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Shame From Sex Tape Made Rob Lowe 'Finally Get Sober'

4/29/2011 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...

Robe Lowe Reminisces About Drinking Competitions With Charlie Sheen

3/30/2011 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...

Rob Lowe On Partying Days With Charlie Sheen: "We Competed To See Who Could Play Harder"

3/29/2011 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

3/10/2011 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...

Rob Lowe Won't Be Replacing Charlie Sheen On 'Two And A Half Men'

3/10/2011 9:03am EST
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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...

Charlie Sheen To End It All?

3/9/2011 9:58pm EST
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has called the radio show, on which he kicked off his media blitz last month, to announce he's planning to go silent for a while.

The out-of-work TV star phoned in to The Dan Patrick Show on Fox Sports on Wednesday and told the host, "This could be my final interview."

He added, "This is where it all began and where it all ends."

Since his first phone call to Patrick, Sheen has appeared on a number of TV, radio and Internet outlets, where he blasted the producers and creator of his hit sitcom Two And A Half Men for suspending the series following his hospitalisation for an ...

Rob Lowe In Talks To Replace Charlie Sheen?

3/8/2011 3:45pm EST
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe is in talks to replace Charlie Sheen in Two And A Half Men.

Sheen was fired from the sitcom on Monday following a 10-day media blitz, during which he blasted show producers and show creator/writer Chuck Lorre for cancelling the remaining episodes of the current eighth season of the program.

And Lorre is already lining up the star's replacement following speculation TV veteran John Stamos would be the man for the job. reports Lorre's team has been talking to Lowe, who is currently starring in sitcom Parks & Recreation after stints on dramas Brothers & Sisters and The W...

What Can We Expect To See In Season 4 Of 'Californication'?

1/6/2011 10:29am EST
Californication Season 4
So, “Californication” is returning soon, and everyone’s favorite blind-in-one-eye leading man David Duchovny reprises his role as the perpetually creatively-blocked novelist Hank Moody. And I bet you real money he’s going to be having sex with people this season. Lots of sex. That he’ll feel bad about later.

Actually, that’s the entirety of “Californication.” Hank Moody has sex, feels bad about it later, then does it again. But gosh if he isn’t just so darn loveable.

I know the show is about that cycle. I know the show is supposed to be about how Hank Moody is a sex addict, and how he’s t...

Returning Mid-Season Shows: What's Worth Watching?

1/4/2011 12:00pm EST
The new 'American Idol'
We’ve already been over what new shows are premiering mid-season. There are lots of returning favorites as well, and some promise to be some of this year’s highest-rated programs. Others are sure to be stinkers. Here’s our guide to what’s returning, and what’s worth watching.

‘V’ – ABC, Jan. 4

Starring Elizabeth Mitchell (‘LOST’) as FBI agent Erica Evans and Morena Baccarin as the leader of the visitors, this season kicks off after a long hiatus. ABC calls it “a show we’d like to run as uninterrupted as possible.” Time will tell if the long wait has dented the show’s audience. Anyo...

Five Christmas Movies To Avoid Like The Plague

12/20/2010 10:33am EST
It’s the Christmas season once again, which means you will be inundated with Christmas movies of all shapes and sizes. Some are funny, some are classics, some are heartfelt and some are just awful. Never fear! I have compiled a list of Christmas movies to avoid like the plague. Overdose on “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story” if you want, but stay away from these duds.

5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Let me begin by admitting that there’s nothing inherently wrong with this movie. I enjoy Jim Carey as much as the next person who prefers drama over comedy. My one pr...

Denzel Washington, Vanessa Hudgens & Tons Of Stars Stand Up 2 Cancer

9/11/2010 9:15am EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond tugged at the heartstrings of TV viewers during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Friday night with special dedications to loved ones who had lost battles with the disease.

They were part of the all-star line-up of presenters, performers and phone operators who gave up their time to help raise funds for cancer research charities and awareness about the killer disease.

Among those who took part in the TV special were Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Diane Lane, Mandy Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Denzel Washington, while celebrities like Kelly Osbourne, Marg Helgenberg...

Chad Lowe Marries Longtime Girlfriend

8/31/2010 1:00pm EDT
Chad Lowe
Chad Lowe has put his failed marriage to Hilary Swank firmly behind him by exchanging vows with his longtime girlfriend.

The actor became a first-time father when his partner, film producer Kim Painter, gave birth to their daughter Mabel last year. And the happy couple made its union official by tying the knot on Saturday in an intimate beachside ceremony at the Terranea Resort in Los Angeles.

The groom's actor brother Rob served as best man and 15-month-old Mabel acted as ring bearer, according to

Lowe finalized his divorce from Swank in 2007.

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Balthazar Getty Quits 'Brothers & Sisters'

8/2/2010 8:26am EDT
Balthazar Getty
Actor Balthazar Getty has followed in Rob Lowe's footsteps by quitting hit show Brothers & Sisters, according to reports.

Lowe bid farewell to his TV family earlier this year and now Getty has also decided to leave the series ahead of the upcoming fifth season, according to

Sources tell the website the star's departure was a "creative decision" and the absence of his character, Tommy, will be explained in the premiere episode, which airs next month.

