--Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 7.04am PDT
Mel B To Be A Contestant On Dancing With The Stars
While it was previously rumored that she would be a judge on the show, Melanie B will actually be a contestant on the upcoming 5th season of Dancing with the Stars (US). Her parter will be Latin Ballroom dance champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Other celebrity competitors on the show will be singers Wayne Newton and Marie Osmond, actresses Jennie Garth, Sabrina Bryan, and Jane Seymour, actor Cameron Mathison, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., race car driver Helio Castroneves, models Josie Maran and Albert Reed, and businessman Mark Cuban.

Mel was on talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! (US) last night, where she was found to not know who any of the other celebrities on the show are. Mel also said:

"I have been a huge fan of the show since season one. I'm excited and I'm nervous. I started training this week and my feet are killing me."
This season starts on Monday, September 24th, with a special 3 night premiere week.

--Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 6.38am PDT
Rihanna Is A Spice Girls Fan
Pop singer Rihanna revealed that she is a Spice Girls fan, saying:

"I love [Mel B]. I met her at the Beckhams' party in LA. We didn't chat much, we were just hanging out. It was so exciting to meet her. She is absolutely beautiful. I would love to see them on their reunion tour. When I was little I had the Spice Girls dolls and stickers, all that fun stuff. My favourite song was 'Wannabe'."

--Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 7.42am PDT
Two Women Claim Lesbian Sex Sessions With Mel B
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...sometimes as a three-some. The Sunday Mirror (UK) is running a story about two women who have come forward and revealed their two year sex affairs with Mel B. The women have come out about this now because they are supposedly worried about Mel B's state of mind, in regards to her sudden marriage of Stephen Belafonte, claiming that the wedding was to serve as "a big fuck you to Eddie (Murphy)". The detailed, steamy, hornifying article (well, maybe not for many of you :P) can be read over at the Daily Mirror (features a picture of the women). [local backup]

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I think this is the record for the number of rumored stories in a row (8) on SpiceNews.

--Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 7.42am PDT
Victoria Joins LA Gym
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Victoria has joined LA's The Sports Club gym, and signed up for Candlelight Stretch classes, which are accompanied by a live string quartet. Various media sources add to the story that she is competing with Geri to be the most fit for the Spice Girls reunion tour. A source says:

"She hates working out and would rather fill her day with playing with the kids or shopping but Vic realises she has a bit of work to do before fitting into her skintight catsuits and her little black dresses again. Vic was really unhappy after seeing photos of herself with cellulite on her legs last month and it gave her the final push to join a gym. She takes a lot of pride in her appearance and knows it takes more than good clothes and good hair to pull off the perfect look... you have to have the perfect toned body too. And the pressures to look good in Hollywood are even more intense than at home in the UK."

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Vicotria said last week:

"I really don't like the gym, in fact I can't stand it. Maybe it's the whole getting sweaty thing but it's just not me. I tried cycling in Spain but maybe my bum's too small as it just wasn't comfortable. I want to get fit, though, so I'm exploring some different options. I like what I've heard about Pilates - just sitting in a room, stretching and breathing. Sounds much more civilized."

--Monday, August 27, 2007 at 8.10am PDT
NBC Posh & Becks Documentary Shelved
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NBC has cancelled a documentary they were planning to make about Victoria and David Beckham because Victoria told them she will be too busy getting ready for the Spice Girls reunion tour to be able to film it. A source says:

"Victoria is focusing on the Spice Girls reunion and has said she won't have time to film. She is, however, thinking about making a documentary about the Spice Girls getting back together."

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--Monday, August 27, 2007 at 8.06am PDT
Posh Addicted To Walkers
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Walkers crisps, that is, the popular British potato chips. A source says:

"Victoria has a thing for Walkers crisps. Cheese and onion and chicken flavor. She has them shipped over from Britain by the box-load."

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--Monday, August 27, 2007 at 8.03am PDT
Mel C Could Pull-Out
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The word is that Melanie C is worried about keeping her solo career alive and wants to spend time right now working on it. She originally suggested that she was going to put her solo work on hold during the Spice Girls reunion, but now plans to release her latest single, "This Time", on October 12 - a month before the new Spice Girls single. Spice Girls management has a contingency plan in place to continue the tour with four of the five girls should Melanie change her mind. A source says:

"Mel C still wants to be seen as a solo singer and she's told pals she's tired of being ordered around. Things are so tense she hasn't even spoken to Mel B, Victoria, or Geri since June."

