MelC UK Tour Tickets On Sale!As promised, the official Melanie C website has just posted tour dates for Melanie C's UK tour which will be this September. The local Mel C Tour Dates page has been updated to reflect the new concerts. Tickets are on sale NOW and are available from venue box offices, a credit card hotline on 0115 912 9000 or gigsandtours.com Here is a direct link to purchasing the tickets online from that site. All tickets cost £15 except London which are £16.
MelC Tour Dates SoonThe official Melanie C website has news that they will be posting the Mel C tour dates and all the details on how to buy tickets on that site at 9am tomorrow morning. Thats 4am on the East Coast and 1am tonight for all of you on the West Coast! This may be only the UK dates. Either way, the dates will be mirrored here on SpiceNews as soon as they are released.
MelC AppearancesMelanie C will be on BBC Radio 1 with Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes today at noon(7am East Coast/10am West Coast). You can listen to Radio 1 live in realaudio by hitting this link.
The duo will also be on Top Of The Pops on BBC 1 television this Friday at 7.30pm performing "Never Be The Same Again" together publicly for the first time.
Thanks to Zila and thanks Dana.
MelC Thank You VideoThe always nice and courteous Melanie Chisholm has recorded a video clip thanking fans for getting her to #1(Story) and thanking for going to her website. The clip has been posted on the news page of her official website.
Thanks to Zila.
Kare 11 VideoSomeone has finally decided to encode and post the 1999 Kare 11 News feature about Spice Girls working with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on their new album! This is the news segment where the clips of "Oxygen" and "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" were pulled from, except now we have video to go along with it! Yes, it's video of Spice Girls recording two of their songs for their upcoming album! This video can be downloaded from this site.
J On MelCFive singer Jason Brown talked on a radio show recently about his relationship with Sporty Spice Melanie C. He said that the two are just seeing what will happen between them at the moment, and it's not a publicity stunt as some have accused Mel of following in the footsteps of former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and raising additional media attention just to get her song to #1. J said:
"She's just a really, really great girl, really down to earth. I'd said 'Hello' to Mel and some of the other Spice Girls a couple of times before. But it was after the Brits when I met her properly. I had a few beers with her. It's nice to meet someone who I can sit down with and talk to about normal things. Someone who wants to chat and isn't up there with the fairies. It's really nice and refreshing to meet someone who is doing the same thing as me but is really down-to-earth and normal. That's why we get on so well. People are trying to say it's a big publicity stunt, but if it was just that I'd be getting photographed with Mel everywhere and all that. But as it stands, we've met each other a few times and we get on and we're just seeing what happens, so it's no publicity trick. We won't be conveniently photographed, because I don't want that sort of thing. We speak on the phone a lot. I'll also see Mel again this week. And hopefully she'll come to one of the shows at the weekend."
Victoria TrackHerVictoria and her husband David Beckham were out last night at London restaurant Sugar Reef for dinner with Victoria's sister Louise. The couple then went to the club "Browns" and partied until 4am.
MelC Is #1Melanie C's new single "Never Be The Same Again" has entered the UK charts at #1!!! Congratulations to Mel C!! She has knocked Geri Halliwell out of the #1 position. Mel's album Northern Star is #10 this week on the UK album chart.
Here is an mp3 clip of the Pepsi chart show where the DJ tells Mel C on the phone that she is #1 and does a small interview with her.
Thanks to Matt Shepherd for the audio!
MelB Wants To Quit..RUMOR WARNING
No, not Spice Girls. Scary Spice Mel B wants to give up her smoking habit, which is reportedly 20 cigarettes a day. She wants to quit for the sake of her one year old daughter Phoenix Chi and to save her own singing voice. Mel has booked one-on-one sessions with Paul McKenna, one of England's top hypnotists, to help her quit her smoking habit.
Brits In The NZThe Brit Awards 2000 which featured a mini-concert and award acceptance from Spice Girls will be shown on TV3 in New Zealand on Thursday April 6th at 7.30pm.
