Q&A: Tori Spelling
The "90210" star has a new reality show, "Tori & Dean: Inn Love," with her husband on the Oxygen network. She spoke to Ramin Setoodeh.
Do the Tori groupies book rooms at the inn?
Totally. We've just been open less than a month and we've had over 700 requests. I'm like, for once, being Tori Spelling is good!
How much does it cost?
$150 a night. You get breakfast and a happy hour. Happy hours are very important.
Did you see the open letter from your mom on TMZ addressed to Larry Birkhead?
Shut up! It's a letter from my mother to Larry Birkhead? I can guarantee you if I say, "Mom, who's Larry Birkhead?" she'd have no idea. Now I have to go look at it. I'm totally going on right now. I just search for Candy Spelling? [She reads it.] This makes no sense. No waaaay! My mother would never write this. My mom is not computer-savvy.
But if you read the comments, people think she wrote it.
[Reads from the comments] "If Tori listened to Candy, would she be better off?"
Actually, you shouldn't read the comments.
Have you read what bloggers say about me?
Honestly, I haven't. What do they say?
They always write how hideous I am. That's a big one. They were horrible during the pregnancy. I wore this blue dress that I was really proud of, and they said, "She looks like Smurfette who ate an entire Smurf village."
I like the Smurfs.
Me, too. I always wanted to be Smurfette.
You're working on your memoirs. Have you ever written anything of length before?
It's kind of hard.
I like writing. I write on my MySpace page!
You have a MySpace page?
Dean and I created it for "Inn Love." But I upkeep it more because I'm obsessed. All my MySpace friends keep writing in. They're so happy that ours is real.
Who's Your Daddy?!? That'd Be Us!!!
Congratulations, Larry Birkhead, on your bundle of joy. But in Hollywood, fatherhood means more than facing the paparazzi with a spit-stained Baby Bjorn. At least there are plenty of single dads to learn from, or not:
But Will He Curry Favor With Ann?
Tiki Barber, the ex-NFL running back, joins the "Today" show this week as a correspondent, and he wants it made clear he won't tackle Matt Lauer for dibs on stories. But he does have a game plan. "I think how it works here is you gotta get in good with the producers. Muffins, flowers, invitations to dinner," he says. "Matt's schedule is so busy, he won't even know I'm undermining him." Better check your Gatorade, Mr. Lauer.
His cover of "Besame Mucho" wasn't so terrible. So can he sing? He certainly shouldn't get another perm, or keep the goatee. HAIR: 1½ stars SINGING: 2½ stars