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It's come down to this. A lifetime of blood, sweat, tears and pranks on Mr. Belding have taken Mario Lopez to the top of the dancing world. Almost.

First, Slater has to conquer NFL legend Emmitt Smith in the finale of Dancing with the Stars tonight.

DWTS Bottom 3 in Week 5

Friends of A.C from Bayside High recently commented on their fellow alum's chances of doing so:

Jesse Spano: I'm so excited for Slater! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so ... scared.

Zach Morris: Slater's been training for this the last 15 years. After our fight first day of senior year, he said his one regret was that I wasn't Emmitt Smith.

Now, I understand why.

Screech Powers: Slater winning will be the best thing that happened to our high school class since my sex tape was released.

Not that I had anything to do with that. I've never even met David Hans Schmidt.

Lisa Turtle: Do you like my new top? It's from the Justin Timberlake clothing line.

Anyway, I think Smith will win. But that's just one token black girl's support for a brother.

Kelly Kapowski: I was really hot before gaining a few pounds during Beverly Hills, 90210 and then falling off the face of the eart. Gooooo, Slater!

Mr. Belding: Mrs. B and I love watching that Karina Smirnoff.

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Dancing with the Stars has seen Sara Evans drop out and Jerry Springer almost drop his pants.

Tonight, however, it will finally show fans a winner. The finals pit possible couple Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff against Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke.

Ricki Lake, Derek Hough Pic

Let's see who various celebrities support ...

Mario & Karina

Ryan Seacrest - "Mario Lopez ... he will take it and then the world will wait for him to announce his passionate romance with Karina ... They have to be hookin' up!"

Judge Marilyn Milian, People's Court - "I think Mario Lopez because that Latino is so hot to trot that I could watch him trot all night long."

Dayna Devon, Extra - "I think Mario will win because he works at 'Extra' and I am required to say that. Not to mention he is the best dancer!"

Howard Stern - Mario Lopez will win because he's had professional dance training, but Stern wonders if he "might reveal that he's gay, afterwards."

Emmitt & Cheryl

Rachael Ray - "I am rooting for three-time Super Bowl champ Emmitt Smith. When Emmitt came on my show he taught me how to cha cha, and when he wins I hope he comes back and teaches me all the dances he learned."

Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! - "Although I think Mario is excellent, I have a feeling that America will vote for Emmitt Smith because for him to be doing what he's doing as a dancer, after all the bumps and knocks he endured in his Hall of Fame football career, is truly remarkable."

Undecided Vote

Jerry Springer - "I can't imagine rooting for one over the other. I think Mario is an incredible talent. Emmitt is already a superstar and, when I grow up, I want to be just like him."

Jimmy Kimmel - "Emmitt Smith or Mario Lopez? I should point out there are absentee ballots that have not been counted and Joey Lawrence is extremely popular with our troops overseas."

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He's already won over fans and judges on Dancing with the Stars - to say nothing of Karina Smirnoff, of course.

But will Mario Lopez soon be wooing the most famous Baby in film history?

Mario Lopez Shirtless

Rumors are circulating that the former Saved by the Bell star may reprise Patrick Swayze's role in a remake of Dirty Dancing. (No, not Dirty Sanchez; that would be a job for ex-castmate, Dustin Diamond).

Swayze, however, is less pleased than Kanye West over the possibility of this tale being told on screen again:

"I think that the original really stands up well and both leads were great!" he laughed. "We seem intent on re-making everything right now."

The man makes a point. However, we have no objection to Eva Green starring in the lastest James Bond remake. She's pretty.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Just when rumors of their romance had quieted down, Mario Lopez and Eva Longoria have seemingly let the cats out of the bag again. So to speak.

Yes, that is the pair dressed as a couple of supposedly friendly felines for Halloween, but we have our questions:

Beautiful Eva
  • Where was Tony Parker?
  • Where was Karina Smirnoff?
  • Who actually dresses in as boring a costume as a cat these days?

It almost makes Leonardo DiCaprio seem creative with his outfit selection this year.

Meanwhile, in a battle of sordid Saved by the Bell alums, the Screech sex tape still trumps any dirty Slater shanningans. But we've got our eye on you, A.C. and Eva.

We've also got our eye on Matt Lauer. He looks incredibly similar to Johnny Depp in this Jack Sparrow costume. Now THAT's how you do Halloween!

by Mischalova at . Comments

The camera doesn't lie. That's how we know for sure that Paris Hilton and Travis Barker did, indeed, swap spit at least once on the dance floor.

So, what do Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff have to say about their off-the-dance-floor moves now? The pair has been claiming everything is friendly and above the belt. But these two seem like more than dancing partners in this picture, don't they?

Situation and Karina Smirnoff

We just hope Sara Evans isn't looking at this at the moment. The former Dancing with the Stars contestant doesn't need to be reminded of how exciting a new love can be right now.

Tony Parker, however, can finally relax. Even if Eva Longoria was saving Lopez's bell (if you know what we mean!) before, Mario appears to have settled on Karina in the end.

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And Karina Smirnoff. We can throw her into the mix, as well.

But let's start with Eva Longoria and the belief that her relationship with NBA star, Tony Parker, was history. Such thoughts may need to be re-written now.

Last weekend, Longoria flew to Paris to meet up with Parker.

"He begged her to come," says an insider. "He said he'll forgive her, but they need to talk it out."

