Having lost many years and countless brain cells to the various Aaron Spelling-produced entertainments of our youth, we were thrilled to receive an invitation to last Friday night's DVD release party for the first seasons of 90210 and Melrose Place at the Beverly Hilton. Even though we were quite content to celebrate the occasion by huddling at home and staring at an autographed Tiger Beat cover of Jason Priestly we recently obtained at astronomical cost from eBay seller BrandonFan1991, we still dispatched Defamer staff photographer Amy Rodrigue to capture the laughs, tears, and emotional group hugs (Shannen Doherty didn't show up, so there were no third-degree bodily assaults to former castmates with utensils from the buffet) we were sure would accompany the many reunions fostered by such a momentous event. After the jump, our photos from the party, complete with just about every 90210/Melrose reference we could think of without consulting Steve Sanders and Amanda Woodward fan sites.
Neither the Peach Pit After Dark nor Shooters ever saw dance moves this hot, even in David Silver's prime.
As everyone who has ever walked within 25 feet of a supermarket checkout magazine rack knows by now, Donna Martin is no longer a virgin.
The ladies of the Lingerie Bowl spent much of the evening politely turning down Ian Ziering's invitations for a ride in his bitchin' Corvette (license plate: I8A4RE).
Grant "Jake Hanson" Show proudly displays the bag containing his appearance fee, remitted entirely in small, unmarked bills. Organizers threw in a coupon to The Palm and some scented massage oils, just because.
Unlike many people who've worked for Paramount over the last year, Mike Hanke, Rob Campbell, and Dave Berman are all still employed.
A pregnant Tori Spelling exclusively revealed to us that she plans on naming her baby "Shannen Doherty Is A Total Bitch" if it's a girl. If it's a boy: "My Mother Is A Total BItch." Seems she can really hold a grudge. Also pictured: that dude she married and knocked her up or whatever.
We've already burned our "Ian Ziering tried to get some chicks to ride in his bitchin' Corvette" joke, so we'll just move along without further commentary. (We're also still a little pissed he ruined his relations with Celeste. She was a keeper.)
Trent "Pink is the New Blog" Vanegas will later type the words "Me & My BFF!" onto this photo in huge, fuchsia letters.
Why was Kristen "Veronica Mars" Bell at the event? The next season of her show is dedicated to unraveling the mystery of how Andrew Shue was ever given an acting job.
Brian Austin Green's security detail doesn't look very intimidating, but are trained to strike with deadly force should Luke Perry enter his safety perimeter.
"You fucked up everything, Ari! Not only is this not a DVD release party for the first season of 'Booker,' no one here has any interest in a Richard Grieco impersonator in a cowboy hat for their next event."
We couldn't be happier that Doug Savant's career has taken him from being The Gay Neighbor to The One Who's Married To Felicity Huffman On The Crazy Housewives Show. He was always the classiest one at Melrose Place.
Was Daphne Zuniga's "Jo" character on 'Melrose' secretly a lesbian, or do we have her mixed up with the one from 'Facts of Life'? Anyway, she'll always be Druish princess Vespa to us.