VH1's Best Band Of The 90'sVH1 has sent this email out to some people. If you think you can write something great, hopefully about Spice Girls, try your best and maybe they will be chosen as VH1's best band/artist of the 1990's. I mean we all know they already are right? ;)
Subject: VH1 Schedule
We need your help! Many of you are already familiar with The List. This show has sparked strong reactions from our viewers since day #1, and we know from your mail that viewers want to participate on the show. Well, we're not exactly looking for panelists (not yet anyhow), but we are looking for your opinions. Every Friday The List will include a segment on the show for viewer feedback on that night's topic. Of course the show is prerecorded, so we need your help to prepare for upcoming shows. Next weekend we'll tape a show on the Best 90's Artist/Band, and the producers have asked me to ask you for opinions on this topic. Tell us about your favorite 90's artists (no matter who they are - Britney, Beck, Bizkit, Blige, etc.) and why you think they are the best. If your letter is read on the air, I personally guarantee you some kind of cool gift from VH1. The List is printing up hats, T-Shirts, and coffee mugs as we speak, and I have a stash of cool premiums that are calling out to you. So take a few minutes, send me your thoughts, and I will forward them to the producers of The List. Please respond by Tuesday at 5 PM, as we need time to prepare for the taping. Also, please change the header of your e-mail to The List - that way it will stand out when I open my mail. Thanks for your input - I'm looking forward to reading the mail. Also feel free, to tell your friends about this. The more mail, the better.
Thanks to Linda Parham.
Posh BlondeHere are a couple pictures of Victoria with her new blonde colored hair:
£3 Million Divorce SettlementRUMOR WARNING
Jimmy Gulzar is reportedly demanding £3 million as a divorce settlement with wife Melanie B, who left Jimmy at the start of the new year. It was thought that the two had worked out a settlement in January(Story). However now it seems that Jimmy is determined to get what he calls a "proper settlement" from Mel B and is prepared to take the issue to High Court.
MelC On Whatever It Takes SoundtrackMelanie C's song "Go" from her solo debut album Northern Star is the first track on the soundtrack for the movie Whatever It Takes, which was released this past Monday.
MelC TV Hits InterviewThere is an interview with Melanie C in this week's issue of TV Hits(UK). Here is a scan of the interview.
Thanks to Angie Hung.
NBTSA CoversHere are scans of the "Never Be The Same Again" single covers:
NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN PT1 UK
NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN PT2 UK
- Never Be The Same Again (Single Edit)
- I Wonder What It Would Be Like
- Never Be The Same Again (Lisa Lopes Remix)
- Never Be The Same Again Video
- Never Be The Same Again
- Closer (Live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam)
- Goin' Down (Lie at The Paradiso, Amsterdam)
NBTSA Single: Early Sales StrongMelanie C's third solo single "Never Be The Same Again" which was released on Monday in the UK and should be out in most of the world by now(however not the US of course) is showing strong early sales figures with 37,000 copies sold in England so far. Many are predicting it will enter the singles charts at #1 this Sunday.
Victoria TrackHerVictoria went shopping yesterday along with her husband David and son Brooklyn. The family went designer shopping at London's exclusive Sloane Street.
MelC Independent ArticleThere is an article that features some interview bits with Melanie C up at Independent. Here is a direct link to that article. Local copy will be up in a couple days. In the article Melanie admits that she did get into a fight with the rest of the Spice Girls over Christmas break(which has since then been resolved). She also reveals that she has about 200 pairs of trainers, likes to watch her fish aquarium at home, and takes a few hits at Geri when asked what she thought about her Brits performance.
Hair And StuffPosh Spice Victoria Bekcham has bleached her hair completely blonde while her husband David has shaved his head. One London radio station reported a story that David Beckham's haircut had cost him the loss of a Brylcreem deal worth £4 million. Victoria happened to be listening to the station at the same time and called up to protest. She said:
"David hasn't lost any money from Brylcreem.He hasn't lost a penny. I just wanted to ring and let you know that. As if David would have his hair cut if he was going to lose £4 million. I would go crazy if he turned down £4m. I would have ripped his hair out for him. That story is not true, OK? I'm at home just having breakfast. I had the misfortune of listening to your radio station this morning. We get up early every morning because we have got a baby...motherhood is fantastic. Brooklyn is very well, and he has got a skinhead to match David."
