Mel C 'Breaking' NewsJust saw this over at the offical Mel C Website Well she said it best so I'll just paste it here!"You are not going to believe what I have done... I went out on Sunday night for a quite meal with friends and just as we were leaving, I fell down the stairs!!!
Since then my foot has been about ten times the size as usual and really sore and today I finally decided to get it X-rayed, and yes, you guesssed it, I've broken my right foot....well I've broken the bone that connects the little toe to the foot...but it still hurts like hell!!! (You're probably not interested but it's a 'spiral fracture' apparently!)
Anyway I just wanted you all to know.... I also wanted to say that as far as the tour goes : nothing changes... the show must go on, as they say. So come next Monday (4/9) I'll be there at the Assembly rooms in Derby, banging out all the tunes as usual, just don't expect too many back flips or somersaults, my little toe's having none of it!!!"
Can't wait to see you
Loads of LoveMelanie
Heat ScansHere are some copies of this months issue of 'Heat' features the Spice Girls. Since I don't have access to upload files on the SpiceNews server, here are the link to them. Be warened it might be a little slow.
One "Hot" CoverHeat magazine in Britian has a great article regarding the Spice Girls. It covers infomation about the upcoming double a-side single and the new videos which whould be out about the same time as the single. The front page is dedicated to the come-back, (like they were ever gone, sheesh!) of the girls. Also inside it shows a picture of the girls in black leather with a gold background. Hmmm? Rumor has it that this be the cover of their new album??? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Thanks Denise!! :)
Posh a little upset??Victoria and David Beckham are sueing author Andrew Morton for libel if his planned tell-all book about their lives is published(Story). Today a High Court Judge in Britian was to rule on whether he will allow the book, "Posh and Becks: A Marriage," to be released. The book is based on material given by the couple's former bodyguard Mark Niblett. Posh and David claim Niblett's actions in talking with Morton breached a confidentiality agreement he signed when he was employed with them. The couple are also planning to take action against Michael O'Mara, publisher of the book, who has already instructed newspapers willing to pay the expected pounds 250,000 fee for serialisation rights to have their bids in by mid-September. Judge Evans-Lombe heard that the Beckhams had seen a final 60,000 word manuscript of the book, and they were objecting about 2,500 of those words. The case was adjourned to allow the judge some more time to review this manuscript. The hearing will resume on Wednesday. Makes me wonder what's in this book they don't want us to see...
Chart newsMelanie C has moved up 13 places to grab the number 4 spot this week. Yet to date this is her highest position with her newest album, "Northern Star." It debuted in the no. 10 spot when it was released, and peaked at number 5 when, "Never Be The Same Again" was released. On the other hand, Victoria is down 1 spot to leave her at 3rd on the UK singles chart. Come on lets get out and buy those CD's!!
UPDATE: Sorry had a few typo's in this last post it's not that I'm just stupid, it was early and monday gimmie a break hehe! :)
News?Not much news this weekend, well not anything worth telling, so how about I just put up a random link I have! Some of you have probally already visited this site, but it is still a great source for Spice Girls pictures... Spicepix.com has over 1900 HIGH quality pictures... If you haven't been here before, you should check it out now...
Third Spice Girl AlbumWell the 25th is here and as promised the offical Spice Girl Website has announced the name of the third album,
Congratulations goes out to David Koppel, Rosanna Wong, Lucas Paoli Itaborahy, Laura Bainbridge, Daniel Murray, Carlos Rico, Stella Canelas, Gustavo Alves Pezzini, Anjana Sarkhel and Joshua Lim who all win a signed copy of the new album. So with a title like 'Forever' does that mean we shouldn't expect the Spice Girls to break up any time soon? hehe
Mel B WebcastGot this bit off of Mel B's offical website... here take a look!
Live Webcast Interview
To celebrate the new single release Melanie B will be taking part in an exclusive interview right here on 25 September @ 5pm.
This special webcast interview gives you the unique opportunity to quiz her about what she's been up to and get their questions answered live on the web!
To ask Melanie B a question just fill out the form here - http://www.melanie-b.com/main.html
If you want to actually be here when the webchat takes place then you can! What! Yes our friends at C3, the pop gossip web site, are also running an amazing competition to coincide with the webchat. A chance for two lucky fans (plus a friend each) to come to Virgin Records and hang out with Melanie at the webcast. Click here! - http://c3.vmg.co.uk/spicegirls/melaniebcomp.htmlI don't know about you but this sounds like something they 'ALL' should do more often, hehe!
Been gone a while??Well News @ bbc.co.uk has a nice little article to catch anyone up that hasn't been following the Spice Girls these past two years, here's a bit from the article...
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham was the last of the four to try her luck at conquering the charts last week with when she sang vocals on Out Of Your Mind - a track by Truesteppers and Dane Bowers.
However, despite a massive publicity drive, Beckham was pipped to the top spot by Spiller's club anthem Groovejet (If This Ain't Love).
Baby Spice Emma Bunton also failed to have a number one with her solo offering with Tin Tin Out last November.
Ironically, Bunton was deprived of the top spot by former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.
But solo success has come the way of Melanie C and Scary Spice Melanie B.
Mel B had a hit with I Want You Back with Missy Elliot. She also completed a song for the soundtrack to the Austin Powers sequel, The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Mel C has just enjoyed her second number one success with I Turn To You. She was ousted from the lead position after just one week - by Spiller.It's a nice quick sum up if you haven't been following any news, or this site in general, but I know you visit this site everyday now don't you? ;) Would you like to see the whole article?
'Cat' Fight??Was waiting a little while so I could make sure this was true and not some tabloid rumor, and well it looks like it i true, so here it goes...
It seems that Mel B had a nice little scuffle with Cat Deeley after the pair appeared on television together. Mel B accused Deeley of 'pulling' faces at her friend and fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton. Emma has been helping Cat present the ITV programming while Ant and Dec are on vacation. Mel B was a guest on Saturday night's show.
