New "Dinner at Tiffani's" Promo

January 27 2015

Or watch it on Cooking Channel TV.com

10 Things You Didn't Know About Saved by the Bell

January 27 2015

1. Those awesome hairstyles did not come easily.

The hairstyles we saw on every episode of Saved by the Bell make look funny by today's standards, but they were all the rage back in the 90's.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar had to dye his hair blonde before each and every episode, while Elizabeth Berkley would go through an entire can of hairspray after her hairdo was diffused, flipped, and teased. Mario Lopez grew his hair out like a mullet because he wanted it to look like Mel Gibson's hair in Lethal Weapon. (TV Over Mind)

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2. Hey, that set looks familiar!

The Saved by the Bell set had only one classroom, which would be changed around each episode depending what it was needed for that week. In season 1, a classroom set was located where Mr. Belding's office is located in later seasons. The sets have been used on other high school shows including That's So Raven and iCarly. The name of the school on That's So Raven is also called Bayside High.

3. The character names are from actual people.

Peter Engel was a producer and writer for Saved by the Bell and other teen shows including California Dreams and Hang Time. He based the characters' names off of people he had actually met prior to making the series.

Engel knew a producer by the name of Screech Washington and said he wanted to steal his name for a TV series. Engel's son went to school with a boy named Slater and Lisa Turtle was a girl Engel once knew. Additionally, Engel worked with an editor at Universal by the name of Mr. Belding.

4. Zack and Slater as enemies?!

In early episodes of Saved by the Bell, Zack and Slater competed for the attention of the very beautiful Kelly Kapowski. They would try to best one another in order to win her heart. This was intended to be a continuing storyline on the series.

However, Mario Lopez and Mark Paul Gosselaar got along very well off screen. The writers decided to add that chemistry into the show and by season two Slater would be more interested in dating Jessie than trying to go out with Kelly. Mark Paul and Mario continue to be friends to this day.

5. Leanna Creel is a triplet.

When additional episodes of Saved by the Bell were ordered and Tiffani Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley decided not to renew their contracts, Leanna Creel was hired to fill the void and was 22 at the time she started filming the series.

Creel is a triplet and her sisters are Monica and Joy. The three girls would star in two Parent Trap movies in 1989 alongside Good Morning, Miss Bliss star Haley Mills. Creel now runs a production company specializing in food and travel.

6. Kathy Ireland as a Nurse

We all remember the episode of Saved by the Bell when Zack falls head over heels for the new school nurse during flu shot season. The character was played by Nancy Valen, who would go on to star in Baywatch in 1997. The part was going to be played by supermodel Kathy Ireland.

Unfortunately, she was fired after the table read and dress rehearsal because she acted so poorly.

7. The cast were actually teenagers.

Most shows about high school students have actors in their early to mid-twenties playing them. For example, most of the cast of Friday Night Lights was around the age of 25 when shooting the first season of the series.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, and Lark Voorhies were all 15 during season 1. Mario Lopez was 16 and Elizabeth Berkley was 17 years old. Dustin Diamond was the youngest cast member and was only 12 when the show began production.

8. Royalties from the show?

When a popular show goes into syndication, the cast will receive some type of royalties each time a rerun of the series airs on television. The amount of money will decrease after each additional airing and after the episode has aired more than 13 times, the residuals the cast receives declines tremendously.

When Dustin Diamond filed for bankruptcy in 2001, it was reported that he was making roughly $65,000/year just on Saved by the Bell reruns. That annual salary is higher than the national average.

9. Young Artist Awards

The entire cast of Saved by the Bell was nominated for Young Artist Awards. Lark Voorhies won in 1990 and 1993, Mario Lopez took home the award in 1993, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar was the victor in 1991. Tori Spelling received two nominations for her guest-starring role of Violet. The series was even nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 1992 for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction.

10. The series lives on today.

Saved by the Bell may not be airing any new episodes, but the series is still alive in comic book form.

In 2014, digital comic books featuring our six favorite characters began being produced. A previous version had been created in print during the show's heyday and featured storylines where Kelly becomes a model and Screech can control the weather. The comic only lasted for seven issues.

In 2013, Bayside! The Musical! The unauthorized parody of Saved by the Bell debuted in New York City and was voted a must see by The New York Times.

Due to huge popularity the show's run has been extended six times. It contains strong language and adult situations.

Happy 41st Birthday Tiffani!

January 23 2015

Happy 41st Birthday Tiffani Thiessen

Well, Tiffani must be having a fun ride over there! Not only is she having a boy, but today is her birthday! Happy Birthday Tiffani!

It'll Be a Boy for Tiffani Thiessen

January 21 2015

Life is sweet for Tiffani Thiessen: she's having a boy!

The actress and husband Brady Smith are expecting their second child and recently discovered they will be welcoming a son, they confirm to PEOPLE exclusively, sharing a photo.

Getting a bit of help from big sister-to-be Harper Renn, the couple cut into a gender reveal cake and were all smiles when they saw the blue slice.

On Thursday, the Dinner at Tiffani's star, 40, and Smith, an actor, revealed they were expecting a new addition and were looking forward to giving their 4˝-year-old daughter a sibling.

"We could not be more excited about extending our family. Harper is beyond thrilled to have a playmate!" they told PEOPLE. (People)

Tiffani Thiessen and family cut into cake to reveal gender of baby

Tiffani Expecting Second Child!

