Kim and co could get Kards
insider said Mel B is “especially focused” on staying “clean and maternal” on tour after a bitter custody battle with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte. The Spice Girls, who will play 13 dates in the UK and Ireland without bandmate Victoria Beckham, 44, turned down
£80million to also tour America. Our source said the group wanted to stay close to their families and homes. In 2008, the Spice Girls cancelled reunion tour dates in China, Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa and Argentina over “family commitments”.
The group, who shot to fame in 1996 with debut single Wannabe, went their separate ways in
2008 before reuniting for a one-off performance at the London Olympics closing ceremony in 2012. Their dreary demands pale into insignificance compared to rockers of old.
Van Halen famously asked for a tube of K-Y Jelly as well as a bowl of M&Ms with all the brown ones removed. Guns N’ Roses wanted 1,000 cigarettes per show and an “assortment of adult magazines”.
Motley Crüe demanded a 15ft boa constrictor, a machete, a double-bladed knife and a loaded machine gun.
But Marilyn Manson’s rumoured request for a bald, toothless prostitute was later labelled “a joke”. KEEPING Up With The Kardashians, the world’s best-known reality show, is facing the axe after
12 years on TV. Network bosses, alarmed by a ratings slump, have yet to offer Kim and co a new deal after the 16th season airs this summer.
Following this series, the family’s three-year contract for $150million – about
£117m – comes to an end. A senior source at NBC Universal, which owns the E! cable channel on which Keeping Up is broadcast, confirmed: “We could be close to the end of an era.
“There hasn’t been a move to tie them to a contract and the future of the show is under very close scrutiny.
“The prevailing view is that it will be canned unless the Kardashians are prepared to accept greatly reduced salaries, which – given the huge wealth most of them have – is unlikely.”
A mere 851,000 viewers across the US tuned in for last year’s season 15 finale – a far cry from the recordsetting peak of 4.8m.
Media analyst Mike Raia said: “They are losing viewers because the older sisters don’t seem as interested in playing to the cameras.
“And appearances by their younger half-sisters Kylie and Kendall, who are more appealing to the 18-to-35 age group, are becoming increasingly infrequent.”
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