Spice Girls star Melanie Brown insists she'll never let former bandmate Geri Halliwell forget the fact she quit the band on her birthday. Scary Spice has forgiven the singer for walking out on the band in the middle of an international tour in 1998 - but she always finds a way of reminding her whenever they meet up.
She tells newsman Larry King, "When Geri left the group, it was bad. She left on my birthday, and didn't tell anybody... Just didn't show up. We had the rest of the tour. The American part of the tour."
Mel B admits she felt bitter towards Ginger Spice for "a long time", but now they're friends again.
But she admits, "I still remind her of it... I saw her a couple weeks ago and I said, 'Do you remember when you left on my birthday?'
"She just felt the pressure too much, so just decided to take a break."
Pop star-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham is too busy for baby number five. The former Spice Girls star has seen her fashion career take off in recent years, and she admits having another child with her soccer star husband David would be too much work.
Beckham tells Britain's Grazia magazine, "Well the next thing someone would normally ask is am I pregnant? I seem to get asked that regularly but no, I'm not having another baby - there's enough going on. But you know it's a really exciting time for me and my team and there are a lot of people that have come on this journey with me and they've made all this possible."
The 40 year old and her husband are already parents to sons Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 12, and Cruz, nine, and daughter Harper, three.
Dominic West still feels aggrieved nearly 20 years after the Spice Girls snubbed him on the set of their movie. The Wire star landed a tiny role as a photographer in the girl group's 1997 film Spice World and admits he took the job in part so he could meet the pop singers.
However, all the bandmembers snubbed him, apart from Geri Halliwell.
He tells Thedailybeast.com, "Spice World was a career high. I was very keen to meet (the Spice Girls)... I don't know why! I didn't have a favourite, but the only one who spoke to me was the Ginger one (Halliwell). She was quite nice to me. The other ones just looked at me like I was this terrible aberration in the casting."
British pop star-turned-reality TV personality Kerry Katona wed for a third time on Sunday (14Sep14). The former Atomic Kitten singer exchanged vows with her partner George Kay at a luxury hotel in Gloucester, England in front of guests including Spice Girls star Melanie Brown and fellow TV star Katie Price, who acted as a bridesmaid.
Katona has been dating Kay since 2012 and they became parents to a daughter in April (14). She was previously married to Westlife star Brian McFadden and has four other children from previous relationships.
As America's Next Top Model's 21st cycle unfolds, we've decided to take a look at previous seasons to see how often Tyra and her ever-changing panel of judges choose the right model. As anyone who has watched the show throughout the years (and the marathons every time they're on TV) knows, the model you spend all season rooting for rarely wins, no matter how much she deserves to.
Who Won: Adrianne Curry
Should Have Won: Adrianne Curry
If only Tyra's first season were a sign of things to come. She picked it right. Adrianne had that special blend of being cool, a good model, and reality TV perfection (which is essential for a first season). She went on to become a "star" on Vh1's CelebReality, and we continued to grow up watching the ups and downs of her relationship with a Brady. That sort of contribution to our adolescence is invaluable.
Who Won: Yoanna House
Should Have Won: Mercedes Scelba-Shorte
Mercedes was perfect! She was such a great model, she had the cutest personality, and she was owning the competition while suffering with Lupus. Her final photo and her Billie Holiday photo are some of our favorite in ANTM history.
Who Won: Eva Pigford
Should Have Won: Toccara Jones, Yaya DaCosta
Eva was okay, but we loved Toccara. She left too soon, and we began to root for Eva. Looking back on this cycle now though, it's hard not to feel like Yaya is sort of like ANTM's Jennifer Hudson -- she lost, but has the best career possibly out of any of the girls.
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Who Won: Naima Mora
Should Have Won: Kahlen Rondot
This is a no brainer. Kahlen was perfect. Naima was a good model, okay, sure. But she was quiet and enigmatic. Kahlen was shy, but adorable and relatable. And, if we're being frank, a far superior model.
