Rob Lowe stirs fever with viral vid of “The Hills Are Alive”

Rob Lowe’s viral video was pretty catchy. Above, he lip-synchs “The Hills Are Alive” from “The Sound of Music.”Rob Lowe via Twitter

Rob Lowe’s viral video was pretty catchy. Above, he lip-synchs “The Hills Are Alive” from “The Sound of Music.”

It started with a night in the Jacuzzi and ended with Rob Lowe spinning around shirtless in a lip-synching video viral sensation. The “Parks and Recreation” actor broke the Internet this weekend by tweeting a video of himself — fresh out of a hot tub — singing the title song from “The Sound of Music.” “Isn’t it amazing that someone can have that kind of fun at 25 years sober?” Lowe asked The News’ Justin Rocket Silverman. “For anybody else, I would say you have to breathalyze that individual — and he’s likely going to fail.”

The preternaturally young TV and movie star, who’s 51, made the video with an app called Dubsmash that allows users to record over a sound clip. “My thing on social media is that I like to be authentic,” he explained. “I’m not fixing my hair and I’m not getting my clothes just right and I’m not worried about the lighting. For me, that’s the fun of it. Everything is so stage-managed today that I really enjoy just being able to authentically put things out that I’m feeling.” Lowe is also working with MasterCard on a fund-raising campaign for a charity called Stand Up to Cancer. His tweet announcing that partnership was retweeted 44 times by Monday afternoon. His “The Hills Are Alive” tweet was retweeted more than 2,300 times.


Oprah Winfrey serves up a saucy interview with Jean-Georges Vongerichten in the August edition of O Magazine, where the superchef dishes about being married to his work. “I got divorced once. I came to New York married, my son was born in ’81 and my daughter in ’87. And six months after I got my four stars, my wife said, ‘I don’t want to live here. I’m going back to France.’ ” He recalled. “I said, ‘Are you kidding me? I can’t leave.’ ” And he didn’t.

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and daughter North head to the movies over the weekend in Calabasas, Calif.


Kim Kardashian is giving Kanye West lessons in public relations. A Confidenti@l spy was amused to see the rapper turn away a group of teenage fans who approached their table at Nobu in Malibu on Saturday, asking for a picture — only for his wife to bring them back to take the snap. “I thought that was nice of her,” said the onlooker. See, Kanye — selfies make fans. And fans pay the bills.


The cast of “On the Twentieth Century” celebrated their final curtain with beach towels. Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl and their crew started the final week of performances with a pool party atop the Empire Hotel on Sunday. We’re told the stars feasted on hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken skewers, then danced away the calories under the hotel’s iconic rooftop sign, which has lit up the Upper West Side since 1923.


Musicians Zoe Kravitz and George Lewis had a wild time in Miami. The pair were spotted catching a little shade among the bushes on a weekend that also saw Kravitz walking on the beach while drinking from a coconut. The duo might’ve been hinting at their relationship in May, when Kravitz joined Lewis’ band Twin Shadow to sing “No Ordinary Love” on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

Chrissy Teigen and LL Cool J (front) got together at NASDAQ’s opening bell for the series “Lip Sync Battle.”Steve Mack/FilmMagic

Chrissy Teigen and LL Cool J (front) got together at NASDAQ’s opening bell for the series “Lip Sync Battle.”


In 1985 he sang “Rock the Bells,” and on Monday, LL Cool J was ringing one, with a rather fine-looking belle by his side. LL and Chrissy Teigen teamed up to get trading started Monday morning on Wall Street, where they rang the opening bell at NASDAQ.


You’re not fooling us, Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas. The pair — who still won’t admit that they’re a couple — may as well have been strangers when they knew paparazzi were snapping them in the street on Monday. But this snap of them stealing a kiss at La Esquina restaurant on Sunday night tells the real story. Confidenti@l reported last month the attractive twosome are hooking up.

A screening of Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Southpaw” brought out a big crowd to salute the late composer James Horner.George Pimentel/WireImage

A screening of Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Southpaw” brought out a big crowd to salute the late composer James Horner.


There’s was a moment of remembrance at a screening of “Southpaw” Sunday night for the late cinematic composer James Horner, whose last score was for the new Jake Gyllenhaal boxing movie. We’re told some 500 Oscar voters, plus Gyllenhaal, co-star Rachel McAdams and director Antoine Fuqua, turned out for the show. Speaking before members of the host group, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the film’s 12-year-old star, Oona Laurence, said she felt bad about hitting Gyllenhaal in a scene, “but channeled the anger she knew her character felt.”


Miranda Kerr certainly seems to have a type. The Victoria’s Secret model and her billionaire beau, SnapChat founder Evan Spiegel, were photographed in public for the first time while picking up flowers at a farmers market in L.A. on Sunday morning. Kerr also recently dated billionaire James Packer, after ending her marriage to multimillionaire Orlando Bloom.

Bella Thorne provides some comic relief in San DiegoPress Line Photos/Splash News

Bella Thorne provides some comic relief in San Diego


Bella Thorne was in full bloom in a floral playsuit at Comic-Con in San Diego.


“There’s nothing more humbling than sitting with your very burnt, blistered manhood, and a bunch of Scottish emergency room guys staring down at your junk.”

Channing Tatum in GQ

“I promise to … get it out a lot more in the future.”

Daniel Radcliffe tells E! News about winning “Rear of the Year”

Tribeca uber-celeb Taylor Swift draws double takes on a trip out.NorthWoodsPix/Splash News

Tribeca uber-celeb Taylor Swift draws double takes on a trip out.


Pop princess Taylor Swift wore a lace dress and headband outside her Tribeca apartment.


Was any place hotter than Fire Island over the weekend? Broadway’s Alan Cumming, the Scissor Sisters’ Ana Matronic, TV personality Carson Kressley and “House of Cards” actress Neve Campbell descended on Cherry Grove to honor the firemen who battled a devastating early morning March blaze on the island that damaged the boardwalk and burned down the historic Grove Hotel. The event was produced by Daniel Nardicio and featured entertainment from Vivian Reed and the “I Kissed a Girl” singer, Jill Sobule.

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