Mel B, “Scary Spice” Signing Event “Totally Fit”

Mel B, also known as Scary Spice, will be signing copies of Totally Fit
Time and location:

  • 2/12/09 7:00 PM at the Virgin Megastore – Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA.

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Melanie Janine Brown is an English pop singer and songwriter turned actress and television personality best known as one of the members of the girl group the Spice Girls, one of the most successful female groups of all time.  She was given the nickname “Scary Spice” by the British media because of her outrageous, “in-your-face” attitude, ‘loud’ Leeds accent, throaty laugh, manner of dress (which often consisted of leopard-print outfits), and her voluminously curly hair.

Dancing With The Stars

Following an appearance in the short film Love Thy Neighbor, in September 2007, Brown joined the fifth season of the U.S. television hit Dancing with the Stars with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The pair was the highest scoring couple during the season and made it to the finals. On 27 November 2007, in the season finale, though they had a perfect score on their final dance, they took second place in the show.

Mel B
Mel B

Current projects

In the summer of 2008, Brown co-hosted her own reality show with Joey Fatone airing on TLC. The Singing Office, which premiered on 29 June 2008 had Brown and Fatone pitted against each other to find the best singers out there working in typical American offices. Brown and her producer husband, Stephen Belafonte, also acted as executive producers on the series.

Brown has also recently launched her own clothing line, “Catty Couture”. Heavy on her beloved animal prints, Brown premiered her first collection with a fashion show for buyers in downtown L.A. on 7 April 2008.

Brown hosted the 57th Annual Miss Universe Pageant along with Jerry Springer on 14 July 2008 and continues to appear as a “special events” correspondent on Access Hollywood. She is the face (and body) of Ultimo Lingerie and in September 2008 she walked the Runway at New York Fashion Week for the brand alongside Amanda Beard.

On October 13, 2008 Melanie B, presented the MOBO Awards for the second time, this time alongside Rev Run.

On November 4, 2008, Brown was the guest host of The Paul O’Grady Show, a British chat show. The guests which appeared on the show were Brown’s band member Melanie C, Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall and singer Solange Knowles.

On December 15, 2008 Brown will release Totally Fit a three-disc box set exclusively at before being launched nationwide across the USA on 3 February 2009. The Fitness release will feature a 28-day plan of Aerobic and resistance workouts along with advice on Nutrition and recipes.

Beginning in March 2009, Mel B will join actress and former Dancing With the Stars champion Kelly Monaco to star in a Las Vegas revue called PEEPSHOW at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino.

Personal life

Following her rise to fame, Brown had a long relationship with Icelandic Fjolnir Thorgeirsson and a short relationship with Australian singer Peter Andre.

While on the Spiceworld Tour, Brown began a romantic relationship with Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar. They married in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on 13 September 1998; Mel B changed her stage name to ‘Melanie G’. Their only child together, daughter Phoenix-Chi, was born in Westminster, London, on 19 February 1999. Marital problems ensued, including allegations of abusive and inattentive behaviour by Gulzar, and the marriage collapsed by the end of 1999. In 2000 Brown filed for divorce, which was finalized later that year. The custody battle for her daughter was highly publicised; Brown won custody, but had to pay a large alimony settlement of £1.25m to her ex-husband.

Brown’s next serious relationship was with British actor Max Beesley, from whom she split in 2002. In 2003 Brown moved to Los Angeles, CA with her daughter Phoenix-Chi, stating that she planned to live there permanently. In 2006, Brown became the subject of many tabloid stories, on the basis of her relationship with Hollywood actor Eddie Murphy. Unconfirmed stories quickly came that the pair had tattoos of each other’s names, were planning a wedding, and had introduced each other to their respective families. On 17 October 2006 AOL claimed that Brown was in fact having a baby by Murphy. Brown was quoted as saying: “We’re in love and get on really well. All the children have met and get on too – it’s like a great big happy family. I can’t wait to spend Christmas with him and I can’t wait to have this baby.”

In early December 2006, news came that Brown and Murphy were no longer a couple, and Murphy told a journalist of the Dutch TV show RTL Boulevard at the Dreamgirls film premiere that the parentage of Brown’s unborn baby could not be proven until a paternity test has been performed, stating: “I don’t know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn’t jump to conclusions, sir.” Brown gave birth to Angel Iris Murphy Brown, on 3 April 2007, which coincidentally is also Murphy’s birthday. Murphy was listed as the father on the birth certificate despite the ongoing paternity battle. On 22 June 2007, People magazine reported the results of a court-ordered DNA test, confirming through Brown’s publicist that Murphy was indeed the father of Brown’s baby. Murphy has since admitted paternity. Brown indicated her feelings about Murphy, stating: “The less said about the Beverly Hills Cock the better.”

In February 2007, Brown began dating long term friend and movie producer Stephen Belafonte. Brown and Belafonte quietly married on 6 June 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They renewed their vows in a marriage ceremony in Egypt on 8 November 2008.

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