Ian Ziering New '90210' is Gonna Kick Butt, But ... It's Not What You Think!!!

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The highly anticipated reboot of "Beverly Hills, 90210" isn't just another cookie-cutter play for nostalgia -- it's taking the idea in a bold new direction ... and Ian Ziering thinks you're gonna love it.

The guy who played Steve Sanders on the wildly popular '90s TV show joined "TMZ Live" Tuesday and broke it down so viewers know what to expect ... as much as possible anyway.

From the sound of it, it's not quite "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and not quite "Desperate Housewives" ... but somewhere in between for the stars of '90210' who've reunited for the project.

As you know ... all the major players -- Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling -- are back along with Ziering. The exception is Luke Perry, who sadly passed earlier this year.

Ian says the new show -- with the slightly tweaked title, "BH90210" -- will highlight the differences between the actors' real lives and the characters they play on screen ... but with a twist.

He also touches on how surreal it was to gather with his costars back at the ol' Peach Pit after all these years -- especially when Ian's moved on quite a bit from his Sanders character, now starring in and producing a new movie called "Zombie Tidal Wave."

Seems like the group had a ton of fun filming the 6-part miniseries together, and don't worry ... the classic theme song is back too. Check it out Wednesday night on FOX.

Trevor Donovan Donates Doggy Wheelchair To Paralyzed Philly K-9

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Trevor Donovan is helping a needy family ease the strain on their struggling German shepherd ... he's donating his doggy wheelchair to the paralyzed pup.

The former "90210" star says he was bombarded with emails after appearing last week on "TMZ Live," with tons of folks inquiring about the wheelchair Trevor used for his ailing German shepherd, Dogbert. He passed away recently after battling degenerative myelopathy.

One family's plea stood out ... and now Trevor's sending the wheelchair to Philadelphia, where it will greatly improve the life of an 8-year-old German shepherd named Thor, who recently lost the use of its hind legs -- just like Trevor's dog.

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In case you missed Trevor on 'Live' ... degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord – and he needed the wheelchair to get around.

Thor's family couldn't afford surgery for the retired police dog, but Trevor's doing his part to help.

Trevor Donovan Learn From My Dogbert's Death Disease Is Preventable!!!

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Trevor Donovan is using his dog's heartbreaking death as a teachable moment ... he's here to tell you just how easy it is to stop dogs from suffering the same sad fate.

Trevor came on "TMZ Live" to tell us about his Dogbert's recent passing, and why the disease that killed him is totally preventable. His German shepherd suffered from degenerative myelopathy -- a progressive disease of the spinal cord -- and Trevor says the condition can easily be bred out of all types of dogs.

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The last time we caught up with the "90210" alum, Dogbert was already dragging his hind legs ... and Trevor was pissed at the greedy breeders who were too cheap to get their pups tested.

Trevor's still calling for breeders to step up and shoulder some of the responsibility for ridding dogs of the disease ... and advocating for everyone to apply the $40 lab test.

Luke Perry Hollywood Set to Celebrate His Life

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Luke Perry's getting a proper sendoff from Hollywood ... with a celebration of his extraordinary life.

TMZ's obtained the invitation that's been sent to those who worked with Luke during his Hollywood career ... a list boasting hundreds of names. We're told the invitation's gone out to those who worked with him on "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Riverdale" and various other projects.

Our sources say the invite's not limited to stars and execs who run Tinseltown. We're told crew members -- from camera guys and makeup artists to hairstylists and wardrobe folks -- are included on the guest list. The private event is set for April 13 at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.

As we first reported ... Luke's ashes were spread around the place he most cherished ... the Tennessee farm where he lived on and off over the last 20-plus years. TMZ broke the story ... Luke died suddenly this month after suffering a massive stroke.

His death sent shock waves across the world. Luke was an adoring father and was revered just as much in Hollywood, which is why it wants to unite one last time in his honor.

Luke Perry & Fiancee Wendy Summer Wedding Had Been Planned

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Luke Perry and his fiancee, Wendy Madison Bauer, were planning on getting married later this year before his shocking death -- this according to their "save the date" cards.

