At the Ivor Novello Awards

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At the Ivor Novello Awards

By Dean Piper 23/05/2010

Lily Allen could barely hold all three of her heavy Ivor Novello Awards when I bumped into her backstage.

She told me: "I still think my songs sound like nursery rhymes. I'm sure I'll be found out one day! I'm still going to be writing lots. But it'll be for other people from now on."

The star's next project is opening up a vintage clothing store in London. They're even making a TV documentary for Channel 4 about the whole change of career. I can't wait!

Duran Duran frontman SIMON LE BON tells me he's nearing completion on the band's new album with super producer MARK RONSON. Simon told me: "Mark came to us wanting to make a classic-sounding Duran album - not a Mark Ronson-sounding Duran album. And I think that's what we've achieved. Mark's been an absolute joy to work with."

It was a case of third time lucky when legendary music producer TREVOR HORN was presented with his PRS gong for outstanding contribution to British Music. First choice to hand over Trevor's award was ROBBIE WILLIAMS but I hear he had to jet back to LA, then it appeared ELTON JOHN couldn't do the honours either so finally they drafted in ABC frontman MARTIN FRY. Phew - got there in the end.

Courtesy The Mirror