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TIME OUT! They want us to believe what?!?

Lifetime aired The Unauthorized Save by the Bell Story last night, a made-for-television movie based on Dustin Diamond’s 2009 memoir and also produced by Diamond, a fact that most definitely colored the unusual presentation. 

The film starred young actors portraying the stars of this classic Saturday morning program and it claimed to reveal a number of truths regarding what went on behind the scenes.

Dylan Everett as Mark-Paul Gosselaar
The Degrassi: The Next Generation will portray Gosselaar, who brought to life one of the most iconic characters in TV history.

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25 years ago today, the television world was introduced to the largest cellphone ever known to man.

And also to The Max. And to The Sprain. And to special handshakes, crazy high school hijinks, caffeine pills and an athlete who somehow played like 12 sports over the course of one school year.

Oh, yes, readers, it's the quarter-century anniversary of Saved by the Bell!

The most iconic Saturday morning program of all-time debuted 25 years ago today on NBC, with the cast now back in the news because Lifetime will air the Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story on September 1.

Mark Paul Gosselaar
Zach Morris was every 90s girl's teen crush, and he's still a super hottie! Mark Paul Gosselaar has been on NYPD Blue and most recently Franklin and Bash.

That TV movie will be based on a book by former sex tape star Dustin Diamond and may forever alter the way we look at Zack, Kelly, Slater and company.

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There isn't much Dustin Diamond can say to surprise people anymore, and probably no way he can redeem himself, but darned if he isn't trying.

Dustin Diamond Photograph

After co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer dissed Dustin last week, good ol' Screech is playing dumb and coy in a counter-interview.

He will concede Breckin's point about his alleged penis size, though, acknowledging that the member on his infamous sex tape is not even his.

"I put the thing together. I got a stunt wang. I’m not an idiot. I’m not going to really put myself out there. So I got a stunt person to come in," he says.

"And I thought, what if this thing makes $3 million? That’s nothing to scoff at. But after that people looked at me dirty, like, 'He does porn'. No, I don’t!"

"I faked that one at a chance for millions. I’m an opportunist, really."

Okay ... that makes us feel infinitely better about Dustin Diamond.

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For those of us of a certain age, Saved by the Bell was on TV pretty much round-the-clock during our formative years.

This was before the Internet, of course. Our entertainment options were limited, and so Zack, Kelly, and (to a lesser extent) Screech helped guide us through the rocky waters of adolescence.

But while the students of Bayside High were enjoying problem-free lives under sunny SoCal skies (We assume. The show was all interiors.), the cast themselves were struggling with hormones, romantic rivalries, and the dude who played being a Screech being a total douche.

Thankfully, the Lifetime network is bringing those scandalous days to life with The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell.

Check out the trailer above. If the clothes don't bring you back to 1990, the Bel Biv Devoe soundtrack certainly will.

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First there were Saturday morning cartoons. Then we met Zach Morris and his brick of a cell phone and it was sayonara She-Ra! Hello, high school!

We rooted for Zach and Kelly to end up together and we cheered when they did. We watched Jesse Spano turn A.C. Slater into more than just a jock. We were there for Screech's first kiss.

(And those of us who have been around for a really, really long even time remember Good Morning Miss BlissSaved By the Bell's ORIGINAL incarnation.)

So what's happened to our favorite Bayside Tigers since graduation (a.k.a. cancelation)? Well, some of them have had more successful careers than others.

And then there's porn star Dustin Diamond ... or Lark Voorhies. It's a mixed bag. Take a look at the Saved By the Bell cast to see where they are now!

Mark Paul Gosselaar
Zach Morris was every 90s girl's teen crush, and he's still a super hottie! Mark Paul Gosselaar has been on NYPD Blue and most recently Franklin and Bash.

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The Internet is so excited right now.

It's so excited... it's so excited... it's so... SCARED.

What has users in such an uproar? The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, of course, a television movie that will air September 1 on Lifetime.

Partly based on Dustin Diamond’s 2009 memoir, along with new interviews conducted for the film, the movie will tell the behind-the-scenes story of this former Saturday morning classic.

The stars have been cast by the original Saved by the Bell casting director (Robin Lippin), with the film delving into their (sexual!) relationships backstage, as well as they’re partying lifestyles at home.

So, who will be taking on the main six roles? Find out now and then go celebrate with a burger at The Max!

Dylan Everett as Mark-Paul Gosselaar
The Degrassi: The Next Generation will portray Gosselaar, who brought to life one of the most iconic characters in TV history.

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Chris Paul and his Los Angeles Clippers may have lost in the Western Conference semifinals this spring.

But the All-Star point guard was given every reason to smile this week, thanks to a birthday gift that left him gushing online.

About a month after turning 29, Paul posted a picture to Instagram of the young women after whom a majority of teenager lusted in the 1990s: Saved by the Bell's Kelly Kapowski.

