A Couple ArticlesThere are a couple of articles that came out earlier in the week, but I just didn't have the time to post them, so here they are:
Unfortunately I was unable to localize The Sun's good article with Melanie C earlier this week(Story). They seem to have deleted it from their servers already. Apologies to anyone that didn't get a chance to read it. Furthermore, if anyone has a copy of it, please email it to me.
- A Toronto Sun Interview Article with Melanie C - Melanie comments about her album's producers, and how it ended up that all her producers worked with Madonna before. She also talks a bit more about Geri Halliwell.
- A Sun Interview Article with Emma Bunton - Very good article where Emma reveals her emotion surrounding Geri Halliwell and her departure from the Spice Girls. Emma also talks about relationships.
Third MelC SingleRUMOR WARNING
Melanie C's third single will be released on February 7th, 2000. The song might be "Go!", but it has not been confirmed yet.
Thanks to Zila.
Victoria's SecretsVictoria Beckham will host a show entitled Victoria's Secrets. This show will be a 50 minute special about what it is like being a celebrity behind the scenes. The show will air in January on Channel 4(UK).
Forever Spice CompetitionThe Official Spice Girls Homepage has new competition up in which you can win signed copies of the Spice Girls' new book Forever Spice. The book is released on November 4th but some people have already spotted it in some shops!
Drinking ContestRUMOR WARNING
During a filming of "What I Am" for the Pepsi Chart on Channel 5 at the trendy Sound Republic, Emma Bunton got into a drinking contest with the rest of Tin Tin Out! When Emma arrived, Tin Tin Out decided to see if they could get her drunk. The band thought they would have Emma out under the table soon, but they were wrong. Emma actually got down to a drink for drink contest with bongo player Preston. Preston lost, he finally had to call "Time!" Preston said:
"We wanted to see how she would be if she was just a little bit drunk, but she drank me under the table."
"The boys were drunk before it felt like I'd even got started. They're lightweights. My dog could drink more than them."
Spice Girls Forever says EmmaIn a small interview with Company magazine(UK), Emma says that Spice Girls will always be together. She says:
"I reckon there will always be a Spice Girls album. It's our priority. We'll probably be singing Wannabe on our Zimmer frames."
Emma also talks about her family:
"To them I am just Em. When I go home Mum still says stuff like, 'your room's a mess.'"
She also admits that she doesn't take her fortune for granted:
"I've never forgotten that if things had gone differently I could just as easily be stacking shelves in Sainsbury's."
New CompetitionMusic 365 has announced their winners from their last Melanie C competition(Congrats Zila!). There is now a new competition up this time to win copies of Northern Star signed by Melanie C! Follow this link to enter. Good luck.
MelC To Be On LettermanMelanie C will be on The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, November 8th.
Thanks to Linda Parham.
Upcoming MelC Australian TVThis Saturday(Oct 30) Melanie C will be performing "Goin' Down" on the Pepsi Chart Show on FOX8(AUS). The show starts at 8pm and was pre-recorded.
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
Left-Eye Has Negative WordsIn the latest issue of Jet magazine, Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopez has some negative words about her work with Melanie C. Left-Eye raps on Mel's track "Never Be The Same Again" and did a photo shoot with her as well. These negative comments are a bit of a surprise as Melanie had nothing but nice words about working with Left-Eye. Left-Eye said:
"At first I didn't want to do it, the Spice Girls brought girl groups back, but TLC invented them, and if it wasn't for us I strongly doubt the Spice Girls would be around."
This first set of comments is very similar to ones that her fellow TLC member T-Boz made previously(Story). Left-Eye was then asked what she got in return for working with Melanie C, her reply is:
"Well, I don't really want to say, because it will make Melanie sound desperate to snatch me up, but a very high sum of cash was involved."
What about the rumors TLC will be teaming up with the Spice Girls in the near future?(Story) Left-Eye says:
"Not true as far as I'm concerned, but I would really enjoy working with Geri Halliwell, I love her solo stuff, although I liked her hair better when she was Ginger!"
And the pictures Lisa did with Melanie C for a UK photo shoot, how does Left-Eye feel about them?
