News

Ex-Spice Girl lands sitcom role opposite Rob Lowe

Ex-Spice Girl lands sitcom role opposite Rob Lowe

NEW SITCOM: Mel B. will star opposite of Rob Lowe in a new sitcom. Photo: Associated Press

Melanie Brown has been cast opposite Hollywood veteran Rob Lowe in upcoming sitcom “The Pro.”

The former Spice Girls singer will appear alongside Lowe, who stars as a professional tennis player in the comedy. It is not yet known what role Brown will play in the show.

Lowe confirmed the news via Twitter.com over the weekend, writing, “It’s a casting avalanche! Spice Girl Mel B joins us on The Pro.”

Brown has also signed up as a judge on reality TV show “America’s Got Talent,” which kicks off in May, and she is currently a coach on “The Voice Kids Australia,” which will hit screens Down Under later this year.

Recent Headlines

in National, World

Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

trade

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

in Local

Third UMass Gang Rape Defendant Found Guilty

Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette. Adam Liccardi

A Hampshire Superior Court jury deliberated for 12 hours before yesterday afternoon finding Adam Liccadi guilty on three of four counts of aggravated rape.

in Local

West Springfield Police Probe Launched After Prisoner Escapes

news-polic

Jose Rubet of Springfield was arrested August 22 after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase into Agawam. He was arrested and taken to lockup, where he later produced a knife which he waved at officers before escaping through an emergency exit.

in National

Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

20-overlay2

The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

in Local

Hotel Northampton Workers Plan To Unionize

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Around 50 Hotel Northampton workers marched through downtown Tuesday night to announce their intention to bargain collectively. The group attempted to present their union petition to hotel owner Mansour Ghalibaf, who refused to come out of his office to accept it.