- Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 12.37AM PDT

Mega MelC Inside Info

Spice Universe has somehow acquired some major inside information on Melanie C's upcoming appearances and promotions. It is basically a PR schedule/report! This is like 20 news stories in one. Here it is:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
November 8th - Late Night with Letterman performance!

Breaks for now until September:

September/October/Fall breaks: October TV: Working on covers/features: Outdoor Promotion: Northern Star Go (To Be Confirmed) Northern Star Video Additional Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------


- Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 12.13AM PDT

MelC To Be On David Letterman

Melanie C will be performing on the Late Show with David Letterman on November 8th!


- Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 12.10AM PDT

MelG Radio Times Interview

Over at RadioTimes there is an interview with Melanie G avaiable in realaudio chunks. The quality is really bad though.

Thanks to Linda Parham.


- Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 12.06AM PDT

Goin' Down Track Listing

Melanie C's "Goin' Down" single is available in two seperate CD's(a common UK practice). Here is a track listing of each CD:

CD1

  1. Goin' Down (Radio Version)
  2. Ga Ga
  3. Angel On My Shoulder
CD2
  1. Goin' Down (Single Version)
  2. Ga Ga
  3. I Want You Back
  4. Goin' Down (Video)
Thanks to Stephen Orr.


- Wednesday, September 30, 1999 at 11.54PM PDT

MelC TrackHer

Melanie C has arrived in New York City. She was on radio station Z100 for a small period of time this morning.

Thanks ScHizOpHoNicS.


- Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 11.47PM PDT

I&I This Sunday

The Melanie C Much Music Intimate & Interactive(Story) will take place this Sunday from 3 to 4pm in Toronto.

Thanks Jess.


- Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 10.58PM PDT

What I Am Video Stills

The video for Emma Bunton & Tin Tin Out's song "What I Am" is now getting airplay on European VH1. Here are a few screen shots of Emma from the video:

There are more shots available at The Emma Gallary.


- Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 10.51PM PDT

ZM MelC Tickets

If you live in New Zealand, radio station ZM is reportedly giving out free tickets to Melanie C's Sydney Concert to lucky callers until this Friday. So keep your radio tuned in!

Thanks to Baby Snowyite.


- Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 12.30AM PDT

Millenium Single

The Spice Girls among man other artists will participate in a charity single which is purposely targetted to be the first chart topper in the year 2000. The song will be a cover of the Rolling Stones' 1974 hit "Only Rock N' Roll". The Spice Girls have reportedly already recorded their line of the song. The song will be performed by over 20 artists, each with their own line. Kind of like a "We Are The World" single. Other artists participating in the song include Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde, James Brown, Fun Lovin' Criminals, and Jon Bon Jovi.


- Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 12.22AM PDT

Pure Naughty

Looks like Emma isn't the only Spice Girl with a television program. Scary Spice Melanie G has started a show called entitled Pure Naughty. The show airs on BBC2 starting this Sunday at 12.30pm! Melanie proclaims that the show will live up to it's raunchy name. She has hand picked a guest line up for her show of hunks that she has the hots for! Melanie said:

"You can window shop when you are married, but you just can't buy. I'm happily married, but everyone looks. I think you'd be repressed if you didn't look."

These guests include Wesley Snipes, Dru Hill, and Method Man. Mel additionally reveals that the later two will be working with her on her upcoming album. Mel said a bit more about the show:

"There might be some cheekiness. I'm not exactly as straight as a die. The show's gonna have a bit of fun and a bit of whatnot."


- Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 12.14AM PDT

Emma TrackHer

Emma Bunton was recently seen partying the night away at London's Emporium night club celebrating the debut of her VH1 show(Story). She was with her rumored boyfriend, football(soccer) player Rio Ferdinand.


- Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 12.03AM PDT

Spice Financial Report

Even though the Spice Girls have had a quiet year, they have still grossed around 30 million. The Spice Girls have each pocketed about 6 million this year. The girls financial structure is very well laid out. They each have their own company. For example, Victoria's company is called Moody Productions. Each of the girls companies are paid by a company named Spice Girls Ltd. for their services. Spice Girls Ltd. is the main collector of the money that the Spice Girls make. Every artist has a company. However the way the Spice Girls do it with each having their individual company stemming from Spice Girls Ltd. saves them a lot of money by avoiding a lot of taxes while keeping everything legal and not being tax exiles. The Spice Girls have now successfully beaten the "golden oldies" on the income list. The people who dominated the list which are now under the Spice Girls on it include Sir Elton John, Sting, and Eric Clapton.

