--Monday, July 30, 2001 at 6.57pm MST - [AHung]
Melanie C Letter Sections Updated
Melanie C has updated her letters section on her web site. You can read it by clicking here.

Some very excellent questions this time around and some wonderful responses from Melanie.


--Monday, July 30, 2001 at 4.57pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Brooklyn Gets 20 000 Multimedia Equipment
Victoria bought her 2-year-old son Brooklyn a TV and stereo worth 20 000, including a 28in LCD TV (13,000), a Nakamichi DVD player (6000) and a Nakamichi Sound Space 8 stereo system (1000).

Hmm, will he be able to handle the remote control at all?


--Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 1.45am GMT - [Schnickers]
Take My Breath Away Promo Cover
Click here to see a picture of the promo-single of Emma's next single Take My Breath Away.

Thanks Nieldanstar!


--Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 2.46am GMT - [Schnickers]
Official Statement On NSAIG-Cover
Now that UK-tabloids also reported about Not Such An Innocent Girl being performed by Willa Ford in early 2000 (Story), a spokesperson made an official statement:

"It was one of the last songs Victoria recorded and it was never meant to be her first single. Steve thought it would be brilliant on the album but when Virgin executives heard it they loved it and insisted she put it out first. It is only one of three songs on the album Victoria has not been involved in writing."


--Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 2.40am GMT - [Schnickers]
Emma Cleans Up Nude
Emma told reporters that she likes to do her housework while being nude. She said:
"Actually, I enjoy doing the housework sometimes - and it's not always in the nude. Sometimes I wear my G-string. But it's alright, I'm on the seventh floor."
She added that the Spice Girls are currently discussing a new album.

--Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 2.36am GMT - [Schnickers]
Em - FM
Emma will present the Smash Hits Radio Show tomorrow, July 29, between 2 and 4pm. It's broadcast on Radio City, Merseyside; Key 103, Greater Manchester; Radio Aire, Leeds; Radio Hallam, South Yorkshire; Rock FM, Lancashire; TFM, Teeside; Viking, Humberside and Metro in Tyneside.

--Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 4.18am GMT - [Schnickers]
Victoria's Webchat Up
Virtuetv.com has now put Victoria's Webchat on demand so you can watch it over and over again if you like. Here are the links to download or watch it online (for Windows Media click here):

--Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 10.12am GMT - [Schnickers]
Job Hunting Mel
Melanie B is currently the cover girl of a magazine called "Job Hunters Guide" which is pretty ironic since she has just been dropped by Virgin Records (Story). Click here to see a picture of the front cover. The article itself is about pensions.

Hehehehehehe...


--Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 10.11am GMT - [Schnickers]
Posh's Dedicated Tracks
-= Rumor Warning =-

Victoria has 2 tracks on her album dedicated to David, entitled "I Owe You" and "Unconditional Lover".

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 11.59pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Victoria Delays Single
Victoria changed her release date, so she won't be up against Michael Jackson & Bob The Builder as previously reported. Her single will be out September 17th, the album October 1st.

--Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 11.57pm GMT - [Schnickers]
This Is Mel's Moment Follow Up
A little more info about "This Is My Moment" (Story):

"In fact saturday's show starts at 8.15pm where the five vocalists chosen from last Wednesday's show perform and viewers pick the winner. It concludes at 10.15pm where they find out who the winner will be. I've also done another scan from the newer issue of the TV Times which is another pick of the day, but this time its from the Saturday coming up."

Click here for another scan of the TV Times.

Thanks Michael Holden!


--Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 11.52pm GMT - [Schnickers]
MelB No Longer With Virgin
Rumors seemed to be true, after the dissapointing sales of Lullaby, Melanie B left Virgin Records / Virgin dropped Melanie. The official statement sounds like this:

"Melanie has had an excellent relation with Virgin Records but feels that it may be more appropriate for her to be at a record company with an urban A&R department. This is the route she is taking musically and she feels that specialist attention here will be of great benefit to her. As a result, Melanie B is no longer signed to Virgin Records as a solo recording artist."


--Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 11.37pm GMT - [Schnickers]
See Vic @ CD:UK
See Victoria performing at CD:UK in Waterloo, London on 04/08/01. All you need to do is fill out the competiton-form and you might be one of the lucky people to see her singing Not Such An Innocent Girl.

--Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 11.27pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Victoria's Schedule
Here is what Victoria will be up to during the next days:

July:

  • 24 - My website to go live!!
  • 25 - Choreography meeting
  • 26 - Fashion shoot
  • 27 - Fashion shoot
  • 28 - World pop news to show website launch on CD:UK
  • 28 - Attend the Virgin Records international conference
  • 30 - Dance rehearsals
  • 31 - Dance rehearsals
August:
  • 1 - Dance rehearsals
  • 3 - Not Such An Innocent Girl - first play on radio
  • 4 - Video exclusive on SM:TV
  • 11 - First performance of single on CD:UK
  • 13 - International interviews
  • 14 - International interviews
  • 18 - Video shown on Live and Kicking
  • 19 - TOTP Plus Interview
  • 22 - Dance rehearsals
  • 23 - Dance rehearsals
  • 24 - Jerry Springer Show
  • 25 - Live and Kicking performance

--Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 10.05pm GMT - [Schnickers]
New Victoria Multimedia
Victoria's official page, VictoriaBeckham.mu, was launched today and it has some pretty good multimedia on there, but since I know everyone hates streaming videos, here are links to download the real videos in different qualities/file sizes:
  • Behind The Scenes Of "Not Such An Innocent Girl" (Real Video): 250k | 80k | 34k | 20k
  • Interview with Victoria (Real Video): 250k | 80k | 34k | 20k
  • Victorias Sisters Shop "The Closet" (Quicktime Movies): Large | Medium | Small
  • Not Such An Innocent Girl (Real Audio): 80k | 34k | 20k || mp3
Victoria also added a V.I.P.-section where you are asked to pay 1.50 for 15 visits within 15 days. Personally, I think this is one of the biggest rip-offs ever, luckily someone has been sending in the URL of the actual V.I.P.-content so nobody will be forced to pay for that (pretty empty) page. Click here to go there.

UPDATE: The link is down, sorry!


--Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 1.20am GMT - [Schnickers]
Breaking News! Not Such An Innocent Girl WORLD PREMIERE!
SpiceNews was the first to bring you Forever, now we have Not Such An Innocent Girl even before it's officially put up anywhere. Click here to download the mp3 (2.99 MB, not a CD rip but still decent quality).

MikeMGMVE has also been busy writing down the corrected lyrics so here they are:

Not Such An Innocent Girl

Ooh-ooh baby
Hey, oh-whoa, baby
I'm not such an innocent girl

First impressions can be wrong
So let me clear what's going on
Baby I'm not who you think I am
I need to feel some lips on mine
So pulling you across the line
You think I'm the fragile one
One slip, the damage done

I'm not made of china
I'm not made of glass
Would it shatter your illusions if this angel had a past?

If you touch me I won't break
Don't think of me that way
I'm not such an innocent girl
Don't wrap me up in cotton wool (come on)
Upon a pedestal (oh whoa)
I'm not such an innocent girl
(I'm not such an innocent)

I've got a secret rose tattoo
I'm dying just to show you
I'm not as shy as you think I am, oh baby
It's time to take off those kid gloves
T.K.O me fall in love
Don't be scared you'll break my heart
Not gonna fall apart

I'm not made of china (ooh)
I'm not made of glass
Would it shatter your illusions if this angel had a past?

If you touch me I won't break (oh-oh)
Don't think of me that way
I'm not such an innocent girl (innocent girl)
Don't wrap me up in cotton wool (don't wrap me up, in cotton wool)
Upon a pedestal
I'm not such an innocent girl
(I'm not such an innocent, girl)

If you touch
If you touch me I
If you touch me I won't break
If you touch
If you touch me I
If you touch me I won't

If you touch me I won't break (oh-oh, oh whoa, whoa-yeah)
Don't think of me that way
I'm not such an innocent girl (innocent girl)
Don't wrap me up in cotton wool (come on, woo!)
Upon a pedestal
I'm not such an innocent girl (I'm dying just to show you)

If you touch me I won't break (I won't break)
Don't think of me that way
Not such an innocent girl
Don't wrap me (no-oh-whoa)
I'm not such an innocent girl

If you touch me I won't break (I won't)
Don't think of me that way
I'm not such an innocent girl
Don't wrap me up in cotton wool (don't wrap me up, in cotton wool)
Upon a pedestal (Upon a pedastal)
I'm not such an innocent girl

If you touch me I won't break
(If you touch, no I won't fall apart)
Don't think of me that way
(No you won't break my heart)

HOLY SHIT, cover or not - the song kicks major ass! Remember where you heard it first and download fast, it's only gonna last 48 hours! Big thanks goes out to virgin records coz they provided the streaming audio we captured the mp3 from! =D


--Monday, July 23, 2001 at 8.00pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Victoria Isn't The Innocent Girl!
Apparently, Not Such An Innocent Girl is NOT a song by Victoria. It is covered from an artist called "Willa Ford". She presented the song while being the support act for the Backstreet Boys in early 2000. You can search for "Willa Ford - Innocent Girl" on Morpheus to hear the live-version as mp3 (809 kb) to get a general idea of how the song will be like.

