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So you want to be a Spice Girl? BBC Show coming soon!

Twenty years after they first conquered the charts, the Spice Girls are recruiting a new member – using a BBC talent show!

Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Mel B have recently reformed the group, but without Victoria Beckham or Mel C, newly named GEM.

Twenty years after they first conquered the charts, the Spice Girls are recruiting a new member ¿ using a BBC talent show

Mel B, currently a judge on America’s Got Talent, has already spoken of her wish ‘to invite other people to sing with us’.

So the three girls – nicknamed Ginger, Baby and Scary during their heyday – have approached the BBC with an idea for a talent show, in which they would act as judges for the wannabes.

The Spice Girls talent hunt will involve auditions and heats over five consecutive nights next April, culminating in a live final on BBC1.

The winner will join the band for a gig in Hyde Park next July to mark the 21st anniversary of their first No 1 single, Wannabe.

Mel B, currently a judge on America¿s Got Talent, has already spoken of her wish ¿to invite other people to sing with us¿

Mel B, currently a judge on America’s Got Talent, has already spoken of her wish ‘to invite other people to sing with us’

Mail on Sunday columnist Piers Morgan, a former Britain’s Got Talent judge, said: ‘The Spice Girls weren’t great singers but they had great chutzpah and attitude.

‘Confidence, cheek and a good look will carry a candidate far more than a decent voice or dance ability. You’ve got to be able to get out there and strut your stuff in full Girl Power mode.

‘As the Spice Girls themselves said, if you have the attitude you can be whatever you wannabe.’ Sporty Spice Melanie Chisholm has said she didn’t want to rejoin the group after they reached a ‘peak’ by reuniting for an appearance at the 2012 London Olympics.

‘There’s a lot to be said for bowing out on a high,’ she said, adding: ‘Anything less than the full line-up just didn’t feel like we’d be doing justice to the band or the fans.’

The Spice Girls talent hunt will involve auditions and heats over five consecutive nights next April, culminating in a live final on BBC1

Posh Spice Victoria Beckham has also declined to be part of any comeback as she pursues a career as a fashion designer.

‘We’re Girl Power, we support each other, so us three went, “OK then, let’s just us three do it.” – Mel B

Their debut album Spice sold more than 31 million copies, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history

Their debut album Spice sold more than 31 million copies, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history

‘I don’t think we could ever replace Sporty or Posh but I’d like to invite other people up to sing with us.’

The audition process will mirror how the Spice Girls themselves were originally selected.

Responding to an advert in Stage magazine in 1993, Mel B, Victoria and Melanie C passed an audition held in London’s Oxford Street.

Geri – now Geri Horner – missed the initial audition but talked her way into the band. Emma was recruited later when one of the original members dropped out.

Their debut album Spice sold more than 31 million copies, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history. The group broke up in 2000 but reunited for a 2007 tour, and then for the closing ceremony at the 2012 London Games.

A BBC spokesman said: ‘BBC Entertainment has lots of ideas in development but we never comment on details.’

AMAZING!! I wish I could sing..

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Wait For The Drop – New Shopping App

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The must have App for all Bargain Queens!

Introducing my friends first app.. Wait for the drop!

If you are like me and have endless tabs open on your phone and laptop, which you spend so much time on refreshing constantly..just incase it goes on sale.. then you are gutted when you’ve missed it! Well no longer will you have to rely on remembering, refreshing constantly and can now free up your internet tabs.. Wait for the drop is the miracle cure we have been searching for.

You simply copy the link from the website, paste it into the app, select the relevant info the app requires on each item and tada.. its in your app. You will then get an instant notification if the price drops and goes into sale..

You know when you’re playing on your phone and looking at lots of things you have no reason to buy, and you find a lovely pair of shoes on Kurt Geiger that you like but they’re £120 and you don’t £120 love them? Pop them into this app and it will regularly check the price and notify you when they go on sale! Who doesn’t love a bargain?
It’s totally free for now and if you download it now it will be free forever more, but for slow coaches it will be chargeable soon!
Android coming in a month or so!

