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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.

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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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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?"

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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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Let this be a lesson to all you child stars out there. Film one disgusting sex tape when you grow up and People magazine will crop you out of old photos.

That's what happened to Dustin Diamond, as the celebrity news publication has stolen Jimmy Fallon's idea and paying tribute to Saved by the Bell cast.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen? Done and done. DD? Not so much.

Check out what they've done to poor Screech, pretending he didn't even exist as they mark the 20th anniversary of the former Saturday morning staple ...

Dustin Cropped Out

AIRBRUSHED OUT: Screech gets the Back to the Future treatment.

Diamond may have the last laugh though. Over the course of the past year he penned a tell-all book about life on the teen TV show’s set, a book which promised “sexual escapades among cast members, drug use, and hardcore partying.”

We don't know if that's awesome or gross. Probably somewhere in between.

In any case, the scandalous book, originally set to be published by Gotham Books, was dropped from that imprint because, well, come on, who's gonna buy a freaking Dustin Diamond tell-all, honestly. We're in a recession, people.

Fortunately, those SBTB diehards who can't live without the inside Jesse Spano-A.C. Slater make-out sessions will still be able to get their hands on it, thanks to the Canadian publisher Transit, which will release it in September.

SCREECHED OUT: People Magazine is not a fan of Double-D.

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Sometimes a book deal is announced from some celebrity you forgot even existed, but quickly realize you can't live without.

This is the only possible reaction to news that Dustin Diamond, who starred as Samuel "Screech" Powers for 13 (!) years on Saved by the Bell, is going to publish a tell-all about the series called Behind the Bell.

According to Dustin Diamond's publisher, it promises to detail "sexual escapades among cast members, drug use, and hard core partying."

Dustin Diamond then and now.

Hysterical as it would be to read an account of Mario Lopez snorting coke off the naked body of Lark Voorhees during an all-night drug-fueled orgy, this book deal can be attributed to one factor and one factor alone:

Dustin Diamond needs cash.

Ever since getting foreclosed upon by the ban, he's gotten mugged, been on Celebrity Fit Club, done an I Can't Believe It's Not Butter ad, and of course railed two chicks in that sex tape a year and a half ago.

These are actions of a pathetic and desperate man. Not that we're complaining by any means. Keep it the good work, Dustin Diamond!

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Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech Powers, told a Tampa radio station that a woman tried to mug him in his hotel in Omaha, Neb., on Monday.

Really. We are not making this up. Go to TMZ and look... and listen to the clip of him talking about it. Who mugs Screech?

Dustin Diamond Gasp

Diamond, the former Saved By the Bell star and comedian who has been battling to save his Wisconsin house from foreclosure, was on the MJ Morning Show on 93.3 WFLZ this morning, detailing the incident.

According to his account, a woman, armed with mace, busted into his hotel room and apparently was only able get away with some PSP games, which Diamond was able to recover. He was able, at one point, to pin the woman with the hotel door, prompting her to cry out rape.

Not sure what's funnier here -- the fact that Dustin Diamond was mugged (by a chick, no less), or that we already had Dustin Diamond news up on our site to link back to.

A.C. Slater? Rolling in his grave right now.

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Former Saved By The Bell star and current standup comedian Dustin Diamond is having a rough go of it, and not just because Lisa Turtle won't reciprocate his undying affections.

The 29-year old actor, who will forever be synonymous with his Bell character, Screech Powers, needs to raise $250,000 in the next 30 days to save his house from foreclosure.

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Diamond bought a gray, two-story house in Port Washington, Wisconsin, upon the conclusion of Bell and its many spinoffs, in which he also starred. The foreclosure order was filed against him last month, as he has been unable to settle a land contract dispute with his New York-based lender.

To keep his house, Diamond is trying to sell nearly t-shirts at $15-20 a pop to keep the property. The front of the shirts read "Save My House" and "I paid $15 to save Screech's house" is printed on the back. For an extra $5, you can get an autographed version, in which Diamond will sign his name and tell his lender adversary that he can [expletive] himself.

He recently made an appearance on Howard Stern's radio show to plead his case.

While it would be fitting for Zack Morris to appear out of nowhere and admit he staged all of this as one of his elaborate practical jokes, Diamond is clearly having his bell rung (pun very much intended) in reality. Poor guy. Hopefully he can sell enough shirts. Failing that, perhaps former co-star and future Dancing With The Stars participant Mario Lopez can bail him out.

Or, in a last-ditch effort, he could always go the Elizabeth Berkeley route, if you know what we're talking about. We're talking about appearing in an NC-17 flick about strippers.

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