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--Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 9.56pm MDT - [ahung]
Spice Girls Rally Round To Support Posh
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From The Daily Mail:

While public rifts seem to have broken down but thankfully not the tankless water heaters the once ubiquitous "girl power" of the now-defunct Spice Girls, it looks like the artists formerly known as Baby, Sporty, Ginger and Scary have joined forces to rally around a troubled Victoria Beckham.

Thirty-year-old Victoria, who pals say has been "really struggling to put on a brave face" as her marriage weathers talk of husband David's alleged infidelities, has received the support of her former bandmates.

Ex-Spice Girls Mel B and Mel C have both called with messages of support, while Geri Halliwell followed her phone call with a bouquet of flowers. "Emma (Bunton) was practically in tears," an insider told the Daily Mail. "But she's closer to Victoria than the others."

Posh is "touched" by the gestures, continued the source, adding: "Despite their differences, they are there for one another when it counts."

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--Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 9.53pm MDT - [ahung]
Dendeners Give Information About Melanie B
According to some Dendeners who recently met Melanie B in New York:

- she is planning to launch a website next month
- she wants to do gigs around NY next month
- she writes songs for her second album in her kitchen
- she has already recorded some songs for it
- Victoria called Melanie to wish her good luck (with Rent)

Thanks to MelB4Ever, scaryvibe & xxxmcmikexxx from Denden

--Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 9.50pm MDT - [ahung]
Spice Girls @ 19 Management Party
From a UK tabloid:

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Victoria Beckham showed up with husband David and performed her hit 'Let Your Head Go' while Emma Bunton sang 'Free' and 'Maybe' as well as a duet of 'Let's Call The Whole Thing Off' with Will Young.

Geri Halliwell sent a video message of support from the Caribbean. And Mel B proved she has passed on her impeccable manners to daughter Phoenix Chi. On their video message, the five-year-old said: "Thank you Simon Fuller for making my mummy a rich bitch." Last night a spokesperson for Melanie C said: "Mel didn't receive her invitation until the weekend and by then she had other plans. But she did send Simon flowers and best wishes."

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--Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 9.45pm MDT - [ahung]
Emma Bunton In Pop Beach Lineup
Yarmouth's Pop Beach concert will be spiced up this year with Emma Bunton lined up to perform.

The former Spice Girl is among 13 leading acts signed up for the event, which is expected to draw crowds of more than 30,000 people to the resort. She will be joined by boy band Blue, Ash, Lemar, Supergrass, Goldfrapp, Shaznay Lewis, Big Brovas, Blazin Squad, Jamelia, Javine, Speedway and McFly.

The Channel 4 event is due to take place on June 6. Tickets for this year's concert are on sale for £12.50 and a booking fee. They can be bought from ticketmaster on 08712302644 or through Yarmouth tourist information centre on 01493 842195.

--Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 4.11am MDT - [ahung]
Victoria Says That Everything Is Fine
There have been rumors lately about infidelity within the Beckham household. According to Hello magazine, when asked about whether or not they have made up, Victoria reportedly said:
"There's nothing to make up over. We're absolutely fine."

Solospicenews.com urges readers to know that figures in the public eye, especially those with the status of the Beckhams, are often lied about by people looking to get a huge amount of money.

--Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 4.05am MDT - [ahung]
Geri Taking Dance Classes
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From World Entertainment News Network:

Geri Halliwell is taking dance classes to help her get in shape for her pop comeback. She has started taking weekly classes, including tap lessons, at London's Tabarnacle Centre For Arts And Learning - to help her prepare for the demanding tour to promote her upcoming album. She is also taking private ballet classes at London's Royal School of Ballet. A spokesperson for Geri says: "She's doing these dance classes as a bit of fun and exercise, but it's also getting ready for the album launch. You know what Geri's like - she's always keen to learn new and interesting things."

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--Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 4.00am MDT - [ahung]
Red Girl Records
Melanie C's new record label is called Red Girl Records.

--Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 3.59am MDT - [ahung]
Melanie B To Be A Judge On Popstars
From The Mirror:

Melanie B will be a judge on the show Popstars: The Rivals alongside Louise Walsh (Westlife manager) and Simon Cowell. Rumors are that the show will appear on TV screens in October.

--Friday, April 9, 2004 at 2.18am MDT - [ahung]
Melanie C Touring In June
Melanie C is touring a few dates in June in England and one in Scotland. Apparently, London is already sold out as each venue holds only a few hundred people. View the ticket thread at Denden.

--Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 11.18pm MST - [ahung]
Cricket Single Pushed Back
Emma has said that her next single 'Crickets Sing For Anamaria' has been pushed back until May, so that she can promote Free Me throughout Europe.

