Get ready, ladies!! You favourite boys One Direction have finally let us in on what their latest music video is going to look like!!
Recording a rendition of Blondie’s ‘One Way Or Another’ , the boys shot most of the video themselves and features them exploring and acting silly in Japan, New York and London.
The song will be available worldwide on Feb 18 and all proceeds will benedit Red Nose Day, a charity even on March 15.
Harry Styles probably was a bit surprised Wednesday morning when he found himself in the papers for something that wasn’t about his love life or partying antics.
Splashed across the British paper, The Metro, was a quote from writer Alain de Botton giving a friendly suggestion on what the One Directioner should be doing with his Twitter account.
Botton, who is also regarded as a philosopher, was quoted in the paper as saying, “The problem we’ve got is that most famous people in the country tend to believe in things that aren’t particularly ambitious. In an ideal world Harry Styles would be teaching his 10 million Twitter followers a little more about Greek philosophy.”
Styles took Botton up on his suggestion and tweeted a little tidbit about Greek philosopher, Socrates, later that day.
Socrates, born in Athens in the 5th century BCE, marks a watershed in Ancient Greek philosophy.
— Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) February 13, 2013
In context, Botton’s quote isn’t a particularly mean criticism of the young Brit. The writer was just trying suggest other ways of spreading ideas and Harry’s name probably came up in as the two had met once at a party. “Neither of us had heard of each other,” Botton told the paper. “We had a nice chat. It was fun.”
Do we hope to see more philosophical musings (i.e. a copy and paste Wikipedia job) from Harry? Not really, but it would be pretty funny.
Stop what you’re doing everybody!! After much anticipation, we finally get a sneak peak to the upcoming One Direction movie!!
Directed by Super Size Me‘s Morgan Spurlock, the 3D concert film will surround the boys on tour during their days off, preparing for music videos, performing and of course, their interacting with screaming fans!
Agreeing to shoot the movie out of curiousity, Spurlock said, ““These guys have gotten so huge in such a short amount of time,” he said. “Why?”
While I’m sure that was a rhetorical question, I’m going to answer that question because DUH, 1D is ONLY the biggest boy band on the planet at the moment.
The movie titled ’1D3D’ is expected to hit theatres on August, 2013. Get PUMPED!
Watch the teaser here:
Even if you deny it, we know you have a special, hidden place in your heart for boy bands… I mean, who can deny the utter power of B44 and their spiky hair? In this episode of Talking Sh*t we go on all about boy bands, and not just the new ones either — we go way back to the classics including Backstreet Boys, N Sync and 98 Degrees.
Being single on Valentine’s Day is what you make of it: utterly depressing as you watch romcom after romcom or just another day minus the flowers and chocolate.
Just in case you see the day as the former, take solace in the fact that these good-looking celebrities are also single on Valentine’s Day. I mean, if they can’t get a date, what hope do we really have?
Just don’t use this list as an excuse to stalk them during your desperate attempts to pencil in a last minute date. I don’t want to be the reason why you’re stuck in the local county jail for the night instead of at home, scouring the internet with your cat by your side.
1. Harry Styles
2. Selena Gomez
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One Direction’s resident ladies’ man, Harry Styles, celebrated his 19th birthday on February 1st. The boy band member marked the momentous occasion with a night of drunken debauchery like any young man would (especially one whose pockets are oozing of cash).
According to the Huffington Post, Styles had two parties: one large affair on Thursday night and a smaller one on Friday.
The Friday night affair appears to have been the more rambunctious of the two as he and 39 of his closest pals (including bandmate Niall Horan) racked up a nearly £2000 (approximately $3143.80 USD) tab at the first bar they went visited. Their tab unbelievably included 99 frozen margaritas.
Styles received a birthday the surprise from his pals later that night at a different bar. According to the British tabloid rag The Mirror, Styles was presented with a 10-minute lap dance from a stripper dressed as a police officer. He politely tried to avert his eyes during the whole affair as she danced down to her skivvies.
