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Belafonte had applied for emergency spousal support, after reports last months suggested he was homeless and broke.
Mel B is digging in her position over her divorce from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte, reportedly refusing to pay emergency spousal support to him as their court battle goes on.
The former Spice Girl, 42, filed for divorce back in March this year from her husband of ten years, claiming that during their marriage he emotionally and physically abused her, has reportedly snubbed his claim for emergency support, and said that he should get a new job if he isn’t earning enough, according to court documents obtained by TMZ this week that dismantled Belafonte’s claims for emergency spousal support.
Mel B has dismissed her ex's claim for emergency spousal support
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 won a restraining order against Belafonte this week, claiming that he manipulated her with violence and threats during their ten-year marriage.
Mel B’s divorce from Stephen Belafonte looks as though it’s set to be a bitter process, with the former Spice Girl alleging that he used to physically and emotionally abuse her as she applied for a restraining order in a California court this week.
The British singer and ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge, whose full name is Melanie Janine Brown, allegedly claims that she was in an emotionally vulnerable state when she married her now-estranged husband Belafonte in Las Vegas in June 2007, according to a report by TMZ.
Mel B has alleged that her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte physically and emotionally abused her
The former Spice Girl filed for divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte on Monday.
The former Spice Girl, real name Melanie Brown, lost her father Martin Brown earlier this month, but his passing is said to have healed a 10-year family rift, which was cause in part by the singer’s turbulent marriage.
Mel B filled for divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte on Monday
Horner is expecting her second child later this year.
Geri Horner has reportedly pulled out of the planned Spice Girls reunion to focus on motherhood.
The 44-year-old is expecting her second child with husband Christian Horner, and is currently in the the latter stages of her pregnancy.
Geri Horner has reportedly pulled out of the Spice Girls reunion
Continue reading: Geri Horner 'Pulls Out Of Spice Girls Reunion To Focus On Motherhood'
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 former Spice Girl shared CCTV footage of the alleged theft.
Mel B has offered a $5,000 reward to catch an alleged thief who was caught on CCTV appearing to break into her car.
The former Spice Girl posted the CCTV footage on her Instagram and said she would give the $5,000 to “anyone who knows this a******”.
Mel B has offered a reward to anyone who can chelp catch a man who allegedly broke into her car
Continue reading: Mel B Offers Reward To Help Catch Man Who Broke Into Her Car
Geri, Emma and Mel B (G.E.M) are releasing Song For Her and most fans are impressed
Once a super force in British pop music, The Spice Girls are looking to take over the world with girl power once again and it seems a leaked version of their new song could be the thing to do just that.
Mel B is one third of the new Spice Girls' offering: GEM
Continue reading: Spice Girls' New Song Leaked - Could It Be A Eurovision Contender?
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
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
Entitled Song For Her, the track celebrates the Spice Girls 20th anniversary
The Spice Girls have recorded new music! But, alas, it’s not quite as good as fans old and new might have been hoping for. Reports have surfaced about a new single that three out of the five Girls - Emma Bunton, Mel B and Geri Horner - have recorded to celebrate the 20 year milestone of their first single, Wannabe.
Geri Horner, Mel B and Emma Bunton have reunited to pen a new song
Titled Song For Her, the track is firmly based as a Spice Girls tune and features the lyrics: "Wipe up your tears of doubt you have been crying, lift up your dreams feel like you’re flying, never forget the girl is the woman you are."
Continue reading: Mel B, Emma And Geri Have Reportedly Recorded A New Song
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.”
The former Spice Girl is standing in for Scherzinger temporarily because of a "diary clash".
Scherzinger has cited a “diary clash” that had been set up before she agreed to return to the panel of ‘The X Factor’ last month, and therefore she won’t be present at the London auditions on Friday (June 17th). Instead, the former Spice Girl – also previously a judge on the 2014 series of the reality show – will be taking her place for the day.
Mel B is to temporarily stand in for Nicole Scherzinger on 'The X Factor' auditions
Continue reading: Mel B Replacing Nicole Scherzinger On 'The X Factor' Auditions
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.”
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?
With an agreement for a 20th anniversary reunion nearing finalisation, Mel B posted a pic of herself, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner in the studio.
Potentially amazing news arrived this week for Spice Girls fans as a picture emerged of the three remaining members in the studio for a reported “secret recording session”.
