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WTF?? Katie Holmes Is Playing WHO?!

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How HOriffic!

This is truly a travesty.

The weathered, lifeless shell of Katie Holmes has apparently come out her Scientology zombie daze for long enough to realize that she can't get movie work anymore, so she's going back to television to star as former First Lady Jacequeline Kennedy in the History Channel mini-series, The Kennedys!

Greg Kinnear will be portraying John F. Kennedy, while Barry Pepper will play brother Robert and Tom Wilkinson will be Joe, Sr.

We're actually in shock.

Way to massacre any chance at integrity, History Channel! Not to mention a pleasant viewing experience!

[Image via WENN.]

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64 comments to “WTF?? Katie Holmes Is Playing WHO?!”

  1. 1

    No offense to Katie Holmes, but that really is bad casting. I doubt she can pull it off. There are so many more actresses that I would choose. That includes Rachel Weisz, who is actually going to be perfect for the movie they are making about Jackie.

  2. 2

    thats a horrible idea!

  3. 3

    Hasn't the Kennedy saga been done to death already???? B-o-ring which is why it will be on the History Channel.

  4. 4

    I can think of a worse choice for the role. But I hear LiLohan is currently uninsurable (Poooooor miscast Greg Kinnear!)

  5. 5

    So Tommy's actually letting her off leash long enough to film this? I hate seeing what's she's become since getting involved with him.

  6. 6

    I can see how they would pick her because she *sort of* resembles Jackie O… However, she's not a great actress (Batman Begins, anyone?) and really has zero personality, unlike Jacequeline who had a lot. They musta been REALLY hard up to find someone to fill the role. Weird though, you'd think many actresses would LOVE to play this part. Go figure. Maybe her part isn't that big and that's why no one wanted it? Although it is called "The Kennedy's" lol so her part SHOULDN'T be small. Go figure.

  7. 7

    Re: cherricola – You completely read my mind when I first heard this I thought Rachel would have been more perfect haha. ;)

  8. 8

    Mrs. Cruise is perfect to play Jaqua. Jack E. had to keep everything inside in front of the world and Katie has some experience doing that.

  9. 9

    Not a good casting idea at all….

  10. 10

    Mario,you're such an idiot !! There is nothing wrong with the history channel..why act like its an insult? Are you adverse to a person using there brain? If you want to talk about losers,look in the mirror,you are the one that recycles all the news two days later from all the other gossip sites.. Anyone can do the same.

  11. 11

    Greg Kinnear is a good actor and they both starred in The Gift together. I think this wil be a good miniseries and she will be respected and up for a daytime emmy!

  12. 12

    How can the homophobic CULT allow $cilon Katie be in a business with so many gays?
    Here is a glimpse at how the CULT views gays.
    "In 1950 Hubbard published Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, introducing his "science of the mind," Dianetics. He classified homosexuality as an illness or sexual perversion, citing contemporary psychiatric and psychological textbooks to support his view:

    "The SEXUAL PERVERT (and by this term Dianetics, to be brief, includes any and all forms of deviation in Dynamic II [i.e. sexuality] such as HOMOSEXUALITY, LESBIANISM, sexual sadism, etc., and all down the catalog of Ellis and Krafft-Ebing) is actually QUITE ILL PHYSICALLY… he is very far from culpable for his condition, but he is also FAR FROM NORMAL AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO SOCIETY…"

  13. 13

    So Katie's a ho for being with Tom Cruise? Please be a bit more creative with your insults, Perez. At least make them fit.

    btw, I love all the scientology hate when it's barely more ridiculous than any other organized religion. Yeah, a guy being immaculately conceived, walking on water, and coming back from the dead are ALL so much more plausible than aliens are.

  14. 14

    i'm def. not a fan of katie but i would say PLAYING jacky kennedy is still better and makes more sense than BEING perez hilton . pathetic loser

  15. 15

    i love the history channel!

  16. 16

    Your speaking as if she had this amazing career before Tom, she was a tv star and did some minor independant films, big deal! she's doing what she has always done!

  17. 17

    Well. . . She Looks A Lot Like Jackie O

  18. 18

    I couldn't DISAGREE more. I love Katie Holmes and I'm really excited about her playing Jackie O! I'm looking forward to this series. Way to go History Channel! Believe it or not some of us actually have a brain and enjoy quality entertainment.

  19. 19

    She'll be great for this role! They look so similar and seem to have similar mentalities!

  20. 20

    Who cares about the Kennedys at this point. They were around 50 years ago.

  21. 21

    Katie looks like her.

  22. 22

    Hopefully she can pull this off and get some decent work again.
    I'm still pulling for Katie.

  23. 23

    aww why such hate towards Katie? She's a great actress & will probably do a great job! Can't wait to see the outfits she'll wear:) I LOVE her style, she's probably my favorite celeb fashion wise.

  24. 24

    dam perez…why so mad haha but for real scientology makes yous shit

  25. 25

    I can't stand Katie and that ugly Suri. Cheap ass Tom want Suri making money for him to the way she model clothes for pay.

  26. 26

    What's wrong with the History Channel?
    Come on Perez, anything the History Channel airs is one hundred times better than your lame 'Bad Girls Club'.