Or solve their issues another way. While the pair were seen at a local Planet Hollywood bash, must of the trip was spent in Eva's hotel suite.

And you don't need to be as slutty as Lindsay Lohan to know what that means!

Meanwhile, no one knows for sure if anything happened between Longoria and long-time pal, Mario Lopez; who's also rumoroed to be romancing Smirnoff.

The busy actor's rep told Us Weekly:

"Where would he find the time to be with anyone, let alone two girls?"

Hey, don't doubt the multi-tasking, multi-thrusting abilities of A.C. Slater. He may not have reached Screech sex tape status yet, but the man did manage to play over a dozen sports in high school.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Is this Dancing with the Stars or Dating with the Stars?

It's hard to say. Just about every possible rumor is swirling around Karina Smirnoff and her partner on the ABC smash hit. Here's all we do know for sure:

Brooke and Tom

She is NOT one of the women in the Dustin Diamond sex tape. We assume.

But here is Karina, seen outside the studios with possible boyfriend, Mario Lopez. She doesn't seem very shy about their cavorting, does she?

We don't know what's going on with this pair, but gossip mills are churning out statements that Lopez has another hot female caller in newly single Eva Longoria.

This comes as no surprise to A.C. Slater followers, however. Those wrestling tights, that jeri curl, that playful banter with Jesse Spano. The high schooler always knew how to work it.

He was the Nick Lachey of Bayside High.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Look, we're not ones to start random rumors (Editor's note: that's an outright lie), but what, exactly, what Eva Longoria doing at last night's edition of Dancing with the Stars?

Sure, Longoria claims she was there to cheer on an old friend, Mario Lopez.

Awesome Eva Longoria

But she also recently split from Tony Parker. As we recommend a sanity exam for the NBA star, we're left to wonder if there wasn't more to the timing of Longoria's appearance.

Arriving four minutes to show time, the Desperate Housewives actress was shuttled to her seat in the front row next to Lopez's mother. Since producers had banned clothes with messages of support for contestants, Longoria concealed her homemade black "Vote For Mario" tee under a tan blazer.

After the show, Lopez told People magazine:

"We were told that our families couldn't wear the t-shirts. I called (Eva) and told her and she said, 'Well, it's too late. I already made it and I'm wearing it.' And I said, 'Okay, but you're breaking the rules this week, not me!'"

Sounds flirtatious to us. Who cares if the former Saved by the Bell actor says "she's like a sister." With a Screech sex tape making the round, we don't know who to trust!

Of course, Lopez and partner, Karina Smirnoff, have been rumored to be dating. They deny it, however.

"[We're] a couple of nuts!" Lopez joked.

No, really, he said that.

Finally, in regard to their performance Tuesday, Smirnoff stated: "The music is from such a powerful movie, Desperado. We really aimed to be Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek tonight. I hope it came across."

"(Salma Hayek) wishes she looked as good as Karina did tonight," said Lopez.

Right. No way they're together.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Enough about the Dustin Diamond sex tape already!

What about the performance of his formed Saved by the Bell co-star, Mario Lopez?

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough

A.C. Slater and his Dancing with the Stars partner, Karina Smirnoff, did their best on last night's episode, despite the latter having pinched a nerve in her back only hours before the show began.

"We were kind of rushing to do the dress rehearsal and during the pull-out, a part of my rib twisted in and pinched a nerve," Karina said. "I don't even know what that means - I just know it hurt like crazy! But the doctor cracked me and said I should be fine in three to four days."

Based on this Ashlee Simpson picture, looks like she's been cracked out a few times herself.

Lopez added: "She's a trooper and so tough, but I was worried."

The dancing duo, however, did not receive the highest score of the evening. That honor went to Vivica Fox and someone named Monique Coleman.

But who cares? Let's get to the important dirt: Are Lopez and Smirnoff dating?

Mario denied rumors.

"We get along so well and we do love to make each other laugh, but truthfully, we can't entertain messing around because there's only so much time and you really need to focus," he said.

Wow. That's dedication, folks. Passing up a pretty lady to focus on your job? Patrick Dempsey should mention that concept to his alter ego on Grey's Anatomy.

by Mischalova at . Comments

A.C. Slater never goes away - and thank goodness for that. Indeed, the man who portrayed everyone's favorite high school jock, Mario Lopez, is back on the small screen in Dancing with the Stars.

Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza

Below, he takes a personality quiz from Entertainment Weekly:

I think I'm the worst singer ever. It'd be Bob Marley ''Could You Be Loved.'' I'd kinda talk through it.

  • The last thing I bought on eBay:

A vintage boxing poster of Rocky Marciano.

  • The first famous person I befriended:

Ricky Schroder was shooting Silver Spoons when I was on the lot on Kids Incorporated [in the mid-80s]. In my eyes, I was his friend. To him, I was probably just an acquaintance.

  • If the TV is on at 2 a.m., I'm watching:

I go straight to my TiVo, and I watch whatever I have recorded: The Sopranos, Entourage, Real Time With Bill Maher, or my guilty pleasure, America's Funniest Home Videos. And if not, they always repeat SportsCenter on a loop.

  • Do you have any tattoos? Piercings?

No tattoos. No piercings. I don't want to mark my body. [Laughs] I'm not opposed to tattoos, but there's nothing that I'm that passionate about that I need to express every day for the rest of my life. Plus, I don't want it to look like a smudge later on.

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