TMZ obtained one of their "save the dates," and it forecast a late summer wedding in L.A. It looks like Luke and Wendy planned to get hitched August 17. The card doesn't get into more specific detail, but it does say a formal invite would follow.

BTW ... the "save the date" card was elegantly designed, featuring a grey and gold color scheme as well as a Naive Inline-type font. Very Gatsby-esque.

Wendy broke her silence over the weekend, expressing gratitude for the outpouring of love and support she's received in the wake of Luke's passing earlier this month.

We broke the story ... Luke died in the hospital a few days after suffering a massive stroke at his Southern California home. Doctors sedated him, hoping he'd recover, but he never did.

Regarding Luke himself, Wendy said, "The past 11½ years with Luke were the happiest years of my life, and I am grateful to have had that time with him,” she continues, “I also want to thank his children, family, and friends for their love and support. We have found comfort in one another and in the knowledge that our lives were touched by an extraordinary man. He will be dearly missed."

It's unclear when exactly Luke and Wendy got engaged, but what is clear is that they were aiming to make things official very soon.

Luke Perry Waiting to Shine On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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The outpouring love for Luke Perry proves he's a strong candidate to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- and yet, it's gonna take at least 5 years before he can be immortalized.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce tells TMZ ... they would be very happy to consider Luke for a star on the Walk of Fame, but because it didn't happen before his death ... the process is a bit more complicated.

Typically, a celeb can be nominated by anyone, but the application must include a written statement from the celeb that he or she wants the star and will attend the ceremony if approved.

In the case of a deceased celeb ... the family has to give its permission for the process to move forward -- only one deceased nominee is approved each year.

We broke the story -- Luke died March 4 after suffering a massive stroke -- which means March 4, 2024 is the earliest he can be considered. Mark your calendars, 'cause it's gonna happen.

Luke's nomination is a slam dunk ... he enjoyed a prolific acting career on TV and in movies -- rising to fame on "Beverly Hills, 90210" and most recently starring as Archie's dad on CW's hit show, "Riverdale."

He also filmed a part in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Charles Manson movie, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," and had prominent roles on TV shows like "Oz," "Another World," "John From Cincinnati," "Jeremiah," "Body of Proof," and "Windfall."

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'Riverdale' Star KJ Apa Breaks Silence on Death of Luke Perry 'Rest in Love bro'

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"Riverdale" star KJ Apa -- who played Luke Perry's son on the show -- has broken his silence on the "Beverly Hills, 90210" star's death.

Apa posted a photo of Perry on a boat with the caption, "Rest in Love bro" Thursday night. The photo and message were the first we've heard from Apa since Perry's death on Monday.

Perry played Fred Andrews on the popular CW show ... Apa starred as Archie Andrews, Fred's son. Apa is among the countless other casts from the show to pay tribute to the late actor -- along with the writers and execs, who have dedicated the rest of the show's run to Perry

TMZ broke the story ... Perry died Monday at a hospital in Los Angeles surrounded by family, friends and loved ones. He suffered a massive stroke last Wednesday at his home and was rushed to the hospital where his condition never improved.

"Riverdale" paid tribute to Perry Wednesday night with a message at the end of the episode.

Perry was 52.

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Jason Priestley Honors Luke Perry ... 'Goodnight Sweet Prince'

9:50 AM PT -- Luke's "Riverdale" costar, Camila Mendes, has also shared a touching tribute, saying ... "he took care of us all. an authentic man who took pleasure in offering us his guidance and wisdom. his presence was healing; he had the ability to make you feel comfortable and at ease within seconds of seeing him."

She added ... "we lost a dear friend. my heart hurts for his family and anybody who had the pleasure of knowing him. rest in peace, luke. although you’re no longer around to wrap me in the warmth of your hug, i can still remember what it felt like. whenever i think of you, i will remember that feeling."

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9:15 AM PT -- Another one of Luke's former '90210' costars, Tiffani Thiessen, has shared a tribute to him as well. She says he welcomed her with open arms when she joined the well-established show, took her under his wing and made her feel like part of his TV family.

