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

12/10/2018 7:40 AM PST
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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!!!'

12/8/2018 11:56 AM PST

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

11/7/2018 6:05 AM PST

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!!!

11/5/2018 7:30 AM PST
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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

10/17/2018 12:30 AM PDT

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

10/4/2018 9:20 AM PDT
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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

8/7/2018 10:05 AM PDT

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

5/11/2018 5:30 AM PDT

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

4/20/2018 3:39 PM PDT

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.

Mel B Scary Hot!!!

4/12/2018 8:41 AM PDT

Mel B's grabbing life by the horns pigtails ... and clearly living her best life right now.

Mel's out on vacay in Desert Hot Springs, CA where she was hanging poolside in a pink print bikini and pink heels. She's there with her hairdresser bestie, Gary Madatyan, who had a clear view of her fit bod.

Smart move to get some R&R before the heavy lifting starts. Remember, Mel claims the Spice Girls will perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on May 19 -- and, of course, they have a reunion tour kicking off later this year.

Bikini chillin' by the pool ... a much better look than feuding with your ex.

Mel B In Case You Forget ... I'm a Spice Girl!!!

3/20/2018 4:01 PM PDT

Mel B's so obsessed with being in the Spice Girls, you might say it's scary ... and if you didn't say it, her wardrobe spells it out. 

Mel was out in WeHo Tuesday wearing a pink coat emblazoned with her Spice name ... Scary. There were a few clues for anyone walking behind Mel, too -- the back of the jacket's bedazzled with the famous line "ZIGA ZIG HA" from their huge hit, "Wannabe." 

Mel was hanging with her hairdresser pal, Gary Madatyan, near BOA Steakhouse when she was photographed in the throwback uni, which is about to be all the rage again. 

We broke the story ... Mel and the rest of the Spice Girls signed with their old manager, Simon Fuller, and have agreed to reunite for a tour later this year.  

Spice Girls Contracts Signed for Reunion Tour

2/15/2018 1:00 AM PST

The Spice Girls have signed contracts for their reunion tour ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the group tell us, Mel B signed on the dotted line last Friday and we're told the other members signed as well.

TMZ broke the story ... the girls have agreed to reunite for a series of concerts in the UK and the U.S.  After our story posted, Victoria Beckham told Vogue there would be no reunion tour, but we know Mel B has signed the deal, as have others, and it spells out the specifics, including the number and location of concerts and compensation.

We're told there will be a limited number of concerts in the 2 countries and the group is gearing up to make a ton of cash on merchandise too. 

Spice Girls Reunion Screw Wannabe Merch ... We'll Be There w/ OG Stuff 'Til 2023!

2/7/2018 11:37 AM PST

The Spice Girls have a major advantage leading up to their forthcoming reunion tour -- they can still hawk A LOT of gear bearing their name ... some of it old, but still new.

We did some digging, and it turns out the Spice Girls have a live trademark and exclusive rights to use their band name on a bunch of tour merch.

We broke the story ... the Spice Girls are planning to kick off a reunion tour by late summer that'll span across the UK and then the U.S. All 5 girls are involved.

Some stuff they can peddle includes your run-of-the-mill tour must-haves -- T-shirts, jackets, belts, books, binders and lots of other items like that. But get this ... the trademark is so old, they can also sell things like "cassette recorders," "compact disc players," and "video game joysticks."

They filed for this specific trademark back in 1997, and recently filed to renew it through 2023. Still ... they may want to add some of the latest technology.

These kids are WAY past the analog years ... and they have no problem telling you what they want ... what they really, REALLY want.

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