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Looks like Mario Lopez is giving Matthew McConaughey a run for his gorgeous, topless money. Literally!

As the former Dancing with the Stars contestant and The Bold and the Beautiful star makes heads turn during a recent run on the beach, we have one piece of advice for his lucky ladyfriend:

Mario Lopez Shirtless

Better keep an eye on your man, Karina Smirnoff! Lord knows every other female on the planet is.

Is Camila Alves dating the wrong shirtless stud? Mario Lopez is making a mockery of all other male physiques.

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Life is none too shabby for Mario Lopez.

Instead of receiving attention for poorly made sex tapes like a former Saved by the Bell co-star named Dustin Diamond, he's being paid to have good, clean fun with young, beautiful women.

Indeed, the Dancing with the Stars hunk is coming back for a third round as host of the Miss Teen USA pageant in Pasadena, Calif., on August 24. It's an event that has not been without controversy.

The Donald Trump-owned pageant will crown a new winner to take over for Katie Blair, the 2006 champ who sparked controversy last year over her behavior with Miss USA Tara Conner. For those that missed out on this past celebrity news, we can sum it up with four words:

Girl. On. Girl. Action. 

Despite allegations of improper conduct and partying, Blair and Conner were allowed to keep their crowns and serve out their years.

Lopez, who's also handled tiara duties for Miss USA and Miss America, will be joined at this year's pageant by a pair of performers: singer Kat DeLuna and the Jonas Brothers, organizers told People magazine.

We assume his girlfriend, Karina Smirnoff, won't be far away, either.

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Joey Fatone
and Kym Johnson have nothing on these two!

Mario Lopez and girlfriend Karina Smirnoff, his partner on last season's Dancing with the Stars, recently took their relationship to the next level: They're cohabiting.

Situation and Karina Smirnoff

"They recently moved in together," a source close to the couple tells People magazine. "It was a big step to take, especially for Mario, but they both think this could be it. Things are going really well right and they're loving being together all the time."

Just like Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo.

The 33-year-old Lopez and the Ukrainian-born Smirnoff have always been coy about their romance since coming in second on Dancing with the Stars in November, but were spotted vacationing together in Mexico later that month.

Lopez, who will co-host the Miss Universe 2007 pageant on NBC live from Mexico City on May 28, told People at the time that he and Smirnoff had "a very special relationship" and said: "We're great friends and very supportive of each other."

Reps for both had no comment. But The Hollywood Gossip has a lot to say: Way to go, Slater! You beat out Dancing hottie Maksim Chmerkovskiy for this female's heart.

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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.

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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.

Mario Lopez Biography

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