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July 31, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
We LIT- ruh -lee don't know what to say: "Parks and Recreation" stars Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will be exiting the series.  The pair will bid adieu in the middle of the upcoming sixth season, The Times confirmed. The Amy Poehler-led comedy, about a group of low-level government employees, is currently across the pond, filming its one-hour premiere in London -- making it hard to get further info from co-creator and show runner Mike Schur. The duo will exit together in Episode 13. The news, first reported by BuzzFeed, is surely causing social media meltdowns at this moment.
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April 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Rob Lowe knows what he's talking about when it comes to teen-dream fame and being too pretty to be taken seriously.  So should a few tears be shed over his tragic fate? Nope, it seems -- the 50-year-old isn't complaining, just explaining.  Lowe, who appears in the upcoming movie "Sex Tape" and is doing the rounds promoting his new book, "Love Life," sat with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired Sunday night and said he has "tremendous empathy" for Justin Bieber, even as some in the world have begun to shut the door on the pop sensation (pretty much literally , in the case of some Miami nightclubs)
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Rob Lowe made a major impression with viewers over the Memorial Day weekend playing Liberace's plastic surgeon in the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra. " Now he's following that up with another eye-catching role, as John F. Kennedy in National Geographic Channel's upcoming movie "Killing Kennedy. " The film is a follow-up to National Geographic Channel's "Killing Lincoln," based on the book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, which became Nat Geo's highest-rated program to date when it aired in February.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The new rom-com remake "About Last Night" finds Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant following in the footsteps of Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, who in the 1986 adaptation of David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" played a fetching young couple grappling with love and commitment in the big city. Meanwhile, their two best friends - Jim Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins then, Kevin Hart and Regina Hall now - alternately hook up and bicker. But while Lowe and Moore's lovebirds were the draw in the first outing, this time it's the comic relief of Hart and Hall leaving an impression on movie critics, many of whom say the film is pretty satisfying, if rather familiar.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's been seven years since the end of President Jed Bartlet's second term on the NBC drama, "The West Wing," but the memory of the series is still fresh enough that when Rob Lowe unexpectedly stepped into the real White House briefing room, the assembled reporters couldn't help but geek out. Lowe played White House deputy communications director Sam Seaborn on the first four seasons of the series, which ran from 1999 to 2004. Though the real-life journalists have been raging against the real-life White House Press Secretary Jay Carney lately after the news of the Justice Department's surveillance of the Associated Press and Fox News, the attitude toward the actor was warm.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Rob Lowe notes that his two sons, Matthew, 17, and Johnowen, 14, have read his breezy autobiography, "Stories I Only Tell My Friends," but adds with a laugh, only "under duress. " "They read it as an assignment when it became clear that the Oprah Winfrey show wanted to talk to them about it," Lowe said in a recent interview. "Only then did they decide to read dad's book. " Their reaction? "They were like, 'Oh, Dad. Come on.' I am lucky if I can get them interested in anything that I am doing at this point.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Rob Lowe knows what he's talking about when it comes to teen-dream fame and being too pretty to be taken seriously.  So should a few tears be shed over his tragic fate? Nope, it seems -- the 50-year-old isn't complaining, just explaining.  Lowe, who appears in the upcoming movie "Sex Tape" and is doing the rounds promoting his new book, "Love Life," sat with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired Sunday night and said he has "tremendous empathy" for Justin Bieber, even as some in the world have begun to shut the door on the pop sensation (pretty much literally , in the case of some Miami nightclubs)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2011 | By Josh Gajewski, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The producer had just sent the e-mail to Rob Lowe and was a little nervous. "Look, we wrote this crazy thing, I totally understand if you don't want to do it," he wrote the actor. Michael Schur and the writers of "Parks and Recreation" had come up with a promotional bit for the NBC comedy, on which Lowe is now a series regular. The script called for the 46-year-old actor to be a full-on diva; he'd arrive on set and, after being told that "Parks" had actually been on hiatus, would then launch into an expletive-filled rant about how his handsome face needed to be on television.
