Candy Spelling has reignited her feud with her estranged daughter Tori Spelling - emailing a bizarre rant about the TV star to a celebrity news website.
The mother and daughter have waged a bitter war of words ever since TV mogul Aaron Spelling died in 2006, with Candy recently going public with the fact she has yet to meet her 13-month-old granddaughter.
The relationship became even more tense after she blamed her daughter for her husband's death, insisting that the estrangement from Tori in the latter years of the Beverly Hills 90210 creator's life "killed my husband. He just didn't want to live after that."
And in a strange move, Candy has sent in a wordy rant to TMZ.com, which has been published on the site, taking a swipe at Tori's dramatisation of their troubled relationship in the star's reality TV show Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
And Candy is furious she was invited to meet her granddaughter, Stella, on her birthday last month (Jun09) for the first time as part of a TV show plotline.
In the email, Spelling allegedly writes, "I did get an invitation just in time for the RSVP deadline. I'm sure its delivery will be on next week's episode with some comment about my house or driveway or street or something they won't like. I wonder if that will be spread out over one part or two. Sigh.
"A big party wasn't how I envisioned meeting my granddaughter for the first time; but, hey, this is Hollywood, and my grandchildren have become reality show props, too. At the time I emailed 'yes,' I didn't realise I was being set up for a two-parter (episode), even though it was clear I was being invited to be part of a segment for my daughter's reality show.
"Spoiler alert. Don't read this if you plan to sit through an hour of people looking at their watches and saying 'she's late.' I decided my first meeting with my granddaughter should be on home video, not primetime cable; so I emailed that I would not be attending."
And Candy has urged her daughter not to live her life - and her family problems - through TV, insisting she will "regret" publicising their estrangement in the future.
She adds, "For all the reality show personalities, please remember that real life doesn't get edited to make things better or worse or get better ratings. You're responsible for what you do. Life isn't just a show. And your families can't just be props. Make your own season finale without creating conflicts you will regret later."