Victoria Breaks Dress CodeVictoria along with husband David Beckham and son Brooklyn attended the wedding of Manchester United star Phil Neville and Julie Killilea. Guests were asked to wear United colors of red, white, and black. Victoria however broke the dress code and wore a brown and black lacy strapless dress.
Posh Christmas GiftVictoria has given her husband David Beckham a £40,000 crucifix pendant for Christmas. The crucifix is 3 inches tall made from white gold and encrusted with dozens of square-cut diamonds. It has a long white chain along with it. It was secretly made by top jewellers Theo Fennell. Some say that the pendant is in the style of something a rapper would wear. David Beckham is apparently into hip-hop culture and listens to a lot of rap music at home.
PAX Special CancelledThe 24 hour special that US television station PAX was intending to broadcast(Story) has been cancelled due to lack of funding. Spice Girls were intended to make an appearance on the show, probably via pre-recorded video or concert footage from their December 14th London show.
Thanks to Linda Parham.
Goodbye #3 Of DecadeThe Spice Girls 1998 Christmas ballad single "Goodbye" came in as the third highest selling single of the decade in Canada based on the weekly charts of The Record (1990-96) and SoundScan (1996-99). Here are the top five highest selling singles of the 1990's:
The full top 100 can be found on this Canoe Jam! Showbiz web page.
- Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997 (1997)
- Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine (1998)
- Spice Girls - Goodbye (1998)
- Puff Daddy & Faith Evans (featuring 112) - I'll Be Missing You (1997)
- Celine Dion - The Power Of Love (1994)
Thanks to Linda Parham.
Official Site UpdateSpice Girls have made a new post on their official homepage mentioning that the concert footage is now up as well as a new mailing list! Here is the post:
A mega big thanks to everyone who logged on to see our first ever webcast - we hope it was as much fun at home as it was for us right there onstage in London...
It made it loads more special to us knowing that you lot were watching - from each and every corner of the world, that's *real* girl power for you!!!
Don't worry if you couldn't join us at the venue or online cos we've added the footage to the site.
Click Here! To see us in concert, and for other cool videos to watch!!!
Check out our interviews with the set designer and the costume designer of our concert..in the Behind The Scenes section.
Have a brilliant Christmas - go on, send one of our Chrissie emails!! - and a wonderful new year and join us online again soon. If you wanna keep up to speed with all our news, don't forget to give us your email address and we'll let you know all the scoops in y2k
Love, Peace and Girl Power
Melanie C, Mel G, Emma and Victoria
Joan Collins DemandsRUMOR WARNING
Victoria has gotten into an argument with screen star Joan Collins. Victoria done 30-second interviews with various celebrities for her show Victoria's Secrets including Elton John, Roger Moore, and Brad Pitt. Joan Collins is the only celeb that demanded to be paid for the 30-second bit. Not only that, but she demanded £8,000 for the 30-seconds of air time! Victoria said:
"I was relying on favours from friends in the showbiz world for interviews. But Joan didn't want to play ball. We just can't pay the money she's asking for. I think she's been very cheeky indeed."
After some discussion the show's makers and Victoria have decided to scrap Joan's appearance.
Victoria This MorningRUMOR WARNING
Victoria is in negotiation with TV chiefs about working as a TV presenter on the hit show This Morning(UK). Victoria would team up with Richard Madeley to fill in for his wife Judy Finnegan while she will be on holiday or working on other projects.
MelC Buys Brooklyn GiftSoon after Victoria did some last minute shopping with baby Brooklyn at the London Gucci store, the eight month old baby received a £1,000 Christmas present from Sporty Spice Melanie C - a pair of Versace jeans and Timberland shirts and shoes.
Victoria's AdviseVictoria was backstage at the taping of a recent episode of TFI Friday(UK) at which a man named Ian Woodley won £1 million. Victoria advised Ian, she said:
"You are going to have the most fantastic Christmas ever. But it's so important that you stay totally grounded. You mustn't let the money change you in any way."
Ian later said:
"Victoria Adams said that I had to stay grounded and she's right, I won't let the money change me."
Merry ChristmasNo news over the past few days mainly because many tabloid writers are probably taking time off for the holiday. Merry Christmas to the Spice Girls and all of you out there all over the world!
Artists Of The MillenniumVH1's artist of the millennium is.... The Beatles. Spice Girls came in #26 on VH1's top 100 artists of the millennium. The Millennium Honors list will be aired on VH1 on New Year's Day. If you want the spoiler, here is the complete list of the top 100 artists of the millennium according to VH1.
