Rob Lowe Cheers on Robert Downey Jr.’s Triumph at the Oscars

In the heart of Beverly Hills, an exclusive gathering illuminated Hollywood’s grandest evening, as reality TV’s brightest stars convened at Wolfgang Puck’s iconic Spago for a viewing party like no other.

The event, DirecTV Streaming With the Stars, hosted by Rob Lowe, offered an intimate setting for nearly 200 esteemed guests. The evening featured a delectable array of sautéed scallops and beet salads from Spago’s renowned menu, complemented by exquisite specialty cocktails. Amidst the festivities, a birthday celebration for Lowe, who turned 60 on March 17, unfolded with cakes and pies during a commercial break, all to the tune of “Happy Birthday” played by the DJ.

Lowe, the evening’s gracious host, watched intently as the Best Supporting Actor category was announced, his eyes fixed on the screen amidst the lounge’s lively atmosphere.

The highlight of the night for Lowe was witnessing his long-time friend, Robert Downey Jr., clinch the Oscar for “Oppenheimer.” Lowe reminisced about their shared history, dating back to a sophomore history class in Santa Monica. “His life story is an incredible journey of ups and downs,” Lowe shared with Variety. “I’ve witnessed his journey from the start. This Oscar is a well-deserved accolade for someone truly deserving.”

The guest list sparkled with celebrities, including Paula Abdul, Erika Jayne, Sutton Stracke, Guerdy Abraira, Kelly Bensimon, and Vicki Gunvalson, adding to the evening’s allure.

The party also served as a reunion for “The Traitors” cast, with Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Peter Weber, and Phaedra Parks in attendance. The stars from Peacock’s hit show were in high demand, with guests eager for selfies and insights into the season’s dramatic conclusion.

Javid, reflecting on her experience, expressed no regrets on the red carpet. “I’m proud of my journey. Given the chance, I wouldn’t change a thing,” she stated confidently.

Amidst the glamour, the buzz around Bravo’s Andy Cohen stirred conversations. Cohen, facing recent controversies, received support from Stracke. “Andy has always been a gentleman in my eyes,” she said, defending Cohen. “Our set, our homes, have always felt safe. I stand by Andy wholeheartedly.”

The evening was a testament to the enduring charm and intrigue of Hollywood’s elite, a night where stars shone brightly, both on screen and off, in the luxurious setting of Beverly Hills.