Pop superstar George Michael has finally persuaded former SPICE GIRLS GERI Halliwell and MELANIE BROWN to end their long-running feud.

The WANNABE pair fell out in 1998, after Halliwell accused Brown of forcing her to leave the world-conquering girl band.

And the red-headed singer was furious Brown refused to reunite with her former bandmates to play at London's star-studded Live 8 concert earlier this month (02JUL05). It would have been their first performance together in seven years.

But Michael reminded Halliwell about how successful the pop fivesome were, and convinced her to fly to Brown's Los Angeles home to overcome their differences.

An insider tells British newspaper the Daily Star, "Geri really wanted the Spice Girls to reform and perform at Live 8, but it was Mel B who was reluctant, saying it would have all been too rushed.

"Geri was really gutted because it was such a major part of history. But after she spoke with George, who had performed at Live 8, she started to reminisce about when the Spice Girls were huge and realised she misses Mel like mad.

"So after calling Mel, Geri decided she'll fly out to see her. And Mel was pretty pleased about it. She's made plans for them to go surfing, and go for all out girlie pampering at a salon in Santa Monica. They could well discuss the possibility of a reunion next year."

11/07/2005 01:52