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Rob Lowe narrates 1980s documentary series for NatGeo

Rob Lowe narrates 1980s documentary series for NatGeo

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Rob Lowe will narrate "The '80s: The Decade That Made Us," a six-part series to air next month, National Geographic Channel announced Monday.

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Douglas: Damon courageous in Liberace role

Douglas: Damon courageous in Liberace role

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Michael Douglas, who plays Liberace in an upcoming movie, praised Matt Damon for having "the courage" to play the flamboyant pianist's gay lover.
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Stars line up for 11:35 p.m. 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Stars line up for 11:35 p.m. 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Gosling and Bruno Mars will help Jimmy Kimmel celebrate his Los Angeles talk show's move to 11:35 p.m., ABC said.
Chad Lowe's wife pregnant with baby No. 2

Chad Lowe's wife pregnant with baby No. 2

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- Chad Lowe's publicist told People.com Monday the Hollywood actor's wife, Kim, is pregnant with the couple's second child.
Casey Anthony TV movie gets new star

Casey Anthony TV movie gets new star

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Virginia Welch has replaced Holly DeVeaux in a TV movie about Casey Anthony, a Florida mother acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, People.com said.
Holly Deveaux to play Casey Anthony

Holly Deveaux to play Casey Anthony

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Lifetime says newcomer Holly Deveaux will play Casey Anthony, a Florida woman acquitted of killing her toddler daughter, in a new TV movie.
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Lowe to play prosecutor in Anthony TV film

Lowe to play prosecutor in Anthony TV film

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Rob Lowe is to play Jeff Ashton, the Florida prosecutor who tried to prove Casey Anthony killed her toddler daughter, in a TV movie, Lifetime announced.
NBC to air super-sized 'Parks & Rec'

NBC to air super-sized 'Parks & Rec'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- NBC says it plans to air two super-sized episodes of its Indiana-set sitcom "Parks and Recreation."

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Peterson, victim's family: biopic no good

Peterson, victim's family: biopic no good

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A movie about Drew Petersen, a suspect in the Illinois death of one wife and the disappearance of another, is far-fetched, the sister of the missing wife said.
Stars lining up to be Globes presenters

Stars lining up to be Globes presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jessica Biel, Robert Downey Jr. and Jimmy Fallon have signed on as presenters at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Drew Peterson chuckles over film clip

Drew Peterson chuckles over film clip

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Accused killer Drew Peterson says the trailer for the upcoming Lifetime movie "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" is hilarious, his attorney said.
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Actor Rob Lowe discusses the benefits of plug-in hybrid vehicles at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Brody)
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Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe (pronounced /ˈrɒb ˈloʊ/; born March 17, 1964) is an American actor. Lowe came to prominence after appearing in films such as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., and St. Elmo's Fire. On Television, Lowe is known for his role as Sam Seaborn on The West Wing and his role as Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters. He currently appears as a main cast member of Parks and Recreation in the role of Chris Traeger.

Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of Barbara K. (née Hepler), a teacher, and Charles D. Lowe, a trial lawyer; his parents divorced when Lowe was young. He has a brother, actor Chad Lowe, and two step-siblings. Because of a virus during infancy, he is deaf in his right ear (he later played a deaf character in The Stand). Lowe was baptized into the Episcopal church, though his maternal grandparents were Methodists. He was raised in a "traditional midwestern setting" in Dayton, Ohio, attending Oakwood Junior High School, before moving to the Westside of Los Angeles with his mother and brother. He attended Santa Monica High School, the same high school as fellow actors Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, Chris Penn and Robert Downey Jr.

One of Lowe's earliest roles came in the 1983 TV movie Thursday's Child, for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries". Lowe made his film debut in Schoolboy Father, followed by Class. His breakthrough came in 1983, when he and Estevez were cast in The Outsiders, which remains one of his most famous roles. Lowe played the role of Sodapop, the brother of the main character Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) in the movie. Lowe and Estevez reunited in St. Elmo's Fire, making them the two more popular boys of the Brat Pack. He followed it up with About Last Night. He also received a second Golden Globe nomination for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role as the mentally disabled Rory in Square Dance (1987).

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