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Political Circus: Bloomberg is 'friendly neighborhood Spider-Mike'

By Ed Hornick, CNN
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donned Broadway attire for charity.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donned Broadway attire for charity.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mayor Bloomberg does the best of Broadway
  • Woody Harrelson set to play top McCain aide in HBO flick
  • @Mayor Emanuel's tweets have led to a book deal
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Washington (CNN) -- Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.

Harnessing his influence

New York City Michael Bloomberg dusted off his acting chops by joining the cast of Broadway musical hits "Mama Mia," "Hair," and "The Little Mermaid" among other shows for the Inner Circle charity dinner, the New York Post reports.

The dinner is an annual roast of politicians and reporters covering City Hall.

Wearing bell-bottoms, he performed "Mayor Mia!" and even took to the skies as Mary Poppins. Hizzoner also got into a skintight suit appearing as Spiderman.

Click here for the New York Daily News' full gallery.

A movie where everybody knows his name

The Los Angeles Times reports that actor Woody Harrelson will play former John McCain presidential adviser Steve Schmidt in the upcoming HBO film "Game Change."

"Harrelson will play Steve Schmidt, the hard-charging adviser to Sen. John McCain who reportedly tangled with McCain's running mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin."

Other stars appearing: Ed Harris as McCain and Julianne Moore appearing as Sarah Palin.

The next coffee table book

Dan Sinker, the man made famous by his satirical @MayorEmanuel Twitter account, is getting a book deal.

Scribner, part of Simon & Schuster, is set to publish the tweets in book form, the Chicago Tribune reports

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Quote board

"Newt Gingrich was so discombobulated (on his Libya response) this week, he made a pass at his current wife" -- Bill Maher

"President Obama sprung into action last night. He called an emergency meeting at 3 a.m. to discuss the latest disaster: Not Libya -- Duke losing (the Final Four)" -- Jay Leno

"Instead of calling our mission in Libya a war, the White House is calling it kinetic military action. You know, just like that game you played as a kid -- one, two, three, four, I declare a thumb kinetic military action" -- Jimmy Fallon

 
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