Candy Spelling has thrown down the latest gauntlet in her feud with daughter Tori.
In an open letter to the “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” star posted on TMZ, Candy lashed out at Tori for making her children “reality show props.”
Explaining that she’d been invited to the first birthday of Stella Doreen, a granddaughter she still hasn’t met, Candy wrote that “a big party wasn’t how I envisioned meeting my granddaughter for the first time; but, hey, this is Hollywood, and my grandchildren have become reality show props, too.
“At the time I emailed ‘yes,’ I didn’t realize I was being set up for a two-[part episode], even though it was clear I was being invited to be part of a segment for my daughter’s reality show,” she continued. “I decided my first meeting with my granddaughter should be on home video, not primetime cable; so I e-mailed that I would not be attending.”
Candy also recalled the lessons of her late husband, legendary producer Aaron Spelling, for a message to other reality stars.
“My husband taught me that the plots have to be fresh and updated. The same old whining gets tired after a while,” she wrote. “Enough complaining about what may or may not have happened during first grade or YMCA camp, or what vegetable you were forced to endure, especially when you are privileged enough to be on TV and get paid for it… Life isn’t just a show. Make your own season finale without creating conflicts you will regret later.”