Spelling Emmy honors has tiff element

Aug. 26, 2006 at 1:25 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Emmys have been plagued by outside tragedies -- Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina -- but this year it's just a reported Spelling family feud.

Despite the reported feud between Aaron Spelling's widow, Candy, and their actress-daughter, Tori, the Emmys will feature a salute to the late TV mogul.

The Los Angeles Times said initial reports indicate the mother-daughter estrangement was throwing a wrench into the Sunday evening's Emmy tribute plans.

A spokesman for Candy Spelling, however, denied the women were bickering.

"Everyone is giving Candy Spelling too much credit," he told the Times. "She's been accused of running the network, producing the Emmys and deciding who can and can't come."

Sunday's eulogizing segment is scheduled to feature highlights of his successful television shows, including, "Charlie's Angels," "The Love Boat," "Fantasy Island" and "The Mod Squad," among others. Aaron Spelling is set to be memorialized by stars from his most popular series, such as Joan Collins from "Dynasty" and Heather Locklear from "Melrose Place."

The Spellings are expected to attend the ceremony, but were expected to arrive in separate vehicles.

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