Rob Lowe in NYC

Posted on January 05, 2012

Question: When did Rob Lowe turn into Michael Jackson? Is is too late to reverse it?

Rob Lowe makes an appearance on “Good Morning America” in NYC.

We’d talk about the clothes, but that chin is frightening us. We’re pretty sure it’s gaining sentience.

Y’know, we wanted to like this outfit, but it’s not really doing it for us. Way too many competing blacks and that CPO jacket looks like early ’90s waiting room upholstery. Don’t even get us started on the Sans-a-belt slacks. We just wrote a sentence detailing what we’d do to improve this look and it wasn’t until we got to the end of it that we realized all of our suggestions would result in him not wearing anything he’s wearing in the above pictures, except the gloves. And even then…

Rob, this is sad. You’re still quite handsome. And while we applaud anyone who hits their upper 40s with the knowledge that they can’t dress exactly as they did 25 years before, there’s no need for you to rush headlong into “middle-aged mafia dude.”

 

[Photo Credit: WireImage]

    • Anonymous

      I never got the appeal for Rob Lowe and goodness knows, with the images above, I’m not going to start getting it now.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      And sunglasses indoors or at night scream EUROTRASH.
      Unless you’re Jack Nicholson.

      • Anonymous

        If I knew that I was going to be hit by a wall of paparazzi flashes on my way out the door, I’d be wearing sunglasses at night too.

        –GothamTomato

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          We should be so unlucky/lucky.  And of course, you do have a valid point, as always.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

      The comparison to MJ is a bit eerie.  He used to be such a great looking man… but egads! What has happened over the last year or so?!? Just say NO to the plastic RL!

      • MilaXX

        He started looking a little plastic-y to me around the time he was on Brothers & SIsters

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      Wow – TLo, your call on the resemblance to Michael Jackson is spot on! And kind of creepy. Here’s hoping that Rob or his people see this and make some wardrobe changes stat!

      • Anna Maria Diamanti

        The MJ comparison really freaked me out. Now that I see it, I can’t un-see it!

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      The blacks are competing way too much.

      That sounded racist.

      On another note, I’m enjoying the shit out of his Chris Traeger on Parks and Recreation.

      • http://twitter.com/ohmybears48 Michelle Argento

        He is AMAZING. I cannot get his voice out of my head. 

      • Anonymous

        Me too! He plays him so well. I wonder if he’s even a little like that in real life.

        • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

          Apparently they wrote the LITERALLY thing BECAUSE that’s actually the way Rob Lowe talks and they thought it was hilarious. I find this awesome.

          • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

            Please, please tell me Rob Lowe also has that genuine enthusiasm and sincerity that takes Chris Traeger to the next level.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I laughed so hard at your comment, I choked on my toast.

      • charlotte

        You are LITERALLY enjoying it.
        Me too!

      • Leslie Streeter

        That’s OK. I’m black. Sometimes we are competing too much…TOO BE FABULOUS!

        Feel better? :)

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KEYJDIENR5MRK2NXJYKNOLWDFE Alexandria

          Stop… pooping….

          Greatest two words of his career

      • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

        Also, as you can see on the show, he still looks very, very good. Not entirely sure what happened here.

      • Anonymous

        He is LITERALLY the most enthusiastic person on television. Ann Perkins!

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      Shiny!

    • Anonymous

      Is he wearing an ungodly amount of bronzer too?

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        Saw him earlier today on Good Morning Kelly or whatever they’re calling that show now. He just got back from a vacation in Hawaii. No bronzer needed.

        • Anonymous

          Phew! It must have just been the way the light was hitting his tan.

    • Alloy Jane

      He looks like Michael Douglas.  And that is decidedly not a compliment.  Oh Soda, what have you done to yourself?

      • Anonymous

        Soda! OMG. That really brings back memories.

      • http://www.facebook.com/keegzl Keegan Lucas

        Exactly what I thought – Michael Jackson meets Michael Douglas…

      • Anonymous

        I thought the same thing and also fondly reminisced about the Outsiders–what a great movie for teenage eye candy.

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          Sooo many young hotties.  That was the first and last time Matt Dillon was attractive, imo.

      • Anonymous

        Oh Soda indeed. I just read his biography (furtively when in public) and it was so entertaining. His memories of making that film are very vivid.

