X Factor UK Headlines for 02/03/13

One Direction to perform charity single at Brit Awards, listen to the preview!

One Direction’s “One Way Or Another” Cover: Hear A Preview
After One Direction announced they’d be covering Blondie‘s “One Way or Another” for charity, Daybreak host Richard Arnold asked, “Whose dad came up with that idea? It was 1978, lads.” (Their response: “Seems like yesterday to me.”)

A 30-second snippet of 1D’s cover has since surfaced online, and for now, it’s enough proof that the British boy band embraced the challenge, generational gap aside. Their take is a more stadium-ready rendition, featuring heavier guitars and a more dramatic build-up at the bridge. Check it out after the jump.
Read more: Idolator

One Direction to debut Comic Relief Blondie single at Brit Awards 2013
One Direction will perform their new single, a cover of Blondie’s ‘One Way or Another’, for the first time at the Brit Awards next month.

The track, which is this year’s official Comic Relief record, is available to pre-order now on iTunes and will be released on Sunday, February 17. The physical copy will be available in Sainsbury’s one day later.

Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne will perform the track live at the Brits on Wednesday, February 20.

“We are really excited to be part of Red Nose Day this year. We recorded Blondie’s ‘One Way or Another’ and we really want the song to raise lots of money and for people to show their support by going out and buying themselves a copy,” said Horan.

Tomlinson added: “Getting the chance to perform Blondie’s song will be incredible. We’re so excited! Red Nose Day is a great excuse to have a lot of fun and to raise money, please get involved.”
Read more: Digital Spy

‘If you don’t cry you’re superhuman': One Direction on their life-changing trip to Africa
When the boys came face to face with children just a few years younger than them struggling in poverty, it brought them down to earth with a bump
The One Direction boys are used to flying out to faraway places and being mobbed for autographs and photos by screaming girls.

So when they came face to face with children just a few years younger than them struggling in poverty, it brought them down to earth with a bump.

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were moved to tears at a school in Ghana as youngsters surrounded them wanting nothing more than a smile.

The boys visited the poverty-hit city of Accra with Comic Relief to film a video for their single, a fusion of Blondie’s One Way or Another and The Undertones’ Teenage Kicks, which is out today in aid of the charity.

Harry, 19 tomorrow, admitted: “We all had moments. If you get involved in it and you don’t cry you’re superhuman.

“We’ve seen appeal films before so we thought we knew what it’s like.

“But when you’re there and you get the smells, your eyes hurt from the smoke, you cough, you’re feeling it all.

“The crazy thing is, when I went to school not one person wanted to be there. Yet you go into a school in Ghana and every child loves it.
Read more: The Mirror

One Direction, Tattoos: Singers’ Mothers Disapprove of Ink
What do you do when your teenage son becomes a superstar overnight?

“My mum just cries the whole time,” One Direction’s Liam Payne confessed. “My mum literally has not stopped crying for the past two and a half years.”

ID’s families provide a strong support system for the boys, enthusiastically attending their shows.

“It’s really nice just to like look out [at a concert] and see your family, however embarrassing they’re being,” said Zayn Malik. “Even if they’re on the chair dancing, like, it’s just cool.”
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1D Harry’s direct advice for snapper
He writes playful autograph

ONE Direction star Harry Styles gave a cheeky note to a photographer who asked for his autograph.

The snapper was waiting to take pictures of Harry outside his home in London and asked him to sign something for his Daughter Ella.

Harry then proceeded to scrawl the joke text onto a piece of cardboard from his car before handing it over.

The autograph read: “To Ella, please tell your daddy to go away. Love from Harry x.”
Read more: The Sun

Up all night… with a stripper: The ‘waitress’ Zayn Malik ‘cheated’ on Perrie Edwards with is a £500-a-hour private dancer
One Direction fans were up in arms last week over reports that Zayn Malik had allegedly slept with Australian waitress Courtney Webb, cheating on his Little Mix girlfriend Perrie Edwards.

According to reports Courtney is a £500-a–hour stripper who spent five months working at a London strip club performing private dances and fully-nude private sessions.

While Courtney, who took pictures of the singer as he slept, claimed not to know who the famous singer was, the Daily Mirror write that she would have known exactly who is was and has a tendency to make a beeline for famous men.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Zayn Malik sports mystery hand injury as he attends One Direction rehearsals in bandages
While Zayn Malik has been busy breaking hearts he has also been hurting himself too.

The One Direction star emerged on Wednesday afternoon with his right hand fully wrapped up in a bandage.

While the 20-year-old singer is normally seen using protective measures to cover a new tattoo, this precaution appeared to have been the result of a serious injury.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Lapping up the attention: Harry Styles gets a raunchy dance from a stripping WPC and racks up a £5k bar bill at wild 19th birthday party
He’s recently split from his girlfriend Taylor Swift but the failed romance seemed a million miles from Harry Styles’ mind as he enjoyed a raucous 19th birthday party on Friday night, complete with a stripper dressed as policewoman.

The One Direction star let his floppy hair down as he partied with his showbiz pals racking up a huge bar bill before receiving a surprise present – a raunchy lap dance.

