Tori Spelling Says She Was Bullied As A Teenager On ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’

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While many people might think that Internet bullies are something new, actress Tori Spelling reminds us that they are not. She was 16-years-old when she appeared as Donna on Beverly Hills, 90210 beginning in 1990. In a recent Instagram post, Tori opened up about being bullied for her looks while acting on the show.

In particular, it made her sensitive to comments about her eyes. She shared what appears to be a recent photo alongside some throwback photos from her younger years. She wrote, “My Dad always said “Your eyes are the windows to your soul”… I’ve never forgotten that. Because of that belief my Dad rarely let his actors wear sunglasses in a scene. He believed their eyes conveyed everything. All emotions.”

Tori Spelling reveals she was bullied during her time on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’

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My Dad always said “ Your eyes are the windows to your soul”… – I’ve never forgotten that. Because of that belief my Dad rarely let his actors wear sunglasses in a scene. He believed their eyes conveyed everything. All emotions. – I’ve carried that motto thru my life. I always look people in the eyes. I hold their gaze always. I never look away. I’ve taught my kids to always show people respect and look them in the eyes when they are talking to them. – I used to hate my eyes. When I started 90210 at 16 I was filled with low self confidence. Then, internet trolls ( yep we had them back then too!)called me frog and bug eyed. Being put under a microscope as a young girl in her formative years was hard. I spent years begging makeup artists on my shows and movies to please try to make my eyes look smaller. I would cry over my looks in the makeup trailer chair. – I didn’t start to realize what an asset my eyes were till I did Scream 2 and the cover of Rolling Stone reenacting the iconic shower scene from Psycho. My eyes made that photo. They showed the emotion I was “feeling in my soul” in that picture. – Now, my face. Many people ask why I only show one side of my face. Some write hurtful things. Yes, it is a choice. My choice. Because, a vulnerable innocent excited girl showed all of her face at 16 and was eaten alive. Choices about my looks were made for me by nameless and faceless accounts. Words can’t be unread. Cyber bullying existed then and it does now worse than ever. So, every time one of you ask me why I don’t look straight on in photos and videos know why I make that choice. Years of hurtful comments that I don’t even want to share to give them energy. Way worse than bug or frog eyes. Just remember next time that you go to comment on someone’s account regarding their face or body or choices, you don’t know them. They don’t know you. But, their soul will remember that unkind comment. It’ll be imprinted on them. Our memories can’t remember physical pain but we do remember emotional, verbal, and written pain. – That said. Here’s me. Straight on. I love my eyes now. They make me uniquely me. And, I rarely wear sunglasses. (Scroll 2see Rolling Stone cover)

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Her post continued, “I’ve carried that motto thru my life. I always look people in the eyes. [I] hold their gaze always. I never look away. I’ve taught my kids to always show people respect and look them in the eyes when they are talking to them.”

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“I used to hate my eyes. When I started 90210 at 16 I was filled with low self confidence. Then, internet trolls (yep we had them back then too!) called me frog and bug eyed. Being put under a microscope as a young girl in her formative years was hard. I spent years begging makeup artists on my shows and movies to please try to make my eyes look smaller. I would cry over my looks in the makeup trailer chair.”

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‘BEVERLY HILLS 90210,’ (from the left): Tori Spelling, Shannen Doherty, 1990-2000. © Aaron Spelling Prod. / Courtesy: Everett Collection

“I didn’t start to realize what an asset my eyes were till I did Scream 2 and the cover of Rolling Stone reenacting the iconic shower scene from Psycho. My eyes made that photo. They showed the emotion I was “feeling in my soul” in that picture.”

She people others to stop commenting on other’s looks

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‘BEVERLY HILLS 90210,’ Tori Spelling, TV GUIDE cover, February 24 – March 1, 1996. TV Guide/courtesy Everett Collection

“Now, my face. Many people ask why I only show one side of my face. Some write hurtful things. Yes, it is a choice. My choice. Because, a vulnerable innocent excited girl showed all of her face at 16 and was eaten alive. Choices about my looks were made for me by nameless and faceless accounts. Words can’t be unread. Cyber bullying existed then and it does now worse than ever. So, every time one of you ask me why I don’t look straight on in photos and videos know why I make that choice. Years of hurtful comments that I don’t even want to share to give them energy. Way worse than bug or frog eyes. Just remember next time that you go to comment on someone’s account regarding their face or body or choices, you don’t know them. They don’t know you. But, their soul will remember that unkind comment. It’ll be imprinted on them. Our memories can’t remember physical pain but we do remember emotional, verbal, and written pain.”

