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Casey Anthony Movie Set to Air in January

Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Lifetime movie, Prosecuting Casey Anthony, will air on Jan. 19, according to the New York Post

The film is based on District Attorney Jeff Ashton’s book, Imperfect Justice, and is told mostly through the eyes of the attorneys involved in the trial.

Rob Lowe portrays Ashton, the prosecutor who lost the case. Oscar Nunez of The Office is cast as Anthony’s lawyer, Jose Baez. Actress Virginia Welch plays Casey Anthony, the young Florida mom who was acquitted of murder this past July in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Lifetime says the Anthony character makes just a few brief appearances in the true-crime TV movie, which was filmed over the summer in Canada.

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Offer to Casey Anthony to Star in Adult Film Withdrawn

Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The world couldn’t get enough of Casey Anthony during her trial, but since the verdict of not guilty was announced Tuesday, that interest has turned to outrage.

It's also prompted Vivid Entertainment's Steve Hirsch to withdraw his offer to feature Anthony in an adult film.

In a statement, Hirsch said, "We were ready to make an offer to Casey to star in one of our feature films.  It's clear to me now, however, that there has been an overwhelmingly negative response to our offer and so we've decided to withdraw it."

"We now believe that we underestimated the emotional response that people are having to the verdict.  A movie starring Casey Anthony is not what people want to see," he added.

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Celebrities Tweet Reactions to Casey Anthony Verdict; Jay Leno Jokes

Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Casey Anthony was found not guilty in Florida Tuesday of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.

The verdict shocked people everywhere, including many celebs, who took to Twitter to give their reaction to the jury’s decision.  Here a sampling of some of their tweets:

The Office star Rainn Wilson : "Dear Florida, THANK YOU for freeing Casey! She's now available for partying and babysitting!"

Sharon Osbourne: "Casey Anthony not guilty??’s a disgrace. She’ll probably get her own reality show now."

Kathy Griffin: "Wow. Ok, now this case has my attn. Not guilty? Really? I just assumed..."

Aubrey O'Day: “They said she’s Not Guilty guys. The jury was her maker & that’s the law. I don’t know, my heart hurts. I don’t feel like justice was served.”

Roseanne Barr: "casey-you were so smart to hide the body in the swamp! You got away with killing your baby!"

Kim Kardashian: “WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!”

Mandy Moore: “I'm from Orlando and have been hooked on the trial the last few weeks. The defense team was abysmal! This is shocking! Poor, poor Caylee.”

Kevin Nealon: “Casey Anthony. You go girl! You have three years of partying to make up for!”

Star Jones: “I believe in the jury system & accept the verdict...but I can't take smiles from Casey Anthony right now. She may be Not Guilty...but her baby is dead!”

Carson Daly: “That jury better get into hiding.”

Jay Leno reacted to the verdict during his monologue on Tuesday’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Referring to the jury that found O.J. Simpson not guilty, Leno joked, “Apparently what happened was the O.J. jury retired and moved to Florida.  This is their first time back.”

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