SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS 2008 – the behind the scenes gossip

February 29th, 2008 by Dean Piper

Last night I dug out my grungiest outfit – yes, it took a while – and headed over to the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 at the O2 Arena. It was once again a fabulous for all those guitar fans and dirty rockers. But unfortunately for me I realised more than ever before that guitar bands [...]

Back in the UK after a Virgin Atlantic flight with Tilda

February 28th, 2008 by Dean Piper

I had an amazing time flying home from my trip to Los Angeles. To start with I sat in the Virgin club lounge alongside statuesque Academy Award Winner Tilda Swinton. She was with her toy boy lover Sandro Kopp (she also happily dates an older artist called John Byrne). She really is something special in [...]

N-Sync's JC Chasez talks Britney

February 25th, 2008 by Dean Piper

Speaking on the red carpet at Elton John’s bash JC told me: “I don’t know if I have any advice for her but all I wish for her is happiness. I’m not a doctor and I’m not in her head. But the only way she’s going to get better is through happiness. The fact she’s [...]

Simon Cowell talks Leona Lewis and Disney

February 25th, 2008 by Dean Piper

Simon Cowell’s officially hilarious. He turned up to Elton’s Oscar viewing party and told me: “I don’t really care about the Oscars – it’s not my bag. I come to the party for Elton and to raise money for a great cause – his Aids Foundation. The Oscars really are not my thing. I don’t [...]

Elton's party rocked…..and Sean Penn's dating model Petra Nemcova!

February 25th, 2008 by Dean Piper

The 16th Annual Elton John Aids Foundation Oscar Party really was mind blowing! It was one of those events where I was among BIG stars and completely able to talk to them on the red carpet and briefly afterwards at the after show drinks. So I took advantage of this big style. First on my [...]

Raining in LA – but celebs are out to play! Trinny and Angelina!

February 24th, 2008 by Dean Piper

So yesterday I popped over the see my friend Fraser at my favourite store – Kitson on Robertson Boulevard. It’s the place where all the big names shop in LA. Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Courtney Cox Arquette and Britney have all been seen there recently. But when I popped in there was a British star [...]

Woody and Owen come for dinner!

February 23rd, 2008 by Dean Piper

My first night in Los Angeles was great. Official. I popped out for a quiet dinner at Cafe Med on Sunset and was pleasantly surprised when Semi-Pro star Woody Harrelson arrived for dinner with three mates. “Can we get some vino,” the voice said. I knew it was Woody straight away. But it got better….. [...]

Los Angeles – I'm here for the Oscars!

February 23rd, 2008 by Dean Piper

Once again I’m out in LA for the biggest night in the showbiz calendar – the Oscars! I cannot wait. I’ve just landed and checked into the Grafton Hotel on Sunset. Firstly, lots of thanks to the team at Virgin Atlantic for allowing me to swan around in their fabulous Virgin Clubhouse – and for [...]