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 former Spice Girl is already mother to 10-year-old daughter Bluebell.
Geri Horner has announced the birth of her second child, a baby boy born on January 21.
Announcing the happy news on Twitter, the former Spice Girl shared: “Christian and I are delighted to announce our baby boy was born this morning weighing 7lbs 8oz.”
Geri Horner has welcomed her second child, a baby boy
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The three Spice Girls who are up for the reunion, calling themselves GEM, were due to perform with 5 After Midnight on 'The X Factor' final.
Ginger Spice Geri Horner, Baby Spice Emma Bunton and Scary Spice Mel B were due to make their much-publicised comeback on Saturday (December 10th) on the finale of the ITV singing competition, duetting in a performance with Louis Walsh’s boyband 5 After Midnight, who had previously sung the Spice Girls’ ‘Say You’ll Be There’ on the series.
Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton were due to perform on 'The X Factor' this weekend
The Spice Girls have received ''nice feedback'' on their GEM song 'Song For Her', which was leaked earlier this week.
GEM have received ''nice feedback'' on their debut song 'Song For Her'.
The girl group's band member Emma Bunton - who is better known as baby Spice in the band - has admitted the leaked track, which was posted online on Tuesday (22.11.16), is the real deal, and her, Geri Horner and Mel B, have been inundated with positive comments about their comeback single.
Speaking to the Mail Online, the blonde beauty said: ''We wrote something and it got leaked and it got stolen which is not great but we've had nice feedback.''
Continue reading: GEM Receive 'nice Feedback' On Leaked Song For Her Track
Robbie previously claimed he had slept with “four out of five of the Spice Girls”.
Williams had previously claimed that he had slept with “four out of five” members of the girl group, but later apologised for his comments, which he said were a joke.
Mel B says she's the Spice Girl Robbie Williams didn't sleep with
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
You can't not still love the Spice Girls.
A clip has emerged this week featuring the Spice Girls on the set of a Polaroid commercial they did in the 90s, and expressing the sentiment they are best known for with great effect: that is, Girl Power. Here they stand up to some sexist directors when asked to sex up their school uniform costumes.
Spice Girls prove just how powerful Girl Power really is
The best thing about the Spice Girls apart from the infectious chemistry, the movie, the outfits and the tunes was the fact that they upheld everything they believed in. A throwback 'backstage' video from their time on a Polaroid commercial in 1997, where they were dressed in school uniform, sees Mel B, Mel C, Geri Horner (than Halliwell) and Victoria Beckham (then Adams) arguing about being told to flash some flesh for the shoot.
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
Mel Coloma, who is now married with children and working for the NHS, was a member of the girl group back when they were called Touch.
Mel Coloma, the nearly-Spice Girl who lost her place in the group to Victoria Beckham, has appeared on ‘This Morning’ and revealed she still hasn't given up on fame. Coloma was chosen for the group in 1994 back when they were called Touch, but says she eventually got the axe because her voice was “too strong”.
Victoria Beckham replaced Mel Coloma in the group that would become the Spice Girls
Speaking to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Coloma said: “I'm still hopeful I will make it. I'll always keep singing.” The 41-year-old said she got her place in the group after answering an advert in The Stage.
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?”
Have the Spice Girls reformed as a trio called GEM?
There's been talks of a Spice Girls reunion going around for a few months now, and now it seems something's finally happening. However, you can probably say goodbye to Posh and Sporty for good because the group have allegedly re-named themselves GEM (for Geri, Emma and Mel B).
Are the Spice Girls now just GEM?
To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the release of their smash hit debut 'Wannabe', the Spice Girls have announced that some of them - Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie Brown - will be reuniting, perhaps under the new moniker GEM. They launched a video teasing that they may be preparing for that big London Hyde Park in July 2017 that appeared in headlines this week, but they can't tell us anything about it yet.
Continue reading: The Spice Girls Tease Reunion In New Video - But Are They Now GEM?
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
The #WhatIReallyReallyWant campaign highlights the issues still faced by women around the world today.
This week marks exactly 20 years since the Spice Girls burst on to the UK music scene with ‘Wannabe’. It’s hard to believe that its been so long since we first saw Mel B, Geri, Mel C, Emma and Victoria and heard the term ‘Girl Power’, but what’s harder to stomach is that two decades later women are still fighting for equality around the world.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the birth of ‘Girl Power’, the video for ‘Wannabe’ has been remade to highlight gender inequality issues faced by women across the globe. Launched by Project Everyone, the #WhatIReallyReallyWant campaign addresses the issues still faced by women today, including education, child marriage, pay inequality and violence.
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
Beckham had said her microphone was turned off during her days in the girl group.
Mel B has denied former bandmate Victoria Beckham’s recent claim that her microphone was switched off during Spice Girls concerts. Beckham, who wasn't known for her vocal skills, had previously said that her mic used to be muted during live performances, but Mel B has said that’s simply not true.
Mel B has denied that Victoria Beckham’s microphone used to be muted.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Mel B said: “"She wishes it was turned off! We sung live, and we wrote and recorded all our music together live and we performed it live. It wasn't turned down. Not that I know of. Maybe she secretly asked for that -- I don't know about that.”
