Is anyone in Hollywood scrappier than Mario Lopez?

mario-lopezBig news: Mario Lopez has a VH1 reality show! I mean, on the one hand, of course he does, because everyone has a VH1 reality show. If there’s ever a lull in my conversations with friends and family, I just ask “How’s your VH1 reality show?” and it always goes over really well. But honestly, if anyone “deserves” a VH1 reality show it’s probably Mario Lopez because Mario Lopez is one of the most earnest famous people I’ve ever seen.

Do you ever watch Extra? I “have to,” “for work,” and I’ll go ahead and just keep telling myself that. The content of Extra is not fascinating, but this is: Mario Lopez is always bounding around the set, feigning fairly believable interest in some of the most marginal of entertainment news topics. I couldn’t do that with a straight face if you paid me multiple heaps of gems per take. And he doesn’t ever seem like he’s phoning it in! Mario Lopez is an equal-opportunity earnestness monger. He blows my mind, then turns me on, then slaps my ass and calls me Sally.

I may not be interested in watching this fall’s “untitled docusoap” chronicling “Lopez and his Courtney Mazza as they prepare for the birth of their first child,” but I do have to hand it to Mario Lopez in general. This guy used to be A.C. Slater and now he’s this major pop culture fixture. I mean, look at Screech. No, don’t.

Is anyone scrappier than Mario Lopez? I feel like the “IT’S SO FLUFFY!” girl in Despicable Me. “HE’S SO SCRAPPY!”

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett


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  • Elizabeth

    He was also one of the celebrities at Monday night’s MLB all-star game.

    He has an odd longevity, but I associate scrappy with a fighter. Not necessarily a former HS wrestler ;)

  • Cabenny

    Didn’t Screech write a tell-all explaining how NBC paid off a girl to not file rape charges on Lopez?

    • Remy

      Didn’t Screech write a tell-all that had absolutely no basis in fact?

  • Madd

    What happened to VH1 having “classy” reality shows?

  • Philip

    Mario Lopez is the same guy whose first marriage to Ali Landry lasted like ONE WEEK because he constantly cheated on her, even right before their wedding day.

  • kristianb616

    not a fan of him….

  • Sara

    Is that really Dustin Diamond’s web site? It looks like it was created circle Saved by the Bell. 90% of “mommybloggers” have better web sites!

  • Sara

    circa Saved by the Bell, rather.

  • ragu

    Phillip – you said exactly what i wanted to say and i will add dirt bag to it.

  • Louise

    If you take the s away, my answer is no one?

    • Louise

      That was not a question. Sorry.

  • joanie

    REALLY, Mario Lopez??? Have you lost your f***ing mind? The man is a total DB and the most accurate TV commentary comment that you can make is that EXTRA and VH1 are ignorant asses for allowing him on the tube.

  • oliver c.

    that website was MAGNIFICENT.

  • Bro

    Mario Lopez is such a cheeseball

  • Aimzee

    I love the guy!

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