Rob Lowe to Star in Lifetime's 'Beautiful and Twisted' Making the Network His New Best Friend

Seriously, Rob Lowe — why is Lifetime your new best friend? The well-known actor, I repeat, the well-known and successful actor, has been tapped for a leading role in Lifetime's Beautiful and Twisted. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rob Lowe is set to star in the movie about the murder of the Fontainebleau hotel heir as none other than the millionaire Ben Novack Jr. himself. Here's the thing — does he not get that he could be in literally any movie or TV show he wanted to be in? Does he not get that Lifetime is not the highest pillar of cinematic excellence that he can reach?

Don't get me wrong, I've been known to watch a Lifetime movie every now and then — please tell me someone else totally watched the network's made-for-TV film Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story — but it's definitely not something I shout from my bedroom window. It's something that I quietly admit to my best friend or mom because I know they'll only judge me a little bit. For some actors, staring in Lifetime movies is the right move for them; they're moving their way up the Hollywood ladder, they're a fan of soapy plot lines, or they're in it for the paycheck. But for Lowe, an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actor who has starred in countless well-received films and TV shows, it's just a tad confusing (okay, maybe he's in it for the paycheck).

Of course, this isn't the first time Lowe has had a ride at the Lifetime rodeo. The actor also starred in Prosecuting Casey Anthony and Drew Peterson: Untouchable (I'm still trying to get the image of him as a creepy murderer out of my mind). But I guess I'm just going to have to take a chill pill and let Lowe do what he wants to do, even if I'm adamantly against his soapy life choices. I'll just have to sit back and think of all of his excellent roles in excellent movies and TV shows to calm down. Thank you, Lowe for being wonderful as Sam Seaborne in The West Wing, Chris Traeger in Parks and Recreation , Robert McCallister in Brothers & Sisters, Sodapop Curtis in The Outsiders, Billy Hicks in St. Elmo's Fire, Danny Martin in About Last Night…, John F. Kennedy in Killing Kennedy, and Dr. Jack Startz in Behind the Candelabra, I really appreciate it. Okay, that list just got me all riled up again and did absolutely nothing to calm me down. Someone put on an episode of Parks and Recreation for me; I need it.

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