The source said about her single release:

"It's an obvious sign of where her priorities lie because she'll need to promote her own single and have less time for the group. Management are treating her feelings like gold-dust to salvage things. But they are also planning to make sure the tour goes ahead even if she pulls out."

A Spice Girls spokesman, however, says:

"The girls are in regular touch, they are all getting on great and very much looking forward to the tour."

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--Monday, August 27, 2007 at 7.56am PDT
Two Nannies Quit Beckhams
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Victoria and David Beckham are upset after two nannies have walked out on them. The first nanny (a New Zealander named Zara) had been with them for over a year, and the second (a Londoner named Claire) for half a year. Victoria had to take her children to school herself after being left without help. A source says:

"You'd imagine it's a dream job working for celebrities like that in California. But these two trained professionals said it was a nightmare. They complained Victoria spoke down to them, her mother Jackie bossed them about and they felt like dogsbodies."

Another source says:

"Both girls ended up having to cook and clean up for all the family. Victoria and Jackie constantly nagged and ordered them about. Some days they were on the go from 6am to midnight. The pay was OK but they just got sick of it."

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--Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 5.55am PDT
Geri Going Too Far?
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Geri Halliwell is overdoing her fitness training to get in shape for the Spice Girls' reunion tour. An old friend of hers who recently met up with her told the Daily Mirror (UK):

"You could feel her bones sticking through. She's on the cusp. She looks good now but if she takes it any further, she's going to start to look ill. She's incredibly compulsive. The Spice Girls' reunion is a huge deal for her and she wants to look her very best for her moment back in the limelight. The problem is, Geri is a woman of extremes and she doesn't always know when to stop. She is a very disciplined person. She has regular vitamin injections to ensure her body is getting the right nutrients. She's a big fan of taking her own packed lunches with her. They will be carefully controlled, a certain amount of protein and carbohydrate. It will all be measured out and she'll stick to it rigidly. Her boobs are always the giveaway. Once they shrink, you know she's gone too far. Look closely at her collarbones too. She looks great at the moment. But, unfortunately, she doesn't always recognise when it's time to pull back. There are times when she takes it to the brink and then falls over the edge. Let's just hope it doesn't happen this time. We mustn't forget that ego plays a major part in all this. Geri loves Victoria, but she also envies her figure and Victoria is looking fabulous at the moment. Geri is always very determined to work on her figure when she knows she's got something to promote and this is her biggest career move in recent years. That old friendly rivalry with Victoria could well be in full swing again. That's what worries her friends the most."

A source in Los Angeles adds:

"Her bandmates have also noticed something might be wrong. The other girls are all a bit worried about Geri's behavior. She's always been one to take things to extremes and the way she's dealing with her pre-tour fitness regime is another example of her obsessive personality. Her mumsy, unflattering outfit at the reunion shoot was, most of them believe, a calculated move. She wasn't at what she considers her peak physical condition and she wanted to give everyone a big 'wow' photo when she unveils her perfect body on the first night of the tour."

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Wow, talk about a "friend" that can babble on and on.

--Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 5.44am PDT
Simon Cowell Goes Off At Louis Walsh
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Simon Cowell (American Idol, etc), has gone off at Louis Walsh for bashing the Spice Girls. Both Cowell and Walsh are judges on the British show The X-Factor, and Simon badly wants the Spice Girls to appear on the show. Simon is now begging for the girls to forgive Walsh. A source says:

"Simon was furious with Louis for slaughtering the Spice Girls. He really wants them to do a masterclass on one of the live shows and now fears Louis has blown it. He gave him a bitching and told him to keep his mouth shut. The girls haven't said yes or no yet. Simon is going to have to do a lot more grovelling to make it happen."

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--Friday, August 24, 2007 at 3.53am PDT
Victoria America Update
Victoria was interviewed by the Daily Mirror (UK) and updated them on how her family is adjusting to life in America. She started with the prospect of having another child:
"We'd like to have another, maybe next year. He or she might be lucky enough to have dual nationality. It's so great for all of us here. The children love the sports and outdoor activities. David loves his new team, and I'm just really happy to be somewhere where I already have friends. Katie's a really good friend, as is Eva Longoria (from Desperate Housewives). It makes settling in a whole lot easier. Emma, Mel C, and Geri are moving over here in a few weeks to join Mel B and myself so we can start the rehearsals properly."

--Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 8.10pm PDT
Shaggy Bashes Spice Girls
Artificially accented raggae singer Shaggy (he doesn't sound like how he sings, he's got a standard American accent in case you didn't know) has bashed the Spice Girls reunion, saying about the upcoming reunion tour:

"I'm not looking forward to it. I didn’t look forward to the first one. I don’t see why I should look forward to the second one. I think Victoria just feels like she has some broke friends and wants to help them out. When she married David Beckham she made a great career choice. I take my hat off to her, but I'm not looking forward to the shows."

--Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 4.10am PDT
Viva Forever Covered By Jim O'Rourke
Jim O'Rourke is doing a cover of "Viva Forever" for the compilation album Guilt By Association, which will be released on September 4th. The album consists of a bunch of indie rockers covering songs that are their "guilty pleasures". Here is a link to the full album track listing.

--Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 4.05am PDT
$2 Million Greatest Hits Cover
There is a rather confusing story out saying that the greatest hits album cover was either made based off of a cover designed with actual jewels, or a replica of the greatest hits album cover has been made using actual jewels. Either way, some sort of actually jeweled, or designed/envisioned concept jeweled version of the greatest hits album is involved, and is valued at $2 million.

  • The S is made from amber and represents Victoria.
  • The P is made of pink ruby and represents Emma.
  • The I is made of diamond and represents Mel C.
  • The C is made of Saphhire and represents Geri.
  • The E is made of Emerald and represents Mel B.
A source says: "The album cover is a nice touch. They wanted something simple and stylish and it's probably one of the most expensive album covers ever made."

--Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 2.47am PDT
Emma Prego Print Ads
Prego has started running print ad versions of their Emma TV ad, in the UK of course. Here are both in case you haven't seen the tv ad:

--Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 2.14am PDT
Geri Gets $40,000 Earrings
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Geri's new guy, Russion billionaire Evgeny Lebedev, has bought her a pair of $40,000 earrings. A friend tells the Daily Mail (UK):

"Evgeny wanted to do something special for Geri and thought a pair of earrings would do the trick. He is a very classy guy so he didn't want to get her something too in-your-face, or a big rock that might have scared her off. Geri was overwhelmed when he gave them to her, she felt so touched and loves showing them off to her friends now. Geri doesn't have much luck in love, so this pressie has really touched her. She is usually getting messed around by men, so this is a refreshing change for her."

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--Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 2.01am PDT
Mel B Defends Husband
Mel B is defending her husband, Stephen Belafonte, as it has recently come out that he had been charged with battery in 2003 after attacking his then-wife Nicole Contreras during a drunken episode in their home. Mel says that her husband is not a wife beater, telling Hello! magazine (UK):
"If you read those police reports, they never say he physically beat up a woman. The only thing I don't like is that my friends and family read this and go into shock-horror mode, thinking, 'Oh, she's married a psychopath!'. He hasn't been the best of people [in his past]. I know everything that he's done. He went through group therapy and counselling, but he's fully aware of what he's done."
The couple got together after Mel had been dumped by Eddie Murphy..
"He melted my heart... but I'd been so so hurt. I wanted to make sure that this guy was gentle enough to have me believe again that it is possible."
The article reveals that Belafonte proposed to Mel by putting the engagement ring in a piece of ice in her drink...
"I took one big, deep breath and said, 'Yes'. As well as going, 'Thank you God! Don't let me down. Not for the third time'."

--Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 4.25am PDT
Victoria Angry Over Deleted Tattoo
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Victoria has just noticed on the Spice Girls' official reunion photo that her back/neck tattoo has been removed. The tattoo is hebrew script dedicated to her husband which reads "I am my beloved and my beloved is mine." She has complained to the Spice Girls management about the removal, especially since Mel B's tattoo is visible in the picture. Spice Girls management/the team responsible for the picture is contending that they did not remove it, and it is actually the angle and lighting that is causing that tattoo not to appear.

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--Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 4.17am PDT
Mel C's Tour Advice
Sporty Spice Melanie C was recently interviewed by Sunday magazine (UK). She spoke about touring and revealed her fairly strict regimen. Mel said:
"Going on tour is like getting married. You have to look your best and prepare by exercising three to five times a week - either running, cycling or yoga. Rehearsals take up to five hours a day so it's important to eat well. For dinner I'll advise smoked mackerel with steamed vegetables and new potatoes. I'm quite healthy with snacks and stick to nuts and dried fruit. I get up at 8.30am and do at least 30 minutes of exercise to open the lungs. You should eat about four hours before a show so you're hungry when you go on stage and have the energy to perform. And I recommend avoiding dairy because it can affect your voice. We'll be going to bed at 10.30pm. When you have a show, it's such a big day, so the night before has to be an early one. If we're touring and doing show after show, we have to really look after ourselves. We might have a few drinks in the dressing room but I'm sure most of the time I'll be back at the hotel, in the bath and feeling sorry for myself because I can't go out and play."

--Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 6.21pm PDT
Victoria At Chanel Opening
Chanel has just opened a store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and held a VIP opening for celebrities. Victoria was there, among other celebs like Hilary Swank and Desperate Housewives actress Marcia Cross. One shopper approximated that Victoria spent about $50,000 at the store, on items from Chanel's autumn collection. She then drove off in her black Bentley Continental GTC, which has the initials VB embossed into every headrest, and a store rep delivered her shopping to her house.

Sorry about all the errors in this stupid story the first time, I was pretty high on vicodin when I wrote it. Legally.. cause I just had my wisdom teeth pulled. Word.

--Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 9.24pm PDT
Extra UK Tour Dates?
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The Spice Girls will soon announce five extra tour dates for the UK.

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--Friday, August 17, 2007 at 11.35pm PDT
Greatest Hits Album Cover
The Spice Girls have updated their official site with the following info:

Hello Everybody,

We are very excited to be able to show you the cover of our Greatest Hits album. We have all been involved with the design and are really pleased with it... we hope that you like it as much as we do. We wanted to use our official website to show it to the fans first!

As well as working on the album we have already started planning for the tour - we can't reveal too much but what we can say is that it is going to be amazing!! We are so excited and can't wait to see you all. If you haven't registered for your tickets then what are you waiting for? Do it now!! And keep checking the website for more news.

Finally we have to give a big Girl Power hug to our Emma. Baby had a Baby!! Congratulations to Emma and Jade and welcome to the Spice family, baby Beau.

Lots of love - Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C and Victoria

--Friday, August 17, 2007 at 3.15am PDT
Kaiser Chiefs Helped Spice Reunion Happen
Melanie C did a press interview in Belgium this past weekend, in which she revealed that the Kaiser Chiefs convinced her to go along with the Spice Girls Reunion. She also confirmed that the Spice Girls' Greatest Hits album will be released in November. Listen to or download the interview clip below.

Melanie C - Interview in Belgium (8.12.07).mp3 (192kbps, 2.8mb)

Thanks melaniec.be

--Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 7.23pm PDT
Extra Half Inch For America
Victoria's book, That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything in Between, will now be released in the United States by publisher Harper Entertainment. The book's UK publisher, Penguin, allegedly does not feel the book would sell well in America. The book is a style and advice guide for women. Victoria said in a statement today:
"I've always been a girl's girl. And I know from experience that making the very best of your self is something any woman can do. I was never the six-foot-tall pin-up... I've always been the girl-next-door who got lucky. I've come a long way in the last ten years, but this book isn't my attempt to tell you what or what not to do. It's just to share some of what I've learned."

--Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 2.46am PDT
Geri Looking To Have Second Child
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35 year old Geri is getting anxious to have a second child. A friend of hers told the Daily Express (UK):

"She had a great time on her birthday with her inner circle in the South of France. But she spent a lot of time talking about the race for a second child. She's scared that if she waits for Mr. Right it will be too risky to have another baby. Geri said that age isn't just something that bothers her, Victoria is also worrying about time going by and wanting to add to her family. The girls are [also] all concerned about their looks, especially now [that] they're older. But, as Geri is the oldest, she's feeling it more than others. It's really brought home her age to her. She's just four years older than Emma, who just had her first child, and two years older than Victoria, the Spice Girl she's closest to."

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--Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 2.28am PDT
More On Victoria's Ugly Betty Appearance
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Victoria will be playing a fat version of herself, who since arriving in America has binged on treats. An ABC source says:

"Everybody at the wedding will be expecting skinny beautiful Posh to show up. But they'll be horrified to see she's piled on the pounds because of major comfort eating and American junk food."

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Allow me to introduce you to the spoiler warning.

--Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 2.45am PDT
Louis Walsh Bashes Spice Girls
55-year old Louis Walsh, a judge from the show The X-Factor (UK) has come out with some very negative comments toward the spicy ones. He says:

"The Spice Girls are very lucky and very overrated. Those girls are not talented. None of them can sing and their music is not half as good as Girls Aloud's. Girls Aloud are the top girl group in the world right now. Girls Aloud are also better looking. Spice Girls appealed to little girls. It wasn't good music - mums would buy the albums for their kids - it was all about the gimmicks. None of them can stand on their own. Nadine from Girls Aloud could definitely go solo - she's the one with the talent and will have a successful solo career. None of the Spice Girls could do that. They have nothing else to do, nothing else is happening in their lives. One's just a wife of a footballer and the others are not on the radar. They're well past their sell-by dates. I'm sick of them, like I'm sick of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Let's focus on people with talent and the next big thing."

Whoopty-freakin-do, some obscure guy that nobody's ever heard of outside of England. And I really don't appreciate him setting up this versus type talk between Girls Aloud and Spice Girls, when neither group has said anything bad about each other. Fuck off old man.

--Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 2.34am PDT
Victoria Warming To L.A. Life
Victoria has updated her official site with the following entry:
It's all go!

Hi everybody
Hope you are all well? Well we have finally unpacked our boxes and I am loving our new house - it is totally major! Just adding some of the finishing touches to it actually and then it really will feel like home. On top of that the weather here has been amazing too so we are all a happy bunch. The boys are really looking forward to starting their new school so we've got to make sure they are all kitted out with new schoolbags and pencil cases - you remember what it's like going back to school, you've got to have a new EVERYTHING!
David and myself attended a launch last week in Bel Air (very swish) for the launch of our latest fragrance Intimately Beckham, we met lots of people there and I thought it went really well. On top of that I have been busy having a good look around LA, checking out the restaurants and the beauty parlours - well you never know when you might need a facial!
I'm also just starting work on my new dVb denim collection - I'm really excited about starting the next project - it's going to be totally major so keep your eyes open for that.
Catch up with you all again very soon

--Monday, August 13, 2007 at 1.35am PDT
Geri Continues Training Hard
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Geri is continuing to train herself hard for the upcoming Spice Girls reunion tour. She is terrified that she won't live up to fans' expectations and wants her performance to be the best she can make it. A source told Closer magazine (UK):

"Geri is very anxious she won't be up to the tour and so is on a new regime to make herself as fit as a soldier. Geri has been working on her stamina because she's worried about the energy it will take to cope with being with the girls again, getting on with everyone and their entourage, travelling around the globe and performing 15 concerts. The prospect of performing in front of so many people after having a baby and being in her mid-30s is worrying. She really wants to be at the top of her game. She's determined that people won't point to them as 'too old' or girls who've 'had their day'. She is experimenting with having less sleep, even though she doesn't have to at this stage. She wants to train her body and mind to exist on less sleep, to prepare for when she'll need to be sparkling and bubbly with less rest than she gets now."

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--Monday, August 13, 2007 at 1.29am PDT
Geri & Emma To Get Voice Coaching
Ginger & Baby Spice are signed up for voice coaching lessons from Zoe Tyler to get their voices up to par for the Spice Girls tour. Zoe Tyler has been helping with voices on a couple reality shows including training the Josephs on the recent BBC show Any Dream Will Do.

--Monday, August 13, 2007 at 12.34am PDT
Sunny Birth
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Emma was listening to "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles while she gave birth.

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--Friday, August 10, 2007 at 3.06pm PDT
Emma Gives Birth!
Baby Spice has given birth to her first child, a boy named Beau. The name Beau is French for handsome. He was born at 11.12am this morning and weighed in at 7 lbs 15 oz - the same weight as his father Jade Jones when he was born! Beau was born at central London's private Portland Hospital, the same place Victoria had Brooklyn and Romeo. Emma is doing fine and devoured pancakes and coca-cola after the birth because she was very hungry. Jade says:

"We just had a lovely baby boy. I'm over the moon, he is absolutely brilliant."

The Spice Girls now have 7 children between them.

--Friday, August 10, 2007 at 2.29pm PDT
Mel B On Larry King Live
Melanie B was interviewed by the master of suspenders on his show Larry King Live (US) last night. It was pretty much all about the Eddie Murphy case, with a tiny bit about the reunion. Here's the video, and also a higher quality downloadable one below:

--Friday, August 10, 2007 at 2.06pm PDT
Spice Girls To Open At Fashion Rocks?
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The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Spice Girls very much want to open at the Fashion Rocks concert/fashion event, which takes place on October 18th at London's Royal Albert Hall. Other performers already scheduled for the event include Kasabian, Alicia Keys, and Beth Ditto. A source around the girls says:

"People around the Spice Girls think it's the perfect place for their first gig in years. They're keeping their fingers crossed, but they know there are some big names in the mix."

