You’ve got to hand it to Tori Spelling. She sure knows how to get media attention without resorting to showing off any body parts people would rather not see (unlike Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan). She just decided to have a yard sale – but it isn’t a yard sale like most of us know.
People lined up and got numbers to be able to enter the home of the Beverly Hills 90210 star. A mixture of neighbors, fans and the just plain curious showed up to either look around or actually buy the items for sale. There wasn’t much bargaining. Things were priced pretty low, selling for a lot cheaper than most people expected. The best part, people could pay in cash or by credit card.
Why in the world is she having a yard sale? She’s doing it for a number of reasons. First, after the will of her rich and famous father,Aaron Spelling, was read, she learned that she was given less than $1 million of his estate which is valued at $300 million. All the proceeds of the estate sale goes to Tori and not to some charity organization. With regular folks it would make sense to sell off some stuff to raise additional cash. By no means though would anyone describe Tori as someone cash strapped.
Next, she has a reality TV show called So NoTORIous. Tori and husband Dylan McDermott are moving overseas to open a bed and breakfast – which will be part of the show. They’ll be gone for about a year so looks like Tori figured better to give up the place and everything in it. The estate sale is an episode of the series. Normally they would need to hire so many extras to take part in a show but why hire extras if you can get people to volunteer and actually pay you to be part of the show. People were signing release forms as they entered the door otherwise they couldn’t go in.
Tori has also been heard to say that it is time to move on. Out with the old and in with the new seems to be a saying she has taken literally and to heart, much to the delight of her shoppers.
[tags] Tori Spelling,estate sale,reality TV [/tags]
Originally posted on December 10, 2006 @ 1:12 pm