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    Mel C reveals the truth about Spice Girls reunion plans after Mel B teased ‘imminent announcement’

    STAND down Spice Girls fans, I’m afraid to say the reunion is off . . . again.After Scary Spice Mel B teased last month that an announcement involving all five members was due imminently, Sporty Spice Melanie C has now insisted she was actually talking rubbish.
    Stand down Spice Girls fans, I’m afraid to say the reunion is off . . . according to Sporty Spice Melanie CCredit: PA:Press Association
    I can’t say I’m completely surprised, especially after Scary insisted the band were all invited to Prince Harry’s wedding . . . which also never happened.
    Sporty said: “Mel, I adore her and she has this thing, and it can sometimes get us into hot water.
    “Of course we’re always talking, we’d love to do something else.
    “I’d love to get back on stage with the girls but everybody wants to do something a little bit different or in a different way, so it’s just trying to get everyone on the same page at the same time.
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    “But Melanie likes to manifest things and she thinks if she says it enough, it will happen.
    “I can’t confirm that there is anything happening soon but we’re always talking about opportunities.”
    Well that’s that idea down the pan then.
    As for live shows, Mel C said that it is up to Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner.
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     Nick Grimshaw urged them on his Sidetracked podcast to go back on tour, to which Mel C replied: “You’re talking to the wrong one.
    “I’d be there next week.”
    And it sounds like Scary is already rubbing Posh up the wrong way.
    She added: “Mel B calls Victoria Vic, just to annoy her.”
    I’d do the same, to be fair.
    Mel C fans can’t believe her ‘real age’ as Spice Girl celebrates milestone birthday with star-studded gig
    Tatt’s a lot smarter, ED
    Ed Sheeran was all dressed up to celebrate his 33rd birthday at London’s Dorchester HotelCredit: Click News and Media
    The A Team singer, who is in the middle of a tour in Asia, flew in from Singapore to join his wife Cherry, above right, at the smart venueCredit: Click News and Media
    How we are more used to seeing Ed dressedCredit: The Mega Agency
    ED SHEERAN followed my lead by celebrating his 33rd birthday at the posh Dorchester hotel in West London.
    But while I opted for afternoon tea – thanks mum – Ed pulled out all the stops.
    He had with a private party with a group of his family and closest friends. Then again, he does have a lot more money than my mum.
    The A Team singer, who is in the middle of a tour in Asia, flew in from Singapore to join his wife Cherry at the smart venue.
    And he took the dress code insisted on by the five-star hotel very seriously, ditching his usual uniform of tatto-baring T-shirts, jeans and trainers, below, for this smart blue suit, which he team with a tie and proper shoes. So there wasn’t an inking in sight.
    Ed didn’t seem keen on leaving any leftovers mind, even if he is absolutely minted.
    The singer was spotted walking out of the Dorchester holding two bags of food and a box, which likely contained one of its rather fancy cakes.
    Happy birthday, Ed.
    JL-Yes, then Oritse will go it alone
    JLS star Oritse Williams is preparing to go soloCredit: Getty
    HE landed ten Top Ten singles with JLS including five No1s, now Oritse Williams is preparing to go it alone.
    The singer, above at a screening for Bet UK fashion documentary Garms, told pals he was hoping to branch out following a string of dates with the group this summer.
    A source said: “Oritse has big plans for his solo career and he really wants to go back to his roots with his sound.
    “JLS is his priority but once the summer tour is out of the way he wants to get into the studio and start working on his own stuff.”

    SHE has been a singer and a dancer and now Britney Spears has had a surprise reinvention as a dance teacher.
    The singer, who has sold more than 150million records and had six No1 singles, said on Instagram she has started mentoring kids but didn’t reveal where.
    I could do with lessons in busting some sexy moves, like Britney in her heyday, so sign me up.

    Ellie’s a Bobby dazzler
    Ellie Leach makes her first public appearance with boyfriend Bobby BrazierCredit: Rex
    THERE was no wiping the smile off Strictly winner Ellie Leach’s face as she made her first public appearance with new boyfriend Bobby Brazier.
    The couple, who met on the BBC1 series last year and grew close on the arena tour last month, snuggled up at the play Hadestown in London on Wednesday.
    Asked this month whether they were an item, EastEnders actor Bobby stayed coy and said: “I don’t know… You’ll have to see what she says.”
    This picture answers that question, even if they won’t.

