X Factor UK Headlines for 05/25/14

One Direction perform at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow. Tamera Foster is working hard on her debut album.

Up the property ladder… in One Direction: How the boy band’s luxury mansions are a world away from the modest homes they grew up in

  • One Direction have a combined wealth of £70million – or £14million each
  • And they now boast a property portfolio to match their new-found wealth
  • Luxury residences are a far cry from the modest homes they grew up in
  • Include mansions in Hertfordshire, Hampstead and other areas of London

Read more: Daily Mail

‘He offered to buy it outright’: One Direction’s Zayn Malik proves himself to be the perfect son-in-law by buying Perrie Edwards’ mum a HOUSE
Zayn Malik has bought a new house for fiancée Perrie Edwards’ mother.

The One Direction heartthrob has proved himself to be the perfect future son-in-law by reportedly splashing out more than £200,000 on a new abode for the Little Mix singer’s mum Debbie in Dorset.

After hearing Debbie was keen to relocate from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, to the southern county, Perrie, 20, was going to help her out with footing the bill for a mortgage – before generous Zayn, 21, stepped in.
Read more: Daily Mail

Meeting his oldest fan! One Direction’s Zayn Malik spends time with fiancee Perrie Edwards’ 99-year-old great-grandmother
This is the moment a One Direction heartthrob met his oldest fan – his 99 year old great-grandmother to be.

Heartthrob Zayn Malik took time out of his busy schedule to meet Little Mix fiancee Perrie Edward’s family for a bit of sponge cake and a cup of tea over the weekend.

The pair, who have been engaged for almost a year, rarely have time to meet due to their packed schedules but have been doing their best to spend quality time ahead of their big day.
Read more: Daily Mail

The mane attraction: Harry Styles’ curls take centre stage as One Direction perform at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend … after Lily Allen claims he uses hair extensions
Fans are obsessed with his brunette curls.

So it may come as a bit of a shock that Harry Styles may actually rely on extensions to create his famous mop.

Singer Lily Allen made a joke on Twitter about the teen heartthrob’s famous locks as she wrote: ‘Just saw Harry Styles having hair extensions put in #exclusive’.
Read more: Daily Mail

They’re going in different directions: 1D split up and take TWO private jets out of Glasgow after Radio 1’s Big Weekend gig
They’re constantly having to deny that are splitting up, but One Direction did just that when they flew out of Glasgow airport to Dublin on Sunday morning, after performing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

The band, who were recently revealed to be the richest boyband in British music history with a combined wealth of £70million, flew out on TWO private jets.

Harry Styles and Niall Horan, both 20, boarded one plane along with members of their security and styling team, while Liam Payne, 21, Zayn Malik, 21, and Louis Tomlinson, 22, all boarded another.
Read more: Daily Mail

There are no plans to split up! Harry Styles and Liam Payne shoot down rumours One Direction boys will separate to go solo
Break up rumours are nothing new for the boys of One Direction.

And whispers of their parting ways have gotten louder once again after the band’s members have all been spending time writing alone and with other artists.

But Harry Styles and Liam Payne, both 20, told The Sunday Telegraph that the X Factor fivesome are still on the same page.
Read more: Daily Mail

Take Me Home! One Direction star Liam Payne is red-faced as onstage calamity leaves him flat on his back while thousands watch live performance at Croke Park
They were on song after taking to the stage in Dublin on Friday evening, but Liam Payne appeared to hit a bum note by taking an embarrassing tumble while his One Direction bandmates looked on.

The pop sensations performed a one-off show in the Irish city’s Croke Park as part of their mammoth Where We Are stadium tour.

But while fans lapped up their 23 track set, there was a moment of confusion when Liam lost his footing and fell flat on his back.
Read more: Daily Mail

Profile: Tamera Foster
Tamera Foster is somewhere on the A34, half way through this year’s X-Factor tour. A permanently nervous wreck on the TV show, we wonder how she’s coping with rehashing her performances, night after night. ‘Its going great!’ She gushes. ‘I absolutely love being on tour, its such an incredible atmosphere – oh, and yesterday I saw a mountain for the first time which was really beautiful!’

Last year’s X-Factor was spectacularly unremarkable. The nationwide search for number one was marred by such a lack of interest that organisers tried to lure passers by off the street to audition. Louis’ irrelevant ramblings – ‘you remind me of a young ‘Robbie Williams/ Frank Sinatra/Beyonce’ – had become a parody while Gary’s tedious boardroom criticisms were entirely undermined by the fact his own record label had folded months earlier. The only thing worse than the judges was the contestants: Luke Friend, (the gap-yah type who’d ruin any social situation with some sort of acoustic rendition of Skrillex) to the only thing that might sully East London’s name long enough to curb gentrification, Kingsland Road.

But then, like the Jesus of antiquated talent shows, came Tamera Foster. Initially auditioning with her BFF, the 16-year-old Kent girl returned a week later looking like a secret Knowles sister. She was a fully-fledged urban star, more ‘Roc Nation’ than ‘Teddington Studios’. Yet despite her obvious pop potential, the X Factor still turned Tamera into a bundle of nerves.
Read more: Wonderland Magazine

‘God I look HUGE!’ Pregnant Sam Bailey cradles bump in lace maxi dress at soap awards… and reassures fans after mystery hospital visit
Sam Bailey looked the picture of health and happiness as she walked the red carpet at the British Soap Awards on Saturday night – but she was recently admitted to hospital for an unknown reason.

The 36-year-old X Factor winner announcer that she is fine however, tweeting on Saturday morning: ‘To all my concerned fans x me and baby are fine. I’m out of hospital and all is well x.’

Despite looking incredible in her outfit, Sam uploaded a photo of the night to her social networking account, writing: ‘God I look HUGE.’
Read more: Daily Mail

The Brits take on the Billboards! Cher Lloyd dazzles in daring semi-sheer ensemble as she leads the charge of UK stars at music event
She forged her singing career on The X Factor in the UK.

But Cher Lloyd has gone on to taste plenty of success Stateside and she looked completely at home as she stepped onto the red carpet at the Billboard Awards on Sunday night in a fetching purple outfit.

The 20-year-old star stunned in a purple cap sleeve embellished cocktail dress with illusion neckline by Mikael D at the event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘The tears were real’: Cher Lloyd reveals remembering father’s arrest when she was five years old helped her get emotional in art imitating life music video
She was bright and coluorful at last week’s Billboard Music Awards.

But Cher Lloyd wants to solidify herself as anything but a happy-go-lucky pop star, evident in her newest music video, Sirens, which depicts the gritty scene of a father’s arrest in front of his daughter.

The 20-year-old X Factor starlet sings in tears for much of the video, and she revealed to the Sunday Telegraph that the emotions were all real, as her own father was jailed when she was just five.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Sam Smith – Stay With Me
31 Jedward – Free Spirit
33 One Direction – You & I
55 One Direction – Story of My Life
58 Little Mix – Salute
62 One Direction – Best Song Ever
85 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

1 Coldplay – Ghost Stories
4 One Direction – Midnight Memories
13 One Direction – Up All Night
33 One Direction – Take Me Home
73 Sam Bailey – The Power Of Love

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The Official Charts
1 Sam Smith – Stay With Me
35 Little Mix – Salute
46 One Direction – You & I

1 Coldplay – Ghost Stories
23 One Direction – Midnight Memories
45 Little Mix – Salute
65 Sam Bailey – The Power Of Love
87 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.