Tori's rummage sale brings media frenzy
By Stone Martindale Dec 10, 2006, 4:02 GMT
Tori Spelling -and her husband © SOLARPIX.COM Photorazzi
Tori Spelling has tapped in to her inner Buddhist, and relieved herself of some earthly material goods. And the goods were got by cash, check and credit card proffered by lucky rummagers in Beverly Hills adjacent Laurel Canyon this past weekend.
Allegedly, due to the unfortunate fact that Poppa Aaron left his little princess ''less than $1 million'' of his $300 million estate, which her estranged mother controls, well, time for a chotchtkes fire sale.
The Los Angeles Times reported that after dawn Friday, off Laurel Canyon Boulevard, in the know bargain hunters began lining up for the rummage sale of the year.
Local news helicopters hovered above and the turnout of TV cameras and paparazzi swamped the surrouning areas around la casa de Tori Spelling, currently six months pregnant with her first child.
Spelling opened her doors to her rental house to anyone who surrendered their cell phone and gadgets at the door for a chance to buy anything from used Sephora lip gloss (eww) and nail polish to collectible vintage Louis Vuitton luggage.
The Monterey Herald reported that "even next-door-neighbor Sharon Lupus -- wife of TV's ''Mission: Impossible'' strongman Peter Lupus -- lined up and took a number for the chance to glimpse what was inside the home Spelling has shared with Canadian actor Dean McDermott, whom she married in May, about a month before the death of her TV mogul father Aaron Spelling."
''I've never met her,'' said Sharon Lupus, who was No. 71 in line. ''We've kind of waved to one another from a distance.''
Steven ''Cojo'' Cojocaru turned on his charm for the cameras giving play by plays on the shopping fray. ''Attention, Kmart shoppers!'' Cojocaru announced for ''Entertainment Tonight''
Speculation abounds for insiders who are followng the Spelling feud closely. Candy Spelling's daughter's garage sale is also something Tori is mining for reality television. It's an upcoming episode on Tori's VH1 ''So NoTORIous'' reality television series, which allegedly has angered Candy over her depiction in the show.
''I had to break away from the past and be ready to start anew,'' Spelling told People magazine this week about her yard sale. ''It's out with the old, in with the new.
''I'm having the sale because we're moving and my taste has changed. Plus I'm a notorious pack rat. I keep everything.''
Spelling enlisted the help of a professional estate organiser, and said her belongings 'represented 15 years of collecting, buying and designing.
''When's the last time you were at a garage sale where you could pay using your Visa?'' asked Mathew Wallace of Palmdale, who bought Tori's custom-made roller skates for $25, a rubber duck for $5 and a Furby toy for $25. Reported the Los Angeles Daily News.
The new season of ''So NoTORIous'' has Spelling and McDermott leaving Los Angeles to open a bed-and-breakfast.