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Old Spice

by | 26th, May 2005

‘YOU can forget Lazarus, Bobby Ewing and Liverpool’s unlikely capture of the European Cup, and know that the greatest comeback of them all will occur sometime soon.

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“Just when you thought it was safe to buy a ticket for Live Aid 2…” the Sun brings news that the Spice Girls are to get back together.

Though they were only a glint in the eye of pop guru Simon Fuller back in 1985, when Live Aid aired, Posh, Scary, Sporty, Dopey and Doc will be at the party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of that great charity show.

A source tells the paper that although the girls’ dance routines will be a bit “rusty”, the group will still put on a great show.

We could point out that the routines were always a bit dubious, and so long as the girls can kick, pout and strike a pose, no-one will notice any change.

In any case, like all great stars, the fivesome can always rely on their sensational singing voices to see them through.

It’s a surprise to us that one of the ensemble hasn’t made it big in opera, and didn’t scoop a gong at last night’s Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall.

Deprived of a chance to see Geri Halliwell dressed as Aïda in an outfit made from a pared down Ethiopian flag, teetering forward to collect her award for Best Hair in Opera, the Mail makes do with a long, lingering look at “showstopper” Katherine Jenkins.

Clad in a £210,000 Kruzynska gown, the 24-year-old blonde is accused by some “purists” of being the product of a “poperatic” trend.

Surely not, say we. Katherine is no mere pop tart. Unlike any British female pop star we’ve seen, Katherine has never to our knowledge dated a footballer, been linked to Robbie Williams or accidentally fallen out of her dress.

She has, however, made a living by singing old songs, or cover versions as they are known in classical circles…’

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