'Sharknado 2' Star Ian Ziering Has 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Drama, Drama, Drama
If you think the drama on the original Beverly Hills, 90210 stayed just on the show, you are sorely mistaken, my friend. Sharknado 2: The Second One star Ian Ziering recently called his former 90210 costar Tori Spelling’s reality show, True Tori, a “train wreck.” Now, Jennie Garth has come to Spelling's defense. Steve Sanders, Donna Martin, and Kelly Taylor have got some beef to settle.
Ziering made the following remarks to Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live back in June:
“I don’t know what to make of it. It’s a train wreck, it’s a train wreck! And I can’t explain it, because I don’t know the details. I’m just as a witness and a bystander, like we all are. It’s like, why is this even happening? Why is this happening on television? ... It just seems as there is nothing sacred.”
Sorry, Donna and Kelly, but I gotta go with Steve on this one. Ziering’s comments may not be the kindest, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t completely valid. He’s just providing a little dose of reality to the reality TV that is True Tori — is nothing sacred? But let’s keep in mind this is coming from the man who got ingested by a shark and chainsawed his way out.
Yet, Ziering seems to have some grounded self-awareness about Syfy's Sharknado franchise, where he plays Fin, a former pro-surfer turned shark slayer. He says that Sharknado 2 is even more ambitious than the first one (ambitious wasn't the word that first came to mind when I saw Sharknado, but I'll take it) and the chainsaw is back! This time the sharks are taking over the streets of New York City and we can't wait to see what's in store when it premieres Wednesday night at 9 p.m.
As for the 90210 shenanigans, Ziering is still dealing with the fallout from the "train wreck" comment and he's trying to smooth it over as he promotes Sharknado 2.
Garth and Spelling have recently reunited on the ABC Family show Mystery Girls , so it makes sense that Garth is a bit defensive of her friend. On the show, Garth and Spelling act as two former TV stars (sound familiar?) who played detectives, but now they have to solve an actual mystery.
But Garth has not only reunited with Spelling. She also joined forces with other 90210 stars Luke Perry (Dylan McKay) and Jason Priestly (Brandon Walsh) for an Old Navy commercial back in 2012.
Garth clearly isn't afraid to be remembered for being Kelly on 90210. And of course, Spelling and Garth don't shy away from their shared 90210 background on Mystery Girls as seen by the Shannen Doherty (of Brenda Walsh fame) reference.
Speaking of Doherty, she jumped on the Ziering bandwagon of the marine life disaster movie trend (yep, that's a thing) with Blood Lake. Costarring Christopher Lloyd, Blood Lake is a TV movie that was released by Animal Planet in May about killer lampreys. Although less menacing than sharks, lampreys may actually be creepier.
Just an idea, but with TV shows and movies like these, maybe no one from 90210 should be judging anyone else for their career choices? You know, glass houses and stones and all that. But give me the ridiculous Sharknado and Sharknado 2 over the other ridiculous crap any day.