Thanks to Baby Snowyite.
Baby FirecrackerBaby Spice Emma Bunton will be in a television commercial promoting the Millennium Firework Safety campaign. The campaign is designed to prevent accidents by warning of the dangers of mixing alcohol and fireworks. More than 800 people were treated in hospital for firework-related injuries in 1998.
Breakup Rumors Are FalseSpice Girls' publicist Elizabeth Freund was was asked about the rumors of the Spice Girls breaking up after releasing their third album(Story). She said:
"It's absolutely baloney. It's hogwash. They love what they're doing, they're on a high, and they're looking forward to their future, not planning their demise."
New Spice Girls SongsSorry it took me so long(due to my trip) to get this news and these songs up as they have been circulating the internet for the past couple days. These are local copies of video(RealVideo) captures of the three new songs from the Spice Girls' Earl's Court London concert that was televised and webcast. Enjoy!
MelC In NylonMelanie C is in the latest issue of Nylon Magazine. There is a three page article and three pictures of her in it.
More About Brooklyn AttackVictoria spoke to BBC Radio 1 about the attack towards her baby Brooklyn last week(Story), explaining what happened. Victoria said:
"We were coming out, I was in front of David. There was loads of paparazzi around and someone, you know people will do anything to try and get a picture, they don't care, they don't feel guilty. This is a like a 10 month old baby who is scared, there's lots of cameras around, people screaming and shouting. Brooklyn was crying his little heart out and I just wanted to get him safely in the car. People were pushing him about, trying to grab at him to try and get a picture. They can see he's crying and getting really upset and they still carry on and on, you know. I don't like it."
Waxy CommentsThe Spice Girls talked about their wax doubles which they helped unveil last week(Story).
Victoria: "I've actually just had a grope of myself, so that's what it must feel like for David" Emma: "We've all been kissing each other!" Melanie G: "We kissed ourselves to see what it would be like to kiss ourselves! Don't you feel like a bit spooked out by it?" Melanie C: "I think that might actually give children nightmares!" Melanie G: "We had to strip naked and they got like this tiny tape measure and they'd measure every part of your body. So it was like getting massaged as well. No, I'm only joking! We were fully clothed!"
Here is a picture of the Spice Girls posing with their wax clones. -> Thanks Mario.
MelG Vacation?RUMOR WARNING
Scary Spice Melanie G along with her husband Jimmy and baby Phoenix Chi are off to Thailand on Boxing Day to tour the islands.
Spice Girls Plan SplitRUMOR WARNING
The Spice Girls are preparing to announce plans to break up next year once their third album is released. The girls called a series of meetings with lawyers and record company bosses on Friday to discuss how to break the news to their fans. The four girls themselves held a private meeting between them at London's Metropolitan Hotel on Friday morning before going on to Virgin Record headquarters to talk to their legal team. The girls want to concentrate on solo careers and that Victoria and Mel C were keen to make their plans public as soon as possible. This idea was rejected by the record company. A 'close source' said:
"The girls are showing a united front but privately they are finding it difficult to juggle the band with solo projects and family commitments. Something has to give, and it looks likely to be the band."
Keep in mind that this is about the 80,000th rumor like this since the Spice Girls started.
Victoria Gets Her Mother..Victoria has given her mother Jacqui a £15,000 facelift for Christmas.
Brooklyn's Christmas GiftPosh Spice Victoria Beckham was interviewed by British tabloid the Sunday People, and she talked about Brooklyn's Christmas gift. Victoria said:
"We have got him a little drum kit and some sticks so he can bang around on it. And we are going to get some other little musical instruments as well. He just loves it when we put music on in the house. He can't keep still. He bounces up and down and moves around to the music. He waves his hands in the air and even tries to sing along. He's got strong legs like his dad and he's very advanced for his age. He isn't quite walking yet but he can stand already. Obviously Spice Girls are his favourite. He loves it when I put Mama on the stereo. He sings along in the chorus, repeating Mama, mama, mama. Brooklyn loves music so much we're even thinking of getting him a little Walkman to take around with him."
Victoria About DavidVictoria recently commented to BBC Radio 1 about her husband David Beckham and his football(soccer) career. Victoria said:
"At some point he will move and I think playing abroad is something he'd like to do. At the moment David is happy up there and I'm happy. But I'm traveling between London and Manchester. At some point he will move. But not right at the moment."
