Confusion at 'Dallas' reunion rankles fans

November 11, 2008 7:34:18 AM PST
A weekend event organized to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the TV series "Dallas" has created a drama worthy of the Ewing family itself.Angry fans complained they didn't get the access to cast members they'd ponied up for - while others got close to the stars without paying for the privilege.

It happened in part because hundreds more people than expected showed up for Saturday night's barbecue and cast reunion at the famed Southfork Ranch in suburban Dallas. The event's organizers are blaming Southfork for allowing gatecrashers; a ranch official places the blame on the organizers.

Fans had paid anywhere from $100 to $1,000 for tickets, with those who paid higher prices promised greater access to Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and others.