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Saved by the Bell
Throwback Thursday: Celebrate Mario Lopez's Birthday with These Classic Slater Saved By the Bell Moments
Originally posted 10/09/2014 04:15PM
Mario Lopez has a lot to celebrate this month. The Extra host recently released his memoir, Just Between Us, and is ringing in his 41st birthday on Friday.
The fitness enthusiast and former Dancing with the Stars contestant has done a lot with his time in the spotlight, but many still remember Lopez as Saved By the Bell's friendly, flexing jock A.C. Slater. Since Slater was always a bit of party animal – he loved busting a move at The Max – we're taking a look back at some classic Saved by the Bell moments to honor Lopez's big day.
Throw on your neon windbreaker and add a little more volume to your hair, it's time to go back to Bayside High.
Originally posted 09/02/2014 12:40PM
Lifetime's The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story aired Monday night, and the Internet had a great many thoughts on it. While one prominent figure associated with the show publicly stated she wouldn't be watching it, most of the rest of us couldn't tear our eyes away.
Here are some of the best reactions, loosely grouped by subject and vociferousness.
Originally posted 08/11/2014 06:30PM
The wait is almost over for Saved by the Bell fans. The hotly anticipated The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story is less than a month away and Lifetime has released its official poster exclusively to PEOPLE.
Originally posted 08/08/2014 04:30PM
Hard-core Saved by the Bell fans have been waiting 20 years for this.
Lifetime has released the first glimpse from The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, but so far, there's nothing scandalous – the trailer depicts a normal group of teenagers dealing with hormones.
The clip shows the Elizabeth Berkley character (who played Jessie Spano) trying to de-escalate the competition between Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle) and Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski) for the attention of Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris), while Dustin Diamond (Screech Powers) tries to keep up with the physical prowess of Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater). And all the while, the six teens ignore adult direction – pretty much your average high school dynamic.
Diamond's 2009 book, Behind the Bell told of less-PG activities, like drug use and sex, but Lifetime claims their story is unrelated to the tell-all, and is instead based on new interviews with those associated with the show.
Originally posted 08/07/2014 03:45PM
Gosselaar and Franklin & Bash costar Breckin Meyer had some choice words for the actor in an interview
Originally posted 07/20/2014 07:15PM
Elizabeth Berkley won't be setting her DVR on for The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story on Lifetime.
Originally posted 07/11/2014 04:55PM
Despite what Public Enemy may have said, 1989 wasn't just "another summer". Though history is rarely that neat, the final summer of the '80s saw the slow fade of many of the decade's icons, as well as the launch of some of the '90s' most enduring pop-culture institutions.
In terms of cultural legacy, the summer of '89 might not be able to compete with its predecessor of two decades prior – Woodstock and Bryan Adams will do that – but 25 years later, we're still feeling its impact.
Whether you remember it or not, relive the summer of acid wash, hair metal and Do the Right Thing below.
Originally posted 06/20/2014 09:30AM
Principal Belding always wanted to know, "Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! What is going on here?" Now he, and the rest of us, are about to find out.
TV network Lifetime will air The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story in 2014. This tell-all TV movie promises to delve into the behind-the-scenes drama of the popular '90s series and its six young actors, – including Mario Lopez – who grew up in the public spotlight, reports the New York Daily News.
Originally posted 05/14/2014 05:00PM
Hey, hey, hey, hey – what is going on here? This year marks Saved by the Bell's 25th anniversary: The show, which premiered in August 1989, has spent nearly a quarter century in the pop culture matrix.
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