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8/8/2006 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The knives in the ongoing fight between Tori Spelling and her mom Candy just got a whole lot sharper.

According to reports this morning, Candy is cutting Tori out of two planned television tributes to her late husband, and Tori's dad, Aaron Spelling. And Tori is none too happy about it.



One of the tributes to the legendary TV producer, an ABC special, was to be hosted and executive-produced by Tori but has been killed completely by Candy, says a People magazine source. "All of [Aaron's] stars had signed on and some interviews had already been taped . . . But Candy wouldn't release the clips of his shows because Tori was involved in the project."

Candy's rep confirms that the show won't go on, but says that Candy "didn't feel the timing was right . . . since the Emmys were doing a big tribute to her husband around the same time." Speaking of the Emmys, Tori reportedly lashed out at her mother at a barbecue over the weekend, , calling her a "b**ch," says Lloyd Grove, because Candy is also trying to bar her from the Emmys and the tribute to her dad there.

Tori's rep says the rant was misunderstood, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmy-bestowing body) says a Spelling celebration has yet to be finalized.

Brinkley Gets What She Wants – 'Cause It's Hers

Peter Cook's lawyer has said that his estranged wife Christie Brinkley "can have whatever she wants" should they eventually split up, but sources say that Christie would get the "lioness' share" of the couple's assets anyway.

"Christie brought most of the money into the marriage," confides one source in the New York Daily News. She was, according to the source, the principal investor in the pair's Hamptons properties, and that their prenup entitles Christie to most of their assets.

Separately, the other woman in all of this is no shrinking violet, as e-mails that Diana Bianchi's Southampton High School classmates might release could reveal. The now 19-year-old vixen, according to a source, "had a thing for some of the school's jocks and she made it clear in these e-mails that she didn't want other girls going near them." Bianchi's lawyer says, "We're not going to respond to all her high school friends."

Hef Doing Just Fine After Stroke Report

After a newspaper report that he was in ill health – or that he had in fact suffered a stroke – Playboy founder Hugh Hefner insisted on Monday that he was feeling just fine. "I've never felt better," said the 80-year-old publishing magnate. "We had a lingerie party Saturday night and I went up a little early because Holly [one of Hef's girlfriends] had a cold. I am in very good health."

Hefner hosted his annual "Midsummer Night's Dream" party at the Playboy Mansion Saturday night, welcoming Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Johnny Knoxville, and Jimmy Kimmel, amongst other guests, to his cozy confines, according to a Playboy rep. And the next night, Hef hosted a movie screening.

Dixie Chicks Cancelling Dates Due to Poor Sales

Country-rock trio the Dixie Chicks have ditched several concert dates on their "Accidents & Accusations" tour after slow ticket sales, but have added several others to, as they put it, "accommodate demand."

Kansas City, Houston, Memphis, and Knoxville, Tennessee, are amongst the cities that have been removed from the original schedule. Other cities' dates, like Nashville, LA, and Denver, have been postponed. Some DJs and music-industry insiders are saying that the Chicks' changing musical style has alienated some of its country fans, and that the new album, as one radio station manager in Indiana put it, hasn't "had that big of an impact around here." And yet other radio folk say that the damage from the group's criticism of President Bush and the war in Iraq hasn't yet been fully repaired.

The band counters that their album spent several weeks at the top of the country albums chart and has already gone platinum.

Goodie Bag: Bono and Steve Martin Are Neighbors, Ebert Has Surgery, Baldwin To Play Director on "The Sopranos."


New York magazine has published a controversial and – it says – accurate map of where stars live in New York City, and the map shows how the confines of Manhattan can make for some strange celeb bed- (or, at least, block-) fellows. . . Film critic Roger Ebert, on the mend from cancer surgery, had a minor surgical procedure Sunday to repair a blood vessel that burst near the site of his original surgery for a recurrence of salivary cancer. Ebert will soon begin physical therapy . . . Daniel Baldwin will play the director of the horror-gangster film that Christufuh (Michael Imperioli) so badly wants to get made on "The Sopranos." Baldwin was recently involved in an automobile accident in Los Angeles.

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gwen    

I don't care what happened between Tori and Candy Spelling, Candy will live to regret her actions. I cannot believe she can call herself a mother. I hope this story is not true and just an ugly rumor. Does Candy not realize that her actions are still a reflection on Aaron. Aaron memory deserves better than Candy acting like an immature kid instead of the mother Randy and Tori deserve. At the end of the day Candy is still Tori mother and she will be till her days end. I hope Candy comes to her senses before she loses more than money.

