Tori Spelling covers Star as ‘Hollywood’s worst mom’ & a complete fake

Tori Spelling

A week ago, I wondered aloud how Tori Spelling could still be scoring magazine covers when she covered Us Weekly. Well here is Tori gracing the cover of Star, but the tide has turned. We have endured many months of sympathetic Tori stories from every tabloid, and most people who liked her eventually burnt out on “poor Tori.” She cheated with Dean, so it’s hard to feel bad if he cheated on her. Which may or may not have happened. I think the whole cheating story is made up. Other outlets are starting to come to the same conclusion. Jezebel has a detailed breakdown of Tori’s inconsistencies including a fudged timeline.

Here’s the thing — Tori completely played all her cards in the tabloids before her new show’s uncomfortable trailer surfaced. Anyone who had an ounce of goodwill for Tori’s hustle is tired of her. Many of us had a good chuckle over Tori dragging Dean through the mud, but interest has waned. Enter a new strategy.

This week’s issue of Star shows an exasperated cover photo of Tori. The tabloid labels her as “Hollywood’s Worst Mom.” Does this mean that Team Dean is finally fighting back? Or is this yet another planned twist in the narrative? Let’s do some bullet points because there are SO many new mini-stories:

* The Star story says Tori Spelling is the fakiest of the fakes and that True Tori is anything but real. A source says, “Tori paints herself as the perfect mom, but her version of reality is nothing but distortion. If Dean left, she’d have to learn to cook, read stories, and be a good mom. She’d lose her worst employee.” Tori copes by chugging Vicodin and Oxy plus alcohol to deal with her mess of a marriage. The source also says, “Her image is more important to her than being a loving wife and mother. It’s all for show.” Huh.

* Dean and Tori have filmed more scenes for their show that show them on the therapy couch. “Insatiable” Dean whined about sex: “We have four kids, so in the sex department there were ebbs and flows. Is that safe to say?” Tori insisted, “We had a great relationship, and we had a great sex life.” Dean responded, “We had sex once every two weeks. It wasn’t fantastic.” Tori grew angry, and Dean asks, “What? What did I say?

* Radar Online says Dean has had enough of this new reality show. He thinks Tori is simply out to humilate him, and “he is tired of Tori playing the victim.” He’s very upset that “their four children are going to be able to watch the show when they are older and that really distresses him.” Soooo … he is threatening to divorce Tori now because “this has gone too far.” It would be interesting if Dean really filed for divorce, right? I think these two will stick together and make each other miserable forever. That is, if any cheating actually happened.

* Tori gave an exclusive statement to Us about their amazing sex life: “For having four children and very chaotic schedules, I thought we had a very, very good sex life.” Tori also admits that she’s tried to Google for pictures of Dean’s mistress — a totally made up woman named Emily Goodhand — but Tori can’t press the “return” button on her keyboard. (Note: The Examiner claims to have located an Emily Goodhand in Toronto, but that doesn’t mean this person banged Dean McDermott.)

* Tori and Dean’s therapist says Dean is full of crap. The therapist believes Dean has been “lying his whole life.” Tori still wants to make it work: “I’m so scared we won’t grow old together. That’s my biggest fear.” Girlfriend should be more fearful about Dean divorcing her and receiving a ton of alimony and child support. He could do that. Tori’s the one who’s been earning the cash with her book sales over the past few years. She’d have to pay him.

* Dean was papped yesterday chatting up some ladies outside a Starbucks. LOL.

Here’s a picture of Tori filming this bloody reality show two weeks ago. She sees this Lifetime show as her golden ticket, but she’ll spend the money right away. Then she’ll be broke again and have to cook up a new moneymaking scheme.

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

Photos courtesy of Star, Pacific Coast News & WENN

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  1. …yet people still oppose gay marriage.

    These two heteros make a f*cking MOCKERY out of marriage.
    They truly disgust me and I feel AWFUL for their children, who didn’t ask to be born to two epically self-centered morons.

