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Uh-Oh: 1D Star Snapped Rolling A Joint

4/24/2015 1:15pm EDT
Louis Tomlinson
Troubles for One Direction keep mounting. Just weeks after Zayn Malik quit the English boy band, Louis Tomlinson has been spotted in a Snapchat image rolling what appears to be a joint.

An enterprising Snapchat user made a screen shot of the photo, which shows the singer sitting on a couch with a suspicious-looking cigarette (see the shot here).

Tomlinson, 23, partied in London on Wednesday night until around 4 a.m., where he was hanging out at a club with several women. One of his companions took the photo of the singer and shared it on Snapchat, and another user captured it as a screen ...

Singer Reveals New Look Following Split From One Direction

4/18/2015 8:37am EDT
Zayn Malik
On Friday night, singer Zayn Malik showed off his newly shaved head in his first public appearance since quitting One Direction.

Malik, 22, is known for his shaggy, long hair but looked quite different with his buzz cut and a nose stud at the Annual Asian Awards in London.

The pop star attended the event with his mother Trisha. He didn't speak with reporters; however, he signed autographs for fans outside the Grosvenor House Hotel.

According to the Daily Star, Malik won the Asian of the Year Award for his outstanding contribution to music. It's the first individual award the singer ha...

Bill Maher Joke Doesn’t Go Over Well With One Direction Fans

4/7/2015 9:01am EDT
Bill Maher Compares Zayn Malik To Boston Marathon Bomber - One D
There are about a zillion reasons to make fun of One Direction - or recent ex-band member Zayn Malik. It's One Direction, people.

But "looks like a terrorist" is definitely not one of them. Unless you're Bill Maher, because the late-night comic drew that very comparison in a recent online-only video- comparing Malik to Dzokhar Tsarnaev, one of the accused Boston Marathon bombers.

"I think after everything we’ve been through, I at least deserved the common respect of being told face to face," Maher said on "Real Time with Bill Maher," speaking to a photo of the former One Direction singer....

Possible Wedding Alert!

4/2/2015 2:54pm EDT
Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik is enjoying his time out of the spolight with fiancee Perrie Edwards, but is their sweet vacation to Italy a ruse for a quickie wedding?

The 22-year-old singer headed off to Italy with Edwards just one week after departing the band One Direction and the two took to Instagram to post some loving photos of their romantic getaway.

Is Malik planning something other than a quick getaway?

Speculation has swirled that the two love birds are perhaps looking to tie the knot early, since he quit the band and jet-set off with Perrie to Italy - with family members in tow.

There is also t...

One Direction Star Zayn Malik: 'My Band Has Been Really Supportive'

3/27/2015 1:43pm EDT
Zayn Malik Gives First Interview Since Quitting 1D
Zayn Malik has spoken out for the first time since he announced he was leaving One Direction on March 25. Malik revealed in an interview with The Sun: "I can't do this anymore."

"It is crazy and wild and a bit mad but, at the same time, I've never felt more in control in my life" he admitted. "I feel like I'm doing what's right, right by myself and right by the boys."

"You know, I did try to do something that I wasn't happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people's happiness...And that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for...

Harry Styles Tears Up At 1D's Indonesian Concert

3/26/2015 4:53pm EDT
Was Zayn Malik The Reason Harry Styles Cried? (Video)
Harry Styles was caught wiping away tears during One Direction's first official performance as a foursome in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old singer was caught on camera looking very emotional during One Direction's concert, on the same day band mate Zayn Malik officially announced he was quitting the British boy band.

In order to maintain a semblance of control over the situation, Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan tweeted their own messages to fans who were devastated over the shocking news.

Styles took to his Twitter on Wednesday with a simple message...

Zayn Malik Is Leaving One Direction

3/25/2015 5:11pm EDT
Zayn Malik Quits One Direction; Band To Record New Album Without
Zayn Malik has quit One Direction less than a week after dropping out of the band's tour over rumors that he was cheating on his fiancee, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

Malik, 22, recently made headlines after he was photographed holding a mystery blonde's hand in, Phuket, Thailand. The pressure and criticism prompted his tour exit. A spokesman for the band told Britain's The Sun newspaper that Malik "signed off with stress" to recuperate in the U.K.

Malik has since decided to leave the band for good. He wrote on 1D's official Facebook page: "My life with One Direction has been more th...

Why Exactly Did Zayn Malik Pull Out Of The One Direction Tour?