Melanie G was asked about this report and she said the figures stating that they made 6 million each are false and quite exagerrated.


- Monday, September 27, 1999 at 11.34PM PDT

MelC Is Not A Lesbian

For anyone that still has any doubts or didn't hear any of her previous comments on the topic, Melanie C spoke to the press today and when asked about her sexuality yet again she said the following:

"I do not like women in that way. It is true there is no man in my life at the moment. But there is no woman in my life either. I only like women as friends. I am straight."


- Monday, September 27, 1999 at 11.29PM PDT

MelC World Tour Underway

Melanie C has kicked off her world tour tonight in Liverpool! No details yet on how the show went, but she did speak to the press a bit before the show. Melanie is nursing a cold and is upset that she is missing an important football(soccer) game of her beloved Liverpool team. Mel said:

"I'm gutted I'm missing the match. I can't believe it's the same night as the derby. I mean, whose bad planning was that, eh?"

However, one positive aspect of tonight's performance is that it is for a warm Liverpool home crowd. Melanie said that none of the songs on her upcoming album Northern Star were inspired by either Geri Halliwell or Robbie Williams. She also denied reports that she is living as a tax-exile saying:

"I'm quite happy to pay my taxes. I have got enough money, I want to give it to people who haven't."

Melanie also said that the other Spice Girls have given her their blessing for her whirlwind tour and that all the Spice Girls are very supportive of each other's solo projects.


- Monday, September 27, 1999 at 2.25AM PDT

Goin' Down Is Out

A reminder that today is the day that Melanie C's solo debut single "Goin' Down" comes out. Go get/order your copy today!


- Sunday, September 26, 1999 at 10.27PM PDT

MelC I&I Contest

Toronto radio station Kiss92 is holding a contest for Mel C Toronto fans to win tickets for an upcoming episode of Much Music's Intimate & Interactive which will focus on Mel C. Fill out this entry form on Kiss92's website to enter the drawing. You can also win tickets through the radio so make sure you are listening! The lucky winner will be drawn this Friday.

Thanks Jess


- Sunday, September 26, 1999 at 10.22PM PDT

McCoist & MacAulay Correction

Melanie C will be on UK chat show McCoist & MacAulay this Tuesday at 10.55pm on BBC1. She was not on last Tuesday as previously reported here.

Thanks Donna Townsend.


- Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 7.29PM PDT

Sky News Showbiz

Melanie C will be on Sky News Showbiz Weekly(UK) tomorrow. The show airs at 2:30pm and again at 9:30pm.

Thanks to Sara.


- Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 7.27PM PDT

Download MelC Songs

Over at MelanieC.de they have four full songs from Northern Star in RealAudio.


- Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 7.08PM PDT

Meet MelC

The new issue of TV Hits magazine(AUS) has a contest in which one winner will get to meet Melanie C! This is probably only for Australians & New Zealanders. Here is what it says in the magazine:

The Prize
Mel C is the ultimate rock chick, that's why one insanely lucky winner is gonna score this ultimate rock chick prize pack! One night of Sydney's posh Sebel Town House for you and your buddy. Exclusive entry to Mel C's Sydney press conference on October 10 as a VIP guest of Virgin Music. Meet Mel C and score an autograph! Attend Mel C's public appearance as a VIP guest of Virgin Music. Score an exclusive, pre-release, limited edition CD sampler of Mel's wicked new album, Northern Star.

How to Win!
This is the hottest prize in town, so give it your best shot! Simply tell us, in 25 words or less, why Mel C rocks your world. Send your entries of TV HITS Meet Mel C Comp, Locked Bag 31, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2013. Send as many entries as you like, but be quick, the comp closes October 1, 1999.

Thanks to Antoinette.