 

There will also be new exciting features coming soon, maybe a sold out item and when it comes back into stock it lets you know! Another one of my refreshing habits, waiting for that one item I desperately need to be restocked! Ergh!

So far I have added a few of the items I have been watching recently and love the fact I don’t need to do anything except wait for a notification. Its also great that I can see all my wants in one place.. handy for Christmas coming up… maybe a link to your drop could be a great way to share what you want with friends and family😀 *Hint Hint*

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So get downloading guys.. it will change your life!!

Its free for a limited time only!!

Download here!

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Christine McConnell X Tim Burton

I have loved following Christine McConnell over the last few years and seeing all her creepy awesome cakes and baked goods she’s been making. A really inspiration! Like many others, I have always compared her to Tim Burton (my idol of creativity!) So how amazing is it that 1. She has replicated the house from his latest film.. and 2. That she got to meet him because of it! (I met him in LA and was literally star struck when I shook his hand :O)

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Christine McConnell created a gingerbread house replica of the one in Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

This gingerbread house is so good, it’s scary.

She baked a 2-foot-tall copy of the gothic mansion featured in Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” which was presented at the movie’s Los Angeles premiere on Thursday.

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“This is my Mona Lisa of baking,” said Christine McConnell, 35, who spent 10 full, 15-hour days making the gingerbread, crafting sugar glass and whipping royal icing for the edible edifice.

She dished to the Daily News that she’s been a huge Burton fan ever since she saw “Edward Scissorhands” as a 7-year-old, and he’s been the inspiration behind her creepy photography and baking projects. McConnell made headlines last year for decorating her parents’ house to look like a monster for Halloween.

“He’s the original creator of this campy creepiness mixed with beauty,” she said. “Everything he makes, I just eat it up.”

So it was dream (or a “Nightmare Before Christmas”) come true when 20th Century Fox asked her to think up some creative confections to promote the director’s latest film.

The haunted house seen in “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.”

The haunted house seen in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

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She transformed the haunted house at the center of the story into a mouthwatering masterpiece by studying pictures of the Belgian mansion used for filming. She built a cardboard model first, and used the pieces as stencils for her gingerbread dough.

“I baked somewhere around 12 batches of gingerbread cookies,” she said. “They’re really thin and spicy, and they’re so good that I accidentally ate a few critical pieces while I was putting it together that I had to rebake.”

Piecing the porch together out of spun sugar glass was her greatest challenge, and resulted in a burn down her leg when she splashed herself with the molten sugar mixture. She finished the house off by painting details on the front with homemade icing.

“I’m telling you, he couldn’t have picked a more complicated house,” she said. “I can’t believe it came out so well.”

Christine McConnell created a gingerbread house replica of the one in Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

She only spent about $150 on ingredients and supplies for the 22-inch gingerbread house, including a wooden board from Home Depot to serve as the base. “That stand is the only thing you can’t eat; everything else is 100% food,” she said. Although McConnell said she “might cry” if anyone actually took a bite of her pièce de résistance.

But the icing on the cake is that she actually got to meet her idol on Thursday. “This is the coolest thing, easily, that has ever happened to me,” she said.

I know that feeling too😛

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Tim Burton on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

It’s about time right..?? Tim Burton has finally been honoured with a hand and footprint ceremony on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in front of the historic Chinese Theatre.

One of his greatest friends Winona Ryder, introduced the filmmaker to the crowd and thanked him for kickstarting her career.

Honored: Winona Ryder joined Tim Burton as he placed his hand and foot prints in cement in front of Hollywood's Chinese Theatre on Thursday

Honored: Winona Ryder joined Tim Burton as he placed his hand and foot prints in cement in front of Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre on Thursday

The actress said: ‘Tim understands the human heart in a way I have never seen certainly on screen.’

She went on: ‘He knows the pain of the misunderstood, of the odd and even of the mad. He celebrates them in a way that is both totally unique, so very, very tender, sometimes terrifying and very often hilarious.’

Ryder is set to team up with Burton and Michael Keaton again  for a long in the works sequel to 1988’s Beetlejuice and I am so excited!!

