Dustin Diamond seems to think the upcoming “Saved By the Bell” reboot could come screeching to a halt without him. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. A baseless claim went viral on social media, stirring up unwarranted fears about voter fraud. Terms of Use "I've been involved with music for about 22 years, I just never pushed it. News reports identified the hard drive's source as a computer repair shop owner in Delaware. Whatever happened to Screech from Saved by the Bell? Despite his many efforts to maintain a show business career, which you'll read all about in a moment, Diamond is arguably best known these days for his periodic run-ins with the law. In a two-minute interview with TMZ, the now-scruffy 43-year-old actor said his geeky character, Samuel “Screech” Powers, is essential to the show, which is headed to NBC Universal’s upcoming Peacock streaming network. The exception was Diamond, who reprised his role of Samuel "Screech" Powers for another five seasons on Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Although Diamond found it difficult to parlay Saved by the Bell into consistent film work, he remained in demand on television. He was released after three months, but ended up back in the hoosegow in May 2016, arrested again pending an investigation into suspected violations of his parole. This story has been shared 383,389 times. And although those schemes have generally ended in Screech-like failure, he's remained on the comedy circuit for decades. Broadcast for a single season in 2008, this CMT series found Hogan presiding over a series of contenders whose ranks included Frank Stallone, Diff'rent Strokes actor Todd Bridges, singer Tiffany, and basketball legend Dennis Rodman—who ultimately claimed the championship after defeating Diamond's team in the final week. You rely on Snopes, and we rely on you. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 821,111, This story has been shared 383,389 times. February 24, 2020 | 11:44am | Updated February 24, 2020 | 12:06pm. He's also a musician, as he showed fans when he strapped on the bass to start his band, Salty the Pocketknife. In 2009, Diamond published Behind the Bell, a tell-all tome purporting to offer an inside look at his exploits behind the scenes of Saved by the Bell and beyond. Saved By The Bell’s Dustin Diamond is the next celebrity to be claimed dead due to a viral hoax, as fake news stories argued he died in a jail riot. With Elizabeth Berkley, Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, John Michael Higgins. While he may not have found many opportunities for leading roles in Hollywood, Diamond has a home with the ICP. Diamond, who has been plagued by legal issues since the show ended, also weighed in on what Screech would be up to so many years later. From Screech to Screeched, trouble seems to keep finding Dustin Diamond, but if the past is any indication, he'll find a way to persevere. 281,642, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved With 2 months left to serve, Diamond was looking forward to getting home in time for the holidays, when on Saturday October 3, 2020 a riot broke out in the wing he resided. “For all the cast members, I think that everyone should be thinking the same thing, as far as I’m concerned. This story has been shared 821,111 times. “Suddenly Diamond was on the ground bleeding profusely and non responsive to medical attention”, says warden Mark MacDouglas. As he had with the sex tape, he later claimed the whole thing was staged. Last year, Gosselaar told Andy Cohen that he hadn’t spoken with Diamond since 1994. Say what you will, but that's impressive. Well—reality television, anyway. Created by Sam Bobrick. That seems to have been the thinking behind Screeched: Saved by the Smell, a 2006 movie—directed by Diamond—in which he's seen having sex on camera with a pair of women. World champion's affair rocks Olympic swimming world, News anchor fired for cameo in Adam Sandler movie, Text messages show raw and intimate exchange between Joe and Hunter Biden, Airport officials strike gold searching passenger’s butt. Election authorities said unauthorized drop-boxes for mail-in ballots violate state law. Your Ad Choices Harris long ago distanced herself from the relationship. Can’t have ‘Saved By the Bell’ with Screech. The article originated with a website that describes its output as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows: “Ringssss is a fabricated satirical newspaper and comedy website. And years later, he claimed he wasn't even in the sex scenes—as Diamond told Oprah Winfrey, he used a "stunt double" in his stead. Unfortunately for Diamond, the band split up shortly thereafter. Dustin Diamond seems to think the upcoming “Saved By the Bell” reboot could come screeching to a halt without him. For background, here is why we sometimes write about satire/humor. “With that in mind, I am truly thankful for having had the chance to work on a show that has been so successful.”. In a career checkered with odd projects, Diamond's involvement with Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling might be one of the oddest. Dustin heard a commotion and leaned out his cell to seem what was going on. As Diamond worked to find his footing in Hollywood after Saved by the Bell had run its course, he booked a series of brief appearances in productions like Longshot, Jane White Is Sick & Twisted, and Big Fat Liar. Diamond isn’t the only one feeling left in the dust. Finding it difficult to land plum bookings in major clubs, Diamond has occasionally turned to less reputable work in order to increase his profile (his Screeched sex tape was reportedly produced in the hopes of increasing demand for his appearances). Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights © 2020 Looper.com. This story has been shared 821,111 times. So far, the show will feature original stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, 45, who played Zack Morris and is also a producer this time around; Mario Lopez, 46, as A.C. Slater and Elizabeth Berkley, 47, as Jessie Spano. Your California Privacy Rights In addition to his aforementioned appearances on The Weakest Link, Celebrity Boxing 2, and Hollywood Squares, Diamond stayed busy with Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Fit Club, the latter of which devolved into an argument that ended with Diamond challenging the host, the comedian known as Ant, to physical combat. We've received your submission. This material may not be reproduced without permission. All rights reserved. He was arrested in December 2014 for allegedly stabbing a man with a switchblade during an altercation in a bar, charges for which he was later found guilty and sentenced to four months in jail. Lark Voorhies, 45, who played Lisa Marie Turtle in the show, was reportedly not asked to return and suggested her mental health issues — including bipolar disorder — may have played a factor in being dissed. Can’t have ‘Saved By the Bell’ without Kelly and Slater.

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