Spice Girl Melanie Brown has married her boyfriend Stephen Belafonte in a secret Las Vegas wedding ceremony.
According to a marriage license filed in Clark County, Nevada, Brown married her music-producer beau more than two months ago, on June 6.
The British singer has been dating the film producer since splitting from ex-boyfriend Eddie Murphy last year and recently confessed she is ready to wed a second time.
She said, "He's the love of my life and I am going to marry him."
Brown previously married Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar in 1998, before they divorced in 2001. Gulzar is the father of her 9-year-old daughter Phoenix Chi.
Brown is currently fighting Murphy over child support payments for their four-month-old baby Angel Iris.
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Spice Girls star Melanie Brown has moved on from ex Eddie Murphy and now plans to marry new boyfriend Stephen Belafonte.
The singer has been dating the film producer since splitting from Murphy last year and confesses she is ready to wed for a second time.
She says, "He's the love of my life and I am going to marry him."
Brown, who was embroiled in a bitter lawsuit with Murphy over the paternity of daughter Angel Iris, says Belafonte has accepted the three-month-old as his own child.
She adds, "Stephen's been a godsend. Eddie hasn't been in touch once since I had the baby--it's unbelievable. But Stephen has been a tower of strength."
Brown married Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar in 1998. Gulzar is the father of her daughter Phoenix Chi, nine.
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Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown is reportedly expecting boyfriend Eddie Murphy's baby.
The “Wannabe” singer is reportedly four-months pregnant with the Daddy Day Care star's child.
It will be Murphy's eighth child and Brown's second.
According to entertainment news Web site TMZ.com, Brown confirmed the news while shopping at Le Bra Lingerie boutique in West Hollywood on Saturday.
She is a frequent customer and admitted that the pregnancy had left her feeling tired.
The singer also said she was concerned she may be pregnant with twins, since they tend to run in Murphy's family.
While on her shopping spree, she picked up nearly $5,000 worth of Eres lingerie and $3,000 worth of La Perla men's undershirts and underwear for Murphy.
In April, Murphy's divorce from his ex-wife Nicole became final. The Shrek star has five children with Nicole, a son with Tamara Hood and another son with Paulette McNeely.
Brown has a seven-year-old daughter, Phoenix Chi, from her previous marriage to Jimmy Gulzar.
The news comes amid rumors that the couple are set to tie the knot sometime next month.
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SAG presidential candidate Valerie Harper, who lost in a bitterly contested race to Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert by 1,588 votes on Nov. 2, is challenging the election results because of what she claims were improper balloting procedures, Reuters reports. Fellow SAG members Elliot Gould and Kent McCord will join Harper in her fight, even though they won their races for recording secretary and treasurer respectively. "This step is based on our disturbance over the legitimacy of the election itself and not in terms of individual races," Harper told Daily Variety. "So many voters are questioning how this election was conducted." Harper said that she would challenge the election on three points: 24,800 of the 73,800 New York ballots lacked a signature line despite SAG requirements, there was an unannounced two-day extension for New York ballots, and SAG staff members were allegedly involved in the presidential campaign, despite a warning by SAG CEO Bob Pisano to remain neutral.
George Harrison was released from Staten Island University Hospital in New York over the weekend and is reportedly receiving personalized care at the home of his doctor, Gil Lederman. According to ABCNews.com, Dr. Lederman spoke to the media in general terms about his stereotatic radiosurgery procedure, and how it's helped patients who suffer from various forms of cancer, but the physician did not confirm that Harrison was his patient.
British television and theater actress Peggy Mount died after a long illness at Denville Hall Nursing Home in Northwood, West London, BBCNews.com reports. She had suffered a series of strokes over the year, and she had recently lost her sight. Mount's film credits include Oliver!, Hotel Paradiso with Alec Guiness and The Naked Truth with Peter Sellers.
Andie MacDowell married high-school classmate Rhett DeCamp Hartzog in a private ceremony at the Central United Methodist Church in Asheville, N.C., on Saturday, The Associated Press reports. "It was just real sweet and simple," MacDowell's sister, Babs Rogers Richard, told AP. About 200 guests joined the family for a reception at the Biltmore Forest Country Club.
The former husband of Spice Girl Melanie Brown, also known as Scary Spice, is facing charges for assaulting a 3-year-old boy on a children's ride at London Zoo, AP reports. Jimmy Gulzar was reportedly visiting his 2-year-old daughter, Phoenix Chi, when the incident took place. Gulzar married Brown in 1998; the couple divorced after 15 months of marriage.
After what they're calling a thorough investigation, Brazilian authorities claim that Mexican singer Gloria Trevi, who has been held since January 2000 in a Brazilian jail, became pregnant by artificial insemination to avoid being deported and facing child abuse charges in her native country. In the past, foreigners who are arrested in Brazil have avoided extradition by having a child of Brazilian nationality, the Brazilian newspaper paper O Estado de Sao Paulo reported. According to BBCNews.com, Trevi spent several months on the run in various Latin American countries before finally arriving in Rio de Janeiro, where she was arrested following an extradition request from the Mexican Government. The Brazilian press has mentioned that the singer might have impregnated herself after receiving a used condom and a syringe, but nothing has been confirmed. At first, Trevi claimed that she was raped during a riot at the Policia Federal prison in March, but BBCNews.com is reporting that police have concluded that she impregnated herself with a male prisoner's sperm. Now six months pregnant, the singer has refused to have a DNA test to prove the identity of the father.
