Tori Spelling Returns to 90210

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fans are shouting and cameras are at the ready as screenwriter Diablo Cody swans her way up a red carpet. The only thing awry: ditsy Donna Martin, who has managed to snag herself in Cody's gown.

That's "Beverly Hills 90210" Donna, who is returning to her old stomping ground for two episodes of CW's second-generation version, "90210" - and, to Tori Spelling's delight, the character she played for a decade hasn't changed.

"What I love about Donna is she's never jaded," Spelling says. "Donna can kind of go through anything and she still has that girlish quality about her. I think that's something she'd have at any age. ... That's Donna to me."

Spelling's run on "90210" starts with Tuesday's episode, which includes an appearance by "Juno" screenwriter Cody. Donna has come back to her hometown as a famous fashion designer, married and with a baby.

"I get to be a mom, which is fun. It's so crazy to think of Donna as a mother," Spelling said, smiling. "Sometimes, I can't believe that I'm a momma, too."

The actress is wed to Dean McDermott (they teamed on the "Tori & Dean" reality series), has two children, and says she can't help but bring her own experiences and maturity to the role.

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