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A planned reality talent show to find replacements for Victoria and Mel C ahead of a Spice Girls reunion tour have been blocked.
The Spice Girls’ civil war surrounding the group’s prospective reunion has taken another turn, with Mel C and Victoria Beckham apparently blocking plans by the remaining three members to hold a televised talent contest to recruit two replacements for possible reunion shows.
Plans for a reunion of the iconic ‘90s group have been in the offing for over a year, to mark the 21st anniversary of the release of their debut single ‘Wannabe’ in 1996. However, only Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton have been on board with it, with Beckham wanting to focus on her fashion career and Mel C also opposed to another reunion.
The three remaining Spice Girls: Mel B, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton (l-r)
The star said celebrities develop a "flight or fight" response to frenzied situations
Despite his seemingly reckless behaviour during his airport bust-up, Louis Tomlinson has found some support in the shape of Mel C who said she has been in the same "frenzied situation" as the 1D star before. The former Spice Girl sympathised with Louis who tripped and dragged a photographer to the floor with him, with the man claiming he had been hit on the head.
Mel C has come out to defend Louis Tomlinson
The star was released on bail following the incident where two female fans also got into an altercation with the singer’s girlfriend Eleanor Calder.
Continue reading: Mel C Defends Louis Tomlinson After His Airport Bust Up
Mel C is set to perform an intimate gig for Victoria and David Beckham on New Year's Eve during their trip to the Maldives.
The Spice Girls band member - who was known as Sporty Spice in the popular girl group - has been invited to join her friend - who was known as Posh Spice - on their festive getaway to the Maldives with her boyfriend Joe Marshall, as well as Gordon and Tana Ramsey, which will see her perform in front of the couples during the break.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Victoria has been the instigator for the whole trip.
Continue reading: Mel C Will Perform An Intimate Gig On New Year's Eve
Mel developed an eating disorder during her time in the Spice Girls.
Mel C has described how sport played an important role in helping her overcome an eating disorder, which she developed during her time in the Spice Girls.
Speaking to BBC Good Food, the former Sporty Spice admitted that in the past she had been in denial about her condition, but managed to turn her life around thanks to her love of sports.
Mel C credits sport with getting her healthy again
Continue reading: Mel C Credits Sport With Helping Her Overcome Eating Disorder
Since Mel B, Geri and Emma announced they’d reform as GEM in July, there’s been no more news on the reunion.
Mel B still wants the Spice Girls reunion to happen
Continue reading: Me B: "I Wish There Was Something To Say" About Spice Girls Reunion
Melanie C and Victoria Beckham are the two hold-outs on a full Spice Girls reunion next year.
There’s been much talk of the incomplete Spice Girls reunion next year to celebrate the band’s 21st anniversary. Now, in a new interview, one of the reluctant hold-outs to the reunion, Melanie C, has said that a get-together without her is “not the same”.
The 42 year old singer, whose full name is Melanie Chisholm, told BBC News: “I describe the Spice Girls as a jigsaw puzzle. If there's a piece missing, it's not the full picture, we weren't just a band with interchangeable parts.”
Melanie C spoke about the three-strong Spice Girls reunion next year
Continue reading: Melanie C Says Spice Girls Reunion Is "Not The Same" Without Her
Earlier this year Mel C confirmed she would not be part of the upcoming Spice Girls reunion.
The former Spice Girl has has neither confirmed nor denied whether the lyrics in question are aimed at Mel B.
Is Mel C taking aim at Mel B on her new album?
Continue reading: Has Mel C Written A 'Diss Track' Aimed At Mel B On New Album?
Scary Spice jokingly hit out at Mel C and Victoria Beckham for deciding not to celebrate the Spice Girls 20th anniversary.
Want to know why the Spice Girls reunion will only feature three members? Well Mel B has a pretty straightforward answer for you. Mel will be reuniting with Geri Horner and Emma Bunton soon to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary, but as for the other two, they're just ‘bitches’ according to Scary Spice.
Mel B has joked that Mel C and Victoria are ‘bitches’ for not doing the Spice Girls reunion
Speaking on 'The Late Late Show', Mel B was asked by host James Corden why the reunion would only feature three Spice Girls. "The other two bitches didn't want to do it," Mel joked, before setting the record straight.
