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CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 18th, 2006, 10:07 PM
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'Screech' Actor Turns to Fans for Help
'I'm Doing Great With My Comedy, but This Is Definitely a Low Point'



MILWAUKEE (June 18) - More than a bell is needed to save Dustin Diamond this time around. Diamond, best known as geeky Screech Powers on the 1989-1993 teen comedy series "Saved by the Bell," is selling T-shirts with his photo on them to try to raise $250,000 so he doesn't lose his gray two-story house under a foreclosure order.

"If the public didn't care, I as an entertainer wouldn't have been a success," he said.

Diamond, 29, is trying to sell nearly 30,000 shirts -- at $15 or $20 (autographed) each -- to supplement the income he makes as a standup comic so he doesn't have to move from his Port Washington home, about 25 miles north of Milwaukee.

The T-shirt has a photo of Diamond holding a sign that says, "Save My House." The back of the shirt reads, "I paid $15.00 to save Screeech's house." The third "e" was added to get around copyright laws, he said.

He's selling the shirts on his Web site: www.getdshirts.com (http://www.getdshirts.com/).

The foreclosure order was filed last month in Ozaukee County Circuit Court.

Diamond appeared on Howard Stern's satellite radio show Tuesday to plead his case. "I'm doing great with my comedy, but this is definitely a low point," he said. "Real life comes in and affects you."

Diamond doesn't have a listed phone number, and e-mails to the address on his Web site and at an alternative address were not immediately returned Thursday.

Wigglytuff
Jun 18th, 2006, 10:23 PM
what happened that he went that long without pay 250,000 in mortgage?

raquel
Jun 18th, 2006, 10:36 PM
Diamond appeared on Howard Stern's satellite radio show Tuesday to plead his case. "I'm doing great with my comedy, but this is definitely a low point," he said. "Real life comes in and affects you."


Real life affects all of us too. We all go out and get jobs though :p

Perfection
Jun 18th, 2006, 10:41 PM
He supposedly has a 10 inch penis.. I think we all know the obvious answer to all of his problems.

FEED THE CHILDREN!! :worship:

Wigglytuff
Jun 18th, 2006, 10:58 PM
He supposedly has a 10 inch penis.. I think we all know the obvious answer to all of his problems.

FEED THE CHILDREN!! :worship:
what the fuck?

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 18th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Real life affects all of us too. We all go out and get jobs though :p

He does have a job though. I do stand-up comedy for fun around NYC and Ohio (where I go to college) and I can definitely say that stand-up comics do not make shit unless they're at the very top. A lot of the time you're working for tips.

Dustin came to Columbus last year and he was not funny at all. But his acting career is in the toilet and he's completely deluded about his talents as a comic. Until he gets his senses back and realizes he's going to have to work a regular job, what else can he do?

MinnyGophers
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:10 AM
There are millions of people in need in this country, like I don't know, New Orleans victims, but obviously, let's send money to good old Screech so that he can afford to stay in his luxurious house. Maybe you could try to, i don't know, work for a living. So your comic gig doesn't pay that well? Well tough luck. Who wouldnt want to travel all over the country and tell jokes? He chose a lifestyle and wants others to pay for it? People work hard, in jobs they don't necessarily like. That's life. Get with it. Tons of people get evicted from their housing because they don't have money, we don't see donations booth set up for them. It's not like the guy can't work. Just because he used to be "famous", he expects people to help him??? And by work, I mean "real" work.

Sorry for the rant, coming down the soap box. I've been having a crappy day, and stuff like this just piss me off.

Bacardi
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:28 AM
It's time to get a real job. Sorry, he won't get a dime of my money. There are far many others out there in this world that deserve our help more than he does.

BigB08822
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:58 AM
I heard about the 10 inches too, I think the answer to this is him getting into porn. He could begin the celebrity porn craze! Im not talking homemade videos, but real porn videos featurning celebs. You have any idea how much that would sell for.