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She is renowned for her toned body and is preparing to host a new weight-loss reality TV show – so it’s no surprise to see Mel B has thrown herself behind another fitness campaign.
The former Spice Girl showed off her buff figure in London today, where she launched International Fitness Week.

The 34-year-old is no stranger to exercise – she slimmed down by training for the U.S. show Dancing With The Stars and then released her DVD Totally Fit: Mel B. She then famously flaunted her six-pack in a range of skimpy outfits when she took part in a raunchy Las Vegas burlesque show last year.

Mel, who has been on a whirlwind trip to Frankfurt and Amsterdam as part of International Fitness Week, said she wanted to inspire people to make a healthy lifestyle change by finding out what kind of fitness activity best suited them.

‘I want to encourage everyone to find what works for them and make being active part of their lifestyle.  It’s easier than you think to get totally fit and we will show you how,’ she said.

Mel B, who was known as Scary Spice when she was part of the famous girl band, has recently been lined up to host the second series of Dance Your Ass Off, a successful show on U.S., lifestyle channel Oxygen.
The programme sees contestants lose weight by jiving with a pro dance partner. The singer, real name Melanie Brown, has a new six-bedroom hillside home in Los Angeles which she shares with her film producer husband, Stephen Belafonte and their children. The eldest is Mel’s daughter Phoenix, ten, from her brief marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar.

Stephen’s daughter Giselle, five, from a past relationship, also spends weekends with the couple, sharing a bedroom with Melanie’s younger daughter, Angel,  three, whose father is Eddie Murphy.

Mel B and her bandmates Mel C, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and Geri Halliwell are also in talks to develop the Spice Girls musical for the West End..
It is being produced by the mastermind behind the phenomenal success of Mamma Mia!
The show Viva Forever – the title of a Spice Girls hit – is yet to be written but Judy Craymer, the main architect behind the stage show Mamma Mia!, said she expected it to be on the London stage within two or three years.

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Aside from being the worlds most famous and most sold poster girl, Farrah Fawcett must also lay claim to having one of the most famous hairstyles in history.

In fact it was so popular in the 70’s pretty much every teenage girl was trying to copy it  which ultimately earned Farrah quite a few contracts to endorse hair products including those by Wella and Fabergé.

teenbeat1076farrahTrolling around the web recently I found this guide on how to get your own “Farrah hair” from Teenbeat magazine’s October ’76 issue.

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Farrah Fawcett, was a fresh-faced woman from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the early 1960s, she was voted the “Beautiful Woman” by her high school colleagues.

In the late 1960s, she had her first break in guest-starring roles in shows such as “I Dream of Jeannie” (1965), “The Flying Nun” (1967) and “The Partridge Family” (1970).

Then, in 1968, she dated actor Lee Majors, and the couple were married on July 28, 1973. Shortly after, Majors starred in his series “The Six Million Dollar Man” (1974) and Farrah guest-starred in four episodes.

As her career took off, she posed in her red bathing suit for a poster, and it sold a staggering 8,000,000 + copies.

After the poster was released, producers Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg starred her in the Crime/Drama Megahit show “Charlie’s Angels” (1976). Farrah received a paycheck for $10,000 an episode, and when it started to take off, Majors wanted her home by 6:30 pm to have dinner on the table. Farrah felt dissatisfied about the direction of the show.

farrah_on_skatesThen, in 1977, after the first season wrapped, she abruptly left the series. Shortly there after, the departure resulted in a lawsuit with the producers of the series. Finally, she agreed to return to the series in guest spots for six episodes: three in the 1978-79 season, and the other three in the 1979-80 season.

In late 1979, Fawcett and Majors had separated, and, since there was no reconciliation in sight, they were divorced in 1980.

Farrah dated ‘Ryan O’Neal’ from 1980-1997. Then, in 1998, Farrah was severely injured by James Orr, after she had spurned his proposal of marriage.

In 2006, Farrah was diagnosed with anal cancer After going through countless treatments, her health deteriorated rapidly, and she passed away on June 25, 2009, aged 62.

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