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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"
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
Olly Murs has admitted he'd like to collaborate with Niall Horan in the near future.
The 'Troublemaker' singer has admitted he'd love to collaborate with the One Direction hunk is thinks their recording sessions will result in them talking about girls and football instead of getting their heads down and penning some tracks together.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper, Olly said: ''We'd probably spend all day talking about women, going out and football ... We'd forget about writing the songs! Niall knows where I am if he wants to go into the studio.''
Continue reading: Olly Murs To Collaborate With Niall Horan?
Horan said that it would be "ridiculous" if 1D didn't get back together in the future.
Although he recently launched his solo career, former One Direction singer Niall Horan has once again promised the band’s fans that they would “definitely” reunite in the future – although he declined to be drawn on exactly when that would be.
Speaking to Sunday People this weekend (November 27th), the 23 year old star said that it would be “ridiculous” to say that One Direction would never get back together. “We will be back. We would be silly not to.”
Niall Horan said it would be "ridiculous" if One Direction didn't reform
Continue reading: Niall Horan Says One Direction Will "Definitely" Reform One Day
The former One Direction bandmates were reunited at the ceremony, over a year after Zayn left the group.
In a video shared on Twitter, Niall is seen coyly approaching Zayn as he walks past him in the audience.
Continue reading: Watch Zayn Malik And Niall Horan Share An Awkward Handshake At The AMAs
Selena announced she was taking a break from showbiz in August.
Selena Gomez made a triumphant return to the spotlight at Sunday night’s American Music Awards.
The 24-year-old announced she was taking a break from her career back in August, to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression, brought on by lupus.
Accepting the award for Favourite Female Artist, Selena gave an emotional and powerful speech, where she said she had been “broken” inside.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Returns To The Stage At AMAs With Emotional Speech
Former 1D star releases a sample of first solo material
The 23-year-old is the third member of the five to release solo material after Niall Horan, who himself has recently been making the headlines after admitting to having a crush on Ellie Goulding, and Zayn Malik -the latter, of course, triggering a mini-crises in the group after his departure from 1D in March 2015.
Liam Payne and Cherly leave Salmontini restaurant in Belgravia, London
Continue reading: Liam Payne Teases Fans With Solo Material
Playing 'Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts' on 'The Late Late Show', he was also asked by James Corden about his relationship with the rest of One Direction...
In fairness, he was asked to choose between only Goulding and his other former flame, Selena Gomez, during the game of ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’ he played with Corden’s other guests, Isla Fisher and Ewan McGregor. In the game, each guest was asked to reveal a deep persona truth or eat or drink some kind of revolting foodstuff.
Liam Payne is set to collaborate with Louis Tomlinson on a new single, although it has yet to be confirmed who the track was written for.
The One Direction band members have joined forces on a forthcoming track one year after the 'History' hitmakers decided to go on an extended hiatus, and the pair have penned the song together, which is called 'Something That Scares Me About Love'.
Although it is unknown who the duo penned the song for, musical director Tim Crooks has revealed he is desperate to work with 23-year-old Liam again.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Will Collaborate With Louis Tomlinson On A New Single
The 'X Factor' boss wasn't happy when Niall signed with a rival record label.
Don’t expect Niall Horan to make an appearance on ‘The X Factor’ anytime soon.
Niall Horan has been banned from ‘The X Factor’ by Simon Cowell
Horan, who has just released his first solo single, told an American radio show that One Direction would be "stupid" not to reunite at some point.
The 23 year old singer, who has recently announced a solo career and released a new single ‘This Town’, was speaking to American radio show hosts Kannon and Sybil on Tuesday (October 18th), and said: “We’d be stupid not to go back to it. It changed our lives, there’s no doubt about it.”
But while he’s certain that 1D will eventually end their hiatus and get back together, he can’t give the band’s fans the other bit of news they want: when they’ll do it.
Continue reading: Niall Horan Confirms One Direction Will "100%" Reunite
Niall Horan has started recording his debut album.
Niall Horan has started recording his debut album.
The former One Direction band member has recently released his debut single 'This Town' and is already working on his first LP, which he hopes will launch next year.
Speaking in an email newsletter the Irish singer sends out via email to his fans, it read: ''I'm doing the final bits of writing over the next couple of weeks and then it's time to record the album. Can't wait to share the album with you all.''
Continue reading: Niall Horan Is Recording His Debut Album
Niall Horan has joined forces with The Rolling Stones' producer Don Was on his forthcoming album.
The former One Direction band member - who recently released his debut solo single 'This Town' with Capitol Records - is believed to be working with Don, who would be the ''ideal'' person to assist Horan with this career.
And it is believed Horan approached Don after a conversation with the 'Wild Horses' hitmaker.
