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Arnold Schwarzenegger: I like to take naps

April 15th, 2014 4:20am EDT
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Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to take naps in the afternoons.
The 66-year-old actor spends two hours in the gym every day and insisted on doing his own fight scenes in new action film 'Sabotage', but has to take it easy when the cameras stopped rolling.
He told The Sun newspaper: "Yeah, I sometimes take a nap in the afternoon.
"I sometimes take them when I feel sleepy and I am at home, then I have the luxury of lying down for an hour."
But the former Governor of California, who will start filming 'Terminator 5' in coming weeks, doesn't get chance to snooze on set because of his busy sched...
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New Photos: The All-Star Cast Of 'The Expendables 3'

April 7th, 2014 10:15am EDT
New Photos: The All-Star Cast Of 'The Expendables 3'
Lionsgate Entertainment released a slew of new posters for the upcoming sequel The Expendables 3. The film stars nearly every action star known to man, including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan.

"The Expendables 3" also stars a handful of former athletes, including Ronda Rousey, Terry Crews and Randy Couture.

But wait, you also get: Harrison Ford, Mickey Rourke, Nicolas Cage, Milla Jovovich and Mel Gibson! And if that isn't enough, Kelsey Grammer!

Wanna see more pics? Head over to our PHOTOS page to see all t...
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Joe Manganiello stunned by friendship with childhood hero Arnold Schwarzenegger

March 28th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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True Blood star Joe Manganiello can't thank director David Ayer enough for handing him a role in new action movie Sabotage, because it gave him the chance to get close to his hero Arnold Schwarzenegger.

After missing out on a role in Training Day, which Ayer wrote, Manganiello found himself living out a dream on the set of the writer/director's latest project, and he admits it was intimidating and daunting at times to act opposite the guy who used to stare at him from a poster on his bedroom wall.

He tells WENN, "I had a poster of Arnold and all the other Mr. Olympias on my wall as a kid....
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Arnold Schwarzenegger trained with SWAT team for Sabotage

March 27th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger trained with a Los Angeles SWAT team for three months to perfect his weapons skills for new movie Sabotage.

The Terminator star, who plays a Drug Enforcement Agency officer in the movie, has worked with guns in several films but director David Ayer wanted the actor to fine tune his weapons skills and learn the differences between the military and police operations.

The action man tells WENN, "He made us go down to see the L.A. SWAT team, to hang out with them. He said, 'I want you to think like them. I want you to look like them. I want you to train and to work...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Wants To 'Get To The Chopper!' On Fallon QVC Skit

March 25th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger Wants To 'Get To The Chopper!' On Fallon Q
Arnold Schwarzenegger was a guest on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday night, and he and Fallon made a hilarious skit about selling a blender and vegetable chopper on QVC.

"It may sound weird, but when I see a product that I really love, I really get into it. I get behind it. I want it to be successful, to sell it, to market it, the whole thing," the former California governor explained.

Well, he definitely gets into it!

In a segment called "Now We're Cooking With Zach Striker," Fallon introduces a Vitamix blender and "killer" vegetable chopper, which Schwarzenegger takes a ...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Sabotage haircut was pitiful'

March 19th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Arnold Schwarzenegger hated his look in new movie Sabotage so much, he insisted on wearing a hat at all times when he was not filming.

The tough guy went grey in the action film and insists his character looks "pitiful".

He tells WENN, "I can not take credit for my haircut and I refuse to take credit for my haircut! (Director) David (Ayer) was sitting there when they cut my hair and made my dyed hair grey.

"First it's grey, then it's dyed and then they made it grey again. They put a pot on it and then just shaved around it! It was pitiful. I wore a hat the whole time I was off the set. P...
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Hollywood publicist John Blanchette dies at 68

March 11th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Hollywood publicist John Blanchette has died at the age of 68.

Blanchette passed away on 4 March (14) in Santa Monica, California, following a brief battle with blood condition myelodysplastic syndrome.

Over the years, he represented celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Bob Hope, Cary Grant, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine, Halle Berry, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bryan Cranston.