Just hours after appearing on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’ to confirm that the iconic group was still in talks for that rumoured 20th anniversary reunion, Mel B posted a snap on Instagram of herself with Geri Horner and Emma Bunton – the three members still keen on such a project – at London’s Play Deep Studios on Wednesday afternoon (May 11th), captioning it: “And I say oohhhh LALA”.
Continue reading: Spice Girls Return To The Studio, Rumoured To Be Working On New Songs
The former Spice Girl has expressed an interest in returning to 'The X Factor' after Rita Ora's departure from the show.
The former Spice Girl, 40, was a judge on the ITV singing competition for just one season back in 2014, but in the wake of massive changes to the show over the last few months that have seen Ora, Nick Grimshaw and long-time judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini all depart as well as co-hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, many are tipping her for a return.
“I’d always love to be part of ‘The X Factor’, it was a great show,” she said during her appearance on ‘Lorraine’ on Wednesday morning (May 11th). “Is there a space? This happens every year, it’s always up in the air.”
Continue reading: Mel B Talks Possible 'X Factor' Return, Spice Girls Reunion
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
They're not all the best of friends.
Is this Spice Girls 20th anniversary reunion happening or not? That's what fans want to know as the summer quickly approaches. And it seems while Emma Bunton is thrilled at the idea, it's still up in the air whether they'll be able to bring Victoria Beckham on board.
Will the Spice Girls get together again?
No doubt about it, the Spice Girls marked a milestone in British pop as the first modern girlband and a paragon of feminism, individuality and patriotism. And so in a world where we struggle to let go of the past, the idea of missing out on a 20th anniversary reunion for such an important group is a crushing disappointment for a lot of people.
Continue reading: Spice Girls 20th Anniversary Reunion: Will Victoria Be Game Or Not?
But on the plus side, she has a great sense of humour.
Mel B has said her former Spice Girls bandmate Victoria Beckham can be ‘a little bit of a bitch to people’. Mel’s comments come as rumours of a Spice Girls 20th anniversary reunion tour continue and while nothing’s official yet, the 40-year-old did say she feels it’s getting ‘closer and closer’.
Mel B has said that Victoria can be ‘a little bit of a bitch’.
Speaking about Victoria on the Allegedly podcast, Mel said: "She's very down to earth. She's just a little bit of a bitch to people. But she has a great sense of humour. I think between the five of us, we’re all bitches.”
Continue reading: Mel B Says Victoria Beckham Can Be 'A Little Bit Of A Bitch To People'
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
Could the ‘Poison’ singer soon be replacing Mel B on the ‘X-Factor’ judging panel?
After just one season as a coach on ‘The Voice’ it appears Rita Ora could be moving on and joining rival talent show ‘The X-Factor’. According to a report by The Sun, talks between Ora and ‘X-Factor’ bosses are heating up and the singer could be about to sign on as Mel B’s replacement.
Is Rita moving on to the ‘X-Factor’?
For weeks the rumour has been that Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw is set to join the ITV talent show and now word is he could be bringing close pal Rita along with him. The Sun reports that the ‘Poison’ singer is now in ‘advanced talks’ to join the show, with her contract expected to be signed in the next couple of days.
Continue reading: Is Rita Ora About To Jump Ship From 'The Voice' To 'The X-Factor'?
After filming the 'Top 12' section of the ninth season of 'America's Got Talent', stars and judges were seen posing for photos on the Red Carpet. Amongst them was the runner up for the fifth season Jackie Evancho, the young classical singer. Also appearing was Quintavious Johnson who sang 'I'm Goin' Down' by Mary J. Blige and advanced to the finals.
The 'America's Got Talent' judges posed on the red carpet at an aftershow event held at Radio City Music Hall in New York and were joined by 12-year-old contestant Quintavious Johnson.
Spotted at an 'America's Got Talent' post show event which took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York were the show's judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B, as well as E News correspondent Alicia Quarles who turned heads on the red carpet with an aqua-coloured snakeskin-effect playsuit.
The former Spice Girls will judge new talent alongside Simon, Louis and Cheryl.
Mel B has been announced as the new judge who will be joining The X Factor panel for the upcoming 11th series of the talent show. The former Spice Girl, 39, appeared on the show in 2012 as a guest judge and has also been featured on the American and Australian versions of ITV's hit singing contest.
Mel B, AKA Melanie Brown, will be joining returning judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole with the hope that a victor will be chosen from her group of singers. She said she was "so excited" to have been appointed as a judge, in a deal that is reportedly worth £1 million, according to BBC News.