She apparently also visits Denden according to fan "nsba".

Thanks to nsba and Tommy_SGB from Denden.

--Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 10.19pm MST - [ahung]
Melanie B Joins Broadway's Rent April 16
From PlayBill.com:

Melanie B will make her Broadway debut as Mimi in Rent, April 16.

A spokesman confirmed the sexy singer will play the love-and-action-starved Mimi in the rock musical at the Nederlander Theatre.

The musical is inspired by Puccini's La Bohème and won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Score, Best Book and Best Musical, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Much thanks to Tommy_SGB from Denden.

--Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 10.15pm MST - [ahung]
Vote For Emma And Victoria In The Capital Awards 2004
From Emma Bunton's official site:

This year’s Capital Awards are coming soon in support of Help a London Child – which give you a chance to vote for Emma and her music.

From now until 26th March, you can nominate the artists and bands you think deserve a Capital Award. Then, from the 29th March, you'll be able to vote for the overall winners from the shortlisted nominees.

The prestigious awards will be handed out at a charity luncheon in support of Help a London Child on Wednesday 7th April at the Royal Lancaster Hotel.

So to big up Emma.


Thanks to Tommy_SGB for the news.

Please note that Victoria Beckham is also up for an award, so please support your favorite Girl! :)

--Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 11.23pm MST - [ahung]
Chart Update For Emma Bunton
Chart Update for week of March 8:

Emma Bunton - album Free Me - #24 (falls 4 places)
chart run: 7-16-20-24

Emma Bunton - single 'I'll Be There' - #52 (falls 7 places)
chart run: 7-10-20-33-45-52

--Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 4.03am MST - [ahung]
Updates From Emma Bunton's Official Site
From EBO.com:

Emma And Eurovision

Emma had a fantastic time at the weekend, performing on BBC1’s Eurovision - Making Your Mind Up. Ms Bunton was thrilled to be asked to perform one of her favourite 60’s tracks, ‘Puppet On A String’, originally by Eurovision winner, Sandie Shaw. And she’s been even more thrilled to get such an amazing response since the show. Says Emma:

"Eurovision fans are really passionate about the competition and are quite protective of it so I was pretty nervous about doing such an iconic song. But since the show I’ve had a really positive response from Eurovision fans who loved the performance, so I’m really chuffed not to have disappointed anyone. It was just great being up there singing such a classic track. I hope all my fans enjoyed it too."


Child's Play

After a hectic time promoting her awesome new album, Free Me, Emma is taking a bit of a well-deserved break over the next few days. She tells us that what she’s really looking forward to is hanging out with her family and spending lots of time with her gorgeous two-year-old nephew, Alfie. And he’s not the only nipper Emma’s been spending time with - on a recent work trip to LA, Emma managed to hook up with Mel B, who’s based out there now, and had a fantastic time catching up with her and her daughter Phoenix.

Thank you to Tommy_SGB from Denden for sending us this news!

--Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 5.20pm MST - [ahung]
Emma Bunton Chart Update
Thanks to Tommy_SGB:

Updates for this week:

Emma Bunton - album Free Me - #20 (falls 4 places)
chart run: 7-16-20

Emma Bunton - single 'I'll Be There' - #45 (falls 12 places)
chart run: 7-10-20-33-45

--Friday, February 27, 2004 at 11.03pm MST - [ahung]
Melanie C Backs Campaign Against Waterloo Cup
Melanie C is backing a campaign against the Waterloo Cup, a sporting even that allegedly abuses animals. Says Melanie C:

"The Waterloo Cup is an horrific 'sporting' event where harmless creatures are cruelly used by man for a sick form of entertainment. I don't understand why human beings cannot enjoy a sport that tests their own physical abilities rather than inflicting pain on animals and having the nerve to call it 'sport'. You can't blame the poor dogs that are encouraged to hunt and kill. The dog owners are to blame, along with anyone else who participates in any of these cruel sports."

Thank you to Tommy_SGB from Denden for the news.

--Friday, February 27, 2004 at 10.57pm MST - [ahung]
Emma On Eurovision
From EBO.com:

Be sure to tune into BBC1’s Eurovision - Making Your Mind Up show on Saturday 28th February, where you’ll be able to catch Emma performing Sandie Shaw’s 1967 Eurovision winner, ‘Puppet On A String’.

It starts at 6.35pm - don’t miss it!

Thank you to Tommy_SGB from Denden.

