Jason Priestley has written a memoir in which he speaks of his former “90210” castmates Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty. In addition, he also dished the dirt on Tori’s husband, Dean McDermott and had a funny story about Brad Pitt.
If you’ve watched the original “90210”, then it’s very likely that Shannen’s reputation preceded her. She was known for being a trouble maker off and on set and she was like the Lindsay Lohan of the older (aged 30-40s) generation. Jason and Shannen were apparently sent off to meet with some advertisers in New York City and he was left shocked at what came out of her mouth.
He said, “I could not believe my ears at Shannen’s very first words after she boarded. Her butt had barely hit her seat before she said loudly to the PR person, ‘Really? A town car? You send a town car to take me to the airport, not a limo?’ I looked on, becoming more uneasy by the minute as she began bitching about the short notice and the food on board and the temperature in the cabin and everything else.”
On the topic of Tori Spelling, he said he was stunned to learn that she hocked his wedding invitation at her yard sale only a year after he got married. Even worse, she only got five bucks for it. He said, “I happened to be at home watching the local news one night, something I rarely got to do. Tori Spelling’s yard sale made the broadcast. I saw my very own wedding invitation on the screen. Apparently, it had gone for five bucks, including a personal autograph by Tori. She sold my wedding invitation to a stranger.”
He also had no good words for Tori’s husband Dean, either. He said that they met at a DVD launch party for “Beverly Hills 90210” before the yard sale. He revealed, “I walked over, extended my hand and said, ‘Hi Dean, Jason Priestley’… He stared down at my hand, then back up at my face. No handshake…nothing. ‘Well [mutual friend] Tom Cavanaugh speaks highly of you’, I said.”
Dean responded aggressively with “Oh yeah?”
Jason said, “‘Yeah, for some reason he seems to think you’re a nice guy.’ I turned and left. Haven’t spoken to him since.”
When he was younger, he recalled living with unknown (at the time) actor Brad Pitt. He said, “Just for fun, we used to have competitions over who could go the longest without showering or shaving. Brad always won.”