3/20/2015 12:27pm EDT
Zayn Malik Quits One Direction Tour Over Allegations He Cheated
Zayn Malik has dropped out of the One Direction tour over rumors that he was cheating on his fiancee. The singer, 22, was photographed holding hands with a mystery blonde's hand in Phuket, Thailand, leading many to speculate that he was being unfaithful to Little Mix star Perrie Edwards.

Malik couldn't handle the stress and criticism, so he pulled out of the tour. Malik posted on Twitter on Wednesay:

I'm 22 years old... I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there's a lot of jealous fucks in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x

— zaynmalik1D (@zaynmalik) March 18, 2015

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Music You'll Never Run From

3/13/2015 2:02pm EDT
21 Songs You Don’t Wanna ‘Run’ From!
Some music turns you off the first time you hear it makes you wanna run from it, never to be annoyed or turned off by it again. And then there’s the good stuff, those songs that you would never, ever run from. This list is filled with the good stuff – songs that you embrace, and spin over and over on your iPod. Here are 21 songs you don’t wanna ‘run’ from!

1) Pink Floyd, “Run Like Hell” (The Wall, 1979)

Doesn’t the title say it all, honestly? “Run, Run, Run… you better run all day / and run all night.” It’s like “Run Forrest, runnnnn!”

2) Kelly Clarkson featuring John Legend, “...

One Direction Ruled 2014

1/1/2015 2:44pm EST
One Direction
One Direction was North America's best-selling live act of 2014. The British boy band's "Where We Are" tour helped the land the number-one spot on's countdown.

Country singer George Strait took the second spot on the list, which is based on overall sales figures for artists' tours in the past 12 months. Strait gave a record-breaking final farewell concert in Arlington, Texas, in June. An estimated 105,000 concertgoers attended the indoor show.

More tickets were sold for Strait's last show than that combined for concerts by Luke Bryan and Justin Timberlake, who place third and...

Fallon, The Roots & One Direction Sing Christmas Carols!

12/23/2014 9:14pm EST
Jimmy Fallon, One Direction and The Roots
Jimmy Fallon fired up the Casio electronic keyboard once again, and to get into the holiday spirit The Tonight Show host was joined by One Direction and his house band, The Roots, for a rendition of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson gathered 'round in the crowded backstage music room to sing the song and play the tune on the usual classroom instruments.

Check it out...

Harry Styles And Kristen Wiig Spotted 'Dirty Dancing'

12/22/2014 10:29pm EST
Harry Styles And Kristen Wiig Do Some Dirty Dancing At The SNL A
Kristen Wiig and One Direction singer Harry Styles were seen partying on Saturday night after their appearance on Saturday Night Live.

The two stars were seen singing and dancing to Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' 1987 hit single "I've Had The Time Of My Life," from the film "Dirty Dancing."

The song came on during the party and Styles grabbed Wiig and pulled her up on the dance floor as the pumped up party crowd sang along with every word (see it in the video below!)

Earlier this year Wiig guested on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and did her whole interview dressed as the si...

SNL Recap: Amy Adams & One Direction

12/21/2014 8:30pm EST
Amy Adams and One Direction on SNL
The 2014 Christmas episode of "Saturday Night Live" took most of its inspiration from the holiday season, as "SNL" Christmas episodes are wont to do. Sometimes that resulted in sticking too close to tradition, while other times that tradition was rebelled against, resulting in memorably experimental Christmas sketches. It was one of those episodes where you take the good and you take the bad. In her second outing, Amy Adams was the sort of host who slotted in naturally to whatever role she was given without overshadowing the cast. Musical guest One Direction did what they do, surely pleasin...

One Direction Score Fourth Number One Album With ‘Four’

11/27/2014 9:03am EST
One Direction Score Fourth Number One Album With ‘Four’: This We
'Tis the season where album sales are elevated and the music industry breathes a sigh of relief – until the deadness of January that is. While there have been few victory laps (besides Taylor Swift’s 1989), the numbers are stronger than earlier in 2014. That said, reliable chart-topper One Direction scored a fourth number one album with Four. Although 1D got it done, there is a ‘but’ to the scenario.

Four landed at a familiar spot for 1D, but did so in somewhat underwhelming fashion. Sure the 387,000 copies the British-Irish boy band moved is exceptional, but falls below both prognostic...

Do The AMAs Foreshadow Potential Grammy Nominees?

