Scary Skin ProblemMelanie G is said to still be having her skin problem of getting pimples all over her skin since giving birth to Phoenix Chi. According to The Mirror she has gone to the famous Hale Clinic to try to clear up the problem which is has been getting her down lately.
Return Of JadeRUMOR WARNING
Emma's relationship with Jade Jones of Damage is back on. Only a rumor!
Sleeping Beauty ShelvedThis is not 100% for sure, but sources are saying that the BBC Television production of Sleeping Beauty has been cancelled. This is apparently because a major American backer pulled their funding. Shooting for the film never began. The film is to have a big budget and apparently it cannot be met. So for now the film has been shelved, unless somehow funding will come for it in the future.
Church AttacksThe latest issue of Church Of Ireland Gazette attacks the wedding of Victoria Adams. It claims that it was not a holy ceremony and that many priests will shiver when they see the published pictures of the event and how much the picture rights were sold for, as well as the ridiculous security and special permission to wed because requirements were not met that would not have been given to a non-celeb couple. To defend Victoria is the Bishop who married her - Rev. Paul Colton labeled the article as being "naive" and insists that all legal requirements for marriage were met accordingly.
Victoria TrackHerVictoria and her husband David Beckham recently did a photo-shoot in Paris for Princess Diana's favorite photographer Patrick De Marchelier. She apparently had a bit of a row with him when he wanted her to wear clothing she did not like, Victoria ended up getting her way and wore only what she wanted. Victoria was also recently seen with her sister Louise shopping for summer outfits for Brooklyn. Victoria tried to disguise herself by wearing faded jeans, a strappy top, and a baseball cap.
MelC TourForgot to mention in the new MelC solo info incase you didn't read the Q Magazine interview with Mel C that she will do a small tour of her own covering Liverpool, London, New York, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. The dates/venues/any other info about the concerts has not yet been released.
September Q CoverHere is a picture of the cover(Mel C) of the September issue of Q Magazine which features the in depth and revealing interview with Melanie C(Story).
Istanbul Concert In IsraelFor anyone living in Israel..
Spice Girls: Live In Istanbul, featuring all 15 songs performed at their Istanbul pre-SpiceWorld tour concert will be showing on Israeli non-cable channel 3 and Israeli cable channel 33 this coming Tuesday, August 3rd at 10.31pm (Local Israeli time of course).
MelC Solo Album InfoIn the Q Magazine interview(Previous Story), some of the song names from her upcoming solo debut album Northern Star are mentioned(incase you didn't read it). So far, the song titles we know that are on the album are:
"Follow" is co-written by Bryan Adams.
- Going Down
- Ga Ga
MelC Q Cover & InterviewMelanie C is on the cover of the September issue of Q Magazine(UK) which features a lengthy and blunt interview with her. This is a very significant interview that reveals a lot of information, and she unloads her true opinion on many things. The following are covered in this interview:
Very revealing, interesting interview. Sure to be exagerrated by many news sources due to it's bluntness, read it and know what she fully said before seeing all her clipped quotes made out to be much more offensive then they are. This is perhaps the most honest and open words ever from Melanie, a must read! Here is a local copy! This is not all of the interview, this is as much of it as I have.
- Her solo album
- Recording the third Spice Girls album
- Her opinion on Victoria's Wedding
- Her history of drug use
- Is she a lesbian?
- Geri Halliwell Split
- Geri Halliwell's solo album
- Current fighting between the Spice Girls
Thanks B Guano / Zila.
Scary Gets A Lap DanceThis is a story that is actually from last Saturday, but I did not post it because it sounded very untrue due to the incorrect information it already presented before even getting to the main story, ie: Mel G's brother, she doesn't have one! Perhaps her husband was mistaken for her brother however. This story is getting enough attention that I figure I might as well post it:
After Melanie G attended Victoria's wedding, she went to the cheeky Strings Club in Dublin. She was there with her brother, a friend, and two body guards. She was wearing her trademark leapord-skin bra, jeans, and cowboy boots. The interesting thing is that Melanie asked for a lap-dance, and got one from 28 year old dancer Charlotte Jackson. Charlotte said:
"It was totally overwhelming. I didn't know what to do. I was speechless. I had seen a woman come in out of the corner of my eye with an Afro hairstyle, but when I realised who it was I was amazed. I am a big Spice Girls fan, and Scary is my favourite, so I couldn't believe it when she asked me to dance for her. It wasn't one of the best nights I've had financially, but it was definitely different, and dancing for Mel G is a memory I will take to my grave! These days it's quite common for women to ask for lapdances, especially on Saturday nights, when quite a lot of them come in with their partners. In Europe the attitude towards it is very different. Most of the time I dance in Switzerland and Austria, and because of the cabaret circuit in Berlin it's a lot more old hat over there. I got the impression Mel was at the club for a laugh."
A Spice Girls spokesman apparently confirmed that Mel G went to the Strings Club and asked for two dances. He said "It was a girls' night out."
Punky SpiceDate: Wednesday, July 28 1999
Melanie C has shot her first solo video for "Goin' Down" this week in Los Angeles. Apparently she has already ditched her short blonde look as she is trying out different looks to give herself an image outside of Spice Girls. She now has gone back to her dark hair roots with a spikey new haircut and a dog-collar. Interestingly enough she is keeping the skimpy tops and short skirts in her image.
NOT SPICE NEWS - News Dump is complete, the site is back in tip top news condition and is expected to stay that way from here on. Some more detail about the reason for the lack of updates/problems over the last week and general ramblings will be posted probably tomorrow on the Site News page.
Stolen SilverwareDate: Wednesday, July 28 1999
In an interview that The Mirror of course managed to sqeeze out of David & Victoria when dropping off their thrones(Story). Victoria told about how the guests which were banned from taking pictures at the wedding instead decided to take the silverware. The guests took 75 solid-silver goblets. The silverware, which is worth thousands of pounds, does not belong to David or Victoria, it was rented! Victoria said:
"It's a bit embarrassing. It's flattering that people took them as a memento but we'd only hired them and it seems they are quite valuable. One of the newspapers carried an article saying guests could keep the goblets and napkin holders. But that was wrong. So if anybody has them, please give them back! You can keep the velvet napkin rings."
Now 2Date: Tuesday, July 27 1999
Forgot to mention that the "Goodbye" radio edit is on Now 2, a current hit music compilation.
