Candy Spelling Slams Tori for Making Her Children "Reality Show Props"

Celebrity News Jul. 27, 2009 AT 9:03AM
Spelling Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images; Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com

Candy and Tori Spelling are at it again.

In an open letter to the Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood star posted on TMZ.com, Candy, 63, lashes out at Tori, 36, for making her children "reality show props." As Usmagazine.com first reported, Tori invited her estranged mother to her daughter Stella's first birthday, but Candy didn't show. (She said she didn't want her first meeting with her granddaughter to be caught on camera.)

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The finale of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood captured all the drama - and Candy isn't happy. Addressed to "MIDDLE-AGED REALITY SHOW STARS (LIKE MY DAUGHTER)," the letter reads: "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 writes. "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."

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Candy goes on to relay lessons she's learned from late husband, legendary producer Aaron Spelling, as advice 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," Candy writes. "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."

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