The former Sporty Spice is gearing up to release a new solo album as Mel B, Geri and Emma plan to reunite.
Mel C has finally broken her silence on why she won’t be joining her fellow Spice Girls for their 20th anniversary reunion tour. In an essay penned for Love Magazine, the former Sporty Spice opened up about her struggles with the modern concept of ‘celebrity’ and why she’s chosen to say no to the reunion.
Appearing on 'This Morning', Bunton said that Victoria is in favour of a reunion without her - and that she might even change her mind about getting involved.
The pop star turned radio presenter was interviewed on ‘This Morning’ on Wednesday (August 24th), and said that she recently spoke to the fashion designer at her husband David’s 40th birthday party. Although she has remained insistent that she’s focussing on her new career, Bunton said that Victoria is prone to changing her mind and may even decide to come on board after all.
Emma Bunton said that Victoria Beckham could always change her mind about the Spice Girls reunion
Continue reading: Emma Bunton Says Victoria Beckham Is Supportive Of Spice Girls Reunion
Reports in The Sun suggest that Sporty Spice is unhappy at the planned Spice Girls / GEM reunion.
Real name Melanie Chisholm, the Liverpool-born singer is said to be unhappy at her bandmates Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown’s attempts to reform the Spice Girls as a trio – with Victoria Beckham already turning the down the offer to participate – and is consulting lawyers in a bid to block their efforts.
Is Mel C potentially threatening to resort to legal action to prevent the Spice Girls / GEM reunion?
Continue reading: Mel C Reportedly Standing In The Way Of Spice Girls Reunion
Williams previously dated Geri Halliwell briefly in the mid-nineties.
Robbie Williams wife Ayda Field appeared to hint on Friday’s (July 8) ‘Loose Women’ that her husband knew three of the Spice Girls very well. Williams is known to have once dated Geri Horner, but according to Ayda he may also have had flings with Mel C and Emma Bunton.
Ayda Field has hinted about husband Robbie Williams’ past with the Spice Girls.
On Friday’s show the panel dressed as the Spice Girls to celebrate 20 years since the release of ‘Wannabe’. Ayda was dressed as Victoria Beckham when fellow panelist Kaye Adams asked her: “Ayda, did Robbie ‘know’ the Spice Girls?”
A report in The Sun suggests that a huge central London gig is in the pipeline for July 2017, to mark the 21st anniversary of the Spice Girls' first single 'Wannabe'.
Despite a number of setbacks and the fact that only three of their five members are taking part, the Spice Girls are reportedly planning a massive reunion in gig in London’s Hyde Park for July 2017.
The Sun reported on Wednesday evening (July 6th) that Melanie Brown, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton are all on board with the idea to celebrate the 21st anniversary of their 1996 debut single ‘Wannabe’. The three apparently met at Horner’s home last week to discuss the idea
Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm are not said to be involved with the plans – however, they might now reconsider. Both have been reluctant to put their names to a prospective 20th anniversary reunion for the last year or so, and with plans receiving a number of setbacks recently, it looks as if any idea that now comes to fruition will have to be in order to celebrate a 21st anniversary instead.
Continue reading: Spice Girls Reportedly Planning Huge Hyde Park Gig In July 2017
Talks are said to have broken down again and now the much anticipated reunion is not happening.
The Spice Girls reunion is said to be off again, after final talks to get Mel C on board broke down this week. According to The Mirror, those already on board, Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton had even offered to wait a year for Mel C, but the former Sporty Spice is just not interested.
The Spice Girls reunion now looks unlikely.
A source told the newspaper: “Mel C has been telling friends it’s not happening – not for the anniversary and not next year. She’s not interested in revisiting the band, and neither is Victoria. Their decision has made it impossible for the other three to go ahead with plans to tour again.”
Continue reading: The Spice Girls Reunion Is Reportedly Off, Again
The series will follow Geri Horner, Mel B and Emma Bunton as they reunite for their 20th anniversary.
The Spice Girls will reportedly be starring in a TV documentary as they reunite for their 20th anniversary. But sadly not all five original members of the girlband will feature, as Victoria Beckham and Mel C have declined to reunite with their former bandmates.
The Spice Girls are reportedly taking part in a TV documentary.
