X Factor UK Headlines for 03/17/13

1D to be created as wax figures, Christopher Maloney is gay, Simon Cowell marries himself.

One Direction get waxed! Harry and the boys are measured up for Madame Tussauds’ figures… which will go on a world tour
With a huge worldwide fan base, people go to all lengths to meet them.

But now it’s going to be even easier to have a picture with the boys from One Direction.

Madam Tussauds confirmed on Monday that all five members are to be created as wax figures that will tour the world.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Fun Direction: Harry Styles dons a Red Nose as he takes to the stage with 1D for Comic Relief
His bandmate Louis Tomlinson may have dyed his hair red in the name of charity.

But it was Harry Styles who stole the show as he kicked off their performance for Comic Relief on Friday wearing a Red Nose.

And despite the fun nose, Harry still managed to look every inch the cool pop star as he broke into their song One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks).
Read more: The Daily Mail

It’s 1Dye! Louis Tomlinson throws himself into the Comic Relief spirit by dyeing his hair bright red
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has embraced Comic Relief by dressing up with hair dye to mark Red Nose Day.

The singer is set to officially debut his rouged quiff on TV on Friday night, but images which have surfaced beforehand give a little taster of his new look.

Louis’ Red Nose Day style change came about in response to a ‘Twittition’ (a petition on Twitter) from his beloved Doncaster Rovers Football Club, after the whole team were great sports and donned red lipstick to raise money for Comic Relief.
Read more: The Daily Mail

That’s not very rock and roll: One Direction shun booze and order peppermint tea to drink backstage on tour
They may be covered in tattoos but One Direction are clearly not true rock stars after all.

The One Way Or Another singers have shunned alcohol on their current tour in favour of good old fashioned tea.

The boys, who drank peppermint tea at February’s Brit Awards, told organisers of their sell-out Manchester gigs that they wanted a large amount of tea bags on standby.

Organic tea company Higher Living answered the demand and gave a box of specially-brewed 1D peppermint tea for backstage.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I’m ready to admit it’: The X Factor’s Christopher Maloney confirms he’s gay… and has a long-term partner
Controversial X Factor contestant Christopher Maloney has ‘come out’, revealing he is gay.

The wannabe singer opened up about his sexuality to this week’s Now magazine for the first time.

He told showbiz journalist Dan Wootton: ‘Do you know what, I’m going to admit it – yeah.
Read more: The Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Smoking hot! Misha B sets off 500 paint powder bombs to create stunning video for Here’s To Everything (Ooh la la)
With pop stars using incredibly high-tech special effects in new videos, competing for viewers’ attention is certainly tough.

But Misha B relied on a tried and tested formula to create a stunning visual effect in the video for her new single Here’s To Everything (Ooh la la).

The former X Factor contestant is seen surrounded by plumes of coloured smoke after using 500 paint powder bombs for the video.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Exclusive: Little Mix talk next album: ‘It will be more R&B’
Little Mix have revealed to Digital Spy that they would like their next album to have more of an R&B sound.

The group said that they will start writing songs for their second LP in the coming months, which they hope will be more “dancey” than their debut.
Read more: Digital Spy

Spot the pop band! Adoring Little Mix fans give the band personalised polka dot balloons as they arrive in New York city
Little Mix were met by an uplifting sight when they landed in New York on Friday.

A small group of fans had gathered to present the girls with personalised balloons.

The UK singers looked delighted to be presented with the thoughtful tokens, and smiled broadly as they posed for photos holding them.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Inked again Mixers! Leigh-Anne Pinnock gets a tattoo on her back (but don’t worry, it’s nothing like Cheryl Cole’s)
They are fast becoming the must-have fashion statement for the UK’s young pop bands.

And Leigh-Anne Pinnock has decided to join the ranks of Harry Styles and her old X Factor mentor Tulisa by getting another tattoo.

