The singer and boyfriend Liam Payne welcomed Bear in March
Two months ago, showbiz fans went into meltdown when singer and former X factor judge, Cheryl, gave birth to X Factor success story Liam Payne’s baby son, Bear. Since then, Liam has given a tell-all interview but Chezza has stayed completely silent: until now.
Cheryl and Liam Payne are new parents
The Fight For This Love hitmaker used Twitter to promote her partner’s new single and to tell fans that her new little family is doing well.
Continue reading: Cheryl Breaks Her Social Media Silence Two Months After Giving Birth
Donnie Wahlberg would like to see One Direction get back together before their time runs out to make a comeback.
The New Kids on the Block singer has urged the foursome - comprised of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne - to get back together as soon as possible following their extended hiatus otherwise their chances of achieving the same success they have done over the past five years will diminish dramatically.
Speaking to The Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''They were pretty great, they were all really great vocalists individually. I would love to see them reunite, they were sort of reaching heights that very few bands, let alone boybands, ever reach.
Continue reading: Donnie Wahlberg Urges 1D To Reform
The boyband member has given fans worldwide new hope
Niall Horan has raised the hopes of all One Directioners across the world in his latest interview by revealing the band still has "albums left to do". The Irish member of the four-piece outfit said he and the boys will be releasing more material with the man who made their success possible: Simon Cowell.
Niall believes One Direction will reunite
During an interview with The Sun, the Slow Hands singer denied talks of a split and said the band was still on a hiatus and would be returning after each member had brought their own solo music out and they each had had a chance to tour.
Continue reading: Niall Horan Says One Direction Still Have "Albums Left To Do"
Lucie Jones has revealed her bid to win the 'Eurovision Song Contest' for the UK has the full backing of One Direction star Liam Payne and his newborn baby son Bear - his first child with girlfriend Cheryl.
'Eurovision Song Contest' hopeful Lucie Jones has revealed her bid to win is being backed by Liam Payne and his newborn son baby Bear.
The 26-year-old star is flying the flag for the UK at the annual pop extravaganza and will sing her track 'Never Give Up on You' at the live final in Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday May 13.
Lucie has been blown away by the support she has received from the British public and her famous friends since she was chosen as the country's representative with everyone eight behind her.
Continue reading: Eurovision Hopeful Lucie Jones Backed By Liam Payne And Baby Bear
While signing autographs in London, Payne let slip a little insight into what family life is like with the arrival of newborn son Bear.
Having welcomed his son with his girlfriend Cheryl just over a month ago, Liam Payne has spoken about his experiences with first-time fatherhood, admitting that he spends a lot of his time in front of daytime television.
The former One Direction star, 23, let slip that the last five or so weeks of new parenthood have got him hooked on ‘Judge Rinder’, and that he regularly watches it with Cheryl and their newborn son Bear at the family home in Surrey.
The revelation came as Payne signed autographs in London. A fan approached him for his signature, to which the singer responded that he recognised the man from the hit ITV series.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Reveals He Watches 'Judge Rinder'
Styles would be greatly "honoured" if his 1D bandmate Liam and girlfriend Cheryl chose him to be their baby son's godfather.
The 23 year old singer, who released his debut solo single ‘Sign of the Times’ this week, is busy in a very different way to his bandmate Liam, who welcomed a baby boy with his girlfriend Cheryl at the end of last month.
Styles admitted that Liam and Cheryl probably have “a lot of people” in mind for who they might want to be the newborn’s godfather, and though he won’t be pressurising them to picking him, he would be very pleased if they did.
Continue reading: Harry Styles Hopes To Be Godfather To Liam And Cheryl's Baby
Liam and girlfriend Cheryl welcomed their first child last Wednesday.
Liam Payne may not be ready to share his new son’s name with the world, but he is happy to tweet about the downside of fatherhood.
The One Direction star welcomed his first child with girlfriend Cheryl last Wednesday and he’s already discovering he’s not a fan of nappy changing.
Continue reading: New Father Liam Payne Tweets Funny Reaction To Nappy Changing
The pair welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday, March 22
The showbiz world has been buzzing since news of the birth of Cheryl and Liam’s young son broke when the new mum shared an adorable Instagram snap of the baby and her beau. Now more details are emerging of Chiam’s situation and it looks like Chezza’s mum, Joan Callaghan, is moving in with the pair.
Cheryl and Liam have welcomed a baby boy
The singer previously lived with her mum during her marriage to footballer Ashley Cole so it comes as no surprise that Joan will be helping out with the little baby.
A new baby boy was welcomed into the world by Cheryl and Liam Payne earlier this week.
The day has finally come and gone that Cheryl Cole and partner Liam Payne have welcomed their first child into the world. She announced that she had given birth earlier in the week, and is currently celebrating her very first Mother's Day as the little boy's mum.
Cheryl and Liam Payne welcome their first child
This weekend, Cheryl revealed the news on her Instagram page, assuring fans that she and Liam had fallen 'in love' with their healthy baby boy. So far, there's no word yet on what they have decided to name their first-born, but we expect that news will arrive in the coming weeks.
