X Factor UK Headlines for 03/31/13

One Direction the richest boyband, Little Mix premiere new single, Simon Cowell to return to X Factor UK via video link?

£25m wad makes you beautiful
One Direction are richest boyband

ONE Direction are set to be named as Britain’s wealthiest boy band — worth £25MILLION.

They have amassed a £5million fortune each since first getting together in 2010, the new Sunday Times Rich List will reveal.

Their individual personal wealth has rocketed all five lads — Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, all 19, and Zayn Malik, 20, and Louis Tomlinson, 21 — into the list of music millionaires aged under 30, And 1D’s combined bank balances makes them the richest boy band in the country, the list will reveal later next month.
Read more: The Sun

Lone Direction: Harry Styles hits the studio to record solo material… but 1D won’t be splitting any time soon
He is one fifth of the world’s most famous boyband One Direction.

But it seems Harry Styles might be ready to step out into the limelight on his own as it’s been reported that he’s recorded a series of his own songs.

According to The Sunday Mirror, the 19-year-old has co-written a number of tunes, many of which he has already laid down.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Harry Styles gives One Direction fans an eyeful as he irons his boxers in gold sparkly thong in flashback snap
He caused quite a stir this weekend as a snap of him without his shirt on was posted on Twitter.

And now Harry Styles fans are in for an even bigger treat as a photo of the One Direction star doing his ironing in a silver sparkly thong has emerged.

Taken during his time on The X Factor back in 2010, the superstar is shown pressing a pair of boxer shorts, while inexplicably wearing the racy underwear.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson in four-letter Twitter rant after ‘estranged father’ gives interview
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has tweeted his angry response after an interview with his ‘estranged father’ was printed on Sunday.

Hitting out at the Sunday Mirror article, in which his father Troy Austin admits that he wants to reconcile with his son, the 21-year-old posted a strongly-worded message.

‘I’d like to start off the day by saying a big f*** you to ‘the mirror’ :) on a happier note huge love to all out fans, you keep us going!!,’ the singer wrote on his account.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction’s Niall Horan cuts a dapper figure at his brother’s wedding as fans turn up to wish the happy couple well
He’s one fifth of the world’s biggest boyband and has had to stand up in front of crowds that total in the thousands.

But on Wednesday, One Direction’s Niall Horan took on his biggest gig as he stood watch at the altar as his older brother Greg got married.

Taking on the role of the best man, the 19-year-old looked extremely dapper in a three-piece suit as he emerged from St Michael’s Church in Castletown Geoghegan in County Westmeath, Ireland.
Read more: The Daily Mail

They don’t even have to be there to cause chaos! Emotional fans break down next to cardboard cut outs at One Direction pop up shop launch
Their fans are known to be hysterical and fiercely loyal – and it turns out One Direction don’t even have to be in the building for a stampede to occur.

Crazed One Direction fans queued for up to six hours just to be the first inside a new pop-up shop at the O2 – with the closest resemblance to the boys being a series of lifesize cardboard cut-outs, costing as much as £50.

Around 60 teenage girls, many of them in onesies, queued for hours just to attend the opening of the group’s first London pop-up shop, called 1D World, at midday on Thursday.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Career turnaround? Alexandra Burke to take on Billie Holiday as she ditches pop music in favour of blues for new series of concerts
She’s best known for her catchy pop and R&B songs, but it seems that Alexandra Burke has hidden musical depths.

The former X Factor winner has just announced that she’s to follow in the footsteps of Diana Ross and perform her version of Lady Sings The Blues at the Royal Albert Hall in June.

She will take up residency in the iconic London venue and perform the soundtrack to the 1972 film, about the life of Billie Holiday, with a full jazz band.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Good luck, darling! Pregnant Rochelle gives husband Marvin Humes a hug on his first day as a Capital FM DJ
It can be daunting starting a new job.

But luckily for Marvin Humes, his wife Rochelle was on hand to give him a good luck hug as the JLS singer began as a DJ at Capital FM.

The Saturdays star, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child, pulled in her spouse for a tender hug outside the radio studios on Thursday morning.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Little Mix unveil Missy Elliott collaboration ‘How Ya Doin’?’
Little Mix have debuted their new collaboration with Missy Elliott.

The group premiered the song – which appears below – on Capital FM earlier today (March 27).

Read more: Digital Spy

Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards reveals truth about her and Zayn Malik… as her grandmother battles recurring bone cancer
As a chart topping music star Perrie Edwards should be feeling on top of the world.

However, the Little Mix singer’s success has been stained with sadness and stress as she has battled with personal issues and problems.

