New 90210: Brenda's In, Donna's Out!
Just hours after Entertainment Weekly exclusively revealed negotiations to bring Shannen Doherty (Brenda) onto The CW's revamped "90210," Tori Spelling (Donna) announced she is leaving the show 'for personal reasons'.
Those looking for a nasty behind-the-scenes bitchfight might be disappointed to hear Tori who has already filmed scenes for the pilot episode simply needs a little break as she has recently given birth to her 2nd child via C-section. Or does she?
Jennie Garth (Kelly) who is also on board the update has already released a statement confirming she has no problem with the hiring of Doherty (according to Spelling's memoir the actresses were involved in an on-set fist fight in the 1990s).
Doherty is however known for her feisty behavior that got her fired from the show after its 4th season in 1994. The original 90210 producer and Tori's father Aaron Spelling however went on to hire the actress for his WB series "Charmed."
Yesterday EW's new columnist Michael Ausiello reported, in order to come back to TV's most famous zipcode, Doherty wants to know the direction of her future storylines and demands a higher salary than the one she had already been offered.
Despite her demands and bad reputation, the producers are allegedly very eager to hire Doherty, as having 90210's 3 original ladies on the show would bring instant publicity and guaranteed early ratings.
I am personally curious to what extent the 3 ladies (Spelling says she will be back in the near future) will be involved with the redux. The show's already got a pretty big new cast and I wonder how they will gel with the old cast members.
Wouldn't the show feel just like the original series, now limping through its 18th year, after most cast members have already been replaced by a bunch of new faces? Put too many old cast members in and that just might be the case.
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