Who Won: Nicole Linklater
Should Have Won: Bre Scullark (or Nik Pace)
We loved Bre. We still love Bre. She will always be one of our favorites. We rooted for Nik after Bre was eliminated, but Tyra didn't seem to care and picked the annoying and whiny Nicole.
Who Won: Danielle (Dani) Evans
Should Have Won: Joanie Dodds
This makes us uncomfortable to say, because we really like both girls here. This was one of the rare instances where we would have been happy regardless of who won. For some reason, we always remember this as the cycle that Joanie won though. Clearly she left the stronger impression (although we'll never forget Dani's photo on top of the elephant, while she was sick).
Who Won: CariDee English
Should Have Won: CariDee English
We felt really bad when Melrose lost because she was consistently good. She tried so hard to be perfect. Sure, she wasn't the most likable, but she was undeniably a good model. But CariDee had the whole package. She was likable and could model. We would have been happy if one of the twins won too though (just saying...).
Who Won: Jaslene Gonzalez
Should Have Won: Renee Alway
We were rooting for Renee from the very beginning. When she came in third place, we obviously started supporting Jaslene just to prevent the bizarre Natasha from winning. Deep down though, we still feel wronged by Renee's elimination.
Who Won: Saleisha Stowers
Should Have Won: Jenah Doucette
We never liked Saleisha. She kind of looked like Rihanna if Rihanna were on Disney. We were never into it. Chantal similarly had sanitized feel to her. Jenah shined as the only normal, likable girl in the cycle. She was a great model too!
Who Won: Whitney Thompson
Should Have Won: Anya Kop
This is one that outrages us still. Whitney was unlikable and even the judges thought so for most of the season. She just happened to get farther than any other plus-sized model, so they let her win. Everybody knows that Anya ran that cycle as if she were already a professional. Her photo shoot with Nigel? Her Sprite campaign? And don't even get us started on the injustice of eliminating Tiffani Thiessen-lookalike Katarzyna. How did they pick Whitney?
Who Won: McKey Sullivan
Should Have Won: McKey Sullivan
Girl was flawless. She was tall, stunning, poised, and had a lovely personality. Honorable mention to Analeigh Tipton though for doing her thing and having a great career.
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Who Won: Teyona Anderson
Should Have Won: Allison Harvard
Allison. Our favorite contestant in the history of ANTM. This one hurts. We're not quite ready to talk about it.
Who Won: Nicole Fox
Should Have Won: Nicole Fox
We loved Nicole and we loved runner-up Laura Kirkpatrick. Tyra didn't have the chance to mess this cycle up.
Who Won: Krista White
Should Have Won: Raina Hein
Raina has been working more than anyone else from this cycle -- we've been seeing her pop up on commercials, and a working model is a successful one. Overall, we didn't really like this cycle.
Who Won: Ann Ward
Should Have Won: Kayla Ferrel
First of all, Ann's runway walk was not good. Chelsey and Jane were both good models, but there was something about Kayla that we were consistently drawn to. She somehow looked like a classic beauty, yet edgy and modern. She was fieeeeerce.
Who Won: Brittani Kline
Should Have Won: Hannah Jones
Were we the only ones who didn't hate Alexandria? We would have been happy if she won, but instead we were left with Brittani. She was a fine model, but on a personal level, we just stopped liking her after that meltdown in panel. Hannah also reminded us a lot of Analeigh from cycle 12, so we had a soft spot for her.
Who Won: Lisa D'Amato
Should Have Won: Allison Harvard
TWICE? REALLY? Allison, who broke our hearts when she was runner-up in cycle 12, admits that it sucks to be runner-up twice. She should have won. Twice. She's the best. We'll never be ready to talk about this.
Who Won: Sophie Sumner
Should Have Won: ...Annaliese Dayes? ...Laura LaFrate? Maybe Sophie?
This is one of those cycles that had three great girls at the end. At one point or another, we rooted for all of them to win. We're happy Sophie won because she was a cutie, but we loved Annaliese way more throughout the competition. She was like a Spice Girl and a model all in one.
Who Won: Laura James
Should Have Won: Leila Goldkuhl
Laura is a fantastic model -- let's just get that out of the way up front. Leila was eliminated, because Tyra rarely makes good decisions, and brought back by the fans who loved her. Clearly she was a fan-favorite and she should have won. Leila was definitely better than runner-up Kiara.
