Ahnuld talks future

Schwarzenegger says he wants to serve; what Will Smith learned from Bill Clinton. Plus: Playboy's photog on the calls he gets!

By Amy Reiter
Published July 17, 2002 4:09PM (EDT)

He'll be back.

Just because we haven't heard much about Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial ambitions recently doesn't mean they're gone for good.

Alas, Schwarzenegger says he's still gunning for California Gov. Gray Davis' job.

"It's something that I'm still interested in [for] the future," the thick-necked action star told a gathering of Republican state governors on Monday, according to the Associated Press. "I think that the greatest thing you can do is serve the people."

Perhaps we can interest him in a waiter job instead?

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President of Darkness?

"You should wear your hair like mine."

-- Ozzy Osbourne's advice to President Bush, according to the London Daily Mail.

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Mr. Smith scorns Washington

Unlike certain other Hollywood celebrities, Will Smith has no political aspirations.


"As a matter of fact, I believe I could become president if I only tried. But I'm only 33, I don't have any political ambition yet," Smith tells the German magazine Der Spiegel.

The time he spent with Bill Clinton during his presidency turned him off on the whole Oval Office concept.

"Being president is an unpleasant profession," Smith says. "Everybody is constantly annoyed, you work all hours, there's always trouble and nobody thanks you for it."

You listening, Arnold?

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Naked ambitions

"As soon as our 'Women of Enron' issue hit the newsstands, we started getting calls from female employees at both WorldCom and Arthur Andersen ... expressing their desire to pose for Playboy as well."

-- Playboy photography director Gary Cole, explaining the impetus behind the magazine's decision to run a "Women of WorldCom and Andersen" issue, to Reuters.

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Look, I'm 'N space

The Russian Space Agency may still be making up its mind about Lance Bass' space-travel suitability, but his 'N Sync band mates are supporting his lunar ambitions.

"It's going to be hard for him because they're cramming their six-month course into four months," Joey Fatone has told the press.

But Fatone thinks his fellow boy bander's got the stuff for space.

"People are always going, 'Oh, he's just going to go up in space and mess around' and stuff," says Fatone. "But he actually wants to do a lot of different experiments as well as stand around going, 'Look, I'm in space,' so that's pretty good."

Still doesn't sound like he understands the gravity of the situation to me.

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