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31st January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C & Geri Make Up

Sporty Spice Melanie C and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell have made up after over a year of rumoured bitterness between the two. It happened on Friday night at the Music For Life Charity. Mel C approached Geri a little bit before the show began and the girls chatted for 20 minutes. Melanie C told reporters afterward:

"Everyone thought there was going to be a cat fight, but there never was because there was never any animosity between us. We have spoken and we are still friends. We were very close before and there is no change. We didn't talk about work at all, we talked about boys and things."

Thanks to Zila.

30th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Nominated

Melanie C has been nominated for the Best British Female award at the Brit Awards 2000. She is running against Gabrielle, Beverly Knight, Beth Orton, and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. Look for the British media to make this one into a big battle.

28th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Site Re-Design

The Official Melanie C Homepage has been redesigned, go check it out. In the news section, Mel posted an update on herself talking about her plans for her next single and revealing that there will be a fourth single yet to come. Here it is:


I really hope you had a brill holiday. I know I did ! I just wanted to let you in on what I am up to. I am on holiday at the moment to charge up my batteries after the best year ever. Although having said that I am still going down to the American Music Awards to present an award on the 17th January (you know me I love to keep busy !)

UK News
Anyway back in Britain , the new single from my album Northern Star is coming out on the 6th March. I am so thrilled with the success of the album that I will even be releasing a fourth single later in the year. Anyway about the next single! It is going to be called "Never Be The Same Again" and I wrote the track with the incredibly talented pair, Rhett Lawrence and Paul F Cruz. Also because Rhett had previously worked with TLCs Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes we asked her to do a solo rap section which is totally fab.

There will be 2 cds for the single. On the first one there is a radio version of "Never Be The Same Again" and a mix from Lisa. Also if you whop the cd in your computer and you can play the video from it. (I'll tell you more about that in a minute). Finally there is a Rick Rubin mix of a totally brand new track "I Wonder What It Would Be Like", which I am really excited about.

On the second single you get the full album version of "Never Be The Same Again" as well as 2 live tracks. I played the Paradiso Club last year and because it was so much fun we have used "Closer" and "Goin Down" from there.

28th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C: Track Her

Melanie C just recently performed at the Music For Life Charity. Neither she or former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell who was also there made mention of each other. Melanie performed "Northern Star" and "Never Be The Same Again".

28th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Feels The Criticism

In an interview with Melanie C this morning on BBC Radio 1, Melanie was asked about how she takes all the criticism critics have given her on her solo work. She admitted that she did get a bit depressed about it, but says she got over it. Melanie said:

"I was very naive when I realised the album. The thing is the Spice Girls is half of me, whereas my solo material is the whole of me. I wasn't prepared for all the criticism I got and I took it very badly. But people can think what they want. The thing is, other people's opinions have got nothing to do with you, because you are the only one that really knows yourself."

26th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Battles Homelessness

Melanie C has decided to become a sort of ambassador to the homeless. She will donate all proceeds from her upcoming single "Never Be The Same Again/If That Were Me" will be donated to the homeless. Melanie said:

"Because of the success I have had with The Spice Girls, I now have a lot of money, more than I ever thought I'd have in my life. I've got a really beautiful flat. Sometimes I just sit there and think, 'God, I live in the most beautiful place and some people don't even have a roof over their head'. That's what the song If That Were Me is about. My first contribution is in writing this song and I will give the proceeds to charity. That's just the beginning. I want to take an active role in helping homeless people. It's something I feel very strongly about. The great thing about being a celebrity is that you can draw people's attention to issues like this. You could say I'm on my soapbox about homelessness."

26th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C: Track Her

Melanie C has left the US. She attended the NRJ awards in Sweden recently.

25th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C on Norm

Melanie C will make a special guest appearance on this week's episode of ABC's (US) television show Norm. Norm and his date run into Melanie C at the "American Rock 'n Roll Music Awards." The show airs tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8.30pm.

Thanks Sporty's Angel.

23rd January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Brazilian Mel C Interview

Brasian, an Asian UK online magazine has an interview with Melanie C posted. Melanie has pretty long replies to the questions that are asked.

Thanks to David L.

22nd January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Spice Girls Official Update

The Spice Girls have made official updates on the Official Spice Girls Homepage in the news section. Here is the update:

Melanie G: Ay up, ahhhhh great to have a break. But it's back to BUSY BUSY BUSY. I'll have my solo album out early this summer but we haven't decided on a title yet. We will also be putting out a single but I can't even tell you what that will be at the moment (I know- sorry!). What I can tell ya though is I that I have been in the studio with the likes of JAM & LEWIS who has worked with: Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men AND Mary J. Blige), TEDDY RILEY (from Blackstreet) , and SISQO (from Dru Hill). Yep you can probably guess from that little lot that the album is going to have a RnB flava to it. It will have and sounds absolutely wicked. Not to mention the new Spice single...

Victoria: I hoped you enjoy watching the "Secrets Show" . I am really pleased with how it went down. I don't mind admitting I was really nervous before hand! Over 5 million people tuned in which should make Channel 4 happy! I have been since flooded with offers for TV and film which is really flattering but I really want to take my time before committing myself. That's all from me right now. Em?

