--Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 11.24AM PST
Forever Promo Poster
This 24x36 poster has been sent to stores around the US along with this week's Virgin releases.

Thanks Case.

--Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 11.20AM PST
Hot In The US
-= Rumor Warning =-

Melanie B's debut solo album Hot will be released in the US in February according to an MTV News report.

-= Rumor Warning =-

Thanks Case.

--Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 11.10AM PST
My VH1 Music Awards
You can go vote for Spice Girls for Best UK Act at the My VH1 Music Awards which will be shown live on November 30th. Currently they are losing to Robbie Williams. You have to register a username at the site which sucks but whatever.. do it for the Spice!

--Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 12.23AM PST
MTV Spice Story
MTV's website is running this story about the new Spice Girls album, which is linked off the main page of the site! My guess is that MTV(US) is testing the waters with this one to see if there is any interest. If you have a chance, give some positive feedback in the "You Tell Us" section at the bottom of the story.

Also, thanks to Adam NYC for pointing out that it would be an even better idea to call MTV TRL to get them to play "Holler", since phone calls count more than email. So please, everyone who is reading this right now, call MTV at 1-800-DIAL-MTV, which is 1-800-342-5688, and request "Holler" by Spice Girls!! Do it everyday this week! If you have time, do it a few times each day! Lets keep this going all week!

--Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 12.05AM PST
MelC #1 in US!
Melanie C's official site is reporting that "I Turn To You" has gone to #1 in the US Dance Charts. This is not reflected on the Billboard online dance charts yet.

Congratulations Mel!

--Monday, October 30, 2000 at 5.32PM PST
Official Site Update
The Official Spice Girls Homepage has been updated with the following message:

N..N...N...N...Number 1 for the Ninth Time!!

'Oh-my-god! We're so pleased we're number 1, we want to say a massive thanks to all our fans for being so loyal.It's always fantastic to be number 1 and we'll all be celebrating with friends.

This time it is a little bit extra special, because we've been out of the public eye for a little while. We were really nervous as you never know if you're going to be welcomed back - but you lot are great!!!

Emma on getting to Number 1 this week-end.

The Spice Girls are moving up that league of number 1's with more than even the Rolling Stones! Only the Beatles (17), Elvis(17) and Sir Cliff Richard (14) to go! The number 1's so far : Wannabe, Say You'll Be There, 2 Become 1, Mama/Who Do You Think You Are, Spice Up your Life, Too Much, Viva Forever, Goodbye and now Holler/Let Love Lead the Way.

--Monday, October 30, 2000 at 5.16PM PST
Virgin Denies Releasing Forever Online?
Apparently Virgin Records is denying that they released Forever online and also that is available on Napster according to this article at Q Online. Maybe they got the quote wrong from the spokeswoman, and she meant that they did not accidentally upload the files... Because denying that the album is out would be just ridiculous.

--Monday, October 30, 2000 at 5.08PM PST
Win A MelB Folder
You can win a Mel B postcard and folder(uhh.. ok?) at this link at MTV Asia.

Thanks mjspIce.

Whats next, a Mel B pencil?

--Monday, October 30, 2000 at 4.07PM PST
MelC Bashes Westlife
After getting their new single to #1(Story), Mel C was asked(as were the other girls in seperate interviews), what she thought of the Westlife "competition", and their remarks that the Spice Girls are "finished". Mel said:

"They said we were finished. Well, how do they like them apples? We're as big as ever. All they do is get their marketing men to work out what it takes to get to number one. It doesn't mean anything any more. For me, it's all about the music."

--Monday, October 30, 2000 at 4.00PM PST
Victoria Opens Champagne
Victoria celebrated "Holler" going to #1 yesterday(Story) by visiting husband David Beckham at a London Book store where he was signing copies of his new book. Once arriving, Victoria popped open a bottle of Champagne. She said:

"We're absolutely thrilled. We've all been working really hard, and the Spice Girls are stronger than ever. This is just a taste of the new album."

--Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 9.00PM PST
TRL: It's Now Or Never
The time has come. Many petitions and campaigns for voting on MTV(US) TRL have been in existance over the past month. I did not join into any of these because I simply thought that MTV had their own schedule of when they would premiere the video on the show. While I am not a fan of the show myself, I know the exposure it has on the US market. Surely the video is now available to MTV since many other US-based video shows have played it. Most people expected TRL to premiere it sometime in October. October is over, and still no sign of the video. The waiting ends here and now. I want every single person who is reading this right now to FOLLOW THIS LINK and check the "Other" box and put in Spice Girls for the Artist Name and Holler for the Video title. Fill out the damn name/age/state/whatever they want below and hit submit.

MTV apparently doesn't think Spice Girls are good enough to play or they are trying to cut them off. What other excuse could they possibly have at this point, I can't imagine any other. Go vote, every day this week. Vote multiple times if you can, tell your friends to vote, go vote, do it, do it, do it. I'll be putting a link to vote as below at the bottom of the last posted news story all week. I'm still not entirely optimistic, but lets see if we can have any influence. I'm not going to let this go by without trying.

Of course Virgin Records are also fools if they do not put out a single in the US..

Vote On TRL - 1-800-DIAL-MTV (1-800-342-5688)

--Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 8.25PM PST
Holler Enters Australian Charts
"Holler" has entered the Australian Singles Chart at #2. It was beat out by Spiller's "Groovejet" - yep, that song AGAIN!

Thanks Lee.

--Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 4.35PM PST
Holler Enters UK Charts
"Holler/Let Love Lead The Way" has entered the UK Singles Chart at #1!!! This is the Spice Girls' 9th #1 single and first in two years! Around 150,000 copies of the single were sold this first week. Here are reactions of both Victoria and Emma from different radio stations in MP3 format: - The Emma Bunton clip is an MP3 conversion of the realaudio which was created by Spice Universe.

- Thanks Matt Shepherd for the Victoria clip!

--Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 3.20PM PST
Forever CD-Rip Released!
MP3 Group EGO has released the first real cd-rip of Forever! Here's the NFO, SFV, and PROOF JPEG that EGO provides in their release: If you don't know what this is all about, just look at the last link for a new pic of the cd in the case. If you know what I'm talking about, then you know where to get it.

mmmmmm, this cd-rip sounds so clean!!!

--Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 2.02PM PST
MelC Eating Disorder
In the December issue of Q Magazine(UK), Melanie C admits that she has had an eating disorder that has led her into depression(Story). Melanie would be a binge-eater, and would run six miles and go to the gym for two to three hours most days. If she was too busy with recording to find time for the gym, she wouldn't eat that day. It finally became so severe that she had to go to her doctor for help and the other Spice Girls became increasingly worried by her thin appearance. The disorder was the real reason she was prescribed the anti-depressant Prozac. Mel now says that she realizes she is overweight. She says:

"I'm not happy with my weight. I am overweight for my frame and height but I've got a healthier mind and I'd rather have that. I always felt not good, or not pretty enough, or I didn't have a good enough body, to be a Spice Girl. Not good enough to be famous. I've never liked myself, and I've always had self-doubt, so I thought if I'm as fit as I can be and thin then maybe I'll be good enough. Eventually I was just living on fruit and vegetables, steamed or raw. There was no fat in my diet, no protein, no carbohydrates. I even stopped eating potatoes and didn't drink alcohol for three years. Then it all started catching up on me, I was so severely underweight. And I would avoid going out to dinner because I had this horrible secret to hide."

--Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 1.40PM PST
Secret Divorce
Mel B has secretly completed the legal part of her divorce to husband Jimmy Gulzar four months ago on June 12th. The divorce was settled on the grounds of her adultry. Efforts were made to keep the legal actions of the divorce secret. It was not listed when it happened, and the court papers will remain a secret, since after 14 days pass since the divorce they are no longer public documents. Mel said she also had feelings that the marriage might be going bad before her daughter was even born. She said:

"I had this feeling but I just ignored it. I was trying to be positive and mature about the situation, with a baby on the way. Oh, I nearly gave away the time there, didn't I?"

--Friday, October 27, 2000 at 5.53PM PDT
Forever More
There is apparently a new Spice Girls DVD coming out on November 13th called Forever More. No info as to what it is exactly, maybe the Earl's Court Christmas concert DVD that they said was going to come out. Either way, you can order it now at Amazon.co.uk.

Thanks bok.

--Friday, October 27, 2000 at 5.51PM PDT
Vote Holler On Friday Night
Don't forget that you can once again vote for Spice Girls' video "Holler" to try to put it in the top spot again this week on television show Friday Night(US).

--Friday, October 27, 2000 at 5.45PM PDT
Forever In Japan
Forever will be available for purchase in stores in Japan on November 1st.

Thanks Dmitri.

--Friday, October 27, 2000 at 5.33PM PDT
Victoria On Westlife
Victoria was on a radio show talking to radio DJ Chris Moyles. He asked her if she thought British boyband Westlife was boring. She replied:

"You're asking me personally if I think they're boring? Yes, they are. Maybe they can't dance and haven't got any rhythm, because everything they do is so slow."

--Friday, October 27, 2000 at 5.19PM PDT
Napster Is Swamped!
Napster has been swamped all week since the MP3 conversions of Forever(Story) have made their way onto it. Some news agencies have been reporting that the album is out as well, adding even more Napster traffic.

Thanks everyone for sending in news of this interesting story on BBC about Forever's online release, where I am quoted! ;P

--Friday, October 27, 2000 at 5.13PM PDT
Feels So Good Date
Melanie B's second single off her album Hot will be "Feels So Good", and it will be released on December 11th(UK).

Thanks David Griffiths

--Friday, October 27, 2000 at 5.06PM PDT
MelB At Health Farm
Scary Spice Melanie B is currently at a health farm with boyfriend Max Beesley. A guest at the resort allegedly said:

"They chase each other about, kissing and cuddling. They're polite but seem so in love that they are oblivious to others. They're like a couple of teenagers, it's sweet."

--Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 1.16AM PDT
Daily Show Interview
If you missed today's Daily Show interview with Victoria & Emma, here are local copies of it. Choose your pleasure: Thanks MikeMGMVE for the RealVid.

This interview is HILARIOUS!!! Victoria wants to kick John Stewart's ass in it! It is soooo funny. Probably the funniest Spice Interview I have ever seen. New SpiceNews File Policy.

--Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 1.06AM PDT
Let Love Lead The Way MPEG
Daywalk3r has put out a high quality version of the "Let Love Lead The Way" video in MPEG VCD(PAL) and MPEG2 SVCD(PAL). I don't have any webspace for it since I'm about to up the Victoria Interview I captured, so just go get it from his site.

--Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 1.00AM PDT
Free Spice Calendar
If you purchase Forever when it is available in stores on November 6th at Woolworths(UK) or WH Smith(UK), you get a free Spice Girls calendar with it!

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 10.25PM PDT
Forever Lyrics
The master of lyrics, MikeMGMVE of Girls On Film, has already transcribed the whole Forever album which was released this past Monday(Story) on the Internet. Here is the link to the lyrics.

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 2.35PM PDT
Victoria WebChat Transcript
In case you missed today's webchat with Victoria, they have the transcript up on the official site.

Here is a local copy of the transcript.

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 2.32PM PDT
Holler Trade Ad
Here is a scan of the US Holler Trade ad, running in industry trade magazines only.

Thanks Case.

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 2.37AM PDT
MelB Happy With Max
Scary Spice Melanie B recently spoke about how happy she is with her current boyfriend Max Beesley. She said:

"I've had good relationships in the past, but I think this is the pick of the crop. I've never been so happy with the opposite sex. It's a really healthy, happy relationship. I have had that in the past but obviously I didn't have a daughter then, and he's just brilliant with her and with me. He's really lovely and treats me like I deserve to be treated. I think every woman deserves to be treated like a princess at times."

Talking about her last divorce from former husband Jimmy Gulzar she said:

"It was the most miserable time of my life, but I don't regret any of it. I've gained power from what I went through, because I've been able to understand myself more."

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 2.28AM PDT
Holler/LLLTW On Their Way to #1
The "Holler/LLLTW" single has sold 31,000 copies on it's first day of sale! This is over twice as many as it's nearest competition which is Martine McCutcheon's "I'm Over You".

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 2.15AM PDT
New Official Site Soon
Posted on the official site:

If you reckon it's all a doddle being a Spice Girl, think again! Cos not only have we been busy writing and recording but we've also found the time to come up with an amazing new website...make a bookmark right now cos we've got a hot new site under wraps--and we're gonna have loads of new features and competitions for you! we'll also be playing you tracks from our new album and we've got a special little movie EXCLUSIVELY for you. So if you really want to stay up to speed with the Spicers and hear all the stories about the making of the album (and more!), check it out v soon...

We're running all over the place in the next few weeks, so watch out for us on a TV screen near you...but if you really wanna get close, don't forget to log on this Wednesday--25 October at 6pm UK time for Victoria's webchat

You've still got time to send her a question--so get thinking!!Ask a question.

If you weren't around when the rest of us were chatting, shame on you, but you can still catch up with what we said...and check out whether we answered your question.

We've had a ball making the single, being together again onstage and on TV...hope you're enjoying it too.

load of love peace and (of course) girl power

victoria, melanie c, melanie b and emma

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 2.07AM PDT
Emma Works With Bryan Adams
Emma says that she will be working with Bryan Adams on her solo debut album, which is due out next year. She says however, that it is unlikely that he will be singing on any of the tracks. Emma said of her album:

"I was nearly there before we started working on Forever. I've done tracks with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and I've been writing, but not duetting, with Bryan Adams. It's very guitary, with an American R&B style, too."

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 2.00AM PDT
Concert Rumors
If anyone can get some proof of these, please send it in..

-= Rumor Warning =-

  • Spice Girls are scheduled to be performing at Palais Omnisport de Paris in Bercy, France on May 12th and 13th. This was supposedly announced on NRJ radio? -Thanks yan fort.
  • Sydney's Daily Telegraph announced that Mel C is planning an Australian tour next May, followed by some dates in Japan. -Thanks Bronwyn.
-= Rumor Warning =-

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 1.53AM PDT
Spice Girls Day On MTV Asia
The day that Forever is available for sale in Asia(Nov 6th), MTV Asia is having a Spice Girls day, where all day they will show different Spice Girls specials and videos!

Thanks mjspIce.

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 1.48AM PDT
Victoria Back Home
Victoria returned home to London on Saturday, after promoting Spice Girls in New York last week with Emma. Emma went to do further promotions in Canada.

--Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 1.39AM PDT
Full Album
Well the final track has been found! First here's the links to the streaming files on the RealMedia Virgin space:
    Spice Girls - Forever (Streaming RealMedia from Virgin)
  1. Holler
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. Let Love Lead The Way
  4. Right Back At Ya
  5. Get Down With Me
  6. Wasting My Time
  7. Weekend Love
  8. Time Goes By
  9. If U Wanna Have Some Fun
  10. Oxygen
  11. Goodbye
I also MP3'd the other songs most people have already heard, just to complete this Web-version of the album, so people can have all the tracks in this same quality. This is also fixed for Netscape users who couldn't download them before! Here you go, 24hrs due to leeches/space needed for other stuff!:
    Spice Girls - Forever (MP3 Converted Downloads)
  1. Holler
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. Let Love Lead The Way
  4. Right Back At Ya
  5. Get Down With Me
  6. Wasting My Time
  7. Weekend Love
  8. Time Goes By
  9. If U Wanna Have Some Fun
  10. Oxygen
  11. Goodbye
By the way, someone finally found the page that finding these files was based on. It's at the bottom of this Music Showcase on Real.com

Thanks MoonBoot for the page link.

