Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown a.k.a Scary Spice looked like she was having a scary hair day as she chatted over coffee with a friend on Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd and checked out her cleavage. Mel had a brief encounter with former bandmate Geri Halliwell at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe, but the former friends didn’t even acknowledge each other.
The Sunday Mirror reports former Spice Girl Mel B has been spicing up her love life with Princess Diana’s former fitness guru Jason Steele. “There’s a sizzling chemistry between Mel and Jason – sparks really fly when they get together,” a friend revealed. “Even though Mel has based herself in Hollywood while she tries to break into films, they keep in very close contact. They are almost magnetically attracted.”
Mel B Inflates Into Swell B
January 26, 2003 – The Sunday People reports former Spice Girl Mel B took a break in Goa, India, with daughter Phoenix Chi, three, and a friend’s child. The singer was spotted in a bikini causing a stunned onlooker to say, “Mel looked daft wearing a bikini that size. Her figure is more like Mel C’s old frame, but she and Phoenix really looked happy playing in the sea.” Now they are referring to her as Swell B.
The Sunday Mirror reports former Spice Girls Geri Halliwell and Mel B are good pals once again, after a source claims the pair booked into Cliveden House, Bucks, earlier this month. “Geri arrived first and was waiting for Mel in the reception area,” a source explained. “When she arrived her eyes lit up and she was introducing Mel to everyone as ‘my good friend’ and ‘my best mate Mel.’ They were very touchy feely and larking about like they used to do when they were in the Spice Girls. It was very strange.”
The Sun reports former Spice Girl Mel B has split with actor Max Beesley for good after their attempt to rekindle their romance failed. “There was a lot of bad blood between them when they split up first time around but they still had feelings for each other,” an insider said. “After a lot of soul searching, they decided to try to give things another go. But they soon realized it wasn’t going to work out and ended it again. This time it’s over for good. There can be no going back.”
The Sunday Mirror reports former Spice Girls Mel B and Geri Halliwell have healed the long-running rift in their friendship. “She has been round to Mel’s in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, a few times in the last month or two and they have been out to lunch. They never fell out as badly as people made out and they started talking on the phone earlier this year. “I think they are both quite lonely and like to talk through their problems,” a source close to Geri said. “Geri loves seeing Mel’s daughter Phoenix, which helps to make up for not having a kid of her own.”
Mel B Turns To Acting, But Hollywood Doesn’t Bite
November 17, 2002 – The Sunday Mirror reports former Spice Girl Mel B having failed at her solo career, TV hosting, and a failed biography, has turned to acting. Her attempt to crack Hollywood though has resulted in laughter in response. Mel contacted top Tinsel Town agencies CAA and ICM, but they refused to even see her, let alone take her on. They did give her a piece of advice though, which was to ditch her Leeds accent she you want to make it in Hollywood.
Mel B Has Toilet Humor
October 27, 2002 – The Sunday People reports former Spice Girl Mel B seems to have a strange sense of toilet humor. A recent visitor to her posh pad has revealed, “She’s got two loos in the bathroom – which face each other! I’ve never seen that before.”
Mel B Gets A Private Lap Dance
October 9, 2002 – The Sun reports former Spice Girl Mel B visited a local lap dancing joint The Honey Pot in Maidenhead with a blonde pal on Saturday. The singer is a regular at strip joints, and even had a private show. “She had a private dance by a blonde wearing cream, satin undies,” said punter Louise Barber.
The Mirror reports former Spice Girl Mel B was harassed by fans while on tour in The Vagina Monologues. Mel was on stage last week when a couple of fans in the front row started singing Spice Girls songs at the top of their lungs. A witness revealed, “All Mel could hear were these two girls singing Spice Girls songs. At first she was OK about it, but eventually she started botching her lines and decided to get the pair moved to the back of the theater. Thankfully, without the girls annoying her, Mel’s second half performance improved.”
