Melanie Brown checked in with fans on her YouTube channel to mark the Spice Girls’ 15th anniversary of their first single ‘Wannabe’ being released. ‘Wannabe’ was by far the British girl group’s most successful single, reaching #1 in America, the UK, France, Germany and just about everywhere else.
“Hi to all the Spice Girls fans. First of all, I have to say a big, huge thank you for 15 years of Spice Girls support,” Mel B said. “Today , to the day, 15 years ago was when ‘Wannabe’ got released. Without you the fans, I wouldn’t be here in this hallway. So thank you, thank you, thank you for all the Spice Girls support. On behalf of the Spice Girls, we owe you the fans everything!” Watch the message via YouTube below.
Melanie Brown checked in with fans on her YouTube channel with a video from the backyard she shares with husband and movie producer Stephen Belafonte in Los Angeles on a sunny Friday (June 24).
“It’s been a while since I said hi so I thought I’d say hi today,” the former Spice Girl said. “On a lovely, sunny Friday afternoon.” Mel then showed off her home studio and a fire pit.
“Yes it is true. I’m working on my music, especially for you,” Melanie said at the end of the video.
Melanie Brown got into a heated Twitter argument with News of the World gossip columnist Dan Wootton on Friday (June 24). Apparently Mel B wasn’t happy about some reporting on whether she’d replace Cheryl Cole on the UK version of ‘The X Factor’. The former Spice Girl will be a judge on the Australian version of ‘X Factor’. The Tweets included “butt hole” insults, accusations of homophobia, stalking and that Mel’s hubby Stephen Belafonte is the author of most of her Twitter messages. The pair write:
Dan (@danwootton): You have SERIOUS ISSUES Melanie. RT @OfficialMelB: @danwootton is a butt hole!!! That’s the word on the st anyway!!!
Mel B (@OfficialMelB): @danwootton your becoming a stalker, if you don’t like me STOP following me you weirdo!!!
Dan: @OfficialMelB Responding to you calling me a “butt hole”. That UK X Factor rejection has really got to you hasn’t it.
Dan: @OfficialMelB And I suppose it must be hard to be blanked so publicly by Victoria too.
Mel B: @danwootton your just mad cos your a butt hole, guess I struck a cord hahaha
Mel B: @danwootton ah sorry Dan your not a butt hole, your a smelly butt hole, ha ha
Dan: @OfficialMelB What a shame you’re so controlled by Stephen. I know exactly what your family mean.
Dan: I was (still am tbh) the BIGGEST Spice Girls fan. So sad to see one of their members come to this. Bye bye @OfficialMelB’s career.
Mel B: @danwootton sorry Dan your not a smelly butt hole,your a wide butt hole, ha ha
Mel B: @danwootton thank you my love now please unfollow me asap (super big butt hole)
Dan: @OfficialMelB Nice and homophobic there. A bit ironic given the actions of Stephen that I’ve heard about.
Mel B: @danwootton homophobic,me never your, just mad cos your a big butt hole and you eat toilet paper,hahaha
Dan: Like that @OfficialMelB (and her man) are showing their true colors right now. How long till they delete these tweets…
Several pop artists were sharing their thoughts via Twitter while watching the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton earlier today. Amongst them:
Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): wow wow wow #royalwedding so romantic. FLAWLESS. =] How lucky is Kate? Its every girls dream to be a princess. Harry??? haha jkjk
Lucie Silvas (@LucieSilvas): Wow. I can’t help, like a lot of us, to be totally emotional looking at Kate Middleton in her wedding dress, they look so happy! Amazing : )
Esmee Denters (@esmeeworld): Congrats to the Royal Couple balcony kiss was so romantic! Loved the McQueen dress !
Melanie Brown (@OfficialMelB): What a great wedding, wishing them all the best, so happy for them!!
Sophie King (@sophiedollyrock): Amazing wedding!! Now time for my sisters Hen!!! 20 girls gone wild!!
Imogen Heap (@imogenheap): Just woken up. Ready for day of interviews In Mexico City. Did Will and Kate get married already? Highlights? Am gonna get asked for sure!
Heidi Range (@Heidi_range): A real life fairytale, amazing! Such a special day x
Missy Higgins (@missyhiggins): Am I the only one who really couldn’t care less about the royal wedding? Granted she looks stunning but this is dragging on.
Miranda Cosgrove (@MirandaBuzz): I love Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. She looks so beautiful #AlexanderMcqueen
Josh Hoge (@JoshHoge): the royal wedding feels a lot like the Macy’s parade in NYC. I’m waiting for them to say “here comes Bart Simpson & the USC marching band”.
Jessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): I’m a sucker for Tradition, a blue blooded accent,& a good cup of tea! But would still rather my Royal Wedding look more like an Oliver movie
Pixie Lott (@pixiesongs): many congratulations Kate & William, enjoy your special day – Kate you look so beautiful xoxo
Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas): am I the only one who doesn’t give a sh** about the royal wedding?
Melanie Brown and her husband Stephen Belafonte did a photo shoot and interview with News of the World to promote their new reality show ‘It’s A Scary World’. After describing how Stephen “crawls on top of her, breathing heavily, his hands mauling her thighs”, he was asked about prior claims that he and the Spice Girls star had sex five times a day. “Five times? Every single day? No. I’d be in a wheelchair,” Stephen said. “But the other weekend, I think we set a world record. She literally had me tapping out till I had nothing left. I was gonna set a sexual harassment charge on her. No bullsh**. And we did it on a flight over to London recently. I won’t say what airline cos I don’t wanna get us banned.”
The interview, video and photos at newsoftheworld.co.uk have since been removed.
Melanie Brown visited ‘Chelsea Lately’ the other night to promote her reality show ‘Mel B.: It’s a Scary World’, while taking on rumors her marriage to Stephen Belafonte is in trouble. Plus, Mel tried to play hip-hop cupid for Chelsea. “He can be a little bit crazy, but we match each other,” Mel said about Stephen. “Somebody said we’re getting divorced. No! Not yet anyway.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Melanie Brown Attends E! 20th Anniversary Party
May 28, 2010 – Melanie Brown attended the E! 20th Anniversary Party at The London hotel in West Hollywood on Monday night (May 24). The former Spice Girl signed autographs for resellers before walking into the bash with husband Stephen Belafonte. Watch it via Hollywood.tv’s YouTube channel below.
Melanie Brown Attends ‘CATS’ Hollywood Premiere
March 12, 2010 – Melanie Brown attended the ‘CATS’ premiere in Hollywood, California the other night. The former Spice Girls member signed autographs for resellers, posed for some pictures, and told a paparazzo she enjoyed Monique’s Oscar win and speech on Sunday. Watch Hollywood.tv footage below.
Melanie Brown & Stephen Belafonte Dine At Mr. Chow
August 1, 2009 – Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown and her husband Stephen Belafonte were spotted leave Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills on Thursday (July 30). After assisting Mel B in an awaiting car, Stephen expressed his unhappiness with the paparazzi packing around them by flashing a bit of his backside. Watch Hollywood.tv footage via YouTube below.
Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown is releasing a workout video. The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant spoke with Fox News Channel about ‘Totally Fit’. “Who wants to go to a gym and try to figure out machinery,” Mel B said. “I’ve actually created a DVD workout program where you can use household items like water bottles or cans of soup or broomsticks or a mop. To just make it more affordable so it makes sense for you, and me.” Brown added that following their recent reunion tour, she doubts the Spice Girls will reunite again, but “we’re all really good friends.”
The interview video at FoxNews.com has since been removed.
News of the World reports Eddie Murphy has reached a child support agreement with Melanie Brown which will see the actor spend $50,000 a month to the former Spice Girl to care for their daughter Iris Angel until she turns 18. The total payout will be just over $10 million. “Mel is delighted that the case is over as she just wanted what was right for her girl,” a Mel B friend tells the British tabloid. “It was never about money — it was Mel’s way of asking Eddie to show consideration for Angel.” The full story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.
Pop acts on television this week include
Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday.
Pink, who performs with Butch Walker on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.
The Bird and the Bee, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.
Sara Bareilles, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Theresa Andersson, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Wednesday.
Willa Ford, who visits ‘Chelsea Lately’ (E!) on Thursday.
Ben Lee, who visits ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Friday.
After a bitter paternity battle with ex-lover Eddie Murphy, Melanie Brown tells The People she’s moved on. “I don’t care about Eddie anymore. As far as I’m concerned he and I are all in the past,” the former Spice Girl, who has since married Stephen Belafonte, said. “I am very, very happy right now. I am enjoying married life a lot. Things have never been so good.”
Mel B Doesn’t Talk To Posh Much
September 2, 2008 – Though Melanie Brown and Victoria Beckham both transplanted to Los Angeles and are living just a few miles away from each other, the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ star tells Closer magazine the former Spice Girls are not often in contact. “Victoria and I are very different,” Brown explains. “People bracket us together because we live in the same city and we’re both interested in fashion. Victoria’s fashion line has been very successful and hopefully mine will be too. But that’s where the similarities begin and end.”