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Mel C is planning an autobiography

April 19th, 2014 4:20am EDT
Melanie Brown
Mel C wants to write an autobiography when she's 80.
The former Spice Girl plans to reveal the band's secrets in a tell-all book, but says she wants to wait until she's an "old woman" so she doesn't get into trouble with her former band mates - Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Victoria Beckham.
She told BANG Showbiz: "Of course shenanigans did go on [in the 1990s] but I'm not going to share them.
"I'm going to save them for my book when I'm 80. It's not something that I'm inspired to do at the moment. But when I'm an old lady and I don't mind who I upset, I might dish all the dirt the...

Victoria Beckham gives Spice Girls 'her blessing'

March 27th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham has given the Spice Girls "her blessing" to reunite without her.
The British fashion designer's former bandmate Mel C says the group, which also includes Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Mel B, may consider getting back together as a four-piece in the near future.
She told the MailOnline website: "We've talked about it. Victoria doesn't want to, which we completely understand. We are so proud of her and her incredible foray into fashion, it's incredible what she's achieved as a designer."
She added: "The four of us could consider it maybe. We have Victoria's blessing to do t...

Emma Bunton wants Las Vegas residency for Spice Girls

March 13th, 2014 7:20am EDT
Emma Bunton
Emma Bunton would be open to the Spice Girls having a Las Vegas concert residency.
The singer-turned-radio presenter says it would take more than Britney Spears' rumored $325,000-per-show in the US gambling capital to make the girl band reunite on stage again.
She told the Metro newspaper: "I'd go to Vegas - if we get paid more than Britney. After the Olympics, it was really hard to think, 'What can we do next?' We represented our country, it was huge! We like to say never say never, so we'll have to see."
However, the girls - Mel C, Mel B, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham - are all moth...

Melanie Chisholm in competition with Spice Girls

March 1st, 2014 10:20am EST
Melanie Chisholm
Melanie Chisholm wants to prove she can party harder than the rest of the Spice Girls.
The 40-year-old star will be attending her former bandmate, Victoria Beckham's, 40th birthday party later this year, along with the rest of the Spice Girls gang, and she's looking forward to seeing who will still be standing at the end of the night.
She said: "We'll have a competition to find out who can party hardest. Emma Bunton is pretty good, although she sometimes peaks too soon."
Mel C - who was known as Sporty Spice during her time in the girl group - is hoping to reunite with Emma, Victoria, Mela...

Russell Brand planning to propose to Jemima Khan

January 30th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Russell Brand
Russell Brand is reportedly planning to propose to Jemima Khan.
The 'Get Me To The Greek' star is waiting for the perfect moment to pop the question and has apparently commissioned a jeweller to design a custom engagement ring for his girlfriend of five months.
An insider told Grazia magazine: "A proposal is definitely imminent. Russell's been working with a friend of his, jeweller Johnathon Arndt, to create the perfect ring. He wants it to include Buddhist and Islamic symbols - an intertwining of their two faiths."
Pals of the couple claim Russell, 38, had hoped to ask for Jemima's hand in...

Victoria Beckham rules out Spice Girls return

January 20th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham won't perform with the Spice Girls ever again.
The 39-year-old fashion designer admits it was an "incredible honor" to sing with Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C at the London Olympics closing ceremony in 2012, but thinks it was the perfect time for the group - who separated in 2000 and undertook a reunion tour in 2008 - to call it a day for good.
She said: "I won't ever do it again. Doing the Olympics was an incredible honor. I was so proud to do it; proud to be British...
"That was a perfect time to say, 'That's great. Thank you to everybody, but no more.' So...

Mel C says Emma Bunton was best Spice Girls kiss

January 18th, 2014 10:20am EST
Emma Bunton
Mel C says Emma Bunton was the best kisser in the Spice Girls.
All five members of the iconic pop group - completed by Mel B, Victoria Beckham and Geri Halliwell - locked lips during their time together, and the former Sporty Spice has admitted her blonde band mate was her favourite.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said: "I've always been so drunk every time, it's hard to remember... But I would have to say Emma!"
However, Mel C explained she has only even kissed girls to be "silly" rather than because of any "sexual" feelings.
She added: "I've never dated a girl but there's oft...

