Reno Dances for Her Supper

The "Janet Reno Dance Party" isn't just a comedy skit anymore.

Reno, the former attorney general who wants to become Florida's next governor, will be holding a dance party fund-raiser July 19 at Level, a trendy club on Miami's South Beach.

NBC's Saturday Night Live had an ongoing skit featuring Will Ferrell dressed in drag as Reno and leading a dance party.

Reno herself made a cameo appearance on SNL before leaving Washington, breaking through a false wall and performing the twist with Ferrell, dressed as her lookalike.

"Janet is not your typical politician, nor is her campaign for governor a typical campaign," Reno campaign spokeswoman Nicole Harburger said Monday. "We try to do things in a different way."

Reno's people aren't getting any arguments from the camp of Bill McBride, the Tampa lawyer opposing Reno for the state's Democratic gubernatorial nomination -- they agree, it is different.

"Everybody does all sorts of different things to get support and raise money," McBride spokesman Alan Stonecipher said. "It's certainly an interesting approach."

A call seeking comment from Gov. Jeb Bush's election office was not immediately returned Monday.

Level is a popular spot for celebrities, with rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, supermodel Heidi Klum and pop queen Britney Spears among those who have partied there in recent weeks.

Actors Damon Wayans and Marlon Wayans and singer Ziggy Marley have already confirmed they will appear at the party, and actor Denzel Washington is likely to attend, said club owner Gerry Kelly.

Other celebs invited to appear include Jodie Foster, Kim Basinger, Glenn Close, Al Pacino and Matt Damon, Kelly said.

Reno has received campaign help from other celebrities, including former talk show host Rosie O'Donnell, singer Elton John and actor Martin Sheen, who plays President Josiah Bartlet on NBC's The West Wing.

Tickets are $25 each, with all proceeds going to Reno's campaign fund.