- Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 18:33:29 (MET DST)

Video File of the Statement

Here it is, thanks to Belinda for uploading and to billytk
for encoding it.

Click here for the Video File

Get it quick as it won't be here long

- Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 18:03:15 (MET DST)

More from the Spice Girls lawyer (Alan Edwards)

Edwards said later that negotiations involving the lawyers
had continued throughout the weekend, going late into the
night to thrash out the final details.

He said he did not know if Geri would make a final
appearance with the group.

"There will be another album and everything else," Edwards
said. "Spice will live for many years to come."

- Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 17:30:39 (MET DST)

For 100% true and uptodate news check this place first

AN amazing row between Geri Halliwell and her mum over sex
before marriage triggered her decision to quit the Spice
Girls, it was revealed last night. Geri turned to the rest
of the band for a shoulder to cry on after the bust-up - and
was shocked when the other girls simply laughed and taunted
her. Ginger Spice decided it was the last straw and she had
to quit. Geri, 25, clashed with her mum Anna-Marie over the
sexy singer's plans to live with her new love, dancer
Christian Horsfall. Anna, a deeply-religious Jehovah's
Witness, was furious and told Geri that sex before marriage
was "morally wrong in the eyes of God"

This is an example taken from Absolute Spice showing the kind
of sh*t that will be made public now Geri has left. If you
are unsure if anything is true, then see if it's here, if
it's not here, it's not true.

So you heard it here first, come here for the uptodate news
on the Spice Girls, and not elsewhere for the uptodate
sh*t being turned out of the rumour mill.

- Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 16:12:14 (MET DST)

A URL for a sound file of the statements

Below is a link to the video file of the statements. You
need Real Video to see it.

Click here for the audio link

- Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 15:45:12 (MET DST)

The Spice Girls statement

We are upset and saddended by Geri's departure, but we are
very supportive in whatever she wants to do. The Spice
Girls are here to stay, see ya at the stadiums. We are
sorry to all of our fans for having to go through all this.
All our love Victoria, Emma, Mel B, Mel C, friendship never
ends. One final thing if I can add, and that's there is no
problems with the American tour going ahead as planned.

- Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 15:44:27 (MET DST)

Geri's Statement

this is a message to the fans, sadly I would like to
confirm I have left the Spice Girls, this is because of
differences between us. I am sure that the group will
continue to be successful, and I wish them all the best.
I have no immediate plans and I wish to apologise to all
the fans and to thank them and everyone who's been there.
Lots of love Geri. PS: I will be back

- Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 15:31:16 (MET DST)

Geri has left the Spice Girls

A lawyer speaking on the behalf of the Spice Girls has
announced that Geri has left the Spice Girls. She has no
furthur plans, and she is sorry to leave. She will be
back she said.

The other girls are sorry to see her go, and there will be no
problems with the forthcoming US tour.

- Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 21:07:44 (MET DST)

Crisis talks as Geri quits

there is to be an official statement on the situation
tomorrow (sunday = tomorrow)

- Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 20:31:36 (MET DST)

Never Give Up On The Good Times, Geri

Fans actually pile together, in order to persuade Geri not to go. What else is there to say, the sad look on many faces can't begin to image the 5 without Geri halliwell.
The people comfort geri through the time, knowing that they'll still be fans, no matter what her decision is.
More info on the persuasion coming up..

- Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 20:08:11 (MET DST)

Crisis talks as Geri quits

The spicegirls are back in the UK, except for geri,
to talk about the situation

- Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 19:16:32 (MET DST)

Crisis talks as Geri quits

the spicegirls will go on with or without geri, it has been
said in an official report.

- Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 14:21:12 (MET DST)

Emergency meetings for both sets of lawyers

Geri's and the other Spice Girls' lawyers are in emergency
meetings with each other right now. No word is on whether
she is leaving or not. Fingers crossed this could save the
Spice Girls from a split.

- Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 12:41:50 (MET DST)

Geri quits

SPICE Girl Geri Halliwell has dramatically quit the group to go solo, The Mirror can reveal.

An official statement confirming her decision is expected over the weekend.

Last night Emma, Victoria, Mel B and Mel C, who are in Norway on tour, held a series of crisis meetings to decide how best to cope with Geri's decision to quit.

Officially Geri, 25, is still suffering from gastro-enteritis. But a source close to the band said last night: "It' is just a cover, she's out. It's a combination of feeling exhausted and wanting to go out on her own." The Mirror also learned that Virgin records' director of promotions Tony Barker and senior A nd R director David Boyd have been telling staff Geri will not rejoin the group.

One executive who spoke directly with Boyd said last night: "He left us in no doubt whatsoever that Geri has quit the band.

"He said the official story was that she was suffering from exhaustion.

"but he then explained that he expected an announcement to be made this weekend confirming Geri's decision to go.

