New California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has turned down the chance to front next weekend's (30NOV03) Hollywood Christmas Parade, because he's too busy sorting out the state's economic crisis.

Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant, a longtime pal of the action movie star, asked Schwarzenegger to take part in the annual festive parade, but he has been told the Governor won't be available.

Instead, Grant himself will front the parade.

24/11/2003 21:22