Claims that Arnold Schwarzenegger is "a girlie man" have been rubbished by a Beverly Hills hair stylist.

The Republican TERMINATOR star - who now serves as the Governor of California - angered legislators, homosexuals and women's groups recently when he called state Democrats "girlie men" for failing to pass a budget by the state's 1 July (04) deadline, but allegations he is overly effeminate have been slammed by his hairdresser GIUSEPPE FRANCO.

Franco tells gossip site PAGESIX.com, "We've known each other for 20 years and he just stops by to say hello and maybe have a cappuccino.

"How could anyone have their hair cut once a week?

"Maybe once a month he might have some work done."

23/08/2004 16:55