LONDON — Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former housekeeper has spoken out about having a child with the ex-governor, saying her son Joseph only learned about a year ago who his father was.

Mildred Baena has kept a low profile since the revelations of her affair with the former California governor sparked a tabloid frenzy.

In an interview published Tuesday by Hello! magazine, Baena said that when her now 13-year-old son, Joseph, learned who his father was his response was simply: “Cool!”

Baena said she wasn’t initially certain Schwarzenegger was the father but started to see a resemblance in her son as Joseph grew older.

“It became more apparent as time went on,” the former housekeeper said.

“I knew Arnold was the father, and maybe as Joseph got older and began to look like him, he (Arnold) wondered. But he never said anything to me.”

She said Shriver also grew suspicious as whispers circulated in the household over the similarities between Joseph and her boss. Baena said Shriver finally asked “point blank” if the boy was Schwarzenegger’s son, and was “so strong” when faced with the truth.

“She cried with me and told me to get off my knees,” Baena said.

“We held each other and I told her it wasn’t Arnie’s fault, that it takes two.”

Talk show host will open medical marijuana dispensary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Talk show host Montel Williams is partnering with Sacramento medical marijuana providers to open a high-end pot dispensary.

Williams on Monday led a tour of the facility, which The Sacramento Bee reports does not display marijuana anywhere until after patients have discussed their individual medical needs with a counselor.

The longtime host of “The Montel Williams Show” has been an outspoken advocate for the use of medical marijuana since he began using the drug to relieve pain caused by multiple sclerosis.

Hefner tweets: Fiancee had a ‘change of heart’


CHICAGO — Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner says his fiancee has called off their wedding.

The 85-year-old Hefner says in a Tuesday message on Chicago-based Playboy’s official Twitter feed that 24-year-old Crystal Harris has “had a change of heart.”

Hefner announced in December that he and the former Playmate were getting married, tweeting that he’d given Harris an engagement ring. He has said that the wedding was scheduled for this Saturday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The marriage would have been Hefner’s third. He divorced Playmate Kimberly Conrad in 2009.

Boss talks about Clemons


NEW YORK – Bruce Springsteen says band mate Clarence Clemons’ stroke was serious and he’s going to need a lot of help to get back to his former self.

The Boss commented Tuesday on his longtime friend and E Street Band member on his website, Twitter and Facebook. It’s the first time he’s spoken since it was revealed Sunday that Clemons had suffered a stroke.

Springsteen called the saxophonist a “beloved comrade” and described the stroke as “serious.”

Springsteen said: “Clarence will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again.” He also said Clemons is surrounded by his wife Victoria, other family and friends, and thanked fans for their prayers and good thoughts.