- Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 11.10PM PDT

MelC World Tour

Melanie C will go on a one month short world tour starting October 1st in New York. The tour will go through North America, then to Europe hitting Munich, Milan, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen before winding up in the UK by the end of the month. New venues have been revealed for North America, and dates/venues for European countries are yet To Be Announced.

Go here for Melanie C tour dates with new Venues announced! Or you can click on Tour Dates underneath the picture at the top and then click on "Melanie C Tour Dates".

- Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 10.43PM PDT

No Cinderella

Emma Bunton was on GMTV this morning doing an interview. She said that she is not going to be Cinderella in any upcoming productions as she is too busy working with the Spice Girls on the new album, of which she says they are wrapping recording. Emma said she didn't know where the Cinderella rumors came from. She reveals that Spice Girls have just finished recording a song called "Woman", which is about how they have all grown into women. Finally she said that she is looking forward to releasing her duet song with Tin Tin Out but that she is unsure if her Wicked Women duet with Ronan of Boyzone will be re-recorded as a charity single.

- Monday, August 30, 1999 at 11.40PM PDT

Never Mind The Buzzcocks Rerun

This Friday on BBC2 at 9.30pm(UK Time) there will be a rerun of the Never Mind The Buzzcocks in which Melanie C was one of the contestants in this comedy game show.

Thanks Linda Parham.

- Monday, August 30, 1999 at 11.40PM PDT

Nothern Star Accoustic Clips

Over at 100% Melanie C they have some RealAudio clips taken from the Melanie C Northern Star Documentary which aired today(UK) (and I totally forgot to post that info, arghhh!). Either way, the clips are of three songs from her upcoming album Northern Star done accoustic. Here are local copies:

Thanks Zila.

- Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 10.07PM PDT

Northern Star Single

Melanie C's ballad song "Northern Star" will be released as a single on November 29!

This leaves December 13 still open and free of already announced Spice Girls related releases. Decmeber 13 is the most likely release date if there is to be a Spice Girls Christmas single.

- Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 10.04PM PDT

What I Am

Emma Bunton & Tin Tin Out's collaboration song is entitled "What I Am" and will be released on November 1st!

- Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 9.44PM PDT

If Not Sleeping Beauty, Then Cinderella!

Emma will play the role of Cinderella in an ITV(UK) Christmas special. There will be two live performances, one of which will be filmed live and broadcast on Christmas day. It is a 450,000 production and Emma will get 30,000 for the role. Co-stars of the special will be Frank Skinner as Buttons, Paul Merton, and Ronnie Corbett as the ugly sisters and Harry Hill as master of ceremonies. Rehearsals are to begin next month and the production will be staged at The Brixton Academy in London on October 2 and 3.

- Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 9.44PM PDT

If Not Sleeping Beauty, Then Cinderella!

Emma will play the role of Cinderella in an ITV(UK) Christmas special. There will be two live performances, one of which will be filmed live and broadcast on Christmas day. It is a 450,000 production and Emma will get 30,000 for the role. Co-stars of the special will be Frank Skinner as Buttons, Paul Merton, and Ronnie Corbett as the ugly sisters and Harry Hill as master of ceremonies. Rehearsals are to begin next month and the production will be staged at The Brixton Academy in London on October 2 and 3.

- Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 9.38PM PDT

MelG Undergoes Eye Surgery

Melanie G has undergone laser eye surgury to correct lazy eye, which one of her eyes has had apparently since the beginning of Spice Girls. Recently it had become swollen and was effecting her vision and she feared it would effect her work so she finally decided to cure it. Mel said:

"I was really scared because you're awake while they stick something in your eye, cut it, lift a flap up and laser it - but I knew I had to have it done."

- Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 1.05AM PDT

Victoria TrackHer

Victoria attended the UEFA Awards Ceremony in Monaco with her husband David Beckham. It is a football(soccer) ceremony. David won two awards, one for Europe's best midfielder, and one for most valuable all-around player. Victoria wore an elegant black dress with high-heels.

- Friday, August 27, 1999 at 11.53PM PDT

Forever Spice To Trash Geri


The rumor is that in the Spice Girls' upcoming book Forever Spice, they will "take revenge" on Geri Halliwell for leaving the group. According to the rumor the girls say exactly how they really felt about when Geri left, why she really left, and the events leading up to her departure. Apparently Geri told them that she would move on to television and not be a singer to be in competition with them, but when she went back on her word, she lost any remaining trust from the Spice Girls. Geri will be releasing her own biography around the same time as Forever Spice comes out. Geri however has reportedly sent the Spice Girls advanced copies to ensure them that she did not spill the details to the bone about her split from the group. A "source" said:

"This book is dynamite, the girls open their hearts about what they think of her, both then and now. It will blow open the myth that they all understood Geri's decision and show just how badly she let them down. She's seen as being very selfish and unthinking. Her departure to quit came close to completely destroying the group and they haven't forgiven her betrayal. Geri might have thought everything has been fogotten and forgiven - but she's in for a very nasty shock. She told them she was sick of being a pop star and wanted to do other things - acting and television, that she wouldn't compete with them. It's fair to say that they were less than happy when she announced plans to release an album and become a solo artist. They felt she'd betrayed them again."



- Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 7.27PM PDT

Vanity Fair Cover

Here is the cover of the current split cover Non-US issue of Vanity Fair with David & Victoria taking the cover(Story). If you recall, this is from the photoshoot that took place in Scotland three days before their wedding.

- Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 7.24PM PDT

Becks & Posh Doc Cancelled

ITV(UK) was supposed to be filming a documentary about Victoria and David Beckham, which would follow them around behind the scenes of their individual jobs and lives for some months. The documentary was to air next spring. The plug was pulled however because David & Victoria's demands were too high. In addition to the large sum the couple would already be getting, they requested an additional 50,000 "assistance" fee, and the right to fire documentary staff during the making of the film if they felt like it.

- Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 7.20PM PDT

Tour Video Japan Release Date

Spice Girls In America: A Tour Story, already available in most parts of the world, will be released in Japan on September 22.

Thanks Mike.

- Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 7.16PM PDT

MelG Denied At Movie Theater

Melanie G took her 10 year old cousin to see the South Park movie which recently opened in the UK. She was surprised when she was told that she could not take the 10 year old with her to a Certificate-15 movie. Melanie, her husband Jimmy, and her cousin were smuggled out the back door to avoid the press. Mel treated her cousin to videos and ice cream that night instead.

- Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 5.02PM PDT

MelC Quickie on MTV Europe

MTV Europe caught up with Melanie C after one of her V99 performances and got a few words from her when asking her if she is trying to forget her Spice Roots as Geri Halliwell did especially with the Ginger Spice funeral scene in her video for "Look At Me". Here is what Melanie said:

"I'm not trying to, I know the media is trying to say that's what I'm doing, but I'm not. I'm proud to be a Spice Girl, I'm still Sporty Spice. Look at that! (shows her biceps) (giggles) But I think... I was very offended actually by the Look At Me video, I felt it was unnecessary. I was offended being a Spice Girl, and I feel it to be offensive to the fans as well. And, uh, you know.actually I wanna put something straight here and now. I love being a Spice Girl, I'm not trying to hide or deny or anything, I'm still a Spice Girl, I always will be.

Thanks to Sara.

- Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 10.28PM PDT

MelC WebChat Transcript

Incase you missed Melanie C's webchat today on the official Spice Girls homepage, there is a transcript up on that site, also here is a local copy of it. As always, this is an interesting webchat. Among other interesting things, Melanie reveals that "Goin' Down" will be released as a single in the US in october, and that she will be attending the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards(US).

- Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 9.23PM PDT

Mel C: This Is The Real Me

The Sun ran a pretty good article/interview with Melanie C which took place right after her V99 performance. In the article it is revealed that the title track to her album, "Northern Star", will be released as a Christmas single. She also talks about Geri Halliwell, the Spice Girls, and how they relate to how she is now. Basically the title says it all. Here is a local copy to read.

Thanks Kathryn.

"Northern Star" is a Christmas single!? How can this be!?!? What about a Spice Girls Christmas single, there was supposed to be one! If Spice Girls were to get a number 1 Christmas single this year they would set the new record for the most in a row(4). You'd think they'd at least attempt it, or is Melanie contesting it?

- Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 9.08PM PDT

No Posh Angel

The recent rumor about Victoria being targetted as one of the top candidates for a role in the new Charlie's Angels movie(Story) is false. Charlie's Angels producer Leonard Goldberg has shot down the rumor saying:

"We never approached Posh Spice, just as we never approached Ginger Spice. It's scary how this movie has taken on a life of its own. We have cast Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz. We have a list of possible third Angels and we are narrowing down that list until we are all settled on one person and then we'll bring the offer to her. We have never issued a single press release on this movie, but each week I pick up the trade papers and see an article claiming we're in negotiations with a new actress. It's simply not true."

- Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 8.57PM PDT

TLC Fronts

In a recent interview with T-Boz, a member of popular singing group TLC, she had this to say about Spice Girls:

"To us, the Spice Girls are just another girl group who have taken TLC as their patent. Every girl group has stolen from our attitude and our look. Solo artists do it, too. We don't mind. We're trend-setters, that's our job. What we do mind is when the likes of the Spice Girls don't give credit where it's due."

What-ever, such bull I have not heard for a long time. Can we say over-inflated ego? First of all, TLC isn't even pop music, they're mostly R&B so right away they're in a seperate class, second of all, NONE of the Spice Girls have ever claimed them as musical artists they like(except maybe MelG, i don't remember), and surely they have not stolen or copied anything from TLC. This accusation is a really weak move on the part of TLC. This is also really wierd since Left-Eye from TLC is featured on one of Melanie C's solo album tracks.

