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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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Pete Townshend Defends One Direction's 'Best Song Ever'

August 15th, 2013 12:56pm EDT
Pete Townshend
One Direction's song Best Song Ever has been defended by The Who's Pete Townshend.

The boy band's latest single has attracted criticism on the internet from people saying it sounds too close to The Who's track Baba O'Reilly, but 60s rocker Pete doesn't think that matters.

He said in a statement: "No! I like the single. I like One Direction. The chords I used and the chords they used are the same three chords we've all been using in basic pop music since Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and Chuck Berry made it clear that fancy chords don't mean great music - not always.

"I'm still writing songs...
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Midnight Red Q&A : Summer, New Music & RedOne

August 12th, 2013 1:09pm EDT
Midnight Red
Up-and-coming boy-band Midnight Red is giving One Direction a run for their money. The all-American boy group is comprised of five talented hotties – Colton Rudloff, Anthony Ladao, Thomas Augusto, Eric Secharia and Joey Diggs Jr. The fivesome has already captured the hearts of their fans and they have been labeled as America’s answer to One Direction.

Formed in 2009, the boy-band has been performing shows nationwide and they even recently traveled up to Canada for the Canadian leg of the sold-out POP Explosion tour! Taking the nation by storm with their latest single "Take Me Home" which...
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Boy Band Head To Head: Emblem3 vs One Direction

August 4th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Emblem3 vs. One Direction
Two boy bands are doing big things in 2013 or as rapper T.I. Would say, “Big things poppin’”. Emblem3 are a  product of the X-Factor US while One Direction was a product of X-Factor Great Britain. Neither band was victorious on their respective seasons, but regardless of winning or losing, both seemed to be poised to for the limelight.  Emblem3 recently released their debut album Nothing To Lose while One Direction prepare to release, wait for it, a movie.  Who else did that?…coughs* Justin Bieber… cough*

Teen-pop is all about a package.  That isn’t to say that artistry is unimportant, but...
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Harry Styles: 'I'm Not Gay'

July 30th, 2013 8:57am EDT
Harry Styles
International heartthrob One Direction star Harry Styles has attempted to silence rumors about his sexuality by insisting he is not gay or bisexual.

Styles been dogged by continual speculation about his relationship with British DJ Nick Grimshaw, but he insists the pair is just good friends.

During an interview with Britian's GQ magazine, Styles says, "We're not dating, no. We're just friends," before adding, "Bisexual? Me? I don't think so. I'm pretty sure I'm not."

The 19 year-old singer goes on to admit he is rarely disturbed by gossip about his love life, adding, "Some of them (th...
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One Direction Breaks VEVO Record With 'Best Song Ever'

July 24th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
One Direction
Over 10.9 million fans watched One Direction's newest video, "Best Song Ever," in one day, shattering records on website VEVO on Monday. 

The video easily became VEVO's biggest 24-hour hit ever, surpassing Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop," which was released back in June.
 
In "Best Song Ever," the bandmates play caricatures of people involved in the music industry. Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson play record label executives, Zayn Malik acts as a sexy assistant, Harry Styles plays a marketing man, and Liam Payne acts as a choreographer.
 
The video also includes clips from the upcoming film, ...
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Harry Styles Insists Concert Vomiting Incident Was Not Alcohol Related

July 14th, 2013 5:08pm EDT
Harry Styles
One Direction star Harry Styles has spoken out to silence rumors suggesting he vomited on stage this week because he was drunk.

The teenage pop star ran off during the group's show in Pennsylvania on Monday and was seen throwing up at the side of the stage. He later regained his composure and rejoined his band-mates to complete the rest of the concert.
 
Online gossip suggested Styles fell sick after drinking too much alcohol, but the singer insists his problem was not booze-related.
 
He called into Britain's Radio 1 station from the band's tour bus on Friday and explained what happened...
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Westboro Baptist Church Brands The Members Of One Direction As 'God-Hating Perverts'

July 2nd, 2013 11:42am EDT
One Direction
British-Irish boy band One Direction are the latest pop stars to be targeted by the religious extremists of Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).

The controversial group, based in Topeka, Kansas, has announced plans to picket the band's upcoming concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, branding the singers "five perverts" who "glamorize sin."