Victoria also said that she would soon be jetting off to America to finish work on the third Spice Girls album. The Beckham family is staying at Victoria's parents' home at the moment because their mansion is still under construction. Victoria is staying in the same bedroom as she was when she was five!
OK! CoverHere is a picture of the interesting cover of this week's issue of OK! magazine(UK) featuring Spice Girls.
Northern Star At #12Mel C's debut album Northern Star climbed one spot this week to #12 on the UK album charts.
NBTSA Single Rip & Track ListingMel C's latest solo single, "Never Be The Same Again" was released in Malaysia on March 13th, ahead of the rest of the world. This site has a RealAudio(20kbps) rip of the single. Note that the single features "I Wonder What It Would Be Like" so go get your first listen of that! No local copies on this one... Why? mmmmmmmmm, let's just say wait a couple days until I get a copy of the UK version ;)
Also here is the track listing for the NBTSA singles:
NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN PT1 UK
01. Never Be The Same Again (radio edit)
02. Never Be The Same Again (remix)
03. I Wonder What It Would Be Like
04. Never Be The Same Again Video
NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN PT2 UK
01. Never Be The Same Again (album version)
02. Closer (live)
03. Goin' Down (live)
NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN US
01. Never Be The Same Again (radio edit)
02. I Wonder What It Would Be Like
03. Northern Star (acustoic)
04. Never Be The Same Again (video)
NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN US MAXI SINGLE
01. Never Be The Same Again (radio edit)
02. Never Be The Same Again (album version)
03. Never Be The Same Again (remix)
04. If That Were Me
05. Closer (live)
06. Goin' Down (live)
The existance/plans for a US version of the single are rumors only.
Mel & J Get TogetherRUMOR WARNING
Mel C who is rumored to be having a relationship with Five singer Jason Brown, jetted to Dublin to see Five's concert on St. Patrick's Day. After the show, Mel and Jason were chauffeured back to the posh Clarence Hotel where they joined TFI Friday star Chris Evans at a private party. But Mel and Jason stayed for just half an hour before retiring to J's luxury suite and closing the doors behind them. A friend of the singer said:
"J was over the moon when Mel said she was coming over to see him. It is fair to say it made his St Patrick's Day. But J is a very private person, as is Mel, and they are refusing to say exactly what went on. All they'll tell me is that they had a great time."
MelC worldpop InterviewThere is an interview with Mel C at worldpop. The interview was conducted before this years' Brit Awards. Here is a local copy.
MelC TV TicketsAnd another one from Melanie C's official website:
Mel will be appearing on the new BBC1 programme "A Question of Pop" (it's like "A Question of Sport" but on pop) Jamie Theakston chairs the programme with teams captains - Suggs (from Madness) and Noddy Holder (the guy with the massive hair and the louder voice from 70s icons Slade). If you want to be in the audience, you can, as we have tickets to give away ! The only stipulation is that you must be over 14. The programme will be recorded in BBC Television Centre on Saturday 1st April. Email : Rebecca.Saponiere@bbc.co.uk.
DJ Sporty CFrom Melanie C's official website:
Mel will be on Capital Radio Sunday 19th March. She is to be one of several celebs taking to the decks to spin a load of tunes for an hour and a half. Songs she has chosen include Stevie Wonder, Blur, The Beatles, and Travis. Other celebs taking to the wheels of steel in the future include Will Smith, Tom Jones, and The Stereophonics. Mel's show is on air from 8.30 til 10.
Northern Star: Platinum(UK)Melanie C's official homepage has news that Mel's solo debut album Northern Star has gone platinum in the UK. Melanie comments:
"I'm absolutely over the moon. I'll soon be announcing my tour dates so you'll be able to see me at a venue near you very soon!"
Note that in the UK, platinum status is 300,000 copies sold.
MelC Helps Launch Cancer CharitySporty Spice Melanie C was in Buxton, Derbyshir a couple days ago where she, along side Nurse of the Year Julieann Carter, helped urge people to take part in Marie Curie Cancer Care's Daffodil Campaign 2000. Mel spoke about losing her grandfather:
"I lost my grandad to cancer so I know how important it is for families to feel help is at hand from charities such as Marie Curie Cancer Care."
