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REFRESH EVERY 10 MINUTES FOR NEW STORIES! </b></font> </TD> </TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> --> <!-- <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> --> <!-- <font color="orange"><b>-= Spoiler Warning =-</b></font><p> --> <!-- (<font size="2"><a href="">Story</a></font>) --> <!-- Housekeeping is: - Mel B Lawyer FLV - Mel B Laywer Pics - Mel B Inspi(RED) - Victoria +2 W pix (nf) - Victoria Today Show video (nf) - Victoria Tonight Show FLV (nf) - Geri Live Earth! video (nf) - MelC append mp3s (nf) - MelB Dancing with the Stars vids (nf) - Greatest Hits versions - link from "Greatest Hits Bonus DVD" (nf) - The Return of the Spice Girls world tour (nf) - Mel B blog --> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 2.51am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> The Great Spice Betrayal Of 2008 </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font size="1">--Previously titled "Spice Girls Fuck Over South Africa, Argentina, China, And Australia"</font><p> The Spice Girls have cancelled plans to perform in half the countries they said they would. <i>The Return of the Spice Girls</i> tour will not be going to Australia, China, Argentina, and South Africa as originally <a href="2007/jun07.html#reunited">triumphantly announced</a> - "global".<p> The original dates for cities in these countries were pulled many months ago, so besides real tour dates for these countries still not being given (7 months after the tour announcement), various rumors of cancellation coming from inside sources, and the girls telling interviewers that America is the last leg of their tour, Melanie B has now solidifed it by stating that the Spice Girls are not going anywhere else besides America when she appeared on <i>Al Murray's Happy Hour</i> (UK) this past Friday. When asked explicitly, she stated that the tour will end by March, and will not go anywhere else besides America, without explanation. Here is a video of the interview: <center> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="../video/FlowPlayer.swf" width="544" height="326" id="FlowPlayer"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="FlowPlayer.swf" /> <param name="quality" value="high" /> <param name="scale" value="noScale" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="flashvars" value="config={videoFile: 'Mel B - Al Murrays Happy Hour (Interview - 1.25.08).flv', autoPlay: false, autoBuffering: false, loop: false, splashImageFile: '../video/melb-almurray.jpg', useNativeFullScreen: 'true', menuItems: [ false, true, true, false, true, false ]}" /> </object> </center> <ul> <li>Downloadable: <a href="../video/Mel B - Al Murray's Happy Hour (Interview - 1.25.08).avi">Mel B - Al Murray's Happy Hour (Interview - 1.25.08).avi</a> <b>(AVI XviD, 688x384, 87mb)</b> </ul> <ul> <li><u>Update [Feb 1st]</u>: <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080201announcement">Official Spice Girls message confirming cancellation of tour dates</a>. <font size="1"><b>[<a href="../html/cancelled.html">local backup</a>]</b></font> ("Coincidentally" the day after this story was posted here.) <li><u>Update [Feb 4th]</u>: <a href="../html/cancelled-letters.html">Sad and upset reactions (emails) to SpiceNews from fans</a>. <li><u>Update [Feb 5th]</u>: Spice Girls <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/node/347">post a video</a> <font size="1"><b>[<a href="../video/Spice Girls - Addressing Tour Cancellation.flv">local backup</a>]</b></font> apologizing for the cancellation, but fail to give a reason as to why they didn't visit so many of the countries that they originally committed to while continuously adding many dates in countries they had already been to on this tour, including adding and performing 17 dates in the same city <u>during the time</u> they were originally scheduled to perform almost all of the cancelled dates. With millions of dollars in profit each from this tour, it's curious as to what makes them <font color="blue">"unable"</font> to perform in the countries they committed to, but able to <u>instead</u> perform 22 straight Western European dates (20 in the same two cities) <u>during the time</u> they were supposed to be performing in the other countries. <li><u>Update [Feb 10th]</u>: <a href="../html/cancelled-dissent.html">Spice Fans' Dissent (Multimedia)</a>. </ul> <b>This will be the end of this website's news updates. SpiceNews.com is dropping support for the Spice Girls. I think it's deplorable to announce that they are going to visit all these countries, in a celebratory manner, waving all their flags (<a href="2007/jun07.html#reunited">Story</a>), claiming that this tour is for the fans, not for the money, to get so many Spice Girls fans who have never even had a chance to see them extremely excited, have fans save up lots of money for overpriced tickets, have fans reschedule their lives around concert dates, and then as the Spice Girls not even show up, and not even say anything about it. There is no acceptable reason for this, and especially how the Spice Girls have added so many dates for Europe and America. This tour is so obviously biased towards the Western world.<p> "Global!", "for the fans" said the Spice Girls, what a joke. We were supposed to believe that this wasn't for the money, but for the fans. Good one. Should the Spice Girls somehow rectify this situation, this site will resume and fill in gaps in coverage, but I don't feel that this will happen. So unfortunate to be going out on such a bad note, but that'll do it. It's too hard to take fans emailing me from these countries asking desperately when the Spice Girls will come, while I watch the Spice Girls add 16 dates onto one city and to other places they've already been.<p> I can't support people who I don't respect, and I don't respect people who plainly screw over and lie to their fans, that being the Spice Girls. So this is unfortunately the end my friends.</b> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 1.42am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> KT Tunstall On Spice Concert </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Scottish singer KT Tunstall attended one of the Spice Girls' recent concerts, by invitation of Mel C. Tunstall says in <a href="http://www.kttunstall.com/diary/">her online diary</a>: <blockquote><font color="black"> "The lovely Sporty Spice asked if I'd like to go to one of their shows, and if course I said too right I do, and sorry to disappoint any dissenters out there, but it was ACE! It looked great and was such a laugh. The mics were definitely on people, and the ladies were in tune. Fact. The only down side was I went half bloody deaf from the screaming  I had to get my left ear checked out for tinitus. Rrrrawk and roll eh? Well I'll tell you what, Scary said one of the filthiest things on stage I've ever heard when they had their 'what have you had too much of over christmas' section of chat  the girl is on fire! </font></blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 1.42am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Mel B & Stephen Get Lap-Dances </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> Last Friday Scary Spice Mel B and her husband Stephen Belafonte had dinner in Manchester at Lounge Ten, and then went to a strip club, Manchester's Fantasy Bar, and paid two strippers to perform lap dances for each other. An source said: <blockquote><font color="black"> "Mel looked more than happy to be here. She was really excited when the girls started dancing around them. I think she was eyeing them up more than her husband." </font></blockquote> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 1.37am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls Arrive In America </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls arrived at Logan International Airport in Boston on Monday, for the second American leg of their <a href="../html/tour.html">reunion tour</a>.