America’s Got Talent (Season 8) L-R: Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandell
*Melanie “Mel B” Brown had a rough start to her run on “America’s Got Talent,” having been booed by two different audiences (New York and New Orleans) during the audition rounds in March and April.
But it’s been smooth sailing between the crowds and the Spice Girl ever since. Brown assumes judging duty on the NBC series, lugging with her a resume full of judging experience – Including “The X Factor: Australia,” “Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model” and “The X Factor UK” – all three in 2012.
Mel B attends the premiere party for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” Season 8 at the Pantages Theatre on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood
When “America’s Got Talent” dialed her number to join new judge Heidi Klum and returning judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on the panel for season 8, Brown wasted no time with her reply.
“I’ve been a fan of ‘America’s Got Talent’ for a long long time,” said Brown. “It’s a thing we constantly watch in our household. So to be a part of it, of course I’m gonna say yes. I love it.”
Below, Scary Spice talks about her relationship with the other judges.
Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent,” hosted by Nick Cannon, premieres on June 4 at 9 p.m. Watch a promo below.
Spice Girl Mel B pictured leaving an office building in London, UK.
(February 6, 2013)
*”America’s Got Talent” is about to add a little spice to the mix for next season.
Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown – a.k.a. Mel B, a.k.a. Scary Spice – will replace exiting judge Sharon Osbourne on the NBC competition series, where she will join Howard Stern and Howie Mandel, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
Mel B’s reality TV resume includes being a judge on the Australian version of “The X Factor” in 2011, co-hosting Australia’s “Dancing with the Stars,” competing on the “Dancing With the Stars” in the U.S., along with stints as a guest judge on “The X Factor” UK and “Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model.”
The pop star also appeared in her own reality show, “Mel B: It’s a Scary World,” on the Style Network.
Sharon announced she was leaving “AGT” in August, claiming that her son, Jack, was fired from NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes” following his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. NBC denied this claim.
“America’s Got Talent” Season 8 premieres on May 28.
*Melanie “Mel B” Brown suffered facial cuts after falling over in seven-inch Christian Louboutin heels while vacationing in Prague.
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The Spice Girls singer – who is in the city with her husband Stephen Belafonte and friends – was wearing the expensive red bottoms when she fell over and scraped the lower part of her face.
She tweeted: ”Running in 7 inch louboutin no good!! I’m wearing prauge on my face!!!”
Mel jetted off to the Czech Republic’s capital after performing at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics with her Spice Girls bandmates last Sunday. She has tweeted pictures of herself drinking shots and beer and partying with Stephen and her friends while tweeting about how much fun she is having.
*Melanie “Mel B” Brown, who became Scary Spice again during the Spice Girls reunion at the Olympics, is hoping to follow up their closing ceremony performance with a tour.
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”We’re always talking about getting together. We always have cups of tea and dinners together. We’re all friends at the end of the day,” she told London’s Daily Mirror newspaper.
As for reuniting with Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Mel C for the Olympics, she said: ”It was lovely. Those four girls mean everything to me. We had such an amazing time. We were hanging out in the dressing room all day because we had to get there at 10am on Sunday morning. We had a great time … we were just hanging out, playing music and gossiping with each other. It was a lovely, proper girlie time.”
Mel wouldn’t reveal many details about a possible future reunion but said it was on their agenda. ”We haven’t had any actual conversations except raving about the Olympics so far, but yeah … we’ll see,” she said.
Before Sunday, the group last performed together in 2008 as part of their comeback tour.
*Mel B and husband Stephen Belafonte have named their daughter Madison Brown Belafonte.
The former Spice Girl recently said that she was leaving the decision to her eldest daughter, Phoenix, tweeting: “Phoenix my daughter is still deciding our babies names, i don’t wanna rush her, it will be soon!”
Madison will be the singer’s third child — and third daughter after Phoenix and Angel Iris, her child with Eddie Murphy. She is already planning on play dates for Madison as well as celebrity visits to see the new addition, including a tweet to fellow pop star Leona Lewis: ”@leonalewismusic let me no when you wanna come over and see our new baby girl!!!”
*Melanie “Mel B” Brown has checked into a Los Angeles hospital to give birth to her third child.
Mel was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early this morning with labor pains. Paps caught her looking distressed as she leaned on her husband Stephen Belafonte and a bodyguard, who helped to escort the star from her car to the facility.
The dash to the hospital came shortly after Brown complained about her inability to sleep.
In a series of tweets, she wrote, “can’t sleep arrrhhhh!!!! gonna go to my kitchen and eat,that always helps!!! in LA right now it’s 413am.”
The child will be Brown’s first with Belafonte. In addition to Iris, the singer has another daughter from a previous relationship.