Tiffani adds ... "He was sincere, sweet, warm, kind, professional and funny as all heck. And most of all, the definition of a gentleman. Luke, our world has a hole in it now that you aren’t here. But heaven definitely gained you as an angel."

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Jason Priestley just broke his silence on the passing of Luke Perry ... with a touching tribute to his late friend and former costar.

The "Beverly Hills, 90210" star penned an emotional tribute on Instagram Thursday ... saying Luke was taken from this world far too soon. He wrote, "It's taken me a couple of days to figure out how to write this ... My dear friend of 29 years, Luke Perry, was one of those truly special people who really cared."

He added, "Luke was not only a star, he was an incredibly bright light that was extinguished far too soon... and that is why I, and so many others, are in so much pain today... if you had the good fortune to know Luke, or to have ever crossed his path, I know you are sad today as well."

Jason's thoughtful tribute came a few days after Luke died from a massive stroke he'd suffered 5 days earlier. Their characters -- Brandon Walsh and Dylan McKay -- were close friends on the '90s teen drama, and that friendship continued offscreen.

Jason's tribute comes on the heels of "Riverdale" also honoring Luke after resuming production. Wednesday night's episode -- the first to air since Luke's passing -- closed with an "In Memoriam" tribute.

As you know ... "Riverdale" has dedicated the rest of the show to Luke, who played Archie's dad on the hit CW series. The show's executive producer referred to Luke as "Our heart, always."

Jason echoed that sentiment ... "The candle that burns twice as bright only burns for half as long.... you burned oh, so brightly Luke... Goodnight Sweet Prince."

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Luke Perry Son Breaks Silence On Dad's Death ... 'My Heart Is Broken'

Luke Perry's son just broke his silence on his father's recent passing, reflecting on their time together and promising to carry on his legacy ... while understandably admitting his heart's broken.

Jack Perry just shared a photo from one of his wrestling matches on Instagram Wednesday, in which his dad's proudly watching in the background.

Jack, who wrestles under the name "Jungle Boy," thanked his father for supporting him and inspiring him ... in a heartfelt tribute to his father.

Jack says, "I've learned so much from you, and my heart is broken thinking about everything you won't be here for. I'll miss you every day that I walk this earth."

TMZ broke the story ... Luke died Monday after suffering a massive stroke at his Los Angeles home last week. His reps says Jack was among the family, friends and loved ones at his side when he passed.

Jack adds he's going to do everything he can to make his father proud and carry on his legacy.

Luke Perry's Son Pulls Out Of Wrestling Show ... After Dad's Death

Luke Perry's son is dropping out of a wrestling show he was scheduled to be a part of next week ... after his father died following a massive stroke.

Jack Perry -- who wrestles under the name "Jungle Boy" -- is pulling out of Bar Wrestling's March 13 show in Los Angeles ... according to an announcement from the organization.

Bar Wrestling says Jack won't be getting in the ring next week at the Bootleg Theater ... saying "our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time."

It's unclear why Jack is dropping out of the event ... but it's safe to assume his father's death is playing a role in his decision.

We broke the story ... Luke died Monday after being unable to recover from a massive stroke. He was 52.

Luke Perry Showed Love for '90210' Crew ... When Asked About Reboot

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Luke Perry might have been on the fence, initially, about doing a "Beverly Hills, 90210" reboot -- but he was clear about his love for his old pals, and his admiration for the man who made them famous.

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TMZ obtained this footage from a Riverdale Convention in Chicago last April, where Luke was fielding questions from the crowd. A woman asked him if he would ever play Dylan McKay again for a '90210' reunion.

Check out his answer ... Luke seemed to relish the idea of getting back with the '90210' gang, but definitely had mixed emotions because it would be without the show's executive producer ... Aaron Spelling.

Remember, Tori's dad -- the TV legend behind "Charlie's Angels," "Dynasty" and "The Love Boat" -- executively produced '90210' from its 1990 start until it ended in 2000.

In a sad coincidence, Aaron died in 2006 ... a few days after suffering a stroke.

