Articles tagged with ‘Geri Halliwell’
Posted on February 2nd, 2017 at 7:14 am by SBGLA
Former Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell-Horner says it is a “miracle” she conceived naturally.
The 44-year-old star recently welcomed son Montague George Hector Horner with her husband Christian Horner and Geri admitted she feels “incredibly lucky” that she didn’t need any medical help in order to get pregnant. Oo-er!
She told The Sunday Times: “I feel incredibly lucky to have conceived naturally at my age, 44. I see it as a miracle. Trust me, I can still moan like the rest them but, equally, I remind myself every day that this is an absolute gift.”
And Geri, who battled bulimia when she was younger, insisted that she will not be a “fanatic” about losing the baby weight.
She said: “When it comes to losing my baby weight I am not going to be a fanatic about it. At the moment the stairs in my house are exercise enough. Trust me, I have been there, done it, with all that perfect clean eating, but sometimes it is not sustainable or manageable.
“For a long time now I have tried to have a balanced attitude towards food and dieting. I am like any other woman, I’ll scoff a few chocolates and then I’ll think, ‘Ooh, I’d better keep an eye on that.’
“But the important thing to me is trying to give yourself a break and say, “It’s OK to have the chocolate and eat the cake. Now I find if I allow myself to have a bit, I am less likely to overindulge.”
Geri also has a 10-year-old daughter Bluebell with her ex Sacha Gervasi and revealed that the youngster keeps her so busy she didn’t have time to worry about getting everything ready for the new baby.
She explained: “Only as my birth began to get close did I start to think about the reality of it, the preparation, the practical things, getting a nursery ready, and the things that one needs. But to be honest, as a mother to a 10-year-old already, I was thinking more about things like, “Has my daughter done her homework?'”
‘Ginger Spice‘ Geri then spoke about her love for yoga, explaining: “I found Iyengar yoga, which I have practised for several years, to be really helpful. I really like the pose when you are on all fours and you wiggle your hips… I also love a couple of standing poses, especially the half-moon, but deep down I am like a lazy lion. To me the resting poses are the best.”
Posted on September 7th, 2016 at 10:40 am by SBGLA
Geri Horner (formerly Halliwell) AKA Ginger Spice says she quit because she wasn’t comfortable being part of the group any more.
Geri shocked fans in 1998 by walking off midway through their Spiceworld European Tour.
She now reveals: “There was a moment I decided to leave the band.
“I felt like it had grown into this huge monster, bigger than the individuals, bigger than the band itself.
“Obviously there was a bit of ruction in the band and I was like: ‘I just don’t want to do this any more.”
Another thing that pushed Geri, 44, to the edge was the girls – she admits they weren’t getting along.
She adds: “It was like: ‘You’re getting on my nerves and I don’t know how to talk this through, so I’m out of here.”
But the Watford-born lass now recognises she could have handled it better.
Geri says: “It was quite immature, looking back.”
Geri, Mel B and Emma Bunton have reunited and are expected to perform new material in London’s Hyde Park next July. Can’t wait for that!
Posted on July 13th, 2016 at 8:15 am by SBGLA
I can believe that July 8th marked the 20th anniversary of the release of Spice Girls‘ breakout single “Wannabe,” … Whaaaaa?
And three-fifths of the iconic girl group (er, that’s three girls) reunited for a video Friday where they thanked fans for the decades of support. The minute-long video also hinted at a potential side project that would feature Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton, Mel “Scary Spice” B and Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell making music together again. Bring it on girls!
“We’ve been thinking, we have the best fans in the whole entire world,” Scary, Baby and Ginger said in the video. “You stood by us for 20 years and we want to say thank you. We’ve had our ups and downs, but you’ve always been there. And we want to celebrate and have a party – and when we do, you’re all invited.”
The video was unveiled on a new Spice Girls YouTube account – Spice Girls GEM – as well as a just-launched website that also boasts the GEM moniker, likely an acronym for Geri, Emma and Melanie.
