--Final 2000 at 9.20PM EST - [Joz]
Beckhams' Run-In With Niblett
-= Rumor Warning =-

The Beckham family had a run-in with Mark Niblett, their former bodyguard which was fired and then wrote a book about them(Story), in the Cottons Hotel's(near Knutsford) liesure club. When they ran into him, the Beckhams including Victoria, David, Victoria's sister Louise and father Tony launched a spree of insults at him. Niblett is aparently a member of the leisure club and often frequents the gym in the afternoon. This was the first time the Beckhams have seen Niblett since he worked for them. A hotel guest said:

"The Beckham party had booked two sunbeds and were waiting around for their turn. Victoria's dad spotted Mark Niblett and a friend working out. Pretty soon the family had gathered by the gym window and started shouting and gesturing at Niblett. As he left the gym the insults continued. At one point it looked like David was going to follow him into the changing room but the leisure club manager managed to calm him down."

-= Rumor Warning =-

Happy New Year everyone! It's been a great year for SpiceNews, looking forward to 2001! Spice Girls, 2001 & Forever.

--Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 9.02PM EST - [Joz]
Madonna VS Posh Spice
-= Rumor Warning =-

Madonna and Victoria Beckham are battling each other to purchase the same 10 million mansion. It's a 22 room Wantage House in London's Notting Hill and was put up for sale by Lady Harlech, widow of the ex-British Ambassador to Washington.

-= Rumor Warning =-

--Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 8.57PM EST - [Joz]
Victoria's Christmas Gift
Husband David Beckham allegedly purchased Victoria a sexy set of designer bra & panties. The bra supposedly cost 60 and the underwear 35.

--Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 8.52PM EST - [Joz]
Emma @ United Airlines
Baby Spice Emma Bunton joined employees from United Airlines' London Heathrow Airport division for breakfast with 103 disadvantaged children. After the breakfast, Emma escorted the Children to a plane, where they were flown to Paris for a day at Euro-Disney.

--Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 8.27PM EST - [Joz]
New Spice CD
Amazon.co.uk is reporting a new CD for sale called Absolute Spice Girls which will be released on January 8th. It's probably some sort of documentary audio? Here is a link to the CD info on their site if you want to check it out or pre-order it.

Thanks Chris Todd.

--Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 8.15PM EST - [Joz]
MelC Interview Translation
Sorry for taking so long to put this up, but below is a translation of the short Latin Mel C interview(Story):

Estuardo Herrera(from Mexico): Where will you put your next tattoo?

That's a very personal question. I think on my arm, if I can find any space.

Valentino(from Chile): Why did you get yourself a gold tooth?

Because I liked the way it looked, I saw it on someone. I liked it and so I bought one for myself.

Claudia Pozo(from La Paz, Bolivia): Do you see your future with the Spice Girls?

I see my future the same way it is now. I like it very much, working with the Spice Girls. But I also like singing as a solo artist. I hope to continue what I'm doing.

Javier Valencia(from Venezuela): Is it true that you have plans on doing something with Bon Jovi?

Yes there were rumors going around that he and I would be working together, but unfortuanatly nothing came out of it. I have always been a fan of Bon Jovi.

Juan(from Buenos Aires, Argentina): I am curious, did you sing with playback audio on the MTV Europe Music Awards? If yes, why?

Yes, like many other artists. Basically because we didn't have time to rehearse. It was easier for us and we had time for a laugh this way.

Thanks Sandra Prieto, Vivian, and Raluca.

--Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 7.47PM EST - [Joz]
Vote Spice
You can vote for your favorite song of the year at BBC Online's Most Wanted Of 2000. Currently Spice Girls are winning with 40% of the votes!

Thanks Q.

--Friday, December 29, 2000 at 7.00PM EST - [Joz]
MelC At Chum FM
Here is a link to a RealVideo of Melanie C performing live at Chum FM, which was recently broadcast over the air.

Thanks to Angie Hung / db578.

--Friday, December 29, 2000 at 7.00PM EST - [Joz]
MelC Buys Mother A House
Melanie C has purchased her mother a new 500,000 dream home on an exclusive estate in Rainhill, Merryside. The house has a double garage, three reception rooms, two bathrooms, and a 50 ft long driveway. The house also features high tech security with many lights, intercoms, eight foot steel gates, and tinted windows. The family also hopes that the new house will solve a problem at the old house: fans camping outside the home hoping to get a glimpse or meet Mel C.

--Friday, December 29, 2000 at 7.00PM EST - [Joz]
Beckhams: Still Most Popular Couple
In a survey conducted by television service Open, Victoria & David Beckham remain the country's most popular couple, getting 23% of the vote. Madonna & Guy Richie are runners up with 16% of the votes.

--Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 7.34AM EST - [Joz]
Feels So Good CD Picture
Here is a picture of the cover and CD for Melanie B's next single "Feels So Good". As you can see, it features the radio edit of "Feels So Good" and track #2 is (maurice's feelin' good soul radio mix).

Thanks Christian S..

--Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 7.26AM EST - [Joz]
Emma Gives Up Sweets For Charity
Baby Spice Emma Bunton has given up sweets as part of joining an effort to raise money for the charity Children Nationwide. Children Nationwide is dedicated to funding pioneering research into childhood diseases such as cancer, meningitis and asthma, as well as breakthrough work in the care of premature babies. They are encouraging people to be sponsored during January to stop doing or eating something they enjoy in order to raise money for the charity. Emma says:

"Support Children Nationwide and help sick kids everywhere by just giving up something you love for a day, a week or even for the rest of your life. I'm going to be giving up sweets and chocolates, although I'm not sure how long I'm going to be able to last."

--Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 7.08AM EST - [Joz]
Holler On TOTP Germany
Here is a RealVideo of a Spice Girls' performance of "Holler" on German Top Of The Pops from back in November: Thanks Schnickers.

I know it's not new but I hadn't seen it before, and it's not frequent that the Spice GIrls perform it so I thought everyone else might want to see it as well.

--Monday, December 25, 2000 at 7.34PM EST - [Joz]
Latin MelC Interview
There is an interview in Spanish featuring RealVideo on this Latin MTV page. I might post a translation within a few days.

Thanks to Angie Hung.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

--Monday, December 25, 2000 at 7.30PM EST - [Joz]
MelC's Holiday Time
Mel C's holiday time is split between her divorced parents. She is spending half her time with her mother in Liverpool, and half with her father in Leeds.

--Monday, December 25, 2000 at 7.20PM EST - [Joz]
Correction's coming a bit late, but, the Spice Girls special on MuchMusic(Story) isn't on MuchMusic, it's on MuchMore Music. It's also additionally showing tonight at 1.15am which wasn't mentioned before. Sorry about that :(

Thanks to all who wrote in to correct it.

--Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 9.00PM EST - [Joz]
Spice Update
From the official Spice Girls mailing list:

hey cyberspicers!

what a year it's been!...but, before we all dash off to cosy down and do our own Christmas stuff with our families, we wanted to say one huge THANK YOU for all your love and support throughout the year...you're the best!!

Just in case you're wondering what we're going to be getting up to over the break, we've all done our own little Christmas lists on the website so you can tune into what makes Christmas Christmas if you're a true Spicer ...can't say we all agreed on stuff like Best Christmas Song or Worst Pressies though!


..But the really exciting news is that now you can have your say on oour website too!
We're launching two brand new features--a letters page and a review section...and we wanna hear from YOU!!! So, once you've filled your face with Christmas Pud, drop us a mail and let us know how y2k was for you--and, of course, let us know what you think of our new album...and any other stuff that rings your bell


Dunno about you, but we got tired of licking envelopes and buying stamps yonks ago so we've come up with some cool Spicey e-cards for you to send this Christmas...and a screensaver too...hope you like them (let us know!)

Before we go, we wanted to add a festively spesh competition for you all, so check out our Special Stocking Compo--all you have to do is guess which stocking belongs to which girl, based on its contents--and you could win it!


But, most importantly of all, millions of Happy Christmas wishes to all of you--you're never far from our thoughts. Have a very special time!

loads of love, peace and girl power

Melanie C, Victoria, Melanie B and Emma

--Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 8.57PM EST - [Joz]
Christmas Spice Questionnaires
The official Spice Girls site's news section has been updated with a Christmas Spice Questionnaire which each girl filled out. Here is a local copy of the Questionnaires.

--Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 8.34PM EST - [Joz]
MelC In Calgary Photos
There are pictures of Melanie C's recent visit and performance in Calgary, Alberta Canada on this page at FYI Calgary, as well as these fan-taken pictures(2)(3).

Thanks to Angie Hung.

--Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 8.21PM EST - [Joz]
Feels So Good RealVid
SpiceVideos.com has a RealVideo conversion of Mel B's "Feels So Good" video(Story).

Thanks Tamir.

--Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 8.17PM EST - [Joz]
MelB Phones Fans
Melanie B says that whenever she's in the Spice Girls office she grabs a few fan letters and phones up their senders! Mel says:
"I just say 'hi, how are you? And they go silent and you're like, 'hello, is there anybody there?' That makes me giggle."

--Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 7.49PM EST - [Joz]
dotmusic Poll Results
The results are in for the dotmusic 2000 awards. Spice Girls and Mel C took second and third place in both pop music catagories:
    Top 10 Albums 2000(dotmusic)
  1. Madonna - Music
  2. Mel C - Northern Star
  3. Spice Girls - Forever
  4. Robbie Williams - Sing When You're Winning
  5. Britney Spears - Oops
  6. Steps - Buzz
  7. Westlife - Coast to Coast
  8. Kylie Minogue - Light Years
  9. The Corrs - In Blue
  10. All Saints - Saints and Sinners
    Top 10 Singles 2000(dotmusic)
  1. Madonna - "Music"
  2. Spice Girls - "Holler"
  3. Mel C - "Never Be The Same Again"
  4. All Saints - "Pure Shores"
  5. Robbie Williams - "Rock DJ"
  6. Britney Spears - "Oops I Did It Again"
  7. Kylie Minogue - "Spinning Around"
  8. Westlife - "My Love"
  9. Geri Halliwell - "Bag It Up"
  10. Christina Aguilera - "What A Girl Wants"

--Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 7.28PM EST - [Joz]
New MuchMusic Special
MuchMusic will be airing a new Spice Girls special on Christmas day at 8pm and again the following day at 1pm. It's a new special which features new interview footage with Mel C and Emma.

Thanks to Angie Hung.

--Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 7.14PM EST - [Joz]
No Gifts For Victoria & MelB
-= Rumor Warning =-

Mel C is only giving Christmas gifts for Emma, the other two girls are off of her Christmas list "Because they are. And that's it."

-= Rumor Warning =-

Highly doubt it, probably a really sorry story made up by the tabloids.

-- Thursday, December 21, 2000 5.44PM EST - [Joz]
Feels So Good Video!
Although it doesn't seem to be publically announced anywhere on her website, the video for Mel B's next single "Feels So Good"(feb.19th) has been uploaded to her site and found. Here are the direct links(from best quality to least, biggest file size to smallest, fastest net connection to slowest): Thanks Lipe Hall.

Sorry again for no local copy!

-- Thursday, December 21, 2000 5.36PM EST - [Joz]
Posh & Becks On Final TFI Friday
Victoria & David Beckham will be guests on this year's final episode of TFI Friday(UK). The show will be hosted by Elton John and will air tomorrow on Channel 4 at 9.30pm.

-- Thursday, December 21, 2000 5.34PM EST - [Joz]
Posh @ Christmas Party
Victoria & David Beckham attended a Christmas party held by Elton John at his home. Victoria wore a revealing red tartan dress and "looked set for a hot time on a wintry night."

-- Thursday, December 21, 2000 5.32PM EST - [Joz]
Politician's Spice Joke
British politician of the Tory party Dr. Liam Fox was spreading an offensive joke about Spice Girls at a party yesterday. The joke was:

"What do you call three dogs and a blackbird? The Spice Girls!"

One of the guests at the party said:

"He seemed really pleased with his joke and kept telling it to different groups of people. He just didn't seem to understand it came across as racist and sexist."

Spice Girls publicist Alan Edwards said:

"The Spice Girls would not like to dignify Mr Fox's tasteless joke with any comment. His remarks speak for themselves."

'A source close to the girls' says: "They've been joked about and abused enough over the years to develop a tough skin. But this amazingly crass joke, which is offensive to women and borderline racist, turns their stomachs. People like Mr Fox are the first to pontificate on other people's behavior yet their conduct is clearly suspect. I hope he's proud of himself. And he'd better not bump into any of the girls sometime soon."

After word of the joke hit the media, Fox made this statement:

"In repeating a widely circulated joke I very much regret if anyone was offended. I naturally apologise if any offence was caused."

-- Thursday, December 21, 2000 5.15PM EST - [Joz]
MelB Christmas Message
Scary Spice Melanie B has a Christmas message in quicktime format on her website.

I totally have zero disk space to put audio/video files on at this point, the account they used to be put on just for a bit until replaced by something new got shut down :( So therefor no local copies on this. So again for the time being, if anyone has any disk space they can loan me that is LEGAL, aka I can legally link files on that server from this page(this does not mean xoom, or tripod, or any of that crap), and that can do AT LEAST 50k/sec, please email me. At the same time I'm working on another resolution for this since it's quite ridiculous for this site not to have any disk space for files.

-- Wednesday, December 20, 2000 5.25PM EST - [Joz]
Forever More DVD Scans
Thanks Sunny Spice.

-- Wednesday, December 20, 2000 5.15PM EST - [Joz]
Posh Hospital Visit
Victoria and David Beckham made a charity visit to Christie Hospital to visit some sick children. Soccer team Manchester United visited the hospital but star player and husband of Posh Spice, David Beckham, was not present. David and Victoria heard that the youngsters were disappointed that they were not there, so the two went on their own. They spent more than an hour meeting the sick children and chatting with parents and staff. The couple also gave the children some gifts. A hospital spokesman said:

"David and Victoria asked for theirvisit to be kept quiet. Somehow we achieved that. They have given all the youngsters that met them a wonderful boost for Christmas.''

-- Wednesday, December 20, 2000 4.10PM EST - [Joz]
Naked Runner MelB
Mel B told German magazine InStyle that she keeps fit by running naked in her garden with her daughter Pheonix Chi. She finds the races are good for her body and soul. She also says that she practices Qi Gong and meditates.

-- Tuesday, December 19, 2000 5.51PM EST - [Joz]
MelB's Charity Party
MelB held her HIV Charity party(Story) at her house on Saturday. There were 350 guests. Mel wore a pink chiffon outfit. She got up on a stage and sang Aretha Franklin's "Think" with Jocelyn Brown and Beverly Knight. Other guests included Frank Skinner, Ian Wright, Olympic star Denise Lewis, actor Ray Winstone, and Posh Spice Victoria Beckham.

On Sunday after the party Mel went Christmas shopping in London with daughter Phoenix Chi.

I'm all setup here on the East Coast now and updating again. Big thanks to Weazel for a gret job on the updates while I was gone.


-- Tuesday, December 19, 2000 10.15AM PST - [Weazel]
News Columnist Posh
It must be Posh day as all the news I'm finding happens to be about her... Anywho...

According to Peoplenews.com, It has been rumored that Victoria Beckham is going to start writing a news column, in the Britain's Daily Star Newspaper.

I'll try to keep an eye open on this one, to see what progresses.

-- Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9.41AM PST - [Weazel]
Top of the Frocks for Posh Spice
The Posh one yet again has been voted best dressed star of the year in a national Great Britain Poll. She's best known for her unique outfits and trendy style. She's constantly setting new fashion statements whenever I see her ;)

Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham edged out runner-up Davina McCall, who is renowned for her plunging neckline at the past Q Awards. Davina might have been a little heated about losing to Victoria, but rest assured the third place winner, David Beckham, Victoria's husband, wasn't.

