The rest of this week's column……

Posted by Dean Piper On December 12th, 2010

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WHICH glamour puss continually denies having had any surgery despite her freaky face. Turns out her surgeon is so disgusted by her current face he’s refused to give her any more procedures. Gutted!

*Piers Morgan’s patient wife Celia Walden sounded less than enamoured with the fact that the former BGT judge has taken to twitter like a duck to water this week. She joked: “Just what I need. Piers on twitter. It’s completely ridiculous for Piers to be on twitter. He’s already hooked and obsessed with it.” Watch out Celia – this twitter game is as addictive as crack!

*Christine Bleakley is thrilled that ratings for morning show daybreak have picked up. Speaking at the Piers Morgan Tonight CNN bash this week she told me: “Of course I’m happy with the figures. It would appear we’re out of the hole and things are looking up. It was only a matter of time – and we knew that all along.” Good on you, Bleakley!

*Word reaches me that Britney Spears has been impressing people behind the scenes whilst working on her new album. One of the producer’s working with her, Fraser T. Smith, tells me she was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Fraser – who penned one of my favourite hits last year, James Morrison and Nelly Furtado’s duet Broken Strings – says she was professional and totally adorable. Fraser said: “We worked on three tracks and I love them all. I turned up straight from the plane and she was fantastic. She made coffee for us all in the studio, her voice was strong and she was totally focused on her music. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I just hope the tracks make the final cut for the album.” Me too – Fraser’s one talented dude. Britney’s new album drops in March.

*It sounds like Sophie Ellis Bextor and Richard Jones are going to be busy their Christmas as their oldest son, 6 year-old Sonny, is expecting to score a windfall from Santa. Rich told me: “We let Sonny spend an afternoon on the laptop and said he could make an Amazon wishlist which Santa could choose from.
“When we looked he’d selected 260 different items of Lego so Soph and I had to spend some time going through and deleting most of them!” Bless.

*New girl on the block Lauren Pritchard is one to watch – she’s got a powerhouse voice to die for. After starring alongside Glee’s Lea Michelle in the American musical Spring Awakening, she’s hoping to follow her into super stardom.
She said: “I’m really proud of Lea as she’s worked her butt off to get to where she wants to be. It’s so nice seeing her get the recognition she deserves.”
But Lauren, who is performing at KIT KAT® Senses™ Concert for a Cure on Dec 13 in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign, didn’t switch on X Factor last week to see her former work-buddy perform with the Glee cast.
“The X Factor isn’t really my thing. Even if I didn’t make it I don’t think I’d get to the point where I’d want to audition.”

*Lady Gaga’s kooky fashion range continues to gather pace. I hear the almighty star is planning on getting her clothing range out for next Spring.
Apparently so far she’s been working with some of her own stylists and designers including Nicola Formichetti, B Ukerland and Matthew Williamson to create ‘a fashion line like no other’.
A source said: “Gaga has always had a dream to create her own fashion label and it’s finally coming to life. As is expected with Gaga, it’s going to be a crazy collection full of off the wall pieces, but she wants to make a lot of it wearable so is aware that some of the collection has to be ‘less artistic’.
“She’s been working on it for the past couple of months and has had a number of meetings with Nicola and Matthew. B Ukerland has also designed some pieces with her but she wants it to be very much her line so she tells them her vision and what she wants and they are working on the creations.” I doubt Gaga is holding back at all! Bring. It.

*Those terrible twins Jedward continue to amuse and confuse the hell out of me at the same time. After performing at the Orange and T-Mobile Christmas party this week Edward gave me the low down on how he perceives the X Factor judges this year. He said: “We are like gods. But in real life Louis is actually God and he sent us to earth and we are Jesus. Cheryl Cole is Mary and Simon Cowell is Caesar. Dannii Minogue is a sheep. She just is a sheep.” Wow wee. Straight jacket for two….pronto!

*Leona Lewis is obviously missing the UK somewhat. That would explain why my spies spotted her perching on Santa’s knee in a make shift grotto in The Grove shopping centre in LA this week. She told my festive sleuth: “I’m just a big kid at heart! I love Christmas and I wanted to come and tell santa what I wanted for Christmas.
“I’m loving being in LA but I’m missing wrapping up and getting all cosy. There’s something really strange about being in the sunshine in December and I’m finding it hard getting into the Christmas spirit.” Well I’m sure that visit helped, Le!

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