TMZ broke the story ... Luke suffered a massive stroke the same day a '90210' reboot was announced. He died Monday in the hospital, surrounded by his family.

Although Luke hadn't signed on to be a full-time part of the new '90210' project -- due to scheduling conflicts with his "Riverdale" gig -- we're told he hoped to make guest appearances.

Luke Perry Sedated in Hospital ... After Massive Stroke

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12:25 PM PT -- Although a family member says Luke was placed in a coma, his rep says he is not. We're told he is sedated.

12:07 PM PT -- Sources connected to Luke tell TMZ doctors have placed him in a medically induced coma. The stroke, we're told, was "massive." When paramedics arrived at his home he was responsive and talking but his condition deteriorated and he was rushed to the hospital.

8:38 AM PT -- A rep for Luke tells TMZ ... he is currently under observation at the hospital.

Luke Perry suffered a massive stroke Wednesday, and is currently hospitalized ... TMZ has learned.

Paramedics responded to Luke's home in Sherman Oaks around 9:40 AM. We know the call came into the fire department for someone suffering a stroke, and Luke was transported to a nearby hospital. It's unclear what his condition is right now.

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The 52-year-old who stars as Archie's dad, Fred Andrews, on "Riverdale" ... had been shooting episodes recently in L.A. on the Warner Bros. lot.

Luke's medical crisis coincidentally struck on the very same day Fox announced it will reboot "Beverly Hills, 90210" -- the show on which he shot to fame, playing Dylan McKay in the 90s.

While his former costars -- Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestly, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and Gabrielle Carteris -- will be on the revived series, Luke has not signed on to the project.

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Trevor Donovan 'Greedy' Breeders Are to Blame For My Dogbert's Paralysis

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Trevor Donovan is fed up with “greedy breeders” who are too cheap to test dogs for a disease that leaves the animals’ hind legs paralyzed ... a disease his own German Shepherd is battling.

TMZ caught up with Trevor when the actor was out with his pups, Dogbert and Tito. Dogbert suffers from degenerative myelopathy -- a progressive disease of the spinal cord.

The "90210" alum told us the disease is totally preventable, but he's pissed because too many breeders pass on a simple lab test.

He showed us how it's affecting Dogbert -- he's already dragging his hind legs, but Trevor's hooked him up with special booties.

Shannen Doherty 'Staying Positive' After Tumor Test Results

Shannen Doherty is staying positive after a tumor marker test revealed high elevations.

The former "90210" star revealed the news Tuesday night saying she underwent a battery of tests ... revealing one of the tests yielded good results while the other came back "elevated."

Shannen -- who almost a year to the day went into remission after battling breast cancer -- said the results mean she'll get monitored even closer. And to prove she's staying positive ... she said, "the elevation can be from all sorts of things. Oh and vitamin D...need more of that too."

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'90210' Star I'll Change Your Flat, But No ... We're Not Gonna Hang Out

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"90210" hunk Matt Lanter nailed the role of a AAA tow truck driver by coming to the rescue of 2 teenage girls -- one of whom is hoping the run-in will be her big break in Hollywood.

The girls thought they were totally screwed when they got a flat in a Sherman Oaks, CA parking lot -- but Matt was Johnny-on-the-spot ... and offered to help fix the flat.

When it was all done, he gave one of them his manager's number when she slyly -- and wisely -- mentioned she's an aspiring actress. Her luck ran out when she asked Matt how she could get in touch with him.

All she got was his Snapchat info ... plus, the tire-change, of course.

'90210' Star Jamie Walters How Do You Talk to An Angel ... About Divorce?

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Jamie Walters -- who achieved fame in the 90s with the hit song "How Do You Talk to An Angel" now has to figure out how to talk to a divorce lawyer.

Jamie's wife Patricia has filed for divorce after 12 years of marriage. Jamie, who played Donna Martin's abusive BF on "90210," will share custody of their 3 kids if Patricia has her way.

But he's not off the hook that easy ... Patricia wants spousal support and attorneys fees.

Jamie asked to leave "90210" ... because he believed his abusive character might taint his music career.