Posh Spice Is 11th HottestVictoria Beckham has come in as the 11th hottest woman in a poll by readers of Cosmopolitan magazine(UK). Madonna came in first place. The poll will be published in next month's issue of the magazine.
MelC In CurveThere is a small article and telephone interview with Sporty Spice Melanie C in lesbian magazine Curve(US). The magazine asks her "What's a Spice Girl to do when everyone thinks she's a lesbian?" to which Mel replies "The proper response? I don't know. Sometimes, I like to say it's a compliment, because women do have better taste than men, but, oh, my gosh, I don't know." She was then asked directly whether she's had affairs with women to wich she replied "No, never." She admits that the lesbian image hasn't hurt her any though, telling how after one Spice Girls concert a young girl grabbed her arm and said: "Look, I know you're not gay, but you helped me to come out to my family." "That's kind of touching, isn't it? I'm honored to be able to help someone in that process, because it's so important." said Mel C.
MelC TrackHerMelanie C helped launch London's Ideal Home show with a visit to the house which is to become the focus of a bizarre new "fly on the wall" show. Five strangers will be paid £10,000 to live together for a month in the house, which in inside the Earl's Court exhibition hall. The group will be surrounded by microphones and Webcams and their progress will be broadcast on London's Heart 106.2 radio station.
Is He? Isn't He?RUMOR WARNING
Conflicting tabloid reports keep coming out of the UK about whether or not Jason Brown of singing group Five is Melanie C's new boyfriend or not. J recently told one tabloid:
"I haven't had nookie fora year. But I think that's going to change soon. Who can resist a girl like Sporty? She is a beautiful looking woman and I will be seeing her again very soon. When you meet Mel in the flesh you realise just how beautiful she is. She is 100 per cent women. She's got a fit body and a fit mind. Mel's not only sexy, she is a great laugh and fun to be around."
When asked about the fight that Mel C had with him the night after the Brits after hearing that he called her ugly J said:
"I didn't have a clue what she was talking about and told her I'd never have made such a remark. I was amazed about how forward she was. To be honest, I was quite struck by how aggressive and angry she was. I explained again that I'd never said it. I mean you only have to look at the girl. She's gorgeous. Finally things settled down and she asked me if I fancied going for a drink to an after-show bash. Well, it's not exactly a date you'd turn down and I jumped at the chance. Clearly Mel is a girl who knows what she wants. Anyway, we had a few fizzy pops together and got on fantastically. As the night wore on and the fizzy pops continued, we had a little snog. But that's all I want to say right now! The relationship is in its early days and it's a personal, private thing. This is a tough business to have a proper relationship in, so we're going to take our time. But it is fair to say we're great mates and want things to continue slowly. I will never forget the Brits night. Not only did I get an award but I also got to romance one of the most stunning women in pop. That has to go down as one of the best nights in my life. I remember saying to Mel at the time how I couldn't believe it was all happening. But fate is a strange thing and I've got to be one of the happiest guys on this planet right now."
In another interview with another tabloid, J apparently said:
"Mel C and I spoke a couple of words after the Brits and that's all. It's all a case of Chinese whispers since then. I've spoken to her a couple of times and that's that. Now people are suggesting that we'll be getting married and that we are planning on having 12 kids. If she is saying she wants to start something then I'll consider it. If she wants to call me, she can, but I won't be hanging on the other end of the phone waiting for the call."
Spice Girls In America This AprilSporty Spice Melanie C was interviewed on the show T4(UK) yesterday and she said that the third Spice Girls album is nearly complete. She confirmed that Spice Girls will be going to America in April to finish the album.
Christmas RerunThe most recent Spice Girls December Concert will be shown on cable and satellite channel Sky One(UK) this Wednesday at 8pm.
Thanks Michael Holden.
Brits CorrectionThe Brit Awards 2000 will be shown on MuchMusic(CAN) this Thursday, March 16th at 9pm, not on Tuesday as previously reported. They will also be shown on MuchMusic on Friday morning the 15th, at 8am.
Thanks Urban Spice, Donald, NtMiD8.
