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Life is good for Mario Lopez.

Unlike fellow Saved By the Bell alumnus Dustin Diamond, the guy we grew to love as A.C. Slater isn't making amateur sex tapes, cheating his few remaining fans or appearing on crappy reality shows like Celebrity Fit Club in order to make money.

Jessica Simpson Live

No, since Lopez shot back to fame on Dancing with the Stars, he's been living it up, sleeping with Karina Smirnoff and chilling with Oscar De La Hoya, Eva Longoria and others.

The future Mrs. Tony Parker is seen with Lopez in the picture below (as well as the photo he's snapping), smiling ear to ear. Her mind is elsewhere, though - she's probably thinking about her fun bridal shower or her upcoming nuptials.

The other girl in this picture doesn't look as happy... or attractive. What the hell happened to Jessica Simpson, we have no idea. But even she knows she looks rough as hell at this point. This is a fashion wreck not even her large breasts can salvage.

Oh, and on the far left, we have Jessica's pal and celebrity stylist, Ken Paves. He's not straight, which is a-o-k with us - our only beef is that he's doing a terrible job with her hair. Isn't it your job to make Jess look hot? Get it together, K-Dog.

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Unfortunately, sparring with Mario Lopez doesn't win fights for Oscar De La Hoya.

Several days prior to his major match-up Saturday in Las Vegas against Floyd Mayweather â€" which resulted in De La Hoya's losing in a split decision â€" the boxer held a friendly round with Lopez, a Golden Boy himself in the eyes of Karina Smirnoff.

Mario Lopez Shirtless

"Its like shooting hoops with Kobe Bryant," Lopez told People magazine of being in the ring with De La Hoya. "You know you're going to lose, but it's fun anyway."

The former Dancing with the Stars favorite was far from the only celebrity on hand for this big fight over the weekend.

Also on hand at the MGM Grand Las Vegas for the bout were: Tobey Maguire, Jay Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Sheen, Eddie Murphy, Helen Mirren, Denzel Washington, Jack Nicholson, Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Michael Jordan, Michael J. Fox, Diddy, Sacha Baron Cohen, Will Farrell and Jermaine Dupri.

Couples such Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, and Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy were also in the house.

Meanwhile, One person who was very happy with Mayweather's victory was his close pal, 50 Cent. The hip-hop star bet $1 million on the winner and walked out of the arena saying "easy money."

After the fight, hip-hop royalty was on display â€" and even put on a mini-concert as the DJ spun their music â€" at Venetian's Tao Nightclub. Hanging in the VIP booth: Jay Z, Usher (without fiancee, Tameka Foster), Diddy, 50 Cent, Jermaine Dupri, Young Jeezy, Nelly and Ashanti. Baron Cohen showed up later, but kept a hat low over his eyes.

"There's been a lot of negativity given to hip hop lately, but I want you to look at this group," Diddy said. "There is nothing but love up here."

From theer, we assume, the mogul went home and showed more love to Kim Porter and their twin baby girls.

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Should Karina Smirnoff be jealous?

While she's busy dancing it up with stars, the Hollywood hunk Karina has been rumored to be dating is getting friendly with a beautiful reality show star. We can only guess what Mario Lopez thinking here?

Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas

Maybe if I show her the Dustin Diamond sex tape, she'll want me to show her just what sort of lessons in love they taught us at Bayside High School ...

We're not sure if Kristin Cavallari would be game for such naked exploits, but the former Laguna Beach star must be yearning to get back in the spotlight.

After all, she basically paved the way for current OC-elebrities such as Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge. But now those beauties are receiving all the attention. Talk about unfair!

In all honesty, The Hollywood Gossip staff doesn't know if Kristin and Mario are getting it on or not. They could just be friends. But if these hotties do wish to get back onto the front pages of celebrity gossip rags around the nation, there's an easy solution.

And let's just say Olivia Mojica has it all figured out.

by Free Britney at . Comments

We don't have to tell you that Mario Lopez has experienced a career revival in the past several months. And unlike a fellow Saved By the Bell cohort, his comeback doesn't involve him starring in a graphic sex video that may or may not involve a "body double." We can't wait for that Dustin Diamond sex tape to hit stores.

