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Newspaper Article

Source: People & Teletext P141

Date: March 21 & 23, 1999

 

Sporty Spice Mel C has been signed up to sing the theme song for the new £70 million James Bond movie.

She'll also appear in an epic video for the song to be shot in the next few days - which will feature as part of the movie.

Mel's deal, said to be worth £250,000, has been shrouded in secrecy. But a source close to the singer told me yesterday: "Mel could hardly contain her excitement. She has had to keep extremely quiet over the deal - which has been very hard."

Mel, 23, will now join an illustrious list of artists who have sung on Bond films including Paul McCartney (Live And Let Die) and Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger).

Action-packed scenes in the movie, The World Is Not Enough, include a £1 million-a-minute river chase on the Thames.

Pierce Brosnan as Bond will also be dropped on to the Millennium Dome by balloon.

Meanwhile, Mel's former band pal Geri Halliwell is filming her own pop promo video for her debut solo single Look To Me. Geri will, somewhat unbelievably, appear in the £150,000 video dressed as a nun.

 

AND THEN...

 

TABLOID RUMOR: Spice Girl Mel C has been signed up to sing the theme song for the new 007 movie The World Is Not Enough in a £250,000 deal (Sunday People).

CLUB 140 TRUTH: "I don't know where they got this one from," says the Girls' PR. A spokeswoman for Eon Productions, which makes the Bond Films, agrees. "It's not true. We haven't approached Mel C," she says.