Victoria Beckham shoots down claims she’s ‘called in the lawyers’ against the Spice Girls reunion

Victoria Beckham shoots down claims she’s ‘called in the lawyers’ against the Spice Girls reunion

Victoria Beckham has denied claims she’s drafted in the lawyers to prevent the Spice Girls reunion from performing their biggest hits.

It was previously reported Victoria Beckham was taking legal action against the reunion featuring Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner, blocking them from performing songs she helped co-write like Say You’ll Be There and Spice Up Your Life.

Representatives for Victoria however have since denied the claims to Metro.co.uk, saying: ‘No legal letter was sent, this is a fabrication by The Sun and this story is now being handled legally by Victoria’s lawyer.

The reports were given credence following comments Victoria previously made regarding how she’d wish the reunited trio would perform their own songs.

‘I do think they should sing new material,’ Victoria said. ‘Because what we did as the Spice Girls was so special. If they sang Spice Girls songs, I think I might be a bit sad.’

Melanie C also snubbed plans for the reunion tour, believing they went out on a high with their performance at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.

The reunited trio also hit trouble recently, after it seems Geri Horner is backing out due to family commitments.

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Geri and Emma at the Pride Of Britain Awards

Geri and Emma at the Pride Of Britain Awards

Geri Horner was also at the Pride Of Britain Awards but skipped the red carpet for some reason, but she was pictured with Emma inside the ceremony.

A Good Sport: Mel C tells LOVE about Fame, Therapy and why she won’t be joining the Spice Girls reunion

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Fame – By Melanie C

Spice Girl, singer.

It’s me, Sporty – the one who did the back flips, has the nineties tats and wore the trackies.

You’re not going to get me complaining about my life – it’s brilliant. I know some people complain about the attention – but I wanted to be famous from the start. Like the rest of the Spice Girls I learnt very early on that you can’t take one slice of the pie when it comes to fame. You have to eat the whole thing.

Sure, it’s a weird thing to get your head round at first – I struggled with many aspects of being in the public eye but after 20 years, motherhood and lots of therapy I’m more at peace with the reality of achieving my childhood ambition.

Let’s have a think about the word ‘celebrity’ in the old days. Remember when a little bit of mystery and intrigue ensured our famous faces were true stars. When we didn’t know what they were eating via social media, where they were or who they were hanging out with? Those were the glory days of the modern celebrity world I adored.

There was glamour, excitement and you looked at your idols in a completely different way.

If I wasn’t who I am I’d never be on social media – the entire thing bothers me. Don’t get me wrong – I get it and the power it holds is essential in our modern day world. But I am a child of the 80’s. My first albums were The Kids from Fame, Wham’s Fantastic and Madonna’s Like a Virgin.

Those were my idols – they were famous, talented and ground breaking. That’s what I wanted to be. I wanted to sing, dance and I longed for the world to ‘remember my name’.

My understanding of fame growing up was that it was an enticing by-product of being successful and celebrated for what you do with the God given talent you hope and believe you have. The ability to move, connect with and entertain people on stage enthralled me.

My imagination as a teen stretched quite far. I wanted the Madonna ‘can’t jog in the park without people running alongside me’ situation. Thousands of screaming fans outside my hotel. The Michael Jackson being mobbed at the airport type fame. You know, people shaking and crying because they just met you and BOY did I get it.

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Gallery: December 9th | Emma, Geri and Mel B leaving the Sexy Fish restaurant

A mini Spice Girls reunion just happened! Mel B, Geri and Emma were pictured leaving the Sexy Fish Restaurant on december 9th. To view the HQ pictures click on the gallery link below.

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Spice Girls reunion for Hyde Park? Mel C would be a good sport

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BY HANNAH HOPE

Sport Spice says: “Performing at Hyde Park would be amazing. I think for the Spice Girls that would be appropriate”

Mel C reckons London’s Hyde Park would be the perfect venue if the Spice Girls ever manage to get back together.

She tells us: “We’ve talked about it, but we just haven’t got our act together.

“We’re a bit useless.

“But performing at Hyde Park would be amazing.

“I went to see Taylor Swift there this year and it was so wonderful. It was a really good, fun gig. I think for the Spice Girls that would be appropriate. It’s a bit more friendly.”

