MARIO LOPEZ TO RETURN AS HOST OF ’THE X FACTOR’ ON FOX

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
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April 22, 2013 
MARIO LOPEZ TO RETURN AS HOST OF “THE X FACTOR” ON FOX 
Actor and television personality Mario Lopez will return as the
host of THE X FACTOR. He joins judges Simon Cowell and Demi
Lovato on the hit singing competition series, which launches its
third season this fall on FOX. 
Lopez first joined THE X FACTOR last season as a host. He began
his career in entertainment as a young actor and has appeared in
TV, film and on Broadway. He currently hosts the entertainment
news magazine show, “Extra.” 
“I’m looking forward to returning to THE X FACTOR team,” said
Lopez. “We’re coming back stronger and better than ever and I’m
excited to check out all the new talent.” 
“I’m thrilled Mario is back for Season Three of THE X FACTOR,”
said Simon Cowell. “Hosting a live show and keeping the judges -
especially Demi - in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a
pro and we are glad he’s coming back.” 
Open auditions for Season Three of THE X FACTOR continue in Long
Island, NY, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April
25; and in Denver, CO, at the Denver Coliseum on May 14. For
details, please visit www.TheXFactorUSA.com. 
Mario Lopez is the host of the nationally syndicated
entertainment news show, “Extra.” He also is the host of the
nationwide Clear Channel radio show, “On with Mario Lopez.” An
avid boxing fan, he is a recurring commentator on HBO’s boxing
programs and he recently produced a documentary based on the
sport, entitled “Champ.” 
Lopez is a New York Times best-selling author for his healthy
eating guide, “Extra Lean.” In May 2011, he released the follow-up to “Extra Lean,” entitled “Extra Lean Family.” Additionally,
Lopez wrote “Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness,” a best-selling
fitness book that offers readers a look into his impressive
workout regime, and “Mud Tacos,” a children’s’ book he co-authored with his sister, Marissa. As a follow-up to “Mud
Tacos,” Lopez released “Mario & Baby Gia,” a children’s book he
wrote for his daughter, Gia. 
Last season, Tate Stevens was crowned THE X FACTOR Season Two
winner and was awarded a recording contract, as well as
production and creative support to develop, create, record and
shoot his first original track and music video. Tate’s video
debuted as a Pepsi commercial during the live telecast of the
“55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®,” and he recently released his first
single, “Power of a Love Song.” His self-titled debut album will
be released on April 23, 2013. 
Along with Stevens, THE X FACTOR discovered an amazing amount of
diverse recording artists last season, such as finalists Carly
Rose Sonenclar, Fifth Harmony and Emblem3, all of whom also are
working on their debut albums. Emblem3 have just released their
debut single, “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)” and are on a
“Goin’ Back 2 Cali” fan roadtrip with stops in nine cities
across the U.S., including Philadelphia, Houston, Phoenix and
Las Vegas. “The X Factor” has created global superstars, such as
Leona Lewis, One Direction, Cher Lloyd, Olly Murs and JLS.
Artists discovered by the competition series have sold more than
100 million records worldwide, including 110 No. 1’s, 270 Top 10
records and 500 Top 50 releases. THE X FACTOR (USA) is now aired
in 191 countries, and local versions of “The X Factor” are now
commissioned in 41 territories. 
THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Entertainment and is produced
by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade
and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television.
Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as
executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. “Like” THE
X FACTOR on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow
the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at
#xfactor. Download The Xtra Factor App at
www.TheXFactorUSA.com/mobileapps. 
[EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information on THE X FACTOR, please
visit foxflash.com/div.php/main/page?aID=1z2z2z325.] 
(bjh) NY 
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