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One Direction Singer Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After '#FreePalestine' Post

July 29th, 2014 5:57pm EDT
One Direction Singer Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After '#F
It was the tweet heard around the world as One Direction's Zayn Malik caused a firestorm of controversy after his comments on the Middle East went viral.

Showing his solidarity for Palestine, Malik tweeted the message #FreePalestine to his more than 13 million Twitter followers. Malik is of mixed Middle Eastern descent, as his father Yaser Malik is British-Pakistani and his mother Patricia is British. Malik's post couldn't have come at a worse time with Israel's military assault on Gaza ramping up in full force, which has seen more than 1,000 Palestinians and 50 Israelis killed. Malik want...
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The Biggest Boy Band Scandals Of All Time

July 4th, 2014 6:01pm EDT
The Biggest Boy Band Scandals Of All Time
While boy bands of years past have lived in a pure, pre-pubescent bubble, micromanaged by corporate fat cats determined to keep their sweet musical magic going and generating high revenue for record companies, today's singer/songwriters feel the need to break the chains of their predecessors and run forth with a new type of poster boys. Gone are the days when pure-unmarred skin, shiny teeth and sticky sweet love songs ruled the charts. Today's boy bands are pierced, tattooed and ready to speak their mind. But still, scandal continues to creep up around these money-making entities, who rely ...
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The Reason Everyone Thinks Harry Styles Is Leaving One Direction

July 2nd, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Harry Styles
Many believe if any of the One Direction lads were to leave to go solo, it'd be Harry Styles. Well the rumor mill is spinning once again with news that the singer could be putting out an album without the rest of the gang. Is he going solo for good?

The rumor stems from Irish rock band Kodaline, who say they had a great time writing a song for Styles after a show. Singer Steve Garrigan told Digital Spy a few days ago, "It was really strange how they came about. He just turned up to a show, and he likes our music. We had a bit of free time and so we went to the studio and wrote a song. It w...
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10 Most Overplayed Songs From This Decade

June 8th, 2014 8:00am EDT
10 Most Overplayed Songs From This Decade
"Oh no, that song's on again?" If that how you feel when certain tunes come on the radio and you can't run fast enough to turn them off, congratulations; you have more than likely experienced one of the 10 most overplayed songs from this decade. From Katy Perry to Robin Thicke, some songs are great the first time you hear them, okay by the tenth play, but when you've heard that song for the hundredth time you would rather sit in silence! These 10 most overplayed songs certainly get in your head if not, under your skin!

10. Katy Perry , "California Gurls"

Catchy and wonderful, that's w...
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Leaked Video Shows One Direction Stars Smoking A Joint

May 28th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Leaked Video Shows One Direction Stars Smoking A Joint
While on tour in Peru, One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoked a marijuana joint on the way to a gig and video taped their antics.

The Dailymail.co.uk obtained the 5-minute video of the stars being taken to Peru's Estadio Nacional in Lima on April 27. It shows Tomlinson, 22, holding the camera. He says: "So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days. What do you think, Zayn, about that kind of content?" Malik, 21, responds, "Very controversial."

In the video, Tomlinson references an "illegal substance" and "Mary Jane," another name for marijuana, while also saying ...
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Chris Martin Breaks Silence On 'Conscious Uncoupling' From Gwyneth Paltrow – And His Favorite Boy Band

April 28th, 2014 4:07pm EDT
Chris Martin
Chris Martin says his marriage hasn't gone through a "breakdown," but instead a "realization."

The Coldplay singer has talked about his "conscious uncoupling" from Gwyneth Paltrow for the first time in an interview with BBC's Radio 1.

He told interviewer Zane Lowe, "I wouldn't use the word breakdown, this was more a realisation about trying to grow up.

"If you can't open yourself up, you can't appreciate the wonder inside.

"You can be with someone wonderful, but because of your issues you can't let that be celebrated in the right way."

Martin also said his upcoming Coldplay album, Ghos...
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The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time

March 25th, 2014 10:00am EDT
The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time
All girls look to the guys in boy bands to help them get through their awkward preteen years. These handsome guys always tell you they love you, that you're smart, beautiful, and the only one for them. Their signatures in magazines are always dotted with hearts, they always look as if they can look off the page into your soul. Is it any wonder that boy bands continue to be popular with young girls?

(BTW: Boy bands aren't just popular with young girls. Women continue to stay faithful to their bands as they grow older, hence the popularity of the recent "NKOTBSB" tour featuring 90's sensatio...
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One Direction's Liam Payne Apologizes For Twitpic

January 15th, 2014 12:05pm EST
Liam Payne
One Direction's Liam Payne has apologized to his fans for posting a photo of himself standing on a balcony's edge.