Harry, Liam and Louis congratulated Liam on his first solo single, but Zayn stayed quiet.
It comes after Niall Horan released his debut solo singe ‘This Town’ on Thursday and was congratulated by his three bandmates, while Zayn stayed noticeably quiet.
The One Direction star unexpectedly dropped the single on Thursday afternoon.
The acoustic track has a distinct Ed Sheeran vibe and is accompanied by a black and white video of Niall performing the song while playing guitar.
Continue reading: Niall Horan Surprises Fans And Drops First Solo Single 'This Town'
Cowell had recently said he was “expecting to announce something soon with Niall”.
Niall Horan has reportedly made the shock decision to sign a solo record deal with Universal Music, instead of Simon Cowell’s Syco label. According to reports, the label pursued Niall to sign a deal after failing to lure away Harry Styles, who ended up staying with Sony, the label which houses Cowell’s Syco.
Has Niall Horan inked a solo deal with Universal?
A US source told the Daily Star: “This will come as a real blow to Cowell who has been talking to Niall for months, wanting him to sign a deal with his label Syco. He made a number of big money offers to try and persuade Niall to sign up but, in the end, Universal came in and put even more money on the table.
The One Direction members say they’ve been targeted by fans leaving “disgusting” messages on their phones.
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has said he’s been forced to change his phone number after receiving “disgusting” messages on WhatsApp from “losers”. His bandmate Niall Horan has also had the same problem, revealing that he too has received “horrific” messages on the app.
Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have both had to change their phone numbers.
He specifically asked for no photos.
Being a celebrity isn't always easy, especially when you're constantly being approached for photos and autographs at the most inconvenient times. Niall Horan from One Direction was left frustrated after a fan refused to respect his wishes for no photos and secretly snapped him as he slept on a plane.
Niall Horan annoyed by fan ignoring his wishes for no photos
He'd been feeling unwell and had a 9 hour flight to catch from London to Chicago where he was going to watch pal Ellie Goulding perform at Lollapalooza music festival. Understandably, he kindly told a fan he was seated next to that he wasn't up to taking any selfies at the time, but happily chatted with them during the journey.
Continue reading: Niall Horan Angered By Fan Taking Sneaky Photo As He Slept
Horan is rumoured to be about to sign a solo record deal with Sony, who also own Cowell's Syco imprint.
Niall Horan has been the quietest of the One Direction boys since the band announced its hiatus at the end of 2015, but a new interview with the band’s mentor Simon Cowell suggests that he might be preparing a solo career in the very near future.
People magazine spoke to the Syco music mogul on Wednesday (July 27th), and in it he praised the “loyalty” of the remaining 1D members by name – except Liam Payne, strangely – and intimated that it would soon be Horan’s turn to launch a solo career. Reports also indicate that it will be Sony (part of the same group as Syco) with whom the 22 year old singer will be inking a deal.
Niall Horan at the SoccerAid charity match in June 2016
Payne recently signed a solo deal with Capitol Records, whose owner Universal is a rival of Sony.
They’ve only been on hiatus for a few months, but it appears Simon Cowell is already having trouble remembering the names of all the One Direction boys. Speaking at an ‘America's Got Talent’ press conference, Cowell failed to mention member Liam Payne while he was praising the loyalty of the boyband.
Has Simon Cowell forgotten about Liam Payne already?
When asked about the band Cowell said: "We're in touch with them. The great thing about all these boys - well not all of them but most of them - they are incredibly loyal and you don't always expect that. Niall, Harry, Louis - amazing.”
Horan is the cover star of the new edition of Today's Golfer, and revealed he used to play golf to escape the stresses of 1D on tour.
While his bandmates are variously looking after babies and launching solo careers during the group’s hiatus, One Direction’s Niall Horan has been enjoying life outside the band in a rather more low-key way. He’s just scored his first non-1D-related magazine cover – for Today’s Golfer, of all things!
The 22 year old performer is the cover star of the latest issue of the golfing magazine, and in a feature interview reveals that he used to play the sport regularly while on tour with One Direction in order to escape the stresses of being in the world’s most popular boyband.
Niall isn't spilling too much on his bandmate’s romance, but says there is ‘a story’ behind Liam and Cheryl.
One Direction’s Niall Horan has spoken about his bandmate Liam Payne’s relationship with Cheryl, revealing, ‘there's a little bit of a story behind it’. The One Direction boys have known Cheryl since she was a judge on the ‘X Factor’ in 2010 where the group was formed. But last year her friendship with Liam took a romantic turn following her split from husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.
There's a story behind Liam and Cheryl’s romance, according to Niall Horan.
