X Factor UK Headlines for 11/25/12

X Factor’s Christopher Maloney accused of ‘attempting to strangle’ a cabaret singer while working on a cruise ship! Olly Murs scores his 4th UK #1 single as “Troublemaker” beats Girls Aloud’s “Something New”.

‘We need to declare checkmate': Gary Barlow offers olive branch to Rylan… but is still left unimpressed by his latest X Factor performances
They’ve been at loggerheads ever since the start of this year’s X Factor series, with Gary Barlow happily showing his discontent with contestant Rylan Clark.

But on Saturday night’s live showdown the Take That star finally offered some sort of olive branch to the Essex wannabe.

He didn’t go as far to say that he enjoyed Rylan’s singing, but Barlow did offer him some praise by telling him that he had ‘respect’ for him coming back to try and sway his opinions each week.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor’s James Arthur bounces back from bottom two as he’s hailed as performance of the night by the judges
Last Sunday viewers were left stunned when James Arthur and Ella Henderson ended up in the bottom two on The X Factor.

But not allowing the shock of facing elimination tamper with his performance on Saturday James proved he is the ultimate comeback kid.

As the contestants gave their unique renditions of songs by ABBA and Motown legends, the 23-year-old blew away the judges with his performances.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Ladies and gentlemen we have a tie! Tulisa and Nicole Scherzinger level up on The X Factor as they show off their stylish picks
Week after week viewers have held their breath as they wait to see what outfits Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos will be wearing on The X Factor.

And on Saturday’s live show it seemed the female judges had reached a tie as each took to the spotlight in leggy ensemble.

Nicole, 34, graced the stage in a fitted salmon mini-dress while 24-year-old Tulisa put her ample cleavage on show in a grey lace mullet gown.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Rylan Clark is booted off the X Factor after giving his best vocal performance of the show in the sing off
It’s the battle of the boys with just male competitors left in the competition.

But on Sunday night Rylan Clark was kicked out of the X Factor by being sent home by the judges.

Rylan and Union J found themselves in the bottom two and were tasked with performing in the sing off.
Read more: The Daily Mail

It’s all about enhancing those curves! Nicole Scherzinger oozes glamour in figure-hugging gown as Tulisa Contostavlos nips in her waist on the X Factor
She’s managed to look ‘sha-mazing’ throughout the entire series but on Sunday night’s X Factor show Nicole Scherzinger took her style to the next level with showstopping Hollywood glamour.

The 34-year-old singer looked incredible in a figure-hugging floor-length pearl gown that boasted caped sleeves and cut out detail.

Nicole teamed the stunning dress by Topshop with set curls, that saw her hair falling over her right shoulder, and bright red lips.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Like a diamond in the sky: Rihanna stuns while showing off her enviable figure as she is soaked on X Factor stage in barely-there lace dress
She’s no stranger to flaunting her enviable figure.

And Rihanna, 24, didn’t disappoint during her performance on Sunday night’s X Factor results show.

She wore a revealing black lace dress while water rained down on her on the stage of the talent contest.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘He lunged at me and put his hands around my throat': X Factor’s Christopher Maloney accused of ‘attempting to strangle’ a cabaret singer while working on a cruise ship
He’s divided X Factor viewers and judges alike, and has been consistently booed by the studio audience for the past few weeks.

But Christopher Maloney is now facing shocking new claims, with a former colleague alleging he attempted to strangle her while they were working on a cruise ship together.

Janette Galbraith from Milton Keynes maintains the terrifying confrontation occurred when they were both working on the MSC Lirica ship back in 2005.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I could win X Factor': Chris Maloney believes he will be victorious as he reveals Simon Cowell is scared he will ruin the show
He has been booed almost every week since he appeared on the live shows.

But Christopher Maloney seriously believes that he can win the X Factor, despite Simon Cowell not wanting him to succeed.

The Liverpudlian singer, 34, has made it to the quarter finals of the show and thinks that his success is worrying Cowell.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Boys will be boys: Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and George Shelley lark about as X Factor contestants prepare for the quarter finals
With just a day to go before the quarter finals the remaining five acts on The X Factor have been hard at work perfecting their sets for Saturday’s show.

Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and George Shelley however seem to be taking the chilled route as another live show beckons.

Pictured on Friday at a rehearsal studio in London, 19-year-old George was seen hitching a ride on 22-year-old Jaymi’s back as they messed around.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The best is yet to come! Ella Henderson proves there’s life after X Factor as she joins Olly Murs on stage at G-A-Y gig

She was booted off the show in a shocking turn of events only a week ago, but Ella Henderson proves once again that she doesn’t need X Factor.

The 16-year-old songstress caused a stir among the public and the music industry as she was voted off the talent show, but it didn’t take long for her to get back to what she does best: performing.

Instead of standing on the X Factor stage on Saturday night, the blonde singer joined Olly Murs at London nightclub G-A-Y on for an exclusive gig.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘He worries… he doesn’t want the whole thing to fall apart': Sinitta confirms Simon Cowell is eyeing possible return to X Factor UK
Simon Cowell is ‘frustrated’ and ‘worried’ about the future of the X Factor UK, according to his ex-girlfriend Sinitta.

The 80s pop star, who is close friends with the music mogul, said he is even considering a possible return to the show, which has suffered a fall in viewing figures this series.

Sinitta tells the People: ‘This has been the worst series ever and Simon wants to come back.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Having your cake and eating it! Olly Murs celebrates his fourth number one single with a sweet treat onstage at G-A-Y
Like One Direction and JLS, Olly Murs proved that you don’t have to actually win The X Factor to hit the top of the charts, by securing his fourth number one.

Troublemaker featuring Flo Rida sold over 120,000 copies, beating the Girls Aloud comeback single Something New.

And the Essex boy was given a special cake to celebrate his chart topping success early, during a performance at G-A-Y on Saturday night.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Sneak peek videos: One Direction to make surprise X Factor appearance singing Kiss You
The boys perform snippets from their new track Kiss You in the TalkTalk ident videos at the start and end of each break

Boyband One Direction will make a surprise appearance during The X Factor tonight.

But Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall and Zayn won’t be on the show itself.

Instead they will star in special music videos that appear in the ad breaks.

The boys, previous X Factor runners-up, perform snippets from their new track Kiss You in the videos, that run at the start and end of each break.

The videos normally star members of the public.

Tristia Clarke, commercial director at TalkTalk, said: “Our customers tell us One Direction are their all-time favourite X Factor act, so we’re thrilled they’re appearing in our idents tonight.”

Telecoms giant TalkTalk has a three year sponsorship deal with the X Factor worth about £25million.
Read more: The Mirror

‘Alright chlamydia boy': One Direction’s Zayn Malik gives The Wanted’s Max George an unfortunate nickname
It is no secret that the boys from One Direction and The Wanted are not friends.

But Zayn Malik may have just crossed the line after referring to Max George as ‘chlamydia boy’.

The two pop stars exchanged some extremely snide and bitchy comments as they publicly insulted each other via Twitter.
Read more: The Daily Mail

All One Direction Wants for Christmas
There is, as Dorothy so eloquently put it, no place like home. Especially at Christmas, and especially for the five hardworking members of Britain’s most popular boy band. After a year in which they toured the U.K. and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and 21 cities in North America; landed a spot at the Olympics closing ceremony; and recorded a new album, the lads of One Direction are looking forward to some downtime with family and friends. “I’ll probably go home to Ireland and do the same thing as every year: drink, eat, and sleep a lot,” says Niall Horan, 19. “Just chill out, become fat. We always go to the pub on Christmas Eve.”

“It’s the Christmas dinner,” says Harry Styles, 18, who tackles it with a Jagger-esque swagger. “You go in hard. Then about 7 o’clock, watching a film, you make a turkey sandwich.”
Read more: The Parade

One Direction Remember Quiet Louis And ‘Really Loud’ Niall
‘Louis was so quiet when I first met him, now you can’t shut him up,’ Liam tells MTV News of ‘X Factor’ days.

