Actor fails background check.

Robert De Niro was cut from the NAB Leadership Foundation’s Service to America Leadership Award after participating in a press conference outside former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial, advocating for Trump’s incarceration. De Niro, originally selected for his charitable work, was scheduled to attend the June 4 gala. The NABLF emphasized its dedication to bipartisan celebration and felt De Niro’s involvement would distract from the event’s philanthropic focus. De Niro’s notable contributions include co-founding the Tribeca Festival and supporting various charitable organizations. His recent political actions, however, led to his exclusion from the awards event.