MelC In QMelanie C will be in the January 2000 issue of Q magazine(UK).
Where's The News!?!?Sorry for the lack of news updates over the weekend. I'm back on the East Coast for Christmas vacation and was traveling all of Saturday. Sunday I met up with family and also reconstructed my East Coast computer and finally almost have everything setup as far as SpiceNews goes in these late hours. The news should be updated a little after mid-day today(after I get some Zzzz's) with all weekend news + latest news.
MelC Cries At Last ShowMelanie C wept on stage at the end of the Spice Girls' final show of their December tour. Melanie C's explanation? She says:
"I always end up crying on the first and last night of a tour."
Spice Girls TrackerYesterday Spice Girls were at Madame Tussaud's Rock Circus in London for the unveiling of their wax doubles. The girls have become the first pop band to be modelled as a group since The Beatles in 1964.
Stage Technician DeadIn the late night hours last night stage mechanics were dismatling the Spice Girls' stage setup when a lighting rigger plunged 100 feet to his death. The man fell through the roof of Earl's Court Exhibition Centre. The Spice Girls were said to be "horrified" when they learned the news.
I hate this kind of news, grievances go out to his family.
Victoria Fights Off Brooklyn AttackJust hours before the Spice Girls' Earl Court concert in London Victoira and David Beckham along with their baby Brooklyn were doing some Christmas shopping at Harrods(London Store). As the family left the store a crazed man approached them screaming "I just want a picture of me and Brooklyn together. Please, please let me." The man then tried to grab the child from David Beckham's arms. Victoria instantly globbered the man. She furiously pushed him and he fell to the ground. David strongly held on to Brooklyn and the family dived into a waiting car. Victoria spoke about the incident the next day. She said:
"I was really frightened. He just came out of nowhere and grabbed Brooklyn. I couldn't believe what was going on. I gave him a massive push out of the way and we got into the car quickly. It was horrible. But I did what any mother would do. David and I were both shocked by the whole incident, as any parent would be. I was defending my baby and didn't want anything to happen to him. I feared for Brooklyn's life. I just didn't know what was going on. A lot of things went through my mind but my priority was Brooklyn. I was really scared. It's a horrible thing for any parent to go through. I'm just glad Brooklyn is safe and none of us were hurt."
MelG's Rowing MachineMelanie G got a Rowing Machine(exercise equipment) for Christmas from her Mother Andrea. Andrea Brown said:
"I have bought Mel a rowing machine for Christmas because she is getting into keeping fit now. I got a treadmill for her birthday and she goes on that three times a week. Mel wants to build up a mini gym and put a rowing machine at the top of her list."
Coming Right Back At You ClipSpice Millennium has an extremely low quality audio clip of "Coming Right Back At You", bootlegged from one of the concerts(the guy was in the back row or something?). The quality is so bad I'm not even going to localize a copy of it, as I could barely make out any of it and it's really NOT worth listening to. No offense to Spice Millennium as they didn't record it, just put it ont he net, and thanks to them posting it never the less.
December Tour EndsForgot to mention it yesterday, but yesterday's final concert at London's Earl Court marked the end of the Spice Girls' December UK tour. Congradulations girls!
Official Site RevampedThe Official Spice Girls Homepage has been redesigned, check it out. The site promises to have yesterday's Spice Girls concert up for viewing soon.
Concert Follow-UpThe Spice Girls have posted a follow-up message on Sky's Spice Girls Page which says:
Thanks SO MUCH for making our show special--whether you were with us at Earl's Court or with us in spirit online--we think that it was one of our best gigs ever and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Dont' worry if you couldn't join us on the night...you can still check out all the action on our very own, official 100%-girl-powered website as well as entering our mega mega competition, sending Spice Christmas cards and loads more...just click on More Spice (or C3 for all the essential pop gossip of the minute!).
If we haven't told you already: WE LOVE YOU!!
Have a wonderful Christmas and a stupendous New Year
love peace and girl power!
Melanie C, Victoria,
Emma & Mel G
The message also has a video clip attached to it of the Spice Girls wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Go to Sky's Spice Girls Page to see it.
