Tori Spelling’s publicity roadshow for her autobiography “sTori Telling” pulled in to the Jimmy Kimmel Live garage Thursday night to try and drum up some attention for a story that we think we’ve already read for free in the tabloids over the years. Looking very pregnant — and prompting Jimmy to ask if she was “again or still” (pregnant) — as most of us aren’t exactly keeping track of the Spelling birth cycles. Tori did talk about getting the non chocolate type of kiss from the family cook as a teenager and her Mother’s inquiring (and hoping) that there wasn’t any “penetration” involved. And she did rehash the 90210-Shannen Doherty cast mutiny that resulted in Doherty’s firing from the show, although she said they still remained friends. But what came to be truly annoying was the numerous questions that Kimmel asked that Tori claimed not to know the answers to, before she would take a beat and tell us “you’ll have to read the book.”
I understand that Ms. Spelling does want to sell hardcovers, but her borderline arrogance doesn’t serve her well when you are trying to endear an audience. I’m sure if she chose to answer the questions there would still be enough juice for those who were interested to go to Amazon and get the read. Even a good fisherman knows you have to throw some fresh chum in the water if you want to catch the big one.