    • mimif says:

      I give a ginormous +1<b to your post TOK.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      First and already the best post of the day, Kitten.

    • Kiddo says:

      She looks hideous on that cover, Jeez-Louise, it’s scary. Why doesn’t child services investigate these morons? How can this be a healthy environment for children? Because…money?

      Although I do like the black and beige sweater. I hate myself for thinking and saying that.

      • mimif says:

        I had to scroll back up too and make sure I liked it as much as I thought I did. Which I did, and then I got sad.

    • Duchess of Corolla says:

      Huge +1!!!

    • briargal says:

      Like gay’s don’t cheat?? Agreed though with the rest of your statement!

      • I think maybe my point was lost on you.

        Whether gay people cheat or not is immaterial to the oft-touted argument that marriage is an institution that would be tarnished by homosexual unions.

        The point being, heterosexuals are not always the pillar of marital sanctimony yet they still have the privilege (I say punishment) of having access to that legal union.

      • Kiddo says:

        @TheOriginalKitten, I think a point that could also be made is that the resistance to gay adoption is ridiculous, when you consider the straight parents who expose children to this type of abuse. In my opinion, this is abuse. Look at this example these two people who are setting, and in a VERY public way. Children shouldn’t have to deal with parent’s issues of sexual dysfunction, before they even grasp sexuality on any real level, or other complaints between the partners, and this is a glaring example of inappropriateness. Yet people are uptight about homosexual sexual relations in the privacy of their homes. These children can’t escape this since some are old enough, where their peers will also know all of their business, so they will suffer doubly from inside and outside their home.

    • Snazzy says:

      @TOK: I was going to add something, but can’t. That post says it all :)

    • Audrey says:


      Most of the gay marriage opposes I know are divorced at least once lol.

      Look at tori and Kim and Britney’s hetero marriage shams and tell me how they preserve the sanctity of marriage more than Ellen and Portia and NPH and his guy

    • Izzy says:

      + a zillion. Those two disgust me. The only ones I have any sympathy for are the kids.

      Yo Tori, if you’re reading your own press, we’ve said it a million times, so here’s the million-and-first: When it comes to cheating, how you get him, is usually how you lose him.

    • Bunbun says:

      They aren’t only ones #kimandkanye.

  2. kimber says:

    Sucks to be her…

  3. Angie says:

    You try and deal with 4 kids, a cheating husband a failing reality show, being scrutinized by the media/paparazzis 24/7 and write me a piece on that!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      All of which are direct results of her own choices.

      • HappyMom says:

        This exactly.

      • Angie says:

        Granted, but we are real quick to judge…IMO

      • AG-UK says:

        Exactly no one said she had to have 4 kids, I have 1 and can almost lose it I’d be in the nut house with 4

      • Ferris says:

        Finn was not planned. Total accident. That happens sometimes. Those children are adorable. I hope they make it out if this mess ok.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        She chose to sleep with a married man and then marry him when she knew he was a cheater, she chose to have children with him, she chose to have a reality show, she chose to use the paps as much as they used her, she chose to spread their sordid dirty laundry all over the news without regard to her children’s welfare…that’s what I meant. Not just that she chose to have children. Her problems are all of her own making.

      • @GoodNamesAllTaken
        All without having a real JOB. You’d think instead of wanting to be the stereotypical Hollywood brat-actress, she’d want to be more like her dad and get into producing (if she wanted to stay in Hollywood), instead of doing this crap.

        Complaining about money–then spending it on crap you don’t need, all the while depending on reality shows to sustain your life, when you’ve had the means (ALL YOUR LIFE) to do a whole lot better.

