Why, Rob Lowe? Why?!

Oh no! Rob Lowe is totally going through with playing accused wife-killer Drew Peterson in an upcoming Lifetime thriller, and look at what they’ve done to him! The Parks and Rec star lit-ruh-lly looks like a cross between Sam Elliott and my dad. I mean, I love my dad. I might love Rob Lowe even more. But our overall analysis of People.com‘s exclusive photo of “Drew” from Untouchable? EWWWWWW.com. Plus, the 47-year-old (or 42 on TV, much to Chris Traeger’s dismay) is not quite pulling off age 57. Good for him?

You guys. What if Rob Lowe WAS YOUR DAD? Stew on that for the weekend.

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  • wha…?

    Love Rob Lowe but I think this is bad casting.

    • LOL

      Annie Barrett is my homegirl :-)

    • Well

      Tim Allen looks more like Peterson, and Peterson is kind of a clown. He thinks he’s amusing, so Allen would have done a better job.

      • pastafarian

        after looking him up, yeah Tim Allen woulda been his doppelganger.

  • bill

    Wow what a pointless article.

    • DRG

      Maybe it is a sign that EW has ru out of lame excuses to run items about Lady Ga Ga.

      • Ashvini

        I still can’t believe Gordon Biersch sued you guys over the name of this beer wehtevar. It really doesn’t matter, because it’s such a damn good beer!

    • Aisah

      coolness06 on May 27, 2007 Actually, Rolllergirl4810, even though these guys aren’t as good as the oinigral Broadway cast, they’re the best ever compared to the Argentina version. I can’t even watch a full video of that cast.

  • Cris

    “You guys. What if Rob Lowe WAS YOUR DAD?”
    Seriously? Is that what EW is becoming?

    • Kat

      That is what EW has BEEN, thanks to the lovely and charming Annie Barrett, who has always written with a very distinct, informal voice and perspective that many readers enjoy. I’m sorry you don’t seem to enjoy it, but these kinds of fun and silly little articles help the weekend come faster for me. :)

      • Krupadnya

        Pam I loved this. A lot of what has fired my career as a jornialust and writer has been curiosity about how things work. Every specialty has its inside story, and I loved the view you provide of the art behind the art. Wish I had seen this show in person.

  • MovieFan

    Why are people being so harsh on ew.com and the writers? It’s a website blog for an entertainment magazine? They do some good writing and they do some fluff pieces? Annie Barrett always makes me laugh and on a Friday isn’t that what you’re looking for? Didn’t you laugh when you saw Rob Lowe’s ridiculous mustache? Didn’t you get a little creeped out by the question? If yes – mission accomplished Annie Barrett. Keep it up, I say!

  • katy

    would rather see him portray lt. dangle from reno 911 instead

    • Waldir

      Ditto for SeeSkott’s post above. Three f’ing weeks without a post and then we get a frggiin dog? I thought for sure we might have some snark about the Weiner-peg Thrashers typical crappy season start, or Craig Custance’s blog on ESPN saying that all hope for another NHL franchise is not lost for Atlanta.

  • Colleen

    The mustache looks too fake.

  • Lizzie

    his hair!!! dear god!! wig?? or horrible highlights??

  • Huh

    Hope this one is better than that “killer dentist” he played in a Lifetime movie not long ago.

    • Beste

      I see what you mean about it being a little short, but the print is fuaulobs and what a steal! Maybe it could just be something to wear on days when you just want something vintage-y and not full-on vintage? I think it would look awfully cute with some espadrille wedges, by the way.

  • silk


  • real fan

    I think he looks like Peterson! The mustache is exactly the kind the arrogant creep had!

  • avells

    I could tell Annie Barrett wrote this without even looking! We love you Annie!

  • Allie

    isn’t his name scott peterson??

    • whatevs

      Take your pick. They both killed their wives. Drew was the one who was a cop, though.

  • Eric

    I’m glad he’s not my daddy. It’s not right thinking impure thoughts about daddy.

  • Trigg Palin

    Good job, Lifetime. That should help maintain the reputation of your original productions as visual crap for bored housewives. Why try to cast a good 57-yr old actor when you can pay up & make a former teen idol looks totally ridiculous? I’m surprised they didn’t cast Scott Baio

    • Well

      Baio is holding out for the starring role in the next Godfather. LOL

    • Anna

      Whattup Trigg?!?!

  • Nick

    Yay, Annie is back!!!!

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