        As for his getup, wtf? His shirt looks like lumberjack formalwear. Eek.

    • http://twitter.com/ohmybears48 Michelle Argento

      He is *literally* hurting my eyes. 

      • Anonymous

        LOL! I can hear him saying “Ann Perkins!” with the two finger-guns blazing

    • Anonymous

      Sweet Jesus, he looks frightening.

    • Anonymous

      I assume he is doing a public audition for the upcoming prequel to Wall Street: Gordon Gekko Rising.

    • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

      You’ve just insulted Michael Jackson. MJ would never ever walk out in public with some dingy plaid jacket/shirt/coat/whatever-the-hell-that-thing-is. 

      But, yes. Rob Lowe does look like a hot ass mess.

    • http://twitter.com/TheRealSandraOh Sandra Oh

      Brad Goreski should help him with some pop of colors thrown in here and there for the best effect.  Rob is still so hot after all these years.

    • Judy_J

      That chin is taking on a life of its own.

    • Anonymous

      Oh Rob, Rob…it pains me to say that indeed he does look like the lovechild of Michael’s Jackson and Douglas….

      • MilaXX

        lol, just typed the same thing

    • Anonymous

      I just now learned what a CPO jacket is.  I initially read it as C3PO and was puzzled by the description.  Heck, he might’ve been better off with a C3PO jacket!

      • http://www.facebook.com/kymmco Kimberly Cooperrider

        It wasn’t until reading your comment that I realized it wasn’t C3PO jacket. Sigh, that’s what you get for living in a house full of boys/Star Wars nerds I guess.

        • Anonymous

          It makes shows like The Big Bang Theory funnier when you are well-versed in nerdspeak. ;-)

          • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

            It makes everything better….

    • Anonymous

      Am I the only one who thinks he might have had some work done? It seems like his jawline and chin are awfully sharp, implants maybe? Oh Rob, please stop.

      • MilaXX

        oh he definitely had some work done. The problem is he’s starting to cross the line between tasteful tweaking and disfigurement.

    • Anonymous

      He’s slipping into “kinda scarey uncle.”  In another setting I’d like the jacket. NObody who cares about being photographed & having the photos published world wide should wear those slacks.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K7VOQSAYZ7H2OBX6LOJNNIBSSE Amanda

      Yikes!

    • Anonymous

      It’s the discrepancy.  Wool trousers, cashmere sweater and leather wing-tips = business-formal level. The overshirt thing? Looks like velour and bad 90′s plaid.  It’s like he got dressed for a meeting and then had to go grab a chainsaw and remove a fallen tree from the driveway. 

    • J MN

      Sweet Jeezuz that is one good looking man!  He has kept his looks since his teen years.  Oh and you all are full of beans and crackers if you think he’s had any chin work done.  I just googled him and hit images and you can see that handsome jawline was there for the last 25 years.  It is a strong jaw but we’re not talking The Rifleman Chuck Connors or Jay Leno here.
      That is one ugly ass outfit he’s wearing and by it being in an alley or back entrance he was obviously trying to avoid making an appearance.  I get why celebs wear the sunglasses at night when getting hit with all the flashes.  Probably only trying to protect their retinas. 

      • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

        Great minds think alike!

      • Anonymous

        Yes, he’s always had that chin. As you age, strong features sometimes soften, but sometimes they become even more prominent.  

    • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

      Do a google image search for him.  His chin has always been very square and prominent, it depends on the camera angle.  As he’s gotten older, his face has slimmed and it’s a bit more noticeable now.  These are some pretty un-flattering camera angles.

      The outfit, I can’t speak of.

    • Anonymous

      You see Michael Jackson; I see the puppet Madam, from Waylon & Madam.

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        OMG that made me laugh so loud that everyone at work is now thinking horrible things about my not working at work.  Thank you for that wonderful image!

    • Sara__B

      If one of my girlfriends was dating that, I’d tell her to run. He looks like a self-absorbed jerk who’s uncomfortable with his age. He might be the nicest guy around, but he doesn’t look it!

    • Anonymous

      I immediately thought of a young Uncle Karl.  He even has the hair.  And the gloves.  Definitely a movie to be made!  Karl L.: the Younger Years.

    • bloodshothalfblind

      he looks like a young, slightly less tan Valentino.   guys today are so much more vain than they have ever been.  it is going to be hilarious watching them age LOL!

