It was a ’ 70s-era pop culture fanatic's dream come true Wednesday as the entire cast and over 20 guest stars of the seminal, iconic TV show The Love Boat reunited on board Princess Cruises' Regal Princess as part of the cruise line's year long 50th anniversary celebration.
And while the spirit of The Love Boat brainchild Aaron Spelling indeed was present, his daughter Tori was not, bailing from her master of ceremonies duties a day before the big extravaganza because of, cough, a cough.
Sounds more to us like trouble at home: the same day that the former 90210 star, 43, was set to sail, husband Dean McDermott told Access Hollywood Live that he no longer wants to participate in their Lifetime reality show True Tori after it completes its current run.
"We have five more shows left," he said. "I can't do this anymore. I can't keep opening a vein, opening my soul and sharing my feelings and thoughts and demons with the world."
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Last December, Spelling backed out of her duties as co-grand marshal of Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Tracy Morgan stepped in.
Winterfest folks were given no explanation back then, either.
FRIEND OF DOGS
Having trouble with your furry housemate? Dog behaviorist Cesar Millan is here to help. The Cesar 911 star recently opened his dog psychology center in Fort Lauderdale, the Country Inn Pet Resort, so will be spending a lot more time in South Florida.
Millan will be on hand 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Hawks Landing Clubhouse in Plantation for an evening of “Pawsitive Leadership” to benefit Broward County Animal Rescue. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served, plus a silent auction and a live painting demonstration by “K9” artist Brody the Border Collie. No, really. The TV star — the former shelter dog’s most recent gig is costarring in the Neater Feeder commercials — specializes in abstract art.
Individual tickets are $125 and $200 per couple. Organizers stress that this event is open to “humans only, please.” For tickets: pawsitiveleadership.eventbrite.com. More info: www.MillanFoundation.org
Lesley Abravanel contributed to this report.