X Factor UK Headlines for 01/05/14

Harry Styles: Last year with Taylor Swift, this year with Kendall Jenner!

Matt Cardle ‘checks himself into The Priory after becoming addicted to prescription drugs’
Singer Matt Cardle has checked himself into The Priory clinic after becoming hooked on prescription drugs.

The X Factor winner, 30, entered the rehab centre on Sunday for a 28-day programme, in order to ensure he’s at full health for the start of his tour in April, according to The Sun.

The paper reports he began using the medication – temazepam and Valium – in order to cope with the stress of working on his last two albums, without the support of a record label after he parted ways with them.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m getting myself better… I’ll see you on the other side': Matt Cardle thanks fans for their support after checking into rehab for prescription drug addiction
Matt Cardle has thanked fans for their support after checking into rehab to seek help for his prescription drug addiction.

The former X Factor winner posted an image of a handwritten letter on his Instagram page as he saw in 2014.

The letter read: ‘I want to thank my fans for all your lovely messages of support. I’m getting myself better…
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Meet Philis': Liam Payne introduces Twitter followers to the lady he spent Christmas with… a giant snake
He is one of the most sought-after men in the world, as one fifth of One Direction.

But Liam Payne seemed to only have eyes for one lady this Christmas – his aunt’s pet snake Philis.

Taking to Twitter the 20-year-old shared a picture of himself looking slightly apprehensive with the large snake writing: ‘My aunties snake ahhhhhhh.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Harry Styles has close friend Meredith in stitches as they go dog walking on Hampstead Heath
He is of course known for his talent with the ladies and it seems no one is immune to Harry Styles’ charms – even the wife of 1D movie producer Ben Winston.

The 19-year-old was spotted making pretty Meredith giggle as they took her pet pooch for a walk on Hampstead Heath on Saturday.

Dressed in Hunter wellington boots and a brown bomber jacket the One Direction star looked in high spirits as they stopped to chat to fellow dog walkers.
Read more: Daily Mail

Niall Horan and model Barbara Palvin enjoy low-key date night at the pub… as One Direction singer’s friend confirms the pair are OFFICIALLY dating
They’ve been rumoured to be dating for over a month.

But as Niall Horan and model Barbara Palvin enjoyed a low-key evening together at a local pub in Hertfordshire on Monday night, they did their utmost to avoid being photographed together.

However, Niall and Barbara’s attempts were somewhat in vain, as a One Direction fan who spotted them in the venue revealed on Twitter that a friend of the singer had told her the pair are officially ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Is there ANYTHING One Direction can’t peddle? 1D boys release range of glasses for pre-teen girls – at a cost of £131 a pair!
If you are an ardent One Direction – or if you have one in your family – you will likely have bought the CDs, the posters, the sticker books and the T-shirts… but the glasses?

In proof that there really are no limits to the merchandise they can peddle to their fans, the 1D boys have released a collection of glasses in association with Vision Express.

Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are not known to wear spectacles themselves – but nevertherless have been deemed qualified to design a range of girls’ glasses for the High Street optician.
Read more: Daily Mail

This Is Us… winning! One Direction’s Midnight Memories is the bestselling album of 2013… after just FIVE weeks on sale
One Direction’s Midnight Memories was the biggest selling artist album of 2013.

The third record from the popband received a late surge in sales to secure it’s place at the top of the end of year chart, according to the Official Charts Company.

Midnight Memories racked up almost 700,000 sales in just five weeks since it’s release on November 25th.
Read more: Daily Mail

Back together! Kendall Jenner, 18, and Harry Styles, 19, spotted on romantic California ski vacation after three week separation
After being apart for three weeks, Kendall Jenner, 18, and Harry Styles, 19, made an appearance together.

On Thursday several tweeters spotted the couple in the cozy ski resort town of Mammoth, California.

‘Casually hanging out with Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles. #dying,’ tweeted Allie Connolly, who even took two photos with the pair that she shared on Twitter and Instagram.
Read more: Daily Mail

A budding snow-mance! Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles pictured hitting the slopes together during amorous getaway
They looked set to be the hottest new teen couple around.

But after spending three weeks apart, it seemed that Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner may have called time on their budding romance early.

However the two young stars were spotted back together on Thursday, during a romantic skiing holiday.
Read more: Daily Mail

Treating the Pets at Home? Perrie Edwards sports chic cream coat as she picks up some gifts during girly shopping trip
Christmas is a time for giving and receiving gifts, and Perrie Edwards looked determined that her pet pooch and kitten didn’t miss out either.

