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‘Kennedys’ gets pulled

January 8, 2011

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A&E Television Networks will not broadcast the miniseries “The Kennedys’’ on the History Channel this spring. The network has canceled the series starring Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy and Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy, concluding it was “not a fit’’ for the History Channel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Upon completion of the production of ‘The Kennedys,’ History has decided not to air the eight-part miniseries,’’ a rep for A&E told the trade publication. The multimillion dollar project has been the subject of controversy since it was announced in December 2009. Developed by Joel Surnow, the conservative co-creator of “24,’’ the project was criticized by some Democrats and Kennedy historians. The miniseries is still set to air in Canada on March 6, and will still be broadcast internationally.

More MJ testimony A former girlfriend of the doctor charged in the death of Michael Jackson testified yesterday that he was distracted when he called her on the morning of the singer’s death. Sade Anding said she realized at one point that Dr. Conrad Murray wasn’t paying attention to her. The testimony added details to a timeline being developed by prosecutors to decide if there is enough evidence for Murray to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. (AP)

‘Desperate’ measure A Las Vegas nightclub owned by “Desperate Housewives’’ actress Eva Longoria has filed for bankruptcy, saying it owes nearly $5.7 million. Lawyers for Beso LLC said in a federal Chapter 11 filing they project losing more than $76,000 per month. The club is seeking bankruptcy to keep operating. (AP)