My highlights of 2009! Featuring Dannii Minogue, Florence and the Machine, Take That and Whitney Houston

December 29th, 2009 by Dean Piper

*My woman of the 2009 has to be Dannii Minogue. My pal D was initially reluctant to return to the X Factor after hating every minute of last year’s show with the judges bickering. But wow didn’t she turn it around this year! Team Minogue were victorious in so many ways and Dannii’s every move [...]

Kimberly Wyatt on her future with the Pussycat Dolls – and it doesn't sound good!

December 29th, 2009 by Dean Piper

Kimberly Wyatt from the Pussycat Dolls starts in her new roll as panel judge on new Sky1 dance show Got To Dance on January 3. And I caught up with the sexy blonde to find out exactly what’s going on with the Pussycats. And from the sounds of it it could be a case of [...]

Amanda Holden talks about Fantasy Lives

December 29th, 2009 by Dean Piper

Amanda Holden’s new show for the New Year, Fantasy Lives, for ITV sounds like it’s worth a watch. In said show Mandy tries her luck as a stuntwoman, becomes a Parisian showgirl and even goes off to become a country singer in Nashville. The star tells me she enjoyed every minute. Amanda says: “The dancing [...]

Russell Brand pops the question – and Katy Perry says YES!

December 29th, 2009 by Dean Piper

Allow me to be the first to congratulate my favourite comedian Russell Brand and US pop princess Katy Perry on their engagement. I hear the pair talked marriage and Russell officially popped the question during her quick trip to the UK last week for a pre-Christmas get together – and the pair are beyond thrilled [...]

Catching up with Jamie Cullum for Orange

December 14th, 2009 by Dean Piper

For more information log onto www.orange.co.uk/monkey Jamie’s brilliant new album The Pursuit is out NOW! Tweet

All the gossip from the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball with Jedward, Lady Gaga and Westlife!

December 7th, 2009 by Dean Piper

I finally got to grips with X Factor twins John and Edward at the Jingle Bell Ball. In real life they’re bizarre but exceedingly fun. Some choice comments. Talking about Lady Gaga at the show: “Everytime I hear Gaga I think of a baby toy – maybe she should bring out a baby range. She’d [...]

50 Cent wants to bag a duet with…..Robbie Williams!

December 7th, 2009 by Dean Piper

He may come across all gangster and scary in his music videos – but all 50 Cent wants is to bag a duet with Robbie ­Williams. I was thrilled to be invited to spend time with Fiddy this week at his Mayfair hotel suite this week. In town to promote his new album, Before I [...]

Comedienne Pam Ann talks love and the Minogue sisters

December 7th, 2009 by Dean Piper

My favourite Aussie comedienne Pam Ann is searching for love. The star – who wrapped up her sell out UK tour at the Palladium this weekend – tells me: “I’ve experimented with women, been there and done that. And a gay guy went down on me recently but I’m single. I think the trouble is [...]