17 demos dating from sessions in 2003 for a scrapped 'hip hop album' with Damon Dash, called 'Come Together', surfaced online this week.
We’ve just checked, and no, it isn’t April 1st. Apparently, once upon a time and not in a galaxy far, far away, there was such a thing as a Victoria Beckham hip-hop album.
Just as it sounds on the face of it, the project is not something that anybody involved with it is particularly pleased to remember, but now fans can get the hear what became of the sessions when 17 unreleased demo tracks were leaked online earlier this week, which can now be found on YouTube and SoundCloud, according to Digital Spy.
A scrapped Victoria Beckham 'hip-hop album' dating from 2003 has surfaced online
Continue reading: Victoria Beckham's Scrapped 'Hip Hop Album' Leaked Online
Trouble is brewing in Spice World yet again.
After the premiere of Viva Forever, the Spice Girls musical earlier this week, two distinct camps reportedly formed between the members of the former girl group. At the afterparty for Viva Forever, Victoria Beckham was shunned by the rest of the girls and herself refused to mingle with Geri, Emma, Mel B and Mel C. "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 reported, quoted by the Metro.
Despite this little incident, all of the ladies seemed to be in high spirits after the show. Emma Bunton, 36, Geri Halliwell, 40, Melanie Chisholm, 38, and Melanie Brown, 37, reportedly took the event as a chance to let their hair down, mingling with the musical’s cast and producers and later dancing to some Spice Girls hits. Beckham, on the other hand, had chosen to spend the night close to her husband and three children, as well as talking to fashion critic, Susie Menkes.
Continue reading: Spice Girls Give Victoria The Cold Shoulder At Viva Forever Afterparty
The world premier of The Spice Girls musical VIVA Forever took place in London last night, but the group were upstaged as the Beckham family attended in full - minus youngest Harper - to take the glare of the snappers' bulbs away from the remaining members of the Fab Five. Indeed, you'd be hard pressed to find a picture of Victoria Beckham with her old group mates Melanie Chisolm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie Brown, the pop star-cum-fashion entrepreneur sticking largely with her husband and sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
Viva Forever! is the new Mamma Mia!-esque West End production about a girl band on the way to becoming superstars on a reality show; a story that has a lot of the same feelings as the Spice Girls own story of stardom. Geri Halliwell, formerly known as Ginger Spice, said that she felt 'tearful' because of the feelings it brought up. Starring in the show is Hannah John-Kamen as 'Wannabe' star Viva and Sally Ann Triplett in the role of her mother.
The show has received lukewarm reviews so far particularly from The Guardian and The Independent with Guardian reviewer Alexis Petridis saying: "The lyrics are required to drive the action on and the lyrics of Spice Girls songs are appalling." However, all those involved were pleased with the result; Saunders insists that she has enjoyed the whole experience. "It's a relief but I hope it won't stop now, because I've enjoyed it so much," she said. "I'll probably still call in every couple of weeks and hope they still know who I am." Melanie Chisholm, formerly Sporty Spice, thought that the Spice legacy was all down to their honesty in their music. "We really spoke from our hearts," she said. "We loved working together and writing music together, and we feel really lucky that people identified with us."
The Spice Girls reunited briefly last night, but not for one last show together. Victoria, Emma, Geri, Mel B and Mel C attended the premiere of the Viva Forever musical at the Piccadilly theatre in London.
Beneath the poppy surface, the musical looks like a serious production, featuring some big names in the business. Viva Forever was produced and written by Judy Craymer, who also worked on the infamous Mama Mia, with the help of comedian Jennifer Saunders. It stars West End veteran Sally Ann Tripplett, as well as newcomer Hannah John Carmen. After the show, the guests of honor gushed about the experience of hearing the songs they wrote sung by an all-star West End cast.
"We're so proud of this. Jennifer Saunders has written an incredible story and we have a wonderful cast. It's a great, great show," Mel C commented on the performance. The ladies, most of whom attended with their children, said that they hoped the musical would be a good way to introduce The Spice Girls’ music to a younger audience, but that they were mostly happy to have the opportunity for the long awaited reunion. "It's been an amazing year for us. It's so nice to be with the girls," Emma Burton said after the premiere.
Continue reading: Spice Girls Musical Viva Forever Premiered At West End
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
Geri Halliwell, Spice Girls and The Spice Girls Monday 9th July 2007 leaving an alternative health clinic before visiting a natural food store and a methodist church which holds meeting for people with various addictions. Clearly Geri is keeping herself in top shape in preparation for the Spice Girls reunion tour London, England
Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Mel C, Spice Girls, The Spice Girls and Victoria Beckham - (l-r) Mel B, Emma Bunton, Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham of the Spice Girls Thursday 15th November 2007 at Victorias Secret Hollywood, California USA
Geri Halliwell, Spice Girls and The Spice Girls - Melanie Chisholm (aka Mel C) London, England - arrives at Geri Halliwell's home for discussions about the Spice Girls world tour, which begins at the end of the year Thursday 11th October 2007
Geri Halliwell, Spice Girls and The Spice Girls Friday 17th August 2007 returns home after a workout with her man mountain instructor Tim Blakely. Geri is currently getting in shape for the Spice Girls reunion tour starting at the end of the year London, England