Victoria's Stereo SystemVictoria has caused delay in the building of her £2.5 million mansion in Herfordshire. It will be now at least until April until the home is finished. This is because Victoria has informed the builders that she wants to have a state of the art £150,000 stereo system wired into the house which causes remodeling in the way the house is being consructed. The stereo will supposedly be wired so that there are speakers in every room of the house so the music can be heard everywhere. Victoria has even consulted several hi-fi specialists in London to make sure she gets exactly what she wants.
Northern Star At #13Melanie C's solo debut album Northern Star is at #13 this week on the UK Album charts. Last week it was #21.
SG Video Battle In CourtHours of video tape of Spice Girls before they were famous are the purpose of a London High Court case. The videos came to light when a company called Rave Productions folded in 1996. The High Court will decide who owns the rights to the videos. Ex-Rave chiefs Steve Newman, 45, and John Gaudino, 44, are suing colleague Neil Davies for equal rights to the videos. The videos could be worth millions in world wide sales. The videos contain never before seen footage from right after the Spice Girls first met through the end of 1995. The videos feature footage of Spice Girls living in the small house they shared in Maidenhead as well as practicing at Abbey Studios and singing together at their very first public appearance.
Finish the case and release the videos please!! It would be VERY interesting and exciting to see this footage!!!
Spice Girls Are The RichestSpice Girls are at the top of The Observer's(UK) list of the 100 richest Pop Stars in Britain. The newspaper estimates that Victoria is worth £25.5 million, followed by Mel C at £22.5 million and Mel B and Emma both at £22 million.
Brits In The AUThe Brit Awards 2000 at which the Spice Girls performed and accepted an award(Story) will be aired in Australia this Sunday, March 12th at 7:30pm on Channel [V].
Thanks to Luke Peterson.
MelC & JSporty Spice Melanie C and Five band member Jason "J" Brown appear to be dating each other. It is rumored that J admitted to it. In an interview Jason once actually said that Mel C is ugly. The two had a heated discussion at a post-Brit awards party but ended up really getting along and even kissing the same night! Jason said recently:
"We met on Friday after the Brits and had a bit of an argument. Then we ended up having a heated encounter. She's a great laugh and who knows what will happen?"
Melanie C was on Zoe Ball's Breakfast Radio Show Finale today and Zoe asked her if the two were an item. Mel replied "He's lovely" after which she giggled. Then Zoe said on the air "it's true Ladies and Gentlemen, Mel C and J" to which Melanie only giggled more. Obviously there's something going on between the two.
Thanks Säm Falson.
MelC Internet InterviewToday was the day of the Melanie C webcast interview! If you didn't watch it live, they have it up at the Virtue TV site. It was pretty interesting. 45 minutes of nothing but pure Melanie C! Unfortunately the interviewer dug too far into her own questions instead of sticking with ones submitted by fans in my opinion. It's good either way. Mel talks about everything from Spice Girls, saying that she's not planning on leaving anytime soon, to her solo career and future plans. Melanie says she will be touring for her album starting in the summer, and will be doing some dates in England in the fall probably. She says that Spice Girls doing anything major together is still off in the future a bit as she wants to do all she can with her solo album, and then give the same dedication to the third Spice Girls release! She also hints that she has a new boyfriend which is rumored to be 25 year old singer Jason Brown from boy band Five. She talks about her thoughts on the current state of the music industry in England, saying that most of the boybands are throw away pop, with the exception of Five and she giggles(which hints to her dating Jason Brown). She talks about Victoria and the press, just go watch it already! Here is a direct link to the 20kbps RealVideo, and the 45kbps RealVideo.
MelC On MTV SelectMelanie C well be on Select MTV(EU) this coming Monday at 4pm.
Thanks to Sara.
Brits In FinlandThe Brit Awards which recently took place in England will be shown in Finland tomorrow on Channel 1 at 2.45pm.
MelC Bashes Geri's HairSporty Spice Mel C was recently interviewed on BBC2's O-Zone. On the show she commented on former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's hair saying:
"You know I love Geri, but the hair's got to go. It's a bit big, a bit Barbie, isn't it?"