Somehow dissapointing that she wasn't saying it was a cover, tho an ass-kicking song =D


--Monday, July 23, 2001 at 1.45am MST - [AHung]
New David And Victoria Pictures
Click below to see different pictures of David and Victoria:

Thanks The Real Beckhams Yahoo Club

Angie's note: I love that look at the Elton John fundraiser!


--Monday, July 23, 2001 at 4.25am GMT - [Schnickers]
Posh Isn't Innocent - She's Blonde!
The Sun has some awesome news about Victoria's soon-to-be-released Not Such An Innocent Girl

In the video, Victoria "good side" will have stunning blonde hair(!) & white clothes (picture of the "good Vic"). Her bad alter ego will feature a naughty pvc-suit and black hair (picture of the "bad Vic").

The "Sun"-Reporter also got to listen to the song and describes as "a very mature, sophisticated track in the vein of Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera" and the lyrics (see below) are about the 2 personalities in each of us.

UPDATE: Lyrics by "The Sun" have been replaced by the corrected lyrics above (Story).

OMFG, she looks AWESOME with those blonde hair + the track is gonna kick ass - can't wait for tuesday when we'll all gonna get to hear it on her website!


--Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 8.21pm GMT - [Schnickers]
This Is Mel's Moment
Some more information about Melanie B's new show "This Is My Moment", sent in by Michael Holden:

"The show starts on Wednesday 25th July where the show follows auditions day, when the 50 people get short-listed to in person where they are whittled down to five. These will then sing live on Saturday night when they compete for a cash prize. So to recap, the show starts on ITV on Wednesday the 25th July at 7.00 pm, and on Saturday, which I think is at 7.00 pm as well."

Here are also scans from "TV Times" where This Is My Moment is the Pick Of The Day + Mel is interviewed:

Thanks Michael Holden!

--Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 7.58pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Channel 4 Docu
Channel 4 is planning a documentation on the solo projects of all Spice Girls (including Geri Halliwell). The docu is right now being made Straight TV, some independent producers who already did another Spice-docu and is due to be aired next month.

--Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 7.31pm GMT - [Schnickers]
MelB: Fame Didn't Change Me
Melanie B told in a recent interview with the Daily Record that she hasn't changed by fame. She said:
"What you see is what you get with me. I haven't changed.

People see my house, see me on TV and when they meet me, go 'Oh, I thought you'd be different by now'. I'm not because I've kept the same friends and family around me.

I've had the same two best friends - Charlotte and actress Rebecca Callard - since I was eight. I still see them every week and, if anything, the only way they think I've changed is that I've calmed down.

When I told them I was pregnant with Phoenix, they were like 'My God! You're so untidy, you can't even see your bedroom floor. How are you going to do it?'.

Luckily, I turned into a very responsible mum."


--Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 7.19pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Slipping Through My Fingers
-= Rumor Warning =-

Posh asked Abba for the permission to cover their song "Slipping Through My Fingers", a song about childhood, to use it on one of her singles as a b-side, dedicated to Brooklyn.

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Saturday, July 22, 2001 at 7.14pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Posh Gets A Huge One
Victoria recently bought a huge table which room for 24 people - ironically one nearly exactly like a table used for comedy sketches about the Beckhams.

--Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 7.12pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Take My Breath Away Video
Emma's latest video Take My Breath Away got some airplay all around Europe lately, you can also see it on her official website or use the direct link to download it (4.90 MB).

SpiceVideos.com also has a real video rip of it up which should be a better quality than the official quicktime-file.


--Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 12.28pm MST - [AHung]
Melanie C Performance In Liverpool
Click here to see a picture and report of Mel C's recent Summer Pops gig in Liverpool. Thanks Dawn for scanning this from the Liverpool Echo.

--Friday, July 20, 2001 at 2.28pm MST - [AHung]
New Melanie C Voiceover
Melanie C will be doing a voiceover for a tv documentary called *Through the Eyes of the Young*. Apparently, she's going to be reading extracts of (other people's) lyrics and poems in it. There's a little interview with her about it in this week's Radio Times. It should be broadcast on BBC1 on Wednesday 1st August.

Thanks Rob!


