X Factor UK Headlines for 03/18/12

One Direction boys become DIRECTORS! Cher Lloyd performs at SXSW festival, JLS open 4th Dimension Tour. Simon Cowell is ready to kill off the X Factor.

We’re One Directors! Tax-save One Direction lads turn bosses
POP heart-throbs One Direction are set to save a fortune — by becoming DIRECTORS.

The boyband will avoid whopping tax bills by making themselves bosses of their own companies.

As the cash rolls in they will plough earnings through 1D Media and PPM Music, instead of being paid directly.

And that could save a staggering 22 per cent on future income for the five lads who found fame on the X Factor — Louis Tomlinson, 20, Harry Styles, 18, Zayn Malik, 19, Niall Horan, 18, and Liam Payne, 18.

In another shrewd move, the group have changed their registered addresses to an Irish accountancy firm which helps clients to be more tax efficient.

The company, Live Wire Business Management, also works with Ronan Keating, The Cranberries, Girls Aloud and Louis Walsh’s Westlife.
Read more: The Sun

One Direction: British popsters hoping US road trip won’t yield dead end
Simon Cowell’s boyband are in the US to promote their latest album – and, as they told NBC’s Today, it’s, you know, amazing
Read more: The Guardian

One Direction: the fab five take America
A mop-haired UK boy band are on the verge of hitting No 1 in America with their debut album. Sound familiar? But what is behind One Direction’s dizzying US rise?
Read more: The Guardian

One Direction: A Day in the Life in Photos
On March 13, Billboard.com’s cameras got a chance to see just what a day in the life of the popular boy band was like. (Hint: Busy!)
Read more: Billboard.com

We’d recognise those smiles anywhere! One Direction are as cheeky as ever in cute childhood snaps
They’re on their way to becoming bigger than The Beatles in America, and are arguably the most successful boyband in the UK at the moment.

But before One Direction became household names, the boys were just children with big dreams.

And in just revealed pictures of the boys from their childhood, the quintet look as cheeky as ever as they grin for the camera.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Just don’t touch the hair! One Direction slam dunk Harry Styles with a face full of cake
Harry Styles wobbled off his pedestal as he momentarily became the least good looking member of One Direction.

What started out as an innocent day of promotion, soon ended in chaos as his cheeky bandmates slam dunked his face into a giant cake decorated with the Union Jack flag.

The boyband were causing mischief in New York, where they visited The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show for a pre-taped interview which was broadcast today.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Welcome to the family’: Nickelodeon announce they have given One Direction their own TV show
After having guest starred in a couple of Nickelodeon shows already, One Direction have been rewarded with their own TV programme.

The chart topping singers have been increasing their fan base substantially in the States and are now set to make their mark on the lucrative American market.

Nickelodeon confirmed via their Twitter account earlier this week that the X Factor finalists were in the process of working with them.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction’s development deal with Nickelodeon: the inside scoop
I’ve learned some very important details about One Direction’s development deal with Nickelodeon that may clear up some of the confusion about what project(s) One Direction will do with Nickelodeon.

I contacted the Nickelodeon publicists who announced Nickelodeon’s development deal with One Direction to see if they had any comment on what I’ve learned, and the publicists had no comment.
Read more: Examiner.com

Bit of a mixed message! One Direction get goofy in fake moustaches… and reveal what they look for in their ideal girl
They’re on the brink of adulthood, with hordes of girls throwing themselves in their path wherever they go.

But One Direction have proven they haven’t lost their boyish sense of humour quite yet.

The lads goofed around for a Nickelodeon promotional video, dressing up in false moustaches and teasing each other in front of the cameras.

Perhaps to remind fans of their slightly more mature side, the boys also listed the qualities they look for most in prospective girlfriends.
Read more: The Daily Mail

British boy band One Direction cause fan frenzy as they make U.S. television debut performance on Today show
British boyband One Direction continued their assault on America today as they performed in front of thousands of screaming fans at New York’s Rockefeller Plaza.

The five-piece band – who rose to fame on the British version of the X Factor in 2010 – were mobbed by fans as they arrived on an open-roof tour bus for a live appearance on the Today show.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Cher Lloyd rocks a pair of tiny leather shorts as she performs at the Perez Hilton Party
It appears that as her status continues to rise in the States, so does the hemline on her clothing.

Singer Cher Lloyd took to the stage at the Perez Hilton Party in the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas, last night, wearing a pair of very high cut leather shorts.

The 18-year-old made a confident debut at the party as she performed some of her singles to the American crowd.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Blowing up the place… literally: Cher Lloyd’s SXSW gig cut short due to sound problems
It was meant to be one of her first gigs launching her in America.

But Cher Lloyd and her growing band of U.S. fans were left disappointed when her gig at the SXSW Festival was cut short last night.

Moments into her set at the Nylon magazine party at the W hotel in Austin, Texas, sound problems meant she had to stop.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Rock chick Cher Lloyd can’t raise a smile as she soaks up the sun on Californian set of her new video
She shot to fame as a bouncy, attention-seeking contestant on The X Factor in 2010.

