George Lopez may replace Trump on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

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It appears that comedian and actor George Lopez is talking to NBC about being the new host of “The Celebrity Apprentice” — replacing show creator Donald Trump, axed by the network after his controversial comments about Mexicans during his presidential campaign announcement speech.

First reported by the New York Post, the possible appointment of Lopez would confirm rumors NBC would like to put a Latino or Latina host in that slot as a kind of comeuppance to the GOP contender and real estate mogul. Though born in California, Lopez is of Mexican descent.

“The Celebrity Apprentice” was renewed for an eighth season (the 15th overall in the franchise) earlier this year. But its future has been up in the air since Trump announced last month that he is running for president. There were initially concerns about NBC unfairly giving a candidate airtime, but the network was later urged to drop Trump entirely due to inflammatory comments he made about Mexican immigrants. The network quickly did sever all ties to Trump.

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