- Monday, August 23, 1999 at 9.33PM PDT

V99 Wrap Up

Melanie C performed for the second day of V99 yesterday. The crowd was once again not the most excited, but politely clapped at the end of her 20 minute performance. The crowd particularly didn't like her cover of the Sex Pistol's "Anarcy In The UK", which she sang only as a joke and laugh, but the crowd thought she was being serious. At the beginning of her performance when she took the stage Mel said:

"Alright?!! Now, you didn't think you'd see ME up here, did ya?!! Some people might not wanna see up here, but I don't give a fuck!! So, enjoy it anyway."

Here is a small picture of Mel C performing on Sunday at V99.

I also noticed that The Way Of Spice has a video of a news report showing Mel C performing at V99. Here is a local copy(RealVideo) of that video.

- Monday, August 23, 1999 at 9.19PM PDT

V99 TV

Tomorrow(Tuesday) on UK Channel 4 they will have a show that goes behind the scenes of this year's V99 Music Festival at which Melanie C performed.

- Monday, August 23, 1999 at 9.15PM PDT

MelG Baby Voice

Melanie G has apparently done some work for Creche Landing, a UK television program. It is a sitcom meets soap opera and in an episode airing on Monday, August 30th at 6.15pm(UK Time) Mel G among other celebrities does the voice of what babies are thinking at a nursery.

- Monday, August 23, 1999 at 9.09PM PDT

MelG Comments on Phoenix Chi

Melanie G has made some comments about her daughter Phoenix Chi in an interview. Mel said:

"She goes to bed around 11pm or midnight and wakes up around 8am so I do get a good few hours' sleep. She wasn't sleeping much at first so it was pretty tough. But you've got such a beautiful little human being in your arms so you don't care. I see myself in her in a way. She's very loud and keeps on opening her mouth, but she's teething, so maybe that's it."

She also commented on her husband Jimmy one again shooting down seperation rumors:

"We argue, sure, but we're not getting divorced. We're very happily married."

- Sunday, August 22, 1999 at 1.57AM PDT

Brooklyn Bodyguards

Victoria & David Beckham have hired two bodyguards for their son Brooklyn. Victoria is allegedly terrified that some lunatic criminal may attempt to kidnap him.

- Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 11.44PM PDT

MelC V99 Day 1

Melanie C is complete with her first day of performing at V99. Her performance was 25 minutes long, in which she sang six songs. They were "Soul Believer", "Ga Ga", "Northern Star", "Goin' Down", "Take Me Higher", and "Anarchy In The UK". Most of those songs were rock songs except for "Northern Star", which is a ballad. This time Melanie was wearing a shirt that says "White Trash". Her performance has recieved mixed reviews. Tomorrow Melanie C will perform in Staffordshire, as V99 moves there for it's second day.

Here is a picture of Mel at V99 today.

- Friday, August 20, 1999 at 11.17PM PDT

MelC Tour Info

A spokesperson for Melanie C has said that Melanie will perform in the following cities & venues on the following dates:

New York CityIrving PlazaOctober 1
TorontoTBDOctober 4
Los AngelesTBDOctober 7

The spokesperson also said that these will be club appearances and that they will probably be the only ones for North America as she is busy working on the third Spice Girls album.

- Friday, August 20, 1999 at 11.07PM PDT

Japanese Bonus

The Japanese version of Melanie C's debut album Northern Star will have some bonus tracks on it.

Thanks Mike.

What is this fetish with everybody always putting bonus tracks on the Japanese versions of their albums!?!?

- Friday, August 20, 1999 at 10.55PM PDT

New House

David & Victoria Beckham are supposedly very close to purchasing another mansion on the on the Herts-Essex border. This is because of it's close proximity to London, david's Manchester practice grounds, and Victoria's family. It is a seven bedroom home which sits on 24 acres of land, features an indoor swiming pool, and is only accessible by private drive. There are ponds and an ornamental fountain. On the edge of the property, fields lead to a river. This would be a new house for them in addition to the one they already have in Chesire. It costs 2.5 million and the couple are said to have visited the property several times in the past few weeks.

- Friday, August 20, 1999 at 10.39PM PDT

Young Versace

Emma Bunton attended the Young Versace fasion show for his Spring 2000 collection. Emma was the hostess and an honorary guest. Young Versace is the daughter of the famouse Versace fasion designer. Young Versace said:

"I'm completely thrilled. I sent an invite to all of the Spice Girls, however Emma was the only who could attended."

Here is a picture of Emma attending the event.