The other big name in the mix is Britney Spears. However, her record company is unsure as to whether her songs are up to par yet.

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--Friday, August 10, 2007 at 12.49am PDT
Spice Girls Did Not Know About Mel B Wedding
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The Sun is reporting that the rest of the Spice Girls are as shocked to find out about Mel B's marriage as we are. She had kept it a secret from them. She also had her husband sign a prenuptial agreement this time.

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Site News: Logo Contest Results Are Now Posting

--Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 2.16pm PDT
Mel B On Wedding
Mel B's wedding to Stephen Belafonte took place on June 6th at the Special Memory Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas and cost $59. Mel didn't wear a wedding dress for the occasion. A spokeswoman released a statement saying:

"Melanie Brown confirmed today that she and long-term friend Stephen Belafonte were married at the Special Memory Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Melanie and Stephen felt that they were at a good point in their lives and wanted to make a private commitment to each other."

Mel B said:

"Stephen and I have known each other for seven years. We wanted to make a commitment. We wanted it to be private and have a big wedding with our families later in the year."

--Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 2.02pm PDT
No ITV Show For Geri
Ginger Spice was in early negotiations with producers of British TV channel ITV to do a new primetime feel-good show. The idea, however, has been scrapped for now due to her commitment to the Spice Girls' reunion tour.

--Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 11.07pm PDT
Mel B Married To Boyfriend Since June!
Mel B has been married to her boyfriend Stephen Belafonte since June 6th. The couple secretly wed in Las Vegas. A representative for Mel says:

"Regarding the marriage, Mel and Stephen have know each other for many years and were great friends first. Now they are deeply in love. The two are very happy together."

Melanie B was scheduled to appear on Larry King Live (US) tonight but cancelled the appearance, possibly citing illness as the reason.

--Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 10.57pm PDT
Mel C Refuses Voice Coaching
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Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller ordered the girls to have singing lessons to prepare for their reunion tour. Mel C took the advise as an insult and said "I don't need lessons. I can sing, thank you very much." A source told Closer magazine:

"The girls have been told by Simon that they need to get their voices back in training and should start having singing lessons as soon as possible. But Mel C is furious as she thinks her voice is already in shape. Simon thinks she needs to re-familiarise herself with the lyrics and the pop style to make the comeback work. Mel feels really insulted but Simon has insisted on it. They are all going to vocal coaching because they have lost the art of singing in harmony. The rest of the band are fine with getting some voice coaching and can't understand why Mel is kicking off about it."

-= Rumor Warning =-

--Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 10.53pm PDT
Victoria's Ugly Betty Role
Victoria will play a bridesmaid in an upcoming episode of Ugly Betty (US).

--Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 10.51pm PDT
Mel C Donates For Clockwork
Melanie C has donated some signed merchandise to help repair Shire Hall Clock in Monmouth, Wales, which needs about $4,000 worth of work. She was also invited to a masked ball fundraiser, but turned down the invitation because it clashed her tour schedule. Melanie said:
"I am not going to be able to attend the masked ball because of my touring schedule, but I hope you raise a lot of money to restore Shire Hall to its former glory."

--Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 10.42pm PDT
Mel B In Miami
Mel B just spent some time in Miami Beach with her boyfriend Stephen Belafonte. The couple were spotted loving it up in the Nikki Beach Club's pool.

--Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 10.25pm PDT
Victoria's Fertility Tattoo
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Posh Spice Victoria Beckham is planning on getting a fertility symbol tattooed on her inner thigh to help her conceive a baby girl. She will get the tattoo as soon as her favored tattoo artist arrives in L.A. from Manchester. Victoria has been looking at traditional fertility symbols such as acorns, eggs, and roses as options. "A friend" says:

"Once her forthcoming Spice Girls reunion tour is over, Victoria definitely wants more children. And this time she is convinced it will be a girl."

