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What are New York political types doing for the Super Bowl? Good question! New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is flying out to Indianapolis on a private jet Sunday morning to do Meet the Press on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. He'll be joined by Indiana governor Mitch Daniels. Sources New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is sticking closer to home, and has rented out Bill's Bar and Burger in Rockefeller Center for an invite-only, 150-person shindig. [Page Six]
The ubiquitous Michael Fassbender was "politely asked to leave" the afterparty of A Dangerous Method in London after he began "becoming a bit of a handful for the other guests," according to a source. In this instance, "being a bit of a handful" consisted of grabbing his co-stars and forcing then to waltz with him. According to the source, he also "lit a cigarette indoors and that was the point it had gone too far." He exited the Mayfair Hotel without incident, though he was riding a security guard piggyback. [The Sun]