Mel B Trying To Re-Form The Spice Girls
September 24, 2002 – The Sun reports Mel B is making a desperate attempt to re-form the Spice Girls. She headed off to the U.S. on Monday to talk to Mel C about reviving the group… including Geri Halliwell. After her final night in West End play The Vagina Monologues on Saturday, she told pals, “I’m off to America to see Mel C. The band ARE still together.” A source revealed, “It’s all very ironic. Mel was the one who originally engineered the band’s split to go solo, but she has had some financial worries recently. Now she wants Geri to get back for some live dates. It seems to hinge on whether Mel C’s solo career can work.”
News of the World has the juicy excerpts from former Spice Girl Mel B’s autobiography ‘Catch A Fire’, including several of her sex secrets. Mel admits in the book “If I was to tell you how many people I’ve slept with, you’d probably say: ‘Oh my God, that is disgusting, you tart.'” Amongst her admissions were: “I made love on market stall while tramp watched.” And, “I slept with coconut-seller on beach in Hawaii.”
Mel B Sees Her Fan Base Erode At Book Signing
September 7, 2002 – The Mirror reports former Spice Girl Mel B was brought back down to Earth for her recent ‘Catch A Fire’ autobiography book signing at Waterstone’s in Nottingham. “When Mel arrived there can’t have been more than ten people there,” revealed a spy. “A few more filtered through later, but it was quite sad to watch. She seemed happy enough to sit and chat to people though.” Some of those that came in later were reportedly gently persuaded.
BBC News spoke with former Spice Girl Mel B, who is currently filming a BBC TV drama and has just published her autobiography, ‘Catch A Fire’. Asked how her bio differs from fellow ex-Spice Girls Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham, Mel B explained, “I think an autobiography should be about your feelings and what you went through. I’ve written about how I felt when I got back to the hotel room, but I haven’t really focused on what the press think I’m going to write about. It’s different because it’s coming from what I felt right then – totally oblivious to the screaming fans outside.”
The Sun reports former Spice Girl Mel B got into a nasty rumble in front of music industry bigwigs at Goldborne Pub in Shepherd’s Bush, West London after being called “a slapper.” A source revealed, “She overhead one girl say, ‘Have you seen who’s here? Scary Spice – and she looks like a right slapper’. Mel just snapped. She stormed out and started banging on the door of the next cubicle.”
Mel B Is Headed To America
June 24, 2002 – The Sun reports former Spice Girl Mel B says she’s headed to America to relaunch her solo career. She’ll have the help of Prince, Jay-Z, and Ja Rule and revealed to New Nation, “My music aim is to go to America. I’m gonna start it off in America because I’ve had lots of offers and proposals from people who wanna work me with me out there. One of the people I can confirm I will be working with, which I am really excited about, is Prince.” As for her failure to make waves in the UK market that led to her split from Virgin, Mel said, “I don’t think I had the right frame of mind and focus for my direction.”
In a explosive documentary Mel B famously tried to ban, her former husband Jimmy Gulzar is claiming that she and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell had a very close relationship (without saying the ‘L’ word) before Geri took off for a solo career. Jimmy revealed, “Melanie and Geri had a relationship with each other which goes deeper than a lot of people think. After Geri left the group she was just slagging her off. She did the same thing with me. Because of that you can see there is a deeper thing going on there between Geri and Melanie than only just being members of the same group.”
Mel B Gushes About Daughter Phoenix
April 27, 2002 – Top of the Pops spoke with Spice Girl Mel B about what she’s been up to and how things are with her daughter Phoenix Chi. Mel said, “The most important thing in my life is my child. It’s good to do TV because you can get a kind of routine, and my baby’s with me. Everything’s hunky dory, apples and pears, y’know, it’s all great!”
Dejected Mel B Overlooked By Mary J. Blige
April 25, 2002 – The Mirror reports Spice Girl Mel B was dejected after going to Mary J. Blige’s concert at Wembley Arena on Tuesday night, which had the singer rise from her seat when Mary thanked celebrities for showing up. Blige told the audience, “I want to say a big thank you to all the celebrities in the audience who have come to see me. We got Sting in the house, Stella McCartney and Miss Sweet Dreams herself Annie Lennox. And how could I forget… my main man Trevor Nelson.” But no mention of Mel, who sat back down wishing she never went to the show, which was meant to cheer her spirits after her split with actor Max Beesley.