Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling won’t say Tiffani Thiessen’s name


It seems that the library is open for Beverly Hills 90210 alums Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling. Kelly and Donna threw shade at former cast mate Tiffani Theissen on Friday’s episode of my favorite TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The queen-testants were tasked to perform a Drag Race version of the classic 90s series, titled, 9021-HO, for their acting challenge this week. Jennie and Tori joined Ru and Carson Kressley on the judging panel. When critiquing the queen who took on Tiffani’s role of Valerie (it was Aja if you follow the show), Jennie couldn’t even bring herself to utter the actress’ name, beginning her feedback with, “As Ti—, how do you say it?” Just in case you had your shade blockers on, Tori helpfully added, “Just say, ‘That which we don’t speak of.’” Ru and the other judges laughed (RuPaul’s laugh is one of my favorite sounds ever) and Jennie agreed, stating, “Yes, we know her as ‘That which we don’t speak of.’”

Apparently, the rivalry dates back to the ladies’ days at West Beverly. Tiffani told Howard Stern during a 2012 interview that she suffered from new kid on the block syndrome when she joined the cast in 1994, saying that “the girls were not very nice to me.” She eventually forged a friendship with Jennie, even being there to witness the birth of her first child with now ex-husband Peter Facinelli. And, as friendships can (and often) do, the two grew apart after a falling out, with Tiffani confessing that, “I was the one who was hurt, let’s just say that.”

Tiffani and Tori fell out after the latter dumped husband Charlie Shanian for current spouse Dean McDermott. Tiffani was apparently very close to Charlie (her best friend was Charlie’s roommate for a time) and said the split was “a hard situation for everybody.”

Kaiser mentioned that she watches Tiffani’s show on the Cooking Channel, Dinner at Tiffani’s, and noticed that of her many guests, only one of her 90201 co-stars, Jason Priestley, has joined her in her TV kitchen. I’m sure the feelings between the gals are probably mutual.

I’m sure Ru encouraged the catty comments from Jennie and Tori, but they all sound like they’re stuck in high school. I mean, really, Tori and Tiffani are 43 and Jennie is 45. Was the shade really necessary? And could someone please find me a way to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race?

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  1. Bridget says:

    Tiffani and Jennie were really tight, but Tori not so much. The fact that Jennie’s palling around with Tori speaks volumes.

    That breakup with Charlie Shanian cost Tori and awful lot.

    • Jegede says:

      I wonder what happened.

      Cause Tiffani and Jenni were so tight, they were each others bridesmaids.
      I think Jennie even introduced Tiffani to her husband.

      I always found that ironic, cause Brenda & Kelly were BFFs on 90210 but detested each other in real life. Whereas Kelly & Valerie were sworn enemies on the show, but were extremely close in real life.

      Now the wheels have turned.

      • Bridget says:

        Jenni seemed like she completely lost it when she and Facinelli split up.

      • autumn says:

        I thought Tiffani and her husband were like childhood friends or something like that? They’re cute, I follow them both on instagram.

      • holly hobby says:

        Yes Jennie has lost it when her hubby left her for that actress on the tattoo show (sorry the name escapes me but she was the one covered with tattoos). She looks like she’s trying to recapture her youth.

      • serena says:

        I think Shannen and Jennie are friend-ish now? I saw them comment on each other’s instagrams and Jennie supporting Shannen thought her battle with cancer and all.

      • Pumpkin says:

        I agree Jennie was totally devastated when Peter F left her for Jamie Alexander. They’ve split up as well.

      • Bridget says:

        You know how you can tell you’re at rock bottom? The only person you have left is Tori Spelling.

    • Zuzus Girl says:

      Autumn- No Tiffani and her husband only met a few years before they were married. They are cute together though.

  2. annaloo. says:

    Sad and stupid.

  3. Zut alors says:

    Corey, get thee an Amazon firestick and jailbreak it. But you didn’t hear that from me.

    • Yariettt says:

      You can also make a VH1 account for free and livestream the show when it airs. All you have to do is log in and select which service provider you have. I have been doing this since I only have very basic programming.

      It’s sucks you can’t rewatch the episode.. I like to get a second viewing in. But it’s better than nothing!

  4. TheOtherOne says:

    PAGING THE IRS – Tori did tv work. Seize her money before she goes shopping or gets pregnant again!!

