My best celebrity bits during the year that was 2010…..

Posted by Dean Piper On January 4th, 2011

It was a monster of a year in the showbiz world – and here are my best bits! I’ve met some legends, some divas and some fabulous new acts. And 2011 is all set to be bigger and better. Enjoy the ride! Merry Christmas and here’s to a fabulous new year!

Dean x

Best Adventure
Blagging my way into the most exclusive party of the showbiz calendar made all my Oscar dreams come true. At the Vanity Fair post Oscar bash I mingled with Best Actor Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Guy Pearce. Before that I’d partied with Elton John, Louis Walsh, Demi Moore and Grace Jones at his fabulous annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar bash. Victoria Beckham also ordered me to get “wasted” because she couldn’t. I did. See you in March, Sir Elt!

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Best New Act
Hurts (above) released a corker of an album this year. Happiness was the soundtrack to my summer and the boys are busy on a second album as we speak. I can’t ruddy wait. Hanging with them side of stage at V Festival was fabulous.

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Best Dinner Date
Janet Jackson (above) invited me for drinks and nibbles when she flew into London to promote her film Why Did I Get Married Too? We talked Michael, relationships and fashion – she couldn’t have been sweeter if she’d tried.

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Best Ibizan Adventures
Kylie Minogue (above) invited me out to Ibiza for her Aphrodite album launch and performed at Pacha after a blinding set from Swedish House Mafia. I’m squealing with excitement about this year’s Kylie tour. I also popped to stay with my old mucker James Blunt ahead of his Some Kind of Trouble album launch – that guy knows how to party!

Best Festival Moment
I did Glastonbury, Bestival and V Festival this year and it’s always the sets that you don’t expect to be awesome that turn out to be. Pet Shop Boys stole the show at Glasto and partying with the likes of Will Young, Vanilla Ice and Lily Allen in the PlayStation 3 area afterwards was a real bonus.

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Best Party
The Glamour Magazine Awards were a reason to get dolled up as always. This year I hung with Lily Allen, Florence Welch, Tess Daly and Amanda Holden. A close second was the GQ Man of the Year Awards. Alexa Chung (above) kept me company at that bash.

Best Interview
Cheryl Cole invited me backstage at X Factor to say hello before one of the live finals. She munched on twiglets, guzzled champers and was cute as can be – just like the old days before the days of that sleaze bag Ashley. Her album Messy Little Raindrops proves she’s here to stay as a solo act. Hurrah.

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Woman of the Year
Dannii Minogue has proved once again that she can multi task. This time around she’s made her clothing line a huge success, been a judge on X Factor and released an autobiography. Oh, and don’t forget she’s done all this whilst having a baby. D, I salute you.

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My Top Albums of 2010
1.    Seasons of my Soul – Rumer (above)
2.    Flesh Tone – Kelis
3.    Happiness – Hurts
4.    Aphrodite – Kylie Minogue
5.    Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

Top Five Irritants

1.    Willow Smith – Go back to being a CHILD. Puh-lease.
2.    Jason Gardiner – His fashion, his funny teeth, him on Dancing on Ice.
3.    Wagner – Bad hair, bad voice and really bad smell.
4.    Kerry Katona – Fresh new start my arse.
5.    Jordan – Stop moaning about the paps – they make you interesting.

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