Candy Spelling
American socialite, writer, and television personality
Candy Spelling
Carole Gene Spelling, better known as Candy Spelling, is an American author and socialite. She is the widow of Aaron Spelling.
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Must Love Dogs... Especially Orchid!
Huffington Post - 3 months
"The word dog is G-d spelled backwards. Orchid is G-d like!" ~Honey Good It is an early morning in the Good home and I am both happy and sad. Happy because my husband Shelly and I are off to Europe in a few hours, specifically France and England. Yet sad, because I am leaving Orchid and I know she is going to miss me so much. She will be safe with our housekeeper, Rosa, who has known Orchid since we brought her home when she was seven weeks old, but she knows I am her mistress and I know she is my girl. We are attached at the hip. I am very happy that Orchid is as much Shelly's dog as mine because he adores Orchid as much as I do. And yet, Orchid comes to me for all her needs, including jumping into the car with me to go to the beauty shop and shopping. She goes to Shelly for protection and for a trip to the cleaners and hardware store. It is interesting how she has picked out each of our strong points. Anyway, this will be our routine this morning. Orchid will see t ...
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Candy Spelling: Shot Heard 'Round the World
Huffington Post - over 3 years
At one time or another, we've all heard these famous words used to allude to an extraordinary event that shatters our view of life and of the world. American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the iconic phrase in 1837 for an Independence Day dedication of the Battle Monument in Massachusetts commemorating the start of the American Revolution in 1775. This line from Emerson's hymn echoed in my mind last year when 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was targeted by Taliban militants for her outspoken views on gender equality and education. A couple of weeks ago I was captivated as I watched Malala address the United Nations as part of Malala Day. I wondered to myself what Emerson would think about his hymn, almost two hundred years later, being the battle cry of a 16-year-old Pakistani girl advocating for universal primary education and equality for girls. Despite the injuries she suffered and her painful recovery, Malala is still waging a battle for peace, forgiveness and toleranc ...
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Live like Candy Spelling -- for less, in less
LATimes - over 3 years
The "other" penthouse at the Century, a 42-story, star-studded tower where celebrity buyers include Candy Spelling, has come on the market in Century City at $15.5 million.
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Candy Spelling: Lessons from Moore
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It was hard not to get emotional last night watching Miranda Lambert's vulnerable performance of "The House That Built Me" on the "Healing the Heartland" benefit. She had me reaching for the tissue as she struggled through the second verse of her ballad. The slideshow behind Lambert, my fellow ambassador of animal causes, highlighted the emergency rescue efforts of the American Humane Association's Red Star™ rescue team who were mobilized just days after the tornado hit. With the help of Miranda Lambert and her MuttNation Foundation, Red Star™ was invited by the state of Oklahoma to deploy as an approved first responder to assist pets in need and to help provide emergency rescue operations, sheltering and much needed care to the innocent animals of Moore. Seeing the smiling faces of the Red Star™ team with the rescued animals made me incredibly proud. They are an exceptional group of individuals committed to getting the residents out of the chaos and on the road to recovery ...
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Jay Weston: Hinoki & the Bird Is Truly Extraordinary
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I recently criticized restaurant writers for the Los Angeles Times for mainly reviewing obscure, hole-in-the-wall eateries and ignoring the many wonderful main-stream restaurants opening in our fair city. I now have egg-on-my-face since their brilliant critic Jonathan Gold on Saturday wrote a rave review of the restaurant I am also praising herein. I had been waiting for my final reviewing meal there Tuesday evening before filing this on Huffington, although I did indicate in my recent "Jaywalking in L.A" post that an immediate visit was called for to Hinoki & the Bird (10 W. Century Drive, Century City, (310) 552-1200). The new restaurant is in the bottom of the magnificent Century tower off Avenue of the Stars, said to be the priciest condo tower west of the Mississippi. (It's famous for being the future home of Candy Spelling, who has purchased the penthouse apartment for $35 million and is preparing it for her occupancy. My friend, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, also has ...