Emma was reported to have fled from the SMTV studio in tears. Producers calmed her down and she later returned to record a small bit for next week's show. Anywho... she is expected to return to help present on next Saturday's show.
Message from VictoriaJust saw this bit over at the offical Spice Girls website, take a look...
"I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who bought the single and supported me and Dane last week. Of course we were disappointed to not quite make the top spot, but No. 2 is still pretty fab, and we're happy with it!"
"What's next? In the next few weeks I'll be travelling all over the place doing loads of European promotion, before getting back with the Girls for the big one.
Watch this space!
And well done Spiller...what a mad week it was!!!!"
Spice Girls PetitionAre you tried of seeing, Nsync, Brittany Spears, and various rap stars, on MTV? Well I know I am... and it seems 1162 people do also (figure accurate at time of post) Well you never know if these petitions ever do any good, but what could it hurt to click a few buttons and add your name to the list.. come people do you duty as a Spice Girl fan and sign here!
Mel C InterviewSchuhmagazine.co.uk has a nice little Mel C Interview for our enjoyment, If you haven't checked Schuh Magazine out yet, this will give you a good reason too. It talks about her newest single, her work with other music artists, and of course upcoming projects with her and the rest of the Spice Girls. Even if Sporty isn't your favourite, it's still a good read!
Well I'm happy I can help a fellow Spice Girl lover out, Not sure how long you are going to have to put with me :P but I'll do my best to keep the masses at bay. :) Oh, and if you have no clue who I am, take a look at the Site News page around the middle of March.
Victoria Is #2Victoria's first single "Out Of Your Mind" has entered the UK Charts at #2. It was in the end beat out by Spiller's "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)". "Out Of Your Mind" was slightly winning the race all week, but Saturday sales finally managed to get "Groovejet" ahead. The final sales #'s were 202,591 for "Groovejet" and 180,584 for "Out Of Your Mind", taking the #1 and #2 spots respectively for highest weekly singles sales so far this year. A reader named Raluca also pointed out that Victoria now holds the record for most copies of a solo single sold in one week by any Spice Girl.
Spice Universe has a realaudio clip of Victoria sharing her reaction on the phone with Dr. Fox on his chart show. Here is a local copy of that.
Thats it for me updating the site for a few days since I'm moving & starting college, but don't worry, taking over while I'm gone will be Weazel. So you should still get your fix of news everyday(hopefully!).
Victoria To Visit IrelandVictoria spoke recently to the Belfast Telegraph(UK) about her new single "Out Of Your Mind" and said she would be visiting Ireland in the future:
"I've been to Dublin quite a few times but I've never been to the north and it's one place I'm very keen to see. Dane and I would really love to visit Northern Ireland and if we can fit it in we'll definitely be over. Things are pretty hectic at the moment and to tell you the truth I've hardly slept in the last few nights. But one thing I can certainly say is that once my own music comes out I'll come over to Northern Ireland. There's so much going on at the moment for myself and with the rest of the Spice Girls, we have a new double A-side single coming out in October and an album in November. As for touring, we're all so busy at the moment, and with two of us being mums it's going to be a lot more difficult."
Speaking again about her single:
"Of course I'm going to have my critics, but at the end of the day it's the fans who count and on the first day of the single's release, it sold 52,000 copies. It will be fabulous if Out of Your Mind gets to number one but even if it gets into the top five, I'll be happy."
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
Ibiza Videoworldpop in association with click2music have put up a streaming video(Windows Media) of Victoria, Dane, and True Stepper's performance of "Out Of Your Mind" at club Eden in Ibiza(Story)
Sophie Disses PoshLet's get ready to rumblllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The voice behind DJ Spiller's "Groovejet", Sophie Ellis Bextor, has launched an array of disses against Posh Spice Victoria Beckham on Friday. The Spiller single has been in head to head competition with Victoria's "Out Of Your Mind" single for this week's #1 spot(which will be announced in a few hours). This week's race for the #1 spot is being called the closest battle in ten years. At last check, Victoria's single was ahead by only 352 sales! Groovejet has been closing the gap which was never large to begin with. As you are probably aware, Victoria has been promoting the single like crazy doing many signings, performances, and interviews at virtually every radio station in the UK. The Spiller side hasn't really done any promo. The first word from that camp was the attack that Sophie made on Friday. Sophie said:
"It's very funny. Victoria admits she isn't as Posh as people makeout. She got that nickname from somebody at Smash Hits magazine. She's nouveau riche."
"Unlike Victoria, I don't buy anything with labels on it. I like to have things where you don't know where they are from. If I do have a label it's usually New Look. I love that shop. It's brilliant. It's similar to Top Shop, which is brilliant as well, only cheaper. New Look does really good rip-offs. Victoria might surprise herself if she went there."
Talking about how Groovejet was played at Victoria's Ibiza performance(Story) right before she took stage:
"It was funny that the club played our song before Victoriatook to the stage. It's a bit cheeky of the people there. Victoria was quite good, though. She didn't say anything, but Dane Bowers said something articulate, like: 'The music in here is shit'. If I was them, I wouldn't have mentioned it, but it did make me laugh. I think it's a bit childish to stamp your foot and expect to get a No.1, it's not that easy. Victoria seems to have gone into overdrive and done so much that she will look a bit silly if she doesn't go to No.1 now."
"Allegedly, Posh did phone up and ask for our song to be putback a week. I just think that's a bit undignified. It's quite petulant to think No.1 is yours for the taking in the first place. However, I can understand it a bit, that's the musical currency she deals in. She's used to No.1s, my last single came in at No. 25."
