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Dustin Diamond: She's Not the Lark Voorhies I Knew | Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Dustin Diamond: She's Not the Lark Voorhies I Knew

Originally posted 10/04/2012 04:50PM

In 2003, Lark Voorhies and Dustin Diamond reunited after many years to record commentary for a Saved by the Bell box set. But it wasn't the Screech-and-Lisa reunion he expected.

"I was always used to playing off of her and looking into her eyes," Diamond says of his former costar. "When I saw her at the commentary, it wasn't the Lark I knew."

Voorhies stared into space, Diamond says, much like she did during a series of interviews with PEOPLE. Voorhies says she is spiritual, but her mother Tricia revealed her daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

She wasn't always like this. Voorhies, who famously played the bubbly Lisa Turtle on the '90s Saturday morning sitcom, was just as engaging offscreen, recalls Mario Lopez.

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Screech to Tell All in New Book | Dustin Diamond

Screech to Tell All in New Book

Originally posted 07/24/2008 04:00PM

The actor who played Screech is planning a racy tell-all about his years as the lovable nerd on Saved by the Bell.

Dustin Diamond, 31, who played Samuel "Screech" Powers on the popular sitcom and its spinoffs from 1989 to 2000, has landed a book deal. In Behind the Bell, Diamond will dish on what he and his costars – including Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley – did when cameras weren't rolling, according to New York magazine.

The book, which Diamond will pen with help from a ghost writer, will include "sexual escapades among cast members, drug use, and hardcore partying," the magazine reports.

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Dustin 'Screech' Diamond has Hotel Scuffle | Dustin Diamond

Dustin 'Screech' Diamond has Hotel Scuffle

Originally posted 08/11/2006 10:30AM

Dustin Diamond, best known for playing Samuel "Screech" Powers on Saved by the Bell, says he fought with a woman who entered his Omaha hotel room earlier this week, the Associated Press reports.

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