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Arnold and Maria

Battleground:

Neiman Marcus

12/25/2012 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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There's only room for one sheriff in Neiman Marcus ... at a time ... at least for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.

TMZ shoppers spotted Arnold -- with his weird new haircut -- roaming the racks at Neiman's in Bev Hills on Xmas Eve.

Arnold meandered from the overpriced jewelry ... to the extremely overpriced menswear ... to the restaurant area ... and then he left.

Roughly 15 minutes later, guess who appeared? Maria mosied through the department store for some last minute shopping. .

January will be an interesting month for the former couple. Not yet divorced, they are still squabbling over money. So the question -- who will pay the enormous credit card bill?

Stay tuned ...

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Mildred Baena

Reads Arnold's Book

Why'd He Skip The Sex?

10/18/2012 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Looking to relive her adulterous glory days, Arnold Schwarzenegger's baby madre Mildred Baena has decided to read Arnie's tell-all book "Total Recall" ... but the problem is, Arnie didn't really tell all.

Mildred shamelessly brought the book out to a cafe in Bakersfield yesterday -- in full view of a photog who just happened to be there -- where she may have finally learned that the steamiest parts of her affair were CHOPPED from the final version. 

Seriously ... when Arnold brings up Mildred in "Recall," he goes from "she worked in the house" right to "when she gave birth to the kid" ... completely blowing off the dirty details of the courtship.

Here's the exact passage:

"Mildred had been working in our household for 5 years and all of the sudden we were alone in the guest house.

When Mildred gave birth the following August, she named the baby Joseph."

Pretty big gap -- but Mildred can fill them in for herself.

The Kennedys

Home Town Face Slap

Arnold's Bio Sells Out

10/2/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's the unkindest cut of all for the Kennedy clan -- after Maria was betrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the philanderer is cashing in big on the Kennedy's home turf.

We did some digging ... and found out the Hyannis Port residents care deeply about what Arnold has done behind Maria's back, because the book stores in town have completely sold out of "Total Recall."

In fact, residents were chomping at the bit to get the book, because most of the sales were pre-orders.

In case you didn't know, Hyannis Port is pretty much synonymous with the Kennedy family name. It's where JFK called home, and where Arnold told Maria's mom her daughter had a great ass.

Maria Shriver

Friends Call 'BULLSH*T'

on Arnold

10/1/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Arnold Schwarzenegger was lying through his gap teeth when he claimed Maria Shriver KNEW he was banging other women during their marriage ... this according to multiple sources connected to Maria.

Arnold fessed up to cheating on Maria multiple times during his interview with "60 Minutes" last night ... saying Maria knew about ALL of his trysts.

But one source close to Maria tells us ... "BULLSH*T" -- saying Maria never would have defended him against all of the groping claims several years ago had she known Arnold was stepping out. The source also says Maria would have ended the marriage had Arnold told her.

Another source tells TMZ ... Maria definitely suspected Arnold was screwing around behind her back ... but it was never discussed until she confronted him about his love child with the maid.

But we're told Maria was really in love with Arnold during their marriage ... and was truly crushed when she learned of his betrayal.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I Didn't Pay My

Baby Mama 'Hush Money'

10/1/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



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SWEARS the money he religiously paid his baby mama for their secret son was not "hush money."

In an interview for "60 Minutes" on CBS that aired tonight, Arnold refused to answer questions regarding how he found out about Joseph -- the secret son he had with his former housekeeper Mildred Baena.

Arnold says he never had a point-blank conversation with Mildred about Joseph, he just "put things together"  and secretly started sending her money. 

Arnold says Mildred -- who was still working for him at the time -- never questioned the cash, saying she "knew what it was about," but insists it wasn't money to keep her quiet.

He then defends her and says,"Mildred is a good person. She was not out to get me or take advantage of me."

So we gotta ask ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger

You Be The Judge

10/1/2012 3:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0928-arnold-schwarzenegger-9pole-tmzArnold Schwarzenegger's book comes out Monday, chronicling his pretty remarkable life ... the good, the bad and the maid. So we gotta ask ...

Maria to '60 Minutes'

You Tick Tick Tick Me Off!

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Yes, I Had An Affair

With Brigitte Nielsen

9/29/2012 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0929-arnold-schwarzenegger-brigitte-nielsenPhilandering film star Arnold Schwarzenegger has finally admitted to having an affair with actress Brigitte Nielsen -- while still dating Maria Shriver. Well, at least she's hotter than the maid.

Schwarzenegger cops to the sexual tryst in his new book, saying it went down while the duo was filming "Red Sonja" together back in 1985.

At the time of the affair, Arnold was already knee deep into his relationship with Shriver -- and even though they weren't married, the couple was living together.

