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Tori Spelling chosen as grand marshal of Winterfest

 
 
Spelling book cover
Spelling book cover
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Actress, reality star and craft maven Tori Spelling joins the ranks of celebrity grand narshals for this year’s Winterfest, Dec. 14. The event, which started 42 years ago with an armada of yachts touring together through Fort Lauderdale’s waterways with the theme “A Tropical Fantasy,” now includes a black-tie gala, golf tournament, White Party and shoreline decorating extravaganza plus receptions and parties galore.

Spelling, 40, has been navigating the media circuit promoting her latest book, Spelling It Like It Is. The former 90210 star has had to defend a few frank confessions she made like admitting that a racy video she and hubby Dean McDermott made may have fallen into the wrong hands and that the couple balked at getting McDermott a vasectomy because they couldn’t afford the procedure. Thankfully, the mother of four has no intention of adding porn star to her credits, as she confirmed on CBS’ The Talk, and hubby confirmed to US Weekly that, as of now, their finances are ship-shape. Now even more so with Tori’s recent Winterfest gig and requisite appearance fee (probably in the ballpark of $10,000-25,000).

Amy Reyes

Who’s that lady?

Only in Miami would a 19-story tall neon dancing woman find her way into the glowing skyline that reflects onto Biscayne Bay. She arrived a year ago this month at the InterContinental Miami as part of its $30 million renovation during a party cohosted by Jeremy Piven, and she’s been strutting her stuff at nightfall ever since (actually a model commissioned from an agency in L.A., say reps).

Best viewed in all her glory from a distance, the dancer is sexy and sinuous as she shakes her hips and whips her hair back and forth. But her reign is coming to an end.

Think you’ve got what it takes to preside over downtown? Come out to the InterContinental 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21 (a line will form along the hotel’s baywalk at 7 a.m.) The first 200 dancers to RSVP online at www.icmiamihotel.com/Dancing-With-Miami-s-Skyline will be guaranteed an audition, judged by VH1’s Jane Castro.

Shayne Benowitz

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