Candy vs.Tori, a new episode of Beverly Hills 90210 begins
By M&C News Aug 9, 2006, 15:41 GMT
Widow Candy Spelling disputes the rumors she has stood in the way of daughter Tori Spelling's plans to produce a tribute to her late father by refusing to allow her access to his vaults.
So NoTORIous star Tori is allegedly emotionally fuming over her mother's decision to let her have footage of the famous TV shows her father created for a planned ABC network tribute, this after weeks of reported feuding between the Spellings, which began when Tori told media outlets she was text messaged the news of her father Aaron’s death via a text message while in Canada.
It has been previously reported that Tori would get less than a lion’s share of her dad’s will because of the acrimonious relationship with her mother.
Candy now disputes rumors she blocked the release of family archives to her daughter for a planned ABC Television special.
In a statement released yesterday, Candy's spokeswoman wrote, "She sincerely felt the timing was not right." This is despite the fact that Candy agreed to allow NBC to dig through the Spelling archives for a tribute in the upcoming Emmy Awards.
According to ET, reporters interviewed Tori Spelling in Malibu recently. Tori discussed her family feud and how she's been doing since Aaron died.
"There's days you want to crawl under a rock and just hide and just wish it would all go away, but being in the limelight, you know that's the territory. That's what comes along with it. Everything is exposed about your life."
"You get through it with dignity and you know what your truth is, and that's what's important," Tori says. "I'm a humble person though. So it's hard for me to change even in something like this."
Defamer.com reports their unique perspective take on the starlet’s public statement and motives: “..a lesser attention-whore might have selfishly used the events to somehow increase their own visibility, Spelling chose merely to offer her fully authorized story to select media outlets on multiple occasions, then suffered silently as her private life was splashed across the covers of the magazines to whom she'd given the exclusive authority to do so.”