What a summer it’s been for George Lopez! The Mexican American comedian’s late night show Lopez Tonight was axed by TBS last month and he was recently divorced from his longtime wife, Ann.
But the 50-year-old has maintained a positive outlook. He has several projects up his sleeve already, including co-hosting alongside Eva Longoria at this year’s NCLR ALMA Awards, and now, the comedian will be honored at the Fifth Annual ADCOLOR Awards and Industry Conference. Lopez will receive the 2011 ADCOLOR All-Star Award in recognition of his work as both a philanthropist and pioneer in the entertainment industry. The ADCOLOR Industry Coalition seeks to support and inspire professionals of color and the awards ceremony and conference will be held in Beverly Hills, California from Sept. 16 – 17.
The Lopez Foundation, founded by Lopez, works to create change for underprivileged kids and adults who face challenges in education and health. It also creates community awareness about organ donation, the military, and kidney disease. His ex-wife, Ann Serrano, donated one of her kidneys to the comedian when a genetic condition he has caused his kidneys to deteriorate. Tiffany R. Warren, the coalition’s founder, said, “The ADCOLOR Industry Coalition is proud to honor George Lopez for his body of work as a comedian, actor and television host and we are equally proud to recognize him for his work as a philanthropist whose foundation works to help transform the lives of those in need.”
Congrats to Lopez on his award!