"I've always thought honesty is the best policy when being a judge and that's what I'm going to bring more of this year," Mel said. "Whether it's spotting an incredible singer, giving someone a reality check or debating with Simon over who's got it wrong.Now I can't wait to get started and find some amazing talent."
Continue reading: Mel B To Join 'X Factor' Judges In £1 Million Deal - Confirmed
The reality series 'Britain's Got Talent' has broken world records by becoming the Most successful reality television format. The Guinness World Record's website confirmed the news on Monday (7th April). The show has spawned 59 versions worldwide including series in the US, Afghanistan and Iceland.
Britain's Got Talent has set the Guinness World Record for being the most popular reality television format in the world, having been adopted by 59 different shows worldwide. The announcement was made today (7th April) on the Guinness World Record website.
Simon Cowell created the format for Britain's Got Talent.
Britain's Got Talent was first broadcast on ITV in 2007 and an eighth series is expected to air this year. The format, which was created by Simon Cowell, has been used in versions worldwide. Cowell serves as a judge on the UK version of the show and an executive producer on the US version.
Former pop star and 'America's Got Talent' judge Mel B is spotted pouting playfully as she poses for a photo with a fan on arriving for the 'AGT' auditions at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
The Spice Girls reunited briefly in 2012, but Scary Spice Mel B is hoping to get the group back together for good. She knows at least one member is going to need some encouragement though.
Mel B is now a judge on 'America's Got Talent'
Melanie Brown spoke with The Daily Mail about her love for her four former bandmates, and how she hopes they will soon be together again.
Continue reading: Mel B Is Hoping For A Spice Girls Tour In The Near Future
Judges Howard Stern, Mel B, Howie Mendel and Heidi Klum appeared on the red carpet at the after show event in Radio City Music Hall, New York City. Heidi draws all eyes on her in a beautiful, sparkling, white mini-dress with a sheer centre panel, and she gets several cheek kisses from 'Project Runway' judge Zac Posen and mentor TIM GUNN.
Dismal ratings all round this week.
The reality singing competition landscape is changing and Heidi Klum’s appointment to the America’s Got Talent judging panel is probably the starkest proof. But with televised talent contests floundering left and right, what made the successful model and entrepreneur decide to branch out of fashion? Apparently, Ms Klum wants to share her experience and the business strategies that got her to where she is now. Even her occasional nuggets of wisdom during AGM’s premiere last Tuesday however, couldn’t help the show keep its head above the water.
America’s Got Talent saw some of its lowest ratings for a season opener this week - down 16% among Adults 18-49 from last year’s Season 7 premiere on May 14, 2012. according to Deadline. Still, it did see a mild increase in viewership from last season’s opening numbers – and we do mean very mild, with just 6% up to 11.102 million watching. Obviously, something is a miss. It should be pointed out that, however low the ratings were, America’s Got Talent was still the most watched program of the night. However, even with the addition of Klum and Mel B to the judging panel – which this year also includes vets Howard Stern and Howie Mandel – AGM is struggling to make up for lost ratings.
AGM’s competitor, The Voice, also took a beating this week. The 8 PM show slipped 6% from its live original at 9 PM last week to hit a Tuesday results show low. NBC still managed to take the night in terms of ratings, but it’s obviously an uphill battle at this point. And with the original reality talent competition – American Idol – having just capped off its worst ratings season yet – it’s becoming increasingly clear that the talent shows are fighting a lost war at this point. With or without the drastic lineup changes, the future is looking bleak.
Continue reading: Even Heidi Klum Might Not Be Able To Save America's Got Talent
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.
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.
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The latest 'Eddie Murphy girlfriend' was unveiled at an event in Beverly Hills this week, dedicated to the comedy actor's career. Murphy turned up to the bash with new love Paige Butcher, 33, who is some 20-years his junior.
Paige is a Los Angeles model best known for her Maxim covers, though she was also the face of Escada Sunset perfume. At the tribute event, she showed off her enviable figure in a skin-tight blue dress and looked pretty happy whilst arm-in-arm with Eddie. The Beverly Hills actor is a father to eight children with four different women. In 2006, he became involved in a scrappy paternity battle with Spice Girls singer Mel B during which he acknowledged he was the father of her daughter Angel, now five years old. He recently split withtelevision presenter , who accompanied him on a Hawaii holiday with his kids in June.
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