X Factor UK Headlines for 04/15/12

One Direction take over Australia! Chart Update!
Australian ARIA Charts: One Direction’s album “Up All Night” stays at #1 for the second week, single “One Thing” jumps to #3 and single “What Makes You Beautiful” climbs back to #10.

One Direction’s first music video for single “What Makes You Beautiful” now has over 100 million views on VEVO.

ONE DIRECTION Logies Australia: What Makes You Beautiful

ONE DIRECTION Logies Australia: One Thing

ONE DIRECTION Logies Australia: Presenting An Award

Well if it worked for The Monkees… One Direction’s Liam and Louis copy the original ’60s boyband as they hit the beach
They’ve already recreated moments of Beatlemania while touring the U.S. and now that One Direction are Down Under, they’re continuing that trend.

In scenes very similar to those seen in The Monkees opening credits Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson changed into their wetsuits and hit Manly Beach in Sydney yesterday.

The two singers were spotted tackling the waves with their surfboards as they took a break from their hectic schedule.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Caught with his pants up: One Direction’s Liam Payne makes girls swoon even more by trying on underwear on Australian TV
They’ve already got thousands of girls watching their every move and swooning at their feet.

But One Direction have fast become a dab hand at promoting themselves and they clearly know exactly how to get their fans even more excited.

And what better way to do it than trying on some pants in front of millions of viewers during a live television show?
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direct-swoon: Scenes of hysteria and fainting fans as teenage girls mob Sydney TV station for glimpse of UK boy band
It must have made for quite a sight for any adjacent office workers or an unsuspecting member of the public who happened to be walking by.

Because today, a plaza in the heart of Sydney was filled to capacity with screaming teenage girls, eager to catch a glimpse of their One Direction idols as they arrived for a TV interview.

And so hysterical were they that not only were the police forced to erect steel fencing to stop the mob, but some fans required medical treatment after passing out from all the excitement.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Had a run-in with The Wanted? One Direction singer Liam Payne sports grazed marking on neck
Feuding bands are nothing new and Britain’s two most promising exports reportedly nearly came to blows in Los Angeles recently.

But, despite talking the talk, a growing feud between the bands appears to be more than the clean-cut manufactured One Direction could cope with.

So instead of a scuffle in the car park with The Wanted, security guards acted as mediators between the rivals and managed to negotiate a truce – resulting in hugs instead of bloody noses.

However, Liam Payne was sporting a rather sore looking marking on his neck as the X Factor stars left Sydney airport.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction We Were Afraid The Wanted Was Gonna Beat Us Up!
The boy band One Direction was so concerned the other big boy band, The Wanted, was gonna beat on them, they tried to flee a Burbank studio … but then The Wanted boys showed up.

Here’s what we know … On April 4, One Direction was rehearsing for SNL at CenterStaging, a Burbank rehearsal studio. Sources connected with CenterStaging tell us … security for the band became aware that The Wanted was about to show up to rehearse for their “American Idol” performance the next day.

We’re told the boys from One Direction — all of them except Liam — were scared because the British tabloids have been writing about tension and smack talk between the 2 bands. The One Direction lads talked about the guys from The Wanted being tough guys (which apparently is true) and they were worried about getting taunted and manhandled.
Read more: TMZ

One Direction worth £10million already
ONE DIRECTION already have their fair share of admirers across the globe – but I suspect they’re about to get a few more.

I can reveal the lads have been handed a £10million fortune by record boss SIMON COWELL for what they’ve earned in the seven months after they released their first single.

Yep, they’re not just fit (not sure I’m supposed to say that at my age…) but now they’re loaded too!

HARRY STYLES, NIALL HORAN and LIAM PAYNE, all 18, ZAYN MALIK, 19, and LOUIS TOMLINSON, 20, received £2million each – making them some of the world’s most highly eligible bachelors.

Their fortune comes off the back of their amazing success in America, where they became the most successful UK band ever when they topped the Billboard charts with debut album Up All Night.
Read more: People

‘We won’t let Simon Cowell intimidate us’: American band with the same name as One Direction say they will fight music mogul
The American group with the same name as X Factor stars One Direction say they will not let Simon Cowell intimidate them.

The five boys are suing the music mogul for $1 million (£630,000) in damages, and a share of the British group’s profits, claiming trademark infringement.

Speaking to Radio 1’s Newsbeat via Skype, singer Sean O’Leary and bassist Scott Nagereda said they wouldn’t back down.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor’s Rebecca Ferguson warns people of fake friends as she debuts new music video Glitter and Gold
On her debut single, Nothing’s Real but Love, she sang about the perils of wealth and how people forget what is truly important.

Now, Rebecca Ferguson is back with yet another ditty warning her listeners to watch out for fake friends with Glitter & Gold.

The 25-year-old will release her third single from her debut album Heaven on 29 April and it comes packed with a powerful message.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Pictured: Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson seen out for the first time with her new beau… Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo
They spoke about not yet being able to handle the attention of male fans last week.

But it appears Little Mix don’t mind if they come in the form of fellow talent show winners.

Jesy Nelson, 20, has stepped out with her boyfriend for the first time, Jordan Banjo, 19, of the dance troupe Diversity.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Alexandra Burke confirms new album ‘Heartbreak on Hold’
Alexandra Burke has announced details about her forthcoming album.

The singer will release Heartbreak on Hold as her second studio collection on June 4.
Read more: Digital Spy

Alexandra Burke debuts new single ‘Let It Go’ – listen
Alexandra Burke has debuted her new single.

The singer will release ‘Let It Go’ as the second official track to be lifted from her forthcoming album.
Read more: Digital Spy

Jermain Defoe is the best supporting boyfriend as Alexandra Burke launches her own lipgloss range
They’ve been an item for nearly two months, but Alexandra Burke and Jermain Defoe are yet to go public with their new romance.

Despite their unwillingness to be pictured together, the footballer did play the supportive boyfriend as he turned up to the singer’s launch party for new lipgloss range last night.

Bringing some of his male friends along, Defoe joined revellers at the Rose Club in Marylebone, London.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I had a crush on her. It was her hair, the sexy clothes…she was foxy’: Simon Cowell reveals his ‘love’ for Dannii Minogue
Simon Cowell has revealed that he felt ‘genuine love’ for Dannii Minogue as it emerges that he had a love affair with the singer.

The music mogul, 52, has admitted he felt ‘like a schoolboy’ around the Australian star during her time as a judge on the X Factor.

Details of the affair have been revealed in a book entitled The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell, written by former BBC journalist Tom Bower, but Cowell clearly isn’t worried about the publication.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
Singles
1 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
14 Alexandra Burke – Elephant
15 Jedward – Waterline
17 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness
21 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
30 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
31 One Direction – One Thing
41 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
92 JLS – Proud

Albums
11 One Direction – Up All Night
12 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
44 Jedward – Victory
92 Mary Byrne – With Love

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
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22 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness
29 Alexandra Burke – Elephant
30 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
48 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
66 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
72 One Direction – One Thing
76 Marcus Collins – Seven Nation Army
99 JLS – Proud

Albums
1 Adele – 21
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18 One Direction – Up All Night
22 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
43 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
53 Will young – Echoes
54 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
55 Marcus Collins – Marcus Collins
81 JLS – Jukebox
85 Olly Murs – Olly Murs

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I recently graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover. I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.