Concert TodayA reminder that today is the day of the Spice Girls' televised and webcast London Astoria Concert! They will be singing many of their hit songs, as well as previewing three tracks from the upcoming third album. Go to http://spice.sky.co.uk to watch the concert on the web. If you are in the UK or get Sky One, it will be broadcast on Sky One. It starts at 8pm and is live on TV and Web. Thats 8pm UK time, which is 3pm US East Coast Time, and Noon US West Coast Time. If you do miss the concert(how dare you!?!?), it will be up on the sky site for watching at your convinience over and over again. Enjoy!
Spice Girls Talk About PlansIn a recent interview with British tabloid The Sun, Spice Girls updated us on the third album status, and talked about next year's touring. Spice Girls said:
Mel G: "We're going to finish our third album in the first few weeks of the new year, fingers crossed. When we tour next year we want to go to places we missed out on our last tour. I'd love to go to Japan and Australia."
Emma: "I know we're still finishing our third album but we want to do another one. We love doing our solo stuff but we want to carry on releasing material as the Spice Girls as well."
Mel C said: "It's going to be different from the other two. There are a lot more tracks from different styles. We've got dance stuff, R&B and ballads - a real mixture which we hope the fans will like. The Spice Girls have moved on and so has our sound. We've worked with a lot of top producers such as Rodney Jerkins, who has worked with Whitney Houston. We played some of our new material at the concerts in Manchester and were really nervous about how the fans would react to it. But it went down a storm and it was such a huge relief. We just can't wait to tour and play our new songs. It doesn't matter how many times we go on stage, we still get nervous. We've still got our little superstitions. There is one thing we do all together - but I'm not going to say what it is."
Victoria: "We both[Her and MelG] wear odd socks. We did it on day one and have done it ever since."
Victoria laughed off rumours that she has had the name of hubby David's team, Man United, tattooed on her back. She said:
"I don't know where the story came from but I haven't. It's a funny rumour, though."
Liverpool fan Mel C piped up: "If it was, I'd kick you up the arse."
Finally Melanie C talked about buying Christmas gifts for her family and friends with their hectic schedule especially at the moment. Mel C said:
"It gets harder each year. We try to get presents which top the year before but it's really difficult."
Spice Girls Site Revision PlannedSpice Girls made a post to their official homepage talking about their live televised and webcast concert today, as well as informing us that the official site will be redone soon. Spice Girls said:
we can't tell you what a blast it's been all getting up onstage together again! we had a ball at our first show in manchester (and you can see what one fan made of the gig in the news section...thanks alix!) and we think this is the most perfect way to get feeling all Christmassy as everything (except us) winds down in the run up to the big day and - don't worry if you can't get to any of our UK shops cos this time we've thought of everything!! we're gonna be webcasting our London show on december 14th so no matter where in the world you are you can join in all the fun too. if you click through to the site at 8pm (UK time-so check the local time if you're somewhere else!) we'll make it dead clicking easy for you to find your way to the gig ...and there's more!! that night you'll also find a new look spice site - still the only one and truly site powered by 100% girl power - but bigger and brighter than ever and with loads of new stuff...including some amazing prizes you can win... and if you really really really can't join us on december 14th, we've thought of that too! you'll be able to see video of the show on our site straight afterwards too. there's no escaping-we wanna spice up your christmas big-time, so make a date with spice and see you onstage!
loads of love peace and girl power
melanie c, mel, victoria and emma
MelC Knocks Millennium PrayerMelanie C joined the ranks of George Michael by bashing the current number 1 single in the UK for the third week in a row "Millennium Prayer" by Sir Cliff Richard. The song has recieved very much media scrutany, and has not been played by many major radio stations. Melanie C said:
"It's a complete pile of shit. It's nothing new. It's put together very cheaply and it's ripping off the fans. If it was any good, I'd say 'Good on you, Cliff,' but it's not. It's terrible."
No, i don't know what the story is with this song, apart that it's Cliff Richard's like 127th single or something.
Victoria & MelG: Inspirational MomsIn a recent UK poll conducted by Johnson & Johnson, Victoria and Melanie G were voted as inspirational mothers for half of 1000 first-time mothers who were polled.
Emma Buys HouseBaby Spice Emma Bunton has purchased a £2.5 million penthouse on the site of a former Victorian workhouse. The house is located in HamPSTead, England. The neighborhood is very very secure and quiet, with ultra tight security because a number of celebrities live in this area.
Bid @ Firedup.comFor the launch of Firedup.com, they are are putting up a lot of Spice Girls merchandise to bid on. They have a lot of stuff, from calendars and dolls, all the way up to outfits the Spice Girls wore in famous performances, and the that car that they drove in on when they performed "Stop" at the 1998 Brit Awards. All proceeds from the Spice auction will go to the Children's Promise charity.
