Rob Lowe and the Hardship of Being Good-Looking

Actor pays the Stern Show studio a visit

April 9, 2014
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Rob shot to fame and became an international sex symbol. He even went on a date with Madonna back when she was super-hot. They were dancing at the Palladium and she wanted to go out on the floor. Rob was nervous, but Madonna announced that she wasn’t going let fame f*ck up her fun.

Later on, Rob took a role in the West Wing (for less money than he was used to) simply because it was so good. Martin Sheen’s role as the president was originally supposed to be a background role (Rob likened it to the neighbor on Home Improvement, who you only see over the fence). Sheen was so good in it that they expanded his role and gave him a big raise in season two. In fact, they gave everyone a raise except Rob. He left the show after four seasons.

Rob is a big star and had to be rushed out, but Howard had a whole other hour of interview to do with him, so he rushed out a few more stories:

* Rob worked with Jewel in a TV show and she didn’t want to kiss him.

* Rob went to Europe to meet with Roman Polanski about a movie and Roman stacked the room with twenty models. Rob tried talking to a few of them and the director told him, ‘if you don’t make a decision, you’ll be jerking off.’

* And finally, after countless movies, even more women and two memoirs – Rob is a happy, healthy family man.