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Mario Lopez is the new host of TV's 'Extra'



Tbdmariolopez073008 While we just got you all up to date on Dustin Diamond's and Elizabeth Berkley's latest career moves, fellow Saved By The Bell alum Mario Lopez refuses to be outdone, with syndicated ent-news show Extra announcing he will be the new full-time host starting Sept. 15.

"Mario has done a great job as the host of our weekend show and has established himself as a highly engaging, likeable and sought-after host and personality," Telepictures President Hilary Estey McLoughlin said in a press release e-mailed to The Juice*. "He will be a fresh and dynamic presence for the show, and we can't wait for him to assume his new role."

Current co-host Mark McGrath will depart to focus on a post-Sugar Ray music career (good luck) and co-host Dayna Devon will be shunted aside to be a special correspondent, or to fill in when A.C. doesn't feel like coming into work. Which will probably be often.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:54am]


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