Victoria says:

"David doesn't have tattoos on his left arm and he's said that is where he will put the name of our first girl."
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--Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 12.05am PDT
Beckhams Launch His & Her Fragrance Lines
Victoria and David Beckham launched their line of his & her's fragrances, which became available in Beverly Hills last week and are expected to start appearing in department stores next month. They sell for $25-$55. Industry sources estimate that the Beckham fragrances will generate $100 million in worldwide sales this year and twice that next year, according to Women's Wear Daily. Victoria said:
"Why is this different from any other celebrity fragrance? The fact that (I) have spent a lot of time checking all the details. We are not just saying, 'We are celebrities, put our name on it.' I love to be involved with the whole process."
Victoria also revealed that her family's Americanization process is going well:
"We are starting to say trunk instead of boot, trash instead of rubbish."

--Monday, August 6, 2007 at 11.56pm PDT
Emma Casts Her Stomach
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Baby Spice Emma Bunton and her boyfriend Jade Jones purchased a $60 DIY belly casting kit from a North London store late last week in order to make a cast of her pregnant belly. Jade was the one who actually went into the store and made the purchase. A customer in the store at the time says:

"Jade bounced into the shop like an excited father-to-be and said he was interested in one of the kits in the window display. When I asked if the kit was for him, he laughed and said, ‘No, not for me, but I do have a bit of a belly, though.’"

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--Monday, August 6, 2007 at 11.48pm PDT
Kate Nash Bashes Spice Girls
British pop star Kate Nash had some nasty words for the Spice Girls regarding their upcoming reunion tour, saying:

"I'm not excited about it at all. Why do they have to do it? Do they need to do it? It's obviously just about money. I think it will be embarrassing. They're all older now, so, to kind of still want to be the Spice Girls is just, I don't know... just grow up."

Can't say I've ever heard of the girl before, but she was 9 years old when the girls were at their height, and she's telling them to grow up? She should shut her trap cause it seems like she's embarassing herself more than anything.

--Monday, August 6, 2007 at 11.41pm PDT
Britney Spears Ignores Victoria
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Victoria was at the restaurant Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles last Tuesday. Britney Spears was also there at the same time. Victoria introduced herself to Britney, saying "Hi, Britney. I'm Victoria from the Spice Girls", to which Spears responded by looking at Victoria with a bemused expression before turning around and walking away.

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--Monday, August 6, 2007 at 11.36pm PDT
Mel B To Judge Dancing With The Stars?
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Mel B will be joining judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli for the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars (US). A source told the Sunday Mirror:

"Mel saw how positive the show was for Heather (Mills') profile in the States and she's keen to use it to reinvent herself."

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--Monday, August 6, 2007 at 11.31pm PDT
Geri's Weekend in St. Tropez
Geri showed off her revamped body this Saturday as she hit the jetski's in St. Tropez. Looks like all that working out paid off.

--Monday, August 6, 2007 at 11.00pm PDT
Mel B's Boyfriend Popular With Family
Melanie B has told Hello! magazine (UK) about her new boyfriend, Stephen Belafonte. Mel says:
"He has met my mum and kids. They really like him. We're very happy together. He's just a very caring and considerate person. Stephen was really there for me during the pregnancy. We'd known each other for years, but one day he just turned to me and said 'You know, I've liked you for a long time', and I said 'Really, I never knew that'. That part of me got shut down, which is what happens when you get hurt. But he's been my tower of strength."

--Monday, August 6, 2007 at 11.00pm PDT
Happy Birthday Ginger Spice!
Today is Geri Halliwell's 35th birthday. Happy Birthday Geri!

--Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 2.16am PDT
Mel C On Spice City
In a telephone interview with Canoe's jam! showbiz section, Mel C says:
"(Toronto) just narrowly beat Manchester, and I'm from Liverpool, which is quite close. I'd have been happy with Manchester, which is near all my family. But I love Toronto and I also have family (near) there too. I have my uncle and auntie and two cousins in Windsor. Canada has always been such an amazing market for us, so it's only fitting that we play two shows there."
She also talked about the reunion in general:
"Like everybody, we've matured and mellowed a little. But for me, we still have that chemistry. And after spending time with the girls, it felt as magic as it's always done."
And also about the reunion documentary:
"It's going to be the Spice Girls' story, told by us. The cameras were with us the day we announced the tour. It'll take some getting used to, but it'll be great."

--Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 2.03am PDT
Spice Girls On Spice City
The Spice Girls have updated their official site with the following message:

Hi Everyone

We’re really amazed by the fantastic response to our “Spice City” competition. Thanks to everyone who took the time to get involved.

We set this up to give all our genuine fans the chance to turn their hometown into a SPICE CITY. This was all about making your own city a SPICE CITY and since we launched there have been literally millions of votes for us to play in hundreds of cities including places like Rio, Chicago, Melbourne, Manchester, Paris, Alice Springs, Baghdad, and Diss (in Norfolk England)!

