October 17, 2005 |
ARF. "Today" weatherman Al Roker is producing the first-ever dog reality-TV show. Roker has teamed with pet trainer Tamar Gellar and each show will have hidden cameras catching dogs acting like . . . dogs - pooping on your rug, peeing in your bed, climbing on the kitchen table and putting their hairy mugs into the half-pound of egg salad you stupidly left out. Like "Nanny 911" or "Supernanny," Gellar, a former Israeli spy, then gives obedience-training....
February 21, 2008 |
In bustiers and hot pants they came, braving the February chill for a taste of girl power. The Spice Girls' fans descended on Wachovia Center in a glitter-spattered swarm, screams of anticipation spreading through the crowd like an eardrum-shattering version of the wave. Conceived as a distaff response to the mid-'90s boy-band explosion, the Spice Girls never camouflaged their prefab origins. Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Posh and Baby came prepackaged, like dolls or action figures. Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton defined their roles, but anyone could play.
June 1, 1998 |
Ginger is a Spice Girl no more. Geri Halliwell, the red-headed Spice Girl who dresses like a trapeze artist and is also known as Sexy Spice, announced yesterday that she was leaving the all-female British pop group, who are slated to launch their first U.S. tour June 15 in Miami and to perform a soldout show June 27 at the CoreStates Center. But the others - Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton, Victoria "Posh Spice" Adams, Melanie "Sporty Spice" Chisholm and Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown - were quick to issue a statement saying they would carry on without her. Through Spice spokesman Alan Edwards, the Girls said yesterday that they were "upset and saddened by Geri's departure, but we are very supportive in whatever she wants to do. " They went on to apologize to their fans "for having to go through all of this," and added, "The Spice Girls are here to stay: See you at the stadiums!"
May 31, 1998 |
Britain's popular newspapers are insisting that the Spice Girls are on the brink of an official split, despite denials from some members of the pop group. They said "Ginger Spice," Geri Halliwell, has vowed never to sing with the group again, and may confirm her decision to embark on a solo career as soon as this weekend. The speculation about the future of Britain's biggest girl group has reached fever pitch since Halliwell, the brains behind the group, failed to show up for an Oslo show.
October 21, 1998 |
Geri Halliwell, leaping furiously into her new job as U.N. goodwill ambassador by reconstituting "Girl Power," yesterday declared herself "the evangelist of women's empowerment," saying she will use her post to promote women's health, reproductive choice, and safe sex in the Third World. "I am famous," the former Spice Girl told a U.N. news conference. "Lots of people know who I am. And I am damn well going to use my fame positively. If I save one person's life, just by awareness, I'm going to damn well do it. " Reminded that the United States opposes aid to groups lobbying nations to liberalize abortion laws, Halliwell, 26, admitted to being uninformed about the controversy in the U.S. Congress.
May 6, 1999 |
QUOTE "Why can't the preps and the jocks just be friends? I mean, I'm friends with Brad Pitt, and he's a jock. " - Hole star COURTNEY LOVE, with her empathetic analysis of the Columbine High massacre Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly pledged to take a walk on the mild side. He says he won't appear in any more violent films, since his 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries" has come under criticism for possibly influencing the young gunmen of Littleton, Colo. "Leo is very concerned that he is not involved in any more films that could be construed to cause real-life violence," a "source close to the actor" told London's Mirror newspaper.
June 10, 1998 |
"Sexcapades? Please! With my amount of experience, I'm not even qualified for the Ice Capades. I'm like the Muppets on Ice. " - Mariah Carey, disputing a former chauffeur's hints at backseat "sexcapades" Sorry, ladies, pack up your tube tops and platform shoes. The contest is over, and the winner is Humongous Spice. Yes, Luciano Pavarotti has lumbered into the opening left by the departed Ginger Spice - at least for one night. The famed tenor joined the remaining four Spice Girls last night for a concert in his hometown of Modena, Italy.
July 6, 1998 |
"There's no question I have a negative streak . . . which has served me well. " - Cranky "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney Ginger Spice, we knew Farrah Fawcett. We watched Farrah Fawcett on TV. And you're no Farrah Fawcett. Yet there is buzz that the recently liberated Spice Girl may resurface in a remake of that bit of '70s fluff, "Charlie's Angels. " Ginger - Geri Halliwell - is looking for a post-Spice career, and reportedly is keen on this kind of, er, dramatic role.
September 30, 1998 |
You all know Geri Halliwell's breasts, right? Those big ones spilling out of her many abbreviated Spice Girl outfits? Well, now Halliwell is taking them a bit more seriously. The recently retired pop star is becoming a spokeswoman for a breast-cancer awareness campaign that she'll soon take to the United States. Yesterday, Halliwell - dressed as primly as a schoolgirl - told a British television show that she'd found a lump in her breast when she was just 18. Though it was not cancerous, it made her aware of the possible danger, she said.
September 17, 1998 |
Geri Halliwell, the Spice Formerly Known as Ginger, put her flashy past definitively behind her with some closet-cleaning yesterday. She helped London auction house Sotheby's to sell some old dresses, shoes and a vintage sportscar the singer purchased with her first Spice Girls royalty check, and enthusiastic bidders snapped it up, raising close to $250,000 for a children's charity. Halliwell wielded the gavel at the sale of the most popular item, a skimpy Union Jack dress in which she'd frequently been photographed.