Mel B Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Mel B's looks over the years will "spice up your life!"

Here is a 22-year-old version of "Scary Spice" looking so chic in a sequined blazer at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas back in 1997 (left). This was just one year before she and the rest of the Spice Girls hit the road for the Spiceworld Tour.

And, 25 years later ... the pop icon looked vibrant and on-brand in a leopard print dress at a campaign to promote the end of domestic abuse in London (right).

"I wanna really, really, really wanna zig-a-zig, ah!"

The question is ...

Mel B. ...

Mel B Plays Battered and Trapped Woman In Domestic Abuse Vid

Mel B appears beaten, broken and trapped in a disturbing new video made to raise domestic violence awareness, and it has some people drawing connections to the singer's past.

The Spice Girls singer co-stars in the short film, "Love Should Not Hurt" by classical composer Fabio D’Andrea. Mel plays the role of a woman seemingly living a wonderful life in a mansion out in the country -- but behind closed doors, she's being battered and held captive by her partner ... played by Sam Mackay.

At the end of the short film, Mel's character -- shown with a bruised and bleeding face -- attempts to flee ... as alarming statistics about women being subjected to physical or sexual violence are displayed.

Though it's not explicitly suggested, Mel B's appearance in this video -- a collaboration with the UK org., Women’s Aid -- elicits an alleged violent chapter of her life with ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte.

Mel, who split from Belafonte in 2017, claimed he abused her throughout their 10-year marriage and previously described it as a "reign of terror."

Stephen has denied the allegations, but they went through a very nasty divorce and have been embroiled in a custody war ... which has included Belafonte making disturbing allegations of his own.

'Posh Spice' Holy Cow!!! Sells for World Record Price

Here's a story with some meat on it -- a "stylish and shapely" bovine, much like her namesake, mooed down the competition for a world record! Oh yeah, and she's a Spice Girl.

The heifer's name is "Posh Spice," and she sold at auction in the U.K. city of Carlisle for a whopping £262,000 ... which is more than $358k.

The sale doubled the previous record, set in 2014, and the breeder, Christine Williams, compared the sum to winning the lottery ... though she says she knew the 1-year-old cow had the "x-factor" to make it happen.

Apparently, Spice's characteristics of larger loin depth, reduced-fat cover and greater meat tenderness turned the auction into a real cattle battle ... resulting in the record-setting price.

As for her name -- it's Wilodge Poshspice in full -- Williams says the big gal's following the footsteps of her mother ... whose name was Milbrook Gingerspice. Naturally.

Mel B's Ex Gimme Some Spice Girls Dough ... That's What I Really Want!!!

Mel B's ex-husband says she needs to share the fat wad she earned on tour with her Girls, 'cause it's A LOT ... and he deserves a cut to help care for their kid.

Stephen Belafonte filed new docs asking a judge to modify how much Mel pays him monthly for child support -- currently $5,000/mo. -- because he says she recently raked in a massive amount of money from this year's Spice Girls reunion tour.

How much we talkin'? Stephen says Mel alone, by her own admission in court records, made around $2.4 million.

We broke the story ... all the singers stood to make upwards of $3 million each by getting together again on the road. Scary Spice's payday was a little short of that, but still enough for Stephen to come a-knockin'.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Stephen claims Mel has tried to skirt including that dough as part of her regular income. He says, instead, she reported it as a one-time sum. Stephen's calling BS and wants some of that income increase should translate to a child support boost to $17,394 per month. He's also demanding she cover his attorney's fee.

Of course, Mel and Stephen already settled their divorce with agreed-upon payments and a custody schedule, but they're going back to court next month to hash this one out.

Spice Girls Reunion Tour What Some Fans Really, Really Want ... A Refund!!!

The Spice Girls are still shaking off the rust -- their second tour stop was plagued with the same problem as the first ... and some concertgoers are demanding their money back.

Many fans who attended Spice World 2019's show at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales Monday night complained of poor sound quality throughout the performance, saying the music was hard to hear ... and so was the singing.

One fan claimed the Spice Girls' voices were drowned out the entire time by the band ... so you couldn't hear the harmonies or even make out the words.

Many unhappy fans took to Twitter to express their frustration over the sound issues -- one called the tour a complete disaster -- and even demanded a public apology and a refund.

The Cardiff show comes days after the group kicked off its reunion tour in Dublin Friday night ... which also had sound problems. Mel B promised it would be better for show #2 ... but apparently, she was wrong.

