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Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor.

The “Marked for Death” actor told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the state’s highest office.

The 61-year-old made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.”

The martial arts expert is a member of Arpaio’s posse, made up of 3,000 unpaid civilians. He also has been deputized with sheriff’s offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana and says he wants to increase border security.

‘Downton’ debuts

“Downton Abbey” drew a record-breaking audience for Sunday’s much-anticipated season premiere.

PBS and WGBH-TV announced Monday that the fourth-season debut of the lush British miniseries attracted 10.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen Fast National data.

This audience improves upon the viewership of the third-season premiere by 22 percent. PBS says it’s the highest-rated drama premiere in network history.

The two-hour episode picks up the action six months after the sudden death of Downton heir Matthew Crawley on last season’s finale. Stars include Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Maggie Smith.

Band to reunite

The Eurythmics are reuniting – to pay tribute to the Beatles.

The Recording Academy announced Monday that Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will perform as a duo for “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles.” The event will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. 27, a day after the Grammy Awards.

The special will air on CBS on Feb. 9 – exactly 50 years after the Beatles made their U.S. debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

‘Frozen’ is No. 1

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Frozen,” $19.6 million

2. “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” $18.3 million

3. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” $15.7 million

4. “The Wolf of Wall Street,” $13.2 million

5. “American Hustle,” $12.4 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Author-Screenwriter William Peter Blatty is 86. Singer Kenny Loggins is 66. Actor David Caruso is 58. TV personality Katie Couric is 57. Singer David Lee Murphy is 55. Actress Hallie Todd is 52. Actor Nicolas Cage is 50. Actor-rapper Doug E. Doug is 44. Actor Jeremy Renner is 43. Singer John Rich is 40. Actor Dustin Diamond is 37. Actress Lauren Cohen is 32. Actor Brett Dalton is 31.

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