Um, but didn’t they all promise never ever to get up on stage together again? Apparently not, as it’s reported that the Spice Girls will reform for a one-off gig at the soccer World Cup in South Africa next year, after Mel B and husband Stephen Belafonte have put together a big money deal. Unsurprisingly though, Victoria Beckham isn’t keen.
“Mel’s determined to get the girls back together for the World Cup and wants them to plough ahead as a foursome if Victoria doesn’t want to take part. She has got the others excited by the idea of a one-off appearance. They are very interested,” reports the Sun. The news comes after the four girls – minus VB – hooked up in London last week, and Geri even took to the sofa of British TV show This Morning to hint at the possibility.
Soz, but we’re totally underwhelmed by this idea. It’s a) not been long enough since the last reunion and b) just smacks of dollar bills in the eyes. Frankly, we’d be more excited by a Glenn Medeiros comeback. [Photo: WireImage]
Out of all the former Spice Girls, the one we’d probably most want to have a night out with would be Mel B. Emma seems a bit nicey-nicey, Mel C’s too busy with her new baby, Geri would be all needy and overanalytical and just the thought of ingesting calories in front of Victoria Beckham is enough to bring us out in a rash. Thank goodness then, that Mel has fulfilled our totally spurious assessment as to her personality by indulging in a fantastically un-L.A. night out at a London hotel.
Dressed in what looked like her workout gear, Mel pitched up at the bar of the May Fair hotel with husband Stephen Belafonte and made herself comfortable. Over the next few hours they knocked back the champagne, put on a TMI floorshow for everyone else, Mel jokingly snogged a stranger and eventually had to be helped back to her room in the early hours by hotel staff. Now that’s what we call a night. [Photos: , Splash News Online]
She was always the nicey-nicey Spice girl, and Emma Bunton‘s post-pop career has seen her do nothing more scandalous than — whoah! — have a baby with her boyfriend of a million years but not yet get married. So it came as quite a surprise to hear the report that claimed Emma threw her toys out of the pram when she wasn’t allowed to smoke in a club. Even though no one else in the entire UK is allowed since the smoking ban two years ago.
“She had a long conversation with the manager, as she said she didn’t want to have to go out on the street. She was told that they don’t make exceptions like that for anyone, even royalty, and with that she stormed out of the venue,” reports the London Paper. Ooohhhh. We love a secret diva. [Photo: Getty Images Entertainment]
While British chat show host Paul O’Grady takes a break, a series of celebrity guest presenters are standing in for him, and Melanie B took her turn yesterday evening — and made things a lot easier for herself by interviewing her ex-bandmate Melanie C. The conversation turned quickly to babies — Mel C’s five months gone — and a somewhat disturbing revelation that one obstetrician has delivered all past Spice babies (seven at the last count) and was desperate to make it a full house, so to speak.
“I remember seeing him at [Geri’s daughter] Bluebell’s christening, and he said, you know, I’ll be retiring soon so you’d best get a move on because I want the full set. I was like, cheeky! So I’m not with him, I’m with one of his colleagues,” Mel C said.
We don’t blame you. Having your showbiz uterus being coveted can’t be a comforting conversation at the best of times.
Oh, and on the same show, Kim Cattrall confirmed there will definitely be another Sex and the City film. But as it grossed $401 million, that was never really up for debate, was it? [Photo: Getty Images]
Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, shows off her toned bikini body on the cover of HELLO! this week. The 35-year-old Spice Girl talks to the mag about why she hasn’t “…been willingly photographed in a bikini for seven years.” We at Scandalist wonder what took her so long, Ginger’s body looks fabulous in the white string bikini she posed in while on vacation in Mexico.
She says, “People think I’m really confident but I do get self-conscious like many women about stripping off in public.”
The mother of two-year-old Bluebell Madonna details her struggle with eating disorders and reveals, “I did strive to have my most perfect body and in moments when I lack confidence that voice is always there waiting to tell me ‘You are not good enough do better’ but I’m more conscious of it.”