As with all things these days, though ... some fans completely disagree with the poor reviews and say the Girls' performance has been incredible.

Regardless ... there are still 11 shows left on the tour. Next stop -- Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday night. Say you'll be there?

Spice Girls Reunion Tour Kicks Off in Dublin ... Nothin' Scary About Mel's Eye!!!

The Spice Girls' long-awaited reunion tour is officially underway -- the 4 ladies just took the stage ... and Mel B should have full peripheral vision!!!

Scary, Sporty, Ginger and Baby Spice are performing together for the first time in years, and the crowd in Dublin, Ireland erupted in excitement when they came out and opened with "Spice Up Your Life." Then ... it was time to dance.

From the looks of it, the Girls are going all out for their Spice World 2019 tour ... with a huge stage and screen and choreographed numbers galore. Hours before the show, Mel B shared a photo of the group with their stage director and choreographer, and everyone looked stoked.

More importantly, Mel B appears to be over the worst of last week's eye emergency ... where she was diagnosed with severe iritis in her right eye and uveitis in her left.

She said she was on meds and heavy duty drops to fix her peepers, and claimed she'd have to wear an eye patch ... but it looks like she healed up nicely in time for the big show.

The Spice Girls are scheduled for 12 more shows after Dublin in Wales, England and Scotland ... but it looks like they're off to a great start!!!

Mel B Lotta Fake News About My Eyes ... I'm Not OKAY, But Getting Better

Mel B's eye problems are a lot scarier than some media folks are reporting, so she's setting the record straight ... and searching for a cool eye patch.

Scary Spice says she had an awful experience last week -- she went blind in her right eye and her left eye went blurry. She was freaked out and in a lot of pain so she went to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with severe iritis in her right eye and uveitis in her left.

This contradicts reports saying Mel B was doing fine and this has happened many times before ... due to her eye herpes. Mel says those reports are total BS, and the press "needs to get there [sic] silly facts right big time." She doesn't specifically address the eye herpes element in the report.

The Spice Girl claims this has never ever happened to her before, but the good news is the eye specialists she went to have it under control and she's no longer worried things might get worse.

She says she's now on meds and got heavy duty drops to heal her eyes, but she'll still be dealing with it for the next 3 or 4 months ... which means it'll be an issue on the upcoming Spice Girls reunion tour.

The tour's set to kick off Friday in Dublin, so Mel says she needs to find a "very cool Scary eye patch." She's asking for help on that too ... but not from Madonna.

Mel B Says She Severed Hand, Broke Ribs ... Emergency Surgery Required

Talk about Scary Spice -- Mel B says she got sent straight to the hospital after an accident left her with a severed hand and broken ribs that required immediate surgery.

The Spice Girls member posted a photo of herself on the mend early Monday that featured her in a sling ... and a gruesome (yet vague) description of what happened. Mel says she required emergency care in London this weekend after suffering 2 broken ribs, a "severed" right hand ... and a heck of a lot of pain. It's unclear what caused this, but it sounds nasty.

Gary Madatyan, a close friend who has been in touch with Mel, tells TMZ, she was staying at a friend's house Saturday night. She was asleep in an upstairs bedroom when she woke up and decided to go downstairs. We're told the staircase was narrow and Mel lost her footing and fell.

Given her history of substance abuse, there are questions about the circumstances of the fall, however, Gary and Mel B's lawyer, Taline Boyamian, say neither drugs nor alcohol played a role. Boyamian says Mel was due to fly into L.A. Sunday and take a court-ordered drug test Monday. Boyamian says Mel has a pristine record of negative tests since testing began and is almost at the finish line.

Mel thanks the doctors and nurses who are helping her recover through the ordeal, and says she was forced to cancel a book signing in New York because of the injuries.

The upside ... the other Spice Girls (sans Posh) came to visit her in the hospital, and they all posed for a sweet photo together. Staying true to their tunes we see!

As we reported ... the Spice Girls are embarking on a new U.K. tour next summer, for which the 4 active performers are set to make over $3 million each -- and possibly more if the show goes on.

Hopefully, Mel B is fully healed by the time she needs to hit the stage. Get well soon!

Mel B Spice Girls at Coachella??? ... 'I Would Love That!!!'


Mel B's still months away from officially getting the band back together on tour, but she's already hopeful the Spice Girls can add a couple more stops ... including in the USA.

We got Scary Spice at LAX Friday, and our superfan cameraman peppered her with questions about the upcoming reunion tour ... set to kick off in Dublin, Ireland in May 2019.

