X Factor UK Headlines for 06/14/15

Simon Cowell is still trying to lure Rita Ora from The Voice UK.

One Direction to Follow Rolling Stones’ Lead – Will Stay Together, as Well as Work on Solo Projects
One Direction is taking career cues from another English act: Like the Rolling Stones, the world’s most popular boy band will stay together while also pursuing solo projects.

Since Zayn Malik left the group in March, the remaining members – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson – have been dogged by rumors they’ll split.

Not the case.

“The boys know that by sticking together they can still pursue everything they want to do as a foursome, as well as individually,” a friend tells PEOPLE. “And there’s no reason why they can’t have lifetime careers both as a group and working on their own solo projects – just like the Stones.”
Read more: People

It’s war! One Direction and ex-bandmate Zayn Malik go head-to-head at this year’s Teen Choice Awards …and 1D fans are far from happy
It’s every Directioner’s worst nightmare.

At this year’s Teen Choice Awards, die-hard fans of One Direction have been asked to do the unthinkable… choose between the band and ex-member Zayn Malik.

Both One Direction and Zayn – who quit the hugely successful band in March this year – have been nominated for Fashion Choice Male Hottie, and some fans have already vented their frustration on Twitter.
Read more: Daily Mail

Zayn Malik debuts white hair just days after dyeing his do green as he reveals he’s been experimenting with a rainbow of colours
Just a few days ago he seemed to be taking style tips from The Joker, and now it looks like Zayn Malik is stealing some hair do inspiration from Eminem.

The ex One Direction star has debuted another new hair colour, just days after showing off his lime green locks.

This time the singer has reached for the white hair dye, leading to plenty of Slim Shady comparisons.
Read more: Daily Mail

Her biggest fan! Zayn Malik plays the dutiful fiance as he joins Perrie Edwards on the promo trail for Little Mix’s new single
He famously quit One Direction to be a ‘normal 22 year old’ and ‘spend time with his missus’ so it won’t surprise anyone that Zayn Malik accompanied Perrie Edwards on a promo tour on Thursday.

The 22-year-old singer was spotted in Leeds with Perrie and her bandmates as they continued to promote their new single Black Magic.

Zayn was showing off his newly dyed white hair and while she might be about to marry him, Perrie, 21, admitted his recent green and now white locks are not her favourites.
Read more: Daily Mail

Perrie Edwards takes her mind off Lauren Richardson’s reality TV appearance as she joins Little Mix bandmates at charity gig
On Sunday night, Lauren Richardson, the blonde who was linked to Zayn Malik during a recent holiday in Thailand, appeared on dating show, Love Island.

But Zayn’s fiancée, Perrie Edwards, 21, appeared unfazed by the airing as she attended the Frankie and Benny’s Rays of Sunshine Concert at the Royal Albert with her Little Mix bandmates.

Perhaps she took a little comfort from the fact that Lauren, 26, suffered an embarrassing blow when nobody stepped forward to pick her as their potential date on the show.
Read more: Daily Mail

They look too good for radio! Perrie Edwards shows off her legs in army green playsuit while Jade Thirlwall flashes her abs as Little Mix kick off their promo tour
They had a busy weekend performing at two major events, but Little Mix were still in the mood for a sing-song on Monday.

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock hit the Capital Radio studios in Birmingham for the start of their regional radio tour to promote their new single Black Magic.

And after their performance inside the station, the girls serenaded their excited fans outside, while making the most of the sunshine in some skin-flashing outfits.
Read more: Daily Mail

Perrie Edwards slips into a slinky khaki maxi dress as she continues to ignore Lauren Richardson’s new-found reality TV fame with Little Mix bandmates
Perrie Edwards was turning a blind eye to extra mention of her fiance’s fleeting holiday fling on Tuesday morning.

The 21-year-old blonde beauty joined Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall for an appearance in Manchester, while Love Island’s Lauren Richardson raises her profile on ITV.

Perrie, who’s engaged to marry ex-One Direction star Zayn Malik, plastered on a brave face as she ignored any mention of their supposed romance.
Read more: Daily Mail

Leigh-Anne Pinnock wows in plunging cut-out floral jumpsuit while Jesy Nelson sports an off shoulder playsuit as Little Mix continue their radio tour
As far as girl bands go they’ve never been big fans of coordinating outfits.

Instead as Little Mix arrived at Capital Radio in Newcastle on Wednesday, each member showed off her individual style in summer ready ensembles.

Leading the way, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 23, wowed in a white floral jumpsuit which featured a plunging neckline and cut-outs down the side.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Are they married already?’: Perrie Edwards sends fans into a frenzy after giving ‘Malik’ as her last name in playful video with Little Mix bandmates
Perrie Edwards has sent fans into a frenzy after referring to herself as ‘Perrie Malik’.

The 21-year-old gave her last name as that of her former One Direction fiancé while appearing in a playful video with her Little Mix bandmates.

Sitting in the back of a car with Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, the pretty blonde tossed her hair before introducing herself as ‘Perrie Malik’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Hunger TV: Exclusive: The Interview – Little Mix
“When we first got together I think we realised that there wasn’t anyone that was representing girls in a positive way without being overly sexual. I think we’ve filled that gap now”, says Jade Thirlwall, one quarter of Britain’s biggest girl band since the Spice Girls.

