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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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."
"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.
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.
Since Ian Ziering was standing in for Harvey, we had to ask a "90210" question ... but when we brought up the show's reboot -- SHOCKER!! He did NOT watch it!!
And it's all because Steve Sanders demands accuracy in sex scenes. Standards, dude.
It's tough to be in Jennie Garth's world if you're black. First she says her African-American friends were denied at a Hollywood club, and now her black Goldendoodle gets rejected by a fancy rover.
Jennie was tooling around the San Fernando Valley with her pooch Wednesday ... when her dog Pearl tried jumping in the back of her Range Rover. It was a gnarly, failed attempt -- dog vs. rover, and rover won.
It seems Pearl was no worse for wear.
TMZ broke the story, Jenny stormed away from DBA nightclub Monday night ... the club takes issue with her veiled claim of racial discrimination. They say she played the "Do you know who I am" card and was told she had to wait in line like everyone else.
Ruff week for Jennie and her bitch.
Jennie Garth was DENIED at a hot Hollywood club because she was asked to stand with the common folk, and not because her friends were turned away ... so claims the photog who took the pic.
The photog tells TMZ ... Jennie skipped the line and walked up to the security team at the front door. He says they told her they had no power to make exceptions -- everyone needed to stand in line. The photog says that's when Jennie dropped the card, saying, "I'm 40 years old, I have 3 kids, I've been in the business for years."
FYI -- she's 42.
The photog says the "90210" star did not stand in line, began crying and one of the men she was with tried shielding her from the cameras. She never stood in line ... she just left.
Jennie's people told TMZ ... she was accompanied by 3 women and 3 African American men. Jennie claims security was fine with the women coming in but balked at the 3 guys, and she felt it was wrong.
12:20 P.M. PDT -- The club just told TMZ, "DBA has a very strict door policy and Ms. Garth and her entire group of friends were asked to wait in line for entry along with everyone else. The group chose not to do so and left."
Jennie Garth went to a wildly popular club in Hollywood Monday night ... and abruptly left in a huff, claiming the bouncers turned away her 3 friends ... all of whom were black males.
Jennie's people claim the "90210" star went to DBA with 2 white girlfriends and 3 black men. She says the bouncer told her and the other women they were invited in but refused to let the guys go past the velvet ropes.
Jennie stormed off ... appearing to cry and flipping off the photogs.
You don't see the guys in the photo.
One of the photogs told us it looked like the whole group was denied, but Jennie insists the women were given an entry.
As for the club ... so far no comment.
Here's a photo of Beyonce -- sporting either a wig or extensions -- looking like she's ready for a cameo on "90210."
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Former "90210" star Jennie Garth is officially a single woman ... because her divorce from "Twilight" actor Peter Facinelli has been finalized -- and it's quite possibly the most amicable and novel divorce of all time.
As we reported, Garth and Facinelli pulled the plug on their marriage in 2012 after 11 years together. They have three daughters -- 15-year-old Luca Bella, 10-year-old Lola Ray, and 6-year-old Fiona Eve.
The divorce order was officially signed Tuesday -- but the real story ... Garth and Facinelli still totally trust each other -- especially in the money department.
The two have each declined spousal support. As for the children, they're doing something pretty novel. Jennie and Peter are funding a joint bank account for the care and education of their children. Both parents will deposit money in equal amounts. Each has full access to the accounts.
They have also agreed to share 50/50 custody of their daughters and insist they don't need a formal custody arrangement -- unheard of in Hollywood.
Attention West Beverly High alumni: Steve Sanders is jacked.
Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Ian Ziering is getting pumped for his upcoming gig stripping with the yoked man panty crew of Chippendales ... by working out -- with a photographer on hand -- in Studio City on Thursday.
While the 49-year-old's shirtless Vegas stint doesn't start until June ... he's already showing off his peach pits.
In the world of 90210 ... if Tori Spelling were a stripper, Ian Ziering would be her male counterpart ... and this scary fantasy has become real because he's heading to Vegas baby!
Ian is the latest celeb to join the infamous Las Vegas Chippendales revue for a guest dancing stint -- following in the footsteps of Joey Lawrence, Jake Pavelka and 98 Degrees star Jeff Timmons.
Ian will be taking most of it off at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino during most of June ... allowing hoards of 30-something women to feebly cling to their Steve Sanders fantasy.
And lest you forget, Ian CAN dance -- he made it to the semi-finals on "Dancing with the Stars" back in season 4.
Waltzing, stripping ... it's all the same right?
Former "90210" star Vanessa Marcil is officially a free woman ... because her divorce from "CSI:NY" actor Carmine Giovinazzo (aka the nicest DUI arrestee of all time) has been finalized.
TMZ broke the story ... Marcil filed for divorce from Giovinazzo last summer, citing "irreconcilable differences." They were married in 2010 and have no children together.
As for the division of assets ... Vanessa gets the 2009 Chevy Silverado, their L.A. property, a bunch of bank accounts ... as well as all rights to her baby clothes company called Baby Gagoo.
Carmine gets the mother lode -- a 2002 Mercedes CLK, his 2006 Harley, his 2010 Triumph motorcycle, the 1969 Pontiac GTO, 2009 Ducati, 2011 Chevy Camaro ... plus a bunch of bank accounts and other boring stuff.
It's been a rough couple months for Carmine, who was arrested for DUI in January in Scottsdale, AZ. You'll recall, AZ cops say the actor was one of the nicest people they've ever arrested, apologizing constantly and saying he didn't want to be an "a**hole." He even thanked the arresting officers profusely for being so nice to him.
According to police, Carmine's blood alcohol level registered at .149 after his arrest ... nearly twice the legal limit in AZ.
He has since been ordered to complete an alcohol program ... but hey, at least the divorce is behind him.
Thirteen years after "Beverly Hills, 90210" went off the air, Ian Ziering, 48, and Jason Priestley, 43, proved they didn't just play best friends on TV and reunited for lunch in West Hollywood on Thursday.
Unfortunately, it wasn't at the Peach Pit.