"I'm not hoping to get to the top by competitiveness. I wouldn't take my boyfriend, Andy, to a signing. I couldn't think of anything he would want to do less. I think it's a bit of an odd tactic to bring along your husband, but I can understand why, since he's so famous. Of course, a No. 1 single sounds lovely, but what we have, which is worth far more, is a song that's going to be around for a bit."
"Posh says it's all about the music but if thatwas the case, she wouldn't be promoting to the extent that she is. It doesn't say much for Girl Power if you phone up and stamp your foot to get what you want. I feel like saying if she wants it that badly just have it. Or let's just arm wrestle or flip a coin or something. There is so little in it. It's fewer people than I went to school with and part of you just thinks, I'll streak or something to get it to number one. I did consider saying my boyfriend plays for Man City and we've got a kid called Chiswick but I thought better of it."
Even Sophie's mother even added that Sophie is the real posh spice, not Victoria.
Victoria was asked at her signing at the Virgin Megastore in Glasgow what she thought of Sophie and she said:
"Is she not the one thather mum knitted earlier?"
MelB On Her Relation To FishMelanie B spoke for the first time about her upcoming short movie Fish(Story). She talked about how she took the role because she could relate to the main character of the film, a 14 year old boy who is mixed race:
"He doesn't fit in with the rest of his school friends because of his color, and he gets picked on. So he latches on to these tropical fish. It's a magical short film with a good social image about life today and about color and race issues. I can relate to that. I got bullied. I think every kid gets picked on and bullied at school for one reason or another. That's just part of growing up. It didn't leave me scarred and there was no really bad incident. It was just another thing I had to deal with. But it made me want to do this film. It is set on a council estate and that's the kind of vibe I grew up on. So it wasn't anything too dissimilar from where I grew up. [about the film:] I had to do it properly. I didn't just get given the job. I had to gut fish and wear rubber gloves. That was unusual. Everyone was really sweet.
Album 3 Title: Aug 25thThe official Spice Girls homepage is giving away 10 signed copies of the upcoming Spice Girls album in a contest in which you must guess the name of the third album from a list of three possibilities. The actual album name will be announced on August 25th. So the new album is one of the following three for sure:
I don't know about any of you guys, but out of those three my preference is Forever, even though it's probably going to be Third Time Around.
- Spice 2000
- Third Time Around
Melanie B Official Site OpenScary Spice Melanie B's official solo site is now open at http://www.melanie-b.com The site features a list of upcoming Mel B TV appearances, a behind the scenes photo shoot for the "Tell Me" single, cool new pics, and a video interview!
Good Quality Tell Me VideoHere is an MPEG (39MB) of Melanie B's video for her first single "Tell Me" which is released on September 18th. Enjoy.
Thanks to Telejunkie for creation, Char for notification, and Lee for upload.
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MelB On Solo Album, MaxMelanie B talked to dotmusic recently about her upcoming album Hot as well as her boyfriend Max Beesley. She revealed that Max wrote, produced, and mixed a track on her album entitled "Step Inside". Mel said:
"I've known Max for about four years. We weren't together then [when the track was done] at all so it was very professional. He's a northern lad so we had a right laugh. We've only been together since January so it's early days. I'm just enjoying myself and taking each step as it comes. He's away doing his film with Mariah Carey so he's pretty busy at the moment and I'm busy. But we've got a good, healthy, happy relationship."
Mel also said that she made the producer of "Tell Me", Fred Jerkins, late for a session with Britney Spears:
"He was supposed to go to another studio to work with Britney but my session kinda ran over."
And she did confirm that she ran into Geri Halliwell a little while ago(Story):
"I saw Geri about three weeks ago. A quick 'Hi, how are you, and bye'. It was really nice."
Win Victoria's ClothesThe Offcial Spice Girls website is having a competition all this week where you can win different articles of Victoria's clothing.
Here is a direct link to the competition page.
Victoria TrackHerVictoria has been taking her husband David Beckham along with her to her promotional events so far this week. He was with her at the signing of her "Out Of Your Mind" single at the Virgin Megastore in Piccadilly Circus, London. The couple were at two Manchester radio stations yesterday morning and also promoted the single at Oldham's Woolworths later where a crowd of 6,000 attended. Victoria & Dane have scheduled an appearance at one of Glasgow, Scotland's Virgin Megastores for this Friday at noon to sign more copies of their single.
"Out Of Your Mind" is slightly ahead of Spiller's "Groove Jet" for the #1 spot according to mid-week sales figures.
Here is a picture of Victoria as she is on break between signing copies of "Out Of Your Mind".
MelC Gets AwardMelanie C was presented with a Guinness British Hit Singles Number One Award. Melanie C is in 9th place of the Top 10 artists who have had #1 singles in any combination of solo and/or group. Mel had 8 #1's with Spice Girls, and 2 of her very own. Here is the complete top 10:
1. Paul McCartney with 21 (4 solo, 17 w/Beatles)
2. John Lennon with 20 (3 solo, 17 w/Beatles)
3. George Harrison with 18 (1 solo, 17 w/Beatles)
4. Elvis Presley with 17 (all solo)
5. Cliff Richard with 14 (6 solo, 1 w/Young Ones, 7 w/Shadows)
6. George Michael with 11 (7 solo, 4 w/Wham!)
7. Geri Halliwell with 10 (3 solo, 7 w/Spice Girls)
8. Robbie Williams with 10 (3 solo, 7 w/Take That)
9. Melanie C with 10 (2 solo, 8 w/Spice Girls)
10. Gary Barlow with 10 (2 solo, 8 w/Take That)
Emma BlissBaby Spice Emma Bunton is in the September 2000 issue of Bliss Magazine(UK). Emma.Bunton.com has the article and scans of the pictures up on their site. You can find a local copy of the entire interview in the story below. Here are local copies of the pictures:
An excellent interview, a must read! It reminds me exactly why Emma is my favorite Spice :)
Interview ManiaHere are a whopping 11 interviews from the past couple weeks. They take some time to convert to SpiceNews format and I've been backlogged with them. I haven't had time to do them until this week. They are finally done and here for your reading pleasure:
Thanks Emma.Bunton.com & Mic Star.