Yet a possible reunion for the Brit awards in February is definitely not on the cards.

Mel, right, adds: “There’s definitely no chance we’ll get our act together by then.

“It’s a shame, actually. We need to stop procrastinating and get on with something.”

Sort it out, girls.

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4 SPICE GIRLS REUNITED!

David Beckham celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday with a bash in Marrakech!! And guess what: 4 Spice Girls were there! Only Mel B missing. Check out the pictures:





We are all in heaven!

LIGHTS OUT ON THE SPICE GIRLS, LIGHTS BRIGHT ON MEL C

That ear-splitting crackle and pop wasn’t the blare of massive fireworks detonating. It was the sound of Spice Girls member, Melanie Chisholm, busting the bubbles of Spice fans everywhere.

With the Spice Girls’ 20th anniversary approaching in July, Melanie, better known to the world as Sporty Spice or simply Mel C., is voicing that she has no interest in recording any more material with her former band mates. Ever.

“I’ve been a solo artist longer than I was a Spice Girl,” Mel says. “I feel like this is my life now.”

And a grand life it is.

Mel’s doing just fine without the others. The girl’s got 6 solo full length releases to her name and has sold over 12 million albums around the world.

Mel’s 1999 debut, Northern Star, featuring the hit single “I Turn to You,” is actually the most successful solo effort to come from any of the Spice Girls.

Speaking of Mel’s Spice sisters, Victoria Beckham, labelled Posh Spice in her other life, shares Mel’s sentiments about regrouping and isn’t feeling hot about turning the lights back on the Spice Girls either.

That said, Mel wants her fans to know her reasons are personal and her disinterest is not based on resentment.

“I’m very proud to be part of the Spice Girls,” Mel confirms, just in case there were any doubts.

Mel has loads to be proud of, starting with being part of the most successful female group of all time in an era dominated by boy bands.

“Many industries, music being one, [are] heavily dominated by men. We went on to prove a lot of people wrong and be more successful than a lot of the boy bands, if not all of them,” Mel grins. “I hope that inspired other women to not take ‘no’ for an answer.”

Despite how gratifying it once was, the future of the Spice Girls looks dark, but there is still a small glimmer of hope for diehard fans of the girl group. All of this isn’t to say that public appearances or a string of reunion show dates are totally out of the question.

“We never ever thought it would happen the first time around,” Mel admits, referring to 2008’s The Return of the Spice Girls world tour. “So nobody knows what the future holds.”

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[NEWS] SIMON FULLER SAYS ANNIE LENOX HELPED SPICE GIRLS SUCCESS

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Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller has revealed that Annie Lennox was secretly one of the architects of the group’s success.

He said the Eurythmics star played an important but unheralded role in encouraging the chart-topping group to “ham up” their characters, which helped them top the charts around the world, generating millions of pounds.

Fuller pointed out in a documentary for BBC Radio 2 that Lennox may not be too happy to have her formative role in shaping the band – whose hits included Wannabe and Spice Up Your Life – made public.

The group had distinct personas when they burst on to the music scene and were eventually dubbed Sporty, Baby, Scary, Ginger and Posh by a canny pop magazine editor – nicknames which still stick today.

Fuller said: “Each of the girls knew who they were and in their own way tried to represent it but it wasn’t strong enough and probably the most significant thing that happened was when they met Annie Lennox.

“I’m not sure this story has ever been told and Annie might not thank me for telling it. But I think we were flying to New York and I sort of brought up midway in the flight and said I’ve just signed this girl group. And Annie was very interested.

“She said “I want to meet them’. Almost directly, she was the one who got them to be louder and more brash and more specific. So Emma who was the sweet cute blonde girl became Baby Spice. She just played it and hammed it up – none of these names actually existed, but Annie gave them focus.”

In the programme – The Fuller Picture: The Simon Fuller Story, to be broadcast on Wednesday at 10pm – he also tells how his “controlling” influence on the girls led to him famously being dumped as their manager when they were at their peak in late 1997.

“It was kind of somewhat out of the blue. My initial reaction was kind of shock, and, fine, OK, that’s that. Sod them, I’m moving on. They’re missing out on having the best manager in the world and that’s the way it is, so I withdrew and stopped managing them instantly.