A statement posted on the Westboro Baptist Church website reads, "(One Direction are) a perfect representation of this filthy world and the sin-chasing, f**-enabling, God-hating, Christ-rejecting U.K. who has banned WBC from preaching within ...
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One Direction Chickened Out Of The Wanted Confrontation

June 24th, 2013 9:35am EDT
One Direction
We all know that British boy bands One Direction and The Wanted have this crazy feud between them that started for reasons unbeknownst to us. After some very violent Twitter attacks, The Wanted wanted to meet the "Live While You're Young" singers in person to attempt to resolve the feud but the 1D boys apparently chickened out of it.

The "Walks Like Rihanna" singers offered 1D a chance to meet them after their show in New York City a while ago to try to talk about and resolve the enmity, which has given both bands a lot of bad publicity. Max George from The Wanted dished to Fabulous magazi...
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British TV Star Caroline Flack Hurls Bottle Of Urine At Harry Styles

May 9th, 2013 4:18pm EDT
Harry Styles
One Direction star Harry Styles ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack, who dated the singer briefly last year, got to throw a bottle of urine in the teen heartthrob's face on Tuesday.

Appearing on British show "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff, Flack took part in a challenge called "Urine the Line of Fire," where she had to choose between Styles, British singer Olly Murs and another ex of hers -- singer James Arthur. Without hesitation the 33-year-old British TV star giggled as she hurled the pee at the One Direction star.

Of course, it was only a cardboard cutout of Styles and not really him.

Nick Gr...
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Lance Bass Thinks A Member Of One Direction Is 'Probably Gay'

May 5th, 2013 6:01pm EDT
Lance Bass
Former N Sync singer Lance Bass has a feeling that one of the members of popular boy band One Direction is gay.

The singer, who kept his own sexuality secret during his group's heyday to protect the band's image, feels that the same thing could be going with one of the members -- Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson -- of 1D.

"Statistically speaking, one probably is (gay)," Bass tells The Rubin Report. "It's crazy with a market like that, because 100 per cent is young women, and they fantasize about these guys. Then you have the record label and everyone g...
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Beyonce, One Direction, Kanye West & More Stars Join Global Citizens Ticket Initiative

May 2nd, 2013 4:19pm EDT
Beyonce
Several high-profile music acts have joined a new initiative that rewards fans for social activism. Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, One Direction, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Usher, Ke$ha, Foo Fighters and Neil Young are among those who signed up for the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative.

The campaign allows fans to accumulate points when they help further change by signing petitions, contacting government representatives, or raising money for charity. Points can be used towards a lottery to win free concert tickets.

Over the next three years, each of the acts involved will give away one pa...
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One Direction 'Amazed' By Madame Tussauds' Wax Figures

April 18th, 2013 1:47pm EDT
One Direction
On Thursday, British-Irish boy band One Direction were excited when they finally came face-to-face with their waxwork doubles at Madame Tussauds' official unveiling in London.

Employees at the tourist attraction have spent months recreating the stars in detail for the life-like figures, which will tour Madame Tussauds branches around the world after a stay in the British capital.

Each band member gave two sittings so the Madame Tussauds team could take hundreds of precise measurements, examine their skin tones, eye colors and hair - which was also double checked by personal hair stylist...
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British Stripper Chelsea Ferguson Denies Hooking Up With One Direction's Harry Styles

April 16th, 2013 11:15am EDT
Harry Styles and Chelsea Ferguson
One Direction star Harry Styles made headlines after allegedly hooking up with a stripper last week, but now the exotic dancer, Chelsea Ferguson has dismissed the reports after a rep for Harry called the story a "complete fabrication."

Wednesday night Ferguson tweeted that she would be at the Perdu nighclub in Newcastle, England, which is where Harry was also spotted. Britain's Mirror reported that the two hooked up at the club and that Ferguson spilled all the details.

"Things got out of control. We were intimate. Let's just say all pop stars think they can be with you and Harry is no di...
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One Direction Stars Turned Away From Slot Machines

April 14th, 2013 4:02pm EDT
Liam and Louis
Even being the most popular men on the planet won't get you perks sometimes. Liam Payne, 19, and Louis Tomlinson, 21 from One Direction were reportedly turned away from slot machines at a motorway service station in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

The band was on the way to a show in Glasgow and they stopped by the Abington Services M74 station in the morning for a short break. While the rest of their band-mates, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles were getting themselves some snacks, Liam and Louis, collectively known as LiLo, decided to try out some slot machines in the Games Area.

The pa...
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Twitter Feud Between One Direction And The Wanted Escalates

April 8th, 2013 8:48am EDT
The Wanted
The ongoing feud between One Direction and The Wanted heated up on Sunday as the boy bands exchanged barbs over Twitter.com.

