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'Uncle' George Lopez: Sandra Bullock Could Not Be Happier

'Uncle' George Lopez: Sandra Bullock Could Not Be Happier

Originally posted 05/03/2010 03:00PM

Comedian George Lopez has declared himself "a proud uncle" now that the cat’s out of the bag on his pal Sandra Bullock's secret adoption.

"I am a proud uncle and [my wife] Ann is a proud aunt," Lopez told PEOPLE before hitting the links at his third annual Celebrity Golf Classic Monday morning, thrilled his close friend and the producer of his former sitcom is now a mom to Louis Bardo Bullock. "Sandra is a loving, giving person, and Louis could not be in a better home and she could not be happier."

Lopez, who was joined at the golf outing by celebrity friends including Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Allen, Don Cheadle and Hilary Duff to benefit his own George Lopez Foundation, also told the TV show Extra he became aware of Bullock's adoption effort a few months before the Oscar winner made the news public.

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George Lopez Happy to 'Step Up' for Sandra Bullock

George Lopez Happy to 'Step Up' for Sandra Bullock

Originally posted 04/16/2010 10:10AM

George Lopez's answer to why he's been visiting with pal Sandra Bullock after news of Jesse James's alleged infidelity broke? That's what friends are for.

"She's my fairy godmother," Lopez said in an interview that aired on E!'s Daily 10 Thursday night. "She knows how much I care about her. And, you know, when times are tough, friends step up."

Added the Lopez Tonight host: "She's a beautiful person, and when she needs friends, of course I'm going to be there." The two have been close since 2000, when Bullock discovered Lopez, who was then a stand-up comic. Two years later, she executive produced his hit television show, George Lopez.

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Inside George Lopez and Sandra Bullock's Friendship

Inside George Lopez and Sandra Bullock's Friendship

Originally posted 04/10/2010 10:15AM

After news of alleged infidelity in Sandra Bullock's marriage surfaced, she retreated from the spotlight and turned to her innermost circle of friends – including George Lopez, who has been spotted visiting her home twice in recent weeks.

"Sandra Bullock completely gave me life," Lopez told PEOPLE in a 2006 interview.

Bullock was searching for Latino talent when she was introduced to Lopez, then a little-known comedian working the comedy circuit. Bullock drove an hour from Los Angeles to Orange County to catch his act. Two years later, she was the executive producer of his hit television show, George Lopez.


"From the time Sandy and I first laid eyes on each other, she has been nothing but a person of her word and embracing of me and my family," he said of Bullock, who often visited the set of his show, even making a few guest appearances. "We always trade off poses, like gang poses. It’s beautiful. I love her!" (The pair most recently traded poses when she appeared on Lopez’s late-night talk show Lopez Tonight earlier this year.)

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George Lopez Pays Sandra Bullock Another Visit

George Lopez Pays Sandra Bullock Another Visit

Originally posted 04/06/2010 12:00PM

Another day, another show of support.

George Lopez paid a second visit to Sandra Bullock's Los Angeles home Monday – and the talk-show host was mobbed by photographers who were camped outside. Nevertheless, Lopez had positive things to report about his friend's state of mind.

"She's all right," he told the assembled paparazzi.

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George Lopez Visits Sandra Bullock to Show Support

George Lopez Visits Sandra Bullock to Show Support

Originally posted 04/01/2010 03:40PM

As a producer of the sitcom The George Lopez Show, Sandra Bullock was one of the comedian's biggest supporters in Hollywood.

Last weekend, Lopez was there for her.

"I went to her house the other day after the Kids' Choice Awards and saw her and sat with her for a few minutes," Lopez said Thursday at the unveiling of his wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. "She's great. We love her. We all love her."

Asked what she'll draw on from her character to get through her marriage crisis, Lopez said simply, "Everything."

"She is an amazing person," he says.

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PHOTO: George Lopez Gives Sandra Bullock a Makeover

PHOTO: George Lopez Gives Sandra Bullock a Makeover

Originally posted 11/25/2009 01:25PM

Comedian George Lopez gave pal Sandra Bullock an unusual gift this year – a hilarious new look.

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Dancing with the Stars: What You Didn't See

Dancing with the Stars: What You Didn't See

Originally posted 09/21/2006 06:00AM

Over Here, Mario!Mario Lopez was like a fly darting around after Tuesday night's show. While chatting with PEOPLE, he jetted over mid-sentence to talk to a friend. His small-but-mighty partner Karina Smirnoff took control and yanked him back to her side. "We are still talking here," she reminded him. A contrite Lopez apologized and flashed his dimples. "Oh, I'm so sorry. Where were we?"

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George Lopez Sends Flowers to Jessica | George Lopez, Jessica Simpson

George Lopez Sends Flowers to Jessica

Originally posted 01/24/2006 03:00PM

One song Jessica Simpson can never sing to George Lopez: "You Don't Bring Me Flowers."

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George Lopez Undergoes Kidney Transplant | George Lopez

George Lopez Undergoes Kidney Transplant

Originally posted 04/26/2005 08:00AM

Both actor-comedian George Lopez and his wife, Ann, "are resting comfortably in their Los Angeles home and are both expected to make a full recovery" after Ann gave her husband one of her kidneys during a transplant operation last week, according to a statement from his publicist.

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George Lopez

Originally posted 09/05/2003 12:40PM

Over the past two decades, George Lopez has gone from factory worker to TV funny guy, turning his rich life experiences into a hit sitcom, ABC's The George Lopez Show. After actress Sandra Bullock saw the comedian in a Southern California comedy club in 2000, Lopez got his biggest break. She executive-produced his show, which has become the most successful Latino sitcom on network TV since Chico and the Man in the '70s, starring one of Lopez's idols, Freddie Prinze.

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