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Maria to '60 Minutes'

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9/29/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0928_60_minutes_maria_shriver_articleGet this ..."60 Minutes" did its interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger without ever contacting Maria Shriver -- to get her take on the things he said in his autobiography ... and she's not happy about it.

Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... a "60 Minute" producer made calls Monday to friends of Maria -- AFTER Arnold's interview was shot -- to see if she had a general comment about the book ... but the producer never gave specifics about what Arnold said in the interview or the book.  We're told the piece was already in the can, and Maria had "no interest" in commenting -- especially because it's ridiculous to wedge a comment of hers in a long piece.

One source says, "The piece is a blow *** for Arnold.  Lesley Stahl just fawned over him," adding it was no surprise Maria's point of view was never solicited before Stahl sat down with Arnold.

As we first reported, Arnold never offered an advance copy of the book to Maria.  A close friend of hers tells TMZ, "She knows the book is a big PR stunt to get back in the public's good graces."

As for whether Maria will read the book, we're told she has no burning desire  One of Maria's friends told us, "What Maria has already been through ... nothing surprises her anymore."


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"Sources said". Hey, can I be a source on TMZ, too? I mean, there aren't really any requirements, right? Not one quote from a person willing to put a name with the comment? And why the fascination with Arnold and Maria? We all know they're divorcing and why. Trying to fan a dying flame back to life? Move on to something else, TMZ. Nothing to see here.

732 days ago


This is nothing -- wait until Taylor Swift starts writing songs about h er experiences with the Kennedys and not first vetting the content with the family.

732 days ago

judge judy    

Maria Shriver looks just fine for her age. All these comments about her looks are disgusting. Like how dare she age, what a crime. Sick, really. Show some respect.

732 days ago


On top of all the disrespect and abuse she put up with during marriage to that clown, 60 Minutes ices the wedding cake. She's a journalist, and giving her a sound bite in the middle of a long interview is an insult.

732 days ago

There's a problem here    

I'll bet your kids are real proud of you. ALL of them.

732 days ago


Maria needs to shut her, boney, privileged, skinny ass mouth shut and take a lesson from the immigrant-ernator, Arnold. She has never actually had to WORK for ANYTHING. She was born a 1%er. Arnie had to WORK for it.

732 days ago

No comment    

Who cares about 60 Minutes, Sunday Night Football is on. BTW-the press fawns all over the Obama's. Typical media!

732 days ago


My God, with her money you would think that she would have hate plastic surgery 20 years ago! She is skeletal looking!!!!!! Very scary

732 days ago


Ths is a non-issue. I hope you get fired for this non-human story.

732 days ago


Get a better photo of her.

732 days ago


Arnold Schwarzenegger is a big steaming pile of human arrogance, greed and feces for brains.

732 days ago


Maria is the spitting image of her mom, Eunice.

732 days ago

Don Martin    

What would have Maria thinking that the hacks at CBS owed her anymore courtesy than they have extended to anyone else over the decades? Welcome to the real world Maria.

732 days ago


I met Arnold in a professional capacity YEARS ago and he was/is one the most arrogant pieces of sh1t I've ever met---and I've met a lot. I recall being stupefied as to why Maria married him. While I agree that the book is just a publicity stunt to get back into the public's graces.. but he didn't have to go through those changes.
Firstly, Americans hate reading.
Secondly, the American public could give a gnats ass about his indiscretions. We're morally shot to hell.

732 days ago


Let the winds howl. Who cares if Maria Shriver is upset. Privileged long suffering Maria signed on for it all. Even conceding to her own supposedly feminist mother that she need to BOW DOWN to her husband and accept his terms. Soooo Maria waits until the day after her husband is out of office to have her day. What's up with that, Maria. If it was so abhorrent to you - why didn't you address the issue when you became aware of it. Instead of continuing to support and stand by your man - while it suited Maria's terms.

Come on, Maria. Who cares about your privileged bottom line. You agreed to it all - decades ago. Everyone knows so.

732 days ago
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