INTERVIEW: Ellie Goulding

October 7th, 2012 by Dean Piper

There’s no doubting Ellie Goulding is onto a winner with new album Halcyon. It’s dark, electro, mysterious and fascinating. And the lady herself isn’t your average pop puppet either. She jumps from subject to subject and keeps you enthralled with her conversation and you get a feeling a night out with her would be a [...]

INTERVIEW: No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal

October 6th, 2012 by Dean Piper

No Doubt are one of the biggest bands in the world but for the last eleven years they’ve been on a musical hiatus. Now they are back with a stunning fourth studio album, Push And Shove, out now, and Gwen Stefani’s abs are just as impressive as the new tunes. This time around it was [...]

Pink talks motherhood, touring and why she will never judge on X Factor

September 18th, 2012 by Dean Piper

Pink was in town this week to play the iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse in Camden. I met with the star to discuss motherhood and touring. I asked her why she’s never been a judge on a reality show like X Factor and she told me: “Because I have a life. I have a kid [...]

Jo Whiley talks The Voice, X Factor, The Beatles and One Direction

April 14th, 2012 by Dean Piper

High priestess of radio Jo Whiley has never been afraid to be vocal about X Factor making her feel uncomfortable. But when it comes to BBC1 newbie The Voice she revealed she’s already addicted! “After the X Factor I felt a bit bored by that style of program but thought this was a really great [...]

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. [...]

All the gossip from the National TV Awards…..

January 28th, 2012 by Dean Piper

PARTY OF THE WEEK – National TV Awards After Show at the O2 Arena BEST COP OUT: Tulisa Contostavlos: “I’m leaving early – I’ve got a carbonara in the oven at home.” BEST DRESSED: Fearne Cotton (above with me) in a stunning Temperley dress and slicked back hair. DRUNKEST CELEB: Melanie Sykes (by far). She [...]