Over the weekend Candy Spelling sent an e-mail to TMZ. In the e-mail she slammed Tori Spelling for using her children as reality show props. She also called Tori middle aged which I found very funny for some reason.
"MIDDLE-AGED REALITY SHOW STARS (LIKE MY DAUGHTER),"
"A big party wasn't how I envisioned meeting my granddaughter for the first time; but, hey, this is Hollywood, and my grandchildren have become reality show props, too. At the time I emailed 'yes,' I didn't realize I was being set up for a two-[part episode], even though it was clear I was being invited to be part of a segment for my daughter's reality show. I decided my first meeting with my granddaughter should be on home video, not primetime cable; so I e-mailed that I would not be attending."
But by sending this e-mail to TMZ isn't Candy Spelling using the fame of her daughter to increase her own fame? Isn't she exploiting Tori? She knows that by sending this e-mail that she would get some publicity and sell a few more books and create more conflict and drama. She is doing it at the expense of Tori and her grandchildren. This invite thing is old news but she is bringing it back to the surface just so she can get a little bit more out of it and really drive a nail into the relationship she has with her daughter.
"My husband taught me that the plots have to be fresh and updated. The same old whining gets tired after a while. Enough complaining about what may or may not have happened during first grade or YMCA camp, or what vegetable you were forced to endure, especially when you are privileged enough to be on TV and get paid for it... Life isn't just a show. Make your own season finale without creating conflicts you will regret later."
I love how Candy reminds the world she was married to Aaron Spelling and thus we should take what she is saying about television seriously. I love people who name drop their dead relatives as if this somehow gives them some kind of magical knowledge the rest of us don't have. As for regretting conflicts in the future I think that ship has pretty much sailed. This relationship is just one big conflict and I don't see it going away anytime soon. I actually think Candy is a little jealous of Tori and the fact that Tori was able to turn her career around. When she started the show she didn't have kids and so the exploitation of them didn't come until later seasons. I think I am going to have to be on Team Tori for this one. Won't happen often, but this time I am.