<p> <center> <a href="../pix/melb124.jpg"><img src="../pix/melb124s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/emma182.jpg"><img src="../pix/emma182s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/emma183.jpg"><img src="../pix/emma183s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/geri42.jpg"><img src="../pix/geri42s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/geri43.jpg"><img src="../pix/geri43s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/geri44.jpg"><img src="../pix/geri44s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/victoria278.jpg"><img src="../pix/victoria278s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/victoria279.jpg"><img src="../pix/victoria279s.jpg" border="0"></a> </center> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 1.17am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Mel B Only Did It With Eddie Once </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> Melanie B only every had sex with Eddie Murphy one time.<p> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> <font color="#cococo">That is extremely laughable, it's almost laughable to think she'd only do it once per session, let alone once ever.</font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 1.06am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls <i>Manchester Evenining News</i> Interview </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The <i>Manchester Evening News</i> has <a href="http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/music/rock_and_pop/s/1033409_spice_girls_the_interview">an interview article with the Spice Girls</a> <font size="1"><b>[<a href="../localbak_pages/Spice Girls The Interview/1033409_spice_girls_the_interview.htm">local backup</a>]</b></font> from when they were performing there, in which the girls discuss their reunion and the tour. The interview also comes with two audio excerpts, which are backed up below: <ul> <li><a href="../audio/Spice Girls - Interview - Manchester Evening News - Spice Girls on the Future.mp3">Spice Girls - Interview - Manchester Evening News - Spice Girls on the Future.mp3</a> <font size="1"><b>(MP3, 128Kbps, 0:35, 557kb)</b></font> <li><a href="../audio/Spice Girls - Interview - Manchester Evening News - Spice Girls on the Campaign for Them to Play Here.mp3">Spice Girls - Interview - Manchester Evening News - Spice Girls on the Campaign for Them to Play Here.mp3</a> <font size="1"><b>(MP3, 128Kbps, 0:32, 511kb)</b></font> </ul> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 12.39am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls' Manchester Goodbye </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> At their final performance in Manchester, the Spice Girls gave much affection to the crowd, with Victoria saying: <blockquote> "I feel I am back home. I used to love it when I lived here." </blockquote> Emma said: <blockquote> "Manchester, you are the best audience in the UK and we've saved the best till last." </blockquote> Mel B said: <blockquote> "Thank you, to all you loyal northerners, who have stuck with us. You really are the best. This is the last time you'll see us together in Europe and we're doing it just for you, Manchester." </blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 8.54pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Headlines For A Penny </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> The Spice Girls' comeback single "Headlines", is selling in the bargain bin at some Tescos in England for one penny.<p> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 8.50pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Geri Visits Stab Victim </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Geri has visited 14 year old Jessica Knight in intensive care. Jessica was stabbed about 30 times by a 3 inch knife as she walked through Astley Park, Chorley (UK), last Monday evening. She underwent emergency surgery and is recovering in Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in Pendlebury. Geri spent a half hour talking to Jessica. Jessica's father says: <blockquote><font color="black"> "We were delighted when Geri agreed to come and visit Jessica and she was really generous with her time. Although Jess is unable to speak at the moment you could tell she was really excited as she kept moving her arms and her legs as Geri was talking to her. She is a big Spice Girls fan and I'm sure this will help her on her road to recovery. We started off the week and saw the very worst of human nature but since then we have seen the very best. It has been from despair to elation, given the fact that she is still alive. Jessica was minutes away from death but from then on the pendulum has swung in her favor. You play it through your mind: Why her? What was the reason behind it? Could it have been avoided? Could you have done anything to stop it happening? It's just torture really. She's still in and out of sedation and she's not communicating heavily but we managed to communicate by her toe movement. We know that the Jess we know and love is in there. We cracked a little joke and it was wiggle the toes once for 'yes' and twice for 'no'. She did about five wiggles. So her sense of humour is still there. She is fighting for her life and fighting big time. Her sense of humour is still there, the Jess we know is there." </font></blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 8.41pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Geri Dating </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell is dating long time friend and British comedian David Walliams, 36. The pair have just recently told their friends about it, and Geri told the other Spice Girls to keep it secret. A source says: <blockquote><font color="black"> "They have been secretly dating since the New Year and nobody knows. They are very tactile with each other and he's such a gent. Geri just can t stop smiling. They will be gutted when news of their relationship leaks as until now they've been able to carry on without anyone knowing." </font></blockquote><br> <center><img src="../pix/geri41.jpg"></center><p> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 8.35pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Mel B Insecure About Belafonte </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> A source tells <i>Closer</i> magazine (UK): <blockquote><font color="black"> "Mel gets incredibly jealous. She is very insecure and paranoid about Stephen running off with another girl. She has to keep him in her sights whenever she goes out." </font></blockquote> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 8.31pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Victoria Karaoke For Ellen </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Victoria was one of many celebrities which karaoke'd parts of "I Will Survive" in a video segment made for Ellen DeGeneres for her 50th birthday.<p> Other stars involved included Jake Gyllenhaal, Celine Dion, Heidi Klum, Jamie Foxx, and Paris Hilton.<p> The Spice Girls also left Ellen a birthday voicemail, as did Annie Lennox, and Tom Cruise.<p> <center> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/lAM6B-sjszs&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed><p> <font size="1">[<a href="../video/Ellen DeGeneres Show - I Will Survive Karaoke.flv">Local Backup</a>]</font> </center> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 7.57pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Yorkshire Spice Girls Interview </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The <i>Yorkshire Evening Post</i> has an <a href="http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/features/EXCLUSIVE-AUDIO-The-Spice-Girls.3711949.jp">interview article with the Spice Girls</a> <font size="1"><b>[<a href="../localbak_pages/EXCLUSIVE AUDIO The Spice Girls talk to the Yorkshire Evening Post/EXCLUSIVE-AUDIO-The-Spice-Girls.3711949.jp.htm">local backup</a>]</b></font> , in which the talk about the tour, performing in Northern England, and that they have no intention of staying together, with Victoria even bashing the music industry!<p> A portion of the interview is also available as an audio file. (local backup copy below) <ul> <li><a href="../audio/Spice Girls - Interview - Yorkshire Evening Post (1.25.08).asf">Spice Girls - Interview - Yorkshire Evening Post (1.25.08).asf</a> <font size="1"><b>(ASF, 1:36, 1.5mb)</b></font> </ul> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 7.14pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls Tour: American Leg 2 </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls have completed the European leg of their <a href="../html/tour.html">reunion tour</a>, and start their second American leg of the tour in Boston this Wednesday. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 6.36pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls In Manchester </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls hit the streets of Manchester during their recent concert stay there.<p> Victoria was met by <i>Desperate Housewives</i> star Eva Longoria after the girls' show on Thursday. The two then went out for dinner at the Lowry Hotel (where the Spice Girls were staying), drank some Martinis and then Victoria supposedly actually ate a large hamburger, and fries. The girls partied and spent a rumored $44,000 that night, and were rumored to be borrowing unicycles from other hotel guests at 3am.<p> The following day, the Spice Girls were spotted out and about around Manchester. They treated their families to lunch at Japanese restaurant Sapporo (on Liverpool Road). They are said to have ate sushi and a host of teppanyaki treats. Geri then took Bluebell and the other Spice kids for a shopping trip around Hamleys inside House of Fraser on Deansgate, where she supposedly bought two R/C Helicopters and a cuddly red dragon toy.<p> Mel B then took her daughters to a Chorlton park while Mel C went to a banquet at swish city centre Thai restaurant Chaophraya, after which she posed for photos with staff and signed autographs.<p> Victoria Beckham shopped at King Street stores including Vivienne Westwood, and also had a photo shoot for her new jeans collection in Ardwick.<br><br> <center> <a href="../pix/emma181.jpg"><img src="../pix/emma181s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/melb123.jpg"><img src="../pix/melb123s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/melb&victoria04.jpg"><img src="../pix/melb&victoria04s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/victoria276.jpg"><img src="../pix/victoria276s.jpg" border="0"></a> </center> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 5.58pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Stone Liked Spice </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Julia Stone, one half of Australian alt-folk duo Angus and Julia Stone, tells the <i>Manchester Evening News</i> that she was once a fan of the Spice Girls. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 5.52pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Victoria Buys David A Rolls-Royce </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Victoria bought husband David a $500,000 gun-metal grey Rolls-Royce Phantom, license plate RRR1, which might stand for "Romeo's Rolls-Royce".<p> <center><img src="../pix/victoria-rolls-royce.jpg"></center> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 5.03pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls On <i>Good Morning America</i> </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Here's the Spice Girls' interview on Good Morning America from Thursday. The girls talked about their tour mainly, and they react to the news that George Clooney admires Geri (<a href="#clooney">Story</a>), with Geri blushing and Mel B saying <font color="blue">"she's single, take her out on a date!"</font> and Victoria saying <font color="blue">"He should invite her out for dinner, just take her on a date definitely"</font>, to which Geri responds <font color="blue">"Thats very flattering though, to be named by George Clooney as his favorite Spice Girl, yes."</font><p> The interview is posted on the <i>Good Morning America</i> site: <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/../video/player?ip=76.93.83.171&affil=&debug=&catId=&id=4183797">link to video</a>, and here is a local copy of it below also, though the version they posted is missing about 20 seconds of the interview, which includes Victoria talking about appreciating the tour more this time, and Mel B briefly showing off her shoe.<p> The complete version in very nice quality is available as a download below.<p> <center> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="../video/FlowPlayer.swf" width="432" height="342" id="FlowPlayer"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="FlowPlayer.swf" /> <param name="quality" value="high" /> <param name="scale" value="noScale" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="flashvars" value="config={videoFile: 'Spice Girls - Interview - Good Morning America (1.24.08).flv', autoPlay: false, autoBuffering: false, loop: false, splashImageFile: '../video/sg-gma.jpg', useNativeFullScreen: 'true', menuItems: [ false, true, true, false, true, false ]}" /> </object> </center> <ul> <li>Downloadable: <a href="../video/Spice Girls - Interview - Good Morning America (1.24.08).avi">Spice Girls - Interview - Good Morning America (1.24.08).avi</a> <b>(AVI XviD, 688x384, 124mb)</b> </ul> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 4.17pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Victoria In Paris Before Manchester Show </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Victoria was in Paris last Wednesday to watch a Roland Mouret's haute couture catwalk show. She sat next to Claudia Schiffer and Dita Von Teese. After the show, Victoria commented on the clothes being shown off as well as her hectic schedule, saying: <blockquote> "I think I want them all!"<p> "Of course I'm tired. That's why I'm wearing sunglasses!" </blockquote> Victoria then left Paris to perform at the Spice Girls' Manchester concert that night.<p> <center> <a href="../pix/victoria274.jpg"><img src="../pix/victoria274s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/victoria275.jpg"><img src="../pix/victoria275s.jpg" border="0"></a> </center><p> <font color="#cococo">Yeah girls, you WEAR those sunglasses indoors!!</font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <a name="clooney"></a> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 4.07pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Clooney Admires Geri </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> George Clooney, who has been spending time in Africa raising awareness for the Darfur conflict in his role as a UN Messenger of Peace, has recently said that he admires Geri Halliwell, saying: <blockquote><font color="black"> "She was always my favorite Spice Girl. I love her feisty approach and the fact she isn't afraid to have an opinion. Her work with Unicef and Marie Stopes in the third world was inspiring, and her address at a UN Youth summit in 2000 was brave. It's so easy to not get involved and she just gritted her teeth and went for it." </font></blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <a name="poshonclothes"></a> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 2.38am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Posh On Clothes </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The <i>Boston Globe</i> has <a href="http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/fashion/articles/2008/01/24/shes_posh_whatever_she_wears/">an interview with Victoria Beckham</a> <font size="1"><b>[<a href="../localbak_pages/Denim spices her world/Denim spices her world.htm">local backup</a>]</b></font> about clothes and her line, and she apparently held a meet and greet fans at Saks Fifth Avenue yesterday??<p> In the article Victoria states that she will be finished with the Spice Girls tour <font color="blue">"in a month's time"</font>, which is what the <a href="../html/tour.html">current schedule</a> reflects... the current schedule, which does not include rescheduled dates for China, Australia, South Africa, or Argentina.<p> <font color="cococo">If you live in one of those countries and have been waiting for the Spice Girls to come, I think it's acceptable to be officially concerned. But don't worry, if they decide not to come, we will hold a massive campaign to send the girls thousands upon thousands of douche bags in the mail.</font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 2.11am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls Cash In At O2 </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls have made $100 million, (thats $20 million each) for their 17 night stay at the O2 Arena in London. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 2.01am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Geri Falls On Stage </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Geri joins the ranks of falling Spice Girls as she had a fall (but is fine) on stage while singing her solo cover "It's Raining Men" on Tuesday night at the Spice Girls' final London show.<p> With Mel C also having a slight fall, and Emma having a bigger one (<a href="2007/dec07.html#emmasprain">Story</a>), and Mel B falling down on New Year's (<a href="#melbankle">Story</a>), this leaves Victoria due for a fall, which is impressive that she hasn't yet with all those high heels she wears, though perhaps they have forced her to master her balance.<p> Shout out to Strizzle for the heels point. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1.52am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls Perform In Manchester </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The official Spice Girls site shares <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080123show">a word</a> about the girls' first reunion show in Manchester last night, saying: <blockquote><font color="black"> "Victoria was greeted with rapturous applause as she told the crowd that she loved Manchester, having lived there for so long. Emma added that she met her boyfriend Jade for the very first time at the MEN Arena so the venue has a place in her heart. Northern Spices Mel B and Melanie C were definitely given a fantastic 'welcome home' from the appreciative audience." </font></blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1.41am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls Will Be On <i>Good Morning America</i> This Morning </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080123gma">The official Spice Girls website reports</a> that the Spice Girls will be on ABC's <i>Good Morning America</i> live via satellite from Manchester this morning at 8am to talk about their forthcoming American <a href="../html/tour.html">shows</a>. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1.36am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Greatest Hits Enters US Album Charts </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls' <i>Greatest Hits</i> album has entered the American Billboard charts at #93, selling about 7,000 copies in its first week of general CD format release.<p> This poor showing is not an accurate representation of this release, as the vast majority of Spice Girls fans likely purchased <i>Greatest Hits</i> at Victoria's Secret a couple months ago due to that promo (<a href="2007/oct07.html#vsgh">Story</a>). </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1.28am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> New Spice Blog By Emma </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Baby Spice has posted a new <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/spiceblog">Spice Blog</a>: <blockquote> 22 January 2008<br> <b>Emma on her birthday and the UK shows</b><p> Hi guys,<p> Firstly I would like to thank everybody who sent messages and made my birthday extra special! I had the best time! It couldn't have been more perfect, spending my birthday on stage with the girls and 20,000 people singing happy birthday.<p> After the show, me and the girls had a couple of drinks (a couple!) and a good old boogie with the band and dancers.<p> I was lucky enough to have a day off on my actual birthday and spent the whole day in my pyjamas with my two boys and my mum - totally relaxing.<p> Tonight was the last night at The O2 and it was an emotional night. The audiences here have been amazing and its been great having friends and family with me every night.<p> I was packing this morning for Manchester and I'm looking forward to heading up north, it's always such a fantastic atmosphere.<p> See you there,<p> Lots of love,<p> Emma xx </blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1.20am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Meet The Choir </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The official Spice Girls site has <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080122choir">a video segment</a> about the Capital Children's Choir, who sang "Mama" with the Spice Girls at their O2 Arena London concerts... and seem to be, oddly enough, mostly American. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 4.22am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Halo Chairs For Spice Girls </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Furnishing company Halo will be providing specially made throne-like chairs for each of the Spice Girls during their stay at Manchester's Evening News Arena. Each of the chairs are designed specifically for each of the Spice Girls, with a Union Jack-themed throne for Geri, a fluffy white chair for Emma, a Liver bird emblem for Mel C, an animal-print for Mel B, and a posh-looking print for Victoria. At the end of the tour, Halo will auction the chairs off on eBay for charity. Kate Hardcastle, director of marketing at Halo, said: <blockquote><font color="black"> "We wanted to capture the spirit of the Spice Girls, to celebrate the glamour of the band but also celebrate 'Being British', which enables us to showcase our British talent here at Halo." </font></blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 3.53am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Half-Way Through World Tour </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls have completed their 17 London dates at the O2 arena (the last 14 of which have been in a row), and now move to northern England where they will perform three nights in Manchester starting tomorrow. Thursday was originally scheduled as the final day of this tour (to have taken place in Buenos Aires, Argentina).<p> We are now right about in the middle of <i>The Return of the Spice Girls</i> world tour. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 3.44am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls Backstage </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The official Spice Girls website has posted <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080120video">a great backstage video</a>, in which the girls talk about how it is backstage before the start of the show. Very entertaining stuff, go check it out, or here is a local copy:<p> <center> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="../video/FlowPlayer.swf" width="304" height="230" id="FlowPlayer"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="FlowPlayer.swf" /> <param name="quality" value="high" /> <param name="scale" value="noScale" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="flashvars" value="config={videoFile: 'Spice Girls - Backstage at O2 Arena (Return of the Spice Girls World Tour - 1.20.08).flv', autoPlay: false, autoBuffering: false, loop: false, splashImageFile: '../video/sg-backstage3.jpg', useNativeFullScreen: 'true', menuItems: [ false, true, true, false, true, false ]}" /> </object> </center><p> <font color="#cococo">Insightful and hilarious, this is why I love these girls.</font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 3.08am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Emma's Birthday Treat </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls surprised Emma on Stage at their concert on Sunday, singing Happy Birthday to her and giving her a huge birthday cake shaped like a castle! The girls threw small bits off the cake into the audience. Emma's Mom was in the audience, along with her boyfriend Jade Jones and their baby Beau. This was a day before her birthday (yesterday) since there was no Spice Girls concert on Emma's actual birthday. Enjoy the vid, along with the naughty joking:<p> <center> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Xmhiypcm5Pk&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed><p> <font size="1">[<a href="../video/Spice Girls - Emma's 32nd Birthday.flv">Local Backup</a>]</font><p><br> <img src="../pix/sg176.jpg"> </center> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 21, 2008 at 9.18pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Happy Birthday Emma! </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Today is Baby Spice's 32nd Birthday. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 4.16pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Victoria Rep Denies Vomiting </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> A spokesperson for Victoria tells <a href="http://www.perezhilton.com">Perez Hilton</a> that the story about Victoria hurling on stage recently (<a href="#vicpuke">Story</a>) is fake, saying: <blockquote><font color="black"> "It's complete rubbish." </font></blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Friday, January 18, 2008 at 11.43pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Win Victoria's dVb Accessories </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The official Spice Girls site has been updated with news on <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080118vbcompetition">a new competition</a>. This is the next one in the string of "fun" and personal give-aways from the girls, the last having been a contest to win Geri's lyric book (<a href="#gerilyricbook">Story</a>). This time, you can win some dVb accessories provided (and autographed) by Victoria. The accessories consist of a mini photo album in pink, and two iPod cases, one pink and one black.<p> To enter this competition, send an email to <a href="mailto:competitions@thespicegirls.com">competitions@thespicegirls.com</a> with your name, age, address, and the first line that Victoria sings solo during <i>The Return of the Spice Girls</i> show (now they're actually making you think for a moment!). The email must be sent in by midnight (UK time) on Thursday, January 24th. A winner will randomly be drawn. For terms and conditions of the contest, check <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080118vbcompetition">the contest page</a> on the official Spice Girls website.<p> The aforementioned contest page also reveals that Mel B will be donating the next personal item for winning. All the girls have already offered something up, but it looks like they're going to keep going with this!<p> <center> <img src="../pix/dvbprize.jpg"> </center> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <a name="vicpuke"></a> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Friday, January 18, 2008 at 10.46pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Poshie Pukes On Stage </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> Victoria Beckham vomited on stage at one of the recent Spice Girls shows in London.<p> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 10.27pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> New Spice Blog By Geri </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Ginger Spice has posted a new <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/spiceblog">Spice Blog</a> in which she discusses the girls' recent trip to the Cavalli fashion show in Milan (<a href="#cavallishow">Story</a>), and the Spice Girls <a href="../html/tour.html">tour</a>: <blockquote> 16 January 2008<br> <b>Geri talks about a fashion trip and the tour</b><p> Hello,<p> So, Spice Girls have gone all fashionista darlings!!!<p> It's been wonderful collaborating with Roberto Cavalli on our tour wardrobe. We went to his Menswear fashion show on Monday. They flew us over in a private jet; it was such fun and glamourous, and the clothes were gorgeous.<p> Okay, I have to be honest. I was hoping to check out the eye candy and stare at hot male models but they weren't my cup of tea. I like my man to have bit more meat on his bones.<p> Anyway, it was a laugh hanging with the girls. We got some free clothes from Roberto, which is always nice. I'm grateful I got a snuggly coat which I can wear in New York. We are off shortly to the east coast of the USA with the tour.<p> It's all going so quickly. We have four gigs left at The O2 and then it's Manchester. God, this is the last time the Brits will get to see the Spiceys. I am trying to enjoy every last minute. In fact, I did the splits on stage last night, in the "Go Geri" moment. It made the girls laugh.<p> Geri xx </blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 10.18pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls In Talks With L'Oreal? </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> The Spice Girls are in negotiations with L'Oreal to appear in advertisements and billboards for the hair product company. A source says: <blockquote><font color="black"> "They are back in a big, big way, and they're not going to stop at a tour. They are in talks to sign with L'Oreal, and have a lot of other things in the pipeline." </font></blockquote> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 12.49am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> New US & Canada Tour Dates Added </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls have added two new dates to the second North American leg of their <a href="../html/tour.html">reunion tour</a>. They are: <ul> <li>Hartford, Connecticut (Civic Center, February 22nd) <li>Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre, February 24th) </ul> Tickets go on sale on Saturday at 10am.<p> This now makes it between 54-56 Spice Girls reunion shows. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <a name="cavallishow"></a> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 12.32pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls Grace Stage At Cavalli Show </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls were in the front row at Roberto Cavalli's fashion show in Milan on Monday, where Cavalli showed his menswear collection. Cavalli walked the Spice Girls down the runway to their seats, just before the show started.<p> In <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/node/312">a report on the Spice Girls' official site</a>, Victoria told thespicegirls.com: <blockquote> "We really love his outfits, he has done a great job for the tour which isn't easy when you are dressing five different women. He dresses people with heart and that's really important." </blockquote> Mel B added: <blockquote> "I love all the leopard print, I'm obsessed and I love all the beaded dresses, they are so hot. We also love the black dresses that he made for us too." </blockquote> Here are a few videos: An American report (below), a British interview with the girls at the show (below), and <a href="http://mediacenter.corriere.it/MediaCenter/action/player?uuid=ce22b156-c2d4-11dc-ab8f-0003ba99c667&rcsrid=vaschettaMC_corriere_1">an Italian report</a> (follow link)<!--futurefix-->, and also some pictures further down:<p> <center> <table width="1000" border="0"> <tr> <td> <center> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/G37P6A5xywU&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed><p> <font size="1">[<a href="../video/Spice Girls - Cavalli Fashion Show.flv">Local Backup</a>]</font> </center> </td> <td> <center> <embed src='http://www.brightcove.tv/playerswf' bgcolor='#FFFFFF' flashVars='initVideoId=1377890600&servicesURL=http://www.brightcove.tv&viewerSecureGatewayURL=https://www.brightcove.tv&cdnURL=http://admin.brightcove.com&autoStart=false' base='http://admin.brightcove.com' name='bcPlayer' width='425' height='355' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always' seamlesstabbing='false' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' swLiveConnect='true' pluginspage='http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash'></embed><p> <font size="1">[<a href="../video/Spice Girls - Cavalli Fashion Show Interview.flv">Local Backup</a>]</font> </center> </td> </tr> </table><p> <a href="../pix/sg172.jpg"><img src="../pix/sg172s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/sg173.jpg"><img src="../pix/sg173s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/sg174.jpg"><img src="../pix/sg174s.jpg" border="0"></a> <a href="../pix/sg175.jpg"><img src="../pix/sg175s.jpg" border="0"></a> </center> <font color="#cococo">I thought Mel B and Emma especially looked real good here.