But judging by pictures of Cher Lloyd on the set of her new video in San Fernando over the weekend, the teenager is attempting to go for a more serious approach for her next song.

The 18-year-old star failed to raise a smile on the Californian set of the video, going for a grungy new look in a cropped T-shirt and pleated leather miniskirt.
Read more: The Daily Mail

JLS do fans Proud on opening night of tour
Caught Live @ Liverpool Echo Arena

JLS were sent four baskets of old skool sweets by Marvin Humes’s missus Rochelle Wiseman before they kicked off their 4th Dimension Tour.

The extra dose of sugar was a blessing as the boyband’s dance routines were as excessive as the £45 price tags on the JLS hoodies for sale inside the Liverpool Echo Arena gift shop.
Read more: The Sun

JLS set to cause an Earthquake
JLS will take flight on their forthcoming 4th Dimension tour — performing a dangerous high-wire act put together by Daniel Craig’s James Bond flying stunt team.

ASTON MERRYGOLD, ORITSE WILLIAMS, JB GILL and MARVIN HUMES are in the shape of their lives after upping their already intense gym regime to prepare for the show.

Their strong abs and arms will be crucial as they somersault across the stage with harnesses attached to their waists during a performance of LABRINTH’s brilliant track Earthquake.
Read more: The Sun

JLS JB’s JCB
Singer buys tractor to be a farmer

JLS star Jonathan “JB” Gill has bought some new wheels that will make his bandmates’ flash motors look a bit average in Nando’s car park.

The boyband singer is the proud owner of a tractor — not the Chelsea sort but a full John Deere number which now sits in pride of place next to his house in Kent.

JB is applying for a licence to turn his country spread into a farm, with ambitious plans for livestock in the fields. He said of his tractor (OK, I know it’s not a JCB): “It’s amazing, one of my favourite ever buys.

“The farm is a business investment as well as a hobby. I love the outdoors, it gets me away from the city and the mayhem that comes from being in a band.

“I want pigs, cows, chickens, sheep — the lot. I’m going to be a proper farmer.”
Read more: The Sun

He’ll be Back For Good: Gary Barlow ‘signs on for another series of The X Factor’
There’s no denying Gary Barlow is one busy man this year.

But after initial fears there wouldn’t be enough time to balance all his commitments, the Take That singer has decided to judge The X Factor for second year in a row.

The 41-year-old singer apparently told ITV bosses this week he was determined to come back.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Derriere O’Leary: Dermot gets groped by a random woman during the X Factor auditions
As a TV presenter, Dermot O’Leary has never had to audition on X Factor before.

But, yesterday, the 38-year-old found himself at the centre of a cheeky inspection as one lucky fan got to grips with him.

As Dermot got to work talking to wannabe singers who were lining up in Manchester, a girl in the queue reached out and grabbed his derriere.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I’ve had many failures. The biggest were at times when I believed my own hype’: How Simon Cowell became Britain’s £300 million man
Every day he wakes at noon and watches an hour of Flintstones cartoons. He feasts on vitamin pills, inhales pure oxygen and insists on the same white leather and chrome decor wherever he is in the world. Oh yes – and he’s thinking about killing off The X Factor.
Live gains exclusive access to the private universe of the most influential man in British TV
Read more: The Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
Singles
7 Alexandra Burke – Elephant (feat. Erick Morillo)
9 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
16 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
27 One Direction – One Thing
40 Cher Lloyd – Want U Back (feat. Astro)
44 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness
47 Jedward – Waterline
49 Marcus Collins – Seven Nation Army
64 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
82 Little Mix – Cannonball

Albums
14 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
17 One Direction – Up All Night
24 Marcus Collins – Marcus Collins
29 Mary Byrne – With Love
53 Jedward – Victory
69 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
75 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
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3 Alexandra Burke – Elephant (feat. Erick Morillo)
12 Marcus Collins – Seven Nation Army
15 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
31 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
51 Cher Lloyd – Want U Back (feat. Astro)
55 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness
64 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
65 One Direction – One Thing
77 Olly Murs – Heart Skips A Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)

Albums
1 Military Wives – In My Dreams
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7 Marcus Collins – Marcus Collins
14 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
18 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
19 Will Young – Echoes
28 Mary Byrne – With Love
33 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
34 One Direction – Up All Night
46 Olly Murs – Olly Murs
55 JLS – Jukebox
57 Matt Cardle – Letters

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Good to know the 1D boys are taking managing their money seriously.  They’re smarter than people give them credit for.

  • Mateja Praznik

    One Direction’s album is now double platinum in Australia (140K+). WMYB is now triple platinum (210K+) and OT is platinum (70K+)

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad Gary is coming back.  He’s my favorite judge.

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed that article about Simon Cowell. Really interesting to see where he has come from and here if philosophy of life. 

    Regarding 1D.  There album is about 1million times better than I would have expected from a fresh of the press boy band.  Ihope these kids do well inthe future and enjoy thier boy band fame now.