NEWS
July 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
A federal judge today dismissed part of a lawsuit accusing Rob Lowe of enticing a teen-age girl into sexual antics on videotape. The girl's mother, Lena Arlene Wilson, had sued the actor under a Georgia law involving the seduction of a minor daughter, and she also alleged that Lowe intentionally inflicted emotional distress on her family. U.S. District Judge G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2003 | Claudia Eller and Michael Cieply, Times Staff Writers
Actor and Democratic activist Rob Lowe isn't exactly moving from "The West Wing" to the right wing, but he's going to play a real-life role in Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial campaign, people close to the situation said Thursday. The 39-year-old actor has been asked by Schwarzenegger and his wife, Democrat Maria Shriver, who are longtime social friends, to take a senior position in the campaign, the sources said.
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November 22, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
John F. Kennedy might be Hollywood's favorite politician. More than two dozen actors have portrayed the 35th president, starting with 1963's "PT 109" starring Cliff Robertson, who was chosen by Kennedy. Even 50 years after his death, JFK remains etched in public memory, which leaves actors with the daunting task of bringing Kennedy's lauded image -- and voice -- to the screen. We rounded up four actors performing Kennedy's iconic speeches -- Greg Kinnear in the 2011 miniseries "The Kennedys," Rob Lowe in the 2013 TV movie "Killing Kennedy," Martin Sheen in the 1983 TV miniseries "Kennedy" and Bruce Greenwood in the 2000 film "Thirteen Days" -- and paired them with archival footage of Kennedy delivering the addresses.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Alec Baldwin is discovering that this talk-show hosting thing is kind of hard. The former "30 Rock" star and outspoken liberal activist has seen his new MSNBC talk "Up Late" start slow in the ratings last month -- and slump further since. On Friday, he skidded to fewer than 400,000 total viewers, losing more than two-fifths of his premiere week audience, according to Nielsen. In the core demographic of adults ages 25 to 54, barely 100,000 people tuned in -- a new low.  FULL COVERAGE: Fall TV preview 2013 Perhaps Baldwin should forget trying to be part of the news media and return to battling the media . He seems to enjoy more success there.
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November 8, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Among a fleet of documentaries launched on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy comes "Killing Kennedy," a dramatic take with Rob Lowe as the president and Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald. Premiering Sunday on National Geographic Channel, it's based on a book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, one in a told-in-present-tense series that also includes "Killing Lincoln," already made into a National Geographic TV movie, and "Killing Jesus" - literary docudramas, if you will.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SUNDAY Christmas creates romantic confusion for Alicia Witt in the new made-for-cable holiday fable "A Very Merry Mix-Up. " 8 p.m. Hallmark The events that transpired on Dallas' Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963, are dramatized in "Killing Kennedy," based on the book co-written by Bill O'Reilly and starring Rob Lowe as JFK. 8 and 10 p.m. National Geographic Non-Brits George Clooney and Kathryn Bigelow and the veddy-British-indeed Sacha Baron Cohen, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ben Kingsley are honored at "The Britannia Awards 2013.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
We LIT- ruh -lee don't know what to say: "Parks and Recreation" stars Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will be exiting the series.  The pair will bid adieu in the middle of the upcoming sixth season, The Times confirmed. The Amy Poehler-led comedy, about a group of low-level government employees, is currently across the pond, filming its one-hour premiere in London -- making it hard to get further info from co-creator and show runner Mike Schur. The duo will exit together in Episode 13. The news, first reported by BuzzFeed, is surely causing social media meltdowns at this moment.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Fans looking for some answers from "Parks and Recreation's" fearless leader -- not Leslie Knope, the other one -- rest easy and stop pooping . Show runner and executive producer Mike Schur has issued a statement regarding the upcoming departures of key players Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones. It goes as follows: “The news about Rob and Rashida is true -- they will be leaving the show after the 13th episode of the upcoming Season 6," said Schur, who is in London shooting the upcoming Season 6 premiere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1989 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
A street-corner preacher who took movie star Rob Lowe and his Hollywood production company to court Wednesday lost his legal battle to stop the filming at his co-op apartment building of what he called an "immoral and sinful" movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Actor Rob Lowe has LIT- ruh -lee no qualms about having ties to Bill O'Reilly. The 49-year-old actor stars as worshiped Democratic president John F. Kennedy in National Geographic's "Killing Kennedy," based on the book from the Fox News anchor. Lowe, who is familiar with playing people in politics, big and small -- "The West Wing's" Sam Seaborn, "Parks and Recreation's" Chris Traeger -- was once well-known for his liberal political views, but now views himself as an independent moderate . But none of that was really a factor when it came to doing a project based on O'Reilly's work, he said.  "I didn't think about it at all," the in-all-places actor said.
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