Continue reading: Cheryl And Liam Payne Celebrate Mother's Day With Their New Arrival
While he was still a businessman, Trump apparently expelled 1D from his hotel because they refused to meet his daughter.
Donald Trump’s new policies have been widely denounced and criticised for being tyrannical, but they can hardly have come as a surprise to Liam Payne, who recalled a time they were on the receiving end of the new president’s wrath when One Direction were kicked out of one of his hotels – because they refused to meet his daughter!
It’s not exactly clear when this happened, but Payne said that the band and their entourage were staying in Trump’s hotel in New York City and catching up on their sleep, when a request came from on high for 1D to meet the new POTUS’s kid.
“Trump actually kicked us out of his hotel once… You wouldn’t believe it. It was about [meeting] his daughter,” he told Rollacoaster magazine in a new interview.”
Continue reading: Liam Payne Reveals Donald Trump Once Kicked One Direction Out Of Hotel
Liam Payne opened up about his relationship with Cheryl for the first time in a new interview, admitting he'd had a crush on her since he was a teenager.
Having been going out with her for over a year and their first child’s birth imminent, Liam Payne has opened up about his love for girlfriend Cheryl, describing her as his “dream girl”.
The pair, who have been dating since February last year, have kept details of their relationship extremely private, with Cheryl only confirming her pregnancy at the end of last month despite months of increasingly obvious baby bump photos.
However, in a new interview with Rollacoaster magazine, 23 year old Liam spoke about his “most beautiful girlfriend” directly for the first time, admitting that he had had a crush on her ever since he was a teenager.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Describes Cheryl As His "Dream Girl"
Liam Payne is set to produce his own album.
Liam Payne is set to produce his own album.
The 23-year-old singer - who is known for being a member of the popular boyband One Direction alongside Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan - is in the studio working on his debut LP, which he is rumoured to be working on with DJs and other producers to educate him about producing.
Producer Digital Farm Animals - real name Nicholas Gale - teased the news to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''I've been doing a lot with Liam.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Is Set To Produce His Own Album
The couple are expecting their first child together and the baby is said to be due ‘within weeks’.
The Daily Star spotted relatives of Cheryl, including her mother Joan Callaghan and brother Garry Tweedy, helping with the move on Sunday, and the house is said to now be on the market.
Liam Payne and Cheryl have ‘officially’ moved in together
Continue reading: Cheryl And Liam 'Officially Move In Together' As Due Date Approaches
In a publicity shot for a new Prince's Trust campaign aimed at raising young people's self-esteem, Cheryl is seen cradling her huge baby bump.
After months of silence and speculation, Cheryl has at last confirmed what the rest of the world already knew by showing off her huge baby bump in an official photograph for the first time.
The 33 year old former ‘X Factor’ judge was pictured in a group photograph at a recent event for The Prince’s Trust and L’Oreal Paris aimed at raising young people’s self-confidence. In the campaign image, which also features TV personality Katie Piper and acting legend Dame Helen Mirren, Cheryl can be seen standing side-on with her bump in profile.
Continue reading: Cheryl Finally Confirms Pregnancy With New Photoshoot
Fans expecting an announcement about Cheryl's baby were left a bit frustrated.
Cheryl has broken her silence on Twitter after a six week break for a special announcement – but it’s not what you think!
The 33 year old singer, who is widely expected to be welcoming her first baby with her One Direction star boyfriend Liam Payne, has taken to social media to make a “happy” and “exciting” announcement concerning her charity, Cheryl’s Trust, revealing that the organisation is opening a centre in her home city of Newcastle.
Cheryl and Liam are expecting their first baby any day now - but that's not what she was announcing!
Continue reading: Cheryl Breaks Twitter Silence For Special Announcement...
The couple are expecting their first child together.
According to website Hollywood Life, Liam flew to LA this week, while Cheryl, who is expecting the couple's first child later this year, decided to remain at the couple’s home in London.
Liam Payne is spending some time apart from Cheryl, as he records his solo album
Continue reading: Liam Payne 'Living Apart From Cheryl' As He Records Album In LA
Hiddleswift may not have survived, but these celeb romances lasted the year and we couldn’t be happier.
This year we’ve endured many devastating celeb break-ups, from Brangelina to the short-lived Hiddleswift phenomenon. But 2016 has also given us plenty of new celeb couples to root for, including a prince and a TV star and a couple who fell in love again after three years apart.
Cheryl and Liam Payne
Cheryl and Liam's friendship blossomed into love in 2016
Continue reading: Our Favourite Celeb Relationships That Survived 2016
The One Direction member has been busy working on his debut album in Los Angeles.
Liam Payne looks to be moving forward with his solo career, after registering a new song title.
A screenshot circulating on twitter, shows that Liam has registered the titled ‘Myself’ with international music rights organisation BMI and lists Grammy nominated songwriters Emily Warren, Nick Monson and Scott Harris as having worked on the tack.