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She concluded, “That said. Here’s me. Straight on. I love my eyes now. They make me uniquely me. And, I rarely wear sunglasses. (Scroll 2see Rolling Stone cover)”

This truly is a great message for everyone.

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“True Friend” Tom Jones Mocked Elvis Presley’s Singing Behind His Back

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Two powerhouses of singing could meet and go down two paths: friendship or rivalry. By all accounts, Tom Jones and Elvis Presley became very close friends at a profound level. But even this powerful friendship didn’t stop some alleged mockery – and even about their most powerful asset: singing.

Those in each man’s inner circle got to see their interactions at unprecedented levels. One source, Chris Hutchins, acted as a journalist and publicist in addition to handling PR for Jones. He got to see the aftermath of what others viewed as his wholesome friendship with Elvis Presley.

Tom Jones and Elvis Presley: an unstoppable duo

Presley became friends with people in and out of his Memphis Mafia
Presley became friends with people in and out of his Memphis Mafia / Everett Collection

Throughout their careers, Elvis Presley and Tom Jones formed particular networks of friends, colleagues, and confidants. In the former’s case, this famously included the Memphis Mafia, which included a group of friends and associates loyal to the King. Jerry Schilling was a member and a dear friend to Presley. “Elvis didn’t really hang out with other entertainers that much,” he revealed. “But if there was one artist that Elvis truly called a friend and hung out with the most, it was Sir Tom Jones.” The significance of such a friendship can’t be overstated. Schilling also pointed out, “Elvis was always cautious about letting people get close and what their intentions were… But he was inspired by Tom and they became very good friends.”

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This cauldron of famous singers with powerful voices brewed a famous and raucous friendship between Elvis Presley and Tom Jones. They partied hard in hotel rooms, which Elvis often destroyed or defaced in some way. Schilling recalled, “We would all get together at a friend’s house and they would sing songs at the end of the night. ‘Tom liked to sing Elvis’ One Night With You.’” The two even spent copious amounts of time together in Las Vegas and Hawaii.

Rivalry sets the foundation

While partying with Elvis Presley one day, Tom Jones snubbed his singing the next
While partying with Elvis Presley one day, Tom Jones snubbed his singing the next / Everett Collection

Beneath it all, though, publicist Hutchins saw disapproval from Tom Jones. Whenever the two singers might have done a duet, Jones reportedly said “Hide the microphone. Presley’s in.” After hearing Presley had difficulty with higher notes and so mimed it while his backups filled in, Jones declared, “He’s like a big chorus girl up there.”

Jones even feels regret for one of his most famous photos with the King. While Elvis looks composed and spry, Jones sees himself with poor posture and sporting a double chin. The quips didn’t go one way, though. Presley openly teased him as well. For example, he targeted Jones’ tight pants and often wondered, “Does he stick a sock down there?” As two powerhouses in the industry, Hitchins’ ruling likely rings true: “the friendship between Tom and Elvis was always tinged with more than a hint of professional rivalry.”

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‘Smokey And The Bandit’ Is Returning As A TV Series

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  • Smokey and the Bandit is becoming a TV series.
  • There is no word on who will play the iconic roles that belonged to Reynolds and Reed.
  • No word on when the series will release.

 

Smokey and the Bandit, the 1977 hit movie starring Burt Reynolds, is now returning as a TV series. It was recently reported that actor Seth MacFarlane is working with a division of Universal Studio Group. The series will be written by David Gordon Green, who has also directed films such as Pineapple Express and the 2018 version of Halloween.

It has not been released to the public yet on who will be portraying Reynolds’ and Reed’s roles of the Bandit and the Snowman. The original 1977 film grossed $300 million off a $4.3 million budget. The film also finished second at the box office that year behind Star Wars.

‘Smokey and the Bandit’ officially becoming a TV series!

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“Growing up in the south, ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ was an iconic franchise for me. The legacy of these characters is a playground of swagger and sass that I’m excited to dig into,” says Green, who is also slated to direct the pilot episode. Erica Huggins is one of the executive producers, who weighs in more on the new project.

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“When UCP mentioned ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ we were immediately drawn to it,” she says. “We knew we had to remain faithful to its original setting in the South, and find an authentic voice. David’s immediate interest and his unique perspective and love for the original made it possible. ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ was a very cool and irreverent film at the time and we hope to achieve that same feeling in the show.”

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SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT II, Burt Reynolds, 1980 / Everett Collection

Reynolds, one of the leading men, died back in 2018 after celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic film.

