Arnold paid $65,000 for fling's house — last year

TMZ has posted documents showing that Arnold Schwarzenegger, while governor last year, put up a $65,000 down payment for the Bakersfield home where Mildred Patricia Baena lives with Arnold's secret son. The checks were written from Schwarzenegger's personal account, the site says.

Related: The L.A. Times' Mark Z. Barabak talked about how he got the original story on the secret child today on CNN's Reliable Sources. The Wrap's Sharon Waxman was also on.

Also: Inside the gossip cash machine, with a great opening anecdote about a New York Times reporter overhearing Lindsay Lohan's father plotting how to get TMZ and Radar to bid for his exclusivity.

And: Longtime media figure Pat O'Brien posts a long piece saying the Schwarzenegger-Shrivers are good friends who helped him through his public problems with addiction. "I love them both...Since Arnold and Maria count as friends virtually every powerful media person in the world, it has made professional lives in every medium more than a little queasy. "

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