October 18, 1993 12:00 PM

Say what you will about Shannen Doherty, but the vulpine Beverly Hills, 90210 vixen does have impeccable showbiz instincts. She builds up huge anticipation for her Saturday Night Live appearance by letting it leak that after a whirlwind romance she’s secretly married into Hollywood royalty in the person of Ashley Hamilton. (Okay, the son of a minor celebrity, but he’ll do in a pinch.) Then she goes into hiding. The woman is a headline-grabbing genius. The events gave the Saturday Night Live writers grist for one savage skit: Shannen’s mock wedding video, which showed the bride starting knock-down-drag-out fights with everyone from the maid of honor to the minister. How many people would be willing to commit matrimony to promote an SNL gig? Let’s see Tom and Roseanne top this!

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