Speaking in the new issue of Hello! magazine, Niall said: "There's a little bit of a story behind it but I won't be telling you that. She's a great girl, really fun. He's a top man and one of my best friends. She seems happy, he's happy, so I'm happy for them.”
Continue reading: Niall Horan Says There's 'A Story' Behind Cheryl And Liam Romance
Niall Horan - 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
It’s not the One Direction reunion fans had been hoping for
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan will be reunited this Sunday (June 5th) during charity football match Soccer Aid, in support of Unicef. But while the two singers spent years making music together before One Direction went on hiatus in January, this Sunday they’ll be on opposing teams.
One Direction mates Niall and Louis will face off at Soccer Aid on Sunday.
Louis will be playing for the England team, alongside celebs including Olly Murs, Jack Whitehall and assistant manager Robbie Williams. While Niall will be on the Rest of the World team with Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno and actor Michael Sheen.
The One Direction star said the group have been targeting him for the past two weeks.
One Direction’s Niall Horan took to Twitter on Tuesday evening, to call out a group of ‘abusive’ fans, who have been constantly sending him messages. The singer said the group have sent him texts saying ‘things you wouldn’t even believe’ about him, his family and even his young nephew.
Niall Horan says he’s been receiving abusive messages from fans for two weeks.
‘For the last two weeks I've been receiving messages off a group of fans, they have drowned my phone in messages, keeping me awake at night,’ Horan tweeted. ‘But the worst part is. They have been nothing but abusive. Saying things you wouldn't even believe about me and my family.’
According to his friend, former AFL player Brendan Fevola, Horan is planning to move to Australia as he has a cousin who lives in Melbourne.
The reports, sure to disturb 1D fans who are increasingly concerned that the group’s much-vaunted hiatus might be significantly than they had bargained for, came after the 22 year old singer tweeted Fevola and Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne after they were spotted on the red carpet taking pictures together at the Logie Awards (celebrating the best in Australian television) on Sunday (May 8th).
Niall’s 25 million followers saw him write: “@BrendanFevola25 @ShaneWarne you two at the Logies together, I smell trouble.”
Continue reading: Is Niall Horan Planning To Move To Australia?
The band said they’d be back in a year, but it’s now been reported the reunion won't happen before 2020.
Bad news for One Direction fans, as it looks as if the boyband won’t be getting back together anytime soon. According to the Daily Star, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan are having so much fun away from the band, their year-long hiatus has been extended.
One Direction are said to not be reuniting any time soon.
“One Direction are not coming together in a year or even two,” a source told the newspaper. “The fans have hoped that the group would honour their announcement of returning within 12 months. But that is a long way off and the boys are not even on track to mention a comeback.”
Continue reading: One Direction's Hiatus Might Be Longer Than Fans First Thought
The Directioner posted a selfie while he was travelling on the Northern Line, with none of the passengers realising who he was.
He’s been the quietest of the Directioners since the boyband went on hiatus at the end of last year, but you’d never say that Niall Horan is practically invisible to the public – until now. The singer posted a selfie on the London Underground with NOBODY recognising who he was.
The humble 22 year old elected to get on the Tube to travel around the capital on Friday night (March 25th) rather than use a private car. However, he posted a picture on Snapchat of himself travelling on the Northern Line with four fellow passengers sitting in the background, all totally unaware they were travelling with pop royalty.
Niall was wearing a green barbour jacket and a tweed flat cap in the picture, which was just captioned ‘TUBE!’
Continue reading: NOBODY Recognises Niall Horan As He Posts Selfie On London Underground
Zayn left One Direction over a year ago
Zayn Malik has struck out successfully after he quit internationally best-selling band One Direction with his number one single, Pillowtalk, and an eagerly anticipated debut album, Mind of Mine. However, it seems his former bandmates are still playing on his mind and the singer has revealed he hasn’t seen Harry, Niall, Louis or Liam since he left the group.
Zayn is no longer close to his former 1D bandmates
Zayn explained that he has tried to reach out to the boys but without any response.
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Reveals He Hasn't Seen His Former Bandmates Since He Left 1D
The band are nominated in the Best Video category for single ‘Drag Me Down’.
Yes they’re currently on hiatus, but many One Direction fans were hoping for a boyband reunion at tonight’s Brit Awards, where the group are expected to take home the Best Video award. But it seems only two members of the group will be in attendance tonight, with Harry Styles and Niall Horan missing out.
Don’t expect Harry Styles to make an appearance at tonight’s Brit Awards.
According to The Sun, Harry and Niall will snub the awards, even though Harry is thought to currently be in London. A source told the newspaper: “This could have been one last hurrah for the boys at what could be their last Brit Awards as a band.”
The 22 year old is using his break from 1D to set up an agency dedicated to discovering young golfing talent.
The Sun claimed on Wednesday (February 3rd) that the 22 year old, who is an enthusiastic follower of all kinds of sports, has set up a new firm called Modest Golf Management with the help of 1D’s existing management company (also called Modest).
The company will seek to uncover the best in young British and Irish golfing talent. Horan has set up the firm alongside Mark McDonnel, a former account manager at golf equipment brand TaylorMade, to help him with the project.
Continue reading: Niall Horan Sets Up New Golf Agency With One Direction's Management Team
The 21 year old singer apparently wants to distance himself from One Direction ahead of his solo career.
According to a report in The Sun, the singer has ditched Modest Management, who made him and 1D famous, and is being represented for the purposes of his upcoming solo material by his close friend, L.A. agent Jeffrey Azoff. Furthermore, Syco and Simon Cowell are also rumoured to be next in line for the chop.
Harry Styles is said to have sacked his 1D management and publicity team
Continue reading: Harry Styles Reportedly Sacks 1D Publicist And Management Team
A source claimed that 1D had not renewed their recording contract, but a spokesperson for the group has denied the rumour.
The long-term future of One Direction may be bleaker than first imagined, with a new report suggesting that the British boy band might not return at all after their year-long hiatus they announced back in August last year.
Having wrapped up their On The Road Again tour in October 2015 and released their fifth album, Made in the A.M., weeks later, an unnamed source close to the group has told Us Weekly that the group has decided “not to renew their recording contract”, meaning that they intend to go in separate directions.
“The 1D thing just ran its course. They’ll remain friends, but they are exhausted and want solo careers.” Another insider added that the foursome might not pursue solo careers in front of a microphone.
Gomez 'loves' him, but she doesn't want to date him.
Are we looking at another popstar super couple? That's been the question on everybody's lips with Selena Gomez having been spotted in the company of One Direction's Niall Horan a few times recently. Alas, the former girlfriend of Justin Bieber is denying any suggestion of a new romance.
Selena Gomez quashes latest rumour regarding her love life
After Gomez and Horan were seen leaving Jenna Dewan-Tatum's 35th birthday party together on December 4th 2015, the rumour mill got swiftly up and running. Immediately, supposed witnesses flocked to Entertainment Tonight to make claims that they were seen kissing at the event and being very 'flirty' together. Since then, she has been seen backstage at the finale of the UK version of 'The X Factor' where One Direction were performing their songs 'Infinity' and 'History' at Wembley Stadium.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Denies Niall Horan Dating Rumours
Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan , of One Direction - KIIS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 at Microsoft Theater - Arrivals at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 4th December 2015
Niall Horan, Harry Styles , of One Direction - KIIS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 at Microsoft Theater - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 4th December 2015
After loosing a game of tattoo roulette, it was time for Harry to get some new ink.
One Direction star Harry Styles has added some unexpected ink to his already sizeable collection of tattoos. Styles, along with the rest of the One Direction boys, played a game of ‘tattoo roulette’ live on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ on Thursday with the looser getting inked on live tv.
Harry Styles now has one more tattoo.
The ‘Deal Or No Deal’ style game saw each of the band members along with host Corden pick a red box, to see who would get the ink. Four of the boxes contained the word ‘safe’ while the other said ‘tattoo’.
Continue reading: Watch Harry Styles Get Tattooed Live On James Corden's 'Late Late Show'
Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles , of One Direction - 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS_Press Room at Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd November 2015
Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan , Harry Styles - American Music Awards 2015 (AMA's) - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater, American Music Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd November 2015
Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles , One Direction - Celebrities attend 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater. at Microsoft Theater, American Music Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd November 2015
One Direction, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne , Louis Tomlinson - One Direction seen performing live on Hollywood Boulevard - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th November 2015
Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan , Louis Tomlinson - One Direction seen performing live Hollywood Boulevard for Jimmy Kimmel Live at Hollywood Blvd - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th November 2015
The 22 year old left the boyband in March and is now working on solo material.
Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has opened up for the first time about his decision to quit the boyband back in March. Speaking to Fader magazine, Malik revealed he had always ‘wanted to go home’ and when he finally made the decision, “it just felt right on that day.”
Zayn Malik has given his first in-depth interview since leaving One Direction.
“I guess I just wanted to go home from the beginning,” he told the magazine. “I was always thinking it. I just didn’t know when I was going to do it. Then by the time I decided to go, it just felt right on that day.”
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Opens Up About One Direction Exit In First Solo Interview
The new novel features a young girl who dreams of dating the One Direction star.
One Direction’s Niall Horan makes a special appearance in Jk Rowling’s latest novel, as the imaginary boyfriend of a murdered young girl. Horan is mentioned in Career of Evil, the latest instalment of Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series, which the author publishes under the pen name Robert Galbraith.