    IT’S all about the girls for Olivia Attwood – who has an all-female team for her new podcast So Right It’s Wrong.
    And it’s definitely going to be popular, with Olivia yesterday spending a third day at No1 in the Apple podcast charts on pre-orders despite having not released a single episode..
    She’s come a long way since Love Island.

    Axe gods’ garage sale
    Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page joined Queen’s Brian May and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi to officially open the Gibson Garage, just off London’s Oxford StreetCredit: Rex
    SOME very lucky pluckers got to see a trio of British guitar legends in one hit, when they joined forces yesterday.
    Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page joined Queen’s Brian May and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi to cut the ribbon and officially open the Gibson Garage, just off London’s Oxford Street.
    The state-of-the-art shop not only sells guitars but will also act as a hub for music enthusiasts, with a full schedule of events, a mini gallery and more than 300 axes to play when it opens to the public tomorrow.
    And while our music heroes can’t yet be cloned, Gibson has announced it has created an exact replica of Jimmy’s iconic double neck guitar, the instrument he needed to play Led Zep classic Stairway To Heaven live on stage.
    The guitar, going on sale next month, has been created from a 3D scan of the original – complete with scratches – and has the rock icon’s seal of approval.
    Jimmy said: “I wanted to have it exactly the same as my one.
    “From my point of view, it had to be as close to mine as possible.
    “We took a lot of time to get it exactly right.
    “There’s some distressing on it.
    “I wanted it to look genuine, like how it’s been in and out of the case.
    “They took everything from the original to get it as close as possible, and it jolly well is.”
    Singer James Bay performed at the bash, in front of his guitar heroes.
    Not easing James’ nerves, Brian May said: “No pressure.”
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    That would be enough to make me crumble.
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    Rock legends set to headline BST Hyde Park as they announce first album in three years 

    KINGS OF LEON are back to claim their title of rock royalty with a huge headline set at BST Hyde Park and a brand new album.The Sex On Fire rockers will perform at the festival in central London on Sunday June 30, six weeks after they drop record Can We Please Have Fun.
    Kings Of Leon will headline BST Hyde Park in June and drop a brand new albumCredit: Handout
    The massive show will add fuel to the fire of a performance at Glasto too, given they will be in the country on the weekend of the festival.
    Brothers Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill, along with their cousin Matthew will be hoping the album is their seventh No1 after 2021’s When You See Yourself.
    And they’ve brought in the big guns to make it happen.
    They have teamed up with producer Kid Harpoon, Harry Styles’s right hand man in the studio as a solo artist.
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    He also produced a little song called Flowers for Miley Cyrus, which spent ten weeks at No1 last year, so he knows a thing or two about making a brilliant song.
    Caleb said: “It was the most enjoyable record I’ve ever been a part of.” Nathan continued: “It’s like we allowed ourselves to be musically vulnerable.
    “I love it when a rock band is not embarrassed to admit that every song doesn’t have to be on 11.”
    They have now been together for 25 years, and Caleb added: “When you have a band there’s a bond like no other and when you have family, you have a bond like no other.
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    “We have both of those things. I thought, ‘if we put all our energy toward something, who is gonna stop us — except us?’”
    The 12-track album will be out on May 10, while tickets for their show in Hyde Park, where they will be joined by special guest Paolo Nutini, will go on sale next Wednesday.
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    As well as their smash hit Sex On Fire, they helped soundtrack my coming of age with tunes like Use Somebody and Revelry.
    The new record is certainly more grown up, and the band admitted they have calmed down over the past decade or so.