Liam Payne has registered song title ‘Myself’
Continue reading: Solo Music Coming? Liam Payne Registers New Song Title
But the One Direction star dodged all questions about girlfriend Cheryl’s pregnancy.
Cheryl and Liam still haven't announced publicly that they are expecting their first child together, but earlier this month the former ‘X Factor’ judge was pictured in London with a visible baby bump, basically confirming the rumours.
Liam say’s he’s now the ‘happiest I could be’
Continue reading: Liam Payne Says He's 'The Happiest I Could Be' During Fan Q&A
However, he admitted he had to learn the happy news via the media.
Cheryl’s ex-husband Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini has spoken about how he discovered that she was pregnant through news reports – but had only good things to say about the pregnancy.
The French restaurateur was married to the 33 year old former ‘X Factor’ judge and Girls Aloud star for nearly two and a half years, although they had been estranged for the best part of a year by the time their marriage was dissolved in October 2016.
In that time, Cheryl commenced a new relationship with One Direction singer Liam Payne, ten years her junior, and recent speculation that she’s expecting a baby with him was confirmed earlier this month.
Cheryl has still not confirmed she is expecting her first child.
Cheryl and Liam first met on the talent show way back in 2008, when Cheryl was a judge and Liam was just a 14-year-old wannabe popstar. After years of friendship, the couple began dating at the end of last year.
Sharon Osbourne has congratulated Cheryl on her pregnancy
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Congratulates Cheryl And Liam On First 'X Factor' Baby
He didn't take the 'The X Factor' judge's comments kindly.
One Direction star Liam Payne has hit out at Louis Walsh after 'The X Factor' judge made an indelicate remark about his pregnant girlfriend Cheryl Cole during an interview with a reporter. The singer took to Twitter to vent his views, though the TV star is yet to respond.
Liam Payne lashes out at Louis Walsh
Walsh appeared at a photocall with 'X Factor' finalist group 5 After Midnight and ended up on a rant about why the series doesn't need Cheryl as a judge anymore. Naturally, her boyfriend and father of her unborn child did not take kindly to some of the comments he made to reporters.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Tells Louis Walsh What's What After Cheryl Gibe
A source claims that Liam is thinking of popping the question to Cheryl as soon as she's had their baby.
Their whirlwind romance has already seen them expecting their first child together, but Liam Payne reportedly wants to go a step further and propose to girlfriend Cheryl as soon as their baby is born.
The 23 year old One Direction star is said to be inspired by the way Cheryl’s former Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh’s partner Justin Scott asked her to marry him in the delivery room, straight after they welcomed their first son Bobby back in 2014.
Liam Payne and Cheryl pictured back in March 2016
Continue reading: Is Liam Payne Planning To Propose To Cheryl In The Delivery Room?
Liam Payne - Liam Payne and girlfriend Cheryl Fernandez are pictured leaving sexy fish restaurant in London together after a night out. The couple were pictured hand in hand leaving the eatery after dinner. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th April 2016
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Cheryl Cole , Liam Payne - Cheryl Fernandez-Versini holds hands with her new boyfriend Liam Payne, as they leave Salmontini restaurant in Belgravia, having celebrated Cheryl's assistant Lily England's 30th birthday. The pair arrived around 8.30pm, and left at 1.30am - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 9th March 2016
Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini , Liam Payne - Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and her new boyfriend Liam Payne looked very much a happy couple as they were pictured leaving Salmontini Restaurant in London. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 9th March 2016
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Cheryl Cole , Liam Payne - Cheryl Fernandez-Versini holds hands with her new boyfriend Liam Payne, as they leave Salmontini restaurant in Belgravia, having celebrated Cheryl's assistant Lily England's 30th birthday. The pair arrived around 8.30pm, and left at 1.30am - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 9th March 2016
Liam Payne , One Direction - Liam Payne has split from his girlfriend, according to new reportsBelieve In Magic Cinderella Ball held at the Natural History Museum - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 10th August 2015
Liam Payne - 2015 US Open Tennis at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - Day 3 at Billy Jean King National Tennis Center - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Liam Payne - One Direction Stars Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan seen leaving Cirque Du Soir Nightclub in London after final London 02 Gig. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 1st October 2015
Liam Payne - One Direction seen attending an afterparty following the last ever performance before their break. Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson were seen partying the night away at Edition Hotel before moving on to Libertine Nightclub were a couple of mystery female companions were seen jumping into Louis entourage cars leaving minutes after the 1D star. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 14th December 2015
The 1D boys have agreed to take a hiatus of at least a year to pursue solo projects, starting in March.
Take a deep breath, Directioners, they're not officially splitting up - and this apparently has nothing to do with Zayn Malik's departure from the band. Today it was revealed that Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have agreed to an extended break of at least 12 months, starting in March 2016, to pursue solo projects.
