Geri Halliwell Having Trouble Selling Out Tour Dates

The Mirror reports former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has been unable to sell out any of the 13 dates on her comeback tour. “Geri’s tickets went on sale a month ago but even though she’s playing in places like Doncaster’s Dome and Aberdeen’s Press & Journal Arena, rather than Wembley, the take-up has been pretty slow,” a source explained “When you consider that Kylie’s tour sold out within minutes and that newcomers like Avril Lavigne can pack out venues much bigger than the ones Geri’s playing, it doesn’t bode well.”

Geri Fumes Over Simon’s ‘Ride It’ Slam

December 28, 2004 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is upset with Simon Cowell after the ‘Idol’ judge slammed her comeback single ‘Ride It’ as “terrible.” A source said the singer complained, “I know he only said it to get his show mentioned in the papers, but it’s cruel and it hurts. I may never forgive him.”

Geri And Darius Get Spiritual At Christmas Bash

December 26, 2004 – Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and ‘Pop Idol’ finalist Darius Danesh invited all their “spiritual advisers” to a Christmas party at London’s Embassy club, according to The People. Their Feng Shui expert, crystals guru and acupuncturist joined the rumored couple in the VIP area.

Geri Looks To Emulate Dido

December 25, 2004 – The Daily Star reports that former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is looking to ditch her pop image to be a more serious performer like Dido. “Geri’s had enough of doing the same old videos and shows where she’s flaunting her curves and acting like a teenager,” an insider revealed. “She’s told her people she wants her career to take a new, more adult direction. As far as she’s concerned, that means a total image overhaul to kick it off. She’s using Dido as an example of what she’s going for. She’s 32 and wants to appeal to a different audience.”

Geri Halliwell Goes Horseback To Promote ‘Ride It’

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell arrived on horseback at G.A.Y Bar in Soho, Central London to promote her latest single ‘Ride It’ on Tuesday (November 23). Check out pictures from FilmMagic, RexFeatures, GettyImages, and TheSun.

Halliwell Thinks Her Dogs Are Gay

November 17, 2004 – The Mirror reports former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell believes her pet shih-tzu Harry and her Pomeranian pooch Daddy are a gay. “They are always kissing and fussing over each other but they are both boys,” she explained. “I think they are gay doggies… Trust me to have gay doggies.”

Halliwell Wants To Host Kids Show

November 9, 2004 – Sky News reports that former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is interested in hosting a children’s television program. “I like the idea of a ‘Blue Peter’-type show, as I can connect with kids,” she said. Meanwhile, now that Halliwell has taken singing lessons, the ‘Ride It’ singer is planning on performing live at gigs in support of her forthcoming album.

Where Will The Divas Be In The Future Continued

Contributed anonymously:

Hello again, after how popular my last essay was, I thought I would give it another go with different Divas, and some probably aren’t actually Divas, but I don’t care, am gonna write about them anyway.

1) Kylie Minogue, I’m not sure how popular she is in the USA but in UK she’s quite popular and has won best bum award several times. Her last album I felt wasn’t as good as others she has produced and I see her doing acting or modeling.

2) Mandy Moore, I have nooooo idea who this woman is. So you can make your own minds up about her.

3) Shakira, again I don’t know her success in the USA but she hasn’t done as well in UK. I don’t see her doing much in the future, she will phase out I presume.

4) Cher, well, she is quite old so hasn’t got much of a future lol, but she has had a amazing career, an now she’s retired and will hopefully live out her days, relaxing and enjoying life.

5) Victoria Beckham, The only way she can stay in the public eye, is with publicity stunts. I am a huge fan of hers but I can admit she hasn’t got a great voice, but has a fantastic figure. She will as she has already done just be a fashion designer and catwalk model.

6) Delta Goodrem, Afraid to say again, I don’t know how popular she is in the USA, but I’m going to guess and say she is quite. She has a really strong voice and I like her. She will be around singing for a while and probably try her hand at acting.

7) JoJo, this girl is so young, so I can’t really take a guess at her life. I hope she does well and I can imagine her being the Britney spears of this generation of 10 yr olds.

