He wrestled his way into our hearts in 1989, clad in multicolored Hammer pants and a cut-off sweatshirt that was so cropped it made Jennifer Beals blush. He was A.C. Slater, and he always wore a killer smile, premium muscles, and a mini Mexi-fro with a finesse that made you happy to be up on a Saturday morning. He hasnt been on Saved by the Bell in years (not counting syndication; yay, TBS!) and, yes, he lost on Dancing with the Stars, but Mario Lopez could still carry our books for us. And this time, hes written his own. No, its not about how to read corny Nineties sitcom lines without your tongue landing in your cheek. Its called Mario Lopezs Knockout Fitness, and its your guide to looking great through diet, exercise, and judging by Lopezs b-b-body on the cover black magic.
First he needed bells to save him, and then he needed dancing stars to resuscitate his career, but judging by the muscles hes earned using his own techniques, we think he could whoop Zacks ass in a thumb-wrestling match for good-girl Kellys heart. Meet the dude himself at Borders at 2 p.m.
Sat., May 24, 2 p.m., 2008