Just a quickie…..I'm in Hollywood!

Posted by Dean Piper On May 1st, 2009

Just to let you all know I’m in Hollywood right now grabbing a break and catching up with friends. So sorry if you are not getting enough juice…..

I’ve now left Closer magazine and it still feels like I’m on holiday. But I’m not. I’ll be starting my brand new column over at the UK’s Sunday Mirror the week of May 12.

My leaving bash at Raffles nightclub on the Kings Road in Chelsea turned into quite a fun affair with Jude Cisse, Liz McClarnon and Prince Harry’s ex girlfriend Chelsy Davy dropping by. Chelsy was hanging out with us in the VIP area – but don’t believe all the reports that she’s besotted with a new man. She may be dating but she’s far from leaping into a big new relationship. She’s also an exceedingly nice girl. Thanks to Raffles’ legendary party Queen Alice Wilson for making my leaving party truly spectacular!

So far on this trip I’ve spotted a few stars. Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham joined a table of eight girls for dinner the other evening at Chateau Marmont. Jason definitely looked like he was setting up Guy with his pals after his recent split from Madonna – he left solo though. So Guy didn’t get lucky…..

Kelly Brook was on my Virgin Atlantic flight over (I was in the fantastic Premium Economy section whilst Kelly perched in Upper, obviously). She looks so different without her hair piece, heavy make-up and killer fifties style dress. Yes, she’s still pretty but you wouldn’t look at her like she was the men’s magazine dream. She’s just above average without the obligatory two-hour grooming regime that celebs have nowadays.

The Sugababes are out here for the next eight weeks recording there brand new album – it’s going to be their biggest yet. We’re off for dinner with Miss Heidi Range tonight – and her charming sister Hayley – at my favourite LA restuarant Katana. Another star recording out here is Alexandra Burke - she’s nearing the end of her allocated recording time for her new album. Apparently the debut album is shaping up very well indee…..can’t wait for that!

I’m excited to let you know that X Factor’s choereographer supremo Brian Friedman will be returning for this year’s series of the X Factor. He told me over lunch at the Urth Cafe that he’s over the moon to be going back to the show.

Tomorrow we’re off to Las Vegas for a weekend of fun and frolics in the heat. Ricky Hatton’s fighting on Saturday night so I’ll be hanging out with the Brits that make the trip and catching my pal Mel B’s Peepshow at the luxurious Planet Hollywood hotel. Will report back on the show soon!

Hope the UK isn’t too dreary in London!

Love D x

One Response to “Just a quickie…..I'm in Hollywood!”

  1. Vegas Pool side Says:


    Hi Dean
    Read your column all the time from US.
    We are hitting Las Vegas too, going to see Jennifer Hudson.
    Stop by The Palms Pool!

    Enjoy time in US and Welcome to Las Vegas!!!

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