Emma appeared on UK chatshow Loose Women yesterday morning to discuss all of her latest presenting gigs, including co-hosting Richard & Judy, hosting the show One Night Only this past Sunday and mentoring on The X Factor with Dannii Minogue. Emma and Geri will be presenting an award this evening at the Pride Of Britain Awards which will be aired on ITV1 tomorrow night at 8pm.
The second season of Ugly Betty is now available to own on DVD. Now we can all enjoy the episode "It's A Nice Day For A Posh Wedding" guest starring Victoria, whenever we want.
Or if you only want to watch the clips with Victoria then you can watch the video above.
Earlier this month, Mel did a short interview with GMTV in New York, the day before she launched her Ultimo lingerie line at New York Fashion Week. The interviewer decided to hunt down some leopard print items that Mel may not have in her possession thus far.
Also, if you would like to hear the radio interview that Mel did with radio station 103.5 KTU in New York then simply follow this link and click where indicated.
Geri has scheduled two more in store signings since my last posting. The first will be on Saturday October 4th at 12:30pm at the Borders bookstore in Oxford. The second is on Thursday November 6th at 4pm at the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent. Hopefully she'll be nicer. What do you think of Geri as a brunette?
In the second part of the interview, Victoria talks about her marriage to David (the power couple recently celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary back in July), their three boys, their life in the public eye (ie. paparazzi) and the launch of the Signature Fragrance at Macy's (which was yesterday afternoon).
Above are a couple of pictures of David and Victoria posing at Macy's NYC during their autograph signing. The couple arrived (half an hour late) walking down a regal purple carpet in the midst of a raging crowd of fans and paparazzi from around the world. Victoria wore a charcoal grey Antonio Berardi dress and thigh high, skin tight PVC heel-less boots. While David wore a very dapper cream pinstripe three-piece suit by Tom Ford.
As promised, I am posting the interview with Victoria on Regis & Kelly promoting the new Signature Fragrance line from DVB.
In the first half of the interview, Kelly gushes over Victoria, Victoria helps guest host Nick Lachey come to terms with his David Beckham crush, and they discuss the newly christened Posh hairstyle, the "Popsie".
I do love her dress.
I only have time for one post today. Sad but true, and since it is a bit of a slow news day for all of the girls, I'm adding the music video for Here It Comes Again, which is my almost favorite video by Melanie C.
I'll never forget when I first found out that this single was coming out. It had been over 3 years since her first album had been released and I was slightly giving up hope that she would ever put out another solo record. I was working at a cd store called CD Plus, and my boss and I were going through the new music catalogues, ordering the next weeks new releases, when I saw the picture of the single and subsequent album cover. Excited I was, firstly because of the thought of new music, and secondly that she had reverted back to her original hair color and she was looking gorgeous after the very unappealing blonde hair phase that she had gone through with Northern Star. And so, I immediately demanded that my boss (who had doubts about ordering any) order a copy for me personally. Good times.
But enough anecdotes. Written by Melanie, Marius DeVries and Robert Howard, Here It Comes Again is the first single from Mel's second solo album "Reason" (2003). The single was released February 24th, 2003 and became a top 10 hit in the UK but only peaked at #7 on the charts, which really surprises me because I really think this song is perfect. The video was shot in LA and directed by Charles Infante.
Here is a very short interview clip of Mel B talking about her latest philanthropic work with the Susan G. Komen Pose For The Cure charity. She also discusses her gig as a correspondent for Access Hollywood covering the latest season of Dancing With The Stars. Take a look.
Our darling Baby has reportedly been in talks for quite some time to move State side in order to be a television presenter in the USA, but says that she and her boyfriend Jade, who is a budding young upcomer in the culinary world, are giving up those plans, opting to start a small family business instead.
"Yes, I want to open a restaurant with Emma. We're not sure when or where yet, but it's something we're seriously looking into."
As for Emma taking on work in the kitchen, Jade says,
"I won't let Emma in the kitchen any more. I've heard Gordon Ramsay has two kitchens in his house, so we might do the same. One for me and one for her.
Every time she picks up a knife I get terrified."
Emma is not the only Spice Girl to have dug her heels into the culinary arts. Victoria recently told the London Lite Newspaper that she was working on setting up a restaurant with Gordon Ramsey in LA.
Sidenote: As soon as I found the picture above, I realized that I forgot all about Victoria's long extensions phase. I feel so horrible that I didn't include that on the poll, because I really loved that period in her hairs history. *Sigh* Oh well.