“I was the sergeant major, I was the parent, I ran everything. I was very controlling and I think that builds up some resentment. They were probably unhappy because they were missing their parents, missing their loved ones, they were tired, emotionally drained and I was probably the one responsible for that so we parted company.”

He already had plans in place for a second Spice Girls movie and a third album: “It would have set each of them up with solo careers beautifully. It wasn’t to be. I completely understand how it happened.” Fuller, who has gone on to manage figures such as David Beckham, Andy Murray and Lewis Hamilton and has made millions from the Pop Idol franchise, also talked about how he was on the verge of overseeing the career of Michael Jackson.

He said: “There was a minute there where I was going to become his manager. I had lots of ideas, and I think about it actually every now and again about what I was going to do with him and they were very different to anything he’d done previously and it wasn’t about touring for sure.

“I actually advised him not to do touring because I felt that he’d already been seen touring and I felt there was more to offer in a different way.

“It was quite a complicated situation and complication isn’t something I crave in life but the people around him would have made it challenging, if it had been just down to me working with Michael I think we’d have done something extraordinary but I just thought better to just let it go, it was a shame,” he added.

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MORE REUNION RUMOURS

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I dont even know where to start with the updates… so maybe i should start talking about the reunion rumours.

All started with Brian Litrell saying the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys could tour together, wach on 0:30:

I love the Backstreet Boys, i would love if they toured together, but WITH Victoria. If Victoria is not included, then i am not interested (i am just being honest). But Emma already denied it:

Sorry! You heard it here first from @EmmaBunton – the @backstreetboys won’t be touring with the Spice Girls. – @HeartLondon

And then there is an article at the Daily Star saying Mel B is plotting the reunion, but its the Daily Star you know.. it means bullshit. Just in case, here it is.

[INTERVIEW] EMMA TALKS TO THE MIRROR

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Her baby-doll dresses, pigtails and platform trainers have long gone. But it’s still a surprise to see what a sexy mature mum Baby Spice has turned into. When we meet, Emma Bunton looks ravishing in a stylish leather jacket, tight black jeans, big glasses and bright red heels.

And could it be that the Baby of the Spice Girls was not as sweet and innocent as we were led to believe? In a racy recent interview her former bandmate Mel B even hinted at threesomes and claimed that the world-conquering girl band spiced up their lives by snogging each other’s faces.

“Yes, I heard her say that she’d kissed all of us… has she kissed all of us?” responds Emma, collapsing into a fit of giggles. “Probably! It was just an extension of our friendship.”

Girl Power was all about loving and living on their own terms and, as Baby, Scary, Posh, Sporty and Ginger, the five Spice Girls inspired a whole generation of assertive young women.

From the moment their debut single Wannabe went to No?1 in 1996, to their split four years later they sold 80million records around the world but were never overtly sexual – unlike current stars such as Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.

Emma’s not comfortable with this shift of emphasis for female pop stars.

“Back in the day the Spice Girls were fun and sexy,” she says. “But we weren’t sexual. Now people do take that next step and put it out there a bit more with their videos and stuff.

“If that’s how someone wants to be and they’re confident enough to bare themselves then that’s completely down to them. But it’s something that I personally wouldn’t do.

“But I’m sure all this sexuality will be complained about and then it will be dropped again.”

For Emma, 37, being a mum to her sons Beau, six, and Tate, two, is her priority. Her solo pop career – she released three albums and had a string of Top 10 hits including What Took You So Long? – went on to the backburner after she started a family.

Now she hosts Heart FM’s breakfast show with Jamie Theakston and she’s been a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, a judge on Dancing on Ice and a guest presenter on ITV shows including This Morning and Lorraine.

Next she’s hoping to reprise an old TV role on the big screen.

“I’ve been on the phone to Jennifer Saunders,” says Emma, plainly excitedly. “She’s spoken to me about maybe doing a film version of Absolutely Fabulous. I’ve no idea when it will happen but I’m usually Saffy’s friend in the show so if she offered me that part in the movie I’d definitely do it.

“They’ve had me saying all kinds of bizarre things in the TV version before though. Thankfully my boys are never up late enough to watch it.”

Apart from her third boy, that is. Her fiance Jade Jones, 34, was the lead singer in boyband Damage and they have been together for 14 years since meeting at a Manchester Arena gig. They got engaged two years ago.