The 1D boys are going in different directions
The Sun reveals the boys have decided not to take the opportunity to tour after the Christmas release of their fifth album, and will instead temporarily disband, leaving each of them free to pursue other avenues.
Continue reading: One Direction Will Take Long Break After Fifth Album
‘Drag Me Down’ is the boyband’s first video since Zayn Malik’s exit.
One Direction have released their new video for single ‘Drag Me Down’ and let’s just say it’s out if this world! The video shows Harry, Niall, Liam and Louis inside the NASA Space Centre in Houston, Texas fooling around and being put through their paces before blasting off into outer space.
One Direction have released the video for single ‘Drag Me Down’
The video dropped on Friday (August) 21st and is the group’s first as a foursome following the departure of Zayn Malik earlier this year. The promo was an instant hit among the boyband’s ever loyal fans who had #DragMeDownVideo trending worldwide on twitter within hours of the clip hitting.
Continue reading: Watch One Direction Blast Off With NASA In 'Drag Me Down' Video
A remark made by Payne at 1D's gig at Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday evening was seized upon as homophobic, which he strongly denies.
One Direction’s Liam Payne has defended himself against accusations of homophobia, after a comment he made during a gig on their North American tour ignited an online backlash from some of the group’s fans.
During their concert in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday evening (August 18th), 21 year old Payne introduced one of the band’s love songs by saying: “This is my favourite song off the last album, and it is about trying to find that number one woman of your life… which none of you can relate to, because most of you are girls. Except for the boys in here, you know what I’m talking about.”
Liam Payne of One Direction
Continue reading: 1D's Liam Payne Takes To Twitter To Deny Homophobia Accusations
One Direction have just released their first single as a four piece and ex member Zayn is proud of his former bandmates.
Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has proved once and for all there’s no bad blood between him and his former bandmates. The singer, who left the group earlier this year, took to Twitter on Saturday to congratulate his former bandmates on their first single since his departure, 'Drag Me Down'.
Zayn Malik has shown his support for One Direction’s new single.
The group unexpectedly released ‘Drag Me Down’ on Thursday, with band member Liam Payne tweeting, ‘Bit of a surprise ! Check out our new single! It’s called Drag Me Down & I hope you love it as much as we do.’ The track then climbed to the top of the charts on iTunes and Spotify just hours after it’s shock release.
'Drag Me Down' appeared early on Friday morning, and with no radio airplay or promotion ahead of its release, it still reached the top of the iTunes and Spotify charts in double-quick time.
Just a day after Zayn Malik said that he had left them to make “#realmusic”, One Direction are showing that life continues without him as they dropped their first single as a quartet on Friday morning, entitled ‘Drag Me Down’.
The single made a surprise appearance on the iTunes store and Spotify at around 6:30am on Friday (July 31st), followed by its radio debut on BBC Radio 1 a couple of hours later. 1D’s Liam Payne also tweeted a link to the iTunes store, saying “Bit of a surprise! Check out our new single! It’s called ‘Drag Me Down’ & I hope you love it as much as we do.”
One Direction in Sweden
Continue reading: Surprise New One Direction Single Tops ITunes Chart Within An Hour
Liam Payne has reassured fans that he and the boys are not going anywhere following Zayn Malik's exit.
"Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy..." because Liam Payne says One Direction are here to stay. Speaking backstage at Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone at London's Wembley Stadium yesterday (June 6), Liam addressed rumours of the phenomenally successful boy band's imminent split, saying, "We don't know where that came from because we've got loads of stuff going on."
Right direction: Liam says the band aren't going anywhere
"We have just started the process for recording the new album, we've got a whole new tour going on, there are some really good songs so I don't think we are going anywhere for a while."
Continue reading: One Direction Aren't Splitting, Says Liam
After Louis and Zayn’s twitter spat the band are looking to move on with an awards show appearance.
One Direction will be appearing at next weekend’s Billboard Music Awards, in their first public outing since Zayn Malik quit the band back in March. Billboard have confirmed that Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan will all be in attendance at the ceremony, where they will be presenting a trophy.
One Direction, now without Zayn Malik.
The group will surely be hoping to put recent dramas behind them with the appearance as they step out for the first time as a fourpiece. Last month former member Zayn Malik made his first public appearance since leaving the band, at the Asian Awards in London.
All it took was one very 'naughty boy' to start a boyband Twitter fight of epic proportions.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao might have been billed as the fight of the century last weekend, but don’t underestimate the drama which can occur when a former boyband member, his producer and his ex-bandmate get into a twitter spat. Yes just over a month after One Direction went from five to four, it appears the gloves are well and truly off between former member Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.
Zayn announced his departure from the boyband back in March.
It all started on Wednesday afternoon, when producer Naughty Boy, who’s been working with Zayn on solo material, tweeted an pic of the pair using an image filter along with the caption, ‘Replace this’.
One Direction have been writing songs for an upcoming fifth album, and Payne was describing them to Capital FM.