8) Joss Stone, she’s got a really good voice, but she does look a bit odd though. I can see her staying the in the public eye all her life singing, like a Mariah Carey, in actions rather than talent. Saying that though she is a good singer

9) Geri Halliwell, I’m not sure how you spell that, so just going to guess. I cannot stand her, she is trying too hard to be famous and reclaim her solo career. She is the worse spice girl and should not have been let off the leash. I see her going back to being a nobody.

10) Pink, I like her, she grungy and punky mixed with pop. I want to see her settle down and have children, she’s just way cool. She may in some movies an do one more album but then I think she will be passed her sell by date.

One last note, too anyone who left a message on my last essay. That it was terrible or that you wished people didn’t write essays like this, then don’t read them. I wrote these essays to tell people what I think, not to inflict my views on others. Whether you disagree or agree. Thanks for reading this. Kooky777

Geri Halliwell Dating Darius Danesh

According to News of the World, former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is now dating Darius Danesh. “They seem like an odd couple but it looks like the real thing,” a source revealed. “Geri has been swooning that Darius is absolutely gorgeous. She’s fallen for him very hard and quickly. She even says Darius is the man of her dreams.” The singers met while performing on the same bill in September. “They clicked immediately,” the source added. “Darius asked her out and she said yes. They’ve been on several dates since then and it seems to be going well.”

Halliwell’s Latest Slammed By Simon Cowell

October 29, 2004 – After seeing former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell video for her new single ‘Ride It’, during an interview for Saturday’s CD:UK, Simon Cowell sneered: “Honestly, if I was her record company and that video arrived on my desk, I’d throw it in the bin. I think it’s rubbish, it is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Is it a joke?”

Geri Halliwell On ‘Top Of The Pops’ Boob Watch

The Mirror reports that BBC bosses are insisted on vetting former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell outfit for tonight’s performance on ‘Top Of The Pops’, where she’ll be performing her new single ‘Ride It’. An insider said: “They basically have Geri on boob watch. She’s a lot bustier these days and they are scared she might pop out. It’s like something out of the dark ages.”

Geri Halliwell ‘Ride It’ Video

Geri Halliwell 'Ride It' single cover

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is out with the music video to her new single ‘Ride It’. The song is off the British pop singer’s third album ‘Passion’, out soon on EMI. Watch the video, directed by Luca Tommassini, via Yahoo! Music below.

Geri To Release Best Of Album to the US, 2005 Plans Revealed

Contributed Anonymously:

Geri Halliwell will try for a third time as a solo artist to crack the US in 2005. Halliwell has been away since 2001 recording music and making her second flim, ‘Fat Slags.’ The last time the US saw her was in 2001 with her single, ‘It’s Raining Men,’ used on a movie soundtrack. But this time Halliwell is pulling out all of the stops. In February she will release, ‘Ryde It,’ to US radio followed by a greatest hits album in March called, ‘Look At Me: The Best of Geri Halliwell.’ Then in April Geri will come to the US to promote, ‘Fat Slags,’ her second motion picture. To coincide with that, Geri will release her DVD, ‘Geribody Yoga,’ the same month as well as her second book, ‘Geri: Just for the Record.’ In June Geri will re-release her third album in the UK with new bonus music and it will finally be released in the US in time for the start of summer.

Geri Halliwell’s Enjoying Her Curves

September 8, 2004 – Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell tells The Daily Mail that her love life has improved no end since she got her curves back. “When I was skinny, it was like a desert,” she said. “When I hit 30 I stopped trying to control things. I’m more accepting. I stopped trying to be perfect – that’s the big difference. It was so black or white with me. It was either full throttle or nothing. Now I realize life is a bit of both.”

The singer added, “I try not to have my self-esteem wrapped into what my body looks like. At the moment, it’s not bad. I’m grateful for it. It works, I can run, I can jump, I can play. Whether I’m as thin as a rake or round as a pudding, I have to walk in this body. I have to live in it, so I may as well appreciate it.”