““Harry was very embarrassed,” said the Mirror’s source. “He was really surprised when she turned up. When she pulled him into her chest he was bright red. But he chatted to her as she sat with him for a while afterwards.”
After the dance, Styles was nice enough to pose for pictures with the young lady. He also received a birthday cake which was quickly destroyed as the party ate the confection with their hands and throwing it each other.
While that sounds like a lot of fun, my only question is: where is Miley Cyrus? It sounds like her kind of shindig and she probably would’ve been the best wing-woman Styles could ever have.
Bonus photo of the day: Zach Braff’s Birthday Tweet for Harry Styles
This column is the first of four installments hoping to inspire fandoms everywhere to wear what they love with pride. Because why should you limit your fan experience to your home or the latest con? The answer: THERE ARE NONE.
But just in case you’re unsure on how to break out of the hoodie-jeans-tee combo, I’m going to show you a couple of ways to incorporate some of your favourite fandom-related items into every day life.
We’re going to start a little easy this week with the novelty tee. You probably already have a lot of tees in your closet right now and I’m going to show you how to wear them in a more creative way. Just think of them in the way you would wear a graphic tee—you’re just going to be wearing your favourite band instead of some random illustration.
1. The well-fitted jacket
It’s important to note the t-shirt’s slouchy nature and the fact that it will inevitably stretch out and no longer fit your body perfectly. This quality makes it easy for any outfit to look shabby and the best way to counter is with a well-fitted jacket. That jacket could be a leather jacket (see Ryan Gosling above) or a blazer. You could even try pairing it with a varsity jacket but just be aware that this kind of jacket typically has a baggier fit to it so don’t be afraid to go a size down.
2. The Cardigan
The best kinds of cardigans are the ones that aren’t made of the same material as your t-shirt. I find jersey cardigans to be a little too flimsy nor does it provide enough visual contrast between the tee itself and the cardigan. Try and find a cardigan that has an interesting detail—whether it’s a shawl collar or interesting buttons. You could also try an oversized cardigan but just remember to keep your bottoms fitted as well (a.k.a. if you look like a skater from the 90’s, you’re doing it wrong).
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Selena Gomez practically tells us who her favourite One Directioner is and Chris Brown gets into a fight with Frank Ocean.
HIT: Selena Gomez would kiss Zayn from One Direction
Single Selena Gomez recently dished to Extra! that she wouldn’t mind stealing a smooch from One Direction’s Zayn Malik. Doesn’t that sound like a great new relationship? She’s single, he’s s— oh, no. No, he is not single but I wouldn’t be surprise if he were currently headed for one considering his recently cheating scandal. Malik (who’s attached to pop star Perrie Edwards) had a one-night stand with a waitress. Oooooh! Can’t wait to see how this plays out!
MISS: Chris Brown and Frank Ocean got into a fight
Chris Brown can’t seem to stay out of trouble as the village idiot picked a fight with fellow Grammy nominee, Frank Ocean. The confrontation allegedly escalated when Ocean left Brown’s handshake hanging or over a parking space. Ocean and Brown acknowledged the scuffle on the Internet in their own respective ways. Ocean tweeted the incident and added, “”Cut my finger now I can’t play w/two hands at the Grammys,” while Brown practically compared himself to Jesus on the cross on Instagram. Brown has since made his account on the photo sharing website private and is currently under investigation. GO TEAM OCEAN!
HIT: Bradley Cooper took off his shirt at a spin class causing women to fall off their bikes
In his quest of perpetual handsomeness, current best actor nominee Bradley Cooper hit up a spin class in New York City for a quick work out and caused a lot of women to fall off their bikes. According to the New York Post, the actor tried to be incognito and wore a long sleeved shirt for most of the class until he decided to whip it off at the very end. The Post’s sources said at that point “girls were literally falling off their bikes,” but “he was super gracious” to the fans that had the courage to say hello after class. I hope someone took the opportunity to ask him out because he is single.
