X Factor UK Headlines for 05/18/14

Simon Cowell can’t find female replacement for Sharon Osbourne’s spot on X Factor judging panel.

One Direction earn £45m… in a year! Boyband revealed as richest in British music history (and their boss Simon Cowell is now worth £300m)
Just four years ago, they were unknown wannabes auditioning for a talent show.

But One Direction have now been revealed as the richest boyband in British music history, with a combined wealth of £70million.

Each member of the five-piece group, who achieved fame as runners-up on the X Factor in 2010, is now worth £14million according to the Sunday Times’ list of richest musicians aged 30 and under.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Talk of ’toon in Hollywood: One Direction boys are set for animation film
ONE Direction are about to hit the big screen as cartoon characters.
Just like The Beatles’ hugely successful Yellow Submarine, Harry Styles and co will star in a series of music animations.

Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment aims to appeal to new fans as young as five by cashing in on a deal with Animal Logic Entertainment.

The Australian-owned animation and special effects studio is behind a string of box office hits including The Lego Movie.

Boss Zareh Nalbandian said: “This is a perfect fit of complementary talents.”

Syco said in a statement last week that the partnership would “develop music-based animated and hybrid films”.

Cowell, 54, added: “The music has to be current.”
Read more: The Daily Star

Swing when you’re winning: Harry Styles ties his hair back to perfect his handicap as he enjoys round of golf with pal in LA
He’s got a busy schedule as one fifth of boy band One Direction, but Harry Styles knows just what to do when he has a rare day off.

The 20-year-old singer headed to a golf course in Los Angeles with a pal where the skilled sportsman spent the day perfecting his swing.

Looking the part, the heart throb wore a shiny white T-shirt with a pair of grey golfing trousers and special white shoes, topping off the look with a white leather glove.
Read more: Daily Mail

The ultimate compliment! One Direction’s Liam Payne is ‘jealous’ of Sydney boy band 5 Seconds of Summer’s musical talents
There’s no doubt that One Direction are without question the biggest boy band in the world right now.

But while band member Liam Payne continues to enjoy global fame and fortune, the heart throb has revealed he’s envious of Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer, who are gearing up to rejoin the five-piece as the support act on their European tour.

As well as admitting he’s ‘jealous’ of them, Liam, 22, also praised the lads from Sydney’s northwest suburbs calling them ‘great musicians.’
Read more: Daily Mail

The se-X Factor: Little Mix showcase their seductive style in racy leather outfits as they kick off arena tour
They were fresh-faced teens who rose to fame after the becoming the first group to win the X Factor in 2011.

And Little Mix were keen to show just how much they have grown up on the opening night of their UK tour in Birmingham on Friday.

In a show that saw the ladies in several different stage outfits, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock took to the stage in skin-tight leather ensembles as they belted out their hits to the crowd.
Read more: Daily Mail

James Arthur looks remarkably different with sleek boy band inspired look at X-Men premiere… as he makes his red carpet debut with ‘new girlfriend’ Jessica Grist
He has already changed a lot since his time on The X Factor.

But on Monday evening James Arthur unveiled yet another stage of his transformation as he attended the X-Men: Days Of The Future Past premiere in Leicester Square.

The 26-year-old looked slimmer than ever, while his hair was styled across his face for a change – making him almost unrecognisable as he made his red carpet debut with new girlfriend Jessica Grist, a dancer from The X Factor.
Read more: Daily Mail

The Power Of Love: Pregnant Sam Bailey cradles her baby bump as she takes doting husband Craig to charity ball
Sam Bailey is the proud owner of one blossoming bump and she couldn’t help but show it off as she stepped out on Thursday night.

The 36-year-old looked lovely as she posed for photographers on the purple carpet at the Caudwell Butterfly Ball at London’s Grosvenor House hotel along with her doting husband, Craig.

Sam looked lovely in a black maxi dress by Tiffany Rose which had a plunging neckline with a ruched detail and trailed down to the floor.
Read more: Daily Mail

Their good luck charm! Arsenal fan Leona Lewis sings national anthem as her team wins FA Cup Final
She said beforehand that she was ‘so excited’ about the performance, and it certainly looked like Leona Lewis was giving it her all when she took centre stage at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

The former X Factor winner sang the national anthem in front of thousands of Arsenal and Hull City fans prior to the FA Cup Final, after opting for a simple but chic ensemble.

The 29-year-old, supported by a large band clad in red and black, belted out the song prior to the match, which saw her team Arsenal, win by three goals to two.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It meant a lot to have a church service with hymns’: JLS star JB Gill’s traditional wedding to dancer Chloe was ‘best day of his life’
JLS star Jonathan ‘JB’ Gill has revealed that his ‘traditional’ wedding was the best day of his life after he tied the knot with girlfriend Chloe Tangney on a remote Scottish island.

The couple, who first met on The X Factor, married in the stunning chapel of Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute, where Stella McCartney also held her wedding in 2003.

The 27-year-old told Hello! Magazine this week: ‘Chloe and I are both traditional in our views. For me, marriage is the union of a man and a woman before God, so it meant a lot to us to have a proper church service with hymns.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell can’t find female replacement for Sharon Osbourne’s spot on X Factor judging panel
Neither Alesha Dixon or Mel B will get the chair – leaving the X Factor boss with with just a couple of weeks to go to find a replacement ‘popular with youngsters’
Oh dear, Simon Cowell just can’t find a woman.

Nooooo, he hasn’t split from Lauren Silverman , he’s just struggling with his search for a female replacement for Sharon Osbourne on the X Factor panel.

So, he has switched to finding a “young and relevant bloke”. Yep, me too, Mr C.

I hear that Alesha Dixon, 35, and Mel B, 38, are both no-no’s, leaving the X Factor boss a rather large problem with just a couple of weeks to go.

My sources say that Simon, 54, is looking for a character popular with youngsters who can balance things out – just like when he got Demi Lovato on his US panel.

They considered Rochelle Humes, 26, from The Saturdays but she wasn’t popular enough.

So now Si and his team are opening things up to a man.
Read more: Daily Mirror

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Irish Charts
1 Ed Sheeran – Sing
45 One Direction – You & I
90 One Direction – Story of My Life

1 Mick Flannery – By The Rule
7 One Direction – Midnight Memories
19 One Direction – Up All Night
57 One Direction – Take Me Home
79 Sam Bailey – The Power Of Love

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The Official Charts
1 Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down
48 One Direction – You & I
51 Little Mix – Salute

1 Michael Jackson – Xscape
34 One Direction – Midnight Memories
47 Sam Bailey – The Power Of Love
61 Little Mix – Salute
88 One Direction – Take Me Home
89 One Direction – Up All Night

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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.