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Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Sharon Osbourne set to return to X Factor UK. Nicole Scherzinger wants more money. Dannii Minogue joins X Factor Australia, Mel B joins Australia’s Got Talent.

Lights, camera, Direction: 1D film is called This Is Us
ONE Direction have revealed the title of their hotly-anticipated film is This Is Us.

Liam Payne tweeted the name to his followers and said he was looking forward to them getting a chance to watch the documentary when it comes out in August.

He posted: “so proud to announce that our upcoming movie is officially titled ‘This is Us’! Can’t wait for you guys to see it!”
Read more: The Sun

McFly tease “stadium epic” song for One Direction
McFly have written a “stadium epic” song with One Direction.

Dougie Poynter revealed that the band wrote the track with Niall Horan, and said he hopes it will feature on their upcoming third studio album.

“It hasn’t got a title at the moment but we wrote the song with Niall,” Poynter told BBC Newsbeat “He’s got some good ideas so had a lot of input.

“They are smart guys. They know what they’re doing. They play to arenas and stadiums around the world. So I think it’s a bit of a challenge to come up with some songs to go with that.”
Read more: Digital Spy

One Direction shouldn’t write their music, says songwriter Cathy Dennis
One Direction should refrain from writing their own material, according to Cathy Dennis.

The songwriter – who has Britney Spears’s ‘Toxic’ and Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ among her credits – has advised the boyband to avoid taking control of their creative output.

“It will be expected that they will write their own songs at some point,” Dennis is quoted by The Sun as saying.

“Someone is going to say, ‘Hang on, the royalties coming in from just singing are not enough’. The guys who wrote ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ are millionaires.”

She added: “But if 1D started writing their own songs it could be the kiss of death, let’s face it. I am not going to advocate that.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘They TOTALLY fell for it!’ One Direction call ambulance for fainting fan… before realising they have been pranked by Ant and Dec
One Direction was left so panicked by a fan who fainted that they called an ambulance – before discovering the entire incident was an elaborate prank set up by Ant and Dec.

The Little Things were told was a man who was their biggest fan in New Zealand hyperventilated and suffered an asthma attack prior to meeting the band.

And the five-piece were so concerned about the wellbeing of the fan that they called in emergency services, before the Saturday Night Takeaway hosts revealed their true identities.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Cue the screams… Shirtless Harry Styles and Niall Horan strip down much to the delight of One Direction fans
The boys of One Direction have the ability to make girls weak at the knees just by simply breathing.

So it’s uncertain what the exact affect images of shirtless Harry Styles and Niall Horan could potentially have on the band’s fans.

Pictured showcasing their toned physiques, the boys, both 19, appeared to misplace their tops in a few cheeky Twitter snaps.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Now, that’s hair raising: Perrie Edwards and Little Mix get their newly dyed locks blown around in the windy city of New York
While their faces may be held together with make-up, their hair is clearly given a little bit more freedom.

Perrie Edwards and the rest of Little Mix were caught in the wind as they were seen out and about in New York City on Tuesday.

The girls picked the wrong day to venture out in the city as their well groomed hair was blown all over the place.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Causing chaos: Little Mix show off their contrasting wardrobe choices as they’re swamped by fans on arrival to LAX
Touching down in New York City earlier this week on Tuesday evening they received a warm welcome from a handful of supporters.

But on Friday as Little Mix arrived at Los Angeles International Airport they found themselves overwhelmed by the amount of fans who had turned up to get a glimpse of them.

Showing off their individual looks, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall beamed as they stopped to hand out hugs and take pictures with their admirers.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Trying to get Mickey’s attention? Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall puts her sassy spin on Minnie Mouse’s look at the Kids’ Choice Awards
In the past they listed The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Gwen Stefani, and Labrinth as stars who inspire their stylish picks.

But on Saturday as Jade Thirlwall arrived at the Kids’ Choice Awards alongside her Little Mix band mates Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock it was clear who she was channeling.

Matching her pretty ensemble to the lovely weather in Los Angeles, the 20-year-old drew inspiration from none other than Minnie Mouse as she posed for photographers.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Little Mix working with Missy Elliot on next single: ‘It’s incredible’
Little Mix have announced that Missy Elliot will make a guest appearance on their next single.

The hip-hop icon will feature in a “guest rap” on the single release of ‘How Ya Doin?’

“We honestly can’t believe that Missy is on our song! She’s been one of our biggest idols for ever – it’s incredible,” said Jesy Nelson.