“Fourteen years!” says Emma.
“That’s unheard of in showbiz. It’s hard to say why other celebrity relationships don’t seem to last because each one is different.

“But Jade and I have so much in common and we find each other funny, you know… it’s a good friendship. We do different things but really respect each other and he’s a wonderful hands-on dad too.”

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[INTERVIEW] VICTORIA STYLE TIPS AND ON HOW HARPER LOVES ‘VIVA FOREVER’ MUSIC VIDEO

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For our November issue, Hal Rubenstein sat down with Victoria Beckham to discuss the detail that goes into her eponymous clothing line. Below are a few extras, and to read the full interview, pick up the November issue of InStyle, now available on newsstands and for download to tablets.

Sensing that she would be facing a skeptical audience, Victoria Beckham chose to begin her career as a true fashion designer in 2008 by “starting small. No big backers. No hype. But also no compromise,” she says. That resolve led to a clothing line that radiated refinement, restraint, and relevance—all of the things her celebrity fan base, and the rest of us, adores. The former pop singer has built on that success with sleek bags and sunglasses and a critically acclaimed spring 2014 show. We checked in with the world’s most famous soccer mom about what’s sleek and sexy now.

What are the three most important elements you think about when designing your women’s line?
A good-quality fabric is key to making clothes that will fit and last. Color has to be right to get you noticed. And the proper seaming details can help sculpt your body and give the illusion of sleekness. Our signature dresses seem quite simple, but that’s deceptive: The stretch jersey glides over the body as it hides all the lumps and bumps and holds in the right parts of the body.

You openly adore bags and sunglasses. What is it about both that makes you swoon, and which shapes and sizes do you favor for yourself?
I love bags. And yes, the bags are doing so well. What I am so proud of is the quality. Everything is made in Italy and no one can match what they do. I don’t agree with over-branding, so for me, what makes them distinctive is their easy sophistication and the colors, which I find energizing. My favorite may be the Liberty bag. It’s a large tote that you can fit lots in and it comes in really cool colors.

My favorite glasses are the small aviators. I have them in forest green, which is a surprisingly flattering color on the face, and I wear them all the time.

You developed your signature style quite quickly once you were on your own. How does a woman discover and develop a wardrobe that works best for her?
At the beginning, you should try everything. Good, bad, awful. As you get older you start getting a good idea of what suits you. Trust your gut, not a stylist or a rule maker. There is nothing worse than seeing a woman out in clothes that she obviously thinks she should wear. Her discomfort is what you see first. And like I said before, look at yourself from every possible angle before you leave the house.

When you were a little girl alone in your room, did you dream of becoming a pop star or a clothing designer?
It was always my dream to be in fashion, but I do love to perform. All little girls should have a hobby, and I was lucky enough to have my parents allow me to take acting, singing and dancing lessons. Of course I sang in front of the mirror into my hairbrush. But everybody did that. Didn’t you? Be honest!

Do you still ever sing at home or at parties?
David and I sing and dance at home with the kids all the time. In L.A., I used to love the XM R&B station called The Groove. I sing to it all the time. And Harper has fallen in love with the Spice Girls video “Viva Forever” because the video is full of little fairies. She loves to watch it every time we are out so I’m sure anyone passing us by must think I’m the most narcissistic mother in the world, but I swear she’s watching because of the fairies. Really!

For the full story, pick up the November issue, available for download to tablet and on newsstands now.

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[NEWS] EMMA THINKS ANOTHER SPICE GIRLS REUNION IS ON THE CARDS

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Emma Bunton has admitted that although the Spice Girls are no more she does expect there will be another reunion in the future as they all still love working together.

She confessed to BANG Showbiz that they all have incredibly busy schedules, but know they would make the time for each other if the right opportunity presented itself:

“I’d love to do something like that again. That’s the thing with us, we do love working together. But it’s very difficult now being so busy. But I think when the right opportunity comes up then we will go, ‘Right, lets work this out.’ But I don’t know when this will be or if it will be but I love working with them.”

Bunton went on to add that their “special bond” means there will never be a definitive end to the well-loved girl group: “Victoria will always be a Spice Girl, always. She loves it. But we are all doing different things. I think it’s just about doing different things. But I’m sure we will do something again at some point.”

“There’s a very special bond between us. You can’t keep us away.”

