrugs.




Brigitte Nielsen, who has a minor role in the upcoming low-budget movie Skinny Dip, says she defied the threat of kidnap from drugs gangs while filming in crime-torn Colombia.

Perhaps it goes without saying that a Palme d’Or award at the next Cannes Film Festival is hardly on the cards. But then, Brigitte Nielsen, 49, is brutally aware that beggars can’t be choosers.

And for now, the Danish-born actress, the ex-wife of Sylvester Stallone, has more pressing concerns than her once glittering, but long since washed-up, movie career.

Brigitte Nielsen’s continuing personal disintegration was starkly – and tragically – illustrated this week in pictures of her drunk and confused in broad daylight in a Los Angeles park.

The statuesque blonde was photographed swigging from a half-bottle of Popov vodka – a U.S. brand seen more often clutched by down-and-outs than in the bars of the finer Hollywood establishments she once frequented.

In other shots, Brigitte Nielsen is seen coughing while dragging on a cigarette and being ill on a park bench. Eventually, she curls up in the foetal position on the grass to sleep off the bender.

Most pitifully of all, perhaps, Brigitte Nielsen is then seen drinking mouthwash in a bid, one imagines, to cover up evidence of the binge, before wandering off home to her much younger fifth husband, Italian former bartender Mattia Dessi, 33.

From Hollywood “glamazon” to hopeless alcoholic, – it’s a cruel fall from grace. Particularly as, for all her professional travails – which have seen her submit herself to the indignities of the international reality television circuit – the woman once dubbed The Great Dane appeared to have beaten the addiction to booze that saw her enter rehab five years ago.

Brigitte Nielsen’s continuing personal disintegration was starkly illustrated this week in pictures of her drunk and confused in broad daylight in a Los Angeles park

Brigitte Nielsen’s continuing personal disintegration was starkly illustrated this week in pictures of her drunk and confused in broad daylight in a Los Angeles park

Just what has gone so very wrong for the 6 ft 1 in former model, now a mother of four, who had leading men such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sean Penn falling at her feet?

Brigitte Nielsen blamed the latest episode on the stress of her mother being ill. She told an American website: “Looking at the pictures, I can understand the level of worrying, but I can assure everyone there is no cause for alarm.”

“I just haven’t been coping well with my mother’s illness. I’m not making any excuses. I have spoken to my sponsor from Alcoholics Anonymous, and I continue to go to meetings. I’m committed to my sobriety, and I’m not going to let this momentary relapse define me.

“I’m not perfect, and I’m battling a disease, and yes, there will be setbacks, but I know what I need to do in order to be healthy.”

But already, Hollywood is buzzing with rumors that it is money troubles that led Brigitte Nielsen, who once blew hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single shopping spree, to fall off the wagon so spectacularly.

She has left a string of debts as her career, which saw her cast as the leading lady to Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eddie Murphy in the Eighties, has flatlined.

Last night, former close friend and manager Ryan Glasgow, who played a pivotal part in helping her beat the bottle before, claimed he is one of several high-profile industry figures to whom she apparently is in debt.

“Brigitte’s financial position is precarious,” claimed Ryan Glasgow.

“She owes me a lot of money. She has had a few managers since we parted company, and it’s because she owes them all money, too.

“Everyone thought she received a fortune when she was divorced from Sylvester Stallone, but I know she walked away from him with almost nothing. I did some work for her and lined up a TV pilot for her, then she just vanished, and I haven’t had any contact from her for two years.

“In the end, I just accepted the loss of money because I was happy she was sober and living a happy life. But it was a bit of an elephant in the room where she was concerned. Despite the issues between us, it is heartbreaking what has happened to her, because Brigitte is basically a good human being and a good person.

“But she is sick. I helped her get sober the first time in 2007 and got her into a clinic. She was very keen to get herself clean and was very excited and happy to be changing her life. I thought she was still sober.”

Ryan Glasgow adds: “Sadly, alcoholism is a disease. As anyone who follows the celebrity world knows, it is not uncommon, but it is unfortunate.”

Last year, Brigitte Nielsen wrote a tell-all book, You Only Get One Life.

The book chronicles in all-too-graphic detail how she once attempted suicide, lived through an abusive (fourth) marriage, as well as her adulterous fling with Arnold Schwarzenegger when they starred in her 1985 film debut Red Sonja.

Brigitte Nielsen need for cash has also led to her lurching from one reality TV show to another – with her willing to accept the public humiliation. Having appeared in the British version of Celebrity Big Brother in 2005, in which she made her peace with Sylvester Stallone’s mother Jackie (who had called her a “pig”), this year Brigitte Nielsen appeared in the German version of I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! where she ate turkey testicles live on air.

