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30th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Boxer Help

Melanie C has been spotted boxing with her personal trainer lately to keep herself in shape. Champion female boxer Jane Couch has offered to help Mel C by being her personal trainer. Jane said:

"Boxing's a very good way of loosing weight and a lot of celebrities are doing it just to shape up rather than get in the ring and compete. She should be able to see the results in a few weeks. But if she came and trained with me though she'd be more trim in a few days. She's quite welcome to come and work out with me because you need to make sure you work out properly to avoid injury. I'm going to send her a copy of my new book, Fleetwood Assassin, to which she should read to learn a bit more about boxing."

30th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> No T in the Park

Sporty Spice Melanie C wanted to perform at Scotland's music festival T In The Park this year. Unfortunately the bill is already full and there is no space for any additional performers. Event Organisers said:

"We have never approached Mel to play at the festival but we are really flattered she wants to play. She's very welcome to come along where we will give her the very best VIP treatment. Our billing is virtually complete with confirmed artists or a commitment to other groups. But if circumstances change we'd be happy to talk."

28th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Forthcoming Mel C Tour

Melanie C has posted a new message in the news section of her official website. It says:

Hiya, Melanie here! I just want to say a massive THANKS to every one of you who bought tickets for the shows in September. I'm so excited these gigs are going to be the best ever! Here's a quick update of which venues are sold out and which ones are still available. Don't forget that tickets for the second Shepherds Bush gig (10/1/00) are now on sale, but get your skates on, because I hear they're going pretty quickly!

Tickets are available from venue box offices, a credit card hotline on 0115 912 9000 or All tickets cost 15 except London which are 16. The Northern-star tour is in association with

27th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Comments On Weight

Melanie C has talked about her recent bit of weight gain and the media's coverage of it. Mel said:

"The world is obsessed with weight. It's an unhealthy obsession. People tell us that the Spice Girls are responsible because people look up to us. But the media have responsibility too. If I lose a lot of weight or gain a lot of weight I could be completely paranoid about what people say. But as an individual, I shouldn't feel it's a problem if my weight fluctuates. There are a lot of young kids out there with weight problems and I think it is irresponsible to focus on these issues."

Melanie was seen yesterday jogging around her neighbourhood, working out. She also laughed off rumours again that she is gay and had been sharing a bed with her constant companion Ying while on holiday. Mel also talked about her upcoming tour:

"When you are doing your show with the Spice Girls, you've got your routines and you know what is expected of you. I do smaller venues than the Spice Girls which gives me more scope to get to more places. I know that when I was a kid in Liverpool, the artists I wanted to see mainly went to London and I couldn't afford to go there. I want to get to the kids in the council estates, working class kids. You can do that if you go to small places."

25th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews/ Paul

>> Mel C Gives The Finger!

Melanie C gave the finger to some paparazzi when she saw them taking photos of her on the beach.

Thanks Angie Hung.

Paul: Too bloody right!

23rd April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Bulkier Mel C

It appears that recently Melanie C has put on a few pounds. Some say that she has changed her exercises focusing on toning different muscles, causing a bulkier more wide shouldered Mel C. Others say she stopped working out at all recently. Bottom line is the British media is (not surprisingly) all over the story.

23rd April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C: Track Her

::Rumour Warning::

Melanie C has been in Miami for the last week. She arrived there last Monday to do/finish work on the third Spice Girls album. She came now after the rest of the girls were there a week before that. This is fuelling rumours that the group is not getting along well with her. Mel headed off to Barbados for the weekend with her personal assistant and good friend Chai Ling Yau.

::Rumour Warning::

21st April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> NBTSA #1 in Brazil

Melanie C's latest single "Never Be The Same Again" continues to go to #1 in countries all over the world, the latest addition being Brazil.

21st April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Tesco TidBit

In an interview in Tesco Entertainment Magazine UK), a supermarket magazine, Melanie C tells the magazine that Tesco's is her favourite supermarket, and that she writes some of her lyrics to her songs in the bath.

21st April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C in Sweden

Sporty Spice Melanie C will be appearing in Sweden on the ZTV chart show. The show is supposedly taped this coming Wednesday, and tickets are free. She will also be on the Swedish show Ketchup Party this coming Wednesday, April 26th. You can enter to win tickets from this site.

Thanks to Zila / Anna-Karin.

20th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Actress Mel C

In an interview with Hello Magazine (UK) Sporty Spice Melanie C revealed some acting inspirations saying:

"I'd like to be a female Sly Stallone, or Bruce Willis's sidekick in a film where I get to save the world."

It is not known whether she was just jokingly saying it, toying with the idea, or serious.

14th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C & Bon Jovi

Sporty Spice Melanie C might be teaming up with John Bon Jovi on a future song. The two met in a Beverly Hills hotel. Mel C revealed the plans on Manchester radio station Key 103. Melanie said:

"There's definitely something on the grapevine. It might not be a single, but you may well see us appearing together. They asked me if I was interested in approaching him, apparently he's up for it. Brilliant!"

A 'source close to Mel' said:

"Mel really enjoyed recording with Bryan and Lisa. She thinks it's really refreshing working with new people and can't wait to do the same with John."

13th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> A Question Of Pop

Melanie C will be on the quiz show A question Of Pop (UK) this Saturday on BBC 1 at 6.05pm.

Thanks Michael Holden.

12th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> I Turn To You Single

The official Melanie C website has news that the next single from Mel C's solo debut album Northern Star will be "I Turn To You". This will be her fourth single and will be released on July 10th. As a side note, the site also reports that the Northern Star album has sold over 300,000 copies.

