The Washington Times - April 29, 2013, 10:17AM

Former President Bill Clinton is not the sax-playing, Elvis-style, burger-loving White House guy anymore.

He is now the reinvented vegan hipster globalist statesman emcee - and he returns to the nation’s capital with much ado Monday.


Slim and seeming recklessly cheerful, Mr. Clinton will host something called “A Night Out with the Millennium Network” at a boutique hotel about two blocks from his old digs at the White House, accompanied by daughter Chelsea Clinton. “Book of Mormon” star Josh Gad and chanteuse Carly Rae Jepsen.

It is an evening for the young and restless. Guests - who pay anywhere from $150 to $10,000 to attend - are advised to wear “smart, casual attire” and bring a photo ID. About 1,000 usually show up organizers say, and yes, there’s an open bar. And a cause.

“The goal of each event is to bring together a diverse group of young leaders committed to making a difference in the world through their own philanthropy and through the work of the Clinton Foundation,” advance materials note.

Mr. Clinton, meanwhile, has discovered social media after recently sending his first tweet during a live broadcast on the Comedy Channel. The Clinton Foundation already is promoting his new Twitter presence, exclaiming, “You can now connect directly with President Clinton.”

His handle, is not, say, #BubbaTweets, but just plain #BillClinton. He’ll likely embrace Twitter with gusto: the 42nd president has tweeted a total of seven times. He already has close to 500,000 followers.

“Enjoying Twitter so far,” Mr. Clinton says in his latest missive. “Where else can you hear from Bill Gates, Paul Pierce, Sen. John McCain, the Ellen Show and Usher in one day?