Thanks to Shnickers / MikeMGMVE for IYWHSF link.

And finally, big up to Virgin Records for uploading the new Spice album! That was v.cool!

--Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 12.19PM PDT
Get Down With Me Found!
"Get Down With Me"(it's not called "Groove With Me" as previously thought) has been found on Virgin's RealAudio site! The below post has been updated! Only one more track to go! - Soon as anyone finds "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" on that site, please email me the link!

Thanks Raz of SpiceHoller.com!

ANOTHER DOPE TRACK! Wow I've been listening to this album non-stop all night and into today(I haven't really slept!) This is what we have been waiting for for three years!!!

--Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 2.03AM PDT
It's FOREVER!!!! - Breaking News!
Holy Sh*t!! THIS IS HUGE!! Looks like Virgin Records uploaded the new album in pretty good RealAudio format to a streaming account of theirs on the realaudio network! This might have something to do with a "song a day" until the album's release that they started promoting today. Somebody sent in a list of links to all of the tracks except for "If You Wanna Have Some Fun". I am unable to locate the proper site that provides these RealAudios if one even exists, so I quickly made up a simple web page with all the links to the songs. You can stream the realaudio Virgin uploaded from this page!

I have also captured the audio from the streaming realmedia and created MP3 files of the songs!! I only did the ones that have not previously been heard yet. Here they are!:

    Spice Girls - Forever
  1. Holler
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. Let Love Lead The Way
  4. Right Back At Ya
  5. Get Down With Me
  6. Wasting My Time
  7. Weekend Love
  8. Time Goes By
  9. If You Wanna Have Some Fun
  10. Oxygen
  11. Goodbye
Note that these are not direct CD-Rips. They sound really good but they are not cd-rips, just MP3 versions of what Virgin uploaded. Even Virgin's RealAudios aren't quite up to CD Quality, they are encoded at only 64Kbps. These MP3s should technically be worse quality than the RealAudios since they are re-compressed from that, but you probably won't be able to tell a difference, I can't! And most people prefer MP3. These MP3s will also only be on this site for about 24hrs, since people and music search engines quickly find and link directly to the files and leech bandwidth, so get em quick, and spread them! If anyone can get "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" off that server, please email me! Anyway, thats enough tech babble.. Enjoy! And remember where you got them first!

Oh yeah, and as for the rest of the day's news, to hell with that! Haha, no I'm just kidding, these caps and conversions took some time to do so the rest of the news will be posted later in the day or evening/night... just enjoy the songs for now! :P

MEGA THANKS César Acosta From Mexico.

OH MY GOD!!!!! I almost shit my pants when I got these links and they actually worked! It's like all of the album except two tracks! At first I didn't want to hear it because it wasn't full MP3 quality, and I was going to capture them just with my audio down so I couldn't hear it as it captured... but I had my hand on the volume control as "Tell Me Why" started and I just heard that intro and I was like paralyzed, then it started, and I couldn't turn it off! And the quality is actually pretty damn good anyway! OH MY GOD HOT SONGS FROM SPICE GIRLS!!! "Tell Me Why" and "Time Goes By" will most definitely be favorites of everyone's, and most likely singles. I'm betting that "Groove With Me" and "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" will be fast tracks.. Oh and I love Mel B's rap parts back in the songs! Thats something I missed in SpiceWorld. Everytime I listen to these tracks I like them more! God I LOVE "Tell Me Why", and "Time Goes By" is such a good ballad, and "Right Back At Ya" album version, "Wasting My Time", and ahhhh, all of them! I could go on FOREVER.. I LOVE IT!!

--Monday, October 23, 2000 at 1.13AM PDT
Holler/LLLTW Out!
The Spice Girls' first single in two years - Holler / Let Love Lead The Way - is officially released as of today in the UK!! It is available for purchase right now in most of Europe, Asia, and Australia! Go get it.... like f'in NOW!!

--Monday, October 23, 2000 at 1.07AM PDT
Emma All-Star Video
Spice Force has released two really small RealVideos of Emma's recent interview on MTV All-Star Update. You can head on over to their site and get them. Here are local copies as well:

--Monday, October 23, 2000 at 12.55AM PDT
Moving On Up?
If the next Spice Girls single was to go to #1 in the UK, then they would have more number 1 singles than the Rolling Stones did, and they would have the same amount as Abba did. The only group that would still be ahead of Spice Girls would be The Beatles.

--Monday, October 23, 2000 at 12.46AM PDT
The 2000 MTV European Music Awards which take place on November 16th in Stockholm are tentatively scheduled to be shown on MTV(US) on November 20th. Spice Girls will be performing at the awards. Melanie C is also nominated for three awards(Story). Go vote for her!

Thanks to Angie Hung.

--Monday, October 23, 2000 at 12.28AM PDT
Spice Update!
This was mailed out on the official mailing list:

Hey everyone!!!

It's your friendly neighbourhood Spice Girls here! How's things with you?

Life couldn't be more hectic at Spice HQ these days... Melanie C's tour is finally finished and she's just getting used to being in the same city two days running... Melanie B's back from a quick trip to Japan promoting her gorge new album... and now we're all together again with a stack of TV shows to do... and our single's finally coming out in the UK on Monday!!

To celebrate we've got a fab new website under wraps... you'll be able to see it at the normal address

that's http://c3.vmg.co.uk/spicegirls/

from the end of next week (27 October)... and we've got loads of goodies to give away, plus mixes to play, Spicey wallpaper to show you... and of course vids, music and mixes aplenty--so please join us!!

Next week also sees the last of our current stash of webchats taking place -- yep, Ms Victoria Beckham will be at your beck and call next Wednesday at 6pm (UK time), so send her a question now... or enter our special competition to eavesdrop on the whole thing, by travelling up to our record company to meet Vic at the chat!


Don't forget you can also check out whether we answered yours or your mates' questions during our other chats... click thru to see the sessions the rest of us have already done. You've asked some amazing questions--you lot must have weird dreams that's all we can say! but we've really enjoyed answering them... thanks to everyone who's taken part and sorry to everyone whose question went unanswered... believe us, we had the best time ever reading them


Apart from online, this is where you'll be able to catch us in the next couple of weeks... in the meantime, hope you enjoy the single... thanks for letting us into your lives... you're a very special bit of ours!!

Spice on your net and tv set!

21 October CD:UK, Holler performance/ also Pepsi Pop TV in Arnhem Holland
23 Oct MTV--Spice Day (again!)
25 Oct 6pm Victoria webchat on C3
28 Oct CD:UK, Holler performance...and also both Melanies will be performing at the TMF Awards in Belgium...phew!
3 November TOTP, UK, Let Love Lead The Way performance
4--7 Nov, Sky Showbiz, half hour special
10 Nov, presenting TFI in the UK
16 Nov, performance at the MTV Awards, Stockholm

see ya soon!

love peace and girl power!

melanie b, melanie c, emma and victoria

x x x x

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 11.52PM PDT
Victoria Scans New Home
Victoria is spending £22,000 to have her new £2.5 million home scanned for any recording devices including hidden video cameras, audio recorders, transmitting devices, or telephone bugs.

