X Factor UK Headlines for 12/29/14

Barbados is the place to be.

As soon as the 11th season of The X Factor wrapped up, Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman and their son Eric jetted off to Barbados where Simon usually spends the holidays and early January. Now the British tabloids are full of pictures of Simon and his family and some other X Factor’s celebrities that are vacationing with or near Simon: Simon’s ex girfriend Sinitta with her children and her partner, former X Factor judge Tulisa (no doubt eager to get her job back), Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford and her boyfriend, boyband Union J. Even Lauren Silverman’s older son Adam is in Barbados.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini voted beauty icon of 2014…and it took a team of A-list favoured experts to help her steal the crown from the Duchess of Cambridge
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini used her return to X Factor this year to make a sartorial statement.

After a four-year hiatus from the talent contest, Cheryl returned to our screens – along with a new surname and whole new look – and successfully stole back her style crown.

And now, the singer’s efforts have been recognised; she has been crowned biggest Beauty Icon of 2014, usurping the crown from the Duchess of Cambridge, who held the top spot since 2011.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘My hubby never laid a hand on me’: Mel B FINALLY speaks out in support of husband Stephen Belafonte following domestic abuse speculation
Mel B has spoken out in support of husband Stephen Belafonte following weeks of speculation about the state of their marriage.

After she was hospitalised earlier this month, the couple been embroiled in domestic violence claims.

Despite the American film producer vehemently denying ever hitting the former Spice Girl, who he has been married to since 2007, Mel has remained quiet on the topic – until now.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction Performs ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ on ‘Fallon’…with Classroom Instruments: Watch
One Direction has gifted another early Christmas present to fans with a yuletide-themed slot on Monday’s Tonight Show.

The boyband teamed with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots to perform “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” But this is Fallon’s show, and Fallon’s rules. Which meant everyone played along with kids’ classroom instruments.

Harry Styles beat a drum, Zayn Malik struck the triangle, Liam Payne clapped the coconuts, and Louis Tomlinson offered vocals. The Irishman Niall Horan was on banana duties. Yup, the banana. And ghastly Christmas sweaters were the choice of attire. Watch the clip below:
Read more: Billboard

Watch One Direction Mock Jimmy Fallon’s 1D Impersonation
The lads from One Direction are presumably rich enough to buy solid-gold chairs (just guessing here), but they’re also not too good to sit on the floor.

The popular boy band appeared on Tuesday’s Tonight Show, where Jimmy Fallon asked them to hop out of their chairs and reenact the band’s photo from their new vinyl album cover.

While down on the ground with them, Fallon couldn’t resist impersonating the band with his best British accent.

Describing what he imagines the band members doing for the holidays, he said in character, “I make pudding for about three or four hours.” He also teased them for repeatedly plugging their various projects.
Read more: Billboard

Niall Horan’s Underwear Dancing Owns ‘One Direction: The TV Special’
Any One Direction fans who missed the band’s NBC special on Tuesday night should thank their lucky stars Vine exists, because One Direction: The TV Special had a major early Christmas present for Directioners. Namely, Niall Horan dancing around in his tighty-whitey underwear.

Shirtless Bieber, eat your heart out. Here’s Niall starting the party in his skivvies:
Read more: Billboard

Niall Horan strips down to just his tight white boxers for unique performance of Steal My Girl in One Direction’s hotel room
One Direction’s first ‘access all areas’ movie, This Is Us, promised ‘more shirtless moments than you can imagine.’

But recent behind-the-scenes footage from the band showed their cheeky antics had reached an all-time high when Niall was filmed dancing to Steal My Girl in just his boxers.

The singer, 21, showed off his abs as he delivered an impassioned performance of the new single in his hotel room alongside band member Zayn.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It was a dream come true!’ One Direction’s Niall Horan brightens up Christmas for sick children as he visits a hospital in Dublin
He’s always been the good one of One Direction, steering clear of the scandals that have sometimes enveloped his band mates.

And even on his Christmas holiday, Niall Horan is lifting spirits and spreading the holiday cheer.

The 21-year-old singer paid a visit to sick children at the Crumlin Hospital in Dublin, Ireland where he posed for photos with the patients.
Read more: Daily Mail

A hole in One (Direction)! Niall Horan expresses gratitude after scoring a lifetime membership at his hometown golf club
It’s safe to assume that there are countless perks to being one-fifth of the world’s biggest boy band.

And Irish heart-throb Niall Horan, 21, is the latest One Direction star to reap the benefits of his high-profile status, after being made an honorary lifetime member of his hometown golf club.

Over the weekend, the singer took to his Twitter account to write: ‘Thank you to everyone at mullingar golf club for making me an Honorary life member of the club! What a nice touch ! (sic)’
Read more: Daily Mail

Happy Birthday, Louis Tomlinson: 5 Goofy (And Great!) Moments
The One Direction guys are growing up!

It’s Louis Tomlinson’s 23rd birthday today (he’s the oldest of Team 1D) and to celebrate, we’re looking back on five moments where he had us swooning — and cracking up — from both this year and way back when.
Read more: Billboard

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Irish Charts
1 Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
2 Ben Haenow – Something I Need
11 One Direction – Steal My Girl
15 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
19 Olly Murs – Wrapped Up (Feat. Travie McCoy)
22 One Direction – Night Changes
28 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
34 Ella Henderson – Ghost
67 Ella Henderson – Yours
80 Cheryl Cole – I Don’t Care

1 Ed Sheeran – X
4 One Direction – Four
8 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
15 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
56 Susan Boyle – Hope
66 One Direction – Midnight Memories
87 Cheryl Cole – Only Human
95 One Direction – Up All Night
100 One Direction – Take Me Home

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The Official Charts
1 Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
2 Ben Haenow – Something I Need
5 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
8 Take That – These Days
9 Olly Murs – Wrapped Up (Feat. Travie McCoy)
13 One Direction – Night Changes
14 One Direction – Steal My Girl
30 Ella Henderson – Ghost
31 Ella Henderson – Yours
71 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
77 Cheryl Cole – I Don’t Care
92 Leona Lewis – One More Sleep
99 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)

1 Ed Sheeran – X
3 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
5 Take That – III
6 One Direction – Four
8 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
46 Susan Boyle – Hope
63 Sam Bailey – The Power Of Love
67 Union J – You Got It All
76 Cheryl Cole – Only Human
80 One Direction – Midnight Memories

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