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George Lopez & Wife To Divorce After 17 Years Of Marriage

9/27/2010 3:11pm EDT
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Funnyman-turned-TV host George Lopez and his wife Ann are to divorce.

The couple has been married for 17 years and has a 15-year-old daughter, called Mayan.

Sources tell the Lopezes split earlier this year.

The pair hit the headlines in 2005 when Ann Lopez saved her husband's life by giving him one of her kidneys.

She told reporters, "George, he comes from a very dysfunctional family, a horrific childhood. It was hard for him to accept that someone would give him the gift of life."

The Lopez Tonight host added, "I was crying. I thanked her and I told her I loved her. I was more...

Kim Kardashian Says Dating Justin Bieber Would Be 'Disgusting'

9/1/2010 11:25am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian fired off following a stream of rumors she's interested in dating 16-year-old Justin Bieber since they paired up for a suggestive fashion shoot in Elle magazine.

She explained, "I'm almost 30, this is illegal, this is disgusting. He's a cute kid and that's it. But for the record, I am not dating Justin Bieber, and I would not date Justin Bieber."

However, Kim joked to George Lopez on Lopez Tonight that she would definitely date the pop star if he was 18. "He definitely has this swag to him," she said. "You just have to meet him. I thought that the shoot was all in fun. We ...

Slideshow: Athletes Turned Celebrities

2/19/2009 9:00am EST
Celebrity Athletes Sports Stars pictures
Most athletes are well known, make lots of money and are frequently in the public eye. But there are some athletes who are known more for being famous than for the sports they play. They have either dated celebrities, became the face of an advertising campaign, tried their luck at acting, or they did something bad that got their name in the news.

Check out the top celebrity athletes who have crept their way into the spotlight and went beyond their athletic status:

Tony Romo

This adorable Dallas Cowboys quarterback is most known for his love life. He was formerly linked t...

Valerie Bertinelli To Star In Pilot For TBS

8/20/2008 2:46pm EDT
Valerie Bertinelli
Two-time Golden Globe winner Valerie Bertinelli ("One Day at a Time") is returning to the world of sitcoms. She has just signed to star in a new comedy pilot for TBS from writer/executive producer Dave Caplan, whose credits include TBS's highly popular sitcom The Bill Engvall Show, as well as George Lopez and The Drew Carey Show.

The as-yet-untitled sitcom centers on a single mother trying to run a business while raising two children. The premise of the show is inspired by events in Caplan's own life.

"Valerie Bertinelli became a popular fixture on television playing one of two ...

The Demise of the Black Sitcom

8/13/2008 9:15am EDT
The Bernie Mac Show
African Americans have come a long way in a relatively short time in the entertainment industry. From Hattie McDaniel becoming the first black actor to win an Academy Award in 1939 to the trailblazing success of Sidney Poitier in the 1960s, African Americans have consistently broken through show business barriers on the march towards equality. As Frederick Douglass once said, "Without struggle, there is no progress."

Over the years, progress was certainly made in Hollywood, especially on the small screen. In fact, the year 1990 saw a great influx of black talent on television. That...

Starpulse Answers Your Burning Questions

6/20/2008 1:52pm EDT
The Ruins
1.) Starpulse user djvandeusencade asks, "I read the book 'The Ruins' and loved it! I see that it came out on [the big screen], but when will it be available on DVD?"

Based on the novel by Scott Smith, director Carter B. Smith's Yucatan-set thriller follows four American tourists as they unwisely venture off the beaten path while vacationing in Cancun. When a friendly German tourist implores the Americans to help search the jungle for his missing brother, the group becomes hopelessly trapped in a nightmare scenario that seems too strange to be true. The film will be released on DVD Ju...

More Hispanics & Asians Are Watching TV

8/30/2007 4:21pm EDT
George Lopez
Hispanics and Asians remain the fastest-growing national segments of the population, with television households increasing by 4.4 percent among Hispanics and 3.9 percent among Asians over last year, according to The Nielsen Company.

In local markets, Nielsen estimates that Los Angeles continues to remain the number-one Hispanic market, followed by New York, Miami, Houston and Chicago. Los Angeles also has the country's largest Asian community, followed by New York, San Francisco, Honolulu and Chicago. New York is the largest African-American TV market, followed by Atlanta, Chicago, Wa...

New TV on DVD, April 17

4/17/2007 8:00am EDT
The George Lopez Show
In The George Lopez Show, George is an employee at a large airplane-parts factory who is promoted to manager and finds himself in the untenable position of ordering around his old pals -- not to mention his own mother, and fellow employee, the indomitable and insufferable Benny Lopez. Seasons one and two are now on DVD. Also on DVD: season six of Murder, She Wrote and season two of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy.

George Lopez Brings An All-New Live Stand-Up Special Exclusively To HBO

2/21/2007 10:47am EST
George Lopez
George Lopez has done everything from starring in his own hit sitcom to writing a best seller to acting in feature films. Now, this versatile and popular performer makes his solo debut on HBO when the live comedy special George Lopez: America's Mexican debuts Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10PM ET.

Fresh from his triumphant performance at "Comic Relief 2006" on HBO last November, Lopez delivers an all-new stand-up show before a live audience at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix. Among the topics he's expected to cover in the special are: immigration and naturalization, "minute men," dysfunction, mo...

Stacy Keibler To Guest Star on 'What About Brian' & 'George Lopez'

1/3/2007 12:28pm EST
Stacy Keibler
Stacy Keibler, who danced her way into America's hearts during Season Two of Dancing with the Stars, will be a guest star on two ABC shows. She will begin a seven-episode arc of ABC's drama series What About Brian, playing fledgling actress/model Stephanie who moves in to an apartment downstairs from Brian (Barry Watson).