If you recall ... Nielsen blew the whistle on the affair last year in her own published memoirs. Arnold never confirmed it -- until now.

Nielsen said in her book that she didn't know Arnold was involved with another woman during their fling.

Arnold to Maria

MY Book

MY Money

9/28/2012 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One of the big reasons Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't give Maria Shriver an advance copy of his autobiography is that he intends to keep all of the money he makes from it ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.

Even though Arnold and Maria were together 34 years and married for 25 and a good chunk of the book is about their relationship ... we're told Arnold has made it clear to her ... the book is HIS, and she will not be getting any part of his multi-million dollar advance or any royalties.

And there's more on the money front ... We're told Arnold has been extremely tough in negotiating a financial settlement with Maria -- one source says, "Arnold has been really stingy with Maria and the kids, which is amazing considering what he did."

One source groused ... Arnold has treated his divorce as a business deal, and not an end to the relationship he had with the mother of his kids.

And here's the most shocking part ... Sources tell us as recently as last week, Arnold asked Maria to take him back.  We're told ... she's not biting.

Arnold's rep told TMZ ... the divorce settlement negotiations are ongoing so no agreement has been struck.

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Arnold's Secret Son

Walking (Very) Tall

Before Dad's Book Release

9/28/2012 9:40 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

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With Arnold Schwarzenegger's tell-all autobiography about to come out, it seems only fitting that his all growed-up love child Joseph Baena and his baby mama/former maid Mildred Baena would be spotted out in Bakersfield, CA on Thursday.

As we reported earlier, Arnold says his affair with Mildred was the "stupidest thing" he did during his marriage to Maria Shriver and revealed he has not shown her the book yet either.

Fun fact: Schwarzenegger's book comes out on Monday ... the day before Joseph's 15th birthday. 

Wonder what Arnold is getting him for a gift.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

He Won't Say

He Betrayed Maria

9/28/2012 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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092812_arnold_60minutesArnold Schwarzenegger is out hawking his autobiography, so he knows something about words ... and the one word he WON'T use to describe his affair with the maid is "BETRAYAL."

In an interview on "60 Minutes" which will air Sunday, Lesley Stahl said to Arnold ...

"She gave up her television career for you.  I mean, wow, was this the most unbelievable act of betrayal to Maria?"

Arnold would not acknowledge Stahl's question.  Instead he deflected by saying, "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."

And it's even worse.  Arnold has not even shown the book to Maria.  When Stahl asked if she knew what Arnold had written, all he would say was, "She knows that it's about my whole life."

Real classy.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Maria Confronted Me About

Love Child In Therapy

9/23/2012 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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says his estranged wife Maria Shriver confronted him about his secret love child during a couple's therapy session and that she'd suspected for years ... according to his new book ... but the good news -- Arnold assured Maria he was still "turned on" by her.

In the book, obtained by the New York Daily News, Arnold says Maria took him to couple's therapy in 2011 -- the day after he left the California governorship. He believed he was there for routine marriage counseling -- instead, Maria asked him point blank if he slept with the maid and spawned a love child years before.

Arnold admits, at first, he made a slew of excuses to his wife -- but then copped to everything: cheating, the secret child and supporting his baby mama financially ... calling it a huge screw up.

Before Arnold fessed up Maria intimated the maid had already told her.

As TMZ reported ... both Arnold and Maria have now moved on and there will be no reconciliation.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Back on the Hunt

7/17/2012 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has accepted that his marriage is over ... and we know this because he was all over a 25-year-old chick at a party over the weekend.

Arnold was at Bagatelle restaurant in West Hollywood Friday night and lasered in on a 25-ish-year-old brunette. The 64-year-old actor quickly made his move ... with his tongue.

But all good things -- like marriages -- must come to an end, and Arnold and the chick left separately.  On his way out, photogs asked him about Sage Stallone and eventually fired off a question about the chick ... but he wasn't in the mood to kiss and tell.

As for his divorce, we're told it's definitely going to happen.  But here's the twist ... After the story broke that Arnold fathered the maid's kid and Maria Shriver filed for divorce, he begged Maria to take him back, but she threw up roadblocks, demanding that he clean up his act.  On top of that, Maria changed her mind constantly -- one day wanting a divorce and the next wanting to reconcile.

Now we're told Arnold wants the divorce and Maria is the one who's tormented ... because she wants him back, but it's not going to happen.

Sources tell us both Arnold and Maria are now resigned to divorce, which should be official soon.

As for that 25-year-old chick ... we're told she's "kinda pretty, super skinny and hippie-like" -- rated a 7 by eyewitnesses -- which is 6 points higher than the maid.

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