It has been a tough few months for Perrie, 19, as her grandmother was diagnosed with cancer and her boyfriend Zayn Malik was accused of being unfaithful.
Read more: The Daily Mail

She’s washed the pink (not the man) right out of her hair! Perrie Edwards reveals new blonde locks as Little Mix continue to crack America
Her pink locks were her trademark look.

But Perrie Edwards has ditched the colourful dip dye look and returned to blonde as the Little Mix girls continue to crack America – perhaps a nod to a new, more mature singer.

The youngest member of Little Mix battled her way through scandal in the last few months after rumours of her One Direction boyfriend Zayn Malik sleeping with a stripper hit the headlines.
Read more: The Daily Mail

His standards are slipping: Olly Murs takes a fall on stage after skidding through a wet patch
Olly Murs can now officially say that he is part of a very special group of artists that includes Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Jennifer Lopez.

The former X Factor runner-up took a very embarrassing tumble on stage as he performed in Cardiff, Wales, on Tuesday night.

Olly, 28, was in the middle of a big number when he took one step too many and slipped across stage almost crashing to the floor.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Back on form: Olly Murs delivers impressive performance during London tour date… just days after embarrassing on stage tumble
He fell over on stage while performing in Cardiff on Tuesday evening.

But undeterred by the embarrassing slip-up Olly Murs took to the stage on Friday as he played the London leg of his arena tour.

Putting on an unforgettable performance at The O2, the singer showcased a whole range of impressive dance moves without a trip or tumble in sight.
Read more: The Daily Mail

We made that £6m our own
X Factor judges wage pay rise battle

X FACTOR chiefs are on a collision course with ITV — as the planned wage bill for the new judges tops £6million.

For the first time, all four judges are seeking seven-figure deals, pushing the show over budget.

Sharon Osbourne, set to return after six years away from X Factor, is on course for between £1.5 and £2million. Gary Barlow is looking to boost his £1.5million after agreeing to come back following talks with Simon Cowell.

Nicole Scherzinger is holding out for a similar deal to Gary’s — plus benefits including flying her own stylist and make-up team over from the US.

Louis Walsh, who has a £1million deal, has been told he will be back.

Last year’s panel — who often tell singers: “You made that song your own” — cost a lot less. Tulisa Contostavlos earned a reported £450,000 and Nicole £750,000.
Read more: The Sun

It’s lost the X Factor: Singing show gets off to a bad start… as just ONE contestant arrives for audition
Music mogul Simon Cowell regularly says he’s looking for that something extra special when auditioning hopefuls for The X Factor.

But it seems the ITV music show might have lost some of its shine, after just one wannabe star showed up to sing in the first hour of auditions this week.

The lack of hopefuls, is in stark contrast to last year when at the same audition in Colchester, Essex, over 100 people showed up to sing their hearts out.
Read more: The Daily Mail

So much for musical heritage! X Factor bosses ‘axe Liverpool as an audition city’ after talent fails to impress
Fans from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Liverpool every year thanks to its musical heritage.

But it seems that the city that spawned The Beatles has not impressed X Factor bosses, as they have reportedly decided to axe it from this year’s list of audition cities.

Even though show stars including Rebecca Ferguson, Marcus Collins and last year’s Christopher Maloney were discovered in Merseyside, it seems that producers have taken the decision to scrap it.
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

He’s got the extra factor: Simon Cowell ‘to return to UK X Factor in addition to judging role on US version of the show’
He was once a popular fixture of The X Factor before leaving to work on the American version of the show in 2010.

But it seems Simon Cowell, 53, may be making a return to the popular series.

The music impresario is reportedly planning to appear via video link during each of the live finals of this year’s season.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Kodaline – High Hopes
8 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
22 Nicole Scherzinger – Boomerang
28 Olly Murs – Army of Two
31 James Arthur – Impossible
41 Carly Rae Jepsen – Tonight I’m Getting Over You
45 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
57 One Direction – Little Things
66 One Direction – Kiss You
70 Little Mix – Change Your Life
80 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
86 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
91 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
93 Little Mix – DNA

1 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
10 One Direction – Take Me Home
18 One Direction – Up All Night
26 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
54 Little Mix – DNA

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The Official Charts
1 PJ & Duncan – Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble (Ant & Dec)
12 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
20 Nicole Scherzinger – Boomerang
24 Olly Murs – Army of Two
42 James Arthur – Impossible
44 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
52 Blake Lewis – Your Touch
73 One Direction – Kiss You
68 Little Mix – Change Your Life
82 One Direction – Little Things
92 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
98 Little Mix – DNA

1 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
14 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
15 One Direction – Take Me Home
31 One Direction – Up All Night
60 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
65 Little Mix – DNA

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