Emma Bunton's Spice Girls costume

December 29th, 2013 4:50am EST
Emma Bunton
Emma Bunton and Mel C went to a fancy dress party dressed as the Spice Girls.
The 37-year-old star, who was known as Baby Spice, and her fellow bandmate, nicknamed Sporty Spice, dug out their old outfits from the 1990s to wear to their friends' event and despite being worried people would mock them for going as themselves, the blonde beauty admits they got a great reaction.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Me and Mel C went to a fancy dress party recently and I went as Baby Spice and she went as Sporty Spice. We got all the old dresses out and it was hilarious!
"We thought about it an...

Mel B wants Spice Girls reunion

December 28th, 2013 10:20am EST
Spice Girls
Mel B has admitted she wishes Spice Girls were "doing more as a band".

The singer would love the iconic British girl group to get back together and tour again, and she revealed she regularly chats to her old band mates.

She told the Daily Mail Weekend magazine: "The truth is I was always the one that wanted the Spice Girls to continue. I didn't want it to end and I still don't.

"Even though I've always had my own career going on, I'm always up for a reunion. Always. It's a shame we're not doing more as a band.

"There are no cogs turning right now but put it this way, there are always at...

Simon Cowell's Spice Girls regret

December 10th, 2013 10:20am EST
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell's biggest regret is failing to sign the 'Spice Girls' to his record label.
The 54-year-old music mogul admitted that he was "hurt" when the platinum-selling girl band - made up of Victoria Beckham, Mel C, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell - found worldwide success after choosing a rival record label and has regretted missing out on the chance to work with the 'Wannabe' singers ever since.
In an interview with Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' yesterday (9.12.12) Simon said: "What can I admit to? Spice Girls was probably my biggest mistake. I knew they were going to big and ...

Mel B wants Spice Girls 20th anniversary tour

December 2nd, 2013 7:20am EST
Spice Girls
Mel B is pushing for a Spice Girls 20th anniversary reunion tour.
The 38-year-old singer is keen to gather up her former bandmates for a new project she is working on, 'Spice 20', in order to mark two decades since they started their careers in 1994.
The girl group - made up of Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Mel B and Mel C - reunited for a one-off performance at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony last summer, but Victoria is adamant she wont sign up for any more live work because she wants to focus on her fashion line.
A source told the Confidenti@l column in the New Y...

Mel B calls Geri Halliwell during TV show after host asks about Spice Girls split

December 1st, 2013 6:10pm EST
Geri Halliwell
Former Spice Girls star Mel B challenged ex-bandmate Geri Halliwell over her decision to quit the girl group in 1998 during a recent TV interview after Hello Ross! host Ross Matthews revealed he had been cheated out of seeing all the ladies on tour.

The presenter told his guest that the Spice Girls was his first concert - but he was disappointed with Ginger Spice Halliwell left the band just before their U.S. tour.

Mel B, real name Melanie Brown, snarled, "What a b**tch!" and then offered to call her pal and demand an explanation after Matthews joked that Scary Spice should reimburse him ...

Mel B still connects with Spice Girls

October 27th, 2013 5:20am EDT
Spice Girls
Mel B insists the Spice Girls are still "very connected".
The 'For Once in my Life' singer - who is also a judge on 'America's Got Talent' - may be too busy to spend much time with her former bandmates Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Mel C and Victoria Beckham, but says they are all still very close.
She said: "We're all really good friends and supportive of what each other does. Emma's got a great radio show in the UK, Mel C just released another single, Victoria's got an amazing fashion line and Geri's in Australia doing 'Australia's Got Talent', so we're all over the place, but very connect...

Emma Bunton: Spice Girls were not 'sexual'

October 24th, 2013 4:20am EDT
Emma Bunton
Emma Bunton claims the Spice Girls were "sexy" but not "sexual".
The 'Say You'll Be There' singer claims there is a huge difference between how the pop singers of today present themselves and how she and her bandmates - Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Mel C and Victoria Beckham - looked in their 90s heyday.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Back in the day the Spice Girls were fun and sexy. But we weren't sexual. Now people do take that next step and put it out there a bit more with their videos and stuff.
"If that's how someone wants to be and they're confident enough to bare themselves then t...

Emma Bunton's son likes Flexible Spice

October 18th, 2013 10:20am EDT
Emma Bunton
Emma Bunton's son thinks there is a Flexible Spice in the Spice Girls.
The 37-year-old star - who is known as Baby Spice in the group - is bemused as to why her six-year-old son Beau has made up a member of the girl band who he calls the "Spicey Girls".
Emma isn't totally sure who Beau is referring to, but assumes it must be Mel C due to her Sporty Spice nickname.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Beau calls us the Spicey Girls because he doesn't quite get it and he thinks there is a Flexible Spice.
"I don't know who that is supposed to be? I thought possibly Mel C as she is Sporty!"

