12:22 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 11/10/2013 03:25PM
Just months before his 50th birthday, Killing Kennedy star Rob Lowe is experiencing a career renaissance – but he is most excited about his life as a family man.
"My work life is so chaotic and we live in Santa Barbara so it is a very long drive but I'm home every night and I wake up in a beautiful area with my family," Lowe tells PEOPLE. "Sometimes on days off I don't even leave the property."
And although the past few months has been a busy time for the Parks and Recreation star, he is taking extra care to savor his last few months with his youngest son, John Owen, 18, before he goes off to college, following in the footsteps of his brother Matthew, 20, who is in his second year at Duke University.
"They are both so academically advanced," says the proud papa. "They have also been a handful at times but I wouldn't have it any other way. In fact, if they had not been I would have worried where my DNA was!"
Originally posted 10/17/2013 08:45PM
"I had a very special moment with him today. He recognized me when I came home," the Parks and Rec star tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 07/31/2013 08:15PM
It's true – Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins are peacing out of Pawnee.
Mike Schur, Parks and Recreation's executive producer, confirms that Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are set to exit the series.
"The news about Rob and Rashida is true – they will be leaving the show after the 13th episode of the upcoming season six. We've been working on their storyline (on and off) for four seasons now, and heading into this year, with the two of them contemplating parenthood, it felt like a natural time to move them into the next phase," Schur said in a statement.
Originally posted 12/15/2011 06:00PM
A penchant for patterned sweaters, a mustache that toes the line between handsome and handlebar, and chest hair thick enough to combat wintry temps: Zach Galifianakis's newest character looks undeniably like another macho man.
Best known for his role as petulant Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman's unique brand of anti-trend manliness seems to have rubbed off on Galifianakis, who debuted a similar look Tuesday on the New Orleans set of his as-yet-untitled comedy.
Treating himself to some Sun Chips, funnyman Galifianakis enjoyed a fruit smoothie while tooling around town in pleated denim slacks – his smartphone at the ready in a handy hip holster.
Originally posted 12/12/2011 08:20AM
Rashida Jones has probably made you laugh on shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation. Any men interested in dating her should be kind enough to return the favor.
"Funny is important … He doesn't have to laugh at my jokes. He has to make me laugh," the actress (and one of PEOPLE's Most Beautiful in 2002) said Friday on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.
Not that dating is her biggest priority right now. "My career right now is very time consuming. And I like it that way. It's good," she says.
And when she does meet guys? "I'm also … you know, I'm picky," she says.
Originally posted 09/29/2011 03:00PM
This fall's hottest, funniest, sweetest actor stepping up to the plate and generating the most buzz with critics and moviegoers? Is it Brad Pitt … or could it be Chris Pratt?
Best known as the lovable goofball Andy the shoe shiner on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Pratt, 32, is earning rave reviews for his portrayal of former Oakland A's baseball player Scott Hatteberg in the Oscar contender Moneyball.
Discovered by a director while waiting tables in Maui at the age of 19, the Seattle-area native next stars opposite real-life wife Anna Faris in the romantic comedy What's Your Number, in theaters on Friday.
Originally posted 09/16/2011 02:30PM
Winning an Emmy is no laughing matter – unless you're on one of this year's nominees for outstanding comedy series. With the same six shows nominated this year as last year, will it be a repeat for Modern Family?
The show, which stars supporting actress nominee Sofia Vergara, follows members of an extended family through their amusing trials and tribulations. It will be up against fan-favorite Glee with its relatable characters and rousing musical performances; The Office, whose absurd boss, played by Steve Carell, has just taken leave; Parks and Recreation with its hilarious antics of an Indiana town's public officials; 30 Rock, NBC's smash hit comedy with outstanding actress nominee Tina Fey at the helm; and Big Bang Theory, which is all about making physics funny.
Originally posted 07/14/2011 05:30PM
Mad Men may lead the Emmy nominations race, but when it comes to celebrating the nods, Amy Poehler says her Parks and Recreation cast has everyone beat.
"I would gather that we could give most shows a run for their money as far as straight-up partying goes," Poehler, 39, told PEOPLE Thursday morning after hearing her comedy picked up four nominations. "We have some strong men who can flip some tables if need be."
Adds the actress: "We've also got some youngsters who can go all night long. And we have some seasoned vets who know how to make it count."
Originally posted 03/10/2011 09:20AM
CBS remains a man short of two and a half, with an NBC producer shooting down speculation that Rob Lowe – who recently joined the cast of Parks and Recreation – will jump ship to replace Charlie Sheen on the rival network.
Lowe, 46, has a "multiyear contract" with NBC and won't be leaving anytime soon, producer Michael Schur said Wednesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Schur said there was "no truth" to the rumors of Lowe replacing Sheen on Two and a Half Men, and added: "The Internet lit a match and set itself on fire."
Originally posted 03/17/2010 12:35PM
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett's funny family is growing.
A rep for the Parks and Recreation star confirms that Poehler, 38, is pregnant with her second child. Further information, including a due date, has not been released.
The new addition will join big brother Archie, 16 months, whom the former Saturday Night Live cast member delivered in Oct. 2008.
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