Whatever the three members of the Spice Girls have planned – The Sun has a rundown of what potentially might happen – it likely won’t involve two members of the group, as Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham has maintained she’s left music to focus on fashion and Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm is reportedly working on her own solo album.
The five members of the Spice Girls last reunited in 2012 for the closing ceremony of the London Olympics.
I have to say it, I can’t wait to see the girls back on stage… Bring it on!
Posted on May 11th, 2016 at 8:49 am by SBGLA
America’s Got Talent judge Mel B would love superstar singer Adele to join the Spice Girls for their reported upcoming anniversary tour.
Rumors have been rife for months that the hit girl group will be reuniting this year (16) to mark 20 years since the release of their debut single Wannabe.
It has been reported that Victoria Beckham and now Mel C, a.k.a Melanie Chisholm, had proved to be stumbling blocks in arranging a reunion, and Adele is said to have offered her services if the group need a replacement at any point.
Asked what she thought about the ‘Rolling in the Deep’ singer joining the Spice Girls during an interview on British television show Lorraine this week, Los Angeles based Mel laughed: “Oh Adele, that would be good! I love her! We all love her!”
Mel is currently in the U.K. to host the British LGBT Awards on Friday. After flying in on Tuesday (10May16) she was quick to meet up with former bandmates Emma Bunton and Geri Horner (nee Halliwell), and said the girls couldn’t help discuss plans for a reunion.
“I mean, we definitely want to do something,” Mel explained. “It’s a celebration of us still doing our thing 20 years on and still being supportive of each other, so we will see what happens. We are all just kind of in talks right now.
“It’s funny because I landed yesterday and I met up with a few of my Spices and we were doing a big time reminisce. I had a nice little cup of tea with Geri and Emma last night and it was lovely.”
While Mel was born in England, she spends most of her time in Los Angeles, where her three daughters go to school. But she has always been something of a globetrotter, and said in the interview that she’s a fan of the nomadic lifestyle.
“I come over a lot for work but I’m based in Los Angeles, I have been for about the last 12 or 13 years as my kids go to school there,” she said. “But then I have spent a bit of time in Australia and New York – I’m a bit of a gypsy and I like that.”
Not sure it would every happen, but I would to see Adele rocking on stage with the Spice Girls, I doubt it would ever happen though. But who knows…
Posted on April 28th, 2016 at 7:07 am by SBGLA
Spice fans far and wide have been hoping The Spice Girls will get back together for their 20th anniversary.
But now it is suggested that there could be no hope for all five ladies appearing together as Mel C has reportedly dropped out of reunion plans.
An unnamed source told British newspaper The Sun: “Mel C is out of the reunion for now. She has essentially left the band to focus on a more serious music career.
“She loves the girls but it just didn’t feel right for her to reunite with them at the moment. She has other priorities and obviously it was a bit of a problem that Victoria made it clear she wasn’t going to be part of the reunion.
“Mel B and Geri in particular are still determined to mark their anniversary in some way. They are arranging a number of meetings which include the option for a tour, possible with just the three of them or with other singers.
“There have even been the suggestions of a Spice Girls talent show. It would be an absolute TV sensation. Could you imagine the opportunity for a member of the public to become a Spice Girl?”
Mel B has previously spoken about the possibility of a reunion, but preferred to stay coy until it was set in stone, despite hinting that something could be coming soon.
Speaking on the Allegedly podcast, the 40-year-old said: “I’ve been trying to get those bitches together for years. We are in talks with each other closely about this reunion, but until something’s official, there’s no point in saying anything. I do feel like it’s getting closer and closer.”
While the band was together, the Spice Girls sold more than 85 million records and their 2007 reunion tour raked in £107m in ticket sales and merchandise.
All five members released music as solo artists and went on to enter other avenues.
Mel C and Mel B both lent their musical skills to judging panels on talent shows with Chisholm now appearing on Asia’s Got Talent and Brown having worked on The X Factor UK and Australia, America’s Got Talent and landing the role of presenter of Lip Sync Battle UK.