Garbage WinsDate: Tuesday, July 27 1999
Finally this rumor which seemed to never have an end is over. Garbage recently officially recorded the theme song for the next James Bond movie "The World Is Not Enough". This puts an end to the possibility of Melanie C doing the theme song.
I wonder if Melanie's version of the song exists somewhere, perhaps it'll turn up underground?
Mobo Re-RunDate: Tuesday, July 27 1999
This Friday(July 30) Much Music USA will be showing the 1998 Mobo Awards, which were co-hosted by Melanie G, and Melanie also performed "I Want You Back". Showtimes are at Midnight & 8am.
Thanks Linda Parham.
King & QueenDate: Tuesday, July 27 1999
The Mirror ran a poll of who should get to keep the £9,000 thrones which were used by David & Victoria at their wedding since The Mirror had acquired them somehow. The fans voted that Victoria & David should get to keep them themselves. So the mirror drove their van to Victoria's parents' home with the two gift wrapped thrones. Victoria was very ecstatic as she squeeled when she saw them and said:
"I didn't know what was arriving. This is fantastic, I've been trying to get hold of them since the wedding. We fell in love with them, they're so beautiful, solid, luxurious, and comfortable. This is a lovely present. It's really kind of you. Thank you to The Mirror and Mirror readers. They're brilliant." Victoria's mother asked her daughter:
"Where are you going to put them now? They won't fit under my kitchen table!"
"We'll use them every night to sit on while we have dinner. We'll have to get a big table and put them at either end. It's a wonderful memento of our wedding day. Thank you everybody."
EMI Buys RightsDate: Monday, July 26 1999
Record Label EMI will soon purchase a music publishing company which owns the rights to some of the hit songs of the Spice Girls for $200 million.
Emma & Ronan Charity SingleDate: Monday, July 26 1999
Emma Bunton & Ronan Keating will release a charity single of "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" which they performed this past Saturday at the Wicked Women breast cancer charity(Story). An insider said:
"Emma and Ronan were talking with people from the charity afterwards. Ronan said he'd love to record it if Emma wanted to. Emma thought he was joking. Then she realised he was serious and was as keen as him."
The release date for the single is yet to be announced.
Wedding Book OutDate: Monday, July 26 1999
The OK! Wedding Book is available to purchase in the UK. This is an entire picture-book of Victoria's wedding featuring almost all pictures from the Magazines.
Northern Star FinishedDate: Monday, July 26 1999
Melanie C has completed recording her first solo album Northern Star. The album was recorded in Los Angeles over the past few months and is due for release in October. The first single off the album will be "Goin' Down" and will be released in September. The single will feature "Ga Ga" on it as a bonus track, rather then a B-Side. The album is under the Virgin Record label and was produced mostly by Rick Rubin with help from William Orbit. Madonna's influence on the album, if any in reality, is yet unknown.
Too Thin?Date: Monday, July 26 1999
There have been many reports lately that Victoria is ridiculously thin, thinner then she was before she was pregnant! She has been alleged to be doing heavy amounts of working out. Victoria has replied and said:
"I'm not too thin and I eat enough. I eat as much as anyone else. I have never been on any fitness regime. The only exercise I do is sit-ups but the rest of the time eat what I want. I do eat a lot of fish and not much fatty food which helps my protein intake but doesn't let me put weight on."
New US TOTPDate: Monday, July 26 1999
The latest issue of TOTP to hit US news stands features a one page interview with Melanie G when she was in Los Angeles preparing to head back to the UK. Here is a snippet:
TOTP: Have you listened to Geri's album yet?
Melanie G: Yeah, Melanie had a copy and she played it to me. There are a couple of good tracks on there but it's not really my cup of tea. There are a few tracks on there where I think, "Wow, well done!" I do think the production carries it though, a lot more than Geri's voice, it's the music that gets you up and going.
TOTP: Mel C unveiled a pretty stunning new look at the premiere of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, what did you think?
Melanie G: I know, we were both giggling our heads off, she was like, "I've never worn a skirt before!" and I was like, "You look fantastic! Go girlfriend!" Her hair looks wicked, it really does, very LA!
Victoria Orders CoachDate: Wednesday, July 28 1999
Victoria would like to purchase a mini-coach complete with bed, shower, and full time chauffer so her husband can use it to commute to work every day. This is because David wants to be closer to his Manchester United training grounds where he has to be every week day at 9.30am. When David is in Hertfordshire, he as to get up at 5am to make it on time. Victoria also wants to move to the south to be closer to her parents. She is rumored to want to already ditch her £300,000 Cheshire penthouse flat for a bigger house because she is planning a large family, and she can use the babysitting help of her mother.
Quick EscapeDate: Sunday, July 25 1999
Melanie G decided to suddenly jet off to Tuscany, Italy with Meg Matthews. Both girls left their husbands at home. Meg had just returned from a holiday in Egypt with husband Noel Gallagher.
Emma TrackDate: Sunday, July 25 1999
Emma was in a studio last week and recorded a cover of Gloria Gaynor's 1984 gay anthem "I am what I am". Emma is apparently so pleased by the way the recording came out that it will be her debut single this fall.
Wicked Women Follow UpDate: Saturday, July 24 1999
As you might be aware, the Wicked Women charity concert took place today. The concert to raise money for breast cancer reasearch featured a duet of Emma Bunton from Spice Girls and Ronan Keating from Boyzone. The duo performed "Don't Go Breaking My Heart". All went well. Here are some pictures & audio(bad quality) from the event:
Emma on the cover of Television & Radio magazine (promoting concert).
Emma & Ronan singing.
Ronan singing, Emma dancing along.
Emma & Ronan being interviewed.
New OK! MagazineDate: Saturday, July 24 1999
The new OK! Magazine is out in the UK and features a few more David & Victoria wedding pictures. It also features some pictures of Emma & Melanie C when they attended an HIV bash hosted by Elton John. Here are the Emma & Mel pics:
Emma & Melanie C posing.
Emma & Melanie C observing with guests.
Emma & Melanie C dancing.
Emma & Melanie C with Mick Jagger.
Emma & Melanie C with their respective mothers.
News Dump StartsNOT SPICE NEWS - Personal problems are not as major as they were at the moment, allowing me to update the news now. Here comes the news dump. It's only for the last few days, well actually almost a week. There should be a significant amount of news stories. The format will be as usual, except there will be a date stamp showing when the actual story happened underneath the heading. The final update post will say so at the bottom.
