By Dan Shapley
The buzz around Al Gore and the nine short films about global warming premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival hasen't quite eclipsed the hype for Spiderman 3, but Gore still was introduced as "the world's hottest leading man." Gore introduced the Live Earth shorts at the film fest's opening night. The films promote the "Live Earth" concert slated for seven continents on July 7, and proceeds from that will go toward the fight to curb global warming. The setting in New York City was fitting, as Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently proposed a comprehensive plan to make the city environmentally sustainable. That drew applause from Gore.