News of the World hears from a family source close to Eddie Murphy that the actor was not in love with Melanie Brown and only slept with the Spice Girl three times. “It was clear Mel was desperate to be like Posh Spice and wanted a high profile catch like David Beckham,” the source said. “She wanted the fame and the fortune and more than anything she wanted a wealthy, A-list husband. Getting involved with Mel was the worst mistake Eddie ever made and he’ll regret it for the rest of his life. He’s eaten away by bitterness and is convinced she’s trying to ruin him.”
In fact, the source claimed that Mel B “said all the problems would go away if Eddie agreed to her demands for a $9 million house in Malibu plus living expenses for 18 years.”
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Mel B Refuses To Waive Terminally Ill Kids Charity Appearance Fee
December 23, 2007 – News of the World is going after Melanie Brown after the Spice Girl refused to waive her appearance fee for helping the Make a Wish Foundation. “All Mel B did was sing a couple of Christmas songs, sign autographs and mingle with the crowd collecting donations in a plastic bucket,” an insider at the London Selfridges, where the fundraiser was held, told the British tabloid. “And for that she pocketed £10,000 [$20,000] that should have gone to needy kids. Many people felt she should have waived her fee. It’s the least she could have done to help raise cash for the kids.” The full story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.
Mel B Shocked She Made It So Far In ‘Dancing With The Stars’
November 28, 2007 – Melanie Brown spoke with TV Guide’s ‘Reality Chat’ moments after it was announced she and dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiyhad been beaten in the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ finale to Helio Castroneves and dance partner Julianne Hough on Tuesday night. The Spice Girls star admitted that making it this far in the competition was shocking to her. “I’m glad that America embraced us and made us stay on until the end,” Mel B said. “It was unexpected to me.” Video at YouTube has since been removed.
Helio Castroneves Edges Mel B In ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Finale
November 28, 2007 – Race-car driver Helio Castroneves and dance partner Julianne Hough upset Spice Girl Melanie Brown and dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy to capture the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ mirrorball trophy on Tuesday night on ABC. The Spice Girl admitted that losing “was a horrible feeling. I’m not going to deny it.” Castroneves admitted he was “shocked” by the victory: “I was not expecting it. Mel, she’s an incredible dancer.”