Immortalized forever as "Baby Spice," Emma Bunton was one of the founding members of the Spice Girls, the world's most successful girl group of all time. Championing "Girl Power" and British pride, th...
"So excited to be at Shepperton Studios recording my voice for a new Disney movie!!! It's only 3 words but my kids are super excited!" Former Spice Girls star Emma Bunton reveals she's part of an unnamed new Disney movie.
British pop star Emma Bunton fears the Spice Girls will never reform again because their performance at the 2012 Olympic Games was a career highlight. The Wannabe hitmakers thrilled TV viewers around the world at the closing ceremony of the sporting showpiece in London, following on from their 2007 comeback tour.
Last month (Apr14), bandmember Victoria Beckham confirmed the Olympics show was the "last time" she would appear onstage with the Spice Girls, and now fellow singer Bunton admits she also doubts the group could ever top that moment.
She tells Seven Days magazine, "After the Olympics and representing our country, that was such a big highlight and such a big thing to follow. I was speaking to Mel C (bandmate Melanie Chisholm) the other day and we were saying that was the best thing we'd ever done. It's so hard to follow that. I always say, 'Who knows?'. But it's definitely not something that's on the cards right now."
Victoria Beckham took her 40th birthday celebrations to London on Sunday night (27Apr14) by partying with her fellow former Spice Girls. The singer-turned-fashion designer reached the milestone on 17 April (14) while she was in the U.S. and she marked her big day by going hiking with her family and then enjoying a meal at luxury restaurant Nobu in Malibu, California.
Beckham brought the party to London on Sunday (27Apr14) by hosting a bash at the British capital's Arts Club venue, and the event was attended by three of her former bandmates, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton.
Other guests included Coldplay star Chris Martin, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and movie director Guy Ritchie.
The celebrations continued into the early hours of Monday morning (28Apr14).
Victoria Beckham has officially ruled herself out of any future Spice Girls reunions, insisting her appearance at the London Olympics was her last with the band. The Wannabe hitmakers, who first split in 2000, reunited for a world tour in 2007 and 2008 and teamed up once again for a special performance at the Olympic Games closing ceremony in 2012.
The Spice Girls are reportedly considering a deal to hit the road with the Backstreet Boys to mark their 20th anniversary in the U.K. later this year (14), and bandmate Melanie Chisholm recently revealed they might tour as a quartet because Beckham is no longer interested in returning to her pop roots alongside Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Geri Halliwell.
Chisholm, aka Sporty Spice, said, "We've talked about it (a reunion). Victoria doesn't want to, which we completely understand. We are so proud of her and her incredible foray into fashion; it's incredible what she's achieved as a designer. The four of us could consider it maybe. We have Victoria's blessing to do that."
And now Beckham has made it clear she will never perform as a member of the Spice Girls ever again. Making the declaration in a 40 Facts About Me survey for People magazine, she writes, "I appeared for the last time with the Spice Girls at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games."
Beckham previously admitted she had simply become too busy to juggle motherhood and her fashion career with another reunion tour after their 2008 trek left her exhausted.
Former Spice Girls star Emma Bunton has invited Emma Stone to her house after learning the actress is a huge fan of the group. The Amazing Spider-Man star famously cried when she received a video message from Melanie Brown during a radio show last month (Mar14), and she proved her fan chops by replicating the Spice Girls stars' signatures on U.S. talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week (ends06Apr14).
Band member Melanie Chisholm heard of her behaviour and phoned in to Capital Radio station in London on Wednesday (09Apr14), where Stone was being interviewed.
During the chat, Chisholm said, "I've got a message for you, I spoke to Emma (Bunton) earlier and she said hi, I know she's your favourite. She said she still has all of her baby doll dresses, if you ever want to pop round and try them on."
Stone, who screamed when her idol's face appeared and was shaking throughout the message, replied, "Yes I would love to, I'm so happy to meet you. Thank you for calling!"
