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First Look at Rob Lowe in “Killing Kennedy”

13 Jun

The first image from National Geographic’s forthcoming historical docu-drama Killing Kennedy has been released and it shows Rob Lowe recreating the famous official White House JFK portrait. The project is based on the book of the same name by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and will air in November, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. The two-hour film looks at Kennedy’s final years as well as that of his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (Last Resort’s Will Rothhaar). Once Upon a Time’s Ginnifer Goodwin is playing First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Gossip Girl favorite Michelle Trachtenberg is playing Oswald’s wife Marina.

Rob Lowe as JFKRob Lowe has already had a scene stealing turn in Behind the Candelabra this year as Dr. Jack Startz and a spinoff would be a dream come true; “Dr. Startz Investigates” is the best suggestion I’ve heard so far – he’s excellent at solving crimes because he always has a poker face. If the White House staff in Killing Kennedy is made up of everyone from The West Wing and Parks and Recreation then I would also be very happy.

Are you looking forward to another Kennedy biopic?

New York Magazine TV Issue

13 May

There are several publications that produce an annual TV issue and one of my favorites hits newsstands today (both the physical and digital kind as you can also get it in the iTunes store) and this is New York magazine. The past few years have seen covers featuring Tracey Morgan with Betty White, Amy Poehler and Jessica Paré dressed as Megan Draper. This year sees Michael Douglas gracing the cover promoting the much anticipated HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra (airing May 26).

NY Mag TV Issue

This issue also contains an in-depth interview with Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan as he previews the final episodes and discusses a variety of topics including happy endings, the quality of cable shows and the negative reaction to Skyler. Matt Zoller Seitz explores TV as a director’s medium, Hayden Panettiere talks Nashville, the much hyped return of Arrested Development is featured and a whole slew of faces from TV (both from behind and in front of the camera) reveal their television habits. You can read most of these articles over at New York magazine’s site but as a magazine purist (even when I have to buy a digital version) it’s worth getting the whole thing.    

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