As our friends in the Great White North have alerted us to approximately 7,000 times this week, Hollywood's Lil' Princess Tori Spelling made an appearance last Sunday at the MuchMusic Video Awards, billed as "the wildest music awards party in Canada." (Apparently the Junos have lost much of the unpredictable, rock n' roll edge they laid claim to back in Anne Murray's heyday.) At around the same time her father was smelling burnt toast and being rushed to an LA hospital, the reviled man-plunderer found herself just feet away from victim/nemesis Mary Jo Eustace (a Canadian TV personality and self-published author of the much-lauded book proposal, My Husband Left Me For Tori Spelling). Eustace claims Spelling had her ejected, citing a "restraining order," and Tori's later attempt to win over the audience very nearly resulted in them demanding her head on a hockey stick:
Spelling, called the tale of the restraining order "ridiculous" — but cracked a joke at Eustace's expense — which didn't go over so well with the crowd.
"It is so much better dating a Canadian over an American," Spelling told the audience. "It is so simple. They're a lot nicer and they have nasty ex-wives that write tell-all books. What more could a woman ask for?" Some in the audience booed.
Lest Canadians come away believing the stereotype that every woman in Hollywood is a bottle blond/bitch/homewrecker/moron/heiress, thankfully Paris Hilton also made an appearance at the awards. She was spotted leaving hand-in-hand with Colorado Avalanche goalie Jose Theodore, formerly of the Montreal Canadiens; Le Journal de Montreal reports today that Theodore's wife and mother of his three-month-old daughter has ended the relationship and kicked him out of their home.