The 21-year-old Little Mix star showed off her brand new tattoo on Twitter, with the caption: ‘Inked again mixers.. Designed by my beautiful bestie @hannahlisab :) thanks chick i love it! :) x leigh’
Read more: The Daily Mail

He’s got the X Factor! Ella Henderson holidays with Gazza’s model son Regan Gascoigne
X Factor star Ella Henderson previously said she was too busy for romance – but something may have changed for teen after it was revealed she enjoyed a sunshine break with troubled Paul Gascoigne’s son Regan.

Model Regan, 17, posted a snap of himself and the singer in Spain and hasn’t been shy about showering the pretty star with praise on Twitter, showing just how close the pair have become.

Ella, 17, and Regan were on a boot-camp in Puerto Banus and the son of alcoholic Paul tweeted: ‘Spending another evening with my girl Ella Henderson.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

Cheesy does it
X Factor turns to 80s

THIS year’s X Factor could unleash an army of naff Christopher Maloney clones.

ITV research found one reason last year’s show was below par was it featured too many chart hits and not enough “classic” pop songs.

That was a massive turn-off for older viewers — but cheesy former cruise ship entertainer Christopher did well as he mostly sang classics.

A senior source explained: “The X Factor is a cool competition, but first and foremost it’s a family entertainment show — it has to appeal to all ages.

“Including more songs from the Seventies and Eighties will help it stay connected with mums, dads and grandparents who don’t know the latest chart sensation.
Read more: The Sun

Simon Cowell marries himself as David Walliams, Olly Murs, Dermot O’Leary, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne declare their love for him on Comic Relief
Simon Cowell married himself on Friday night’s Comic Relief but the nuptials didn’t exactly go to plan.

The Music Mogul’s wedding was nearly calling off after David Walliams, Olly Murs, Louis Walsh, Demot O’Leary and Sharon Osbourne gatecrashed the church to declare their love for the music mogul.

The comedian, singer, X Factor judge, TV host and Mrs Ozzy Osbourne all told Simon they wanted to marry him with all four TV personalities storming the church in their finest wedding dresses.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘X Factor’ Newcastle auditions ‘axed’
X Factor bosses have reportedly axed the Newcastle auditions from this year’s show.

The judges didn’t visit Birmingham last year as producers thought the city provided “no memorable talent”, but they apparently plan to reverse their decision after disappointing results in Newcastle.

Read more: Digital Spy

‘If Simon had called to say I was sacked, I’d say’: Tulisa shuts down reports that she’s been axed from The X Factor
Last month it was reported that Simon Cowell would be dropping Tulisa Contostavlos from the judging panel on The X Factor.

And with Sharon Osbourne and Robbie Williams said to be in talks with Cowell, Tulisa’s future on the ITV show was looking very bleak.

But the feisty 24-year-old has hit back at claims she’s out of a job stating that if she had been axed she would have no qualms about telling the world.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Passenger – Let Her Go
5 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
9 Nicole Scherzinger – Boomerang
18 Olly Murs – Army of Two
26 Little Mix – Change Your Life
27 James Arthur – Impossible
36 Carly Rae Jepsen – Tonight I’m Getting Over You
37 One Direction – Kiss You
47 One Direction – Little Things
57 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
70 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
81 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
82 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

1 David Bowie – The Next Day
11 One Direction – Take Me Home
21 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
26 One Direction – Up All Night
50 Little Mix – DNA
71 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter 1

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The Official Charts
1 Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
2 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
6 Nicole Scherzinger – Boomerang
12 Olly Murs – Army of Two
38 Blake Lewis – Your Touch
42 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
43 James Arthur – Impossible
49 One Direction – Kiss You
50 Little Mix – Change Your Life
53 One Direction – Little Things
76 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
88 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
90 One Direction – Live While We’re Young

1 David Bowie – The Next Day
13 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
21 One Direction – Take Me Home
33 One Direction – Up All Night
44 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
48 Little Mix – DNA

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