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Television Thu Dec 08 2011

Must See TV? Drew Peterson: Untouchable

drewpeterson_untouchable.jpgDrew Peterson: Untouchable, the made-for-TV movie starring Rob Lowe, makes its official debut on Lifetime on January 21 at 7pm. The movie, which the Peterson defense team tried to keep from being made, "follows the fascinating tale of police officer Drew Peterson's fall from grace after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife." Here's the official synopsis:

Charming Chicago-area officer Drew Peterson (Lowe) seemed virtually "untouchable" in more ways than one when it came to his womanizing ways, having been married three times before landing the eye and affection of Stacy Cales (Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory), a woman half his age. As Peterson's relationship with Stacy blossoms, his relationship with third wife Kathleen Savio (Cara Buono, Mad Men) unravels in a bitter divorce -- until Kathleen is inexplicably found dead in an empty bathtub. Soon after making Stacy his fourth wife and having their first child, Peterson's jealousy and controlling ways begin to strain their marriage. Suddenly Stacy disappears, leaving her two children, and Peterson's older children behind. Peterson insists that Stacy left him for another man but in the wake of her disappearance, new questions are raised about Kathleen's death and her case is re-opened, drawing national media attention to Peterson and the strange cases of Kathleen and Stacy. Peterson seems to bask in the media attention, professing his innocence and announcing his engagement to yet another younger woman. But when authorities take a closer look at the circumstances surrounding both cases, a different kind of spotlight is placed on him as more questions arise. Are Kathleen's death and Stacy's still-unknown whereabouts just a tragic coincidence? Or is there more there than meets the eye?

Peterson remains in jail awaiting trial for the alleged murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found drowned in a bathtub in 2004. The death was originally ruled accidental, but the case was reopened after the disappearance of Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, in 2007.

UPDATE: Here's the first trailer:

 
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Kelly Reaves / December 9, 2011 12:07 PM

HAHA! Look at Rob Lowe in that ridiculous wig/mustache combo!

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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