MelG Tries To Save MarriageMelanie G is trying to save her 15 month old marriage to Jimmy Gulzar. The couple have been reported to have many disagreements, constant arguments, and always on the virge of splitting up. Melanie G reveals that for Christmas she wants her marriage to be saved, by going on a second honeymoon with Jimmy and spending as much time focusing only on each other as possible. Close friends say that the problems stem from their lifestyles - Melanie always busy with music both in a solo sense and with the Spice Girls, and Jimmy feels that she doesn't have time for him. Melanie said:
"We've been through hell and back. But we are certain there is something worth saving. We've still got this chance to make it work. I still love Jimmy and I know that he feels the same about me. Christmas away together will be our opportunity to prove what we have still got. There have been times when all we could seem to do was argue. But the fact that we've now managed to patch things up again shows just how much we really are in love. We want to take control of the situation this time rather than let things take control of us. Before, the situation just got worse every time. Maybe Jimmy and I didn't realise just how hard it would be holding down a steady relationship when we first got married. With me being involved with the Spice Girls and with my solo career taking off too it has only put added pressure on things. Lately I've had the current Spice Girls tour to prepare for while at the same time we've also been in the studio recording the next album. With Jimmy and I doing different things, it's bound to create conflicts. But actually the problems we've been having with our marriage are the same as those millions of others experience. And as anyone who's been there knows, it's horrible."
Brooklyn Gets A FerrariVictoria and David Beckham have purchased a £48,000 toy ferrari mini-car for their child Brooklyn. The car is actually a real ferrari, just scaled down in size. The scaled down model is a 2 seater that features a CD & DVD player and car reach speeds up to 30mph. It comes with a switch box which can over-ride the steering wheel and allow the parents to remote control the vehicle.
Posh FlagRUMOR WARNING
Victoria and David Beckham have decided to put up a 20ft purple flag bearing the initials VBD (standing of course for Victoria, Brooklyn, and David) on top of their £2.5 million mansion. The couple thinks the flag is a bit of a giggle.
MelC In SanityMelanie C was recently featured in Sanity Magazine(AUS). The free magazine has a three page interview with her. Here is a scan of it:
MelC In LA WeeklyThere is an interview article with Melanie C is in this week's issue of LA Weekly, a free newspaper available in Los Angeles. Article to be posted in the near future.
Elle Cover PicHere is a picture of the January 2000 Elle Magazine Cover(Story).
Thanks Victoria and David's world
SpiceWorld OnlineArthur Shaw & Co, an online music provider, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Spice Girls to transmit their concerts over the Internet. The director of the company, Bryan Morrison, said the deal includes other possible interactive activites with the Spices. He said:
"People can talk to them, spend a day with them... It will be a 'Spice World'"
Broadcasting of the concerts is scheduled to begin in about seven months.
Phase 3The Spice Girls have confirmed plans of doing more touring next summer. In a recent exchange of words with British tabloid The Sun, the Spice Girls were asked about their future as a group and responded:
"It's far from over, we're gonna do it all again in the year 2000." Melanie G said:
"People keep saying we're finished. Well, I've got news for them. We've got our third album out next year and we're gonna play again for our fans. We're entering phase three of the Spice Girls. The first one was Spice, the second SpiceWorld, now it's going to be Spice 2000." Emma added:
"We've all done solo projects but it's exciting now we're the Spice Girls again. It's woman power now, not girl power. We've grown up and are doing our own things but we're still the Spice Girls, just a bit older."
Here is a new promo picture of the Spice Girls. Does Melanie G mean the name of the third Spice Girls album will be Spice 2000 ??
Next Week: WaxThe Spice Girls were in for their final sittings and measurings for their wax model look-a-likes which will go on display at Madame Tussaud's Rock Circus in London next week. When Melanie C was asked if the sculpters would like to change anything she said "I'd like bigger bosoms."
Elle Magazine CoverSpice Girls will have the honor of being the first Elle Magazine(UK) cover of the new millennium. The Sice Girls will be on the cover for the January 2000 issue of the magazine. Actress Uma Thurman was scheduled to be on the cover but was ditched when Elle bosses found out that Spice Girls were willing to do it.