Payne was snapped standing high in the air (The Independent says he was 34 floors up) last night with the lights of London in the background. After some of his fans voiced their concern, the singer figured someone might take the photo the wrong way and hastily deleted it.

Liam then wrote last night, "You may have seen a photo of me today taken on top of a building. I regret being there and having a photo taken.

"It was a stupid and irresponsible thing to do. I am sorry, and ...
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Harry Styles To Kendall Jenner: Don't Film Our Dates

January 6th, 2014 7:03pm EST
Harry Styles
Harry Styles has no intention of being on Keeping Up with the Kardashians with rumored girlfriend Kendall Jenner, according to reports.

The New York Daily News reports producers of the reality show wanted to film the young couple on their dates in California but the One Direction star wasn't having it.

A source tells the newspaper's Confidential, "Harry has told Kendall that he will not appear on 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' under any circumstances," and their dates were, "personal, not professional."

The source adds, "Harry does not want his love life played out across the world on...
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Taylor Swift Is DoSomething.org's Most Charitable Celebrity, Miley Cyrus And Justin Bieber In Top 20

December 27th, 2013 7:02pm EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and One Direction have landed atop a DoSomething.org's "Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2013" list, which keeps tabs on which stars are the most generous throughout the year.

Swift is at the top for the second year in a row for things like donating $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony on her 24th birthday and singing with Prince William at a charity fundraiser for London's homeless youth.

Boy band One Direction released a single for U.K. Comic Relief, which raised $3.29 million to benefit Ghana. Band members Liam Payne and Harry Styles also contributed by raising nearly $800,000 for...
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Beyoncé Makes It 5 Number One Albums In A Row

December 19th, 2013 10:45pm EST
Beyonce
Beyoncé tops the Billboard 200 chart with her fifth studio album, the self-titled Beyoncé. This is huge news, considering the week was initially expected to be a bit slower with Garth Brooks, R. Kelly, and Childish Gambino stealing the notable headlines. Released just Friday, December 13 exclusively to iTunes (CDs are on their way save for Target), Beyoncé not only scores her fifth consecutive no. 1 album, but also her biggest sales week with 617,000 copies sold. Billboard earlier reported that Beyoncé had the largest selling sales week for an iTunes album. Compare it to the opening wee...
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Five Music Takeaways from 2013

December 15th, 2013 1:00pm EST
The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
Ah, there is always plenty to write about the music industry and the number of trends that come and go, as well as those remaining constant.  2013 was another interesting year, whether merely for its pleasant surprises or its disappointments.  Many observations will and can be made of the year musically and pop-culturally in regards to its artists.  While my inner musical nerdy side wishes that I could nitpick and analyze every facet microscopically, I’ll rely on a Childish Gambino rhyme to express why that’s not possible: “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” What I do have time for is to shar...
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One Direction's Liam Payne: 'I Wanted To Whack Louis Tomlinson'

December 5th, 2013 1:30pm EST
One Direction
The secret to a successful band is a tight-knitted relationship between its members — that's why One Direction is one of the biggest boy bands of the 21st century. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik are the best of friends as they travel around the world and make music together almost every day.

However, this wasn't always the case.

When One Direction was first formed on 'The X Factor UK' in 2010, Liam had a bit of a problem with Louis. In a deleted scene from their biopic 'One Direction: This Is Us', Liam and Louis revealed that they did not get along a...
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One Direction Claims Yet Another No. 1 With 'Midnight Memories'

December 5th, 2013 8:35am EST
Midnight Memories
One Direction do the predictable – debut at no. 1 and move lots of albums.  Midnight Memories managed to sell 546,000 copies, giving the Brit-Irish boy band its largest sales week ever.  2012 sophomore album Take Me Home moved 540,000 copies to give the band a second no. 1 in the US.  It was history when their debut effort, Up All Night,  debuted in the top spot in early 2012, though its numbers were just a fraction of what the  last two studio albums have sold (176,000).  As for newbies on the chart, Garth Brooks does some work as Blame It All on My Roots sold 164,000 copies good for a no....
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One Direction Set Record With Third #1 Album

December 4th, 2013 7:03pm EST
One Direction
England boy band One Direction has become the first group to debut at #1 in America with each of its first three albums.

Billboard reports the group’s Midnight Memories album hit #1 on the Billboard 200 with 546,000 copies sold in its first week. Previous albums Up All Night and Take Me Home both notched #1 debuts.

