Did Tori Spelling fake a cheating scandal to land her ‘True Tori’ reality show?

04.23.14 4 years ago

Did Tori Spelling fake a cheating scandal to land her “True Tori” reality show?
As Jezebel notes, “the entire first episode rang so incredibly false that many are now questioning whether there was ever a cheating scandal to begin with, or if this was all a machination by the financially-strapped couple to land a new TV show after their long-running Oxygen series was canceled.” PLUS: “True Tori” debuts to 1.2 million.

“The Big Bang Theory”s” current plan is to end after Season 10
“The mindset is it's going to be the 10 and then we'll see what happens after that,” says showrunner Steve Molaro of the three-season pickup. He adds that Season 7 will end with a cliffhanger. PLUS: Kaley Cuoco really does chop off her hair.

HBO”s Amazon plan will hook millennials who were too young for “The Sopranos” and “The Wire”
As Alex Fitzpatrick, who was 11 when “The Sopranos” premiered, points out, “”They”re going right after me and my friends, millennials aged 18-25, because we”re vaguely aware 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire' were pretty great shows, but we were way too young to catch ’em on their first go.” PLUS: Where”s “John  From Cincinnati”?

Lifetime orders “The Sisterhood,” a Catholic Convent reality show
From the producers of “Breaking Amish” comes a reality show that follows five young women as they decide whether to become nuns.

“The Bachelorette” reacts to contestant Eric Hill”s tragic paragliding death
“We're all extremely saddened by this news. We enjoyed our time with Eric on the show,” says Chris Harrison “My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time. He will be missed.” PLUS: Hill was Andi Dorfman's 1st one-on-one date.

Why the controversial “Game of Thrones” rape scene was more upsetting than the Red Wedding
This was a moment the show invented on its own, and it was really, really gratuitous and out of character. PLUS: Maybe David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were carelessly trying to ramp up the sex and violence.

Elmo puppeteer cleared in 3 sexual abuse cases
Kevin Clash is still facing legal action by his first accuser.

“SVU” stars will combat domestic violence and sexual assault via a USA “SVU” marathon
The “No More Excuses” marathon will be fronted by Mariska Hargitay and her fellow castmates Ice-T, Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish.

Howard Stern: I don't think Stephen Colbert is making the right decision in moving to CBS
“CBS is lucky to get him,” says the shock jock and 30-year Letterman guest. But he adds: “Why would he want to leave that to just go interview an actress about her latest movie?”

VH1 sets a “Dating Naked” premiere date for this summer
VH1 is promising “no clothing, no jewelry, no phones and no conventions of society. Just you” for the July 17 premiere.

Watch “The Simpsons”” Lego promo
“Kiss my flat, plastic butt,” says Homer.

“The Vampire Diaries” author is using fan fiction to reclaim her book series
L.J. Smith was fired three years ago and replaced with a ghostwriter. Now she”s writing “Vampire Diaries” fan fiction” and uploading them to Amazon.

Why “Fargo” used sign language in Episode 2
“It just seemed Coen-esque to have these very sort of lethal characters who have these completely private exchanges in front of other people,” says exec producer Noah Hawley. PLUS: “Fargo” easter eggs revealed, Keith Carradine on “Fargo” vs. “Deadwood,” and Allison Tolman says, “I did everything I could to not be cast in a show.”

“Parks and Rec” boss talks about having multiple pregnancies this season
Leslie Knope”s pregnancy won”t mirror Ann”s – and April will definitely not get pregnant. PLUS: See a clip of “Parks and Rec” in San Francisco.

Introducing the “Game of Thrones” workout
Do 20 crunches every time Tyrion is called “The Imp.” PLUS: A restaurant has created a “Game of Thrones” menu.

“Nashville” has found a way to invigorate the clip show
Tonight”s episode is an “On the Record Music Special.

Mindy Kaling met Chris Messina via her “Office” pal John Krasinski
Krasinski and Messina were in the film “Away We Go.”

Aussie actress talks about going topless for “Modern Family”s” teenage boys
Marissa Wynne bares all in tonight”s Australia episode. PLUS: Sarah Hyland poses as a doll for a photo shoot.

Watch a music video tribute to “Pee-Wee”s Playhouse”
The band tUnE-yArDs has released its own spin on the classic kids” show.

Andy Samberg returns to NBC Thursday to host an “SNL” special
The two-hour special will be devoted to Samberg”s specialty, digital shorts.

Bryan Cranston: “Breaking Bad”s” bed death scene was really personal for me
At the Tribeca Film Festival, Cranston says he saw his daughter in Krysten Ritter”s eyes.

Toni Morrison geeks out over Omar from “The Wire”
The first person the legendary author wanted to meet at a party was Michael Kenneth Williams.

An “Alpha House” alum is headed to “Royal Pains”
Willa Fitzgerald will recur on the USA series.

Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis welcome a baby boy
“Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building),” tweeted the former “House” star.

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