Barely a month after the departure of Zayn Malik, One Direction are clearly wasting no time in getting on with their career. Group member Liam Payne has suggested that the songs for their new album sound “great” and a bit like Oasis.
Payne was speaking to Capital FM on Tuesday morning and said “the album's coming together really well actually. The boys we've been writing with have come up with some great, great songs that are kind of like a bit Oasis-y almost, which is ace. I love that.”
Liam Payne was talking about the new 1D album to Capital FM on Tuesday
Continue reading: Liam Payne Claims New One Direction Songs Sound Like Oasis
The former One Directioner attended the event at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday.
Zayn Malik has made his first public appearance since leaving One Direction, at the fifth Annual Asian Awards. The 22 year old debut a new shaved hairstyle at the event, where he was accompanied by his mother Trisha Malik.
Zayn was accompanied to the event by his mother, Trisha.
The 22-year-old was presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the ceremony, which was held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Accepting the award Zayn referenced his time in the million selling pop group and thanked his former bandmates.
Zayn left the band last month and is said to be now pursuing a solo career.
We knew it would happen one day, but One Direction have officially picked up the pieces and moved on since saying goodbye to Zayn Malik last month. In news which might be upsetting to some, the group have just released their first official photo as a four piece, showing life will go on for the boyband after Zayn's departure.
The new One Direction, minus Zayn Malik
In the pic Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson stand against a plain background and appear to look a little apprehensive about their future. While some have described the image as a little on the depressing side, the band do seem to be getting on with things as normal and have even begun recording their fifth album.
The boys have given their first interview since the departure of Zayn Malik.
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for One Direction and the group’s legion of fans, but it seems the boys are beginning to come to terms with Zayn Malik's exit. Speaking for the first time since Zayn's departure, the band assured fans they would continue, despite going from a five piece to a four some in the past month.
Don't cry fans: One Direction will carry on without Zayn Malik.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper Liam Payne said, “We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave but now after a few performances as a four piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever.”
The 1D star is annoyed at the BBC show for continually criticising 'The X Factor'.
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is tired of ‘The Voice’ continually slagging off ‘The X Factor’. Ahead of the BBC’s flagship talent contest making its reappearance this Saturday (January 10th), the boyband member suggested that there wasn’t even a contest between the two programmes.
The 23 year old star aired his grievances on Twitter, where he vented: “Is bad mouthing The X Factor the only way The Voice knows how to promo their show? #everyyear.” Later, he said: "it's like Accrington Stanley trying to compete with Real Madrid.”
Louis Tomlinson is angry with 'The Voice' for continually slagging 'The X Factor' for promotion
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Slams 'The Voice' On Twitter
Everyone's favourite boyband dished the dirt at the American Music Awards
One Direction are, quite simply, the best Artist of the Year. While this fact is already known by many of the boy band’s fans, it was unanimously proved at the American Music Awards when the boys scooped the Artist of the Year award and Favourite Pop Group.
The boys were crowned Artist of the Year at the AMAs
But having all this fame, fortune and adoration must have changed them in so many ways - surely they’re higher maintenance than they ever were?
The 21 year-old singer's unexpected absence forced the rest of the band to clarify that he is simply ill and not suffering with substance abuse issues.
One Direction kicked off their promotional tour for their newest album 'Four,' released today, by appearing on the 'Today' show in Orlando this morning (Nov 17th), but the 15,000 strong crowd gathered to see the band's performance noticed that they were one man short.
Zayn [second from the left] missed One Direction's 'Today' show performance this morning
Zayn Malik was nowhere to be seen during the band's morning show appearance, and since this isn't the first time he has been a no show, rumours quickly began circling that the 21-year-old singer is struggling with substance abuse issues.
A recent interview with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles has sent the rumour mill spinning about the singer’s sexuality.
There's always hysteria with Harry Styles
Will the world's cutest chimpanzee make you watch One Direction's new video?
We never thought we'd be going 'Awwwwww!' while looking at pictures of One Direction, but the hairy co-star of their forthcoming new music video 'Steal My Girl' is killing us with unwavering cuteness. Those easily overwhelmed, look away now.
It was surprising, not to mention mildly amusing, when it was announced that Danny DeVito would be making an appearance in the video - it made us, admittedly, a little bit curious. But now that we've seen the other special guest on the set, a sunglasses-wearing chimpanzee, we're eager to see him in action.
Once again, One Direction have become front page news, but do people really find their recent drugs 'scandal' shocking?
Being caught with a joint is really nothing new in the world of pop, especially amongst those aggressively seeking a change of image that will subsequently add a semblance of ‘edge’ to their persona. For child stars especially, in attempts to free themselves from their enforced clean-cut youth and iconic childhood roles, to indulge in the smoking of marijuana is the go-to method of both distancing oneself from the past and declaring oneself as a fully independent adult.
The group have come under fire from the tabloids for Zayn and Louis' actions.