12th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Olympic Sporty

::Rumour Warning::

Sporty Spice Melanie C is wanted by the boss of Britain's Olympic squad to make a pop song for the team for this summer's Olympics in Sydney. Virgin Records have been approached by the British Olympic Association to come up with a track by July as a huge publicity campaign gets under way for the games in Sydney this September. An Olympic Association spokesman confirmed: "Obviously we would love to get Mel C on board."

::Rumour Warning::

11th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C CD Signing

Melanie C will be signing copies of her debut solo album Northern Star and her latest single "Never Be The Same Again" at Virgin Megastore in Bristol, England this Thursday. Here is the post from the news page of her official website:

If you live in Bristol, then you're in luck as Mel is going down to the Virgin Megastore Thursday afternoon to do some signing. Mel will only be signing her album 'Northern Star' and the latest single 'Never Be The Same Again' though. Mel will be down there for an hour and a half from 1.00 pm.

So those details once more. Virgin Megastore, Union gallery, Broadmead ,Bristol. 1.00pm-2.30pm Thursday 13th April. Don't forget to get down there in plenty of time as there is a bound to be a bit of a queue.

11th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Fears Cancer

Melanie C admits that she is a bit affraid of getting cancer, as three of her family members have died from the disease. Mel C said:

"Some days I'm so worried that if I've got a pain in my stomach I think I've got cancer. I was convinced I was going to die. I had to stop and say to myself, 'Look Melanie, come on, let's be realistic, you're all right'."

Last month, she launched the Marie Curie Cancer Foundation's 2000 Daffodil Campaign is quite happy to exploit her fame if it helps the fight against cancer. Mel said:

"I want to use my celebrity in a very positive way to help raise awareness in the on-going fight against cancer."

9th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Northern Star @ #5

While her single "Never Be The Same Again" has dropped to #7 on the UK singles chart, Melanie C's debut album Northern Star climbed to #5 on the UK albums chart today, it's highest place yet.

7th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> New Mel C Tattoo

Melanie C has gotten a new tattoo sometime within the past few weeks. This time it seems to be a small flower or star on her hand.

Thanks Daniel.

6th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Tour Selling Out

If you are planning to see Melanie C live on tour in the UK, you'd better hurry up and get your tickets if you haven't gotten them yet. The cities of Bristol, Ipswich, and Norwich have now sold out.

4th April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel wants to help deprived

Melanie C wants the Spice Girls to help kids in deprived inner city areas. Mel wants to give something back to communities like the one where she was raised. She said:

"I saw this programme about children living in poverty. They were bunking off school and getting up to mischief, because they didn't have anything to do. It made me think the Spice Girls should help set up studios on council estates, or youth centres in poor communities, to help the kids. It's something I'm very aware of and I have always had strong feelings about. I always give homeless people on the streets a little bit of money. It's not much but if it helps that one person get a hot meal then it's a start."

2nd April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> NBTSA #2

Melanie C's third solo single "Never Be The Same Again" has slipped to #2 on the UK singles chart this week, losing out to Westlife's "Fool Again" in a close race for the #1 this week.

Paul: The two words 'Sale Team' springs into mind- and I'm not talking about Mel...

1st April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews/Paul

>> #1 Again?

The latest sales figures show Melanie C slightly ahead of closest rival for this week Westlife by 3,000 more copies of her single "Never Be The Same Again" than Westlife's single "Fool Again". We'll see what happens when the new singles charts come out tomorrow. Good luck Mel!  CD:UK (UK Show) has Mel as their Saturday Chart number #1 too.... so fingers crossed!

1st April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Talks...

Melanie Chisholm and Lisa Lopes have been doing some interviews together this weekend. In one interview they talk about their boyfriends. Obviously enjoying her high off having the current #1 song in the UK, Melanie C says "Life couldn't be better." Mel talks about her relationship with Five singer Jason Brown:

"I've been seeing him for the past three weeks and it's great. We really get on and I couldn't ask for any more. It's just one of those things. I wasn't looking for a boyfriend, it just happened and I'm really happy." "It was taken at a party recently. We were enjoying a few drinks and smiling from ear to ear. I went to see him perform at a few concerts last week and I'll hopefully be celebrating with him over the weekend if we're still number one. I'm doing a 20-date solo tour starting on September 4 in Derby and I just can't wait. I love performing and it's just a dream come true. A year ago I would never have thought that I would be doing this."

Melanie talks about her collaboration with Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes:

"We're both artists in our own right and it can be frustrating when you're restricted to the band you're in. It's very difficult trying to be creative when there are other members in the group to consider. So this is a great opportunity for both of us to to do our thing and it seems to be working. When we return to our groups it enhances the band."

Lisa Lopes says:

"We should be working on more material together but it's very early to say what yet. We recorded back in LA nearly a year ago and it's been a great collaboration. All those hours in the recording studio have really paid off and we're just keeping our fingers crossed we're still number one on Sunday."

Melanie finishes up by talking about Spice Girls

"I miss the girls. I haven't spoken to them for a while because everyone's busy doing their own thing. But I can't wait to see them again. Mel B and Victoria have babies now and Emma's doing her thing, so it's not as easy to see each other as we used to. And for the millionth time, we are NOT splitting up!"

1st April 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C on Ebay

Mel C has given to charity the tracksuit that she wore in the Spice Girls' video for "Say You'll Be There". Cash raised will go to, an on-line charity that provides advice to young people about sex, drugs, money, and housing problems. Melanie bought the outfit, an off-the-peg DKNY number, from an LA boutique especially for the video. Melanie says: "This is one of my favourite outfits. However, I'm very keen to support the work being done by so I've decided to stage this charity auction." Along with the outfit, Melanie has also donated 2 sets of signed photos and a rare promo copy of a selection of tracks from Northern Star.

Here is a direct link to the Ebay item. You must be over 18 to bid on it.

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