--Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 3.34am EST
Gulzar Filed Papers To Keep Phoenix From Going On Tour
TMZ has found legal documents regarding a custody battle between Mel B and her first husband, Jimmy Gulzar. Jimmy didn't want his visitation times with his 9 year old daughter Phoenix Chi to change, while Mel B wanted to take her on the Spice Girls tour with her. The judge ruled in favor of Mel, who is Phoenix's custodial parent, denying Gulzar's attempt to block her from traveling.

Here is a local copy of the legal document.

Finally all caught up on news!


--Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 2.55am EST
Victoria's Stuff Stolen Backstage
Thieves broke into Victoria's dressing room while the Spice Girls were performing their concert in Cologne, Germany. They stole 2 pairs of shoes worth $11,500 each, designer outfits (including a personalized red satin robe by Roberto Cavalli with "Mrs. Beckham" stitched on the front and "Posh" on the back), Spice Girls costumes, and jewelry. A source says:
"Victoria's post-show high was ruined when she noticed stuff had been nicked. All the other girls' dressing rooms were untouched, but somebody had clearly been rifling through Victoria's possessions. She was very upset. Fashion means everything to her. She keeps all her old outfits in storage."

--Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 2.07am EST
Posh Embarrasses Ginger
-= Rumor Warning =-

During their appearance on Strictly Come Dancing (UK) (Story), Mel B brought up the joke of getting Geri a man once again.

Mel B yelled:

"Are there any good-looking single blokes for Geri? We have to get her a boyfriend."
Emma then said:
"He has to have a job."
Mel C asked:
"Do we care about gender this week, Geri?"
and Victoria said:
"Beggars cant be choosers, Geri."
Victoria's comment embarrassed Geri, and Victoria apologized to Geri after the show.

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 1.50am EST
Victoria Gets Odd Christmas Present
-= Rumor Warning =-

Victoria Beckham received a turkey stuffed with skin-care products from celebrity skin Dr. Neetu Nirdosh. She reportedly did not like the gift.

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at -inserted-
Beckhams Spend Christmas In England
The Beckhams flew out of Los Angeles to celebrate Christmas with family in the UK. They are staying in their mansion in Sawbridgeworth, Herts and are planning a huge family dinner with their children, Victoria's parents, her sister Louise, and David's mom.

--Monday, December 24, 2007 at -inserted-
Mel B Wedding Ceremony In Spring
-= Rumor Warning =-

Scary Spice Melanie B is planning to have a wedding ceremony to renew vows between herself and husband Stephen Belafonte, whom she secretly married this past summer. "A friend" says:

"Mel feels guilty leaving her family out first time round."
-= Rumor Warning =-

--Monday, December 24, 2007 at -inserted-
Mel B Wants Eddie Murphy To Attend Spice Concert
-= Rumor Warning =-

Melanie B is begging Eddie Murphy, the father of her daughter Angel Iris, to attend a Spice Girls concert in order to see his daughter. She has tickets reserved for him for a concert in either Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington D.C.

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Monday, December 24, 2007 at -inserted-
New Spice Blog By Victoria
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham has posted a new Spice Blog:
24 December 2007
Victoria on Madrid, Manchester & a lost Spice bracelet

Hello,

Im writing this on the plane on the way home from Madrid I cant believe it was our last show of 2007, the time is going by so fast. It was great to return to Madrid having lived there for so long. I had the chance to say hello to some friends before the show, which is always nice.

Were having so much fun on tour. I know it sounds like a clich but it really is the truth. I think for me, the highlight so far was Tuesday night at The O2 Arena in London and having our kids on stage with us during Mama. Ive said it lots of times before but my boys really are the reason that I am doing this and to have them up there with me was a very proud moment.

Talking of the show on Tuesday, Mel B lost her bracelet as it flew off in to the audience and we want to say a big thank you to David who picked it up and contacted our management company to tell us that he had it. Were grateful to him for being so honest and well be meeting up with him before one of our shows in January to say thank him in person.

Roberto Cavalli came along to a couple of the shows in London. He has worked so hard on our amazing costumes so its great for him to see us up there performing in them.

We have a little break now and then we'll be back at The O2 Arena in the new year before heading up to Manchester, where there is always a fantastic atmosphere so were excited about that. On a personal note, I'm really looking forward to performing in Manchester as we lived there for quite a while and I really love it.

I'm really looking forward to Christmas, to spending time with David, the boys and my family. We are taking the boys to see Father Christmas and they are so excited!

We're about to land so I have to go now but thank you all so much for your support. I hope that you all have a lovely Christmas and well see you in January!

Lots of love

Victoria
xxxxx


--Monday, December 24, 2007 at -inserted-
Win Emma's Cast
Following in the footsteps of previous contests (fake eyelashes and socks), the official Spice Girls site now has stepped it up slightly with a contest to win Emma's autographed cast from her leg injury (Story). To enter the competition, you must answer what song Emma sings solo on The Return of the Spice Girls tour. You must email your answer along with your name, age, and address to competitions@thespicegirls.com by January 2nd. See complete terms & conditions. A winner will be randomly selected from all the correct entries.

