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Emma Stone's Spice Girls press tour needs to stop

Stop right now. Thank you very much.

Right now, Emma Stone is technically promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – and not, as it turns out, a reunion of the U.K.’s best girl group. But this weekend, the star went on The Graham Norton Show, explained her love of the fab five once again, and had a major freak-out when she thought the gals might be in the building (they weren’t).

“I feel like I’ve been talking about the Spice Girls more on this press tour than I have about the movie,” Stone explained. She’s not wrong: She teared up when Mel B recorded a message for her during an interview in Australia, and had another emotional meltdown when Mel C, a.k.a. Sporty Spice, hopped on FaceTime to say hello during another appearance. And that’s not even counting all of the smaller junket interviews in which Stone has once again talked about her lifelong devotion to Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger, and Posh. READ FULL STORY

Emma Stone meets Sporty Spice, freaks out, and agrees to try on all of Baby Spice's dresses -- VIDEO

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Emma Stone’s Spider-Man press tour is quickly turning into her childhood dream come true: The chance to chat with all of the Spice Girls (and potentially try on their clothes?).

First, Stone teared up when Mel B recorded a message for her during an interview. And in the latest segment of “Could Emma Stone be any cuter?” Stone and Andrew Garfield paid a visit to British Radio Program “Capital Breakfast.” After they both joined the hosts for a rendition of “Stop” — with dance moves! — Stone got a surprise visitor. Direct from her “mum’s” house, Mel C, a.k.a. Sporty Spice, hopped on FaceTime to say hello to her biggest fan!

And things only got better when Mel C brought up Baby Spice and how Stone is welcome to try on all her old dresses. Bonus adorable factor: Garfield’s reaction to all of this.

Watch Stone’s fan girl moment below:

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Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys may do a reunion tour -- Your dreams are coming true!

Something that has quickly skyrocketed to number one in the History of Good Ideas: the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys maybe joining forces for a reunion tour, according to MTV UK. If you are now screaming in your office cubicle, welcome to my life fifteen minutes ago. ZOMG, I would pay untold sums for a ticket to see the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys in concert. (Granted, I really wish I could rewind life and see them as they were ten years ago, but I’ll take what I can get.) We have not heard back from the bandmembers’ reps with a confirmation of this good news, but fingers crossed it’s true.

The current status of the bands don’t exactly scream reunion tour, but it’s not a definitive “no” either. The Backstreet Boys will be doing shows around North America this summer for their “In A World Like This” tour with Avril Lavigne listed as a special guest. Not to mention the Backstreet Boys Cruise, which sails from Miami to Half Moon Cay in October. (Yes, they absolutely wear sailor outfits.) The Spice Girls had their last group show at the London Olympics in 2012. After that performance, Victoria Beckham put the kibosh on any future performances in an interview with Vanity Fair Italy, saying the Olympics was the “perfect time to say, ‘That’s great. Thank you to everybody, but no more.’”

But let’s dream a little dream here and say they do go on a joint tour, what do we want to see at this show?

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Emma Stone tears up over the Spice Girls: 'Is Mel B talking to me?!' -- VIDEO

I have officially lost my title as biggest Spice Girls fan ever. But if I had to go down, I’m happy that I lost out to the ridiculously charming Emma Stone.

During an interview about The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Emma Stone was presented with a video that former Spice Girl Mel B recorded for her. Through tears of excitement, Stone began her freakout: “Oh my God. Is Mel B talking to me?!”

In the video, Mel B thanked Stone for being a fan and then asked her to sing a Spice Girls song as her punishment for choosing Baby Spice as her favorite. The “legitimately excited” and downright adorable Stone granted the request by performing Mel B’s rap from the hit song, “Wannabe.”

Watch all the excitement unfold below. Warning: You will fall in love with Stone (for the hundredth time):

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Throwback Thursday: Did you ever eat Spice Girls pizza? (And other memorabilia!)

In my lifetime, there have been a handful of big boy bands, but there was only ever one girl band that reached the same level of extreme stardom: The Spice Girls!

