It finally happened: the Spice Girls reunited for Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics to sing a medley of “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” atop bling-covered black cabs. Everyone appears … well-preserved. Baby Spice Emma Bunton ditched the kinderwhore look of 1998 and looks decidedly more grown up in her hot pink dress. And it’s weird for me when Victoria Beckham doesn’t scowl. I hope that was worth the six months of being excited about it?! [Vimeo]
You guys, look, it’s actually happening! This right here is photographic proof that the Spice Girls are hard at work rehearsing for their triumphant reunion performance at the Olympics closing ceremonies on Sunday. Titled “A Symphony of British Music,” the show will also include Adele, Muse, and members of The Who, The Kinks, and Pink Floyd. All the other acts are fine and good, but I mean, really, does it get any more British than Posh, Ginger, Scary, Sporty, and Baby rolling into the stadium on bedazzled cabs, flanked by dapper men in suits? Cheers! [Buzzfeed]
The Spice Girls’ 1997 film ”Spice World” was probably a terrible, terrible movie — it was a campy, poorly-written, and ridiculous, but I loved it to death and I still watch it on occasion because the Spice Girls changed the world with the music. Seriously! How many people can really say they didn’t love “Wannabe” or “Spice Up Your Life”? Unfortunately, whenever I think back on dancing to Spice Girls jams, I always have to remind myself I’m no longer in the musical era of girl-power girl bands. So while it’s almost certainly not true, based on the source, me and other Spice Girl fans can at least entertain the fantasy that the pop girl group sensation will be reuniting to perform at at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony. You crazy ’90s kids. Read more…
News recently broke that the Spice Girls are considering a reunion at the Olympic Games in London this summer. I think this is the best idea in the history of the world. In fact, I’m not sure the Olympics should happen at all if the Spice Girls’ appearance falls through. Why? Because there are 10 reasons the Olympics needs the Spice Girls: Keep reading »
“‘People have to take some responsibility because we’ve got to a point where over-sexualisation of young children has gone too far,’ the Mirror reported. I think music is a big part of that. Women in music, very successful women, are extremely sexual and they have young fans. It is inappropriate. Rihanna has responsibility and although culture’s always changing, it’s changed too much. It needs to be dealt with. It’s reached saturation point, we owe it to our kids to protect them.”
— Ex-Spice Girl Mel C, aka “Sporty Spice” (thrusting her crotch out all the way to the left), criticized the sexualization of female pop stars, Rihanna in particular, in the UK’s Mirror.
First of all, BWAHAHAHA. Pot, meet the kettle. Second of all, Mel C has a point, of course. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
“Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women. Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think she never got comfortable with it. This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it. When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk. We’re on the run. And the one thing Mike lacks is tact. There’s no time for ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’”
—Yee haw! After being safely hidden away for most of the year, Shia LaBeouf is back on the publicity circuit to talk about “Transformers 3.” Prepare yourself for some crazy with a dash of inappropriate. While he doesn’t sound off here on whether Megan Fox was let go from the franchise or quit, he does explain the problems Megan had with director Michael Bay’s, mainly that he’s a pervy dude who always wants his leading actresses in suggestive positions. But the best part to me is how Shia calls Megan’s discomfort with this “Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment.” Vom. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Before picking up her daughter Bluebell from school, Geri Halliwell — that’s Ginger Spice, for those of you not aware of pop culture in the ’90s — checked to make sure her boob was where it belonged. [London, 6/30/10] Keep reading »
So tell me whatcha want, whatcha really, really want … it’s a Spice Girls musical, isn’t it?
No? Well, too bad, you’re getting one anyway: theater producer Judy Craymer, who brought “Mamma Mia!” to the stage, has announced she’s creating a Spice Girls musical called “Viva Forever.” The show will include 14 Spice Girls hits and will launch in London on November 5 of this year. Crayer said the story arc in the Spice Girls musical will be fictionalized, but will be a celebration of the pop stars’ “sisterhood.”
Ummm, but didn’t they break up? Keep reading »
Rihanna joined Twitter this week, just to let fans know that, “The Wait Is Ova.” She followed this up with a second tweet that read, “Nov 23 09,” which is presumably the release date of her newest album since Good Girl Gone Bad came out in 2007. She’s already shot the album cover in a nude bodysuit and white faux fur coat, so we’re wondering if she’s going back to “good” now that she’s ditched the neo goth look? In more Rihanna-related news, Chris Brown‘s please-forgive-me-Rihanna song, “So Cold,” was leaked onto the internet this week and I hate to say it, but it’s a decent song if you can ignore the fact that Chris Brown is a jackass. [Access Hollywood] Keep reading »
Our fave posh fashionista is ready for her closeup…well, as soon as she learns to act. That’s right, rumor has it that Victoria Beckham has enrolled in acting classes in the hopes of landing a coveted cameo in the “Sex in the City” sequel. She allegedly turned down a walk-on role in the first film because she was too busy rehearsing for the Spice Girls reunion tour. Translation: she’s a very bad actress. We know that she is a pro at being her thin and bitchy self (I would be bitchy too if I was that hungry), but can she hold her own with the likes of SJP? [Daily News]
After the jump, a look back at Victoria Beckham’s very slim acting resume. Keep reading »