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'The Kennedys' miniseries premiere: Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes toast political royalty

March 29, 2011 |  4:20 pm

Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes at 'The Kennedys' premiere
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.

 Hollywood royalty walked the red carpet to toast American royalty at the premiere of "The Kennedys" on Monday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The eight-part miniseries stars Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy and Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy, starting with a two-hour episode April 3 on Reelz Channel.

Kinnear was joined by wife Helen Labdon, and Holmes was accompanied by husband Tom Cruise at the Beverly Hills premiere. (Click on the pics for more photos.)

'The Kennedys' premiere photos The Jon Cassar-directed miniseries documents the lives of multiple generations of the political family. The project had originally been booted from the History Channel because the Kennedy family thought the interpretation was overdramatic and critical.

Barry Pepper plays Robert F. Kennedy and Charlotte Sullivan plays Marilyn Monroe in the series. Serge Houde, who portrays mobster Sam Giancana, joined Pepper and Sullivan at the Goldwyn Theater, as did Kristin Booth, the actress who appears as Ethel Kennedy in the series.

"The Middle" star Patricia Heaton and a pregnant Autumn Reeser, of "No Ordinary Family," walked the red carpet with Joan Collins and younger sister Jackie Collins.

In addition, "The Mentalist" actress Amanda Righetti, "24's" Powers Boothe and "Alias" actor Kevin Weisman were on hand for the festivities.

[For the record, 5:20 p.m. March 29: This post originally said Jackie Collins was Joan Collins' daughter. Jackie Collins is in fact Joan Collins' younger sister; the post has been revised to reflect that.]


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Top photo: "The Kennedys" stars Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes talk at the premiere of the television series "The Kennedys" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Monday. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters.

Right photo: Tom Cruise joins wife Katie Holmes at the premiere. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters.