Louis Tomlinson - Celebrities take part in Soccer Aid a biennial sporting event raising funds for UNICEF. This Year Pelé is guest of honour at the tenth anniversary of the event at Old Trafford - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th June 2016
Simon Cowell has addressed rumours about the longevity of One Direction’s planned ‘break’ in 2016.
Simon Cowell has addressed rumours that One Direction are permanently splitting up. The boy band, which is down to four members after the departure of Zayn Malik in March, devastated their fans earlier this week when they announced they plan to take a temporary break.
One Direction are taking a break next March.
Continue reading: One Direction’s Planned 2016 Break Is “Healthy”, Simon Cowell Claims
The band are reportedly taking a hiatus for a year from March 2016.
One Direction fans have been going into panic mode since Monday, when the news broke that the boyband were planning to go on a year long hiatus starting next March. But while the band had initially stayed quiet on the reports, three members have now taken to twitter to try and assure fans this is not the end.
One Direction will be taking a break sometime next year.
‘Ok so Lots of rumours going round. We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year,’ Niall Horan wrote on twitter. ‘Don't worry though, we still have lots we want to achieve! Can’t wait for you to hear all the new music we have for you and to perform,’ the 21 year old added.
Continue reading: One Direction Take To Twitter To Assure Fans Break Won't Be Permanent
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
Niall was speaking to Scott Mills on Radio 1 breakfast
There are some things that people should never joke about - one of which is Zayn leaving One Direction, especially to an existing member of the band. Unfortunately, for Radio 1 breakfast fill-in host, Scott Mills, that is exactly the topic he brought up when talking to Niall from the band this morning.
Niall was put on the spot when Scott Mills spoke to him about Zayn
Scott was speaking to 1D’s Niall on the show and went to a place that no One Directioner wanted him to go when he said of Zayn: "You didn’t need that other guy."
Continue reading: Niall Horan Shies Away From Awkward Zayn Comment
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
The ‘X-Factor’ judge has said the band have made enough ‘hits’ to allow for some time off.
‘X-Factor’ judge Simon Cowell has hinted that it might soon be time for One Direction to go on a hiatus, following the news that band member Louis Tomlinson is about to become a father for the first time. Speaking to The Sun newspaper the boyband’s mentor said the group now had enough hits under their belt to allow for some time off.
Simon Cowell has said One Direction could be taking a break soon.
The One Direction star could face maintenance costs of £20,000 a month following his fling with Briana Jungwirth.
Well, at least he can afford it. Louis Tomlinson - the boy band superstar said to be worth £40million - could be facing costs of up to £10million as he prepares to become a father.
Louis Tomlinson is setting aside millions for his baby
Following his two-week romance with Briana Jungwirth, the 1D star could be facing a maintenance bill of £20,000 a month until his child is 18, The Mirror reports.
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson's Baby Bill Could Hit £10million
The father to be sent his first tweet his the pregnancy news broke but didn't refer to the incident at all
One Direction are very rarely away from the thoughts and conversations of their adoring fans; however, band member Louis Tomlinson has been on the lips of many more over the past 48 hours after the shocking reveal of his impending fatherhood. With Twitter trending #ohnolouis, it was clear that a lot of people had a lot of things to say on the matter. Everyone, that is, except the man himself.
Louis Tomlinson now has a new role to get used to: dad
Louis has kept quiet since the big reveal but last night made his first concert appearance and wrote his first tweet since the news. Unfortunately for all those desperate to know what he had to say about being a dad - they were left bitterly disappointed.
The boyband pop star is expecting his first child with friend Briana Jungwirth.
More news to rock the worlds of One Direction fans emerged today as reports suggest that Louis Tomlinson is to become a father. The boyband member is said to be expecting a baby with Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth.
The rumours have not been officially confirmed at the time of writing, but People magazine reported on Tuesday evening (July 14th) that a source close to both parties told them: “Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother. It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer.”
Louis Tomlinson of 1D is expecting his first child, according to reports
Continue reading: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson To Become A Father
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’.