Emma Bunton expects another Spice reunion

October 9th, 2013 1:20am EDT
Emma Bunton
Emma Bunton fully expects the Spice Girls to tour again.
The 37-year-old star - who shot to fame in the girl group in the 1990s alongside Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Mel B and Mel C - is confident the '2 Become 1' hitmakers will reunite again at some point in the future following their successful one-off performance at the London 2012 Olympics.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I'd love to do something like that again. That's the thing with us, we do love working together.
"But it's very difficult now being so busy. But I think when the right opportunity comes up then we will go,...

Geri Halliwell to release new album

September 13th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Geri Halliwell
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is preparing to launch a new assault on the charts when she releases an album next month (Oct13).

The singer will put out her new single Half of Me on 25 October (13) through a record deal with Sony Music Australia.

In a statement, Halliwell says the song "is about love, hope and optimism with a splash of humor".

Halliwell relocated Down Under earlier this year (13) to serve as a judge on the popular TV show Australia's Got Talent.

Gushing about her new home, Halliwell adds, "I've been so welcomed by the Aussies - it's fantastic I wrote my new song there...

15 Celebrity Baby Names Worse Than North West

June 25th, 2013 12:21pm EDT
In case you haven’t heard, the most important baby of our time has been born. That’s right, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have bestowed upon the huddled masses their perfectly combined genes in the form of one blessed bundle of joy – a beautiful baby girl named North West.

Did you expect anything less from these two? Though many outlets had previously reported that the chosen one had been given the name “Kaidence Donda West,” Kim and Kanye went with the much-speculated North instead, and will call their little girl “Nori” as a nickname. Kanye has helpfully explained the unusual name’s orig...

Geri Halliwell takes part in telethon for Australian charity

June 12th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Geri Halliwell
British singer Geri Halliwell has put her move to Australia to good use by taking part in a telethon to raise money for a children's charity in Sydney.

The Spice Girls star, who has moved Down Under to take a judging job on reality TV show Australia's Got Talent, was one of 60 celebrities who manned the phones for the Gold Telethon, which raised $3.7 million (£2.4 million) for the Sydney Children's Hospital.

The singer also spent time with some of the sick children at the hospital and said, "If you're in a position to help, whether it's a dollar in the bucket or a bit of your time, do it ...

Geri Halliwell suffers zoo mishap

May 27th, 2013 12:56pm EDT
Geri Halliwell
British pop star Geri Halliwell was left red-faced during a visit to a zoo in Australia over the weekend (25-26May13) when a koala urinated in her purse.

The Spice Girls singer has moved Down Under with her daughter Bluebell to take a judging job on reality TV series Australia's Got Talent, and she has been sightseeing in Sydney during her time off.

Halliwell visited the city's famous Taronga Zoo on Sunday (26May13), but got more than she bargained for in the koala enclosure when one of the creatures peed on her handbag.

The star posted a picture of the guilty party on her pa...

From Apple To Zowie: The Craziest Celebrity Baby Names

October 21st, 2012 3:14pm EDT
Ashlee Simpson
Uma Thurman and her French financier boyfriend Arpad Busson revealed the name of their newborn baby girl this week, and the tot's title is a mouthful.

Not content with the typical first/middle/last -- or in this case hyphenated last -- name, the little girl surely has a challenging future ahead of her when it comes to filling out any types of forms.

The couple named their three-month-old Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. Where they got her nickname, "Luna," from is a mystery; but their rep says each name has a special reason and meaning.

But Uma and Arpad -- who ...

Russell Brand Spotted With Geri Halliwell

August 28th, 2012 2:23pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand has sparked rumors he is romancing former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell after they were spotted enjoying a day out together in London.

The funnyman met up with Halliwell backstage at the 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony in the U.K. capital earlier this month and they were subsequently snapped enjoying an outing with the singer's daughter Bluebell at Hampton Court Palace over the weekend.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun that the pair is dating, but neither Brand nor Halliwell had commented on the report as WENN went to press.

Brand divorced Katy Perry earlie...

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell Lands Reality TV Show

April 3rd, 2012 9:40am EDT
Geri Halliwell
Former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell is set to give fans a glimpse into her life after reportedly signing up for her own reality show.

