INTERVIEW: Sir Cliff Richard

November 27th, 2011 by Dean Piper

When you think of Sir Cliff Richard things that automatically spring to mind are Mistletoe and Wine, Wimbledon and those cheesy annual calendars he does for his loyal fans. The last thing you think of are his rock star credentials. And the man himself says he lived through the crazy rock star years of the [...]


November 20th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Are your paws up, Little Monsters? Right, I shall begin. At this week’s BBC Children in Need Rocks event in Manchester I was summoned to speak to the current Queen of Pop Lady Gaga. Before you say it, obviously Madonna is the High Priestess of Pop and always will be. But there’s no escaping Gaga [...]

On The Grapevine……

November 20th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Barbara Windsor (above centre with me) sounds like she’s enjoying life after EastEnders. And she would be on our screens more if she had something she found a role she felt compelled to play. “The truth is Peggy Mitchell was a hard act to follow,” Babs told me at this week’s screening of Sky 1HD’s [...]

Children in Need certainly does ROCK!

November 20th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Get ready for Tulisa to unleash her solo material – and we should have it on our iPods for sometime around February. The star told me at Children in Need Rocks in Manchester organised by Gary Barlow (above with me): “You won’t have any new material until the start of the year. It’ll all be [...]

Rebecca Ferguson moves on from One Direction’s Zayn Malik

November 20th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Rebecca Ferguson has ruled out a reunion with One Direction’s Zayn Malik – giving a collective sigh to loyal 1D fans. Poor Zayn had deluded hopes of being able to pull Rebecca for the second time when he said he thought they were going to get back together in the future. But Rebecca has other [...]

The Atlas Clinic sorts out my pain in the neck!

November 19th, 2011 by Dean Piper

I’ve had a really crappy crook in my neck for the past few months after putting my neck out with over enthusiastic moves on a  dancefloor (yes, I hear you all scream with laughter).                                                                                                                                          I was desperate to find an alternative therapy to ridiculously expensive chiropractor sessions that I was having and a friend of [...]

All the gossip from Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland launch

November 19th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Simon Cowell is delighted that last year’s X Factor winner Matt Cardle doing well with his debut album Letters. Matt told me at this week’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland launch: “I spoke to Simon last week and he’s over the moon with how the album’s doing. He’s been really confident in it ever since he [...]


November 13th, 2011 by Dean Piper

If you believe the rumours then Alan Carr has the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey on speed dial these days. But the man himself says he’s not on personal terms with the vast amount of Hollywood stars that sit on his couch week in, week out. “They’re not all my friends,” Alan, 35, [...]