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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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91.

Al Hale    

It's always a shame when a family falls apart because a central figure dies. Tori and her mom must have not liked each other from day one. That's a shame. . .
but guys, making fun of Tori's looks isn't cool. She may not be as beautiful as some, but I'll bet she's better looking than the folks who are making fun of her. Frankly, I like a face that stands out from the usual perky nosed dimple cheeked crop making up Hollywood these days.

2977 days ago
92.

TAMPA    

TORI IS THE WORST ACTRESS EVER AND WOULD BE WORKING AT BURGER KING IF IT WASNT FOR HER PARENTS MONEY.,,, TOO BAD THEY COULDNT IMPLANT A BRAIN AT THE SAME TIME THEY DID THE UGLY BOOBS

2977 days ago
93.

Ann Marie    

Hey, Aaron Spelling was a very, very famous man long before Tori was even born or even thought of. So don't ever think Tori is the one who did it for him. Back in the 50's and 60's he was a top name producer married to a real neat lady named Caroyln Jones who died of cancer, and she too was a big movie star.

2977 days ago
94.

BMYHuckleberry    

(in a Homer Simpson-like voice) .... "MMMMMMM Candy C*nt, that's HOT!"

2977 days ago
95.

Ann Marie    

I also wouldn't judge this situation until you know more about Tori and her attitude... For all you know she might be getting everything she deserves...

2977 days ago
96.

BARBARA MARMON    

TORI SHOULD DEFINITELY BE AT THE EMMY AWARDS TO PRESENT OR RECEIVE ANYTHING FOR HER DAD. SHE IS GREAT AND HER FATHER LOVED HER AND WOULD WANT HER TO BE THERE.

2977 days ago
97.

carol    

candy will marry the boyfriend she has had all along and the money will change hands. life is too short to fight over money---and you are not obligated to leave your children anything but with that kind of money it is sad to think she got such a little piece of the pie--regardless if she is a spoiled brat

2977 days ago
98.

Lacy    

I wonder if Tori, Candy, Christie and Hef are aware that there is a war going on and lives are at stake.....is it too much to ask for any of these people to take the high road???

2977 days ago
99.

CJP    

All you people putting in your two cents. She's ugly, untalanted blah, blah, blah. Mom's an ex stripper &*%#$ and just as money hungry. The fact of the matter is, they were once a nice family. It's a shame that whatever hurtful feelings happened inside his family; (and lets face it...TONS of crappy things happen in ALL kinds of families. Wealthy or Not.) . I can assure you that the last way Aaron Spelling would have wanted to be remembered, is by the damage done to his family since he's passed. Instead of all the wonderful things he had created. INCLUDING his wonderful family.

2977 days ago
100.

Mandi    

This is 'hollywood' at its best. Tori was 'daddy's little girl'. Mommy was jealous because the daughter got all the attention. Sadly, daddy died first and now mommy gets to get the daughter back for all the attention she feels she missed out on. Candy (as well as many other women who feel the need to compete against their daughters) needs therapy. No amount of money, barring the child from her father's tributes, etc. will erase the bond they had, they shared. If I was Tori, I'd tell Candy to keep the money ....and choke on it. I'd consider that a great mitzvah.

2977 days ago
101.

Bev    

Don't you just hate reading or hearing about all the problem's of this husband stealing rich Bitch!!! She can't act, she looks horrible! Why doesn't she just do the world a favor... buy a house in upper Canada and never show your face again. ( I guess I shouldn't wish that on Canada) Fade away Tori....nobody cares!!!

2977 days ago
102.

K Fly    

I think Candy and Tori Spelling should get some serious counseling! Not only has Candy's husband just passed, but it was Tori's father as well. Both need to greive as well as the family. They both may have pent up anger and are taking it out on each other due to Aaron's untimely death. This is a time for healing, not opening wounds! Money may just be the root of all evil......

2977 days ago
103.

Jim Moon    


I think Tori is probably getting what she deserves.... I don't think she is a very nice person ...more like a spoiled bratt who is only interested in the publicity and of course the MONEY

2977 days ago
104.

Albert    

It is sad that some of the comments posted are disrespectful and distasteful!
In regards to Tori’s and Candy’s relationship, there are definitely some hard issues that THEY need to address. I wish them success in the healing process.

2977 days ago
105.

r.b.    

Honestly, does anybody really care !

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