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?
It was Geri’s big day on Friday, but where were her former bandmates?
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell finally said ‘I Do’ yesterday, in a lavish ceremony at the historic Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire. The pop star married Formula One team boss Christian Horner in front of a host of famous faces and at the recepition she even indulged in a solo rendition of Spice Girls hit ‘Wannabe’. But why was Emma Bunton the only ex-Spice Girl in attendance?
Geri and Christian after saying 'I do'.
Sporty Spice Mel C failed to make Geri’s big day thanks to her job on the other side of the world. The singer was unable to make it back it back in time for the ceremony after appearing as a judge on 'Asia's Got Talent' which aired it’s finale espied on May 14th.
Four songs recorded in 2000 emerged on SoundCloud on Wednesday, before being removed less than 24 hours later.
The internet briefly went into meltdown on Wednesday as four previously unreleased Spice Girls songs appeared online, only to be taken down early on Thursday morning.
The songs are believed to have been recorded at the same time as their third and final studio album Forever, which was released in 2000. Their titles are ‘A Day In Your Life’, ‘Pain Proof’, ‘If It’s Lovin’ Your On Mind’ and ‘Right Back At Ya’. The last of these is an alternative version of the one that actually appeared on Forever.
A still from the video for the Spice Girls' 1997 single 'Who Do You Think You Are'
Continue reading: Four Unreleased Spice Girls Tracks Leak Online, Before Being Taken Down
Everyone seems to know the score; They've seen it all before
As the England football team prepare for their biggest challenge yet, facing the world’s top teams in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, some of the U.K’s biggest stars have seen football and music combine once more to cultivate the official World Cup song. It debuts on March 21st – Sport Relief night.
The Sports Relief crew gear up for an active few days in the name of charity
Katy B, former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Pixie Lott are amongst the stars singing on the song, while footballing legends Sir Geoff Hurst, Michael Owen, Dion Dublin and Carlton Palmer all appear in the video, which is lead by Match of The Day host/former England striker Gary Lineker and former Take That star, Gary Barlow.
Continue reading: We're Here Again: England 'World Cup Song' Will Debut March 21
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
The 39-yea-old pop star is expanding her horizons.
It’s the circle of life – while some girl groups are reuniting, others are calling it quits for good. Such is the fate of 90s wonder The Spice Girls, at least as far as Melanie Chisholm (Mel C) is concerned. The singer commented for The Sun that the group, comprising of herself, Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Emma Burton and Victoria Beckham (nee Adams) wasn’t likely to head back in to the studio to record new music. However, she didn’t rule out further tours, so all is not lost for the five remaining Spice Girls fans out there.
Melanie Chisholm, Pictured At The Virgin London Triathlon
In the meantime, Mel C is pursuing some creative endeavors of her own and targeting the talent show market this time. While it isn’t clear whether producers of BBC’s The Voice have actually contacted the performer, she does seem to have her sights set on a judging spot. It makes perfect sense, following the natural progression from pop star to fading/faded popstar to reality show judge.
Show suffers on the back of poor ticket sales and bad reviews
Viva not quite Forever for the Spice Girls musical as it’s been revealed that the West End production is to close in June. Devastating news for sure.
The news came on the back of poor reviews and a subsequent slump in ticket sales, despite the show initially boasting that it was taking bookings up until 2014 in the wake of December’s high profile launch. Sadly producer Judie Craymer confirmed “We just can't make it work," who was hoping to follow up the success of Abba musical Mamma Mia!
In a statement, the Spice Girls said they were "thrilled that the thousands of people who came to the show had as much fun as we did,” but on a personal level it’s clear there were a couple of disappointed members. Emma Bunton took to her twitter to say that she was “gutted” about the news, while Melanie Chisholm also confessed herself “devastated” – an emotion shared by the many who actually went to watch the musical, we feel, though not perhaps for the same reasons.
Continue reading: Spice Girls Musical 'Viva Forever' Closing After Just Six Months
Depeche Mode are annoyed by "some of the bands who have won" a BRIT Award because they have not been as successful as them.
Depeche Mode are annoyed by "some of the bands who have won" a BRIT Award.
The most successful electronic band in music history only have a solitary BRIT Award under their belt yet have sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide, but they feel let down they have never been given a Lifetime Achievement award, which has been given to bands including Spice Girls and Status Quo in the past.
Multi-instrumentalist Andy Fletcher said: "It annoys us when you see some of the bands who have won it."
Continue reading: Depeche Mode's BRIT Annoyance
Victoria Beckham has decided against a new Spice Girls album and tour, leaving Geri Halliwell incensed. The former friends are no longer on speaking terms after Posh Spice rejected the idea of a "final fling" for the best-selling 90's girl group.
Geri and the rest of the girls - particularly Mel B and Emma Bunton - were keen on getting back on the road, though Victoria is presumably busy with her thriving fashion house. A source told the Daily Mirror, "Geri wants the girls to be back on the road as soon as they can. She's been trying to get in touch with Simon for the past few weeks but isn't getting anywhere. She and Victoria are no longer talking." One insider confirmed that Victoria's absence has essentially blown apart the entire comeback, saying, "A tour without Victoria is a real risk. She may not do a load of the singing but she brings a lot more than people think to the table."
The singer - easily the most successful and famous of the Spice Girls - has plenty on her plate in the coming months anyway. After leaving Los Angeles Galaxy, husband David Beckham is likely to sign for a new club in the near future, uprooting the famous family once again.
Continue reading: Victoria Beckham Snubs Spice Girls Tour, Leaves Geri Halliwell Fuming
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