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Jay Weston: Jaywalking in L.A. -- Horses, Oscars, Chinese Dumplings and Google Maps!
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
An exciting, sophisticated restaurant has just opened in this fair city in a majestic tower called The Century, at 10 West Century Drive, off Avenue of the Stars. (It's in the bottom of the building famous for being the future home of Candy Spelling, who is building her new abode in the penthouse.) David Myers' new eatery is called Hinoki & The Bird (310) 552-1200. We will write a definitive review shortly for Huffington but don't wait, go now to experience the delicious Asian-inspired California cuisine from Executive Chef Kuniko Yagi, who appears on this season's Top Chef Seattle. Chili Crab Toast, Drunken Duck Breast, Fried Oysters, Short Ribs, Wagyu Beef and an amazing Lobster Roll. You will be delighted. Chef David Myers The amazing Lobster Roll with its dark bread and overwhelming lobster filling. It's easy to criticize. I do it all the time and will never stop. But I decided not to blog here on Huffington my feelings about the recent Oscars show -- but I must ...
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Candy Spelling - TARGETED FOR EVICTION!!! (TMZ.com)
Wesmirch.com - almost 4 years
TMZ.com: Candy Spelling — TARGETED FOR EVICTION!!!  —  TARGETED FOR EVICTION!  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Candy Spelling — one of the richest people in Beverly Hills — is a SQUATTER ... who refuses to leave her fancy L.A. condo ... and now her landlord is trying to evict her, this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
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Candy Spelling: 15 Minutes of Fame
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In the last couple of years the disturbing trend of teen suicides at the hands of bullying has launched the topic into the national spotlight. Since then, many sources ranging from ABC News to the Mayo Clinic have offered up strategies on avoiding and reducing the harm of emotional bullying. In celebration of Valentine's Day, schools across the country launched anti-bullying initiatives to create awareness, sensitivity and support for school age children. Based on what I saw, I think these programs are a wonderful, long overdue concept. Dare I suggest we consider expanding them beyond school gymnasiums and into the conference rooms of media outlets across the country? Obviously Rex Reed's personal attack on comedienne Melissa McCarthy is still fresh on my mind. Despite the fact that her movie Identity Thief, which he trashed, won big at the box office, his harsh words are hard to forget. But let's not pretend that Reed is the first member of the press to unfairly criticize ...
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Candy Spelling: Love in the Time of Awards Season
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Once again it's that time of year that all of us movie buffs love -- awards season. The red carpets, designer gowns and beautiful hairstyles are all so glamorous and exciting. There are so many wonderful films up for Best Picture Oscars this year and they are all so different from one another. The suspense of films like Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. The refreshing surprise of Silver Linings Playbook, the masterpiece Les Miserables and of course the epic Lincoln. These are just a few of my favorites. Ironically, one of the most memorable movies and one that happens to be nominated for Best Picture as well as Best Foreign Language Oscar is about as far from suspenseful or charming as any film could be. The movie I am referring to is Amour. It is a very somber film to say the least. So much in fact that even the head judge at Cannes was said to have despised it. Based on the plot line and some brutal reviews, I didn't run out to the nearest movie theater to see it. Most people ...
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Candy Spelling: The Legacy of Newtown
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Every year after Thanksgiving I get a little nostalgic about the approaching holidays and the end of yet another year. This year, the news was dominated by two doomsday prophecies -- the fiscal cliff and the end of the world as predicted by the Mayan Calendar. In a year that included an exciting Olympic games in London, an intense campaign for the American Presidency and political scandal in Benghazi, not to mention the White House mess hall, none of us could have imagined that the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut would be the event that would capture our hearts in 2012. As a grandparent of elementary-school-age children, this tragedy hit very close to home. Honestly, I cannot imagine being able to even get out of bed after suffering this kind of devastating loss. And yet as the story of Sandy Hook Elementary continues to unfold, its scope has miraculously expanded beyond the tragic. It has become a testament to the courage, superhuman strength and selflessness of the ...