- Friday, August 20, 1999 at 10.33PM PDT

MelC's Leadmill Gig

Melanie C's gig at the small Leadmill Club in Sheffield took place last night in front of a crowd of 900 people including the other Spice Girls there to support her. Melanie wore a pink t-shirt that said "Fuck me, I'm famous" and performed 12 songs, including of course her new single "Goin' Down" as well as a cover of the Sex Pistol's "Anarchy In The UK", which she sang with them before in Hollywood.(Story) The performance lasted 50 minutes. Her songs went from hard rock, to ones that made the other Spice Girls get out on the dance floor, to slow songs such as "Be The One", which inspired David and Victoria to kiss. At the end of her performance Mel said:

"I know you don't know the songs but thanks for being so supportive. You're the best audience I've ever had. You're the first audience but the best one."

Here is a picture of Mel C there on stage.

- Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 3.13AM PDT

MelC WebChat

The Official Spice Girls homepage will have Melanie C in on this Tuesday, the 24th of August at 6pm UK Time for a "live" webchat. You can go there now and submit a question for Melanie to answer.

- Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 3.08AM PDT

Read All About It

The Spice Girls have made an update to their official homepage regarding their new book Forever Spice:

'We've just finished compiling a new book called "Forever Spice" and we think you're gonna love it. It's a bit of a behind-the-scenes special all about the pressures, the ups and downs, and everything involved when the Spice Girls hit the road to go touring

'The book's got loads of new pix plus exclusive interviews and we'll let you into some of our secret thoughts on life without Geri, splitting from our manager, homesickness - and, on a brighter note: shopping, partying, performing and hanging out together on tour and back home in the UK... all stuff you might've read about in the papers--but not from us ourselves!!

'We reckon this is going to be the nearest thing to actually being on the road or at band meetings with us - so we hope you like it - check it out when it's published in late November and we're also going to be giving some away from the site as soon as they're hot off the presses!'

loads of luv

emma, victoria, mel c and mel g


- Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 3.02AM PDT

Emma Single News

Emma has made a post to the official Spice Girls homepage:

'Coo-ee, Emma here! You know I've been working with Tin Tin Out on a new single?... Well I can finally let you know it's called "What I Am" and it's gonna be released on 25 October. It's a cover of a tune that was originally a hit for Edie Brickell in 1989 and I'm so-oo pleased with the way it's turned out... you should be able to hear it on the radio late September - but, naturally, I'm gonna get you a very special sneaky peek of it here first... so watch out!!!

'And while we're talking solo stuff, everyone's been asking me about whether I'm going to do an album - b-u-t I don't want to rush things so I'll have to get back to you on that one!!'

- Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 2.53AM PDT

Recording Moved North

The Spice Girls have moved to a Sheffield recording studio to continue their work on their third album. This move is to accomodate Melanie C as she gave her 900 person solo performance there(Story). She will also be performing there at this weekend's V99 music festival(Story) which will also include band Supergrass. Melanie G was unable to stay with her family in Leeds as her grandfather has taken up the remaining room for now!

- Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 2.40AM PDT

New Emma Love Rumors


Emma has now apparently been having "secret nights of passion" with the star of the hit West End Abba musical. The multi- millionaire pop star has had a string of dates with dashing Andrew Langtree who plays Sky in Mamma Mia! at London's Prince Edward theatre. Emma has been a regular overnight visitor to 22-year-old Andrew's London flat during the past month.


- Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 2.33AM PDT

MelC NME Interview

There is a new interview with Melanie C for NME, in which she continues her honest opinion streak she began in the Q Magazine interview. In it Melanie reveals that she has tried Marijuana a long time ago, talks more about Geri, her upcoming V99 performance, David Beckham, pop music saturation, and her political position. Here is a portion of the interview.

- Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 1.37AM PDT

New Spice Material


There have been rumors going around lately about a new Spice Girls release this November. Sam Goody music stores in particular have an item that can be reserved which they have listed as called "Spice Box". Many representatives have been saying that it is the new Spice Girls album, and many say they don't know what it is. In reality probably all the representatives really don't know what it is. Some even think Sam Goody is doing this as a popularity stunt. A new twist to this rumor that gives it some logic and possible sense is that "Spice Box" is actually a Spice Girls Greatest Hits Box set which is to be released on November 30. This makes much more sense as the name "Spice Box" for an album doesn't sound quite right and sounds very appropriate for a computer listing of a box set

Rumors are also going around that the third album may be released earlier then originally thought, as soon as the beginnnig of this December or even November. All rumors remember.


- Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 11.47PM PDT

Spotlight Part 2

MuchMusic Canada and MuchUSA will both air part two of the rerun of "Spotlight: Spice Girls" tomorrow at 5.00am and 11.30am local time.

- Monday, August 16, 1999 at 5.11PM PDT

Goin' Down Video, Not Till 7

MTV Europe viewers will not be able to find the video or even a promo for Melanie C's "Goin' Down" video before 7pm. Executives are worried that younger Spice Girls fans will be too shocked by the video in which Melanie screams into the camera "I am a superbitch, I am not a whore." BBC and ITV are expected to do the same.