    But it may take a few more years for frontman Caleb to get used to being back on stage playing to tens of thousands of fans.
    The singer, married to supermodel Lily Aldridge, previously said he couldn’t bear watching himself back, revealing he had begged her to turn off their videos when he caught her watching them.
    He said: “I was like, ‘Babe, you gotta turn this off!’ I was blushing so bad I felt like blood was seeping out of my face.”
    Caleb added: “I love the perks that come with being the frontman but I don’t love the pressure. I’m always happy to take the back seat.”
    That will be tricky when they headline BST, with insiders telling me they expect the show to be a sell-out.
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    Kings of Leon will play the festival alongside acts including Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Shania Twain and Andrea Bocelli.
    Singing along to this lot on a sunny evening with a can or two of lukewarm Carling will be an ultimate summer highlight for me. More

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    Jennifer Lopez, 54, shows off her famous bum in nude lace bodysuit

    IMAGINATIVE Jennifer Lopez tries out another nude look — and leaves little to the imagination as she shows off her curves in a skin-coloured lace bodysuit.The singer’s racy outfit gives a fleeting impression that she’s barely dressed and in one shot she turns from the camera to flaunt her famous backside.
    Stunning singer Jennifer Lopez shows off her curves in this skin-coloured bodysuitCredit: TNI Press
    J-Lo flaunted her famous rear for the camera to promote an exclusive concert on Apple Music LiveCredit: TNI Press
    J-Lo, 54, played up to the camera to promote an exclusive concert on Apple Music Live after last week releasing new album This Is Me . . . Now about finding love again with Hollywood star Ben Affleck.
    The film is part of an outlandish three-part project which the pop star says was inspired by Ben.
    It was released this week, alongside the singer’s first album in ten years, also called This Is Me . . . Now, and will be followed later this month by a documentary titled The Greatest Love Story Never Told.
    Jennifer has admitted that Ben, cast member Jane Fonda and some other friends raised concerns about the project.
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    Oscar-winner Jane wondered if it was a good idea for the singer to make such a public expression of her devotion to her fourth husband.
    The couple had originally been due to tie the knot in 2003 but split up — only to rekindle their romance in 2021 and marry in July 2022.
    J-Lo said: “What came first, very plainly, was Ben and I got back together.
    “We were so happy and in love and couldn’t believe we were getting this second chance that neither of us thought we would ever get.
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    “And as an artist, it inspired me to go in and make music again.
    “In a way I hadn’t done since This Is Me . . . Then 20 years ago.”
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    Beyonce, 42, wows as she barely covers her boobs with see-through wire bodice in striking new shoot

    POP superstar Beyonce shows how she rose to fame — as she becomes the first black woman to top the country charts.The singer, 42, posed in a wire bodice covered in blooms in this striking shot from Essence magazine’s March/April issue.
    Beyonce posed in this wire bodice covered in blooms for this striking shotCredit: Andre D. Wagner
    Bey was pictured with her mum Tina tending her tresses alongside daughters Blue Ivy and RumiCredit: Andre D. Wagner
    The superstar is on the cover of Essence magazine’s March/April issueCredit: Andre D. Wagner
    In it, she talks about her hair care regime and is pictured with her mum Tina tending her tresses alongside daughters Blue Ivy and Rumi.
    Beyonce has made history by hitting No 1 in the US Hot Country Songs chart, with her new track Texas Hold ’Em.
    She is set to release an entire album of country music next month.
    Bey opened up to the mag about her hair routine after launching her own hair care brand Cécred.
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    She said: “It’s all about moisture for me.
    “Adding oil to my scalp and covering my hair at night so the oils could penetrate.
    “It brings back such great memories of my rituals as a child to maintain a healthy scalp.”
    Recently Beyonce wore all red during a Valentine’s Day date night.
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    The superstar shone in a short red PVC skirt, leather trench coat, skintight top, and heels, while out with rapper husband Jay-Z.
    She topped it off with a red velvet cowgirl hat.
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    Saltburn’s Barry Keoghan’s surprising style icon revealed after series of bizarre fashion choices