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Rob Lowe Involved In $660 Million Miramax Deal

8/1/2010 8:00am EDT
Rob Lowe
Robe Lowe is hoping to turn the fortunes of the Miramax Films studio around - the actor has confirmed he is one of the investors in a massive $660 million deal to acquire the company.

The West Wing star recently formed a multimedia investment venture with the chairman of Colony Capital LLC, Tom Barrack, and they were rumored to be in talks to buy the movie company.

Miramax was sold to a group of investors on Friday and Lowe has now confirmed he is part of the takeover.

In a statement, he says, "The acquisition of a classic brand like Miramax is an exciting first step in my partnership...

Rob Lowe In Trouble With The Taxman

7/27/2010 2:35pm EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe is in trouble with the tax office - the actor has been accused of owing $269,000 in back payments.

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have filed a lien against the West Wing star and his wife, Sheryl Berkoff, alleging they owe the massive sum in income tax payments dating back to 2008.

The paperwork was filed on July 9th in Lowe's native Ohio, according to The Detroit News, but Lowe's publicist Alan Nierob is adamant the star didn't know about the lien. He says, "I checked with my client and he knows nothing whatsoever about this and has not been contacted by anyon...

Rob Lowe Creates Multi-Million Dollar Company

7/2/2010 8:20am EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe is on the fast track to becoming a media mogul - the actor is reportedly creating a company to invest in sports teams, distribution firms and multimedia.

The former "West Wing" star and Colony Capital chief executive Tom Barrack have teamed for a multimedia venture backed with $500 million, according to the New York Post.

The new company will reportedly have a portfolio within California-based Colony Capital to invest in sports teams, distribution firms, television networks or online properties.

A source tells the newspaper the deal is "pretty far along."

Representatives for Lo...

Top 5 Embarrassing Oscar Moments

3/3/2010 1:35pm EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
As the highest honor anyone in Hollywood can hope to receive, the night of the Academy Awards is always a classy, star-studded and suspenseful event to remember. But whether due to tense nerves, poor planning, big egos, or maybe just an overabundance of champagne, the Oscars not only award great talent, but produce some very memorable embarrassing moments. Here’s the top five list, stretching all the way back from 1939!

James Cameron’s Titanic Acceptance Speeches – 1998

After producer John Landau rattled off a long list of thanks when Titanic won best picture, Cameron asked the audience t...

Trailer Talk - This Week In Movies: 'Zombieland,' 'Whip It' & More

9/28/2009 8:57am EDT
I've been going over my zombie survival plan and acquiring a variety of weapons in preparation for the arrival of "Zombieland" in theaters this week. Actually, I haven't been acquiring weapons since purchasing a gun is a lengthy process in Massachusetts, but I have been foaming at the mouth to see this zombie comedy since I watched the initial trailer several months ago.

Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson look like the perfect odd couple paired together in the hopes of survival. Eisenberg oozes the fraidy cat vibe in every clip I've seen of the movie, while Harrelson does his best mac...

2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Mega Diary

9/21/2009 9:55am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Ah, the Emmys. The one Awards show on TV that has a nonchalant attitude toward its honorees and the medium it seeks to honor. A ceremony that seeks to put on a funny show, not blow smoke up the behinds of the many winners mostly seem like they'd rather not be there.

Sure, the last couple years were awful, but this year we have the inimitable Neil Patrick Harris at the helm, and with the possibility that this may be Emmy's final year on broadcast television, they're certain to pull out all the stops and ratchet up the funny.

And with that stellar introduction, here is the 2009 Primet...

Slideshow: Some Great Celebrity Comebacks

9/15/2009 10:00am EDT
Celebrity Comebacks
From Britney Spears to Whitney Houston, find out which celebrities are the latest to hit the comeback trail!

Whitney Houston

A string of number ones over the past two decades made the super-talented Whitney Houston a household name around the world. Unfortunately, all of the talent and the successes took a back seat in recent years due to persistent headlines detailing rampant drug use and abuse by her ex-husband Bobby Brown. Lucky for us, she's divorced Brown and reportedly put her problems behind her, the pop singers new CD I look to you hit stores last month.

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Dulé Hill Answers 'Psych' Fan Questions

8/5/2009 9:44am EDT
Dulé Hill
A few weeks ago we interviewed James Roday from "Psych" (returning Friday, August 7 at 10pm on USA). And when we say "we," we mean all the legions of dedicated Psych-Os that sent in their questions for Roday via Twitter. Since then, the Psych-Os have been relentless that they want... nay (!), need round two with co-star Dulé Hill. We were determined, no matter how long it took, to give the "Psych" fans exactly what they want. So, yes, Dulé Hill now answers your questions about the upcoming season of "Psych," his time on "The West Wing" and even writes a scene involving him and President Bar...

If Celebrities Were Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, What Flavors Would They Be?

7/23/2009 10:26am EDT
Katy Perry
Hollywood celebrities have a craving for frozen yogurt. That's right - they are putting the Red Bull aside (but not too far aside) for some fro-yo. Not just any fro-yo either. Celebrities are being Pinkberried.

