Tori Spelling's estranged mother, Candy, never called to let her know that her famed TV producer father, Aaron, had passed away, she tells the new issue of Us Weekly.
"A friend of mine had seen a TV report and e-mailed me, 'I'm so sorry. I just heard your father died.' And I was just in total shock," says Tori.
Her sorrow quickly turned to anger. "My first thought was, I can't believe my mom didn't call me!"
Life is pretty unbelievable at times, especially in Hollywood.
Since then, accusations have been flung that Candy Spelling has been having an affair and other unpleasantness we can read about in the new issue of Us. Or...in the Lifetime TV movie about it all!
Spelling Family Responds to Tori
June 29, 2006
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"We are deeply saddened that, during our time of loss and grief, we are forced to respond to the media frenzy caused by the mean-spirited and surprising comments made by Tori to the press, just two days after the passing of [
"Everyone deals with grief in a different way, and since Tori chose not to be here at that time, we believe she is having a harder time dealing with that loss. We understand how difficult it might have been for her to be here, and, perhaps, more difficult for her after she arrived. Aaron loved both his children with all his heart, and he understood how hard it was for her.
"We hope Aaron will be remembered with reverence and spirit for the monumental legacy he has left and not for the petty and tabloid headlines which have marred his articles of remembrance. We have mourned our great loss as a family and will continue to do so as that is what Aaron deserved."
The statement is in direct response to Tori's interview in the new issue of Us magazine -- on stands tomorrow -- in which she said that the news of her father's passing came as a complete shock.
She told the mag: "A friend of mine had seen a TV report and e-mailed me, 'I'm so sorry. I just heard your father died.' And I was just in total shock. My first thought was, I can't believe my mom didn't call me!"