MelC Talks To Sky NewsSky News(UK) has recently had a talk with Melanie C. In the interview Mel rules out the possibility of a collaboration with Geri Halliwell but says she would love to work with Madonna. Melanie said:
"Musically we are very, very different as artists. But you know, no matter what happens in the industry, in both our careers, Geri is still a very dear friend of mine and that's never going to change. I'm releasing my single at the time that's right for me (same day as Geri's new single) to release it. Geri's career has absolutely nothing to do with mine. Everything I do, it's a personal thing. If the papers want to make a bit of a thing, a media circus, out of it, it doesn't do me any harm. It reminds people that I've got a record out so I'm not complaining."
"I'd like to work with Madonna. I think that would be the icing on the cake so maybe, one day, that would be a great collaboration if she was up for it. But there are so many other artists, bands like Stereophonics or Travis. That's part of the music scene that really excites me. There are so many good rock bands coming out of the country, whereas I think the pop in England's a bit weak at the moment, apart from Five, they're great!!"
She also talked about her music and solo career:
"There's always inspiration behind every song. The writing of my solo album was quite cathartic, it got a lot of stuff out. I think if people have heard some of the album there's a lot of aggression inside me as well as a romantic side, so it's nice to be able to do that and express myself in lots of different ways. My love of music is across the board, I've never really put myself into one style of music, I just enjoy something if I think it's good. So I think that's reflected a lot and a lot of musicians who inspired me are from different genres, people from the R+B and soul music scenes and the rock scene, I think predominantly it's pop with flavours of different styles."
"I'm a very shy person at heart and, with the Spice Girls, trying to compete with Melanie and Geri is a mean task! But that was fun and, in those days, I sat and listened and learned a lot. Now it's exciting for me to have an opinion - which I always had anyway - but now I can express it. I have to be careful what I say - I've got a lot of impressionable young fans. I'm still a Spice Girl so I have to take into consideration the other girls' feelings and thoughts, but I feel a bit freer and able to express what I really feel."Mel also talks about the possiblity of acting for the first time:
"I have fantasies of being a movie star so, maybe, if the rightscript came in, I'd have a bash at that. But at the moment I'm looking forward to touring this record, because that's what it's all about for me. I just want to get up there on stage and play my music live."
Official UpdateSpice Girls have posted an official update on their website. It says:
"Wow, what a fantastic night we had on Friday night at the Brits! Did you see us? We were so, so nervous before we went on stage, especially after seeing all the other acts perform so brilliantly and knowing that there were millions of you watching us across the globe !
After the show we nipped over to Sugar Reef for our own little party, which was the perfect way to celebrate. It was a great place to boogie the night away - and we did!
As promised, we made a little film of some of the chaos back-stage before we came on. It's a real laugh and well worth a look. It will be up here very very shortly - so keep checking !
Till next time, stay Spicy!!!!
Love, Peace and Girl Power."
Sisqo Says ThanksUS R&B star Sisqo has Melanie B listed in the thank you section of his cd insert.
Better Quality Brit VidsSpice Girls Information World has posted better quality versions of some of the Spice Girls' Brit Awards action.
Shopping TrackerVictoria was shopping with her son Brooklyn yesterday at London's Sloane Square. Meanwhile Mel C was shopping at the same time in North London.
MelC VS StepsMelanie C continues an ongoing battle with the British pop group Steps. Melanie was asked about Steps by Smash Hits magazine(UK) and she said:
Steps are great entertainment but would they call themselves artists? They don't write their own material. They're not serious musicians. They don't even play with a live band on tour, so don't put them in the same category as someone like me."
She was also recently asked in a Danish interview recently who she thought the worst band in the world was, and she said "Steps". I think it's important to note that Melanie never started bashing Steps out of the blue, but rather just replied honestly to questions that she was asked.
If you're like me(like I was a couple months ago), you might be wondering "Who the hell are Steps??" ANSWER: Here is the Yahoo! catagory listing, try not to laugh too hard.
Brit Awards VideoYes, for anyone that has not seen the brits yet, get excited NOW! Here are some RealVideos of the Spice Girls in action at the Brit Awards 2000:
About Linking SpiceNews Files
Official MessageSpice Girls Official Homepage sent out an official email to all mailing list subscribers. Here it is:
it's the Mels, Emma and Victoria here...we're feeling chuffed to bits right now as you can imagine. We had an absolutely fantastic time at The Brits. We just wanna let you know that you will be able to see exclusive behind the scenes footage. It was a right laugh as we were performing for the first time this century !!! (It's always nice to pick up an award or two - too!) None of this "you can only see what we want you to see" m'larkey, you will be able to see all our backstage antics as they really happen. Uh-oh !