ProblemsNOT SPICE NEWS - I have some major problems right now, which are preventing me from updating the news. I might be able to update it in the next couple days, I might not. Apologies, however I will post any stories that I have missed in the last few days. Please bear with me and check back in a couple of days.
Victoria's ClonesVictoria has set a new record. She will have not one but two wax models of herself on display at Madame Tussauds, one of London's top tourist attractions. The wax museum will have one version of her with the rest of the Spice Girls, and another more motherly version of her with David Beckham.
V99 Official + MelC Album InfoMelanie C has just recently been officially announced as a performer at V99, a music festival which will take place on August 21st & 22nd at Hylands Park in Clemsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire respectively. It is unknown who will fill the role of her backup band but she will preview material from her upcoming album Northern Star. Industry insiders say the album is a modern rock type, in similar style to Garbage(thats the band of course). It was also revealed that another one of her producers for the album was Rick Rubin. The first single off the album will be released in September through Virgin Records and is entitled "Goin' Down".
Victoria TrackHerVictoria & David Beckham were seen out and about two days ago walking around the streets of London.
TOTP CorrectionZila points out that the new issue of TOTP(Story) reported earlier is not actually a new issue, but rather an issue that has just recently been released in the US. There is a newer UK issue out.
Sorry! Sometimes I goof! Thanks Zila.
Final Wedding PostThis is most likely the final post on the wedding of Victoria & David, as new information has stopped coming in. OK! Magazine will probably still publish a few more pictures in the coming week's issues. However, all information about the wedding seems to be out & known, pictures available, I do believe we are finished with it. Therefor the Victoria Wedding Page will be moved to the archives section soon. Here are some final pictures from the wedding:
A view of Luttrellstown Castle during preperation.
Victoria at the altar.
David & Victoria dancing at the after party.
David & Victoria cutting their wedding cake.
The new Beckham family.
Sleeping Beauty UpdateThe BBC television production of Sleeping Beauty which is to star Emma as Sleeping Beauty has been put on hold. There has been no shooting done yet for the production. There is no official reason why the project is on hold but there are many rumors such as it is because of financial problems, management problems, and even that Emma herself requested the delay.
New TOTPThe new issue of Top Of The Pops(UK) features a two page interview with the Spice Girls. Here is a snippet:
TOTP: Do you think the Spice Girls are a better group without Geri?
Mel G: I think it's stronger vocally with just the four of us.
Victoria: I think also we're happier. Well, maybe not happier but we are really happy as a four piece.
Emma: It's comfortable.
Mel C: I think it was quite strange...you know, when Geri decided to leave. It was quite a tough time for us, it was just at the end of our European tour and we didn't have long to get things together but we did it and I think it's made us stronger. It always felt really comfortable just the four of us and it's quite strange now, it's hard to actually imagine her ever being part of the band. TOTP: Do u still get upset when you read the "Spice Girls To Split!" stories in the press?
Mel G: When you get back from doing a tour, you hear this story and that story, it's quite mad.
Victoria: Yeah, exactly. I wish they would just stop all this "you haven't done anything for two days, so you've broke up then". Do you know what I mean?
Emma: It's happened so many times. Everything we do makes someone say "They're breaking up!" You just give up explaining it and get on with what you're doing.
Thanks RoSaNne(RuNniNG sPiCe)
Wicked Women On TVThe Wicked Women concert this weekend for Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity headlined by Emma & Ronan Keating of Boyzone will also be broadcast on BBC1. It will be on BBC1 on Satruday July 24th at 10.50pm.
New OK! MagazineThis week's OK! Magazine has additional pictures from Victoria's wedding.
£50,000 In GiftsDavid & Victoria gave out over £50,000 in gifts to thank guests who made their big day into a romantic fairytale wedding. Victoria spent a fortune on presents purchased at at Princess Diana's favourite jeweller's Asprey's. Victoria bought her sister Louise a sparkling £8,000 necklace from the store. She bought her brother Christian a £12,000 Rolex Sub-Mariner watch. Their parents received special gifts as well. Even little nieces Liberty and Georgina got sparkling necklaces. David purchased best man Gary Neville a £12,000 watch.
Adams' VS BeckhamsApparently the relatives on the side of David Beckham do not get along so well with the relatives on Victoria's side of the family, David's Uncle revealed in a story he sold to The Mirror. He said:
"I'm not sure why things turned out the way they did. I think it's because the families are worlds apart "I've met Victoria's family. They think the world of David but we don't get on as well. We hardly ever see David these days. It's such a shame. We used to be really close but we have just drifted apart. He has changed since he met Victoria. That is what women do to men, isn't it."
Victoria's father Tony was asked about the situation and he said:
"We have absolutely no comment to make."
Posh Is No Role ModelVictoria came in last place in a poll held by the Bread for Life campaign as to who people aged 18-25 look up to as role models. 950 people were interviewed. Victoria gave a lengthy response saying:
"I never asked anyone to look upon me as a role model for any group of people, that would be incredibly arrogant. I don't know anything about the survey which put me at the bottom of the list for achievements. I think I've managed quite a bit, but I've never said performing in a band equals saving a life or doing anything really important. People can be cynical and some seem to look for the negative in everything. I have a high public profile but I'm aware of my responsibilities and take them seriously. I'm doing a job which means recognition comes with the territory. I live my own life, but try as best I can to send positive messages, not just to girls or young people, but anyone. I enjoy doing what I do, it's important for everyone to work at something they enjoy. That's not always easy, people are constrained in different ways, but there are things worth striving for and making sacrifices for. Although I would never tell anyone what to do with their life, I would always hope they would follow their dreams. It's important that people look after themselves in all kinds of ways. I'm aware of my responsibilities, not just as a public figure but as a mother, and drugs for example are not on my agenda. I would say to anyone who is up there, not necessarily in the same industry, to think about what they're doing and how they are coming across to people and try to send out positive messages. I don't have a role model myself, some people need them, some don't. The best thing to do is try to be yourself."
When You're Gone AcousticBryan Adams' new single "Cloud #9" features a live accoustic recording of "When You're Gone" from the January 5th TFI Friday, of course featuring Mel C.
Videotech MelG InterviewThe Official Spice Girls Homepage has a transcript of their Videotech Interview they recently did with MelG(Story). Here is a local copy.
