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Arnold Schwarzenegger Puts Acting Career On Ice

5/19/2011 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced he's putting his acting career on hold -- after news broke he fathered a child out of wedlock with his former housekeeper.

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Arnold's office released the statement today -- claiming the actor has already asked his agent at CAA to discontinue his current film negotiations for the time being.

The statement continues, "Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines."

According to the statement, this includes Arnold's upcoming film "Cry Macho" -- which he signed on to for a reported $12.5 million.

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61.

Shane D.    

Man, some of the "regulars" in the comments section are starting to get on my nerves. Speaking of getting on my nerves, what ever happened to that annoying Kooky Klown?

1161 days ago
62.

confused in k-town    

Mr ****ett:

You have nothing intelligent to add to any of the topics here, so run along now your mommy wants her computer back.

1161 days ago
63.

canook    

I like Arnolds movies
Twins, Junior, Kindergarden cops are my favorite

yes he did cheated on Maria but....in privacy of his home
he took responsibility for his child,
his child knew his children,
he bought a retirement house for maid

and he did publicly APOLOGIZE to Maria and his children
i did not hear maid apology to Maria
b/c she sold her privacy to tabloids

Arnold case aid mremind me of Oksana Grigorieva
Oksana would stay with Mel if he married her

what was very private betwen Arnold and maid
is now tabloid business and hungry lawyers are ready
to take away all Arnold made

Arnold is guilty even proven guilty?
did you see a DNA test?
was this child ever tested?
are you 100% sure it is his child?

or was Arnold and Maria blackmailed all those years?
we do not know..

so how could Arnould protect family fortune?
1-stop working
2-get divorce and transfer all assets to Maria and their
children
3-quietly get back again together...
for better or worse
look at Hilary how happy she and Bill are now..

yes Maria please do forgive Arnold,
he was a good father,
teach him how to be a good husband....

1161 days ago
64.

Puckett    

confused in k-town about a minute ago
Mr ****ett:

You have nothing intelligent to add to any of the topics here, so run along now your mommy wants her computer back.

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lol, and here you are chastising others "DON'T BE AN IMBECILE HE COULD HAVE KILLED SOMEONE" because you disagree with them.

NEWSFLASH - In the U.S. we don't hold people accountable for WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED when they screw up. We hold them accountable for what DID happen when they screwed up.

Don't be an imbecile. ;-)

1161 days ago
65.

Muppet    

I'll watch his movies. I'm not here to be his moral compass and involve myself in his private life. If his movies are good, that's his job and that's all I care about. People really need to stop sticking their noses into people's private lives and passing judgement as far as their jobs go.
If every cheater were unemployed imagine the unemployment lines!!

1161 days ago
66.

good as gold    

Nearly 40% of babies born in the U.S.A. are now born out of wedlock. Google it. I don't think anyone should hate the parents or babies that make up this 40%. If you do hate these 40% babies and parents then you are looking for a reason to hate. If you want another reason hate Arnold then so be it but don't be a hater of innocent kids/babies that were born without their parents being married.

1161 days ago
67.

KhatesBellyButton    

Arnold and Kate Gosselin would make a perfect couple. Shes looking for a baby daddy and he's looking to donate more sperm!

1161 days ago
68.

WhyNot    

He's looking for the Kennedy fortune to bankroll his support for his flings and the kid, born to Hispanic family and definitely BLONDE. Her husband must have been totally pissed about that!
He's over the hill, yesterday's news, and he could never act. Why would any movie put him in as lead. The man is 60, looks 70's and acts 12.

1161 days ago
69.

Fidel's niece    

Arnold
The Terminator/Governator/Sperminator
and a GROPER too,

groped a British reporter
during the interview, stroking her
leg, and it is on TAPE!

not to mention dozens of women that
he groped on movie sets...
and Maria defended him during election
telling people they should not believe
these women, because she, the wife
knew Arnold...

It looks Maria
did NOT know Arnold that well!
LOL!

Maria,
where there is smoke, there is FIRE too!

1161 days ago
70.

HumanNature    

TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR CHILDREN, MARIA AND PATTY!!!

DO THE RIGHT THING FOR ONCE!!!

ENOUGH OF THE NEGATIVE SPIN ON PATTY!!!!

GEEZ, SHE IS THE MOTHER OF YOUR SON!!!

1161 days ago
71.