She and David are also celebrating being named reader's favourite celebrity supercouple, ahead of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt and Madonna and Guy Ritchie.

-- Monday, December 18, 2000 8.48AM PST - [Weazel]
Beckhams Christmas Gift
The Beckhams played Santa over the weekend for some young cancer victims at the world famous Christie Hospital, in Manchester.

They spent around an hour handing out presents, and just chatting with some who were terminally ill. "The Youngsters were thrilled. It's something they will never forget.", said a spokesman for the Youth Oncology Unit. "David and Victoria asked for the visit to be kept quiet. They didn't want any publicity, but they made everybody's Christmas."

An excited seven-year-old, Rachael Heys, who suffers from a rare soft tissue cancer, had this to say:"David sat with me and even gave me a kiss." Her mum had this to comment, "It was a lovely warm gesture"

-- Monday, December 18, 2000 8.00AM PST - [Weazel]
Random Bits
The below information has been collected for different sources, none of which I can confirm for sure, so read on and believe at your own risk. ;)
  • Singapore's "8 Days Magazine" had an interview with Mel B. She stated that the Girls would do a world tour around the end of next year and visit countries they haven't been to in a long time like, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.
  • Spice Girls are number 1 on Argentina's Musica Total.
  • Mel C was in Canada over the weekend at an HMV store, and performed for around 3,000 to 5,000 people. She stated in an interview afterwards, there will be no Spice Tour next year, she herself would be touring, she will be returning to Canada in March, and among other things, the girls ARE NOT breaking up.
  • If you happen to be in Indonesia on December 25th, be sure to turn to TPI (Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia), at either 11.00PM or 10.00AM I've gotten mixed emails so I'm not sure, on the 25th for "Spice Girls 'LIVE' at Earl's Court" Be sure to check your local listings for times.
  • A Spicenews.com reader from Brazil sends word that 'Forever' has sold over 100,000 copies, check out Virgin Brazil for more info, also another reader sends that Directv will be showing 'Party in the Park 2000' on December 21st.
Remember all these stories have come from Spicenews.com readers and have not been validated, so treat these as rumors until then.

-- Sunday, December 17, 2000 3.32PM PST- [Weazel]
Support for Mel C.
Like Mel C. needs any support, but hey, you take what you can get right?! hehe

Dr. Dre, the man who took controversial rapper Eminem under his wing may not respect the troubled all-girl band's music, but he has some good words to say about Mel C., Sporty Spice, -- who has had a year beset with weight and depression problems, as well as the disappointing sales of the Spice Girls's recent third album "Forever."

Here's what he had to say...

"I'm a big fan of the Spice Girls -- but not because of their music! My favorite? I'd have to say Sporty Spice because I hung out with her one night.

"We talked for close to hour in a bar in Hollywood -- just kicking it around.

"I loved her personality."

So who knows maybe we'll see a Dr. Dre, Mel C. Single/album??? Only time will tell.

-- Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 3.20PM PST - [Weazel]
Mel c. Happy flying solo?
"I'm enjoying my solo work more than the Spice Girls," says Mel C., the popular known as Sporty Spice to millions around the world, to a roomful fans on Thursday night at Toronto's Ted's Wrecking Yard. At the "103.5 Mel C. Christmas Party," as it was being called by the sponsoring radio station, Mel C. played three sets of two songs each. She was accompanied by guitarist/backing vocalist Claire Nicolson, Percussionist Fergus Gerrand and guitarist Paul Gendler. During the breaks between songs she answered questions from around a dozen contest winners.

Inside the club was decorated with red drapes and loads of Christmas ornaments, Melanie Chrisholm stuck to material from her year-old debut album, Northern Star, which has already sold over 2.2 Million copies worldwide. She danced around the stage and on into the night wearing a long-sleeve blue "67" t-shirt and jeans. She stood as confidently as ever at the mike, swinging her hips and singing out "If That Were Me" and "Never Be the Same Again," before stopping to answer yet a few more questions before continuing.

After answering numerous questions regarding her depression, eating disorder, Irish pop stars Westlife, and the recent album with the rest of the Spice Girls, she continued her set with, "Closer" and "Northern Star," and then on the third and final set with, "Be the One" and "Goin' Down," she reflects on her solo accomplishments with this, "I was quite surprised how good I was . . . There's more to me than Sporty Spice."

First I must say sorry for the lack of posting yesterday, I'll make up for it today, Joz hit me the same time I was reloading my home system, so it took a little longer than I hoped to get it back up and running. Anywho, back to the news, oh and if you have any questions/comments send a mail over my way at weazel@spicenews.com


-- Friday, December 15, 2000 at 8.11PM PST - [Joz]
MelC Sun Article
There was a short interview with Melanie C in the Canadian version of The Sun tabloid today. The interview is basically about Spice Girls and the new album. Here are scans: Thanks Jeremy Reay.

Well I'm out of here, flying off to the East Coast for the holidays with the rest of the family. I'll be updating during the holiday break as well, but first need to get situated over there and put together a pc as well. In the meantime Weazel will be updating SpiceNews. Look for me to be back updating sometime next week.