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 11.36PM PDT
Holler/LLLTW Single Scans
Here are low-res scans of the covers for the "Holler" and "Let Love Lead The Way" singles, as well as the included post cards:

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 11.23PM PDT
MelB In Japan
Emma has said in interviews over the weekend that Melanie B is in Japan promoting her solo album.

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 11.05PM PDT
Emma Squashes Pregnancy Rumors
While in New York, Emma killed the rumors of there being a pregnant Spice Girl(Story). She said:

"I rang the other two this morning to see if there was any truth in the stories. Nobody is pregnant. I don't know where they got the story from in the first place."

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 10.51PM PDT
MelB Court Case Resolved
Lawyers for Melanie B and Jimmy Gulzar say that the couple have come to a mutual agreement and solved their court case(Story) regarding the custody of their daughter Phoenix Chi. No details other than this have been released.

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 9.21PM PDT
Vote Spice!
There is a poll up on Yahoo! Music as to which album you will purchase on November 6th.

Thanks Matt Shepherd.

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 9.17PM PDT
Holler #1 On Friday Night
Spice Girls' video for "Holler" was #1 on US video show Friday Night!

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 9.15PM PDT
Victoria & Emma At VH1 Fasion Awards
During their time in New York this past week, Victoria and Emma attended the VH1 Fasion Awards. They went to the opposite side of the press that they are usually on and interviewed some people there. Spice Force has two very small video clips of them there. Here are local copies of that as well as two nice pictures:

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 8.47PM PDT
On Access Hollywood
Spice Force has Spice Girls' appearance on Access Hollywood in low-quality RealVideo. Here is a local copy:

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 8.47PM PDT
Emma On NBC
Baby Spice Emma Bunton was on NBC's Today(US) on Thursday morning helping Al Roker outside with the weather, because she always wanted to be a weather girl!

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 8.45PM PDT
Vote For Holler
You can vote for Holler for the Most Wanted at BBC Radio 1.

Thanks Jśnior.

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 8.35PM PDT
MelC At G.A.Y.
Melanie C will be performing at London club G.A.Y. on November 25th.

Thanks Neil W.

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 8.23PM PDT
Melanie C At #2 in US!
Melanie C's dance hit, "I Turn To You", is at #2 this week in the US Billboard Dance/Club chart!!

Thats awesome!!

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 8.15PM PDT
Pregnant Spice?
-= Rumor Warning =-

One of the Spice Girls are pregnant. One of those people who do showbiz gossip for a living put this one out there. The girls denied this rumor but insiders say they are expecting an announcement very soon.

-= Rumor Warning =-

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 8.10PM PDT
Spice Girls Cancel Priory Appearance
-= Rumor Warning =-

Due to the fact that Jimmy Gulzar appeared on UK television show The Priory, all the Spice Girls agreed to go on the show except for Melanie B. Then later the rest of the girls decided to pull out of it as well.

-= Rumor Warning =-

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 8.05PM PDT
Victoria Hands Westlife Member His Destiny
Victoria was out at London's trendy Chinawhite the other evening where Westlife member Kian Egan happened to be at the same time. Remember that Westlife are the boy band who think they will beat Spice Girls to the #1 spot when their albums are both released on November 6th(Story). In fact, Westlife's manager recently said:

"The Westlife album has got better vocals than the Spice Girls album, it's more soulful and basically it's going to sell a lot more records. It's going to be absolutely massive."

Victoria went up to Kian and told him:

"You've been very lucky with your number ones. Your single sales have been very low and we're going to trash you when the album's released. Don't mess with us girls or you'll get hurt."

Go Victoria!

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 6.38PM PDT
Ask Victoria
You can now submit questions for Victoria's webchat on the official Spice Girls site this Wednesday.

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 6.33PM PDT
Victoria On Regis RealVideo
There is a RealVideo of Victoria's short interview with Regis which took place on Thursday up on Girls On Film. Here is a local copy:

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 6.20PM PDT
TFI Spiceday
Spice Girls will be replacing Chris Evans as hosts of Channel 4's TFI Friday talk show for the first of the last six episodes on November 10th!

This should be v.cool.

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 6.15PM PDT
Forever Cover & Track List Are Offical
The cover originally posted on the Brazilian Virgin Records website(Story) looks like its the actual album cover. Victoria showed this cd cover when she was on Live with Regis on Thursday. She also said earlier that there are 11 tracks on the album so the track listing(Story) is also official.

I'm trying to think if I've ever seen a worse album cover...

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 5.52PM PDT
MelB TrackHer
Scary Spice Melanie B was in court on Wednesday battling against former husband Jimmy Gulzar's appeal to have custody of their child Phoenix Chi every weekend(Story). The case is expected to end this coming week. Currently, Mel is paying Jimmy £3,000-a-month maintenance, plus the £2,000-a-month rent on his flat in Hampstead, North West London.

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 5.39PM PDT
MelC Tattoo Pic
Here is a picture of one of Melanie C's new tattoo's(Story).

Thanks to Angie Hung.

--Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 5.35PM PDT
MelB Site Update
Melanie B's official site has been updated. You can now listen to the full album in low quality RealAudio format on the site(it's the full album at least!). There is also some video there from Melanie B in Norway.

--Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 5.54PM PDT
Emma C3 Chat Transcript
Incase you missed this week's C3 Spice chat with Emma, they have the transcript up on the official site. Here is a local copy as well. This was a really good chat. Emma talks about the third Spice album, says that there will not be anymore Spice Girls movies, no Spice Girls Christmas single this year, responds to question of "Woman" not being on the third Spice album, and says her solo album should be released around March 2001, as well as much more. Just go read it already! And don't forget that next Wednesday it's Victoria's turn to chat.

--Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 5.27PM PDT
TMF Awards
Mel B and Mel C are both scheduled to perform at this year's TMF Awards(Belgium) on October 28th. Mel C is also nominated for Best International Singer (Female) and "Never Be The Same Again" is up for Best Video. Other performers at the event will be Ronan Keating, Five, Westlife, Bomfunk MC's, Kylie Minogue, and more.

Thanks Stijn.

--Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 5.13PM PDT
Holler Enters New Zealand Charts
"Holler" has already entered the New Zealand Charts at #47 before it has even been released! It's impact on the charts is due entirely to radio play. Radio play is compiled with sales figures to create the chart rankings, just as the US Singles Charts.

Thanks Chris.

--Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 5.06PM PDT
Victoria & Emma On Trackers
Victoria and Emma were on New York based television show Trackers today and they were online for a chat as well on their site. The show will be repeated on some stations, so some of you can still catch it.

Thanks Adam NYC.

--Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 4.25PM PDT
Thanks Mel Chisholm
In the new All Saints album credits, Natalie Appleton says thanks to Mel C.

Thanks to Angie Hung.

--Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 5.17PM PDT
Spice Girls On East Coast
It appears that Spice Girls will be starting some promotion on the US East Coast this week. They are supposedly scheduled to appear on New York radio station Z100 this Thursday at 5.30pm. A DJ from Toronto station Kiss92 is also going to NY to interview the girls this Wednesday, and the interview will be played back later in the week on the morning show. You can send spice questions to the Kiss92 DJ that is going to interview them at billieholiday@kiss92.fm

Thanks Case for NY info.
Thanks Jayne for Toronto info.

--Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 5.03PM PDT
Influential Posh
Victoria & David Beckham came in at #59 on PowerList 300, a yearly list of the most influential people in the UK, compiled by The Observer newspaper(UK). At the top of the list is Prime Minister Tony Blair. Other people on the list include Prince Charles, who came in just above the Beckhams at #58, the Queen of England is #63, Madonna is at #94, DJ Pete Tong at #146, Napster founder Shawn Fanning at #189, The BBC Radio One Dreem Teem at #211, David Bowie at #222, Eminem at #234, Pope John Paul II at #262, and George Michael at #267.