Actually, we can. But that's neither here nor there. The subject of this post is Lopez, who rose from obscurity to win the most recent season of Dancing With the Stars - and the heart of his dashing partner, Karina Smirnoff.

Mario Lopez Pic

Moreover, he was romantically linked to Eva Longoria and Britney Spears. While none of those stories held water, when you're rumored to be hooking up with Britney Spears, you've hit the big time (even if you haven't hit that).

Now, as he gets ready to host the Miss America pageant, he's one of the biggest stars out there - and judging by his face in this picture with one of The Incredibles, he knows it:

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Uh-oh. Think Karina Smirnoff will get jealous?

After all, her favorite beefcake, Mario Lopez, will be surrounded by a bevy of beautiful women when he hosts this year's Miss America pageant in Las Vegas.

Mario Lopez Pic

"I'm honored. I think it's going to be great," Lopez told The Associated Press.

We're guessing he was saddened to learn this actually isn't the Miss USA pageant, though. That means no Tara Conner sighting. Miss America will air Jan. 29 from the Aladdin Resort & Casino.

Having proved he can dance on ABC's Dancing With the Stars, the 33-year-old actor said he didn't plan to sing the pageant's "There She Is, Miss America" theme made famous by longtime Miss America host Bert Parks.

"I really don't sing," Lopez said. "I like to sing, but I don't sing well."

A recorded version of Parks singing the anthem played as Miss Oklahoma Jennifer Berry was crowned at last year's pageant, held for the first time outside Atlantic City, N.J.

Lopez actually has hosted other pageants including a Miss Teen USA pageant in 2003 in Palm Springs, Calif. But, no, he has yet to meet Katie Blair.

He attributed recent scandals involving beauty queens - see Katie Rees pics for full disclosure - in other pageants to mistakes by a select few contestants. A select few hot contestants, that is.

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Mario Lopez is hooking up with the CW.

We hope Karina Smirnoff doesn't find out.

Mario Lopez Pic

JUST KIDDING! The CW is actually a television network and this is great news for Lopez fans: The man who used to be known solely for his portrayal of A.C. Slater has inked a talent holding deal with the station.

The pact calls for CW to either develop a project for Lopez or cast him in one of its 2007-08 pilots.

The CW project will be Lopez's first primetime scripted show since 1998's USA Network drama Pacific Blue. It was a show watched by fewer viewers than any post-Seinfeld series with Jason Alexander - no, not the one that that's friends with Shar Jackson.

We're happy for Mario. We were afraid he'd follow in the naughty footsteps of former co-star Dustin Diamond.

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During a weekend of relaxation and gratitude, Mario Lopez was glad he had a break.

It didn't hurt that he spent a few days at his sister's home in Houston and then Mexico with a certain dancing star.

Karina Smirnoff of DWTS

"We're definitely overdue for a break," Lopez told People magazine about himself and possible girlfriend, Karina Smirnoff. "I want to take a little time off, go to Mexico."

By Sunday, the pair were there, taking south of the border by beautiful storm. And while Mario wouldn't confirm the dating rumors with Smirnoff, he did refer to their bond as "a very special relationship."

Awww.

"It's very flattering when people want to see us together and like to see us be together," he said about the romantic sparks that viewers saw as the two twisted their way to a second-place finish this month on Dancing with the Stars. "We're great friends and very supportive of each other."

Channeling their inner Brangelina, Lopez and Smirnoff arrived in San Antonio on Friday night on behalf of the charity Any Baby Can, a non-profit organization that benefits severely disabled children.

For the record, we love this couple. The Hollywood Gossip would like to encourage Lopez to remain loyal to Smirnoff and avoid any more late nights with Britney Spears in Las Vegas.

Trust us, Mario, the former Mrs. Federline will play with your heart and get lost in the game.

