We all know that Mel B has been going through all of capital-I it lately. Her marriage finally ended and it was revealed that her husband, Stephen Belafonte, was a real piece of (allegedly violent) work. Then she was ordered to fork over a ton of cash to keep Stephen in the moocher lifestyle he had grown accustomed to. We also know that Mel B is close with her fellow America’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell. Simon decided to make a joke about Mel B’s marriage last night on America’s Got Talent. That’s not Mel B showering Simon with a cup full of kisses.
TMZ says that Mel B got out of her seat and tossed her cup of water at Simon as he made this crack to a contestant:
“I kind of imagine this would be like Mel B’s wedding night: lots of anticipation, not much promise on delivery.”
That sounds more like a burn on Stephen Belafonte to me. Regardless of intention, Mel B left and went backstage. TMZ says that, despite Mel B smiling at first, she wasn’t feeling the joke and had to be coaxed back onstage.
E! News caught up with the judges after the show. Howie Mandel said that it was actually vodka in Mel B’s cup. That was obviously a joke, since no one in their right mind would waste a good cup of vodka like that. Mel B explained her reaction. One act earlier in the night reminded Mel B of her father, who passed away from cancer earlier this year. So her emotions were already running high.
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She ends the interview by scoffing at the notion of getting set up with anyone, saying “Ugh god, I’m single and I’m raising my kids.” This is the second time Mel B has claimed that no one is making her holler in the bedroom. She just won’t comment on that rumor that she’s dating a Beverly Hills cop. In Touch thinks there’s a reason for that, and it’s because her Beverly Hills cop is married. A friend close to Mel B says:
“He’s married. He’s a cop with the Beverly Hills Police Department. He’s also younger than her.”
Mel has been assuring everyone that “he was unhappily married for a while. He had planned to separate from his wife prior to meeting Mel.”
The source adds that Mel B’s divorce hasn’t been finalized, and that Stephen could absolutely use her new relationship against her in court. He could. But he probably won’t. There’s a chance Mel B could throw a beverage at Stephen, which would mean he might have to get his divorce court suit dry cleaned. And he already barely has enough spousal support for extravagances like that, what with his $750 a month cellphone plan.
Here’s more of Mel B at AGT last night. Also included is Tyra Banks, who tried her hardest, but just couldn’t outshine Mel B in the bonkers red carpet look department.
Pics: NBC, Wenn.com/FayesVision