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Rob Lowe Has Empathy For Justin Bieber, Says Fans Don't Give A S**t About His Music

April 8th, 2014 9:08am EDT
Rob Lowe Has Empathy For Justin Bieber, Says Fans Don't Give A S
While promoting his new book "Love Life," actor Rob Lowe told Oprah Winfrey his thoughts about pop star Justin Bieber, for whom he has "tremendous empathy."

"He makes really good music, he does," Lowe said in the interview for "Oprah Prime." "But I think he knows the dark secret, and the dark secret is that 80 percent of his audience doesn't give a s**t about his music. He knows it. It bums him out."

Lowe, who knows what it's like to be a young heartthrob, added, "They care about lemming-think, and their girlfriends and who's oohing and ahhing. It has nothing to do with what he's doing as...
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11 Celebrity Scandals We Forgot About

March 29th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
kanye West
Everyone loves a juicy celebrity scandal and in the past ten years alone, there have been so many that its hard to keep track of them all! Still, there are still some that when you do recall, you can remember every minute in juicy detail. In no particular order are 11 of the best celebrity scandals we forgot about. Now do you remember? We thought you would!

1. Kanye West, "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People!", 2005

The "Concert for Hurricane Relief" in support of victims of Hurricane Katrina was to be a place where singers and celebrities came together to aid the areas most aff...
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Rob Lowe Recalls Crazy Date With Madonna

March 13th, 2014 9:00pm EDT
Rob Lowe
In his new book "Love Life," Rob Lowe opens up about a date he had with Madonna. The actor, who was 20 at the time, attended one of her concerts in Los Angeles in 1984, and the singer, then 26, asked him to visit her backstage.

He explains: "She was cute and she was young and she was single, and so I sat front row... she was a revelation... 'Madonna would like to see you backstage,' a security guard said as the house lights came up... She had flawless skin and eyes that imparted secrets... she asked what movie I was working on and so I told her a little about St. Elmo's Fire, which I had j...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

January 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...
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First Look: Check Out Rob Lowe As JFK In 'Killing Kennedy'

June 12th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe will play President John F. Kennedy in National Geographic Channel's upcoming two-hour original drama "Killing Kennedy."

The network just released an image of Lowe on the set of the film, which started production yesterday in Richmond, Va.

Ginnifer Goodwin ("Once Upon A Time") plays first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Michelle Trachtenberg ("Gossip Girl") stars in her first Russian-speaking role as Marina Oswald, and Will Rothhaar portrays Lee Harvey Oswald.

The film, based on the best-selling book of the same name, chronicles one of the most shocking events in American history, foll...
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The Morning Roundup: 'The Voice,' Scarlett Johansson As Hillary Clinton & Rob Lowe To Play JFK

May 29th, 2013 10:32am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
It's looking more and more like country star Blake Shelton will three-peat as the winning coach on NBC's hit singing show "The Voice." Tuesday night's cuts left the singer with a 50/50 shot of winning after three of his singers remain in the top six, while Usher, Shakira and Adam Levine each have one singer remaining in the competition. (story)

Rob Lowe is set to star as JFK in the adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's bestselling novel, "Killing Kennedy," for the National Geographic channel. Nat Geo aired the adaptation of O’Reilly’s "Killing Lincoln," in February, which was the most-watched show...
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Rob Lowe To Play John F. Kennedy In Upcoming TV Movie

May 29th, 2013 8:22am EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin will be starring in an upcoming National Geographic TV movie about assassinated  President John F. Kennedy.

Former The West Wing star Lowe will play Kennedy, while Goodwin landed the role of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the new drama "Killing Kennedy," which is based on Bill O'Reilly's bestselling novel of the same name.

Michelle Trachtenberg will play Russian-born Marina Oswald, the wife of accused killer Lee Harvey Oswald, who was shot and killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby before he could face trial.

On Tuesday, Trachtenberg posted on Twitter: "Exci...
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Rob Lowe To Star As JFK In 'Killing Kennedy'

May 28th, 2013 5:42pm EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin are set to play husband and wife after signing up to star in an upcoming TV movie about former President John F. Kennedy.

The former The West Wing actor will play the assassinated politician, while Goodwin will portray First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the new drama Killing Kennedy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on the project, based on author Bill O'Reilly's bestselling novel of the same name, is set to begin in Richmond, Virginia next month. It will air on the National Geographic Channel later this year to coincide with the 50th anniversa...
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Sparks Fly Between Matt Damon And Michael Douglas In 'Behind The Candelabra' Trailer

April 8th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
Behind the Candelabra
Finally, the first trailer for Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra has arrived to give us a peek at the film centered on the singer's relationship with Scott Thorson.

