Tuesday, August 31, 2010

BELL SIGHTING: MPG Turns Down Idea of a Grown-UP SBTB

Mark-Paul was at the 2010 Entertainment Weekly and Women in Film Pre-Emmy Party on August 27, 2010 in West Hollywood, CA. Here's what he had to say to the Vulture Reporters:

"Every female reporter, publicist, and actress at EW freezes. Mark-Paul Gosselaar is walking the carpet. He says the only people who scream, “Zack Morris!” to him anymore are “drunk college girls.” He disappoints us by shooting down our idea for a grown-up version of Saved by the Bell."I’d probably never do it,” he says. “One of the things that made that show so successful was that it never took itself too seriously. The campiness of it all would be lost now that we’re old and evolved.”

Monday, August 30, 2010


We want to hear from you! The SBTB:NOW! BLOG presents: "Confessions of a BELL Fan"! I am inviting all fans to join in by answering the following questions and I will post them on the blog.
  1. What is your most fondest memory of the show growing up?
  2. If you change one element of the show, what would it be?
  3. Who is your inner character and why?
  4. Have you ever experienced a moment in life that you could relate to SBTB? explain.
There is no right or wrong answer! I think this could be a great way to share our love for the show and enjoy what's on each of our minds when it comes to BELL!

Are you willing to channel your inner BELL fan and exploit it on our blog? Just send me an e-mail at sbtbnow@aol.com or tweet me, @sbtbnow, if you are interested!

I can't wait to read and share these! Have fun!

Friday, August 27, 2010

BELL FLASHBACK: Tiffani and Lark On the Set of WILV!

A special BELL flashback with the belles on the set of SBTB: Wedding in Las Vegas taken on 10.7.1994! Look at that backdrop. Very cool! Happy weekend everyone!

BELL FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS: Vote! Would you purchase a Buddy Band?

Hey BELL Fans! Would you be interested in your own BELL "Buddy Band" (friendship bracelet)? Renee (a SBTB:NOW! member) is interested in creating these for us if there is enough interest in them. Would you purchase these if they were available to you? Let us know by voting below. We want to get feedback from you and hope you can take a minute to vote. Thank you!
*Disclaimer: The image in the poll does not reflect Renee's creation. It was borrowed to give you an idea of what they will look like.*

Thursday, August 26, 2010

BELL DREAMS: Katy Perry's Dream is to Meet Mark-Paul!

Katy Perry says it’s her “dream” to meet Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

The California Gurls hitmaker — who’s set to marry British comedian Russell Brand later this year — idolized the actor, who played Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell, when she was a teenager.

“Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell was a definite crush and still is,” Katy said.

“He is really hot. It’s my dream to meet him some day.”

Katy recently revealed that she once told a bunch of her friends she’d like to shag John Mayer — and he overheard!

“I once said I would shag John Mayer and he heard, and he told me he heard,” she said.

“I think we were at an awards show or something. So I ran away screaming!”

Credit: Show Biz Spy

*Don't we all Katy...don't we all! (swoon!)*

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BELL on Latenight: Mario's Kougar Kardashian's Secret Past Lover?

Mario appeared on last night's Lopez Tonight in the HILARIOUS Kougar Kardashian's Untold Story. And there was plenty of funny BELL references. Click here to watch!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BELL's Fall Baby...It's Almost time for the Lopez baby!

Mario and Courtney were out on a dinner date at BOA Steakhouse in Beverly Hills last week. The couple is expecting their first baby boy or girl at the end of September. It's crunch time and we wish them both the best!

Do you think the baby is a boy or a girl!? Vote in our poll below!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

West Coast Motorcycle Road Trip with Mark-Paul Gosselaar

This is pretty cool! And exciting!

Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Jerry Kellerman from Raising The Bar & Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell) and I are on a motorcycle adventure from Los Angeles, CA to Idaho on two Honda’s, the ST1300 and Gold Wing. No real plan other than that. We are doing some video along the way.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tiffani returns to White Collar set, with an added bonus!

Tiffani returned to work with baby Harper in tow! She was also joined by her husband Brady Smith on location in NYC on Monday, August 16th, 2010.

Tiffani is working on the new season of USA network's hit TV series White Collar. Tiffani plays event planner Elizabeth Burke, the wife of FBI agent Peter Burke.

We think she looks great for just having a precious baby!

For more pics, click here

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BELL Goes Etsy: Screech Loves Lisa Card

Send love notes to your sweetie with a BELL touch! I adore these "I love you like Screech loves Lisa" note cards. Plus, they are handmade with love. You can snag yourself a set on Etsy.com enjoy!

