Tori Spelling to be Grand Marshall for Fort Lauderdale's Winterfest Boat Parade

Actress, reality star and craft maven Tori Spelling joins the ranks of celebrity Grand Marshalls for this year’s Winterfest. The event, which started 42 years ago with an armada of yachts touring together through Fort Lauderdale’s waterways with the theme “A Tropical Fantasy,” now includes a black tie gala, golf tournament, White Party, shoreline decorating extravaganza plus receptions and parties galore. 

The Winterfest Boat Parade, which follows a 12-mile course down Fort Lauderdale’s New River on north up the Intracoastal to Pompano Beach, will take place on Dec. 14 and offers Grand Stand viewing at Birch State Park on the northeast corner of Sunrise Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Spelling has been navigating the media circuit promoting her latest book “Spelling It Like It Is,” where she has been probed about a few frank confessions she made in the book; she admits that a racy video she and hubby Dean McDermott made may have fallen into the wrong hands and that the couple balked at getting McDermott a vasectomy because they couldn’t afford the procedure. Thankfully, the mother of four has no intention of adding porn star to her credits, as she confirmed on CBS’ “The Talk” on Nov. 6, where she said she would never allow the video to circulate were it to surface. Hubby confirmed to US Weekly that, as of now, their finances are ship shape.