Malik's friend, producer Naughty Boy, also got involved in the social media spat on Wednesday.
On Wednesday afternoon, a notable feud broke out on Twitter between Malik and remaining 1D member Louis Tomlinson, later continued on Zayn’s behalf by his producer friend Naughty Boy. For the first time, it indicates that there might be bad blood surrounding Malik’s departure after all.
Zayn Malik at the Asian Awards ceremony last month
Continue reading: Twitter Feud Between Zayn Malik And Louis Tomlinson
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 emergence of the demo track, which was falsely believed to be new solo material from the ex-One Direction member, has seen many fans unfollow the star on social media.
Following the sudden emergence of an unheard “solo track” online yesterday, ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik has suffered a decline in his social media following.
After British producer Naughty Boy tweeted a link to a song on SoundCloud called ‘I Won’t Mind’, featuring his music and Zayn on vocals, the former boyband member has seen over 50,000 of his fans unfollow him on Twitter since Tuesday.
Zayn Malik has lost 50,000 fans from his Twitter following
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Loses 50000 Twitter Followers As A Result Of 'Solo Track'
It’s certainly been an emotional week for One Direction fans…
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is single again, after splitting from his girlfriend of nearly four years Eleanor Calder. The couple’s split was confirmed after tabloids published pictures claiming to be of the 23 year old and a ‘mystery brunette’ over the weekend.
The boys all together late last year.
"Louis and Eleanor split up two weeks ago," a rep for the band confirmed to E! News. "They have not announced this as they wanted some privacy during this time.”
Zayn left the band’s tour in Asia days after he was accused of cheating on fiancée PerrIe Edwards following the publication of pictures showing him partying with another woman.
The future of the world’s biggest boyband One Direction could be in doubt, following a difficult week for the group which culminated in Zayn Malik leaving their 'On The Road Again' tour due to stress. The singer, who is engaged to Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, had been accused of cheating on his fiancée last week, while the band were on tour in Asia.
Zayn left the 1D tour on Thursday
Zayn’s departure from the tour was announced on Thursday by the band’s publicist Simon Jones who delivered the news on Twitter writing, "1D statement: Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta.” The 22 year old has since been spotted arriving home to Heathrow.
Zayn Malik is taking a break from One Direction's tour and is returning to the UK. The news has been confirmed by the band's representative.
Zayn Malik is leaving One Direction's tour and heading back to the UK. 22-year-old Malik has been signed off with stress. Malik will miss the next three tour dates in Manila and Jakarta. He is hoping to return to perform with the rest of the band in Johannesburg on 28th March for the last four concerts on their world tour. Simon Jones, One Direction's publicist, released a short statement on Twitter. "1D statement: Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta," Jones wrote on Twitter.
Zayn Malik has been signed off with stress.
Read More: Louis Tomlinson Slams The Voice On Twitter.
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
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.
A video of One Direction members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson purportedly smoking weed has been leaked. Will it damage the band's reputation and popularity?
It’s the leaked video that everyone’s been talking about, but will JointGate damage One Direction’s pristine reputation? The boys have carved out a pretty clean cut image for themselves, could Louis and Zayn (now dubbed 'Zouis' by fans) have bought down the 1D Kingdom with a few little tokes?
First things first, what actually happened? Well, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, who make up 2/5 of the world’s most successful boyband One Direction, were caught on tape alledgedly smoking cannabis in Peru. The leaked video, which was published by the MailOnline, was allegedly filmed on April 27 as the 1D singers were on their way to perform at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru.
Continue reading: How *That* Video Will Damage One Direction's Popularity
The One Direction star is seen puffing on a joint in Peru in a new video.
Louis Tomlinson of One Direction has come under fire for not only sharing a marijuana joint with fellow band member Zayn Malik but also using a shortened version of the N-word in the same leaked video. The new clip has sent shockwaves through One Direction's young fanbase as it presents a very different image to that of the usually squeaky clean singers.
Filmed in the car on the way to a recent concert in Peru, the clip shows Zayn and Louis joking around with members of their crew and passing around a joint which is referred to as "Mary Jane," a euphemism for weed. Feathers have also been ruffled by Louis' flippant attitude towards police that they pass and is heard referring to the law enforcers as the "po po."