-- Friday, December 15, 2000 at 8.01PM PST - [Joz]
Earl's Court In Israel
Spice Girls Live @ Earl's Court will be shown in Israel this coming Monday(Dec 18th) on Channel 33 at 10.50pm.

-- Friday, December 15, 2000 at 7.48PM PST - [Joz]
dotmusic Readers' Poll
dotmusic is running their annual year-end Reader's Poll. So far half-time results that are significant to all things spicey include:
    Best Pop Album 2000
  1. Madonna - Music
  2. Mel C - Northern Star
  3. Steps - Buzz
  4. Robbie Williams - Sing When You're Winning
  5. Spice Girls - Forever
  6. Britney - Ooops
  7. Kylie - Light Years
  8. Craig David - Born To Do It
  9. All Saints - Saints and Sinners
  10. Westlife - Coast to Coast
    Best Pop Single 2000
  1. Madonna - "Music"
  2. Spice Girls - "Holler"
  3. All Saints - "Pure Shores"
  4. Mel C - "Never Be The Same Again"
  5. Robbie - "Rock DJ"
  6. Kylie Minogue - "Spinning Around"
  7. Britney Spears - "Oops I Did It Again"
  8. S Club - "Reach"
  9. Westlife - "My Love"
  10. Ronan Keating - "Life Is A Rollercoaster"
You can vote by following this link.

Thanks matt shepherd.

-- Friday, December 15, 2000 at 2.55AM PST - [Joz]
US Hot Date
-= Rumor Warning =-

Melanie B's solo debut album Hot is set to be released on February 27th in the US.

-= Rumor Warning =-

-- Friday, December 15, 2000 at 2.53AM PST - [Joz]
Party In The Park 2K In Singapore
Party In The Park 2000 will be shown on channel TC5 in Singapore on December 25th.

Thanks to Spice Girls Asia.

-- Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 11.12PM PST - [Joz]
MelC MuchMusic Interview Video
I vidcapped the Melanie C MuchMusic Environment Interview which took place today. Pretty good Interview and performances. Here's the complete thing split into 5 RealVideo parts:
  • Part 1 (10.5MB) - "If That Were Me" Performance.
  • Part 2 (19MB) - Band Introduction, Northern Star, other Spice Girls solos, word association, Frank Skinner comments, etc.
  • Part 3 (16.7MB) - "Never Be The Same Again" Performance, Clubbing, more solo album questions.
  • Part 4 (15.6MB) - What have you been listening to?, boyfriend, Christmas plans, about shooting of "I Turn To You".
  • Part 5 (13.3MB) - Coping with the tabloids, Spice Fights, Forever Entering US Charts, more word association.
Also if you are on faster than dialup and want the super-clean origial VCD MPEGS which come out to almost 500megs, I've got them running on XDCC on the IRC channel. aka "/ctcp Joz|XDCC|Away xdcc list" (or whatever my nick is in there). The min transfer speed is 9k/sec so don't even try it if you are dialing. I'll only be on there for the next 18hrs or so. If you don't know what I'm talking about here, don't worry about it ;)

-- Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 5.47AM PST - [Joz]
Wyclef's Rejection
Wyclef Jean offered the Spice Girls one of his songs for their new album, but they never returned his call. Wyclef said:

"I don't hate them, but they can't come back to me now. I had this one great song for them. Now I've offered it to someone else, All Saints!"

This now makes more sense out of that little song that he did in which he sang "the Spice Girls broke my heart" when he introduced them at the EMAs(Story).

-- Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 5.45AM PST - [Joz]
MuchMusic Reminder
A Reminder that Melanie C will be on MuchMusic today live at 4pm EST. There will be an interview, questions from a live audience and via phone, fax, e-mail, and Speakers Corner. It will be hosted by Rick Campanelli.

-- Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 9.50AM PST - [Joz]
Mail Error
Victoria & David Beckham sent out letters to some friends with no addresses or last names on them. They were addressed only to "Ryan and Davinia" and "Jamie and Louise". One was intended for David's team-mate Ryan Giggs and his then girlfriend Davinia Murphy. The other for Liverpool soccer player Jamie Redknapp and his pop star wife Louise.

Dear British Media, Get a life. Yeah this one's from The Sun. WOW, who cares about something as dumb as that!? They are really running out of things to do at those tabloids.

-- Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 9.25AM PST - [Joz]
New Spice Girls Commercial
There is a new commercial running on MTV(US) advertising the new Spice Girls album and http://www.real.com/spicegirls which features exclusive downloads including the Spice Girls singing "Sleigh Ride" and a "Holler (Masters At Work Remix)". It also features behind the scenes footage with the girls(don't know if it's something we haven't seen yet or not). Of course in order to get access to all this you have to pay $10/month to subscribe to their lame service.

Thanks Case.

-- Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 9.15AM PST - [Joz]
More On MelC In Edmonton
A reminder that Melanie C will be at the West Edmonton Mall on the HMV stage this Friday at 7pm in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She will sing a couple of songs and answer a couple of questions, followed by an autograph session. VIP passes assuring an autograph and at least a chance to ask a question are available by listening to Power 92.

-- Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 5.38AM PST - [Joz]
Australian Spice Special Rescheduled
That Australian Spice Special(Story) that was cancelled(Story), is now rescheduled to be shown this Saturday at 6pm on Channel 10 in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, even though it is still not showing up in any TV Guides.