Who Won: Jourdan Miller
Should Have Won: Renee Bhagwandeen
Our friend texted within the first episode of ANTM 2.0 saying she couldn't stand the girl who was married and divorced at 18. And she never really made us like her more. On the other hand, from the moment Renee was shown in the casting episode, she had our vote. We were gung-ho from the get-go. Sure, Cory and Marvin were fantastic, but personally we're still rooting for the girls.
Will Tyra make the right choice in Cycle 21?
Victoria Beckham has followed husband David and son Brooklyn's lead and accepted pal Eva Longoria's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The former Spice Girls star posted footage of her early morning ice shower on Twitter.com on Thursday (21Aug14) and nominated Tom Ford, Katie Holmes and her son Cruz Beckham to take the challenge next.
Meet the Belchers
They are the ideal American family. Two parents, three kids, all happy to be together. They dance, they sing, they express themselves. If you think The Simpsons are the best cartoon family on TV, just take a look at how honest and loving the Belchers are. From the parents: Bob (Baw-by) and Linda, to kids Tina, Gene, and Louise, the Belchers are basically the dream team when it comes to family. They all bring their A-game.
1. As sisters, Louise and Tina have learned how to express their feelings:
2. Gene understands that it’s important to be honest as well:
3. Linda teaches her daughters (and Gene) the most valuable life lessons:
4. In the Belcher family, it’s totally cool to say whatever is on your mind:
5. Dancing is how they bring their family together:
6. Tina is easily one of the most charming people in the world:
7. She is also the perfect role model for her younger siblings:
8. The whole family is very accepting:
9. Linda does not get drunk:
10. But Bob does, only to be fun:
11. The kids are able to give their parents advice:
12. The whole family can respect each other’s house rules:
13. Bob and Linda are very informed and prepared parents:
14. Sometimes, they even all cuddle together in bed as a family:
Do you think the Belchers are the ideal cartoon family? Tweet us why you love them and why you watch Bob’s Burgers!
British pop group S Club 7 have officially agreed to reunite as a seven-piece. The Reach hitmakers split in 2003 after five years together and have been dogged by comeback rumours in recent months.
Three of the members, Jo O'Meara, Paul Cattermole and Bradley McIntosh, began touring small venues in the U.K. under the name S Club 3 in 2008 and were joined by Tina Barrett earlier this year (14).
Now, the remaining three members - Rachel Stevens, Hannah Spearritt and Jon Lee - have agreed to link up for a full band reunion. Their creator Simon Fuller, the former manager of the Spice Girls, will also be supporting their comeback.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "The seven have had a lot of big money offers over the years but they only feel the time is right now... Simon wants this comeback to be even bigger than Take That or (British pop group) Steps."
Former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell didn't quit the group because she was feuding with bandmate Melanie Brown, according to Scary Spice herself. Halliwell's shock departure in 1996 marked the beginning of the end of the girl power superstars, and a spat with Mel B has often been cited as the reason behind the split.
But now Brown is keen to set the record straight once and for all as she continues to fight for a second Spice Girls reunion tour with or without Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham, who insists she's finished with the group for good.
During a chat with U.S. TV host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday (06Aug14), the singer-turned-TV personality said, "I don't think it was my feud (that led to the split). I think she had some stuff going on in her head... I don't think she could take the pressure. She actually talked about it in her book and she just bounced."
But Mel B admits Halliwell's timing could have been better: "She happened to have left on my birthday. What a b**ch!"
And, during a grilling about her life as a Spice Girl, Mel B confessed that she and rap kingpin Diddy are now gym buddies after he upset her at an awards show.
She recalled, "I did have an argument with Puff Daddy... He yelled at me to get off the stage when I was hosting this awards show... I said, 'Come over here and say that to my face', and then we got into a bit of an 'f you' kind of scenario.
"Now I see him at SoulCycle (gym) and he's fine. He's like, 'Hey Mel, how are you?' It's all cool."