Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our Spice Girls. The girl group has already made plans to record its third LP with super producer Rodney Jerkins (see "Spice Girls, Will Smith, Puff Daddy, Toni Braxton Line Up For Rodney Jerkins"). But the individual Spices (both past and present) are leading pretty full solo lives these days.As we previously reported, "Scary" Mel G. recently shot a video for her version on the 1986 Cameo hit "Word Up," a song featured on the soundtrack to the new "Austin Powers" movie (see "Mel G. And Mini-Me Team Up For 'Word Up'"). It's a complicated concept (covering an '80s song for a '90s movie about the '60s), but apparently the video shoot featuring 32-inch-tall actor Verne Troyer, who plays "Mini-Me" in the film, was shiny, happy fun. "We've got a bit of the movie set here... and it's going to be very
exciting,"Mel G. told MTV news. "Very silver and very kind of space-cadet-y." As for the Timbaland-produced track, did Scary know it would be getting such a high-profile push? "No, I haven't [heard them]," she replied. "I heard something Mel B. did with Missy Elliott ["I Want You Back"]. That was really good. I thought it was really cool to do. 'Cause it's kind of making her more down and hip. But I haven't heard any Mel C. stuff, but I'm sure it would be great." Geri's "Schizophonic" debuted on this week's "Billboard" album chart at a very un-Spice-like number 42, and according to figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday, it will drop 20 notches to 62 on Monday's chart. Nevertheless, the singer will be flying off to an Italian island to shoot the video for her next single, "Mi Chico Latino," which is slated for release
in September.On Sunday, "Posh" Victoria Adams will be marrying her soccer-superstar boyfriend, David Beckham, at a church in Dublin. Some 500 guests will attend the reception at a local castle afterwards, although none will be allowed to take pictures, as photo rights have reportedly been sold to a U.K. publication for more than $1.5 million. The couple's son, Brooklyn Joseph, was born in March. Meanwhile "Baby" Emma Bunton is slated to appear at a benefit concert on July 24 in London's Hyde Park and perform a duet with Boyzone's Ronan Keating, who organized the event to aid breast cancer research.