It’s Emma Bunton’s birthday! Having earned the name Baby Spice as the youngest member of ’90s girl group sensation the Spice Girls, the star turns 37 today—and what a year she has had! Bunton reunited with the rest of the five-piece pop phenomenon at the Olympics’ Closing Ceremony and for the opening night of Viva Forever: The Musical, a new show on London’s West End featuring the groups’ most iconic hits. To celebrate Baby Spice’s birthday, we’re taking a look back at our 11 favorite Girl Power moments brought on by the Spice Girls. Click through for a lot of ’90s-inspired fun!
Calling all Spice fans: The wait is finally over! In June, we reported that a Spice Girls musical was in the works, and the show officially opens tonight on London’s West End, with all five members of the group expected to attend the premiere! Viva Forever follows a group of four musically-inclined girlfriends on their journey to stardom, and features the nineties pop phenomena’s most iconic hits (think “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life”). “My waterproof mascara [is] going on,” Emma Bunton, or Baby Spice, tweeted. “I think there might be tears tonight!” The feeling is mutual! Viva Forever’s performances begin tonight at London’s Picadilly Theatre, with shows scheduled to run until June 1, 2013. We’re definitely adding a trip across the Atlantic to our holiday wish list!
Click through our gallery to see our eleven favorite Spice Girls moments of all time.
Talk about ending the Olympics on a high note—The Spice Girls reunited for the Olympics Closing Ceremony last night! And their performances of “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” left us wanting more, more, more. “We did it!” Victoria Beckham—who looked more posh than ever—Tweeted to the rest of the group. “I love you girls so much!” We loved how they gave a modern revamp to their signature ‘90s looks, from Ginger Spice’s Union Jack dress to Sporty Spice’s athletic getup. (And Scary Spice Mel B loved her look so much, she wore it to the after parties!) Take a look back at each girl’s signature style, from ‘90s to now in the gallery.
The end is near! The 2012 London Olympics will wrap up this weekend, which means we’ll bid adieu to the two weeks of thrilling gold medal gymnastic wins, shimmery synchronized swimming uniforms, and plenty of Kate Middleton appearances. And London is finishing its hosting duties it with a Closing Ceremony that’s sure to be a showstopper. Jessie J, George Michael, One Direction, and the reunited Spice Girls are all on deck to perform, E Online! reports, and we can’t wait to see how Victoria Beckham and the rest of the girls do back on stage. Tune in to NBC to watch it this Sunday night at 10 p.m. EST. Next up, countdown to 2016 in Rio de Janeiro!
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It’s happening! The Spice Girls reunited for their first public appearance since 2008 to announce thatViva Forever, a new musical based on the group’s iconic hits, will premiere on London’s West End this fall. (Fun fact: The five-piece pop phenomenon met up again at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel where their famed “Wannabe” video was shot in 1996.) Viva Forever starts previews at London’s Picadilly Theatre on November 27th, and opens officially on December 11th. Now if that isn’t an excuse to plan a trip to England, we don’t know what is! And we’re celebrating this milestone in Girl Power history by rounding up our 11 favorite Spice Girls moments—click through our gallery to see them all. Because your day could use a little spice, don’t you think?
If you haven’t uttered the lyrics “I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah” since the late ‘90s, here’s a good reason to dig up your old Spice Girls records and let them rip: A musical about the girl group is in the works! And Ginger Spice, also known as Geri Halliwell is doing a show about it for Sky News, MTV UK reports. Halliwell is planning to film her work in developing the play, named Viva Forever, which features the group’s greatest hits. The play is held up in development for now, the Post reports, though may open on London’s West End later this year. We hope it comes to Broadway soon after! Tell us: Are you excited for the Spice Girls musical?