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Rob Lowe to guest star on Showtime's 'Californication'

April 26, 2010 | 12:25 pm

Rob_lowe Guess there’s some truth to the old saying, “It takes one to know one.”

Or at least that’s the case on the set of Showtime’s “Californication.”

Rob Lowe will guest star in an upcoming episode of the comedy series, the network announced Monday. He’ll play Eddie Nero, a  “charismatic yet self-possessed award-winning movie star” in contention to play Hank Moody (David Duchovny) in the film version of his hit novel.

Is it another case of life imitating art? Duchovny, who plays a sex-crazed writer on the show, made headlines in 2008 when he entered rehab for sex addiction treatment.  A place all too familiar for Lowe.  The former teen heartthrob and member of the infamous ‘80s “Brat Pack,” was involved in a sex scandal of his own in the late 80s after a sex tape -- featuring an underage female -- was leaked.  He also entered rehab for sex addiction. 

Lowe will appear in at least one episode, but could possibly be a recurring character. A premiere date for the show's fourth season has not been announced.  

He currently stars as Sen. Robert McCallister on the ABC drama “Brothers & Sisters;” he'll leave the show at the end of this season. He was recently added to the ensemble of NBC’s “Parks & Recreation.”

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Rob Lowe poses on the press line at the 2008 Hollywood Legacy Awards in Los Angeles. Credit: Associated Press 

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