January 16 2015

Tiffani Thiessen's wish has come true: she's pregnant!

Brady Smith, Harper Renn and Tiffani Thiessen family

The actress and her husband, actor Brady Smith, are expecting a sibling for daughter Harper Renn, Thiessen's rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

"We could not be more excited about extending our family," the couple tell PEOPLE. "Harper is beyond thrilled to have a playmate!"

The mom-to-be, 40, has been vocal about her desire to add another baby to the mix, telling online magazine Sweden with Love that she was hopeful a second pregnancy would happen soon.

"With Harper, it happened right away so I'm hoping it'll be as easy this time around," she said in September.

But no one was putting the pressure on Thiessen to get pregnant quite like her 4˝-year-old daughter.

"Every day she begs me to have a baby," Thiessen, whose new cooking show, Dinner at Tiffani's, premieres Feb. 25, said. "Every morning she wakes up and says, 'Is there a baby in your belly?' She thinks it grows overnight while we're sleeping. Then she looks at me and says, 'You're not growing a baby, Mommy!' "

The new addition comes at the perfect time: With her little girl growing up quickly, Thiessen told PEOPLE she was mourning the younger years.

"There's nothing baby about [Harper] anymore — which is hard!" she said. "It's sad at the same time, because the baby stage is definitely over." (People)

"Northpole" Photos and More

January 10 2015

I found a bunch more photos that we didn't have. Enjoy!

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Next "Dinner at Tiffani's" Feb 25

January 10 2015

Cooking Channel Announces February 2015 Highlights

Food, fun, and laughs are ON THE MENU when Tiffani Thiessen hosts Dinner at Tiffani's on Wednesday, February 25th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT, with special guests including Lance Bass, Elizabeth Berkley, Seth Green, Mario Lopez and Jason Priestley dropping in to enjoy Tiffani's delicious dishes and effortless entertaining style. (Broadway World)

Screencaps from season 6 of White Collar - Part 2

January 2 2015

Happy New Year! Here's the last 3 episodes. I hate to say that, "the last 3", but they were good and an amazing con!

Screencaps from season 6 of White Collar - Part 1

December 28 2014

Here's screencaps from the following episodes:

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Site Updates

December 27 2014

So, I spent the day pretty much updating the pages around here. Here's to keeping things fresh! :)

  • Added all of the articles from the 2014 Press, transcribed all the videos from this year to text and some of the magazine scans.
  • Updated the Filmography page
  • Added the Northpole page
  • Did some minor updates like fix broken links, typos, etc.

Next, on my list, is to screencaps this season of White Collar, add some videos throughout the seasons, and screencap/do some videos from Northpole, so stay tuned!

Christmas at Tiffani's

December 26 2014

The Food

When Tiffani Thiessen invited 40 loved ones to her L.A. home for a November 19 fete, she went into host overdrive. "I planned the whole menu," she says. Under the watchful eye of sous-chef Harper, 4 (her daughter with Brady Smith, 43), the White Collar star, 40, spent three days prepping the feast: crostini to start, roasted chicken and acorn squash. She even made cheeky labels for the rolls and added greens to the confection made by pal Jenny Keller of Seattle-based Jenny Cookies. "It's the 'naked cake.' I love it."

The Table

From the Jill Smith-designed menu cards to the Casa de Perrin place settings, Thiessen stuck to her black-and-white palette. "The only color was a pop of gold," she says of the 14-karat cutlery. Even the flowers - peonies, paperwhites and poinsettias - suited the icy scheme. "I loved how modern it turned out," says Thiessen. "I can't wait for my next event!"

The Décor

She teamed up with sister-in-law and graphic designer Jill Smith to deck her halls. "We didn't want the look tied to one holiday," says the actress, who hung a eucalyptus and Cecropia-leaf wreath by Moon Canyon Design above the outdoor fireplace. "This could work for New Year's too. Just swap the pillows!" For added style, they topped the bar with vintage glassware.

The Favors

Guests left with breakfast. "I added cranberries and pumpkin seeds to give the granola some red and green," says the hostess, who had the recipe printed on the bag!

The Drink

Pomegranate Rosemary Sparklers

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 24 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 bottle Prosecco
  • Pomegranate seeds, if desired
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water and rosemary, stirring until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. Pour the simple syrup through a wire-mesh strainer into an airtight container; discard rosemary. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. In each goblet, measure and pour 3 oz pomegranate juice and ˝ oz simple syrup; stir. Top with 3 oz Prosecco. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and pomegranate seeds. Serves 8.

(Boston Herald)

Tiffani Baby Pictures from 1992

December 26 2014

Here's another article from 1992, this one from MPG Fansite (a fansite about actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar):

Tiffani Thiessen Baby Photos

Thank you MPG Fansite — haven't seen these!

Articles From 1992!

December 26 2014

We have two articles from back in 1992 from Barb @ SBTB Corner. I personally have never seen these, here's to hopes these are new for you too!

Cine Magazine - February 1992

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Cine Magazine - December 1992

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We also have transcriptions of these from Barb. Some of the text is a little hard to understand and wasn't easily translatable, but as you read you should understand the general context of what's going on.

Tiffani Thiessen: Would She Return For A 'White Collar' Movie?

December 26 2014

Tiffani Thiessen opens up about saying goodbye to "White Collar" in the series finale. Will fans be satisfied with the ending?

 

Here's screencaps from this interview.

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