Matt Damon will be playing Thorson, who met Liberace (played by Michael Douglas), when he was 16 and became his companion at 17. In the late 70s, Thorson would drive Liberace on stage during his Las Vegas performances in a Rolls-Royce in a garish driver's uniform.

The 42 year-old Damon doesn't look like a teenager, but things get really creepy when he's convinced to go under the knife for plastic surgery to look like Lib...
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Stars Rally Behind Jodie Foster, Who Wrote Essay Supporting Kristen Stewart

August 16th, 2012 9:59am EDT
Jodie Foster
Rob Lowe and Ryan Murphy have patted Jodie Foster on the back for defending Kristen Stewart after reports surfaced that the "Twilight" star had an affair with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director.

On Wednesday, Foster slammed the media for hounding her "Panic Room" co-star, who is dealing with public fall out over the scandal.

Foster wrote on TheDailyBeast.com, "There's no guilt in acknowledging the human interest in public linens. It's as old as the hills. Lift up beautiful young people like gods and then pull them down to earth to gaze at their seams. See, they're just like us. Bu...
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Rob Lowe To Star In Lifetime's TV Movie 'Prosecuting Casey Anthony'

May 4th, 2012 8:16am EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe has signed up to star in a new movie detailing the trial of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman who was cleared of killing her young daughter in a headline-grabbing court case last year.

The West Wing star will play real-life prosecutor Jeff Ashton in an upcoming Lifetime TV film based on the attorney's best-selling book Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony, which was released shortly after Anthony was acquitted last July.

Anthony was accused of drugging her two-year-old daughter Caylee and suffocating her with duct tape in 2008, but her lawyers claimed the youngster accid...
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Tribeca Notes 4/26: Rob Lowe's 'Knife Fight' A Success, '2 Days In New York' To Premiere

April 26th, 2012 11:20am EDT
Rob Lowe
The premiere of Rob Lowe's Knife Fight last night was a rousing success. It was well-written, funny, and smart. One of the more enjoyable experiences I've had screening thus far at Tribeca.

If you’re looking to rush the ticket line tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival, there are a pair of powerful documentaries playing that are worth your time. the first is Planet of Snail, the story of a blind/deaf Korean man who happens to be an aspiring writer and his tiny, handicapped wife. The most heartwarming scene of all the films playing at Tribeca might just be in this film, when the couple mu...
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Nine Random Moments To Love At The 69th Annual Golden Globes

January 16th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Nine Random Moments To Love At The 69th Annual Golden Globes
Hollywood's elite found their way back to the red carpet for the highly anticipated 69th Annual Golden Globes. And, like every awards show, it was ripe with all the ingredients of must-watch moments: those fashion hits and misses, awkward moments, tech hiccups, touching speeches and funny faces caught on camera.

That said, in watching through all of that we handpicked a series of those moments that do wonders to sum up the show, whether or not you caught last night's awards action. So keep reading and check out some of the highlights:

1. Julianne Moore & Rob Lowe Script Hiccup: The vet a...
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Many Stars Tracing Their Family Trees On New Season Of 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

January 7th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Rob Lowe
Viewers can take an up-close and personal look inside the family history of some of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities when NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" returns for its third season on Friday, February 3 (8-9 p.m. ET).

The celebrities who star in the new season will be Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, Blair Underwood, Reba McEntire, Rob Lowe, Helen Hunt, Rita Wilson, Edie Falco, Rashida Jones, Jerome Bettis, Jason Sudeikis and Paula Deen.

"Who Do You Think You Are?" is an adaptation of the award-winning hit British television documentary series that leads celebrities on a journe...
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Rob Lowe Lands Another Book Deal

December 12th, 2011 11:38am EST
Rob Lowe
Actor Rob Lowe is to expand upon his writing skills by penning a new tome about love, sex and marriage.

Earlier this year, The West Wing star published his memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, and the book went on to win critical acclaim on the New York Times bestseller list.

And now Lowe is looking to capitalize on his new-found success as an author by signing a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster for Love Life, a novel which will focus on his own experiences and observations.

Jonathan Karp, a rep for the company, released a statement which reads, "The first book proved that Rob ...
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Backstage At The Nokia For The Emmy's HP TouchSmart Gift Lounge

September 19th, 2011 9:17pm EDT
Christina Hendricks
Awards shows always have some of the best perks in the biz and swag was definitely not lacking for the Emmy's this year at The HP TouchSmart Gift Lounge backstage at the Nokia Theatre!