The celebrity world abounds with examples of such exploits. Remember the media storm over Justin Bieber’s incident with a “suspicious cigarette” or Miley Cyrus’ bong exploits, which have now evolved into her free and consistent utilization of marijuana symbolism? The celebrity media loves a scandal more than a Republican loves his right to bear firearms, but whilst the current One Direction drug ‘scandal’ has rather predictably been plastered all over the tabloid’s front pages, the majority of the public greets it with a collective shrug of the shoulders. They are, after all, adolescents- the prime age for indulging in experimentation with illicit substances and activities. Most adults will have indulged in similar instances of experimentation with an array substances at a similar age to these patchy-bearded pop stars. In terms of the pop world, this particular act has been seen many times before; so many times, in fact, that the whole ‘rebellion’ phase is part and parcel of the child actor discourse. Some take it just a little too far, and the ensuing descent into drugs has unfortunately claimed the lives of many of Hollywood’s exploited youngsters.
Liam Payne has revealed the band rarely see each other as Harry Styles pens a tune with John Legend, but are One Direction splitting up?
One Direction may have walked away with their fourth BRIT award on Wednesday (this time the award acknowledged their Global Success) but that hasn’t stopped talk of One Direction splitting up. 1D was formed in 2010 after they finished third in the seventh series of The X Factor and have since gone on to achieve worldwide fame, as well as accumulating an extremely spirited and vocal bunch of fans along the way. Their three albums have broken all sorts of records and have topped global charts so the last thing that anybody expected was the shocking revelation that they may have come to the end of the line (note educated reference to ultimate 1990’s boy band lyric).
Last week 1D bagged the BRIT for Global Success
The rumours that One Direction are splitting up began when member Liam Payne revealed that the award ceremony last Wednesday marked the first time that band members had seen in each other for three months. Fans flew into a panic that their favourite bunch of cheeky chaps are apparently not in as close contact as they would like the believe, fueling rumours that if the boys haven’t been in touch perhaps they are on rocky ground.
Continue reading: So, Are One Direction Splitting Up?
One Direction's Liam Payne was blasted in a twitter onslaught by shocked fans, and other social media users, after the 20 year-old tweeted 'Duck Dynasty' star Willie Robertson to show support for his family.
One Direction's Liam Payne Causes Outrage After Showing Support To 'Duck Dynasty's' 'Family Values' 'Duck Dynasty's' Robertson family may have a new fan from somewhere unexpected. One Direction band mate Liam Payne sparked a frenzy online this Saturday (Jan 18th) after tweeting one of the stars of the A&E reality show, Willie Robertson.
Liam Payne showed support for the Robertson family on twitter
The 20 year-old tweeted the 'Duck Commander CEO, "huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan."
Liam Payne's stunt backfired.
Liam Payne, The Older Looking One
In case you're unaware of the story: Payne posted a picture of himself dangerously balanced on the roof of a 34-floor building. The image was backlit by the lights of London, where the singer was apparently partying with friends from Wolverhampton.
Continue reading: Liam Payne's Stunt Gives Away London Address, Fans Duly Turn Up.
The singer has apologised for the photo stunt that saw him stand on the 34 floor ledge of a skyscraper
One Direction star Liam Payne has said that he is sorry for his "extremely dangerous" photo stunt, in which the boyband singer stood 34 floors above the ground on the edge of a skyscraper. He described the stunt as "stupid" and "irresponsible" and apologised to any fans who were distressed by the picture.
Liam apologise profusely for trying to have a laugh with friends
The teen idol took to Twitter to apologise for the photo opportunity, which inexplicably made its way on to the front page of some UK tabloids on what wasn't exactly a slow news day, tweeting, "You may have seen a photo of me today taken on top of a building. I regret being there and having a photo taken."
The French music community said "non!" to the boys at the 15th NRJ Awards
One Direction were booed as they took to the stage at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, last week (14 Dec.). The British boy band were met with jeers when they took to the stage to collect their two awards, being met with boos from the audience both of the times they went up to the stage to collect their trophies.
The boys lined up and looking dapper for the NRJ's
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Anchorman meets One Direction hysteria: what could possibly go wrong?
Paul Rudd kicked off his third go at hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live by ensuring that every 15 year-old pop music fangirl in the country was watching as he recited an opening monologue whilst being flanked by boyband One Direction. Rudd lamented that he had been overshadowed by previous musical guests Beyoncé and Paul McCartney only to be upstaged once again by the British fivesome.
[L-R] Carell, Rudd, Koechner & Ferrell Brought The 'Anchorman' Machine To 'SNL.'
"Don't worry Paul, we're not here to outshine you," Harry Styles reassured him. "Yeah, you do the comedy stuff and we'll stand back and blow kisses," Niall Horan added as the rest of the band looked on, presumably fighting back laughter.
Have the 1D boys delivered the "rockier" sound they promised on their new album? No, not really
Have the One Direction boys suddenly decided to commemorate Lady Diana, the People's Princess, to coincide with the release of the Naomi Watts-starring film, Diana? Unlikely, but the leak does seem to be rather well-timed.
