We’re obsessing over Mike Stud’s rap version of The Wanted’s “Glad You Came,” which he loaded on YouTube for #SundayStudDay. It quickly started trending which prompted the rapper to comment on Twitter:
We’re not surprised. I love a good cover, even more so when the artist takes liberties by penning some original lyrics and adding some instrumentals.
The Wanted are like, so popular
Ah yes. Just like The Wanted I also love spending my afternoons indulging in the slew of fan mail addressed to me. The only problem is trying to drag the heavy bag of love sonnets through my front door (#celebrityproblems). Luckily it does wonders for my biceps. [Sidenote: I don't actually get letters of praise or in fact, any letters at all. I'm merely channeling the thoughts of bandmates Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness (above) because their lives
seem are undeniably awesome.]
Conor Maynard is naked
Conor Maynard landed in Atlanta to perform for his Mayniacs and tweeted about the sweltering heatwave that struck the city. By now the Mayniacs are like “Britt, stop talking about Atlanta and weather. Dude just tweeted about “naked time” and I’m visualizing. He can have the key to my city anytime.” Yes, they ACTUALLY just said that.
Kendall Jenner is a princess
When I was Kendall Jenner’s age I spent my summers drinking rainbow Slurpees at the local amusement park and watching repeat episodes of dated sitcoms when I wasn’t working at a nameless Canadian department store. Meanwhile, 16-year-old Kendall and her sister Kylie go to photo shoots and tweet photos of themselves in glitzy princess dresses. Man, she is so relatable.
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British bad boys The Wanted are known for not only their strong vocal pipes, musical talents and staggering good looks, they would pretty much do anything for their fans. The guys shower their “fanmily” with hugs, kisses, and weekly webisodes, resulting in excessive fan-girling.
Things got a little out of hand earlier this week when two members of TW Nathan Sykes and Tom Parker arrived at Glasgow airport. One of the girls must of got caught up in the commotion, ended up hitting her head on a brick wall and had a frightening seizure. Instead of the guys running off to catch their flight (considering they were in a rush and that would be an A-lister thing to do) they stayed back to help her!
Tom told The Sun, “It was as we pulled up at the airport that one of our fans collapsed on the floor. Nath stayed by her side while I called 999. It was pretty frightening, but anyone would have done the same.” We would hope so too. Nathan also seemed concerned, taking to his Twitter hours later , “Can someone please dm to let me know if the girl from the airport is ok?? Thanks x.”
Even though the girl got hurt, I guess having your idols care for you is much, much better. I bet she was glad they came!
Every Tuesday, Vanessa Marciano highlights the very best of Tumblr. This week, we’re not sure what we’re ogling over more, the delicious chocolate-dipped marshmallow treats or the Abercrombie models (yelp).
Shots, Shots, Shots! The Wanted are only getting started
Today marks one year since British bad boys The Wanted released their hit single “Glad You Came,” making girls scream worldwide and wonder if there’s some kind of sexual innuendo behind the lyrics. [homosykesual]
Summer is all about embracing colour, so throw on some rings and you’ll have your perfect accessary for the sun. Just don’t forget your SPF! [coastal-skies]
If only making fake concert tickets were as easy to get away with as using a fake ID (not that I’d know). What’s better than snagging VIP tickets to the show of the summer? [paperocean]
Mason isn’t impressed, is he?
Why does everyone insist on declaring their allegiance to either The Wanted or One Direction like it’s a pivotal rule of fandom? Can’t opposing boy bands and their fans just chill out, have dance offs to weird mashups and reward each other with dimpled smiles and pats on the back when one band is successful? Apparently, NOPE.
During an interview with Much Music, the guys of One Direction were asked to clear up a rumour that’s on everyone’s mind. Are they collaborating with
arch nemesis The Wanted?
Well, that’s a tricky question. Three of the guys said it was real while one said it was a rumour. So we’re not really sure what the actual answer is. Though personally, I’d love it if The Wanted popped out of the fog during one of 1D’s concerts and started some epic boy band duet.
Another question that’s on our minds: if you guys really don’t have a problem with each other, why don’t you hang out so the media can squash the rumour? Well, I can think of a million reasons: the dudes are all so busy travelling, touring, recording and aswering questions about opposing boy bands. Louis recommended the interviewer go ask The Wanted why they haven’t hung out but apparently their management FORBIDS interviewers from asking about that no-no topic.
