Reality Check

Reality Check

May 15, 2007|By Sarah Kickler Kelber | Sarah Kickler Kelber,Sun columnist

It confuses me when so-called celebrities agree to go on reality shows and then act like giant jerks. The current offender is Dustin Diamond (best known for his stint as Screech on Saved by the Bell). He's appearing on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club but is acting as if he's trying out his meanest standup material instead of interacting with other actual human beings.

He's saved his sharpest barbs for one-time American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, taking aim at her size, her career and constantly calling her "a loser on another show." She's fired back at his attacks by mocking his self-produced porn tape and his attempt to raise money for his mortgage by selling T-shirts on a Web site.

But Diamond has definitely come off worse, making people wonder if all the abuse he took as Screech has created this rage-filled caricature.

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