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Jon Stewart to Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Couldn't you just go to the future, then come back and kill that Arnold?' -- EXTENDED VIDEO

Who could have guessed that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Daily Show interview would focus much more on his politics — and much less on his personal life — than his recent 60 Minutes interview?

Sure, Jon Stewart didn’t entirely ignore Schwarzenegger’s cheating scandal. After joking that he and the Governator would have to address the elephant in the room — 1996’s “dreadful” Jingle All the Way, naturally — the Daily Show host asked Arnold to explain why he decided to release the scandal-soaked memoir Total Recall now, rather than waiting until his family’s wounds weren’t quite so raw. Stewart also evoked one of the action hero’s most iconic characters, asking his guest if he could “go to the future and then come back and kill that Arnold” — the one who fathered a child out of wedlock.

After that, though, Schwarzenegger and Stewart’s conversation moved away from the scandal. In the portion of the interview that actually aired on The Daily Show, the two discussed Schwarzenegger’s new state and global policy institute at USC and his bipartisan initiatives as governor. And things only got more interesting — provided you’re into politics — in the extended interview posted online. Here’s the interview’s televised first part:

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Entertainment Geekly: Thoughts on the 'Hobbit' trilogy, and an argument for the greatness of Paul Verhoeven

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Jeff Jensen is on vacation this week, possibly still recovering from our 90-minute Dark Knight Rises breakdown last week. But don’t worry, listeners, Entertainment Geekly has got a special treat for you! Joining me this week is special guest star Keith Staskiewicz, hotshot EW reporter, cinephile, and basket case. Our main topic was supposed to be a look back at the greatness of the original Verhoeven/Schwarzenegger action classic Total Recall, but then we started talking about Peter Jackson’s decision to turn The Hobbit into six trilogies and a quartet, and things took a turn for the serious. Listen to the complete podcast below, or check us out in the iTunes store. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Olympics, Olympics, Olympics. Plus: 'Total Recall,' an HBO doc, and more

Why even write a PopWatch Planner this week? Of course, it’s all Olympics all the time. Check out the first week of the games with three of the biggest sports kicking into high gear: Swimming, Gymnastics, and Track & Field are all getting their moments in primetime. That said, from some big exits on So You Think You Can Dance to a major sci-fi remake to a unique documentary and an incredible art exhibit, believe it or not, there is more to life than the Olympics this week. Check out the picks below and have a great week!

SUNDAY, JULY 29

Olympics Primetime: Women’s Gymnastics Day 1, NBC 7 p.m.

The women’s gymnastics team takes the floor for the first time in Day 1 of the team competition. Spoilers already abound online, so we’ll stay quiet here, but it’s sure to be nerve-wracking watching the high-flying techniques of U.S. gymnasts Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and the rest of the team taking on the competition for the first time in London.  READ FULL STORY

What are the best and worst movie remakes of all time? -- VOTE

Complaining about Hollywood’s dearth of fresh ideas and its obsession with remaking, rebooting, and repackaging every half-successful movie from yesteryear is a constant and not-undeserved gripe. But let’s also acknowledge that recycling classics — and less-than-classics — is an age-old plague tradition (See: The Maltese Falcon) and some remakes even become classics in their own right (See… The Maltese Falcon).

Still, there’s no denying that Hollywood has gone into its attic with greater and greater gusto in recent years. The industry is churning out countless sequels, prequels, and sidequels, and even adapting old TV shows (21 Jump Street, Dark Shadows) for the big screen. The latest addition: An updated Total Recall with Colin Farrell, opening on Aug. 3. Time will tell if Farrell’s remake will approach the glorious camp of the original, which featured Arnold Schwarzenegger getting his ass to “Mahrs” to breathe life into a rebellion. But it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on the best and worst of Hollywood’s remake machine. READ FULL STORY

Three-Breasted Mutant Prostitute in 'Total Recall' clarifies that they're all fake

Until recently, Kaitlyn Leeb was just another unknown Canadian actress. Her IMDB resume indicates that she starred in Wrong Turn 4 and the Vinnie Jones/Kimbo Slice/Bai Ling 2010 actual movie Locked Down, along with a mandatory-in-Canada appearance on Degrassi: The Next Generation. But Leeb’s career is getting a lift thanks to her brief, uncredited, but utterly pivotal role in August’s Total Recall remake as the reincarnation of the Three-Breasted Mutant Prostitute. Leeb actually showed up to the San Diego Comic-Con and hung out with Recall stars Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale. Like many attractive women on the floor at Comic-Con, she was showing off some cleavage. Unlike most of those other women, though, Leeb had double cleavage, or “dual cleavae” as it’s known in the medical world. (Scroll down for a larger image.) READ FULL STORY

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