The Little Mix star was spotted enjoying a shopping trip with her mother and friends on Christmas Eve, before stopping at a pet store to pick up some supplies.

The 20-year-old walked arm-in-arm with her companions while sporting a stylish, monochrome look.
Read more: Daily Mail

What will Zayn say? Perrie Edwards performs with Little Mix on Top of the Pops New Year’s Eve special wearing skin-tight nude top
Perrie Edwards chose a bizarre nude-coloured top for her pre-recorded performance with the Little Mix girls for Top of the Pops New Year’s Eve special.

The 20-year-old looks like she’s naked at first glance, but after closer inspection is wearing a skin-tight nude t-shirt with an S&M inspired harness around her waist.

The singer was performing the band’s latest hit single Move off their new album Salute, which is currently sitting at number 23 in the official albums chart.
Read more: Daily Mail

AMAZON: The X Factor Winner’s Album

This title will be released on July 7, 2014.

Their lucky charm: Sam Bailey and family watch her hometown team Leicester City beat Bolton Wanderers
Sam Bailey was a welcome guest at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, as she watched the home team Leicester City take on Bolton Wanderers.

And it seems the X Factor winner was a lucky charm, as the Foxes beat the away side 5-3 in the Capital One League Cup match up.

Joined by her husband Craig Pearson, and their two children Tommy and Brooke, Sam, 36, watched the game with studious regard from a VIP box.
Read more: Daily Mail

Shazam Bailey! X Factor winner Sam stuns in black sequined gown to perform at G-A-Y on New Year’s Eve
Sam Bailey’s fashion sense has gone from strength-to-strength since she was crowned winner of the X Factor.

And she proved that once more on New Year’s Eve when she took to the stage to perform at G-A-Y night club.

Sam, 36, dazzled in a black sequined gown with a thigh-high split for added old school sex appeal.
Read more: Daily Mail

She’s the real X Factor winner: Nicole Scherzinger set to sign £3 million record deal
Nicole Scherzinger is set to sign a £3million record deal.

The X Factor judge, who first shot to fame with the Pussycat Dolls, will release her new solo album with Sony next year and is expected to rake in millions more from a string of commercial jobs.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘Nicole was the most popular member of the X Factor panel this year and is the real winner in terms of bankability.
Read more: Daily Mail


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 Pharrell Williams – Happy
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5 Sam Bailey – Skyscraper
10 One Direction – Story of My Life
11 Little Mix – Move
19 Gary Barlow – Let Me Go
23 One Direction – Best Song Ever
26 Little Mix – Little Me
34 One Direction – Midnight Memories
41 James Arthur – You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
75 One Direction – Little Things
83 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
85 James Arthur – Recovery
84 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
88 One Direction – One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
96 One Direction – Diana

Albums
1 Ellie Goulding – Halcyon Days
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2 One Direction – Midnight Memories
7 Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
14 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways (features Olly Murs and Kelly Clarkson)
16 One Direction – Up All Night
17 Little Mix – Salute
21 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
22 One Direction – Take Me Home
24 James Arthur – James Arthur
74 Union J – Union J

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 Pitbull – Timber (feat. Ke$ha)
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7 Sam Bailey – Skyscraper
9 One Direction – Story of My Life
13 Gary Barlow – Let Me Go
20 Little Mix – Little Me
21 Little Mix – Move
46 One Direction – Best Song Ever
65 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
68 One Direction – Midnight Memories
82 James Arthur – You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You

Albums
1 Ellie Goulding – Halcyon Days
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2 Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
4 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways (features Olly Murs and Kelly Clarkson)
10 One Direction – Midnight Memories
14 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
26 James Arthur – James Arthur
32 Little Mix – Salute
47 Rebecca Ferguson – Freedom
50 One Direction – Take Me Home
57 One Direction – Up All Night
71 JLS – Goodbye The Greatest Hits
80 Union J – Union J

  • samuelgrant

    Ellie Goulding has amazing longevity. Her sophomore album, Halcyon, debuted at #2 in October 2012. 65 weeks later, the re-release finally tops the UK albums chart. Incredible! Her hit single “Lights” took almost 2 years to reach #2 in America and her new single “Burn” is just now getting big in the US after over 6 months of release.