Is Scary Spice suddenly afraid of stage diving?
Less than two weeks ago, Mel B (aka Scary Spice) told me she was looking forward to doing some stage diving during the upcoming Spice Girls reunion tour. But just last night, she admitted to having second thoughts.
“I’m in rehearsals and not quite sure about it now,” she said at last night’s DirecTV 100 HD post-Emmy bash in West Hollywood.
So, have Mel and her new husband, Stephen Belafonte, been hanging with Posh Spice and her hubby, David Beckham, now that they’re all based in Los Angeles? “We hang out loads at our houses, but tonight I’m going home,” Mel said. (FYI: The Beckhams were spotted earlier in the evening at Justin Timberlake’s concert at the Staples Center.)
Here's what else we learned last night, after the big show:
Some Girls Never Change: While Paris Hilton claims she'll now use her fame and fortune to better the world, she was back to her old ways last night, hogging the spotlight and making a spectacle of herself. The former princess-in-the-pokey not only hit the dance floor at DirecTV to show off her dance moves, she also climbed into the deejay booth to chat with Nicole Richie’s ex-fiancé, DJ AM.
I’m hearing Hilton may be hosting at least one of two possible baby showers for Richie. Asked about plans to celebrate the mommy-to-be, Hilton simply said, “It’s a surprise.” (For more scoop on Ms. Hilton and her latest possible boy-toy, Adrian Grenier, check out Watch with Kristin.)
Reichen Has a Posse: Also at DirecTV, Lance Bass’s ex, Reichen Lehmkuhl and his boyfriend, Ryan Barry, hanging with an eye-candy gaggle of good-looking guys.
Kids and Paparazzi Don't Mix: Funnyguy Wayne Brady’s date for the night was his four-and-half-year-old daughter, Maile. But she’s no ham like her daddy. I’m told she spent most of their time on the red carpet with her hands over her face, because she didn’t like that pesky screamin’ press corps.
Paula Won't Listen: Earlier in the weekend, Paula Abdul made off like a bandit at GBK Productions’ gifting suite at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. I don’t think Ms. Abdul has ever met a freebie she declined.
The American Idol judge swept through the lounge, picking up things like a George Foreman grill, a Juiceman machine, free trips from Azul Hotels, a yearlong membership to Crunch gyms and even a temperature-controlled dog carrier from Komfort Pets.
And Abdul wasn’t making everyone happy at the Kari Feinstein Style Lounge. She was still getting her eyebrows done by Billion Dollar Brows when the lounge started to close for the day. But Abdul insisted that the deejay keep the music on, a source reports. “The deejay started mixing [onetime Abdul hit] 'Cold-Hearted Snake' into all the songs he played,” the source reports.
The Man Was Thirsty: And speaking of freebies, yes, that was a bottle of VeeV, a spirit made from the Brazilian fruit açaí, in Jeremy Piven's hand after he picked up his Emmy. While walking through the press area after his win, he tasted some of the eco-friendly liquor—and took a bottle with him.
—Filed by Marc Malkin, with additonal reporting by Matt Donnelly