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MELANIE C BONDS WITH VICTORIA

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Mel C has been bonding with Victoria Beckham.

The former Spice Girls have been spending more time with each other since fashion designer Victoria moved from LA, California, to the UK, earlier this year, and Mel claims the duo are planning to hit the town with their fellow band mates, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Mel B soon.

Speaking to Closer magazine, she said: ”Victoria and I caught up a few weeks ago for a coffee and a chat actually – it’s been so amazing to have her back in the UK. She gets really busy when she’s got a new collection to prepare, but now things seem to have settled down a bit, Vic and I are planning a girl’s night with the other Spice Girls.

”It’s rare for us to all get together, so I’m very excited. When we do find time to catch up, we’re like normal girlfriends who love a b****ing session and a glass of red wine.

”We might head out for a night on the tiles, which I’m sure will be quite the spectacle.”

Mel previously admitted that the girls were ”closer than ever” and she hasn’t ruled out a reunion in the future.

She said previously: ”It’s absolutely never say never.

”I have to say, since we reunited in 2007, and doing the Olympics last year, we are closer than ever. We have so much fun when we’re together. There are no plans at the moment to do anything but if a great opportunity came up I’d jump at the chance.”

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MEL C SAYS THE SPICE GIRLS WILL NEVER RECORD TOGETHER AGAIN

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It’s been reported today that Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm has ruled out the possibility of there ever being a new album from the girl band, but she hasn’t discounted speculation that she and band mates Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham may go on tour at some point.

Melanie – who of course recently starred in the music video that accompanies former X Factor winner Matt Cardle’s new single, Loving You – told The Sun’s TV Biz that she and her Spice Girls band mates were more focused on the “nostalgic” element of their music.

So when asked if a new album or even single may appear in the future, she said, “I don’t think that would happen, I really don’t.”

However, she added, “We would possibly tour again – that’s something we have talked about already and would love to do…

“But I don’t think you would ever get the five of us in the studio, no.

“I think that time has passed, anything we would do would be nostalgic.”

But that nostalgia is of course paying dividends for the band, in royalties if nothing else, and of course, being in the group has meant all of the band members are household names.

Mel remarked, “I feel really lucky because I’ve had a long career so far, even if it’s had its ups and downs.

“Occasionally I get to do fun things with The Spice Girls, I have my solo career, and now theatre too.

“It’s incredible to have all of these options open to you, it makes you a better artist, you’re always learning as a performer so that’s what excites me.”

And finally, Mel revealed that though she remains very much a part of the Spice Girls, she’s keen to focus on her solo career.

She said, “Next year I’m devoting to my new album and my solo career. That’s my priority.”

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VIVA FOREVER: FROM THE FANS!

I was asked to be part of this amazing fan documentary! i am so please and honoured! I wanna thank Alexandra for giving me this opportunity! Hope you all like:

Some of the most loyal and heart felt Spice Girls fans from all over the world gathered on this video to tell their life changing experiences as fans of the biggest, most fantastic, iconic and very inspiring girl band in pop history and the amazing musical inspired on their songs: VIVA FOREVER!

This is a thank you video to the production of the show, the cast, crew, creative team and everyone that put their heart and soul into this phenomenal musical. Last but not least, we would like to thank the always and forever fabulous Spice Girls for inspiring millions of people around the world and still be the positive role models we keep looking up to.

Hope you enjoy the video as much as we did putting it together!
– The Spice Girls legacy lives on! ‘Colours of the world… Spice Up You Life!’

Buy your tickets for VIVA FOREVER! before the show goes on June 29th 2013!! 

Original idea, Produced and Directed by
Alexandra Isaza L. – @alexisaza85
(The Spice Girls Official Fan Club Latinamerica) @sgfcla

BIG thank you to :

THE FANS
David Montgomery – @icanlearntolove
Ibnu Akmal – @SpiceGirlsIndo
Frank Vega – @ FrankieSpice
Lah Raso – @ZigazigHaSite (ME!!)
Jimmy Lo – @JimmyL0
Samuel Zernig – @SamuelCh
Roberto Ramos – @RafanieB
Andrea Consiglio – @Andreaconsiglio

The lovely team at JCP
Judy Craymer
Claire Teare
Dee McCourt
Gavin Nugent
Nicola Lamb