Because Lifetime is a network that likes to shit all over anything good in life (and still make you really want to watch it in the process), they’re doing an unauthorized Saved By the Bell movie, which will apparently focus not on the show, but on the behind-the-scenes drama that went on during filming it… and there was apparently plenty of it. Oh, and lots of drugs and sex, too (this according to Dustin Diamond, mind).
While people who grew up watching the show are pretty keen to see this, there’s one person in particular who is not a fan of the idea: Elizabeth Berkley, who played Jessie Spano.
“I know nothing about what they are planning,” the Showgirls star, 41, admitted to Us Weekly. “I’m not really curious about it because we know the life we led, and I have no idea what their picture of it is. So who knows!”
Here’s hoping that storyline where Jessie gets addicted to caffeine pills wasn’t pulled from real life, I guess? Y’all know I will torrent and watch the shit out of this movie. Saved By the Bell was my life growing up – I even wrote a fan letter to Tiffani Amber Thiessen when I was like, 8, and got a pre-printed “autographed” postcard back that I kept on my windowsill. (Yes, I was clearly always gay.)
Anyhow, just as a reminder, here’s EBerks in her Jessie Spano heyday:
Yesssss, bring back the ’90s!
July 21, 2014 at 5:00 am by Jennifer
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
Tiffani Theissen, or Valerie Malone, if we’re going way back and talking Beverly Hills 90210-style, recently appeared on the Howard Stern show where she discussed what it was like on the set of the famed show, and how she’s still not on speaking terms with some of the actresses (ahem, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling) because of a decades-long falling out that the girls had way back in the day.
To Stern, Tiffani said:
“We had a falling out and we grew apart. I was the one who was hurt, let’s just say that. I was the one who was hurt. It’s funny, our relationship started really rough and ended the way it started. … [The girls] were not very nice to me.”
Later in life, however, Tiffani claims that Jennie apologized for her previous behavior, and the two reconciled and became friends for a while—though their friendship bliss slowly burned out, and the two ultimately fell out of contact.
With Tori Spelling, however, there’s an even juicier story, apparently. Tiffani states that after Tori Spelling split with her first husband, Charlie Shanian, Tori and Tiffani were no longer even on civil speaking terms, because Charlie was good friends with Tiffani, and Tori didn’t like that:
“[The divorce] was a hard situation for everybody. We were close with Charlie. My best friend was Charlie’s roommate. It was hard.”
Whatever. I’m glad it’s all water under the bridge and forgiven and forgotten and all that, but I loved this show back then and I’d love to hear a tell-all about who was sleeping with who and what they really fought over and how things are to this day between the former cast mates. I mean, honestly. Can you even imagine the real drama that happened there? SPILL, VALERIE.
August 1, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Wow! And what’s she been up to lately, huh? I don’t know. Attending USA channel events. Like the one from the above photo. Which I don’t even care to investigate (even though I’m sure it’s got to do with White Collar, since that’s the only project she’s been working on lately). But it doesn’t matter right now. Because Tiffani Amber Thiessen is way f-cking hot again and that’s what I want to talk about for a minute. Remember this?:
Hot, yes. But not nearly as hot as what’s going on at the top of this page. No way. And then, of course, there was this, which a lot of people thought she’d never recover from:
But I was all like, “Duh, it’s Kelly Kapowski. There’s a rule written down somewhere that says no matter what happens, she remains eternally hot.” Plus, come on. She’s a celebrity in Hollywood. Did you expect her to keep the pregnancy bloat-face for the rest of her life? It’s just not realistic!
Anyway, Tiffani’s been up to a whole lot lately, actually. She … well, she turned thirty-eight last month. She had a birthday! Isn’t that great? She’s also still doing that White Collar thing, which, if you didn’t know, is a series on who also stars Matt Bomer, who just confirmed to the world that he’s gay. I suppose that could be of one of those meta-relational things that keeps her name in the news. We talked about the Matt Bomer thing for a whole two days here, didn’t we? There must have been something that spurred me to talk about Tiffani Amber Thiessen today other than the fact that she’s just, you know, hot.
Last, she recently did an interview where she said that she never watched Saved by the Bell: The New Class. What is THAT. I mean really, what is it? I have the first season on DVD and I thought it sucked, but it was the point of the matter! Tiffani said:
“I didn’t … I don’t watch a lot of TV, sadly enough, especially now, being a mom, I don’t watch a lot of TV.”
Well, um, OK. It’s good to know that you’re still plugging away, Tiff, and also good to know that you’re still smoking hot!
February 17, 2012 at 9:30 am by Sarah
I think the last time I saw TAT, she was fourteen months pregnant and looking pretty uncomfortable with herself. Here, though, she’s photographed in New York City promoting the new season of her series, White Collar.
Me, I have just two questions: one, does anyone here watch that White Collar show – I’ve heard some pretty good things about it – and two, will I ever look at this woman and not automatically think “Kelly Kapowski“?
July 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
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.
Oh … wait. No, probably ‘no’ on that. She and her husband are expecting a child of their own this year. Sorry, pal. Maybe you can look up your old pal Lisa Turtle or if you’re really desperate, Screech Powers. I hear he’s pretty desperate these days, himself.
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.