Paul McCartney had just flown into New York on Monday to raise funds for the Sept. 11 attacks when he witnessed the aftermath of the American Airlines crash in Queens. "It was horrendous and tragic irony trying to raise money for the victims of the last crashes and then something dreadful was happening all over again," McCartney told his spokesperson after landing, Reuters reports. The singer was returning to the city to promote his latest record, From a Lover to a Friend, and to do radio interviews. "That's why I wrote 'Freedom' and that is why I am going to keep pushing it. I will not stop," he said.
The sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica will not be re-launching any time soon. Director Bryan Singer, the driving force behind resurrecting the series, which first premiered on ABC in 1978, is too busy working on the sequel to X-Men, Reuters reports. Fox wants Singer to concentrate on the X-Men sequel before committing to any other work. X-Men, which is one of the studio's most important projects currently in development, is slated for a fall 2002 release.
One or two production staff members at CBS's 60 minutes may lose their jobs, or simply be assigned to another CBS news magazine, as the station tries to restructure expenses while covering the war on terrorism, a network spokesperson, Sandra Genelius, told AP on Monday. The final decision hasn't been made yet, she added.
Michael Douglas may team up for the first time with both his father Kirk and his 23-year-old son Cameron in the comedy Smack in the Puss, Reuters reports. "It's a black comedy about three generations of a dysfunctional family living in New York, and their attempt to reconcile," Michael Douglas told Reuters. Fred Schepisi is attached to direct, and Cameron Douglas' Furthur Films production company has plans to produce the picture and secure its financing. Shooting will begin in February 2002.
The State of California will allow film and TV production companies to use dozens of reduced price or free public locations to prevent the companies from taking their business elsewhere, Reuters reported. "By making more public properties available, we will enhance California's dominance in the entertainment industry while boosting our state's economy," Gov. Gray Davis said in a statement. Film and TV production companies have been moving projects to Canada because tax breaks there and a strong U.S. dollar can reduce production costs by up to 30 percent.
Lady Diana -- A Smile Enchants the World, the first stage musical about the life and death of Diana, Princess of Wales, has failed to attract audiences after opening to a half-empty theatre in Saarbruecken, Germany, on Saturday. According Reuters, the musical won what one critic described as "polite" applause as it portrayed Diana's struggle with an eating disorder and a troubled marriage. "I was disappointed," Sandra Brettar, a local resident, told Reuters. "I thought it would be a tribute to Diana but it definitely wasn't. She comes off badly in it."
God Bless America debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's top album charts this week after selling 180,984 copies, The Associated Press reports. The album features a rendition of "God Bless America" by Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra's "America the Beautiful" and Mariah Carey's "Hero."
CBS news anchor Dan Rather said he will not be tested for anthrax or take the antibiotic Cipro, even though anthrax was found in his office. According to PageSix.com, Rather has shown no symptoms of the disease. His assistant, however, is being treated for the skin form of anthrax.
A Florida jury found O.J. Simpson not guilty on Wednesday of auto burglary and battery charges, Reuters reports. The jury deliberate for 90 minutes before delivering the verdict.
Dr. Dre's lawsuit accusing the Michigan cities of Detroit, Auburn Hills and their officials of censorship has been settled, AP reports. Dre filed the lawsuit in July after officials from both cities threatened to arrest him if he aired a sexually explicit video during a concert that month. The settlement included a written apology from Mayor Dennis Archer of Auburn Hills and First Amendment training for police officers in each city. The cities will also reimburse the rapper for legal fees.
Jimmy Gulzar, Spice Girl Mel B's former husband, has been charged with common assault on a three-year-old. According to BBC News, the alleged incident happened on Sept. 1 while Gulzar was visiting the London Zoo with his daughter, Phoenix Chi.
Sexy Beast received four awards at the British Independent Film Awards, the BBC reports. The gangster movie won best film, best screenplay, best director for Jonathan Glazer and best actor for Ben Kingsley.
Kenneth Branagh has signed on to do the second Harry Potter movie, which will begin filming Nov. 16, Variety reports. Branagh will play the role of a wizard who is enlisted to teach at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
George Clooney is criticizing the Screen Actors Guild's national board for expelling three members who worked during last year's commercial strike, Variety reports. Clooney pointed out that Elizabeth Hurley and Tiger Woods received fines of $100,000, while Shaquille O'Neal's case did not even go to trial. The actor said that the union should not enforce laws based on celebrity and that punishment should be uniform. Clooney has offered to pay the fines for Mario Barbieri Cecchini, Gerry Donato and Robert Kalomeer if they could not afford to do so.
Justin Timberlake of 'N Sync has canceled plans for his new novel Inside Drive: A Novel of Basketball, Life and Love because he has no time for a national publicity tour, AP reports. Timberlake signed a seven-figure deal with Ballentine Books to publish his first novel.
Winners of the Latin Grammy Awards will be announced Tuesday at the Conga Room in Hollywood, Reuters reports. While there will be no performances, the academy has not determined if there will be any acceptance speeches or a ceremony.
British pop star Robbie Williams told a crowd of 17,000 fans in Singapore Wednesday that he was fined $5,700 for flashing the audience on Saturday. According to Reuters, Singapore police say that Williams is giving them a bum rap and that they have no record that the singer was fined.
Queen Latifah is the latest addition to the cast of Chicago, the film version of the Broadway musical, Variety reports. The film, directed by Bill Condon, will also star Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger.
Zack De La Rocha, the lead singer of Rage Against the Machine, has quit the politically outspoken rock band, saying in a statement Wednesday that the band's "decision-making process has completely failed." The singer didn't detail any problems other than to say that the L.A.-based rap-metal quartet's "artistic and political ideal" had been undermined.
Rage, which has advocated causes such as the Zapatista uprising in Mexico and the rights of workers in sweatshops, performed at a protest rally outside the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles in August. And bassist Tom Commerford was arrested at the MTV Video Music Awards in September when he jumped onto a piece of the stage at Radio Music City Hall while the group Limp Bizkit was accepting an award.
The remaining band members haven't made any public statements.
JA RULES RULES BILLBOARD: New York rapper Ja Rules knocked Radiohead from the top of The Billboard 200 albums chart this week, moving 276,000 units of "Rule 3:36" for the week ended Sunday, according to SoundScan. Radiohead's "Kid A" tumbled to No. 10.
Over on The Hot 100 singles chart, Christina Aguilera spent a third week at No. 1 with "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)."
SWAN SONG FOR PUMPKINS: The Smashing Pumpkins, who announced their breakup in May, will play two farewell shows in their hometown of Chicago on Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, Rolling Stone reports. The Pumpkins are currently on tour in Europe. Tickets for the Chicago shows go on sale Oct. 21.
SCARY SPICE IN CUSTODY FIGHT: The fight between Mel B of the Spice Girls and her estranged husband, Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar, over their daughter, 20-month-old Phoenix Chi, moved to a British courtroom today, Reuters reports.
The couple, who completes their divorce next month, had agreed that Gulzar could see the child every other weekend. Gulzar now wants the child every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and at all times when the Spice Girl is away. The private hearing is expected to last three days.
AGUILERA's EX-MANAGER FIRES BACK: Steven Kurtz, the former manager of Christina Aguilera, has issued a statement in response to the teen pop singer's lawsuit filed last week. "Knowing Christina's intelligence and independent mind, I am hopeful that, upon reflection, Christina will question the motive of those persons who have encouraged her to pursue this baseless litigation and isolated her from those who have contributed to her success," Kurtz said in the statement. Them's fighting words.
BRITNEY AND MANAGERS SUED: Britney Spears and her management team are being sued by a company called DNA Visual Business Solutions, Entertainment Weekly reports. The company says it was hired to design Spears' official Web site britneyspears.com but was never paid.
The Beatles at a dance club? Yep, it seems that Paul McCartney has got the itch to release a new dance track next week from never-released recordings from the Beatles' jam sessions. The new track is called "Free Now" and was produced with the help of the Welsh band Super Fury Animals. It'll be available next week on the new CD "The Liverpool Sound Collage."
''It's a new little piece of Beatles,'' McCarthy told Reuters. ''It's more underground than what you usually hear from me, but I like to be free enough to do this sort of thing.''
WHAT A DRAG IT IS GETTING OLD: Don't blame him, blame Jimmy Page's back. What do you expect? The guy is 56 years old. The ex-Led Zeppelin guitar god suffered a back injury forcing the cancellation of his current tour with the Black Crowes. No details on his condition were given. Maybe ol' Jimmy can take a few lessons on staying in shape from Mick Jagger.
VERY SCARY: Scary Spice has plenty to be scared about. Her estranged husband, 30-year-old dancer Jimmy Gulzar, was arrested Tuesday allegedly for assault, police in Camden, England said. Scary Spice, also known as Mel B, married Dutch-born Gulzar in 1998. The couple has an 18-month-old daughter, Phoenix Chi.
BOWIE BABY:Rock icon David Bowie is a new daddy for the second time. His wife, supermodel Iman, gave birth to a girl, Alexandria Zahra Jones. Bowie, 53, reportedly assisted in the delivery and also cut the umbilical chord. The couple has been married for eight years and they each have one child each from previous marriages.
MR. BROOKS' NEIGHBORHOOD: Whether or not semi-retired country singer Garth Brooks will turn his Nashville home into a museum depends on one group of people: his neighbors. The country star wants to turn his 20-acre estate into a tourist attraction so that his fans can get an up-close look at his home and family life. A private meeting has already been arranged on Wednesday so that his neighbors can voice their opinions. Brooks won't be attending, however.