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Shannen Doherty appears on NBC News' Today show in 2010 (Peter Kramer/NBC Universal)
Shannen Doherty appears on NBC News' Today show in 2010 (Peter Kramer/NBC Universal)

Shannen Doherty (softly) fires back at Jason Priestley’s claims she was a diva on 90210 Add to ...

Shannen Doherty has come out hugging in response to being called a temperamental diva by Jason Priestley.

The famously short-tempered actress went on Twitter to share her opinion on views expressed by her former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star in his new memoir, which lands in book stores tomorrow.

In advance excerpts from Jason Priestley: A Memoir released last week, Priestley recalled an occasion in 1990 when the pair were booked to fly to New York together on a private jet to promote the series.

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As Priestley recalls, Doherty allegedly expressed displeasure at the food, the flight, the cabin temperature and the fact she was transported to the airport in a town car and not a limousine.

The excerpt obviously came to the attention of Doherty (@DohertyShannen), who demonstrated rare restraint in her Twitter response: “Memoirs are so funny. The truth is rarely told, after all they are trying to sell a book.”

Weirdly, the two former castmates then indulged each other in a Twitter love-fest that began with Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) tweeting, “I do not ‘unload’ on Shannen in my memoir … Shannen’s departure from the show was a sad event for me…” (Doherty left 90210 after the show’s fourth season in 1994).

Which prompted Doherty to tweet: “Jason is a great guy who I wish well and remember fondly. Hope you’re doing great.”

To which Priestley responded: “You too Shannen. You know I’ve got nothing but love for you.”

In other words, there are currently no hard feelings between Doherty and Priestley – but given the recent turmoil in the life of Tori Spelling and the sudden career upsurge of Ian Ziering, the next Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion special should be extremely interesting.

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