--Friday, February 27, 2004 at 10.55pm MST - [ahung]
Geri's Speech At Harvard About Eating Disorders
From Harvard Crimson Online:

Geri Halliwell joined the 2003 Miss America and a child psychiatrist at the Harvard Eating Disorders Center’s annual forum to discuss body image, eating disorders and the public gaze. “This is not about fat, it’s about fear,” Halliwell said at the forum at the Gutman Conference Center at the Graduate School of Education, entitled “Image: From the Inside Looking Out.”

Halliwell said eating disorders were not merely an issue of weight, but of self-perception. “A pat on the back is six inches away from a stick up the arse,” she said, describing how self-congratulation after morning weigh-ins was nothing but a “dangerous cycle of self-validation.”

“I don’t have any answers about the issue of body image, only experience,” Halliwell said as preface to her speech. “I’ve had all three [eating disorders]—anorexia, bulimia and overeating.”

At the beginning of her speech, Halliwell promised “scary and honest confessions.” She delivered by admitting with shame that her 10-year smoking habit, which she kicked only last year, was founded on a belief that cigarette consumption would suppress her appetite. She also said that at the height of her Spice Girls slimness, she would “feel superior to bigger girls,” and that the “shady dancing and modeling” she did in her later teenage years made her realize “the power of the body—a power that could sometimes be destructive.”

Although Halliwell dismissed the media as prime culprit of the eating disorder epidemic among young girls, saying that “I’m the first to pick up a gossip magazine, so I’m not going to judge anyone,” the other speakers were not so quick to exonerate magazines and other news outlets.

Halliwell, who dismissed a question from the audience which alluded to her allegedly tumultuous relationship with the other Spice Girls as a possible catalyst for her eating problems, said, “It’s so easy to blame somebody. But ultimately I realized the self-loathing driving my image issues was really just pride in reverse.”

Thank you to Tommy_SGB from Denden.

--Friday, February 27, 2004 at 10.44pm MST - [ahung]
Geri To Feature In Fly-On-The-Wall Documentary
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From Ananova:

Geri Halliwell is to be the subject of a fly-on-the-wall documentary on Channel Five. The channel is in final negotiations with Halliwell, 31, for a 90-minute special, likely to be shown in the summer, reports TV Plus. It will follow her as she flits between her new home in Los Angeles and London where she is about to begin promoting a new album and single.

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Thank you to Tommy_SGB from Denden.

--Friday, February 27, 2004 at 4.43am MST - [ahung]
Melanie C Working On Writing Third Album
Melanie C is busy writing songs for her third album. Meanwhile, her management company 45 Management is busy setting up their own independent label to release the new music.

--Friday, February 27, 2004 at 4.40am MST - [ahung]
Update On Recent Chart Runs
Thank you to Tommy_SGB from Denden for the information:

Emma Bunton - album 'Free Me' - #16 (falls 9 places)
chart run: 7-16

Emma Bunton - single 'I'll Be There' - #33 (falls 13 places)
chart run: 7-10-20-33

Victoria Beckham - 'Let Your Head Go' / 'This Groove' - #59 (falls 10 places)
chart run: 3-7-14-20-33-39-49-59

--Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 1.42am MST - [ahung]
Victoria To Launch Own Fashion Label
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Victoria Beckham will launch her own fashion label:

"I like drawing and it's one of my great ambitions. I still don't have a name for the label, but it's one of my dreams. I don't like sexy clothes. I like the great designers, vintage fashion."

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--Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 10.30am MST - [marC]
Melanie C Parts With Virgin Records
According to several tabloid reports Melanie C parted with Virgin Records recently. The Liverpool Echo printed the following statement by Melanie's spokewoman:

"It is true Melanie Chisholm is no longer with Virgin records - but it was a very amicable parting. She is already working on new material which we are expecting to be released sometime in the New Year. As regards signing for a new record label I can confirm she will not be grabbing the first deal that comes along - she will take her time. She is very happy at the moment and is feeling very optimistic about her future and career."

An official statement on Melanie's official site is expected to be released soon.

--Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 10.25am MST - [marC]
Victoria Heading For Number 3
According to current mid-week sales figures Victoria Beckhams double a-sided single "this Groove / Let Your Head Go" is heading for number 3 in the British Charts. The official chart will be released sunday.

--Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 2.55am MST - [ahung]
This Groove About Long Distance Phone Calls
Happy New Year Solospicenews Readers!

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From UK's The Sun:

Victoria Beckham revealed she spices up her love life by having phone sex with husband David Beckham. And she admits the lyrics to her new single 'This Groove' are about lusty long-distance calls. She says:

"The song is about telephone sex. We have a long distance relationship. Come on, I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who know what I'm talking about. My mobile bill this month was about £1,000. Actually I'm lying, it was much more."