I still feel like I’m missing part of the puzzle. Either that, or the guys are just so tired of questions about The Wanted that there’s nothing left to say.
Watch it here:
I’m a huge fan of The Wanted, so when I was searching for their song “Glad You Came” on YouTube and came across this Toronto cover project called Virginia to Vegas, it was a total win. Virginia to Vegas is headed by DJ Baker, a singer and songwriter, trying to make a name for himself in the Canadian music industry. Below is his newest cover of UK bad boys’ “Glad You Came,” sung in an old school, classy way. Baker has also covered Justin Bieber’s new single “Boyfriend,” Coldplay’s “Paradise” and Chris Brown ft. Justin Bieber’s “Next 2 You.” His YouTube channel already has a little over 100,000 views and counting. I see big things coming for this guy! Oh and did I mention I dig his hipster style?
If you’re a member of The Wanted’s ‘fanmily’ you’d know by now that each week the boys post a new video on Wednesday, also known as Wanted Wednesday. These candid videos showcase their cray-cray side and most importantly, they don’t censor themselves like most cookie-cutter boy bands. That’s why we dig them! Oh and they have cute accents too. This week Max George was monkeying around (huh, get it?) when Siva told him to do his best gorilla impression. It was on POINT and they even added in some Phil Collin’s music in the background.
Justin Bieber getting sh*t-faced? We could have told you that. The Wanted revealed to us a while ago that they might’ve had a drink with the popstar. He’s underage but considering the industry he’s in and the simple fact that he’s a teenager, we’re not surprised. He told GQ that he’s never lost control, but he has had a beer. “For me, it’s just like, I like to be in control of myself. I mean, I’ve had a beer, like, before…But I never get out of control,” he said.
The Biebs looked dapper in the spread and opened up about his evolution from boy to man in the interview. Bieber is in that grey-zone right now where he has to make that transition from kid to a “swaggy adult.” And he demands respect.
He also defends Kim Kardashian in the article after catching one of his business advisors ragging on her. You guys are so mean, bro…. People say she doesn’t do anything; she actually does do stuff…. She works hard,” he said. We don’t necessarily agree, but it’s nice that he stuck up for her.
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President Barack Obama’s recent public support of same-sex marriage split the political arena in two, but at least he knows he has hip hop mogul Jay-Z backing him. The rapper, who is a curator for the Made in America Festival, has been a longtime supporter of Obama and didn’t shy away from telling us how it is.
“I think it was the right thing to do,” he told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “So whether it cost him votes or not—it’s really not about votes, it’s about people. So whether it cost him votes or not, I think it was the right thing to do as a human being.”
One commenter on YouTube said it takes serious balls and a secure man to approve same-sex marriage in the hyper-masculine world of rap.
Jay-Z also gave his personal thoughts on the issue, likening opposition to same-sex marriage to discrimination against African-Americans: “I have always thought of it as something that is still holding the country back,” he said. “What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination, plain and simple.”
You tell ‘em Jay-Z! The rapper isn’t the first celebrity to support Obama, as everyone from Snooki and JWoww to Vampire Diaries’ actress Nina Dobrev and The Wanted have all given him a shout out.
Watch it here:
Harry Styles and Zayn Malik played Confession with Juice and revealed something embarrassing about themselves. Before you watch the videos, see if you can guess which statements below are true. I won’t ruin the answer, but I think the guys are just being cheeky.
1) … kisses every member of the band before they go to bed at night.
2) … doesn’t have any nipples.
3) … originally auditioned for The Wanted
1) … stole his look off Siva from The Wanted.
2) … is just a stage name. His real name is Lionel.
3) … has a crush on Caroline Flack.
We watch videos of your favourite celebrities before they made it big, including The Wanted, One Direction and Ed Sheeran. We also talk about Ashton Kutcher’s controversial new ad for Popchips and a kid who nearly gets eaten by a lion (but not really).
Many of us stash away embarrassing photos or home videos from our younger years that we’d rather forget. Think of that tap dance recital when the majority of your moves were enhanced with jazz hands or the middle school play in which you played an inconsequential role, like a stationary shrub.