--Friday, July 20, 2001 at 1.35am AEST - [LukeP]
New Emma Bunton Interview
10 winners of a competition run by the Austereo's Hot30.com in conjunction with Virgin Records Australia got the chance to interview Emma Bunton.

In a Video Conference, winners came to Virgin Australia's office to talk live and exclusively with Emma Bunton who was speaking from Virgin's London office.

Click here to watch a video of the 56k version (dial up modem) and click here for 300k version (high speed access). Both are playable through Windows Media Player.

Thanks Nicole.


--Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 11.45am MST - [AHung]
New Emma Screenshots
Click on the below links to see screenshots of Emma hosting SMTV:

Thanks Stephen.


--Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 11.41am MST - [AHung]
Victoria Talks About Her New Web Site
Click here to read an interview with Victoria about her new web site. This site will be opened on July 24th and will coincide with her web chat on C3. The URL will be www.VictoriaBeckham.mu
Click here to see a picture of what the site could look like.

--Monday, July 16, 2001 at 7.05pm MST - [AHung]
Melanie (Times Two) Seen At Madonna Concert
Melanie B, her boyfriend Max, Melanie C, a tiny girl with short blond hair, and one more girl were watching the July 10th Madonna concert at Earl's Court together in the 4th row on the floor in the centre. They were very friendly and agreed to take photos with people who asked them. Melanie C sang and danced throughout the entire show. She also knew all the words and had a huge grin on her face the entire time. Emma Bunton was also at this show, so she may have been the girl at the end.

Thanks Antony.


--Monday, July 16, 2001 at 7.05pm MST - [AHung]
Melanie C Has New Car
-= Rumor Warning =-

Mel C was seen driving a new silver BMW Z 3 down Haverstock Hill.

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 12.53am MST - [AHung]
Melanie C At Midtfyens Festival
Click here to see a picture of Melanie C performing at the Midtfyens Festival in Denmark on July 5th.

Thanks wow_fandk


--Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 12.53am MST - [AHung]
Britney Spears Admires Victoria
-= Rumor Warning =-

Popstar Britney Spears admires Victoria Beckham's mothering skills. The 19-year-old hitmaker shares the Spice Girl's love of designer gear, but also is a fan of the way she is bringing up her toddler Brooklyn. Britney enthused: "She has lots of style and seems to be a great mother."

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Friday, July 13, 2001 at 10.50pm GMT - [Schnickers]
A Girl Like Me In USA & Canada
Finally, Emma is going to release her album A Girl Like Me in the US and Canada on September 11th. It's already available on import at HMV in Canada tho.

Thanks Carley!


--Friday, July 13, 2001 at 10.44pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Take My Breath Away Promo Dates
Emma is going to be a busy bee again, promoting her 2nd single off "A Girl Like Me" all over UK TV. Here is where she's gonna be shown at:

July:

  • 14th CD:UK Video exclusive and chat
  • 20th Ukool Video
  • 21st CD:UK Performance
  • 27th Patrick Kielty Video and chat
  • 28th Live & Kicking Video clip
  • 29th T4 Performance & Chart
  • 31st CBBC Video and chat
August:
  • 1st Popworld Video and Interview
  • 1st Blue Peter Performance
  • 2nd Liquid News Video and chat
  • 4th Live & Kicking Performance
  • 5th TOTPs Plus Video and chat
  • 5th Popworld Video and interview
  • 9th GMTV Performance
  • 10th Stars And Their Lives
  • 11th CD:UK Performance
  • 12th Exclusive Video and interview
  • 13th Disney Video and chat
  • 15th GMTV Performance and chat
  • 16th London Today Video and chat
  • 16th Pepsi Chart Performance
  • 18th Pepsi Chart Performance

--Friday, July 13, 2001 at 10.30pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Victoria's Website To Be Launched Soon
The girls' official homepage has been updated, revealing that Victoria is to release her own website on July 24th, celebrated by a webchat with her. You can already enter your question here or take part in a competition where 10 people + 1 friend each will get to meet Victoria during her webchat (UK only).

--Friday, July 13, 2001 at 10.20pm GMT - [Schnickers]
MelB&C TrackHer
Both Melanie C and Melanie B have been spotted at one of Madonna's London Earls Court-Concerts, both having to pay 75 for tickets.

--Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 11.28pm MST - [AHung]
Melanie C's Designer Specs
From the fashion section of the 7-6 Telegraph:

"Where have Mel C, the Gallagher brothers and even Esther Rantzen been spotted purchasing their designer specs? At the David Clulow store on Hampstead High Street, London. The trendy optician's has become a firm favourite with the celebrity set, perhaps because it has a variety of designer brands, including Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dior and Prada, all under one roof."