When I was young, the Spice Girls were everything. On the playground at school, everyone would have to decide which Spice Girl they wanted to be. Inevitably, someone would fight over who would be Baby Spice, and the game would be ruined. But then you’d go home, pop in your CD (or was it still a cassette tape back then?), and learn every single dance move to “Stop,” which I might still remember (Spoiler: I do).

And after Spice World hit theaters in 1997, things only got bigger. For starters, I wanted nothing more than to live on that bus. But in the realm of reality, I remember owning the Spice Girls-branded lollipops that Baby Spice enjoyed in the film, and my brother even bought me my very own pair of Skechers platform sneakers. The Spice Girls were more than a band; they were a brand. And years later, that’s still true. Confessional time: My college roommates and I might have dressed up as the Spice Girls for Halloween, and it’s very likely that I spent $60 on a pair of ridiculously high platform boots. And yes, I still own Spice World on DVD.

All of this is to say that the Spice Girls brand will never die. But today, we want to reminisce about when it was at its height. And Posh Spice Victoria Beckham is here to help us. READ FULL STORY

Spice Girls musical closing in June

“Viva Forever”? Not as it turns out.

Producers announced Thursday that the Spice Girls musical will close at London’s Piccadilly Theater June 29 after a disappointing six-month run.

Producer Judy Craymer said despite tweaks since the show opened in December, “we just can’t make it work.”

Written by Absolutely Fabulous comedian Jennifer Saunders, the show is a modern-day tale of female friendship and mother-daughter bonds set to songs by the 1990s “Girl Power” icons.

It set out to take a timely satirical axe to our information-saturated age of Twitter and TV talent shows, but the critics were overwhelmingly hostile.

The Independent newspaper’s Paul Taylor called the show “lacking in any truly original or challenging spark,” while the Daily Telegraph‘s Charles Spencer found it “tawdry, lazy and unedifying.” READ FULL STORY

Public transport's latest convert? Spice Girl Geri Halliwell live-tweets London tube trip

Spice Girls! They’re nothing like us.

Despite not being quite as in-your-face as she was in 1997, the artist formerly known as Ginger Spice has apparently not taken the London tube in 17 years….until this week, when she decided to spice up her life a bit.  Lucky for all of us, she also live-tweets the experience. Remember: Slow it down, read the signs, so you know just where you’re going.

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Stop!: The reviews for Spice Girls’ musical ‘Viva Forever!’ are... not great

I’ll tell ya what I want…yada yada yada. I want a decent Spice Girls show, and apparently it’s not going to happen anytime soon.

The reviews are in for The Spice Girls’ jukebox musical Viva Forever!, which opened in London last night, and they might give fans pause to zig-a-zig-what?

The show, which is based around the songs of the Spice Girls and features a theme of girl power, tells the story of four teenage friends whose bond is tested when they enter a reality show and only one is chosen to advance. At this time, there aren’t any plans to bring the show to the United States, which is too bad because many an American fan got reacquainted with their mid-nineties teen selves when the Spice Girls reunited and performed at the Olympics over the summer. READ FULL STORY

Three things we learned from Mel B's topless campaign for breast cancer awareness

Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Spice Girl Mel B, has never been shy when it comes to cleavage. (Fun fact: there is an entire Facebook group dedicated to her cleavage. Alas, it only has nine members.) But she’s taken her love of “boobs” to a whole new level, going topless in a new campaign to promote breast cancer awareness.

The picture you see to your right is featured in the latest UK edition of Cosmopolitan. Joined by her husband Stephen Belafonte, Scary Spice replicates Janet Jackson’s legendary Rolling Stone cover for the charity CoppaFeel!, in advance of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. In one word… Spicy!

But it’s the accompanying interview that’s particularly interesting and full of fun tidbits about Mel B and the Spice Girls themselves. We highlight three things we learned. READ FULL STORY

Leaked photos show Spice Girls rehearsing for Olympics Closing Ceremony

If you’re feeling sad and low — possibly because of that unfortunate Baby Beluga news — look no further than this photo, which should deliver a major pick-me-up. The upcoming Spice Girls reunion at Sunday’s Olympics Closing Ceremony is London’s worst-kept secret — but we’ve finally got irrefutable photographic proof that it’s actually happening. (Check out a higher res version here.) All together now: Zig-a-zig-ah!

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