Geri and Victoria will also be donating personal items for future contests.

I can't wait to see what those are gonna be...


--Sunday, December 23, 2007 at -inserted-
Mel B Takes $20,000 For Charity Appearance...
Melanie B has taken a check for $20,000 for her appearance last week at Selfridges (Story), which was actually on behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Mel sang "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Jingle Bells" at the sing-a-long, after which she went around with a donation bucket to collect money for the charity, along with Martine McCutcheon and model Jasmine Guinness. A store insider says:
"All Mel B did was sing a couple of Christmas songs, sign autographs and mingle with the crowd collecting donations in a plastic bucket. And for that she pocketed 10,000 that should have gone to needy kids. Many people felt she should have waived her fee. It's the least she could have done to help raise cash for the kids. Everyone was thrilled when Mel B agreed to appear. With the Spice Girls in town for their tour it was a real coup to get her. It's shameful shoppers gave up their hard-earned cash yet here was a Spice Girl giving nothing."
As news of this has surfaced, Mel B's British spokeswoman says that the money from Mel's appearance, which was sent to her US showbiz agents (International Creative Management) in two payments, will be donated to children's hospitals in the United States, and that the check is already in the mail.

--Sunday, December 23, 2007 at -inserted-
Spice Girls On Strictly Come Dancing
The Spice Girls performed their first Christmas Number 1, "2 Become 1", live on Strictly Come Dancing (UK) last night. Below is a YouTube version of the performance as well as a higher quality widescreen downloadable.

Downloadable: Spice Girls - 2 Become 1 (Live on Strictly Come Dancing - 12.22.07)-snoop-.mpg (MPEG-2, 720x576 16:9, 92mb)


--Saturday, December 22, 2007 at -inserted-
O2 Performance on BBC Radio 2
The official Spice Girls website is reporting, rather last minute, that the Spice Girls' performance from the O2 Arena in London last weekend will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 at 2pm today, followed by an interview with the girls.

Update: The interview was almost an hour long (with song interludes), but is pretty good, download it below:


--Saturday, December 22, 2007 at -inserted-
Victoria Hogs Seating
-= Rumor Warning =-

Victoria has upset the rest of the girls by in advance booking the entire row B of seats at the girls' London concert(s) for her family and friends, forcing the other girls to get seats for their family and friends further back. A source tells England's The Sun newspaper:

"Victoria got in first and made sure her nearest and dearest would have the best seats in the house to see the Spice comeback. She booked up a whole row just for her family so they had the best view of the stage. The girls' jaws dropped when they found out they had been beaten to the punch by Victoria."
-= Rumor Warning =-

--Saturday, December 22, 2007 at -inserted-
Baby On Beau
Emma Bunton recently spoke about how her baby boy is doing, saying:
"He's been coming everywhere with me and is amazingly chilled out on flights. The girls have been great with him, he gets lots of cuddles. That's the best thing, I have four babysitters."

--Friday, December 21, 2007 at -inserted-
Spice Girls Germany Videos
The official Spice Girls website has posted a couple new videos of the girls in Germany. The first video is the girls on a plane on the way home from Cologne, Germany, in which Geri cutely pretends to be a stewardess and the girls talk about the Cologne show and Cologne in general. The second video is Geri and Victoria practicing German in their dressing room. Here are direct links to the videos, and local copies below also:

--Thursday, December 20, 2007 at -inserted-
Special Edition Of Mama In London
The Spice Girls brought their children on stage with them at Tuesday's concert when they sang the song "Mama". The only absent child was Geri's daughter Bluebell. Victoria's kids all wore matching "Posh" shirts. Many of the children wore earplugs or ear covers for protection from the loudness of the concert, most notably baby Beau's. The girls were also backed by the 40-piece Capital Children's Choir during the song.

[Local Backup]


--Thursday, December 20, 2007 at -inserted-
London O2 Press Conference
The Spice Girls held a press conference at London's O2 Arena on Sunday. It can be watched on the official Spice Girls website. The girls discuss what the first American leg of the tour was like, coming home, not staying together after the tour, David Beckham, going to Germany and Spain, a bit about Christmas, and Emma talks about Beau and her leg. Here is a local copy:


--Thursday, December 20, 2007 at -inserted-
Spice Tickets Go For 1/3rd Discount
-= Rumor Warning =-

There were quite a few empty seats at the Spice Girls' second London concert this past Sunday, and some ticket agencies were selling tickets at the last minute at a one-third discount.