But one city had to win and we are now delighted to announce the winner is... TORONTO. Thanks to everyone in Canada who voted for us to play there - we’ll work out the date over the next few weeks and let you know.

If your city wasn’t the winner this time, then keep checking back to this site and register for updates. Who knows what might happen next?

Lots of love

Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C, Victoria

--Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 2.03am PDT
Spice City = Toronto
Toronto, Canada has won the Spice City contest! The Spice Girls will perform there sometime in January. Coming in at a close second place was Manchester, England. Other cities receiving a high amount of votes included Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Paris, Melbourne, and yes, Baghdad. Toronto fans were able to win the competition to become "Spice City" by using the popular social networking website facebook. Many facebook groups (including one with 23,000 members) mobilized votes for Toronto.

The city of Toronto has some special history with the Spicey ones, when back in 1998 Toronto's mayor Mel Lastman made headlines when he wrote a letter to Geri pleading her to not leave the group, saying:

"Please get over your differences and make your appearance in Toronto with the rest of the band members. I know you can work things out to make an appearance in Toronto."

Congratulations Toronto!

--Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 1.48am PDT
Victoria Talks To The Mercury News
There is an interview with Posh Spice in The Mercury News [local backup], in which she confirms that there will be a couple new Spice Girls songs on the greatest hits album, talks about the upcoming tour, and her new life in L.A.

--Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 1.36am PDT
Eddie Murphy Admits Fatherhood
Eddie Murphy has finally admitted/acknowledged that he is the father of Angel Iris (Mel B's daughter). He is, however, refuting Mel B's statements that the two had planned the child along with a wedding, and Mel B's claim that he has not provided any support for Angel. The Murphy camp has released the following statement:

"Eddie Murphy always has and will continue to honor his responsibilities as a father. Mr. Murphy and Ms. Brown dated very briefly and never made any plans of ANY sort. He acknowledges paternity of the child Angel, and has paid child support to Ms. Brown as well as covering the expenses of her pregnancy. Mr. Murphy views this as a private matter and as such, will not be making any further comments about it."

--Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 1.28am PDT
Spice Girls Might Perform In Baghdad
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The Spice Girls may indeed perform in Baghdad if it becomes the winner of the Spice City contest. A spokesperson for the girls told the Daily Mirror:

"The girls will go anywhere in the world that gets the most votes, be it Baghdad or Antarctica."

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--Friday, August 3, 2007 at 12.13am PDT
Baby Spice Models For Mamas & Papas
This story is not about the 60's band, but rather about Emma Bunton being the new model for the UK maternity brand Mamas & Papas. She will be the model for their Autumn/Winter '07 line of clothing. There will be 11 collections in the line and four of the main ones are coming out in the first week of August. Emma says:
"When Mamas & Papas invited me to model their Autumn Winter range, I was thrilled to be asked. From ultra-feminine kimonos to the chic wrap dresses, party dresses to the perfect flattering jean, I have found every single element of my fashion must-haves in their collection. Not only did I get a cheeky look at all of next season's key ranges but they allowed me to pick my favorites to model."
Here is a link to the e-catalog which features Emma.

--Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 11.23pm PDT
Mel B Files Paternity Petition
Melanie B today filed a paternity petition in Superior Court. The paternity petition seeks to legally establish fatherhood status for Eddie Murphy. Mel B held a press conference along with her attorney, Gloria Allred. Mel stated that she will also seek custody and child support from Murphy. Mel B said about her daughter:
"Angel is my baby and Eddie's. She will always know that she was planned and wanted by both of us, but I want her to know that she has two parents who desire to be responsible for her during her life and who love her so much that they want to be a part of it..."
There are some pictures at getty images as well as just jared.

Video from SplashNews.com:
Still no comment from the Murphy camp.

--Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 10.42pm PDT
Campaign To Send Spice Girls To Baghdad
The digg community has started an internet campaign to send the Spice Girls to Baghdad, Iraq as one of their tour stops. They are taking advantage of the SPICE CITY contest, which claims that "the city with the most votes will become “SPICE CITY” and we’ll definitely come and play there as part of our tour. It really is up to you to decide which city becomes “SPICE CITY” so get voting! For one night only, exactly where we perform is down to you and your votes... we are literally in your hands!"

Probably more sad than funny, due to the state of Iraq.