    MOVE over Gary Barlow, it turns out Sir Elton John is the man inspiring Barry Keoghan’s eclectic style.A pal told me the Saltburn star nipped into Elton’s favourite tailor, Richard James in London’s Savile Row, to buy some new clobber on Tuesday.
    Barry Keoghan’s style inspiration has been revealed as Sir Elton JohnCredit: Getty
    Barry’s stylist was heard saying the actor loved Elton’s styleCredit: Getty – Contributor
    While Barry kept a low profile in a beige Burberry outfit, his stylist was heard saying the actor loved Elton’s style – but was keen to tone it down.
    I guess that means we won’t be seeing him in a skin-tight baseball costume anytime soon, sadly.
    My mate told me: “Barry and his stylist nipped into Richard’s shop on Tuesday because they knew he’d dressed Elton a number of times before.
    “Barry wasn’t saying much but his stylist was explaining how much he loved Elton’s bold style choices and they wanted to emulate it for Barry.
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    “They were very particular about the colours and said they wanted to find ‘toned down’ shades rather than anything garish Elton might have gone for in the past.”
    Looking back, I realise that while I thought Barry was just a Take That superfan – thanks to his collection of sleeveless tops – it was actually Elton he looked up to all along.
    A quick search on Google showed how Barry’s stylist had previously kitted him out in bold two-pieces similar to Elton’s with Barry even sticking on a broach just like his style icon.
    I’m sure Elton will be thrilled.
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    Imitation, as they say, is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Barry Keoghan looks unrecognisable in throwback snaps from ‘really sad’ short film
    ROMAN SURRENDERS HIS THRONE
    I REVEALED on Saturday that my favourite radio DJ Jordan North would be taking over from Roman Kemp on Capital FM’s Breakfast Show after ditching Radio 1.
    And the pair confirmed my story, with Jordan dropping into the station’s London studio to make the announcement.
    Jordan North dropped into the Capital FM’s Breakfast Show to make an announcement he’d be taking over from Roman KempCredit: instagram/Roman Kemp
    Jordan, who hosted the Drive Time show on Radio 1 with Vick Hope, grinned as Roman dropped to one knee and handed over a branded microphone cover.
    Roman, who has been on the show since 2017, said: “So there you have it, sports fans. I’m handing over the baton at the end of March.
    “Jordan North will be your new host of Capital Breakfast. Couldn’t have gone to a better person. Top lad, and will be a great addition to your morning routine. You’ll smash it, bud.”
    Jordan later shared a picture of himself to confirm the news, with Roman – son of Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp– writing underneath: “What’s his dad famous for?”
    Jordan will now go head to head with Radio 1’s Breakfast Show host Greg James in the all-important battle for ratings . . . which is the last thing bosses over at the Beeb would ever want.
    Let battle commence.
    CAUGHT LIVE: KIM IS ON HER BEAST BEHAVIOUR
    IT’S not just the voice, dance moves or the ridiculously catchy songs that make Kim Petras a great performer.
    Her decades-long obsession with pop also means she can put on the ultimate show.
    The expertly crafted Feed The Beast tour show featured clear influences from Madonna and Britney Spears.
    But make no mistake, she is no replica. She has carved out a path of X-rated pop mixed with big, sugary-sweet choruses to win over a hardcore and dedicated fan base.
    They were out in force as she served up pop excellence with a string of costume changes, big-budget visuals and mountains of stage presence.
    Songs such as I Don’t Want It At All and Coconuts went down a treat, even more so than her Grammy and Brit-winning hit Unholy.
    A handful of tracks from her axed debut album Problematique didn’t hit quite as hard.
    But as soon as Kim elevates to arena shows, she will be a tour de force.
    ★★★★
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    Kylie Minogue offered world first deal as the future of her hit Las Vegas residency is revealed

    KYLIE Minogue is having what I think are two of the best years of her career after decades of grafting.No1 album Tension, which spawned chart-topping comeback single Padam Padam and earned a Grammy, along with her hugely popular Las Vegas residency, have sparked a career resurgence most artists could only dream of.
    Kylie Minogue has been to do her Las Vegas residency for as long as she wantsCredit: Erik Melvin
    Now she’s got the wind in her sails, Kylie has no plans to slow down. Which, as it turns out, could work in her favour after the boss of Sin City’s Voltaire nightclub got the vision of pound signs in his eyes.
    I can reveal that the pint-sized Aussie has been such a hit at Michael Gruber’s establishment he has invited her to return to The Venetian for as long as she wants.
    Insiders told me the deal on the table was, effectively, a “residency for life,” meaning Kylie could pop in and out when she pleases.
    A source said: “Michael absolutely loves Kylie and doesn’t want to lose her. It is the first ‘residency for life’ where you come and go based on your schedule that has been put on the table in Vegas.
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    “Usually venues want to lock someone in for a fixed period or have exclusivity when it comes to live shows.
    “But when it comes to Kylie, Michael knows he is on to something Golden and he’s put the offer on the table for Kylie to consider.”
    The star’s scheduled run of shows in the US city are due to finish in May.
    But my insider said she is seriously considering the bid and is looking at her diary.
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    The source added: “Kylie has loved Vegas but her schedule is jam packed over the next few months.
    “She has a repackage of her album Tension coming out, which will include a string of new songs, as well as her headline gig at BST Hyde Park in July.
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    “Kylie also wants to go on a full arena tour at some point, so being locked in Vegas wouldn’t be an option.
    “Michael knows this and has put the offer of the lifetime residency on the table so she can mull it over.”
    Kylie has made no secret of how much she loved performing in Vegas.
    She said of the city: “It’s insane. I always thought I would go to Vegas at some point but I thought I would go and do a massive show but it’s a really stunning intimate environment.
    “Weirdly I’ve been putting more energy into this show than a big show. I am having a blast.”
    I told earlier this month Brit Award bosses chose to hand her the Icon gong at next month’s ceremony.
    We’ll be raising a glass to her on the night — and booking tickets to Vegas if she takes up the offer. More

