The former footballer and Spice Girl are expected to invest £5m on doing the house up to their own specifications
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Tuesday 15 December 2009
It can be a dangerous game parachuting a pop star into a much-loved musical – even when that musical is one of the West End's hardiest perennials and the popstar is Mel C, better known as Sporty Spice, or the Spice Girl who could sing. Willy Russell's Blood Brothers has been bringing audiences tearfully to their feet for 21 years in London and last night was no exception. Quite right, too. Melanie C (as she calls herself in the programme) is brilliant as Mrs Johnstone, the beating heart of the drama and a luminous stage presence even as her character grows ever more careworn and downtrodden.
Thursday 27 August 2009
They dominated the British music industry for half a decade, but how did EMI Records get there? And what factors contributed to their extraordinary decline?
Monday 17 August 2009
Mel B is transforming herself from a Spice Girl into a Loose Woman.
Friday 26 September 2008
Former Spice Girl Mel B is to auction the contents of her home, including treasured outfits and items from the girl-band era, after her move to the United States.
Sunday 14 September 2008
Sunday 16 March 2008
Most accounts of the late-1990s music scene (John Harris's The Last Party, Emma Forrest's Namedropper) have concentrated on the success, the familiar tale of how Blur and Oasis moved from the NME to News at Ten. But Kill Your Friends, John Niven's hysterical debut novel about a year in the life of A&R man Steven Stelfox, gets much comic mileage out of the false predictions, failed hypes and firework careers of the bands that don't make it to household name status. Each chapter begins with a music industry misstep (Alan McGee boasting that by the second or third album, 3 Colours Red will be selling five million), and throughout the book he has Stelfox out of step with public and critical taste (he's convinced, for example, that "Paranoid Android" will end Radiohead's career and that Be Here Now is Oasis's masterpiece.)
Sunday 16 December 2007
Tuesday 06 June 2006
"Cut it," I laughed, sinking down into my trendy East London hairdresser's chair. "But nothing too drastic - if I end up with a mullet, I'll really be depressed." Since my break-up with Richard, I've spent a lot of time either wallowing in my tracksuit bottoms or out at tequila bars with my girlfriends.
Monday 21 November 2005
Sunday 25 September 2005
Sunday 11 September 2005
Saturday 12 February 2005
Friday 08 October 2004
Tuesday 02 December 2003
Sunday 24 August 2003
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