A new One Direction Song Has Been Leaked.
The band have just landed in Australia for the down-under section of their tour after the recent box office success of their on the road documentary movie, This Is Us. The band may be strapped aboard a skyrocket to fame and fortune, but this didn't stop their new single 'Diana' being leaked over the weekend.
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He's a member of the hottest boy band on the planet...but not like that.
Liam Escaped Unscathed After A Fire Broke Out.
The singer was on the 34th floor of an upmarket Docklands block of residences when a mysterious fire broke out. According to fire-fighting personnel who rushed to the scene, "Firefighters worked quickly and professionally to get the fire under control as quickly as possible. Around 30 people left the building before we arrived and were not injured. Two of the occupants had superficial burns to their hands and the third had burns to his hands and face. All three have been taken to hospital," the spokesperson said.
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It's Liam's 20th and he's nothing but niceness.
Could Liam Payne, on his 20th birthday, be the most mature member of One Direction? After springing to his bandmate Harry Styles' defence after pop star Taylor Swift called him out in her VMAs acceptance speech, the singer has asked fans to donate to cancer charity Trekstock, if they'd like to give him a gift.
Liam Payne Hasn't Let Fame Turn Him Selfish.
This morning Liam greeted his fans by thanking them for the support in One Direction's short but stratospheric career. "Good morning everyone :) can't quite believe my life there's no bigger birthday present than what you've done for me in 3 years thank you xx," he wrote sweetly to the predictable storm of excited fan responses.
Filmmaker Spurlock (Super Size Me) is known for his investigative wit, but there's none of that in this on-message doc about the most successful boy band in history. Still, the fans won't be able to get enough of the backstage antics and lively performance clips. And those unfamiliar with One Direction will have fun too. Just don't expect to learn much about these five young men who continually say, "Back when we were little," even though they're still only 19-21 years old.
The filmmakers follow Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis on their world tour, visiting four continents as they play nearly 130 concerts for their hysterical fans, who all seem to be pre-teen girls. As we see them larking around on-stage, in the wings and on their tour bus, we also get their back-story, as they auditioned individually for The X Factor in 2010 and were assembled as a group in a spontaneous decision by Cowell. Their global success is the result of a viral Twitter onslaught, and the fans also get their say on-screen, gushing with their love for these five skinny, mop-haired guys who have serious vocal talents but have yet to prove themselves as musicians.
While the film captures the boys' strong camaraderie, cheeky energy and constant pranks (including silly Jackass-style closing-credits clips), we never really learn much about them. There is no attempt to explore their off-stage identities, what they do in their down-time, their romantic lives or musical inspirations. Some depth is provided in interviews with their parents, who offer emotional insight into how fame has changed their families. Aside from some lively off-handed moments, their interviews feel carefully media-trained, and there's no commentary from anyone outside their inner circle. But they emerge as grounded, likeable young guys who know how lucky they are, so they're making the most of their success in the short time they have at the top.
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This Is Us, the film documenting the rise of One Direction from X-Factor contestants to an international pop sensation, premiered in London on Tuesday (20th August). In addition to the band and X-Factor's Simon Cowell, the guests included Little Mix, Ronnie Wood, Ulrika Jonsson and Laura Whitmore.
One Direction's This Is Us, a documentary following the band's rise from X-Factor contestants to one of the biggest pop groups in the world. The documentary premiered in London on Tuesday (20th August) in Leicester Square, London. Screaming fans awaited One Direction and the other celebrity attendees.
The band which consists of Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson; all attended the premiere and greeted fans of the red carpet. The band was formed in 2010 on The X-Factor's seventh season. The group are one of the most popular in the world and this was reflected in the turnout of fans at the premiere. Fans were so determined to see their music heroes that some camped out in Leicester Square the night before.
80,000 One Direction fans will descend on Leicester Square tonight.
Hundreds of fans had camped overnight in central London to ensure priority wristbands to the premiere, though by 6pm, police predict that Leicester Square could be swamped by 80,000, each with ideas of getting a glimpse of their idols.
It's an unbelievable number. It's a stadium gig full of people. It's a packed Wembley Stadium, crammed around the Odeon.
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British pop heartthrobs One Direction became a worldwide sensation when they were thrust together on the 2010 series of 'The X Factor' after initially auditioning separately. The landed a prestigious Guinness World Record after becoming the first British band to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 with their debut album 'Up All Night'; an achievement that not even The Beatles managed to claim. This telling documentary features a series of interviews with various people in the music industry as they determine what this '1D Mania' is all about, who really founded the band in the first place and the high-profile tabloid stories of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
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Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson may make up the biggest boyband in the world, but they are eager to prove that they're just a normal bunch of lads in their new documentary movie. The film sees them going back to their roots and reuniting with old friends; Harry goes back to the bakery he used to work at, while Zayn shows he hasn't forgotten his loved ones by buying his mum a luxury house of her own. We see them through the eyes of their fans across the world, their proud parents and the owner of their record label Simon Cowell. They reveal how they've always wanted to sing, and show their genuine brotherly bond through countless on and off tour shenanigans including fishing and camping trips.