- Bliss Magazine - Emma - 9/00 - A really good interview where Emma talks about her boyfriend Jade, the media's scrutiny over people's weight, hosting television, and Geri.
- Sky Magazine - Mel B's Back - 9/00 - An entertaining and informative interview where Mel talks about her former husband Jimmy, her new love Max, and her huge house.
- mykindaplace.com - Victoria - 8/9/00 - Victoria talks about the media, her family, Geri & Robbie, and of course her single "Out Of Your Mind" and her anticipation of performing in Ibiza.
- Smash Hits Magazine - Two Steppers - 8/9/00 - About how Victoria & Dane got together and adapted to each other.
- The Guardian - Victoria - 8/11/00 - Victoria talks about venturing out in the solo world, as well as her husband David and his career.
- cd:uk - Dane & Victoria - 8/11/00 - Victoria & Dane talk about "Out Of Your Mind", working on Victoria's upcoming album, and each other.
- Sunday Mirror - Victoria - 8/11/00 - Victoria talks about her family, and the making of the "Out Of Your Mind" video.
- Official Site - Victoria - 8/11/00 - A more intimate interview with Victoria, covering the more common details of her life.
- Videotech Chat Transcript - Dane & Victoria - 8/11/00 - Victoria & Dane talk about the details of "Out Of Your Mind", performing at Party In The Park, and future plans. (Video)
- The Mirror - Victoria - 8/13/00 - Victoria reacts to the recent sabatage on her husband David's Ferarri(Story), and talks about David in general.
- The Daily Record - Victoria - 8/15/00 - Victoria talks about her hectic life at the moment, and fights back at the tabloids on allegations that she was bringing David with her to promo events just to generate higher sales.
Gulzar Assaults Danielle Brown30 year old Jimmy Gulzar, ex-husband of Scary Spice Melanie B, has been arrested in the Camden area of North London last night on assault charges against 19 year old Danielle Brown, sister of Melanie Brown. Gulzar allegedly punched Danielle in the head for reasons not known. Gulzar had custody of his & Mel's 18 month old daughter Phoenix Chi and she was with him at the time of the assault. Ironically, Danielle Brown had often times tried to be the mediator and peacemaker between Mel & Jimmy when their marriage ran into trouble. Gulzar was arrested and taken to Kentish Town police station. He was released on bail, and denies the charges.
Wannabe Video Director Dead38 year old video director Johan Camitz was killed this past weekend in a car accident. The swedish director was taking a walk in New York when two gunmen speeding alongside each other on the street opened fire at one another. The driver of a Honda Civic fatally shot the driver of a Range Rover. The driver obviously lost control of the vehicle and unfortunately hit Camitz. Camitz was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries. Camitz was responsible for many famous ad campaigns for Nike, Diesel, MasterCard, Volvo, and Smirnoff. Videos he directed include Eagle Eye Cherry's pop song "Falling in Love Again" and the Spice Girls' world famous "Wannabe" video that launched the Spice Girls' careers. The Spice Girls are said to be shocked and saddened by his death.
Ibiza Follow-UpVictoria performed "Out Of Your Mind" with Dane Bowers & True Steppers at club Eden on the island of Ibiza over the weekend. She had some misfortunes on the island however. Firstly her luggage was shipped to Barcelona by mistake, and secondly she got some food poisoning from a meal a few hours before her performance. Victoria carried on however, and hit the stage just before 3am performing in front of 5,000 clubbers and leaving them screaming for more. A close source talked about the stomach problems Victoria suffered:
"She felt relatively ok on stage but assoon as she came off she began to feel unwell. We had all gone out for a meal before the show and she chose seafood. It didn't seem to effect her performance but she knew she had eaten something dodgy. When she got back to the villa it really hit her. She was a bit sick in the morning but she has been drinking lots of water."
Victoria, who had a temporary "I Luv Becks" tattoo on her left arm for the performance, had positive things to say about her visit:
"I really enjoyed it. There were about 5,000 people in the cluband it was absolutely packed, and very, very hot. There was a great atmosphere and the song went down really well. I had never been to Ibiza before. I had a great time."
Here are a couple pictures of Victoria performing in Ibiza:
Out Of Your Mind OutVictoria's first solo/collaboration single with Dane Bowers and True Steppers, "Out Of Your Mind", is released today in the UK ;)
Beckham's Brakes CutThe brakes to David Beckham's £220,000 Ferrari were been maliciously tampered with yesterday. David got in his car, tried his brakes as he was leaving, and noticed that something was wrong. He got out of the car, inspected the engine, and noticed something was wrong with some pipes leading to the braking system. He called out his mechanic and the mechanic concluded that someone had cut his brake pipes. The Ferrari was then taken to an autorhized dealer and the engine was swept over by hand. The main braking system's pipe's had been purposely cut. Luckily the backup brakes still worked but with just this system the car brakes very sluggishly and it would be difficult to stop quickly if necessary. It cost David £1,000 to fix the brakes. Someone had tampred with the brakes purposely in an attempt to cause harm or death to David and possibly his wife Victoria and their child Brooklyn. Police are investigating the situation.
Backup Vocals On Out Of Your MindIn a recent interview Posh Spice Victoria Beckham revealed that her husband David actually does backing vocals on her new single "Out Of Your Mind". Victoria said:
"David sings on the single. You can't really hear him at first,but if you concentrate you can hear him singing the male vocals when Dane sings. He has always wanted to sing on a record, so Dane and I thought it would be a bit of fun. We all had a great time working on the track, it's been a great family effort."
