What happens when a politician trades the C-SPAN camera for the movie camera? Senator Patrick Leahy is a mild mannered judiciary committee chairman by day, Gotham crime fighter by night. Leahy made a cameo in the Batman movie The Dark Knight back in 2008, telling Heath Ledger's character the Joker: "We're not intimidated by thugs." Right before the Joker sticks a knife to his throat. But the die-hard Batman fan wasn't scared off, and is returning for a cameo in the summer blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises.
Will this Batman movie measure up?
"This one has a bit of danger, but nowhere near what I faced with the Joker," Leahy local Vermont station NECN about his role.
Almost as scary to watch this week: Snooki and Newt fist bumping on late night television. That's right, former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich shared air time and traded jokes with the Jersey Shore reality TV star. A match made in TV heaven.
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