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Rob Lowe 2020? The Grinder Star Dishes Which Career He Would Have Pursued Beyond Acting If He'd 'Had the Guts'

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Rob Lowe 2020? The Grinder Star Dishes Which Career He Would Have Pursued Beyond Acting If He'd 'Had the Guts'

Originally posted 09/29/2015 12:45PM

Rob Lowe returns to TV in all of his heartthrob glory on Tuesday night as the actor stars alongside Fred Savage in Fox's new comedy The Grinder.

"The show is about a beloved television icon coming to terms with the end of his eight-year hit legal drama ending and realizing that what he really wants is a normal, authentic family life," Lowe tells PEOPLE about his character on the show.

"He decides he's going to join the family business which is practicing law, without actually knowing anything about the actual law."

The premise wasn't a stretch for the former political drama star, who admits to feeling similarly inspired to make a career switch after working on The West Wing.

"I have to be honest, if I had the guts to do it, I would love to after having played Sam Seaborn on The West Wing for so long to take a sabbatical and be in the trenches and have a presidential campaign."

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Rob Lowe on His Sex Tape, Sobriety and What Really Went Down with Aaron Sorkin

Originally posted 09/22/2015 02:45PM

The leaking of a sex tape can make or break a celebrity. In Rob Lowe's case, it was the catalyst he needed to hit rock bottom and check into rehab in 1990 – and he's been sober for 26 years now. But even after that fall from grace, Lowe says his career wasn't completely dead.

"I've been fortunate that I've always, always, always worked. Even after the sex tape was made public, it was like: You're still a professional baseball player, but you're playing for Double or Triple A," Lowe, 51, says in the new issue of GQ, on stands Monday. "I lost the role in Titanic that Billy Zane got. But I was never banned from the game."

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Psych Star Dulé Hill & Wife Separate

Dulé Hill and Nicole Lyn Separate

Originally posted 11/28/2012 12:00PM

West Wing and Psych actor Dulé Hill has separated from his wife of 8 years, actress Nicole Lyn, citing irreconcilable differences, according to papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this month.

The documents, which have been obtained by PEOPLE, state that property rights are to be determined and that the couple have no minor children.

During happier times, Hill told PEOPLE in 2010 that when it came to the couple's favorite vacation spot, "My and my wife's families are from Jamaica. It's laid-back, the people are lovely, the food is delicious, and the drinks are always flowing!"

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NBC Cancels The West Wing | Martin Sheen

NBC Clips West Wing After 7-Year Run

Originally posted 01/23/2006 08:00AM

As if the Dec. 16 death of its veteran cast member John Spencer was not enough of a shock this season, the cast and crew of NBC's The West Wing – as well as TV viewers – came in for a surprise on Sunday. The network announced that the award-winning White House drama will conclude its 7-year run with a finale scheduled to air this May 14.

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