X Factor UK Headlines for 02/17/13

One Direction release charity single! Leona Lewis leaves Modest Management, plans new album for late 2013!

One Direction released their charity single “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)”, a cover of Blondie’s hit, to raise money for Red Nose Day 2013. The single is available on iTunes worldwide. The boys reportedly funded music video for this single themselves. They filmed the video in Ghana, London, NYC and Japan. It premieres on Thursday.

One Direction – One Way Or Another ( First Radio Play )

http://youtu.be/scLZWKZ6bYg

One Direction see how £5 can prevent a child from dying | Red Nose Day 2013

Looking into tiny babies’ eyes and seeing their pain is terrible
— Says Harry Styles as One Direction visit Africa for COMIC RELIEF

ONE DIRECTION’S Harry Styles stares in wonder at the tiny bundle cradled in his arms.

He whispers: “He’s the smallest baby I have ever seen.”

Just hours old, the baby boy had been taken to one of Ghana’s leading children’s hospitals in the middle of the night.

An infection had left his little body extremely weak but doctors managed to stabilise him, much to the relief of his mum Nusira.

Clearly shaken, Harry says: “My mum worries about me all the time so I can’t imagine how terrible it must be for these mothers to see their babies so poorly.

“Looking into a tiny baby’s eyes and seeing their pain is terrible.”
Read more: The Sun

Flying high: One Direction charm air hostesses in their Comic Relief video One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
They’re doing their bit to ensure that this year’s Comic Relief raises more money than ever before.

Gearing up for the release of their charity single One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks), One Direction have given fans an exclusive look at their latest video.

Shot in different parts of the world, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson the stills capture the boys as they take to their stage and show off their humanitarian skills.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Thank you Harry Styles for coming to my party!’ Millionaire’s daughter left stunned as One Direction singer turns up to her 18th bash and gifts her with a kiss
One Harry Styles fan was left stunned after the One Direction heartthrob turned up at her 18th birthday party on Friday night.

Olivia McKee was treated to a birthday serenade by the boyband singer and was even given a kiss too.

Harry turned up to the bash at Manchester’s Great John Street Hotel, shocking the daughter of a millionaire and her 100 friends.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Leona Lewis leaves Modest! Management: ‘I’m ready for next chapter’
Leona Lewis has parted from her management company.

The singer was signed to Modest! Management following her win on The X Factor back in 2006 and went on to sell over 20 million records worldwide.
Read more: Digital Spy

Leona Lewis to release fourth studio album at the end of 2013
Leona Lewis is preparing to release her fourth studio album later this year.

Earlier this week, the former X Factor champion confirmed that she had parted ways with management company Modest!, after signing with the firm following her talent show success.
Read more: Digital Spy

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“Here’s to Everything” is Misha B’s third single!

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Former X Factor contestant Gamu is back with her debut single Shake The Room
Cheryl Cole was sent death threats when she axed budding star Gamu Nhengu from the X Factor in 2010.

But the Zimbabwe born singer is now a pop star in her own right as she prepares to launch her solo career.

The former X Factor contestant is back and has exclusively shared her debut music video Shake The Room with Mail Online.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Valentine’s threesome! Tara Reid spends the most romantic day of the year being showered with gifts…by Jedward
She’s a Hollywood star who’s had her fair share of boyfriends over the years.

But instead spending Valentine’s Day in the arms of a new love, Tara Reid was showered in romantic gifts by none other than Jedward.

The lucky 37-year-old decided to spend the most romantic day of the year with her Irish BFFs, who treated to her to pink balloons and arms full of cuddly toys while out in LA.
Read more: Daily Mail

Someone’s feeling amorous! Sharon Osbourne plants kisses on Simon Cowell and his ex Mezhgan Hussainy on night out with Louis Walsh
Nearly ten years since the first episode aired, the original X Factor judges line-up reunited for a night on the town.

The evening out had gone so well that when it came to saying goodbye Sharon Osbourne was overcome with emotion and kissed Simon Cowell, make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy and behind-the-scenes assistant Sinitta on the lips.

There was no stopping Sharon, 60, who was happy to let the world see that she was enjoying herself with old friends on Friday night.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The eternal bachelor is finally tamed: Simon Cowell marries unknown woman in secret church ceremony… for Comic Relief sketch
For years he’s managed to avoid marriage and children, but it looks like Simon Cowell might have finally given in to the urge to make one lucky lady Mrs. Cowell.

But, before women of a certain age feel their heart break, don’t panic, the music mogul was just pretending to get married as part of a new sketch for Comic Relief.

The 53-year old sends up his bachelor image in the especially commissioned skit, but fans are being kept in the dark about the identity of who he meets at the end of the aisle.
Read more: The Daily Mail


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 Macklemore/Ryan Lewis/Wanz – Thrift Shop
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14 James Arthur – Impossible
12 Little Mix – Change Your Life
22 One Direction – Kiss You
25 One Direction – Little Things
40 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
55 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
56 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
69 Little Mix – Wings
81 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
85 Olly Murs – Army of Two
88 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight

Albums
1 Emeli Sande – Our Version of Events
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12 One Direction – Take Me Home
21 One Direction – Up All Night
26 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
53 Little Mix – DNA
69 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter 1

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 Avicii vs Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One
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14 Little Mix – Change Your Life
19 James Arthur – Impossible
26 One Direction – Kiss You
36 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
59 One Direction – Little Things
62 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
88 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
89 Olly Murs – Army of Two
95 Little Mix – Wings
97 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

Albums
1 Les Miserables – Motion Picture Cast Recording
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15 One Direction – Take Me Home
30 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
31 Little Mix – DNA
36 One Direction – Up All Night
52 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
71 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter One

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Shame about Leona. Her new album was pretty terrible with the exception of  2 songs.

  • Mateja Praznik

     Eh, more or less everyone is leaving Modest Management. One Direction and Olly Murs are with them, Rebecca Ferguson is suing them, Cher Lloyd left, Alexandra left. I think even X Factor changed management, so now new alums can sign with some other company.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Oh that’s so nice of One Direction….I love them more now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    After watching that clip; Zayn can never do wrong ;)  

  • Oldhag

    From day one on X Factor the thing that struck me about the boys of One Direction was how genuinely nice they seemed, even if they were typical goofy teenagers.  It’s part of their charm and it has never seemed like an act.