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--Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 7.07pm MST - [marC]
Victoria Beckham Promo Schedule
Victoria Beckham has a new single, 'Let Your Head Go'/'This Groove' which we have previously talked about here on SoloSpiceNews. Here is where you can catch her promoting the single before the release on 29th December:

19.12.03 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (22:35, BBC1 - interview)
20.12.03 Top Of The Pops Saturday (11:00, BBC1 - performance)
24.12.03 The 'Réal' Beckhams (21:00, ITV1 - documentary)
25.12.03 Christmas With The Stars (19:10, BBC1 - performance)
27.12.03 Top Of The Pops Saturday (11:00, BBC1 - interview segment)

Special thanks go to James for providing us with some of the times, channels and programmes in the list. Visit The Victoria Beckham Project, a two-day project in which you can deliver a message to Victoria Beckham. Hurry - you only have one day left!

--Friday, December 12, 2003 at 2.03pm MST - [Dennis]
Download: This Groove at Top Of The Pops
Victoria performed This Groove on Top Of The Pops today, here you can download some (not so high quality) videos of it:
  • This Groove at Top Of The Pops - MPG (26,4 MB)
  • This Groove at Top Of The Pops - Real Video (3,45 MB)
  • This Groove at Top Of The Pops - 12 screenshots
Files will be removed soon, so download them as soon as possible please. Direct linkers will get their ass spanked!

--Friday, December 5, 2003 at 3.29pm MST - [marC]
VB: Let Your Head Go Mp3 & This Groove Mp3 & Video For Download
Victoria's new singles Let You're Head Go and This Groove are now up for download in MP3 format. These are video rips of MTV. These files will be up for the next 48 hours.

The biggest part of the video of This Groove can be downloaded.>

Thanks a lot to James (from Mel B's fanbook) for ripping and providing the mp3s!

--Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 11.39am MST - [ahung]
Victoria Learning Spanish
Victoria Beckham told interviewer Michael Parkinson that she is settling down in Spain and learning the language. She also added/joked that she knows "important" phrases such as: 'Donde Gucci?' which means, 'Where is Gucci?'.

--Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 9.46am MST - [marC]
Melanie B Shows Her Lesbian Side
Melanie B recently showed her lesbian side in LA. She was spotted by paparazzi in a cafe in Los Angeles Park. The full article can be read here. More pics can be found here and here.
A few days after this story News Of The World published the story of english stripper Dawn Macintosh who claims she had a "steamy night" with Mel B. Melanie did not react on those stories yet.

LD50, a horror movie with Mel B, is rumoured to be released in cinemas soon. The film-poster can be found here

Melanie will also feature in the video clip of Bo Selecta! The single "Proper Crimbo!" will be released december 15th and besides Melanie Matthew Wright & John Leslie together, Bob Geldof, Dermot O’Leary, So Solid’s Harvey, Denise Van Outen, Mel Blatt, Christine Hamilton, Holly Valance and many more will feature in the video.

Thanks robmacca from Denden for scanning the pictures and thanks to James! for the update! Also don't forget to sign the Melanie B Fanbook, which will be giving to her in the new year!

--Monday, November 17, 2003 at 3.02am MST - [ahung]
Updates On Various Solo Spicers
A few updates on some of the Girls:

Melanie C's new single 'Melt' has entered the charts at position 27.

Emma's single 'Maybe' is currently in position 28. It debuted at position 6.

Victoria Beckham will release a Double-A side single, 'Let Your Head Go/This Groove' on December 29th. A DVD will also be released January 5th, but currently there is no news as to what it will contain. Victoria will also be appearing on the All New Top of the Pops to help with the show's re-launch on November 28th. There is currently no news as to what she'll be doing (performing, interviewing, or presenting).

Thanks very much to Cait and *Rob from Denden for these updates!

--Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 6.21pm MST - [ahung]
Melanie C Screengrabs
Click here to see screengrabs from Melanie C's recent appearances on Des and Mel and RI:SE.

Thanks tiagohm from Denden for the link.

--Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 8.05pm MST - [ahung]
Melanie C To Host TOTP Special On BBC Prime
On December 31, Melanie C will host a 40th Anniversary Top Of The Pops special, airing on BBC Prime. Click here for more information.

Thanks to shazdyk from Denden forums.

--Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 4.35am MST - [ahung]
LD50 To Play At Detroit International Horror Film Festival
Melanie Brown's LD50 is set to show at Detroit's International Horror Film Festival on November 27. Click here for more information.

Thanks to Kim from Denden.

--Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 12.35am MST - [ahung]
World Premiere Of Melanie B's Lethal Dose
The world premiere of Melanie B's Lethal Dose will take place on Sunday November 9th in Milano Italy, at the MIFED 2003 festival. Click here for the link to more information.