Thanks Craig Drever.

New Site News (Netscape users please read)

--Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 4.54PM PDT
Phoenix Court Battle
Former husband of Mel B, Jimmy Gulzar will apply to the London High Court tomorrow demanding the right to look after his daughter Phoenix Chi every weekend, as opposed to only every other weekend as Mel is allowing now. He also is asking to be her care giver when Melanie is away performing. A 'pal' of Jimmy's said:

"He asks Mel constantly for more access and she refuses. He reluctantly agreed to the arrangements until his lawyers were able to put in an official contact application. But Mel wants the present arrangement to continue, so there will be a court battle."

--Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 1.45PM PDT
Spice Girls CD:UK Video
Judge Julez has sent in an low quality Windows Media video of Spice Girls performing "Let Love Lead The Way" on CD:UK(UK). The file is low quality and unfortunately in Windows Media format, so if you aren't using windows, you can't watch it(lame). Here it is: Thanks Judge Julez

--Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 1.24PM PDT
MelC TOTP Chat Transcript
Melanie C had a webchat on the Top Of The Pops website just a little while ago. You can go read the transcript there. Here is a local copy of it as well.

Thanks to Angie Hung.

--Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 12.49PM PDT
Friday Night
NBC's show Friday Night(US) which is on every friday night at 1.30am(technically Saturday morning) now has Spice Girls' "Holler" video as a vote option for it's top videos. The video came in at #2 last week. Go and vote on the site this Friday and see if we can get Spice Girls to #1 on the show!

--Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 12.44PM PDT
New MelC Tattoos
Looks like Melanie C has added two new tattoos to her collection. Each tattoo is a Chinese symbol on the inside wrist of each of her hands. The one on her left wrist means love and the one on her right means happiness. She told this to everyone the first time at her Amsterdam concert.

Thanks Margot.

--Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 12.33PM PDT
Emma On MTV All-Stars
Baby Spice Emma Bunton will be on a show on MTV(US) called All-Star Update this Saturday at noon. It's allegedly a show where they catch up with artists that haven't been in the spotlight for a while.

Thanks ryan.

--Monday, October 16, 2000 at 2.02AM PDT
New Site Design
TEMP POST - Whats up now!! Like it? Getting better? :) This isn't done yet though, go to the Site News to read all about it.

--Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 5.47PM PDT
Victoria Esquire Cover
The November issue of Esquire Magazine(UK)(Story) has four seperate covers, one for each Spice Girl! Here is a picture of the Victoria cover.

Thanks Andre.

--Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 3.55PM PDT
Hot At #28
Melanie B's solo debut album Hot has entered the UK charts at #28.

Meanwhile Melanie C's album Northern Star is at #25 this week.

--Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 12.27AM PDT
Win A Holler Chair
You can win one of the £10,000 chairs(the one that Emma sat in) used in the video for Spice Girls' new song "Holler" by mailing the name of the Spice Girls first hit on a postcard to:

News of the World
1 Virginia Street
London E98 1BD

Thanks to Luke Peterson.


--Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 12.27AM PDT
My my, the binaries are just all over the place today! There is a CD-Rip of "Let Love Lead The Way" out. I found it first also at Spice Beats. Here is a local copy although this one won't be up here for more than a couple days as links from external sites leech cd-rip mp3s from here quickly:

--Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 11.56PM PDT
Spice Girls Performances
Spice Beats has realvideo of Spice Girls' performance of "Let Love Lead The Way" on National Lottery(UK) as well as "Holler" on Top Of The Pops(UK). They are of course RealVideo so the quality isn't very good. Here are local copies regardless:

--Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 11.16PM PDT
Artful Dodger Dodges Spice
UK artist Artful Dodger has turned down remixes for both Spice Girls and All Saints. He says:
"I didn't think it'd work on the track. If you can't see it happening, and you can't write with a person, then there's no point."

--Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 10.19PM PDT
Spice Girls In Esquire
Spice Girls are in the November issue of Esquire Magazine(UK). Here are two scans from The Mirror(UK) which are pictures from the issue:

Thanks Michael Holden.

--Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 9.52PM PDT
Victoria In LA
Posh Sice Victoria Beckham is on the Westside! She was on Rick Dees radio show yesterday morning. You can listen to the 20-minute interview and see pictures on Rick's site. Here is a local copy in MP3 format. Here are local copies of the pictures: She was also spotted at the Beverly Center on Friday. She will be on Live with Regis on Thursday, October 19th. In the interview Rick is quite uninformed and Victoria talks about Spice Girls, her watch and ring, David, and confesses her love for Eminem and Britney Spears. She also says that she is meeting up with Emma in New York next week. The two will be on a show called Trackers next Wednesday.

Thanks Adam for show info.

--Friday, October 13, 2000 at 2.02AM PDT
MelC Treated For Depression
Last night it was revealed that Melanie C is being treated for depression. She went to see a doctor and has been on prescription drugs for about a month. Melanie told The Mirror(UK):
"It's an illness and nothing to be ashamed of. I hope that I can dispel the stigma attached to this condition."
Causes of the depression are said to be recent scrutiny over her weight, her love life, and the pressures of fame. Sources close to Melanie said:

"She has been feeling very down since January. She doesn't know what caused it. She says it was just like a dark cloud descending on her. It's not just her weight but those pictures didn't help the situation. She's finding it hard to cope with the pressures of living her life in the public eye where every move she makes is scrutinised and picked over with a fine-tooth comb. She is a workaholic who has a lot on her plate at the moment. She loves her music and just wishes she could be left alone to get on with it. She is not at all at ease with the fame game. A lot of people may be cynical, a Spice Girl who appears to have it all suffering from depression. But Melanie is one of the most sensitive members of the group. She has had a difficult year and takes things to heart. Continued criticism has hit her hard, particularly personal comments about her body image."
A spokesperson for Spice Girls was asked about the situation and responded:

"She has had a few problems but has taken the best advice and is receiving treatment."

--Friday, October 13, 2000 at 1.56AM PDT
Victoria Autobiography In 2001
Victoria is working on an autobiography which will be released approximately in September of 2001. She has decided to go with the publisher Pengiun, and will receive over £1 million for writing the book. The book will obviously be her life story and will also contain some exclusive family photographs of her, David Beckham, and son Brooklyn. Victoria said:
"I have been writing this book since the beginning of the year based on the diary which I've been keeping for a couple of years. I thought it was about time to set the record straight."

--Friday, October 13, 2000 at 1.54AM PDT
New MelC Tour Dates
The Offical Melanie C Homepage has posted new tour dates for January & February of 2001. The new dates are reflected on the local Melanie C Tour Dates page.

--Friday, October 13, 2000 at 1.46AM PDT
LLLTW Promo Cover
Here is a picture of the cover and CD for the Spice Girls' "Let Love Lead The Way" promo.

--Friday, October 13, 2000 at 1.44AM PDT
MelC At #5
"I Turn To You" continues to rise in the US Dance/Club charts, this week at #5 from last week's #8!

Thanks Crazy Boricua.

--Friday, October 13, 2000 at 1.42AM PDT
Emma @ Much
Thanks to everyone who wrote in. Emma will be at MuchMusic Saturday, October 21st starting at 4pm.

--Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 2.02AM PDT
Emma's Phone Stolen!
Emma's car has been broken into, and the thief stole her mobile phone which was sitting in the front seat! Of course the phone contained the phone numbers of all the Spice Girls and many other contacts. The other girls are believed to have or be in the process of changing their phone numbers now.

--Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 1.57AM PDT
Holler TRL Date? Again?
For those of you who don't know and keep emailing in asking when "Holler" is going to be premiered on MTV(US), I will repeat here again that it has already been been playing on MTV for a while now, but only on After Hours, in the middle of the night..


Total Request Live, MTV's popular video vote show, will be premiering the video for "Holler" this coming Monday, October 16th.


--Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 1.57AM PDT
Emma @ Much
Baby Spice Emma Bunton will be at MuchMusic(CAN) on either Saturday, October 21st at 2pm or Monday, October 23rd at 4pm. I'm getting conflicting reports. If you know the right date, please email me.

--Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 1.55AM PDT
MelC Chat Transcript
Incase you missed the chat last night with Melanie C on the official Spice Girls website, here is a local transcript of it. Don't forget to stop back at the official site next Wednesday for the Emma chat!

--Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 1.50AM PDT
Posh On Soccer Loss
Victoria was on Dr Fox's Breakfast show on Capital FM(London) on Tuesday morning. She talked about England's loss to Germany in the World Cup and how England coach Kevin Keegan quit directly afterwards. She said:
"I should be the England manager of all those men sitting there crying. I would be like, 'Another 50 sit-ups ... and another 50 sit-ups'. David's been a bit down anyway because he's got a bad knee, so he's a bit upset. He always got on very well with Kevin Keegan and has got nothing but really nice things to say about him. I met him a couple of times and thought he was a really nice guy. He's had a lot of stick, and I know what it feels like to get a lot of stick. I think at a time like this he needs his family ... but David's saying to me 'Shut up, you know nothing about football'."

--Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 1.29AM PDT
Holler #4 On The Box
"Holler" is the #4 most requested song on Music Channel The Box(US)! The top 5 requested videos are:
  1. Limp Bizkit - Rollin'
  2. R. Kelly - I Wish
  3. Ja Rule f/Christina Milian - Between Me And You
  4. Spice Girls - Holler
  5. Ludacris - What's Your Fantasy

--Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 1.29AM PDT
Jimmy's Song
Not really Spice News, but it's spice-related and Mel B will probably be asked about it so here it is:

Former Mel B husband Jimmy Gulzar has lost his patience after being bashed repeatedly on Mel B's new solo album Hot. He has decided to write his own song to fight back against Mel. No, this isn't a joke, it's real! Jimmy is now in talks with Island Records trying to get a deal. He said:

"I've been in the recording studio over the past month, laying down my vocals for this song. It's just something I felt I wanted to do. It's mainly about parents who walk out on their children or leave them to be looked after by the other parent. I think it is an important issue these days that needs to be addressed. I wouldn't say it is a direct attack on Mel, even though she has said some very hurtful things about me on her album."

--Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 1.29AM PDT
Forever Track Credits
These are supposedly the songwriting credits for each track of Forever:
  1. "Holler" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  2. "Tell Me Why" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  3. "Let Love Lead The Way" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  4. "Right Back At Ya" - Kennedy/Spice Girls
  5. "Groove With Me" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  6. "Wasting My Time" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  7. "Weekend Love" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  8. "Time Goes By" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  9. "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" - Jam/Lewis/Flyte Time/Spice Girls
  10. "Oxygen" - Jam/Lewis/Flyte Time/Spice Girls
  11. "Goodbye" - Spice Girls/Standard/Rowe
Thanks Case.

--Monday, October 9, 2000 at 11.43AM PDT
Hot Scans
Here are scans of Melanie B's debut album Hot, which is available for purchase starting today: Thanks Schnickers.

--Monday, October 9, 2000 at 11.41AM PDT
Hot In Stores
Melanie B's solo debut album Hot is available for purchase as of today in the UK.

--Sunday, October 8, 2000 at 1.05PM PDT
Radio1 Spice Interview
BBC Radio 1 has put up their interview with Spice Girls which took place today! In the interview the girls talk about the new album, Mel B bashes the MOBO Awards and admits she has a bit of flu, Mel C's MTV EMA Award Nominations(Story), and Victoria talks about the new Andrew Morton book(Story). You can get the interview from the Radio 1 site, or here is a local copy of it in MP3:

--Sunday, October 8, 2000 at 3.50AM PDT
MelC On Weight
Melanie C talked to University of East Anglia's student magazine about her weight gain allegations(Story) saying:
"I'm sure you'll agree I am not fat. I've put on weight because the truth of the matter is that before, I was underweight. There are kids out there who aspire to be like us and who have eating disorders or body image disorders. I'm a victim, too. To become famous, I had to be skinny or I wouldn't be accepted. And then when I got famous, I couldn't be arsed to stay skinny any more."

--Sunday, October 8, 2000 at 1.00AM PDT
US Spice Site Updated
The US version of the Spice Girls Official site has been updated stating that the new site is "coming soon" as well as stating that Forever will be out on November 7th.

--Saturday, October 7, 2000 at 11.23PM PDT
Spice Girls On Radio 1
Spice Girls will be on BBC Radio 1's TOTP radio show for an interview tomorrow(Sunday) at 3pm!

Thanks to Zila.

--Saturday, October 7, 2000 at 11.15PM PDT
Baby Spice In Canada
Emma Bunton is expected to be in Canada on October 21st promoting the new Spice Girls album and singles! No more details on this at the moment.

Thanks Jeremy Reay.

--Saturday, October 7, 2000 at 10.05PM PDT
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Scary Spice Melanie B was a guest on television show Never Mind The Buzzcocks(UK) on Friday. The show will be rerun tomorrow(Sunday) on BBC1 at 9pm.

Thanks Michael Holden.

--Saturday, October 7, 2000 at 5.33AM PDT
MelC Grabs & Licks MelB's Boobs!
Yesterday during the taping of Top Of The Pops(UK), Mel B told the audience that she was sick of claims by her former husband Jimmy Gulzar that she had fake boobs. Mel B wanted to prove that they were real and asked the other Spice Girls to cop a feel and give their verdict. She said "Mel C says I've got great tits." Victoira quickly added "Yeah, but who wants to touch them?" Melanie C finally stepped up to the plate and grabbed Mel B's boobs and then stuffed her face into them, reportedly(by some newspapers) licking them at the same time. We might never see it though because a TOTP spokesman said:
"It was just light-hearted fun in between takes. It was a bit saucy, though. There's no way it will be screened."
Lame(editing it out).

--Saturday, October 7, 2000 at 5.19AM PDT
LLLTW MP3 Video Rip
Char of Spice Viva Forever has made an MP3 from the audio track of the video released yesterday(Story). You can get it at her site or here is a local copy:

--Saturday, October 7, 2000 at 5.11AM PDT
Emma Radio Interview
Spice Millennium has posted an interview Emma did Friday Morning on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast show about "Let Love Lead The Way" among other things. In the interview Emma confirms that she is still with Jade(in fact in his pajamas at the moment!), that Victoria is the sweatiest Spice Girl, and that she prefers "Let Love Lead The Way" over "Holler" personally, plus other small facts. It's a good interview. Here are local copies of the file as well as an MP3 coversion:

--Saturday, October 7, 2000 at 5.00AM PDT
Victoria's Autobiography
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham is planning to write a tell-all autobiography about her own life! She is currently considering offers from several publishers including Hodder Headline, Random House, and Bantam Press(who published Geri's autobiography If Only). This book will give Victoria a chance to clear up some claims(Story) in Andrew Morton's unauthorised biography Posh & Becks(Story). A "pal" said:
"Victoria is going to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. There will be more than a few surprises, and one or two old scores settled."