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Candy Spelling: Giving Thanks
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Just a month after Hurricane Sandy with residents of Staten Island, Long Island and the Jersey shore still recovering from the devastation, we find ourselves celebrating Thanksgiving. Not surprisingly, the idea of giving thanks in the aftermath of such unbelievable hardship must be difficult for everybody who suffered life-altering losses. This year I find myself especially thankful not just for the safety of my own family but also for the incredibly brave first responders who were there to aid the victims of the natural disaster. There were hundreds of first responders on the ground waiting for Hurricane Sandy. Among them was the American Humane Association's Red Star Animal Emergency Services Team. Their rescue rig equipped with a veterinary suite, boats and animal handling equipment was transported from Tennessee and pre-staged in Pennsylvania. Animal shelters were set up adjacent to the Red Cross shelters that housed evacuees. According to one of the Red Star staffer ...
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Candy Spelling: A Proposition To Educate The Whole Child
Huffington Post - over 4 years
With the election just days away, the fate of the White House, key senate races and laws will soon be determined. Just like other election years we've heard a lot of rhetoric and controversy about the same old issues our two party system tends to drag out of the political closet every four years. Quite frankly, I'm tired of these discussions and think they are a ploy to avoid dialogue about real issues, like the crisis in public education across the country. Never before in the history of our nation have we seen so many households where nobody is home and children are left to raise themselves. In homes with motivated parents, many of them have three, and sometimes four, jobs these days. In less fortunate circumstances, many of America's children come home to an empty house and an empty refrigerator. Despite this reality, we continue to see dramatic cuts in funding for after-school programming at the state and federal level. For the first time in almost 25 years, LA's ...
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PHOTOS: Phyllis Diller's Home Listed For $12.9 Million
Huffington Post - over 4 years
There are certain Hollywood homes that belong in the Smithsonian. Count Phyllis Diller's among them -- at least her Wig Room. Diller, who died in August at age 95, entertained generations with her on-stage persona of a wild-haired crazy housewife with a husband named "Fang." Her Los Angeles house, which she bought in 1965, was just listed at $12.9 million. The eight-bedroom, five-bath home is more than 9,000 sq. ft., and sits on 1.25 acres. Much was made about Candy Spelling's The Manor having had multiple gift-wrapping rooms, but nothing may trump Diller devoting a room to storing the many wigs she wore. Diller also named many of her home's 22 rooms. She considered comic actor Bob Hope her mentor and called her living room the Bob Hope Salon. A large oil painting of Hope is featured prominently in the room, a gift from her comedian friend. The home furnishings will be sold at auction. While the public knew Diller as a comedienne, she was also a classically trained music ...
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Holy Batman! City's Real Estate World Rocks With Talk Of $150 Million Listing
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The #1 Rule of Real Estate: You can ask any price you want; it doesn't mean you'll get it. The #2 Rule of Real Estate: If you have the highest price listing out there, you'll get a lot of attention. The #3 Rule of Real Estate: With a "one-of-a-kind" house, there are no comparable sales and the eventual selling price will be whatever the market will bear. So, with trumpets blaring, we introduce the Owlwood Estate in Holmby Hills. A number of top real estate agents told the Huffington Post that they have seen the property, and confirmed it is on the market -- although not listed in the MLS -- for $150 million, making it the most-expensive residential home for sale in the city. The property is reportedly represented by The Agency of Beverly Hills. When a property is being guerilla-marketed, as this one is at the moment, it's called a pocket listing. That means either the owner will sell it only if his price is met -- in this case $150 million -- or he's just test ...
