By Sameen Amer
Fri, 05, 20

Answered an advertisement in a magazine in 1994 that put together a girl group that would eventually become the Spice Girls.....


Out this week

* Albums

  • Golden Hour by Kygo: Third album by the Norwegian DJ; follows 2017’s Kids in Love; includes the singles ‘Higher Love’ (with Whitney Houston), ‘Like It Is’ (with Zara Larsson and Tyga), ‘I’ll Wait’ (with Sasha Sloan), ‘Freedom’ (with Zak Abel), and ‘Lose Somebody’ (with OneRepublic).
  • Chromatica by Lady Gaga: The American singer’s sixth album, the follow-up to Joanne (2016); led by the single ‘Stupid Love’; also includes collaborations with Ariana Grande, Blackpink, and Elton John.

Celeb Tweets

  • Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack): If you find yourself getting tired of social distancing, try spicing things up by adding emotional distancing to the mix!
  • Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien): Troubling thought: What if these are the good old days?
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson): I dream of a world where truth shapes people’s politics, rather politics shaping what people think is true.


Melanie Janine Brown

  • Born on 29th May 1975 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
  • Has a sister, Danielle.
  • Studied performing arts at school.
  • Answered an advertisement in a magazine in 1994 that put together a girl group that would eventually become the Spice Girls.
  • Released three albums with the Spice Girls and found massive global fame before the group parted ways in 2000, subsequently reuniting on and off for performances.
  • Has released two solo albums: Hot (2000) and L.A. State of Mind (2005).
  • Has made appearances on television, often as a judge on competition shows like The X Factor and America’s Got Talent.
  • Has been married twice: to dancer Jimmy Gulzar (1998 – 2000; divorced; 1 daughter) and Stephen Belafonte (2007 – 2017; divorced; 1 daughter). Also has a daughter (born in 2007) with actor Eddie Murphy.

Also born today: Riley Keough, Sarah Millican, Laverne Cox, Noel Gallagher, Melissa Etheridge, Rupert Everett, Annette Bening, La Toya Jackson, Danny Elfman, Rebbie Jackson



Voice cast: Frank Welker, Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong Tracy Morgan

Director: Tony Cervone

Tagline: Mystery loves company.

  • Mystery comedy; Scooby (Welker), Shaggy (Forte), Velma (Rodriguez), Fred (Efron), and Daphne (Seyfried) are enlisted by Blue Falcon (Wahlberg) to prevent Dick Dastardly (Isaacs) from opening the Underworld and unleashing the ghost dog Cerberus.
  • Connects Scooby-Doo to other Hanna-Barbara cartoon characters. Is planned to initiate a Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe.
  • Frank Welker is the only member of the original cast to reprise his role.
  • Was initially set to play in cinemas, but the theatrical release was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the film was released digitally via video on demand.
  • Has received mixed reviews, with critics finding it silly, convoluted, and calculated.
  • Score composed by Tom Holkenborg. A soundtrack album features the songs ‘On Me’ by Thomas Rhett and Kane Brown (featuring Ava Max) and ‘Summer Feelings’ by Lennon Stella (featuring Charlie Puth).