Katie Holmes and her co-stars in The Kennedys worked hard on their miniseries about the political family, but even their effort couldn’t stop the History Channel from pulling it from their line up due to historical inaccuracies. However the eight-part show has managed to find a new home in the US on cable network ReelzChannel and will air in April, and we’ll get to check it out shortly after when it screens on the ABC in May. As with most cinematic accounts of historical events, the controversy surrounding the show is that, as the New York Times put it, “In chronicling the presidency of John F. Kennedy, it compresses time, consolidates characters and invents dialogue for moments never recorded by history’s pen.” Which has resulted in more press and interest.
Katie (Jacqueline Kennedy) and co-star Greg Kinnear (John F. Kennedy) also attended the world premiere of The Kennedys in Beverly Hills today. Katie chose a blue dress for the event and had the support of husband Tom Cruise.