Alex Brandon / AP PhotoKennedy Center HonorsThe stars came out to meet the first couple at the 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors this weekend, where Bruce Springsteen and Robert De Niro were among the honorees. VIEW OUR GALLERY.12.06.09 2:38 PM ETAlex Brandon / AP PhotoAlex Brandon / AP PhotoPresident Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand for the National Anthem at the Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington.Kevin Wolf / AP PhotoKennedy Center honoree Bruce Springsteen and his wife, Patti Scialfa Springsteen.Kevin Wolf / AP PhotoKennedy Center honoree Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower. Kris Connor / Getty ImagesKatie Couric and Brooks Perlin.Kevin Wolf / AP PhotoSharon Stone.Kevin Wolf / AP PhotoHarry Connick, Jr.Mike Theiler / ReutersJack Black and Tanya Hayden.Kevin Wolf / AP PhotoLynda Carter Kevin Wolf / AP PhotoWilliam Kennedy Smith, Caroline Kennedy, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, and Edwin Schlossberg.Mike Theiler / ReutersU.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi.Mike Theiler / ReutersMartin Scorsese and Helen Morris.Kevin Wolf / AP PhotoJon & Tracy Stewart.Kevin Wolf / AP PhotoSting and Trudie Styler.Kevin Wolf / AP PhotoKennedy Center Honoree Grace Bumbry.Kevin Wolf / AP PhotoMelissa Etheridge.Ron Sachs, Pool / Getty ImagesThe Honorees Kennedy Center honorees Grace Bumbry, Dave Brubeck, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, and Mel Brooks pose with United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.Mandel Ngan, AFP / Getty ImagesPresident Obama applauds the Kennedy Center Honorees. Alex Brandon / AP PhotoHonorees Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen in the East Room of the White House.Alex Brandon / AP PhotoKennedy Center honorees Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, and Grace Bumbry.Mandel Ngan, AFP / Getty ImagesActor Ed Norton and Ben Stiller applaud during the reception for Kennedy Center Honorees.Alex Brandon / AP PhotoBruce Springsteen, left, first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, vice president Joe Biden, his daughter Ashley Biden, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi applaud at the Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009.