Thanks to Luke Peterson.

-- Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 5.26AM PST - [Joz]
More Smash Hits Awards
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham also got second place in the catagory of Saddest Looser at those {cool} Smash Hits Awards(Story).

-- Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 5.20AM PST - [Joz]
More On Emma In Bahamas
After her golfing lesson(Story), Emma spent her next day in the Bahamas laying on the beach wearing a white swimsuit. She was at the beach as part of a VIP bash to relaunch the Ocean Club on Paradise Island. She is apparently there by herself.

Here is a picture of tanned-up Emma in the Ocean Club.

-- Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 4.53AM PST - [Joz]
Spice Girls In Z100 Awards
Spice Girls have been nominated in NY Radio station Z100's 2000 Z100 awards. They are a choice for Favorite Female Pop Group and Favorite "Comeback" Artist. You can vote on this page.

Thanks Case.

-- Monday, December 11, 2000 at 1.50AM PST - [Joz]
MelB Wants More Kids
-= Rumor Warning =-

Melanie B is planning on having another child and starting a family with her current love Max Beesley. She has allegedly been telling friends excitedly that they are going to try for a baby. However she does not have any plans to wed again, still bruised from her divorce to Jimmy Gulzar.

-= Rumor Warning =-

-- Monday, December 11, 2000 at 1.41AM PST - [Joz]
Baby Spice Hits The Green
Emma Bunton was in the Bahamas out on the golf course, after a night of partying, getting some golfing lessons from three times Masters Champion Gary Player. Gary, 65, met Emma at the reopening of a swanky golf course in Nassau. Here's some pics of Golfer Emma:

-- Monday, December 11, 2000 at 1.30AM PST - [Joz]
Special Aussie Single Up For Pre-Order
That super-special Australian "Let Love Lead The Way" single(Story) is up for pre-order at importCD.com.

Thanks Jason.

-- Monday, December 11, 2000 at 1.20AM PST - [Joz]
Players Club Advertisement
Giulio made an MPEG of a television advertisement for Mel B - The Players Club which is airing tomorrow night at 9pm on BBC 2. Thanks Giulio aka JudgeJulez.

-- Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 4.20AM PST - [Joz]
"I Turn To You" On Regis MPEG
An MPEG site(requested link-removal) has encoded and uploaded an MPEG of Friday's Mel C performance of "I Turn To You" on Live with Regis. Here is a local copy:

-- Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 4.15AM PST - [Joz]
Smash Hits Awards
{Respectable} teen magazine Smash Hits(UK) has given out it's Smash Hits Awards which are decided by readers of the magazine. Spice Girls picked up awards for:
  • Worst Single: "Holler"
  • Worst Video: "Holler"
  • Worst Album: Forever
MelC also won the award for Most Tragic Haircut. Boyband Westlife swept the awards for best of catagories winning six total.

{ } = Sarcasm
Wow, those British teeny-boppers may be even funnier than the American ones.

-- Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 4.04AM PST - [Joz]
MelC On Forever's Early Results & Future Of Spice
Mel C recently spoke about the girls' reaction to earl Forever success. She said:

"Of course we would've liked it to be more successful. At the end of the day, we haven't worked as hard on the promotional side as we did on the previous two records, mainly because we do want to have a life as well as a career. It's to be expected that if you're going to work your ass off, every day of the year, of course you're going to have more success. We're trying to find balance in our lives now. Two of the girls have got babies, we have solo projects. We're just happy to have a good album, and the fans who have it are enjoying it. As people discover it and get to hear it, it will be more successful in the future. We definitely feel this is the best Spice Girls album ever."

"Next year is probably going to be a year of more solo work. Right now, we haven't got anything planned, specifically, as a group. We're enjoying what we're up to at the moment. Nobody's leaving the band, and we're not splitting up. We're taking a bit of time out and exploring things for ourselves. When we started, we were young and hungry and wanted success. We still want it, but we've now had two, three years of living that crazy life, and we've missed other things a little bit. It's a change of pace for the Spice Girls, that's all."

-- Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 3.57AM PST - [Joz]
MelB Misses Her Own Premiere
Scary Spice Melanie B was a no-show for the premiere of the short movie Fish which she is featured in. Mel says it was because her daughter Phoenix Chi got sick in the car on the way to the premiere. The film will be shown on BBC Choice this Friday.

If anybody can get a vidcap MPEG of it, or at least Mel's part, please contact me.

-- Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 3.25AM PST - [Joz]
Spice Farts
Mel B recently talked about Spice Girls farting habits. She says that she and Mel C often hold "bottom burp" sessions and that the whole group can recognise each other's whiffs. Mel B says:

Mel and me are quite free with our bottom burping. Us girls can all identify each other by their smells. We'll be like, 'That one's yours, Mel!' We know each other that well, so you can't get away with anything."


-- Friday, December 8, 2000 at 12.09AM PST - [Joz]
WOMAN Is Back?
-= Rumor Warning =-

The song "WOMAN" will be a B-Side on the next Spice Girls single.

-= Rumor Warning =-

Thanks Jorge Araujo.

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 11.39PM PST - [Joz]
Baby It's Cold Outside MP3
From when Mel C was on the Frank Skinner show(Story): The file quality is mediocre at the start, but improves in qualty significantly about 20% into it. This is because it's actually two MP3s fused together(one person happened to record only the first half, another other only the second, yeah weird coincidences).