One Direction also joins boy bands ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys as the only music groups to log multiple half-million sales in a week since Nielsen SoundScan began keeping track in 1991.

As if that wasn’t enough success, One Direction’s 2014 calendar is the best-selling calenda...
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Sound Advice For Five Teen-Pop Acts

November 30th, 2013 11:00am EST
One Direction
We love teen-pop acts, even if often times we're critical and skeptical of them.  Maybe it's fair and then again maybe it's not and I'm just a 'hater', but nothing fuels my pen more than writing about the young-uns and their musical endeavors or lack-there-of.  Sometimes those endeavors are strong while other times they are questionable.  Regardless, who better than me to provide sound advice to further elevate the games of five of the hotter teen acts? No one, that's rhetorical!

1. Austin Mahone

Dude, release the album already! “What About Love” caught fire where none of the rest of ...
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One Direction Announces 'Where We Are 2014' North American Tour Dates

November 26th, 2013 11:39am EST
One Direction
One Direction just announced the dates of the North American leg of their "Where We Are 2014" worldwide tour. The U.K. band made the annoucement during a performance on ABC's "Good Morning America" today.

The 21-city tour kicks off in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 1 and includes stops in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas and Miami. Tickets go on sale on Dec. 7.

On Sunday, 1D - featuring Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - won two awards at the American Music Awards for "Best Pop/Rock Album" and "Best Pop/Rock Group." So far this ye...
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Review: One Direction Grow Up Some On 'Midnight Memories' But Lose Some Of Their Fun

November 25th, 2013 1:30pm EST
Midnight Memories
Once more, everyone’s favorite boy band One Direction return with their third album in two years… yes you read that correctly.  On the one hand, it could be argued that One Direction should be perfect candidates for overexposure, like really.  Yet on the the other hand, you can’t ‘knock the hustle’ as the band are easily one of pop’s hottest commodities, no questions asked.  Midnight Memories finds the Brit-Irish band taking one step closer to adulthood as well as for the most part eschewing the teen-pop sound in favor of rock.  It works, but in the process, some of the fun falls by the way...
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Kendall Jenner And Harry Styles Spotted On A date

November 21st, 2013 7:03pm EST
Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles
Harry Styles is dating another young star, if a night out with Kendall Jenner is anything to go by.

Styles and Jenner were spotted enjoying a night on the town in West Hollywood, and the Daily Mail reports the young couple hit up Craig's for dinner.

Styles is in the US to promote One Direction's Midnight Memories, which drops November 25, and to perform with the rest of the boy band for X Factor - tonight's episode will feature a song by the group.

Kendall later followed Styles on Instagram, although she did not comment on the date on any of her social media outlets.

It remains to be se...
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6 of Today’s Most One Dimensional Music Artists

November 3rd, 2013 2:00pm EST
John Mayer Paradise Valley
Some artists constantly change up their formula, while others are content.  There is nothing wrong with being content, but sometimes it puts your artistry into serious questioning.  There are many artists I could characterize as ‘one dimensional’, but I chose five who truly epitomize this description.  And yes, some of these are artists I highly respect and listen to.  I’m a meanie, I know.

India. Arie

I really do respect and enjoy India. Arie’s music, but I feel that she hasn’t truly ‘spread’ her wings for a couple of albums.  I’m all about “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but stil...
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Nominations Announced For First Annual YouTube Music Awards

October 22nd, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Demi Lovato
YouTube has announced the nominations for the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, which will take place in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Nominees represent the artists and videos with the highest levels of YouTube fan engagement, including views, likes, shares, comments, and subscriptions.

Winners will be selected by the fans, who can now vote by visiting youtube.com/musicawards.

The nominees are:

Video of the Year

-Epic Rap Battles Of History - Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
-Demi Lovato - Heart Attack
-Girls' Generation - I Got A Boy
-Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Beauty And A Bea...
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One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Tackled Hard During Charity Soccer Match, Vomits On Sideline

September 9th, 2013 12:23pm EDT
Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson did not expect to be clutching his knee in pain when he signed up to be a part of a charity soccer match in London.

The One Direction singer was gingerly moving the ball during the game when he was slammed into by professional player Gabriel Agbonlahor. Tomlinson hit the ground hard and immediately reached for his knee. After rolling on the ground for a few moments, he managed to limp off the pitch.

However, that was not the end to Tomlinson's troubles. The pop star kept wiping at his forehead and looking troubled as he moved to the sideline to be subbed out, and finally...
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One Direction Name Their New Album 'Midnight Memories'

September 6th, 2013 12:24pm EDT
One Direction
International pop sensation One Direction's latest album will be called Midnight Memories.