Much thanks to Kim from the Denden forums for pointing this out to us.

--Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 5.10pm MST - [ahung]
Victoria And David Find Home In Madrid
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There are reports that Victoria and David Beckham have found a 4.5 million pound rental home in Madrid. It is on Victoria Avenue (hee hee) in the plush El Plantio district. Total size of the property is 5 acres.

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--Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 5.01pm MST - [ahung]
Damon Dash Denies Problems Between Victoria And David
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These quotes are from the UK's Evening Standard so please read cautiously. They are from Damon Dash, who has helped produce a few of Victoria's hip-hop tracks:

"Because Victoria's record company aren't happy about the fact that she came over to New York to work with me they are putting out stories. Before anyone's even heard the album they were making things up. I heard a story that Victoria was calling herself the female Eminem. That's just dumb. She never said that. I'm going to open Roc-a-Fella Records in London. I'll show these Telstar cats how it's done. I've made a commitment to come here and learn the culture. Now you're going to see a labels war. These guys are going to get their careers ended...
I have been friends with Victoria and David Beckham since the summer. They are a very cool couple. I was introduced by Naomi Campbell at a Vogue party and a couple of months ago Victoria became the face of my fashion label, Rocawear. Initially, I hadn't even heard of Victoria and David but I did my research and realised how high-profile they are. I agreed to help with her solo album as a favour. Since we've been working together the rumours haven't stopped. I heard one rumour that Victoria is breaking up with David because of her relationship with me, that's hilarious, not the last time I looked. Me and David are cool. When he was in America with Victoria in the summer, our families hung out together. If I'm going to make a record with Victoria, then I'm going to spend time with her in the studio. I guess people see what they want to see. Friends go out together. Victoria and I went to a Missy Elliott party. I was thinking about putting her on Victoria's record. But Victoria was reluctant. Still, she knows the press can't dictate her life, so she came."

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--Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 4.54pm MST - [ahung]
Melanie C To Light Up Liverpool
Melanie C will turn on the lights in her hometown of Liverpool on November 16. She will perform on a music show on William Brown Street.

--Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11.30am MST - [marC]
Transcript Of Melanie C Webchat
Hi everyone, thanks for logging on. I'm ready and waiting for all your questions so fire away.

What is your favourite time of the day? - Sandra Fowler, Bedfordshire

Wow, I think its nice, when you get in from work you can chill out, get some diner, chat to your mum or your boyfriend, who evers there.

Ive heard that your pet fish like watching eastenders!! is that true? - Claire Thomas, Essex

Its so true, they are a big fan of eastenders, they are shy and they hide behind the coral, not the band, haha, yeah and when eastenders comes on they all come out. They stare at me too when I sit on the couch.

Hi ya Melly, what is the best and worse point about touring? - Dennis Schmitt, Rees, Germany

The best part is being onstage ever night, seeing your fans and all the banter that goes on between the band. The worst bit is tiredness, missing back home, the tour bus is cool but when you sleep in hotels all the time it gets hard.

what has been your most memorable performance and do you have any more ambitions you would like to fulfill? - Warren Hayden

I have million ambitions to fulfill, record great albums, tour the world. One of the most memorable performances of my life was when we played wembly stadium with the spice girls. Next one is the first ever live gig, I was so nervous I seemed to last about 2 second, also v 99 they stayed very firmly in my mind.

I know your a Madonna fan, so I just want to ask what you thought of her new album American Life? - Ryan Arya, Manchester

I really admire whatever she has done, but I have to say I have heard her more recent stuff and its not her best stuff of her career.

hiya Mel, Carl & me met you at basepop in Belgium but forgot to ask you. Have you written any tracks for your third album as you weren't able to perform for a while? - Ben Van Looy, Antwerp

I haven’t written any tracks yet but I have a lot of lyric ideas, will be getting in the studio very soon.

Have you learned anything about yourself in the time off since the accident. - Georgia Maxwell, Dumfries

Had a lot of time to think, had six weeks off so I have learnt to take things at a slower pace, to enjoy life.

Did you choose Melt as a single because you want to 'give a little bit of love for your people' or just so you can 'send a little bit of hope down the airwaves'? Any way both are positive messages but which is more important - Beatriz Almagro, Madrid

I think they are both important messages, when I was writing the song with guy chambers we wanted it to be heart walming song, it talks about some of the things I went through in the yearly years of my life, a message to people to love one another too.

