06:11 PM EDT 09/09/2014
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 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 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.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 10:00AM
In a Dancing with the Stars season known for its shocking eliminations, Elizabeth Berkley expressed distress on Monday night after becoming the latest contestant to get dismissed.
"I felt a little sucker punch because I was excited about next week," Berkley, 41, told PEOPLE backstage after bidding adieu to the ballroom. "I just feel, like, cut short a little bit – not that I feel entitled by any means. I just felt excited and grateful, that's all. Don't be sad that it's over, smile because it happened."
Lowest scoring contestant Bill Engvall was once again saved from jeopardy with partner Emma Slater.
Originally posted 11/11/2013 10:35PM
Monday was a night of change-ups on the leader board at the Dancing with the Stars quarterfinals. But at the end of the night, Bill Engvall had the lowest score with 42 points out of 60.
With Jack Osbourne landing two 10s for his Viennese waltz – and regular frontrunner Amber Riley scoring just 24 points for a quickstep that was critiqued for footwork and had "a few mess-ups," according to judge Carrie Ann Inaba – the competition was shaping up to be anyone's game.
So, at the end of the night, did Engvall and partner Emma Slater pack their bags? Or did the evening follow in the path of recent weeks with another surprise elimination? Read on to find out ...
Originally posted 11/11/2013 12:30PM
Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The longtime competitor is blogging for PEOPLE.com about competing with former High School Musical star Corbin Bleu in season 17.
I've been drinking four espressos in the morning and it's not working. I am literally dragging myself. Mentally, I'm awake to comprehend what's going on, but physically, my body is like, I don't think so. These days, once you power through, you feel better.
We didn't necessarily predict Amber [Riley] and Derek [Hough] would get a 10, but we kind of joked, "Oh, and now the last couple is dancing." We had a feeling the leader board was going to change. When the judges gave that 10, we all kind of started laughing because we knew that was going to happen.
Originally posted 11/04/2013 10:25PM
The ballroom was full of positive energy on Monday night, as Cher took over judging duties for Len Goodman on Dancing with the Stars.
At the end of the night, which was themed around the Burlesque star, Bill Engvall and Emma Slater ended up with the lowest score of 24 points out of 30 for their fun-filled disco to "Strong Enough."
So did the funny man and his partner end up getting the boot? Read on to find out.
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