Drunk Spice GirlsWell Emma and Melanie G seem to have made up after their little argument the other night at Momo's. They were out and about at Emma's favorite hang out in London, the trendy Met Bar. In fact, the two were having such a good time that they had a tremendous amount to drink and soon were both drunk. They eventually jumped up on their seats in the bar lobby peeping into the street outside giving passers-by the two finger salute, the opposite of their normal Girl Power salute! Mel G lost her balance on the chair and brought the window blind crashing to the ground.
Next MelG Single RevisedIn conflict with the previous story about Melanie G's upcoming single which is supposedly called "Feel Me Now", today on MTV(US) Total Request Live R&B group Blackstreet said that Mel G's next single was produced by them and is called "Pack Your Shit". They described the song as being "crazy". Thanks Francisco.
Argument At Momo'sRUMOR WARNING
According to Matthew Wright's column in The Mirror, who has been revealing the latest rumors and information constantly about the Spice Girls since they were around, Melanie G and Emma were having a heated discussion when they arrived at Momo's restaurant in London on Tuesday night. Emma and Mel only stayed at the restaurant for 15 minutes, before leaving in seperate limos.
Married On Monday, Not Sunday!Remember that whole drama about Victoria and David rumored to not be able to marry in Dublin because they did not meet the requirements? Well the final truth about the matter finally comes out. It turns out that the couple did fail to give the required three months notice of their marriage but had a special license made, granted by the Archbishop of Dublin, which allowed them to wed without the three month notice. The special license is usually given to people who are too sick to get to church or terminally ill and unable to wait 12 weeks. The marriage was not actually recognized under Irish law until Monday afternoon, the day after the wedding! This is when it was filed at Dublin's Central Registry Office. So, in reality, David & Victoria were not legally married until Monday, July 5th!
Next MelG SingleThe next single that Melanie G will release is said to be called "Feel Me Now", and is said to be too much for the younger fans as it is to include her moaning.
Northern Star Gets Another ProducerMelanie C has managed to get William Orbit to work on her debut solo album entitled Northern Star. William Orbit was responsible for producing Madonna's Ray Of Light album. Melanie is said to be back in the US now, working with William Orbit on her album.
MelC At V99Melanie C will be performing at V99, a music festival which takes place on August 21st and 22nd at Hylands Parks in Chelmsford, Essex, and at Weston Park in staffs respectively. Melanie C told Zoe Ball that she wouldn't be able to attend her marriage to Normon Cook aka Fatboy Slim because of the event. Other performers at the event include Suede, Massive Attack, and Manic Street Preachers.
New Beckham TatooBlah, it's not really Spice Girls news but it's so related at this point that it's been nagging at me so I'm finally going to post it: David now has a tatoo on his back that says "Brooklyn".
MelG On ActingAccording to The Mirror, Melanie G recently replied to a question about acting with this answer:
"If I was to star in anything it would be a big movie and I would play the lead."
Honeymoon Location?RUMOR WARNING
Victoria and David's honeymoon actually took place at the exclusive seaside resort of Cap Ferrat in the South of France. This is according to The Mirror.
Chili Peppers song about MelCOn the official Red Hot Chili Peppers homepage there is an interview with Anthony Keidis(the lead singer who is known to have a connection to Mel C) where the following question is raised:
Is emit remmus about sporty spice?? (it's my fave tune on the album, great tension and intensity build up!! ) thx for your time and lookin forward to seeing you guys live (with my fave funky monk, john!) rock out.
I started writing the lyrics for emit remmus before I ever met sporty, but I finished them after I'd known her a bit, you figure it out. - AK
Here are the lyrics to the song(Thanks Zila):
The California animal is a bear
Angeleno but the devil may care
Summer time to talk and swear
Later maybe we could share some air
I'll take you to the movies there
We could walk through Leicester Square
What could be wetter than
An English girl American man
London in the summer time
Call me now use the satellite
London in the summer time
Cuss me out and it'll feel all right
Hesitate but don't refuse
The choice was yours but you said choose
The look she used was green and sharp
Stabbed that boy all in his heart
Come what may the cosmos will
Take me up and down on Primrose Hill
What could be wetter than
An English girl American man
Cuss me out and it'll feel all right
It's all right now
Call me now use the satellite
It's all right
It's all right
Down and out and it'll sound all right
It's all right now
It's all right
The California flower is poppy child
Felony sends me all the gold in your smile
Drift away from anyone you can
Nothing ever goes according to plan
Though I know that every river bends
Time to say hello to snow on the Thames
What could be wetter than
An English girl American man
MelG InterviewThe Official Spice Girls Homepage has posted an interview that they have done with Melanie G. The interview is accompanied with video clips! It is in the Look! Hear! section. Thanks to zila.
Wedding Dress On ExhibitA spokeswoman for London's Victoria and Albert Museum said that her managers are bidding to get Victoria's £60,000 dress on display at the museum!
Honeymoon Follow-UpVictoria was interviewed at her parent's Hertfordshire home yesterday for the first time since her wedding. Victoria recieved a fabulous diamond waist chain and matching diamond earings as a honeymoon gift from David. Her chain is estimated to be worth £10,000! As Victoria showed off her new earings she said:
"Look what David bought me. It was a wedding present. He gave me matching earrings too. They're diamonds. Aren't they lovely? I love David so much. We can't be apart from each other for more than a few hours. I miss him too much. It was such a romantic holiday, a wonderful few days. I feel so relaxed. In the end, I think we had four days. It was lovely because it was just the three of us. Brooklyn came too, we couldn't bear to be parted. I don't want to say too much, but it was sad we had to leave early. David doesn't get a lot of time off. He works so hard. But, after all, it is his job. He's going back up north tonight and I'll probably follow him up. Or he may come back down. We don't know yet. But we won't be apart long. He's just gone out now to collect Brooklyn and will leave later tonight."
The couple did not stay at Elton John's mansion in Nice as previously reported. Last night the couple went out to dinner at The Ivy, one of London's most expensive restaurants and bumped into Michael Jordan and Madonna. Madonna invited the newly weds to join them for dinner. Victoria said about Madonna:
She was lovely. I talked about Brooklyn and asked her about her daughter Lourdes. We shared quite a few tips as mothers."
Honeymoon OverToday Victoria and David returned to England from their honeymoon. They flew back on British Airlines(in the Business section) to Heathrow from Nice. The couple stayed at Elton John's majestic, £4 million Mediterranean villa. They both now have nice tans. Victoria wore a tight-fitting top and black leather trousers and munched through six packets of pretzel snacks and passed on the in-fleight meal. David Beckham changed Brooklyn's diapers and fed him. Brooklyn at one point vomited on him!