"Odd. I thought her idea sounded really skanky at first, but I thought about it for a little while, and I decided I would go for it. The newspaper wearing was Melanie's idea, I hated it, but Melanie insisted."
Once again, like I've said before when T-Boz made her comments: What a bunch of bullshit!
Victoria's Own ShowRUMOR WARNING
Victoria is negotiating with Channel 4(UK) about the possibility of presenting a one-hour special about movies. The negotiation is apparently towards a pilot which depending on it's success may lead to a full series.
Astoria To Be Web-Cast!Melanie's final concert of her world tour at The Astoria in London will be broadcast live over the web from her official web site.
Win Tickets To Melanie CYou can win tickets to Melanie C's final November 1st concert in London from her official web site. Good luck.
Victoria Covers Bond Street LightsWhile Emma will be turning on the Christmas lights in Edmonton(Story), Victoria will be turning on the Christmas lights on Bond Street in London on November 10th.
Rodney Jerkins Comments On Album 3Rodney Jerkins who produced three songs with the Spice Girls that will appear on their next album commented about his work with them and their third album which he says should show up in the second quarter of next year. He also hints that the new album has a different sound to it then the previous two. Here is what Rodney said:
"I did three songs with them, and everybody I've been playing them for can't believe it's the Spice Girls. I like to create for the artist on the spot. I knew I had to do the Spice Girls 10 months beforehand, but I didn't write one single lyric or do one track until I got to London. We started working on the songs the day I met them, because I wanted to get a vibe from them. We did the three songs in five days."
Behind The Angel TatooThe Sun(UK) has a good interview with Melanie C in which Melanie reveals the purpose behind her angel tatoo, and talks about the unfortunate death of her grandfathers' last year, and how it has affected her. Good article and some good pictures with it. Here is a direct link to the article. I don't have time to localize it right now, I probably will tomorrow.
Melanie C On Internet RumorsMelanie C talked to LAUNCH recently about the Internet! She talked about it's advantages and it's disadvantages. Melanie said:
I think it's great. I think the Internet, it can be fabulous, but of course it's got its bad points, too. Especially for stuff like that, getting stuff out to the fans, music and videos, I think it's great. But I think the shame about the Internet is that because there are so many like rumors and lies that circulate in Britain, sometimes fans are getting misinformation and sometimes it's a bit of a worry and a little bit frustrating, too. But I think, overall, it's a great thing." Melanie was asked if the rumors and lies she reads online hurt her on a personal level:
"It does and it doesn't. It can be frustrating, as I say, but you know, it wastes a lot of time and a lot of energy. With our fans, you know a lot of the Spice Girls' fans are quite young, and a lot of the rumors are on the Internet, rumors about the band breaking up and stuff, which are completely untrue. You know, we've never considered breaking up as a band. We're very happy, we're very strong, we're writing our third album at the moment. A lot of our fans are distressed by hearing things like this and it just comes from thoughtless rumors in the press, and then it's worldwide. You've got an interview, a chance to tell everybody about your material, and you spend half the interview just questioning all these rumors that aren't true."
Which is why here at SpiceNews.com, rumors are instantly stamped with a big fat RUMOR WARNING right smack across their forehead. Stories with rumor warnings should be looked upon as very skeptical. The point at this site is to report all news, and the in the most accurate manner possible! BTW, I don't know if Melanie actually checks up on Spice Internet sites herself, and doubt it because of her crazy busy schedule, but if she does, HI MEL!!! EMAIL ME! hehehe
Choose A Song For MelMelanie cannot figure out which song she wants to do as her tribute to Madonna on Channel 4's(UK) Music Of The Millenium show(Story), which is to be screened on November 13. So she asked fans to pick which song they want her to do through British tabloid The Sun. Call the following numbers to vote for the corresponding song. Each call costs 10p:
I'm not sure that you can vote if you are outside of the UK.
- Ray Of Light: 09009 141461
- Like A Prayer: 09009 141462
- Lucky Star: 09009 141463
- Open Your Heart: 09009 141464
- Express Yourself: 09009 141465
Forever Spice DateThe Spice Girls' new book, Forever Spice, will be released on November 4th in the UK.
Spice TV ManiaUK
- Emma Bunton will be interviewed on Channel 4's Planet Pop. This will air today at 10.15am.
