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Rob Lowe to Portray JFK in "Killing Kennedy"

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Rob Lowe portrayed Liberace’s plastic surgeon this past weekend in HBO’s Behind the Candelabra and now he’s been tapped to play John F. Kennedy in the National Geographic Channel’s upcoming film Killing Kennedy, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The film is a follow-up to the channel’s popular movie Killing Lincoln, which was based on a book by Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Killing Kennedy is also based on a book by O’Reilly and Dugard.

The film begins in 1959 with Kennedy announcing his candidacy for the White House and ends in 1963 with his assassination.

Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin is cast as Jacqueline Kennedy. Michelle Trachtenberg will portray Marina Oswald, the wife of JFK’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Production is scheduled to begin in June in Richmond, Va.

No air date has been announced, but it’s expected to air sometime around the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination on November 22.

The National Geographic Channel is also developing a film based on O’Reilly and Dugard’s upcoming book, Killing Jesus.

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Will Rob Lowe Replace Regis Philbin?

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(NEW YORK) -- The latest rumor on a replacement for Regis Philbin is Rob Lowe, according to a report by TMZ.

The actor already has a gig on Parks and Recreation, but the report says when Lowe did a guest host spot with Kelly Ripa on Live! with Kelly, execs at ABC “loved the chemistry” between the two.  The report says network executives have been in talks with the actor’s reps in the hope of making the partnership permanent.

Speaking to a TMZ reporter at New York's JFK International Airport, the actor said, “I love New York.  I love the energy.  It would be a nice change of pace.  I’m a California boy, but it would be fun.”  Live! with Kelly is produced in New York.

Neil Patrick Harris, Jerry Seinfeld, and Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, have also co-hosted the morning talk show since Philbin left late last year.

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Drew Peterson's Lawyers Try to Shut Down Lifetime Movie About Him

PRNewsFoto/Lifetime(LOS ANGELES) -- Lawyers for Drew Peterson, the former Chicago police officer charged with murdering his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth, sent a cease-and-desist letter to Lifetime on Wednesday in an effort to get them to shut down the TV movie about him, reports

The movie, tentatively titled The Drew Peterson Story, aka Ladykiller, is currently in production and stars Rob Lowe as Peterson.

The lawyers claim Lifetime has no legal right to use Peterson's name, likeness or story without Peterson's approval.  In addition, they allege that the film defames Peterson because he has not been convicted of a crime.

Peterson has remained in jail since he was arrested in May 2009 and charged with murder in the 2004 bathtub drowning of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.  He's also a suspect, but hasn't been charged, in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.  Peterson maintains his innocence in both cases.

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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.

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Report: Rob Lowe's Book Hurts Melissa Gilbert

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Did the romance between Rob Lowe and Melissa Gilbert mean more to her than it did to him?  Gilbert wrote extensively about her relationship with the actor in her 2010 autobiography Prairie Tale, but he barely mentions her in his new book, reports The former Little House on the Prairie star reportedly mentioned Lowe 77 times in her book, but Lowe only discussed her four times in his book, Stories I Only Tell My Friends.

In her book, Gilbert wrote at length about her on-again, off-again relationship with Lowe in the 1980s and her pregnancy miscarriage when they were together.  A friend of Gilbert's said Lowe's decision to slight her in his book has hurt her. 

The source said, "She's devastated that someone who meant so much to her, someone who dominated her young life, doesn't think she was as important to him as her was to her."

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Rob Lowe Reveals Party Lifestyle Competition with Charlie Sheen

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen is Hollywood’s unofficial party animal, but Rob Lowe reveals he went head-to-head with Tinseltown’s reigning warlock years ago and the two actually competed to see who could play harder. 

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lowe says in the late '80s, when he was making the movie Masquerade and Sheen was working on Wall Street, the two “competed to see who could play harder, then show up for work and still kick a**.”  Who won?  Lowe says, “The verdict: Charlie by a nose.”  Lowe says Sheen in the 1980s was a wonderful mix of “nerd and rebel.”

Lowe recently completed his autobiography and shared details with Vanity Fair for its May issue.  Recalling his days as a member of Hollywood’s so-called "Brat Pack" of young actors in the 1980s, which also included Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald and others, Lowe tells the magazine, “The 'Brat Pack' is timeless. We should all be so lucky in our lives to create things that we're still talking about 25 years later.”

Lowe also recalls a moment for the magazine when he was 17 and auditioning for the movie The Outsiders. He remembers co-star Tom Cruise being “robotic” and having a “bloodless focus” and intensity that he had never encountered before.  Lowe says while the rest of the young actors were “staggering around like happy goofs,” Cruise was acting “like a 50-year-old businessman,” expressing shock that he had to share a room with the others.

The issue of Vanity Fair arrives on newsstands in New York and L.A. March 31, and the rest of the nation on April 5.

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Rob Lowe Won't Replace Charlie Sheen

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Rob Lowe has no love for Two and a Half Men.

Despite Charlie Sheen's assertations that Lowe is "a beautiful man" and would make a "fabulous" potential replacement for him on Two and a Half Men, Parks and Recreation executive producer Michael Schur revealed at a panel in Los Angeles on Wednesday that Lowe has signed a "multiyear contract" with his show.

Schur added that "there's no truth" to the rumors that Lowe will replace Sheen. "The Internet lit a match and set itself on fire," he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On fire indeed. Many online commenters wouldn't mind if Lowe -- or John Stamos, another name that's been bandied about -- stepped into Sheen's shoes. Sheen gave both actors a thumbs-up in an interview on Dan Patrick's radio show Wednesday and offered them -- or whoever his successor may be -- some advice:

"What I would advise them to do, though, is just make it their own," Sheen added. "Don't, don't, don't think about anything that I've done brilliantly on the show for 177,000 episodes...but I would just tell them, make it your own."

Indeed, Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre crafted the Charlie Harper character for Sheen, not for any other actor. Do both love to drink? Check. Both drawn to multiple women at a time? Check. Both prone to fits of rage? Check.

But surely a man not fueled by "tiger blood" or built with "Adonis DNA" could play the similarly-minded uncle, cousin, long lost best friend or secret half-brother of TV's most loved playboy. (Isn't that why they call it acting?) Considering the studio suits probably have their hands full with threats from Sheen's lawyer and the potential loss of hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue, we thought we'd throw them a line. 

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