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Unless you're a famous singer that recently divorced your waste of wife-beater-wearing space husband and a curly-haired hot dancer that should have been crowned the brightest dancing star on the planet.

Wax Britney

Indeed, the Britney Spears post-breakup tour took Sean Preston's mom to Las Vegas this weekend. Once there, the former Mrs. K-Fed won big at the blackjack table and may have landed an even more impressive pot:

Mario Lopez.

She was introduced to the Dancing with the Stars runner-up at casino, The Mint. The two, along with a small group, then headed up to Moon Nightclub and partied the night away.

Before possibly taking the man that played A.C. Slater to the wrestling mat of her hotel room (if you know wat we mean!), Britney arrived in Nevada on Friday.

She donned the disguise of a pink wig and big, dark sunglasses, but was spotted in the Palms Casino Resort Friday night; probably due to the fact that Britney Spears boobs are never confused with anyone else's cleavage.

Also on Friday, Spears went into the Palms' recording studio with producer Lukasz Gottwald to mix tracks on her new album.

"She looks and sounds great," a source told People magazine. "Her voice never sounded better. She's having fun. She's ready to kick a--."

Britney also did pretty well at the tables, reportedly winning $10,000 playing blackjack.

That's more cash than Kevin Federline album sales will bring in over the next six years.

Meanwhile, two famous folks were absent from the trip. There were no Jayden James Federline sightings, spurring talk that Spears is trying to keep the child away from gambling.

Karina Smirnoff, Lopez's possible girlfriend, was also nowhere to be seen. We hope she's okay.

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America may not love Mario Lopez as much as Emmitt Smith, but that hasn't stopped the former Saved by the Bell star from lending a helping hand.

Despite bitter feelings from being robbed on Dancing with the Stars, Lopez spent time at the Ronald McDonald House this week. We can only imagine the nuggets of wisdom he shared with youngsters such as the smiling kid below:

Mario Lopez Shirtless

Make friends with Eva Longoria ... avoid detention with Mr. Belding ... don't do drugs ... don't watch the Screech sex tape ... treat women with respect ...

Is it any wonder why Karina Smirnoff developed a crush on her dancing partner?

We certainly would. The guy oozes sex appeal AND a good heart. That's difficult to find.

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Evidently, three Super Bowl titles were not enough for Emmitt Smith. The NFL all-time rushing yards leader ran away with the fan vote on last night's Dancing with the Stars finale, as well.

Chaz Waves

Smith and Mario Lopez received identical scores on Tuesday night's show, but supporters pushed the running back over the top in the end, as he celebrated with professional dance partner Cheryl Burke.

"I am so proud of this trophy and I am proud to share it with Cheryl," Smith said. "We worked our tails off."

"Emmitt embodied what this competition is all about," season 3 contestant and Paris Hilton-hater Shanna Moakler said. "He deserved to win. Absolutely."

Other participants that had been kicked off earlier also weighed in.

"I don't think you could go wrong with either of these guys," Jerry Springer said. "They both had identical scores so it was who had the more compelling story and Emmitt's was the great American story. You saw his growth throughout the process and that's the great American story. That's the magic of this show."

For Karina Smirnoff, sadly, the magic felt like pure, unadulterated sadness. Tears streamed down her face as she reluctantly talked to reporters and the usually jovial Lopez tried to console her.

"Apparently world-class dancing wasn't enough. That wasn't the criteria it was based on," Lopez said to People magazine. "I don't really care about the trophy. I just wanted to win for Karina. She is honestly the best dancer in the world. No disrespect to the other girls on this show, but they don't hold a candle to her."

And with that, Slater and his date went to watch the Screech sex tape in order to feel better about themselves.

Meanwhile, Sara Evans attended the finale. For those somehow unaware, Evans withdrew from the competition after filing for divorce from political consultant Craig Schleske, her husband of 13 years.

"She was very relaxed, very happy to be here. Her kids are here and they are having a lot of fun. Her son Avery was doing some moves on the dance floor during rehearsals yesterday." dancer Louis Van Amstel said.

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