- Friday, September 24, 1999 at 9.48PM PDT

A Scary Model

Melanie G made a surprise appearance a few times on the runway on the second full day of London Fasion Week! She modeled the designs of her friend Julien MacDonald. Here is a picture of Mel working the catwalk(notice MelC cheering her on in the background!), and here is another picture of Mel at the end of the show with designer Julien MacDonald and supermodel Kate Moss.

Thanks Brook for pointing out Mel C.

Finally one of the girls does this! I couldn't understand how such beautiful women weren't modeling in the first place! You'd think at least Victoria would have done this before, at least back in the day if not now.


- Friday, September 24, 1999 at 9.34PM PDT

Anorexic Posh

Victoria is once again getting accused of being anorexic after arriving to a party a few nights ago in a low-cut silver top and looking stunningly thin. Victoria last night fiercely denied the rumors. Her spokeswoman said:

"She eats loads and loads, five packets of crisps a day sometimes. She has looked thin in a couple of pictures but there are no worries about her health."

Victoria says she does not diet and detestes the gym. She credits her thin figure to her hectic lifestyle, doing 200 sit-ups a night with her husband, and eating lots of fish. Victoria herself said:

"It's irresponsible to say I'm dieting and anorexic. After a baby you are dashing about all day. I never have a chance to sit down."

Victoria was reported to be in tears when she saw the angle pictures that were printed of her looking thinner then normal with stories accusing her of being anorexic. Victoria's mother commented:

"Victoria was so hurt. She was crying when she saw the stories. The picture was distressing. But there were others taken at the same time in which she looked fine. It did look dreadful, didn't it? But she is perfectly healthy. She loves her food, especially Marks & Spencer food, and tins of mango and lychee. I see her in the mornings eat two bowls of cereal and then go off to work. Victoria is working very hard, AND she's looking after a baby. She's not breastfeeding now. She did that for a few weeks, but she's not doing it anymore. Victoria's sister is a size eight, I'm a size 10 so she's not going to be huge."


- Friday, September 24, 1999 at 8.14PM PDT

ARIA Awards

Melanie C will be presenting an award at the 13th annual ARIA Awards. This award show is Australia's biggest music award show. It will be hosted by Paul McDermott & Bob Downe, and will be telecast nationally by the Ten Network. The show airs at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 12.


- Friday, September 24, 1999 at 7.52PM PDT

More On The Williams/Chisholm Fling

More info about the earlier story about Melanie C admitting that she had a romantic liason with Robbie Williams. In another interview, Melanie has revealed that the fling began in late 1997 when both of them were in America. Williams later began stepping out with All Saint Nicole Appleton. The two girls are now friends and always give him a hard time whenever they see him!

Robbie is quite the pimp isn't he? heheh


- Friday, September 24, 1999 at 4.50PM PDT

No More Sweets For Baby

Emma was at the Disney Awards ceremony a few days ago and showed off her new slimmer figure. She has lost a stone in 30 days after cutting down on junk food. She reportedly decided to do it because she saw photographs of herself from April and thought she looked a little overweight. Emma said:

"I've cut out junk food and I feel great. I haven't got a personal trainer or anything like that, it's just eating less fatty foods. I'm not one of those health freaks. I think you have to enjoy yourself as well."

Emma also was asked about her solo collaboration with Tin Tin Out for the single "What I Am", (which is now due for release on November 1st) and how it would interfere with Spice Girls. Emma responded:

"The Spice Girls are not over. We're going to be here for a very long time."


- Friday, September 24, 1999 at 4.40PM PDT

Official MelC Site Up

Melanie C's official homepage is now up! It is located at http://www.northern-star.co.uk Go knock yourself out. It features an interview(featuring video clips) with Melanie, along with a photo gallery, lyrics, and more video clips.


- Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 11.08PM PDT

Site Status

NOT SPICE NEWS - Apologies for no updates for the past couple days. I've been upgrading my hardware once again and ran into some unexpected difficulties. I am back up at this time but I won't be able to update until tomorrow evening, and of course there's hella news so check back then! Thanks.


- Monday, September 20, 1999 at 11.12PM PDT

MelC Times Article

The Times, a British newspaper, recently had an article on Melanie C, with some of her comments on different things in it. An interesting read. Here is a local copy.