Majestik    

Aw, really? "GOVERNOR" Schwarzenegger, ARE YOU FREAKIN' kidding me, he hasn't been "GOVENOR" for how many months? His PR team needs a class in how to cover your clients tracks when he Fcuk's up.

Seriously guys, if this man was the 'STAR' of a major motion picture action film that made 200 mil on it's first weekend they wouldn't bring up the "MAID MOMMA" and all would be forgotten.

Movie goers and Movie makers are so damn fickle.

1161 days ago
72.

Maria    

There is so much about this that does not add-up insofar as the story/timeline the Shriver/Schwarzenegger camps are telling.

It is almost impossible to believe that Shriver did not know anything about this relationship during the course of 14-years, while this woman continued to live under the same roof. Whether Maria and Arnie were really leading separate lives during these years, with Maria not being present on a consistent basis, could be the reason.

It could also be that Maria did not find out until Arnie was in Office and they both decided to hush it up by paying this woman off, which included keeping her employed at the house and also giving her the ability to still have some sort of social access to Arnie, depending on what she might have been threatening to do. (And maybe at this point, it was also secretly agreed that as soon as Arnold was out of Office, Maria would file for divorce.) Arnold funding and attending, with Maria, "Patti's" sister's (who was also one of their housekeepers) daughter's Quinceanera would be a very extreme move just to try to secure the Latin vote. Maybe this was just another way to keep "Patti" quiet. It also occurred in 2001, which was before Arnie took Office in CA and maybe before Maria knew the details.

As soon as January 2011 rolls around (and it being the same month Arnie is formally out of Office), "Patti" is "retired" from her duties (when in fact she was fired, if you believe her account). It took 4-months from this "retirement" in January for Maria to make her announcement. It should also be noted that "Patti" did not come forward during this time with this scandal, even though she claims she was fired. Very unusual.

What transpired during these 4-months?

Maybe "Patti", realizing now that since Arnold was no longer in Office and the leverage she previously held against him was lessened, decided to either up the stakes or threaten to reveal the truth, and thus she was "retired" in order for Maria/Arnold to prepare for what was inevitably going to transpire.

Now it became a matter of Maria getting out without looking like a total door mat and securing her part of the funds, before "Patti" starts legally getting her share for her son's support. I do not really know if this is how divorce proceedings can operate in regard to financial claims, but I cannot help but believe that the timing of all this has to do with securing the largest amount of money for Maria and her bio kids, before any divorce proceeding has to legally allot financially for this other obligation. (It has not been reported that there is any legal do***ent which states Arnold as being the father, even though he has acknowledged it as being so.)

Since CA is a "community property" state, I would think that any asset and debt during the course of a marriage is equally owned by both spouses, which may include this child's support. Maybe someone can answer this point. Also, has "Patti" lawyered-up?

The extent to which Arnold has participated in the support and social interaction with this woman and her entire family is almost too ridiculous to believe without some other big truth about the situation being there. I cannot remember a bigger and more distorted scandal since it contains all the elements being political/sexual/Hollywood in one big lump, coupled with the astounding living/social arrangements during all these years.

The fact that this woman is definitely and insanely scary only adds to the troublesome situation Arnold (and maybe Maria) apparently accepted all these years under a "family roof".

And of course Arnie has put his movie career on hold. Why earn the big bucks if it is just going to be included in a divorce proceeding as what has been ac***ulated during the course of marriage?

This is certainly one for the books.

1161 days ago
73.

SONIAFROMCYPRESSAVEBX    

NO HE DIDN'T HE HAS BEEN ACTING LIKE A HUSBAND AND A DECENT GOVERNOR~HOWEVER, LOOK BACK TO HIS YOUNGER DAYS AND YOU CAN SEE HOW HE FEEL ABOUT SEX AND WOMAN~

1161 days ago
74.

Ms. Evermore    

Typical Nutjobs - kick a person when they are down. People make mistakes - and I imagine temptation must have been out of this world for this man and his wife. They have a beautiful family and now he has another son. I don't know how his brilliant wife can make it through this and stay with him, but perhaps they can.

I think both of them are amazing people and did so much with their lives while all these complainers sat on their big derrieres' complaining about the rain.

He is the one that put his movie on hold and I'm sure he will bounce back. I just hope his youngest Patrick works this all out ok. It might not be as bad as it seems if they all happen to know an care for each other - maid and their son included.

1161 days ago
75.

Anonymous527496    

Haha, he's gonna have to face the public and especially the media one day. He can't hide forever.

1161 days ago
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