For today’s generation, those videos are bound to be immortalized on YouTube one way or another. Luckily for the celebrities below, they all had pretty impressive talents that include everything from being a mini pop idol to stuffing and an obscene amount of marshmallows into one mouth.
One Direction’s Liam Payne
Looks like One Direction’s Liam Payne had a steady group of female groupies even before he was in the boy band. Here he is at 15, singing “Lost” at Merry Hill Christmas in 2008. Payne was a music technology student at City of Wolverhampton College and first auditioned for X Factor that same year. Although he made it to the judges’ houses, Simon Cowell didn’t think he was ready for the competition and asked him to come back in two years. Thankfully, he did.
“Hello again, my name is Ed Sheeran and this is How Much Can You Fit in Your Mouth? Today’s episode is Tesco’s Fat Free Marshmallows.” Sheeran chronicled his mediocre foodie adventures on YouTube around age 14 or 15. Other episodes in the series documented how many Maltesers, Jaffa Cakes and Gummy Bears he could fit in his mouth before gagging. Luckily, he had a ‘spotter’ in his aloof assistant Steve. Of course, the singer also used YouTube to promote his fantastic music and his fan base steadily grew until he rocketed to fame with “The A Team” at age 20.
The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes
Here’s an 11-year-old Nathan Sykes giving us a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Notice his cheeky wink at the beginning before turning serious and showing off some impressive snake arms with his backup dancers. His 90s muscle shirt, baggy pants and black sweatband defined my entire generation.
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, ScarJo gets a star on the Walk of Fame and Courtney Stodden releases a new single (ick).
HIT: The Wanted’s “Chasing the Sun” will be the title track in Ice Age 4
While we’re not diehards for Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, we do love The Wanted here at andPOP. The band’s single “Chasing the Sun” will be the title track for the new movie and the news started trending on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
MISS: Glee’s Amber Riley collapses on Red Carpet
Heather Morris, Jenna Ushkowitz and Amber Riley were on the red carpet for a screening of their Fox show Glee, and while giving interviews Riley collapsed. She wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys, I’m okay I got a little dizzy from all the photog flashes! You’d think I’s be used to it by now, still a red carpet amateur I guess. Gonna get checked out but I feel fine. Thank you for all the concern and well wishes,” She also wrote: “I’d also like to thank the photographers for being do professional and not taking photos of me on the ground. I truly truly appreciate it. Could have been super embarrassing.” We’re glad she’s okay!
HIT: Scarlett Johansson gets a star on the Walk of Fame
Johansson may only be 27 years old, but there’s no doubt she’s deserving of such an honor as a star on the Walk of Fame. The Avengers star has won a Tony award, received countless nominations for her film work and has even been Woody Allen’s muse. From indie flicks, the stage and even to big budget summer spectacles, Johansson can do it all.
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It seems like The Wanted didn’t really learn much after calling Christina Aguilera a b*tch. This time, they share hilarious stories about Britney Spears and Justin Bieber during a radio interview. Then we watch grannies watching the Kim Kardashian sex tape and a dog watching a video of himself watch a cat. Dogception much?
In most circles, it’s considered unprofessional to rag on people you’ve worked with in the past (especially on national television) but The Wanted brushed off their whole confidentiality agreement to tell a story about working with Britney Spears. In an interview with NYC’s Fresh 102.7 the guys said they were told by bouncers to face the wall as Britney Spears walked down the hallway.
This comes right after their comments about Christina Aguilera being a b*tch proving that a) the guys really don’t care about upsetting their fellow artist’s fans and b) every interview with them is going to be juicy. No one is safe. However, in this case it sounds like they weren’t commenting on Britney, it was more a reflection on her bodyguard.
Tom seemed to be the instigator this time, spurring Siva to tell the story: “We signed a confidentiality thing that we should never say anything about what happened but tell it anyway.”
Jay brought the comments back a dial, insisting that when they met Britney personally she was very kind: ”honestly when we actually met her person to person, she was so down to earth,” he said. “You can tell she’s a total southern girl and Nathan, when he was a kid, won a singing competition. She was one of the judges or something. And she gave him a kiss, it was one of his first kisses as a kid. So he got to meet her again and support her.”
