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The Terminator Tempting Arnold Schwarzenegger, by Greg Tingle - 28th April 2011

Arnie is looking to leap forward from his role as the Governator, he's ready to return to his signature role as the Terminator - the man you love to hate.

The Hollywood, sporting and political icon is ready for action, and his reps at CAA, have put together a sweet offer that it's pitching to the studios that includes rights to produce a new Terminator sequel, which would be directed by Justin Lin, just off doing Fast Five, which opens domestically Friday, and produced by Robert Cort. No screenwriter has come on board as of press, but that may change soon.

There's interest in bringing back The Terminator franchise, which has pumped out four flicks to date, ranging from the original James Cameron-directed 1984 release The Terminator and its sequel, 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day, to the last film in the series, 2009's Terminator Salvation, the only one in which Schwarzenegger did not play in.

When the movie's rights holder the Halcyon Group went through bankruptcy in 2010, Lionsgate and Sony joined together in an unsuccessful bid to snatch the franchise for themselves. More recently, Universal has been talking to CAA about tackling the project. But winning the package could be very expensive. In last year's bankruptcy proceedings, Pacificor, a Santa Barbara-based hedge fund, won the rights to the property for $29.5 million plus a promise to pay Halcyon $5 million for each sequel that is produced. Pacificor would be part of any new production.

It's going to see if anyone gets terminated in the process. Hasta la vista, baby.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Movies, Games, Politics And Pot Talk, by Greg Tingle - 11th November 2010

G'day Hollywood, Aussiewood and internet entertainment news tragics. We're back with a huge entertainment and political news update on the The Governator - Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger. As tipped last week he will be back (in the movies). The rumors and hints have been around for over a year now, with Arnie often seen in public with action hero mate and Gambling911 - Media Man favorite, Sylvester Stallone, and who can forget his awesome performance in The Expendables. The Expendables 2 is on the cards and guess who is likely in store for more screen time. Media Man http://www.AustralianSportsEntertainment.com and Gambling911 one again take on the machines and even check out the "green stuff" in order to bring you this very special report...

The world is awaiting Arnie to make a full time-ish return to the movies. That's the buzz down under in Australia, be it at Bondi Beach, Fox Studios or out west, and from a growing number of the American public and Hollywood movie executives. Some passionate Arnie fans are even having bets with their mates on if he will return, how soon, and in what movies!

"I'll be back". Yeah, we know, you've heard it before, but this time it's on the cards and looking like a safe bet from all angles. Those close advise he's got the fire in the belly, much like the type Aussie gambling tycoon James Packer is enjoying now he's back in the television game.

Politically and in a business and all round timing aspect in makes good sense. Let's see, Arnie has recently embarked on his 'Farewell Tour' with a focus on the California valley region and he is quick to emphasise local focus and consultation.

Arnie is understood to be privately entertaining a number of Hollywood movie opportunities that has come his way, some of which also incorporate gaming deals, following The Terminator mindset of movie - game and other merchandise.

Schwarzenegger, now a great looking 63, doesn't appear to be after the job of U.S President. We mean, who the heck would want that job these days. His bio and CV is world class all the way and sports titles and attributes such as Mr Universe body builder champion, politician, environmental campaigner, movie star and philanthropist.

Hollywood types and political analysts say Arnie is about to lay his cards on the table and make another movie - a big movie deal announcement.

Long time mate and associate Stallone is understood to be assisting him with strategy (and sourcing the right opportunities), like The Expendables 2!

Veteran Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman was happy to go on record with "People still love Arnold. He can choose whatever he wants. He's got nothing left to prove, all the money in the world and the world of choices available to him".

He teased us be announcing that he recently met with Terminator and Avatar director James Cameron, and would make some sort of an announcement soon!!!

Political Animal Unleashed...

The Republican "Governator" concluding his lucky 7 years in office with only a 22% popularity rating among Californians. Sounds like the sort of numbers Australia's Senator Stephen Conroy gets for popularity (Not - Borat speak). His star power and money making potential appears not damaged by his time in politics, which included some impressive and not so impressive happenings.

Schwarzenegger said on that he is glad Proposition 19, which would have legalized recreational marijuana use in his state, was defeated - even though "no one cares if you smoke a joint or not."

Appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Schwarzenegger said "Proposition 19 went a little bit too far, I think."

"Propositions don't die because the idea is bad, it just dies because it is written wrong," he added.

Schwarzenegger said his decision to sign a bill last month that reduces the charge for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction hurt Prop. 19's chances.

"It makes possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction, which is like a speeding ticket. And no one cares if you smoke a joint or not," he told TV talk show host Leno.

Voters defeated Prop. 19 by a 54% to 46% margin.

Schwarzenegger endorsed the decisions of California voters on all the propositions, in fact, saying they did "an extraordinary job" on all of them.

Quizzed why he chose not to endorse either Meg Whitman or Jerry Brown for governor, Schwarzenegger, a Republican, joked that he "couldn't understand the accent," before adding: "I just wanted to stay out of it."

He politely declined to tell Leno who he voted for.

