(dailynews.com) - You know things aren't likely to be too cozy between Tori Spelling and her stepmother Candy when Tori herself doesn't know where things stand.
"You probably know as best as I do," Tori told reporters Wednesday at the semiannual Television Critics Association press tour. "I wish things were different but they are what they are."
Spelling was on hand to promote her upcoming reality series on the Oxygen cable network, "Tori & Dean: Inn Love," in which she and her husband, Dean McDermott, decide to try their hands at running a bed and breakfast in the Temecula area.
The day before, Spelling's brother Randy, appearing at press tour to tout his own reality series, "Sons of Hollywood," likewise declined to say much about Tori and Candy's feud. "The family drama, I'd rather not discuss it," he said.
Tensions apparently began when Tori's previous TV venture, "So noTORIous," parodied her stepmother's voraciously acquisitive nature, by depicting an "eBay room" in the Spelling mansion.
Spelling wasn't sure why reality TV ran in her and her sibling's blood.
"I can't speak on behalf of my brother, but my life is a reality (show), basically," she said. "It's out in the media everyday. Instead of going by what they write, why not put the truth out there?"
Spelling and McDermott are pressing ahead with their reality series even though previous celebrity couples appearing in similar projects ended up divorcing. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey split up after starring in "Newlyweds," while Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro didn't live up to the title of their show, "'Til Death Do Us Part."
"It's funny, we had already signed on to do it and I hadn't broken the news (to McDermott) that none of the couples had made it who did a reality show together," Spelling said.
McDermott, optimistically, declared, "We're going to be the exception, not the rule."
Though neither has any experience running a bed and breakfast (Spelling asserted her main qualification was, "I just have really good style"), they plan to actually run the thing themselves. They first came up with the idea while staying in one while shooting a film in Ottawa.
"I had never stayed in a B&B before, and I was told that B&Bs are creepy and (filled with) people's old used things," Spelling said.
"And it was kind of creepy. It was decrepit and there were old things like teddy bears with an eye hanging out. It was musty." On the upside, the B&B was where the couple conceived their first child, which is due in March.
Spelling stated that her goal is to "reinvent the B&B for our generation.
"We will be running it," she vowed, though she quickly confessed, "I'm not all about breakfast. I'm not up early enough. I'm more about happy hour and hors d'oeuvres."
Oxygen also presented a panel featuring Lisa Ling, who will host a documentary series entitled "Who Cares About Girls?" Asked whether she regretted leaving "The View," the ABC morning show now best known for Rosie O'Donnell's bickering with Donald Trump, Ling said with a laugh, "Not these days.
"I'm astounded that people really care" (about 'The View')," Ling said. "When I try to talk about some of the work I've been doing, people want to talk about 'The View.' I find it a little annoying."