</a> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11.35pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Mel C Solo Show In New York </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Melanie C will perform a solo concert on February 8th in New York City at the Grand Ballroom in the Manhattan Center. Tickets are $35 in advance, or $40 at the door. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11.26pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls To Run For Charity </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls will be taking part in the BBC's <a href="http://www.sportrelief.com/">Sport Relief</a> 2008. The girls will join other celebrities and run a mile to raise money for the charity. Mel C said: <blockquote> "Signing up to do a mile for Sport Relief is such an easy thing to do especially after the post Christmas excesses." </blockquote> and the other girls added, via <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080115sport">a message on their official site</a>: <blockquote> "Whether you're young or old, fit or unfit, most people can do a mile in one way or another and help poor and vulnerable people in the process." </blockquote> Other celebrities taking part in the event include Take That, Leona Lewis, Tess Daly, and Freddie Flintoff.<p> Live coverage of the event will be shown on BBC1 on Sunday, March 16th. <p> <center> <a href="../pix/sg171.jpg"><img src="../pix/sg171s.jpg" border="0"></a> <img src="../pix/melc217.jpg"> </center> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11.26pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Greatest Hits In American Music Stores </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls' greatest hits album is officially available for purchase at music stores in the United States as of today. This is the first time it is available everywhere due to the Spice Girls' exclusive deal with Victoria's Secret (<a href="2007/oct07.html#vsgh">Story</a>). This includes availability now of the special edition black version and box set <!--futurestory-->. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 7.59pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Melanie C's Birthday Treat </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The official Spice Girls site <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080112showbirthday">has posted some news</a> about Mel C's Birthday. Mel was surprised on stage at the girls' London concert. After singing "Mama", the girls were joined on stage by all the dancers and asked the audience to sing Happy Birthday to Melanie. Mel's parents were also in the audience. Then a huge chocolate birthday cake rose from underneath the stage, which even featured a pair of trainers on it.<p> <center> <img src="../pix/melc216.jpg"> </center> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 7.38pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Nicholson On Beckham </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Jack Nicholson was recently "styled" for a photo-shoot by Victoria Beckham (upon her insistence). Jack has commented on his experience with Victoria, saying: <blockquote><font color="black"> "I love Poshter. She's lovely. She's a very firm person. She's in good shape. Posho! Loved working with her. She was charming, dressed me up nice. She's a lovely gal. I'd work with her anytime." </font></blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 7.26pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Mel C To Get Rid Of Tattoos? </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> Melanie C is planning to get rid of all of her tattoos at the end of the Spice Girls reunion tour. She'll be spending about $20,000 for them to be taken off via laser removal. An inside source says: <blockquote><font color="black"> "Mel is determined to have her tattoos removed as soon as the tour is over because they remind her of all her unhappy times. It's going to be a massive job and very painful but she thinks it's worth it. Having to parade around the stage every night in tiny costumes has encouraged her to make the decision." </font></blockquote> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 7.16pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Victoria Vogue Cover </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Victoria is set to be on the cover of Vogue magazine (UK). A source says: <blockquote><font color="black"> "Victoria's doing the fashion shoot this week with top photographer Nick Knight who's shot stars like David Bowie, Kylie Minogue and Kate Moss. The cover will be on the April issue of Vogue and the magazine is planning to dedicate 12 pages to her. It's rare for Vogue to use someone other than a model for the cover, so it's a real coup for Victoria." </font></blockquote> The photoshoot is rumored to be Victoria's most risqu and edgy yet. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 7.06pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls Not Going To Australia? </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> There is a rumor that the Spice Girls will not perform in Australia at all on their <i>Return of the Spice Girls</i> <a href="../html/tour.html">world tour</a>. An EMI inside source allegedly says: <blockquote><font color="black"> "Let's face it, scheduling a massive one-off concert like this in a country so far away was never going to happen. Unless they tour the whole country, the Spice Girls won t be stopping off in Australia." </font></blockquote> ..which is exactly <a href="#aussieoffer">the propsal on the table right now</a>, so...<p> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> <font color="#cococo">I don't see this being true, if it is, then... just really bad, REALLY bad. But I doubt it.</font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 6.44pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Emma Engaged </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Baby Spice Emma Bunton has accepted a marriage proposal from long time boyfriend Jade Jones. The two are set to be wed this summer. An insider says: <blockquote><font color="black"> "He just blurted it out a couple of weeks ago, before Emma flew off to start her tour with the Spice Girls. He asked her to marry him when she was pregnant but she didn't think it was the right time. Now Emma does feel it's the right time and she knows she's got the right man. Seeing the other girls married and seeing how Jade is with Beau has made her think differently. For so long it was Emma who resisted the temptation to get married because she felt she wasn't ready." </font></blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 6.44pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Liz West Collection On Exhibit </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> 22 year old Liz West, one of the largest Spice Girls memorabilia collectors, has agreed to put her collection on exhibit at Cusworth Hall in Doncaster (Northern England). So if you're around that area, you can check out her collection, which includes shoes worn by Geri and pink sequinned dresses worn by Emma. The exhibit runs from January 26th to April 6th. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Saturday, January 12, 2008 at -inserted- </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Victoria's Brief Surprise </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The official Spice Girls site has <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080111brief">posted news</a> about underwear being thrown at Victoria during the Spice Girls' London concert yesterday. When this occured, Victoria smiled and told the crowd: <blockquote> "I hope these are clean! I will give them to David and we'll re-use them... even if it's as a shower cap! It's good to recycle." </blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 8.45pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Happy Birthday Mel C! </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Today is Melanie C's birthday. She is 34 years old. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <a name="gerilyricbook"></a> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 12.17am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Win Geri's Lyric Book </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The official Spice Girls website has <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080108lyrics">a new competition</a> to win Geri Halliwell's folder of songs that she used during rehearsals for <i>The Return of the Spice Girls</i> <a href="../html/tour.html">world tour</a>. The book includes some notes that Geri wrote.