The actress, 44, worked with Burton on 1988's Beetlejuice and 1990's Edward Scissorhands and said the filmmaker 'knows the pain of the misunderstood, of the odd and even of the mad'

Winona worked with Burton on his 1988’s Beetlejuice and 1990’s Edward Scissorhands and said the filmmaker ‘knows the pain of the misunderstood, of the odd and even of the mad’

Good friends: Following her touching tribute, Burton, 58, gave Ryder a warm hug

Following her touching tribute, Tim Burton gave Winona a warm hug

Joined elite group: The director, whose film credits include Batman and Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow and Alice in Wonderland, placed his hands in cement
Joined elite group: The director, whose film credits include Batman and Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow and Alice in Wonderland, placed his hands in cement

 The director, whose film credits include Batman and Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow and Alice in Wonderland, placed his hands in cement

In the spotlight: The director also put his feet in the wet cement and waved to the crowd

The director also put his feet in the wet cement and waved to the crowd

During his 28-year career, the filmmaker has made multiple films with Keaton, including Batman and Batman Returns, and frequent collaborator Johnny Depp, such as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Mars Attacks! and Alice In Wonderland.

He has also worked frequently with British actress and former romantic partner Helena Bonham-Carter, with whom he shares two children.

Veteran actor Martin Landau, who appeared in Ed Wood, also attended the handprint ceremony.

Burton’s next film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set to open on September 30 and stars Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Asa Butterfield and Judi Dench.

Has his muses: Burton is a frequent collaborator with stars Michael Keaton and Johnny Depp, and also with British actress and former romantic partner Helena Bonham-Carter

Nice to see you: The Edward Scissorhands star also warmly greeted veteran actor Martin Landau who also showed up to support Burton

The Edward Scissorhands star also warmly greeted veteran actor Martin Landau who also showed up to support Burton.

Landau, appeared with Johnny Depp in Burton’s Ed Wood in 1994

Veteran star: Landau, 88, appeared with Johnny Depp in Burton's Ed Wood in 1994

I am so happy for him! :D

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Underworld 5 is happening..

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In this day and age, where studios view every film as a potential franchise starter, it shouldn’t surprise anyone when we hear about an unexpected sequel. Underworld 5, also known as Underworld: Next Generation, is indeed happening, and it will once again feature the true face of the franchise, Kate Beckinsale.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beckinsale is set to reprise her role as the badass vampire Selene, who has appeared as the protagonist in three of the previous four installments. She sat out 2009’s Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. At this point in the franchise, she has a daughter with her lycan/vampire hybrid hubby Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman), though at the end of the last film, Underworld: Awakening, he is nowhere to be found, which will probably come into play at some point.

Right now there aren’t a ton of details regarding Underworld 5, as they’re being kept under tight lock and key. The few tidbits we do know, however, indicate that the plot sees the never-ending war between vampires and lycans continue as new generations on both sides take up the conflict. Makes sense that it would be called Next Generation. Theo James has a small role in Awakening as a young vampire named David, and is set to reprise his role in the new film, so perhaps he could be part of the driving force behind this reignited feud. He does sustain a serious injury and see much of his coven slaughtered, which sounds like the makings of one pissed off fanatic vampire warrior to me.

Anna Foerster has been tapped to direct Underworld 5. All of her directorial efforts up to this point have been in TV, on shows like Outlander and Criminal Minds, but she has a ton of experience behind the camera as a director of photography, second unit director, and assistant director. She’s worked a great deal with the master of disaster Roland Emmerich, lensing movies like White House Down and Anonymous, as well as contributing footage to The Day After Tomorrow and 10,000 BC. So she’s certainly no stranger to working on big movies, and though the franchise has primarily featured a female protagonist, this marks the first time that a woman has been hired to direct an installment of the action-centric vampire series.

Underworld 5 is scheduled to film in Prague starting in October, and you have to assume that Prague in the fall is an ideal place to shoot a movie about ancient sects of vampires and werewolves battling each other.

Will update as I find out more🙂

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