Lopez to Pen His Memoir

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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 & Wife Courtney Mazza Welcome Their Second Child

Mario Lopez’s family has expanded…

The 39-year-old Mexican American actor and Extra host’s wife Courtney Mazza has given birth to the couple’s second child.

Mario Lopez

Mazza gave birth to a baby boy on Monday night, September 9. The couple named their son Dominic Lopez.

Lopez took to Twitter to announce the arrival of his second child. “It’s a boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please welcome Dominic Lopez to the world! Couldn’t be happier… @CourtneyMLopez & baby are doing just fine… :),” he wrote.

Baby Dominic joins his big sister Gia Francesca who turns 3 years old on Wednesday.

The X Factor host had to rush to hospital from the studio. “Whoa.. Cutting it close. Just wrapped @TheXFactorUSA & I’m rushing to the hospital. Baby Lopez #2 is coming tonight! Baby better wait for me,” he tweeted a few hours before the baby’s arrival. “This anticipation is killing me… #BabyLopezNumber2.”

The couple announced in February that they were expecting their second child. “She wants to know if it’s a boy or a girl, but we don’t know because we’re waiting to find out. That’s kind of tough sometimes, we just don’t know!” Lopez said of his excited daughter.

“My husband is the most supportive man on the earth. He loves my booty. I lost the weight pretty quickly the first time, so I’m praying it happens the second time around,” Mazza told People magazine in June.

Lopez & Mazza Expecting Their Second Child

Mario Lopez is preparing to pull double daddy duty…

The 39-year-old Mexican American television host and his wife Courtney Mazza are expecting their second child, which is due in late summer.

Mario Lopez & Courtney Mazza

Lopez and Mazza confirmed the news on his syndicated entertainment show Extra on Tuesday.

“The Lopez family is having another baby,” he professed when announcing the news. “I am the happiest father in the world. We cannot wait to welcome baby Lopez number two into our lives.”

Lopez and Mazza were joined by the daughter Gia, 2, who rocked a “Big Sister Gia” tee when her parents made the announcement. Immediately after, the couple were presented with a surprise baby shower complete with balloons and gifts.

The X Factor host met Mazza when they appeared  together in A Chorus Line on Broadway back in 2006. They began dating in 2008 before finally getting married last December at a beach ceremony in Mexico.

After tying the knot, Lopez said he wanted to expand his family very soon.

“We’re working on that,” he told People magazine in December. “Right after the wedding. We’ll wait for the guests to leave and then we’re getting right on that!”

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.

Lopez’s Wedding to be Televised on TLC

It looks like the guest list at Mario Lopez’s wedding will be a long one…

The 38-year-old Mexican American actor and television host, who was just named one of the new co-hosts on Fox’s The X Factor, has closed a deal with TLC to televise his nuptials with Courtney Mazza.

Mario Lopez & Courtney Mazza

The two-hour wedding special, which will be broadcast on the Discovery-owned cable channel on December 8, will feature the planning process as well as the fete with family and friends.

“Courtney and I already feel incredibly blessed to have found each other, and thank God for our beautiful daughter Gia,” says the Extra host. “Our family is looking forward to celebrating our wedding later this year, and know that TLC is the perfect partner to help us share our love and our special day with the rest of the world.”

In recent years, TLC has become a destination for wedding-related fare. Earlier this summer, Nick [Lachey] & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding special joined a TLC schedule that includes Say Yes to the Dress, I Found The Gown and Four Weddings.

News of an air date comes less than 24 hours after Fox confirmed Lopez would be joining Simon Cowell‘s The X Factor. He and Khloe Kardashian will co-host the show when it returns to its live format in November.

Lopez’s “Gold Metal” Photo Shoot

Mario Lopez is out to prove that he’s the fashion world’s golden boy…

The 38-year-old Extra host and actor donned head-to-toe gold paint to model his new underwear line, MaLo, over the weekend.

Mario Lopez

Lopez, who hosts MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew host, shared his heavy metal transformation with his Twitter followers, explaining the connection between his scantily clad campaign and the underwear.

“‘MaLo’ is all about ‘masculine with an edge,” he tweeted. “Packaging is the statue of David, one of the most iconic bodies in the world. MaLo captures some of that beauty & masculinity but with a MaLo twist.”

Mario Lopez

Inspired by the Michelangelo‘s David, Lopez proudly displayed his ripped physique as he posed with a javelin and shot put.

Before getting painted, Lopez’s fiancée Courtney Mazza joined him on the set to model men’s briefs and tanks alongside the star.

Mario Lopez

“My sexy model for the day @CLMazza ! How lucky am I to have such a beautiful fianceé…” wrote Lopez.

The couple’s 22-month-old daughter, Gia, even got in on the act, offering her father a kiss between poses.

Mario Lopez

As the day came to an end, Lopez shared his plans to relax.

Mario Lopez

“Fun, productive day! I always to go my friend Pena @prayfit for my photo shoot prep. Thanks bro.. Now off to drinks & cigars… much needed,” he wrote.

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.

Mario Lopez

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.