Priestley was less than pleased to discover on the evening news that Spelling made off of selling the invitation from when the actor wed Naomi Lowde in 2005.He describes his once-close relationship with Spelling as having chilled a bit since she married Dean Mc Dermott."The producers of Tori and Dean's ubiquitous show do make a point of asking me to appear on every iteration.
The two quickly became best buds — think Brandon and Dylan if they had met in acting class — in those pre- days.
"We lived on ramen noodles and generic beer — the kind that came in white cans labeled BEER — and Marlboro Light cigarettes," Priestley recalls.
"We were all broke." He also remembers Pitt sneaking off to visit his secret girlfriend, Geena Davis, after wrapped, noting that the far more famous actress refused to visit Pitt's frat-like West Hollywood duplex. Priestley was mostly amused by his precocious co-star, whose diva-like demands from the very first days of would eventually get her booted from the show by Aaron Spelling.
stardom when the world was one giant oyster for him and pals Luke Perry and Ian Ziering, and the car crash that almost killed him — or did kill him, actually, before he was revived by doctors after a horrific racing accident.
Though the memoir is not as deeply "tell-all" as some fanatics might have hoped, he does offer some fun tidbits on first loves, not-yet-famous friends and on-set shenanigans, six of which are recapped here: Priestley's first love was Holly Robinson (Peete).
The two met in the makeup trailer while shooting , which Robinson was starring in when young Priestley, a high school senior and five years her junior, was cast in an episode. The feeling was apparently mutual as the two dated seriously for some time, flying back and forth between Los Angeles, where Priestley soon moved to pursue a Hollywood career, and Vancouver, where Robinson was shooting.
Though the romance eventually ran its course, Priestley has only fond memories, stating, "I could not have asked for a more idyllic first love." Brad Pitt was just a random dude asleep in Priestley's bed when they first met.
"She really and truly did not give a shit," says Priestley, remembering how Doherty once scoffed at a Fox publicist for ordering her a town car instead of a limo before the show was even picked up.
"It was a very cool attitude, until it wasn't." The cast of did indeed hook up with each other.