“As soon as we thought there might be a chance she’d appear on the track, we did literally everything we could to make sure it happened.”
Read more: Digital Spy

Exclusive! James Arthur will have new music out by May. All the details here!
heatworld can exclusively reveal that new music from that twinkly blue-eyed charmer and tattoed bad boy James Arthur will be hitting our airwaves in a matter of months.

A source close to James has revealed that the first single will be out in late May with an album tentatively pencilled in for July.

And what’s more we’ve been told that the music X Factor champ James’ is going to gift our ears with will be a real surprise.

Our insider tells us: “Some of the songs have got a real Boyz II Men r‘n’b vibe to them.

“There are also some quite emotional tracks. He’s written about his family, in particular about how close he is to his sisters.

“He’s surprisingly sensitive and has really poured his heart and soul into his lyrics.”
Read more: Heat

He’s got the Ink Factor! James Arthur shows off his latest tattoo… and exchanges words of war with The Voice judges over Twitter
At the beginning of the year he paid a visit to celebrity tattoo artist Kevin Paul and left with an intricate design on his wrist.

And returning to the trusted master of inking, James Arthur has now revealed the yet to be completed design which pays homage to his namesake King Arthur.

Showing no signs of fear, the 25-year-old X Factor champion, looked calm and relaxed as the Derby and London based artist got to work.
Read more: The Daily Mail

King Louis X
Walsh signs for tenth series

SIMON COWELL appears to have won his battle with ITV bosses to give Louis Walsh his TENTH X Factor series.

But the concession came only after he agreed to have Gary Barlow back on the show’s judging panel.

The music mogul’s senior advisers will sit down with ITV top brass next week to thrash out the new format and panel — and decide on how much cash will be spent on the new series.

We told you how Simon was at loggerheads with ITV, who were resisting his pleas to have his old pal return to the show this year.

At the same time, Simon was holding out on backing Gary’s return.

While ITV were desperate for the Take That singer to return, Simon was telling friends he believed he was “boring”.

Now insiders say a tentative “peace deal” has been brokered between the warring factions.

It means giving Louis a reprieve from the axe… on condition that Gary comes back.
Read more: The Sun

Sharon Osbourne is back for the X Factor
— Ozzy’s wife a cert to replace Tulisa on the show
— Rival Mel B signs up for Australia’s Got Talent

SHARON Osbourne was last night touted as a dead cert to replace dumped Tulisa on The X Factor — after Mel B ruled herself out.

Show boss Simon Cowell was said to be “not looking at anyone else” other than Ozzy Osbourne’s missus after ex-Spice Girl Mel delivered her bombshell. A source said: “Simon is a huge fan of Sharon.

“Things are looking good for her. She is in pole position.” It means Sharon, 60, will be back on the judging panel full-time six years after she last held the job.
Read more: The Sun

Pussycat DOSH: Nicole Scherzinger wants to double her money in new X Factor deal
The singer wants £1.5million to stay as a judge on the ITV talent show this year alongside Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne
Pop beauty Nicole Scherzinger is holding out for £1.5million from X Factor boss Simon Cowell to stay on as a judge on the hit show, the Sunday People can reveal .

The singer wants to double her money to star alongside Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne.

Nicole, 35, who was undoubtedly the star of last year’s series, is determined to earn what she thinks she’s worth this year.

Show sources have revealed the former Pussycat Doll is in talks with Simon, 53, but the current sticking point is her fee.

Last year she got £750,000, less than Barlow but more than Tulisa Contostavlos, who looks unlikely to go back for a third time.
Read more: The Mirror

Dannii Minogue returns to The X Factor – she’s signed up to the Australian version of the show
Exciting news (especially if you live Down Under). Who wants to bet her sister Kylie will be her special guest at judges houses?
Dannii Minogue is back on The X Factor – after signing up to be on the Australian version of the show. The 41-year-old star snubbed the chance to appear in the UK show last year shortly after Simon Cowell revealed they had an love affair in a biography written with his blessing.

But she will now be back on The X Factor alongside fellow panelist Ronan Keating after agreeing terms Down Under. The six-figure deal has been agreed and she is expected to be confirmed as a judge in Australia tomorrow (Tuesday 19th March).

A TV source told the Mirror: “Dannii sees Australia as her home and so this offer works perfectly for her family life with her son Ethan. Being on the Australian show also means she doesn’t need to cross paths with Simon Cowell and that is no bad thing either. He has very little to do with the Aussie version and she didn’t even need to speak to him about this deal.
Read more: The Mirror

Back to basiX
X Factor hopefuls to audition in clubs rather than arenas in shake-up

X FACTOR wannabes will have to audition in poky clubs under one radical idea to shake up the ten-year-old format.