"Obviously everyone at Virgin gas been told to keep quiet until the rest of the Spice Girls agree on what to do next."

Top of the agenda will be whether the band continue with the American leg of their world tour, scheduled to begin on June 14.

The Virgin insider said: "Our gut feeling is that the Spice Girls will continue without Geri but they are feeling very down about the whole thing.

"There is every chance that the rest of the girls will call it a day after the American tour"

Geri was last night in hiding. But a close friend told The Mirror: "It is an amicable split. The girls will always be friends. They have been through such a lot together that it would be childish to fall out.

"The rest of the girls fully understand Geri's reason for quitting. it's been an exhausting and amazing couple of years but nothing lasts forever."

Geri, who will now launch her own solo career, is expected to stay with Virgin who have the first option on her.

It is believed she has also hired her own lawyer to help her disentangle the band's complicated business relationship.

The remaining Spices last night prepared to go on stage in Oslo as a foursome for the second night running.

As they left their hotel for the concert, the girls remained tight-lipped about Geri's departure.

Asked whether or not she has spoken to Geri, Mel B snapped: "Yes I've spoken to her, lots of times."

Baby Spice Emma kept her head hunched low as she dashed straight for the coach.

One member of the band's entourage said: "Their attitude is: 'Well, if Geri wants out - sod her. We will carry on without her.' Nevertheless, this is a very worrying time for them."

- Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 10:19:06 (MET DST)

Official Statement will be released this weekend

A Virgin executive has told PA News that an official
statement about all of this will be made this weekend.
They also said that they didn't know what Geri's
decision will be, but they added that in their opinion it's
very unlikely she will leave.

- Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 01:51:47 (MET DST)

5 Become 4

Ginger Spice 'Hired Lawyers To Handle Split'

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell was tonight reported to have hired a team of lawyers to handle her split from the group that has earned
her millions.

The future of the top British pop band was looking increasingly gloomy as even their record company admitted the falling out
between the remaining four girls and 25-year-old Geri might not be resolved.

Feisty Geri, known as Ginger Spice, was tonight in hiding somewhere in Europe suffering from "nervous exhaustion" as the
result of a gruelling tour schedule and a recent bout of gastroenteritis.

- Friday, May 29, 1998 at 19:26:13 (MET DST)

Official word on it all

Here is the "official" word on it all, Geri has some stomach
problems, and there is no guarantee that she will be
joining the Spice Girls on the American leg of the tour.

However, what is the truth? The Sun claims that they spoke
to the other four who say they had a row which explains Mel
C's half hearted "Get Well Soon Geri". Or is it a combination
of both stories? Did she get sick and have an arguement?

Who knows, but it seems like Geri won't be joining the other
four in Oslo tonight for the concert if they don't know if
she will be on the rest of the tour. Stay tuned for more
details as and when it is known..

- Friday, May 29, 1998 at 13:03:29 (MET DST)

A Close One

This is the word from the Sun, turns out Geri WASN'T ill
last Wednesday, she had a row with the other four and
refused to turn up for the lottery show. However
it seems everything is back to normal as Belinda has
reported that she will be joining the other four for the
second Oslo concert which will mark the end of the European
leg of their tour.

- Friday, May 29, 1998 at 02:27:37 (MET DST)

Happy Birthday Melanie Brown!

yeah, read the headline.

- Friday, May 29, 1998 at 02:23:42 (MET DST)

SpiceWorld Video Sales Low

Sales for "Spice World" have been lower then expected as it
went on sale recently in England. It is being beaten out
by "The Full Monty"

- Friday, May 29, 1998 at 02:20:55 (MET DST)

Sick Spice

Geri has come down with a stomach illness. A spokesman for
Geri revealed that she is suffering from gastro-enteritis.
She was not well enough to perform at the National Lottery
in Britain. The four remaining girls still performed Viva
Forever. Geri was also not well enough to perform the girls'
Oslo concert as she stayed home in Britain. The Quad-Spice
Girls went on to perform without her. It is unknown if she
will perform at today's second Oslo concert.

- Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 10:07:45 (MET DST)

Secret Breast Cancer Operation For Geri

Buxom . . . but Geri feared she might lose one of her boobs
SPICE Girl Geri Halliwell had an emergency op in a breast
cancer scare, she revealed last night. Ginger Spice Geri,
25, needed surgery to cut out a small lump. She then had to
wait three terrifying days to find out if the growth was
malignant. If it had been, the breast might have been
removed. Geri said: "It was an absolutely hideous time."
Fortunately, the lump turned out to be be nign. Speaking for
the first time about her ordeal, Geri - who wears a 36C bra
- told The Sun: "I knew that if the lump was cancerous I
would lose my breast. "I've always been known for having
big boobs and to have that taken away was a horrifying
thought. "The millionaire star was just 18 when she
discovered the lump on her right breast. She said: "It was
a really tough time. But it made me realise how precious
life is."