--Friday, October 6, 2000 at 12.40PM PDT
Local LLLTW Videos
"Let Love Lead The Way" and the making of LLLTW videos are up on the official site as promised, in half decent quicktime as well(of course it couldn't have been mpeg). Of course the girls are representing elements again. This time Mel B is wind, Victoria(vicki short-hair) is fire, Emma is earth, and Mel C is water. Here are local copies of both files: Emma 0wnz in this video! Not only on the vocals but she looks sweet! I think a couple of her scenes are comparable to "come a little bit closer baby, get it on, get it on" in the 2become1 video! Yeah I'm talkin' bout that 2 minute mark(in LLLTW)! Ok whaa!! Yeah you know I like my fav Spice Girl! :D Don't make me turn this into EmmaNews.com on you! Hahah, that would be much easier actually cause I would barely ever have to update it!

--Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 5.42PM PDT
LLLTW Video Premiere
Spice Girls' video for "Let Love Lead The Way", part of their double-a-side first single from their upcoming album Forever, has premiered tonight in Singapore on MTV TSC 5.

A reminder that Spice Girls said(Story) the video will be up tomorrow on their official site, so you might want to check that in a few hours, and of course TV vidcaps can be expected to start showing up not too far in the future.

Thanks SpIcYBoY.

Damn, Spice Girls already dropped two videos before their album is even out!

--Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 5.37PM PDT
MelC Climbing US Club Chart
Melanie C continues to climb the US Dance/Club chart with "I Turn To You"! This week she is at #8, from last week's #19!

Thanks A L I.

Get out to the clubs and enjoy that ish!

--Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 5.33PM PDT
MelC On Farting
When recently talking to The Sun(UK), Melanie C commented on her farting. She said:
"I have a problem with trumping, full stop. I'm always farting. It doesn't matter what I eat, I'm just always farting. The other Spicers used to shout at me. I don't try to hide them, I do them quite openly. I had this band touring with me called Tomcat and they're all young lads. I did this really smelly one in the dressing room and my hairdresser Jenny went down and grabbed one of the lads and said 'Come and smell this!' You've gotta be yourself, though."

--Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 5.30PM PDT
Vote In The EMAs
All winners at the 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards are viewer's choice! Go vote at their site. Don't forget that Melanie C is a nominee in three of these catagories(Story)!

--Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 5.26PM PDT
Spice Girls Earnings
Spice Girls Ltd., the company that Spice Girls are technically employed under, has reported far lower earnings this year(for obvious reasons). The company made £41 million in 1998, this year they made £14 million.

--Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 2.43AM PDT
MelC's New Boyfriend?

Sporty Spice Melanie C has a new boyfriend! She's pulling the famous go-out-with-someone-on-tour-with-you routine :P Her new boyfriend is supposedly lead singer of Tomcat, the band that opens for Melanie C on her tour. His name is Dan Williams(22) and the two have allegedly been inseperable since the third day of the tour, which started four weeks ago. A "close friend of Dan" said:

"They got together at a party on the third date of their tour in Newcastle. They just sat in the corner giggling and snogging. Then they vanished together and have been a couple ever since. On Sunday, at their gig at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, Mel introduced Dan to her friends. Emma Bunton told him, 'So, you're the one she has been telling us all about.' Dan still can't believe he is going out with a Spice Girl."
Here is a picture of Dan.


--Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 2.35AM PDT
Forever Track Listing?
At the store at getmusic.com, they have the upcoming Spice Girls album, Forver available for pre-order. Whats news is that they have a track listing there for the album, which looks like this:
  1. Holler
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. Let Love Lead The Way
  4. Right Back At Ya
  5. Groove With Me
  6. Wasting My Time
  7. Weekend Love
  8. Time Goes By
  9. If You Wanna Have Some Fun
  10. Oxygen
  11. Goodbye
I don't know how accurate this is. This could be it though.

Yes I know that "WOMAN" is not on the track listing. Nobody ever said this listing was 100% accurate, or perhaps "WOMAN" isn't on the album. it might be being saved for a B-Side or something. It's starting to look that way since Amazon.com also has the same tracklist posted for the album.

Damn it I so wanted at least 12 tracks!

--Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 2.27AM PDT
Lyrics To Hot
I don't usually post lyrics links here because they are usually for one song and it's not that big of a deal, but Mike of Girls On Film - Spice Videos did a good job of writing up the lyrics to Melanie B's entire debut solo album Hot, which was released on the internet yesterday(Story). I think it's pretty safe to say that this is the first instance that exists of these lyrics. Here is the link to the lyrics.

Thanks Mike.

--Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 2.14AM PDT
Beckhams Deny Lies
A statement regarding the alleged fabrication of the Brooklyn snatching last December in order to get Daivd off of a speeding charge(Story) has been denied by the Beckhams. A statement released by the couple's agent last night said:
"Victoria and David Beckham strongly refute suggestions that an incident involving Brooklyn outside Harrods was in any way made up or fabricated. They are disappointed that these and various other allegations have been given any credence. The book does not actually claim that the incident did not happen but simply reports that some people do not believe it. It is a poor attempt to make the book look controversial to generate sales."
Meanwhile police have contacted Andrew Morton, the book's author, to further discuss the claims that the story was fabricated to get David off a speeding charge and are looking into the matter.

--Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 1.53AM PDT
MelB #1 In R&B Chart
With all the attention on the standard UK Singles Chart, I didn't notice that Melanie B's single "Tell Me" has entered the UK R&B Singles Chart at #1!

--Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 1.49AM PDT
Spicechats Galore
Sent out on the official Spice Girls mailing list:

hi everyone!

it's Melanie B, Emma, Victoria and Melanie C here to remind you that October is shaping up to be the Spiciest month we can remember

First of all there's Melanie B's webchat this Wednesday 4th October at 6pm UK time...so get yer skates on and send her a question RIGHT NOW!!!


But don't use up all your good questions in one go, cos the rest of us are preparing to chat too--Melanie C on Oct 11, Emma on 18th and Victoria on Oct 25--all are at 6pm UK time and we'll leave up all the questions and answers just in case you miss us (cos we do know that that's gonna be the middle of the night for some of you...sorry!!!)

We've also got loads more stuff for you to listen to and watch. Get yourselves to our site this Friday (6 Oct) and we'll play you the next track from our single--it's called Let Love Lead The Way and it's a total fave of ours...probably one of our most ambitious arrangements to date--oh, and of course we'll show you the vid at the same time AND another special sneaky behind the scenes movie--exclusive to you our webmates!


There's more too cos we're going to be setting some really cool competitions (not telling you yet!), adding brand new pix and of course playing you our album...so stay tuned for more news soon.

Speak to you very soon

loads of love, peace and girl power

Emma, Melanie B, Victoria and Melanie C

x x x

PS A MASSIVE thanx from both the Melanies--from C to everyone who's seen her on her current tour--she's had a ball and she hope you have too--check out her own site for lots of new movies...


...and from Mel B to each of you who sent her some of the funniest messages we've ever seen at last week's webcast interview with the gorge Trevor Nelson -- didn't catch it? Then click here http://c3.vmg.co.uk/spicegirls/ -- and also to everyone who helped take her amazing new single Tell Me to no.4 in the UK charts...she's chuffed to smithereens!!

--Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 1.40AM PDT
MelC Fat Claims
The British press is once again all over Melanie C about her supposed weight gain recently. They apparently all noticed this at the same time when at her concert in London on Sunday(Story), and at the MTV Europe Music Awards Nominations on Monday(Story). Mel has denied allegations of weight gain saying that she is the same weight as she always was. Here are some of the nice(sarcasm) things the British press have been saying over the last coule days:

  • One newspaper called her "Who-ate-all-the-pies Spice"

  • "Mel C voted for Eminem as best male and Madonna as best female performer at this year's awards. She could also take tips from the fortysomething Queen of Pop on how to look fabby, not flabby."

