Monday, April 09, 2007

The Spellings Share Their Family Values

Tori Spelling and her brother Randy have officially infiltrated Celebreality TV.
The two are the offspring of legendary producer Aaron Spelling, who is responsible for the shows Beverly Hills, 90210, Charmed, and 7th Heaven to name a few.

Tori, who is most known for her cute portrayal of hair-changing fashion stylist Donna Martin on 90210, struggled to find quality work after ten stellar seasons with the show. So where is a D-lister to go after her 15 minutes are up? Celebreality TV of course. The seemingly exhausted genre is still able to spin out mildly amusing shows with the aid of quirky reality and television stars. Think forgettable and fun shows like The Surreal Life, The Osbournes, The Newlyweds.

Tori ended up finding her niche in a slew of Celebreality shows including So NoTORIous on Vh1, where fellow blond bombshell, Loni Anderson played her mother. She and husband, Dean McDermott, now star in the reality series Tori & Dean: Inn Love on the Oxygen network where the couple are filmed opening their own Bed & Breakfast.

Randy is currently headlining Sons of Hollywood on A&E with two other moderately untalented wannabes (Sean Stewart, David Weintraub) as they strive to succeed in the entertainment business. The three childhood friends grew up together in Beverly Hills.

So why does Randy feel the need to act out his life on television?

"I guess it's the genes. I know that it was something that I wanted to do to give people an insight into who I am. There are so many misconceptions and speculations about who we are and what we're like, because of our last name. I think I, at least, wanted to get across all the struggles of having a famous last name, and how hard it really is. It's not just getting silver spoons everywhere and having everything given to you," Randy said.

With today's technologically-driven media if you don't like what you see on TV, you make your own show. With fewer obstacles on the path to stardom, we can only imagine what entertainment the future of media and television will bless us with.

Yours Truly, Tim


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