Gov. Steven Seagal? He claims he's considering it.

Posted: January 07, 2014

IN CASE Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer isn't tough enough, Steven Seagal says he is considering running for her job.

Does he see Arizona as "Under Siege" or himself "Above the Law"? No, he's merely "Out for Justice."

Seagal, 61, told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the state's highest office and has had a talk about the bid with Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America.

Of course, Seagal could also be attempting to get some publicity for his newly released reality series "Steven Seagal: Lawman: Maricopa County."

Seagal teamed up with Arpaio for the show that was shot in Arizona and airs on Reelz Channel.

Seagal is a member of Arpaio's posse, made up of 3,000 unpaid civilians. He also has been deputized with sheriff's offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana, and says he wants to increase border security.

Good luck, Arizona.

* In other political news, David Waddell wrote his letter of resignation from the Indian Trail Town Council in North Carolina . . . in Klingon.

Waddell says he chose Klingon, the language of a warrior race on the "Star Trek" TV shows and movies, as an inside joke. Mayor Michael Alvarez called the letter unprofessional, thus provoking the wrath of Khan.

Waddell hopes to go where no Klingon has gone before and mount a write-in campaign on the Constitution Party's platform against U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

Box office again 'Frozen'

On a wintry weekend, "Frozen" retook the box-office top spot with $20.7 million, freezing out the horror spin-off "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones."

"The Marked Ones" debuted in second place with $18.2 million, a total that includes Thursday-night screenings, according to studio estimates yesterday.

"Frozen" has now surpassed $600 million worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing Disney Animation release, behind "The Lion King." It will soon pass that film's $312 million domestic haul, too.

How long till Broadway beckons?

Another holdover, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," came in third with $16.3 million in its fourth week of release after narrowly topping the busy Christmas-weekend box office. Like "Frozen," Peter Jackson's second installment of his "Hobbit" trilogy has benefited from the lengthy holiday moviegoing season. Its domestic cumulative total is $229.6 million.


* Vegetarian pop star Ke$ha has checked into rehab to treat an undisclosed eating disorder.

Too much kale?

The "Tik Tok" singer said in a statement provided by her spokesman that she'll be unavailable for the next 30 days while she seeks treatment.

"I'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I've found it hard to practice," she said.

The 26-year-old said she wants to "learn to love myself again, exactly as I am." No other details were provided.

* "Blue Jasmine," "Nebraska," "American Hustle," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Her" have been nominated for Writers Guild honors in the original-screenplay category.

"August: Osage County," "Before Midnight," "Captain Phillips," "Lone Survivor" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" earned bids for adapted screenplay.

"Dirty Wars," "Herblock - The Black & The White," "No Place on Earth," "Stories We Tell" and "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" ranked among nominated documentaries.

Winners will be honored Feb. 1 at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.

* The final Paul Walker accident report issued by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office claims the 2005 Porsche that Walker was riding in at the time of the crash that killed him was going "approximately 100-plus" miles per hour.

That's too fast.

"For unknown reasons, the driver [ Roger Rodas] lost control of his vehicle, and the vehicle partially spun around," the report says.

Maybe the reason was that streets with curbs and trees and light posts are not designed for cars moving 100 mph.

As for the "Fast and Furious" movie franchise, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Walker's character, Brian O'Connor, will be retired and not killed off.

* Two sentences we hope to not have to write again this year:

Kylie Jenner got a speeding ticket in Malibu.

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are together again.

- Daily News wire services contributed to this report.


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