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The Overly Attached Girlfriend, aka Laina, dedicated a self-written song to Taylor Swift, which is to the backbeat of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”
As we all know, Taylor and 1D’s Harry Styles (Haylor) split up last week (sad face). Considering how many relationships Taylor has ended in her short lifetime you gotta wonder, is SHE the problem?
Laina sings: “Taylor you’re a cool girl don’t get me wrong/ I know you put your whole heart into every song/ But how many pictures will burn till you finally learn/ Taylor Swift, maybe you’re delusional/ If you break up and you hit rock bottom/ Maybe the faults are yours and song won’t solve them.”
I know Laina is a pretty cray fangirl and all (or so she’d like us to believe) but she makes sense… Do you agree with her?
Watch it here
HIT: The 2013 Golden Globes Award Show
This year’s Golden Globes can only be described as “perfection,” and here’s only some of the reasons why:
Seriously, best awards show. Ever.
MISS: Twitter reactions to Jennifer Lawrence’s acceptance speech
Twitter went a little crazy when our lovely J-Law started her speech with “What does it say? I beat Meryl!” The backlash was a bit disappointing considering I saw it coming from some prominent industry figures (and Lindsay Lohan) because you’d think they know that J-Law was simply quoting the 1996 movie, The First Wives Club. Unfortunately, she had to explain the joke to everyone who’s not on Tumblr while on Late Night with David Letterman on Tuesday night. While her on-stage joke may not have gotten the reception she was looking for, she will have the chance to try again when she hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend.
HIT: One Direction visits Ghana for charity
One Direction is currently in Ghana in support of the U.K. charity, Comic Relief. The five visited Accra, the country’s capital, to meet people who have received donations and support from the charity. While the boys are doing a very nice thing, we do hope they don’t over-generalize the living conditions in Ghana. Hopefully, their world travels have taught them to see both sides of every place so those stuck at home (a.k.a. me) can see the natural beauty of Ghana.
MISS: Britney Spears quits The X-Factor and her engagement Read more…
Those charitable blokes of One Direction flew into Ghana and performed for kids living in poverty, in honour of UK’s famous Red Nose Day. The day encourages people to be silly and have fun to raise money and awareness for people living in poverty all over the world. Film footage from the performance is also going to be used for their official Red Nose Day Single, a cover of Blondie’s “One Way or Another.”
While fans here in the Western world will be quick to sigh and giggle and fall in love with 1D even more — like OMG, they are like, SUCH good people — some Ghanians weren’t very happy about One Direction’s depiction of the country. After the performance, Niall Horan tweeted “I’ve seen the slums right in front of me! This is no joke! They really need your help! Poverty is real!” (Really? I thought it was fake.)
According to Ghanian newspaper My Joy Online, Ghanian celebrities like actress Ama K Abebrese tweeted “@NiallOfficial n @onedirection … I understand its for charity, but this highly negative image of sub Saharan African countries like Ghana….. that you choose to focus on without balance for the so many positive aspects to your millions of ff”
With tabloids like Perez Hilton making fun of Niall Horan’s epiphany, I think the boys may think twice about how they tweet about impoverished countries. In any case, even if it is strictly for publicity, it’s good to know that 1D’s efforts are still funding Comic Relief projects which help children in poverty.
Dean knew his girlfriend Lauren was a huge fan of boy bands in her teen years and decided to create a fake boy band called Fancy to propose to her on Christmas Eve. He recorded a cheesy music video with his friends of their latest supposed hit “Abacus,” which naturally, ended with a marriage proposal.
The music video is filled with stereotypical boy band scenes, including choreographed dance moves and a scene with Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA backdrop. This was the first year Lauren went to his family’s house for Christmas so it was a big deal to begin with — imagine getting a proposal on top of that?
Dean is most definitely raising the bar for any other guy thinking of proposing. Previously, we’ve seen a variety of lip dub proposals, including one to One Direction, and a proposal by an illusionist. Soon there’s going to be a reality show on who can come up with the most creative, outlandish “viral video” proposal — you just watch.