Last year, Brigitte Nielsen was strapped on a rotating wheel on ITV while knives were flung at her, and on a bizarre British satellite television programme she agreed to be “murdered”, after which the producers attempted to convince innocent contestants they were real-life suspects.

Brigitte Nielsen even agreed to a programme entitled From Old To New, in which she was filmed having $80,000 of plastic surgery including a facelift, boob job and liposuction on her thighs.

It’s all a massive comedown from her last major movie role 25 years ago in Beverly Hills Cop II with Eddie Murphy.

In truth, Brigitte Nielsen was always famed far more for her Amazonian figure and shock of bleached blonde hair than for any discernable talent in front of the camera. But in 1985, her looks were enough to snare Sylvester Stallone, then the biggest movie star in the world.

Brigitte Nielsen, still married to first husband, Danish musician Kasper Winding – with whom she has a son Julian, now 28 – sent scantily clad pictures of herself to the married actor’s New York hotel. Within weeks of them meeting, Sylvester Stallone, 17 years older than the 22-year-old Brigitte Nielsen, cast her in Rocky IV.

Sylvester Stallone divorced first wife Sasha Czack and married Brigitte Nielsen within a few months. They starred together in another action movie, Cobra, and Sylvester Stallone had full-size nude bronzes of Brigitte Nielsen commissioned for the garden of their Beverly Hills mansion.

She gave his cheque book an outing in New York, Milan and Paris, buying jewellery and clothes, and spent $5,000 in an LA wig shop. The marriage collapsed within 18 months, with Sylvester Stallone accusing her of being a gold-digger who “fleeced me as if I was a Christmas turkey ready for the pluckin”. More fool he, you might say.

Following their 1987 divorce, in which Brigitte Nielsen was erroneously reported to have received $6.5 million, she accused the powerful Sylvester Stallone of torpedoing her acting career, and had to make do with a string of low-budget flops. She went on to have a son with an American football player, as well as a short marriage to a photographer, before she married again, in 1993, to Swiss motor racer Raoul Meyer, with whom she has two sons.

But the marriage was blighted by her claims of domestic abuse and their younger son having a brain tumor (last year Brigitte Nielsen tearfully revealed he faced further surgery after the benign growth returned).

By the time they divorced in 2005, Brigitte Nielsen admits she was a tormented alcoholic. She said: “Booze turned me into a bad mother, an ugly, depressed woman and a complete loser. I looked in the mirror and realized I’d reached rock bottom. I heard voices in my head telling me to drink. I even drank just to pick up the phone [and talk to someone] because I felt such self-loathing and embarrassment.”

Brigitte Nielsen claims to have found salvation with fifth husband Mattia Dessi, despite meeting him, unpromisingly, in an Italian bar where she was getting drunk on cocktails and he was serving them. Indeed, Ryan Glasgow says her six-year marriage to Mattia Dessi, who is trying to launch a modelling career, has been a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire.

“I never thought he had Brigitte’s best interests at heart,” Ryan Glasgow said.

“I felt he was interested in the fame. He really wants very much to be famous and to be a model.”


Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were reportedly spent Christmas together at their Brentwood, California home with their children.

Maria Shriver, 56, who filed for divorce from her husband in June, is said to be “reconsidering” their divorce.

People cite a source close to the family who reveals that the couple “had a really nice time” over the holiday.

The source said they also attended the Los Angeles Lakers’ season opener game at the Staples Center in the afternoon.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were reportedly spent Christmas together at their Brentwood, California home with their children

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were reportedly spent Christmas together at their Brentwood, California home with their children


Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have been spotted with each other frequently since the announcement of their split in the wake of it being revealed that Arnold fathered a love child.

Maria Shriver was also by her ex’s side on his 64th birthday in July.

The former couple, married 25 years before announcing their separation in May, have four children together: Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher.

Maria Shriver filed for divorce from her husband after he admitted earlier this year to fathering a love child with their former maid Mildred Baena 14 years ago.

Now it appears that Maria Shriver is reconsidering the move.

Due to a number of factors, including her Catholic beliefs, Maria Shriver has reportedly told friends that she is having second thoughts, sources have told TMZ.

Most devout Catholics do not believe in divorce.

The decision for Maria Shriver is said to have been made even more difficult with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s attempts to woo her back.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 64, has apparently been showering Maria Shriver with gifts and acting “extremely sweet” towards his estranged wife, according to TMZ.

Since announcing their split, the couple has been remaining amicable for the sake of their children.

They were even seen attending church together last month.

Maria Shriver is also still visiting Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favorite Beverly Hills salon Giuseppe Franco.

Arnold Schwarzenegger also organized haircuts for himself and sons Patrick, 18, and Christopher, 14, the same week.

The Schwarzenegger family shearing’s is perhaps one sign that Arnold and Maria are amicably working through their difficulties.