Arnold Schwarzenegger has a few new words about his affair with Mildred Baena, the status of his divorce from estranged wife Maria Shriver, and, yes, O.J. Simpson.
“I don’t need any time to reflect when I know it was a major, major screw-up,” the former California governor, 70, told Harvey Levin in a teaser for an upcoming Fox News show, OBJECTified. In the trailer, the “Predator” actor said he and Shriver, 61, have not finalized their divorce.
In 2011, Shriver moved to end the couple’s 25-year marriage in July, filing for divorce two months after news broke that Schwarzenegger fathered a child with Baena, their longtime housekeeper.
In 2015, Schwarzenegger, in an interview with Howard Stern, said of his son Joseph Baena: “He’s terrific and he totally understands the situation. So, it all has worked out.” Admitting “it was tough for everybody,” the politician-actor added, “But it has happened and now we have to figure it out, right?”
In the OBJECTified show airing Sunday, Schwarzenegger also said director Jim Cameron originally wanted Simpson to be the lead in “The Terminator,” explaining, “He did not look as much of a killer and all that stuff. I don’t know, I mean it just felt like I was more believable in being the machine.”
VIVA MÚSICA MEXICANA
Alondra de la Parra, who, as music director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra is the first female principal conductor of an Australian symphony, will be in town leading a Dia de los Muertes concert Saturday afternoon Nov. 4 at Davies Hall featuring orchestral works by José Pablo Moncayo, Silvestre Revueltas and Arturo Márquez. The Mexican conductor says, “I am delighted to be returning to the San Francisco Symphony to bring a program that reflects the beauty of my country with great contrast and excitement. Can’t wait to be there!” … More Mexican music happens 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at Herbst Theatre, with The Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’ “¡Viva Mexico! Beyond Border Walls” with guest conductor Martha Rodriguez-Salazar and music by Moncayo, Aaron Copland, Carlos González Siles, Antonio Flores and Eduardo Gamboa.
With an ice-breaking Wednesday by Giants mascot Lou Seal at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink — which included appearances by Assemblyman David Chiu, the Yerba Buena Professional Skating Ensemble, Adam Jacobs and Isabelle McCalla (who play leads in the musical “Aladdin” at the Orpheum) and rink manager Robert Keith — the Union Square attraction is open for the season. To celebrate, free skating is being offered today, Nov. 3, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The rink is open through Jan. 15.
Model Kendall Jenner is 23. … Football player Colin Kaepernick is 30. …Singer Bethany Cosentino is 31. … Singer Adam Ant is 63. … Comedian Dennis Miller is 64. … Actress-comedian Roseanne Barr is 65. … Fashion editor Anna Wintour is 68. … Singer Lulu is 69. … Actor Ken Berry is 84.
— Staff, wire report