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 [...]


October 30th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Cher Lloyd has revealed she’s found the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. The 18-year-old may have only been dating trainee hairdresser Craig Monk since the summer but the star is deadly serious when she says she’s met a man for life. In her most revealing interview yet she tells [...]

INTERVIEW: Matt Cardle

September 25th, 2011 by Dean Piper

If you were Matt Cardle right now you would have reason to be pretty angry. You won the X Factor, you’ve been flat out working on your debut album and then just weeks before you release your debut album teenyboppers One Direction – who lost against you – release their debut single, cause nationwide hysteria [...]


August 11th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Example is a chart star with a mission to leave the bullshit out of the equation when he does an interview. It’s so refreshing to interview somebody that you can ask anything to. So I asked him about topics we’re all interested in before he playing at BBC Radio 1′s Ibiza Party on Friday. Check [...]

The rest of the gossip from Glastonbury!

June 26th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Example is one of my favourite male pop-stars as he doesn’t mince his words. Fresh from his No 1 success with his latest single he has sharpened his tongue for Cher Lloyd and Alexandra Burke yet again. “Alexandra wasn’t actually bright enough to figure out I wasn’t actually having a dig at her,” he told [...]

Will.i.am "blocks" his Cher Lloyd collaboration from Simon Cowell and Syco

June 19th, 2011 by Dean Piper

More bad news for X Factor pop star Cher Lloyd. This week a demo of the singer’s brand new single Swagger Jagger leaked online for one and all to hear and received a mixed response and now I hear another of her debut album tracks is in serious trouble. I can reveal her collaborator Will.i.am [...]

Talay Riley gets ready to work with One Direction and Cher Lloyd

February 13th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for newcomer Talay Riley as he’s set to become the UK’s answer to Ne-Yo. As well as being a talented singer – his second single Sergeant Smash is out Feb 13 – he’s been booked into the studio with some of the UK’s biggest musical names. He’s already worked [...]

This rest of this week's column….

January 16th, 2011 by Dean Piper

*Is X Factor star Katie Waissel slowly forgiving her granny for for being a prostitute? It seems so. “She’s always going to be the same old person to me and of course I love her,” Katie told me at the Brits launch. “It was interesting to see her on This Morning but I just want [...]