Have you hear about George Lopez dissing Kirstie Alley’s performance on Dancing With the Stars? The comedian/talk show host took the joke a step too far by calling Alley a “pig”. Totally inappropriate? Yes. But don’t worry…Kirstie Alley held her own.
Lopez is mostly known for starring in his self-produced (and not very funny) ABC sitcom George Lopez. He is also a stand-up comedian, and his comedy examines race and ethnic relations. He is currently the host of the late-night talk show Lopez Tonight on TBS.
Here are some Lopez facts that you may not know:
Lopez was born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California. He was deserted by his mother and father at birth, and was raised by his maternal grandmother and her husband (not his biological grandfather).
Lopez and his ex-wife Ann have one daughter, named Mayan. His wife filed for divorce in November 2010 after 17 years of marriage citing “irreconcilable differences”.
Lopez has a genetic condition that caused his kidneys to deteriorate. In 2005, his wife donated one of her kidneys to him; and the transplant was successful.
Lopez is an avid golfer has a 13 handicap!
Lopez has his own charity: The Ann & George Lopez Foundation (www.thelopezfoundation.org) that creates change for underprivileged persons as well as raising awareness about kidney disease and organ donation.
Lopez also recently asked Alley to come on to his show. I wonder if she’ll accept? They are both funny – it might be entertaining to watch!