Little Mix are sitting opposite me in Rankin’s office, a bundle of excitement while discussing their upcoming third album, which, they say, unashamedly, is “100% girl power”, a positive message for their legions of impressionable fans, and something that several other popstars could probably use a healthy dose of. “At first we were worried about getting girls on our side”, continues Jade, “but thankfully they came flooding in. I think young girls needed an ally in music.” Leigh-Anne Pinnock continues, “We’re going through the same things as our fans, and music can really help you when you’re struggling.”
Read more: Hunger TV

We’re not here to represent perfection’: Little Mix keep it chic in Rankin photo shoot as they discuss the pressures of not being ‘overly sexual’ in the music industry
They are currently one of the biggest girl groups in the world, after founding fame on The X Factor in 2011.

But Little Mix, who are gearing up for the release of their new single Black Magic, have revealed they despise the pressure of having to look good in the music industry.

The pop stars – Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – have posed for a striking set of pictures, taken by renowned photographer Rankin, and in the accompanying interview with Hunger Magazine they were quizzed about the importance of being ‘real’.
Read more: Daily Mail

X-Factor star Ella Henderson’s father charged with seven offences of fraud, money laundering and theft
The father of X Factor star Ella Henderson has been accused of fraud, theft and money laundering by detectives.

Sean, 49, who has previously managed the star, has been charged with a total of seven offences following a two year probe into his financial dealings.

It has been widely reported that the former car salesman made his money building properties in Dubai.

Three others were also charged as part of the probe and a fifth is also set to be charged when they answer bail later this week, according to the police.

The 19-year-old blonde singer, who is currently on tour with Take That, was said to be ‘devastated’ after learning about the charges, the Sun reported.

Officers swooped on two large properties owned by the singer’s father and mother Michelle, 51, in the village of Tetney, near Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, in April 2013.

As well as the family’s £650,000 mansion, detectives also searched a second luxury four-bedroom property owned by the couple, that at the time was on sale for £375,000.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I had to really fight for what I wanted’: Leona Lewis shows off her curves in monochrome dress at Entourage premiere as she takes a swipe at Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell may have made Leona Lewis a global star and helped her earn a £13 million fortune, but the singer hasn’t pulled any punches about her ex boss’ music empire in a new interview.

The X Factor winner has spoken out on her departure last year from Simon’s music label Syco in an interview with FAULT Magazine, revealing that the ‘pressure’ was too much to handle.

Stepping out at the Entourage movie premiere on Tuesday, Leona has hit the spotlight again as she prepares to release her fifth studio album, and her first under her new label.
Read more: Daily Mail

Leona Lewis Finds Her Own ‘Power’ After Leaving Behind Simon Cowell’s Label and More Insider Scoop
The Library at The Redbury in Hollywood served as an intimate setting for Leona Lewis to preview several tracks from her first album for Def Jam, I Am, and to drop a few more clues about her 2014 departure from her last label of seven years, Simon Cowell’s Syco Music. The 30-year-old “Bleeding Love” singer said she “felt stifled” there, particularly after she was asked to record an album of cover songs. I Am, which consists of original material, is about “me finding my own power again,” she told the crowd. The lyrics to the title track reportedly allude to Lewis’s exit from Syco. “I am somebody without you/I am free without you/I am stronger without you,” she sings. Among those in attendance: songwriter-producer Toby Gad (co-writer of John Legend’s “All of Me”), who produced the majority of Lewis’ album, which will arrive Sept. 11. “Leona has been at the top of my wish list ever since I saw her on The X Factor,” Gad told Billboard. “But for some reason it took all this time before we could get together.”
Read more: Billboard

Leona Lewis gives a fun performance style in pink PVC raincoat as she playfully squirts crowd with water gun at GAY gig
She had revealed that she wasn’t feeling very well earlier in the day.

But Leona Lewis still put on a showstopping performance at G-A-Y in London on Saturday night as she ramped up her showgirl credentials by squirting the packed crowd with a water gun.

The 30-year-old powerhouse stole the limelight as she took to the stage in a fluorescent pink PVC rain mac, flashing her shapely legs in the process.
Read more: Daily Mail

Rita Ora ‘offered £1.5 million to join X Factor’ as Simon Cowell launches ‘extreme charm offensive’ to tempt her away from The Voice
Unlimited clothes, luxury travel and a £1.5 million contract are all said to be part of the improved offer to entice Rita Ora away from The Voice.

Show boss Simon Cowell is said to have stepped up his game when it comes to trying to lure Rita into signing for this year’s X Factor line-up.

Cowell, 55, is reportedly in ‘advanced negotiations’ with the 24 year-old to replace Mel B and Louis Walsh, after her close friend Nick Grimshaw joined the panel.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Major Lazer – Lean On (feat. DJ Snake & Mo)
9 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
42 Iggy Azalea – Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson)
46 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
85 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
91 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart

1 Muse – Drones
58 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
89 Ella Henderson – Chapter One

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The Official Charts
1 Jason Derulo – Want You To Want Me
15 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
36 Iggy Azalea – Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson)
51 Leona Lewis – Fire Under My Feet
77 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
82 Adam Lambert – Ghost Town
83 Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song

1 Muse – Drones
20 Will Young – 85% Proof
42 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
56 Ella Henderson – Chapter One

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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.