If there were a dictionary designed for everything about the spice girls, what do you want the meaning of the word "Melanie Chisholm, aka. Sporty Spice" to be? - John Cheo, Singapore

The most successful solo spice from the band and most frequently called the most talented. haha

Can we expect any suprises at your December gigs in London & Liverpool? New material maybe? ;-) - Charlotte Bunkell, Ipswich

With the sustained knee injury it has made me re think what im going to be doing over the next months Im going back into the studio, working on a third album, so you never know if I have some songs ready I may well play them at my Christmas gigs.

You must have been pretty devastated with the injury to your leg, do you think this might cause you long term problems? All the best tho and keep positive! - Jo Marsh, Sawbridgeworth

When the accident first happened I was devastated, I decided at that moment I had to be positive and the doctors said it will be 100% recovery, although that leg wont be as strong as the other one. Premiership football players get back play at the same level so I should be ok.

Hello Melanie! You're beautiful! What is your favourite song at the moment? - Nathan Maria Radovic, Triest, Italy

My favourite song at the moment is Jamelia, That Superstar, I find myself singing it in the bath.

Hiya babe! I really love the Melt video. It's simple and effective and you look absolutely stunning! I've noticed that the one on - Louise Wilks, Liverpool

We played around with a few different edits, we wanted to get the best final result and I think the one shown on TV is an earlier one, with more live footage, I was keen to have live footage, but because it was a different song some people said we should change it.

Hi Melanie, I was wondering out of all the artists you've worked with both in the Spice Girls and solo, who was the most enjoyable and exciting for you? - Kerry Bennett, Bedford shire

I think when I worked with Lisa Left eye Lopez, I was flattered that she was really into the song and wanted to be a part of it, I could believe I was going to have one of the girls from TLC, especially Lisa as she was always my favorite. Working with Brian Adams as well was very exciting, ive listen to his music for years and years so that was really great.

How did you enjoy being on stage again last sunday (basepop, belgium) after your time out?! - Sofie schodts, Antwerp

I had a fantastic time, I was excited but nervous about getting back on stage with my leg being in a brace, the audience was fantastic, with some really good fans there.

Really sorry everybody but Melanie has had to run... (laugh!) but she has promised to answer some more questions on her way… we will post them on the site ASAP! Thanks for coming along, take care and see you all soon Love Melanie xx

--Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11.12am MST - [marC]
Melanie C: German Tour Postponed
The december tour of Melanie C in germany has been postponed. The following statement was post on melaniec.net:

After serious consideration, Melanie has had to come to the sad decision of postponing her tour in Germany for the foreseeable future. She has been advised by her doctors and physios that she may set her recovery back by travelling and performing more than the occasional show. It is with great regret that she has reached this conclusion. The fans in Germany have been incredibly supportive and Melanie wants to reassure them that she will tour Germany as soon as she can. Tickets will be refunded at the shops where they were purchased.
The show in Switzerland on November 8th will go ahead, as will the London and Liverpool shows in December.

--Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11.06am MST - [marC]
Selection Of Recent Emma Interviews
Emma did some interviews the last month to promote her single Maybe. You can read the following interviews back online:

Interview on gay.com
Interview on blueyonder.co.uk
Interview on TOTP online

Thanks to whisper from Denden for letting us know!

--Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10.58am MST - [marC]
Victoria: No Split Up With Telstar Or Damon Dash
Victoria Beckhams PR company recently replied to the various rumours regarding Victoria's future spreading around lately:

"All the stories in the tabloids are rubbish - she is still with telstar and still working with damon and working towards first single early in new year"

Thanks to Mel2vicem for letting us know!

--Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10.54am MST - [marC]
Geri Performed At Simply Divas
Geri Halliwell performed at Simply Divas last weekend. At the benefit concert in Los Angeles for Aids charities and the homeless Geri performed the classic Marilyn Monroe song My Heart Belongs to Daddy and also Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend. Click here to see a pic of Geri on stage.

--Monday, October 27, 2003 at 3.12pm MST - [marC]
Forthcoming Melanie C Promotional Dates/Releases/Activities
On November 10th Melanie C will release her new single, the double A-sided, Melt/Yeh Yeh Yeh. Several fans have set up a big promotional campaign together to get Melanie to number 1. We ask you to visit the site and help Melanie, cause she definitely deserves a hit after everything which has happened recently! The site can be found here

The Yeh Yeh Yeh videoclip can be downloaded from Raykay's Official Website. The Melt video can be found on Melanie-C . Another, second, version of the video can viewed here in Realmedia format or here in Windows Media format. Alternatively UK residents can request the video on the Box.

