Insider tells TheWrap that NBC reality show is still looking for host
Updated, July 14, 2015 9:06 p.m.
There is “no truth” to a report that George Lopez is in talks to replace Donald Trump as the host of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” an individual with knowledge of the search told TheWrap. Lopez was said to be in “initial conversations” with the network to take over the franchise, according to a New York Post report on Tuesday.
The network split with presidential contender Donald Trump over his comments about Mexicans this month.
“There have been initial conversations with George Lopez‘s representatives, and, given Donald Trump’s crazy comments, George would be the perfect loud response to Trump,” Page Six quoted an unidentified source as saying in a story published on Tuesday evening.
Mexican-American Lopez is known for firing off jokes about Latino culture and racism in his stand-up comedy and for his self-titled ABC TV series that ran 2002-2007, as well as his TBS talk show “Lopez Tonight.”
Reps for Lopez did not immediately return TheWrap’s requests for comment.