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Lopez's girlfriend gives birth to daughter

Burbank, Calif. -- TV host Mario Lopez has confirmed his girlfriend, Courtney Mazza, gave birth to their first child in Burbank, Calif., during the weekend.

"We are so overjoyed. What an amazing, wonderful and overwhelming experience to welcome our daughter into the world," Lopez told "Extra," the television entertainment news program for which he is anchor.

Lopez and Mazza met in 2008 when they appeared together in the Broadway musical "A Chorus Line."

Their daughter, Gia Francesca Lopez, was born Saturday and weighed in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces, "Extra" said on its Web site.

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Mario Lopez and girlfriend overjoyed to welcome baby girl

Mario Lopez is an elated first-time father! The resident Extra host, and his girlfriend, Courtney Mazza, welcomed a baby girl on Saturday in Burbank, Calif.

Lopez to star in new VH1 reality show

Los Angeles -- U.S. television personality Mario Lopez is to star in a new reality series about his transition from bachelorhood to fatherhood, VH1 said Wednesday.

Lopez's girlfriend, Courtney Mazza, is pregnant with their first child.
Their series, as yet untitled, is expected to feature eight half-hour episodes and is set to premiere this fall.

Lopez is best known for his work on the long-running sitcom "Saved by the Bell" and as host of the entertainment news program "Extra."

Mario Lopez, girlfriend expecting their first child

Mario Lopez is going to be a father! The ‘Extra’ host’s girlfriend, Broadway dancer Courtney Mazza, is expecting their first child in the fall, Lopez confirmed Wednesday, March 10.

Mario Lopez says his girlfriend's pregnant

Los Angeles -- U.S. television personality Mario Lopez announced Wednesday that his girlfriend, Broadway dancer Courtney Mazza, is pregnant.

The couple met in 2008 when they were appearing together in "A Chorus Line," UsMagazine.com said.

Lopez is best known for his work on TV's "Saved By the Bell" and "Dancing with the Stars." He is now the host of the entertainment news program "Extra."

"Courtney and I couldn't be more excited," he said in a statement on "Extra" Wednesday. "I've waited my whole life to be a dad -- this is a true blessing. I am looking forward to sharing this experience with my family and my family at 'Extra.'"

UsMagazine.com said the baby is due in the fall.

Lopez: Mom prompted 'Dancing' appearance

Los Angeles -- U.S. actor Mario Lopez says he took part in the TV series "Dancing with the Stars" because of a request from his mother.

Lopez, 35, said he joined the ABC dance competition's third season because "Dancing" is his mother's favorite show, but soon he was facing claims his dancing background gave him an unfair advantage, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

"Yeah, I thought that was very flattering," Lopez told the Times about those
'Dancing' complaints. "I'm not a professional. I'm not. I pick up stuff quick."

Lopez, who is currently host of MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew," ultimately lost to former NFL star Emmitt Smith during the third season of "Dancing."