Eddie shoots a pheasant which turns out to be alive, so she and Patsy drug it and leave it in Hyde Park. Meanwhile Saffy calls the police on Sarah.
Hope you enjoyed this episode.
"Maybe Emma Bunton shot me and I just don't know it."
Sarah decides to stalk Emma, while Eddie and Patsy try to make the most of their time in the countryside by horseback riding and shooting clay pigeons.
"She said Stop It!"
Naoko Mori guest stars in her recurring role as Saffy's paranoid best friend, Sarah (whom Edina calls Titicaca) and becomes obsessed with Emma when they meet up at Saffy's baby shower.
Sidenote: Naoko and Emma have acted opposite each other before. Naoko played the role of the Spice Girls pregnant friend Nicola, in Spice World: The Movie.
I've written a post about each of the Girls today, except for Emma. Since she doesn't really do much lately (compared to the others), I'm adding the second episode of Absolutely Fabulous that she guest starred on during the show's fifth series.
Again she plays herself as Edina's latest celebrity client (and Saffy's old school friend).
"She's the famous gob on Prince Charles' crackers."
The Video which will be called "Totally Fit", will include a 28-day work out plan of both aerobics and weight resistance training, plus her own helpful tips about nutrition including recipes and snacks.
She tells People Magazine, “For anyone with jubbily bits, I’m going to tighten you up, make you laugh and enjoy your workout no matter what level of fitness you are."Mel is not the only Spice Girl to release a fitness video. In 2001, Geri released two Yoga instruction video's called "Geri Yoga" and "Geri Body Yoga". The Totally Fit 3-disc box set will be released February 2009.
This video pretty much speaks for itself, so I won't bother you with a whole lot of chatter. It's a promotional video for Geri's return to music after she left the Spice Girls in 1998. Watch away.
Lift Me Up was the third single taken from Geri's debut solo album "Shizophonic". It was released November 1st, 1999 and debuted in the number 1 slot on the UK charts beating out fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton who released her first single What I Am (a collaboration with Tin Tin Out) that same week and came in at number 2 in the charts.
When Geri found out that Emma was releasing her single at the same time as her, she tried to back out in order to release it on another date but it was too close to the release date to do so. Wanting to get her song to the number 1 spot, Geri did a whirlwind of promotion and achieved her goal.
The video, which was directed by Howard Greenhalgh, was shot in Malaga, Spain and features Geri tooling around the desert with a group of aliens. Very cute idea.
"Not that I'm a Lez or anything."
Speaking of the Better alone video, in September of 2005, Melanie appeared on the Australian talk show Rove Live to promote her album Beautiful Intentions and discussed that video (particularly the dress), the three fears that she once reported she had, and her tattoo's.
I love Rove, I think he is so adorable. He actually did the voice of one of the sandcrabs digging around a pipeline toward the end of the film Finding Nemo. I'm full of useless information.
Better Alone is the second single released from Melanie's third album Beautiful Intentions.
The song was originally intended for a physical release in the UK in 2005 but due to bad reviews from music critics was later restricted to purchase from I-tunes as a digital download and through her official online store which sold the two physical cd singles and a dvd single.
Melanie would eventually release the single in other European markets in 2006 resulting in another video being filmed for the song's release.
This is the original video, which is my favorite of the two. I will eventually add the second version, maybe in a few days though. It would look odd to have two video's for the same song right after the other.
Sorry everyone, I was trying to fix something with this post and it has caused me to repost it.
In 1997 the Girls fifth single from their debut album Spice, became the official Comic Relief/Red Nose Day song for that year. As such, the Girls released two versions of the same video. The first one contained just the five of them, but the second had the Girls coming face to face with their comic dopplegangers.
Five of Britains top female comedienne's put their own spin on each of the Spice characters. Jennifer Saunders had a go at being Ginger, Dawn French did her best Posh pout, Lulu became our bouncing Baby, Kathy Burke showed how Sporty she could be, and Llewella Gideon bared her claws as Scary.
The song was the final single to be released from Spice, went to number 1 in the UK charts (with a portion of the proceeds going to comic relief charities) and became an iconic hit for the Girls after they performed it at the opening of the '97 Brit Awards.
All of the comic women, coincidentally, have all appeared on the amazing British comedy show Absolutely Fabulous (starring Jennifer Saunders), and Jennifer and Dawn have been sketch writing partners for ages. See French and Saunders.
PS. thank you to visitor "anymusicmania" for commenting on this post the first time around.