"I think that's private," he said. "This is between myself and the person Maria tells me to vote for.", which got a bit of a chuckle from the live audience.

Schwarzenegger said he would have fond memories of governing the state.

"I wish it wasn't over," he said. "It was one of the greatest decisions I've ever made. Working for the people of California really was a great pleasure for me, it was a great honor."

Does Not Want To Become President Of USA...

It's been understood that his Austrian birth rules out a go as US president, not that he would want it anymore, but one political analyst Allan Hoffenblum actually sees a possible appointment in the Obama administration, perhaps on an environmental front.

"I think that is a very viable possibility, especially if Obama does badly in the November congressional elections, he may want to reach out to moderate Republicans," Hoffenblum said.

Elective politics is likely not on his horizon, pundits said. The highest Schwarzenegger can go now is the US Senate, but an opening may be two years away, assuming California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein decides to step down.

Games And Casinos...

In an interesting huge moneymaker, Arnie also features in The Terminator online slot game released by PartyGaming - PartyCasino.com which has being trying to get back into the U.S market for almost as long as Arnold has been in political office in the hotbed of California. Arnold was apparently unable to get legal casino igaming green lighted in CA while in office, but few are willing to put the blame on him.

Schwarzenegger would have no trouble being hired by Hollywood, be it part time, full time or other. He is still fit and resuming action roles would be "like riding a bike", industry leaks whispered.

A Media Man spokesperson said "Its amazing. There has been a massive upswell in support of Arnie returning to Hollywood, namely for his action movie genre many grew up on. The rebirth of Arnie came around the same time word leaked that he would be teaming up with Stallone in The Expendables, and as they say, the rest is history. Another Expendables movie is being planned, more Expendables games, and Arnie is sounding more and more like he wants more of the action. Most of the public and Hollywood want him back in the action too."

After seeing Arnie's latest appearance on Jay Leno another Media Man staffer leaked "Arnie is just so likable and honest isn't he. He still has the common touch. The audience and Leno was hanging on every word. As Arnie said, he is living the American dream. Arnold also seems to make American more likable to the rest of the world after taking a political and diplomatic battering, mainly under the George W administration. More politicians like Arnold and America's popularity abroad would skyrocket. Having said that, the world now awaits Arnold's official returning to Hollywood. Good on Stallone to also assisting him with his return. Virgin's Richard Branson is also understood to be throwing him a few ideas for consideration and Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures are also rumoured to be keen to do a deal or two with Arnie. There's no turning back now."

Wrap Up...

Readers... er, punters and movie buffs, what's your view on a return of Arnie to Hollywood? Tell us in the forum. If you have a bet, please bet with your head, not over it, and for God's sake, have fun. Oh, we'll be back!

*Greg Tingle is a special contributor for Gambling911

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Wrestlers and Arnold Schwarzenegger Gambling, Poker Connection - 4th May 2009
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Ric Flair recently signed a deal to be a spokesperson for the lottery in the Carolinas... The Shelby, NC Star ran a story noting that Ric, David, and Reid Flair are scheduled to appear on Saturday at the Rec Center for a charity show to raise for the Shelby City Parks and Police Department. If he attends this would be Reid's first public appearance since his arrest last weekend.

"This is of course totally the opposite direction to Jesse Ventura's stance on gambling, at least publicly," notes Media Man, Greg Tingle.

Tingle made reference to Ventura's support of an online gambling enterprise, BetUS.com, where he was a paid spokesperson for more than two years. Interestingly enough, the state of Minnesota for which Ventura served as Governor, announced last week it will try to block access to online gambling websites from citizens of that state.

Then there is California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a one time friend of both men, who reportedly would support an initiative in his state to legalize online poker.

In November 2004, an advertisement began airing in California featuring Ventura. In it, Ventura voices his opposition to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's policies regarding Native American casinos, the very casinos that stand in the way of the proposed poker legislation. Schwarzenegger and Ventura have not spoken in years, according to reports.

In September 2005, Ventura announced on The Mike Malloy Show that he was leaving the U.S. and planned to "have an adventure". In late October 2005, he went on the The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and reiterated that he was leaving the U.S. due to, among other things, censorship. He has since moved to Baja California, Mexico.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: King of bodybuilding, movies, politics and media, by Greg Tingle - 8th August 2003

Following in the footsteps of Ronald Reagan, Jesse "The Body" Ventura and a cast of other charismatic, Hollywood types, Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking on the world of politics, the closely related cousin of media.

Schwarzenegger has been carefully cast by the powers that be, and was endorsed by President George W. Bush himself, to conquer the American political arena, in the role of Californian Governor.

California has created a political circus that will make Florida’s 2000 presidential vote look normal. California, after all, gave us presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, congressman Sonny “I Got You, babe” Bono and mayor Clint Eastwood.

Television stations are broadcasting their campaign images with slogans like, "California's Crazy Recall" or "Craziness in California."

One many ask the question, how much of politics is a tawdry act?

The announcement by Schwarzenegger has caused tremendous debate, and excitement in all kinds of circles - politics, Hollywood, fandom and every other demographic conceivable. Even Oprah!