Another Ticket ContestDotmusic is giving away a pair of tickets to the Spice Girls' December 15th concert at Earl's Court in London. The winner is announced this Friday, so hurry up and enter at this dotmusic web page!
Concert On Sky OneWoops! I posted that the Spice Girls' December 14th concert at London's Earl Court will be webcast live(Story), however I just realized I forgot to post that it will also be broadcast live on television on Sky One(UK) at 8pm with a behind the scenes special showing preperations and rehersals for the concert on Sky One at 4pm.
US Summer Tour?RUMOR WARNING
According to MTV News(US), Melanie C said that the Spice Girls expect to launch a U.S. tour in the summer of 2000.
Daily Mail VS Posh SpiceThe battle between British tabloid Daily Mail and Victoira Beckham wages on. You'd think that the Daily Mail would shut up after Victoria fired back at their claims of her having a weight problem and calling her Skeleton Spice, bringing her to tears(Story). But to no avail, it seems that Victoria's critism of the Daily Mail's name calling and not leaving her alone has only caused them to continue the attacks. The Daily Mail soon after wrote up another story on Victoria with the header "What IS wrong with Posh?", which claimed that she is "starting to look like a scrawny chicken." The attacks were full throttle the next day as the paper posted four anti-Beckham articles. In perhaps the boldest move yet, the next day the Daily Mail printed a simulated nude photo of their publicity-shy editor Paul Dacre which is quoted as being a "gargantuan in girth and painfully thin on top". The photo was placed beside a shot of Victoria, with the question "Who has the best body? We are sure, that in the interests of fair play, Mr Dacre will have no objection to us putting his own appearance up against the woman he so reviles."
Victoria In Who WeeklyPosh Spice Victoria Adams is on the cover of this Week's Who Weekly Magazine(AUS). The magazine features an article about Victoria and her battle with the media as they accuse her of being anorexic. Thanks Cammy for scanning the article and sending it in. Here it is:
MelC Talks About PopSporty Spice Melanie C has recently talked with MTV News(US) and expressed her feelings on the current state of pop music and where the Spice Girls stand in it. Melanie said:
"Initially we were standing up there for Girl Power and everything, which is fantastic. Now there's a lot of girl bands. There's a lot more female artists, maybe not having to do with us, but you know, it's made it more acceptable, and in Britain there's some great pop out there... and there's a lot of terrible pop out there, which is a shame. But that's always the way. When something comes out in fashion, when something becomes successful, everybody jumps on the bandwagon. So that's something which is quite sad, but it was gonna happen. It was gonna happen anyway, and I mean, I feel now music is... enough already with the pop. You know, I think it's time for the next stage, thank you very much. I mean, okay, Spice Girls - we're a pop band, but I think we're the more sophisticated end of pop. I like to think so, anyway."
Thanks to Zila.
Sky Spice PageThere seems to be a Spice Girls page at Sky News at http://spice.sky.co.uk. Spice Girls seem to have posted a message there as well:
Yes, that's right! We're back! After an amazing year, we can't wait to get back onstage together and we want you to share in the fun!
We're gonna be webcasting our show live from Earl's Court in London on December 14th and you can join in by clicking thru to the show from here.
It's gonna be the first time that we sing some brand new songs so don't miss out.
Between now and the night of the show we're gonna be serving up some cool competitions so you can get your self kitted out in our new tour merchandise, win signed platinum albums, send Spice Chrissie cards and loads more.
So, see you soon for details of the best competitions in cyberspace and don't forget 14th December...we want to make it the biggest, bestest gig in the world ever!
Love, peace and girl power!!!
Melanie C, Victoria, Emma and Mel G
The December 14th concert webcast will apparently take place from that webpage. SpiceNews will notify of any competitions on that web page as well.
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
Concert PictureThanks to Alexandre from Spice Millenium for sending in this exclusive picture of the Spice Girls at their first December concert this past Saturday.
Smash Hit AwardsThe Spice Girls have been voted as Worst Group of 1999 in a poll by Smash Hits Magazine(UK). Two years ago the girls were named Best British Group by the same magazine. Second and third place for worst group went to Boyzone and Five respectively. Melanie C by herself was awarded the Worst Female Singer, Worst Single, Worst Video, Most Tragic Haircut, and Worst Dressed Person awards. The awards were chosen by a poll of Smash Hits readers.