The two pop groups have enjoyed a friendly rivalry in the past, but the fight turned nasty after One Direction's Louis Tomlinson made a sly dig at The Wanted during a recent gig in London.

Tom Parker apparently took exception to his comments and tweeted, "You even talk about us at your own gigs. Are you that upset you didn't get in this band?" to which Tomlinson replied, "Pal, we both know I wouldn't waste my time auditioning for your band. You humor me with your ...
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Kids' Choice Awards Highlights: Slimings, Kristen Stewart, Winners, Fashion & More!

March 24th, 2013 7:58am EDT
2013 Kids Choice Awards
Kristen Stewart and One Direction dominated Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday night, landing two top awards each. The winners received special orange blimps as trophies.
 
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" star won Favorite Movie Actress, and she also picked up the Favorite Female Buttkicker award for "Snow White and the Huntsman." The 22-year-old was inadvertently covered in green goo after hugging award presenters Sandra Bullock and Neil Patrick Harris, who had been slimed.

U.K. boy band One Direction was unable to attend the ceremony because they were performing a ...
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Must-See Summer Concert Tours - Timberlake, Beyonce, Springsteen & More

March 22nd, 2013 3:10pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Summer concerts are just around the corner, and this year's line up has something for everyone - no matter what your musical taste is.

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are teaming up for a 12-date summer stadium tour to promote JT's new album, "The 20/20 Experience." Catch them in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Beyonce will not be home alone with baby Blue Ivy while her hubby Jay-Z traverses the country. The pop star is hitting the road in April for her "Mrs. Carter" tour that will take her all the way from Serbia to Brooklyn, New York.

British boyband One Direction will t...
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One Direction's Harry Styles Gets Huge Butterfly Tattoo

March 11th, 2013 2:02pm EDT
One Direction's Harry Styles tattoo
One Direction star Harry Styles got some new ink to add to his already huge collection of tattoos, the latest one a giant butterfly done by artist Liam Sparkes of London's Shangri-La Tattoo Parlour.

One look at Liam's other works on his tumblr and flickr pages shows that the artist often inks similar designs on his patrons.

In fact, a lot of Liam's work is a bit disturbing, actually, and rightly so with the flickr handle "liam666."

The photo of Harry's new tat, since removed from Sparkes's pages, started making headlines only recently despite being posted on January 22.

A rep for Harry ...
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Harry Styles Hit In The Groin By Flying Shoe At One Direction Show

February 27th, 2013 11:03am EST
Harry Styles
Harry Styles was floored during One Direction's show in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday after he was hit in the groin with a shoe.

The five-piece performed for fans at the city's Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, and they paused the gig part-way through to answer questions from fans.

One enthusiastic audience member threw a shoe onto the stage, and as Styles held it, he was hit in the crotch by another piece of footwear.

The star fell to the floor and as he attempted to regain his composure, bandmate Liam Payne told the crowd, "Well, he has just been assaulted."

Check out the ...
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Adele Beats Out Taylor Swift And One Direction For Global Best Seller

February 26th, 2013 12:35pm EST
Adele
Adele's Grammy-winning record 21 has been named the best-selling album in the global charts for the second consecutive year.

The British superstar sold 8.3 million copies of 21 across the world in 2012, outselling the nearest rival, Taylor Swift's Red, by approximately three million units.

One Direction had the third and fourth best-selling albums with their first two releases, Up All Night and Take Me Home, which sold a combined total of 8.9 million copies, while Lana Del Rey's debut Born To Die racked up 4.4 million sales.

Canadian pop newcomer Carly Rae Jepsen had the year's best-sell...
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Boy George Under Siege From One Direction Fans After Liam Payne Tweet

February 21st, 2013 6:34pm EST
Boy George
British pop icon Boy George has come under attack from fans of One Direction after he accused band member Liam Payne of snubbing a meeting with his niece at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday.

The Culture Club frontman took his young relative Molly Fitzpatrick to the London music prize-giving as a treat so she could spend the night in the company of her favorite stars, but, after snapping pictures with One Direction's Harry Styles and Niall Horan, she was left disappointed as Payne was rushed past the pair's table.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, George wrote, "Niall from One Di...
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One Direction Release Video For Charity Single 'One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)'

February 21st, 2013 9:38am EST
One Direction
One Direction has released the music video for their latest single "One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)", which was specially recorded for Red Nose Day, a telethon event annually held by a British charity, Comic Relief. The music video starts off on a serious note, as the five boys explain about Comic Relief and how they were going to help Comic Relief raise money for the less fortunate.

