Exclusive: Tori Spelling Returns to 'Smallville'! Is '90210' Next?

Torispelling_lColor me gobsmacked: Tori Spelling is appearing on a CW show, and it’s not 90210. At least not yet anyway. (More on that in a sec.)

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Spelling has finalized a deal to return to Smallville as The Daily Planet‘s incredibly liquefying gossip columnist Linda Lake. The camptastic character, first introduced in a Jan. ’07 episode, is unique among Smallville‘s long line of villains in one very significant way: She knows Clark’s secret.

Now for the other piece of this story: My Peach Pit mole confirms that after numerous false starts, Spelling is once again engaged in “preliminary talks” to reprise her role as everyone’s favorite ex-virgin, Donna Martin, on 90210: New Flavor.

As you’ll recall, Aaron’s little girl was all set to head back to her former zip code earlier in the season, but she backed out in an alleged dispute over moolah. Or was it because she just had a baby? Depends who you ask!

If the 90210 deal materializes, and that’s still a big if, I’m told Spelling would likely show up in the spring. Her one-episode Smallville return, meanwhile, is set in stone for early ’09.

What say you, Smallville fans? Excited to see Clark’s liquid nightmare back? Are you, like me, hoping it’s a precursor to a 90210 return later in the season? The comments section awaits your feedback!

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  • Michelle

    Oh God, who let this over botoxed non acting b*tch back on tv?

  • Corran

    Of all the leading ladies, Donna was the least interesting (even Andrea was better), but hey anything is better than the return of Steve Sanders.

  • Joel

    Couldn’t care less about her appearing in 90210, but having her back in Smallville sounds promising. Tom Welling should probably direct that episode though. He seemed to be the only one to actually get her to act with her appearance back in season 6, which he directed.

  • Emma

    hate her, but her Smallville character is not bad. have to disagree with Corran though, Andrea was NOT better.

  • Jesse

    Awesome,I am not a big Tori Spelling fan but I enjoyed her character the first time she was on Smallville. Tori played Linda Lake very well and actually made her into a memorable character that was very enjoyable. I hope Tori’s return means that she will be apart of the group Tess has been trying to put together. I’m very surprised that I am so excited for her return.

  • Mike

    Michael calling Tori’s Linda Lake “The camptastic character” is so true, that’s why I think I loved her so much. Tori played Linda like a comic book character and it worked. Like Jesse said in an earlier post her first appearance was great and she was in a very good episode, if I recall the episode was “Hydro” which Tom Welling directed and that was the first episode Clark kissed Lois in. Tori’s return sounds sweet to me.

  • Anonymous

    Michelle, rude much? I suppose you look better than she does to make these comments?

  • mike hunt

    great, she will fit right in with all the other horrible actors on the new 90210

  • JS

    I never cared for donna martin on BH90210, but that “tori and dean” reality show is pretty entertaining. The episode where her husband keeps farting on her in bed is pure gold. She may actually be too big for 90210 at this point. seriously.

  • DB

    I never cared for her….until I saw her absolutely hilarious mockery of herself in “So NoTORIous”, I had new respect for her. People, hater, go find the DVD, the complete series (only ten episodes I believe) is genius.

  • DeeDee

    Brilliant! I always wondered what happened to Linda Lake after ‘Hydro’, and I guessed she wasn’t dead.
    I hope they do right by the character; her knowing Clark’s secret could make for an awesome episode. And as I recall, she wasn’t too fond of Lana or her former DP colleague Chloe either, so there is lots of juicy beef to go around!

  • Irradiata

    Maybe Linda could drown Lana or Jimmy this time around.

  • Olivia

    Wow, can we have another Chloe versus Linda smackdown? Those two snarking at each other in the Daily Planet was awesomely fun and I would love to see Chloe and Clark handle her this time around!! LOL!

  • Alex

    Loved her on Smallville!!! So yeah I’m pretty excited about that.
    But honestly if she inks a 90210 deal I do think them getting Brian Austin Green is necessary!
    What’s Donna without David?

  • Michelle

    Don’t care about 90210, but I’m excited to have her back on Smallville. She was a great villain! I’d love to see her working with Tess, especially with her knowing Clark’s secret!

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