The vote for governor is in two stages. Californians must first state whether they think Gray Davis should be recalled. If not, they then must choose who should be governor from what may be a potentially huge list of candidates. At present count there have been over 500 applications. Any Californian can stand provided they can collect 65 signatures, pay a fee of $5000, complete pages of paperwork and want the attention.

Detractors of Schwarzenegger say that he is under qualified, and the like, whilst supporters say he is living the American dream, going from an unknown, to world class bodybuilder, iconic movie star, role model, and now, leader for America!

Schwarzenegger knows how to work the media and political machine, with a recent appearance on the Jay Leno Show, and his wife, Marie Shriver being a household name and face of American television. It will be interesting to see how much time NBC devotes to promoting Arnie. Shriver, a member of the Kennedy political dynasty, is set to take a leave of absence from her NBC role. On NBC's Today show, Arnie said, "Leadership means that you set goals for yourself, as I have always done in my life".

On the 7th August, The Late Show with David Letterman even went with a Top 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Campaign Promises.

Schwarzenegger is of course, still fresh of the set of the highly grossing blockbuster, Terminator 3.

One may wonder what motivates Schwarzenegger. In his campaign appearances so far, he has insisted he is so rich that he cannot be bought and will not be beholden to special interest groups. True lies?

Scores of voters feel that even with fame and money, Arnie is the man for the top job.

The world's press, whilst not all pro Schwarzenegger, are giving him what he wants - a ton of free publicity.

Like it or not, and many don't, Americans can relate (and now vote), for this likable guy.

Get ready for Arnie to terminate the opposition!


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Media Man Australia founder, Greg Tingle, interviews Ric Drasin, who used to train with Arnold

Media Man Australia interviews Lorraine (Abner Zurd) Fontanes, Democrat Candidate for Governor, who says she "will kick Arnie's ass"

Media Man Australia, Greg Tingle, interviews Daniel Weintraub, of The Sacramento Bee - 17th Aug 2003

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Selling the political message online, by Greg Tingle

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60 Minutes, Australia: Schwarzenegger - 28th April 2002

The Village Voice: Der Vild, Vild Vest! 13-19 August 2003

Media Research Center: Articles on Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnie declares candidacy - The Age

Star reveals finances - The Age

Candidate Arnold could set California wealth record - The Age

Schwarzenegger blowing political opposition away - The Age

ABC Radio Australia - The World Today: Arnold Schwarzenegger runs for Governor of California - 7 August 2003

ABC Radio Australia - AM - George Bush endorses Arnold Schwarzenegger's bid for Governor - 9 August 2003

Femail.com.au - Arnold Schwarzenegger

History News Network Poll: What Does Arnold's Race for Governor Say About American Democracy?

Moviehold: Arnold Schwarzenegger interview

Will media hammer Schwarzenegger? Commentary: Journalists must not act star-struck - CBS

Warren Buffett Adds Muscle to Schwarzenegger's Campaign - Yahoo! News

Schwarzenegger adds former statesman George Shultz to campaign team - Yahoo! News

Cable TV Networks Pull Schwarzenegger Films - Yahoo! News - Reuters

Bush Says Schwarzenegger Would Be 'Good Governor' - Washington Post

A Land Governed by Film Stars - New York Times

In Full Field, It's All About Schwarzenegger - New York Times

Host of Candidates Poses a Challenge for California Republicans - New York Times

Schwarzenegger Shows Hand to Media - Boston.com - 20th August 2003

In Marketing, All Things Arnold - New York Times - 25th August 2003

Arnie bulks up the brains trust - The Australian - 22nd August 2003

Actor adds Buffett to campaign - The Sacramento Bee - 14th August 2003

Candidates' finances get a first look - The Sacramento Bee - 10th August

Put Schwarzenegger Under Media Microscope - Los Angeles Times - 8th August 2003

Schwarzenegger out front - The Washington Times - 12th August 2003

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PRESS RELEASE (SCHWARZENEGGER.COM OFFICIAL WEBSITE)

August 6th, 2003

ARNOLD ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTIONS
REGARDING CALIFORNIA’S HISTORIC
GUBERNATORIAL RECALL ELECTION
IN A SPECIAL APPEARANCE ON
“THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO”
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

Arnold Schwarzenegger made a special appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Wednesday, August 6 (11:35-12:35 A.M. ET) to officially announce his intentions with regard to the recall election for Governor of California. While an abundance of rumors about whether or not Schwarzenegger will join the historic race for the Governor’s office have been circulating in the past week, viewers finally got an answer from Schwarzenegger himself.

Schwarzenegger, a frequent guest and friend of “The Tonight Show,” most recently appeared on June 26 to promote his return to the big screen in “Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines.”

If you haven't already, be sure to visit MSNBC.com for the latest news and a video segment. CLICK HERE to view the video.

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is from Big Dog Productions in association with NBC Studios. Debbie Vickers is the executive producer.

An official statement from Arnold will post shortly on Schwarzenegger.com

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