Monday, August 16, 2010

TheGloss.com: 10 Fashion Lessons I Learned from 'Saved by the Bell'

A great read about the fashion on BELL featured on The Gloss Blog. They got the years wrong. The show actually aired during the early 90's. (Yes, it began in 1989.) But we'll forgive them because they took the time to remember our favorite show and feature it in a good way. Enjoy!

By: Lilit Marcus

Saved By the Bell was the formative show of my youth. It had everything: cute boys, occasional visits from pop stars or the president of NBC, and fashion. It also happened to take place during a magical time known as the ’80s. Here are some important lessons that my elementary-school self learned (and then eventually had to unlearn) from this great show.

1. Suspenders Go With Everything
Including your strapless bra.

Read more here

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Evolution of TV Show Hangouts: The Max

Credit: Judy Berman

TV programming for teenagers has changed a lot over the years, as anyone who has watched both The Brady Bunch and Skins can attest. But there have been a few constants: a central clique, parent-child disputes, and the archetypal teenage hangout. While, originally, these mostly took the form of wholesome diners, they eventually evolved to include nightclubs and music venues… and have recently shown signs of morphing into something even more sinister. Journey with us, if you will, through over 35 years of teen TV hangout spots, from Happy Days to Gossip Girl.

The Max, Saved By the Bell (1989-1993)
Ah, The Max: bright colors, geometric shapes, that tiny booth that somehow fit the entire SBTB gang — and, of course, Max, the place’s magician proprietor. Bayside’s favorite burger joint hosted everything from study dates to musical performances. It also employed Kelly.

Read more, click here

Friday, August 13, 2010

BELL FLASHBACK: RARE! Lark and MPG, Good Morning Miss Bliss

Rare! Lark and Mark-Paul when they were on "Good Morning, Miss Bliss". This was taken back in 1988! Crazy! I know there are a lot of Lark/MPG fans. I hope this is a rare treat! :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

BELL FLASHBACK: Rare! Hawaiian Style Hotties

RARE! BELL hotties on the set of "Saved by the Bell:Hawaiian Style", which originally aired on November 27, 1992! Such a cool find! Hope you are enjoying these as much as I am!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BELL FLASHBACK: Rare! Behind the Scenes of "House Party"

Rare behind the scenes pictures of the episode "House Party" which originally aired October 6, 1990! Enjoy!

Mark-Paul Gosselaar talks 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'Franklin & Bash,' and his racy guest spot on 'Weeds'

Mark-Paul Gosselaar in the new TNT sitcom Franklin and Bash premiering this fall.

By: Sandra Gonzalez

When I got on the phone with Mark-Paul Gosselaar to talk about his guest spot on Rizzoli & Isles (airing tonight), I never thought I’d end up in a PG-13, blush-inducing conversation with Zack freaking Morris. Call me lucky. But aside from briefly speaking about his tendency to get cast in roles that require him to strip down (for the record, he calls himself “a willing participant”), we covered a lot of ground in our limited time.

Here’s what we learned:
Rizzoli & Isles [Spoilers for tonight's episode]
+ His character had a romantic history with Maura in college. They meet again after his brother dies.
+ His character enjoys swimming, and he’s confronted by Rizzoli and Isles during one of his swims. Win.
+ “They have a great set. Sasha and Angie are just fun girls.”

Franklin & Bash
+ The relationship he shares with co-star Breckin Meyer was modeled ever-so-slightly after buddy comedies like Superbad.
+ “There’s a great energy coming off of it. People are excited. I feel like we knocked the pilot out of the park.”
+ “I don’t want to say it’s like Boston Legal, but it is very quick-witted.”
+ Confirms his scene of comedic nudity in the pilot.
+ “We have a hard time being serious. There’s a real lightness to it.”

Weeds [Tiny spoilers, ahoy!]
+ He will be on for one episode.
+ He “gets it on” with Nancy.
+ It’s so risqué, “I’ll be interested to see what people say.”

Obligatory question about the oil spill episode of Saved by the Bell
+ Yes, he remembered the duck’s name was Becky. He credits an EW writer for his vast knowledge, saying the episode was brought up in conversation last time he was here.

Credit: EW

Monday, August 9, 2010

BELL SIGHTING: MR.B Hangs with the Ballers

Detroit Piston's Charlie Villanueva and Memphis Grizzlies' Rudy Gay tweeted they bumped into Mr. B at Michael Jordan's Restaurant in Connecticut this weekend!