    • Anonymous

      It’s really funny that you mention that he looks like MJ, because he co-hosted Live With Kelly this morning, and he talked about how there’s an action figure of MJ that people always say he looks like.

    • MilaXX

      He looks like the unholy love child of Michael Jackson and Micheal Douglas. Not even gonna comment on the clothes.

    • Anonymous

      tragic!

    • Anonymous

      Was he there to publicize the movie where he’s being Serial Killer Drew Peterson? Maybe he felt the need to look like Serial Killer Drew Peterson even when not in the movie. Tragic. I just read a blind item that said he has been a dick to Amy Poehler on Parks & Recreation and I totally believe it after seeing this picture. This is what dicks dress like.

      • oohsparkley!

        I don’t want to believe this.  He’s so funny on that show and I like him.  Amy Poehler, is it true? Edited to add, that is a bad outfit and bad picture. I don’t think he’s had much work done, but he might be too thin.

    • Anonymous

      He looks awful, flat out.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      I assume he’s wearing his “I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK” shirt because it’s cold as all get-out in early morning NY city. He gets a pass for that. It’s those slacks (and they *are* slacks) that are killing the look. They’re bulky, like he’s wearing four pairs of long underwear. Are they pleated*, because that’s just wrong.

      *Obviously I mean the pants, not the long underwear.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      He IS turning into Robert Wagner!!

    • allisankelly

      TLo said: …there’s no need for you to rush headlong into “middle-aged mafia dude.”

       Exactly. Hubby and I are rewatching The Sopranos and he is definitely working that Ralph Cifaretto look.

      Had to study it for a bit, but I am seeing the MJ face…scary.

    • Anonymous

      That jacket is just awful.  Without that, I could overlook the rest and give him a pass.

    • http://twitter.com/emilyfoxy Emily Fox

      He was on Live with Kelly Ripa today co-hosting and they were talking about whether he had an action figure designed after him, and he said “no but people always said i looked a lot like the michael jackson action figure back in the day”. Back in the day…or now.

    • Anonymous

      He’s started shopping at Haband!

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Ugh, this is not good.

    • Anonymous

      It says bad things for Jared Leto when I thought it was him based on the thumbnail.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Love him, but this look isn’t doing him any favors.  He’s a california boy – he doesn’t know how to dress for cold weather.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Ugh, too much work done on that face, and the outfit, and particularly the sunglasses, are hiddy.  The worst, though, is those work gloves – What. The.  Hell??

    • Anonymous

      I saw Michael Jackson before I even read the caption!  Aviator frames are so not good for oblong faces with prominent jawlines.  Also, the hair.  Just no.

    • Anonymous

      And that hair….

    • Anonymous

      That chin is frightening. Put him in head to toe denim and he’s Jay Leno’s younger brother.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      I absolutely love everything about Rob Lowe…except this outfit.  He always looks good when he’s in a suit and tie, but he wears them so much on TV he probably gets tired of it.  Still, I know he can look better.  Just caught him on an off night.

    • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

      I don’t know, he’s always had a significant chin. I’d say aging has taken some of the softening contours out of his face, so the chin just shows up more. And that looks like his actual nose, not a prosthetic over an over-surgeried hole, so I’d say he’s not in Michael Jackson territory just yet. If he’s wears contacts, he may be like me and need sunglasses to counteract the exaggerated glare contacts seem to create in bright light/flashbulbs.

      Sounds like I’m a fan or something, but actually he’s always been one of those meh sort of guys to me. Not my type.

    • Anonymous

      He’s starting to look like Michael Douglas

    • Anonymous

      I just caught a glimpse of him cohosting Live with Rippa and they were making a joke with little Darren Criss asking if he had ever seen the Michael Jackson doll that looked exactly like Rob.

    • Anonymous

      OMG you guys never fail to crack me up, thank you for that as well as all the hot man-candy…what a day…

    • Anonymous

      He’s as gorgeous as ever — leave the boy alone!  He pulled himself together and has made some sense of himself and his life.  He looks great —

    • Anonymous

      How come Rob Lowe’s chin is fair game but it is a banishable sin to dare mention a syllable about SJP’s veiny hands or someone else’s jug ears or ugly feet?  

      Serious question.  Can someone explain the line?