    • HeidiM says:

      ^^^ I hope Mary Jo’s son gets some of it first.

    • holly hobby says:

      hahaha good one!

      I’m sure the IRS set up a garnishment on her wages. They don’t need to keep track of her. Every check she gets will be garnished.

  5. KBeth says:


  6. Talie says:

    I’m Team Tiffani…I heard that Stern interview and she not only said that she was there for the birth of the child, but that Jennie’s husband was not! That said it all to me.

    • original kay says:

      I think Tiff wins the prize for career after 90210, hands down.
      She got to be in White Collar! Lucky her!

      • I Dont Know Her says:


      • Whaaaaaaatttt? says:

        I LOVE white collar! So she wins for me too :)

      • Lama Bean says:

        She was in another show with Peter Facinelli too!

        Clearly these two are childish. I’m Team Tiff.

      • swak says:

        I’m binging White Collar at the moment. Love this show. Also, sounds like the other two are jealous because Tiffany has done so much better than they have. Don’t think I could name something Jenny has been in and Tori has done very little other than reality tv.

      • Cran says:

        I’m way late to White Collar catching it only in reruns but I ❤️ it. Her characters marriage gives me all the feels even though I get its TV. I didn’t realize who she was for the longest time.

      • So_Cal Sam says:

        They are probably just jealous that she got to work with Matt Bomer. 😉

    • holly hobby says:

      Kelly Kapowski forever! Seriously Tiffani just comes across as a nice person. The other two not so much. Jennie had perpetual bitch face – even when she was in 90210.

  7. Yup, Me says:

    Nothing more pitiful than old ass mean girls who used to be hot.

    Except maybe an old ass mean girl who was never hot but used to be rich and now can’t even pay her friggin bills.

    • Luca76 says:

      Bwhhaaaah… this alll day

    • sara says:

      You must have been checking out my old high school friends on Facebook. The “old ass” mean girls that were and are still mean, but with bigger assess from all the food, alcohol and feelings they consumed. lol

  8. Really says:

    Tiffani showed more class than those two that have been bad mouthing her for years, when she was asked about them she spoke she was more mature and not high school level name calling.
    Jennie and tori are both pathetic

  9. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    I honestly don’t really care about this story, I just care about Drag Race. This season has been good so far, not great, but consistently good.

    I was rooting for Nina Bo Nina Brown to win the whole thing, but her attitude has soured me on her a little. I still think she should be top three based on her talent alone. Shea, Sasha, Trinity, and Valentina are also favorites of mine. I need Farrah to go home so bad, she is the worst. She is as bad as the Britney impersonator from last season. Alexis should follow right behind her because she is just dull.

    • Vinot says:

      The first level of hell is Farrah’s whiny voice and the second level is Alexis bossing you around telling you what nineties eyebrows looked like

      I toot your comment that this season is good not great, but I boot your comment that Farrah is as bad as Derrick Barry because I actually lived for DB

      • Yariettt says:

        Just have to add that I agree with everything you both wrote.. even (somehow) your opposing viewpoints on Derrick Barry. Top toots of the week.

        Have you watched the LOGO extended clip of Nina accusing Aja of stealing her clown white? Wow, that sealed the deal. She straight up lies about Aja. I did love Nina at first, and her talent is wonderful, but her attitude is so ugly. Her inner saboteaur is a powerful force.

      • Fire&Blood says:

        I’m going to echo the love for DB. And as talented as Nina is, I would much rather that she went home than Farrah. She needs to get a major attitude adjustment because it is becoming very clear that she is not easy to work with – something that doesn’t bode well for her career moving forward.

        The moment when Ru told Farrah she was going to f***ing f*** her up after the latter said she was born in 93… *sigh* that gave me life. As did Shea, Tiffani and Valentina’s respective performances

  10. Jess says:

    Yeah I’m team Tiffani, these two acted like bratty teenagers and it was really kind of pathetic. Tori can’t even pay her own damn bills or for her own children, I’m surprised Jennie talks to her. Tiffani says she was the one who got hurt and they don’t deny it, so this was even more immature.

  11. I Dont Know Her says:

    Tiffani was the best thing to happen to that show IMO.
    She brought a much needed vixenish mixup to the flavorless/callow cast.

    Also, she has managed to take the highroad and while maintaining consistent acting and hosting work unlike these two who look rode hard and put away wet.

