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Rob Lowe -- The Next Harvey Weinstein

7/7/2010 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Rob Lowe and mogul Tom Barrack have set their sights on their first big acquisition as a team -- Miramax Films.

Rob Lowe
We're told the deal is being put together quickly and could close as early as today.

TMZ broke the story ... Lowe and Barrack have teamed up with Flavio Briatore (a major Formula One player) and Giuseppe Cipriani (owner of the famed restaurant) to create "a multi-platform media company, similar to DreamWorks."

UPDATE:  TMZ has learned the Miramax offer involves 3 players, Lowe, Barrack and Ron Tutor, a construction mogul.  We're told Briatore and Cipriani are not involved in the Miramax deal.


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Yeah right. He's not a member of the Tribe, so he's destined to fail.

1569 days ago


I see TMZ's still playing this ludicrous story of "Two Crooks & A Has-Been" for all it's worth... Ah well, I suppose it makes for a nice change from Lohan, Gibson & the $100 Million Woman!

1569 days ago

Stephen Redmod    

Rob Lowe and Tom Barrack should buy my pap prevention idea, they could make alot of money if they could get it through and I'm sure they could.

1569 days ago


Tom Barrack = Dr. Evil.
Rob Lowe = Dr. Evil's Number 2.

1569 days ago


who cares

1569 days ago

Big One    

Please do not put "hot sex" and "Rob Lowe" in the same sentence. He is GROSS. Thanks.

1569 days ago

Sam L    

They should grab up MGM too.

1569 days ago

Moe Greene    

Enough with the Flavio being a major player in F1 nonsense. He was banned from F1 for cheating. Don't you get it yet? Cheater. At least call him 'disgraced.'

1569 days ago


Something is funny about that picture of Rob Lowe. Does he have a dislocated jaw? Or has the picture been photoshopped? Or maybe he just has a really, really big mouth?

1569 days ago


Isn't weird that it's Rob Lowe, of all people, that is becoming a part of the this mega-media aristocracy. What don't we know. The biggest players in Hollywood have been making a run at Miramax and all of a sudden it's a cabal with Rob Lowe? WTF?

1569 days ago

patrick / santa barbara, ca    

It used to be the Brat Pack right? Going back to the Rob Lowe early heydays of course. Now with a team put together by billionaire real estate/hotel mogul Barrack & dropping names like Lowe, Flavio, Guiseppe and Miramax Films... I guess it's the new "Brag Pack!!"
Congrats to them though (don't be jealous folks), as I wish I was in on the deal.

1569 days ago


Rob Lowe isn't a "has been." Apparently some commenting haven't watched TV in about 10 years. News flash: He starred on "The West Wing" for several years. He then left and had a couple of series that didn't work out, but was a regular on "Brothers and Sisters" for at least the past three seasons.
This plus film work. I guess you consider major stars to be the idiots who are in trash like "Real Housewives" and "The Bachelor"?

1568 days ago

John Tarasi

1568 days ago

John Tarasi    

Next time Rob, keep me in mind!!!

1568 days ago

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