Thanks JudgeJulez.

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 11.39PM PST - [Joz]
Next Single: Tell Me Why
It appears that the next Spice Girls single will be "Tell Me Why". Interestingly enough, rumor has it that the girls themselves supposedly will not be in the video.

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 11.35PM PST - [Joz]
Aussie Special Correction
The Australian Spice Girls special scheduled for this Saturday(Story) unfortunately will not be airing. I don't know if it was a change in the schedule or erroneously reported originally.

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 2.53AM PST - [Joz]
Spice Girls Trying To Stop Documentary
Remember that old video footage of Spice Girls while they were living together in Maidenhead, Berkshire?(Story) Well it appears that ITV(UK) is planning on airing it as part of a tell-all documentary about the girls to air next Spring. In one scene Victoria reveals she has the hots for her future husband's Manchester United team-mate Ryan Giggs. Spice Girls are trying to stop this footage from going out claiming that they own the rights to it. A 'ITV insider' says:

"We really want to get this on air, it shows for the first time who the Spice Girls really are. It is raw footage and is fascinating in the light of what the girls became. Not surprisingly they don't want us to show it and solicitors' letters have been flying around. But we really want to put it out."

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 2.48AM PST - [Joz]
MelC Buys Friend A New House
-= Rumor Warning =-

Mel C has purchased her mother's best friend, Rachel Thomas, a 120,000 flat in N.London on Muswell Hill as a Christmas gift.

-= Rumor Warning =-

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 2.41AM PST - [Joz]
Emma Engagement Denied
New news posted on the official Spice Girls site:

Emma Not Engaged

There has been a lot of speculation and press that Emma is getting engaged to Jade (Damage) today (5.12.00). There is no truth in this story whatsoever.

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 2.37AM PST - [Joz]
MelC Concert In South Africa
Melanie C is having a concert in South Africa on February 24th. No more info available on this at the moment.

Thanks Spice-Birthday.

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 2.34AM PST - [Joz]
SCAPE Interview
Australian online entertainment site SCAPE has an interview with Spice Girls on their site. Here is a local copy of it.

Thanks PrincessPosh!

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 1.30AM PST - [Joz]
Terra Interview
Spanish site Terra has an interview up with the girls. In the interview the girls talk about their latest album, music on the Internet, shooting videos, and performing concerts. It's in Spanish, but I did a rough translation with Babelfish, and tried to translate it the rest of the way after that, so I can't guarentee it's 100% accurate, perhaps only 92% ;) Anyway here is the local English translation of the interview.

Thanks David Ciudad Sesmero.

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 12.26AM PST - [Joz]
Victoria's Christmas Stocking
Victoria and David Beckham among other celbrities were asked to put together their idea Christmas stockings. The stockings were auctioned off on Tuesday night, proceeds going to the Macmillan Cancer Relief charity. David & Victoria's Christmas stocking list consisted of:
  • Luxury Belgian chocolates
  • The Top Ten CD's of 2000
  • A magnum of champagne
  • A hair straightener
  • Baby wipes
  • A designer dress from Maria Grachvogel
  • A Wale Adyemi jacket

-- Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 12.20AM PST - [Joz]
Westlife Bashes Spice Girls (Again)
UK boyband Westlife have bashed Spice Girls again. This time on worldpop, starting with taking about Forever:

"There's a couple of decent tracks on it, Holler and Let Love Lead The Way are OK. And there's one other track called Oxygen but the rest of it is rubbish. They sold about seven copies of Forever in America. That says it all. All I said in the first place was that they aren't as popular as they used to be and then they started to slime us and said that we weren't big in America. Would we sing on a Spice Girls' TV Special? There'll never be one because they're not legends. But you have to give credit to the Spice Girls. At the end of the day they did put England and Ireland back on the map."

-- Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at 11.57PM PST - [Joz]
WembleyTV Auction
The official Melanie C website has updated with the following news:

Wembley TV is currently auctioning signed copies of Melanie's 'Northern Star' album as well as her latest single 'If That Were Me', to raise money for the charity 'The Big Issue'. Just click here to go there. There is also QuickTime video there of Mel talking about her latest charity single "If That Were me", as well as Mel talking about her trip to America which is just underway. Here are local copies of those movies:

-- Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at 12.14PM PST - [Joz]
White MelB MPEG
Here is an MPEG of the new commercial concerning racism that Mel B is in(Story): Thanks lipe.hall

-- Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at 12.10PM PST - [Joz]
Players Club On BBC2
The documentary on Melanie B entitled Mel B - The Players Club will be showing on BBC 2 next Tuesday, December 12th at 9pm.

Thanks Michael Holden.

-- Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at 12.51AM PST - [Joz]
Earl's Court On Much
Spice Girls Live @ Earl's Court will be showing on MuchMusic(Canada) this Thursday at 6pm, 9pm, Midnight, and 8am EST; 3pm, 6pm, 9pm & 5am PST.

Thanks MarcoL.

-- Monday, December 4, 2000 at 12.05AM PST - [Joz]
MelC Frank Skinner Interview
Giulio has sent in an MP3 of the Mel C Frank Skinner Interview(Story). Here's that: Thanks Giulio.

-- Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 11.53PM PST - [Joz]
If That Were Me Enters Charts
Melanie C's final single, "If That Were Me", off her solo debut album has entered the UK singles chart at #18.

-- Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 8.57PM PST - [Joz]
Introducing #SpiceChat
There's some interest by a few people in launching a Spice Girls chat that can be unified throughout the Internet and is easy to access. So one has been created! You can connect to it right here! Whether it is worth having will be determined by it's popularity. So if you are interested, log in! I've added a "Spice Chat" link to where the Album 3 link used to be in the above bar area. Have fun!

Tech Info:
It's actually an IRC Channel so you can just connect through any IRC Client(like mIRC), it's #SpiceChat on irc.webchat.org. If it flies, we'll need more channel ops... email me if interested and v.familiar with IRC.

-- Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 10.25AM PST - [Joz]
What Makes You Holler?
Giulio has sent in a cool MPEG of Mel B & Emma on an MTV ByteSize interview where they are simply asked "What makes you holler?" It's pretty entertaining, and seems that they are just coming off of talking about some sort of inside joke. Anyway here's that: Thanks Giulio.

-- Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 8.13AM PST - [Joz]
Australian Spice Special
On Saturday, December 9th at 6pm on channel 10 there will be a Spice Girls special. The special will feature the a new Australian interview with the girls about the new album, as well as the "making of" clips of "Holler" and "Let Love Lead The Way". It will even feature some footage from inside the Forever release party in London(Story).

Thanks to Luke Peterson.

Site News: Links Updated

-- Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 7.46AM PST - [Joz]
Special Edition LLLTW
An extra collector's edition "Let Love Lead The Way" single with new artwork will be released only in Australia on January 8th.

Thanks to Luke Peterson.

-- Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 7.41AM PST - [Joz]
MelC Home For Christmas
-= Rumor Warning =-

Mel C will be spending her holidays at home with her family in Liverpool.

-= Rumor Warning =-

-- Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 7.34AM PST - [Joz]
Sky Offers Victoria A Deal
Sky Television(UK) has offered Posh Spice Victoria Beckham a 1 million deal for a two year contract to present a series of 26 entertainment and lifestyle shows. Sky first approached Victoria with the deal this past summer, but now they have finalised their offer. Word is that Victoria doesn't want to commit to it just yet because she is busy working on material for her debut solo album. A 'close friend' says:

"She is really flattered and can see by the amount on offer that they mean business. Victoria is serious about continuing to work as a TV presenter, but she does have a lot of other projects on the go at the moment. In particular she is currently writing songs for her solo album and if more material is to be released she knows the promotional work will really eat into her time and would make a TV job almost impossible. But the deal is very tempting and Victoria is still not sure what to do about it."

Concentrate on the music babe.

-- Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 6.44AM PST - [Joz]
Insider Spice Messages
Here is a copy of the messages from the girls from the latest issue of Insider Spice, the fanclub newsletter. The info is a bit dated by now, but still interesting.

Thanks Angie Hung / Kenny's Ho.

-- Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 6.15AM PST - [Joz]
Baby Baby Spice Soon?
Emma Bunton is considering getting married early next year to boyfriend Jade Jones. They might be planning to have a child soon after the marriage. In the new issue of OK! Magazine Emma admits that seeing how in love David & Victoria are inspired her own romance, and also says:

"To think that, until a year ago, I was one of those people who say: 'I'm not having children, I'm not getting married, I've got too much to do.' But now I'm really looking forward to it. I love babies. I've always loved children because I'm from a big family with a lot of cousins so I'm really looking forward to it all. I would like to have a family. Being around Brooklyn and Phoenix makes me realise that. I just can't let go of them, they're both so gorgeous."

Jade says:

"We both hope to marry soon. Emma's my girl and I'm so happy with the way things are. When people see us out, they must be able to see how happy we are just to be in each other's company."

-- Friday, December 1, 2000 at 7.59PM PST - [Joz]
The White Version Of MelB
Scary Spice Melanie Brown appears as a white girl in a new commercial against racism airing this week in England. Her skin has been digitally altered, along with the skin of British soccer star David Seaman appearing as a black man, and boxers Lennox Lewis and Naseem Hamed turned white. Crime surveys show that every hour, every day there are four incidents of racial harassment or abuse in Britain, something the Commission for Racial Equality(CRE) is trying to change with a series of television advertisements launched today. The CRE campaign comes in a week when parliament completed measures to make racial discrimination unlawful across all public activities and imposed a duty on public bodies to work for race equality. In her commercial Mel says:

"Would I be more scary if I was white? Racism is everywhere and if we can start admitting it and realising it, then things will begin to get better. It may not be possible to change people's minds overnight, but it's good to start making them more aware."

Here are a couple pics of white MelB:

Thanks lipe.hall & Michael Holden for the pics.

If anybody can get a vidcap MPEG of it please contact me.

-- Friday, December 1, 2000 at 7.18PM PST - [Joz]
MelC worldpop Interview
worldpop has a new video interview with Mel C up. This is the same interview that they based a clip from about Mel denying Spice Girls splitting up from. This is however much longer and more elaborate. In the interview Mel talks about her new single "If That Were Me", about the Spice Girls split rumors obviously, says there will be no Spice Girls tour in 2001 due to time constraints, talks about her next solo album, and her Christmas plans.

Here is a local copy of their watered-down text-transcript.