Emma: I am really enjoying the VH1 shows and have been getting loads of offers too but I'm incredibly excited about the new Spice album that we are working on! It is already sounding fantastic! Also "What I Am" has only just come out in the rest of Europe so I will be smooching around playing a few TV shows. We have been talking about the album but I can't really say anything at the moment. The Show from before Christmas will be out later this year but only be out on DVD (that's a posh video between you and me!).

Melanie C: It's all go again with the new single coming out. It's called "Never Be the Same Again" and will be out at the start of March. TLCs Lisa Lopes does a sound rap on it. What's more there's a new track on there also called "I Wonder What It Would Be Like". I will be touring again later as the first one went down so well. Byeeeeeeeeeeee. Then of course there is the next Spice album which we have nearly finished. We may well tour later in the year when we release it. Phew!

Thanks MarioSean5.

22nd January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C @ Music For Life

Melanie C will be performing at the Music For Life concert which is a charity concert for the Christie's Against Cancer Appeal. Former Spice Girl and now solo artist Geri Halliwell will also be performing at the show. Other artists performing will be Tin Tin Out, Five, Billie, and Honeyz. The British media is once again setting up another Geri vs. Mel C competition out of this. The two will not be on stage together. A spokeswoman for Christie Hospital said:

"Geri is going to close the concert and Sporty is opening it."

22nd January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Stuttering John Mel C Interview

Stuttering John from The Howard Stern Show (US Radio) did a quick interview with Melanie C at the American Music Awards. If you don't know who Stuttering John is, he is an interviewer that Howard sends out to directly ask controversial questions or questions that they think will make the person interviewed mad.

21st January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> The List

A reminder that Melanie C will be on VH1's (US) The List tonight. This particular episode of it will be LIVE at 11pm East Coast, 8pm West Coast! Other guests with Melanie will be Alice Cooper, Kelsey Grammar, and Kirstie Alley. The show will be hosted by Meat Loaf.

They also have a thing on the show's web page where you can vote for greatest song of all time. Oddly enough I don't see Spice Girls on there (how could this be!?!?). Well there aren't any modern artists on there, but go ahead on over there and put in lets say "Wannabe" (since it was the girls' most popular worldwide song) in the field where you can specify a song!

21st January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C AMA Quote

In a quick interview with Melanie C at the AMA's, when asked what the solo and Spice Girls plans are for the year Mel said:

"This year I'm gonna be devoting all my attention to my solo record and so I'm gonna do it justice. I'm gonna be out on the road touring Europe, South East Asia, and the beautiful United States Of America!"

When asked about the Melanie G and Jimmy Gulzar split, she said:

"All I know is Melanie's fine, the baby's fine, and it's all very happy and amicable. You know shit happens. That got me out of that one didn't it!" she laughed.

21st January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C AMA Follow Up

Incase you missed it, Melanie C presented an award along with rap star DMX at the 27th annual American Music Awards on Monday night. Melanie wore a black skirt with a black leather spaghetti-strap tank top. The two took the award on behalf of TLC who won the category but were not present to accept the award.

Thanks Kristan.

15th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Never Be The Same Again Single

"Never Be The Same Again" will be Melanie C's first US single! It will be released some time next month. Melanie will be shooting the video for the song with Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopez from TLC next week. Melanie says that she is getting along well now with Left-Eye.

14th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C in Sugar

Melanie C is in the January/February issue of Sugar Magazine (UK). It features an interview and new pictures.

Thanks Louis Koo.

14th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C's AMA Award Wardrobe

Melanie C is one of the people to be dressed by Tommy Hilfiger for the 27th Annual American Music Awards at which she is a presenter. Melanie is expected to wear a chambray eyelet crystal beaded open-back top and white leather jeans with flame appliqué.

Thanks Louis Koo.

13th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C on The List

Melanie C will be a guest on VH1's (US) show The List next Friday, January 21st.

Thanks Rosanne.

12th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Happy Birthday Mel C!

Melanie C turns 26 today! Happy Birthday Mel!

11th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Late Late with Mel C

Melanie C will be on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn this Friday night (Saturday morning) on CBS (US) in addition to being on Politically Incorrect on the same night. The show starts at about 12.35am.

11th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> 3rd Mel C Single

Melanie C was recently on Much Music's show Rapid Fax for a quick interview in which she said that "Never Be The Same Again" is the next single off her album Northern Star, along with "Go!" for a double-A side. She also said that if Left-Eye from TLC refuses to let "Never Be The Same Again" be released, she'll either take Left-Eye's vocals off, or change the single to "If That Were Me".

Thanks Louis Koo.

9th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C In SF Chronicle

There is an interview with Melanie C in today's San Francisco Chronicle. Here is a local copy of the interview:

Thanks to Luke Peterson.

9th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Unsexy Spice

Melanie C has topped a poll by Melody Maker magazine as unsexiest woman of the year.

9th January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Politically Incorrect

Melanie C will be on ABC's comedic discussion show Politically Incorrect (US) this Friday Night. Check local listings.

Thanks to Damn Skippy.

3rd January 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Presents...

Melanie C will be presenting an award at the 27th Annual American Music Awards which take place January 17th at 8pm (all time zones).

Thanks Ashley.

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