11/26/2014 12:20pm EST
Do The American Music Awards Foreshadow Potential Grammy Nominee
The AMAs are truly a popularity contest. The music fans select winners, which is a stark difference from the more prestigious Grammys. Often a gripe of music fans and critics alike are the sometimes odd, ‘out of touch’ choices by the Recording Academy. One that comes to mind is how Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cleaned up the rap categories, yet arguably the more transcendent artist, Kendrick Lamar, when home empty handed.

That said it could be argued both the AMAs and the Grammys have tremendous pros and bothersome cons. Even given the contrasts between both music awards show, the AMAs do...

Highlights From The AMAs

11/24/2014 8:27am EST
One Direction & Katy Perry Win Big At American Music Awards - Se
One Direction walked away with three trophies at Sunday night's American Music Awards, including "Artist of the Year." They picked up the first award of the night, "Favorite Band, Duo or Group" and later on added "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" for "Midnight Memories" to their catch.

Liam Payne told audience members and viewers: "It's been a real perfect day for us, our album's just come out and we got a number one in the U.K. and now we're stood here with an AMA. It's absolutely amazing... America feels like a second home to us now, it's been amazing how well we've been received out here so th...

Taylor Swift Is Totally Unstoppable On Billboard 200

11/20/2014 8:40am EST
Taylor Swift Is Unstoppable On Billboard 200: This Week In Music
Face it folks, Taylor Swift is a juggernaut – the gift that keeps on giving generously to the music industry after a dismal sales year. Taylor Swift may not be the ‘second coming,’ but she’s definitely something. 1989 spends its third week atop the Billboard 200 Albums chart, selling a respectable 312,000 copies. If you’re keeping score, that means that Swift’s 1989 sits at two million copies sold in just three weeks.

Foo Fighters couldn’t beat Ms. Swift and didn’t even come that close. Foo Fighters sold soundly, moving 190,000 copies of Sonic Highways, good for a #2 bow. Pink Floyd...

One Direction Transition To Adulthood On 'Four'

11/19/2014 1:34pm EST
Review: One Direction Transition To Adulthood On 'Four'
“You’re insecure / don’t know what for / you’re turning heads when you walk through the door.” Grunt! It wasn’t that long ago that one of the most annoyingly, a catchy boy band song was born, to the delight of girls and to the chagrin of (many) guys. However, beginning with One Direction’s Midnight Memories album, any Directioner or non-Directioner could feel the band was beginning a transition stylistically and in regards to overall maturity.

The British-Irish band’s fourth album, Four is a full-fledged transitional album, finding the once schmaltzy boys transitioning gracefully to adu...

One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out

11/18/2014 9:30am EST
One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
While the music industry definitely isn’t trying to “shake off” the success of Taylor Swift’s monstrous 1989 album which keeps on going and going like the Energizer Bunny, they are trying to release more high profile albums during November to get people buying albums. This week, it’s possible that Swift has met her match with beloved boy band One Direction, who surpassed the half-million mark with two out of three of their previous albums. Whether Four will receive the same reception only time can tell, but it’s certainly the biggest album to watch this week.

1) One Direction, Four (Col...

Duchess Kate Shows Off Growing Baby Bump

11/14/2014 12:58pm EST
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Royal Variety Perfo
Leave it to One Direction's Harry Styles to say something inappropriate to the future Queen of England.

After months of waiting for baby bump number two to make an appearance, Duchess Kate looked stunning showing off her growing belly at the Royal Variety Performances in London on Thursday.

The Duchess wore an elegant floor-length lace Diane von Furstenberg gown to the event.

The Prince and Duchess met internationally famous boy band One Direction at the fete, and The Mirror reported Harry Styles broke royal protocol by asking the Duchess about her pregnancy!

While the official photo sh...

MTV EMAs 2014 Winners & Highlights

11/10/2014 9:06am EST
One Direction, Ariana Grande Score Top Awards At MTV EMAs, See F
Music stars came out in full force at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday night.

Nicki Minaj hosted the event (and won an award for Best Hip Hop), and Ariana Grande opened the show. Grande also picked up the ceremony's first award for Best Song ("Problem"). She also scooped up a trophy for Best Female.

The biggest winner of the night was One Direction, who scored three trophies: Best Live, Biggest Fans and and Best Pop. The British band accepted their awards via satellite because they were in London preparing for a performance on "The X Factor" U.K., the s...

