X Factor UK Headlines for 01/19/13

Niall Horan returns from the USA on crutches after undergoing major knee surgery. Little Mix to release a charity single for Sport Relief.

‘It was a complete success considering the scale’: Niall Horan walks with crutches after undergoing major knee surgery ‘much larger than anticipated’
Privacy is what Niall Horan has asked for from fans after undergoing major knee surgery, ‘much larger than anticipated’.

The operation, which he has said was a ‘complete success’, comes just three months before the One Direction star is set to go on tour with his bandmates.

The 20-year-old was seen hobbling around on crutches as he reportedly arrived back home from the US, before taking to Twitter to answer speculation as to what was wrong on Friday.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It was a stupid and irresponsible thing to do’: 1D’s Liam Payne apologises after he is pictured on dangerously high roof ledge
One Direction singer Liam Payne has apologised to fans after he was pictured standing dangerously on a roof ledge 360 foot high.

The 20-year-old singer was pictured in a photo on a friend’s Twitter feed – which has since been deleted – having climbed from his 34th floor balcony.

With the lights of London behind him, he is just inches away the edge of the skyscraper block of flats in the Docklands, East London.
Read more: Daily Mail

Back in the game! Liam Payne takes girlfriend Sophia Smith to the basketball for couples time after ‘stupid’ ledge photo
It didn’t start out as the best week ever for One Direction’s Liam Payne, but by Thursday it was looking much better as he and girlfriend Sophia Smith cuddled up at a basketball match in London.

The two lovebirds watched a NBA Global Games basketball match between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks with the Nets winning 127 points to 110.

Sitting courtside, the two made a handsome couple all dressed in black with Liam even opting to strip down to only a T-shirt inside the arena to the delight of fans.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Huge love to you!’ Liam Payne attacked after he tweets that he is a Duck Dynasty fan
Duck Dynasty has been mired in controversy since the show’s patriarch Phil Robertson’s homophobic slurs were exposed.

So when One Direction star Liam Payne decided to tweet that he was a fan of the show it raised eyebrows.

‘Huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan,’ he wrote, in a tweet to Phil’s son Willie on Saturday afternoon.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Who gets arrested for throwing an egg?’ Kelly Osbourne, Kylie Jenner and Harry Styles shell-shocked as police send 11 units to Justin Bieber’s home over ‘egg attack’
11 police cars descended on Justin Bieber’s mansion on Tuesday to investigate an alleged vicious egg attack on his neighbour.

And according to TMZ, the Baby hitmaker’s rapper pal Lil Za was ‘arrested for Molly [a form of Ecstasy] and Xanax possession’ while police were ‘executing a search warrant in connection with the egg-throwing incident’.

However, Za’s furious pals including Kylie Jenner and Bieber’s producer Maejor Ali rushed to berate the police for their overzealous approach to the egg incident while British stars Harry Styles and Kelly Osbourne poked fun at the LAPD’s reaction.
Read more: Daily Mail

First PDA! Harry Styles cuddles with girlfriend Kendall Jenner as they join her mom Kris and sister Khloe at a concert
It wasn’t just One Of These Nights for Kendall Jenner, 18, and her boyfriend Harry Styles, 19, on Friday.

It was a hang-out-with-the-Kardashian-family night.

The new couple was seen cuddling – their first public display of affection – at the Eagles concert in LA with not just the model’s half-sister Khloe, 29, but also her mother Kris, 58, and several friends, including Chelsea Handler.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘One Direction couldn’t put on a good show with a gun to their head’: William H. Macy mocks boy band’s on stage ability
Actor William H. Macy looks set to face the wrath of One Direction fans after questioning their performance skills during an appearance on Live With Kelly And Michael.

Appearing on the show on Thursday the 63-year-old told the hosts: ‘I’ve been in showbiz all my life. So, let me just say, those guys can sing. They’re very talented. They couldn’t put on a good show with a gun to their head.’

His comments, which were met by gasps from the audience, come after he revealed his young daughter is obsessed with the band, in particular Harry Styles.

