This Just In: George Lopez not running for mayor

FILE - In this May 6, 2010 file photo, TV personality George Lopez and his wife Ann arrive at the 10th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

December 22, 2010 5:28:22 AM PST
When comedian George Lopez went on a TV news show to talk about running for mayor, it turned out that he was just running his mouth.

At first, Lopez insisted he was serious when he told the Fox 11 news show in L.A. that he wanted to be mayor, saying if actor Arnold Schwarzenegger could be governor of California, there was no reason he couldn't be mayor.

Fox put out a press release about the announcement - but later his spokeswoman made it clear that Lopez was kidding.