The double A-side single will be released as a 2CD set:
CD1 & Cassette - Pre-order here for just £1.99
1. Melt
2. Yeh Yeh Yeh

CD2 (Enhanced) - Pre-order here for just £2.99
1. Melt
2. Yeh Yeh Yeh
3. Knocked Out
+ Yeh Yeh Yeh Video & Poster

In order to promote the single the following promotional activities have been planned in October & November:
29.10.2003 - The Raft - Webchat - Ask your questions here
01.11.2003 - G Girls - Behind the Scenes at Glamour Photoshoot (Repeat) - E4 (Sky Digital: 205)
03.11.2003 - GMTV - Performance and Chat - ITV1 (Sky Digital: 103)
08.11.2003 - Avo Session (full show), Basel, Switzerland
10.11.2003 - Melt/Yeh Yeh Yeh UK CD Release
11.11.2003 - Liquid News, (Chat & Video) - BBC3 (Sky Digital: 115)
12.11.2003 - MTV TRL - Chat and Video - MTV UK (Sky Digital: 440)
13.11.2003 - Des & Mel - Performance (Melt) and Chat - ITV1 (Sky Digital: 103)
13.11.2003 - Xchange - Chat & Video - BBC1 (Sky Digital: 101)
14.11.2003 - Rise - Chat & Video - Channel 4 (Sky Digital: 104)
14.11.2003 - Newsround - Chat & Video - BBC1 (Sky Digital: 101)
16.11.2003 - Top 40 - Chat & Video - CBBC Channel (Sky Digital: 621)

The following live shows are also still planned:
German Tour - Tickets are available here
09.12.2003 - E-Werk, Cologne
10.12.2003 - Capitol, Hanover
12.12.2003 - Columbiahalle, Berlin
13.12.2003 - Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg
15.12.2003 - Hugenottenhalle, Neu-Isenburg (Frankfurt)
16.12.2003 - Muffethalle, Munich
17.12.2003 - Filharmonie, Stuttgart/Filderst

UK Tour - Tickets are available here
20.12.2003 - Astoria, London
21.12.2003 - Carling Academy, Liverpool

--Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 7.41pm MST - [ahung]
Telstar May Drop Victoria Beckham
-= Rumor Warning =-

From UK's News of the World:

Telstar Records may drop Victoria Beckham from their label because of her continued work with US hip-hop producer Damon Dash.

-= Rumor Warning =-

--Monday, October 20, 2003 at 11.16am MDT - [Dennis]
New Video-Message From Melanie C
Virgin Germany uploaded a new video-message by Melanie C - you can watch it here, just click on the name of the player you want to view it in (streaming):
  • Windows Media Player 9
  • Real One Player
In case you can't watch it - here's what she says:
(sniffles and sobs while leg is shown) hiya
(giggles and talks in normal voice)
No, hello everybody out there! I've just gotta say that I'm doing great, err, it's gonna be a long time to be back to me old sporty self, if you know what I mean. But, erm, things are going really really well, and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and your cards and your well-wishes and everything - so, nice one! Melt and Yeh Yeh Yeh are gonna be out on the 10th of November, so we're getting all geared up, we get loads of plays on radio, hopefully the video's going back on the music channels. So things are looking good (thumbs up sign), so with your continous support we're gonna do it. So let's make it a good one - see you soon (waves)

--Monday, October 13, 2003 at 10.57pm MDT - [ahung]
Information on Melanie B's Movie LD 50
Click below for an article and pictures from Melanie B's movie LD 50:

  • Page 1
  • Page 2
  • Page 3
Thanks WannabewithMelanieC for the scans and MJ for pointing this out. Both are from Denden.

--Monday, October 13, 2003 at 10.36pm MDT - [ahung]
Melanie C Glamour Photoshoot Screenshots
Click here to see screenshots from Melanie C's Glamour photoshoot.

Thanks very much David (HH62) for these shots.

--Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 12.46am MDT - [ahung]
Melanie C Interview From Heat Magazine
Click below to read an interview with Melanie C from Heat magazine. She also mentions that she got a call from Geri recently.

  • Page 1
  • Page 2
  • Page 3

Thanks to H_brit from Denden for the scans!

--Monday, September 22, 2003 at 4.07pm MDT - [marC]
3 Forthcoming Victoria Beckham Tracks Online
A promo cd [front] [back] containing snippets and full versions of 31 newly produced tracks by Damon Dash is currently circulating in the industry. It contains 3 tracks with Victoria Beckham and apparently these already leaked onto the net! You can find them on Kazaa or on various fansites!

Big thanks goes out to Chris (nsba) who was lucky enough to get a promo and nice enough to share the CD-scans with us!

--Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 2.47pm MDT - [Dennis]
Emma In B Magazine Scans
Here's 5 scans of Emma in the current issue of "B" magazine:
  • Cover
  • Page 1 - Article
  • Page 2 - Picture
  • Page 3 - Interview & Pics
  • Page 4 - Interpart Pt. 2 & More Pics
Thanks a lot to Carl for scanning these!

--Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 5.41am MDT - [Dennis]
Vic's Video Diary
Apparently Victoria was followed by cameras constantly lately - no suprise you might think, but the people filming her are actually hired by Victoria herself.

She is currently documenting most of her moves all around America, Madrid and UK, producing hours of digital video footage. Apparently there's no project yet this will be used for, however it looks like she hopes to sell it to documentary makers in the near future.

Thanks mel2vicem!

--Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 5.38am MDT - [Dennis]
Teaser Of New Victoria-Song
To download a 1-minute-teaser of a new Victoria song again produced by Damon Dash. This song was aired on last night's Richard Westwood-Show on Radio 1 and was also used (in parts) to invite guests to the launch of Rocawear in the UK (the guests got a mini-disc-player containing a mini-disc that featured Damon rapping details of the party while it ended with a clip from the song)

Thanks mel2vicem & Supastar* from the forums

--Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 3.48pm MDT - [marC]
Melanie Sends Out Video Message From Hospital
Melanie C send out a message, to the other contestants from the games and her fans, from hospital this evening, regarding her current situation after what happened earlier this day:

"Hi girls, me here. I just wanna say I'm absolutely fine, so don't worry about me. Goodluck tonight and it's a good job I'm not there, cause i would've kicked you asses. So uhm good luck and take care and please don't worry about me and uhm Azra, I love you lots and I don't want you to be worried about anything, accidents happen. Aswell I would like to say big thank you to all the fans out there and I'm fine you know. Thank you for all the support and I'll be back on me feet in no time! See you later."

The video message can be downloaded here, thanks to Twister for encoding the video! (The video is in DivX format, download the codec to see it) We wish Melanie all the best and hope to see her back on her feet soon!

--Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 1.39pm MDT - [marC]
Melanie Out Of The Games Due To Knee Injury
Jamie, moderator of Melanie c's official website and employee of her management office posted the following thing on the forum tonight:

"We have just heard from Melanie who called from an ambulance en route to hospital.
She is having scans at the moment but it seems she has a serious knee ligament injury. The doctor has told her she cannot participate in any further events due to the severity of the injury which happened during the first round of Judo today.
We will keep you advised of her condition."

Other rumours reached us Melanie will have surgery tonight and could be out of the running for the next 6 months. Wether this will have any effect on the forthcoming concerts and promotional activities is still unknow. We will keep you up-to-date on the situation as it develops.

--Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 6.23am MDT - [Dennis]
Melanie C - 2 UK Dates
Melanie is set to play two UK gigs at the end of this year. On Saturday 20 December she’ll be performing at the Astoria in London followed by a show at the Carling Academy in Liverpool on Sunday 21st.

You can order tickets for £19,50 here or by phone at #0871 22 00 260

--Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at 4.38am MDT - [ahung]
Many Screengrabs Of Melanie C At The Games
Thanks to Denden user HH62 (David), many screengrabs of Melanie C at The Games are now available:

  • Swimming Event includes pics of her brother Paul
  • 6 pm Show includes pics of her mum
  • Games Late Show
  • Melanie having a Massage
  • First Part of The Games

--Monday, September 8, 2003 at 6.10am MDT - [Dennis]
Victoria's Daihatsu Car-Ad For Download
Click here to download a 1MB video of Victoria's recent japanese ad for car-producer Daihatsu (Source: daihatsu| If the original link doesn't work, you can also try our mirror of the video or download the mp3 of the clip)
The song features a snippet of a new Victoria-song entitled "Let Your Head Go"

Thanks mel2vicem!

--Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 5.00pm MDT - [marC]
Yeh Yeh Yeh (Shanghai Surprise Mix) Up For Download!
Thanks to Denden user Shawn we are now able to provide you the "Yeh Yeh Yeh -Shanghai Surprise Mix". This remix will be featured on the Yeh Yeh Yeh single as a b-side. The track can be downloaded within the next 24 hours. You can find the file here. [We removed the mp3 after 24 hours, the file can now be found on various fansites and file share programs]

--Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at 2.29pm MDT - [marC]
Emma Buntons New Single
Capital Fm played "Maybe" tonight, Emma Buntons new single which will be released October 13. James made a recording for us which can be downloaded within the next 24 hours from here [please note: the file isn't on our server anymore, it can be found on several fan pages or mp3 sharing programs.]

Also don't forget to check out and sign the Melanie B fanbook which James and Joel and making!

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