Mel C : Also I will be here on March 9th (6.30pm) for a webchat and interview so if you wanna ask me a question there's still time. It will be fabarama as you will actually be able to see it all (just like the telly) ! Exciting isn't it !
Finally, we wanted to tell you about the new Insider Spice. Our mates at the c3 pop portal are busy bees building it right now. It is going to feature some fab-tastic footage of behind the scenes stuff, features, fun exclusive competitions...... basically a total Spice-fest for tip-top fans only !
Catch all the latest stuff on our official website at http://c3.vmg.co.uk/spicegirls/
See ya there!
New Video Game To Feature Spice GirlsThere is allegedly a video game in development by Aurora & Celebrityfest entitled The Legacy: Good vs Evil which plans to feature Spice Girls! It is a fighting game which claims it will have 30 characters in it, including girl band B*Witched and Spice Girls! Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is also planned to be in the game. The company has yet to get permission from the camps for using the groups in the game however. Ballpark figure for release date is next winter. Here are some early screen shots of the game:
- Development Shot
- Emma vs Keavy VS Screen
- Mel B vs Lindsey VS Screen
- Mel B in action
- Victoria in action
- Emma in action
This looks a lot better then that damn SpiceWorld for PSX. I don't know about you but me being a gamer I'm really excited about it. I love fighting games as well! And we'll finally be able to duke it out between MelB & Geri!!! YEAH haha!
MelC On Donny & MarieMelanie C will be a guest on the Donny & Marie show(US) on Monday, March 13th. Check local listings for times.
Thanks again to Linda Parham.
Northern Star Is RisingMelanie C's solo debut album Northern Star is climbing the UK charts. It was out of the top 75 three weeks ago, re-entered the charts two weeks ago at #59. It moved up to #34 last week, and this week it is at #21. Much of this is probably to be attributed to her new single "Never Be The Same Again", which hits the streets on March 20th.
Thanks to Zila.
MelC Mirror InterviewThe Mirror talked to Sporty Spice Melanie C on the telephone recently and here is a local copy of the interview. It's a very cute interview, the type i like with not the same old questions.
BioRhythm Re-RunBioRhythm: Spice Girls will be running again on MTV UK tomorrow night at 10pm and also later that night at 1am.
Thanks to Linda Parham and her always handy SpiceWatch.
Spice TrackerThe rest of the Spice Girls joined Victoria yesterday for a birthday party at Cotton's Hotel in Knutsford, Cheshire for Victoria's son Brooklyn. The party is said to have cost a total of £10,000 and had around 100 guests. Victoria went outside for thirty minutes to sign autographs for well-wishers.
Here is a really good picture of Victoria when she was outside.
Brits In Brazil & Latin AmericaClarice was the first of many to write in and inform that the Brit Awards 2000 will be shown in Brazil & Latin America on FOX this Saturday, March 11th at 10pm and re-run again the following Sunday(Mar 12th) at 1.30pm.
Brits In FranceSteph Spice writes in to say that the Brit Awards 2000 which took place on Friday(Story) will be airing in France on channel M6 on March 18th at 11.25pm.
Once again, they will be airing in Canada on MuchMusic on March 14th at 9pm.
No US date yet.
Four BoysVictoria told a Sunday newspaper that she loves being a mother and would love to have three more brothers for Brooklyn.
ITV Cuts Holler HollerITV who broadcast the Brit Awards in England edited out the Spice Girls' performance of "Holler Holler" due to time constraints. ITV said that they may put it back in for re-runs of the show if they get enough complaints. Complain Here.
First Album 3 SingleRUMOR WARNING
BBC Radio 1 has said that the first Spice Girls single from their forthcoming third album will be "Holler Holler".
Spice Girls In AmericaRUMOR WARNING
Spice Girls will be going to the US in April to finish their third album.
