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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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76.

AzMidge    

Please stop making fun of Tori Spellings looks - Can she help how she was born? You must be the same insensitive people that make fun of paraplegics, mentally challenged, obese, and other disabled persons.

As for her personal problems, they are hers and her mothers and no matter what anyone says, they have to work their relationship out.

If we were all such successful people, we wouldn't even be reading this stuff!

2906 days ago
77.

Victoria    

Nice mouth on B. DeMarco, please learn how to use other adjectives and spare the rest of us your vulgar, low life verbiage!

2906 days ago
78.

debbie    

the two spelling brats need to think long and hard about
how life is short and they need to get along out of respect for the man
they called husband, and father. Seems to me Aaron Spelling worked hard
and for what? to have the women in his life act like this
shame on both of them

2906 days ago
79.

Karen    

Tory should be happy with what she has, because she looks like a man, and has no talent, and no morals. She needs to shut up.

2906 days ago
80.

Rene    

This whole sad story just proves that money does not buy happiness, and that having a healthy bank account does not equal a 'good family'. It is apparent that the individuals within this family have no sense of respect or appreciation for each other. It is very sad.

2906 days ago
81.

Barbi    

I wonder what Hef sees in those three Bozos. Fake boobs and bleached hair do not beauty make.

2906 days ago
82.

Deborah    

When it comes down to it. Tori, Candy are mother and daughter
pull together not apart. Do this for her husband and her Dad. Aaron they would have nothing with out him in the first place.
He came a long way from Dallas school day.
At the end your family is what is important they should know this he is gone now, DO NOT DISREPECT him any more.
Hug your loved ones.

2906 days ago
83.

samatha miller    

Geez, I thought Hugh Hefner was dead.

2906 days ago
84.

kayla    

Tori is and was a product of her environment. Obviously Candy had alot to do with raising her daughter. Tori is who she is because of her upbringing. Candy can pat herself on the back with this one. The apple didn't fall far from the tree.

2906 days ago
85.

Meee    

Tori should sue candy for all she got for defrauding her name period and her family.Don't worrie all dog's get payed back ten fold.Good for you Tori be strong,ashame you have to be put through this.In a time of your father's loss and grief.
Just keep remember he is with you and watching over you.
God Bless! oxoxo

2906 days ago
86.

Dottie    

If this is what money does to people, then I hope I'm always going to be poor. How sick of Candy to treat her only daughter like this. How much does one bitch need to live?

2906 days ago
87.

Cindy Burks    

Sounds like Candy was a tad bit jealous of the relationship Tori had with her father and all the attention Tori got because of 90210 and this is Candy's chance to grab the spotlight for herself. I don't agree with Tori calling her mother a bitch but Candy's actions are those of a spoiled child throwing a tantrum. Candy grow up and act like a decent mother would, I'm sure Aaron would expect you to share his estate with his children, or perhaps you need all that money for a cosmetic overhaul?

2906 days ago
88.

Linda J.    

Candy Spelling is acting more like a wicked step-mother than a birth giving mother. How can she possibly treat her own like that. She is just a money grubbing unloving person.

2906 days ago
89.

Wendy    

I am SO sick of hearing about the Spellings!! First of all, Tori's first wedding cost over a million dollars and lasted only months. When I think of all the could that money could have done for our society--how many hungry children could have been fed, underprivileged kids who could have been educated or even death benefits for families who have lost a loved one while serving our country.
Secondly, Tori was upset with her mom for having a questionable friendship with a family friend. Who is she to judge anyone?? If I'm not mistaken she is the same Tori Spelling who stole a husband and father away from his family. Not to mention the hurt she caused her ex-husband.
As far as I'm concerned, she is getting exactly what she deserves!!!

2906 days ago
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florida gay man    

This is unbelievable. I have never even heard of Candy Spelling. At least Tori worked for her father and like her or not, she respected him and contributed to his list of lifetime achievements. Can't say that about Candy. Where was she during his life besides on Rodeo Drive spending the money he worked hard for many years to have. She should be thankful that her children choose to work rather than just spend "daddy's" money. Candy Spelling need pshychiatric help. By the way, Tori looks better than ever, keep up the good work and fight like hell for what is rightfully yours, girl.

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