Actress-turned-reality TV regular Tori Spelling is nursing her five-year-old daughter back to full health after the youngster underwent a tonsillectomy last week (ends30May14). The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star admits she was "an emotional mess" as doctors prepared to operate on Stella, but the routine surgery went well and her daughter is now recovering at home.
Sharing the news with fans on her blog, Spelling writes, "My brave girl spent a day in the hospital last week having her tonsils removed.
"She was such a trooper while I was an emotional mess (not in front of her of course!). It's so scary having your baby go into surgery. The ironic thing is that she is 5, and I had my tonsils out when I was 5..."
Spelling reveals she helped Stella feel a little more at home while in hospital by gifting her a soft toy that her mum, Candy, had given her when she was a child.
She adds, "The stuffed dog in scrubs that kept Stella company in surgery is the same stuffed animal in scrubs that went into surgery with me at age 5. That's Angel! She watched over both me and my baby."
She continues, "Stella is now at home, feeling much better."
Stella's surgery wasn't the only family issue the busy mother-of-four, who is trying to work out her marital problems with cheating husband Dean McDermott, had to deal with - her seven-year-old son Liam had also been struck down with a bout of influenza.
Spelling and McDermott's relationship ups and downs are currently being documented on their latest U.S. reality show, True Tori.
Late TV titan Aaron Spelling battled Alzheimer's disease in secret in the months leading up to his death in 2006, according to his widow. Candy Spelling, who was married to the man behind shows like Beverly Hills, 90210, Hotel and T.J. Hooker for 38 years, has made the revelation in her new book, At Last, A Memoir, and explains that her late husband and former U.S. President Ronald Reagan shared the same doctor as they battled the memory-robbing condition.
Candy admits she kept her husband's health issues to herself after her died so as not to ruin his legacy, but now she feels it's time to tell the truth.
She tells WENN, "At the time he was a pretty large entity in Hollywood and I certainly didn't want people to know that he had been ill. I was really the protector of his image. He was always protective of me and all of a sudden there was a reversal in roles.
"He had suffered from throat cancer before we realised that he had Alzheimer's. He slowed down a bit after weeks of radiation and I thought he just hadn't gotten back to himself, and then I started finishing his sentences for him. I didn't realise he was getting as sick as he was.
"Thanks to Nancy Reagan I got to the right doctor - Ronnie had the same disease. It's very hard to go through that with a loved one. They're not the same as they were and it's very hard moving onto the next step whatever it may be."
Late TV mogul Aaron Spelling once developed a Pied Piper on Hamelin-inspired film for Michael Jackson.
The Hollywood icon's widow Candy reveals she got to know the King of Pop really well while he was working with her late husband on the film's script - and she's still upset the movie never got made.
She tells WENN, "Aaron wrote lots of scripts that didn't work out. One was for Michael Jackson. Michael got George Lucas involved and all of a sudden George rewrote the whole thing and it became a whole different concept, so it didn't happen. "It was very much like the Pied Piper film that Danny Kaye starred in, where Michael was, like, the Pied Piper who charmed all these children!"
Ironically, the King of Pop fought allegations of improper relationships with his young friends throughout his life and in 2004 battled a child molestation charge. But Candy Spelling is among those who believes Jackson would never harm a child in any way: "I actually liked Michael. He was a very kind person and was a wonderful father. I was lucky enough to see some private moments of Michael with his children. I talk about it in my new book (At Last, A Memoir), but I got to see a different side to Michael Jackson from what everyone's read about."
"As a mom you never want to see your children hurt in anyway and I have to say that it's as painful for me to watch it as (anyone else)." Tori Spelling's mother Candy has a difficult time watching her daughter and her husband Dean Mcdermott fight to save their marriage following his 2013 cheating scandal on U.S. documentary series True Tori.
TV star Tori Spelling and her husband Dean Mcdermott have put off plans for the actor to undergo a vasectomy after realising they lacked the funds to pay for the pricey procedure. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress reveals she and her family have downsized and cut back on their expenses following the cancellation of their latest reality show, Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, last year (12), although she insists they are hardly broke.
She explains, "We're in the entertainment business, and things change year to year. We don't have a series on the air right now, so we have to be more restrictive of what we can spend, just like anyone who doesn't currently have a steady job."
Spelling claims living a less extravagant lifestyle has helped her teach their four young children all about the importance of "repurposing", telling People magazine, "It's a really good value to have."
The financial cutbacks have prompted McDermott to temporarily postpone a vasectomy, which can cost anywhere from $350 (£230) to $4,000 (£2,670), to prevent the couple from any unplanned pregnancies in the future.
Spelling, who grew up in a sprawling Los Angeles mega-mansion with her TV mogul dad Aaron Spelling and her mum Candy, admits the lack of a regular pay cheque has forced her to stop buying designer goods, but it's a luxury she is happy to live without: "I haven't bought a purse in three years, and that's fine. I look back at that girl who shopped at Gucci in my 20s and I can't even relate. I can't believe I thought it was important."