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Thursday, December 20, 2007 at -inserted-
Victoria On Personal Life
Victoria Beckham has been interviewed by Look magazine (UK), where she speaks mostly of her personal life and relationship with her husband, David Beckham. Victoria says:
"It's hard being married to someone like David. He's incredibly good looking. But I'm proud of the way he looks and I'm flattered when people find him attractive. Me and David have been together for 10 years now. When I first met him I didn't just meet someone I fell in love with. I met my soulmate. And I respect everything David does and he respects and loves everything I do. He's a very loyal man and he's a fantastic husband. Everything we do revolves around our children. He's really romantic. He's a Taurean and most Taureans are very romantic. I'm so lucky."
Regarding the media:
"I don't read the tabloids. I'm pretty unaware of what they're saying. In Britain they're quite obsessed with celebrity, possibly it's slightly more negative than America. But I don't really have any interest."
On not smiling in photographs:
"I don't know why. I think it's just the way I look. I know I look very miserable and I do have to try and smile more. Which is ironic, really, because I really like to have a laugh. I have quite a dry sense of humor."
..and about her rumored pregnancy (Story):
"I'm not pregnant. I keep getting asked that, but I'm not. Hopefully I'll have more children at some point. I'd love a girl, but at the moment I want to enjoy the kids I've got. I've got three boys who keep me busy!"

--Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at -inserted-
EMI Wants New Spice Girls Album
-= Rumor Warning =-

Record label EMI is looking to get the Spice Girls to replace Robbie Williams as one of their sources of income. A record company insider says that a new Spice Girls album is just around the corner.

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at -inserted-
Spice Sign Winner
The Spice Girls website has revealed the winner of their competition to win the "1,000,000" sign that the Spice Girls held up at their reunion press conference, which represented the number of people who registered for concert tickets on thespicegirls.com during the first 24 hours following the reunion announcement. The winner is Graham from Australia. He says:
"Talk about a surprise when I got home to find an 8 foot parcel waiting for me. I am chuffed to bits."

--Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at -inserted-
Victoria's Christmas Present
-= Rumor Warning =-

Husband David Beckham has gotten Victoria a $1,500 book for Christmas. The book is a limited edition tome (one of only 2,000 published copies), signed by one of Victoria's favorite fashion designers Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani. The tome is titled Valentino Garavani: First Name in Fashion. The book comes in a red silk Valentino clamshell box and features pictures from the 74-year-old designer's career, along with comments from some of the top fashion writers in the world.

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at -inserted-
Extra Manchester Tour Date
The Spice Girls have added an extra tour date in Manchester, England on Saturday, January 26th, making this their new final UK performance. Tickets go on sale on Thursday. See the tour dates page for more details.

This now makes it between 52-54 Spice Girls reunion shows.


--Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at -inserted-
Mel C Wants Kids
Melanie C spoke to Cosmopolitan magazine (UK) recently about her relationship and having children. She said:
"Getting married is not at the forefront of my mind, but we intend to be together forever. He's 40 and I'm 33, and I think that age gap works. He's my sugar daddy and I feel safe with him. I'd love to be a mother. At my age, the clock is ticking, so I don't want to leave it that long. I do lots of live shows and festivals, which is a lifestyle that won't suit having a child. I think I need to seriously consider taking a bit of time out for that."

--Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at -inserted-
Geri Health Foods
-= Rumor Warning =-

Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell eats a vegetable-rich diet of garlic and beetroot, and does yoga daily to keep healthy during the Spice Girls reunion tour. A source says:

"Geri worked so hard to prepare for the tour. The fans mean so much to her and she is scared about letting them down if she were to get ill. She wants to perform to the best of her ability every night. She's very aware that even the slightest hint of a cold could keep her from performing and she has been obsessively saying to people, 'Don't let me get ill'. She sees this as the Spice Girls' big chance to restart their careers. She wants to make sure that absolutely nothing goes wrong."
-= Rumor Warning =-

--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at -inserted-
TEMP POST: Mel B @ Selfridges
  • Added pictures of Mel B at Selfriges (Story).

--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 2.10am PST
Spice Girls: Giving You Everything
The new official Spice Girls Documentary, Spice Girls: Giving You Everything (Story), has aired. It will also air tonight in Canada on CTV at 9.30pm EST. Most, if not all, of the documentary can be found on YouTube.

--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 1.52am
Mel B's Sing-A-Long
Melanie B was at Selfridges department store in London this afternoon to lead a fun Christmas sing-along. This took place on the lower ground floor at 6pm.


--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 1.51am
Extra Toronto Date
The Spice Girls have added another concert date in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday, February 26th, making this the fourth concert in Toronto (Spice City). See the tour dates page for more info.

--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 1.37am
Aussie Contest To See Spice Girls
There is a contest going on in Australia where you can win two tickets to see the Spice Girls, either in Sydney, or if they don't announce the date for Sydney in time, to fly to London to see them on January 22nd. This is part of Australia's Golden Ticket promotion. To enter, you must purchase a Spice Girls Greatest Hits CD marked with a golden ticket sticker. After placing this CD in your computer, it will open with the contest application.

