October 12, 2005 |
Let's get one thing straight: Just because George Lopez and Freddie Prinze Jr. are Latino men with their own sitcoms on ABC, and their shows just happen to be scheduled consecutively on Wednesday nights, doesn't mean there's a new "Latin hour" on prime-time television. So, por favor, don't call it that. Nobody called the pairing of the wacky Barones on "Everybody Loves Raymond" and the emotionally challenged Harper brothers on "Two and a Half Men" the "white hour," did they?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2005 |
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seemed famous enough for comedian George Lopez to have some fun with him. The mayor had been on the covers of Newsweek and Time magazines, on "The Today Show," and countless times in local, national, and international media outlets. So writers at the ABC sitcom "The George Lopez Show" scripted the comedian imitating Villaraigosa. Then they wondered: How about getting the mayor himself on the show?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2005 |
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an actor who turned to politics. Antonio Villaraigosa has taken a step, a small step, in the other direction. The Los Angeles mayor plays himself in an episode of the ABC-TV's "The George Lopez Show," which will air at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5. According to a news release that describes the episode, the mayor "pays a personal visit to the Lopez family when he hears that George has been imitating him in order to bully a menacing biker."
August 21, 2005 |
Vladimir Guerrero says he doesn't speak or understand English. He tells me this using perfect English, while shaking his head as if he doesn't understand what he's saying. So I hire an interpreter to talk to the guy, offering comedian George Lopez two bucks to work for me Saturday. Lopez agrees because he wants to keep me happy, hoping one day I might introduce him to Salma Hayek. That's what I like about George, he's such a dreamer.
June 3, 2005 |
The first thing comedian George Lopez says about the new kidney his wife, Ann, gave him in April is what you'd expect from a funnyman: a joke. "This is a Chicano's worst nightmare," he quips in the voice of his cynical stand-up character, the hard-boiled barrio bad guy. "Something that makes you owe your wife -- forever!"
April 27, 2005 |
Actor-comedian George Lopez has undergone a kidney transplant with an organ donated by his wife. George and Ann Lopez "are resting comfortably in their Los Angeles home and are both expected to make a full recovery," according to a statement released on their behalf. The operation occurred last week at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles. Lopez, star of the ABC comedy "George Lopez," had a genetic condition that caused kidney deterioration, the release said.
January 26, 2005 |
Would you pay $10,000 to play four rounds of golf with, say, John Daly or Jesper Parnevik or Hank Kuehne or Mike Weir or Peter Jacobsen? How about Roger Clemens or Alice Cooper or Drew Brees or Michael Bolton or Yogi Berra?
August 4, 2004 |
Why You Crying? My Long Hard Look at Life, Love, and Laughter George Lopez Touchstone/Simon & Schuster: 194 pp., $22.95 * The life of comedian George Lopez has been an open book for years. The painful and painfully funny details of his crazy-quilt upbringing in the San Fernando Valley's Mission Hills district served him well through countless nights on the comedy-club circuit before catapulting him into films and his successful sitcom on ABC.
August 26, 2003 |
Comedian-actor George Lopez will host the fourth annual Latin Grammy awards show Sept. 3. Lopez, 42, is co-creator, writer, producer and star of ABC's "George Lopez." He'll introduce presenters and performers at the show, to be held at the American Airlines Arena in Miami and broadcast at 9 p.m. on CBS.