Good Out Of Your Mind VideoLee (who is providing lots of SpiceNews webspace at phuck-it) has put up a proper good quality MPEG of the video for "Out Of Your Mind", the song which features Victoria and will be released as a single tomorrow.
Here's the MPEG (36MB)
Now thats the sort of video that should always be put out, not the low quality under 2 meg 100x100 15fps 11khz sound CRAP RealVideo. Take example of this.
MelC Is At #1Melanie C's latest single "I Turn To You' has entered the UK charts at #1! Congratulations Mel!!
MelB On Own Album & Spice AlbumMelanie B talked to worldpop about her upcoming solo album Hot as well as the new Spice Girls album. Mel's album will include the singles "I Want You Back" and "Tell Me", but not "Word Up". Other track names revealed on her album include "Feels So Good", "Pack Your Shit", and a poppy track called "Lullaby". Melanie says of the upcoming Spice Girls album:
"It's a bit more grown up and mature and a hell of a lot stronger, vocally and lyrically. We've worked with Rodney Jerkins quite a lot who's done some great stuff with Destiny's Child. He gives the album an R&B flavor but the four of us give it that pop element."
Tell Me VideoThe Video for Melanie B's new single "Tell Me" is now online. The first place I saw it online was at the Spice Videos site. It's the usual low quality RealVideo that gets put out by the Spice community encoders, but certainly better than nothing. The single for "Tell Me" will be out on September 4th, with Mel's full album Hot following on October 2nd. (These are UK dates of course)
Here is a local copy of the video.
I quite like this one.
Playboy Offers Posh £200,000RUMOR WARNING
Playboy Magazine has offered Victoria & David Beckham £200,000 to pose nude for them. The couple met with executives from the magazine in Los Angeles and got the offer two weeks later. The couple are allegedly flattered by the offer and are taking it very seriously. In discussions with the magazine, Playboy has promised to give Victoria complete control over the process should they choose to accept the offer. The Beckhams will be allowed to cover some(probably the lower) parts of their body however they want.
Victoria & Dane Webchat Follow-UpWhile there doesn't seem to be a transcript up anywhere, incase you missed yesterday's webchat with Victoria & Dane, you can now download the archived video of it at MSN UK. There are two seperate speed streams available in Windows Media format. The first is 80kbps, and the second is 28-56kbps for even slower modem users.
About David BeckhamVictoria spoke with OK! Magazine(UK) about her husband David Beckham and revealed that their love is stronger now then ever. She talked about how close they are and that it is because of his motivation that she finally started doing solo music. Victoria said:
"It's hard when you're away from each other,but we're on the phone to each other, literally, 20 or 30 times a day. He's still the great romantic, he still sends me flowers and we still send each other cards. To be honest with you I didn't have the confidence to doanything on my own. It took a lot of encouragement from David, saying 'you really have a good voice, you can write good songs. Go in and do it'. I thought I'd have a go. So I went in and did some demos and I really surprised myself. I can write good songs and I've got a good voice. I was so surprised that I decided to do my own album."
Victoria was also recently asked the question "Are you so thin because you shag all day?" to which she replied:
"Yes, actually. And I bet you would too if you were married to David Beckham."
Robbie's No Good In BedIn a recent interview on KissFM 100(UK) Melanie C was asked if Robbie Williams was good in bed, to which she gave a resounding "No"
Tell Me Video PlayThere are many reports that the video for Melanie B's first single "Tell Me" off her debut solo album Hot is now being played on a variety of stations.
MelB's New LookScary Spice Melanie B has a new look. Here is a very recent picture of Mel B.
Victoria Bashes RobbieVictoria has bashed UK pop star Robbie Williams for farbricating a relationship with former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and stripping off flesh in his new video just to get attention and get his new single "Rock DJ" to #1. Victoria said about the video:
"It's probably been done to get it banned and get attention. It's like bringing an album out and saying bollocks all the way through it. Sometimes it can be fun to do things like that. Sometimes it can be boring. Same with these people who all of a sudden start a new relationship the week their single comes out. I'm glad I'm out of all of that. I'm surprised people fall for it. But if Geri and Robbie are happy together, I'm really happy for them."
Victoria In IbizaVictoria and Dane Bowers will be joining BBC Radio 1's Dave Pearce in San Antonio at superclub Eden on the island of Ibiza this Saturday August 12th to perform "Out Of Your Mind" at the club.
Victoria @ Virgin MegastorePosh Spice Victoria Beckham will be at the Virgin Megastore in Piccadilly Circus, London at midday this Monday August 14th along with Dane Bowers signing copies of their new single "Out Of Your Mind" which is released that day!
Victoria On Album 3Victoria spoke to dotmusic yesterday about the third Spice Girls album and about her upcoming webchat(Story). She said about the album:
"I wouldn't say it was the hardest album we have done so far because my own album is probably the hardest. We've taken our time with it. The reason its taken so long is that we've all wanted to do our own thing as well. It's a really great album and we're very proud of it. It's a bit more of a mature sound but that's natural as two of us have had babies and we've all grown up a lot. My personal favorite is a song called 'If You Want To Have Some Fun'. It's quite swingbeat, very summery and it's very 'up there'. But it still has that Spice Girls feel to it."
And about the upcoming webchat:
"I'll answer questions about anything, anything anyone wants to know, whether it be personal or about my music. I do like to talk a lot about the music because sometimes it can be a bit frustrating when people only want to talk about my private life, but I'm up for answering questions about that as well. I'm also up for answering Spice Girls questions, anything really, there's nothing I won't answer!"