The finishing touch in the interview was when the guys talked about Justin Bieber kicking Siva in the “left testicle.” Sadly, they go into far few details to indicate how and why it happened.
Watch it here:
It’s the end of April and you know what that means! It’s time for April’s fail compilation. We also watch Tom Parker’s sort-of apology to Christina Aguilera after The Wanted called her a b*tch. Finally, we talk about Justin Bieber kissing college girls at NYU.
The Wanted learned a hard lesson after calling “The Voice” judge Christina Aguilera “a bitch” during a radio interview in NYC. Two days later, Tom Parker sort of apologized, although he swiftly took another jab at her.
After appearing on The Voice the band went on 92.3 NOW and said: ”She’s a total bitch. She might not be a bitch in real life, but to us she was a bitch.” The band was hit pretty hard by Xtina fans after the rant.
When TMZ asked Parker about the comments outside Hollywood’s Mondrian Hotel, he said: We shouldn’t have said it, to be honest with you. We just think manners cost nothing, you know what I mean? The rest of the judges were really nice, and she didn’t even walk over to us and talk to us. We apologize for the comment.”
Their comments come just a couple weeks after the glacial look she gave Justin Bieber while he was performing.
Do you think the original comments went too far?
Looks like The Wanted aren’t fans of Christina Aguilera.
In an interview with morning host Sarah Lee, the band talked about the singer and how they think her judgement isn’t so good.
The guys have performed on both American Idol and The Voice. On Idol, Max George jumped off the stage to give a little hug and a kiss to judge Jennifer Lopez.
When he was asked why he didn’t do that to Aguilera on The Voice, George replied, “She’s was bit scary, to be honest.”
Tom Parker, who failed to make the audition round on U.K’s “The X Factor” before joining The Wanted, also called her “a total bitch” and said she “wouldn’t even look at us.”
Turning back to George, who was asked what he was thinking when he jumped off the stage on Idol and kissed Lopez, he said: “Yeah well J-Lo’s hot. Christina’s nothing special so…”
Ouch! Well that’s gotta sting. This boy band really don’t censor anything!
Watch them discuss it here.
If you’re a celebrity and haven’t been hounded by Stalker Sarah, you’re probably not all that important. The 16-year-old, who lives in LA, has met EVERY famous person, from Katy Perry to Skrillex to Josh Hutcherson.
She has over 4600 photos on her Flickr account of her posing with tabloid headliners, which is how she earned the nickname “Stalker Sarah.” Strangely, in every photo she stands to the right of the celeb in question and has the exact same smile. She’s even developed a strategy to silently stalk her prey, intuitively waiting outside restaurants and airport terminals like the paps.
Sarah has eyes and ears across the city and was there to jump to Lindsay Lohan’s defence after her alleged hit and run. She served as an eyewitness for TMZ:
According to Jezebel she’s so well known she now attends events with celebrities, including a Nylon party and Perez Hilton’s birthday. While part of me is slightly concerned, I’m impressed the girl is so persistant! Plus she seems to be pretty positive about her encounters. Check out her photostream here.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, People magazine names Beyoncé the world’s most beautiful woman, and Harry Styles gets a new girlfriend while breaking teenage hearts along the way.
HIT: The Wanted kill it on the Today Show
To celebrate the American release of their album, the British boy band performed their smash hit, “I’m Glad You Came.” The boys kept it clean and didn’t talk about the song’s true meaning. Excuse me while I giggle while watching my other favourite dirty boy band songs, O-Town’s “Liquid Dreams” and B44’s “Get Down.”
MISS: Harry Styles caught kissing a model
Sorry ladies, Styles may have been taken off the market. Styles was caught smooching 18 year-old American model, Emma Orsilly in New Zealand last weekend. It could be worse — he may have contracted chlamydia from a koala.
HIT: Beyoncé named The World’s Most Beautiful Woman
People magazine have dubbed the singer as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2012. I can’t believe it took them this long to do it. Beyoncé is FLAWLESS.
MISS: Justin Bieber pens a song for his own “Billie Jean,” Mariah Yeater
The heartthrob told reporters in London his new album will include a song about Yeater, the 20 year-old who accused the Biebs of fathering her child late last year. The paternity case may have been thrown out, but expect a watered down version of “Billie Jean” in the upcoming months. Read more…