August 12, 2008 02:57:26 GMT
The CW network turned down her demand for a higher payment, equal to that of Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth's, and so she decided to pull out of the upcoming "90210" spin-off.
Not getting what she wants has upset Tori Spelling that she decided to pull out of the CW's "Beverly Hills 90210" spin-off. Talks are heating up that her withdrawal from the series is prompted by the fact that she's not getting the equal payment with that of co-stars Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth.
Several sources confirm that Tori pulls out of the series because she receives less payment than her fellow co-stars. Word on the block is that Jennie and Shannen were signed for around $40,000 to $50,000 per episode, whereas Tori only got $10,000 to $20,000 per episode. After finding out about the difference in pay, Tori then demanded a paycheck equal to both actresses.
The network turned down her demand though without mentioning any single reason. An insider, elsewhere, has been quoted as telling Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily, "She thought she deserved parity, and she's got a point."
A representative for the spin-off has confirmed "The CW has no deal with Tori Spelling to appear on 90210 at this time" and Tori's representative verified it, saying "At this point there are no plans for Tori to appear on the 90210 spin-off."
Back in late May, the CW officially confirmed that Tori would return to the "Beverly Hills, 90210" spin-off, reprising her character Donna Martin, which the network claimed "will be the owner of one of the coolest stores in Beverly Hills, a shopping spot that is frequented by the new cast of characters."
Tori herself was excited about getting back on the series, saying "Donna loved designing and wanted a career in fashion. It'll be fun to explore that storyline. And, I'm sure fans will be dying to know if she's still married to David!" She, moreover, also claimed Shannen's return to the new series as 'amazing.'
Notwithstanding with Tori's withdrawal, the highly anticipated spin-off has been slated to be premiered on September 2 later this year.