INTERVIEW: Jessie J

March 31st, 2012 by Dean Piper

Jessie J is the stand out star of the BBC’s new Saturday night show The Voice, so it came as no surprise when Simon Cowell said this week he wanted to “snap-up” the star for X Factor following her success. But Jessie, 24, says she wouldn’t ever consider a move to a permanent role on [...]

All the gossip from the Oscars 2012!

March 3rd, 2012 by Dean Piper

Pink has come from nowhere to become one of the frontrunners to replace Nicole Scherzinger on US X Factor. My sources in LA say Pink – real name Alecia Moore – is somebody Cowell and co are now going for as a replacement for Nicole or aged judge Paula Abdul. I was shocked to hear [...]

Will.i.am will have Cheryl Cole perform on X Factor rival The Voice

February 5th, 2012 by Dean Piper

Cheryl Cole is set to give her former mentor Simon Cowell a huge kick in the teeth by performing on bitter rival talent show The Voice. Everybody’s favourite Geordie star is being lined up to sing on the BBC’s flagship programme, which goes head-to-head with Britain’s Got Talent in a colossal ratings battle this spring. [...]

On The Grapevine…..

January 28th, 2012 by Dean Piper

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, [...]

Dita Von Teese turns up the heat in London

December 4th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Dita Von Teese oozes glamour so it’s no wonder that she tells me she would never slip in to Simon Cowell’s shoes and launch her own TV talent search for the next burlesque star. Speaking to me at the VIP opening of the Cointreau Privé at 215 Piccadilly she said: “I’ve been approached so many [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Paloma Faith sings at the Tia Maria party in London

November 12th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Paloma Faith needs to get a groove on with album number two if you ask me. The star herself is bored with singing the same old tracks from her debut album. At Friday’s Tia Maria Masquerade party in town the star announced: “I’m bored shitless of singing these songs.” You said it honey. Other stars [...]