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Mario Lopez

Mario Michael Lopez, Jr. [ma'ɾio] /ˈmaɪkəl/ [lo'pes] (born October 10, 1973) is an American television host and actor who has appeared on several television series, in films, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of the character A.C. Slater on Saved By The Bell, which he also portrayed as a regular on Saved by the Bell: The College Years. He has appeared in numerous projects since, including the third season of Dancing with the Stars and as a celebrity guest host for the syndicated entertainment news magazine show Extra. He currently hosts America's Best Dance Crew for MTV. Starting in November, Lopez will co-host the U.S. version of the TV singing competition The X Factor, according to TMZ. Mario Lopez was born in San Diego in 1973 to Mexican parents, the son of Elvia, a telephone clerk, and Mario Michael Lopez, Sr., who worked for the municipality of National City. He was raised in a large Catholic family. Lopez was a high school wrestler. In 1990, he took 7th place at the State tournament. He graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1991. Lopez's professional career began in 1984 when he appeared as younger brother Tomás in the short-lived ABC comedy series

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How Dare 'X Factor' Joke About My Drinking Problem

Demi Lovato is furious at the producers of "X Factor," grousing that she was blindsided by a skit that mocked her addiction ... TMZ has learned.Mario Lopez introduced a skit which showed clips of… READ MORE >

Khloe Kardashian -- 86'd from 'X Factor'

Khloe Kardashian
86'd from 'X Factor'

Khloe Kardashian has been eliminated from "X Factor."Fox released a statement moments ago, claiming Khloe will NOT be returning as a host for Season 3 ... but Mario Lopez will.The network didn't… READ MORE >

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Adrienne Maloof -- I Paid $25k to Make Out with Mario Lopez

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I Paid $25k to Make Out with Mario Lopez

Adrienne Maloof has no problem landing men -- but last night in Los Angeles, she paid $25,000 for a makeout session with Mario Lopez ... and it was all for a good cause. Maloof and Lopez were… READ MORE >

- 573 days ago
Mario Lopez Jacked Khloe Kardashian's Lines Because of 'X Factor' Chaos

'X Factor'
Mario Jacked Khloe's Lines Because of On Set Chaos

Mario Lopez couldn't get enough of that teleprompter on "X Factor" this week, because he was reading Khloe Kardashian's lines and screwing her up in the process ... but sources tell us it wasn't… READ MORE >

- 682 days ago
Khloe Kardashian & Mario Lopez -- Officially Sign On to 'X Factor'

Khloe K & Mario Lopez
Officially Sign On to 'X Factor'

It's official ... Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez will be the new co-hosts of "X Factor" ... TMZ has confirmed with sources connected to the show. We broke the story ... Khloe and Mario had been… READ MORE >

- 702 days ago
Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez -- We'll Be Your 'X Factor' Hosts

Khloe and Mario
We'll Be Your 'X Factor' Co-Hosts

Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez will join the payroll of "X Factor" -- TMZ has learned, Khloe and Mario will be the new co-hosts of the show.We're told the final, tiny finishing touches are being… READ MORE >

- 716 days ago
'X Factor' -- Three Finalists for TWO Hosting Spots

"X Factor"
Three Finalists for TWO Hosting Spots

There are 3 candidates still standing for the coveted "X Factor" hosting gig -- Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez, and Corbin Bleu -- but only 2 of them will be chosen.Sources connected to the… READ MORE >

- 728 days ago
Celebrity Shnozzes -- Is Bigger Better?

Celebrity Shnozzes
Is Bigger Better?

We did a little rhinoplasty on some of the biggest names in Hollywood -- but sometimes the original is best. Click through the pics and decide -- work ... or no work? READ MORE >

- 1384 days ago
Mario and Karina's Nip Slip Dip

Mario and Karina's
Nip Slip Dip

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- 2304 days ago
LiLo Cuts One with Snoop

LiLo
Cuts One with Snoop

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