The Sun reports that the three reuniting members, Geri Horner, Mel B and Emma Bunton are in talks to document their comeback in a three-part TV series. There’s said to be huge interest in the project, from both fans and TV bosses.
Continue reading: The Spice Girls To Make TV Documentary Following Reunion
The rumoured Spice Girls reunion could be getting some big help from Simon Cowell.
Back in the mid-nineties pop mogul Simon Cowell made what he once called the ‘biggest mistake’ of his career, he didn't sign the Spice Girls. But according to reports, Cowell is now attempting to right the old wrong, by trying to sign the girls for their rumoured reunion tour.
Is Simon Cowell trying to sign a Spice Girls reunion?
The Sun reports that Cowell made an offer to Mel B last week, when he invited her to be a guest judge on the ‘X Factor’. Mel B has always been vocal about wanting to commemorate the band’s 20th anniversary and is said to be one of the three who has said yes to a tour, along with Emma Bunton and Geri Horner.
The girls are rumoured to be hitting the road for their 20th anniversary, but there may be two new faces.
As rumours of the Spice Girls' 20th reunion tour continue, it is now being reported that the three members of the group to have said yes to the tour, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Mel B, are holding auditions to find replacements for Victoria Beckham and Mel C.
Are Emma, Mel B and Geri looking to replace Mel C and Victoria?
Victoria and Mel C are said to have declined the chance to reunite with their former bandmates, but the other three are keen to go ahead with their 20th anniversary plans. An unnamed source told Life & Style Magazine: “The girls are going to be making a formal announcement about tryouts for their spots in the next few weeks.”
Adele treated fans to an impromptu snippet of ‘Spice Up Your Life’ during a recent concert.
Adele has never made a secret of her love for the the Spice Girls and at a recent concert in Amsterdam the singer showed her admiration by free-styling part of the group’s 1997 hit ‘Spice Up Your Life’. Adele’s homage to the band even caught the attention of the girls themselves and left Scary Spice Mel B uncharacteristically speechless.
Mel B was left speechless by Adele’s homage to the Spice Girls.
Speaking on Monday (June 6), during a a conference call promoting ‘America's Got Talent’ Mel B said: "I'm very kind of flattered. I think all of us are. It's great. It leaves me speechless a little bit. I love Adele."
Continue reading: Mel B Was Left Speechless By Adele's Spice Girls Homage
Geri, Mel B and Emma have been back in the studio for the first time in years.
It’s been nearly 16 years since the Spice Girls released their last album, Forever, but now as the girl group’s 20th anniversary looms, it seems some new material might be coming our way. According to The Mirror, Geri Horner, Mel B and Emma Bunton spent 48 hours in a London studio this week, recording their first new material in years.
Continue reading: Are The Spice Girls Making New Music Ahead Of 20th Anniversary?
Plans for the girl group to reunite for their 20th anniversary are said to now be hanging by a thread.
Mel C has reportedly pulled out of plans for a Spice Girls reunion, which would celebrate 20 years since the release of their first single ‘Wannabe’. Victoria Beckham was previously reported to have declined the reunion and now remaining members Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner, may be forced to perform as a trio.
Mel C has reportedly pull out of the Spice Girls’ reunion plans.
According to The Sun, Mel B, Emma and Geri will now start fresh discussions about the possibility of still doing something, with options including live performances and maybe even recruiting two new members through a TV show.
Continue reading: Mel C Reportedly Pulls Out Of Spice Girls Reunion
The girls were set to reunite as a foursome, but Beckham could be ready to make it five for some of the rumoured anniversary shows.
Victoria Beckham could be about to join her fellow Spice Girls for some of their rumoured reunion dates later this year. Posh, who had been thought to be missing out on the reunion shows, is reported to be willing to join the rest of the band, as long as it doesn't negatively impact on her family.
Is Victoria Beckham ready to rejoin the Spice Girls?
A source close to the fashion designer told Closer magazine: “There are still lots of details to sort out, but Victoria’s said she’ll perform with the girls. However she stressed she needed to focus on David and the kids this year after a stressful 2015 of trying to juggle work and family life, so committing to all the dates would be too much."
The 90's girl group were set to reunite in 2016 for a 20th anniversary tour.