Do you think the simple old restaurant proposal is enough now or do you prefer out of the box proposals?
Watch it here
The guys of One Direction love to make silly faces, say ridiculous things, and most of all, show off the most endearing awkward dance moves. I think it’s time to copyright the dance moves of the “Kiss You” video, and give them official names. Lets start, shall we? (source)
The “sexy shimmy”
The “confused Rebecca Black”
The angry mashed potato
The “push away the fake snow”
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If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go
Although Justin Bieber’s been going through some controversy in the New Year, he never turns away from his Beliebers. Justin’s Believe Tour started back up this weekend and NOTHING is stopping him. Well c’mon, with a body like that, who wouldn’t wanna get shirtless? [allfredoflores]
Future parents: Kimye
Were you surprised when you heard Kim Kardashian is preggers? I wonder if the baby will become BFFs with Blue Ivy? According to reports, Kim and Kanye have already turned down a $3 million offer from a magazine that wants exclusive photos of the newborn. Obviously Kris Jenner wasn’t in the talks for this, you know how she loves money, money, money. [lovekardashian]
Twitcam fun with your fave celebs
The guys from The Wanted may come across as super hot, hilarious and have accents you can’t resist, but they also spend a lot of their time interacting with fans. It’s no surprise that band member Nathan Sykes hopped on Twitcam for over an hour to answer question and read hilarious comments from the “TW Fanmily.” Please don’t ever change! [the-queen-of-dreams]
At least she’s being honest
I’m not 100 percent sure how I feel about Toddler and Tiaras but some of the things these kids say boggles my mind. I hope once they become adults, they can look back and realize how crazy they sounded — not only them but the way their parents acted too. I guess that’s the pageant lifestyle for you. [hiimalec]
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One Direction wants to “Kiss You” in their music video and you DEFINITELY want to kiss them back (or so we assume). What are we really saying? Be prepared to make out with your computer screen when you see their brand new video. In the Vaughn Arnell-directed video, the guys pay homage to The King of Rock himself, surfing, skiing, riding motorbikes and sailing.
Arnell, who’s the same mind behind “Live While We’re Young” and “Little Things,” was inspired by Elvis movies like Blue Hawaii, Roustabout and Jail House Rock. They even don dapper vintage sailor suits. Oh captain my captain! Who would not be on a ship sailed by the boys?
Arnell told MTV the music video is different, and less location based like “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Live While We Are Young,” because it’s all done in studio. There are even some inception shots where we see the filming of the guys being filmed. So of course, this music video is packed with the boys’ awkward facial expressions and spastic hand gestures…was that supposed to be a fist pump Louis? It also seems Liam is pretty confused by the Macarena at one point. It’s okay, they make up for it with many shippable moments — Harry groping Zayn’s man-boobs and Zayn giving Harry a smooch. Gif that Zarry shippers.
The boys themselves called the music video “pure stupidity.” Good public relation skills boys. Since they go shirtless, you get to relive that amazing sex-riot from that day they spent in Australia. Prepare to fangirl.
Watch the video here
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2012 was a year filled with great music. From viral videos to new artists to the explosion of EDM, there was no shortage of entertainment. We’ve compiled a handy list of the 25 best songs of the year for your listening pleasure.
25. “Payphone” – Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
Maroon 5’s “Payphone” was catchy enough to get stuck in your head for days, featured mega-popular rapper Wiz Khalifa, and was an anthem for every young girl who was sick of having her heart broken. “One more stupid love song, I’ll be sick,” sang frontman Adam Levine. Me too, Adam…me too.
24. “HYFR” – Drake ft. Lil’ Wayne.
In case some of you out there still didn’t get it, HYFR stands for “Hell Yeah, F**kin’ Right.” It’s a pretty explicit song, but Drake’s swagger shines in all its glory with Lil’ Wayne’s signature drawl backing him up.