The plan comes as Simon Cowell confessed this year’s show will feature “a lot of changes” in a bid to win back the millions of fans who have deserted in recent years.

As we have previously revealed, bosses want to strip back the auditions.

They fear the arena try-outs introduced in 2009 mean viewers are too used to glitzy performances by the time the live shows start.

They are considering a number of changes, including going back to the original set-up of wannabes singing for the judges in a drab room. But some senior staff have suggested they sing in jazz clubs, working men’s clubs and social clubs in towns and cities across the UK.
Read more: The Sun

‘There will be bumps in your life, but the fun is in fixing them’: Simon Cowell posts rambling tweets about his health, promotes his projects and offers life advice
Simon Cowell doesn’t update his Twitter feed regularly but on Tuesday morning he posted 17 messages in less than an hour.

The Syco boss wrote about his latest TV shows, his health, the secret to happiness and how overcoming obstacles in life is ‘fun’ in the series of tweets to the social networking site.

Simon began by apologising for not posting over the past four days and addressed The X Factor.

He wrote: ‘There will be a lot of changes on X factor uk and USA. But good changes. I feel excited for both shows this year.’

The 53-year-old then went on to promote stars signed to his label and wrote: ‘One direction continue to amaze me. Hard workers but still the nicest guys you could hope to work with.’

He also wrote about his Emblem 3, Fifth Harmony and Tate from the US version of his show, before mentioning Ella Henderson and James Arthur from the UK talent show.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Ahhh,’ purred Simon Cowell, like a contented lion after a satisfying kill. ‘This is one of the greatest moments of my life!’
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

It all began with a simple email from Simon Cowell’s PA, Jennie, headed ‘CATCH-UP WITH SIMON’.

‘Hello, Piers,’ she wrote. ‘Simon heard you were in town and wondered if you’d like to come in for a catch-up and a cup of tea next week?

‘Having said that, he does have a really busy week, but I think Thursday afternoon might be possible if it works for you? He’s free at 3pm for the hour. I know he’d be really pleased to see you.’

Nothing about this message rang any alarm bells.

Simon has quite often asked me to pop over for a cup of tea and a chat over the years, and he’s never usually missed the chance to emphasise how extremely hectic his schedule is by generously allocating a very specific period of his precious time.

The only part of it that seemed un-Cowell-like was the suspiciously chummy line ‘I know he’d be really pleased to see you’. But I put it down to his new touchy-feely Mr Nice Guy persona.

This afternoon, I walked down to the Cowell empire in Kensington, and when I got to the lobby an intense-looking Eastern European gentleman asked who I’d come to see.

‘Simon Cowell,’ I replied.

‘And what is your name?’ he growled.

‘Piers Morgan.’
Read more: The Daily Mail


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 Kodaline – High Hopes
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7 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
17 Nicole Scherzinger – Boomerang
23 Olly Murs – Army of Two
32 Carly Rae Jepsen – Tonight I’m Getting Over You
38 James Arthur – Impossible
39 Little Mix – Change Your Life
50 One Direction – Kiss You
62 One Direction – Little Things
63 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
74 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
77 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
78 One Direction – Live While We’re Young

Albums
1 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
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9 One Direction – Take Me Home
17 One Direction – Up All Night
28 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
65 Little Mix – DNA

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 The Saturdays – What About Us (feat. Sean Paul) (114K)
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6 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
13 Nicole Scherzinger – Boomerang
18 Olly Murs – Army of Two
46 Blake Lewis – Your Touch
50 James Arthur – Impossible
51 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
62 One Direction – Kiss You
68 Little Mix – Change Your Life
83 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
93 One Direction – Little Things
95 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
100 One Direction – Live While We’re Young

Albums
1 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
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15 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
17 One Direction – Take Me Home
30 One Direction – Up All Night
54 Little Mix – DNA
56 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know

 
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    ugh… Sharon Osborne returning… boo hiss… to me she is car crash TV at its worst… plus by bringing her back it feels like the show is going backward not moving forward…
    plus she is hardly the epitome of modern relevant pop music… nor is Walsh for that matter… it just seems such an odd decision… and if the panel is her, Walsh, Gary & Nicole then the average age of the panel is almost 50 years…
    how is any of that supposed to help find a relevant pop star… or bring in the viewers under 30… ugh… rant over…
    pleased for Minogue though…