Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth Want to Talk to Jessica Alba About ‘90210’

first_imgTori Spelling and Jennie Garth haven’t heard from Jessica Alba since her claims about the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 made headlines — but the former costars invited the actress to join their “9021OMG” rewatch podcast during an exclusive interview with Us Weekly.“I have been friendly with her at, like, events and stuff over the years. She’s super great. I don’t know what happened with that whole thing,” the 47-year-old True Tori alum told Us during a joint interview with Garth, 48, on Thursday, November 5. “But, you know, we kind of joked and it was kind of everywhere that I was like, heartbroken that she said that because her Honest Wipes are what I use on my babies’ butt daily. They’re my favorite ones. And at this point, like, I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get sent any free wipes. I’m just saying. I’m happy to support them, her company, and keep buying them.”- Advertisement – Alba, 39, made headlines last month when she claimed she couldn’t “make eye contact” with any of the actors during her two-episode arc on 90210 in 1998. “It was like, ‘You’re not allowed to make eye contact with any one of the cast members or you’ll be thrown off the set,’” Alba claimed on Hot Ones.Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastTori Spelling and Jennie Garth Frank Micelotta/Fox/Picturegroup/ShutterstockGarth, who noted she doesn’t know Alba well, said she and Spelling “have” to have the Dark Angel star on their podcast, which debuts on Monday, November 9.“Oh my God, yeah. Because I want to like go through her memory of how it all played out. Because I’m curious!” Spelling told Us. “I’m sure there’s a valid story there. We don’t believe it’s something she made up. She was a young girl. And probably someone in passing said this to her, which is heartbreaking to us. So, we would love to talk to her about it.”- Advertisement – “I think maybe she would be on our own by now,” the What I Like About You alum said. “She would definitely choose herself again.”Spelling, meanwhile, was more confident about Donna’s happily ever after with David (Brian Austin Green).“I’m gonna go with yes. And they have a gaggle of kids. Oh, that’s my real life,” she quipped. “I mean between the two of us, Brian and I have a lot of kids so yeah, I think Donna and David would have a lot of kids and be happily married.”Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastJessica Alba PIERRE VILLARD/SIPA/ShutterstockGarth went on to admit she remembers less than “90 percent” of the series.“It’ll be fun to start from the very beginning, the pilot episode,” she told Us. “And you know, we’ve got like 10 years’ worth of episodes to work through, that’s gonna be a while.”Spelling added, “We have everything that happened off camera as well that we’ll get into fun details. That’s the cool perspective, people got to see us on camera, but we were actually, you know, friends in real life behind-the-scenes. So, it’ll be cool to kind of merge those worlds and let [our fans] in on it.”Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Garth and Spelling, who played Kelly Taylor and Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, respectively, for all 10 seasons, told Us that there’s an open invite to the show’s guest stars to appear on “9021OMG.”Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastiHeartRadio“There’s so many people that have gone on to be like uber-famous that you know, we’re on this show, so we would love to kind of get them back on,” the sTORI Telling author said. “Jen and I had so many boyfriends on that show over the years. We want to have all our boyfriends on.”Garth agreed, but when asked if Kelly ended up with Brandon Walsh (Jason Priestley) or Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), she told Us she thinks her character is flying solo in 2020.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Etera admits to ‘disappointing’ 2013 as annual returns plummet

first_imgBut because there were no strong market movements over the course of the year – unlike volatility seen in past years – no opportunity presented itself for Etera to add value by investing tactically, he said.Puhakka added that, as a result of the weak overall return, Etera amended its investment strategy and would now place greater emphasis on the optimisation of its strategic asset allocation rather than relying on tactical investments.Assets under management at Etera fell to €5.51bn at the end of 2013, down from €5.7bn in December the year prior and the lowest level since March 2012.Correspondingly, the provider’s solvency ratio continued its year-long decline from 21.3% to 15.2%, the lowest level since September 2011 – after it announced nine-month investment returns of -5.2%.Etera’s results are behind other mutuals, including Veritas Pension Insurance, which returned 7.4% on investments in 2013, aided largely by a 18.3% return on its equity holdings.Although the insurer’s head of investments Niina Bergring noted that fixed income holdings returned a more “moderate” 1.5%, real estate investments grew by nearly 6%.Veritas saw its solvency ratio increase by nearly 4 percentage points year on year to 27.8%, and said it had achieved a real return of 5.1% over the past five years. Finland’s Etera has seen assets under management dip to their lowest level in nearly two years after the pensions mutual admitted to “disappointing” returns of just 0.3% from investments, down from nearly 10% in 2012.According to preliminary results, Etera’s equity and fixed income returns were “weak”, although it did not disclose how the two asset classes fared.Chief executive Hannu Tarkkonen said its investment strategy did not work in 2013 and blamed the investment climate.Jari Puhakka, the provider’s CIO, noted that equities were the dominant force for growth in 2013.last_img read more