Candy Spelling gives daughter Tori a dose of reality
Candy Spelling has written an open letter to daughter Tori Spelling in response to the two-part season finale of "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" about Candy's granddaughter's first birthday party and the fact that Candy does not attend.
Tellingly, Candy, 63, has communicated publicly, via TMZ. Even referring to her daughter as a "middle-aged reality show star."
Here's some snippets:
EXCLUSIVE TO: TMZ.COM
TO: MIDDLE-AGED REALITY SHOW STARS (LIKE MY DAUGHTER)
FROM: CANDY SPELLING
I Know many middle-aged people have issues about their parents and their upbringing. I did. My memories didn't match all those of my mother, and, funny thing, it's the same way with my daughter.
Life has consequences. What you say is on the record. Other people have feelings.
I have a vested interest in this subject. My daughter, Tori's, two-part season finale revolves around my granddaughter's first birthday party and how she has made what seems like an agonizing decision to invite me.
Now it gets juicy:
I did get an invitation just in time for the RSVP deadline. I'm sure its delivery will be on next week's episode with some comment about my house or driveway or street or something they won't like. I wonder if that will be spread out over one part or two. Sigh.
But if the suspense seems a bit forced, it is. Everyone knows that Candy decided her first meeting with her granddaughter should be on "home video, not primetime cable." After first e-mailing yes, she e-mailed that she would not be coming.
Viewers, don't hold your breath for a Candy appearance. She ain't coming.
Candy has some advice for all reality TV stars, like maybe Jon and Kate Gosselin, Spencer and Heidi Pratt, and Nadya Suleman, who has just inked a lucrative deal for her children to earn major bucks on their reality show:
For all the reality show personalities, please remember that real life doesn't get edited to make things better or worse or get better ratings. You're responsible for what you do. Life isn't just a show. And your families can't just be props. Make your own season finale without creating conflicts you will regret later.
Do you think reality stars have lost touch with reality?
It sounds like Tori had help losing touch with reality. Check out her Facebook page for her Halloween memories and the elaborate Nolan Miller-designed costumes, chosen by her mother.
But while Tori whines about Candy's overbearing mothering and showbiz lifestyle, isn't she creating the same situation with her own children, by making them star in a reality TV show, having camera crews capture their childhood and first birthday parties?
We think both Candy and Tori need a dose of real "reality."
What do you think?
Photos: Candy and Tori Spelling at the People's Choice Awards in 1986. Tori and her showbiz family in 1987. Credits: WireImage