Niall Horan is mentioned in JK Rowling’s new book, Career of Evil.
One Direction fans have been excitedly sharing screencaps of paragraphs from the book which mention the singer on Twitter. The paragraphs show Horan being name-dropped as character Hazel discusses her murdered friend Kelsey’s boyfriend, who is called Niall. However it appears Niall was actually imaginary and based on Kelsey’s obsession with the One Directioner.
Continue reading: One Direction's Niall Horan Makes Appearance In JK Rowling's New Book
Life goes on for the group, who recently began life as a four-piece after the departure of Zayn Malik last week.
Though the departure of Zayn Malik has broken the hearts of millions of their fans around the world and dominated the headlines, One Direction are seemingly already preparing for life as a four-piece with the suggestion that they’re already planning work on their next album.
Group member Niall Horan tweeted to his 21.9 million followers on Sunday (March 29th) that 1D are heading into sessions in the near future. He wrote: “Had a sit down last night with the label, started organising our writing sessions for the next album! F**kkk yeaaaahhhh! Can't wait!”
One Direction are getting ready to make their first album without Zayn Malik (2nd L)
Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan have shared their thoughts on Zayn Malik's departure on social media and thanked fans for their support during the past few "mad" days.
The remaining members of One Direction have shared their feelings on the departure of their former band mate, Zayn Malik. One Direction announced Malik was leaving One Direction on Wednesday (25th March). The announcement, posted on the band's Facebook page, explained how Malik wanted to move on from the band and live life as "a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight."
Zayn Malik has left One Direction.
Continue reading: One Direction React To Zayn Malik's Departure, Thank Fans For Support
One Direction are now a four-piece after Zayn Malik quit the group on Wednesday, a week after leaving their 'On The Road Again' tour with stress.
Zayn explained that reason he was leaving was to “have some private time out of the spotlight” and be a “normal 22 year old”. The Bradford-born star posted on the group’s official Facebook page on Wednesday that’s he’s parting ways with 1D after nearly five years. “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined,” he said in the post.
A five-piece no more: Zayn Malik (2nd L) quits One Direction
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Quits One Direction, Breaks Millions Of Hearts
The One Direction boys will have a new album out in time for Christmas, and they're calling it 'Midnight Memories.'
One Direction have had a busy year so far this year; touring the world, releasing their first movie and enjoying life as the world's biggest boyband, but that hasn't stopped the boys from slowing down with their output by any means. The 'Best Song Ever' hit-makers have also been in the studio working on their third album together, and today (6 September) the group announced the first set of details surrounding their next LP.
One Direction have a new album coming out later this year.
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson will be back with the album Midnight Memories later this year, with their latest smash-hit single 'Best Song Ever' making the cut onto the album too. Midnight Memories will be released officially on 25 November, but will be available to pre-order way before then, with pre-order being made available this Monday, 9 September.
Continue reading: One Direction Announce Details On New Album; 'Midnight Memories'
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock open film festival with space thriller, while 1D fans finally get to see their idols in action on-screen. New trailers promise scares, music history, female laughs and a 50-years-later look at the JFK assassination...
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock brought their star power to opening night at the 70th Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. The event launched with the world premiere of Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, and the critical buzz has been big for the thriller about two astronauts stranded in space when their shuttle mission is hit by debris. Take a look at photos of Clooney and Bullock attending The 70th Venice Film Festival here.
The big movie in cinemas around the world this week is the documentary One Direction: This Is Us, which has taken a hammering from critics for being far too on-message. But it's likely to keep fans very happy, especially since it reveals things like the fact that Niall Horan strips down to his underpants when he records in the studio. A scene in the film shows him recording this summer's big hit Best Song Ever in his boxers. Find out why Niall says "I sing better naked" here.
The movie that's been so hyped up over the past year has finally arrived.
Tonight’s the night, ladies and gentlemen – the night One Direction take Leicester Square (and really, the world) by storm with the unveiling of their movie, One Direction: This Is Us.
The lads arrived tonight to celebrate the movie's anticipated release.
Everybody raise your hands, swish your hair, say yeah! One Direction have blessed the planet with other fine musical offering from the modestly talented young lads.
As lightning cracked the sky of Britain today and a Royal Baby's first cries were heard, another gift was bestowed upon Earth by the gods, as the nation's finest exports deigned to gift their scores of worshippers with an astonishing audio/visual experience. For it could only be; One Direction have released the music video to their latest song 'Best Song Ever' and what a true delight to behold it is.
The Supreme Beings Gaze Forth From Their Lofty Pedestal.
