Robert De Niro Unapologetic for 'Satirical Jest'
Despite Newt Gingrich and Michelle Obama finding rare common ground over their distaste for Robert De Niro's recent "white First Lady" gag, the actor and occasional king of comedy did not back down in a statement released Tuesday: "My remarks, although spoken with satirical jest, were not meant to offend or embarrass anyone —- especially the First Lady." Oy. So much for the impossible De Niro robocall dream, I guess. [TPM]