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- Arnold Schwarzenegger is writing a memoir! It's called Total Recall (of course) and will be published by Simon & Schuster next October. A source tells People "it will not be a tell-all," so expect less about the former California governor's marriage to Maria Shriver and more about the intricacies of the California state legislature. And hopefully, something about Last Action Hero. [Media Decoder]
- Brad Pitt quickly backtracked from comments he made to Parade magazine about about "feeling pathetic" during his five year marriage to Jennifer Aniston, because he was "trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't," but some sources "close to studio Sony" are fretting about whether the comments could cost Moneyball female audiences. “Interest is all male,” declared "a studio honcho," who it sounds like works for one of Sony's rivalts. “They’ve tried to hide its subject matter [baseball]," the executive continued, "but it is what it is. They have a little older female interest. But younger females, forget it, that’s just not happening.” For what it's worth, Us Weekly reports Team Aniston "went ballistic" after reading the interview and "angrily reached out to Pitt's camp to demand an apology" for the Parade interview. [Page Six]
- Miami Heat forward LeBron James appeared at the National Press Club in Washington alongside Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, and Ashanti to promote a new line of stay in school ads directed by Howard. As James was "winding up his speech with a slam-dunk tearjerker about paying-it-forward, a cell phone went off in the room," but he improvised nicely. "“It means everything to give back to kids. As adults, we’ve got to make sure that we never close the door on their dream, and. . . and never let their phone ring." Nice one, but it's worth noting that phone has won as many NBA titles as LeBron. [The Reliable Source]
- Not content to spend his weekend merely observing an exhibition of Bob Dylan's artwork, Mick Jagger, "gal pal L'Wren Scott" and the singer's two bodyguards found time to duck in on the rare book room at the Strand bookstore. Observers say Jagger spent more than an hour browsing, and ended up buying “a stack of antiquarian and rare” books on painters Egon Schiele and Marc Chagall, graphic designers Merle Armitage and Alex Steinweiss, fashion designer Madeleine Vionnet and photographer Helmut Newton. Lest anyone think the day was all about the fine arts, Jagger also reportedly bought a first edition of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. [Page Six]
- "Bodie, the masturbating dog from the movie Due Date" will appear the Animal Health Institute’s “Celebrity Pet Night” on Capitol Hill tonight. America's elected officials who enjoy Bodi "will have the chance to have their picture taken with [the dog] in the ornate Cannon Caucus Room" this evening. [The Washington Post via Al Kamen]
- Nacho Figueras--"the face of Polo"--was "scolded" by designer Valentino at the Greenwich the St. Regis 1904 Polo Cup in Greenwich on Saturday. His sartorial crime? Wearing blue socks with loafers. [Page Six]
- Emily Deschanel--the Deschanel sister who doesn't have a new show on Fox this season--and husband David Hornsby of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia welcome their first child Wednesday, a boy named Henry. [People]