Four previously unreleased Spice Girls tunes have been leaked online.
The tracks all come from studio sessions for the girl power pop group's final album Forever, and do not feature Geri Halliwell, who quit the band before recording started. The songs include new songs Pain Proof, A Day In Your Life and If It's Loving on Your Mind, and an alternative version of Forever album track Right Back at Ya.
British pop star Melanie Brown is reportedly set to sign a seven-figure deal to return as a judge on Simon Cowell's America's Got Talent. The former Spice Girls singer first appeared as a judge on the reality TV show in 2013 and has just completed her first stint on Britain's The X Factor.
It is suggested Cowell wants to sign Brown after being pleased with her work on The X Factor.
A source tells Britain's Sunday Mail newspaper, "She is over the moon. Things have been rubbish for her lately so she is happy to get stuck into work. Simon was impressed by her on The X Factor and told her she is very much part of the family."
Stars including Kelly Clarkson, Katie Melua, Colbie Caillat and Melanie Brown are urging fans to sign a petition to save an animal shelter in England. The Since U Been Gone hitmaker is among the celebrities backing a campaign to save Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Essex, England which is under threat from developers who plan to build a supermarket on the land where the shelter is currently situated.
Clarkson has posted a link to the petition on her Twitter.com page, adding, "Please sign this petition & help @Hopefield_essex animal sanctuary keep its land & save 300+ animals living there!"
Brown also tweeted a message to fans urging them to sign, along with Melua, Caillat and British singer Pixie Lott, while fellow pop star Leona Lewis, a longtime backer of the animal charity, has been retweeting all their messages in a bid to boost support for the campaign.
The petition had garnered more than 97,000 by Wednesday (21Jan15).
Pop star and TV personality Melanie Brown's husband Stephen Belafonte has been hospitalised in Los Angeles after complaining of back pain. Mel B had to drive her man to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was tended to by doctors in the emergency room early on Tuesday (20Jan15), reports TMZ.com.
Brown herself previously spent time in doctors' care in her native U.K. last month (Dec14), when she had to be treated for an undisclosed but "serious" ailment.
Her hospital stay sparked unfounded rumours suggesting she had become a victim of domestic abuse, but Belafonte slammed the allegations and Brown subsequently took to Twitter.com to dismiss reports her marriage was in trouble.
British pop star Melanie Brown has finally broken her silence to blast rumours suggesting her husband Stephen Belafonte has been physically abusing her, two weeks after she was hospitalised with a mystery illness. The former Spice Girls star hit headlines earlier this month (Dec14), when she was admitted to a medical centre for treatment for a "serious" ailment.
Her poor health forced her to skip an appearance as a judge on the first half of the U.K.'s The X Factor final on 13 December (14), but when she returned to the panel the following night (14Dec14), she sparked speculation about the state of her marriage by showing up without her wedding ring and sporting what appeared to be scratches and bruises on her skin.
Reports subsequently emerged alleging Brown had been hospitalised after becoming a victim of domestic abuse - but film producer Belafonte vehemently denied the claims and even threatened legal action.
Now Brown has finally spoken out to clear the air about the rampant rumours, insisting all is well in the Belafonte household, while blaming a problem with her Twitter account for her social networking silence.
The singer shared a photo of herself alongside her husband of seven years on Instagram.com on Sunday (28Dec14), and in the accompanying caption, she wrote, "This is for my fans havin problems with my Twitter will be back soon! I'm very good was very polly (poorly) but much better now and for the record my hubby never would lay a hand on me sorry took so long but any response fuels rumors love my family. love my fans (sic)."
Brown's message was posted days after her teenage daughter Phoenix came to her stepdad's defence.
The 15 year old posted an Instagram photo of herself and Belafonte shopping for last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve (24Dec14) and added the caption, "Can everyone just chill he didn't hit my mom don't know how that stupid rumour came up."
Phoenix Gulzar is Mel B's child from her first marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar. She also has a little girl from her relationship with Eddie Murphy, and shares a three-year-old daughter with Belafonte, who also has a child from a previous romance.
British pop star Melanie Brown has reportedly postponed scheduled eye surgery just a week after she was hospitalised with a mystery illness. The former Spice Girls star was forced to give up her place on the judging panel for the first installment of The X Factor final in the U.K. last weekend (13-14Dec14) when she was admitted to a medical facility.
She returned to the panel for the second show on Sunday (14Dec14) and has yet to confirm what caused her health scare.
Brown had been due to undergo eye surgery in Los Angeles, but Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper now reports the operation has been postponed.
The singer is said to have waited two years for the operation to correct eye problems stemming from a previous laser surgery procedure.
A host of celebrities including George Clooney, Mcbusted and Warwick Davis teamed up to help raise $8.8 million (£5.5 million) for festive charity telethon Text Santa. The show raised its highest ever annual amount and brings the total over four years to $32.8 million (£20.5 million).
