We have a theory: Adele and the Brit Awards producers must have known that no one would treat “Adele wins” as a big headline-worthy deal this week, after she swept the Grammys last week. So they purposely cut her off during her acceptance speech, and she flipped them the bird. Yep. That worked! The triumphant songstress’ middle finger livened up her otherwise risk-free appearance, but other stars at last night’s show let their gowns (or lack thereof) do the talking. For her performance, Rihanna switched out her breathtaking, beaded gold gown for a sweatshirt and some boxer brief. Jessie J flashed us her underpants through a gauzy, flamenco-style red gown. And Florence Welch looked a bit like wild animals tried to rip her dress off her — but the look kind of worked on the energetic singer. It was a night when risks paid off, after all.
Check out the looks that wowed us, and a few that we’d like to splash with some of Coldplay’s Day-Glo paint, just to liven things up a bit.
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Fantastic news! This songstress can now leave “Baby Spice” behind for good. Ex Spice Girl Emma Bunton is engaged. Emma has been with her partner, Jade Jones, since 2000, and the couple have a son, Beau, together. They’ve been on a happy roll for the past couple of months announcing that Emma was pregnant with their second child last year in November. Emma tweeted, ” So our family grows, we are SO excited to announce we’re having our 2nd baby and beau’s wish for a brother or sister has come true!”
Now, just two days after her birthday, Jade seems to have popped the question, making an honest woman out of her. Emma announced the news on Twitter again, writing, “Yahooooo I’m Engaged! Love you Jade! I’m a very happy lady!!” She tweeted a photo of the sparkler as well (pictured above) for everyone to see. Congratulations to the couple!
She was the last Spice Girl to sign up to their last reunion, and from the picture above it seems that Mel C’s not exactly looking forward to the latest money-spinning project. (Oh, all right, we have no idea whether she is or not. Mel C is looking drab and dowdy above as she launches her new role in the long-running West End musical Blood Brothers.)
But as rumored, there is a top-secret new Spice project, and it’s looking to be a TV hunt to find a new generation of girls to zig-a-zig-ahh on stage. Following in the footsteps of many successful British TV talent searches of recent times, Mel C, B, Geri, Emma and Victoria would audition to find version of themselves for a new stage musical. “It’s a fantastic new way to broaden out the Spice franchise and cash in on their personalities, their story and their songs,” reports The Sun.Ã‚Â You don’t say. Ker-chinnnngg! [Photo:
In 1996, indie folksinger Cat Power released What Would The Community Think?—which failed to make the Billboard Top 200. That same year, “girl power” enthusiasts the Spice Girls released Spice, selling 23 million copies worldwide. In 2008, Cat Power‘s latest album made the Top 20…while the Spice Girls’ Greatest Hits only reached no. 93. Both Cat Power and Baby Spice were born on January 21st. Click on the photo to find out which singer is older.