- Monday, August 16, 1999 at 12.16AM PDT

Goin' Down Video

Here is most of the video(RealVideo) for Melanie C's song "Goin' Down". Enjoy!

Go here if you only want the audio.

Thanks to Char at Eternal Melanie C for the video.

- Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 11.58PM PDT

A Spice Night Out

Victoria, Emma, and Melanie G went out to party the other night after finishing recording for the day. All three wore sexy outfits. Where Melanie C was at the moment is not known. The three girls were joined by Victoria's husband David and her sister Louise as they hit London's Titanic bar, followed by the Emporium night club. The girls are allegedly spending 10 hours a day in the studio.

- Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 3.46AM PDT

Jane Magazine Article

Here is a local copy of the Jane Magazine Mel C Article, which is more like a log by Mel C of her time in St. Martin. It's from the current issue, go get the mag!

Thanks NtMiD8 & Ninja Spice.

- Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 3.30AM PDT

Much Spotlight

Tomorrow on MuchMusic(both Canada & US) at 7pm & 11.30pm they will play a rerun of Spotlight - Spice Girls 1.

- Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 3.22AM PDT

Posh Angel


Victoria has been offered the movie role in the 90's remake of the 70's series Charlie's Angels. This is the same movie that Geri Halliwell apparently auditioned for and was turned down. Victoria has a copy of the script and is reading it now. If she gets the role, Victoria would star alongside Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore. Victoria has said many times that she would like to go into movies. Another rumor is that Cameron and Drew are believed to have been instrumental in persuading Columbia to try for Posh. Or perhaps it's that Charlies Angel's spoof done in SpiceWorld that caught their eye. Either way, they are looking for some girl power, and who has more girl power then a Spice Girl? A film insider said:

"Victoria's been busy reading the script and we think it's just the sort of role she'd love, she's perfect for it. The producers want to inject some Girl Power into the movie and that's why they're keen on Victoria. The film should be out next year and we are hoping she can fit it into her busy schedule. It would mean her relocating to Hollywood for some time."


- Friday, August 13, 1999 at 11.37PM PDT

MelC Radio 1 Interview

As promised, here is the BBC Radio 1 Interview conducted today with Melanie C. In the interview Melanie talks about recording the third Spice Girls album, her tattoos, her Q Magazine interview, and of course her own album and upcoming performances. She reveals that Left Eye from TLC raps on one of the tracks on her album, Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols plays guitar on some of the tracks, and some of Beck's band is on the album. The interview is in MP3 format. Each part is about 300k and about 2 minutes in length. Enjoy!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

- Friday, August 13, 1999 at 10.58PM PDT

MelC's First Gig

Melanie C's first live show will be at The Leadmill in Sheffield, England. She has chosen the small club herself to make her debut for an audience of 900 people. A spokesman for the club said:

"It should be a really exciting night. We're expecting a full house and we're delighted she has chosen us for her first concert. The crowd is obviously going to be a lot smaller, but we're hoping for a good atmosphere. She chose us because she wanted a nice intimate venue with a bit of history before she appears at the V99 Festival."

Melanie C said:

"The other Mel has gone off and done solo stuff, now it is my turn to have a bit of a scream and shout. The band and the set I am doing is very appropriate for the venue."

- Friday, August 13, 1999 at 5.38PM PDT

Listen To Goin' Down

Melanie C's new song "Goin' Down" is available to listen to. You can hear it either from the official Spice Girls Homepage, or here is a local copy of the clip(AU) and the full song(RealAudio). The RealAudio quality is not great. Both files are a little over 400k. Enjoy!

I also will upload a very good Radio 1 interview conducted with Melanie today later tonight in MP3 format. Check back in about 6 hours!

- Friday, August 13, 1999 at 1.22AM PDT

Goin' Down Lyrics

Well, Melanie C's song "Goin' Down" has just made it's radio premiere on UK radio! It is apparently about getting revenge on a former partner. The lyrics are already available, but not for sure 100% accurate. Thanks to Stephen for them! I'll try to get a clip or the full thing up here sometime today, as soon as i get it! Here are the lyrics:

How Come I didn't see, you were making fun of me.
How dare you change the rules, you made me look a fool.
Well, now your gotta see, the last laugh is not on on me.
What am I gonna do to get my revenge on you.
You're Goin' Down. Goin' Down.

Was it just a matter lie or did I did I just breathe a sigh.
What else can I do, I was so into you.
With all this bad look out had, my corner must be bad.
You're played your little games, oh what a shame,
You're Goin' Down. Goin' Down. Goin' Down.

I am singing it loud, and I don't care.
I am singing it proud, everywhere.

I feel no remorse, my life is back on course.
From this little hitch, I have become a superbitch.
But don't be afraid by that confession I made.
I am not a whore, I have gone hardcore.
You're Goin' Down. Goin' Down. Goin' Down. Goin' Down.