- Melanie C will be on Jo Whiley Moments, also on Channel 4. It will show a rerun of an interview with her. The show airs today at 6.50pm
- Emma Bunton will be interviewed on BBC2's Ozone. This airs today at 7.10pm
Thanks to Linda Parham.
- Melanie C will be the guest on The Daily Show this Thursday. The show is on Comedy Central and airs at 7pm and again at 11pm.
Emma Telegraph InterviewIn this time period of Mel C interview mania, The Electronic Telegraph has an excellent interview article with Emma Bunton entitled "Going Solo: Baby Spice Grows Up". Here is a local copy of the interview. The article is pretty lengthy but very good! Emma talks about sex, drugs, the Beckham wedding, Spice Girls, solo stuff, Geri, fame, her new house, and more!
No RiftVictoria denied any problems between the Beckham and Adams family(Story). Victoria said:
"There's no rift between David's family and mine. Both families get on very well. There's no rift. In fact we all went to the football together on Saturday." Victoria says she missed David's sister's wedding because she was in the studio working with writer Elliot Kennedy and that was the only opportunity she had to do so.
TLC & Spice Girls?RUMOR WARNING
Melanie C has hinted that she is very interested in the idea of a full team up between TLC and Spice Girls. She is interested in this because she is very happy with her song "Never Be The Same Again" which features TLC member Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopez.
See Emma On Tuesday!Emma has made a post to the Official Spice Girls Homepage:
"Hi Everyone, Emma here, I will be performing my new song, "What I Am" at the Pepsi Chart with Tin Tin Out on Tuesday evening, 26th October @ The Sound Republic, Leicester Square. The Pepsi Chart are offering FREE tickets! So call their hotline number NOW 0171 287 0045 and speak to either Carla or Rachel! You must be 18 years or older and this offer is only open to UK fans. Hope to see you there!"
Emma's Secret DatesRUMOR WARNING
Emma has been going out on secret dates behind the back of her boyfriend(also a rumor) footballer Rio Ferdinand. She has been secretly dating The Lakes TV hunk 29 year old John Simm.
Northern Star Enters ChartsMelanie C's debut solo album Northern Star has entered the UK Album Charts at #10.
Northern Star ClipThe Official Spice Girls Homepage has been updated with news that Melanie C's single Northern Star will be released on November 15th(UK). They also have a video clip of it there. Here is a local copy of the video clip!
Victoria Passes On WeddingVictoria did not attend the wedding of her husband David Beckham's sister two days ago. Rumors are that this is because of differences between the two families.
Victoria Is Most WantedVictoria has won a magazine poll run in a recent UK men's magazine which asked men to pick their favorite women based on a character description. The names of who was behind the character description were not revealed until after the poll! Victoria got 44% of the votes! Victoria's character summary was:
A family-orientated football lover who dresses fashionably, is house-proud, and a bit moody."
A bit innacurate though huh? Football lover?
No Christmas SingleIt is almost for sure now that there will be no Christmas single from Spice Girls this year. This will end the three year consecutive domination of the Christmas #1 single spot by Spice Girls. Emma said in a recent interview when asked about a Christmas single:
"I don't think there's going to be I'm afraid, not this year. We're really upset about it as well. We'd have loved to have brought something out, but we're so busy with the album and we've got our gigs at Christmas. We just wouldn't be able to fit it all in."
Daily Mail Is SorryVirgin Records has won libel damages in High Court in London against UK Tabloid Daily Mail which printed an article that Virgin Records was "furious and astounded" when they found out Victoria and Melanie G were pregnant. The Daily Mail has apologised and also agreed to pay undisclosed damages and Virgin's legal costs. Virgin Records prides itself on being very supportive and understanding of their artists and was angred by this untrue article. This is similar to what happened with The Mirror a few months back(Story)
Yeah, stick it to the tabbies!!!
Win Signed MelC Promo CD'sMusic365 is giving away three signed Melanie C promo samplers! There is a trivia-style competition to win them, the trivia questions are really good but they are unfortunately diluted to blatant simplicity by the hints. Either way go here to enter the competition! Good luck.
Thanks to Naughty Spice.