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In Touch Exclusive: Candy Spelling Reveals Daughter Tori Spelling's Due Date! (In Touch Weekly Magazine)
Wesmirch.com - over 4 years
In Touch Weekly Magazine: In Touch Exclusive: Candy Spelling Reveals Daughter Tori Spelling's Due Date!  —  Tori Spelling may be keeping mum on baby No. 4's expected arrival, but her “thrilled” mother, Candy, is dishing all the details!  “She's expecting on my birthday, September 20,” Candy exclusively told In Touch at the 2012 Tony Awards in New York.
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Candy Spelling Says Doll Auction Went Awry
Courthouse News Service - almost 5 years
     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Television producer Aaron Spelling's widow says in Superior Court that an auction house swiped part of her collection of rare dolls.
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Candy Spelling Shocked To Hear Daughter Tori Spelling Expecting Fourth Child: ‘She Scared Me To Death!’
Access Hollywood - almost 5 years
Tori Spelling’s most recent pregnancy announcement came just five short months after the birth of her third child, Hattie (in October) and no one was more shocked by the news than Tori’s mom, Candy. “[Tori] scared me to death. She said, ‘Oh my God – I have to tell you mom, I’m having – what do you call them — Irish twins,’” Candy told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live. “I said, ‘You’re having twins?’ And she said, ‘No, no, no. That’s what it’s called when you have a second baby within twelve months!’”
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Complete List of 2012 Tony Award Nominees
TV Week - almost 5 years
Here’s the full list of nominees, from the Tony Awards website:Nominations for the 2012 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards, Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre WingBest PlayClybourne Park Author: Bruce NorrisProducers: Jujamcyn Theaters, Jane Bergère, Roger Berlind/Quintet Productions, Eric Falkenstein/Dan Frishwasser, Ruth Hendel/Harris Karma Productions, JTG Theatricals, Daryl Roth, Jon B. Platt, Center Theatre Group, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights HorizonsOther Desert Cities Author: Jon Robin BaitzProducers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, Bob BoyettPeter and the Starcatcher Author: Rick EliceProducers: Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, Disney Theatrical Productions, Suzan & Ken Wirth/DeBartolo Miggs, Catherine Schreiber/Daveed Frazier & Mark Thompson, Jack Lane, Jane Dubin, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, Baer & Casserly/Nathan Vernon, Rich Affanato/Peter Stern, Brunish & Trinchero/Laur ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Candy Spelling
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    In July 2011, Spelling Manor was reportedly sold to Petra Ecclestone for $85 million.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Her autobiography, Stories from Candyland, was released in March 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The book hit the The New York Times Best Seller list two weeks after publication. It was also the #1 book at L.A.'s Book Soup.
    In March 2009, she put Spelling Manor up for sale.
    More Details Hide Details The asking price was $150 million, the most expensive residential listing in the U.S. at the time.
  • 2006
    Her lawyer said Spelling was moving in order to downscale her living space after her husband's death in 2006.
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    After Aaron Spelling's death on June 23, 2006, the estate was to be divided primarily between Spelling, her son Randy and her daughter Tori.
    More Details Hide Details Candy Spelling was the estate executor. At the time, Spelling and her daughter were estranged and it was reported that Tori inherited just $800,000. Her son, who was not estranged from his mother, also received $800,000. In 2008, she reportedly paid $47 million for a two-story condo atop a Century City residential tower that was still under construction in July 2008.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Candy and Aaron Spelling built a mansion in Holmby Hills, known as Spelling Manor, which was completed in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details With an estimated 123 rooms, on land, it is said to be the largest home in Los Angeles County.
  • OTHER
  • 1968
    They married in 1968 and had two children: daughter Victoria Davey (born 1973) and son Randy Gene Spelling (born 1978).
    More Details Hide Details They appeared in several of Aaron’s productions, most notably in Beverly Hills, 90210.
  • 1963
    Carole Gene Marer was born in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of Augusta Gene (née Rosen) and Merritt Marer. Spelling graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details She met producer and screenwriter Aaron Spelling when she was 18 years old.
  • 1945
    Born on September 20, 1945.
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