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?
New Kids on the Block. 98 Degrees. Boyz II Men. BOOM (BOOM is not a band, boom is the sound your brain made when it just exploded).
The tour begins on May 31st. All three bands will be at all shows, so there’s no chance of having to trade a performance of “I’ll Make Love to You” for “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche).” And here’s a bonus surprise: on April 2nd, we’re getting a brand new NKOTB album. So just simmer on that.
While you’re simmering, can I tell you about some more good news? Ok, you know how they’re doing a reboot of Boy Meets World? I know you’ve heard about this, but it’s called Girl Meets World, and it’s about Cory and Topanga’s daughter. It’s going to be fabulous, seeing some of the most beloved characters ever – or, ok, from the 90′s – come back in 2013.
Speaking of beloved characters from the 90′s, you know what other show might be doing a similar reboot? Saved by the Bell. I KNOW. TMZ caught Mark-Paul Gosselaar out and about and asked him about the show, and he said that if that whole thing goes well, then “maybe we’ll do a reunion as well.” As in maybe there will be a brand new Saved by the Bell out around the same time as the brand new Boy Meets World. As in FREAK OUT.
First of all, YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH, ZACK MORRIS! Saved by the Bell was a not a hokey show, far from it. It was a moving, breathtaking experience that was shared by millions. It was exquisitely written, brilliantly acted, and, to put it simply, life-changing. But Zack did have it right when he said that it wasn’t a “great show.” Because it really wasn’t: it was a phenomenal show.
Second of all, did anyone really expect Zack Morris to get this gorgeous? He was always cute and all, but in a kind of generic blond surfer way. These days though, it’s a little overwhelming how beautiful he is. I watched his episode of Law and Order: SVU yesterday, the one where he’s married to Elizabeth Banks and they’re both porn stars, and I was like “whoa, Zack Morris, you’ve come a long way.” I was sort of mesmerized by his beauty, but I think he made some shady porn connections and got stabbed or something.
In conclusion, I think I’m going to spend the rest of the day working on a Saved by the Bell/Law and Order: SVU fan fiction where a charming, popular kid from California moves to New York City, and in order to survive, he has to make gay porn. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Describing a hot tub scene in which he had just a bit of topstick covering his nether regions, Gosselaar said that the chlorine caused him more than a bit of trouble.
“So [during] take three, I stand up — and there [are] a hundred extras and the crew people [watching] – and, as [co-star] Breckin [Meyer] likes to say, it was ‘Screech, Slater and Mr. Belding,’” he said, insinuating quite clearly that three members of his anatomy made surprise appearances. “They came out to play on the third take.”
After he and his wife, Lisa Ann Russell, were separated only a few weeks ago, Mark-Paul has gone ahead and just filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences (which I’ve always heard about, the irreconcilable differences part, because that’s why everybody gets divorced, but then I saw the actual divorce petition, and it turns out the only other choice is incurable insanity, so there’s a fun fact). There doesn’t seem to be any unnecessary drama: Mark-Paul’s paying child support and spousal support. There still aren’t any specifics about the circumstances surrounding the divorce, though I’m going to have to agree with Molls and say it probably has something to do with Kelly Kapowski’s new baby.
On a side note, when did Zack Morris become beautiful? Sure, he was always cute in that special “you’re such a trouble-maker and also some kind of wizard that can control time” way, but now he is just a flat-out beautiful man, am I right?
Tiffani Thiessen, whose pregnancy I mentioned earlier in the week, was finally captured on camera after all of these weeks, showing off her gorgeous baby bump. TMZ got the exclusive photo of Tiffani toddling around a golf course, cell phone in hand, and wearing all black.
She looks fabulous. This is, you know, her eighty-fifth week of pregnancy or something. Ever see a spider egg right before it opens? A big, thick, white pulsating cocoon of eenie-weenie baby spiders just scratching at the chance to get out? That’s what I think of when I look at this picture. That Tiffani Thiessen is going to turn the wrong way and she’s just going to rip and explode with thousands of tiny, adorable, wailing babies, all looking to suckle and feed, and get fashion advice.
Congratulations on the pregnancy, Tiff, and good luck with the delivery! I can’t wait to see the photos of what’s sure to be one of Hollywood’s cutest babies … and who’d think otherwise? Kelly Kapowski used to be the fiercest bitch on the block, ‘til Valerie Malone came along, anyway.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his wife of thirteen years, Lisa Ann Russell, have separated, sources confirm. According to these sources, Mark-Paul is all broken up over the, uh, breakup. Hence the term, I guess.
The couple has two children together, but there’s been no word on whether or not a custody arrangement will be discussed. Gosselaar’s rep also states that you’re probably not going to get any icky details or insight into what happened between the couple to cause the split:
“Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his wife Lisa are currently separated, but they both remain focused on their family and are jointly committed to their children.”
I know that divorce isn’t cool and any kind of breakup after a long-term relationship sucks, but hey, Zack Mark-Paul. Look on the bright side: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (who, incidentally, has a name built similarly to your own with that whole annoying-assed hyphen thing that even she doesn’t use anymore, ’cause it’s so 1989) is probably willing to shag you one last time for posterity.
Sorry to hear the bad news, pal, and I hope everything works out for you and yours. You were a big part of my childhood and adolescence, and I totally do not regret buying the DVD set of both Saved By the Bell and Saved By the Bell: The College Years.
… Well, maybe The College Years. But just a little bit.