"My name was taken at the Screen Actors Guild by one of the girls on Australian's Next Top Model when I was 16... It's close to my real name and... when I was in second grade I did ask the teacher on the first day of school to call me Emma because I always wanted to be Baby Spice (Emma Bunton)." Actress Emma Stone on why she changed her name for professional purposes. Her birth name is Emily Stone.
Former Spice Girls star Emma Bunton won the Digital Radio Personality Award at the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards in London on Tuesday (11Mar14). Bunton has been presenting on the Heart FM station since 2009.
Reunited British boyband Damage are working on a reality TV show to document their chart comeback. Four of the five Ghetto Romance hitmakers recently regrouped to take part in the second season of The Big Reunion, a U.K. reality programme which has featured the comebacks of 1990s groups including Eternal, A1, 3T and Girl Thing, and now Jade Jones, Andrez Harriett, Noel Simpson and Rahsaan J. Bromfield are working on their own fly-on-the-wall series.
Singer Jones, who is engaged to former Spice Girls star Emma Bunton, tells The Sun newspaper, "It's not just about music for us, there (are) lots of avenues we want to get involved in.
"We've just recently been talking with some production companies to do a documentary of the band. It's a music-led documentary - not just solely about us - but there will be other elements involved."
The cameras will follow the R&B band, without original member Coree Richards, as the stars prepare to release a new EP this summer (14) and make plans to launch a U.K. tour next year (15).
Damage formed in 1996 but split in 2001.
Former Spice Girls stars Mel C and Emma Bunton have reteamed in the studio to sing the England soccer team's official World Cup tune. The veteran pop stars joined Gary Barlow, Katy B and Kimberley Walsh for the World Cup single in conjunction with the Sport Relief charity.
Former soccer stars Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, David Seaman and Glenn Hoddle will be part of the accompanying video, which will debut on 21 March (14).
The World Cup kicks off in Brazil this summer (14).
British pop star Emma Bunton had a Valentine's Day to remember on Friday (14Feb14) when her fiance Jade Jones serenaded her live on the radio with his band Damage. The former Spice Girls star is now a full-time presenter on the U.K.'s Heart Radio, and during her breakfast show on Friday, she was given a surprise visit from Jones, who turned up holding a huge bunch of red roses for his partner.
He was joined by his Damage bandmates, who sang an a cappella version of their hit Love II Love for the stunned star.
Bunton writes in a subsequent post on her Twitter.com page, "Had an amazing morning with a surprise from Jade Jones and Damage @HeartLondon they serenaded me with 'Love II Love'."
Immortalized forever as "Baby Spice," Emma Bunton was one of the founding members of the Spice Girls, the world's most successful girl group of all time. Championing "Girl Power" and British pride, the Spice Girls scored a No. 1 hit with "Wannabe" on both sides of the pond, as well as the U.K. No. 1 hits "Say You'll Be There," "2 Become 1," and "Spice Up Your Life," among others. One of the most iconic pop cultural phenomenons of the 1990s, the Spice Girls conquered the world with an unprecedented avalanche of endorsements, albums like 1996's <i>Spice</i> and 1997's <i>Spiceworld</i>, and even scored a hit movie, "Spice World" (1997). After parting ways, the group members attempted solo careers, with the endlessly charismatic Bunton scoring the U.K. No. 1 hit "What Took You So Long?" from 2001's <i>A Girl Like Me</i>. Adopting a 1960s-inspired sound and style, Bunton charmed critics and audiences with 2004's <i>Free Me</i>, which crossed over to the U.S. with such hits as the title track, "Maybe" and "I'll Be There." After a less successful third album, 2006's <i>Life in Mono</i> and her cover of "Downtown," Bunton reunited with her fellow Spice Girls for a blockbuster reunion world tour, which reaffirmed the band's pop cultural immortality. As a sweet, charming Spice Girl and talented solo star, Emma Bunton became a role model and idol to countless fans around the world.
Former member of British boy band Damage; Began dating 1997