I am singing it loud, and I don't care.
I am singing it proud, everywhere.
I am singing it loud, and I don't care.
I am singing it proud, everywhere.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

You're Goin' Down. Goin' Down. Goin' Down. Goin' Down.

- Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 11.59PM PDT

VH1 Emma

Emma Bunton will make her debut as a television presenter with her own weekly music show on VH1(UK Only)! On the show Emma will introduce pop music videos from the last 20 years and some of her favorite songs as well as favorite songs of her friends, family, and band mates. Five shows have been recorded already and will begin airing on Friday, October 8. Emma said:

"I loved the whole thing, from writing my own scripts to giggling on set with the hair and make-up artists. I can't wait to see what it looks like on screen. I'll watch it from my room with my mum."

- Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 11.54PM PDT


1.) The current issue of Vanity Fair's US cover is not JFK Jr, but rather his wife Carolyn Bassette Kennedy. The issue features an article about David & Victoria.

-Thanks Erin

2.) Bob Herbert was not the man who talked kindly of the Spice Girls in some of the home videos. The man in the home videos was Ian Lee(I don't know how I could have forgotten this!). Ian Lee was a friend of Herbert's who ran the studio.

-Thanks Zila

- Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 11.39PM PDT

MelC Post

Melanie C made a post to the official Spice Girls homepage:

'Oi, you lot!! Mel C here!

'If you live in the UK you can get your very first listen to my new single, Goin' Down, on the Zoe Ball brekky show next Friday... oh heck! that's Friday the 13th... lucky I'm not superstitious!!

'If you don't live in the UK, don't worry cos I'll be adding the single right here pretty much the same time and it's gonna be released on 27 September with my album, Northern Star, right behind it on 18 October

'I am totally in love with the single right now... I just hope you lot like it half as much - and I've added a couple of exclusive songs to the CD so let me know what you think (...and no rude stuff thanx very much!!)

'hoping to catch you for a webchat v soon - so save up all your questions for me til then

loads of luv - see ya!

mel c


- Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 11.35PM PDT

MelC Documentary

Melanie C has commented on her solo work to the official Spice Girls homepage. Mel said:

"My first single's gonna be called Goin' Down and it'll be out around late September and I can f-i-n-a-l-l-y tell you that the album's going to be called Northern Star! Very few people so far have heard my solo stuff and there's been a lot of initial cynicism... which I kind of understand... but that's unfair cos the Spice Girls make brilliant pop music!!"

During the interview, it was revealed that Melanie will also have a Channel 4(UK) documentary done on her entitled Northern Star Again. It will air on August 30 at 5.25pm. Mel also revealed that she will soon be in by herself for a webchat on the official homepage!

- Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 11.27PM PDT

Spice Girls on Astrology

The Spice Girls have made an update on their official homepage regarding astrology questions they have apparently been getting. Here is the post:

Greetings Spice cadets...it's Mel G, Mel C, Emma and Victoria here!

Dunno why, but people are always asking us if we believe in astrology and star signs... we're probably just like you... when our stars say something nice then we're total believers but on the off days we're not so sure!!

Anyway, if you want the truth about what we really, really think, here you go:

Emma: 'I'm actually right on the edge between Capricorn and Aquarius... but I'm definitely mostly Aquarian cos they're meant to get on well with everyone and I guess that I do! I always read my stars... but... hmm I'm definitely not a total believer!'

Victoria: 'From the litle I know about it I think I'm probably quite typical of my sign cos Ariens are meant to be pretty fiery. A lot of people think I'm quiet and might assume I'm a Pisces or Aquarius, but when they get to know me they find I'm quite bossy and I do like to speak up and be in control!

'Actually david is a Taurean and they're supposed to be really romantic - and he is!! - is that just a coincidence??? I think horoscopes are fun to read and have a laugh... but don't take them too seriously... I mean, there's no point moping around cos someone says it isn't going to be your day today! Take them with a pinch of salt!!'

Mel G: I take bits seriously... I'm a Gemini and so is my dad and my sister but we're all compeltely different... but then I do seem to be a bit of a typical Gem. My attention span isn't that great, but I've got a great memory. I'm lively and spontaneously but get bored easily... is that real Gemini or are there two sides to all of us??'

Mel C: 'I'm a bit cynical about astrology, but I always read my stars! People say I'm true to my sign too cos I'm a Capricorn and we're supposed to be hardworking, determined and ambitious (sound familar???). It's also dead important to find out what your rising star is too cos that can influence your personality just as much! Mine is Virgo - and they're reckoned to be perfectionists; sometimes I try to be, but I wonder if it counts if you don't quite get there'

Well, what do YOU think?? You can check out your cyber stars each month by following the link thru to the c3 channel... and if it's written in the stars, you might also win your very own birthchart from c3's mystic chick Angelica B... check it out - and best of luck!!

loads of love

Emma, Mel G, Mel C, and Victoria

- Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 11.22PM PDT

MelC In Jane Magazine

The current issue of Jane magazine(Natalie Portman cover) has a one page article about Melanie C. It has seven pictures of Mel and one includes her getting her hair cut!

