Many people have a hard time feeling all that sorry for ridiculously famous, beautiful people. Still, when one of them falls off our radar for too long, we begin to wonder. So it goes for Rob Lowe; just what has Rob Lowe has been up to lately? Last year, mid-way through the season of the hit ABC Sunday night, star-studded program “Brothers & Sisters,” word leaked that Rob Lowe might be leaving the show. Some thought it was ego, some thought he was sick (in real life) some thought he was bluffing. I’m sure no one thought Rob Lowe would be going into film studio ownership. Still, that’s what it looks like is actually going on for the former wild-child, Brat Pack member. What is the real Rob Lowe story?
Rob Lowe: “Brothers & Sisters”: “Brothers & Sisters” is a wildly popular show with all kinds of good things going for it; great cast, strong writing, family dynamics. But mid-season last year word leaked that Rob Lowe may be leaving the show! Then the word around the water cooler was that he was definitely leaving the show; which then changed that he’d stay on for the remainder of the current season. All Brothers & Sisters fans began to speculate if Rob Lowe was nuts. According to famcrawler.com it turns out Lowe and co-star Emily VanCamp (“Rebecca”) are taking their exit cues together. Now the whole fabric of the show looks to be tearing apart. Some thought this may have been a “West Wing” II for Lowe who left that very popular show for his own reasons but with egg on his face. But after five seasons of Brothers & Sisters, VanCamp and Lowe’s departure is fast looking as though they are the smartest kids in the room.
Rob Lowe: Buying Miramax: As reported by The Financial Times, Rob Lowe and Colony Capital are close to inking a deal to by Miramax from Walt Disney for several hundreds of millions of dollars. While Rob Lowe’s involvement in this deal is unspecified at the present time, one would have to assume that his day-to-day involvement in film and television as an actor may be drawing to a rather unceremonious close. Why would Rob Lowe involve himself with such a huge deal as the purchase of Miramax were he not to shift his gears into a more ‘creative control from the top’ kind of a role?
Rob Lowe: What’s Next: While the remaining chapters of the Rob Lowe story are yet to be written, it is pretty clear that Rob Lowe is hungry for something new and different. Maybe the helming of a huge movie studio like Miramax will have Rob Lowe pining for his former life as just some celebrity. Or maybe Rob Lowe will run Miramax and then run for President!