Arnie to edit US bodybuilding magazine
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Austrian-born movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named as senior editor of a bodybuilding magazine he ran before becoming governor of California, its publisher said on Monday.
The 65-year-old, who made his name as Mr Universe before becoming a Hollywood star and then politician, is returning as Group Executive Editor for Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines.
American Media Inc (AMI) said Schwarzenegger "will bring his nearly 50 years of experience as a competitor and fitness authority ... by way of both strategic and creative input, as well as contributing monthly columns to the magazines."
"He is a universally recognized star, and an iconic leader of the fitness movement," said AMI chairman David J. Pecker, in a statement announcing the appointment. "His contributions will enormously benefit our print and digital readers, while driving value for our advertisers."