I call my interest in Mario Lopez a healthy facination. My partner Doug might say that it's more like a disturbing preoccupation. (He just doesn't understand the bond between Mario and me.)
While he's remained in the nation's view since he bared all in Nip/Tuck and shook what he showed in Dancing with the Stars, the latest news out of the Lopez camp is his current run in A Chorus Line on Broadway. He joins the show in the role of Zach, a director looking to cast some of the hopeful dancers while prodding them into introspection about the life of chorus dancers.
Die-hard A Chorus Line fans may be unsure of the changes to the show allowing Mario to have a bit more time onstage (Zach spends the majority of the show as a disembodied voice, watching the auditioners from his desk at the back of the theater), but we've seen in his Dancing with the Stars appearance that he'll be able to keep up with the rest of the performers in the cast.
Corrospondents Josh & Josh had the opportunity to interview Mario for episode two of Towleroad TV, which has just been posted at Towleroad. Mario talks about his gay fanbase, joining the show, his fitness book, and the fact that they didn't have to photoshop the cover!
[ Mario Lopez on A Chorus Line, His New Book, and Gay Fans - Towleroad]
[ Josh & Josh are Rich and Famous ]
[ Mario Lopez: Nip/Tuck Booty - Hunk du Jour ]
For the final installment of Who We're Thankful For, I focus on some of the hunky actors that I have been particularly thankful for in 2006.
Jake Gyllenhaal : While Brokeback Mountain first hit the states in late 2005, Jake has been enjoying a steady stream of press and attention. Latest rumors have him hanging out a lot with Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey and possibly working on an Armstrong biopic. He also won an MTV Movie Award for best kiss in Brokeback Mountain.
Not suprisingly, Mario Lopez garnered the most votes on our Hunk of the Day page last month.
Didn't take long, did it? The video clip of Mario's appearance on Nip/Tuck!
This week has kinda turned into the video week, huh? Well never fear -- we'll get back on the photo wagon!
Video clip of Mario Lopez's performance on Week 1 of Dancing with the Stars... he took top honors this week!