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LISTEN: Judy Norton Of ‘The Waltons’ Is Actually A Very Gifted Singer Outside Of Acting

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Judy Norton may be best known for her role as Mary Ellen Walton on The Waltons, but she has another talent aside from acting. She is a very gifted singer, often showcasing her singing talents on her YouTube channel. In fact, one of the very first videos she uploaded to her channels was a video of her singing the songs “Fly Away” and recognizable tune “Pure Imagination.”

On Judy’s personal website, she writes her bio in third-person discussing her love for music which stems from her childhood. “Singing has been a passion of Judy’s since she first stepped in front of an audience at the age of 6. Since then her musical career has expanded to include musical theatre, concert performances, USO tours and even the occasional foray into the recording studio.”

Judy Norton is a phenomenal singer, something ‘Waltons’ fans may not even know!

LISTEN: Judy Norton Of 'The Waltons' Is Actually A Very Gifted Singer Outside Of Acting
Judy Norton singing / YouTube Screenshot

On Judy’s website, she also shares musical clips of songs she has covered ranging from movie-based tunes to Broadway music. What’s most impressive is the 30-second clip of her singing “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from the longest-running Broadway musical, Phantom of the Opera (an incredibly difficult song to master even for a trained vocalist).

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Of course, the songs that Judy has sung and posted to her YouTube channel have sprung questions from fans. One fan asks, “Why did you never sing on the Walton’s? That was beautiful. You would be great in musical theater.” To that, she responds, “Thank you so much. I didn’t start studying singing until part way through the series. I think it just didn’t make sense for Mary Ellen to sing since Jason was the musician in the family.”

She loves to stay connected with her fans as well

For fans who view Judy’s channel and enjoy her singing, here’s some good news; she does her best to respond to every comment! So, leave a nice compliment for her on any one of her videos. She loves to see them and respond!

Check out the video of her singing “Fly Away” and “Pure Imagination” below! She sounds absolutely incredible. We hope to see more professional singing material from her soon!

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Do You Remember The ‘CHiPs’ Halloween Episode Inspired By Kiss?

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Many CHiPs fans love the Halloween episode from 1982. The episode, titled “Rock Devil Rock,” follows guest star Don Most who plays Moloch, a character inspired by Gene Simmons of Kiss. It was directed by John Astin, who played Gomez Addams in The Addams Family.

In the episode, Moloch is wearing Kiss inspired makeup and outfit and is performing at a concert. He sings lyrics about the devil which turns out to be a big mistake! Ponch and Bobby are security guards and escort Moloch to his car at the end of the show. His car begins to play a tape that says, “Moloch must die” and spins out of control.

Don Most appeared as a Kiss inspired singer in the ‘CHiPs’ Halloween episode

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‘CHIPS,’ from left: Tom Reilly, Peter Marshall, Erik Estrada in ‘Rock Devil Rock’ (Season 6, Episode 4, aired October 31, 1982), 1977-83 / Everett Collection

Of course, Ponch and Bobby rescue him. Moloch is scared and wants to quit show business, but his manager convinces him to continue. Ponch and Bobby soon realize that his manager is behind the chaos and must save him again during another set.

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Ponch and Moloch / NBC

There is another famous face you might recognize in this episode! Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) appears in the episode too. Watch a clip from the episode below, just in time for Halloween:

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Brooke Shields Says Her Teenage Daughters Have Helped Her Build Confidence

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Brooke Shields says she is regaining her confidence at age 55, thanks to her teenage daughters. Brooke’s daughters are Rowan, 17, and Grier, 14. She admitted that she was feeling insecure about her body in her 50s and was wearing big bathing suits and anything to hide her natural frame.

Her daughters told her that was “ridiculous.” So, she began to look at herself through her daughters’ eyes and realized that she still has a lot of life to live. She attributes some of her loss of confidence to Hollywood, which tends to praise young actresses and models.

Brooke Shields says her daughters have helped her to embrace her natural curves

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“I was never skinny,” she said. “I was always athletic which means you don’t fit in the sample sizes. My daughters say I’m curvy. To them curvy is different. I watch them celebrate it. I’m learning from them and they always say you’re better off with something that shows your body rather than a muumuu.”

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Her daughters have also helped her to maintain a positive attitude when it comes to her body. She said she used to make fun of herself but realized that wasn’t the best influence on her girls. Now, she practices body positive and uses positive affirmations to feel better.

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While she is learning to embrace her body, she knows it is still important to exercise and eat right. Brooke has been doing workouts she found on Instagram, which includes arm exercises with bottles of wine! If that doesn’t sound like 2020, I don’t know what does!

She looks fabulous at 55 and it is great she has such a positive attitude with the help of her daughters!

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