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Was Mel B’s ‘You Will Never Own Me’ VMA Dress Addressing Ex or Simon Cowell?

Mel B wore a personally designed dress with a bold message on it to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday: a sequinned dress with the words “You Will Never Own Me” hand-stitched along the front, according to US Weekly magazine.

“The former Spice Girl arrived at the award show in a sparkly gold body con dress from Discount Universe with spaghetti straps, a V-neckline, and the words “You Will Never Own Me” written in rainbow hues down the front,” Emily Patrick, writing for the site wrote. “She ditched all accessories, letting her statement shift shine, pairing it with bright red pumps, minimal makeup, and her asymmetrical haircut swept over to one side.”

There is speculation as to who that message is addressing.

She is embroiled in a contentious divorce and custody battle with her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.

A court ordered the America’s Got Talent judge to pay her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte $40,000 per month in temporary spousal support as well as $140,000 in attorney fees and forensic fees on Belafonte’s behalf. The two share a 5-year old daughter Madison. 

But others have speculated that the message was addressed to co-judge on AGT, Simon Cowell, who took a jab at her failed marriage during a broadcast last week.

After an embarrassing technical malfunction on a magician contestant’s performance, Cowell quipped: “I kind of imagine this would be like Mel B’s wedding night. A lot of anticipation, not much promise or delivery.”

Afterwards, Brown jumped out of her seat, poured her glass of water onto Cowell’s lap and stormed off stage during the live taping.  throwing a glass of water at him, Brown stormed out of the studio despite it being a live taping.

At a red carpet event after that taping, Mel B said of the incident, “He should know that if he says something inappropriate,he is going to get stuff thrown at him.”

She was also already emotional from watching another contestant’s touching performance and hearing a personal backstory.

“[Evie Clair] really made me cry because it made me think about my dad, and my dad recently passed away from cancer also, with an almost eight to nine years struggle. So a story like that from such a young girl really touches my heart,” Mel B told E! News  “She just sounded so beautiful and I couldn’t stop crying, so I go from that to Simon saying something so rude and inappropriate.”

Watch ET’s recap and interview:

TV Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Kids Won’t Get His $140M Fortune, He Said


Gordon Ramsay won’t be the first multi-millionaire to announce plans to not leave his children his wealth.

Bill Gates and Simon Cowell have chosen not to leave their wealth to their offsprings too. Speaking with the Telegraph, Ramsay, who is worth an estimated $140 million, said that leaving his kids all that money would “ruin them.”

So for now, the foul mouth restaurateur, chef and host of Hell’s Kitchen wants 15-year old Matilda, 17-year old  Jack and Holly, and 18-year old Megan to make it on their own.

“It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them,” the host of Hotel Hell and Kitchen Nightmare said. “The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana is that they get a 25 percent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat.”


The Master Chef and Master Chef, Junior creator added: “I’ve never been really turned on about the money. That’s not my number one objective and that’s reflected in the way the kids are brought up.”

They should be used to slumming it a little bit. He also told the paper that he doesn’t even let them sit in first class on flights with himself and his wife (the kids’ mom) Tana.

They “haven’t worked hard enough” to afford it yet, he says..

In true Ramsay style, he is quoted in the paper saying,  “I turn left with Tana and they turn right and I say to the chief stewardess, ‘Make sure those little f–kers don’t come anywhere near us, I want to sleep on this plane.’ I worked my f–king ass off to sit that close to the pilot and you appreciate it more when you’ve grafted for it.”

photo: Getty

Simon Cowell welcomes first child, son

Congratulations to American Idol creator Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman on the birth of their first child together, a son, Eric.
“Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm,” he tweeted “Healthy and handsome.”