Tomlinson is heard seeming to say "It's green only, n**" and blowing spoke whilst sharing the joint with the other passengers. A motorcycle police officer drives past and Louis says: "He's having a look. He's thinking 'I'm sure I can smell an illegal substance in there'. And he's hit the nail on the head."
The 'X Factor' band will go their separate ways following the London concert on Sunday night (22 Dec.)
JLS announced this year that they were to separate and head out on their own separate ventures, announcing their last ever run of performances along with the news of their split this summer. Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams and JB Gill performed to over 20,000 fans at the O2 Arena in London as they said goodbye to their fans after enjoying one of the best success stories The X Factor has offered to date.
The boys played for one last (hopefully not) performance on Sunday, 22 December
It was an emotional night, but one that didn't lack the excitement and expression of the JLS performances of old. Among the thousands of screaming fans singing along in person for the last time, the boys also performed to a number of famous faces who didn't want to miss out on saying goodbye with the JLS boys. One Direction's Louis Tomlinson was there with girlfriend Eleanor Calder, as was Marvin Hume's wife and The Saturdays member Rochelle Humes. Former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, who was on the judging panel in 2008 when the boys were first discovered, was also there, Instagramming a picture of the eventing with the caption: "Soooo proud of these boys ! Was here on their first day! It only felt right to be here on their last! Love you boys! #farewellJls #muchlove."
Continue reading: JLS Say Goodbye To Fans At Their Final Live Show [Photos]
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
Continue reading: One Direction Booed At French Music Awards
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.
Continue reading: New One Direction Song 'Diana,' Leaks Online [Listen]
Louis Tomlinson - One Direction's Louis Tomlinson playing for Celtic XI in the Stiliyan Petrov #19 Legends charity football match. Tomlinson is injured and throws up at the side of the pitch after being substituted - Glasgow, Scotland - Sunday 8th September 2013
Louis Tomlinson endured a torrid time in Glasgow.
Louis Tomlinson announced last month that he had signed for Doncaster Rovers on non-contract basis - a sort of PR stunt really, though reports suggested Tomlinson was actually pretty good.
However, it's a good job that he hasn't the time to regularly lace his boots for the League One outfit given the rough ride he was given during a charity match at Celtic Park over the weekend.
The game was organised by former Aston Villa captain and Bulgaria international Stiliyan Petrov, who retired from the game in May having been diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012.
Continue reading: Ouch! See Louis Tomlinson, Gabriel Agbonlahor Horror Tackle [Video]
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.
Continue reading: One Direction: This Is Us Review
Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and One Direction - The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals at the Barclays Center - NY, NY, United States - Monday 26th August 2013
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.
Continue reading: Can One Direction Truly Be Called The New Beatles?
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.
Continue: One Direction: Going Our Way - Clips
Louis Tomlinson dives into football.
Louis Tomlinson’s career with One Direction has won him legions of adoring fans, but the singer might have it a bit tougher on the field. The teenage heartthrob is moving on to an entirely different demo, as he has recently signed with the Doncaster Rovers. Tomlinson is a Doncaster native, and while he has never played higher than Sunday League, apparently it was a childhood dream of his. Who could argue with that?
Turns out Louis is a double threat.
"I feel very honoured to have been asked to sign for Rovers and being able to help both the club and the amazing charity Bluebell Wood," the 21-year-old commented for the Rovers website. Tomlinson is referring to the fact that his appearances on the field (he has been signed as a non-contract player) will benefit the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which works with children with a shortened life expectancy. Louis is expected to don the Rovers colours at some point during the season and train with the team.
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.
Continue: One Direction: This Is Us Trailer
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.
Continue reading: Beginning Of The End? One Direction Sign INDIVIDUAL Publishing Deals
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.
Continue: 1D3D Movie Trailer
Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, One Direction and MTV Video Music Awards - Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan of One Direction Thursday 6th September 2012 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Staples Center - Press Room
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