      • DrM says:

        Exactly. I have always wondered though WHY on God’s earth she had so many kids in such a short space of time. That would be hard on a rock solid, long term marriage. Which theirs isn’t…and never was. McDermott thought he had married the ”golden vagina.” Instead it turned out to the be the never ending child popping vagina. NOT what he had in mind I don’t reckon. Man needs to wrap it. He left his first wife in the middle of adopting a child. That is fairly telling. Again its all about choices…

    • Marigold says:

      She has 3 nannies and 1 personal assistant. She chose to take on a man who she *knew* was a cheater, since she helped him do it and has since made get rich quick bad choices. Choices. Including the choice to make herself a spectacle by calling paparazzi before she goes out and inviting reality cameras into her home. I don’t wish her ill will and I certainly hope her children are safe but she is still quite a bit more privileged than many, many women.

      • Belle Epoch says:

        What about the idea that the Canadian woman was paid by Tori to appear and then disappear? The theory is that ALL OF THIS is for the cameras and for money. That’s almost Lowhan low. Lying about cheating to make a buck? What about the KIDS? She’s very, very bad news, despite her homey (now victim) image

  4. kimber says:

    Sucks to be her I guess. I dont feel sympathy for dean or her.

    • Dommeh Dearest says:

      I think this is the magazine angry Tori didn’t give them a sit down, tell all. But that’s just me thinking tabloid magazines sink that low. Or that it may convince people to buy rather than skimming at the check out line.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Team those poor kids. Tori and Dean deserve each other.

  6. Frida_K says:

    They are the Wal-Mart Kardashians, or at least they are vying for that role. I wonder if she’ll try to out-do Lucifer’s Homegirl once the children are older?


  7. grabbyhands says:

    Let’s face it, they’re both horrible attention whores willing to sell out their family and themselves in order to keep the TV deals coming. The only ones I feel sorry for in this mess is their kids.

  8. Lisa says:

    Rib cages are sexy!

  9. Patricia says:

    Its really abusive to those kids to be airing this kind of trash about their marriage on national TV.
    If Dean is aware of how damaging this is, as he claims, than why on earth is he going along with this?

    I remember my parents having a big fight, ONCE. With raised voices behind their bedroom door. My sisters and I were very upset for a long time and felt a strong insecurity from it. We were very young and sensitive. I give my parents so much credit that this is the only time we ever heard them really fight.
    I can’t imagine what it would have been like to have this amount of discord, and out in the open so publicly. The stress and sadness in those kids is going to cause lifelong issues, and it will be available in this crappy show to watch as they grow up. Terrible.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:


    • huh says:

      Well said Patricia

    • Emily C. says:

      My parents loudly fought nearly every weekend of my life. I was so happy when they finally divorced. Their way of interacting ended up causing me serious problems in all my relationships, but especially in my romantic relationships as an adult. I can’t imagine how much worse it must be to have it televised.

  10. QQ says:

    They both need to shut up and go home and mind that gaggle of kids they made

    • RR says:

      Agreed. I feel embarrassed for their eldest children, who certainly have to go to school and deal with their peers talking about this.

  11. GiGi says:

    I do feel bad (a little) because that Star cover was actually filmed as part of the reality show and her baby had just thrown up all over in the car and she was asking the Pap to stop taking pics. He did, but looks like he still sold the ones he got off!

    I watched the TrueTori episode that just aired. And… well… Tori doesn’t really come off as sympathetic and I actually ended up feeling bad for Dean somehow by the end. Tori does this baby voice/vulnerable woman thing when she’s “telling hard truths” that is so awful and put on.

    Meanwhile, she’s shown taking care of her 4 kids in their truly enormous home and driving them around in an Escalade and getting mani/pedis. This is not a woman struggling to make it, at least financially. I’m sorry she’s having trouble with her marriage, but, I don’t know… something’s off.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      EVERY thing is off. Ask a pap to stop taking pics while being filmed for your reality show? Really? The irony is about as thick as her makeup.

      And as far as her being “completely fake,” (from the headline), at some point when your hair is fake, nose is fake, boobs are fake, is it possible you don’t realize when your life has become fake too?