Victoria Beckham has her own fashion house, Geri Halliwell (now Horner) has played judge on a number of shows like her bandmates and Emma Bunton is the host of two radio shows on Heart FM.
A representative for Mel C has been contacted for comment on the rumour that she has dropped out of reunion plans.
Posted on December 23rd, 2015 at 12:59 pm by SBGLA
The Spice Girls’ 20-year reunion tour is in crisis because Mel C refuses to take part without Victoria Beckham. Oo-er!
Posh, has told her four former bandmates she is too busy with her fashion empire.
But Sporty Melanie Chisholm, has dug her heels in and will go ahead only “if all the cogs are in place”.
A source The Sun: “This means good management, good tour promoters and good sponsorship to maximise revenue. To fulfil this Mel believes the band has to be the original five-piece and Victoria needs to be involved.”
A spokeswoman for Mel C declined to comment.
Meanwhile Mel B, Emma Bunton, and Geri Halliwell, are “bickering” over a top name to manage next year’s live shows, planned to mark 1996 hit “Wannabe”.
The last time I saw the girls perform as five piece was at the Staples Center in Los Angeles back in 2007… I think they did a pretty good job too.
I do hope Victoria comes to her senses…after all, if it wasn’t for the band she wouldn’t be famous, then she wouldn’t have met David and therefore she would not have her fashion empire!
Time to give something back to the fans who put you there, Mrs. Beckham!
Posted on January 21st, 2014 at 2:05 pm by SBGLA
What Victoria Beckham really, really wants is to never sing with the Spice Girls ever again.
The artist formerly known as Posh Spice spoke to Vanity Fair Italy and Spain about the possibility of another Spice reunion of the popular ’90s girl band.
The group whose members also include Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm last reunited to perform during the London Olympics’ closing show in 2012 – which Victoria says is the last time you will ever hear the five babes singing together.
“I won’t ever do it again,” the 39-year-old said in the cover interview for the February issue, news that will either devastate those who lived their lives by girl power, or delight those baffled by the ladies’ questionable vocal talents.
While the mother-of-four said she was proud and honored to have taken part in the Olympics, it was the “perfect time to say, ‘That’s great. Thank you to everybody, but no more.”
“Sometimes you’ve got to know when it’s time to leave the party,” she added. Oo-er!
But Beckham had praise for her former group and credited her music career with her present success.
“The Spice Girls were successful because we celebrated women,” Beckham said. “That’s why I do what I want today.”
Beckham focuses on her family these days with retired soccer ace David Beckham and her eponymous fashion line, which is favored by fellow celebs from Kate Winslet to Beyoncé to Blake Lively.
So I guess she doesn’t need the dosh for now… But I reckon VB will go back on her word… one day…
Posted on August 28th, 2012 at 4:36 pm by Sean Borg
I’ve heard it all now… Apparently, Russell Brand is said to be smitten with Geri Halliwell, AKA “Ginger Spice”!
What a pair!
The couple met weeks ago at the summer Olympics closing ceremony, when Geri reunited with the other Spice Girls and we saw Brand go all acid-trippy-Wonka-Godspell meets the Beatles. Since then, they have been inseparable… Er, Allegedly…
A close source to Russell said: “Things are getting very serious between them — they’re a proper couple now. They had met several times in the past, but really got to know each other during the Olympics.”
He added: “People thought Russell was joking at the time, when he said he had a crush on Geri all over again, but it was true. They just clicked — they have so much in common.”
Another pal revealed: “He ended his relationship with Isabella Brewster, and is now dating Geri properly. They’ve exactly the same sense of humor and are serious about clean living.”
Neither 37-year-old Brand nor 40-year-old Halliwell have confirmed their union as of yet. Although I did leave a message on one of Gerri’s MANY cell phones to get some first hand juice, but still haven’t heard back from her…
I anxiously await her call. I know Ms. Halliwell loves reading this column too!