Entries in Parks and Recreation (3)


Kelly Clarkson Says She ‘Sucks’ at Acting, Has Dream Role in Mind

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kelly Clarkson may have gotten her start on TV, but landing a gig acting on a TV show isn’t one of her goals.  However, she told ABC News Radio that she would just love to guest star on her current favorite show, NBC’s Parks & Recreation.

“Oh my God, I want to either play a bad actress — ’cause I am horrible at it — or I just wanna do something really funny or outrageous,” Clarkson said about her dream TV guest role.  “I think if I had to do, like, a really ridiculous character, I’d be better at it.  It’d make me more comfortable. Playing a straight man — that’s not my thing.”

Over the years, Clarkson has appeared on a few TV shows but said she doesn’t do it to get her foot in the door as an actress. “The only shows you’ll see me on are shows I like, and I just want to hang out with the cast,” she said. “It has nothing to do with me wanting to be an actress. I suck at acting!”

Clarkson appeared on Reba, which starred her good friend Reba McEntire, and American Dreams, which had a plot that revolved around Dick Clark’s old show American Bandstand.  ”I loved [it], I wanted to play Brenda Lee,” she said.  “You know, if it’s something that I’m really into, then I’ll do it, but other than that, I’m not gonna sign up to act!”

Kelly may still be scarred from her first acting experience: the universally-panned film From Justin to Kelly, which she and American Idol season one runner-up Justin Guarini were contractually obligated to make.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Rob Lowe Takes on Drew Peterson in Lifetime Movie

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Rob Lowe is raising eyebrows with a new role.

The "Parks and Recreation" actor is currently playing accused killed Drew Peterson in "Untouchable," a Lifetime movie being filmed in Los Angeles.

Peterson, a 57-year-old former Illinois police sergeant, has been in jail since 2009 on charges of killing two of his four wives.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


NBC Shuffles TV Lineup; Premieres New Show 'Perfect Couples'

Photo Courtesy - NBC Universal(NEW YORK) -- NBC shuffles its Thursday-night lineup this week, adding two comedies to the schedule.

At 8:30 p.m. Eastern time, the new series Perfect Couples begins its run.  Perfect Couples, which aired a sneak preview episode last month, focuses on three couples and their relationships with one another.  The Daily Show personality Olivia Munn and former Worst Week actor Kyle Bornheimer star.

At 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, Parks and Recreation opens its third season.  Amy Poehler is back as parks and recreation department employee Leslie Knope.  Rob Lowe and former Party Down actor Adam Scott joined the cast late last season, playing a pair of state auditors.

30 Rock moves to 10:00 p.m. Eastern time, followed by the freshman comedy Outsourced.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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