He also served as actress Zsa Zsa Gabor's publicist for 30 years, and most notably in 2012, updated media outlets about her condition after she was hospitalised with high-blood pressure following the death of he...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Hit With Prison Lawsuit

March 8th, 2014 7:14pm EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger Hit With Prison Lawsuit
Hollywood hardman Arnold Schwarzenegger is facing a lawsuit from more than 20 U.S. prisoners who allege he kept them detained in a disease-ridden jail while governor of California.

A group of 22 current and former prison inmates are suing officials after a bout of Valley Fever swept through their cells in 2009, when The Terminator actor was in power.

They allege officials kept them housed in a California prison knowing the deadly disease had already claimed the lives of 30 other inmates.

Now it has emerged Schwarzenegger is also named on the lawsuit as a respondent, along with incumbent ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Escape Plan'

February 4th, 2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Escape Plan'
Ready to make an escape with the muscle bound tough guys who started it all? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray action flick "Escape Plan" out now from Summit Home Entertainment. The prison and escape routes are reviewed below!

Title: "Escape Plan"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel

Director: Mikael Hafstrom

Rating: R

Runtime: 115 minutes

Release Company: Summit Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: This one kind of came and went theatrically sounding the possible fluff material alarm, but...
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Kurt Angle wants to be action star like Stallone

January 28th, 2014 7:20am EST
Kurt Angle wants to be action star like Stallone
Kurt Angle wants to be a Hollywood action star.

The 'TNA IMPACT' wrestler has appeared in several movies already, including 'Warrior' and 'Dylan Dog: Dead of Night', and he wants to have a full-time acting career when he can no longer compete in the ring and thinks he would be perfect for the genre.

Kurt - who won a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics - exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I've done some great movies like 'Warrior' and I did a small part in 'Pain & Gain' and I've done some independent movies. But yeah I'm looking forward to doing more because I believe that's the next chap...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Surprises Gym Members With Incognito Prank

January 22nd, 2014 1:03pm EST
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Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped by Gold's gym in Venice, California to see how many people would recognize him in a simple disguise - and who would listen to his fitness tips.

In an effort to raise awareness for After-School All-Stars, Arnold made the video with Omaze.com. The site is taking donations for the program, and anyone who donates over $10 will earn a chance to meet Arnold and ride in his personal Sherman tank. After-School All-Stars is a nationwide program dedicated to give low-income and/or high-risk youths activities after school.

While a few people recognized Arnold right aw...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger needed advert retakes

January 22nd, 2014 4:20am EST
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Arnold Schwarzenegger needed multiple takes to shoot his Super Bowl commercial.
The 'Terminator' actor received a $3 million pay check for the Bud Light advertisement, which was shot over two 16-hour days, and had to work hard for his money because his ping pong skills weren't great.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "Arnold plays a ping pong player who challenges a guy who is on a fantasy night out.
"They kept having to do re-takes as Arnold wasn't very good at ping pong. He swings and he misses. He's clearly better at barbells."
The beer company have already started releasing tea...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Lands 3M Deal To Star In Super Bowl Commercial

January 17th, 2014 6:20am EST
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Arnold Schwarzenegger will earn $3 million to star in an advertisement.

The 'Terminator' actor has agreed to star in a humorous Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light and will pick up the huge pay check for the short clip.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: "Arnold has shot a series of ads in Japan but pretty much hasn't done anything in the US. Persuading him to promote a beer is a big coup for Bud Light."

The former Governor of California is the latest famous face to sign up for one of the lucrative Super Bowl commercials - which cost advertisers $4 million per slot.

SodaStream w...
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Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger inspired each other

January 13th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone says he Arnold Schwarzenegger "hated each other in a good way" at the height of their Hollywood rivalry.
The two actors were the biggest action stars of the 1980s each appearing in a string of blockbusters, with Schwarzenegger appearing in films such as the 'Terminator' franchise, 'Predator' and 'Commando' and Stallone in the 'Rocky' and 'Rambo' movies.
Stallone insists their rivalry pushed each man to make bigger and better films and was a key part of their success.
When quizzed about the competition between him and Schwarzenegger, he said: "We just basically hated each ...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger's rep dismisses naked prank tale

January 7th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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A representative for Arnold Schwarzenegger has dismissed reports suggesting the action man once pranked a young wardrobe mistress by appearing naked in front of her.