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Do the individual publishing deals suggest the boys are thinking about life after One Direction?
Ah, we was wondering when this was going to happen. One Direction have added a couple more million to their bank accounts, though this time they're thinking for themselves. Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne have signed SEPARATE publishing deals to cash in on all songs they have credits for writing.
It's a clear sign that the boys are beginning to look after their own interests following the phenomenal success of their first couple of years in the industry. The publishing deals are being overseen by Fingate, the company who also cash in on Elvis Presley's back catalogue as well as work by Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas and Foo Fighters.
A source said: "This is a real statement of intent from the band. They have absolutely no intention of being spoon-fed pop puppets. They want to write and they want to earn as individuals." As well as the new deals, each of the five members have also invested in their own studio set-ups at home and have been attending writing sessions together after gigs. On their latest record Take Me Home, the band had three songs with individual writing credits while the others were penned by outsider songwriters. The group did not have a hand in writing the three biggest hits from the album, Live While We're Young, Kiss You and Little Things.
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Liam Payne dubbed 80's pop icon Boy George "weird" after a run-in at the Brits
The One Direction boys seemed in pretty high spirits at the BRIT Awards in London last night. There was Harry, dancing around the stage like a lunatic, Louis helping himself to the complimentary fizz, Zayn looking all mysterious and broody, and the little Irish fella was presumably just happy to be there. But what about Liam? Something appeared to have riled our Liam, and we may have found the answer. Ready for this? Deep breath.
80's pop star Boy George - who debuted a slimmer, altogether healthier look this week - was at the bash with his young niece, getting snaps with her favourite pop stars. Now, there appears to have been some confusion when the One Direction boys came there way. Later on Twitter, the Karma Chameleon hit-maker wrote, "Top marks to Harry Styles for stopping for a picture with my niece and B*llox's to Liam and the disrespectful w**ker of a minder!" adding, "Stars of the night, Harry Styles, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J. Too many drug f**ked twits to mention elsewhere! Emily Sande (sic) was great!" George later suggested Harry Styles would leave the band, saying, "You heard it here first!"
They're the biggest boyband in the world since coming third in the seventh series of 'The X Factor' in 2011 and they've had two number one multi-platinum albums since their inception. One Direction are now here on the big screen in their first movie which chronicles their rollercoaster lives and dramatic pop career over the past year or so. We'll see the die hard devotion of their army of fans, how the boys feel about being away from their home and families all the time, how they've built such a strong, brotherly bond as a group and their general boyish shenanigans.
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One Direction's Liam Payne said "to hell with tradition" and ditched the customary christmas turkey this year, going out for a Christmas curry with his family instead. Don't worry about the multi-millionaire's wallet though, because he had his parents pay for the meal (it is Christmas after all).
The 19-year-old boyband star went out, for the second year in a row apparently, to the local tandoori restaurant with his parents Geoff and Karen and sisters Nicola and Ruth in his native Wolverhampton to chow down on shish kebabs, naan bread and chicken tikka bhuna, rather than pigs in blankets, stuffing and roast vegetables. We're not entirely sure which meal option we would opt for ourselves, come to think of it.
Speaking to The Mirror, the restaurant's manager Jay Uddin said Liam always sticks to his favourite curry, and is something of a regular at the Penn Tandoori. He said, “He (Liam) pre-booked about two weeks in advance for the dinner and they came last Christmas as well, so it’s become a bit of a tradition with them now. Liam’s a regular and he used to visit the restaurant lots with his parents before he became famous. He loves his chicken tikka bhuna."
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Harry Styles' might want to book his tattoo appointments for times that fit his schedule, as walking around with unfinished ink is just not cool, especially when it looks like he's got 'Things I C***' written on his arm.
The One Directioner was papped landing in L.A with his One Direction cronies, and some eagle eyed cameraman got a nifty close up of his latest - and unfinished - ink, and is it just us or does it contain a rather unsavoury profanity? Most outlets say the ink reads 'Things I can' and 'Things I can't' on Hazza's left and right forearm. But the latter looks suspiciously like the C-word. You need to get those tats finished before you show them off Harry; can't and c*** are too similar! During an appearance on Irish chat show, The Late Late Show, Harry revealed that he had been to the tattoo parlour that same day but refused to show them off as they were still bandaged up. He also declined to say what the tattoos actually meant, but his band mate Nial Horan quickly said: "It's a London thing," the Daily Mail reported.
The Ex-X-factor boys are in Los Angeles to perform on the U.S version of the show that made them famous. They're also set to meet up with Ellen DeGeneres on her show before Harry comes back to Dublin to get that tattoo finished up!
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29th August, 1993
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British pop heartthrobs One Direction became a worldwide sensation when they were thrust together on...
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson may make up the...
They're the biggest boyband in the world since coming third in the seventh series of...