Britney Spears and Larry Rudolph plan Las Vegas shows

May 30th, 2008 by Dean Piper

Before Britney Spears’ notorious meltdown towards the end of last year Britney’s then manager Larry Rudolph was in negotiations with hotels in Las Vegas about the pop star having a residency at one of the plush hotels. Then during her meltdown everything was called off when Britney ditched Larry. Well, he was actually always more [...]

Victoria Beckham's pricey little black dresses with Roland Mouret

May 30th, 2008 by Dean Piper

Victoria Beckham announced she was designing a range of up market dresses with French designer Roland Mouret back in March. Well I hear the collection, apparently named The Little Black Dress” range, will be a little too expensive for pretty much everyone to afford! A source reveals: “The dresses will retail for about $1,000 each [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Jackson designs a clothes range with Christian Audigier

May 30th, 2008 by Dean Piper

How skint exactly is the King of Pop? I ask you this because I hear Michael Jackson is adding the term ‘fashion designer’ to his multitude of skills. MJ is working with Ed Hardy and Von Dutch creator Christian Audigier on a full range of clothes. The pair signed the deal over the past few [...]

I'm off to LA – keep up to date with my gossip over the next four days!

May 29th, 2008 by Dean Piper

I’m currently sitting pretty in the Virgin VIP Lounge waiting for my flight to Los Angeles. I’m going out to the sun to attend the MTV Movie Awards and speak to all the stars on the red carpet. Yeeeehah! I’ll be giving you the gossip as I progress into the LA showbiz world. UPDATE: Geri [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Ugly Betty: The Musical!!!!!

May 27th, 2008 by Dean Piper

Get ready for a musical version of Ugly Betty. Michael Urie – who plays camp assistant Marc St James just told radio station Heart that the idea keeps growing. And it’s no surprise when the likes of Vanessa Williams – who plays Wilhelmina Slater – are trained stage performers. He confessed: “I don’t know about [...]

Mark Ronson talks Lily Allen and the Kaiser Chiefs

May 27th, 2008 by Dean Piper

Mark Ronson told me at the Ivor Novellos last week that working with the Kaiser Chiefs has gone very well indeed. Mark said: “I’m working in the studio with Lily Allen this week so we will have to see what we can do. And I’ve just finished working with the Kaiser Chiefs.” Asked what he [...]

Phil Collins retires after his lifetime achievement Ivor Novello

May 27th, 2008 by Dean Piper

Phil Collins tells me he’s not planning on recording or performing any new music from now on. So I guess he’s retired! Winning a lifetime achievement gong at the Ivor Novello Awards last week, he told me: “This award is a full stop to my career. I won’t say ‘nothing more’ but it’s definitely a [...]

Duffy talks Gavin and Stacey and Take That to Heart

May 27th, 2008 by Dean Piper

This week Duffy was a guest on Heart radio and recorded a special live set on the roof of Heart Towers for Emma B’s Sunday Show – check out the picture too of her performing. Duffy is the biggest thing in the UK right now – and the US has followed because she’s now sitting [...]