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SIGNED: Minister, agitator and former presidential candidate Al Sharpton has a new job: hosting a reality TV job-makeover show for Spike TV, notes AP. The fall show, dubbed I Hate My Job, will feature eight male contestants who will quit their jobs and take advice from two "life counselors," Sharpton and California psychologist Stephanie Raye. "I like the concept of trying to have people discover their purpose in life, and not have the world define them or settle for less than who they want to be just to pay their bills," Sharpton said.
PLAYED: The King may be dead, but he's still taking over the airwaves. Sirius Satellite Radio will launch a Graceland-sanctioned 24/7 Elvis Presley station on Friday, notes the New York Post. The new channel will have DJs spinning a never-ending stream of Elvis songs from a specially designed studio in the Plaza at Elvis's home, Graceland.
PUMPED: It takes one gap-toothed Austrian bodybuilder to play another, it seems. Cable network A&E has hired Roland Kickinger – the muscular Austrian actor who starred in the FX comedy Son of the Beach – to play a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in See Arnold Run, a biopic about the actor turned California governor, notes the Hollywood Reporter. The two-hour film will begin shooting next month in San Diego and Los Angeles and is expected to air later this year.
SWEATED: Former X-Files star David Duchovny is keeping fit with triathlon training, notes the New York Post. The actor swam a mile, rode a 25-mile bike loop and ran 6.2 miles Sunday morning, finishing the Ford New York City Triathlon in 3 hours, 4 minutes and 18 seconds.
SCOOTED: French actor Gerard Depardieu has been injured in a scooter crash, reports the International Herald Tribune. The actor's reps say his injuries are "not serious," though French TV says he was admitted to the hospital for a double fracture in his leg. Depardieu also suffered a minor accident last year, and crashed his bike in 1998 when his blood alcohol was over the legal limit.