I Turn To You ScansAs you probably know, Melanie C's fourth single "I Turn To You" was released yesterday in the UK. Here are scans of the covers for both part 1 and part 2 as well as the postcards that come with part 2 of the single:
Victoria Denies Push-Back AllegationsVictoria has fought back against claims that she told Virgin/EMI records to push back the release of the Spiller single by one week(Story). Victoria said:
"I think that whenever you bring out a single there's going to be competition because there are lots of great songs out there. I would never ask someone to move a song. So much crap is written, and so much of it is untrue. At the end of the day, Spiller's single is a great song, it's massive in the clubs, and I'm sure it will do really really well. I read somewhere yesterday that it's going to be an embarrassment for me if the single doesn't get to number one. And I thought, hang on a minute, if I get a one, two, three, four, or five, that's amazing with my first solo single. I personally would not find it embarrassing if I didn't have a number one. I'd find it embarrassing if I didn't have a top 20, but I will be totally over the moon if I get a number two. Let's just see what happens."
Victoria On Blair ChildBritish Prime Minister Tony Blair has been making efforts to stop the British press from printing photographs of his new son. Victoria critisized the Prime Minister for not acting earlier saying:
"He only thinks it's a bad thing now that it's happened to him, this sort of thing has been happening for years. All he was doing was walking into church with the baby going to the christening. That's nothing. Brooklyn was photographed on the front page totally naked. So imagine how I feel when he starts complaining."
MelB & Geri Patch It Up?RUMOR WARNING
Melanie B and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell patched up their relationship last month when they ran into each other in a Jacuzzi at Cliveden health club near their Buckinghamshire homes. Geri was reportedly there with Robbie Williams. A 'source close to Geri' said:
"It's the first time they have met since Geri walked out, it was an emotional moment. We're all pleased they've buried the hatchet."
Some Geri & Boy Band BashingMelanie C was on Galaxy FM radio yesterday and she bashed the idea of fake relationships in order to boost cd sales, and took a poke at former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell at the same time. On the show Melanie said that she'd have to have her photo taken with a different bloke every day in order to sell loads of records. Victoria called into the show and suggested that Mel get a picture of herself posing in a swimming pool reaching out for the nearest bloke. Melanie added not to forget the dog on your lap.
During the radio show Melanie also advised to stay away from boy band members saying "Don't bother with blokes from boy bands!"
Thanks to Zila.
Third Album Date - It's OfficialThe official Spice Girls homepage has posted news confirming that the third album(title still to be announced) will be released on November 6th, and the first single on October 23rd. From the official site:
The new Spice Girls album will be released on November 6th.
The Spice Girls have been writing and recording over the course of the last 14 months. The third record, currently untitled was recorded at several locations including studios in London, Los Angeles and Miami. The Girls have been writing and working with such well known producers as Rodney Jerkins, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The first single will be released on October 23rd. However, some lucky fans did get to hear early versions of a few tracks when the Girls performed their sold out shows at Earl's court way back in December.
"We are stronger after being apart for a while and we're very happy to have been back together in the studio," Melanie C said of their forthcoming release. "This strength will show on this new album, which I think is out best yet."
Ph34r!! Now just waiting for that official title..
Nokia Spice LogoSomebody created a Spice logo for Nokia phones which can get new operator logos(models 3210 and up). If you have one of these phones and are on the GSM network then you can have this logo! In order to get it you must download SmartSMS from this site and use it to send the logo to your phone.
Word of advice if you are on Pacific Bell Wireless - dial into the Swedish operator site instead of the default Denmark one. Please don't ask me any questions about getting this to work.
- Here is the logo (You'll need to send this to your phone using SmartSMS)
- Here is a picture of what it looks like on a phone.
Thanks to Diogo, who created the logo as well.
I Turn To You OutMelanie C's fourth single "I Turn To You" is released today in the UK!
Posh Top TeaserVictoria performed her single "Out Of Your Mind" at London club G.A.Y. recently and she started to pop out of her top! On Saturday Posh performed at a Radio One roadshow in Middlesbrough and again treated 60,000 fans to a glimpse of her nipples. A Radio 1 spokesman said:
"Victoria was wearing a beautiful burgundy leather catsuit with a slash across the front. Her performance was very energetic and allowed people to see one or two things they perhaps shouldn't have."
Here are a couple nippling pictures of Victoria:
Topless Posh?On Friday night Victoria was on LWT's 020 show(UK). During the interview she revealed some interesting facts. Firstly that her husband David Beckham has put a ban on her wearing short skirts. Victoria said:
"I like short skirts but David says I can't do that now I've got a baby. He says if Brooklyn goes to school then all the kids will come up to him and say: 'I've seen your mum's knickers.'"
She also said that she might pose topless "If the right offer came in you never know." She said that she almost left Spice Girls when her son Brooklyn was born. She said she was guilty leaving him alone when she had to go to work:
"There's that guilt thing and it's like a juggling match. I take Brooklyn around with me and I've got a fantastic family who help out. And I can set up a creche in the corner of the studio and put Postman Pat and Bob the Builder on the video."
She also said that her husband David is an animal in bed and that he loves being a gay icon.
Victoria TrackHerVictoria was at the Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire with her parents, sister, and son over the weekend. The family enjoyed 2 hours at the zoo and didn't appear to have bodyguards with them this time. They appeared very layed back and were very friendly to people requesting pictures and autographs.
MelB Sky ArticleScary Spice Melanie B will be on the cover of the next Sky Magazine(UK) which comes out this Wednesday. There is a full article/interview with her inside the magazine. Here is a preview of what she says:
About Jimmy & Phoenix
"I don't regret anything. I certainly don't regret getting married to Jim because I've got a beautiful daughter and I've learned a lot. At the end of the day he's father of my child. That will never go away and we're on speaking terms because of it. I fell in love with him and I had a child with him. I got married to him. What am I going to do? Turn around and say 'I hate you'? Turn around and say to my daughter 'I hate your dad'? I would never do that. I'm a parent and I've got responsibility. My daughter loves her daddy and will always love her daddy. I always want it to be like that. I love my daughter. She's the happiest I've ever seen her. She sees her dad and gets the best of both worlds. 'It's not an ideal set-up. But, you know, shit happens.