  12. MrsBPitt says:

    All I have to say is…those poor kids…

  13. Jen34 says:

    I have a real problem with calling any woman a bad mother unless she is putting her kids’ lives in danger. That cover story has very serious allegations, and I would sue the pants off of Star if they are making that up.

    And why must people discuss their sex lives on TV? Yuck.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      3 weeks ago,according to Star mag,Angelina Jolie was the worst mother

    • Emily C. says:

      I’d be okay — happy even — with people discussing their sex lives on TV if it was insightful, thoughtful, educational (the number of people who know nothing about sex is disturbing), and not gender essentialist. But that doesn’t happen.

  14. Karen says:

    I don’t understand why she’s a thing – why does anyone care about some washed up, former actress. I really don’t get how she and her family are relevant in any way, or how they keep getting TV shows and magazine covers.

  15. Meredith says:

    I watched True Tori and I felt uncomfortable for everyone involved. Like you couldnt enjoy the trashy voyeur aspect that usually comes along with reality TV when you are seeing a family fall apart and the children are not oblivious to the family dynamic changes.
    The scene that bothered me the most was Tori’s monologue about finding out Dean cheated while showing a video of her child’s school performance. That was so horrible to do to her own kid you know? let him have that moment.

    I think she’s doing this to humiliate him and it could backfire because of him gaining the moral (as far moral as these 2 get) upper hand in realizing this is a crappy thing to do to their children and pulling out of it.

  16. T.fanty says:

    As a mother, I just want to say that I find these “worst mother” covers offensive and repelling. This kind of misogynistic shaming is reason enough to never buy these magazines, as far as I’m concerned.

  17. JudyK says:

    Okay, I have to admit that years ago I enjoyed watching the original Tori and Dean reality show. However, I watched this new one (and, Tori, get your name out of the title…it’s OLD and so narcissistic) last night and thought throughout the whole thing that it was STAGED from Tori’s pretend crying and bending over and covering her face because she couldn’t produce REAL tears to driving her brand new black ESCALADE (she’s broke, right) into a contrived area with paps waiting for her (the paps KNOW the exact hour of her counseling appointments with Dean?) and then bending down to fix her makeup on the way inside because “she still wants to look nice for Dean”…to the so-called therapist sitting in that dingy, dirty-looking counseling center with his image covered and never hearing him speak, only seeing typed messages of the questions he has asked.


  18. briargal says:

    Is she “Hollywood’s worst” mom? Anyone who would put money and fame before her children’s emotional well-being would certainly qualify for the title. It’s emotional abuse and just as damaging as physical abuse in the end! Add the Kardashians–Lohan’s–Bieber’s–Cyrus’–etc and there is a whole class of abnormal people who have money and fame for idols and goals! These are not normal people and it’s too bad they even have children who deserve the chance to have a normal life!! Putting a supposed affair on TV for all to see certainly qualifies her for the worst but if it is all fake, makes it even worse!!

  19. Macey says:

    I never watched her show but I have been skimming the articles about this and I was actually starting to feel sorry for her until I read the Jezebel article. Now Im convinced its all fake and nothing more than a story line for show. I know that all “realty” shows are scripted and fake but I actually believed the cheating thing for like a minute. I was going to check out next week’s show but now I wont bother.

  20. insomniac says:

    Gah, that Star cover. She looks like an angry llama that’s about to spit on someone.

  21. Cris says:

    Am I the only one who noticed they still call each other Babe even while arguing over his cheating? That really struck me as strange. I’d be like, hey f*ckface to him!

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      That does sound strange.

    • Macey says:

      I saw a clip of a past show and she was always referring to him as “babe”, didnt watch long enough to see if he used it too but I always found the whole “babe” thing kind of irritating.

      Cant stand those couples that cant say anything to each other without adding that “babe” in there. I used to know a cpl like that, I went out with them one time and by the end of the day I was so sick of hearing “babe” I could scream. I dont think either could say a sentence without it either starting or ending with weird to me.