The music video was filmed while the boys were on tour. Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles recently visited a children's hospital in Accra, Ghana and they were extremely...
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BRIT Awards Winners & Fashion: Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Taylor Swift & More!

February 21st, 2013 8:37am EST
Taylor Swift
London was popping on Wednesday night as singers turned out for the annual BRIT Awards. Rock group Muse kicked off the show with a pyrotechnic-packed performance of their anthem "Supremacy."

Scottish singer Emeli Sande scooped up two prizes: "British Female Solo Artist" and "British Album" for "Our Version Of Events." The singer told the crowd after accepting her first trophy from presenter Taylor Swift: "Wow this feels amazing. This is incredible." She later called herself "a very unlikely pop star."

Singer-songwriter Ben Howard also won two awards: "British Breakthrough Act" and "Britis...
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Harry Styles Has Nothing But Good Things To Say About Taylor Swift

February 19th, 2013 7:07pm EST
Harry Styles
Don't expect Harry Styles to sink as low as Taylor Swift when it comes to public comments about their failed relationship.

The One Direction singer talked with U.K. radio station Capital FM about his group's upcoming Comic Relief charity single, One Way or Another, which they will perform during the BRIT Awards. Coincidently, Swift will be performing during the awards show, as well.

Of course, the interview strayed off-topic and he was asked how he felt about Swift's apparent diss during the Grammys. Styles, however, refused to respond directly. "She's a great performer. She always perfor...
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One Direction's Niall Horan Breaks Up With Girlfriend

February 17th, 2013 7:00pm EST
Niall Horan
One Direction star Niall Horan is back on the market. The singer recently broke up with his drama student girlfriend Amy Green.
 
Horan, 19, began dating the 20-year-old aspiring model and actress in October after they met in a London nightclub. But the Irish star's busy career kept him from spending enought time with her, leading to the split.

A source told Britain's Sunday Mirror, "Sadly, it is over between Niall and Amy. He finished it because he didn't have enough time with everything he has to do. Understandably she was disappointed because she had been in a relationship before she st...
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Taylor Swift And One Direction Lead 2013 Kids' Choice Awards Nominations

February 13th, 2013 11:23am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is preparing to do battle with her rumored ex-boyfriend Harry Styles As she goes head-to-head with his band One Direction at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

Swift, who reportedly split from Styles last month after a brief romance, is nominated for three trophies at the upcoming ceremony, including Favorite Song for her break-up hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

Ironically, the song puts her in direct competition with Styles, who is nominated in the same category with One Direction for their track What Makes You Beautiful. The singer and the boy band will fac...
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One Direction Stars Open Up About Their Charity Work In Ghana

January 15th, 2013 3:46pm EST
One Direction
The stars of One Direction were given an "eye-opening" experience during a charity trip to Ghana as they saw poverty and slums up close for the first time.

The young boy band singers have teamed up with Britain's Comic Relief charity to record the organization's official Red Nose Day single, a cover of Blondie's "One Way Or Another".

They are also carrying out charity work to promote Comic Relief and band member Niall Horan has opened up about their trip to Africa this month.

Horan reveals they visited the city of Accra in Ghana and will never forget the heartbreaking poverty he saw t...
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One Direction Behind Bars For 'Kiss You' Video

January 8th, 2013 10:10am EST
One Direction 'Kiss You' Video
Please don’t freak out when you read the title of this article.

Yes, British-Irish boyband One Direction were in the slammer for a while, before breaking out of prison with their bad-ass motorcycles and fleeing to Hawaii where they wore shirts that practically screamed, “I’M A TOURIST!”

Don’t worry people, One Direction’s legal record, as far as we know, is squeaky clean and Zarry isn't real (or is it...?). The boys were “jail-rocking” in their music video for their latest U.S single “Kiss You”. Just like most of their music videos (actually, all of them with the exception of “Little Th...
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Meet The World's Oldest One Direction Fan

January 7th, 2013 12:44pm EST
One Direction
One Direction's fanbase may not be fully comprised of screaming teenage girls after all.

The Showbiz 411 uploaded a video of an elderly lady (age unknown) fangirling over the British-Irish quintet.

In the video, the woman squeals in delight when the band's debut single and biggest hit, "What Makes You Beautiful" was played and even singing along! She even called the band members - Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson - handsome!
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