After reuniting in 2012 for London’s Olympic Games, the Spice Girls were set to come together again in 2016 for a tour to mark their 20th anniversary. But while Victoria Beckham was always going to sit the tour out, talks are now said to be in ‘crisis’, with Mel C refusing to perform as a foursome.
According to The Sun newspaper, Mel C, aka Sporty Spice, will only sign on the dotted line "if all the cogs are in place"."This means good management, good tour promoters and good sponsorship to maximise revenue,” a source said.
Three members of the famous girl group had a very belated reunion on Thursday.
Mel B, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton, three former members of the Spice Girls, sent tongues wagging on Thursday when they held a belated reunion. In a pic posted on Mel B’s Instagram account, the three girls were pictured together in one happy, long-awaited selfie, proving that friendship really does never end.
Geri Halliwell recently tied the knot with Christian Horner.
The pic, which has so far garnered over 14,000 likes was captioned, "Love my girls!!! Friendship never ends it just gets stronger,” by Mel B. The image comes just one month after Mel B was unable to attend Geri’s wedding to Formula 1 boss Christian Horner in Woburn, Bedfordshire. Mel C and Victoria Beckham were also unable to attend the nuptials, leaving Emma Bunton as the only former Spice Girl present.
Continue reading: Mel B, Geri Halliwell And Emma Bunton Hold Mini Spice Girls Reunion
Would Eva Longoria make the perfect fifth Spice Girl?
The Spice Girls are back together! Ok, that was misleading. By “are” I mean “were” and by “together” I mean “in the same room, taking pictures for a couple of hours”. Also, there were only four of them. But other than that...
Posh, Sporty, Baby and Ginger reunited at David Beckham’s glamorous birthday party on Saturday, in Marrakech, Morocco. It was the presence of Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton that really spiced up the party, though.
Melanie Chisholm and Mel C - BGC Annual Global Charity Day held at 1 Churchill Place - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th September 2013
Melanie C - Queen's annual AIDS benefit held at One Mayfair - Departures - London, United Kingdom - Friday 6th September 2013
Some people just never change, and Victoria Beckham is one of them. At least thats what she claims, as she believes that she will always be 'Posh Spice.'
Despite the ongoing rumours circulating that say that Mrs David Beckham is doing her best to keep her distance from the girls - Mel C, Geri Halliwell, Mel B and Emma Bunton - according to a newly released snippet from an upcoming documentary about the girls, she is doing quite the opposite.
In the forthcoming documentary, Victoria reveals: "I was called Posh because I liked the nice restaurants, and the nice clothes, and that was my character. I didn't smile, even in those days. There was this very strong image. And I am very much that person, even now. I get ready to go out sometimes and I catch myself in the mirror and I'm like, 'Oh my God, I've turned into that person'."
Continue reading: Victoria Beckham Will "Always Be Posh Spice"
Could James Arthur bag the 2012 Christmas Number One after all? Despite the bookies selecting The Justice Collective’s Hillsborough charity single as the likely candidate, it now looks as though James Arthur is now the favourite for the number one slot this year. His single ‘Impossible’ looks to be heading to the top of the chart, despite the huge support for The Justice Collective’s cover of The Hollies’ ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,’ which is raising money to help the families of those killed in the Hillsborough disaster with their legal fees.
James’ single is also raising money for charity. Proceeds from his single will go to Together For Short Lives, which debuted last week with sales of 490,000. The Managing Director of the Official Charts Company told STV “While James Arthur has an early lead over The Justice Collective after just two days of sales, it is exceptionally tight – especially with Christmas gift purchases likely to impact on both releases as the week progresses. It looks like being an extremely exciting race for this year’s Official Christmas Number One." So it’s not quite in the bag for The X Factor winner then, but he’s in the lead at the moment. Can he keep hold of his lead until the weekend? Or will the Justice Collective take over.
The Spice Girls' renaissance - which began with a performance at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony - has continued with the musical, Viva Forever! Of course, no musical premiere is complete without an after party, but did four of The Spice Girls give Posh Spice the cold shoulder?
"Victoria sat on her own table away from the rest of the girls. They didn't speak the whole time she was there," a source told Metro. "She came out of the loo singing Spice Girls songs to Romeo who went in after her,' said another source, "She was giggling with her friends while waiting for him to finish," they continued. "When the DJ played some Spice Girls hits, Posh was nowhere to be seen. Geri, Emma, Mel B and Mel C all got up to dance and tried to remember the moves to Spice Up Your Life, they didn't seem to care, or notice, Victoria was missing."
