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TV Mogul Aaron Spelling Secretly Battled Alzheimer's

5/13/2014 8:56am EDT
Aaron Spelling & Candy Spelling
Prior to his death in 2006, TV producer Aaron Spelling battled Alzheimer's disease. His widow, Candy Spelling, has opened up about his health issues in her new memoir "At Last, A Memoir."

Aaron, who produced shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210," "T.J. Hooker," "Melrose Place" and "7th Heaven," was married to Candy for 38 years. She kept his diagnosis secret to protect his legacy.

She told WENN: "At the time he was a pretty large entity in Hollywood and I certainly didn't want people to know that he had been ill. I was really the protector of his image. He was always protective of me and a...

Rebel Jessica Biel Was 'Always Apologizing' On '7th Heaven' Set

3/21/2012 8:53am EDT
Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel tormented producers behind her hit TV series "7th Heaven" by constantly acting out on set.

The beauty was just 14 years old when she began playing the straight-edged daughter of a Protestant minister on the family-friendly drama back in 1996.

But Biel confesses she went through a wild stage in her teens and her bad behavior often sent show bosses into fits of rage.

She tells W magazine, "I cut my hair super short and dyed it blonde. I had to apologize to (producer) Aaron Spelling for doing that. He wasn't happy.

"When I turned 17 or 18, a really obnoxious friend sent a stri...

Tori Spelling Says Publicity Prolonged Her Family Feud

6/17/2010 2:00pm EDT
Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling is convinced her long-time estrangement from her mother was prolonged by the publicity surrounding the feud, insisting the rift could have been healed sooner if they hadn't made their dispute public.

The reality TV star and her mom Candy spent three years apart following a disagreement around the death of TV mogul Aaron Spelling - the family patriarch - in 2006. The bitter feud was played out in the press as both women spoke out about their situation.

The Spellings finally put the spat behind them last year, rebuilding their broken relationship for the sake of Tori's child...

Candy Spelling's Manor Is The Most Expensive House For Sale In The World

4/24/2010 9:28am EDT
Candy Spelling
Socialite Candy Spelling is selling her massive Los Angeles mega-mansion for $150 million.

The Beverly Hills property is one of only five home in America on the market for over $100 million - and it's the most expensive home for sale in the world.

The widow of TV mogul Aaron Spelling says she's selling because the mansion, built in 1991, is "too big" for her.

The Holmby Hills estate, known as The Manor, is 56,500 sq ft, with a 17,000 sq ft attic not accounted for in the sale plans.

Reports suggest the Spelling estate has 100 rooms.

Spelling tells MSNBC, "As we get older, you know, it's...

Tori Spelling: 'I'd Like To Move To A Farm'

4/5/2010 7:30pm EDT
Tori Spelling
Actress Tori Spelling longs to leave her glamorous life in Los Angeles behind and move to a quiet farm in the countryside.

The daughter of late TV mogul Aaron Spelling documents her married life with Dean McDermott in the reality TV series Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.

However, Spelling admits she has an "alter-ego" who dreams of abandoning the city to raise farm animals in the country with their two kids.

She says, "Show business has been my life and I love doing it but I have this other side that wants to be the soccer mom and live in a small town, take my kids to carpool and j...

Slideshow: Most Controversial Celebrity Mothers

8/18/2009 9:40am EDT
Most Controversial Celebrity Moms
These moms have sparked lots of controversy with their wacky and sometime disturbing parenting choices. Find out which famous moms made the most headlines.

Candy Spelling

The widow of Aaron Spelling has publicly blamed her daughter Tori Spelling for her husband's death, and has accused Tori of using her kids as reality TV show props. She was recently invited to her granddaughter Stella's birthday party, but failed to show up.

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Dina Lohan

The 'Long Island Mother of the Year' fired up controversy when she was constantly seen partying with her f...

Jason Priestley Discusses Web Series 'The Lake'

8/10/2009 10:07am EDT
Jason Priestley
Beverly Hills 90210 alum Jason Priestley returns to the directing chair as the premiere of "The Lake" hits TheWB.com today. The stimulating teen drama revolves around four families who spend the summers at Lake Eleanor. Among the other families, Olivia Harris is spending her first summer with her aunt at "The Lake" and will have to fit in with the privileged teenagers residing on Lake Eleanor. Heartache, jealousy and family secrets sit heavy in the air surrounding "The Lake", inviting the intrigued viewers to jump in and watch.