10 Songs Featuring ‘White’ In Their Title

11/9/2014 2:30pm EST
10 Songs Featuring ‘White’ In Their Title
Sometimes one word provides common ground for numerous, unrelated songs. Yes it sounds crazy and probably is, but if the old genre-divided playlist has grown old, it’s time to shake things up. The possibilities that happen courtesy of a randomized playlist using one word as the inspiration is nothing short of magical. Hence why this playlist, formed by songs featuring the word ‘white’ within their titles, is truly something…

1) Michael Jackson, “Black or White” (Dangerous)

Honestly, how can you leave ‘the king’ off of any list, particularly if he has a song that fits? “Black Or White”...

12 ‘Dark’ Songs

11/1/2014 3:00pm EDT
12 ‘Dark’ Songs
The key to this list – every song title must feature some form of the work dark. The results of searching all songs with the word dark in it – epic, eclectic, and nothing short of captivating.

1) Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse” (Prism, 2013)

One of the best tracks from Katy Perry’s Prism, “Dark Horse” has a gangsta beat not to mention the fact that she collaborates with gangsta/dirty south rapper Juicy J. This #1 hit is dark and infectious.

2) Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side” (Stronger, 2011)

Kelly Clarkson’s words speak true on her spectacularly ‘dark’ single “Dark ...

Taylor Swift's New Single 'Out Of The Woods' Is Probably About Harry Styles

10/14/2014 7:08pm EDT
Taylor Swift - 1989
Taylor Swift gifted her fans with a new single from her upcoming album, "1989," at midnight on Tuesday.

The singer, who is set to release her first true pop album, dropped "Out of the Woods," which was co-written with fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff.

While she doesn't name-drop in the song, she does reference an incident that occurred when she dated One Direction star Harry Styles, when the two were involved in a snowmobile accident leaving him in need of stitches.

"Remember when you hit the brakes too soon, Twenty stitches in a hospital room," she sings, alluding to the accident, which occ...

Aussie Rapper Iggy Azalea Nominated For Six American Music Awards

10/14/2014 12:42am EDT
Aussie Rapper Iggy Azalea Nominated For Six American Music Award
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is the top nominee for this year's American Music Awards, scoring six nominations including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

The singer will face competition from the likes of Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Lorde in the former category; while her chart-topper "Fancy" has landed a nod for Single of the Year."

Katy Perry, who is also in the running for Artist of the Year, has landed five nominations, along with Williams and John Legend. Lorde is next with four.

The 2014 American Music Awards will be held on November 23 at the Nokia...

BBC Music Launches With Star-Studded Performance Of Beach Boys Hit 'God Only Knows'

10/8/2014 5:00pm EDT
BBC Music Launches With Star-Studded Performance Of Beach Boys H
The BBC marked the launch of its new music initiative on Tuesday with a new video featuring some of music's biggest stars all collaborating on classic Beach Boys single "God Only Knows."

The video was played simultaneously over all of the BBC's properties at 8pm for the launch of BBC Music and featured over two dozen stars from both sides of the Atlantic, including Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, Baaba Maal, Chris Martin, Sam Smith, One Direction and former Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

Most stars each sung a line or two, while the musicians, including Scottish violinist Ni...

One Direction's Fourth Studio Album, 'Four,' Out Nov. 17, Band Drops New Single 'Fireproof'

9/8/2014 5:33pm EDT
One Direction
One Direction -- Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam and Niall -- are back with a brand new single and the announcement for their fourth studio album, the aptly titled, "Four."

The band announced in a press release on Monday that they'll be dropping their fourth album on November 17 and that new single "Fireproof" can be downloaded now for free on their official website (for 24 hours only).

The new track was written by Tomlinson and Payne, along with John Ryan, Jamie Scott and Julian Bunetta.

The band released a short YouTube video to thank fans for their support (46 million records sold!) and to a...

Shailene Woodley Movies Rule The Teen Choice Awards

8/11/2014 11:24pm EDT
Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards were dominated by actress Shailene Woodley, whose two most recent films, Divergent and "The Fault In Our Stars", were the night's big winners.

The actress picked up a pair of best actress awards, landing the Choice Movie Actress: Drama award for Fault, while taking the Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure surfboard trophy for "Divergent."

Both films were also named Choice Movie in their respective categories, while "The Fault In Our Stars" also took the Choice Lip-lock award. Ansel Elgort, Woodley's co-star in both films, landed the Choice Actor: Drama ...

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

7/29/2014 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...

The Biggest Boy Band Scandals Of All Time

7/4/2014 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 ...