  27. 27

    ehhh, I could see it.

    of course I don't actully know of her acting ability[I'm not sure if I've actully ever seen anything shes been in O.o] but then again it is a TV movie…so.

  28. Mosby says – reply to this


    Good freakin' lord, ANOTHER Kennedy TV movie? Yeah, Kate, way to class it up, you Scientology freak.

  29. 29

    Thank you! As soon as I saw this story I balked and my boyfriend didn't think it was such a bad casting choice. Idiot. I knew you would understand ;)

  30. 30

    Don't make fun of cultist freak fascists.

  31. 31

    Ummm, ok i totally agree that choosing Holmes is not the best idea. But, WTF Perez? Why are u such a hate dragon for??! I love your site, but seriously…your site will not loose anything if you lay off a lil bit with all the negativity. Geesh!

  32. 6one9 says – reply to this


    What is your problem with Katey H. anyways?? That's she married to Tom C, or that she's a “` bad actress? I've never had a problem with her.

  33. 33

    I thought Rachel Weisz was playing this role…

  34. 34

    Jacqueline Kennedy was the epitomy of class. She was graceful and elegant. Katie Holmes is nothing of those things.

  35. 35

    i think kristen davis from satc would be perfect for this role! katie holmes should be done with television after dawson's creek :s

  36. 36

    She hasn't worked in a movie in so long that I honestly cannot remember if she's a good actress or not (although if she were good I have a feeling it'd be more memorable…)

    I can see why they would do this but I have a feeling this will get less viewers than Jessica Simpson's beauty show.

  37. 37

    Alright I'll give them that they do favor a little bit but I can't help but quote Arrested Development in saying "her?"

  38. 38

    Katie died the day she married Tom Cruise.

  39. @v@ says – reply to this


    The zombie look is probably more directly connected to the hateful horror that the media can encompass these days, deserved or not, to fill columns or soundbites. Katie could probably get a role whenever she wishes, but I suspect she's making a conscious choice to be with little Suri. It's a good choice.

  40. 40

    i dont see the beef? Greg Kinnear and Barry Pepper are great actors

  41. 41

    Wow, that is a shock…but then when you believe in a made up religion by a con man what do you expect? What"s even sadder the history channel has lost it's way anyhow. Can anyone say revamp for them all..lol

  42. 42

    That is all kinds of not ok… how the hell did she get the part of Jackie Kennedy

  43. 43

    the only reason she gets roles now is because shes married to tom cruise. i feel bad for her.

  44. J.Mo says – reply to this


    Re: MMF828 – she is in another Kennedy production, I don't think it's TV tho.

  45. J.Mo says – reply to this


    I hate Katie and love the Kennedy family but I think this is good casting!

  46. 46

    I think she will do well in this, and now that I think about it, she could really look like her. She has the right kinda poise.

  47. 47

    Scientology kills!
    Remember Lisa McPherson

  48. 48

    Perez, looks like your new choice of word is "travesty". Isn't there another word you can use?

  49. 49

    Another Kennedy movie - how boring.

  50. 50


  51. 51

    Not too long ago when I was flipping channels I saw Wm Peterson (Grissom-CSI) as daddy Joe Kennedy in a miniseries or tv movie. I loved Grissom, but honestly Peterson was only so-so in the role. Katie as Jackie? Anything is possible with the right connections.

  52. 52

    Katie is a PERFECT Jackie! The same breed, American stosh….

  53. 53

    I think the Weather channel has more viewers than the History channel.

  54. 54

    Re: ProfLinus
    exactly! long live Bill Maher.

  55. 55

    Why wouldn't she play Jackie O? She resembles Jackie O. Holmes is a good actress. Last but not least, she can always depend on her stylish BFF, Posh Spice to give her great advice on selecting her wardrobe for the role. Lay off her people. Holmes will do just fine!

  56. 56

    If she 's a real zombie, she 'd look perfect in a blood spattered Chanel suit.

  57. 57

    When a mini series/movie/show is created by a SUPER UBER CONSERVATIVE like JOEL SURNOW, nothing is surprising.

  58. 58

    Perez you are such a BULLY!!! What the hell did Katie ever do to you?? NOTHING!!! The only people you ever seem to like and support are the gays. I have nothing wrong with gays or you being gay, but I do have a problem with hypocrites like yourself. Why not try starting to treat everyone with the same respect whether they are gay or straight!!!

    I think Katie will do a wonderful job!!! :)

  59. 59

    and further more Kate did not die the day she married Tom. She became a wife and a mother who puts her family first. Just because she isn't starring in all these movies and acting full time doesn't make her any less of great woman that she is!!!!

  60. 60

    Katie is perfect for this role. In fact, she's playing it in real life. Instead of Camelot, Tom and Katie are already king and queen of Scamalot.

  61. 61

    type casting. playing the wife of a monster.

  62. 62

    Mariska Hartigay would have been a much better choice. She looks like Jackie O on the face AND SHE CAN ACTUALLY ACT! History Channel got it very, VERY wrong this time.

  63. 63

    Re: beezer – agreed!
    brilliant actress

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