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    Giudice, a cast member of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," was released from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut, where she had been serving time since Jan. 5. Lori Bordonaro reports. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015)

    Upon leaving the governor’s mansion, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasted no time in tweeting his desire to get back to acting, immediately making “Terminator 5” a hot property.

    Universal Pictures (our corporate cousins) are interested in putting the franchise in the hands of Justin Lin, who’s directed the last three “Fast & Furious” films for the studio, reported Deadline.

    Terminator Salvation,” which was directed by McG and starred Christian Bale, Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin, was so bad that when James Cameron was asked last summer about the idea of taking back control of the franchise he’d launched, the director dismissed the idea by saying, “Frankly the soup's kinda been pissed in by other filmmakers." Ouch.

    But as bad as “T-4” was, it didn’t stop William Wisher, who helped Cameron write the first two films, from writing a treatment for “T-5” and an outline for “T-6.” Whether anyone is interested using them is another question.

    One has to wonder how much longer Lin is going to be happy picking up the pieces of other people’s franchises. Since making a name for himself with the “Fast” movies, he’s been attached to the upcoming “Highlander” and now is being mentioned in connection to “T-5.”

    “Terminator Salvation” left us in a foul mood, and we’re not sure Arnold is the answer to what ails the franchise, but we’d love for it to regain its lost glory.