Moments before winning the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor, "Modern Family’s" Ty Burrell was backstage enjoying the HP TouchSmart Gift Lounge where he was overheard telling a friend that his wife is the one who should be honored for her supporting role, saying “I’ve been unemployed most of my life, so its great to be working.”

Ty wasn’t the only star feeling the support of his loved ones at this year’s Emmy...
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Stars Commemorate 10th Anniversary Of 9/11

September 11th, 2011 9:55am EDT
Lea Michele, Will.i.am and Olivia Wilde
Stars from across the world of showbusiness have remembered the victims of 9/11 on the 10th anniversary of the atrocity.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the worst terrorist attack in America's history after two hijacked airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers at New York's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. A third slammed into the Pentagon in Virginia and a fourth crash landed in Pennsylvania.

Now a whole host of famous faces have taken to their Twitter.com blogs to pay tribute to the spirit of the American people.

Glee star Lea Michele, who was born in the Bronx, New York, wri...
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Rob Lowe Goes Blond & More Bad Male Celebrity Hair

July 27th, 2011 8:27am EDT
Rob Lowe
Everyone has a bad hair day once in a while, but these male celebs have bad haircuts, and that's way more serious.

Rob Lowe is usually dark and handsome, but he recently debuted a new blond 'do, and we're not feeling it.

Bradley Cooper is known for his signature swept back locks, but they're long gone. He showed off his shorter style at a recent wax figure reveal.

And Robert Pattinson also had a run in with a pair of clippers. He sported a half-shaved look at Comic-Con last week for a new film role.

Check out their new looks in the video below, and tell us what you think!
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Rob Lowe's Drew Peterson Film In Jeopardy

July 15th, 2011 2:27pm EDT
Rob Lowe
Actor Rob Lowe's forthcoming movie portrayal of accused killer Drew Peterson has been thrown into jeopardy - the suspect has launched legal proceedings to halt production on the project.

The former police sergeant is currently awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, whose death had initially been ruled an accidental drowning. He is also suspected of killing his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who disappeared in 2007.

Lowe recently began working on the TV movie for Lifetime network, tentatively titled Ladykiller: The Drew Peterson Story, but...
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Joe Jonas Dating Model Karlie Kloss?

July 12th, 2011 8:53am EDT
Joe Jonas
Joe Jonas has sparked rumors of a new romance after he was photographed with model Karlie Kloss at Prince William's charity polo match on Saturday.

The singer was among the guests in attendance at the royal event in Santa Barbara, California and appeared to strike up a fast friendship with Kloss, the face of top designer label Oscar de la Renta.

The pair even took a moment to slip into a photo booth together to snap a series of fun black and white shots, which show them laughing, making silly faces and gazing into each other's eyes.

Rob Lowe, Rosario Dawson, Orlando Bloom and Zoe Saldana...
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Rob Lowe To Play Accused Killer Drew Peterson

June 15th, 2011 9:04am EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe has signed up to play accused killer Drew Peterson in a TV retelling of his sensational story.

The former Illinois police sergeant is currently awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, whose 2004 death had initially been ruled an accidental drowning after her body was found in a bathtub.

He was also suspected of killing his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who disappeared in 2007, but has long protested his innocence.

Lowe is now set to bring Peterson's tale to the small screen in a new TV movie for Lifetime network, with The Big B...
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Rob Lowe And Bradley Cooper Trash Talk Sarah Jessica Parker

June 2nd, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Bradley Cooper
An innocent question about a spat between Rob Lowe and Sarah Jessica Parker turned into a running gag on the Graham Norton Show, with Bradley Cooper chiming in!

Rob Lowe was promoting his book on the talk show, and Graham brought up an apparent issue Sarah had with it. "Oh, she's a bitch," joked Rob Lowe. He continued, "She was pissed because I got her eye color wrong. She said 'I cannot believe that you don't remember my eyes are blue.'" Lowe then said he learned of her displeasure through third party intermediaries.

"Why was her eye color in the book?" Asked Ed Helms, who was at the s...
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Rob Lowe Still Fuming Over 'Outsiders' Snub

May 16th, 2011 3:56pm EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe still harbors resentment after several of his scenes were cut from classic 1980s movie The Outsiders without his knowledge, insisting the snub is "unforgivable".

The actor made his big screen debut playing Sodapop Curtis in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of the S.E. Hinton novel, about feuding teenage gangs in the 1960s.

However, he admits he was devastated after watching the film for the first time and realizing his part had been significantly reduced.