CorrectionEmma will be on MTV Europe's Select MTV today. The show airs at 4pm and not 5pm as previously reported. The show ends at 6pm.
Thanks Stephen Orr.
Herald Sun InterviewMelanie C has done an interiview with Herald Sun(AUS) recently. It is a very interesting read. The Herald Sun seems to keep prying at her with Geri Halliwell questions, perhaps trying to get some juice. She also talks about music in general and reveals that she will release "If That Were Me" as a charity single for the homeless. She also talks about her tatoos and their future.Here is a local copy of the interview.
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
Liverpool EchoesMelanie C recently hosted a special radio program on BBC Radio 1 about Liverpool. You can hear the entire 30-minute show in realaudio. So if you want to learn about Liverpool from Melanie C follow this link.
Thanks to Zila.
Solo Victoria?In the latest issue of Smash Hits magazine, Melanie C told the magazine that Victoria is working on solo material and plans to do a solo album! Victoria is working with Elliot Kennedy(who has worked with Spice Girls many times). Right now it is mostly just writing. A spokeswoman for Victoria however said that there are no major solo plans yet but that if something amazing emerges from the writing, it could be released. The spokeswoman said:
"She's in the studio, but it's not necessarily for solo stuff. She's writing tracks, but there's no solo single or tour planned from Victoria's point of view. One thing she has been very keen on is an acting career. She's had a lot of scripts but there is nothing as yet. She wants to do something quite specific."
Emma on Select MTVEmma will be on MTV Europe's Select MTV this Friday. The show airs at 5pm.
MelC Upcoming Aussie TVMelanie C was on The Drum(AUS) this past week. The show will re-run this Saturday at 1.30pm on Channel 4(Foxtel Cable Channel 13). She was also on The Buzz(AUS) which aired today, but will re-run tomorrow at noon and Saturday at 2.30pm.
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
MelC NW InterviewMelanie C is on the cover of Australian magazine NW. They did an interview with her when she stopped in Sydney during her World Tour. Here is a local copy of the inteview.
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
Emma To Turn On Christmas LightsEmma will switch on the Christmas lights in Edmonton on November 27th. Any proceeds from the event will go to her favorite charity "Art Start".
MelC To Cover MadonnaThere will be a British television special entitled "Music Of The Millenium" which will pay tribute to some of the most important musical artists of the century. Melanie C will be doing a cover of one of Madonna's songs as a tribute to her. Melanie has to choose one of the following Madonna songs to cover:
The program will be filmed on November 6th.
- Ray Of Light
- Like A Prayer
- Lucky Star
- Open Your Heart
- Express Yourself
Northern Star Out!Melanie C's solo debut album Northern Star is released today in the UK! It is released in many other nations today as well, and in some it has already been out for a couple days. Go get your copy Europe! Northern Star is released in the US on November 2nd.
Barbie ShowVictoria Beckham will co-host a gala dinner and fasion show this December 1st with Sir Elton John. It is in commemoration of the 40th year of the Barbie doll. The event is a fund-raiser for Elton John's AIDS Foundation. It will take place in the Natural History Museum in Kensington. More then 50 artists and fasion designers have been asked to submit works for the event. It is not an all positive show for Barbie fans. Some works will include the head of a Barbie doll covered in blood and put on a stick "like Marie-Antoinette" and a Barbie doll incarcerated in a concrete block. There will be tons of positive works of art, but it is just a general Barbie-themed event.
New HouseRUMOR WARNING
Victoria and David Beckham have purchased a new £2.5 million home near Hertfordshire. The home is only minutes away from Victoria's parents home and David Beckham has said the home is the perfect place to "put down roots". The couple want to spend an additional £2.5 million on remodeling the home, including putting in a high wall around the 24 acres of grounds and a castle-style battlement complete with parapets.
Northern Star Insert PicsSome scans of the Northern Star insert, cover, and back have surfaced, apparently originating from this site. Here are local copies:
CorrectionA correction to the below post about the Northern Star reviews. I had confused some UK publications with US publications. Northern Star has not had any full US reviews yet, but the UK reviews are so far mixed.
Forever Spice CoverI don't think I posted this yet, here is the cover of Forever Spice, the new book by the Spice Girls. There is no official release date yet, but it is expected sometime in November.