However, Spelling's future is already looking up - she recently signed on to star in Mystery Girls, a new crime-fighting comedy with her Beverly Hills, 90210 pal Jennie Garth.
She adds, "I work really hard and there are certain things I want to give my kids. Like a big kick-a** farm! We've had lows, but I set goals and I keep going. I always bank on myself."
The widow of late TV mogul Aaron Spelling has won a lawsuit against her landlord. Candy Spelling is currently renting out a $28,000 (GBP17,500)-a-month pad at the Carlyle in Westwood, while her neighbouring penthouse remains under construction, however the owner recently tried to evict the author from the building over claims she'd been living in the space illegally because her lease had already expired.
The 67 year old fired back, stating the two had previously struck a deal to extend her living agreement by six months if building work fell behind schedule, and now a U.S. judge has ruled in Spelling's favour, allowing her to stay in the home.
The star's lawyer, Michael Saltz, is seeking a judgement to order the landlord to pay his client's legal fees, according to TMZ.com.
In a bit of news that will make you feel a little bit worse about whatever you bought your significant other for his or her birthday this year, TMZ reports that Kim Kardashian has purchased her boyfriend Kanye West a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 for his 35th birthday. The new model runs for $750,000 — a pressing reminder that these people are infinitely richer than everyone else in the world.
But Kim's extravagant present for Kanye is just one of many outlandish celebrity purchases that have made the rest of society have to undergo some serious life evaluations. For example, it's hard to forget Beyonce's gold outfit that she wore to the 2007 American Music Awards. In addition to Beyonce, famous figures like Bono, Rihanna, and even a few people who have last names have played the high-spending consumer in the deep end of the free market. Click through the pages to check out these 5 Ways Celebrities Prove They're Richer Than Us.
Bono Sends His Hat Abroad
The next on Bono’s list of political agendas: civil rights for head wear. The U2 front man once paid over $1,700 to fly his hat safely — in first class, mind you — from London to Italy.
Petra Ecclestone Buys Candy Spelling's Mansion
Back in 2011, socialite Candy Spelling’s Los Angeles mansion was on the market with a list price of $150 million. There aren’t many who can handle this price range, but heiress Petra Ecclestone made it work (even though she got a price redux and only paid $85 million). Spelling and her late husband Aaron built the mansion in 1991 after buying and stripping the property in the '80s. The elaborate mansion includes a double staircase, a flower-cutting room, a china room, and a Prince Charles suite.
Rihanna Keeps Her Hair Fresh
How much do you spend on your hair a week? A bottle of shampoo and a trip to the salon should cover it — but Rihanna goes the extra mile, balking out over $20,000 every week on follicular care.
Suri Cruise Gets an Early Start on Fashion
Young Suri Cruise is getting in the game of fashion pretty early. The 6-year-old starlet is the proud owner of a $150,000 shoe collection, including brands like Marc Jacobs and Uggs (not to mention her $2,140 Dolce & Gabbana trench coat).
Elton John Is Rich in Roses
Perhaps this is the root (no pun intended) of Elton John’s feud with Madonna. While she has expressed her hatred for some flowers, he appears to love them all, enough to spend $200,000 a year on them.
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"I allowed her to take a gorgeous picture for, I think it was, Town & Country (magazine) on my staircase. I said, 'You can do it... but you cannot say whose house it is.' She was so thrilled. She's still a very close friend." Hollywood royalty Candy Spelling on allowing former First Lady Nancy Reagan to use the family's famous Beverly Hills mega-mansion for a photoshoot. Spelling has since sold the estate to British socialite Petra Ecclestone.
The widow of late TV mogul Aaron Spelling has sold their 14-bedroom Los Angeles mansion to Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone for $85 million (£53 million).
She's filmed the big move for a special U.S. TV documentary, Selling Spelling Manor, and after rummaging through all her belongings, Spelling has decided to give away some of her items.
She has donated 5,000 bound copies of scripts from her husband's TV shows to Boston University, while thousands of her Beanie Babies toy collection have gone up for auction on eBay.com, with proceedings going to non-profit organisation LA's Best, which benefits after school programs.
Spelling says, "Only when I started moving did I start to think I have tendencies to be a hoarder. I'm an archivist. That makes it sound a little better, doesn't it?
"Collecting for me starts with something you have a passion for. That was important to me (donating items). I was fortunate to be able to have so much, that I wanted to be able to share it with other people."
Candy Spelling had a ball in Las Vegas last month (Oct11) after winning $90,000 (£56,000) on the Bellagio hotel's high stakes slot machines. Spelling, mother of reality TV star Tori, has won big in Sin City's casino before - she scooped $200,000 (£125,000) in 2007 and $180,000 (£112,000) the following year (08).