When Candy Spelling wrote an appreciation of Mommy Dearest, Joan Crawford, my eyes popped. While her recent attack on daughter Tori via TMZ isn't as shocking, it still bewilders the mother in me. Why would a parent choose to publicly criticize their child? To decide for yourself and check out a portion of what the elder Spelling wrote,

. She said:

Life has consequences. What you say is on the record. Other people have feelings.

I have a vested interest in this subject. My daughter, Tori's, two-part season finale revolves around my granddaughter's first birthday party
and how she has made what seems like an agonizing decision to invite me.

Cue music. Cue sideways glances. Cue Lights.

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.

Do you think Candy has a point in taking Tori to task or is the Spelling matriarch just being completely inappropriate?