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Well, Rob Lowe Is Rather Delightful, Isn’t He?

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Admittedly, I don’t know much about Rob Lowe other than that I think he’s great in Parks & Recreation and he had that weird sex tape come out in the ’80s. Ever since then, though, he seems to have got his life together. He’s been married to his wife Sheryl for 22 years, he has some smart ass kids, one of whom is studying at Duke right now.

In a new interview with People, he just seems like a pretty ~kewl dude~ if you catch my drift. He’s down-to-earth, has a good perspective on life and doesn’t seem too caught up in worrying about getting older (though that’s much more of a woman-related worry, it seems). Here are some choice quotes:

On his love of being at home:

“My work life is so chaotic and we live in Santa Barbara so it is a very long drive but I’m home every night and I wake up in a beautiful area with my family. Sometimes on days off I don’t even leave the property.”

On his two sons:

“They are both so academically advanced. They have also been a handful at times but I wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, if they had not been I would have worried where my DNA was!”

On his relationship with his wife:

“I’m rediscovering my relationship with Sheryl. She’s great and as wonderful as ever. Emotionally, I am in love like a teenager.”

On turning 50 next year:

“The candles on the cake mean absolutely nothing. It truly is about how you lead your life and not how much life is led.”

Well, that’s all very refreshing. He seems nice!

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Did Everyone Watch ‘Drew Peterson: Untouchable’ on Lifetime This Weekend? Because Drew Peterson Did

Photo: Drew Peterson on the left, Rob Lowe on the right

I had big Saturday night plans, you guys. My mother’s nurse and I popped popcorn and uncapped the pickles; we’d been planning our evening for months.

And from 7-9pm CST, we were treated to the magnificent alternate reality that is Drew Peterson: Untouchable.

First of all, I have to hand it to Rob Lowe. His accent was “untouchable,” for sure; he was a cross between Dennis Farina and Malcolm in the Middle‘s Jane Kaczmarek.

I am not going to lie, though: this was the second-worst movie I have ever seen. (A movie called Trespass, which I had watched only the night before, wins by a nose.)

Anyway. Over at Grantland, writer-comedian Max Silvestri has culled all of the best Rob Lowe lines. Most of them are real! (Yes, Rob Lowe repeatedly refers to himself as “Big Daddy” in this movie—it’s true.)

In the meantime, you are perhaps wondering whether to-be-convicted, probably-a-murderer IRL Drew Peterson got a load of Rob Lowe’s portrayal. Turns out Drew Peterson got an advance screening! The Chicago Tribune:

“He thought it was hysterical,” said Joel Brodsky, Peterson’s lead defense attorney. “He chuckled at all of the inaccuracies and things that never happened.”

Oh. The “things that never happened.” Hilarious.

Brodsky showed Peterson the movie for legal reasons, saying it could play an important role in jury selection and whether the defense petitions for a change of venue.

Prosecutors also have said they have a professional obligation to watch it tonight, and plan to do so.


Peterson also did not seem overly worried about the movie’s impact on prospective jurors, Brodsky said.

“Obviously he is concerned people might be influenced by the movie’s inaccuracies,” Brodsky said. “But we agreed that anyone who thinks a Lifetime movie is factual shouldn’t be on a jury in the first place.”

I have, in fact, contemplated the ethics of making a Lifetime movie about a yet-untried, innocent-till-proven-guilty murderer. But I’d never considered the idea of said murderer watching his own bio-pic for legal reasons! Wow! Weird.

(Image via the Chicago Tribune.)

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You guys, I almost totally forgot! The Entertainment Lawyer who scribes Crazy Days and Nights is finally “naming names,” as is his hallowed New Year’s Day tradition.

Emily hit on some of the year’s best, most salacious scandals, but you guys! THERE IS SO MUCH MORE.

- Now we know for sure: Lea Michele is starting to behave like a real diva.

- Chris Brown is kind of a dickwad—a “Don’t you know who I am?” kind of dickwad.

- Stars who hate each other: Rob Lowe and Amy Poehler, Evan Rachel Wood and Kate Winslet.

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