From the New York Daily News:

An A-list crowd — Beyoncé  and her mother Tina  Knowles, “The View” host Whoopi  Goldberg, Star  Jones, actors Ben  Stiller, Angela  Bassett and Alfre  Woodard, and movie mogul Harvey  Weinstein and his fashion designer wife — turned out for the Obama cash  bash. The fund-raiser was hosted by Robert  De Niro and his wife, Grace  Hightower, at Locanda Verde, the restaurant in his Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca.

Speaking to the starry crowd of about 85 people, De Niro opened the night by  deadpanning: “Callista  Gingrich. Karen  Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first  lady?”

The crowd roared and one person yelled, “No!”

“Too soon,  right?” De Niro added.

Hightower credited the President with battling “dissenting voices” and “vampire energies” — shots at his political enemies — and described the First Lady as “a stunner.”

“Even Republicans can agree  with that,” she said.