'Tori & Dean: Inn Love' bed-and-breakfast threatened by CA wildfires
By Christopher Rocchio, 10/23/2007
As wildfires continue to sweep across Southern California -- displacing thousands of residents and destroying buildings -- Tori & Dean: Inn Love co-stars Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are feeling the reality of the situation firsthand.
Spelling and McDermott run the Chateau La Rue bed-and-breakfast in Fallbrook, CA, which also serves as the setting for their Inn Love docu-reality series on Oxygen. Fallbrook is approximately 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles, which is where the Inn Love couple was on Monday night for a live taping of ABC's Dancing with the Stars' fifth-season performance episode, Peoplereported Tuesday.
"We got a call that our Temecula [wine country] B&B was being evacuated," Spelling told People. "We had a lot on our minds tonight. We have friends who are watching the situation."
Inn Love's 10-episode second season premiered in August and its pre-taped finale is scheduled to air tonight at 10PM ET/PT on Oxygen.
The finale finds Spelling and McDermott at a "crossroads" about what to do with Chateau La Rue, as the couple is forced to decide whether they want to pick-up their lease-to-buy option and purchase the bed-and-breakfast or end the business venture and return to Tinseltown to focus on one of Spelling's other businesses like her jewelry line.
However given the couple's concern about the well-being of the inn as wildfires continue to spread across Southern California this week, it appears the finale broadcast's ending may already be spoiled.
"We don't know the extent of it," McDermott told People about the fires affect on Chateau La Rue. "There were guests on the way [to the B&B], but they were notified and sent back. The whole town of Fallbrook was evacuated."