<p> To enter the contest, send in your name, age, address, and the solo song Geri sings on the tour to <a href="mailto:competitions@thespicegirls.com">competitions@thespicegirls.com</a> by this Friday. For terms and conditions and etc, go to the <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/news/080108lyrics">official competition page</a> on the Spice Girls' website.<p> The site says that Mel B is the one encouraging the other girls to give away personal items and that Victoria is next and last, as we've already had Mel B's fake eyelashes (<a href="2007/nov07.html#eyelashes">Story</a>), Mel C's socks (<a href="2007/dec07.html#melcsocks">Story</a>), Emma's Cast (<a href="2007/dec07.html#emmacast">Story</a>), and now Geri's Lyric Book. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 12.04am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Victoria Tops Blackwell's Worst Dressed List </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Victoria Beckham was ranked as the worst dressed celebrity of 2007 by Mr. Blackwell, in the 48th edition of his famous list. Blackwell commented: <blockquote><font color="black"> "Forget the fashion spice, wearing a skirt would suffice! In one skinny-mini monstrosity after another, pouty Posh can really wreck-em." </font></blockquote> Here are his top 10 for 2007: <ol> <li>Victoria Beckham <li>Amy Winehouse <li>Mark-Kate Olsen <li>Fergie <li>Kelly Clarkson <li>Eva Green <li>Avril Lavigne <li>Jessica Simpson <li>Lindsay Lohan <li>Alison Arngrim </ol> This is no new achievement for Victoria, as the entire Spice Girls made the top of his list in 1998, <!--(futurestory)-->and Victoria earned the top spot in <i>Prima</i> magazine two years in a row back in 2000 & 2001 (<a href="../2001/may01.html#baddressvicprima">Story</a>). </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 11.40pm PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Too Much Clit-Play For Mel B </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> At last night's Spice Girls concert in London, Melanie B told the crowd that over Christmas vacation she had: <blockquote> "too much clitoral stimulation" </blockquote> She somewhat embarassed the other girls as they then told her to be quiet. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 12.14am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Meet The Spice Girls </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The official Spice Girls site has a new <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/competition">competition to meet the Spice Girls</a> backstage at their London show on Friday, January 18th. Transportation, for once, is not included in the prize.<p> To enter the contest, send in your name, age, address, phone number, and the middle names of all the Spice Girls to <a href="mailto:competitions@thespicegirls.com">competitions@thespicegirls.com</a> by noon (UK time) next Wednesday (January 16th). The winner will be notified on January 16th as well. For terms and conditions and etc, go to the <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/competition">official competition page</a> on the Spice Girls' website. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 1.19am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> New Spice Blog By Mel C </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The sporty one has posted a new <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com/spiceblog">Spice Blog</a>: <blockquote> 06 January 2008<br> <b>Melanie C on new year fun and returning to the stage</b><p> Woo hoo!! 2008, Happy New Year everybody, it's going to be a good one.<p> Myself and all the Spiceys had a great Christmas. We caught up with our families, ate lots of mince pies and got some well-needed sleep!<p> We got together for a New Year's Eve dinner at Gordon Ramsay's fabulous restaurant in Claridges. We got dressed up and had a great night. It was really lovely to see in the New Year with all the girls. We celebrated all the fun times from 2007 and raised a glass (or seven) to the ones to come and to the people who make them possible& especially you guys. THANK YOU!<p> Although we all really needed some rest we couldn't wait to get back on stage. The first show back was quite scary after not performing for a few days, but it was a blinder! In fact, the show has got even more exciting, we are having a ball and our audiences seem to be getting better and better.<p> It's lovely to be at home, even though it's freezing! I'm really looking forward to the show on the 12th because it's my birthday and I've never performed on my birthday before and I can't think of a better way to spend the evening. We're of to Manchester in a couple of weeks and we're really excited to take the show up north& so it's happy days in Spiceworld.<p> Hope you're all well and are avoiding that miserable flu. See you soon.<p> Lots of love...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!<p> Melanie C x x x </blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <a name="stalbans"></a> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 1.14am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Victoria @ St. Albans </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Victoria and her husband David had dinner at London restaurant St. Albans this past Saturday night.<p> <center> <a href="../pix/victoria273.jpg"><img src="../pix/victoria273s.jpg" border="0"></a> </center> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 1.12am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Posh Road Rage </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> Victoria Beckham exhibited some road rage recently after she was leaving O2 Arena after a Spice Girls show with her husband David Beckham. A taxi allegedly cut her off, and Victoria put her head out the window and gave the cabbie a piece of her mind, gesturing and swearing.<p> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 1.10am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Victoria & Geri On Spice Reunion & Touring </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Geri and Victoria recently spoke to <i>New!</i> magazine (SOMECOUNTRY). Victoria said: <blockquote> "I'll really miss the tour when it's over. I didn't realise how much I'd missed all the girls until we were back together and I think it can be quite lonely when I've lived abroad for so many years. I've really missed the girls." </blockquote> Geri said: <blockquote> "It's lovely being back in a group. You know, the camaraderie, the support, the humor, just to share that again is great. It takes a while to wind down because it's such a high being on stage. It is two hours and fifteen minutes of people screaming at you, and the buzz you get is so high that it takes ages to wind down. I'm not asleep until after two in the morning when I'm on tour!" </blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 1.06am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Mel B Grabs Victoria's Tit </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Scary Spice Mel B grabbed Victoria's silicone titty at the Spice Girls show on Friday.<p> <center> <a href="../pix/melb&victoria03.jpg"><img src="../pix/melb&victoria03s.jpg" border="0"></a> </center><p> <font color="#cococo">Looks like she almost pulled it out completely there, not bad.