- Monday, September 20, 1999 at 11.02PM PDT

MelC & Robbie Williams Heat

In the current issue of Heat Magazine(UK), Melanie C admits that she did have that rumored romantic liason with Robbie Williams a while back.


- Monday, September 20, 1999 at 10.57PM PDT

MelC Tour Update: Toronto

More new information about Mel C's World Tour:

Toronto Fans: Tickets for Melanie C's October 4th concert at The Guvernment will finally be going on sale this Friday, September 24th. Tickets go on sale at 10am local time.

As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.

Thanks Jess.


- Monday, September 20, 1999 at 10.52PM PDT

Elle Magazine

Melanie C has a full page picture and a small article about fitness and diet in the October issue of Elle Magazine(US), located in the "America's Best Bodies" section.

Thanks rev.

Which is a bit of an innacurate section for putting Mel in don't ya think? I mean, her being British and all.


- Monday, September 20, 1999 at 10.44PM PDT

Northern Star Sample

Spice Universe has posted a sample of three songs from Melanie C's upcoming debut album Northern Star. The songs featuered in the sample are "If That Were Me", "I Turn To You", and "Never Be The Same Again". Here is a local copy of the sample(RealAudio, 245k).


- Monday, September 20, 1999 at 10.36PM PDT

McCoist & MacAulay

Melanie C will be one of the guests tomorrow on UK chat show McCoist & MacAulay. The other guests will be Tom Jones and Paul Merton. The show starts at 10.50pm.


- Monday, September 20, 1999 at 2.20AM PDT

Whitney Houston

On Whitney Houston's last british concert date of her current tour she met up with Victoira & David Beckham along with Emma Bunton at Wembly Arena.


- Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 2.33AM PDT

Journey Into Spice

Well it seems that the old Disney Spice Girls animated movie is not dead after all.(Story) Work on it is underway again. The title of the movie will be Journey Into Spice. It is a direct spin-off parady of Star Wars. The storyline in the movie is that the Spice Girls are putting on a concert in space, that will be watched by the entire world. The girls encounter an enemy tribe that attempts to wipe them out. The movie climaxes with a thunderous space battle while everyone on Earth watches on giant screens. Apparently Melanie G is really pushing this project as she is a huge Star Wars fan. There are even roles in the movie for baby Brooklyn and Phoenix.

Am I the only person NOT looking forward to this?


- Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 2.24AM PDT

More MelC TV Appearances

For anyone in the UK, Melanie C will also on TFI Friday this Friday the 24th. The show starts at 6pm.

Thanks Zila.


- Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 1.56AM PDT

MelC on Planet Pop

For anyone in the UK, Melanie C will be interviewed today on Planet Pop on Channel 4. The show starts at 10:40am.

Thanks Linda Parham.


- Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 1.54AM PDT

Correction

Melanie C's album Northern Star will be released on October 18th, not October 25th as stated below. It has been posted at this site previously a few times that it will be released on the 18th, which is the correct date. I go through so many dates that sometimes I get confused and goof, apologies.

Thanks to Donna Townsend for pointing it out.


- Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 1.49AM PDT

MelG Smash Hits Interview

Melanie G was recently interviewed by Smash Hits Australia. Here is a local copy of the interview.


- Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 1.29AM PDT

Northern Star Cover

Here is a picture, allegedly of Melanie C's solo debut album Northern Star, which will be released on October 25th.


- Friday, September 17, 1999 at 1.22AM PDT

New Tin Tin Out Album

The next Tin Tin Out album entitled 11 To Fly will feature the song "I Am What I Am" which they collaborated on with Emma Bunton(Story). The album is to be released two weeks after the single. The single will be released on October 18th.


- Friday, September 17, 1999 at 1.14AM PDT

Access Hollywood Clip

The Way Of Spice has a RealVideo clip from the Access Hollywood story on Melanie C's revealing photo shoot for Interview magazine(Story). Here is a local copy of the video.(500k)


- Friday, September 17, 1999 at 1.06AM PDT

More MelC Mags

Melanie C is on the cover of the September issue of Big Issue magazine(UK). The magazine features a four page interview with her. Here is a picture of the cover.

Thanks Linda Parham.


- Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 2.53AM PDT

Sporty Spice Nude

Access Hollywood(US) ran a story on Melanie C last night with video footage from her photo shoot for Interview Magazine(US). The segment however had to be censored! In the photo shoot, Melanie wears tiny unzipped shorts, along with only white boots and a very see-through top. When the magazine will hit news stands is unknown.


- Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 2.46AM PDT

MelC Tour Update: Toronto

More new information about Mel C's World Tour:

Toronto Fans: Tickets for Melanie C's October 4th performance at The Guvernment were scheduled to go on sale tomorrow, but now the sale date has been changed to TBA. This means there is no on sale date. They were officially to go on sale tomorrow, but they pushed it back due to TLC tickets now going on sale tomorrow instead.

As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.

Thanks Julia, rev, and everyone else.


- Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 1.43AM PDT

Paranoid Posh

Victoria admits that she is a paranoid mother. She is a huge supporter and help to the Meningitis Research Foundation and is now promoting the new Baby Watch program, which aims to educate new mothers about the warning signs and symptoms of the brain disease, the single biggest killer of children under the age of five in the UK. When asked about her thoughts on the project and her own baby boy Brooklyn, she had the following comments:

This campaign is hugely important. As a new mother your child's health is your priority and Brooklyn's health is very important to me. It would be a nightmare if anything happened to him. I am an absolutely paranoid mother. I want to check that Brooklyn is okay all the time, I can't help myself. He is teething at the moment and has a runny nose and meningitis is the first thing you think about."

When asked if she and her husband David Beckham were getting a good night's sleep with the baby she laughed and replied:

"Brooklyn is awake all through the night every single night, that is why I have got bags under my eyes!"


- Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 1.30AM PDT

Northern Star Track Listing

As opposed to the previous incorrect rumored track listing posted a couple weeks back, here is the actual track listing for Melanie C's debut album Northern Star:

  1. Go! (3.39)
  2. Northern Star (4.41)
  3. Goin' Down (3.35)
  4. I Turn To You (5.49)
  5. If That Were Me (4.31)
  6. Never Be The Same Again (4.52)
  7. Why (5.27)
  8. Suddenly Monday (2.36)
  9. Ga Ga (3.50)
  10. Be The One (3.35)
  11. Closer (5.41)
  12. Feel The Sun (5.02)
Thanks Jesper.


- Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 1.26AM PDT

MelC in Liverpool Documentary

Melanie C has contributed her voice to a BBC Radio 1 documentary on Liverpool, and it's effect on the ever changing music scene in the UK. The documentary will be broadcast on October 18 and is designed to act as a promotion and scene setter for the week long Sound City music event in Liverpool. Melanie commented about her contribution:

"I don't go back to Liverpool very often but I know there's an incredible vibe there. I'm excited to be involved in a programme that takes a positive look at my home city."


- Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 1.23AM PDT

Full Live Northern Star

Ahh, the first full version of Northern Star as performed live by Melanie C is available. It is from the recent Hit Awards that Mel performed at. It's in RealAudio, and here it is!(1.1MB) Enjoy!

Thanks to Matt(Emma's Spice).


- Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 1.15AM PDT

MelC Wants A Baby?

RUMOR WARNING

Sporty Spice has admitted to not having a proper intimate relationship with anyone since the start of Spice Girls. She additionally admits that she is already interested in having a baby. She fears that she is running out of time for meeting someone since she is already 25. Mel said:

"I've not had a proper boyfriend since the Spice Girls began," Mel, 25, tells The Big Issue. Any bloke I ever meet, it always goes wrong, I just get bored. Maybe it's me being a bitch, but I've got such an exciting life it's hard to find someone. There's nobody I even fancy. I'd have a baby without being married. I'm not a strong believer in marriage. I come from a broken home and it does put a dampener on things. I'm 25 and my clock's ticking."

Keep in mind that this is all rumor and from a tabloid.

RUMOR WARNING

If you ask me it sounds pretty fake, sure she's looking for a guy, but just a couple months ago she expressed that she really wasn't interested in having children any time soon.


- Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 1.05AM PDT

MelC Tour Update: Toronto

More new information about Mel C's World Tour:

Toronto Fans: I haven't been able to confirm it but apparently tickets for Melanie C's October 4th performance at The Guvernment go on sale this Friday and will be available from Ticketmaster Canada.