The singer had first headed out to a club in trendy east London, where he treated 39 pals to a slap up meal of fried chicken and duck wings, all washed down with frozen Margaritas, beer and champagne.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Harry Styles: My wild night with stripper dressed as cop
One Direction heart-throb tells how he copped it from sexy brunette dancer at boozy 19th bash

ONE Direction star Harry Styles enjoys a surprise prezzie for his birthday — a sexy STRIPPER dressed as a cop.

She wowed Harry on a wild night out as he celebrated turning 19 at a London club. He told The Sun: “It was great. I was in stitches.”

Playboy Harry added: “She forgot her truncheon.”

The boyband heart-throb was in a trendy club when the curvy brunette was served up as a surprise gift.

She peeled off her WPC’s uniform down to her undies, gave the ladies’ man singer a lap dance and then jokingly put him under “arrest”.

But bizarrely she admitted to him she had left her truncheon behind so had instead brought along some nunchucks — Oriental martial arts weapons.

And to add to the hilarious uproar a fellow clubber in Harry’s group said he recognised the performer as a student he had been to college with.
Read more: The Sun

Shock exit! Shayne Ward is booted off Dancing On Ice although it’s Matt Lapinskas who takes a tumble in the skate-off
After battling it out in the skate-off against Matt Lapinskas, Shayne Ward became the latest contestant to be booted off of Dancing On Ice on Sunday night.

Despite the fact that former favourite Matt fell over during his skate-off, three of the four judges chose to save him over former X Factor winner Shayne.

The pressure was on this week as contestants had to perform a 30 second solo routine, but Shane clearly failed to impress the voting public, despite picking up his best score yet from the judges.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Olly Murs ‘quitting The Xtra Factor’
Olly Murs has reportedly quit The Xtra Factor.

The ‘Troublemaker’ singer has said that it is “unlikely” he’ll join Caroline Flack on the X Factor companion show for a third series.

“I’ve had two great years on it,” he told Heat. “To be honest, the way my career is going in terms of music and internationally it looks unlikely that I’ll be able to do it.

“It’s an amazing part of my career and working with Caroline has been great.”
Read more: Digital Spy

Rylan Clark to present ‘The Xtra Factor’ after Olly Murs leaves?
Rylan Clark could be in line to replace Olly Murs on The Xtra Factor.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner told Digital Spy just hours after leaving the house on Friday (January 25) that hosting the spinoff show is his ambition.

He said: “My dream job would be presenting on The Xtra Factor – and I know my name has been banded about, but it’s an honour that I’ve even been mentioned.”

It’s thought the reality star could be returning as Caroline Flack’s new co-host on the ITV2 show after Olly Murs is potentially leaving after two years due to music commitments.

An X Factor spokesperson told Digital Spy: “We’d love Olly to come back for this year’s Xtra Factor and we hope we can make it work with his busy schedule.”
Read more: Digital Spy

No rest for the wicked! CBB winner Rylan Clark takes time out of the X Factor tour to perform at a student night in Liverpool
After making waves on the X Factor and winning Celebrity Big Brother last week, you could be forgiven for thinking that Rylan Clark might want a break from the spotlight.

But it seems the 24-year-old reality TV star has no intention of slowing down any time soon.

Having kicked off the X Factor tour in Manchester at the weekend, Rylan paid a visit to neighbouring Liverpool to make an appearance at a student club night.
Read more: The Daily Mail

WATCH Rylan Clark on his Cosmo naked centrefold shoot doing his best sex face
Everyone loves Rylan, so we’re honoured to present him as our fabulous Cosmo naked centrefold this month, hot on the heels of his Celebrity Big Brother victory.

Ever the professional we can confirm Rylan is as whip-smart, hard-working and fall-off-your-chair-funny in the super tanned flesh.

He posed in a giant cocktail glass for the shoot and looked shamazeballs. For his tips on how to feel confident naked and strike a Rylan pout, scroll down to watch the video.

Talking of shamazeballs, the reason Rylan took part in this shoot was to raise awareness for cancer and the importance of checking our bodies for lumps and irregularities even in the most private of places. He said: “People have just got to realise you can’t be shy about this stuff you’ve got to check yourself. It’s important to look after yourself on the inside as much as on the outside. Us blokes play with our bits enough as it is, so when your man has his hands down his trousers on the couch, encourage him to check his testicles for any lumps.

I had a little scare when I was younger – I found a lump and was really scared, but I went to the doctor and everything was fine. It might not have been if I hadn’t spotted it early though.”
Read more: Cosmopolitan

Union J sign deal with RCA Records, new single due out in June
Union J have confirmed the details of their new record deal.

The X Factor boyband have signed to Sony Music subsidiary RCA, with their debut single scheduled for June.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be signed to RCA. Being on X Factor was such a great experience and the perfect way for us to start our musical journey,” Union J said.

“Hopefully 2013 will an amazing year for us and we cannot wait for everyone to hear our music.”

The four-piece join JLS, Alexandra Burke and Aiden Grimshaw on the label’s roster.

