Jessica Simpson is hoping to land some strong political muscle on her upcoming sitcom - in the form of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Texas native, wife of pop hunk Nick Lachey, has officially approached actor-turned-politician Schwarzenegger and US Secretary of Defense DONALD RUMSFELD to appear as themselves on the as-yet-untitled series, in which they'd be interviewed by Simpson's TV reporter character.

Her father and manager Joe Simpson tells America's US WEEKLY, "We're friends with Donald Rumsfeld and Schwarzenegger. It will be tongue-in-cheek interviews."

She also has property tycoon Donald Trump on her wish list.

Joe adds, "Donald owes us because of Jessica's appearance on THE Apprentice."

22/04/2004 17:03