</font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 12.59am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> David Beckham Causing Spice Girls Tension, Dislikes Belafonte </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> A source says that the Spice Girls have nicknamed David Beckham "Yoko Beckham" because of his ability to disrupt the group. The source also says: <blockquote><font color="black"> "The other girls say Victoria's concentration flags when David is around. She is sluggish and has no interest in socialising with the other girls. David has complained to Posh that he hates the way Stephen Belafonte tries to control Mel B in public. He's even said he thinks Stephen's borderline abusive, because of the way he tries to tell her what she can or can't do. He thinks he is a user and an opportunist, taking advantage of Mel B and trying to ride her coat-tails to a producing career." </font></blockquote> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 12.55am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Mel B = Sex Advice Master </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls turn to Mel B for sex advice. Victoria says: <blockquote> "If we have sex problems, we go to Mel B, she is like the doctor." </blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <a name="aussieoffer"></a> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 12.52am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls Offered $22 Million To Tour Australia </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Australian concert promoters have supposedly offered the Spice Girls $22 Million (US) to extend the Australian leg of their <a href="../html/tour.html">tour</a>. The girls are said to be considering 12 Australian tour dates, including Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 12.41am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Geri Downplays Tour Profiteering </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Geri recently said: <blockquote> "The truth of the matter is, to put on this tour has cost $37 million (18.6 million). We have done this purely to celebrate our fans, the music and ourselves. This is not a money-making expedition. It really isn't. Hopefully we will break even but it's never been about that. If we take home a pay cheque that's fantastic, but this is about party and celebration." </blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <a name="melbankle"></a> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 12.38am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Mel B Twists Ankle </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> Melanie B joins Baby Spice in the ranks of Spice Girls who have hurt their ankles recently. Geri told the London crowd at the Spice Girls' January 2nd show that Mel B took a fall and twisted her ankle when leaving Claridge's restaurant on New Year's (<a href="#sgnewyear">Story</a>). She said: <blockquote> "I have an exclusive for you. Mel B got so drunk she fell down a flight of stairs and twisted her ankle, so she won't be busting the moves tonight." </blockquote> A different or censored version of Geri's quote appeared on the Spice Girls <a href="http://www.thespicegirls.com">official site</a>, which claims Geri said: <blockquote> "We all had a great evening but poor Mel B had a little tumble, so she's dancing tonight despite a painful ankle. Not that you will notice because she's still busting her moves. </blockquote> Mel B still put on a good show at the concert, however. </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Monday, January 7, 2008 at 12.33am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Victoria's Ban List </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> Victoria Beckham has a list of celebs which are banned from getting into a Spice Girls show. The list includes: <ul> <li>Katie Price & Peter Andr <li>Lily Allen <li>Sophie Ellis Bextor <li>Denise Van Outen <li>Graham Norton </ul> A source says: <blockquote><font color="black"> "Victoria has taken some stick over the years from certain celebrities. She doesn't want to be doing her stuff on stage, and then see famous faces in the audience taking the piss. So, quite understandably, Victoria has banned a number of well-known names from the show." </font></blockquote> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <a name="sgnewyear"></a> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 1.27am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls' New Year </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls brought in the new year in London by first eating at Nobu on New Year's Eve, after which they went to Claridge's, where they rang in 2008. Victoria and David Beckham left the party at 2am. Geri was the next to leave the party with her ex-boyfriend David Walliams. The rest of the girls left around 3am.<p> <font color="#cococo">Happy New Year!!</font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 12.55am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Mel B Wedding Ceremony In April </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font><p> Melanie B's wedding ceremony to Stephen Belafonte (<a href="#melbrewed">Story</a>) will be in April.<p> <font color="red"><b>-= Rumor Warning =-</b></font> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=1 width=95% bgColor=#000000> <TR><TD class="date" bgColor=#fffbf0> --Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 12.26am PST </TD></TR><TR><TD class="hline" bgColor=#fffcf0> Spice Girls Poll Aussies To Decide Number Of Shows Down Under </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=8 cellSpacing=0 width=100%><TR><TD class="story"> The Spice Girls sent out an email on New Year's Eve to their Australian fans who registered for tickets for their Sydney concert: <blockquote> Hi there,<p> Thank you so much for registering to see us play live in Australia. It has been the most amazing year and we have been overwhelmed by the incredible response from fans wanting to come to our gigs. As you will have seen, we have had to extend the US and UK tours to cope with the massive demand. It has been really fantastic!<p> This has meant it has taken us a little longer than we had hoped to sort all of our other dates out, but we would now love to hear from you about how many tickets you would like so that we can try and get our dates sorted for 2008.<p> Its really simple just click on the link below, and let us know how many tickets you would like to buy. We will then get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks for being so patient, and we are really looking forward to Spicing up your 2008.<p> Link <a href="http://australia.thespicegirls.com">http://australia.thespicegirls.com</a><p> Happy New Year<p><br> Love<p> Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C, and Victoria<p> XXXXXXXX </blockquote> </TD></TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=95%> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=0 cellSpacing=1 bgColor=#000000 width=300><TR><TD> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=6 cellSpacing=0 bgColor=#fffff4 backGround="../gfx/bg3.gif" width=100%><TR> <TD align="center" colSpan=2><FONT size=+1>&nbsp;<a href="../html/archives.html"><B>Older News</B></a>&nbsp;</FONT></TD> </TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <HR width=240> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=0 cellSpacing=1 bgColor=#000000 width=200><TR><TD> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=6 cellSpacing=0 bgColor=#fffff4 backGround="../gfx/bg3.gif" width=100%><TR> <TD width=50% align="center"><img src="../gfx/gdl.gif" border=0></TD> <TD width=50% align="center"> <a href="http://y.extreme-dm.com/s/?tag=spicenws"> <img name=im src="http://y0.extreme-dm.com/i/" height=38 border=0 width=41 alt="Site Stats"></a><script language="javascript"><!-- an=navigator.appName;d=document;function pr(){d.write("<img src=\"http://y1.extreme-dm.com", "/z/?tag=spicenws&j=y&srw="+srw+"&srb="+srb+"&", "rs="+r+"&l="+escape(parent.document.referrer)+"\" height=1 ", "width=1>");}srb="na";srw="na";//--> </script><script language="javascript1.2"><!-- s=screen;srw=s.width;an!="Netscape"? srb=s.colorDepth:srb=s.pixelDepth;//--> </script><script language="javascript"><!-- r=41;d.images?r=d.im.width:z=0;pr();//--> </script><noscript><img height=1 width=1 alt="" src="http://y1.extreme-dm.com/z/?tag=spicenws&j=n"></noscript> </TD> </TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> <!-- <p> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=0 cellSpacing=1 bgColor=#000000 width=160><TR><TD> <TABLE border=0 cellPadding=0 cellSpacing=0 bgColor=#fffff4 width=100%><TR> <TD align="center" colSpan=2><FONT size=1><a href="../html/copyright.html" style="text-decoration:none;" style="color:black;"> 1998-2000 Luke Jozwiak</a></FONT></TD> </TR></TABLE> </TD></TR></TABLE> --> </DIV> </body> </html>