He says, "Somebody could have called me. I was 18 years old. They should have called me. I've never forgiven them for tha...
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ABC Cancels 'Brothers & Sisters'

May 15th, 2011 2:10pm EDT
Brothers & Sisters
Calista Flockhart and Sally Field's family drama Brothers & Sisters has been canceled.

The show's recent fifth season will be its last - due to falling ratings. The finale airs Sunday night.

Brothers & Sisters also featured Rachel Griffiths, Patricia Wettig, Rob Lowe, Ron Rifkin and Dave Annable among its all-star cast.

Field won a 2007 Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy Award for her portrayal of matriarch Nora Walker on the TV drama.
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Rob Lowe Says He Was Onboard Al Qaeda's 9/11 Test Flight

May 4th, 2011 2:42pm EDT
Rob Lowe
Actor Rob Lowe has sensationally revealed he was onboard the terrorist test flight Al Qaeda operatives took while planning the 9/11 attacks on America.

The former The West Wing and Brothers & Sisters star didn't realize how close he came to the men behind the 2001 atrocities until he received a letter from the Attorney General of Maryland in excusing him from having to testify at the 2006 trial of hijack mastermind Zacarias Moussaoui.

Moussaoui, who was arrested after the 9/11 attacks on New York and The Pentagon that killed almost 3,000 people, was on Lowe's flight from Washington, D.C...
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Shame From Sex Tape Made Rob Lowe 'Finally Get Sober'

April 29th, 2011 8:41am EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe has credited his 1989 sex tape scandal for sparking his sobriety because the drama made the him realize his life was spiralling out of control.

The actor hit the headlines after a sexual encounter with a 16 year old was caught on tape, and he immediately feared his career as a Hollywood golden boy was over.

But not everything that came out of the scandal was bad - it made him seek help to get sober.

Speaking about the sex tape drama on Thursday's "Oprah Winfrey Show," the star said, "What it ends up doing is accelerating my alcohol stuff to where I finally get sober and I've bee...
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Robe Lowe Reminisces About Drinking Competitions With Charlie Sheen

March 30th, 2011 9:01am EDT
Rob Lowe
Longtime friends Rob Lowe and Charlie Sheen used to compete to see who could party the hardest and still function on set the next day.

Lowe recalls sharing some hard partying nights with the embattled star while the two filmed separate movies in New York City during the '80s.

Lowe tells Vanity Fair, "We competed to see who could play harder, then show up for work and still kick a**. The verdict: Charlie by a nose."

The "West Wing" actor also reveals some other fond memories of the "one-of-a-kind" star in his autobiography, admitting he always used to look up to Sheen when he was a strugg...
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Rob Lowe On Partying Days With Charlie Sheen: "We Competed To See Who Could Play Harder"

March 29th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Rob Lowe, Charlie Sheen | Photo Credits: Chelsea Lauren/FilmMagi
Back in the '80s, Rob Lowe and Charlie Sheen competed frequently — but not for movie parts.

"We competed to see who could play harder, then show up for work and still kick a--," Lowe tells Vanity Fair. "The verdict: Charlie by a nose."

Charlie Sheen hopes Rob Lowe replaces him on Two and a Half Men

Lowe, who recently finished his autobiography, shared excerpts with the magazine. In the book, he calls Sheen "one-of-a-kind ... a Polo preppy ...

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Charlie Sheen Apologizes To Jon Cryer And Others, Could Be Giving Last Interviews

March 10th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Charlie Sheen
Is Charlie Sheen slowing down? The former Two and a Half Men star has been apologizing in his latest radio interviews - which could be his last, as well!

Sheen apologized to former co-star Jon Cryer, whom he called a "troll" in previous publications. "I'll apologize to Jon right now," he said in an interview with K-EARTH 101. "It's a little bit of a half-apology. An Apol."

On Dan Patrick's radio show, Charlie apologized to both John Stamos and Rob Lowe. He bashed the two actors after is was rumored that they could replace him on Two and a Half Men. Sheen said of Lowe, "He's a buddy of m...
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Rob Lowe Won't Be Replacing Charlie Sheen On 'Two And A Half Men'

March 10th, 2011 9:03am EST
ROb Lowe
Michael Schur reveals that Rob Lowe is under a "multiyear contract" and therefore won't be replacing Charlie Sheen on the CBS comedy, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Parks and Recreation executive producer Michael Schur shot down the idea that Rob Lowe would be leaving the NBC comedy to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.

Lowe, who joined Parks this season, is one of several names -- including John Stamos -- that have surfaced as a possible replacement for Sheen, who was fired from Men on Monday.

At the Parks panel at PaleyFest on Wednesday night, Schur was adamant that Low...
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