Costume designer Warden Neil recalled the tale in a New York Post article, revealing the Terminator star thought it was hilarious to shock the modest intern on the set of 1980 TV movie The Jayne Mansfield Story.

He says, "I got a young intern... Her parents even flew to meet me to make sure everything was good.

"We're heading towards Arnold's trailer for a wardrobe fitting, and she knocks on the door and goes, 'Hi, Arnold. A...
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Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis have big 'egos'

January 5th, 2014 10:20am EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone can't spend too much time with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis because of they all have big "egos".
The actor says when he and his fellow action movie veterans meet up, they quickly realize their hectic schedules aren't the sole reason why their reunions are so rare.
He told the Sunday Express newspaper: "People think Arnie and Bruce and me hang out all the time but because of our work projects we may not talk for a year.
"Then, all of a sudden, we get together and realize there is a reason we don't get together; too many egos in the room! So we say, 'See you in a ...
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WWE star Ryback wants to replace Schwarzenegger in Terminator

December 16th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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WWE Superstar Ryback wants to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 'Terminator' franchise.
The 32-year-old professional wrestler - real name Ryan Reeves - has admitted he would love to launch a Hollywood career like fellow wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and has had a lifelong ambition to play the cyborg assassin character that propelled Arnold, 66, to worldwide stardom in 1984.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz about his acting plans, Ryback said: "I feel like I'd be the perfect comic book villain. I've always said that I've been waiting for the Terminator remake to happ...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Auctioning Off Tank Ride For Charity

December 4th, 2013 11:32am EST
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is offering his numerous fans the chance to join him for a cigar and a ride in a tank in return for donations to a children's charity.

Schwarzenegger is a longtime supporter of After-School All-Stars, a charity which aims to keep children safe with after-school activities, and he has now come up with a new plan to raise money for the organization.

In a video posted on YouTube, the 66 year-old actor urges fans to donate to the charity and promises to match every dollar given, saying, "This is such an important issue and I want to raise money... For every dollar that...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger named honorary ranger by U.S. Forest Service

November 1st, 2013 7:00pm EDT
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Action man Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named an honorary ranger by officials at the U.S. Forest Service.

The actor, who served as California governor from 2003 to 2011, has been recognised for his continued efforts to combat climate change.

A statement from agency bosses reads, "Thanks to Governor Schwarzenegger, California is now well on its way to meeting its targets through a ground-breaking mix of measures, including a low carbon fuel standard, a renewable energy portfolio, and a cap-and-trade program.

"Governor Schwarzenegger also approved tough new vehicle fuel economy standard...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I don't want to run for President'

October 23rd, 2013 8:31pm EDT
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Austrian-born action man Arnold Schwarzenegger has dismissed reports suggesting he is seeking to change U.S. law so he can run for president in 2016.

Rumours surfaced last week (ends18Oct13) suggesting the Terminator star was eager to return to politics, two years after stepping down as the Governor of California, and was eyeing a bid for the White House.

In order to do so, the 66 year old, who became a U.S. citizen in 1983, would need to garner support to challenge the U.S. constitution as those not born in America are currently ineligible to occupy the highest office in the country.

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Sylvester Stallone: Arnold Schwarzenegger Invented The One-Liner

October 20th, 2013 10:03am EDT
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Sylvester Stallone thinks Arnold Schwarzenegger is better at comedy than him.

The action movie legends - who are also close friends - have reunited for Escape Plan, and when it comes to injecting humor into their roles, Stallone believes his co-star is the best.

Stallone said: "I have to defer to Arnold on this one because he really developed action comedy and the use of humor in very dramatic situations. My characters? Rambo isn't exactly a barrel of laughs, is he?

"He invented the one-liner. 'I'll be back!' that's one of his major contributions. They didn't have those before."

Schwarz...
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Former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger Wants To Run For President In 2016

October 19th, 2013 4:05pm EDT
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping to change the rules of the U.S. Constitution to allow him to run for president in 2016.

The actor, who stars opposite Sylvester Stallone in this week's "Escape Plan", was born in Austria, and thus is ineligible to hold the highest office in the country.

The former California governor has been lobbying for support to get the law changed, and he's reportedly planning on filing paperwork to challenge the law -- a right he has since becoming a U.S. citizen in 1983.

"Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules change...
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'Escape Plan': Stallone & Schwarzenegger Flex Their Muscles And Manage To Entertain

October 18th, 2013 9:47am EDT
'Escape Plan'
Some films are works of art that you'll remember for years - films you'll want to watch over and over again. 'Escape Plan,' directed by Mikael Hafstrom, is not one of them. However, it is very entertaining, in a predictable sort of way.

Sylvestor Stallone plays Ray Breslin, the world's leading authority on prisons; building them, securing them and most importantly, breaking out of them.  

He's paid big bucks to engineer real life jailbreaks from high security correctional facilities.  In fact, Ray has a 100 per cent escape rate. 

When Breslin and his associates at B & C Security, Abigail...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for president in 2016?

October 18th, 2013 6:20am EDT
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Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to run for US president in 2016.
The 66-year-old actor - who was born in Austria - is battling to change the law in America to allow foreign-born candidates to stand for the top political role, which will allow him to take part in the elections in three years time and possibly be voted in as the leader of the country.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules changed so he can run for president in 2016. He is ready to file legal paperwork to challenge the rules."
The Const...
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Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger disliked each other

October 17th, 2013 6:20am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger "really disliked each other intensely for 20 years."
The Hollywood tough guys - who star alongside one another in new action thriller 'Escape Plan' - think their two decades long rivalry helped shape their careers and provided them with the drive to become two of the biggest action stars of all time.
Speaking on the red carpet of the premiere of 'Escape Plan' in New York City on Tuesday (10.15.13), Stallone said: "[We] really disliked each other intensely for 20 years. It goes to show you, a good enemy is hard to find. Eventually you sort of app...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has sex five times a day

October 16th, 2013 2:20am EDT
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has sex five times a day.
The 66-year-old actor - who split from wife Maria Shriver in 2011 after 25 years of marriage when it was revealed he fathered a child with his maid - has several female companions to satisfy his daily desires which helps him to stay in "great shape", his 'True Lies' co-star Tom Arnold has claimed.
The 54-year-old star said: "Arnie has a tremendous sex drive. There are women who come over. He is not lonely. He has female companions.
"He does have a lot of needs and he believes it is all part of the fitness. Five times a day, as he says. It is...
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Stallone & Schwarzenegger's movie censored in Dubai

October 15th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
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Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's new action movie has been heavily censored in Dubai because it contains foul Arabic language.

A screening of Escape Plan was shut down by film bosses recently when a character was heard swearing in Arabic, according to Dubai newspaper The National.

Officials at the Dubai Media Council apparently asked cinemas in the United Arab Emirates to stop screening the film.

The film has since been censored and the revised version is back on the nation's screens.
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Studio Refutes Arnold Schwarzenegger 'Avatar 2' Story

September 18th, 2013 8:07pm EDT
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A 20th Century Fox spokesman has said Arnold Schwarzenegger is not cast as the main villain in the upcoming Avatar sequel - nor is he being considered for any role.

Yesterday it was reported that the action star was set to appear in Avatar 2 and possibly the two sequels that follow as a human villain that takes on the blue Na'vi.

The Hollywood Reporter now says they are getting a resounding "no" when asking about the story. However, it's still very early in the film's production (the script hasn't even been finished), so it's possible they are just waiting for the story to be finalized be...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Play Villain In 'Avatar 2'?

September 17th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
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Arnold Schwarzenegger could be teaming up with James Cameron again in a billion-dollar franchise.

There's a big rumor via Latino Review claiming Arnold will star as in the villain in the sequel to the blockbuster Avatar. The sequel will follow directly after the events of the first film, when Sam Worthington's character permanently becomes a Na'vi. Although the blue-skinned species appears to have beaten back human invaders, it's only a matter of time before they return.

And it appears that next human wave of attackers will be led by none other than Schwarzenegger.

There's also the possi...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, And Michael Beihn Set To Return In Fifth 'Terminator'

September 11th, 2013 5:07pm EDT
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Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger will be joined by some familiar faces when he returns to the Terminator franchise.

Arnold confirmed back in June that he is on board for a fifth film. "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," he said during a speech.

A source has now told The Mirror stars of the first film, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn, will be featured in some manner in the flick. Hamilton played John Connor's mother and Biehn played a resistance fighter that travels back in time to protect he...
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