If you do not know what Pinkberry Swirly Goodness is, then here's a little history. It is the brainchild of co-founders Shelly Hwang, a restaurateur, and Young Lee, a designer with an architectural background. Their love for frozen treats is what brought to life the premium frozen yogurt, and they opened their first store in West Hollywood in January 2005.

It is not uncomm...

Christopher Lloyd's Home Damaged By Montecito Fire

11/16/2008 3:00pm EST
Christopher Lloyd
Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd is fighting to save his home in the Montecito wildfire raging through California. Buildings on Lloyd's property sustained major fire damage on Thursday night and through Friday, with part of the estate turned to ruins.

The actor, who played zany professor Doc Brown in the Back To The Future trilogy, was alerted to the sad news by phone - he's currently shooting a movie on location in Canada.

Lloyd attempted to sell the property early last year but later pulled his home off the market.

The main house is a local landmark - it was built ...

What Might Have Been: A Different Perspective on 'Brothers & Sisters'

1/10/2008 9:51am EST
Brothers & Sisters
I used to think that there was no crisis facing the Walker family that they would not rise to face. I was wrong. It seems that during the circus that is the writers strike, ABC quietly ousted show creator Jon Robin Baitz from "Brothers & Sisters."

I found this out not in a news story, but rather in an article Baitz posted on the Huffington Post. In his article he described his life in Los Angeles, his work on the show, the compromises that were made and the eventual parting of ways between Hollywood and himself. What got me thinking was his mention that if "Brothers & Sisters" was on ...

Danny Glover Joins 'Brothers & Sisters'

7/18/2007 11:17am EDT
Danny Glover’s Michael Ausiello reports exclusively that Danny Glover has been tapped to play Sally Field's new love interest in eight to 10 episodes of Brothers & Sisters.

Ausiello’s sources confirmed to him exclusively on Tuesday that Glover’s character is Senator McCallister's (Rob Lowe) presidential-campaign manager, and is described as extremely smart and charming, but also as a political shark.

Glover and Field shared the screen in 1984's Places in the Heart, for which Field won an Oscar.

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Celebrity Birthdays, March 17

3/17/2007 3:00am EDT
Billy Corgan
Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Birthday to The Darkness' former lead singer Justin Hawkins (1975), The Corrs singer Caroline Corr (1973), US soccer superstar Mia Hamm (1972), Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan (1967), actor Rob Lowe (1964), character actor Casey Siemaszko (1961), "CSI: New York" star Gary Sinise (1955), English actress Lesley-Anne Down (1954), "Sky High" actor Kurt Russell (1951), "Dallas" star Patrick Duffy (1949), Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner (1941), Jazz icon Nat King Cole (1919), golf legend Bobby Jones (1902), Oscar-winner Mercedes McCambridge (191...

Rob Lowe Extends His Stay on 'Brothers & Sisters'

1/5/2007 3:02pm EST
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe extends his role on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters as a special guest star through the show’s freshman season. Lowe plays conservative Senator Robert McCallister, with whom Kitty Walker has recently formed an unorthodox professional and potentially romantic relationship.

The series returns to the ABC Television Network with original episodes this Sunday, January 7 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).

The Emmy-nominated Lowe played Sam Seaborn in NBC's award-winning drama series, The West Wing. He most recently starred in the hit satire Thank You for Smoking and the upcoming thrill...

Charity Auction: Video Calls With Cast of 'The Office,' 'OC' & More of TVs Hottest Stars

11/30/2006 11:36am EST
Adam Brody of The O.C.
Dozens of young Hollywood’s biggest television stars have joined together in a once-in-a-lifetime auction on eBay this holiday season, supporting the Young Storytellers Foundation. Americans and Canadians can bid on private voice and video calls with participating celebrities, during which they can chat with and actually see the star on the other end.

Celebrities taking part in the auction (for both video and standard Internet calls):

· Kristen Bell - Veronica Mars

· Sophia Bush – One Tree Hill

· Adam Duritz – The Counting Crows

· Rob...

Rob Lowe To Star in TNT Movie 'A Perfect Day'

8/3/2006 12:02pm EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe has been cast in the lead role in the TNT original movie “A Perfect Day.” It is based on the bestseller by Richard Paul and tells the story of Robert Harlan, a man who, after being fired from his job, pursues his lifetime dream of writing a novel.

After he achieves enormous success with his book, Harlan loses track of the things he loves the most, only finding his way after a stranger enters his life.

The film is set to premiere this December.

Celebrity Birthdays, March 17

3/17/2006 3:00am EST
Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Birthday to The Darkness' lead singer Justin Hawkins (1975), The Corrs singer Caroline Corr (1973), US soccer superstar Mia Hamm (1972), Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan (1967), actor Rob Lowe (1964), character actor Casey Siemaszko (1961), "CSI: New York" star Gary Sinise (1955), English actress Lesley-Anne Down (1954), "Sky High" actor Kurt Russell (1951), "Dallas" star Patrick Duffy (1949), Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner (1941), Jazz icon Nat King Cole (1919), golf legend Bobby Jones (1902), Oscar-winner Mercedes McCambridge (1918; d. 20...