Thanks to Stephen Orr.
Melanie C Album ReviewsMelanie C's Northern Star is being reviewed by most publications at this point. Reviews so far are mixed. UK publications seem to generally have more good reviews then US publications. Which is interesting since more US publications had good reviews of her live show as opposed to mostly bad UK reviews.
The album really is awesome though! I've heard 90% of it and it is an excellent piece of work, and I'm not just saying that because I am a Spice Fan, Northern Star stands on it's own.
Melanie C Herald Sun InterviewMelanie C was recently interviewed by Melbourne's Herald Sun. It's not too long, but it's a very good interview. Read it here.
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
Emma @ G.A.Y.Emma Buntonwill perform her new single "What I Am"(a cover of Edie Brickwell's original) with Tin Tin Out on October 30th at London's Astoria nightclub G.A.Y. October 30th is a Saturday, and apparently Saturdays are gay nights at the club.
At a club with that name, would't every night be gay night?
4 VodkasRUMOR WARNING
After doing her surprise performance with Tin Tin Out at London's Jazz Cafe(Story) Emma admitted that she had drank four large Vodkas to try to calm herself down.
If OnlyFormer Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's 385 page autobiography entitled If Only was released yesterday.
Should be an interesting read.
MelG HIV CampaignMelanie G will help launch a new campaign aimed at preventing unborn babies being infected with the HIV virus during pregnancy. Melanie will be featured on posters for the campaign.
Kiss92 Interview Clips AvailabeGo to Kiss92's interview page on their web site to hear clips from their interview with Melanie C which took place before her Toronto concert.
Thanks to Angie Hung.
MelC Official Site UpdateMelanie C made this post(or so it says) to her official site:
Each day I'm going to put up a new track from my new album...if you miss a track you will only be able to hear 30 seconds of it...so you'll have to come back EVERYDAY!!
...and at the end of our special preview - we'll have a competition to win a gold disc signed by me!!
Loads of love,
I'll Have Her HeadIn the currently available video game Duke Nukem: Zero Hour there is a scene in a room with Melanie G and Victoria. Victoria is holding a decapitated head of one Geri Halliwell. Here is a screen shot.
Emma TrackHerEmma Bunton joined Tin Tin Out live on stage last night at London's Jazz Cafe were she performed her new single "What I Am". Emma commented after the show:
"I was really nervous before this gig because it's much scarier playing an intimate venue. Unlike a huge arena, here I could see into people's eyes. But I thought it went really well."
MelC On Access HollywoodApologies for not mentioning this BEFORE it aired, but Melanie C was on Access Hollywood(US) today talking about Victoria on the cover of People magazine(US).
Coolest ParentsVictoria & David Beckham came in first in a survey done by Motorola of 1,161 10 to 16 year olds asking "Who are the coolest parents?"
Pokemon SoundtrackThe Pokemon movie soundtrack will be released on November 9th. Here is the tracklisting:
- M2M - "Don't Say You Love Me"
- Christina Aguilera - "We're A Miracle"
- 98 Degrees - "Fly With Me"
- Vitamin C - "Vacation"
- Britney Spears - "Soda Pop"
- Aaron Carter - "Have Some Fun (With The Funk)"
- Billy Crawford - "Pokemon Theme"
- Mandah - "Lullaby"
- B*Witched"Get Happy"
- Baby Spice - "(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind"
- Billie - "Makin' My Way (Any Way That I Can)"
- Angela - "Catch Me If You Can"
Upcoming Emma AppearancesEmma will be on Channel 4's TFI Friday(UK) this Friday at 6pm and will perform "What I Am" with Tin Tin Out. It reruns at 11.35pm. She will also be on BBC1's Live & Kicking(UK) on the 16th, and also on ITV This Morning(UK) again the following Monday(October 18).
ReRunsThe Melanie C Northern Star documentary will be rerun on MuchMusic on the following dates & times:
Wild! - The Spice Girls' 1997 Istanbul concert will be on The Family Channel on the following dates & times:
- Wednesday, Oct 13, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
- Thursday, Oct 14, 10.00am
Thanks to Linda Parham
- Thursday, Oct 14, 11.00pm
- Saturday, Oct 16, 5.00pm
Leave United Rumors Are FalseVictoria & David Beckham have denied and critisized the rumors of Victoria telling David to quit Manchester United and sign with a team in the south(Story). Victoria said:
"These reports are very unfair to both David and me. The fans have made me feel very welcome in Manchester, I have no reason to want David to quit. I know how much it means for David to play for United, so I'd never put him in a position like that."
