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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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1.

fredsdead    

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

1478 days ago
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pamela    

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!

1478 days ago
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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.

1478 days ago
4.

TheMachine1    

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

1478 days ago
5.

electriczipper    

who cares

1478 days ago
6.

Big One    

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

1478 days ago
7.

Sam L    

They should grab up MGM too.

1478 days ago
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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.'

1478 days ago
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Ehécatl    

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?

1478 days ago
10.

Bobby    

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?

1477 days ago
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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.

1477 days ago
12.

Taren71    

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"?

1477 days ago
13.

John Tarasi    

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1477 days ago
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John Tarasi    

Next time Rob, keep me in mind!!!

1477 days ago

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