Thanks Tiffany.

- Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 11.24PM PDT

Spice Girls in Soccer Promo

England is rallying to host the 2006 World Cup, and has handed FIFA President Sepp Blatter two volumes of books of information as to why England should host the World Cup. The books contain hundreds of color photos, graphics, and a message from Prime Minister Tony Blair. There are even pictures and articles which highlight the nations popular culture, and they include what else but a photo of the Spice Girls!

- Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 11.24PM PDT

Video Released

Ooohhh! Almost forgot to mention that today is the day that Spice Girls In America: A Tour Story,the documentary and personal behind the scenes look during the time the girls were on the US leg of their world tour, is released in the US, go get your copy!

- Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 5.30PM PDT

Breaking News - Bob Herbert Killed

Bob Herbert, 57 years old, was killed instantly when he lost control of his car in heavy rain and crashed into another car in Windsor, west of London. Bob Herbert was the man originally responsible for the creation of the Spice Girls. He and his son were looking to put together a girl singing group. Herbert is the one who placed the famous advertisement in The Stage asking for auditions for the girl group, to which the Spice Girls responded individually, and he is the one that is responsible for hand picking which girls he felt were most talented, which ended up becoming the Spice Girls. He was responsible for setting them up with a house to live in while they got to know each other and practiced singing together. Without him there would be no Spice Girls, and Emma, Mel C, MelG, and Victoria would not have become good friends. The Spice Girls released an official statement:

"We were all shocked and saddened to hear the news. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family. We know he will be sadly missed. All our love - Melanie C, Melanie G, Emma and Victoria."

Herbert was currently the manager of boy band Five. He lived with his wife Ann, and had a daughter Nicky and son Chris. The Spice Girls left his management on their own decision before the release of their first album. He can be seen in some of the un-official Spice Girls videos speaking very kindly of the girls and how they used to be. My sympathy to his family.

- Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 1.33AM PDT

New House


Victoria & David Beckham are looking for a house in Hertfordshire. They already have a home in Cheshire worth 300,000 but would like one in Hertfordshire because it is very close to Victoria's parents, close to David's Manchester United training grounds, and close to London. The couple are ready to dish out 5 million for the right property.


- Sunday, August 8, 1999 at 2.32AM PDT

Missing Revenue

There are millions of dollars from worldwide Spice Girls record sales that are missing. The Spice Girls never got the deserved revenue. Lawyers for the Spice Girls are trying to find out what happened and suspect Virgin Records as the culprit. Mike Skeet of the Royalty Compliance Organization is the auditor who has pinpointed shortfalls in the Spice Girls' revenues around the world. Skeet said:

"Virgin appears to have taken huge reserves in the US, far in excess of 15 per cent or 25 per cent for advertised records. In Australia,there is no reporting of sales between December 1997 and February 1998 for the SpiceWorld album. Also, there is no reporting of cassette single sales for Wannabe for May 1997. Although 150,000 records of Too Much were apparently pulped, Virgin has been unable to provide a 'certificate of destruction' to prove they were in fact destroyed rather than sold on. Their claim in the UK alone would be in the region of 1.8million."

Spice Girls' lawyers are demanding detailed explanations from Virgin Records about figures for the America, Australia, Europe, and the UK and are ready to send accountants to America to question Virgin chiefs there about apparent discrepancies in their accounts. Spice Girls lawyer Andrew Thompson is the lead lawyer on the problem. An official statement was made by Spice Girls' main spokesperson Alan Edwards after consulting with Virgin's lawyers:

"We have every confidence that, as a result of our excellent relationship with Virgin Records, any issues will be dealt with swiftly and amicably."

- Sunday, August 8, 1999 at 2.14AM PDT

A couple of slobs

Victoria & David Beckham will do a photoshoot in which they will dress up as UK sitcom couple Wayne & Waynetta slob. This photoshoot will be set in the year 2010 and David & Victoria will be two overweight scruffs living in a rundown Essex counsil house. Victoria will be a wearing an ill-fitting shell suit and David will have only empty lager cans to kick. The photoshoot will be done for free. Victoria has grown tired of people taking shots at her and her husbands' expensive designer lifestyle so this will be her way of getting back at everyone to prove she has a sense of humor about the whole thing.

- Saturday, August 7, 1999 at 6.37PM PDT

Latest Pictures

New MelC Eagle Tatoo
First group picture since world tour. - Together in London on a break from recording.

