Rob Lowe on Robert Downey Jr. Oscar Win: ‘His Life Story Is an Amazing and Inspirational Roller Coaster’

On Hollywood’s biggest night, an exclusive viewing party in Beverly Hills brought together wall-to-wall reality television stars that gathered at Wolfgang Puck’s legendary restaurant Spago.

DirecTV Streaming With the Stars was an intimate affair for nearly 200 guests that was hosted by Rob Lowe. The event served plates of sautéed scallops and beet salads from the restaurant’s signature menu, along with specialty cocktails. And during a commercial break the DJ played “Happy Birthday” as staff wheeled out cakes and pies to celebrate Lowe turning 60 on March 17.

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The host grinned with gratitude before turning his eyes to see the delivery of the Best Supporting Actor category on a screen in the middle of the lounge.

Watching his old friend Robert Downey Jr. take home the Oscar for “Oppenheimer” was a highlight of the evening for Lowe, who said he has known the Oscar winner since sharing a sophomore history class in Santa Monica.

“His life story is obviously an amazing and inspirational roller coaster,” the “9-1-1: Lone Star” actor said to Variety. “I’ve been there from the beginning. And this will be a culminating moment for somebody who really deserves it.”

The star-studded guestlist at the dazzling soirée included Paula Abdul along with Erika Jayne, Sutton Stracke, Guerdy Abraira, Kelly Bensimon and Vicki Gunvalson.

Many at the party took pause to see the gathering of “The Traitors” cast which brought together Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Peter Weber and Phaedra Parks. Guests clamored for selfies with Peacock’s megahit stars and asked for insights about the shocking finale that brought in huge viewership.

“No hard feelings at all and no regrets,” Javid said on the red carpet earlier in the evening when asked how she felt about not winning the Season 2 jackpot. “I’m so glad that I did everything I did. If you gave me 10 more takes, I would do the exact same thing.”

Another hot topic in the room full of Bravo-lebrities was the controversy surrounding franchise executive producer Andy Cohen, who has been in the hot seat lately. He has been stirring controversy in headlines over a lawsuit by Leah McSweeney, a former cast member of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” as well as accusations of sexual harassment by former “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Brandi Glanville.

“I’m a big Andy supporter not because he’s my boss, but because I think he’s a gentleman,” Stracke said when asked about Cohen earlier in the night. “And I’ve never seen him any other way but that. I think that we are very safe. The environment of what we call set is also known as our homes. I have never, ever felt unsafe. I wouldn’t do it if I did.”

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