..and David said:
"'Victoria knew of my passion and has never asked me to quit the club. All these rumours are rubbish."
MelC In SydneyMelanie C performed at Sydney's Darling Harbour last night. She was interviewed prior to the show and had these comments about the Spice Girls' solo careers:
"We're each other's biggest fans. We're working on our third album now and we're hoping the Spice Girls will be in Australia for the Olympics. The Spice Girls never played live in Australia. I'm the first one. I'm still Sporty Spice. I'll always be Sporty Spice. I just had my hair cut and I'm singing a few rock tracks. But I'm still the same girl."
Emma TrackHerEmma and a friend were spotted when they went to see the Disney movie Tarzan in London recently.
Vote MelCYou can vote for Melanie C at Top Of The Pops for best performer of the week by following this link. Mel is currently winning so keep her at the top!
Leave Manchester UnitedRUMOR WARNING
Victoria is once again pressuring her husband David Beckham to leave his Manchester United football(soccer) team. She has apparently given David an ultimatun: Quit Manchester or else. Victoria is fed up with David being up in Manchester and wants him to move to the south so he can spend more time with her and baby Brooklyn. She told David that life in London is crucial for their long term relationship for her as a Spice Girl, and as an alternative career for David as a fasion icon. She has even suggested that he sign with London football team "Arsenal", Manchester United's deadliest rivals in the capital. Their training ground is just a short drive from Victoria's mother's home in Hertfordshire. A family insider said:
"This is a real crisis for David, and for Man United. Victoria is determined they must live in London. She will not take no for an answer and is pressuring him constantly over the move. Something will have to give soon. And it won't be Victoria."
Pokemon EmmaRUMOR WARNING
Emma is contributing a song she has recorded for the soundrack to the Pokemon feature film which is due out later this year.
I would have posted this earlier but I forgot to. I thought I already did, apologies.
Emma VS GeriHere's an interesting one:
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLets get ready to rumbllllllllllllllleeeee!!! Chart Battle!
- Emma Bunton will release her collaboration single with Tin Tin Out entitled "What I Am" on November 1st.
- Geri Halliwell will release her third single entitled "Lift Me Up" from her debut album on November 1st.
I would have posted this earlier but I forgot to. I thought I already did, apologies.
LA ConcertAhem ahem ahem.. As many of you are probably aware, Melanie C performed her concert in Los Angeles on Thursday. It was excellent! Thats first hand experience talking ;) Here are some pics of her from the concert(That I took!!):
CorrectionThis is a correction to the previous post about the MuchMore Music Tour Story Documentary being aired. It's not the Tour Story Documentary, but rather Melanie C's Northern Star Channel 4 Documentary. Apologies for the confusion.
People Mag 2 Hit Spice ComboBoth Victoria Beckham and Melanie C are featured in this week's issue of People magazine(US). Victoria is one of a few celebrities on the cover. The cover story is about celebrities being too thin. Inside the magazine there is a one page article about Melanie C with two new pictures. Melanie was once again asked about Geri Halliwell and once again responded:
"I think Geri's album is pretty good. But I never thought she was a strong vocalist, and that's the honest truth. I hated the first single [Look At Me]. I thought it was awful. There are still days when I feel sad and I miss Geri, but on other days I couldn't care less."
Why Fuller Was SackedIn her upcoming autobiography, former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell discloses that it was herself and Melanie G who plotted the sacking of their former manager Simon Fuller. Geri says the reason for getting rid of him was because of their relentless, and often times ridiculous schedule that he had invoked upon them. This schedule included a lot of advertising for products and such. Geri says that their schedule of these types of events without break was leading to depression within the group. Halliwell even admits that she wrote a list of reasons why the Spice Girls should get rid of Simon which included "putting the spirit back in the group" and "proving to the world we are not a manufactured band."
MOBO Wrap-UpWell, the MOBO awards took place last night, hosted by Melanie G and Wyclef Jean. In a surprise appearance, Victoria & David Beckham presented an award. Emma arrived at the show along with Melanie G's younger sister Danielle. The two seem to be very good friends lately. Here are some pictures, none of Mel G ironically enough!
Although most of the award show went well, the after party turned to chaos as fights broke out. Men were throwing punches back and forth as tables got knocked over and bottles went flying through the air. The fight allegedly started when someone tried to grab jewellery from American soul singer D'Angelo and bouncers waded in. Emma Bunton and others were forced to run for cover as their tables were consumed in the big fight. CS Gas was sprayed in the stairwells so people could not leave and by the end of the situation many police officers had arrived on the scene.
- Victoria & David at their table.
- Emma arriving with Danielle Brown. Damn, does she ever look like her older sister!!
Thanks to Linda Parham for the pics.
Tour Story On MuchMOREThe story is that Spice Girls In America: A Tour Story will be on MuchMORE Music(Much Music's sister station) this Wednesday, October 13 at 4.30pm and again at 7.30pm.
Album 3 UpdateMelanie C was asked about the third Spice Girls album just before she left Toronto. She said that there most likely will not be a single out before the end of this year due to the girls' individual busy schedules. Mel also said that the recording has been happening in two week bunches, and is not finished yet. She also revealed that they are working again with producer Elliot Kennedy, who worked on the first Spice Girls album, along with the rest of their all star production team.
MelC On KROQMelanie C has arrived in Los Angeles. She was on local radio station 106.7 KROQ this morning for an interview.
Mobo AwardsI think I forgot to mention that Melanie G is now for sure co-hosting the MOBO Awards again this year, which take place tomorrow night. She will be co-hosting along with Wyclef Jean. The awards take place at Royal Albert Hall and celebrate achievements in black music. Artists performing at the the show include Jamiroquai, Beverley Knight, Basement Jaxx, Another Level, Phats and Small, Tina Turner, and Des'Ree.
Nice DavidThere is an interview in the November issue of GQ Magazine with Victoria Beckham. In the interview Victoria speaks about how kind and lovely her husband David is saying:
"He makes me a packed lunch every day before he goes to training. Then he fills up my car with petrol. He is really unbelievably kind. And it's sickening, but he looks exactly the same when he wakes up as he does when he's on the front of a magazine."
Victoria jokingly added: In a year he'll probably be lying in bed going: 'Sod off, make your own lunch.'
She then talks about how she threatened to kick Chelsea hardman Dennis Wise if he ever hurt David on the pitch:
"We were at this wedding and sat with Dennis and his girlfriend and I said: 'Dennis, are you a bully when you play?' He said: 'I can be.' I said: 'If you ever kick my husband I will come and kick you.' And I would."
MelC Much Interview RerunMuch Music(CA) will be re-running it's recent interview with Melanie C this Monday at 2pm.
MelC Interview PicHere is a picture from the raunchy Melanie C Interview magazine photo shoot that was covered by Access Hollywood(Story).
MelC Toronto ConcertIn case you missed today's MelC's toronto concert, which was broadcast over the web, here are a few screen shots from it:
Thanks to Virtually Canadian for broadcasting the show live over the web! If you missed the show go to Virtually Canadian's Mel C concert page and they should have an archive of the entire concert there to listen to.
Now Cover StoryMelanie C is on the cover of canadian entertainment magazine Now this week. Here is a link to the magazine's cover story about Mel.
Brooklyn Doesn't Like FootballBaby Brooklyn is reduced to tears when watching father David Beckham play football(soccer), because he is frightened by the noise of the crowd. Victoria said:
"I do take Brooklyn to football but he gets upset because of all the shouting and cheering. It's quite intimidating for me let alone a baby. We had to leave our seat the other day because he got all tearful, but I'm sure he'll get into it when he's older. They look after me when I'm there, so there's always room for us to go during the match."
Vote MelCYou can vote for Melanie C's "Goin' Down" for BBC Radio 1's Most Wanted, a chart show based on fan votes. Go here to vote!
Goin' Down Enters ChartsMelanie C's debut solo single "Goin' Down" has entered the UK Singles Charts at #4, the highest new entry on the charts. Congrats Mel!