    • Meredith says:

      While I love the Brenda years, Tiffani was hands down the best actor on that show (which is especially impressive when you look at some of the early episodes of Saved by the Bell). The 90210 writers gave her/her character a lot of terrible storylines and constantly changing motivations but she always did her best with what she was given, unlike other people on the show who were clearly over it.

    • Petee says:

      I beg to disagree.That show was never the same after the Brenda character was written out.Love her or hate her she has talent and spunk.She was also great on Charmed.

      • CF98 says:

        I agree it was never the same but Tiffani/Valerie was good as well and made the show palatable until she left

  12. Lucy2 says:

    That was so long ago, seems petty to hold onto it all these years. If they had a falling out and are no longer friends, fine, but to be publicly snarky about it it’s just kind of sad. Let it go already.
    I hope Tori’s paycheck from this went to her tax bill!

  13. greenmonster says:

    Team Tiffani – always and forever. I like her so much. Coincidentally I watched Beverly Hills, 90210 The Final Goodbye today on Youtube. It is from the year 2000 and even in that Tiffani stated, that Jennie wasn’t very welcoming in the beginning, but how close they became once they overcame that.
    I also can remember an interview with Christine Elise (who played Emily Valentine) where she said something very similar. According to her, all the guys were really nice and friendly, the girls esp. Jennie and Tori not so much. If my memory serves me right, even the 902010 guys said that in interviews.

  14. lisa says:

    i love that tiffani has a cooking show while tori is trying to be some martha stewart on a budget and no one is buying

    i can see tori watching it and cursing at the tv

    • KB says:

      Tiffani seems to have everything that Tori doesn’t. The happy family, faithful husband, acting career, mommy lifestyle cooking career…I think the other ladies are just jealous.

      • Pumpkin Pie says:

        I was just going to say that Tiffani seems to be the most successful one out the three of them, and the happiest.

      • Christin says:

        Sounds like Tiffani has successfully moved on from the zip code show, and the other two haven’t.

  15. OSTONE says:

    Team Tiffani! She was superb in White Collar!!

  16. CeeCee says:

    Seriously a gazillion years later? Grow the f up.

  17. Delta Juliet says:

    I’m around the same age as these three and my God, I’m embarrassed for them. High school behavior 25 years after high school is pathetic.

  18. kate says:

    Team Kelly Kapowski Forever!

  19. Penelope says:

    Team Tiff here. She’s not only had the best post-90210 career of any of them, she’s also the best actress and by far, the prettiest.

    Love her in White Collar–she and her onscreen husband have real chemistry!

    Jennie Garth is getting too much plastic surgery and is starting to resemble a man (a look I don’t think she’s going for). And agree with the poster who said she never seemed to snap back after the split with Facinelli.

  20. Nancy says:

    So petty and childish. Practically the entire cast had nothing good to say about Shannon Doherty……that is until she was diagnosed with cancer. Since then Luke Perry came forward and said how Shannon got thrown under the bus and actually was the reason the show succeeded in the first place. I agree. It’s easy to team up on one person. Jennie and Tori need to join 2017 and remember they’re not 17 anymore.

    • Bridget says:

      Shannen was really badly behaved behind the scenes on 90210, but Brenda was undoubtedly the draw. I don’t think anyone really disputed that or thought that viewers were tuning in to see more Donna and Steve. But of course they’re being nice to her after her cancer diagnosis.

  21. Vinot says:

    The real shade? That you left Michelle and Ross out of your mentions of the judges panel.

  22. Tanya says:

    Team Tiff. Saved by the Bell and 90210 served within my heyday. It’s unfortunate to see women acting in the manner of Jealie – er Jennie and Snori – er Tori. Grow up, ladies.

  23. Velvet Elvis says:

    Omg how old are these chicks now? Grow up already.

  24. Reindeer says:

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    Kodi is just the media library, so you have to download media apps in to the program once you do. All I use is Exodus, though, so I only had to download one additional app. Here’s the information:

    • Sophia's Side eye says:

      Thank you for posting this, Reindeer!

      • Isa says:

        Can you download this on something like an xbox or a PlayStation?
        I’m planning on canceling our dish, but I’m not sure what to replace it with.
        We’ve thought about getting a smart tv. Someone above mentioned a fire stick. I’m not tech Davy at all.

