Confession: I can quote large chunks of dialogue from far too many episodes of “Saved By The Bell,” mainly because I’ve seen them at least three times a piece. If you were a preteen in the ’90s, you probably wished you went to Bayside, too—the school where football stars did ballet and main characters could freeze time, just because. Who can forget the episode where Jessie Spano gets hooked on caffeine pills? Or where the gang becomes a superstar band thanks to their hit “Friends Forever”? So I was pretty excited that today BuzzFeed brings us “13 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Saved By The Bell.’” After the jump, my five favorite bits of info. Well, besides the tidbits Dustin Diamond released about all the hooking up that went on behind the scenes. Keep reading »
On Tuesday, Elizabeth Berkley joined former “Saved by the Bell” co-star Mario Lopez on “Extra” to promote her new book. And, oh, how I love what she tweeted about the experience. “I’m so excited, I’m so excited—I’m so … scared.” Classic television. [PopWrap] Keep reading »
Elizabeth Berkley is reaching out to teens the same age as her famous “Saved by the Bell” character, Jessie Spano — with a new self-help book for young girls.
Berkley, now 38, has just penned a book for young adults called “Ask Elizabeth” — which she’s hoping will open up a dialogue for teens coping with body and self-esteem issues.
“For a long time I had thought that something like this should be out there and it’s something I wish I had,” Berkley tells TooFab of her book and online forum of the same name, adding “I can’t save every girl from going through highs and lows, that’s life, but I can at least arm them with tools to navigate.” Read more… Keep reading »
Screech does porn, AC Slater hosts Miss America pageants, and Jessie Spano writes self-help books. Yes, Elizabeth Berkley is writing a “self-esteem handbook for teen girls.” Penguin Young Readers Group is expected to publish the 37-year-old’s musings next spring. This one’s certainly a head-scratcher! “Saved By The Bell” went off the air in 1993 — like, when today’s current crop of teens came screaming out from between their moms’ legs. OK, maybe Berkley really is a self-help guru. Still, the whole world has seen her nakeybits in the (not particularly well-received) film “Showgirls,” which may, uh, damage her credibility in some circles.
Besides, I’m not totally sure I’d want to take advice from someone whose most famous flick has set an all-time record for Razzie awards. But what do y’all think? [Yahoo] Keep reading »
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Jessie Spano has got a huge geometry test to study for, not to mention rehearsals with her band, Hot Sundaes. Jessie is, like, stressing out. How is she going to get enough studying in, with all those precious hours wasted sleeping at night? That’s what drugs are for right? To help you stay up? Particularly that evil drug known as caffeine! This, of course, is the gripping plot of “Saved By The Bell”‘s best episode, “Jessie’s Song,” which climaxes when Zack finds out Jessie’s been popping pills and maniacally singing “I’m So Excited.” But in case you forget the finer plot points of this edgy episode, blogger Nathaniel James created this handy infographic! Sing along with Jessie in the clip after the jump… [Nathanial James via Flavorwire] Keep reading »
Because he wants to give you nightmares for the rest of your life, Dustin “Screech” Diamond has shared all his sordid “Saved by the Bell” stories in his new book, Behind the Bell. And because I’m way too lazy to read the tell-all, thankfully someone else has and pulled out the juiciest bits. Let’s start with the most disturbing information. Dustin claims to have a big penis and says he has put it inside more than 2,000 women. “I’m not Screech. I’m cool,” he says. “I follow no man, and women find me irresistible.” If anyone ever said that to me with a straight face, I would probably barf on him. [11Points]
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