Clooney's much-anticipated cameo appearance in a Downton Abbey skit was aired, while Davis guest starred in U.K. soap opera Coronation Street alongside former Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown.
Members of supergroup McBusted undertook gruesome jungle tasks from reality TV show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and host Phillip Schofield climbed to the highest point in Europe, the top of London's The Shard building.
The show was also hosted by TV personalities Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Paddy McGuinness, Alesha Dixon and Christine Bleakley.
A spokesperson for U.K. network ITV, which airs the telethon, says, "It's been an amazing evening and I want to thank all the artists who took part and all the ITV viewers who have both donated to and got more involved with the charities as a result of Text Santa. It's all about raising awareness of the work of these excellent causes and giving viewers an evening of top class entertainment in the process."
All proceeds raised during the show go directly to charities hand picked by the stars involved.
The beneficiaries include Simon Cowell's choice of Guide Dogs, Ant & Dec's the Teenage Cancer Trust and Carey Mulligan's pick the Alzheimer's Society.
Melanie Brown's husband Stephen Belafonte has vowed to take legal action over reports suggesting the pop star has become a victim of domestic violence. The status of the former Spice Girl's marriage to film producer Belafonte hit headlines last week (ends12Dec14), after she was admitted to a U.K. hospital with a mystery illness and then appeared on British talent show The X Factor over the weekend (12-13Dec14) without her wedding ring and sporting what appeared to be scratches and bruises on her skin.
Brown has yet to comment on the fevered speculation, but Belafonte has now spoken out to clear up the rumours, insisting he is unaware of any abuse allegations.
Speaking to Britain's Daily Mail, he said, "Who accused me of it (beating his wife)? Did she accuse me of it? The police? The hospital? Who accused me of it? No one has accused me of anything."
He then claimed not to have seen any of the U.K. tabloid stories in recent days, alleging Brown had walked out on her husband of seven years, and threatened to sue over the reports.
Asked if he had ever raised a hand to his wife, he fired back, "You'll see all the legal letters going out tomorrow. Everybody's been contacted by Mel's representative, all the papers, that said: 'I did not hit her, this isn't going on, that's not going on.'"
His comments emerge two days after he addressed rumours suggesting his marriage was on the rocks, taking to Twitter to write, "I don't usually respond to Twitter msgs (messages) but I will respond to comments of (my marriage in trouble) which I think are quite disgusting (and) untrue!... Mel was very ill a bunch of doctors helped her get better if fans can't just relax B4 (before) being negative they r (are) not real fans... (sic)".
The couple has a three-year-old daughter together, while Brown has two girls from previous romances and Belafonte also has a child from a prior relationship.
Melanie Brown's husband Stephen Belafonte has dismissed rumours their marriage is in trouble after the singer appeared on The X Factor without her wedding ring. The former Spice Girl was admitted to hospital suffering from a mystery illness on Thursday (11Dec14) and missed the first half of the British reality TV show's final on Saturday (13Dec14).
Brown returned to The X Factor on Sunday (14Dec14) and sparked rumours her union with Belafonte was on the rocks when she waved at the cameras and was clearly not wearing her ring.
Brown did not reveal the nature of her illness, but told presenter Dermot O'Leary, "I really missed being here, but a big thank you to the doctors and nurses who got me here tonight."
Over the weekend (13-14Dec14), Brown's mother Andrea and sister Danielle posted a series of messages on Twitter.com demanding information about the singer's condition and whereabouts.
After receiving a barrage of comments on social media, Belafonte tweeted, "I don't usually respond to Twitter msgs (messages) but I will respond to comments of (my marriage in trouble) which I think are quite disgusting (and) untrue!... Mel was very ill a bunch of doctors helped her get better if fans can't just relax B4 (before) being negative they r (are) not real fans..."
Pop star Melanie Brown is still undergoing doctors' tests to discover the cause of her mystery illness, which has forced her to drop out of the The X Factor U.K. final this weekend (13-14Dec14).
The former Spice Girls star became unwell on Thursday (11Dec14) and doctors still have not found an explanation for her "serious" condition.
Brown's spokesman tells Britain's Sunday People newspaper, "Doctors are still carrying out tests and at this stage we just don't know what it is. All we can do is pray for her speedy recovery."
The singer had to cancel all judging commitments for The X Factor U.K., including the first half of the final on Saturday night (13Dec14), where she was replaced by former judge Tulisa Contostavlos.
Brown's fellow judge and pop star Cheryl Cole wrote on Twitter.com, "Absolutely gutted Mel is not able to make it tonight after all the love and hard work she has put into getting (contestant) Andrea here."
Brown's aide admits the likelihood of her attending the second part of the final on Sunday night (14Dec14) is slim, adding,"Mel has put her heart and soul into this show and will be really upset at missing the final... at this stage, the prospects of that seem very, very remote. Mel's wellbeing is paramount. She is getting the best possible care and attention."
Brown's contestant Andrea Faustini was voted out of the competition on Saturday.