Thanks spicepix.com

- Saturday, August 7, 1999 at 4.03PM PDT

Spice Girls Together Again

After almost a year since the end of their world tour, and having been each doing their own things, all four Spice Girls are back together and have begun recording their third album at London's Abbey Radio Studio as of August 5th. Melanie C revealed that they already had written three songs for the album before August 5th. The four girls were also recently spotted in London driving around in Victoria's swoonsome Mercedes convertible having a laugh and surprising many of their fans in the streets.

Thanks Jobst.

- Friday, August 6, 1999 at 5.21PM PDT

Mel C Release Dates

Although there are scattered reports that Melanie C's video for "Goin' Down" is already getting played in some parts of the world, the single will get it's first airplay next Friday, August 13 on Zoe Ball's BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show. The official Spice Girls Homepage claims that it will have have the single available for download just after it airs. Who knows if it will be an actual good quality mp3 of it(fat chance) or rather a realaudio clip(most likely). The single will be released for purchase on September 27th, this is UK only. And her full album Northern Star will be released on October 18 in the UK. So once again, to recap: Thanks Jobst.

- Thursday, August 5, 1999 at 12.29AM PDT

Forever Spice

There will be a new book written by the Spice Girls out this November entitled "Forever Spice". The book will be 128 pages, and there will be many color and black & white photographs. The book will sell for 9.99 Here is what an early advertisement for the book says:

Forever Spice reveals the Spice Girls in private moments, talking about the split with their manager, Geri's departure, homesickness and their relationships with each other and their partners. It shows the fear and excitement back stage, the fun and the pain of travelling, performing, shopping and partying.

Emma, Melanie C, Melanie G and Victoria each tell their story in their own words, discussing the tour, coming home, the future and what it means to be Forever Spice.

This intimate and beautiful book captures the Spice Girls' lives behind the scenes, both on tour and back in England, in exclusive photographs and frank interviews.

The Spice Girls 1998 World tour of 103 non-stop, sell-out shows spread Girl Power across the globe, and now their December 1999 concerts are a complete sell-out. Girl Power rules.

Thanks Linda Parham.

- Wednesday, August 4, 1999 at 11.57PM PDT

Vanity Fair

This month Vanity Fair magazine is splitting it's cover for it's Non-US issues. One version has JFK Jr. on the cover, and another version has Victoria & David Beckham on the cover. Both have the the JFK Jr. and David & Victoria article. US issues are only available with JFK Jr. on the cover.

- Wednesday, August 4, 1999 at 12.09AM PDT

MelC TrackHer

Melanie C has arrived back in England. She came in at Heathrow airport. While there she showed off yet another new tatoo. This one is a blue, red, and yellow Indian-style flaming eagle and is on her back. She quickly jetted off to a London recording studio to begin work on the third Spice Girls album!

- Tuesday, August 3, 1999 at 11.59PM PDT

Saints + Spice = Met Bar

Last night at London's trendy club "The Met Bar", which is known to be frequented by one Emma Bunton, was frequented by Half of the two most popular girl groups in the world. Them being of course Spice Girls and All Saints! Emma Bunton & Melanie Gulzar joined All Saints Natalie & Nicole Appleton for a night out on the town at the Met Bar. Melanie G brought along her new friend Meg Matthews, Noel Gallagher's wife. Emma brought a mystery guy and Natalie brought her boyfriend, actor Johnny Lee Miller. The group danced the night away together and very much enjoyed each other's company.

Now if only they would record some tracks together..

- Tuesday, August 3, 1999 at 11.57PM PDT

Northern Star Internal Testing

In Barra Navidae, Mexico on July 28th five tracks from Melanie C's album Northern Star were played for the first time ever at a Virgin Records Conference. The album is expected to be a big international hit.

- Tuesday, August 3, 1999 at 11.51PM PDT

Thank You Cards

Guests of the wedding of David & Victoria recently each recieved individual gold-bordered thank you postcards which read:

"Victoria and David would like to thank you for your kind thoughts on their special day."

- Monday, August 2, 1999 at 11.53PM PDT

All That Re-Run

This Friday(Aug 6) at 6pm on Nickalodeon(US) there will be a re-run of an episode of their show "All That". This particular episode's musical guests are the Spice Girls.

- Monday, August 2, 1999 at 11.49PM PDT

Victoria TrackHer

Victoria was at Nike Town on Oxford Street in London with her parents on Saturday evening purchasing trainers, tops, and track suit bottoms for themselves and family. Victoria allegedly even bought a tiny pair of trainers for Brooklyn. The Nike Town was specially opened early, before being open to the public for the first time, specially for Victoria and her parents.

- Sunday, August 1, 1999 at 9.09PM PDT

#1 Girl Group Video

Spice Girls' Video for "Say You'll Be There" was #1 in the Top 10 girl group videos of all time on MTV Europe.

Thanks Emma_

August Story Summary
Mel C - 28
Victoria - 12
Emma - 7
Mel G - 4
Total Stories - 73