The contest ends on December 31st, and five winners will be drawn and notified on January 4th.


--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 1.32am
Spice Girls Have Kissed Each Other.. More?
Mel C recently said:
"I have never kissed a girl in a sexual way apart from jokingly with the Spice Girls. A few of them have swapped kisses. But that's as far as it went, as far as I know, when I was in the room anyway."
w00t w00t!!

--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 1.30am
Spice Girls Argue Backstage
-= Rumor Warning =- -= Spoiler Warning =-

The Spice Girls had a big argument backstage after their first London show this past weekend. The argument centered around Victoria. She had gotten the biggest crowd reaction, yet had the least amount of lines/work to do on stage, wore the highest heels, towering above the other girls, and did not wear her boxing jacket hood like the rest of the girls during "If U Can't Dance". A source says:

"All of these silly petty things just got on the nerves of the other girls. And to top it off when Victoria kept getting the loudest applause and cheers, it really grated on the others. The fact Posh probably had the least to do but was getting the best reception was a bit disheartening. It all blew up backstage afterwards and there were some very stern words and evil looks exchanged."
-= Rumor Warning =- -= Spoiler Warning =-

A Spice Girls spokesman denied the fight, saying:

"All of the others were thrilled by the response Victoria got from the crowd."

--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 1.25am
Spice Girls Begin EU Tour
The Spice Girls began the European leg of their reunion tour this weekend, putting away two gigs in London. Emma was able to come out and perform well on both nights even after spraining her leg (Story). She had no crutches, wore the regular show shoes, and just had a clear wrap around her ankle.

--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at -inserted-
Mel B On Being Back In The UK
Melanie B has recently posted a blog entry on the official Spice Girls site:
15 December 2007
Mel B on being back in the UK

Alright you lot!

Wow, it's been a mental few days! Sorry this is late, I've been living it up in Vegas haha.

We had a lot of fun in Vancouver and the US but its great to be back in England even if it is bloody freezing!

Thanks to all of you that showed up to welcome us at Heathrow on Thursday after we flew home on Spice One, its so cool that we have a plane named in our honour!

Emma is doing well. She's been having treatment from David Beckham's doctor and has been resting since we arrived home.

We can't wait to get on stage at the O2. We've been looking forward to this show since we announced the dates in June... we are going to rock it!!

I'll be at Selfridges on Monday night (6pm) for a Christmas sing-along, so I'm sure I'll see some of you nutters down there.

Love

Mel
x


--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 1.20am
Victoria's Sex Life Status: Good
Victoria recently told The Sun (UK):
"I'm proud I still have a really good sex life with David. He is very much in proportion."

--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 1.19am
Emma Talks Down Permanent Reunion
Baby Spice Emma Bunton recently told The Sun (UK) regarding the Spice Girls:
"Our priorities have changed [these days]. We are not going to carry on. I love being with Beau, I feel very lucky that he's constantly with me and Jade. Jade is the original Spice boy."

--Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at -inserted-
Heathrow Launch Video
Over at the official Spice Girls site they have posted a video of the Spice Girls launching Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport, upon their return to England.

Local Backup to be posted in the future.


--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 3.02am
Spice Girls Postpone Strictly Come Dancing Appearance
The Spice Girls were to perform on Strictly Come Dancing (UK) soon, but due to Emma's ankle sprain (Story), have had to postpone. A BBC spokesperson said:
"The Spice Girls performance on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, due for transmission on Sunday December 16, has been postponed as Emma Bunton has sprained her ankle badly and will not be able to perform."
The girls may now perform instead on the final show of the season.

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.57am
Spice Girls In England
The Spice Girls have arrived in England, where they will be doing the Western Europe leg of their tour, including those 17 London shows.

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.54am
Bunton Sprains Ankle
Emma Bunton fell during the Spice Girls' Las Vegas show on Tuesday night, and sprained her ankle! She is now on crutches and is being treated by David Beckham's physiotherapist, but vows to make the Spice Girls' Saturday London show. Emma says:
"I had a tumble on stage and unfortunately I have sprained my ankle. It was very embarrassing. So I'm hobbling around on crutches. I'm seeing David Beckham's doctor and praying it will be fine for Saturday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'm sure to make a speedy recovery, so see you all at The O2 arena! Even if I have to come on stage in crutches I'll be there."
Again!? LOL Poor Baby.

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.36am
Spice One Official
The Spice Girls' plane is officially named Spice One, it was revealed on Wednesday at the Virgin Atlantic event at LAX (Story). Spice One received 56% of the votes. The Spice Girls were joined on the tarmac with conetest winner (Story) Diogo Yomane from Brazil. There are some tiny pictures from the event on the official Spice Girls site. The Spice Girls said:
"It's fantastic to have a plane named in our honour. We wish everyone who travels onboard Spice One a great flight!"
It was way cooler when it was going to be called Spice Force One.