As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.

Thanks rev.


- Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 1.25AM PDT

Posh & Obi-Wan

Victoria has gotten together with Star Wars star Ewan McGregor to launch a new meningitis awareness program. The Baby Watch drive calls on parents to "trust their instincts" when they fear their baby is unwell. Cases of meningitis and related diseases are at a 23 year high in Ewan's home country of Scotland. Ewan's three year old daughter almost died from the disease. Ewan said:

"I can't stress how important it is that parents understand how this disease can affect a baby."


- Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 1.22AM PDT

A Sporty New Car

Melanie C has just purchased a brand new BMW Z3 sports car. She splashed out 36,000 on the car. It features a powerful 2.8-litre motor and lots of optional extras.


- Monday, September 13, 1999 at 12.57AM PDT

Happy Anniversary!

It was one year ago today that Melanie B became Melanie G by marrying Jimmy Gulzar. Congratulations Mel!


- Monday, September 13, 1999 at 12.44AM PDT

MelC Tour Update: Madrid

More new information about Mel C's recently announced World Tour:

Spanish Fans: Melanie C's concert at Sala Universal Island in Madrid, Spain will be on October 24th. However, I am not sure if tickets are on sale for it yet. Keep it here for more info.

As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.

Thanks Cymoril


- Monday, September 13, 1999 at 12.39AM PDT

MelC Radio 1 Follow Up

Melanie C performed at the Radio 1 party last night. She performed the following songs:
Melanie wore a Madonna Shirt for good luck. Here are a couple pictures from the performance:

Picture 1
Picture 2

Thanks Stephen & Kathryn.


- Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 1.44AM PDT

MelC TrackHer

Melanie C will be at the BBC Radio 1 party performing live today. There will be a television broadcast on BBC1 at 11.05pm UK time.


- Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 11.33PM PDT

MelC Tour Update: Sydney, NY & LA

More new information about Mel C's recently announced World Tour:

Sydney Fans: Tickets for Melanie C's concert at The Metro in Sydney, Australia are now available at Ticketek! You can get them from the website or by calling (02) 9266 4800

NY & LA Fans: A reminder that tickets are on sale as of today!

As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.


- Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 11.21PM PDT

Victoria & David Documentary

Carlton Television is apparently in advanced negotiations with Victoria & David Beckham to do a documentary of them. You will recall that ITV were going to do a documentary on the couple but they gave up after Victoria & David's requests were too much for them(Story).


- Friday, September 10, 1999 at 10.24PM PDT

MelC Tour Update: Munich

More new information about Mel C's recently announced World Tour:

Munich Fans: Tickets for Melanie C's concert in at Incognito are now available at WOM Ticket! Phone 089-26019900

As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.

Thanks indifferente.


- Friday, September 10, 1999 at 12.12AM PDT

MelC dotmusic Interview

As promised, here is a local copy of the full Melanie C dotmusic interview, which finally got fully posted there today. At dotmusic they have some RealAudio clips. An interesting read, most notable Q&A is probably about the Spice Girls Christmas Single this year, and the possibility that there might not be one.


- Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 11.46PM PDT

MelC On Hit Awards

Melanie C will be appearing on the Norwegian show Hit Awards this Saturday. She will reportedly be performing "Goin' Down" and "Northern Star" on the show. The show airs live at 8pm on Norwegian channel 2.

Thanks Kari Reisvang.


- Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 11.41PM PDT

MelG is Pure Naugthy

Melanie G will be presenting a black music show entitled Pure Naughty on BBC2. The show will start on October 3rd and will celebrate the best of black and black inspired music.


- Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 11.39PM PDT

NME Says Sorry About Mel

NME, the magazine that ran an issue with Melanie C on the cover last month(Story), is now apologizing to "indie" readers that they did so. Apparently NME received a lot of mail from angry "indie" music fans due to their lack of support for Melanie C.


- Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 11.34PM PDT

MelC Tour Updates: LA & UK

More new information about Mel C's recently announced World Tour:

Los Angeles Fans: Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, September 11 at 8am for Melanie C's Mayan Theatre October 7 performance!