BELL References: MTV's Jersey Shore

On last Thursday's episode of the new season of the Jersey Shore on MTV, Ronnie referenced BELL saying "This is not Saved by the Bell. We are not Zack and Kelly", while "pondering" and discussing his on and off again relationship with Sami, (another cast member on the Jersey Shore), with the camera. Why is this news? It was big on the Twitter discussion forum and I thought I'd share. :)

Credit: MTV

Thursday, August 5, 2010

BELL FLASHBACK: RARE! Nerd Love, Tori Spelling and Dustin Diamond

No one can deny the "nerd love" that was felt between Violet and Screech. Here is a rare picture of Tori Spelling and Dustin Diamond on the set of BELL. I always wished Tori could have appeared more on the show. She was great as Violet!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sneak Peak of Mark-Paul Gosselaar in Rizzoli & Isles

Below are pictures and video sneak peak of Mark-Paul guest starring on TNT's Rizzoli and Isles next Monday, August 9. Set your DVR's now!

Video Sneak peak of MPG in the episode Money for Nothing, premiering August 9 on TNT!

Credit: TNT

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

NEW! NBC Store Merchandise: BELL Key Chain

New! NBC Store just re-stocked their BELL merchandise shelves with this classic looking keychain remembering our show! Just $8! Click here to pre-order yours today. Ships August 25th.

BELL Archive: People, 1992 "Saturday's Star: Saved by the Bell's Mario Lopez Keeps Teen Viewers in Weekend Detention"

November 30, 1992

THERE ARE SCENES FROM A MALL AND then there are scenes from a mall—like what happened when teen throb Mario Lopez, 19, of NBC's Saturday-morning sitcom Saved by the Bell, ambled in for a promotional appearance in San Antonio and female fans began pelting him with bras and panties. "You'd think they'd all be teenagers, but their moms were throwing stuff too," recalls Lopez. "I didn't think anybody watched the show."

Wrong. Bell was the top-rated Saturday-morning series among teens last year, and its performance has prompted a Nov. 27 prime-time special, Saved by the Bell—Hawaiian Style. If Lopez's admirers somehow fail to catch him there, they get another chance on Name Your Adventure, the travel-oriented show he hosts on Saturdays right after Bell. Certainly they would love to be in the running shoes of Elizabeth Berkley, Mario's love interest on Bell. Yes, even she thinks her 5'11", 175-lb. costar is a hunk. "But he's so personable that it's not hard to get past the way he looks," she says.

Bell's executive producer, Peter Engel, seconds that, acknowledging that the role of high school superjock Albert Clifford Slater had not been written with a Hispanic in mind. "But he had that character's confidence and smile," says Engle, "so we said, 'What's the difference?' "

It's Adventure, though, that gets Lopez really revved up. "It's the ultimate job," he says of his role on the show, which allows him to accompany kids on their fantasy adventures, like swimming with dolphins. Toughest episode: attending a Utah survival school, where he slept under leaves and ate roasted grasshoppers. "It was torture," he says, "but it was cool."

Cool would be Mario's theme. "I have the coolest parents," he says of Mario Sr., who drives heavy equipment for the municipality of National City, near San Diego, and Elvia, a former telephone company staff clerk who now helps Mario manage his career. (The Mexican-born Lopezes also have a 16-year-old daughter, Marisa.) A dancer since he was a tot, Mario, at 12, was spotted by a talent agent and cast in Norman Lear's short-lived 1984 sitcom a.k.a. Pablo. Even while playing in that and landing small movie parts (Colors), he was able to continue at San Diego's Chula Vista High, where he was an A student and a champion wrestler.

Lopez still lives at home, in a jukebox-equipped guesthouse behind his parents' residence. But when work calls, he jumps into his red '66 Mustang convertible and heads for Burbank, where he keeps an apartment. He stays buffed by dancing, playing racquetball and doing push-ups.

There's not one special girl in his life right now. "I'm looking for that perfect woman," says Mario, "but it's hard because I want someone who'll like me for me—not just the guy she sees on TV." Lopez definitely has his own sights set beyond the tube. "I'd like to get into film," says Lopez. "I'd love to have a talk show like Arsenio. I'd like to go to the Olympics [to wrestle]...but I want to go to college too." He pauses under the weight of it all. "OK, I've got it! I want to go to college to study film to learn how to direct after I've gone to the Olympics!... Maybe I better just play it by ear." Sounds cool.


Contributors:Leah Feldon-Mitchell.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jessica Biel Wants to Be Kelly Kapowski?

Actress Jessica Biel has said that she wants to star in a big screen remake of Saved By The Bell.

The 28-year-old actress wants Hollywood honchos to recreate the teen TV drama as a blockbuster film.

"I want to be Kelly Kapowski, I’m putting it out there," News Of The World quoted Biel as saying.

Meanwhile Biel will also be starring in romantic comedy Nailed due to release in 2010.

What do YOU think? Would Jessica play the role of Kelly Kapowski well? We have to give her credit for her support in a movie. But, would a movie be successful without the original actors? Comment below!

Credit: DNA


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