If you love pop stars pretending to be other people then you'll simply exalt at the new offering from the organic talent that is our plucky '1D' boys. The video shows our heroes - Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam and Niall of course - not only as themselves as the band enter the office of two overzealous, moneyed film producers but as random assistants who offer their skills to the band's new project.
The One Direction boys have got their own movie and guess what, it'll be here August 30!
One Direction have become the latest pop sensation to want to take over the summer box office and by the end of August the Brit boyband will be taking over cinema screens when the fly-on-the-wall movie One Direction: This Is Us comes out. Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson haven't done things by half with their foray into documentary filmaker either, enlisting Super Size Me mastermind Morgan Spurlock to direct.
The 1D boys are heading to the big screen
The boys open up their lives to their adoring fans in the movie and show us that they are really just five normal lads whose lives changed beyond all reason in just a few short years. Spurlock takes his camera back to the each of the band-member's humble origins and see the world through their eyes, their mother's eye and through the eyes of the fans as well as going behind the scenes on tour and in the lads personal time.
Is Niall Horan telling porkies about the shower picture?
Niall Horan, the Irish fella from One Direction, has denied that he features in a steamy shower photograph circulating Twitter. The boy band star bears a striking resemblance to the individual in the image, though Niall denies that he's the guy lathering up in the shower.
"That's not me by the way in that pic!" Niall wrote on his official Twitter page. "I'd be happy with biceps like that though to be fair!" Hmm, is Niall simply deflecting attention away from the photograph with light-hearted joke? Perhaps.
Despite his denials, the photograph was still too much for some fans. One tweeted, "OH MY GOD bbz you are so gorgeous, now post one from the front bbz," while another bizarrely tweeted, "F*** ME I WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH YOUR ARMS." Wowzers!
Continue reading: Niall Horan Denies It's Him In Steamy Shower Twitter Photograph
The 1D members received a special kind of honor with lookalikes in the world's most famous wax museum.
Madame Tussauds wax museum has unveiled its latest additions and (this is one for the fangirls) it’s none other than the One Direction boys.
No, for real, in the pictures, the wax dolls look so eerily realistic, that anyone would be forgiven for mistaking them for the real thing. Well, anyone but a true directioner, of course. Yes, it’s Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson in the flesh (well, wax) and they will remain in the museum for three whole months. The official unveiling if the figures is today, so Directioners had better hurry and get their tickets.
Harry, Liam, Zayn, Louis and Niall were very impressed with the creepy exact replicas and called the waxy lookalikes 'wicked' and 'bang on'. No doubt fans of the band will be impressed and eager to get their hands on the 1D boys (or the next best thing). However, if you’re one of those, eager to catch a glimpse of the figures, you better be quick. The band’s dopplegangers will only stay at the London Madame Tussauds for 12 weeks before heading out on their own world tour to museums in New York and Sydney. Almost like the boys themselves, except for the, you know, singing, dancing and bringing fans to a screaming frenzy.
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One Direction singer has his braces
The news broke yesterday and frankly, we just can’t see an end to the profound significance of this particular story. Niall Horan, of One Direction made a very important personal announcement via Twitter yesterday; one that will give hope to his young fans across the globe. In his Tweet, he wrote “Morning! This is it,” in a suitably dramatic fashion. Not wanting to keep people waiting any longer on the important news, he added “I’m goin to the dentist! I think this is my last hour with braces! Oh how I’m gona miss them ! Naaaaaaat !”
The world over, One Direction fans wept with delight at the news and many were given hope that they too could one day have perfectly straight, eerily white teeth, just like young Master Horan. Niall then posted a before and after shot of his gnashers, highlighting just what a terrible life he could have had, if one of his front teeth had been allowed to grow slightly in front of the other one, which, as we all know is just W.R.O.N.G. Niall had his teeth wired up back in 2011, once had realised the horrifying fate that would await him if he did not fix his toothy-pegs and he opted for the more subtle clear style, rather than the metal ones.
It looks very much as though he may have had those teeth whitened somewhere along the way, as well, as he’s looking a lot more gleaming in the after shot than the before picture. It’s going to be a long while before we can see the full cultural impact of this teeth straightening bombshell… watch this space.
Continue reading: Niall's Gnashers No Longer Wonky: Niall Horan News Just In
Star delighted with results of trip to the dentist
What’s this then? A last minute dash by Niall Horan to overtake Harry Styles as the bona fide hottie of One Direction? We’re not sure it’s going to work, Mr Styles has had the position long since sewn up, but respect to Niall anyway for trying. The Irish fella announced that he’d had his braces removed, and it has to be said it does look like they’ve done a wonder on his cheeky grin. What a dream boat.