There is an immediate flirtatious bond between Brian and the irresistibly hot Stephanie, causing even more problems between Brian and his current girlfriend. The episode, entitled "What About Finding Your Place...," is scheduled to air Monday, Feb. 5.

In the ABC...

Oscar De La Hoya To Guest Star on 'George Lopez'

12/28/2006 11:36am EST
Oscar De La Hoya
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya will play a trash-talking doctor in an episode of ABC's comedy series George Lopez, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The new season of the series is set for January 24. The air date for the De La Hoya episode has not been determined.

"George Lopez" centers on assembly line worker and family man George, who is promoted to manage an airplane parts factory in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, his live-in, insensitive, difficult mother makes things complicated.

ABC Announces New Comedy Premieres; 'Lost' To Air At 10 PM In February

12/6/2006 10:13am EST
In Case Of Emergency
ABC will kick off the New Year with the premieres of the innovative new comedies The Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency on Wednesday, Jan. 3. "The Knights of Prosperity" will air at 9:00 p.m., ET, followed by "In Case of Emergency" at 9:30 p.m., ET.

"The Knights of Prosperity" is a hilarious tale of haves and have nots, starring Donal Logue as the leader of a band of affable, new-age Robin Hoods who have never even shoplifted a candy bar, but now find themselves prepping for a heist to finance all of their long-held, heart-felt dreams. The target -- Rock icon Mick Jagger's ...

George Lopez Releases New Comedy Album, "El Mas Chingon"

9/27/2006 1:18pm EDT
George Lopez
Grammy Award nominated comedian George Lopez will release his new CD entitled "El Mas Chingon" ("The Baddest") in stores nationwide on Tuesday, September 26th from Oglio Records. Lopez is the star and co-creator of the hit ABC sitcom, "George Lopez" that will be entering its sixth season this fall.

"El Mas Chingon is the follow up to my Grammy nominated CD 'Team Leader'," explains Lopez adding, "I know my fans will love the new material which is inspired by the continuing dysfunction in my life, both past and present. I guess I could see a therapist but this is more fun!!" The ne...

Ashley Tisdale Signs Record Deal

7/21/2006 10:02am EDT
Ashley Tisdale
Warner Bros. Records is pleased to announce that it has signed singer-actress Ashley Tisdale, the effervescent star of the top-rated TV movie "High School Musical," to an exclusive long-term recording contract. She is currently co-writing and recording her debut album for the label with a stable of world-class writers and producers.

Recently named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25," Tisdale is best known for her role as Maddie, a hotel candy counter clerk and babysitter of devious twin boys on the Disney Channel series "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." She has also earned ...

ABC Announces 2006-07 Lineup

5/16/2006 10:08am EDT
Anne Heche stars in Men In Trees
ABC just announced its plans for next season and unveiled the network’s 2006-07 fall schedule. Scheduled to debut next season are six new comedy series and six new drama series. Following, in alphabetical order, are descriptions of the new series joining the network's primetime schedule (all times are Eastern):


“Brothers & Sisters” (Sunday, 10:00 p.m., ET) As told through the insightful eyes of the family's most outspoken and public sibling, Calista Flockhart stars alongside Rachel Griffiths and Ron Rifkin in this warm, humorous and relatable drama.

“Day Break” Detecti...

'Commander in Chief' On Hiatus Until April; ABC Announces Other Changes

2/13/2006 1:15pm EST
Commander in Chief
ABC has just announced changes to its Tuesday night lineup. Commander In Chief will return to the schedule on April 18. According to said Jeff Bader, executive vice president, Program Planning & Scheduling, ABC Entertainment, "We believe in 'Commander In Chief' and want to do what we think is best for its long term prospects. With this new schedule, the show will return with a healthy run of seven straight episodes in the spring."

Beginning Feb. 14, the new schedule will be as follows: According to Jim (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET); "Rodney" (8:30-9:00 p.m.); According to Jim (9:00-9:30 p.m.)...

Networks Slowly Embracing Ethnic Diversity

12/2/2005 1:59pm EST
George Lopez
Several TV networks are successfully incorporating Latinos in primetime shows, according to a new report from the National Latino Media Council (NLMC), which specifically applauded ABC programs such as The George Lopez Show and Freddie. The group just released its sixth annual report card, grading ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX on their performance in promoting diversity at their networks.

“With the population of 14% and a purchasing power of 700 billion dollars a year, the efforts of the networks to be inclusive point to an understanding of the importance of the Latino community,” Esteban ...

Childhood Demons Prevail on the George Lopez Show, Nov. 9

11/9/2005 10:04am EST
George Lopez
Coming up on George Lopez:

"George Finds Therapy Benny-ficial" - When Max begins having nightmares after witnessing a traumatic incident at school, George reluctantly agrees to take him to a counselor, guest starring actor/comedian Richard Lewis. So, when the good doctor discovers that the real reason for Max's nightmares is his father's absence, George is forced to confront his feelings about his childhood, on "George Lopez," Nov. 9, on ABC.

Halloween Humor On The George Lopez Show

10/26/2005 10:30am EDT
George Lopez
Tonight on George Lopez:

"Trick or Treat Me Right" - George and Angie's practical jokes are funnier and scarier than ever as Halloween approaches, but as Benny's abusive comments and behavior grow worse, George finds it impossible to laugh things off and threatens to make some big changes, on "George Lopez," Wednesday, Oct. 26, on ABC.