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.29am
Mel B @ Pure
Melanie B was at Pure night club in Las Vegas on Tuesday night after the Spice Girls concert. She took the VIP stage along with her husband and about 30 people from the Spice Girls tour. She took a microphone and said hello to the crowd at one point.

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.26am
Geri In Tears In New Spice Documentary
The upcoming official Spice Girls documentary (Story), Spice Girls: Giving You Everything, features Geri Halliwell getting teared up when talking about how she left the group. Geri says in the documentary:
"I just felt like the band had got so big, and the girls were almost like they didn't need me anymore, really. I definitely felt very redundant, like the wheels were turning whether I was there or not, it felt."
Melanie C uses an explicitive to describe the group's reaction to Geri's departure.

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.20am
Posh Parties In Vegas
Victoria & David Beckham have been partying it up in Las Vegas during that leg of the Spice Girls' reunion tour. Among other things, the couple spent 3 hours in a private room at strip club Spearmint Rhino, where they went to celebrate one of the Spice Girls make-up artist's birthdays. Victoria says:
"We are having the time of our lives. It hasn't been like this for years, since before our first son Brooklyn was born. We've had two nights out on the trot which have been really messy and we are loving it. We have been lying in every day watching films as we haven't got the kids. We are behaving like rock stars, late-night drinking on tour."
She also spoke about the tour, saying:
"Everybody says the LA audience is hardest to please but they went for it. I'm looking forward to going back to England, Manchester especially. I've been on the phone to my old Man United mate Gary Neville today and he has tickets sorted out."

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.15am
Sugababes To Skip Spice Concert
-= Rumor Warning =-

The Sugababes have abandoned ideas of attending a Spice Girls concert, at least for now, with Amelle Berrabah saying:

"My and the girls were going to get some tickets. But I've decided not to go now because Ive heard about them miming."
-= Rumor Warning =-

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.13am
Mel C Offers Britney Help
Melanie C commented to Extra (US) about Britney Spears, saying:
"We're all big fans of Britney. If there is any problem, hopefully we can give some advice. You never know. If she needs a girlfriend were there for that."

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.13am
Geri On Mel B & Tits
Ginger Spice was asked by Extra (US) what the big difference was between the Spice Girls of old and the Spice Girls now, and Geri pointed at Mel B and said:
"This one. Scary Spice is now Nice Spice."
Geri also spoke a bit about her own tits:
"I had a baby. Basically she sucked the life out of them. And I haven't gone down the Hollywood route. They're all natural!"

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.08am
Vacant Seats At Vegas Concert
There had reportedly been a noticable amount of vacant seats at the Spice Girls' second Las Vegas show, which defeated boxer Ricky Hatton did manage to attend.

--Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2.06am
Victoria Admires Amy Winehouse
Victoria admires British singer Amy Winehouse. Victoria says:
"She has a real sense of style that I just love. She's very much a fashion icon and I adore what she wears. She's so unique and original. I've never met her but I just love her music. I've always got it on at home with David and the children. She's an amazing singer."

--Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12.56am
Spice Girls To Add Melbourne To Tour
-= Rumor Warning =-

The Spice Girls will be adding a date in Melbourne, Australia onto their reunion tour.

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12.54am
Victoria Pulls Implants
-= Rumor Warning =-

Victoria has gotten her breast implants removed. A source says:

"[Victoria] had her implants taken out for the tour so she can fit into the costumes without the risk of them falling out during some of the more energetic routines."
-= Rumor Warning =-

--Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12.45am
Victoria Denies Pregnancy
Many have analyzed pictures of Victoria's belly from the Spice Girls shows, and some point to Geri Halliwell perhaps yelling "She's Pregnant" while pointing at Victoria during the "Easy V doesn't come for free" part of Wannabe at the girls' last show in LA (see video below). Regardless, Victoria was on Larry King Live tonight, where she said that she was not pregnant.

[Local Backup]


--Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12.39am
Mel B & The Girls
The Spice Girls spoke to Fox News (puke) this past weekend, with Geri starting to talk about the tour, and the conversation turning to the subject of Mel B:
Geri: "All of us together again, it is like a marriage. You just learn to understand each other, celebrate the differences."

Mel B: "We don't fight and we don't share clothes. And we don't sleep together."

Victoria: "She has tried it on us though. I've had to say 'no' so many times."

Geri: "I mean, could you imagine waking up to this [points at Mel B's body] every day of your life? I just can't stop staring at her boobs."

Nor can I ginger, nor can I.

--Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12.32am
Labour Party Cites Spice Girls As Role Models
The British Labour Party has cited the Spice Girls as good role models for young women, after stunning many by announcing that Margaret Thatcher was a good role model. Children's Secretary Ed Balls said:
"Margaret Thatcher was a good role model. And the Spice Girls work hard, are clean-living and are about girl power."

--Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12.27am
Girls On Tour
The Spice Girls commented on the beginning of their tour late last week. Geri said:
"It's like the Waltons on tour. There is a precision of planning but we get by."
Mel B said:
"It's a full on circus. They [The families] come with us everywhere."
Victoria said:
"It's so nice to have our family and our friends. All our kids have been joining in with the singing lessons. It's just been great. I don't think any of us could have done it if we hadn't had our families with us as well because that's what makes us happy."
Emma is finding it tiring though with a her very young baby boy, Beau, saying:
"I'm not getting much sleep at the moment."

--Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12.21am
Victoria & Mel B Show For Mel C Concert
Victoria (with her husband) and Mel B showed up for Melanie C's concert on Thursday night at The Mint in Hollywood (Story). They showed up seperately, both after the show had already started. Mel B wore a yellow Spice Girls shirt.


--Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12.10am
Spice Plane Name Revealed Tomorrow
Virgin Atlantic has put out a press release indicating that the name of the Spice Girls' jet will be revealed tomorrow (Wednesday). The Spice Girls will be at LAX for for the event at 4pm, and the winner of the naming contest (Story), who gets to meet the Spice Girls, will also be revealed.

--Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12.06am
Victoria Makes Walters' Top 10 while O'Reilly Would Deport Her
Barbara Walters revealed her top 10 most fascinating people of 2007 last week, with Victoria & David Beckham making #7. Fox News host Bill O'Reilly interviewed Walters about the list last Wednesday, and here is that part of the interview:

O'REILLY: This one you can't defend. You ready?

WALTERS: Ok who? Yes.

O'REILLY: Victoria Beckham. I mean, please. Please! Who cares about that? Look at this woman. She's anorexic. She's got -- I'm not even going to say. Why? Why? Why? She's not even American.

WALTERS: Because -- well, she loves America you would be happy to know. Loves America, would like to live here. You'd Love her. She's just as crazy about America.

O'REILLY: I'd deport her.

WALTERS: The two of them, and we'll use them as two.

O'REILLY: OK. I can see why he's fascinating...he's a good actor.

WALTERS: Well, yes. But she's Posh Spice, and the Spice Girls are together again. And as a couple -- as a couple, they're an interesting couple.

O'REILLY: That's a reach. Boy, I'll tell you. Victoria Beckham.

WALTERS: No it's not. The paparazzi were all over the place...

O'REILLY: So what? All right. I'm sorry, I'm dissenting on that.

WALTERS: What have you assented with so far? Imus, you agree.

O'REILLY: I'm dissenting on that. All right.

WALTERS: OK. And we all agree that Bill Getty is a pinhead.

(CROSSTALK)

O'REILLY: Yes, there's no question about it. All right. So Victoria Beckham, I'm not buying that.


--Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12.00am
Tour Progress & Notes
It appears that the Spice Girls have ceased much of their lipsyncing after the first few concert dates.

At the Spice Girls' second Los Angeles show on Friday, Mel B & Geri swore up the lyrics of "Wannabe", staring the song with:

Mel B: "Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really fucking want."

Geri: "So tell me what you want, what you motherfucking want."

Mel B: "I'll tell you what I want, what I really fucking want."

Geri: "So tell me what you want, what you really really want."


--Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 10.54pm
Spice Girls Add Even More Tour Dates
The Spice Girls have added the following shows to their Return of the Spice Girls tour:

  • Montreal (Bell Centre, January 31st)
  • Detroit (Palace, February 16th)
  • Philadelphia (Wachovia Center, February 19th)
  • Washington DC (Verizon Wireless Arena, February 21st)
  • Toronto (Air Canada Centre, February 25th)
  • Atlantic City (Boardwalk Hall, February 29th)
  • The Montreal show is on the date that the Worcester, MA show was supposed to be, so Worcester must be getting rescheduled.
  • The Detroit show is on the date that the second Chicago show was scheduled, so looks like the second Chicago show might be canceled.
  • The Spice Girls now have 50 reunion shows! (perhaps 51 or 52 depending on the fate of Chicago 2 & Worcester) This is what was rumored back in July (Story).
Is it just me, or are they being sort of rude (the management) in continuing to add tour dates in the West but not giving any dates for all the other non-Euro/American cities that they announced half a year ago?

--Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 10.54pm
Win Mel C's Socks!!!!
-= Minor Spoiler Warning =-

Over at the official Spice Girls website, they have a new contest where you can win Melanie C's socks.. that is, if you are able to answer a question, which is sort of a concert spoiler question, so don't do it if you want to go into the Spice Girls show a complete virgin.

-= Minor Spoiler Warning =-

Socks!? That she wore maybe!? Mmmm-hmmm... first we had Mel B's fake eyelashes, now Mel C's socks... what could the next contest item be... I GOT IT, maybe we'll be lucky enough to have the opportunity to win Victoria's used tampon!! Or is she not getting periods right now anyway? Oooohhh... shout out to EmilyStrange on that one.


--Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 10.41pm
Victoria On Cover Of Elle
Victoria is on the cover of the January issue of Elle magazine (US). There is a full interview/article with her inside, in which she talks about many things: On her sometimes troubled childhood:
"[Children] were literally picking things up out of the puddles and throwing them at me. And I just stood there, on my own. No one was with me. I didn't have any friends. People would push me around, say they were going to beat me up after school, chase me. It was miserable, my whole schooling, miserable. I tried to be friends with people, but I didn't fit in. So I kept myself to myself."
On her talents and personality:
"It became very obvious from the start that I was never going to be the best singer or the best dancer or the best actress. I was never a 'natural'. You know, I've never been that good at anything, to be completely honest. I work seven days a week. And I so love what I'm doing. I could go shopping all day, which is what a lot of people think that I do. That's their perception, that I'm a miserable bitch and go shopping all day and boss David about. I'm so camp! I'm such a gay man trying to get out. I don't give a fuck what anybody thinks!"
and about her relationship with her husband, and how she gave him her phone number on an airline ticket stub and how she's hot for him:
"I sleep naked. I'm going to be naked if I'm getting in bed with him every night. [It was] completely love at first sight. He told me he went home and wrote the number on so many other things in case he lost it. We drove around in his car and would sit in car parks and talk for hours and hours. We didn't need to go out for meals. We didn't need to go out for drinks. We just wanted to be together. We found the ticket the other day!"
Check out this page at Elle for more info and a behind the scenes video and pictures.

Thanks Rodney.


--Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 8.40pm
New Emma Spice Blog
Emma has made a new post over at the official Spice Blog:
05 December 2007
Emma's blog from the Spice Jet

Hi everyone,

I am sitting on the plane next to Mel B, enjoying a glass of red wine having just done our show in San Jose to an amazing crowd. I felt a little less nervous tonight than I did in Vancouver and I really let loose and had lots of fun.

With each show I'm getting more confident singing live but during Mama I got so carried away looking at the video playing behind us of all the mothers and babies that I forgot some of the lyrics!

Mel B also has a thing for pinching our bottoms... which makes us all giggle!

I know you don't get to see what's going on underneath the stage but our quick changes are mad, although we all help each other out.

We're truly having the best time of our lives and we feel so lucky to get the chance to do it again. We know some people have traveled far and wide to see us and we can't thank you enough. So, we'll make sure you have the best night.

See you at the next show!

Lots of love,

Emma

Ps Beau's favourite song is Wannabe.


--Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 8.26pm
More From Geri About Former Departure
In addition to officially apologizing for leaving the Spice Girls (Story), Geri had a bit more to say about the topic in a new interview:
"I just didn't have the tools to work through things. I wish I'd been more mature about it instead of just running away."

--Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 8.17pm
Spice Girls Reunion Possibly Not Temporary?
In an interview this past wednesday, Baby Spice Emma Bunton said:
"As long as our fans want us to do shows then we'll be there for them."

--Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 2.04pm
Mel B's Husband Storms Out Of Concert
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Mel B's husband, Stephen Belafonte, stormed out of the Spice Girls' show when he saw Mel B doing "Are You Gonna Go My Way", with her seduction dance sequence of an audience member.

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Yeah right!! The dude saw Maks kissing her and cheered, yet he's gonna storm out of this PG-13 rated song dance sequence.


--Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 1.18pm
Emma & Geri Talk About First Show
The Spice Girls shared their feelings after their first performance together in 9 years (Story). Geri said:
"The funny thing is it felt the most natural thing in the world, it didnt feel like 10 years. It was really easy. We've experienced something so unique and special, only these other four women know what it feels like, so you value that relationship and appreciate it as well."
Emma said:
"We all feel so lucky. We have been through amazing experiences and we looked at each other and said 'Guess what? Were the Spice Girls!' And it's a fabulous thing. We love it."

--Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 1.06pm
Geri Halliwell Apologizes To Fans For Leaving Spice Girls
On their opening tour date in Vancouver, Geri Halliwell apologized to the fans for leaving the Spice Girls in 1998. Geri said on stage:
"I would like to say a big sorry to all the fans, especially those in America. I walked out on you as well as the girls. You never got to see us as a five-piece, this is my opportunity to make it up to everyone. Thanks for the second chance."
Very good.

--Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 11.51am
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Airs Tonight
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air tonight on CBS at 10pm. If you shop at Victoria's Secret (stores and online) on December 5th and 6th and spend $60 or over, you will receive a free greatest hits cd (enter code: SPICE online).

--Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 1.36am
The Return of the Spice Girls Tour Opens To Very Positive Reviews
The media are giving very good reviews to the Spice Girls after their first reunion concert as a full group in over 9 years.

--Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 1.36am
Spice Girls Add Actual NYC Concert
It slipped through the cracks here, but the Spice Girls have added a concert in New York City at Madison Square Garden, on February 18th! Tickets are not yet available.

--Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 1.25am
Spice Camp Denies Lip-Synching
In response to the noticed and commented on lip-synching during the Spice Girls' first reunion concert in Vancouver, a spokesperson for the group lies and decides to deny reality by saying:

"All of the girls sang live. There is a click track for the band to keep them in time, which is standard, but all of the girls' vocals were live."
*cough* Spoiler Link: Mel C f-up at the end of SYBT (full song video) *cough*

Basically, we've learned by now that if it comes from the Spice Girls management or spokesperson, there's a good chance it's a bold-faced lie.


--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 3.33am
Spice Girls Kick Off Reunion Tour
The Spice Girls have started their Return of the Spice Girls world tour! Their opening concert took place last night at General Motors Palace in Vancouver, Canada.

-= Spoiler Warning =-

Go here for spoilers, including pictures. Video of every single song performed is also on Youtube by now.

-= Spoiler Warning =-


--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 3.10am
The Return Of The Spice Girls Tour Set List
-= Spoiler Warning =-

The official Spice Girls website has posted the set list for The Return of the Spice Girls tour. Click here to view the set list.

-= Spoiler Warning =-


--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 2.29am
Spice Girls Prohibited From Giving Away Tickets
-= Rumor Warning =-

The Spice Girls have been banned from giving away any concert tickets to friends.

-= Rumor Warning =-


--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 2.27am
Final Comments Before First Show
The Spice Girls made some final comments to the press backstage before their first reunion concert. Mel C was asked about being back together with Geri, and said:
"You know what, so much time has passed, so much water has gone under the bridge, it's just great to all be back together. I don't think we ever thought it was the four of us and Geri. Us coming back together has been five individuals coming back together. [And] Canada has been very good to us."
Emma said:
"We all feel so lucky. We have been through amazing experiences. We looked at each other yesterday and went, guess what? We're the Spice Girls, you know what I mean? It's a fabulous thing and we love it."
Geri commented that she likes Canada and wouldn't mind living there.

--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 2.21am
Beckham Jewels Out Spice Girls
David Beckham flew 13,000 miles from New Zealand to make it in just hours before the Spice Girls' first reunion concert last night, and bought each Spice Girl a special bracelet as a present.

--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 2.19am
Victoria On Fainting Fans
Victoria joking stated regarding fans (particularly Japanese ones during this interview):

"It was amazing at the airport. There were lots of lovely Japanese people there to greet us. They were in tears. I always like that. I think it shows you are a true fan when you cry or pass out. When the paramedics are called I think that is a good sign. It shows a real determination as a fan."
..which much of the media ran with as a somewhat serious statement, like fools.

--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 2.15am
Tour Stats
A few tour stats:
  • 170 employees for the tour.
  • Roberto Cavalli tour outfits worth up to $100,000 each.
  • Spice Girls' Christian Louboutin heels cost $800 per pair.

--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 2.05am
Victoria To Pose "Nude" For Marc Jacobs
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham has signed a deal to become the face of designer Marc Jacobs' Spring/Summer 2008 collection. He has managed to persuade Victoria to be photgraphed naked, the image to be used on a range of his skin cancer charity T-shirts. A source says:

"Victoria loves Marc's work but she wasn't entirely comfortable with getting naked. Marc went all-out to persuade her. And when she heard about what a great cause it was she knew she just couldn't turn it down. The picture she and Marc have chosen is amazing, sexy but tasteful."

--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 2.05am
Spice Girls Spotted Around Vancouver On Eve of Concert
The Spice Girls arrived in Vancouver, Canada on Friday, and there were a couple Spice spottings in Vancouver on the eve of their first reunion concert.

Emma was spotted shopping at Gucci on Saturday with her boyfriend Jade Jones, while Victoria was seen at Holt Renfrew on Friday.


--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 2.00am
Spice Outfits Arrive Day Before First Concert
The Spice Girls' tour outfits, designed by Roberto Cavalli, were flown in from Italy and arrived just one day before their first reunion concert! There was concern that the outfits would not arrive on time at all, and the girls were getting prepping backup outfits just in case.

--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 1.52am
Mel B On Relationship, More Kids
Melanie B says about her husband Stephen Belafonte:

"He's amazing. I'm so secure in my marriage. I'm still in love. We have me-and-him time every morning and every night. Hes priceless. We want more kids, two maybe, but not for a few years."

--Monday, December 3, 2007 at 1.45am
Cruise Family Treated To Spice Rehearsal
Tom Cruise, wife Katie Holmes, and their daughter Suri were treated to a somewhat private performance by the Spice Girls last weekend, as they attended the Spice Girls' rehearsals. Victoria said:

"David and I are great friends with Tom and Katie. It was lovely of them to come down to rehearsals, a really nice surprise. Katie has told me before that she used to be a huge Spice Girls fan, so it was great for her to meet the other girls."