Katie Holmes' "Kennedy" Project Is History
All of that work for nothing. That's the reality for Katie Holmes. It looks like the latest project by Tom Cruise's wife may never see the light of day. Holmes landed the role of Jackie Kennedy in the miniseries The Kennedys. However, it seems that none of the networks are willing to touch the project with a 10-foot-pole. Originally, The History Channel was going to air The Kennedys, but it later decided to drop it, which is almost worse than being axed by the now-defunct WB. With The History Channel being history, Showtime had considered picking up The Kennedys. But it, too, pulled out. One executive told the New York Times that while there has been some interest from other networks, there aren't any takers. One individual who seems to be taking the snub personally is Canadian director Jon Cassar. He says, "We were very surprised. The actual product takes no political stance one way or the other." Cassar told one media outlet that he believes the political family has played a role in getting his eight-part series snuffed out. Cassar points out, "I doubt [the Kennedys] have seen it. They were objecting to it before it started. They were objecting to the idea of it." The History Channel maintains that they axed the series because it was a "dramatic interpretation" that was "not a hit for the History brand." When all else fails, there's always E!