December Set ListHere is the set list for the Spice Girls' December UK Concerts:
- Spice Up Your Life
- Something Kinda Funny
- Say You'll Be There
- Right Back At You
- Step To Me
- Too Much
- 2 Become 1
- Who Do You Think You Are
- Viva Forever
- Christmas Medley
- Wannabe (Reprise)
Emma Esquire CoverBaby Spice Emma Bunton is on the cover of the December issue of Esquire Magazine(UK). Here is a scan of the cover along with some pictures from the article inside:
3 New SongsThe three new Spice Girls songs previewed at yesterday's concert were entitled "Coming Right Back Atcha", "Woman", and "Holler".
Thanks to Stephen.
Back In ConcertThe Spice Girls performed their first concert in over a year today. All went well. The girls emerged from the ground in a mist of smoke, dressed in different colored sequinned outfits. Melanie C said to the crowd "We've missed you." Melanie G shouted "We're Back!" to the thousands at Manchester Evening News Arena. Melanie G wore a tiny bra top and mini skirt. Melanie C wore split trousers. They started the concert with a spectacular laser show and "Spice Up Your Life". They sang "Mama", "Too Much", "Wannabe", previewed three new songs, and mock snow fell during "Goodbye", in which a choir assisted the girls with the song. The show ended with "Viva Forever". There were many more songs performed and the whole concert was about two hours long. The Spice Girls will be touring England for the rest of the month.
Win Spice Girls TicketsAre you in the UK, but don't have tickets for any of the sold out Spice Girls concerts this month?(Shame on you!) If so, you have one more chance to get some! The Official Spice Girls Homepage has 25 pairs of tickets to give away! They are having a contest/drawing to determine the winners. Participants must be in the UK. So far they have five pairs of tickets up for each of the the following dates:
Here is a direct link to the contest page. Good Luck!
- 12/4/99 - Manchester Arena (TOMORROW!)
- 12/11/99 - London Earls Court
- 12/15/99 - London Earls Court
Thanks to Phil.
Golf CoursePosh Spice Victoria Beckham and her husband David are having a private golf course built on the 24-acre backyard of their new home. David wants the garden to look just like a Spanish golf course, complete with palm trees and other exotic plants. The construction will cost at least £100,000. Victoria commented:
"At the moment I am envisaging trees on the course with exotic plants on the perimeter. If I get the contract it will be the biggest job I have ever done and my first golf course. It's very exciting."
Victoria TrackHerVictoria and her husband David Beckham were out to an AIDS Charity party on Tuesday night. This was the Barbie Themed party. Victoria dressed like a barbie doll herself, wearing a small pink dress and David looked like Ken.
Oxygen! - Breaking NewsSomehow some local station "Kare 11" has obtained at least a clip of one of the Spice Girls' third album songs! The song is "Oxygen", which Jimmy Jam recently spoke about(Story).
Here is the clip!(.wav) Enjoy!
Thanks Kristina ;)
MelC On Queen LatifahMelanie C will be one of the celebrity judges for a karaoke contest on Queen Latifah's show this Friday. Check local listings for times and stations.
MelC TrackHerMelanie C joined Virgin boss Richard Branson today to open the new Virgin Megastore in Glasgow's Buchanan Street. Melanie signed copies of her album Northern Star at the store after it opened.
Victoria Fires Back!Victoria has fired back at tabloids and the media in an exclusive interview in this morning's issue of The Mirror(UK) for accusing her of being anorexic, too thin, and calling her "Skeleton Spice". Here is Victoria's lengthy statement. Victoria's mother Jacqui phoned into Capital radio today as well when asked for commentary about Victoria's statement. Jackqui said that the tabloids have gone too far this time and are simply ridiculous, when everything in reality is going well for Victoria and her family.
Go Victoria!! Hit em' up!
Spice Girls + Whitney Houston?RUMOR WARNING
Whitney Houston is negotiating with Spice Girls to sing a few tracks with them. These may be just live concert tracks, not studio work. The Spice Girls and Whitney Houston have been friendly before. Rodney Jerkins, who has produced songs for Whitney Houston and just recently for Spice Girls is said to be helping bring the two forces together.
VH1 LiveA performance by Tin Tin Out and Emma Bunton of their song "What I Am" recorded last month especially for VH1 will finally be broadcast for the first time tomorrow evening on VH1 UK & VH1 Europe on VH1 Live.
Spice Concert WebcastThe Spice Girls' December 14th concert at Earl Court in London will be broadcast live over the Internet! The concert will be broadcast from the Spice Girls' official homepage.