Liverpool & London Fans: Tickets are now on sale for both shows! Liverpool Royal Court tickets cost 12.50 and London Astoria tickets cost 15. Doors open at 7pm for both events. You can get your tickets through Ticketmaster UK by phone or on their website.

As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.

Thanks Melanie Sage & Donna Townsend.


- Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 5.10PM PDT

MelC TrackHer

Melanie C is in New York City today attending the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.


- Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at 8.30PM PDT

MelC On The Ozone

Melanie C will be on The Ozone, a UK television program on BBC2. The show airs next Tuesday at 7.10pm.

Thanks David.


- Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at 8.30PM PDT

MelC Tour Update: London

I don't know if this is 100% accurate, but there have been some reports that tickets for Melanie C's November 1st London gig at the Astoria are on sale right now. England fans can call 0171 434 0403 for tickets. I haven't been able to confirm it myself though, please send info if you have any.

As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.

Thanks Donna Townsend.


- Tuesday, September 7, 1999 at 11.17PM PDT

DotMusic MelC Interview

The popular British music website dotmusic has part one of an interview they have conducted with Melanie C just recently. The interview features realaudio clips! Part two will be up on dotmusic tomorrow. I will post a local copy of the entire interview here tomorrow.


- Monday, September 6, 1999 at 9.20PM PDT

MelC Tracker

Melanie C met up with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers once again, this time during the Pepper's stay in Leeds, England where they put on a concert.


- Monday, September 6, 1999 at 12.29AM PDT

MelC is 8th Hottest In Showbiz

The latest issue of Heat Magazine(UK) has the 100 hottest(as in popularity) celebrities according to a poll done by "industry experts" and the such. The list is topped by Mike Myers and Melanie C comes in at #8! The only other Spice Girl who makes the list is Melanie G, who comes in at #45.


- Sunday, September 5, 1999 at 11.57PM PDT

New Spice Girls Concert

The BBC reports that Spice Girls will put on a performance next July in Cardiff, Wales at the new Millenium Stadium. The new stadium has 72,500 seats and is expected to be their largest concert yet, beating out their 60,000 seat Wembly Stadium concert which took place last year. There is also a rumor that Spice Girls are planning a summer tour 2000! Perhaps the most interesting tidbit about this Cardiff concert is that Cardiff is the first place the Spice Girls sang in front of an audience. Four years ago the Spice Girls performed as unknowns in front of Cardiff City Hall for a crowd of about 1000 people who cheered them on!


- Saturday, September 4, 1999 at 10.08PM PDT

Sporty Sworn At After Geri Bash

Melanie C was heckled and sworn at by the live audience on the ITV(UK) show CD:UK. On the show Melanie was interviewed and she commented on former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's voice saying:

"I don't like her voice. I'm not being horrible, I'm just honest."

However the show's audience which consisted of mainly teenage girls shouted and swore at her. One girl shouted: "She has a **** better voice than you!" (The exact swear word used is not clear). Geri Halliwell has gained popularity in the UK with her recent #1 single "Mi Chico Latino". The show was broadcast live and after the battery from the audience Mel reacted simply by saying:

"It's just a personal opinion, you're allowed to have your own opinion."


- Saturday, September 4, 1999 at 1.24AM PDT

MelC Official Homepage

The official Spice Girls Homepage has word that there will soon be an official Melanie C homepage up as well. They give a teaser of an interview C3 has done with Mel that they will post when the Mel C site is up. Here is a local copy of the interview snippet.


- Saturday, September 4, 1999 at 1.04AM PDT

MelC Tour Updates: LA, UK, Munich

More new information about Mel C's recently announced World Tour:

Los Angeles Fans: I called Ticket Master and they don't have any info about it yet. Mayan Theatre confirms it but says to get tickets from Ticket Master, and says they should be on sale two or three weeks prior to the concert, which is on October 7th.

Liverpool Fans: It has been revealed that Melanie C will start her tour in Liverpool! She will be performing there on September 27th at the Royal Court. No ticket info yet.

London Fans: Opposite of Liverpool, you will be the last stop on Melanie C's short world tour. Melanie will perform at the Astoria in in London on November 1st, her final concert on this tour.

Munich Fans: Melanie C will be performing in Munich on October 20th. I don't have any venue or ticket info yet but keep checking back!