Beesley LoveScary Spice Mel B and her new boyfriend Max Beesley just can't seem to stay away from each other. Max was at the Spice Girls' rehearsals for their Brit Awards performance and after each song girls got done practicing, the two would start kissing. Max has also been spotted at some London jewlery shops shopping for an even more expensive ring for Mel. Tabloids are saying it's an engagement ring he's looking for, but thats just tabloid rumors.
Brits Audio & More InfoHere is the Spice Girls full show & award acceptance in RealAudio G2 from last night's Brit Awards:
A big thank you to Alexandre from Spice Millennium for posting these files. Also as you'll know by listening to the above audios, a correction from the below post: Spice Girls did NOT do a medley of the songs. Each song was done seperately in it's entirety with the exception of SYBT which is just an accapella intro.
- Will Smith Introduces Spice Girls, Spice Girls Intro Movie Plays
- Spice Up Your Life
- Spice Girl Accept Award
- Say You'll Be There (accapella)
- Holler Holler
The Brit Awards 2000 will be shown on MuchMusic(CAN) on Tuesday, March 14th. No US date yet.
Finally, here is another picture of the Spice Girls from the Brit Awards.
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Brits SummaryThe Spice Girls accepted their award for Outstanding Contribution To British Music today at the Brit Awards. Former Spice girl Geri Halliwell did not accept with them. Mel B however made sure to extend thanks to Geri when they accepted the award. Mel said:
"We've all got to say a big big thank you to Geri because without her we wouldn't be able to do this."
Before the award the girls did an interview in which Mel B did have a dig at Geri saying:
"Unlike Geri, we will be performing live. I'm sorry, I had to say it....I always get in trouble for everything!"
The rest of the girls giggled when she said this. She is of course referring to the fact that Geri lip-synced her performance. The Spice Girls performance was amazing. Some early reviews of the performance said the Spice Girls proved that they are the "undisputed queens of brit pop". The girls' performance was much choreographed and practiced for in advance. It included fireworks, and went the whole nine yards. The girls performed a medley of four songs: Spice Up Your Life, Say You'll Be There(A cappella), Holler Holler, and ended with Goodbye at which point the girls got very emotional like they sometimes do with the song and had tears in their eyes. They sounded amazing and really proved that they are excellent singers. Here are a couple pics of the girls from the awards:
..and again, no I don't know when the awards will air in the US, I will post it here as soon as I know.
Brits ReminderJust a reminder that today is the day that the Spice Girls will be accepting their Outstanding Contribution To British Music award, as well as performing at the Brit Awards 2000. Keep it here for the latest news as to what happened as it comes in.
NBTSA Cover 2Here is a picture of the cover of Melanie C's next single "Never Be The Same Again"(Released March 20th UK) which as you may know features Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopez. This is a different picture from the small one posted earlier. It is unclear whether this picture is for part 2 of the single and the other is for part 1 or vice-versa.
Thanks to Wacky Spice / Jennifer.
MelC Not Gone After BritsMelanie C has shot down rumors that she would be leaving Spice Girls after this year's Brit Awards (See Previous Story). On her streak of UK television promo appearances on shows such as Big Breakfast and The Priority she falsified rumors that she would be leaving as well as that she is having a big fight with Mel B. She even showed pictures of the girls rehearsing for their Brit Awards performance.
Thanks to Rubina, Alexandre, and everyone else who sent it in.
MelC Gone After Brit AwardsI have zero belief in this, as the British media is most likely trying to build up more drama then there already is for this Friday's Brit Awards, but it's in the media anyway:
Sporty Spice Mel C has told friends that this Friday's appearance with Spice Girls at the Brit Awards 2000 will be her last with the group. She is supposedly leaving the group after this weekend's Brit Awards ceremony.
MelB & Max PicsIf you're curious as to what Mel B's new boyfriend Max Beesley looks like, here are a couple pics of them together:
Liam Gallagher: ChickenSpice Girl Melanie C has branded Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher a chicken on Channel 4's Big Breakfast(UK) for avoiding her during the pair's war of words. Mel says that the two have made up now but that Liam deliberately layed low during their battle. Mel said:
"I think he's a chicken actually. All the threats and everything else he gave to me, I've never actually met him."