Horan excitedly announced the news of the impending removal of his braces on Twitter, writing “Morning. ! This is it ! I'm goin to the dentist! I think this is my last hour with braces! Oh how I'm gona miss them ! Naaaaaaat !”
Afterwards young Niall seemed pretty chuffed with the results, posting a before and after picture on his Twitter and, we have to say, it did look an awful lot better. His fans agreed. “you perfect before,you're perfect now! you'll always be perfect ♥” wrote one fan, with another commenting “OMFG I'm dead. Your teeth are just so asdfghjkl perfect. I can't wait to get mine off now!!!!(-:” So good times all round for Niall! However, the Daily Mirror have pointed out that Madame Tussaud’s might not be too happy with Horan. They’ve just finished a waxwork model of the One Direction star including braces. Oops.
Continue reading: Niall Horan All Smiles After Braces Removed
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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The One Direction boys may be about to top off their biggest year by signing a contract with MTV to star in their very own fly on the wall series, and if that wasn't enough then how does the prospect of having Justin Bieber appearing in the show sound!
According to the Daily Star Sunday, a source close to the boys has revealed that the band are in advanced talks with network executives to film their own documentary series, following the ins and outs of the biggest boy band in the world. The source went on to add that one of the boy's close friends, Justin Bieber, is trying to be roped into appearing in the first episode, and maybe even more after that, telling the paper, “having Justin Bieber in the first episode would guarantee millions of viewers."
The source went on to add, “nothing is confirmed but the boys are keen to do it and so are MTV. Watch this space” so as of now nothing is for certain, yet with such a huge fan base already and the potential to spin even more money into the seemingly bottomless pit they have already amassed, then why wouldn't MTV be interested in a documentary series.
The concept of 'celebrity perfumes' is one that hit the ground running about a decade ago, it seems that anyone whose name manages to make its way onto the front page of the Sun or Daily Mail feels the need to spread their very own special scent across the planet.
This time around it's One Direction who'll be wafting their odour around according to WNN. As a teenage boy band, they're aiming it specifically girls, and judging by the general age group of their fans it'll be sickly sweet and mildly floral.
Apparently, the band have been working on it for about 6 months alongside Dana Kline, president of Olivann Beauty, the company with whom they'll be launching the scent. She revealed that it'll be released in autumn next year.
Continue reading: Parfum De One Direction Is On Its Way, Eau No.
One Direction have become the latest popstars to extend their franchise to ladies' fragrances having been working on a new scent for the last six months.
The 'Live While We're Young' hitmakers have been working with perfume company Olivann Beauty, a sister company of Fusion Brands Inc.'s Luxury Fragrance Division, to create their own aroma that will almost certainly fly off the shelves on its release in the fall of 2013. 'It's going to be a sweet scent, definitely floral too', a source told Marie Claire. The name will be revealed in the early months of next year and they face heavy competition from teen heartthrob Justin Bieber with his fragrance 'Girlfriend' as well as Lady Gaga with 'Fame' and 'Jersey Shore' star Snooki's self-titled scent.
Not only have Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan chosen to embark on a beauty venture, but they have also helped design a range of action figures in the shape of each of the boys. 'I think we all wanted them to be as authentic as possible, and obviously, if we got involved in the outfits and stuff, then it's a lot of stuff that we'd probably wear', Zayn Malik said according to MTV News. 'And it's cool for the fans because they get a doll with outfits that we've picked.'
Now that newlywed Marvin and Rochelle Wiseman from The Saturdays have moved out of the swish property, the 19-year-old 1D star has decided to move in but mischievous Marvin, 27, has taken the opportunity to play a few housewarming pranks on his fellow boy band buddy. 'Yes, I got him a moving-in present', he told The Mirror. It was a cushion with a picture of himself on. Our management had One Direction cushions. So I got a Niall face and left it in the house for him to see.' A pretty tame wind-up, we'll admit, but we're sure they have worse in store after discovering what one source revealed to the tabloid. 'Whiffy prawns hidden in the curtain rails were joked about', they said. 'And, of course, Niall will have to quickly change the locks so he doesn't end up with a member of JLS letting themselves in and roaming around in the early hours.'
We're also wondering if Niall splashing out a massive £2.2million on the house was also a prank after Marvin revealed: 'I gave him mates' rates'. Hmmm!
It looks as though One Direction has done it again. The British boy-band made up of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan are set for their second Billboard No.1 album after analysts predicted their sophomore effort Take Me Home could sell 575,000 in its first week. It would cap a remarkable year for the band, who could still win Best Group at the 4Music Video Honours on November 24.
