Saved by the Bell” is another step closer to a comeback … Mr. Belding himself — aka Dennis Haskins — tells TMZ he’s all for a Bayside High reunion, just days after Mark-Paul Gosselaar said he wasn’t opposed to the idea.
TMZ broke the story … Mark-Paul was in L.A. last weekend … and told our photog, if the upcoming “Boy Meets World” revamp works out, then “maybe we’ll do a reunion as well.”
That’s all it took for Mr. Belding to board the gravy train … telling TMZ, “I have always supported a reunion of any kind including all of us” … before adding, “Honestly, the fans still love us and our show so much … they deserve it!”
As for the rest of the cast, getting them together may be tricky — Jimmy Fallon nearly made it happen in 2009 … until Tiffani Thiessen put the kibosh on the whole thing.
Man. Can I tell you how much I hope this happens? I really, really hope this happens. Mr. Belding, I don’t care all that much for, because he’s just like whatever, but seeing Zack and Kelly rekindle their on-screen romance? Come on, Kapowski. It’s not as if you’ve got anything better going on. Might want to rethink the 2009 Kibosh, huh?
As for the rest of the cast, I think it’d be super good publicity, too. Lark Voorhies … well, we all know what kind of craziness she’s been up to lately, and if Dustin Diamond isn’t too busy filming scat porn, then we’ve got those two also. Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley? Easy. Mario would just be in his glory to be around three hot pieces of ass all at once, and Elizabeth, well. Where the hell has she been, anyway? … Never mind. Don’t answer that.
January 24, 2013 at 6:30 am by Sarah
Yesterday we talked about how Saved by the Bell‘s Lark Voorhies‘ mom came forward and blamed the “erratic” behavior that her daughter had been exhibiting over the past year on the fact that her daughter has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Which, if you can get past the fact that it was really f-cked up that a grown-ass woman’s mother is talking personal details of said grown-ass woman’s life without permission, I guess it’s what our moms do, sometimes, right? Give things away that we’d all rather not discuss with people who don’t know us, yes? Well, former SBTB co-star Dustin Diamond (otherwise known as ‘Screech’) has also come forward saying that she’s not the same girl he used to know, and he’s kind of worried about her, too.
In 2003, Lark Voorhies and Dustin Diamond reunited after many years to record commentary for a Saved by the Bell box set. But it wasn’t the Screech-and-Lisa reunion he expected.
“I was always used to playing off of her and looking into her eyes,” Diamond says of his former costar. “When I saw her at the commentary, it wasn’t the Lark I knew.”
Voorhies stared into space, Diamond says, much like she did during a series of interviews with PEOPLE. Voorhies says she is spiritual, but her mother Tricia revealed her daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
She wasn’t always like this. Voorhies, who famously played the bubbly Lisa Turtle on the ’90s Saturday morning sitcom, was just as engaging offscreen, recalls Mario Lopez.
“[She] came from a real nice family – close with her mom. She carried herself like a little lady,” says Lopez, who played jock A.C. Slater on the show. “She was a sweet, pretty, cool teenaged girl. I was a big fan of hers. We got along great.”
She also got along with Diamond, despite her character rejecting his countless advances. Last year, the pair found themselves working side-by-side again, this time on an indie film called Little Creeps.
But the girl Diamond knew from Saved by the Bell looked more like the woman he saw while recording a commentary nearly a decade ago. Diamond recalls her darting off set and creating tension when she was there.
“Part of me is putting it out of my mind and not thinking about it, but the other part is that of concern,” he says. “Man, I hope she’s all right.”
So, OK. I don’t doubt what Dustin Diamond is saying to be true. But guys, it’s Dustin Diamond. He’ll pretty much comment on anything at all if it’ll give him a few seconds of press, right? But still. I find it really, really strange, and almost Britney-like that everyone in this woman’s life is making statements about emotional and mental health aside from the woman herself. And that’s just not cool, guys.
October 5, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
Beet told us the other day that Dustin Diamond, better known as Saved by the Bell‘s Screech, has bundled together a collection of his delusions and found a publisher willing to call it a book.
This morning Double D (and he is a complete boob) was on Fox 5 to plug his new book. He shared a story of when an extra on the SBTB set irritated him and he responding by pissing in her purse. Oh. The. Hilarity.
If you saw Double D on VH1′s Celebrity Fit Club, you know that he’s a big fat liar (emphasis on fat since he kept leaving the show every other episode), but I’d still buy his book just to see what type of shit he’s trying to peddle. Well, I’d buy his book if I could get it on my Kindle. For … like, a quarter.
September 30, 2009 at 2:12 pm by Wendie
“We weren’t in rehab and Mr. Belding wasn’t my crack dealer.”
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, responding to accusations Dustin “Screech” Diamond makes in his latest attempt to salvage his finances and his fame with no thought of salvaging his dignity. Screech has “written” a “memoir” called Behind the Bell, about his days on the set of Saved by the Bell. Us Weekly has a sneak peak at all the fabricated dirt:
He also alleges costar Mark Paul Gosselaar — who played popular Zack Morris — used steroids before production started on 1994′s short-lived Saved by the Bell: The College Years.
“He suddenly exploded with manliness, loading 25 pounds of muscle on his once-scrawny frame in, oh, about a month,” says Diamond, who is not in touch with any of his costars. …
Diamond — who filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and had his own sex tape released in 2006 — goes on to say his costars hooked up off-camera.
“If Kelly [Tiffani Thiessen] was interested in Slater [Mario Lopez] one week, then backstage there was a lot going between them in Mario [Lopez]‘s room,” he tells the new Us Weekly. “Then, if Jessie [Elizabeth Berkley] kisses Zack, then you know Elizabeth Berkley is going in Mark-Paul’s room.”
I don’t know how much if any of this is even remotely true, but, even if it is, like, let me get this straight: These uber-attractive teenagers who had basically no social circle or life outside of that cast hooked up with one another? Often switching partners? GASP. I mean, I’d always surmised that some crazy shit went on in that greenroom, but teenagers hooking up? I’m sickened, just sickened. I have to buy the book now so I can find out what other juicy tidbits are in there. I bet one time Elizabeth Berkeley asked Tiffani Thiessen if she could borrow a tampon and Tiffani was all like, “Sure, but I thought you just finished your period?” and then Elizabeth Berkeley was like, “Oh, no, I’m not on my period. I just need this one to masturbate with.” BOOM!
September 25, 2009 at 12:47 am by Evil Beet
Ohhhhhhhhhhh hells yes!!!!
A very bright spot in a looooong week of boring, boring news.
Dustin Diamond, aka Screech Powers, is going to publish a tell-all about life behind the scenes at Saved by the Bell. The book is called Behind the Bell, and promises to detail “sexual escapades among cast members, drug use, and hardcore partying.”
You know he’s just bitter because none of these “sexual escapades” involved him.
I will read this book the second it hits shelves.