Mrs Beckham was widely criticised for her role in The Spice girls. People said she couldn't sing, dance or act, but that's really an accusation you could level at most modern pop starts, let alone the rest of the band; a band, which, according to Ginger Spice, isn't done yet. Geri told Heat magazine: "This is a great excuse for us all to have a party tonight! The musical was incredible, we all got really emotional watching it. I just want to see it again now. It was brilliant, it was emotional, funny, exciting, empowering... it was girl power!," adding, "we're going to be around for a long time. You haven't seen the last of us."
After the great success of their brief reunion for the Olympics opening ceremony, the Spice Girls have another great feat to add to the CV- they have been parodied in a hardcore porn film.
The movie has been made by 'Juicy Entertainment', a company that seems to specialise in parodies, having also spoofed the adventurously named Tomb Raider XXX, Saturday Night Fever XXX and Zorro XXX. Their Spice Girls movie is titled OMG... It's The Spice Girls Parody, and includes romps with bods of the business, such as music execs, bodyguards, and each other, reports Gigwise.
The director hired look-a-likes to fulfill the role, Danii Jensen played Ginger Spice, Allie Haze was Posh Spice, Baby Spice was played by Jessie Rogers, Misty Stone took on the task of Scary Spice while Sporty Spice was played by Dani Daniels. A spokesperson for the film said "It's just a bit of cheeky fun. We hope the Spice Girls will see the funny side." They have even offered to send copies of the film, which will be released next month, to the real Spice Girls. However, many people are predicting that the company will have a lawsuit on their hands.
Continue reading: XXX Porn Spoofs The Spice Girls
The Hillsborough single, released to raise money for the families of Liverpool fans who lost their life during the tragic Hillsborough disaster in 1989, where 96 football fans lost their lives during a FA Cup semi-final match at the Sheffield stadium, has had it's full line-up released, featuring a fair share of star power.
The single, a cover of the 1969 Hollies track 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother,' will be released on December 17th and is already hotly tipped to take this year's Christmas Number One spot. The full line-up is to feature Liverpudlian Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Mick Jones, X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson, Spice Girl Mel C, Gerry Marsden, Paloma Faith, Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook, Beady Eye's Chris Sharrock, Hollie Cook, Jon McClure, Eliza Doolittle, Beverley Knight, Liverpool FC legend Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool MP Steve Rotheram, Liverpool-born comic John Bishop and members of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Lawson, the Farm, the Zutons, the Beautiful South and Cast.
Families of the victims have already been given a listen to the charity single, which will raise funds for the ongoing legal costs as the victim's families seek retribution from the Government and police, who had covered up the truth about the disaster until earlier this year. Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, commended McCartney for lending his name to the project and spoke of how her son, one of the 96, was listening to the song shortly before he passed on. She said, "I thought, maybe he's handing me this new version and saying 'listen to this'."
A single is to be released to be released to help families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster as they seek to recoup legal costs paid out over 23 years of fighting the authorities.
There was jubilation around Merseyside recently after it was finally determined via inquiry that Liverpool fans were not at fault for the deaths of 96 of their fans at a soccer match between their club and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, Sheffield on April 15, 2012. The battle has been long and hard, after the South Yorkshire Police had originally blamed the fans for the tragedy, and now the hope is that those who covered up the affair will be brought to justice.
The single though, a cover of The Hollies He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, will be recorded by Robbie Williams, Mel C, Rebecca Ferguson and Paloma Faith, with other artists involved including Mick Jones from The Clash, Chris Sharrock from Oasis and the Lightning Seeds, and Gerry Marsden. It will be doing battle for the Christmas number one singles spot in the UK, probably against whoever wins the latest X Factor series. The money raised from it is of far importance than where it might finish, with the families of the 96 having spent tens of thousands in their quest for justice.
Melanie C - Melanie Chisholm and Chris Boardman Friday 1st June 2012 exchange the Olympic flame as it passes through Liverpool
Melanie C - Melanie Chisholm, aka Mel C Sunday 25th March 2012 Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile 2012 - London
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