Pictures!Well finally we have good wedding pictures available, enjoy!
- David & Victoria looking at camera.
- David & Victoria kissing.
- David & Victoria showing off their rings.
- David & Victoria exchanging vows!
- David & Victoria with Emma.
- Huge picture of Victoria in her full wedding dress.
- Victoria at the after party.
- Victoria in her evening outfit with Melanie C's mother.
- Melanie G
- The Melanies - full view of Mel C's new haircut...
OK! Magazine Available!The Victoria Wedding issue of OK! Magazine is available! It was actually released yesterday. It devotes 47 pages to the wedding! In the article, David Beckham reveals that he and Victoria asked more specifically for Marks & Spencer gift vouchers. David says:
"Not everyone can afford to go out and buy huge presents and we don't want them anyway."
The magazine is flying off the news stands, one assistant at WH Smith in London's Victoria Station said:
"I've never seen anything like it. People have been flocking in. The Royal wedding came nowhere near."
More On Shortened HoneymoonThe reason why Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is not allowing David Beckham the time off for his honeymoon is because United is being threatened with the loss of half of a £1.8 million contract if Beckham doesn't play on the Australian tour. Beckham was told long before the wedding that he would need to be back with the team by July 12, and it appears that he & Victoria were sure they would get an extension when planning their honeymoon. A spokesman for the Australian promoters said:
"We've tried to be nice but we've been forced to get tough. It's not the honeymoon any more, it's a two million dollar penalty instead."
MelG InterviewMelanie G was interviewed 18 hours after the wedding of Victoria by the Guardian. In the interview Melanie reveals many interesting things:
Read the full article here.
- Emma cried first at the wedding, followed by Mel C, then Victoria, then herself
- She is pleased that "Word Up" came in at #14
- She and Geri have a love-hate relationship
- Why Geri wasn't invited to the wedding
- Victoria's cell phone play's Wannabe as it's ring!
- Melanie C snores! (Sorry Mel!)
Honeymoon Cut ShortDavid Beckham was furious when he was ordered by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to cut his 10 day honeymoon short because he would not be allowed an additional 3 days off. David found out about this shortly before his wedding.
OK! Wedding Issue Release DateWord on the street is that the Victoria Wedding issue of OK! Magazine will be released tomorrow. Thanks Amanda.
OK! Wedding Issue Release DateWord on the street is that the Victoria Wedding issue of OK! Magazine will be released tomorrow. Thanks Amanda.
Official Site ArticleThe Official Spice Girls Homepage has a surprisingly lengthy article up about the wedding. It basically just tells us everything we already knew, however it cleans up some of he information, and adds a bit more accuracy. Such as that David & Victoria were pronounced man & wife at exactly 4:02PM Dublin time.
Secret CamerasAs we know, The Sun newspaper tabloid has been printing some pictures of David & Victoria from the wedding which took place this past Sunday. The pictures appear to be video stills. How in the world did this slip through the ridiculous security that was present at the wedding!? Experts believe that the video pictures were taken by a mini spy-camera. It uses a two millimeter diameter lens fitted to a cable. The camera's eye can be concealed within an outer layer of clothing, and the actual recorder is barely larger than a pocketbook. It is unknown who the spy was, or whether it was someone paid by the Sun, or that decided to do it and then sell the pictures.
Small Wedding PicsSome scans are finally available of The Sun and The Mirror newspapers. It has turned out that these new pictures were not given to the tabloids by OK! Magazine, and that somehow the tabloids got their hands on them themselves! It is suspected that someone on the photography team at OK! Magazine leaked them. Either way, here they are, they're really small and it's really hard to see anything at all, but it gives you an idea:
The Sun Cover
The Sun's inside pictures
Heat InterviewMelanie G was recently interviewed by Heat magazine. In the interview she talks about her marriage to Jimmy Gulzar and how the newspapers have exaggerated everything in thinking that they are having marriage troubles. Melanie said:
"The papers have exaggerated everything. Me and Jim are very much in tune with one another. He's 33 so he has his head screwed on. He's got a daughter and a wife to look after and there's a lot of love between us all."
Up All NightVictoria and David Beckham were up all night on their wedding night! After guests left at 2am, the OK! Magazine publicist said that all the photographs they took from the day's event are developed. So Victoria and David stayed up all night looking at the photos of their precious day. They finally retired to bed at sunrise.
Pictures!Looks the The Sun and The Mirror, the two main rival UK tabloids, each have gotten a picture from David & Victoria's wedding! The picture was provided to them by OK! Magazine as a "teaser" picture, in exchange for a free advertizement for OK! Magazine. The picture is of Victoria laughing about a joke made by Mel C, and David is cradling Brooklyn. Victoria is still in her wedding dress in this picture, however a scan of the picture is not available online yet. The picture that is available, is this one of David Beckham. It's not much but it's something! He is wearing the suit he got married in. Keep it here as the scans from the Sun & Mirror will be posted as soon as available!
New MelC HairMelanie C is sporting a new hair style once again. Although it can not be seen very clearly, here is a picture of Melanie the day before the wedding in the streets of Dublin with her new hairstyle.
Wedding Dress SketchHere is a sketch of what Victoria looked like in her wedding dress. The sketch was made by a witness at the wedding. No pictures have surfaced yet as the tight security seems to have paid off. Looks like we are all at the hands of OK! magazine whenever the decide to release their David & Victoria wedding issue. Credit for this sketch goes to The Sun.
The Day AfterMost of the guests left or are leaving Dublin today. Victoria and David have also left Dublin today for their secret honeymoon location, which is said to be in Boca Boca Tahiti.
Wedding Wrap-UpThe wedding day of Victoria Adams and David Beckham has come to an end. Victoria is now known as Victoria Beckham. Victoria's dress for the wedding was a £60,000 silk ivory colored dress. The top half of the dress was made of a low-cut corset designed to emphasize her tiny waist and draw attention to her cleavage! It had a 20 foot long veil and a diamond tiara. David was dressed in a matching suit and black shoes. Victoria's bridesmaid was her sister Louise, not the Spice Girls as previously rumored. Victoria's niece Liberty and David's niece Georgina, both only 16 months old were flower girls and were dressed as angels. One white dove was released before the vows begun to symbolize the love between David & Victoria. After the vows, 99 more were released. During the vows, David Beckham was the first to start crying! Once he had started, Victoria couldn't hold back. David, the only one interviewed so far after the wedding said:
"Once I started, Victoria was next and then Mel G's baby Phoenix Chi started crying. I think half the congregation ended up in tears. But it was just the emotion of the moment for me. I've known Victoria was the woman for me from the first time I set eyes on her and this is the moment I've dreamed of since I first met her."
