I heard that “Saved by the Bell”‘s Dustin Diamond and the Beastie Boys’ Mike Diamond are related–and they do look similar. Is there any truth to this?

So many parallels! In his spare time, Dustin likes a good game of chess; the Beasties while away the hours with Boggle. Finally, Dustin Diamond portrayed Screech on “Saved by the Bell,” while Mike D and the other Beasties had girlies back at the hotel, and all changed places when they rang the bell. Dustin Diamond has said, “We both have similar features, like our noses. Everyone thinks we’re brothers.” He added, “Mike Diamond and Dustin Diamond is a coincidence. We both play bass, coincidence.” Um, no, that’s Adam Yauch on bass; Mike D. plays the drums.

(Excerpted from the 2006 book Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton’s Little John?: Music’s Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed, published by Three Rivers Press, written by Gavin Edwards.)