2995 days ago
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alissa    

why are you asking(slamcut) you looking for donations for your new face? lol

2995 days ago
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Patricia Kelly    

Tori Spelling ought be ashamed of herself. I really don't care about rich, spoiled overgrown brats.
I would not even think of calling my mother names, that's cause for a smack down.
Mrs. Spelling should've had her in check a long time ago, and when she called her mom a b**ch, Mrs. Spelling should’ve knocked her ass into next week.
Tori is a hard looking girl. She may be mad at the world because she looks just like her late father.
I'd be more interested to read if she was doing something positive, or giving back to the community.
Since she isn't, who really cares about these crazy celebrities?

2995 days ago
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Janice    

I don't get this Hugh Heffner "girlfriends" stuff. I sometimes watch The Girls Next Door (like watching road kill). Does he have sex with all three of them? Kendra is 60 years younger than Hef. Ugh. They are all at least 55 years younger than him. Is this really a "reality" show?

2995 days ago
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kathryn    

I can't believe it, but I actually feel bad for Tori Spelling. This is NOT what her dad would have wanted...Karma is a bitch Candy! (Was Candy a former stripper in her pre-Spelling days? That name just kills me!

2995 days ago
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chali henderson    

stop the whining horse face. You never had any talent

2995 days ago
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chali henderson    

wah wah wah crybaby horseface

2995 days ago
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KJ    

OKAY, Mom Spelling. You are MEAN and COLD BLOODED Let bygones be bygones. I am not a Tori fan, but she is YOUR daughter, your own flesh and blood. Cutting her out of the tribute only demonstrate that Tori is telling the truth about you. You carried her for 9 months and gave birth to her, but instead you choose to act like "Mommie Dearest". Isn't there a way to get this feud resolved privately rather than publicly?? It only makes the whole family look selfish, especially Mom Spelling.

Give your daughter a break! She was NOT in love with Charlie. She made a mistake then fell in love with somebody else. It happens! Look at Jerry Seinfeld! Love is not a crime and you better resolve this because the result is going to be MORE pain and more unnecessary publicity ending with making Mom Spelling look more selfish, mean and petty. GET IT TOGETHER!

2995 days ago
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Jennifa O Jenny    

Why doesn't Candy do what she's supposed to do and act like a parent and not a spoiled dirt bag. How are you going to cut your own daughter out of a tribute to her father? How can you be such an unbelievable bitch to do that to your own daughter? If she wants to be petty enough to deny financial inheritance that's one thing - Tori will be fine without it. But I'm sure Aaron would want his daughter's participation and it'd help in Tori's grief to pay tribute to him. Candy sucks, point blank period.

2995 days ago
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chali henderson    

wahhhh wahhhhh wahhhhh shut up horseface

2995 days ago
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Barbie Otter    

Tori might seem to everyone to be a bit of a "dumb blonde, who makes the wrong choices" but I think that Tori was the apple of Aarons eye, and Candy has been keeping the resentment and jealous hidden for years. Now that he is gone, Candy seems to be able to release all that hidden emotion. Poor Tori!

2995 days ago
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lea    

Not a huge fan of Tori Spelling's, but I don't dislike her either. B. DeMarco #4 said it best. What a pathetic excuse for a mother Candy is...playing juvenille games. Didn't Tori and her dad reconcile before his death? So why is her mom trying to bar her from the Emmy's? Sounds personal...selfish bitch.

2995 days ago
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YACRAZYTMZ    

HEY IT SEEMS LIKE THE ONLY TWO THINGS KEEPING THIS FAMILY TOGETHER WAS ARRON SPELLING AND MONEY$$$... I HAVE BEEN A TORI SPELLING FAN FOR YEARS..HER MOTHER IS REALLY ACTING SELFISH AND THE MONEY NEEDS TO BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HER AND GIVEN TO TORI SPELLING. WHO ATLEAST WORKED FOR HIM FOR YEARS ON 90210 AND EARNED HER MONEY THE RITE WAY!!! CANDY IS JUST AN OLD WICKED WITCH,, WHO HAS LET MONEY COME BETWEEN HER AND HER DAUGHTER WHAT A SHAME!!!

2995 days ago
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Erin    

Tori could have saved money if she didn't get the boob job and all the other plastic surgeries on her face. Not to mention the million dollare wedding that only lasted a year. Who paid for all that. She needs to grow up. She is one UGLY girl.

2995 days ago
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Kelly    

I agree, I think Candy was waiting for Aaron to die to lash out against Tori. Bitter, jealous woman. It isn't Tori's fault she has a horseface. She got it from her ugly ass mother. Candy you UGLY woman.

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