Continue reading: One Direction's Take Me Home Set For Billboard No.1 With 500,000 Sales
Khloe Kardashian was briefly wanted dead-or-alive by every One Direction fan on the planet last night, after she described the boy-band's performance on X Factor USA as "kind of sh*tty." But don't worry 1D fans - stop sharpening the knives - she was only fooling around, probably.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the pesky band crashed Khloe's interview with press backstage with Niall telling the new co-host that her "presenting skills are very good." Heartthrob Harry Styles asked what Kardashian thought of their performance, to which she bluntly replied, "They were kind of sh*tty. but what are you going to do?" The reality star made it clear pretty quickly that she was joking, cue laughter all round. Ha Ha. After the co-host had left, the band-mates turned the interview on each other, "You've got Khloe Kardashian, um, Odom's lip marks on your face," Niall observed of Harry. "How do you feel about that?" Styles rubbed off the lipstick, "I feel like I'm in an episode of the Kardashians!"
The British boy-band performed two of their most recent hits to American audiences last night, 'Live While We're Young' and their new Ed Sheeran-penned single 'Little Things.'
Continue reading: Khloe Kardashian On One Direction's X Factor Performance: Kind Of Sh*tty
One Direction are looking so far into their future career plans that they are already planning their reunion. The boy band told The Mirror that they want to follow in the footsteps of Take That, by which they mean they want to split up at the height of their career, and then get back together ten years later. And hopefully have a few successful solo careers in that gap. But which one’s going to be Robbie? And who’s going to be Gary. And which poor soul is going to be Mark Owen?
“We want to be like Take That or Gary Barlow – take 10 years out and then come back,” said Niall Horan, on the day that their latest single was unveiled. The new track, ‘Little Things’ was written by Ed Sheeran and Niall reveals that the band were keen to embrace the new acoustic direction that the song offers. “We heard the new song and said, ‘yeah, that’s a cracker, we want it.’” A combination of Ed Sheeran and One Direction is surely going to make sure that the band are onto a winner, so when exactly are they going to decide that they are ‘on top of their game’ and decide to split? Surely they can’t have had enough just yet? Though global domination doesn’t seem to far out of reach for these young singers, who seem to have become millionaires almost over night.
Fans of the band have taken to Twitter to express their disbelief at the suggestion that One Direction might, one day, decide to split up. The user @koatoa pleaded for reassurance, saying “what what what this can't be real?” and @anskudirection, also known as Niallers Princess on the site, said “PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISN'T TRUE!???” No word from the lads just yet on exactly when they plan to start this ten year hiatus.
Continue reading: Anxiety Mounts As One Direction Suggest 10 Year Hiatus
She admitted her feelings for the One Direction singer, as reported by Yahoo.com, when she said “He knows I have a little crush on him, and we enjoy having dinner when we get the chance. We speak and message all the time... [But] I don't want a relationship over Skype; we are both in a place where we feel zero pressure to rush.”
However, talking with Teen Vogue and alluding to her recent stint in rehab, and her continued progress Lovato said of Niall: "He's a really awesome, sweet guy but [Niall]'s not my boyfriend...I'm in a place right now where I really need to focus on myself." She furthered her comment saying “Obviously, I'm still going to like people—or love them—but I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be OK with being alone, first.” In 2010 the new X-Factor judge had to cancel her involvement with the Jonas Brothers tour and checked into rehab to tackle her depression and eating disorder.
Continue reading: Demi Lovato Denies Niall Horan Is Her Boyfriend
Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 breakfast show appeared to get the thumbs up from younger listeners on Monday morning (September 24, 2012) after the 28-year-old made his debut on the station, taking over from Chris Moyles. One thing certainly evidenced during Grimshaw’s first outing was his music-driven schedule, playing more tracks in the first half-hour then Moyles would ordinarily have played in the first half of his popular show.
Manchester-born Grimshaw mainly played a mix of tracks already featuring on the Radio 1 playlist, including the current UK No.1 from The Script, though he also opted for hits by Cheryl Cole, David Guetta, Otto Knows and The Vaccines. It certainly looks as though Grimshaw and Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper are looking to tackle their target demographic of 15 to 29-year-old’s head on, and the DJ’s first track, ‘Nigg*s in Paris’ by Watch the Throne duo Jay Z and Kanye West, was perhaps a sign of things to come. The show appeared to go down well with early-bird Twitter users; one said, “I'm giving myself a headache because grimmers is so perfect?” while another offered, “I only listened to about 30mins of grimmers show this morn and I LOVED it!!! TeamGrimmers - Chris who???”. Even a couple of celebs got in on the act, with One Direction’s Niall Horan also approving of the new show, saying, “Go on grimmy! great show dude! grimmers, love the way the robot calls him grimey”.
Though Grimshaw has made a solid start, the listener figures will ultimately have the final say in his success, or failure.
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