On The Grapevine…..

Posted by Dean Piper On January 28th, 2012

Sadie Frost was centre stage at a reading of playwright Zoe Lewis’ new play Touched….Like A Virgin at The Box in Soho this week. Zoe’s hoping to bring the witty play to the West End this year and it went down a storm in front of the celeb packed crowd. Nick Grimshaw span the tunes, Jodie Harsh knocked back the Moet, Paul Nicholls made the ladies swoon and James Brown turned heads. Kate Moss was sadly absent – apparently she has a big modeling job in Paris she just couldn’t refuse! Well I never.

There’s only one West End musical worth seeing that will never let you down – and that’s Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. My mate Matt Willis, formerly of Busted and I’m A Celeb fame, has just joined the cast playing the male lead Fiyero and jolly good he was too. Matt’s making quite a name for himself these days on the West End and Rachel Tucker is the nearest thing to Idina Menzel playing the Wicked Witch Elphaba. Go see it!

My spies spotted Topshop boss Phillip Green striding in to the offices of Sony Music this week. It’s where the offices of Syco and his close friend Simon Cowell are based. He looked like he was on a mission with several files under his arm. I wonder what those two are plotting? World domination, no doubt.

Phew, Miranda is finally on the way back to our screens. Tom Ellis spilled the beans on the new series telling me: “It starts filming in the Autumn. So I guess screens towards the end of the year. I’m not sure Miranda’s even begun writing it yet. But it’s exciting.”

T4 presenter Georgie Okell will be the hostess with the mostess on Wednesday at a bash to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. George is set to run the London Marathon for the charity and has roped in her co-hosts and celeb pals to raise funds at London’s Hoxton Pony. Professor Green and Rizzle Kicks will perform with DJ sets from Jameela Jamil and Yasmin. Tickets are £12 and can be purchased at www.ticketweb.co.uk.

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