Mario Lopez Won't Be 'Dancing' With the All-Stars
Mr. Dimples turns down Round 2 of ABC's ratings-buster
By Kenny Herzog Jun 12, 2012 9:46AM
Boy, oh, boy. First, Mark-Paul Gosselaar ruins more childhoods than the Grinch by opining that "Saved by the Bell" was a mediocre show. Now, his former Saturday morning co-star, Mario Lopez, is turning his nose up at ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," which he appeared on way back in Season 3. What's next: Luke Perry expressing displeasure at the way Dylan McKay evolved during latter seasons of "Beverly Hills, 90210"? (Although he'd totally be onto something.)
In an interview with TV Guide, Lopez elaborated on his recent acknowledgment that "DWTS" approached him to participate in its upcoming All-Stars experiment, an offer which he rejected. The "Extra" host and generally well-toned human being explained to TVG that, "I'm really busy, so I don't think I'll be able to do it." But then he goes on to add, "I don't watch the show and didn't even watch when I was on it. My mom wanted me to do it."
Sure, Mario. And if your mom wanted you to purchase a sickeningly expensive engagement ring for your incredibly sexy girlfriend and mother of your daughter, we bet you'd do that too. This guy.
Season 15 of "Dancing With the Stars" premieres this fall on ABC.
Jun 12, 2012 1:59PM
Mario should have won based on dancing skills alone. No one came close to him.
Jun 12, 2012 1:49PM
Well I enjoyed watching Mario on DWTS and I think he does owe them for his career rising from being on the show,a lot of peoples career went up from their apperance on DWTS .It is his choice.After all,kids now days don't have the respect they need.
Jun 12, 2012 1:05PM
Yes it does. The three things that counted against him were his attitude, the way he patronized viewers trying to downplay his previous dance training, and the fact that many people consider him to be an all-around jerk for cheating on his wife on their honeymoon. There are plenty of good dancers on DWTS who have not made it to the finals because people just don't like them and they don't feel like rewarding them. And judging by his snarky reply, with good reason. Emmitt Smith may not have been the better dancer, but he was by far the better man.
Jun 12, 2012 12:56PM
I do not blame Mario Lopez for not going on DWTS. He should have won it when he was on the show ' HANDS DOWN ' Nobody was even close to his skill on the dance floor and yet he lost to Mr..Smith the foot ball player. It makes no sense.
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