As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.

Thanks ScHizOpHoNicS and Spicy S.


- Saturday, September 4, 1999 at 12.51AM PDT

MelC Autographs For Charity

Many of the performers at this year's V99 Music festival signed plagues from their dressing room doors to be auctioned off on eBay this week. The proceeds will be donated to a Down's Syndrome charity. The autographs of James Brown, Spice Girl Mel C, and the Manic Street Preachers will all go under auction this week at eBay.


- Saturday, September 4, 1999 at 12.46AM PDT

Emma & Rio Ferdinand?

RUMOR WARNING

Word on the street is that 20 year old soccer star Rio Ferdinand has fallen in love with Emma! The two have been spotted out together recently at several restaurants and night clubs after they met at London's Emporium nightclub last month with mutual friends Mel B, Ryan Giggs, and newly-weds Victoria Adams and David Beckham. Emma apparently told The Sun:

"There is no romance yet. I am young, free and single and having fun. But I've met Rio a few times as we share the same friends, he's a nice guy."

RUMOR WARNING


- Friday, September 3, 1999 at 2.47AM PDT

MelC Tour Updates: NY, LA, Toronto, Amsterdam

More new information about Mel C's recently announced World Tour:

New York Fans: Tickets go on sale at Irving Plaza at 1pm local time on next Saturday, September 11th.

Los Angeles Fans: For ticket information about Melanie C's Mayan Theatre performance you can call Los Angeles Ticket Master at (213)480-3232, or the theatre itself at (213)746-4674.

Toronto Fans: For ticket information about Melanie C's performance at The Guvernment you can call the Guvernment at 1-416-869-1462.

Amsterdam Fans: It has been revealed that Melanie will perform there at the Paradiso on October 28! Tickets are available starting today, September 3rd!! The telephone number to Paradiso for tickets is 020-6264521.

As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.

Thanks NinjaSpice, Melissa, lidi, ScHizOpHoNicS, and Corsaire.


- Friday, September 3, 1999 at 2.44AM PDT

Northern Star Track Listing

Jam! Music, a canadian music site, reports the entire track listing for Melanie C's upcoming solo album Northern Star to be as follows:

  1. Goin' Down
  2. Northern Star
  3. I Turn To You
  4. Never Be The Same Again
  5. If That Were Me
  6. Ga Ga
  7. Suddenly Monday
  8. Closer
  9. Independence Day
  10. Wonder What It Would Be Like
This seems significantly innacurate however due to the lack of many previously mentioned songs such as "Go", "Follow", "Soul Believer", "Be the One", and "Make Me High". It was also previously reported that there will be 12 songs on the album and this list only shows 10. The only way it could possibly be accurate is if they decided to cut two of the songs off the album, and all the missing songs are now going to be b-sides & soundtrack recruits... and somehow I doubt it.


- Thursday, September 2, 1999 at 1.00AM PDT

MelC Tour Update

Some new information about Mel C's recently announced World Tour:

New York Fans: For ticket information concerning the New York City Melanie C performance you can call NYC Ticket Master at (212)307-7171, or get them directly at Irving Plaza noon through 6pm Monday through Friday, and until 4pm on Saturday. The number for Irving Plaza is (212)777-6800.

Tokyo Fans: Melanie C will be performing there at The Garden Hall in Ebisu, Tokyo on October 14 @ 7pm local time! No ticket info available yet.

I will try to get some information on the Los Angeles show later today. As always, check the Melanie C Tour Dates Page for the most up to date information.

Thanks M-chy & Nancy.


- Wednesday, September 1, 1999 at 11.49PM PDT

Mobo Again?

RUMOR WARNING

Wyclef Jean is rumored to be potentially hosting this year's MOBO Awards which celebrate black music. They are held in October at London's Royal Albert Hall. Melanie G co-hosted last year's awards if you recall. The rumor is that Wyclef is keen of Melanie B and would like her to co-host again if he gets the role. Other potential hosts instead of Wyclef include Lenny Kravitz and Trevor Nelson.

RUMOR WARNING


September Story Summary
Mel C - 60
Mel G - 6
Emma - 5
Victoria - 4
Total Stories - 81