Nicola Fahey

Freelance Entertainment Editor

United Kingdom

Entertainment journalist with 15 years+ experience delivering agenda-setting cultural content to national newspaper and magazine titles



Entertainment Director
About Me

Entertainment editor and talent booker with 10+ years experience delivering high-profile and emerging talent to renowned media brands. Currently Entertainment Editor (Special Projects) at Hearst working across ELLE, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar. Previous positions include Entertainment Director at Cosmopolitan, winning PPA Cover of the Year, Celebrity Editor at Fabulous and showbiz columnist and podcast host at the Sunday Mirror.


Jonathan Van Ness - PPA Cover of the Year

My booking of Jonathan Van Ness - Cosmopolitan's first solo, non-female cover in 35 years - won PPA Cover of Year in 2020. The Queer Eye star thanked the magazine, edited by the brilliant Claire Hodgson, for "showing more variations of beauty for young LGBTQ+ people."

Lena Dunham on sex, love and the joys of self-care

It’s a cold winter morning when Lena Dunham arrives on set in silk pyjamas. Her face is bare apart from a shiny gold septum piercing and a warm, infectious smile. Arms thrown open wide, she greets each and every one of us, before professing her love for all things Cosmopolitan...

Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical to Hollywood

Vanessa Hudgens is the sort of woman it would be very easy to just... hate. At 31, she’s already had the kind of career most of us dream of. She got to kiss Zac Efron on-screen for three years – and off-screen for another two. She had the High School Musical trilogy under her belt by 19...

Bebe Rexha opens up about size discrimination in the fashion industry

Oh god, I think we need coffee.” Bebe Rexha’s Staten Island drawl carries over the early-morning hush of one of London’s oldest hotels. A waiter in a starched white waistcoat arrives with a silver pot, pouring us both a steaming cup. He turns to leave but she stops him…

Christine and the Queens on refusing to be anything other than herself

Few musicians have enjoyed such mainstream success while so openly putting two fingers up at the straight, sexualised, male-gaze-dominated world of pop. Yet still, Héloïse Letissier does not want you to call her a role model. It’s four in the afternoon, after a five-hour shoot...

Mariah Carey reveals how she wrote 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'

This month marks the 25th anniversary of Mariah Carey's iconic anthem 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' and, as she cuddles up on the sofa with her beloved Jack Russell Cha Cha for our chat in her 10,000-square-foot, peach-coloured Beverly Hills mansion, Mariah is feeling nostalgic…


The Mirror
Jools Holland 'stunned' to learn Beyonce is a fan of Hootenanny

NYE guest edit: Jools Holland’s Hootenanny is enjoying a Renaissance, 31 years after its debut. The pianist, who takes over the No Filter column in today's paper, says he was stunned to learn megastar Beyonce watches the show – and even wants in on the New Year’s Eve action.