      • idk says:

        Haha yeah I hate the word “babe”. I think some couples don’t even realize how often they say it. It’s also a very popular word in Australia. In that country they use the word “babe” for everyone. I have heard girls calling their female friends “babe”. It’s just part of the culture there.

    • Emily C. says:

      My husband and I often call each other “hon” while arguing. I have no idea why. So that alone would not be enough for me to think they were weird or fake. Obviously they are both weird and fake, but not for that.

  22. Snazzy says:

    I’m more intersted in the story on the top right of the cover about the nail stylists!!

  23. idk says:

    Sorry to say this, but she deserves this. She cheated on her first husband to be with Dean. He cheated on his first wife to be with Tori. They are both cheaters. Did she really think he wouldn’t cheat on her? Sometimes I think this crap is all made up for their show and ratings. She needs money and was desperate. Why not keep this private? They have cameras capturing all of this. Makes you wonder.

  24. lucy2 says:

    I am disgusted by the way they have chosen to turn their family into this circus, for TV shows and tabloid attention. They are both horrible, as far as I can tell, and I feel terribly bad for their children. This is their LIFE, not some fictional soap opera for entertainment.

  25. FingerBinger says:

    I don’t get why people keep saying Tori is broke. She’s “broke” by Hollywood/rich people standards. By regular/everyday people standards, she’s not REALLY broke.

    • word says:

      That is true. But people are probably comparing her lifestyle to the lifestyle she would have had if her father had left her money. He left her $400 000 or somewhere around that amount. Her fall out with her mother had to do with the fact Tori cheated on her first husband. Her mother liked her first husband and stopped talking to Tori after she left him for Dean. So if this whole cheating scandal is true, Tori must be pulling her hair out as she lost A LOT of inheritance by marrying Dean.

  26. Rita says:

    Who the heck drags the public into marriage counseling with them after a “supposed” broken heart cheating betrayal? Answer: Nobody does, unless they are making a buck from smearing their marriage through the cow pies of reality TV. Dean’s probably been cheating on her for years and they decided to build some fake drama around it. FAKE is the operative word in all of this.

    The disgusting pretense of all this is why the honest and respectable couples like LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian would never do a reality TV show………scripted reality, maybe………but aren’t they all.

  27. JH says:

    Just how is this woman poor?!?! Her Mom can save her a** anytime. I’m so sure this is about ego and not about paying the bills. She’s gross.

  28. Inconceivable! says:

    How can she even attempt to focus on repairing a marriage or being an active mom if she’s out drinking wine & popping Vicodin and Oxy’s?! I guess it’s a good thing this financially strapped family has 3 nannies and an assistant.

  29. Zigggy says:

    That face…

  30. Jayna says:

    The Emily Goodhand in London is a completely different person, who has a career and blogs about legal issues or something and set the record straight when someone tweeted asking her. This Emily in Canada all they ever showed was one fuzzy photo in the magazine article. I find it strange that Tory keeps addressing her as Emily in the show or interviews (somewhere I saw that), that she doesn’t blame” Emily”. It’s his fault as her husband, not “Emily’s”. Weird. I have never heard a woman cheated on calling the one-night stand by her first name several times. It’s usually just addressing it as the girl you picked up and screwed, a faceless person to her. This whole calling her Emily I found a red flag. What wife would keep calling a one-night stand by their name? Maybe it is all made up.

    • anon33 says:

      That’s a very good point Jayna. When I was cheated on by my ex, I didn’t want to know anything about the girl, didn’t want to hear her name, and never in a million years would I have said her name. I called her “that bitch.”

    • DaisyMae says:

      That is the one thing that really struck me as odd too. Anyone who’s been cheated on knows that saying the other womans name is like poison on your tongue. I might call her “that woman”, or “the bitch”, in fact, I would call her everything BUT her real name.