Baby Brooklyn however kept quiet and happy throughout the wedding. He was also dressed in an ivory outfit to mach Victoria's and was watched over by the rest of the Spice Girls, not held in the arms of David as previously thought. As the couple were pronounced man and wife, a purple flag went up with the initials V, D, and B, obviously standing for Victoria, David, and Brooklyn. Gary Neville, David's best friend and fellow footballer, was best man for the ceremony. A rich imperial purple carpet runner connected the castle to the wedding marquee. The marquee was full of deep red roses everywhere. There were also trees with apples hanging from them! There were even two red velvet thrones for David & Victoria at the end of the marquee! The wedding ceremony took place at 4pm for the 29 witnesses which were only family members and extremely close friends, which included the other 3 Spice Girls. At 8:30pm guests sat down for dinner. The tables were covered with shiny silver cutlery and plates that really sparkled. For the dinner party Victoria changed into an evening dress designed and made by Antonie Berradi. Brooklyn also changed into a different outfit which was also designed by Berradi! At the dinner a medly of Mozart and Bach was played, along with Ronnie Hazelhurst's theme to It's a Knockout. The classical orchestra had even devoted several months to mastering "classical adaptations" of Spice Girls hits which were played! The dinner menu comprised red pepper soup, followed by breast of turkey or grilled Mediterranean vegetables and for pudding, David's favorite dessert, sticky toffee pudding. An alternative was also available, it was summer berry terrine. The wines served were a New Zealand white and a red Côtes du Rhône and Guinness was served afterwards.
The only dissapointment of the whole wedding was that Elton John was unable to make it. He had to call off his performance at the wedding because he was too ill to fly. His doctors advised against flying. He was said to be suffering heat-stroke after getting too much sun in Italy while on his current European tour. There were 437 people on staff, matching guests 2 to 1 at the wedding. The tight security worked extremely well as no paparazzi or uninvited guests got through. The security even featured sensors that would be triggered on the grounds in case of people trying to jump the gate the night before. Phone and radio jammers were also installed to prevent electronic eavesdropping. The Mirror newspaper has admitted that for 24 hours they tried to sneak their way into the wedding but had no success. After the dinner, a disco was planned, red and white balloons were released, and a fireworks display was given before teh guests left around 2am. The skies remained clear and blue despite reports the previous day of possible showers. David and Victoria Beckham's honeymoon destination remains a tight secret, but it is rumored to be in the Caribbean.
More Wedding InfoThere were 236 guests at the wedding, and everybody had to wear a security tag, even baby Brooklyn. Of the 29 close family members and friends that witnessed the actual wedding ceremony were of course the other three Spice Girls. Victoria's Girl Power philosophy stuck with her as she did not pledge to "obey" husband David Beckham. That part of the exchange of vows was cut out. Both David and Victoria shed tears after exchanging vows. The couple did not see each other today at all before the wedding. After the wedding when Victoria and David joined the remaining 236 guests they were treated to an 18-piece orchestra that was playing rehearsed numbers, including a Spice Girls medley!
Victoria MarriedVictoria Adams has been married David Beckham. She has become the second Spice Girl to get married. The marriage apparently took place at 4pm UK time, and a single dove was released as a symbol of their love. Only 29 close family members and friends actually saw the wedding, the other approximately 500 guests as previously reported are all attending the reception. Those are the only details now available from the wedding. The tight security seems to be working well. David Beckham was acting extremely relaxed this morning before the wedding as he played golf on the Luttrellstown Castle golf course which surrounds the Castle! He told well-wishers that he was feeling "great" as the big moment approached. Thats all the info available now! Keep it here for updates! Congradulations Victoria!
Word Up DebutMelanie G's single "Word Up" has entered the UK Charts at #14.
Wedding WishesThe Official Spice Girls Homepage has wedding wishes for Victoria and David from the other Spice Girls in the form of an animated GIF! You have to allow the page to load up completely to see it. Or.. here is a local copy of the animated GIF.
Air Safety AlertAir traffic controllers at the Irish Aviation Authority have issued a safety warning in Dublin due to worry of a high volume of air traffic. This is due to the massive amounts of air traffic going on, helicopter wise. Many of the guests were being flown into Luttrellstown Castle via hellicopter. To add to these choppers are the hellicopters of the press photographers, which hired hellicopter's themselves to try to catch an exclusive snap of Victoria, David, & Brooklyn. Luckily for wedding the attendants of the wedding, a one kilometer no-fly zone around Luttrellstown Castle has been introduced to keep away the prying aircraft.
Princess VictoriaVictoria will reportedly wear a £100,000 gold and diamond coronet at her wedding!
...back to the normal wedding news flow..
Last 60 Minutes Of LifeWhen some celebrities were asked how they would spend their final 60 minutes Mel C said:
"I'd make sure that my football team Liverpool had won the treble."
OH MY GOD IT'S NOT A VICTORIA WEDDING STORY, HAHAH!!!!
Wedding TimeThe ceremony will apparently begin at 4pm UK time. This is not 100% for sure as it comes from the same source as the below story.
New Wedding InfoRUMOR WARNING
According to the Sunday Mirror, Victoria and David will actually wed in a 220-year-old fairytale stone folly located on the grounds of the 550-acre Luttrellstown Castle. They will wed beneath a romantic canopy of flowers in an idyllic Irish glen with its own magical wishing well. An army of workmen have spent the past week preparing the folly, sprucing up brickwork and knocking down a wall. Victoria and David will arrive in a carriage pulled by two white horses (along a drive which has had special black stones laid on it) and then walk hand-in-hand under a specially-built 20-metre walkway covered in fresh flowers before climbing 12 wooden steps up to the folly. The steps have been covered in carpet so that Victoria's heels won't get stuck in any cracks in the wood.
The validity of this is heavily questionable as it goes against what has previously been reported as the wedding order of events.