X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas also confirmed that he has signed a deal with RCA last week.
Read more: Digital Spy

King Arthur’s ticking off from Mum
JAMES ARTHUR is not too old to get a ticking off from his mum.

The X Factor winner had King Arthur inked on his hand and it’s not gone down well.

His furious mum Shirley Ashworth ordered him to get it removed. A source said: “He’s got loads of tattoos but his latest has really upset her.

“She thought he was over his tattoo phase and only spotted it after it was beamed on the big screen at a gig.”
Read more: The Sun

Misha B to release debut album in the summer: I’ve had time to breathe
Misha B has revealed that her debut album will be released in the summer.

The former X Factor star has been working on her first collection since leaving the show back in 2011 and is happy that she’s had time to create the album she wants.

“I’ve had time to breathe and write what I wanted because I haven’t been under any pressure,” Misha B told the Daily Star.
Read more: Digital Spy

Is feminism a dirty word for popstars?
Yesterday Ella Henderson was stopped by her male PR from answering whether she was a feminist or not in an interview with Emma Barnett. It was a shocking moment – but is feminism really such a dirty word for popstars?
Yesterday I had one of the oddest experiences. I was conducting an incredibly inoffensive phone interview with Ella Henderson, the 17-year-old starlet of last year’s X Factor, trying to understand why she was fronting up Disney’s Safer Internet Day.

None the wiser, after around 20 minutes of carefully managed and unilluminating conversation, I decided to broaden out my questions – to get a sense of the Ella, the young popstar from Grimsby recently thrust into the bright limelight. However, this was when things became tricky, for Ella, having recently signed a record deal with Sony – was surrounded by an army of PRs and publicists from both Disney and her label.

Every time I asked her a question, the line sounded like it went dead, as if someone seemed to silence the phone. There would be a pause and then a carefully constructed answer would be delivered by a very polite and inoffensive Ella.
Read more: The Telegraph

Caught Live: Little Mix at The Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Show must go on for Perrie Edwards and the rest of the band…

THE ten blokes sitting among the 2,500-strong audience at LITTLE MIX’s UK tour opening night last night must have felt like they made a wrong turn on the way to the local boozer.

The girlband’s show is unashamedly directed at a young female audience catered for by the likes of JESSIE J – and they do it just as well, if not better.

A year after winning The X Factor and the girls have a sound and look that is slicker than girlbands who have been around for three times as long.
Read more: The Sun

As strong as ever! Little Mix release inspirational new behind-the-scenes tour video for third single Change Your Life
They’re currently hard at work as they tour the country together for the first time.

And Little Mix clearly want their fans to know just what they get up to backstage, as they’ve just released their new video for third single Change Your Life, featuring behind-the-scenes footage.

Out to prove just how close they all are and how much they care about their music, the X Factor winners give viewers a sneak peek into their private world as they gear up for their tour.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The fun never stops with Tara Reid! The seasoned party girl takes her BFFs Jedward on a night out in LA
She’s known for being the life and soul of the party, so who better than Tara Reid to take Jedward on a night out in LA.

The Irish twins flew across the pond to visit their favourite Celebrity Big Brother housemate and she couldn’t have been more happy to see them.

The American Pie star tweeted: ‘My favorite twins are in town visiting me I am so happy aka jedward!’
Read more: The Daily Mail

Simon Cowell tops Richest Reality TV Stars list with fortune of £225million… and he signed up six of the others
They were famous simply for being ‘on the telly’ but that hasn’t stopped some reality TV stars from going on to bank millions.

A rich list published yesterday reveals just how many have milked a fortune from celebrity that seemed to last barely minutes.

While the league is topped by well-known names such as Simon Cowell, there are others in the top 50 who will be a mystery to all but the most devoted TV addicts.

The X Factor boss, with an estimated fortune of £225million, has beaten Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle, who is worth £22million, and his proteges One Direction, who are worth £20million each, to top Now magazine’s list.

But while Simon came first in the list, six of the names featured in the article are in fact ones signed up by Cowell – who wouldn’t have made it in the industry without his help.

As well as Susan and One Direction, Will Young (£13.5million) Leona Lewis (£12million), Alexandra Burke (£12million), Gareth Gates (£6.5million), Paul Potts (£6million) and JLS (£6million) all feature on the list.
Read more: The Daily Mail


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 Will.I.Am – Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears)
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8 James Arthur – Impossible
10 One Direction – Kiss You
23 One Direction – Little Things
26 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
39 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
54 Little Mix – Wings
56 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
78 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
93 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

Albums
1 Les Miserables – Motion Picture Cast Recording
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8 One Direction – Take Me Home
16 One Direction – Up All Night
30 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
66 Little Mix – DNA
72 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter 1

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 Bingo Players – Get Up (Rattle) (feat. Far East Movement)
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11 James Arthur – Impossible
13 One Direction – Kiss You
27 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
30 Amelia Lily – Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got)
31 Little Mix – Change Your Life
53 One Direction – Little Things
73 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
80 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
99 Little Mix – DNA

Albums
1 Biffy Clyro – Opposites
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12 One Direction – Take Me Home
22 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
25 Little Mix – DNA
26 One Direction – Up All Night
46 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter One
48 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know