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So Tori Spelling has written a new memoir. "I am so excited to tell you guys that my new book Spelling It Like It Is is on sale today!" she wrote in a blog post on her website on Tuesday. "A lot has gone on since my last memoir was published, and I am so excited to share some of the stories with you."
In the post, Spelling included the book jacket description, which explains that "Tori shares these stories with the usual humor, candor and down-to-earth charm that her fans love." By Friday, gossip columnists were joyfully cherry-picking the most candid anecdotes and comments. And some of them were, perhaps, a little too candid.
Reflecting on a chance meeting with Katie Holmes at her vocal coach's studio, Spelling complained about Holmes' dismissive attitude. Clearly, Spelling felt that Holmes saw her as a lesser star, even though they had hung out a decade earlier. “She was just plastic," Spelling wrote. "In a perfectly polite way. … My pits were drenched. I never sweat. It was that awkward. I thought, I know you're not a robot because you can’t sing for s**t. …” Though Holmes is now on Twitter, it's highly doubtful that she'll respond -- this doesn't seem like it was a story worth sharing anyway. And this will no doubt infuriate Spelling further.
Others may be more intrigued (or disgusted) by Spelling's comments on her wealth, which she says isn't what it once was. The cancellation of her Oxygen show Tori & Dean, real estate losses and pregnancy health complications have led to a drain on her bank account. Of course, with clothing and jewelry lines and a new ABC Family series Mystery Girls in development, Spelling isn't exactly in the poor house. "It's no mystery why I have money problems," she wrote. "I grew up rich beyond anyone's dreams. Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle, I can't seem to let go of my expensive tastes."
Her tight finances have even kept husband Dean McDermott from being able to afford a vasectomy, which may just be the epitome of the term "TMI." And at a time when plenty of American children don't even have enough food on their plates, Spelling's candor may not be appreciated by everyone.
Are we meant to feel sorry for her? Probably not. It's more likely that in Spelling's mind, she's just keeping it real, or telling it like it is. She's merely serving up "the usual humor, candor, and down-to-earth charm that her fans love." Only this time, her special brand of charm is starting to wear thin.
Jennifer Graham Kizer is an iVillage contributing writer. Follow her on Google+.
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