About "Tell Me"
"When I wrote it I was very emotional, very unhappy and very upset. It was like: 'I'm not going to be the fool anymore. I'm going to make myself happy, not just for my sake but for my daughter.'"
About Max Beesley
"Max is a lovely person, very down-to-earth. He's a northern guy and I'm a northern bird."
About Her New Tattoo
"The tattoo was a bit painful but I really wanted it done. It's a great piece of art and I wanted some of that."
Here is a scan showing Mel's new tattoo and the Sky Magazine cover.
Thanks Michael Holden.
Emma Gives Bravery AwardsBaby Spice Emma Bunton was at London's Savoy Hotel to hand out Genotropin Achiever of the Year awards to three children - Marita Hing(7) from Slough, Tom Mann(11) from Liverpool, and Sophie Hancock(13) from Bolton. The awards represent the courage and determination of children who undergo growth hormone treatment by their regular hospital nurses.
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
Spiller - GroovejetIf Victoria was hoping to enter the UK Charts at #1 after her single "Out Of Your Mind" is released on August 14th, she might have to think again. There is another song which is released that same day entitled "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" by a dance group called Spiller. The song is already being called the summer anthem and has pre-order sales of about 320,000 at last check, thats about 100,000 more than "Out Of Your Mind". There are even RUMORS that Victoria has been demanding that EMI records(who is part of Virgin) put back the release date of "Groovejet" to one week after her single "Out Of Your Mind".
Victoria & Dane Live WebChatVictoria & Dane will be having a live webchat hosted by dotmusic. From dotmusic:
Victoria Beckham and Dane Bowers have gone out of their minds and are planning to offer fans the chance to chat live with them online on Friday, August 11 from 1.00PM (BST) on dotmusic.com, msn.co.uk and click2music.co.uk.
This is no ordinary webchat as it will combine live streaming video of Victoria and Dane taking turns to answer your questions on film whilst the other answers in the usual text based format. Victoria has promised to reveal some secrets and both will be subjected to a rapid-fire Q&A session.
You will be able to access the chat right here on dotmusic on Friday, August 11 at 1.00PM BST (8.00AM EST).
The duo release the single 'Out Of My Mind' by Truesteppers featuring Dane Bowers and Victoria Beckham on the following Monday, August 14.
CLICK HERE to submit your questions for Victoria and Dane.
Tell Me AirplayMelanie B's third single(first from her forthcoming album Hot) "Tell Me" got it's radio premiere yesterday on London's 95.8 Capital FM. It is posted in RealAudio format in the Spice Girls section of POP ONLINE.co.uk. I have converted it to MP3 format. Here are local copies of both formats:
Can everyone just put out audio in MP3, and HIGHER quality, NOT RealAudio please!!
Thanks David G.
Album 3 US DateMTV(US) has reported today that the third still untitled Spice Girls album will be released in the United States on November 7th.
They also reported that Melanie B's solo album is set for an October release in the UK, but will not be seen stateside until after the new year.
Victoria On Geri & RobbieApparently former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and male pop singer Robbie Williams have some sort of relationship going on. Victoria commented on the relationship yesterday saying:
"I don't know whether it's love but I know he loves himself. What's it all about? I know he's got a new single out though, not that he needs the publicity. I can't believe it. I'm sure they'll be talking a lot about therapy together. I just hope she knows what she's doing."
Posh ManicuresVictoria on a regular basis flies in a beautician to have her nails done! Every week manicurist Jo Carlisle is jetted from her Liverpool salon to Victoria's parents' home in Essex and back, a 450 mile round trip. She is picked up from the airport by Victoria's father Tony, who drives her to their home where Victoria, her mother, and sister get their nails done for £35 each. The flight costs £50 and the whole ordeal works out cheaper for Victoria than hiring a London manicurist, which can charge up to £90. Jo Carlisle was recommended to Victoria through David Beckham's ties at Manchester United. Victoria visited Jo at her salon at first but grew tired of being mobbed by fans there and she spends more time in the South of England so she made an offer to Jo to come down to do her nails. Jo accepted and is happy with the position. Victoria is so thrilled with Jo's work that she gave her a signed framed photograph of herself flaunting her nails at the Brit Awards. The message on the photo says To Jo, the nails look wicked! Love and thanks, Victoria.
MelB & StanRUMOR WARNING
Mel B was spotted out with soccer player Stan Collymore at the West End club 57 Jermyn Street on Tuesday night. The two later left the club and whisked off in a car together. They tried to avoid any pictures by the media. Melanie ran out to the car first, waited a few minutes, then Stan came out a few minutes later.
MelB Sends Max A RoseRUMOR WARNING
The relationship may not be off after all between Max Beesley and Melanie B(Story). Word has it that Mel B flew a single rose all the way to Canada to where Max is working on his movie to show how much she is missing him. Mel also spent most of a Spice Girls recording session on the phone with Max.
Album 3 Photo Shoot Pics!Spice Millennium has gotten a hold of and posted some pictures from the Spice Girls third album photo shoot! This photo shoot was allegedly for the album cover, general art, and promo. Here are local copies of the pics:
- Mel C drinks some water.
- Mel B looking cheery.
- Mel C gets her picture taken
- Mel B looks confused
- Mel C laying in the grass
- Mel B feeling herself up (or something)
- Emma gets Phoenix
- Emma gets hoisted
- Emma from behind, getting picture taken
Thanks Alex @ Spice Millennium.
