Eighteen years ago today, The Spice Girls put their stamp on the world by releasing “Wannabe.” It’s hard to believe I was just a little pigtailed eight-year-old at the time, but this song has remained one of my favorite jams and girl power anthems over the years, crowned as my karaoke song of choice. (And I know I’m not the only one who knows all the words to Mel B‘s rap verse to this song, so don’t kid yourselves.) The Spice Girls were more than just a girl band, and “Wannabe” was more than just a song. Girl Power is a way of life that I’m proud to say I still abide by, but that’s not the only thing they taught me. Check out these 10 life lessons we all learned from Baby, Posh, Ginger, Scary and Sporty Spice. Keep reading »
This photo of Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton and Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham dancing at Victoria’s birthday party makes me really happy, probably because it’s just nice to see a female friendship endure the stresses of fame and failure. Also, Sporty was there too, making V. Becks’ b-day a 60 percent spicy Spice Girls reunion. [Twitter]
Emma Stone has met a lot of celebrity royalty in her lifetime. You’d think that someone who’s rubbed elbows with so many A-listers would never get starstruck, but it turns out Emma has an inner fangirl … for the Spice Girls. I guess it makes sense — the Spice Girls were huge back when Emma was in middle school and high school. The Girls are still spicing up her life, though, because during an interview with an Australian radio station, they played a message that Mel B, AKA Scary Spice, recorded just for her. Emma, adorably, started to cry. You can take a girl out of the ’90s, but you can’t take the ’90s out of the girl! [Vogue UK]
Victoria Beckham is one of my favorite people in the Twittersphere, and the Spice Girls pizza she tweeted this week forever cemented her swoon-worthy status in my eyes. Apparently, her mother unearthed the pizza in the depths of her freezer with its vintage packaging intact. In what is clearly an act of culinary brilliance, every letter of the pizza is a different flavor. Excuse me while my 10-year-old self squeals with fangirl glee. I love that Victoria’s mom saves random, bizarre artifacts of her kid’s life just like the parents of we commonfolk do. The only difference is that if my mom were to pull something from my life out of our freezer, it’d be like a loaf of bake sale bread I made from canned pumpkin in 10th grade rather than, say, a licensed product from my celebrity youth. But it’s all relative right? [People] [Image via Twitter]
“I think what gave me confidence in myself was meeting the other [Spice] Girls. We always said we were all like rejects in our own way. We had to work hard, and they helped me accept me for who I was.”
– Victoria Beckham, this month’s Allure cover girl, tells the mag that after being bullied mercilessly in school (“I really wouldn’t wish it on any kid, because it’s horrible.”), joining the Spice Girls helped her find her inner Girl Power. Coincidentally, lip syncing “Wannabe” at the top of my lungs in my parents’ living room helped me find mine. Spice Girls 4EVER! [Grazia]
Geri Halliwell sauntered into a London Christmas party wearing this fabulous outfit that I’m dying to recreate. That white shawl collar coat is divine (and Olivia Pope approved), and the hot pink (or is it radiant orchid?!?!) clutch adds a formal, festive touch to the whole ensemble. Want to steal this Spice Girl’s style for yourself? After all, it’s perfect for all sorts of holiday gatherings. Get all the shopping details after the jump!
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David and Victoria Beckham may be mega-famous and strikingly beautiful, but they also happen to have giant hearts. Victoria Beckham tweeted today that she’s selling her shoes to raise money for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. She tweeted, “Big clear out of my shoes, on sale tomorrow in aid of @BritishRedCross #ShopDrop,” with a photo of a mountain of gorgeous shoes of every size and color. The Spice Girl and her family donated clothes as well, and they’re encouraging fans to do the same. The shoes will be a part of the British Red Cross’s shop drop, a program that encourages people to donate quality clothes and other items to shops throughout the U.K. More information about the sale is available here if you’re near local and would like to support a great cause. [Red Cross; People]
Wait, why didn’t anyone tell me that David and Victoria Beckham are crazy? I thought they were both just criminally attractive, but after reading the details of their 1999 wedding, it turns out they are both nuts. First of all, she wore this custom-made 18-carat latticed yellow gold tiara (also called a coronet) set with diamonds and dangling diamond “drops” with her Vera Wang wedding gown. They got married inside a castle in Ireland — OK, not too abnormal for celebs — but they sat on golden thrones, released a single white dove while they read their wedding vows, dressed their flower girls like angels, and employed an 18-piece orchestra who played “a Spice Girls medley.” They employed 437 staff for the wedding and all guests had to wear security tags, including their son Brooklyn, who was an infant at the time. To each their own when you get married, but damn! I had no clue the Beckham nuptials were so over-the-top. Here’s one surprising fact, though: Victoria returned the coronet back to the designer Slim Barret after the wedding, instead of pocketing the schmancy trinket like a lot of celebs do. It has been on display in London’s Victoria And Albert Museum ever since. Now it’s going up for auction for $40,000. Hey, Duchess Kate, you need a tiara? [Telegraph UK, BBC]
After getting an email announcing that The Weezer Cruise is making its triumphant return in 2014, we got to thinking about celebrity cruises. Everyone from Kate Gosselin to Kenny G has been taking their act to the high seas, but we have yet to see some of our favorite celebs get in on the action (Chavril, where are you?!). Grab your bedazzled bikini and click on the gallery to check out seven imagined celebrity cruises that we really wish were real….
This is a picture of Melanie Chisholm AKA Sporty Spice, but when I first saw it I thought it was a picture of Kate Middleton AKA Sporty Duchess. I tested my theory by calling my boyfriend into my office, showing him the picture, and asking him who it was. “Oh!” he said, “the girl from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!” I shook my head and asked him to think more along the lines of British royalty. “Oh, you mean Kate Middleton? I don’t know what she looks like.” Siiiiigh. What do you guys think? Is Melanie looking more and more like a Duchess doppelganger or am I seeing things? [Fame/Flynet]