The British-Irish boyband have revealed the name of their new record the follow-up to last year's Take Me Home - in a video posted on their Instagram account today .

The clip showed Harry Styles rearranging pieces of paper each with a letter on to spell out the album's title. The caption for the video said: "So did you get it...? 1DHQ x #1DAlbumTitle."

The band confirmed the name and release date for their third studio album, and added fans can pre-order it from Monday 9. They tweeted: "YES - 1D's ...
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Taylor Swift And One Direction Set Guinness World Records

September 5th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Pop stars Taylor Swift and One Direction have been placed in the Guinness Book of World Records thanks to their performance on U.S. music charts.

Swift became the first female music artist to have two weeks with over a million sales of an album, thanks to the performance of Speak Now and Red.

She also has the fastest selling digital single. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" took the #1 spot on iTunes only 50 minutes after it was released.

One Direction now has the record for best U.S. debut by a U.K. musician after "Live While We're Young" arrived at number three on the charts.

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'One Direction: This Is Us' Explores And Entertains

September 3rd, 2013 12:30pm EDT
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One Direction’s new 3D concert documentary, This Is Us, is being called a “docubuster” by the film’s director Morgan Spurlock. Summer is known for movie blockbusters, super action heroes, and blowout concerts, but documentaries?  Spurlock ends the summer with this one, because it’s a behind the scenes of the phenomenon that is One Direction.

For fans of this British boy band, the film certainly appeals to the legions of screaming tween fans despite the fact that they probably already know more about the band than the documentary presents. For the rest of us, the picture is a highly enterta...
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Fans Mob One Direction At NYC Premiere

August 27th, 2013 11:00am EDT
One Direction NYC premiere
They may have been booed at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday, but One Direction was greeted by cheers during the premiere of their new film "One Direction: This Is Us" in Manhattan on Monday.

The group, consisting of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne, was mobbed by fans when they arrived at Times Square to promote their new documentary.

Styles told Digital Spy: "It is very exciting, I think it's crazy we have a premiere in the first place, let alone in America."

The film provides an intimate, all-access look at life on the...
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Lady Gaga Appalled Over Boos For One Direction During VMAs

August 26th, 2013 10:35pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was angered during Sunday Night's MTV Video Music Awards when British boy band One Direction was booed by the crowd.

The group, consisting of members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne, was booed following their win for Best Song Of The Summer for single "Best Song Ever", and Gaga, who kicked off the 2013 awards show with a performance of her new single "Applause", sought out the band backstage to show her support.

"If I did hear what I heard out there, I just want to tell you that you deserve every bit of success that you have. And don't you d...
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The Morning Roundup: Dr. Phil's Drunk Sex Tweet Blows Up The Internet

August 22nd, 2013 10:17am EDT
Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil asked a simple question via twitter on Tuesday as a discussion-starter for a future topic on his show and because of the way it was worded the world flipped out. The tweet, which read, "If a girl is drunk, is it ok to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused," went viral despite being removed shortly after, and people are now calling for the TV psych's bald head on a platter. Many consider the tweet insensitive to rape and sexual assault. A petition started on Change.org is demanding an apology, even though a rep for his show did apologize for the tweet, which wa...
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One Direction Star Zayn Malik Engaged To Girlfriend Perrie Edwards

August 21st, 2013 10:24pm EDT
Zayn Malik
One Direction star Zayn Malik has confirmed that he's set to marry girlfriend Perrie Edwards.

Rumors that the couple, dating since 2011, are taking the next step in their relationship surfaced on Tuesday during the premiere of One Direction's new concert movie, "1D: This Is Us", when Edwards was spotted with a huge rock on her finger.

The Little Mix singer's mother, Debbie Dunfy, confirmed the news to England's Real Radio North East on Wednesday, saying, "It's true. They got engaged on Sunday and it was absolutely lovely. It's wonderful because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous and Perrie loves...
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Thousands Of Screaming Fans Attend One Direction Movie Premiere In London

August 21st, 2013 11:30am EDT
One Direction
The center of London was a madhouse on Tuesday as 70,000 fans attended the premiere of "One Direction: This Is Us" in Leicester Square.

One Direction band members Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson walked the red carpet at the Empire cinema to promote their new film, which documents their meteoric rise to fame after they came together in 2010 on the U.K. "The X Factor."

Simon Cowell, who helms both the American and British version of the TV talent show, helped create the band and attended the premiere, telling reporters he "felt like a father" to the ban...
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