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Mario Lopez will continue as Host of "Extra" for the show's 19th season in September 2012. This will be his fifth consecutive season as the show's host, after co-hosting "Extra's" weekend edition since January 2007.
A highly engaging, likeable and sought-after host and personality, Lopez continues expanding his career and developing new projects. In 2012, he joined "The X Factor" team as co-host, along with Khloe Kardashian. Lopez signed on for another season in 2013.
In addition to TV hosting and producing, Lopez is a New York Times best-selling author for his healthy eating guide, "Extra Lean." In May, 2011, he released the follow-up to "Extra Lean" entitled "Extra Lean Family." This new book features recipes and tips that are beneficial to the entire family. Additionally, Lopez penned "Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness," a best-selling fitness book that offers readers a look into his impressive workout regime, and "Mud Tacos," a vibrant children's book co-authored with his sister, Marissa. In the fall of 2011, Lopez dishes out fatherly advice in his new book inspired by his daughter, "Mario and Baby Gia."
A popular guest on the talk show circuit, Lopez can regularly be seen on programs such as "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and a slew of other nationally syndicated shows. Lopez is also called upon to co-host some of the nation's most venerable morning shows, including "Today," "Good Morning America" and "Regis and Kelly."
No stranger to rigorous routines, Lopez danced his way to the finals in the third season of the hit show "Dancing with the Stars." Shortly after, in summer 2009, he successfully completed his first run on Broadway. He starred in the long-running musical "A Chorus Line" as the much loved character Zach.
Even with all his other ventures, Lopez is still in love with acting. He reincarnated his guest-starring role as Dr. Mike Hamoui on the final season of "Nip/Tuck." Lopez's run on the series garnered an instant and well-deserved cult following. He previously starred in the highest-rated program in ABC Family history, "Holiday in Handcuffs." He also starred opposite Mark Consuelos in the television movie "Husband for Hire," which was the most-watched program ever on the Oxygen network.
Lopez currently resides in Los Angeles with his longtime girlfriend, Courtney Mazza, and their daughter, Gia. The family was seen on the docu-series titled "Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby" which recently wrapped its first season.