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.”
The entire story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.
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.”
Spice Girl Melanie Brown, dressed in a fancy black dress, and husband Stephen Belafonte were spotted outside Parc in Hollywood on Monday night (October 1). Watch footage from X17 below.
Mel B And Family At Style Villa At Caesar’s Palace
September 12, 2007 – Spice Girl Melanie Brown and husband Stephan Belafonte took daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown to her first red carpet event. The family visited the Style Villa at Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace on Saturday (September 8). Pictures at Splash have since been removed.
Christa Parker and Elizabeth Rodriguez spoke with The Sunday Mirror about their lesbian flings with Melanie Brown, and expressed worry the Spice Girls star is on the verge of a breakdown. “I think the reason she is so promiscuous is that she craves intimacy,” Parker explained. “It’s like she never gets enough of it and that’s why she’s craves sex so much. She craves intimacy with whoever she can find it. Mel is very clingy. She needs constant attention and companionship. Her lifestyle can be pretty out of control, but she tries to keep it under control because of her daughter Phoenix.”
The article at Mirror.co.uk has since been removed.
Mel B And Hubby Shop At Petit Tresor
August 26, 2007 – Spice Girl Melanie Brown was spotted shopping for baby clothes at the Petit Tresor baby boutique with Stephen Belafonte on Wednesday (August 22). Mel B sported a cleavage baring white top with a black skirt, holding hands with her beefy man. Check out pictures from x17.
Mel B And Hubby Visit Mulholland Tennis Club
August 23, 2007 – Spice Girl Melanie Brown and husband Stephen Belafonte were spotted visiting Mulholland Tennis Club on Saturday (August 18) in Beverly Hills, California. The former Spice Girl and Harry’s son brought her daughters Angel Iris and Phoenix Chi and his three-year-old daughter along.
Pictures at Splash News have since been removed.
Mel B: New Hubby Isn’t A Wife Beater
August 21, 2007 – Melanie Brown has spoken out for the first time to deny reports new husband Stephen Belafonte is a wife-beater. “They’re trying to make him out to be this aggressive, violent, woman batterer and he’s not,” the Spice Girl told Hello! magazine. “If you read those police reports, they never say he physically beat up a woman.” Belafonte was charged with battery after he attacked his common-law wife Nicole Contreras during a drunken episode at their home in 2003. “He hasn’t been the best of people,” Mel admitted. “I know everything that he’s done. He went through group therapy and counseling, but he’s fully aware of what he’s done.”
Mel B And Stephen Belafonte Get Hitched In Vegas Drive-Thru Wedding
August 9, 2007 – The Sun reports Spice Girl Melanie Brown secretly wed Stephen Belafonte in Las Vegas two months ago. “Stephen and I have known each other for seven years. We wanted to make a commitment,” Mel B explained. “We wanted it to be private and have a big wedding with our families later in the year.” Rev Marie Stapleton, who officiated the nuptials at the “drive-thru” Special Memory Wedding Chapel, said: “They paid the 59 dollars on his Visa card. They made no big deal of it. I don’t think she had a wedding dress.”
The Sun’s Victoria Newton is dishing dirt on Melanie Brown and how the Spice Girls star has had several former lovers claim she was a sex addict. “Mel was at it all the time. She was always talking loudly to everyone about her sex life,” a source revealed.
Newton also hears that during the girl group’s heyday, she wasn’t the hardest of workers. “She never really took anything seriously,” a tipster said. “Sometimes the other girls used to get pissed off because she was messing around and not paying attention in rehearsals. She just wanted a good time – she was the real fun one out of the lot of them.”
TMZ has obtained an official copy of a birth certificate for former Spice Girl Melanie Brown’s daughter Iris-Angel Murphy Brown, born April 3rd in Santa Monica, California, months after the former Spice Girl and Eddie Murphy split up. The section that lists the child’s father has been left blank as the singer attempts to prove Murphy is the father. Check it out here.
Victoria Beckham and her Spice Girls bandmate Melanie Brown were spotted dining with Jennifer Aniston’s boyfriend Paul Sculfor at Saddle Ranch on the Sunset Strip. Posh had a camera crew in tow filming for her reality show.
Pictures from Splash have since been removed.
Posh Hates Celebrity Bloggers
Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is no fan of celebrity bloggers. “I think these people are pretty spineless, the way they hide behind pseudo-names,” Posh moaned to Neil Sean of Sky News. “They don’t really know what’s going on in anybody’s lives. They’re just sad people sat behind their computers.”
Eddie’s Keeping Mel B From Bringing Baby To London
May 4, 2007 – Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown spoke with OK! magazine about how she was unable to bring her baby girl Angel to London for David Beckham’s 32nd birthday bash, blaming the situation on Eddie Murphy. Mel complained, “Eddie is refusing to do a DNA test and refusing to sign the birth certificate. I can’t register my baby or get her passport. I really wanted to bring Angel over during my visit this week to meet David and the rest of the Spice Girls but I can’t take her out of the country… I’m so upset.”