Brooklyn At AltarBaby Brooklyn will be at the altar during the wedding! Father David Beckham will tenderly cradle the four month old child as Victoria walks down the aisle. A close friend of the couple said: "David and Victoria had no doubts at all that Brooklyn should be with them when they exchange their vows. The fact that David will be holding Brooklyn means everything to them. They believe it's a way of binding the three of them ever closer together. Victoria always stressed she wanted a spiritual element to the wedding. With Brooklyn in David's arms she believes she has found it." David apparently still does not know what Victoria's dress looks like, but it is believed to be a shoulderless silk dress with a distinctive letter "B" for Brooklyn sewn into it. The couple spent last night sleeping in seperate bedrooms in Luttrellstown castle to keep a traditional touch to the wedding. It has also now been reported that Elton John will sing "Something About The Way You Look Tonight" at the start of the reception.
The BishopThe secret of who will marry Victoria Adams and David Beckham was finally unlocked today when Anglican Bishop of Cork, the Rt Rev Paul Colton flew into Dublin today. The reverand is actually a big Manchester United fan. Just before the arrival of the reverand was the arrival of soccer hero Sir Bobby Charlton. All the guests as mentioned before have arrived by now.
Weather ConditionsThere is a very good chance of picking up showers in the Dublin area tomorrow, and some of them are likely to be heavy. Temperatures will be a moderate 18C, and a chilly 15C in the evening. A downpour could put a dampener on plans for a massive firework display to end the evening. But at least there will be brief sunny spells.
More Upset LocalsLocals of Dublin are now expressing extreme discontent with the wedding of Victoria Adams and David Beckham, which is only a few hours away. This is because 125 security guards from three firms of the Dublin police force will be at the wedding tomorrow. This is for even more security. Apparently a secret memo was sent to the police asking them to wear their best uniforms tomorrow and they would be provided with free refreshments inside the castle grounds. Locals are of course enraged that the police will be enjoying free refereshments tomorrow while criminals run the streets. One local said: "This is a disgrace. These officers are supposed to be dealing with car thefts, drug dealing and street crime, instead they will be providing free security at the wedding of a millionaire pop singer and a football player." Comment from the police force is: "We will have to have a presence there because of the amount of wellwishers and traffic that will be expected in the area. They will be controlling traffic, looking after the public and ensuring the safety of the many VIPs that will be in the area."
Ring Of SteelSecurity at the wedding really is extremely tight. There has been a ring of steel erected round the 560 acres of Luttrellstown Castle, Dublin, with security guards flown over from England for the occasion! One security guard said: "We have all been told this is the biggest security risk ever at a British wedding - and we have to be 250% alert."
Wow, they really don't want any non OK! Magazine snaps.
Arrivals CompleteAll guests for the wedding by now have arrived in Dublin. David Beckham is not having a stag night out tonight. He gave up the opportunity for a "more quiet evening with friends."
Honeymoon RejectedDavid Beckham yesterday turned down a free $25,000 honeymoon on the Great Barrier Reef. The offer was made after David indicated that the wedding would make him miss Manchester United's upcoming games with the Socceroos. The all expense paid honeymoon was offered by stock broker Rene Rivkin who is desperate for Becks to play because she is backing Man United's tour this month. Beckham declined the offer because of already made honeymoon arrangements.
Vanity Fair PictureSomehow a picture from yesterday's Vanity Fair photoshoot in Scotland with Victoria and David has already surfaced on the internet! Here it is!
Victoria Has Arrived!95.8 Capital FM, a London radio station, just reported that Victoria has landed in Dublin just moments ago!
Nervous VictoriaVictoria and David have officially made their last appearance in England before being married. They posed for interviews and photographs outside their parents' home in Goff's Oak, Hertshome before leaving for the airport. Victoria said:
"I've got a bit shaky. But I'm OK, I'm fine."
That may very well be the final Victoria quote we hear before she is married. David Beckham however insisted:
"I'm not at all nervous."
But a friend of his said:
"He is a bit nervous. It's all he's thought about since the season ended. For him it's the culmination of the perfect year, the birth of his son Brooklyn, United's treble and now walking down the aisle with Victoria."
The Mirror did the interview and gave her a beautiful bouquet of flowers and told her they were from the Mirror and all their readers. Victoria said "Thank you so much, they're beautiful." Soon after Victoria, David, family and friends sped off in a burgundy people carrier with tinted windows.
Radio RequestVictoria's father Tony Adams phoned in a request to BBC Radio 2 to request a song for his daughter on the countdown. He requested that DJ Ed Stewart play Stevie Wonder's 1977 hit "Sir Duke". Mr. Adams said Victoria has danced to the song for years. Mr. Adams said Victoria and David would be tuning in to hear it on their way to the airport before flying out to Dublin for the celebrations. Mr. Adams called shortly before leaving for the airport himself.
Wedding ChinaThe Sun newspaper(UK) is offering readers to purchase some Victoria & David wedding memorabilia. For nearly £17 you can own a plate, mug and tea towel featuring a photograph, plus a T-shirt for £8.99. All profits go to a charity and the Sun has done this in of course an ironic way. Here is their description of the memorabilia:
"Each item carries a not-at-all cheesy picture of the glamorous couple in matching black leather jackets, complete with the words Posh & Becks and the date of their big day. The mug and plate are made of genuine imitation porcelain. And the tea towel is 100 per cent machine-stitched polyester, none of that hand-sewn rubbish, and comes in any colour you like, as long as it's white. So go on, treat yourself. Or buy the mother-in-law a set. If you don't like her, buy her a couple."
Spice Girls MTV WeekendMTV UK is showing an entire Spice Girls weekend from 8am to 10 pm on July 24th & 25th.
Mad GolfersMembers of a Championship golf course, which costs £12,000 to join, and £720 a year in fees are furious about the effect that the Victoria and David wedding is having on them. A sign on the chalet-style clubhouse reads: "Due to a private function, the course and clubhouse will be closed to members and visitors on Sunday July 4." Victoria and David bought out the golf course for Sunday for £15,000 in fears that photographers might get a snap of the event from the long par five 12th hole. Golfers are furious, here is what some of them, along with some of the staff constructing the wedding equipment said:
"They don't want to know us on Sunday because of the wedding - it's a disgrace."
"I think it's a load of shit! They're so rich and have so many fans but, rather than share their happiness, nobody gets a look in and they can earn yet another million quid."
"What sickens me is that they are asking for shopping vouchers as their wedding presents, why didn't they ask everyone to make a donation to charity?"