MelC @ Kiss92Melanie C will be at Toronto radio station Kiss92 tomorrow for an interview and she will also perform some accoustic songs.
Wannabe RocksAt her New York City concert, Melanie C did a rock version of Wannabe! She also did most of her other songs as well as two versions of "Goin' Down".
Victoria Speaks About LenaFormer child star Lena Zavaroni died after undergoing a brain operation in a final effort to beat anorexia. Lena was almost dead from being weakened in her 22 year war against the disease and the surgury was a final effort to help her. Victoria Beckham, who herself ironically has recently been accused of anorexia spoke on the topic. Victoria said:
"People think that when you become famous you get rid of your problems but in some cases it can be the very start of them. The pressures of fame are what destroyed Lena in the end. It is horrible to think what this disease has done to Lena. I just feel so sad for all her family and friends."
Free MelC ShowIn addition to Melanie C's Sydney concert, she will be putting on an additional show in Sydney for free! This show will be open to all ages and will be at Sydney's Darling Harbour on Sunday, October 10 at noon. The show will be presented by Ugly Phil of "Ugly Phil's Hot 30" and "Hot Hits".
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
Australian Goin' Down Single OutThe single for Melanie C's song "Goin' Down" is now available in Australia. Here is the Australian track listing:
Go get it Aussie fans!
- Goin' Down
- Ga Ga
- Angel On My Shoulder
Nervous MelMelanie C spoke to MTV News a day before her New York concert about just how nervous she gets. Mel said:
"Whatever I'm doing, no matter if I'm performing or whether I've got an interview, I always get nervous, but to what degree? It differs. With the girls, the girls take the Mickey out of me, actually, because I do get so nervous. They think it's quite funny. I go all quiet, and I have to sit in a corner and get all calm, but on my own it's double. Sometimes I think I'm going to get adrenaline poisoning because I can feel it pumping through my veins, and I know Friday night's going to be no different, Chisholm said. In fact, Friday night's going to be huge, because America... I don't know, there's just something about America. It excites me so much and I love spending time here and to be accepted here is really important to me. So on Friday night, I'm going to be on the toilet every five minutes."
MTV News also reported that Melanie plans to return to the US in February 2000 for a full-blown solo tour. I wouldn't accept the accuracy of this fully yet as it is possible that MTV has their info wrong. aka it didn't come out of Mel's mouth.
Victoria TrackHerVictoria and David Beckham were spotted at a service station cafe yesterday eating a plate of beans! The couple were dressed in a very posh manner, but showed that they are not too posh to eat beans.
Toronto Concert Broadcast Over WebThis Monday's Melanie C concert in Toronto will be broadcast live over the web! Follow this link at Prime Entertainment on Monday to listen to Melanie C's performance!
What I Am MP3Over at Spice Tracks 2000 they have the full version of "What I Am" by Emma Bunton & Tin Tin Out in Realaudio and MP3 format!
Victoria Is Not That SeriousRUMOR WARNING
Victoria has read through ten scripts for movies that have been offered to her, but she has turned them all down because the roles are too serious. Victoria does not want to play the classy type of girl which she is in real life. Instead, she wants to be a funny slapstick character on film. An insider said:
"Victoria wants to have fun, have a bit of a laugh. A lot of the roles Victoria gets offered are elegant ones, just like her public image. But she really wants to do a comedy role, something really quirky. She wants to show people the funny, light-hearted side to her character."
High Quality Northern Star SongsOver at The Mel C Home they have most of the songs off the Northern Star album in high quality RealAudio. They also have the B-Sides off the "Goin' Down" single.
Leave Manchester Said PoshIn the upcoming revealing book Forever Spice, by the Spice Girls, Victoria reveals that she indeed wanted David Beckham to leave the Manchester Untited football(soccer) team. She admits to heated arguments over the matter with him. Victoria wanted David to join a London team because London is where her family is. Victoria said:
"We had a bit of a dispute on the phone because he is re-signing his contract in Manchester. I was a little bit hurt because I was hoping deep down he would sign for a London club. I understand that is what he has to do, the same as he will understand when I do things with the girls."
Thanks to Zila.