Geri Halliwell’s Wardrobe Malfunction

When former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell performed on stage before switching on the lights at the Blackpool Illuminations in Blackpool, England on Friday (September 3), a “wardrobe malfunction” occurred, and the Daily Star is splashing a photo of the singer’s right nipple in today’s edition.

Halliwell To Perform New Single At Breast Cancer Benefit

July 24, 2004 – The Sun reports that George Michael, former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, Jamelia, Blue, and Katie Melua will perform at a televised charity gig on September 19th, raising money for the Tickled Pink campaign, which aims to help various breast cancer causes. Geri will use the event to premiere her new single, and the singer will test other new material as well. “She is desperate to get back on stage,” a friend told the British publication.

Halliwell Is Now Mango Frappe Spice

July 14, 2004 – Ann Montini of Sky News hears that former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell loves the new Starbucks Mango Frappe so much so that their Notting Hill coffee shop whips one up for her every day when she does her daily power walk with her pet dog Harry. “She loves them and could easily down two in one go,” a source revealed.

Halliwell Nervous About Co-Hosting Party In The Park

July 10, 2004 – The Sun reports former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is a bundle of nerves ahead of co-hosting the Capital FM 95.8 Party In The Park with Blue’s Duncan James, and will have coaching sessions to prepare. “Covering something like Party In The Park is a very big job and we were delighted when we got Geri on board because she’s such a big name,” a Capital FM revealed. “We have tried to make everything as easy as possible for her but she is struggling to get to grips with it.”

Soccer Neophyte Halliwell Annoys Chelsea Bar-Goers

July 2, 2004 – The new popbitch.com newsletter reports that former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell was spotted watching England’s Euro 2004 games in a Chelsea pub. During the match against France pub-goers said she looked a little confused, and kept shouting “Which one’s David?” Later, she managed to annoy the bar-goers by telling them “It’s only a game” after France scored two goals in the last two minutes to beat England.

Blue’s Duncan And Geri Halliwell At Wimbledon

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Blue star Duncan James were on hand at the Kids Centre at Wimbledon in London on Monday (June 28). They later attended a tennis match. Check out pictures from RexFeatures (Kids Centre / tennis match).

Geri Halliwell Has Singing Lessons

June 16, 2004 – The Sun reports former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is being taught to properly sing by top voice coach Penny Davis who works with the National Theatre in London. “Geri is loving getting professional help,” a friend revealed to The Sun. “It has made such a huge difference to her voice. She had nodules on her throat, a condition which can be painful and affects singing. She recently had an operation to remove them.” Halliwell’s spokesman said, “After a throat operation it is a normal procedure to take some lessons to retrain your voice.”

Melanie Brown’s Awkward Run-In With Geri Halliwell

Melanie Brown admitted she had nothing to say to fellow ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell when they bumped into each other outside an LA department store. “I had just left a department store in LA and Geri was right there in front of me. I was like: ‘Er…hi’,” Mel B tells the Daily Star. “I had nothing to say. Moments like that are just so awkward.”

Melanie Brown Afraid To Go On ‘Rent’ Stage

May 22, 2004 – The Mirror reports Emma Bunton reveals that her former Spice Girls bandmate Melanie Brown was so nervous about performing in ‘Rent’ on Broadway that she had to be pushed on stage. Emma said: “I can just imagine her saying ‘I’m not effing going on’.”

Will Melanie Brown Sue Simon Cowell?

May 12, 2004 – Sky News reports former Spice Girl Melanie Brown is talking tough after Simon Cowell decided to hire Sharon Osbourne for his new reality show ‘X Factor’ instead of her. “We have a signed agreement – so he will have to pay me the full fee,” Mel warned.

Melanie Brown Hedges On Spice Girls Reunion

April 28, 2004 – The New York Daily News caught up with Melanie Brown about her new job on Broadway as part of ‘Rent’ and asked about whether there might be a Spice Girls reunion in the future. “We will probably do something together as a group, but not for a while,” Brown said. “I think they are going to release a [greatest-hits] album, and hopefully we will all get together and write a song for it. We keep on talking about it, but everybody has branched off to do their own thing.”

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