Thanks Zila.


--Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 11.10pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Emma Now Prince's Trust Ambassador
After performing at Party In The Park, Emma has officially been announced as a new ambassador for Prince's Trust. In her role, Emma tries to bring the work of the Trust to the youth.

--Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 10.53pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Emma's Top 10 Favorite Videos
Emma will be on MTV Asia, picking her own "Top 10 Favorite Videos" on July 31st at 9:00pm (local time).

Thanks Ton!


--Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 10.25pm GMT - [Schnickers]
MelC Does Madonna MPEGs
You can find mpegs of Melanie C singing snippets of Madonna-songs taken from the Madonna documentary over at Northern Melanie C, they are pretty good and the sound quality is better than the mp3s we posted earlier!

--Saturday, July 7, 2001 at 11.00am GMT - [Schnickers]
Release Dates
British tabloids reported today, that Emma is going to push her single back after hearing the media was about to hype it as it was with Victoria. Take My Breath Away will now be out August 20.

While Emma avoids the battle, Posh is in trouble: The release dates of her single AND the album both match with Micheal Jacksons releases. His fanbase should be way bigger than Victoria's so if she doesn't change dates as well, she is sure not to hit #1.

Melanie B said she didn't want to release any further songs from her album this year since she wants to concentrate on her TV show "This Is My Moment". She said:

"I'll hold off from writing my album until next year and I won't be releasing any more singles.

I thrive on change and it is always nice to try something new.

This show is my baby now and I want to concentrate on that."


--Friday, July 6, 2001 at 9.38pm GMT - [Schnickers]
MelC Does Madonna MP3s
For the Madonna-Doku, Melanie C did 2 short a capella-clips of Madonna-Songs, here are the mp3s of that:
Thanks Gio!

Hurry up downloading, they won't last forever, nice one's tho Mel, it seems like she improves her singing skills daily ;-)

Site News: Geri News? No!


--Friday, July 6, 2001 at 9.07pm GMT - [Schnickers]
MelB Takes Piercing Out
Melanie B decided to take her tongue-piercing out for a while, saying:
"The hole had got too big. I could pull the whole piercing out through it so I'm letting it close up a bit."

--Friday, July 6, 2001 at 9.05pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Sophie Ellis Bextor vs. Spice - Round 2
Remember who kept Victoria away from #1 with "Out Of Your Mind"?

Now the same person, Sophie Ellis Bextor, battles Spice once again. Her solo-single "Take Me Home" will be released the same date as Emma's "Take My Breath Away", on August 13. Let's see if media makes such a big deal out of it again this time.


--Friday, July 6, 2001 at 8.59pm GMT - [Schnickers]
MelC TrackHer
Melanie C attended the Tomb Raider premiere in London. Being interviewed there, she talked about her new album, saying:
"I'm playing loads of European festivals over the summer. But then I'm heading into the studio. It's a really diverse mix of rock and some more dancey tracks"

--Friday, July 6, 2001 at 8.56pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Eye-Catching MelB
Melanie B seemed to be one of the major attraction at this year's Mardi Gras, a gay & lesbian open air event in London, wearing a tight black rubber outfit. After she performed she said:
"Wearing a rubber condoom like that in this weather is really damm hot"

--Friday, July 6, 2001 at 8.55pm GMT - [Schnickers]
All Time Best Video-Nomination
The Girls are nominated for one of the "All Time Best Video" awards for MTV's 20th Anniversary Show. Click here to vote.

Thanks Case


--Friday, July 6, 2001 at 8.53pm GMT - [Schnickers]
MelC Trains Like Madonna
Melanie C hired Madonna's personal trainer to reduce her expanding figure, going there 3 times a week after Madonna recommended him.

--Friday, July 6, 2001 at 8.50pm GMT - [Schnickers]
Victoria Goes G.A.Y.
Seems like the G.A.Y.-club it's THE place to be when you want to promote your new stuff, Victoria will perform in the London club on September 1st to perform some of her brandnew songs from her forthcoming album. More information on g-a-y.co.uk

--Friday, July 6, 2001 at 8.25pm GMT - [Schnickers]
New MelB-Pics
Here are 3 new Melanie B pics together with boyfriend Max Beesley, scanned from the Magazione "Nova Gente". Thanks AlexSG!

Yeah, one whole week of no updates, sorry for that, I had a really fucked up week and there hasn't been any major news either, so I hope you'll understand. Updates should be frequent from now on again! :)