Victoria TrackHerVictoria and David were at a fasion shoot in Scotland yesterday. The shoot took place in the Scottish Highlands. It was done with Vanity Fair magazine for a deal of £1 million. It was done in a remote part of Scotland and David Beckham wore only a pair of charcoal grey Chino trousers, while Victoria was wearing a pink gown and blue shoes with pink soles.
Emma Gets In With Tin Tin Out!The following is another post to the official Spice Girls Homepage by Emma regarding her collaboration with UK band Tin Tin Out:
Hey! It's Emma here! I bet with all the news about Mel G's new single, Victoria's wedding and Mel C's recording schedule in LA you've all be wondering what I'm up to...well I've been busy too!
As well as the 'Wicked Women' concert on July 24, I've also been recording with Tin Tin Out (remember the gorgeous 'Here's Where the Story Ends' last year? Well that was them!)
TTO are on the same label as me and when they asked me to sing on one of their songs I couldn't make my mind up... but I've done it now and I'm just SO THRILLED with the result... can't spill the beans on what the tune is (but as soon as I can I'll play it here for you), but it's quirky and melodic and flipping brilliant!!
See you on june 24th if you happen to be in London--but if not, I'll catch up with you really soon--and hope you like the track when you hear it!!
Girl Power DayDoh, forgot to mention this yesterday. But July 1st 1999 marks the three year anniversary of "Wannabe", which was released as a single in the UK on July 1st 1996. Here is an update that the girls made on their official homepage:
What were you up to on july 1 1996--bet you can't remember... but we do!!
That date means everything in the world to us cos that was the day when our very first single--Wannabe!!!--was released in the UK... and you'll never guess what, but that day is now officially GIrl Power Day!!
The whole idea, as well as getting the boys in your life to be your slave for the day, is to show the world what Girl Power actually means... so step to it girls, be a Spice Girl for the day and be as kind and cool to your loved ones and the world in general as you possibly can and show everyone you know why girls rule!!!
Have a fantastic day and if you wanna take some pix to show us what you got up to send them to: the c3 gang, 553 Harrow Rd, London W10 and we'll post the best and maddest ones up on the site.
love, peace and girl power!!!!
emma, mel g, victoria and mel c
Arrivals BeginGuests for Victoria and David's Sunday wedding are expected to start flying into Dublin today. Gary Neville, best man for the wedding told a Bolton school that he would be arriving in Ireland today along with some of the Manchester United football team.
Emma On TFIEmma Bunton will be on TFI Friday, England's weekly interview show, today! This is the last new TFI Friday of 1999 :(
Cake AuctionVictoria Adams and David Beckham's engagement cake will be auctioned off tomorrow to the highest bidder to help raise money for a village school. The cake was originally given to David & Victoria as an engagement present by the management of Rookery Hall, a country house hotel in Nantwich, Cheshire, when they held their engagement party there last year. The cake is a replica of the hall. David & Victoria never made it to the party because they discovered that the media had found out about it and would be there. The cake was then auctioned off at a charity raffle at the hall. A mother named Lisa Hocknell won the raffle and donated it to her daughter Emily's new school to be auctioned. It will be auctioned off tomorrow Goostrey Community Primary School in Goostrey, Cheshire will auction off the cake. They hope to make £10,000.
MelC On GeriIn an MTV news brief Melanie C was asked what she thought of Geri Halliwell's solo material. She answered:
"It's good I like it, it's not my cup of tea though, but the video is brilliant she looks great."
SetupThings are quickly springing up in Dublin for the big wedding between Victoria Adams and David Beckham which is only 2 days away! Giant trucks are delivering tons of equipment and a marquee is being linked to the castle by a tunnel stretching across the grounds to keep the couple from the eyes of aerial cameras. A wedding at Luttrellstown castle costs £10,000, but catering the event for 300 guests will boost that price up significantly. Rumors are that the wedding is designed with a fairy-tale theme in mind. Victoria is said to want geese and swans wandering about the lawn after inspiration from the similar scene in the movie Father of the Bride. Once again male guests are being asked to wear specially designed black suits and women will wear white evening dress for the event. Star invitees such as Elton John and George Michael will provide entertainment. The whole Manchester United football(soccer) team will be attending minus Manchester United boss Alex Furguson in order to attend the wedding of Richard Sainsbury and Pamela Gordon at the Marcliffe at Pitfodels as a friend of the family.
Rumors Are FalseThe rumors that Victoria Adams and David Beckham are not clear to legally wed in Dublin are false. The Irish Times has confirmed that Victoria and Daved have given notification to the Registrar of Civil Marriages in Dublin of their intention to marry in the State in line with legal requirements. Three months notice has been given. The couple have followed all the procedures to allow them to wed there on Sunday.
Emma Is SingleIn a recent interview with radio station Kiss 100FM(UK), Melanie B said:
"Emma is single. She wants a hot date."
Things Are Setting Up..The scene is quickly setting for the wedding around Luttrellstown castle. Tight security kept onlookers away at the giant security gates of the castle, which can't be seen from the road. Delivery men unloaded a red carpet at the security gates. Remember that OK! Magazine has the rights to the wedding and will provide us with the first pictures.
Castle Wedding Not OfficialRUMOR WARNING
Victoria Adams and David Beckham can't legally say "I do" this weekend in the Dublin castle they plan to wed in. Neither the church of Ireland nor the registrar for civil marriages in Dublin will have anything to do with the ceremony. This is because the couple failed to meet three basic requirements to wed in Dublin.
This means that Victoria and David will have to officially get married in England and then fly to Dublin for a marriage blessing. The main party and events other then the official declaration of matrimony will still take place in Luttrellstown Castle. The deputy registrar for civil marriages of Dublin, Hannah Conway said:
- Neither of the couple has lived in Dublin County for the last 15 days.
- They haven't given three month's notice to wed.
- They did not post their marriage banns at least 22 days ago.
"We don't do hotel or castle weddings. Obviously the David Beckham marriage has been the talk of the city for some weeks. But we are not involved, and nobody is conducting any service on a civil level from here. You have to remember that there are very stringent requirements to get married in Dublin, either by licence or civil ceremony."
A spokesperson for the church of Ireland said:
"Yes, we've heard the rumours too. But the banns are not up, notice has not been given and to the best of our knowledge we are without any knowledge of involvement in the wedding of these two people."
Also, the word as to why Geri really isn't attending the wedding is that there could be a lot of tension if the Spice Girls met up with Geri again, and a wedding is not the right place for such an event.