Mel tells us the song she's most excited to perform on stage with the Girls -- sans Posh, but she says it's all good -- and you better believe she still knows all the dance moves to "Stop."

As of now, the 2019 tour only includes a handful of venues in Ireland and Great Britain -- ending with 3 shows at Wembley Stadium -- but Mel tells us what she really, really wants is to join the famed Glastonbury Festival at the end of June.

They're reportedly "in talks" to make it happen.

Spice Girls fans in the States hoping they'll add a U.S. concert might not be so lucky, but Mel's not ruling it out ... at the big fest in the California desert especially.

Spice Girls Set to Make Over $3M Per Member ... For UK Tour

The Spice Girls will be getting P-A-I-D for their brief UK tour -- more than $3 million each -- and they can roll in even more dough if they kill it in ticket sales.

Sources tell us the 4 out of 5 Spice Girls who are hitting the road next summer across the pond are set to be making nearly $550k a head for each of their 6 shows in Britain -- totaling about $3.2 million each. Ain't too shabby for 6 days of work.

Here's the kicker ... we're told Mel B and co. could make even more cash if their shows sell well enough to spur a second leg outside the UK ... the girls could rake in up to $6.5 million each.


There's no guarantee that'll happen. Tickets go on sale this weekend, and we're told the crew is nervous they won't sell out since Victoria Beckham isn't going along for the ride. As we reported ... the Spice Girls will tour without her.

Speaking of Victoria, she may have screwed her old girl band in more ways than one. Reports surfaced earlier this year saying TSG could've made as much as $13 mil each if Posh had joined.

Ah, what's a few million between friends, right?

For what it's worth, the Girls seem to be all in on the resurgence. They appeared on Emma Bunton's radio show Wednesday morning and were all smiles about the tour. And, although Scary Spice was just teasing us about recording new music, we wouldn't count it out just yet. Imagine that payday!

Originally Published -- 12:50 AM PDT

Spice Girls Reunion Tour Finally Happening But without Posh!!!


7:44 AM PT -- Victoria just posted about the upcoming tour, saying, "Today marks a special day for the girls as they announce the first tour dates since we performed together in 2012!"

She continued, "I won't be joining my girls on stage again but being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour."

The Spice Girls are back together ... minus one pair of stilettos, because Victoria Beckham will NOT be part of the reunion tour.

The group just revealed the dates for their upcoming reunion tour! Of course, this after Baby Spice -- Emma Bunton -- damn near let it all slip during her iHeart radio show.

The tour will kick off June 1, 2019 in Manchester, and, for now, will work its way thru the UK only, ending in London 2 weeks later.

The one downside to this much-anticipated reunion is that Posh won't be spicing up her life ... the group posted a new 4-shot of Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisolm, Emma Bunton and Mel B.

The reunion tour has been in the works since early 2018.

TMZ broke the story in February they'd all agreed to do the tour, and that the biggest hang-up during negotiations was getting Victoria on board. At the time, sources said she'd given in, and the tour was a go.

It was clear things had fallen apart by Halloween, though, when Mel B slipped on a Victoria mask and toted a sign reading "No I am not going on tour."

No word yet on expanding the tour dates to include some international venues, but fingers crossed they will spread the girl power beyond the limited tour.

Viva Forever!

Originally Published -- 6:51 AM PT

Mel B Punched Model After Photo Op ... So Claims Model

10:17 AM PT -- A source close to Mel tells us any claims she struck Thomas are absolutely false. We're told Mel agreed to take a photo with the model and he continued to follow her around the venue, however, Mel never got physical with him. Our sources say Mel's team is already looking into possible legal action.

Mel B allegedly got handsy with a male model who went to cops, and now she's under criminal investigation ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Dujuan Thomas filed a report Sunday with LAPD, claiming Mel hit him in the chest Saturday night, after a hotel fashion show they both attended. Dujuan walked the runway, and Mel was in the audience.

We're told Dujuan ran into Mel backstage and asked her to take a picture with him and she obliged ... at first. Turns out, he didn't like the photo and asked for another one -- and that's when Mel allegedly hit him in the chest with her right hand.

Our sources say Dujuan told cops he ran into Mel again, later that night, at the same hotel. When she recognized him, she allegedly gave him a second blow to the chest.


We got video of Dujuan following and recording Mel in a hotel hallway, moments before the alleged second hit. She was walking with girlfriends, who noticed they were being followed. Mel turned around abruptly, seemingly to confront him, but the video cuts out.