  31. Jayna says:

    I just went and read that Jezebel article. This is definitely a fake storyline and set up by them. Some of those things in the Jezebel story I noticed too and wondered about but didn’t pay close enough attention nor was that interested. But reading the timeline and the shadiness of it all, definitely fake. US Magazine has a close relationshiip with Tori and does a lot of articles on her. Then they are the ones that would choose to put this cheating scandal gotcha article out and out at Christmas no less Not the type of thing a mag would do that you have a close relationship with. And then when you break your silence, who do you go to for an article? The same mag that heartlessly did a story on you at Christmastime from a cheating one-night stand. And where is Emily? Like said, no photoshoot done of her for the article. Usually they then go on a few entertainment show interviews to extend this 15 minutes of fame. She is nowhere, just disappeared into the shadows. And I always thought the Emily rendition of events was strange. He loves his wife and talked about her and the kids a lot, blah, blah. Reading Jezebel’s take on how the story line was being set up even then in the words Emily chose to describe the encounter is spot on

    Something is so fishy here and that is disgusting, that they would do this just for the dollars, a quick show following them in counseling. Then I bet they come out with a show following them rebuilding their marriage after deciding at the end of counseling not to divorce. Remember, it was said that the six-week show is not tied up at the end everything solved, marriage saved. It’s just a teaser to get you into their next reality show.

    • Emily C. says:

      “This is definitely a fake storyline and set up by them.”

      Yep. The Star cover is so that more people will tune in to the show to see her supposedly horrible mothering.

  32. Jayna says:

    Here’s the Jezebel article, which echos some of the things Celebitchy noted but also has done a detailed timeline on the events and suspect coincidences.

  33. Bailie says:

    One of the most unattractive people I have ever seen. (and it is definitely Tori)

    She seems as fake as her white blond fake hair, ugly red lipsticks she usually has on, the orange fake and bake tan, and that horrendous chest job. Yikes.

    I am amazed that Tori is surprised that Dean cheated on her when that’s how they got together in the first place.

    I guess at last she got the taste of her own medicine.

    I can’t stand Tori, she is earning a living by exposing almost all her dirty laundry, because nobody would hire her for an actual acting job.

    Get a job Tori and Dean to support your many children.

  34. prayforthewild says:

    Why isn’t Dean ‘Hollywood’s worst dad’?

    They made those kids together and this circus is the result of both of their bad choices, and lack of good judgement starting with their choice to cheat on their partners with each other. And now here we are. Why are they still getting reality shows? Why did they ever? Ugh

  35. Emily C. says:

    “Now tune in to the show to see Hollywood’s Worst Mom in action!”

    I don’t think there are separate Dean and Tori camps. They’re in this together. His role is as a huge cheater, and hers is as a wronged wife and stressed-out, possibly subpar mother. It’s all for the show.

  36. Carolyn says:

    Cosign with everyone. This “reality show” totally fake, scripted-ness has to stop.

    Tori Spelling has no redeeming features or qualities at all.

    I too want to know about the nail stylist article!

  37. jferber says:

    It seems all that’s needed to write a crappy story about you is a crappy picture.

    • lisa2 says:

      Well I saw a story once of someone that worked for a tabloid. And they admitted. They get a picture then write the story. Throwing in whatever works in reference to the picture.

      I watched the show. And it was just very sad to me.. Mainly because of the children. They are so young. I can almost understand people showing their therapy. This is not the first time that happened. We see it on cable shows all the time.. I read the Jezebel piece regarding this all being fake; and some of the points they made did make me lift and eyebrow.

      I would hope that she nor Dean would do that to their children. I don’t wish anyone to break up. Just all wrong.

  38. Rinna says:

    Someone play the smallest violin for poor Tori and Dean. If they didn’t have children this would be hilarious. As for the unflattering star cover, as if Tori’s face wasn’t scary enough.