Back in 2010, Zayn, Liam, Harry, Niall and Louis were just five teenagers walking into the “X Factor” audition room with one goal: to make it big. More than two years later, they are sitting on top of the Billboard charts with their number one album, Take Me Home.

The guys of One Direction have achieved an overwhelming amount of success since Simon Cowell grouped them together on the U.K. version of “The X Factor.” In March, they released their debut album, Up All Night, which has sold 1.3 million copies to date in the U.S. They avoided the sophomore slump all together with Take Me Home.
Read more: MTV

Taking America by storm! Cher Lloyd continues Stateside success as she performs at Hollywood concert
The pint sized pop star is causing quite a stir at the other side of the Atlantic.

Cher Lloyd took to the stage on Friday as part of a free concert at the Universal City Walk in Los Angeles – and it’s clearly garnered her even more fans.

The former X Factor finalist, 19, sang her new single Oath and gave one of the feisty, highly energetic performances she is known for.
Read more: The Daily Mail

She’s still got the the X Factor! Rebecca Ferguson ditches the peplum and sizzles in black and sheer gown
She’s had a penchant for peplum style dresses lately, but Rebecca Ferguson opted to leave the figure hiding frocks in the wardrobe as she stepped out on Saturday.

Attending the Juice FM Style Awards in Liverpool, where she picked up a gong herself, the former X Factor finalist showed off her curvy figure in slinky black dress.

The 26-year-old singer sizzled in the sexy gown, that featured sheer panels throughout that showed a little more flesh.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Bringing sexy back: Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson shows off her enviable pins in a pair of revealing black suspender stockings
She usually covers up and seems to prefer sensible outfits.

But Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson went for some more risque attire when on stage in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday night.

The star wore some black stockings which may have delighted some members of the audience as they looked more like a pair of sexy suspenders.
Read more: The Daily Mail


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 Labrinth – Beneath Your Beautiful (feat. Emeli Sande)
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2 One Direction – Little Things
3 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
15 Little Mix – DNA
22 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
33 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
47 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
49 Little Mix – Wings
56 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
74 JLS – Hottest Girl In The World
94 Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss

Albums
1 One Direction- Take Me Home
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3 Little Mix – DNA
9 One Direction – Up All Night
19 Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation
35 JLS – Evolution
41 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
71 Jedward – Young Love
90 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
100 Matt Cardle – The Fire

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Olly Murs’ Troublemaker keeps Girls Aloud off Number 1
Olly Murs proves that the switch from X Factor star to Xtra Factor host can be lucrative, as his Flo Rida-assisted new single Troublemaker goes straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

The single has racked up an impressive sale of 121,000 copies in its first week, finishing well ahead of the much anticipated comeback single from Girls Aloud, in the process equaling their tally of four Number 1 singles.
Read more: The Official Charts Company

The Official Charts
Singles
1 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
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3 One Direction – Little Things
12 Little Mix – DNA
32 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
34 Little Mix – Wings
39 Misha B – Do You Think Of Me?
46 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
52 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
69 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
73 JLS – Hottest Girl In The World

Albums
1 Rihanna – Unapologetic
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2 One Direction – Take Me Home
3 Little Mix – DNA
7 Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation
26 JLS – Evolution
32 One Direction – Up All Night
33 Jonathan & Charlotte – Together
45 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
52 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
59 Leona Lewis – Glassheart
63 Matt Cardle – The Fire

One Direction’s album “Take Me Home” holds at #1 in Australia in it’s second week of release.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Troublemaker! I can’t believe it’s not butter Maroon 5 song! ;)

    Of course I love early Maroon 5, and since they no longer recording this type of music, I guess somebody should. It’s still a very cool sound as far as my ears are concerned, so I am happy to get my fix wherever I can.

    Combine this song with Reggie-influenced ‘Heart Skips A Beat’, and rather interesting ‘Army of Two’, and I think I am ready for the “next step”, aka going to check Olly’s new album tomorrow.