  • "Now, the pictures tell a different story, as the 26-year-old Liverpudlian sports a double chin, big belly and a huge bum. Mel revealed the size of her problem when she bent over to fill in a giant form at the MTV Europe music award nominations in London yesterday. Despite a hectic routine and stomping stage shows, she still looks far from her perfect fighting weight. She has come up with a variety of bizarre excuses over the past few months for her startling change in shape. Whatever she claims, Mel now faces a race against time to get back into shape. She'll be performing the new Spice Girls single "Holler" on Saturday night's National Lottery Stars show presented by Dale Winton."
Let's make sure not to put any pressure on the poor girl, and I'm sure she feels great about all these stories (yeah thats more sarcasm)

--Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at 5.55PM PDT
Brooklyn Snatch Attempt Made-Up?
In the upcoming book Posh & Becks by Andrew Morton(Story), Mark Niblett claims that David & Victoria completely fabricated the story of an attempted snatch of their child Brooklyn(Story) last December in order to get David Beckham off of a speeding charge. In December of 1999 David was caught speeding and banned from driving for eight months. He launched an appeal against the sentence, claiming he was being pursued by a paparazzi photographer and had feared for his safety. The couple claimed that when Christmas shopping at Harrods in London, a crazed fan had lunged at Brooklyn demanding a photograph. In the book, Morton writes:

"Strangely, the incident was not captured on film either by the CCTV cameras outside Harrods or by the dozen or so photographers within inches of their Mercedes. A housewife quoted as a witness has proved untraceable. David Beckham had a court case at the time. He used the incident, spin-doctoring to get him off. There was no manic fan."

Morton also quotes the Harrods media relations officer Michael Mann as suggesting that the incident was a stunt. After a five-hour appeal hearing, Judge Barry Woodward took pity on Beckham and gave him back his licence.

--Monday, October 2, 2000 at 4.36PM PDT
Hot Released!
Melanie B's solo debut album Hot has been released today by MP3 group ATM. It is spreading on Napster as well.

--Monday, October 2, 2000 at 4.01PM PDT
Spice Girls @ EMA2K
Spice Girls are now confirmed to be performing at the 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards, which take place on November 16th at the Globe Arena in Stockholm.

--Monday, October 2, 2000 at 3.59PM PDT
MelC Leads Nominations for MTV EMAs!
Melanie C along with Robbie Williams lead in the number of nominations for the 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards. It was revealed that she is nominated for three catagories this morning at a ceremony at the Mayfair Club in London. Here are the catagories with nominees that Mel is in:

    Best Female Artist
  • Melanie C
  • Janet Jackson
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Madonna
  • Britney Spears
    Best Song
  • Melanie C feat. Lisa 'Lefteye' Lopes - Never Be The Same Again
  • Madonna - Music
  • Sonique - It Feels So Good
  • Britney Spears - Oops!.. I Did It Again
  • Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
    Best New Act
  • Anastacia
  • Blink 182
  • Bomfunk MC's
  • Melanie C
  • Sonique

--Monday, October 2, 2000 at 4.25AM PDT
ITTY Gaining On US Dance Chart
Melanie C's song "I Turn To You" is up a few notches this week to #19 on the Billboard Dance/Club Chart, from last week's #27.

Thanks Nate.

Notice that it's one of the only two promos in the Top 20. Come on Virgin Records, drop singles in the US, what is your problem!

--Monday, October 2, 2000 at 4.23AM PDT
OOYM On Planet Pop 2001
True Steppers' song "Out Of Your Mind" which features Posh Spice Victoria Beckham is track 10 on the new Planet Pop 2001 compilation album.

--Monday, October 2, 2000 at 4.02AM PDT
Hear New Hot Tracks
This Hot order page at audiostreet has low quality RealAudio samples of the songs "Lullaby", "Hotter", and "I Believe", from Melanie B's upcoming album.

--Monday, October 2, 2000 at 3.12AM PDT
Posh & Becks Book
Here is a picture of the cover of the upcoming book Posh & Becks by Andrew Morton. Yes this is the one with all the controversy behind it. It will be out on October 12th(UK) but you can pre-order it now at Amazon UK.

Thanks Stephanie.

--Monday, October 2, 2000 at 2.40AM PDT
Enhanced Forever
The third Spice Girls album, Forever, to be retail released on November 6th(UK) and November 7th(US) will be an Enhanced CD! No more info as to exactly what sort of multimedia goodies will be on it yet. It can also now be pre-ordered at CDNOW.

Thanks Case.

--Monday, October 2, 2000 at 2.34AM PDT
Northern Star Re-Release
Melanie C's debut album Northern Star will be re-released in the United States on October 10th with a bonus track and "I Turn To You" & "Never Be The Same Again" will be the single mixes.

Perhaps the extended Suddenly Monday will replace the short one as well!?

--Sunday, October 1, 2000 at 1.10PM PDT
Tell Me Enters Charts
Melanie B's latest single "Tell Me", the first off her upcoming album Hot, has entered the UK Singles Chart at #4.

--Sunday, October 1, 2000 at 12.31PM PDT
Spice Girls @ MTV EMA's?

Spice Girls will be secret guest performers at this years MTV European Music Awards taking place next month, supposedly performing both "Holler" and "Let Love Lead The Way". Well if it's true it's not a secret anymore!


--Sunday, October 1, 2000 at 12.10PM PDT
MelB C3/VirtueTV Interview
There is an hour long Melanie B video interview up on this VirtueTV page! It's long, it's interesting, of course she's very funny at times, go watch it, 'nuff said.

--Sunday, October 1, 2000 at 11.40AM PDT
MelC Concert Webcast
Today's Melanie C Concert in London will be webcast on Tuesday(Oct 3) at 7pm(UK) on this VirtueTV page.

--Sunday, October 1, 2000 at 11.07AM PDT
How Good Will Forever Be?
There's a poll on VirtueTV asking what you think the new Spice Girls album will be like. Currently "Incredibly Awful" is in the lead with 47%... ahem.

Thanks Jśnior.

--Sunday, October 1, 2000 at 10.34AM PDT
MelC Makes Dreams Come True
A young fan from Southhampton named Victoria Masters got to meet Melanie C after winning a make a dream come true contest... She is a normal fan, I'm not going to go into detail about the story because many people meet Mel C all the time and have stories about it and it's not really Spice Girls news.. I just thought the picture was cute.

--Sunday, October 1, 2000 at 10.07AM PDT
About Her Meningitis
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham has spoken about her experience with her meningitis bug(Story) after the Elle Awards(Story). Victoria said:
"I'll never forget the moment they told me. It was shocking and it has really affected me. You always think the worst and you're afraid that it's all over. I've just been lying flat on my back. The doctors can't prescribe anything so it's just a matter of waiting to get better. I still don't feel myself and it's testing my patience. I'm not drinking and it's difficult coming to things like this because I'm coughing and I still feel weak. It's frustrating not being able to do anything. I just have to slow down and pace myself. I'm more or less OK. I'm now back at work. But I think you've got to get out or else you'd go crazy! Although I felt terrible and was lying on the sofa all day, the only advantage was being able to spend a full two weeks at home with David and Brooklyn, proper family time with my two boys. We just relaxed and watched movies all day. David cooked for me and Brooklyn every night. Brooklyn loves to jump up and down in front of MTV, especially when the Spice video comes on."
Speaking about the after-party in general she said as she looked around at the other guests:
"Where's that Spiller girl? I think she's avoiding me. I don't know why because I'm the one who made her famous. She must be scared after all the things she said about me. I'm so bored, I've had enough of these celebrity parties."
Here is another picture(cute!) of Victoria from the Elle awards last week(Story) with her sister Louise.