In non-news, “Haylor,” known formerly as Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, rang in the New Year with a glorious kiss in New York’s Time Square on Monday. Then I’m pretty sure (though it’s unconfirmed) that she morphed into a winged unicorn and floated into the sky since she’s clearly not living a human life. At the very least, some movie studio has been pranking us all these years by filming her life for an upcoming chick flick about a “regular country girl” who moves to Hollywood, becomes an amazing role model and starts dating a curly-haired dreamboat.
Swift performed “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” at ”Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Her kiss inspired supportive fans to get the hashtag #WeRespectHaylor trending on Twitter.
To be honest, I’m still not fully convinced the relationship is serious because I’m used to celeb couples (Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth and Jelena in the early days) shying away from the media instead of leading a parade down Central Park.
Meanwhile, the guys from One Direction took time from their busy schedules to wish Directioners a happy New Year, however, the comment ruling all others right now is wishful thinking: “They exchanged a look and suddenly one of them shied away and the other’s sullen face showed a hint of amusement. You know who I’m talking about! ”
The best part of any One Direction video is the subtle deconstruction of every word, look and expression the guys give from commenters — even if the video is only 11 seconds. In this case, ”they” means Harry and Louis… aren’t we over the whole Larry Stylinson thing people? They’ve both got special ladies of their own now.
What do you think of Haylor’s relationship? Do you think it’s real? Are you sick of hearing about it?
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BadLipReading added a whole new element of hilarity to their newest reading by dubbing over their victim’s lyrics with foreign languages. This round, they chose to dub over One Direction’s music video “Gotta Be You,” turning it into a movie trailer for Shadow Pico. The hypothetical art house film seems to be about cults, brotherhood and spilling blood.
Watch it here
The next time we meet again, 2013 will be well on its way. While I look forward to the new year ahead of us, I can’t help but look back at some of 2012′s hits and misses. Thus, I present to you the best and worst of 2012 a.k.a. the year the world was supposed to end according to the Mayan but didn’t (thanks, Doctor!). Enjoy!
HIT: One Direction Mania
Every couple of years, a new teenage heartthrob comes in to replace the older version. In 2012 though, we not only got one cutie patootie, we got FIVE all thanks to music business genius and X-Factor judge, Simon Cowell. One Direction hit North American by storm selling millions of records, filling up concert venues and causing riots everywhere they went. If they can shoot out more infectious pop hits and stay as charming as they are in interviews, they can easily bypass the press’ comparisons to the Beatles and maybe last longer the few years normally allotted to boy bands.
MISS: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez split up
With the final blow of a heart-wrenching split, it’s official: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were the Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake of this generation, minus the matching denim outfit. With only rumours of a rekindling love affair to keep us warm at night, I’m going to call this celebrity relationship as official over until they show up at the next red carpet event hand in hand. Otherwise, I guess the title of the greatest lasting love story of this generation has to go to Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth by default. They may not be as picture perfect as everyone would like them to be, but they’ve been together for years and are engaged. Congrats, Miley!
HIT: Honey Boo Boo
Whether or not you were laughing along or laughing at her, you can’t deny the attention the sassy pageant princess known as Honey Boo Boo garnered this year. Honey Boo Boo, a.k.a. Alana Thompson, and her rag tag redneck family entertained us all summer long with their unusual ways and head scratching taglines. While TLC has moved incredibly far from the educational channel it initially hoped to be, we can learn a lot from Honey Boo Boo with her high level of self-confidence that many people (adults included) lack. You go, Alana!
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Directioners, the worst kept secret has been revealed. Harry Styles has partially confirmed that he is in a relationship with Taylor Swift.
While attending the red carpet before their performance on the X Factor season finale, a reporter took the risk in asking Styles flat out about what’s going on between him and Swift.
But come on. It’s not like we didn’t know this already. With photographic evidence of the two holding hands and taking romantic strolls in the park, it would be kind of silly to think there isn’t anything going on between the two.
Though if you’re still upset about this, at least sweet, adorable Niall is still single.
Watch the video here: