Melissa Fumero Taking Part in NBCUniversal’s New “The More You Know” Social Justice, Equality and Equity PSAs

Melissa Fumero is helping people get in the know

NBCUniversal will launch a new series of its popular The More You Know PSAs that tackle systemic racism and speak up for social justice, equality and equity, with the 38-year-old Cuban American actress and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star among the artists taking part.

Melissa Fumero

Fumero joins a roster of NBC talent that includes Dulé Hill, James Roday Rodriguez and Kelly Clarkson, among others.

The campaign was developed in collaboration with social and racial justice organizations Fair Count, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, the National Action Network and the National Urban League, and focuses on standing up against injustice, teaching children about equity, and the importance of voting and completing the census, especially for how it impacts the Black community and communities of color.

The campaign kicked off this week on NBC’s Today with a spot on teaching children about inclusion and acceptance. The campaign will be rolling out over the next few weeks, with spots now available on TheMoreYouKnow.com and YouTube.

The More You Know site also includes comprehensive resources and educational guides.

“For over 30 years, ‘The More You Know’ has sought to bring light to the nation’s most pressing social issues,” said Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal, “and we hope this new iteration will continue to educate, encourage and inspire people of all ages to take an active role in improving the world we live in.”

In addition to Fumero, Hill, Roday Rodriguez and Clarkson, stars participating in the campaign include: Carlos Adyan (En Casa con Telemundo), Freema Agyeman (New Amsterdam), Notah Begay III (NBC Sports), Gizelle Bryant (The Real Housewives of Potomac), Kandi Burruss (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Victor Cruz (E! News), Dexter Darden (Saved by the Bell), Ester Dean (Songland), Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam), Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), Damon Hack (Golf Channel), Zuri Hall (Access Hollywood), Ana Jurka (“En Casa con Telemundo and Titulares y Más), Aneudy Lara (100 Días Para Enamorarnos), Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Organized Crime), Wendy Osefo (The Real Housewives of Potomac), Jeimy Osorio (Telemundo), Nina Parker (E! News’ Nightly Pop), Nichole Sakura (Superstore), Jocko Sims (New Amsterdam), Chris Sullivan (This Is Us”), Justin Sylvester (E! News’ Daily Pop), Elyfer Torres (Enemigo Íntimo) and Reno Wilson (Good Girls).

Haskiri Velazquez to Star in Peacock’s “Saved by the Bell” Reboot

Haskiri Velazquez has been saved

The Puerto Rican and Dominican American actress has been cast as one of the leads in Peacock’s upcoming Saved by the Bell reboot, alongside Mitchell HoogAlycia Pascual-Pena and Belmont Cameli.

Haskiri Velazquez

They join previously announced original-series cast members Elizabeth BerkleyMario Lopezand Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who are returning for the reboot, along with new leads Josie Totahand Dexter Darden.

In the new Saved by the Bell, California Governor Zack Morris (Gosselaar) gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes they send the affected students to the highest-performing schools in the state, including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the over-privileged Bayside kids a much-needed dose of reality.

Velazquez will play Daisy, a smart, ambitious sophomore who’s excited at the prospect of attending Bayside High after her local school gets shut down. 

Hoog will portray Mac Morris, the handsome, charming, privileged son of Governor Zack Morris. 

Pascual-Pena plays Aisha, Daisy’s fun-loving but ultracompetitive best friend. She grew up playing on boys’ sports teams and causes a stir when she tries to play football at Bayside. 

Cameli plays Jamie Spano, captain of the Bayside football team and Jessie’s sensitive man-child son.

The original Saved by the Bell ran on NBC for four seasons from 1989-92. It starred Gosselaar as Zack Morris, the fulcrum of a group that included A.C. Slater (Lopez), Jessie Spano (Berkley), Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Thiessen), “Screech” Powers (Dustin Diamond), Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) and Dennis Haskins as Principal Belding. A spinoff, Saved By the Bell: The College Yearsran one season in 1993-94.

 The series is produced by Universal Televisionfor Peacock.

Velazquez’s most recent credits include the series regular role of Charlotte in Facebook Watch’s The Birch, the role of Rosa in the feature film The 40-Year-Old Versionwhich just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and the guest starring role of Melissa in Blue Bloods

Pascual-Pena recently wrapped filming as one of the leads in Amy Poehler’s Moxie for Netflix, which is set for release this summer. 

Mario Lopez & His Former “Saved By The Bell” Cast Mates Celebrate 30 Years of Friendship

It’s a special class reunion for Mario Lopez

The 45-year-old Mexican American actor/television personality and his former Saved By the Bell cast mates gathered together over the weekend to celebrate their three-decades-old friendship.

Saved By The Bell

In August, it will be 30 years since the popular teen sitcom premiered on NBC.

Lopez, who played A.C. Slater, and Tiffani Thiessen, who portrayed Kelly Kapowski, posted photos of a group dinner Saturday night in Sherman Oaks, California on Instagram.

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The photos show Lopez, Thiessen, Mark-Paul Gosselaar(Zack Morris) and Elizabeth Berkley(Jessie Spano) along with their spouses.

“This is what 30+ years of friendship looks like,” Gosselaar wrote alongside the photo on his Instagram.

“Friends forever…” Lopez, Theissen and Berkley wrote on their accounts, referencing the hit song from the show’s fictional band, Zack Attack.

Lopez also posted a video of the group. “Fun dinner tonight with some old friends … Great group right here,” Lopez added. “Now it’s time to play credit card roulette for the bill.”

Saved By The Bell aired for four seasons on NBC from 1989-1992.

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Lopez to Star in Fox’s Live Musical “Grease: Live”

Grease is the word for Mario Lopez

The 42-year-old Mexican American actor and television host has joined the ensemble cast of Grease: Live, set to air Sunday, January 31 on Fox.

Mario Lopez

Lopez will portray television teen dance show host Vince Fontaine, played by Edd Byrnes in the 1978 feature film.

In this live television adaptation of the musical classic, the beginning of senior year means the end of Danny (Aaron Tveit) and Sandy’s (Julianne Hough) summer romance – until Sandy unexpectedly transfers to Danny’s high school.

With their friends pulling them in different directions, it’s up to Danny and Sandy to stay hopelessly devoted as they make their way from Rydell High to a new frontier.

The former Saved by the Bell star hosts the Emmy-winning daily show Extra and Clear Channel radio’s On With Mario Lopez.

His other TV credits include a guest role on Nip/Tuck.

Lopez & His “Saved By The Bell” Castmates Reunite on “The Tonight Show”

Mario Lopez heads back to Bayside High…

Saved By The Bell Reunion

Jimmy Fallon brought back together cast members of cult high school comedy Saved By The Bell, including the 41-year-old Mexican American actor and television host, on The Tonight Show on Wednesday night

Fallon, circa 1990s, walks the halls of Bayside High while reminiscing about his time at the school.

Saved By The Bell Reunion

In addition to Lopez, who rose to acclaim as A.C. Slater on the iconic series, Fallon was also joined by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley and Dennis Haskins reprising their roles from the Saturday morning series.

Lopez to Pen His Memoir

Extra! Extra! Read all about Mario Lopez

The 40-year-old Mexican American actor and Extra host is writing his memoir, entitled Just Between Us.

Mario Lopez

The book’s publisher Penguin will release Lopez’s book on September 30.

Lopez is best known for playing athletic hunk A.C. Slater on NBC’s Saturday morning teen sitcom Saved by the Bell, which aired from 1989 to 1993. Saved by the Bell: The College Years, a primetime spin-off, lasted one season (1993-94). Other members of the cast included Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Dustin Diamond, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley and Lark Voorhies.

Specific details about what Lopez will cover in the book haven’t been released but Penguin is touting the book as “a behind-the-scenes look into his successes and disappointments in the entertainment industry” and the “most intimate never-before-told stories, including the details of his often tumultuous and largely public love life—giving readers a look at the ups and downs of his romantic past leading up to a happily-ever-after with his beautiful wife and their two children.”

Added Lopez in the statement, “I share my most intimate stories and pivotal moments, some of the best and most important times of my life and the heartbreaking mistakes that still haunt me. There are no do-overs in life, so I had to learn to pick myself up and move forward, never forgetting the hard-won lessons.”

Post-Bell, Lopez has been the host of the entertainment news show Extra since 2008. He was also a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2006, finishing second to former NFL great Emmitt Smith. He was also the subject of the VH1 unscripted series Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby about the arrival of his first child with wife Courtney Mazza. He was also briefly married to Ali Landry in 2004.

Just Between Us will be published via Penguin’s Hispanic celebrity imprint Celebra, which has done books by Ricky Martin, Pele, George Lopez and Soledad O’Brien among others.

Lopez has previously published two health and fitness books with Celebra. Both were New York Times bestsellers.

Lopez Marries Longtime Girlfriend Courtney Mazza

Mario Lopez is officially off the market…

The 38-year-old Mexican American actor and The X Factor host and his longtime girlfriend Courtney Mazza tied the knot in Mexico this weekend.

Mario Lopez & Courtney Mazza

The couple, who has been together for four years and share two-year-old daughter Gia together, married at the $30 million seaside Punta Mita estate of Girls Gone Wild founder Joe  Francis, with Eva Longoria among guests.

The couple met in 2008 when the former Saved By  the Bell actor was starring in A Chorus Line on Broadway.

Gia served as flower girl on the occasion and wore a dress similar to her mother’s wedding gown, according to Us Weekly.

A mariachi band played during the festivities,  which will air in a two-hour television special called Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta on TLC later this month.

Muniz to Make a Cameo Appearance on “Don’t Trust the B—-“

Frankie Muniz is about to meet the B—- in Apartment 23

The 26-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor has signed on to appear on the second-season premiere of ABC‘s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, which stars James Van Der Beek as a heightened version of himself.

Frankie Muniz

Muniz, best known for starring on Fox’s family comedy Malcolm in the Middle, will play himself In the episode, in which TV JVDB (as producers call the onscreen version of James Van Der Beek on the show) will attempt to stage a Dawson’s Creek reunion, enlisting the help of former co-star Busy Philipps — who played Audrey on the former WB coming-of-age drama.

In addition to Muniz, the episode will star Mark-Paul Gosselaar—aka Saved by the Bell‘s Zack Morris—will make a cameo appearance as himself in the episode, which will reunite child stars who fronted their own series.

Apartment 23 returns in its new time slot on Tuesday, October 23 at 9:30 pm ET.

Lopez Getting Hitched!

Mario Lopez is about the break a whole lot of hearts…

The 38-year-old Mexican-American television host proposed to Courtney Mazza—the mother of his daughter Gia— over the New Year’s weekend in Ixtapa, Mexico, according to US Weekly.

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The Saved by the Bell actor got romantic before asking Mazza to spend the rest of her life with him.

“We took a walk alone as the sun was setting,” Lopez told US Weekly. “I told Courtney that I wanted the mother of my children to have their last name. She was silent at first from shock, then she leaped for joy and did a little jete!”

Lopez plans to say his vows with his fiancée in Mexico sometime this year.

“Besides our daughter’s birth, this was the best moment of my life!” Mazza added.