Our law enforcement sources say Dujuan did not report any injuries and did not require medical attention. However, the case is still under investigation and we're told it'll eventually make its way to the L.A. City Attorney, who will determine if they want to prosecute.

We've reached out to Mel's camp for comment ... so far, no word back.

David & Victoria Beckham Sell Bev Hills Mansion ... For $33 Mil

David Beckham and his famous family are saying goodbye to their legendary Bev Hills compound -- selling the place for $33 MILLION!!!!

David and Victoria bought the 13,000 square foot estate back in 2007 -- right around the time David signed a $250 MILLION contract with the L.A. Galaxy soccer team.

At the time they bought the home, the asking price was $22 million.

Now, with David bringing an MLS team to Florida -- Inter Miami Football Club -- it appears the family just ain't using the West Coast palace like they used to.

David and Victoria's kids went to school in Los Angeles during their time on the West Coast -- but now they spend their time mostly in London.

The Bev Hills mansion is insane -- 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a library, pool and has iron gates in the front of the property to keep out the riff raff, according to the L.A. Times.

As for the buyer, no word yet -- but whoever it is ... RICH.

Stephen Belafonte Declares Victory In Mel B Divorce Settlement


Stephen Belafonte's feeling like a million bucks after finally settling his long, bitter divorce from Mel B -- and he'll get a ton of money on top of it.

Stephen's thrilled with the outcome of the ex-couple's case because all abuse allegations made against him by Mel were dropped ... and he's not losing any parenting rights with their daughter either.

So, here's what he gets ... $5,000 a month in child support, and that's on top of the $15k a month in spousal support that he's already been getting. Mel B must also pay his lawyer's fees -- $350,000 to be exact.

Stephen and Mel B finally agreed to sell their Hollywood Hills home and split the profits 50/50.

As we reported, Mel B got a restraining order against Stephen after claiming abuse, and she dropped it. He also dropped his restraining order. They did agree to stay 200 yards clear of each other at all times.

Belafonte and Mel B share 50/50 custody of their daughter.

He says the final showdown in court proves Mel B was making baseless claims against him.

Spice Girls Attending Royal Wedding Not Performing, Though ... For Now

Mel B might've played too fast and loose with the truth by implying the Spice Girls were performing at the Royal wedding, 'cause they're not -- at least for now ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us that while Scary Spice and co. will, in fact, be attending Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's nuptials later this month ... there are no current plans to have the group perform at any point in the festivities. M&H haven't asked ... neither has Kensington Palace.

What's more ... we're told the Spice Girls haven't rehearsed anything for the wedding either, as of now, and with about a week or so before the Royal couple ties the knot ... it ain't likely they'll get an act together in time for a showstopper. The last time the Spice Girls performed together was in 2012 at the London Olympics ... so they're probably a little rusty.

As we reported ... Mel B led on that the Girls were hitting the stage together for the wedding while chatting with the ladies of "The Real." She didn't come out and say it outright, but she didn't deny it either ... which led everyone, including us, to believe just that.

Unfortunately, we're told she was getting ahead of herself ... 'cause there's simply no truth to that as of right now. Keep in mind ... the wedding is on May 19.

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All that said ... it wouldn't be implausible to see the Spice Girls possibly do something to entertain the crowd -- they're all gonna be under one roof for crying out loud, which doesn't happen all that often. Mel, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton recently got together ... sans Victoria or Mel C, though.

Hopefully, they can give us a bow ... a note ... ANYTHING to tease this upcoming tour of theirs.

Mel B Daughter's Therapy Was My Idea!! Belafonte's Full of Crap

Mel B says Stephen Belafonte is trying to pull a fast one by making it look like he decided to get their daughter into therapy, and she adds his brainwashing allegations are desperate.

According to new legal docs ... Mel B says she reached out to Stephen in late 2017 to get counseling for their 6-year-old daughter, Madison. Instead of agreeing and helping out, Mel claims Stephen waited a few months to file docs in which he accuses her of brainwashing Madison.

In her docs, Mel says therapy for their daughter was her idea all along -- so, she's not opposed to it. In fact, she even has suggestions for possible doctors for Madison to see.

As for Belafonte's brainwashing allegations -- Mel B says they're all nonsense ... and he has absolutely no evidence to support his claims Madison is acting differently toward him.

Mel adds, they already have a custody plan in place and they should stick to it, because she's done nothing to alienate their daughter from him.

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