ITTY Track ListingThe cd rip of "I Turn To You", Melanie C's upcoming single which will be officially released August 7th, put out by MP3 group WAX(Story) seems to be erroneous, or an early version rip. Here are the proper track listings for both CD1 & CD2:
I Turn To You (CD1) - UK
I Turn To You (CD2) - UK
- I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Mix)
- I Turn To You (Stonebridge R&B Radio Mix)
- Never Be The Same Again (Recorded Live at MTV)
- I Turn To You (Video)
Thanks Joel Gray.
- I Turn To You (Damian LaGassick Mix)
- I Turn To You (Stonebridge Club Mix)
- Be The One (Recorded Live At MTV)
Victoria Went ClubbingRUMOR WARNING
On her recent secret vacation in St. Tropez(Story), Victoria & David got bored some nights and decided to go clubbing at one of the Riviera's raunchiest gay clubs reveals Victoria. The couple ventured out to The Blue Boy with shoe designer Patrick Cox and former TV presenter Janet Street-Porter.
MelB On Richard BlackwoodScary Spice Melanie B was on a special called Richard Blackwood's Caribbean Breakdown. The show will be shown on Channel 4 this Monday @ 11.05pm and repeated on Friday @ 12.05am. Here is a description of the show from TV Times(UK):
They may look chummy for the camera but we hear that sparks flew when Richard Blackwood met Mel B on his one-off chat show, part of C4's Caribbean season this week. When Richard asked Mel who she'd take on a Caribbean holiday, he held up pictures of her ex-Spice Girl 'chum' Geri Halliwell and estranged hubby Jimmy Gulzar. Cheeky Richard got his answer when Mel grabbed the pictures and bashed him over the head with them. Catch the action on Richard Blackwood's Caribbean Breakdown.
Here is a scan of the show description from TV Times(UK).
Many thanks Michael Holden.
Victoria's ScheduleHere is Victoria's schedule with Dane Bowers & Truesteppers for shows they will be performing on this month:
8/5 -Film piece shown on BBC's FBI.
8/6 - Performance at BBC Radio 1's Super Sunday in Middlesborough.
8/12 - Performance and interview on Carlton's Videotech.
8/12 - Performance on CD:UK
8/17 - Performance on the Pepsi Chart Show.
Thanks to Angie Hung.
Album 3 DateMultiple news sources, reports, and stores are putting the Spice Girls' third album release date at November 6th(UK).
Melanie B's single "Tell Me" is set to be released on September 18th(UK).
RUMOR WARNING (below)
Melanie B's album Hot will be released on October 2nd(UK).
Spice Girls third album US release date is November 21st, although there have been reports of it being released on November 7th. Ahh, the wonderfull world of rumors!
Earth, Fire, Wind, WaterIn video for the Spice Girls' first single "Let Love Lead The Way/Holler Holler" from their upcoming album which was shot recently, the girls each represent a different element. One is fire, one is water, one is earth, and one is wind. Mel C told BBC Radio 1:
"We liked the theme 'coz we're all so different, and we all come together and make the Spice Girls and the elements come together to make the earth."
MelC On GalaxyMelanie C will be on Galaxy radio(UK) this Sunday. She will be a guest on the Galaxy Online Show. The show will be broadcast across the Galaxy network from 4pm to 7pm and will feature some of the Mel's favorite tracks and new releases. Listeners will be able to enter the Galaxy chat room to talk to her. Presenter Jo Good said:
"Like the rest of Galaxy's listeners, I'm a great fan of Mel's. This show promises to be something special and I'll be finding out just how well Mel has got to grips with the World Wide Web. Mel looks set to be a number one hit with listeners this week, and could make it a double if she tops the charts the following week with her new single, 'I Turn To You'."
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
Victoria Denies Spice JealousyVictoria was on Big Breakfast(UK) this morning for an interview and performance with Truesteppers of their single "Out Of Your Mind". Victoria said that she is tired of reports that the Spice Girls have fallen out with each other because of jealousy and competition between solo careers. Vic said:
"I think we all want to do well but I'm proud of Mel C as her last single went to Number 1. I genuinely like everything the other Spice Girls have done."
Fish PicsHere are a couple pics of Mel B on the set of her new movie Fish(Story):
Thanks Michael Holden.
Free Victoria TicketsFrom the Official Spice Girls site:
Free tickets to see Victoria Beckham live!
If you have missed seeing your favourite Spice Girl, then now is the chance to catch Victoria Beckham live at the Pepsi Chart Show . To find out more read on...
After her glorious performance at this year's Party in the Park, Posh Spice is ready to step out again as the last Spice Girl to go solo. Everyone has been anticipating the moment that Victoria would release a record for quite some time now.
If you didn't get the chance to see Party in the Park, where Victoria performed with True Steppers featuring Dane Bowers (of Another Level fame), let me tell you it was spectacular! Outfits, dance moves and all. She looked absolutely gorgeous and the lady can dance. 'Out of Your Mind' is a garage number that is set to soar straight to the top of the charts, and features Victoria and Dane doing a duet. The video has a futuristic feel and is without a doubt visually pleasing.
If you would like to see Victoria Beckham in the flesh, she will be performing on Tuesday 15th August 2000 at the Sound Republic in Leicester Square (nearest tube Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square).
To get your own pair of free tickets please call Stef on 020 7287 0045 extension 215. All fans must be aged 18 or over and everyone should get there early at around 7pm so that you are not disappointed.
Alternatively you can book tickets on the Internet by visiting www.powerhousetv.com.
Please be quick as tickets are limited so itís FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
I Turn To You RipHave been out of the MP3 scene for a couple weeks, and while catching up with the releases I noticed Melanie C's next single "I Turn To You" was released by MP3 group WAX back on July 17th. I haven't managed to get a copy of it yet :( but here is the track listing, i'm guessing this is for CD1:
- I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Edit) - [4:12]
- I Turn To You (Damian Legassick Radio Edit) - [3:50]
- I Turn To You (R&B Radio Mix) - [3:36]
- I Turn To You (Album Edit) - [4:09]