Mel B Shopping Eddie Murphy Tell-All?
April 22, 2007 – Sources tell PerezHilton.com that former Spice Girl Melanie Brown is currently negotiating to sell a tell-all interview and accompanying photo shoot, where the singer/actress will talk about her ill-fated romance with Eddie Murphy.
Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown spoke with OK! magazine about her efforts to contact ex boyfriend Eddie Murphy after learning he was denying he was the father of her newborn daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown.
“There was a sea of photographers. There were people shouting about a DNA test,” Brown explained. “I tried to call Eddie, and I couldn’t get through. Then I got through, and he said he would call me back, and that was it. He never called back. I don’t feel humiliated. I think the only person who has humiliated themselves is Eddie. His behavior was unacceptable. We both know this is his baby. If he wants to do a DNA test, do it. Step up to the plate and be responsible. I have no doubt that this is Eddie’s baby. Maybe one day Eddie will tell me why this happened. I am now more confident and grounded than I have ever been. I feel pretty amazing.”
Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown gave birth to a little girl early Tuesday (April 3). The baby girl was born at 12:11am at St John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. A spokeswoman for the singer said in a statement to the press: “The baby is completely healthy with a good head of hair. Mother and baby are now resting. No name has been decided on as yet, and she is purely known as Baby Brown.” Brown now faces a paternity battle with Hollywood star Eddie Murphy.
Mel B Snaps At Snapper
March 24, 2007 – Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown wasn’t happy to see a paparazzo on Thursday (March 22). “Can you stop now please,” the pregnant 31-year-old complained. TMZ has since removed the video.
Eddie Murphy Avoids Mel B’s Home Turf
January 28, 2007 – The New York Daily News reports Eddie Murphy skipped the UK premiere of ‘Dreamgirls’ in London last week because according to sources, he was unnerved by the fans of his British ex-girlfriend, Melanie Brown. “London is her turf,” says our insider. “And Eddie knows Mel has a loyal fan base. He’s afraid the U.K.’s reaction to him won’t be good because of what he did to her.”
Mel B Hopes Witchcraft Can Win Back Eddie Murphy
December 25, 2006 – News of the World reports former Spice Girl Melanie Brown has hired a witch doctor to help revive her relationship with Eddie Murphy. “She was heartbroken when they split and was prepared to try anything to win Eddie back,” a friend of the singer revealed. “She’d heard about the powers witch doctors have and when everything else failed she knew it was her only hope. It sounds too ridiculous to be true but she was prepared to stop at nothing to get him back. She has already raised one child on her own and does not want to do it again.”
Jason Steele spoke with News of the World about his wild sex with Melanie Brown, and how he feels Eddie Murphy is making a mistake not sticking with the pregnant former Spice Girl. “Eddie’s a fool letting her go,” Jason opined. “She’s dynamite in bed and knows every trick. Eddie has really lost out. I wish I’d kept hold of her myself. Mel has a great body, a fantastic personality and an amazing appetite for sex.”
Mel B Fires Back Over Eddie Murphy’s Paternity Questions
December 8, 2006 – Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown responded to claims her former boyfriend Eddie Murphy made questioning the paternity of her unborn baby in an interview with ‘RTL Boulevard’. “I am obviously upset and distressed at some of the comments made by Eddie Murphy to the media,” she said in a statement obtained by ‘Access Hollywood’. “I was astonished [by] what Eddie said there is absolutely no question that Eddie is the father.”
The Sun reports Melanie Brown thought she and Eddie Murphy were still together when he began cheating on the pregnant former Spice Girl with Tracey Edmonds, ex-wife of Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds. “The news that Eddie was asking for a paternity test was a bitter pill for Mel to swallow,” a source said. “She wasn’t even aware that she had been dumped. The news is a massive blow to her confidence and pride.” Read more.
Melanie Brown Tells Pals She’s 4 Months Pregnant
October 18, 2006 – The New York Daily News reports former Spice Girl Melanie Brown has confided to friends that she’s four months pregnant with Eddie Murphy’s child. “She says she’s a little nervous about how big she’s going to get, because there’s a history of twins in Eddie’s family,” a friend revealed.
Mel B Reportedly Pregnant
October 16, 2006 – Sources close to Melanie Brown and Eddie Murphy are claiming the former Spice Girl is pregnant. “People have heard she is about four months pregnant, which is about as long as their relationship has been going on,” a source tells The Glasgow Daily Record. “They seem delighted and Mel hasn’t stopped grinning. The relationship is very strong. There is no ring on her finger yet but no one would be surprised if they got married without too much notice.”
Mel B And Eddie Murphy Headed To The Altar
October 16, 2006 – Hollywood sources tell Bill Zwecker of The Chicago Sun-Times that Eddie Murphy is truly head-over-heels for Melanie Brown after meeting the former Spice Girl at a party in June. The couple reportedly already have had each other’s names tattooed on their bodies.