Given to him by Tiffani Thiessen herself, the image is autographed by the actress and Paul included along with it a caption that reads:

"This is easily one of the best Bday gifts I've ever received in my 29yrs on this Earth!!! #KellyKapowski #My1stLove #WeWereTogether #SheJustDidntKnowIt #CuzImSavedByTheBell."

Kelly Kapowski Photo

Need a reminder why Paul and every other warm-blooded male under 35 years old fell in love with Kelly Kapowski?

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A sneak peek at Dustin Diamond's "shocking" new Saved By the Bell tell-all, Behind the Bell, contains claims of drugs, sex and even steroid use.

Yes, Double-D claims that co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who portrayed Bayside High hunk Zack Morris, was juicing on set of the popular TV show.

Specifically, he alleges Gosselaar began using steroids before production started on the short-lived Saved by the Bell: The College Years spinoff.

"[Mark-Paul] suddenly exploded with manliness, loading 25 pounds of muscle on his once-scrawny frame in, oh, about a month," writes Dustin Diamond, 32, who is, perhaps for this very reason, not in touch with any of his former co-stars.

Gosselaar, who dismissed the book and wanted its author banned from the Saved By the Bell reunion in August, dismissed Screech's new claims:

"We weren't in rehab and Mr. Belding wasn't my crack dealer,” he said.

Dustin Diamond also says the Saved By the Bell cast got stoned a lot.

"I could smell a certain type of 'smoke,' wafting from from the crack" underneath his cast mates' dressing rooms, says Diamond. Ooh, shocker.

The failed stand-up comic and grotesque sex tape purveyor, who filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and has myriad financial problems continuing to the present day, says his co-stars frequently hooked up off-camera as well as on it.

"If Kelly [Tiffani Thiessen] was interested in Slater [Mario Lopez] one week, backstage there was a lot going on in Mario [Lopez]'s room," he says.

"Then, if Jessie [Elizabeth Berkley] kissed Zack, then you know Elizabeth Berkley is going in Mark-Paul's room." Another staggering allegation.

Basically, Dustin Diamond's book is neither scandalous nor interesting based on these snippets. Give us some real dirt or get lost, D-squared.

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A decade removed from playing lovable loser Screech Powers on Saturday mornings, Dustin Diamond is writing a tell-all memoir about his days at Bayside High.

The book, titled Behind the Bell, hits shelves September 29. On the cover, a goateed Screech poses above a dated pic of his former Saved by the Bell co-stars.

Diamond was recently shunned from a Saved By the Bell reunion, and cropped out of a cast picture by People magazine, as a result of penning the memoir.

Here's the dirty author on the cover of his text ...

When it was announced in July 2008 that Dustin Diamond, who could certainly use the royalties to pay off his IRS tax lien, would pen a tell-all, Gotham Books was hyping up "sexual escapades among cast members, drug use, and hardcore partying."

But Gotham later dropped the 32-year-old shortly after he turned in his manuscript, possibly due to the gross Dustin Diamond sex tape that featured the shady actor defiling a pair of girls with one particularly nauseating maneuver.

Behind the Bell has since been picked up by a small Montreal-based operation called Transit Publishing. We know at least one guy who will be buying it, too:

"This book is freaking incredible!" Diamond's agent, Jarred Weisfeld, has said. "Everyone that reads it loves it. It is truly one of my favorites of all time."

We doubt Mark-Paul Gosselaar shares that assessment.

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The Saved by the Bell gang's all here! Almost!

Bayside High School's lovable loser, Samuel "Screech" Powers, portrayed by Dustin Diamond, was notably airbrushed out of an old cast picture and left off the cast's reunion on the cover of People magazine, released earlier this week.

Was it because of his upcoming Saved By the Bell tell-all book? His nasty sex tape? His Celebrity Fit Club meltdowns? His troubles with Wisconsin mortgage loans?

Yes, yes, yes and yes.

“The other cast members were very uncomfortable with including him,” a People spokesperson confirms. Ouch, Double-D. Dissed by Lark Voorhies. That hurts.

Diamond's forthcoming Saved By the Bell memoir is a big reason his old pals' defenses are up. Mark-Paul Gosselaar openly slammed him to Newsweek.

"What's he going to say?" Gosselaar sarcastically posited. "We were f--king groupies at 14? I can't wait to read his book, because I don't have a memory of a lot of the shows. Maybe it was because I was doing lines off of the audience members' a----."

"I'm sure he's going to write something crazy. So he's writing a book, I'm not afraid of what he has to say. There are not too many skeletons in my closet."

How did Diamond feel about the blatant snub? Apparently the same way Screech felt after being repeatedly brushed aside by love interest Lisa Turtle.

"Of course he cared he wasn't invited," a Diamond pal said. "Wouldn't you?"

  • Dustin Diamond Sex Tape
  • Dustin Cropped Out

Star in one lousy sex tape and your childhood pals pretend you never existed. Let this be a lesson to all you derelict, unsuccessful stand-up comedians out there.

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