Mar 22 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Robert De Niro apologizes for comment, ''Jersey Shore's'' Mike Sorrentino checks into rehab, and Hugh Grant hits the red carpet in London. Bob Mezan reports.
Robert De Niro has apologized for joking at a Democratic fundraiser about the possibility of having a "white first lady" in the White House after November's U.S. presidential elections. The actor found himself in hot water when he introduced Michelle Obama as the main speaker and said "Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?" De Niro said he had intended no offense and didn't mean to embarrass anyone. The Situation is in a bad situation. "Jersey Shore" star Mike Sorrentino has voluntarily checked into rehab, seeking treatment for prescription drug use. The reality show star said he's been recuperating from an intensive work and appearance schedule. Finally, Hugh Grant hit the red carpet in London for the premiere of "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists." The film puts Grant in his first animated role - playing the character of "Pirate Captain." Bob Mezan, Reuters.