Please Note: This event happened when she was 18, not
recently, she has only come out about it now.

- Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 08:36:43 (MET DST)

New Movie, New Album, Ahhhh!!! + Manson.

Wow, major update!
1.) The girls are working on their 3rd album to be released
before Christmas!
2.) The girls will start shooting their second movie at the
end of this year! In this movie however they will not
play themselves but rather other characters. It is to
be set in the 50's!
3.) Charles Manson says he will happily kill himself by
means of lethal injection if he can meet all 5 Spice
Girls. Manson is apparently obsessed with the 5 girls
and his prison guards say that he spends all his time
obsessing over them and watching their videos. A
spokesperson for the girls said that this is sick and
twisted and there is no way the girls will ever meet
with him.
4.) Personal Comments: I personally think that #3 is
hilarious. I'm going nuts that there will be another
album and movie, and i must thank absolute spice for
this news, the credit is theirs for reporting it first.

- Friday, May 22, 1998 at 19:16:25 (MET DST)

Pavoratti to sing with the Spice Girls

Pavoratti will sing with the Spice Girls at his AIDS benefit
in Italy on June 9th. (The benefit could be Warchild actually
I dunno, but the headline is the important thing :o))

- Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 19:43:13 (MET DST)

Viva Forever release date put back

Viva Forever has been put back two weeks to 8th June.

And in other news, rumour has it that Sky will have the
rights to show the Wembley Concert Live on PPV!!!!

- Friday, May 15, 1998 at 11:48:49 (MET DST)

Mel B engaged

According to The Mirror Mel B has engaged her lookalike dancer in the Spiceworld tour show.

Here is the full article:

WOULD you believe it! Scary Spice Mel B has got engaged to her dancer lover after a whirlwind 10-week romance.

Jimmy Gulzar proposed to the shocked singer over a candle-lit dinner in Paris, the capital of romance, on Wednesday night.

The proposal came just days after a topless Mel was spotted frolicking on the beach with Jimmy during a break on the French Riviera (left).

Mel, 23, shrieked with delight as he went down on one knee and presented her with a diamond engagement ring.

"I didn't think anybody would ever ask me!" she cried before flinging her arms around Jimmy who plays her male double on the SpiceWorld tour.

The magical moment was witnessed by one of my spies at the next table. Jimmy, 25, sprung his surprise after another sell-out show in the city.

He booked a midnight table for two at the ultra-chic Buddha Bar, a subterranean American-Oriental eaterie favoured by Hollywood stars and supermodels.

The pair sat in the shadow of a 10ft golden Buddha statue in the centre of the 50-a-head restaurant.

Mel, in a revealing black top and tight trousers with her hair tied into a braid, arrived first with two minders. Then Jimmy made his entrance carrying a huge bouquet of white roses.

They ate spring rolls and egg noodles, washed down with two bottles of vintage champagne. Then Jimmy disappeared to the toilet before returning with the glittering engagement ring.

"Mel was gobsmacked," my spy gushed. "Jimmy went down on one knee and opened up the box. It was the biggest diamond I've ever seen. She was nearly in tears. She was clapping and shouting. They had been kissing and giggling through the meal. Obviously, they are deeply in love."

To celebrate, the couple then went onto the dance floor for a smooch.

"They were very passionate and acted as if there was nobody else in the place," my man added.

The couple retired to a private room in the restaurant. Modesty forbids me speculating on what went on there.

The Leeds-born singer - real name Melanie Brown - turned to Jimmy after splitting from Icelander Fjolnir Thorgeirsson, 26, in March.

She fell for Jimmy while performing their dirty dancing routines together.

"He's a good one, really lovely. I'd have to give him at least 100 out of 10!" joked Mel when they went public with their romance.

She obviously wasn't joking.

- Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 00:10:39 (MET DST)

New Dolls

The "On Tour" Spice Girls dolls are due out in June. Each
comes with headphones, a holographic sticker, and a
miniature Spice Girls package with a collectible 2-inch
figure. How cute is that!

- Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 00:08:44 (MET DST)

New Book

A book all about the Spice Girls is in the works by a former
Virgin Records press agent. The book is to contain many
secrets and much gossip about the girls. It is due out
later this year.

- Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 00:05:37 (MET DST)

MelB Sponsors Child

Mel B has sponsored a Keyen boy through a charity to help
developing countries.

- Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 04:56:31 (MET DST)

Pie Did Not Hit Victoria

This is a correction to the below news post. The pie that
was thrown at Victoria DID NOT hit her, it missed and she
was quickly escorted from the scene.

- Tuesday, May 05, 1998 at 03:57:47 (MET DST)

Posh Hit With a Custard Pie

After the TFI friday show a member of an anti-fur group
hit Victoria with a custard pie.