The singer, known as Ginger Spice, has invited cameras for Sky Living to follow her around as she works on different projects.

They will capture Halliwell working on the girl band's upcoming musical, Viva Forever, as well as creating her swimwear range, according to Britain's The Sun.

A source tells the publication, "Geri is keen to do some TV as she's seen the other girls doing bits and bobs. Sky Living reckon she fits their female-skewed brand. Ger...

Geri Halliwell Is Latest Star To Support Britain's Coat Campaign

December 18th, 2011 2:30pm EST
Geri Halliwell
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has thrown her support behind a campaign in her native Britain to help the elderly facing a freezing festive period this year.

The singer is following in the footsteps of Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig and opera star Katherine Jenkins, who have all handed over items to the Donate A Coat initiative.

Halliwell has donated a black puffer jacket, and the items will be auctioned off later this month in aid of Age UK.

The star has also penned a poignant message in Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid in a bid to raise awareness of the good cause.

She writes, "Chilly out...

Geri Halliwell Rekindling Romance With Ex-Boyfriend?

September 25th, 2011 7:30pm EDT
Geri Halliwell
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has prompted speculation she's rekindled her romance with ex-boyfriend Henry Beckwith after the pair was spotted enjoying a day out together.

The singer began dating the British aristocrat in March, 2009 following her split from fiance Fabrizio Politi, but they parted ways last month.

Beckwith subsequently took time off from his business commitments to get over the break-up - but now it appears he has reunited with Halliwell.

The pair was photographed enjoying a boat trip and water skiing together earlier this week.

A source tells Britain's Daily Mail, "...

Geri Halliwell Is Single Again

August 7th, 2011 2:30pm EDT
Geri Halliwell
Former singer Geri Halliwell is reportedly nursing heartache after splitting from her boyfriend Henry Beckwith.

The Spice Girls star, 39, had been dating the British aristocrat since March 2009 following her split from fiance Fabrizio Politi, but editors of a U.K. newspaper report she is now single again.

A source tells the Sunday Express, "It's sad but the relationship was getting to be very destructive, with Geri getting upset whenever Henry looked at another woman. At 31, Henry's too immature and he's not ready to settle down."

"Ultimately he made Geri feel just too insecure."

Lady Gaga Changes 'Born This Way' Lyrics For Kate Moss

May 15th, 2011 10:01pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga thrilled the fashionable crowd at her secret concert in London on Thursday night by incorporating Kate Moss' name into the lyrics of her hit single "Born This Way."

The superstar showed up at posh private members club Annabel's in London's Mayfair to play a surprise set of tracks from her new album, just hours after delighting fans with a performance at the Cannes Film Festival in France that day.

She played to 200 guests, including former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and comedian Stephen Fry, but Gaga only had eyes for supermodel Moss, who was dancing in front of the stage.


Spice Girls Musical 'Viva Forever' Delayed

May 8th, 2011 7:01pm EDT
Spice Girls
The Spice Girls' upcoming musical has been delayed so the pop stars can perfect the stage spectacular themselves.

The "Wannabe" hitmakers have been hands on in the creation of Viva Forever, a show inspired by the songs of the British girl group, which comprised of Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm.

But Chisholm admits the project, which is destined for London's West End, has hit a stumbling block because the former band members are so busy.

She tells Britain's Daily Star Sunday, "We were planning to open around summer time but it's likely t...

Hot Legs: Geri Halliwell Launches Swimwear Line

January 28th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Geri Halliwell
Geri Halliwell just released her swimwear line Geri by Next in London, and she looked terrifically tan in black shirts and blouse.

The 38-year-old former Spice Girls star opted to leave the bathing suit modeling to the professionals.

Geri said about her fashion line, “We all deserve to look fantastic whatever our shape and size. I just want to give women confidence."

Spice Girls To Open London's 2012 Olympics?

October 17th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Spice Girls
Melanie Chisholm is calling on fans to petition for the Spice Girls to perform at the Opening Ceremony of London's 2012 Olympic Games.

The singer, also known as Mel C, would love to reunite the girl group, including bandmates Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham, to kick off the sporting event in the British capital.

And she wants the "Wannabe" hitmakers' loyal fan base to help put the campaign in motion.

She says, "Officially we don't know anything yet but I think it's a brilliant idea. It would be wonderful for all five of us to appear and I'm sure all the gi...

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