A&E

What do daddies do? Rob Lowe takes his sons on quests for ghosts and aliens


My interest in ghosthunting-type reality shows is approximately zero. Still, I found it kind of interesting to see the "Lowe Files" opener -- which debuts at 10 p.m. Aug. 2 on A&E -- and very interesting to hear Rob Lowe and sons talk about their oddly adventurous life. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

He's sweet Charlie, killer Norman and more


By one line of thinking (mine), "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was the best movie of 2005, a peak moment for director Tim Burton, composer Danny Elfman and actor Johnny Depp. And in the title role was the thoroughly likable Freddie Highmore ... the same actor who now brings shivers as Norman Bates in "Bates Motel." The show starts its season Monday (March 7); here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes