McDermott got wind of what went down when "one of the crew members of the show confessed that they had been trying to land a deal with Emily to appear,” a source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
The result? “Dean exploded, and he immediately confronted Tori with the information he had just learned,” notes the source.
“At first, Spelling pretended not to know anything about the plan, but she then admitted to casually mentioning to producers that it might be good for them to have Emily come on the show for closure,” continues the source to Radar. “Dean became so angry that filming for the day had to be canceled because he refused to participate.”
Radar has learned that McDermott, 47, can now breathe a sigh of relief. Unlike his ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace’s decision to come on the program, "Emily appearing is now off the table," says the source.
Still, the 41-year-old Spelling and McDermott’s shaky marriage has never been in a more precarious position, as an upcoming episode of True Tori, slated to air Nov. 25, reveals.
In the preview, the embattled Canadian hunk is fully in Spelling’s crosshairs — again. This time, after admitting to a therapist that while he “loves his kids,” his “first want” in life doesn’t involve taking care of the couple’s four young children.
Meanwhile, Spelling is complaining about McDermott’s shortcomings to a pal, when he walks into the room and lets his wife know he doesn’t appreciate the way she’s characterizing him.
“I heard what you guys were talking about,” he sniped.
Spelling was quick on the offensive, telling a defiant Dean that it’s not his “instinct to do for the kids as much” as she does.