The Fargo actor said: ‘Sophia is crazy about One Direction and she has this lifestyle, stand up cut-out of Harry Styles in her room. It scares the s*** out of me every time I walk in there. It’s been in there for six months and I keep walking in going ‘ahhhhh’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Scoring even more brownie points! Perrie Edwards surprises superhero fan Zayn Malik with an Incredible Hulk birthday cake for his 21st
She recently surprised fiancé Zayn Malik with a trip to Disneyland Paris for his 21st birthday.

But that wasn’t the end of Perrie Edwards’ generosity, as she also splashed out on an Incredible Hulk cake for superhero fan Zayn.

The One Direction star is said to have told friends he was ‘chuffed to bits’ by the sweet treat, believed to have been ordered from a shop near Perrie’s family home in Weymouth, Dorset.
Read more: Daily Mail

Racing up the charts: Little Mix reveal official Sport Relief single wearing revealing red running outfits
Pop stars Little Mix are on track to race up the charts again this year with a recording of Word Up as this year’s official Sport Relief single.

The group posed in running gear to announce they were joining the fundraising efforts with their version of the Cameo hit.

The four girls, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, took to their band’s official Twitter account to announce the news, saying: ‘We are really excited to announce this year’s official @SportRelief Single is called ‘Word Up’ sung by….. US!! xxLittle Mix xxx #SR14’
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix will be covering this song:

Leigh-Anne Pinnock sports daring, plunging bodysuit as Little Mix embrace their mature new look for sexy shoot
They were once the bubblegum girlband who made history by becoming the first group to win The X Factor.

But that moment seems a long time ago when looking at the four-piece’s incredible mature new look in the pages of this month’s FAULT magazine.

The girls have fully embraced their inner sexpots as they pose for the shoot, with Leigh-Anne Pinnock leading the way in a daring, plunging bodysuit.
Read more: Daily Mail

Sam Bailey’s dreams come true! Duet with Michael Bolton at NTAs 2014!
Sam Bailey will sensationally open this year’s National Television Awards, in what will be her first live performance since winning the X Factor. And she won’t be singing alone!

Broadcast live on ITV from 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd January, the performance will see the chart topper joined on stage by two very special guests for a rendition of Motown classic Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

It’s no secret that Sam’s biggest music hero is acclaimed singer Michael Bolton and NTA producers will be flying him in especially from LA for the one-off performance. And that’s not all… the Thornhill Community Academy choir from Channel 4’s surprise hit of last year, Educating Yorkshire, have spent months rehearsing and will be on stage to sing alongside the pair, kicking off proceedings at the glittering ceremony.
Read more: Unreality TV

Just do it: Leona Lewis grabs a refreshing drink of water after a trip to the gym
Proving that her style doesn’t have to suffer while working out, Leona Lewis hit the gym in head-to-head Nike Woman training gear.

The singer wore her hair in a tight top knot and left the building in a pair of stylish sunglasses.

Leona chatted to some friends as she drank from a water bottle following her LA-based gym session.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Pharrell Williams – Happy
11 One Direction – Story of My Life
15 Sam Bailey – Skyscraper
19 Little Mix – Move
26 Little Mix – Little Me
29 Gary Barlow – Let Me Go
33 One Direction – Best Song Ever
78 One Direction – Midnight Memories
98 Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats

1 Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
6 One Direction – Midnight Memories
9 Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
21 One Direction – Up All Night
22 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways (features Olly Murs and Kelly Clarkson)
24 One Direction – Take Me Home
32 James Arthur – James Arthur
36 Little Mix – Salute
56 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
76 Union J – Union J

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The Official Charts
1 Pharrell Williams – Happy
16 Little Mix – Little Me
26 One Direction – Story of My Life
32 Little Mix – Move
34 Gary Barlow – Let Me Go
41 Sam Bailey – Skyscraper
81 One Direction – Best Song Ever

1 Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
5 Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
9 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways (features Olly Murs and Kelly Clarkson)
14 One Direction – Midnight Memories
25 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
29 Little Mix – Salute
38 James Arthur – James Arthur
55 Rebecca Ferguson – Freedom
57 One Direction – Take Me Home
64 One Direction – Up All Night

Mateja Praznik

I study law at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover and I own 5 cats and a dog.
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    bit random seeing Carrie’s BHC in the Irish top 100… wonder what drove people to go and buy it this week??