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    Tom Cruise, 61, in shock split with Russian beauty, 36, just days after meeting her kids

    ACTOR Tom Cruise has ended his relationship with Russian socialite Elsina Khayrova, pals have said.The Mission: Impossible hero started datingElsina — 25 years his junior — at the end of last year.
    Tom Cruise has ended his relationship with Russian socialite Elsina KhayrovaCredit: Getty
    A source said Tom’s relationship with Elsina ‘simply ran its course’Credit: Instagram
    Friends revealed Tom, 61, had cooled off his romance with the 36-year-old but wanted to remain friends because they live in the same apartment block in London.
    A source said: “To end things on a bad note would’ve been awkward if they bumped into each other in the lift.
    “There are no hard feelings between them and, for Tom, their relationship simply ran its course.”
    The Sun revealed Tom and Elsina, the daughter of Russian politician Rinat Khayrov, had several dates in December.
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    He hired out a floor of the posh Novikov restaurant for them and took her to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.
    Just this month, the pair were guests at the London Air Ambulance gala attended by Prince William.
    Tom’s film Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One is next month up for sound and visual effects Oscars.
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    The Beatles to release FOUR separate biopics about each member by Oscar winning director

    AFTER a record-breaking return to the top of the charts with Now And Then, The Beatles are now hoping to break the box office.The Fab Four are teaming up with director Sam Mendes for a series of huge feature length films.
    Each one of The Beatles is set to have their own film with the same directorCredit: Getty
    Sam Mendes will direct the four biopics, expected in 2027Credit: Getty
    It is a massive move, as the band have never given their full support for a scripted film about their lives.
    It comes after the “last ever” Beatles song Now And Then was released in November last year, reaching No1.
    Sam, who is behind huge movies including James Bond film Skyfall and American Beauty, will direct four separate films telling the stories of Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison.
    As well as telling their individual stories, the films will reveal how each member of the group coped with their phenomenal rise and the aftermath of their split in April 1970.
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    Insiders said Paul and Ringo had both given the nod for their stories to be told, while the families of the late legends John and George have also agreed.
    All four films are slated for release in 2027, giving Sam three years to complete the projects.
    A source said: “Sam has a mammoth task on his hands but Paul and Ringo trust him to do them justice.
    “The films will all be inter- connecting and will tell the story of the band from each of the group’s perspectives.
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    “All people can talk about now is who will be cast to play the Fab Four.
    “It’s likely Sam will find four British rising stars to step into their shoes but people are already talking about actors like Barry Keoghan and Will Sharpe.”
    Sam said of the project: “I’m honoured to be telling the story of the greatest rock band of all time, and excited to challenge the notion of what constitutes a trip to the movies.”
    Producer Pippa Harris added: “We intend this to be a uniquely thrilling and epic cinematic experience: Four films, told from four different perspectives which tell a single story about the most celebrated band of all time.
    “To have The Beatles’ and Apple Corps’ blessing to do this is an immense privilege.”
    There’s no denying their music is just as popular now as it was when the world was gripped by Beatlemania.
    And given the insane popularity of music biopics in recent years, including Sir Elton John’s Rocketman movie and Austin Butler’s Oscar nominated performance as Elvis Presley in the film about his life, I think there is more than an appetite for it.”
    I’ll get the popcorn in.
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