Is Mel B Leaving Peepshow Already?
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After a short 12 weeks, ex-Spice Girl Melanie Brown’s initial contract to star in Planet Hollywood’s burlesque revue “Peepshow” is reportedly finito and it’s not being renewed.
Various obscure ABC news affiliates west of the Mississippi somehow got hold of this information and were reporting it yesterday. According to these various accounts, Scary Spice is not pleased about this development.
Meanwhile, no one from the Mel B camp has made an official statement to confirm or deny the news of the ouster. All we know for sure, as we reported previously, is that ex-“Girl Next Door” Holly Madison will be replacing Mel’s former co-star Kelly Monaco, whose run with Peepshow ended after three months.
While we wait to hear some official word on this matter from the show’s producers, we’re left to speculate as to what went wrong between Mel and the sexy show. Might it have something to do with her “demanding” hubby Stephen Belafonte’s unwelcome antics at their host hotel? The LVRJ’s Norm Clarke dished a couple of weeks ago about Mr. Mel B’s alleged prima donna behavior – expecting free food, acting up at Planet Hollywood’s nightclub Privé – and that it wasn’t earning him many friends among the hotel staff.
Whether or not Belafonte is responsible or not may be moot, as no one’s likely to fess up officially if that is, in fact, the real reason.
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