Jazz Great 'Toots' Thrills Lincoln Center Crowds; Schwarzenegger Admits Old Affair

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Jazz harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans quips that his legs don't work but his mouth does.
Thielemans was pushed onstage in a wheelchair during the first of two Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts this weekend celebrating his 90 years. Thielemans had canceled all his other U.S. dates because of poor health, and up to the last minute, producers were not sure if Thielemans would even be able to play.
But energized by an enthusiastic audience and musical friends such as pianist Herbie Hancock and Brazilian guitarist-vocalist Dori Caymmi, the Belgian harmonic player rose to the occasion at Friday night's concert.
He played highlights from his lengthy career -- the Gershwins' "I Loves You Porgy/Summertime," the Brazilian bossa nova classic "Chega da Saudade" and his own swinging jazz waltz "Bluesette."

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is confirming that he had a "hot affair" with actress Brigitte Nielsen at a time he and Maria Shriver were dating and already living together.
Schwarzenegger and Nielsen co-starred in the 1985 film "Red Sonja." Nielsen write in a memoir published last year that she and Schwarzenegger had an "outrageous affair" while making the movie and that she did know until later that he was involved with Shriver.
In his memoir "Total Recall," coming out Monday, Schwarzenegger writes that he and Nielsen did indeed have a "hot affair," but he knew it wouldn't last. In fact, their "fling" only made him realize that he wanted to marry Shriver.
Nielsen would soon marry Schwarzenegger's fellow action star, Sylvester Stallone.