Jason Priestley chatted with us about his role as director ...

'T.J. Hooker' Headed For The Big Screen

7/6/2009 9:50am EDT
Heather Locklear
According to Variety.com, T.J. Hooker is being remade as a film. No actors have been cast yet.

The TV series, produced by Aaron Spelling, debuted in 1982 and ran for five seasons on ABC. William Shatner starred as police detective T.J. Hooker, who during a major crime outbreak returned to active duty, voluntarily taking the lower rank of sergeant and pounding a beat for the LCPD. Heather Locklear also starred in the cop drama.

See more photos of Heather Locklear here!

Image © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Top On-Set Celebrity Feuds

2/27/2009 11:32am EST
The View
Hilary vs. Faye, Beyonce vs. Etta and Chris Brown vs. Decent Society: No doubt about it, the celebrity feud is alive and well. Though many celeb squabbles make for amusing gossip fodder, it's rare for public battles to result in real-life rows; except, of course, when volatile stars enact personal wars in the workplace. What do you get when you cross massive egos and crippling insecurities with bright klieg lights and tight shooting schedules? Ten of the juiciest on-set squabbles in Hollywood history, that's what. Lights, camera, altercation!

Debra Winger vs. Shirley MacLaine -- Te...

Saxophonist/Vocalist Mindi Abair To Release 'Stars' On May 6

5/5/2008 11:44am EDT
Mindi Abair
Mindi Abair, saxophonist/vocalist/composer is set to release her first Peak Records (a division of Concord Music Group) CD titled Stars on May 6, bursting on to the pop scene as one of an exciting new generation of crossover artists. For the CD, Abair wrote 11 new songs, with five songs showcasing her vocals. Her instrumental single, "Smile," is currently at #13 and is rising; and her vocal song "Stars," made its way to radio on April 28. Collaborator/producer Matthew Hager enlisted a group of stalwarts from the pop world to contribute to the new CD including keyboardist Ricky Peterson (...

Production Begins On New Season Of 'Grey's Anatomy;' Chyler Leigh Joins The Cast

7/12/2007 2:33pm EDT
Production has begun in Los Angeles on season four of ABC's Golden Globe-winning series "Grey's Anatomy." Entering their first year as residents, Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens and Alex Karev now have interns of their own to mentor.

Among the new interns are George, forced to repeat his internship after failing his exams, and Lexie Grey, Meredith's half-sister.

Actress Chyler Leigh joins the cast as Lexie Grey. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Leigh has worked with some of the biggest talents in the business, from Aaron Spelling ("Safe Harbor," "7th Heaven") to Dav...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 22

4/22/2007 3:00am EDT
Peter Frampton
Happy Birthday To British musician Peter Frampton (1950), American film writer/director John Waters (1946), prolific actor Jack Nicholson (1937), singer/songwriter Glen Campbell (1936), jazz bassist Paul Chambers (1935; d. 1969), "The Facts of Life" actress Charlotte Rae (1926), TV producer Aaron Spelling (1923), pinup model Bettie Page (1923), musician Charles Mingus (1922; d. 1979), and "Green Acres" star Eddie Albert (1906; d. 2005).

Celebrity Birthdays, April 22

4/22/2006 3:00am EDT
Peter Frampton
Happy Birthday To British musician Peter Frampton (1950), American film writer/director John Waters (1946), prolific actor Jack Nicholson (1937), singer/songwriter Glen Campbell (1936), jazz bassist Paul Chambers (1935; d. 1969), "The Facts of Life" actress Charlotte Rae (1926), TV producer Aaron Spelling (1923), pinup model Bettie Page (1923), musician Charles Mingus (1922; d. 1979), and "Green Acres" star Eddie Albert (1906; d. 2005).

Tori Spelling's Parents Refuse to Speak to Her

3/20/2006 10:20am EST
Tori Spelling's parents have stopped talking to her. TV legend Aaron and his wife Candy have fallen out with the former 'Beverly Hills 90210' star after she mocked their "eBay room" - a room in their home dedicated to the internet auction site. A friend of the 32-year-old actress told America's New York Post newspaper: "There is a scene in the first episode of her new show, 'So noTORIous,' in which she makes fun of it.

"Her mother has a huge shopping habit and has a whole room dedicated to the stuff she buys on there. When Candy saw the episode, she threatened Tori and said she was goi...