  25. holly hobby says:

    Those two sound very bitter. It shows on their faces too (I’m not talking about plastic surgery either). Tiffani can go on and live her life. These two are seriously stuck in 90210 times and it shows since they haven’t had a viable career after the show ended.

  26. Cricket says:

    Hey Jennie and Tori, not much love here for you two! We all know Tori is an idiot but Jennie too, not very classy ladies. Sad thing is you both have girls, not a great example for how a real woman should behave.

  27. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    Tori and Jennie have always had a rep for being ‘mean girls’, even during 90210′s heyday. Shannon was the one that the press called out for it but those 2 were just as bad (other cast members have said this over the years). I can totally get on board with them giving Tiffani a hard time, they became the shows ‘Queen Bee’s’ after Shannon left. I think Jason Priestly said that a lot of the cast developed massive ego’s which made making the show painful.

    Also didn’t Tiffani date mega douche Brian Austin Green??

  28. naomipaige says:

    The two (Jennie and Tori) do seem mean girlish!

  29. lunchcoma says:

    Sort of pathetic. If Thiessen did something truly horrible, call her out on it. If it’s some minor shit, just pass over her name with a vague comment.

    Frankly, it looks like there might be some jealousy at work. Thiessen’s career is in the best shape, and her personal life has been the most stable.

  30. Ozogirl says:

    I will always be Team Jennie/Kelly. One rumor is Tiffani slept with Jennie’s then-husband Peter during the short lived tv show they had. However, I think it’s more likely that Jennie chose sides after Tori cheated on and divorced her ex husband who Tiffani is close friends with. Maybe Tiffani had some words about what Tori did and Jennie chose that friendship instead. Still, they should have taken the high road.

  31. Michelle says:

    Tori should be ‘That which cannot use birth control’ and Jennie should be ‘That which cannot keep a man’.

  32. Libra girl says:

    Tori is a spoiled bratty bitch. She has never ever shown any compassion or apologized for anything that she has done to others. She’s a loser and Jennie drank the Kool-Aid. Tiffany is better off and doesn’t need that kind of negative energy in her life. For girls (not women) who are mothers, they need to grow up. Tori’s just angry because she looks like a bleached out blow fish. All the money in the world will never make that girl attractive. Straight up.

  33. serena says:

    This is so utterly stupid, I don’t expect much from Tori but I’m kinda disappointed in Jennie.

  34. Miss M says:

    Unnecessary shade. Team Tiffani!

  35. CF98 says:

    I don’t think Tiffani cares why should she her life seems a lot more pleasant than theirs. However it was pretty obvious she was closer to the guys on 90210 than the women. I think Jason is the only one to have guest starred on her cooking show.

  36. DesertReal says:

    Corey – I watch via Hulu boo boo

  37. Chelly says:

    I like Tiffani AMBER Theisens cooking show. She dropped the Amber but I know & grew up to as such & Tori is a f’kn mess. I take ANYTHING she says even shade w a grain of salt

  38. matahari says:

    They call her “that”?? How tacky. Team Tiffani.

  39. S says:

    Ha, ha! This is hilarious. Did I say funny? I meant sad.

    I am roughly the same age as these women and … I can’t with the childish shade. I wouldn’t call myself a “fan” of any of them, but, objectively, I’d say Thiessen has, by far, had the best & longest career: long tenures on 3 hit shows (Saved by the Bell, 90210, White Collar) and is the only one who seems to be currently working. I caught her Christmas “Dinner with Tiffani” special, because I love food shows at the holidays, and she had Jason Priestly, Mark Paul Gosselaar & the guy from White Collar (forgive me, don’t know his name). Haven’t watched more, but it was actually a fairly well done sweet, lifestyle show and the interaction between all of them seemed pretty sincere; Including Tiffani’s spouse, who also appeared.

    But, mostly, I’ve warmed to Ms. Thiessen by listening to the Again with This: Beverly Hills 90210 podcast. I’m not a shill — no affiliation other than being a fan — but if you’re of a certain age, it’s a really well done, snarky episode-by-episode recap of the original 90210, with accompanying visual aids that really skewer all the glorious ’90s fashion. They’re into the Tiffani years now and she really was so much better — and so flippin’ gorgeous — than anyone at the time gave her credit for. Worth checking out if relentless mockery, done with love and affection for the source material, is your sort of thing.