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Levine causes controversy, Lowe to play JFK

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 01:07

May 29 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Adam Levine causes a controversy with his on-air comment, Rob Lowe is set to play John F. Kennedy, and Miranda Lambert joins other country music celebrities for a charity telethon. Bob Mezan reports.

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Adam Levine caused some controversy on the set of his TV singing competition series, "The Voice." The Maroon 5 frontman was heard muttering "I hate this country" after two of his three singers were eliminated. Distressed viewers who heard the remark, which was picked up by a live microphone, have been complaining about the comment. Levine took to Twitter, posting a series of words including, "joke," "humorless," and "misunderstand." Rob Lowe has reportedly signed on to play John F. Kennedy in a made-for-TV movie marking the 50th anniversary of the American president's 1963 assassination. The movie, called "Killing Kennedy," will be a two-hour National Geographic "factual drama." No word yet on when the movie will air. Finally, Miranda Lambert will join some of the biggest names in country music for a telethon to raise money for victims of the tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on May 20th. Lambert will join other singers, including Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill for the show, set to air on U.S. network NBC on Wednesday (May 29).

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Levine causes controversy, Lowe to play JFK

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 01:07