Jewish Journal


August 4, 2009

Screech not invited to ‘Saved by the Bell’ reunion



Well, you’re definitely not going to find Waldo in this photo.

So why wasn’t Screech invited to the “Saved by the Bell” reunion?

Could it be that People magazine is staffed full of anti-Semites? Not likely. What is more likely is that Dustin Diamond’s ungodly fall from geekdom into porno “acting”—yes, more so than Jessie Spano’s “Showgirls”—and smut publishing cost him some good will with the “Bell” crew.

Was it because of his upcoming tell-all book? His gross-out sex tape scandal? His “Celebrity Fit Club” meltdowns and financial troubles?

Yes, yes, yes and yes, according to RadarOnline, which reports that Diamond was purposely excluded by his former castmates.

“Cast members were not comfortable with including him,” a spokesperson for People told the Web site.

Diamond’s much-anticipated “Bell” memoir is the reason his old pals’ defenses are up, the rep says. As Radar notes, Mark-Paul Gosselaar openly slammed the tome in a recent issue of Newsweek.

“What is he going to say?” Gosselaar asked sarcastically. “We were (bleeping) 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 like that. So he’s writing a book, I’m not really afraid of what he has to say. There are not too many skeletons in my closet.”

More from the New York Daily News here.


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