Maria Shriver tells the New York Daily News' Lloyd Grove that she had no contact with anyone at NBC about the Schwarzenegger biography by Laurence Leamer. "It never came up, I never talked to anybody at NBC, nobody at NBC ever asked me, I never said anything to anybody at NBC," Shriver told the gossip columnist. Here's my earlier post.
Elsewhere on the Schwarzenegger beat: The governor will give next Tuesday's commencement address at Santa Monica College, and groups on the left are mobilizing a counter-rally. And a story in last Sunday's L.A. Times disclosed some secrets of Schwarzenegger's political operation, including the existence of a special phone number where big donors can call in to hear high-level talks about tactics and a strategy by advisers to whip up a "phenomenon of anger" among voters toward public employee unions.