Beverly Hills, 90210 bad girl Shannen Doherty will join the show’s reboot — thanks to late pal Luke Perry! The two played a couple on the popular ’90s teen drama and Luke — who died in March after a massive stroke — refused to sign on for the new series unless producers also hired Shannen, sources said.
“Luke loved Shannen and was livid that the other cast members had banded together to shut her out — especially since she’s been battling cancer,” snitched an insider.
The battle scars never healed, and insiders said Tori and former co-star Jennie Garth conspired to keep Shannen off the new show, infuriating Luke.
“When Luke died, the producers felt terrible,” the source revealed. “They decided to finally make Shannen an offer and she accepted. But don’t think they didn’t also think about the ratings boost all the drama would give them!”