If Tori Spelling's said it once, she's said it a thousand times: She has no beef with her former Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Shannen Doherty. Well, her true life VH1 comedy So noTORIous begs to differ.
In this Sunday's episode, a terrified Tori hides inside a sex shop to avoid a run-in with her nemesis, er, bestest friend. Later, she flashes back to her 90210 days and Doherty I'm quoting directly from the script here appears as a "gigantic, towering shadow" and talks like Linda Blair in The Exorcist.
Spelling declined to comment, but a source close to So noTORIous insists the bit merely "plays off the joke that everybody thinks they don't get along. The show is all about poking fun at rumors." But will Doherty be laughing?
Her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, says her client would be "very, very hurt" by such a monstrous portrayal, especially after Spelling personally invited her to make a cameo. "Tori sent Shannen a note saying, 'I'd love for you to come on the show, you can make the decisions, I would never hurt you' It would be surprising that she would go back on that letter."
And why didn't Doherty accept Spelling's offer to begin with? "I don't think Shannen was available." Zelnik says, adding, "Shannen likes Tori." Well, at least she did.