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Metta World Peace has cameo in film starring Dustin Diamond a/k/a Screech (vid)


At this stage in the game, there really should be little about Metta World Peace, the basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest, that should surprise anyone. Metta World Peace the children’s book author? Yep. Metta World Peace the possible reality show star? Check. Metta World Peace the Canadian meteorologist? Sure. Metta World Peace the stand-up comedian? But of course. Metta World Peace the live-tweeter of possibly racist confrontations in a deli? You better believe it. Metta World Peace the cameo-appearing actor on “Yo Gabba Gabba”? The list goes on and on and on. The guy truly is a Renaissance Man in every extent of the term.

And now comes news that Metta World Peace is leaving the small screen of reality shows and children’s programming behind to make a splash on the silver screen, as the New York Knicks forward will be making a cameo appearance in the soon-to-be Hollywood blockbuster “All Wifed Out.”

How can we be so sure that “All Wifed Out” is certifiable box office gold? Because not only does it star Eve (remember her?) and Marc Maron (who?), Dustin Diamond, known best as “Screech” (and little else) from “Saved by the Bell” receives near-top billing in the film.

I’m thinking Oscar material, folks.

A preview, via The Starters:

Color me intrigued. The movie, scheduled for release in theaters and on iTunes on Nov. 15 is summarized by IMDb as follows:

After his girlfriend asks him to move in with her, a guy’s two best friends plan an epic night out in New York City to help him decide if he wants to stay in his relationship or not.

So, it’s like a bachelor party without the pesky marriage. I get it.

Now, before we start awarding Metta World Peace with SAGs and whatnot, it is only a cameo, comparable to Mike Tyson’s brilliant turn in the “Hangover” movies. Talk about heady — and slightly crazy — company. In that arena, Metta fits right in with Iron Mike.

But here’s what I want to know. Screech couldn’t get a bit part for Dennis Haskins, his “Saved by the Bell” co-star, who is as well-known for showing up pretty much everywhere as he was for portraying Principal Belding? Goodness knows the guy could use the work.