X Factor UK Headlines for 06/24/12

One Direction and Justin Bieber in talks for a collaboration? Update on Leona Lewis’ album!

Mic check: One Direction’s Zayn Malik shows off his musical passion with brand new microphone tattoo
Zayn Malik is quickly becoming the token bad boy of One Direction as he revealed yet another tattoo to his ever growing collection.

The 19-year-old showed off his sixth ink addition for the second time on stage while performing during One Direction’s tour at The Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The dark haired heartthrob is a fan of tattoos and has steadily been getting more and more done since joining the manufactured X Factor boy band.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction are thrown out of Vegas casinos …but at least they were put up in a £16,000 suite!
ONE Direction’s bid to recreate The Hangover has fallen flat.

They didn’t even get as far as stealing Mike Tyson’s tiger.

The boyband, all under 21, were chucked out of a string of Las Vegas casinos for being underage.

To add to their misery, they had booked a suite in the city which they were told was the one in stag party tear-up movie The Hangover — only to be informed the 2009 comedy starring Bradley Cooper was filmed in Los Angeles.
Read more: The Sun

One Direction countersue… One Direction: X Factor boy band hit back at American namesake
Back in April, X Factor boys One Direction discovered that they were being sued by an American band with the same name which claimed it had it first.

But not a boy band to take the matter lightly, they are now countersuing the less famous group claiming they are trying to make money off their success.

Simon Cowell’s creation are fighting back against their US namesakes saying they had the name first.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Justin Bieber in talks to feature on next One Direction album
Justin Bieber has revealed that he’s in talks to feature on One Direction’s new album.

The Canadian star praised the group for staying grounded despite all of their international success, and hinted that they may join forces in the recording studio soon.
Read more: Digital Spy

Ed Sheeran: ‘I’m going into the studio with One Direction’
Ed Sheeran will join One Direction in the studio this summer after agreeing to let them record two of his unreleased songs.

The 21-year-old ‘Small Bump’ singer told the Daily Star that he is going to help the band record two songs that he wrote when he was a teenager.
Read more: Digital Spy

He just loves a cougar! Harry Styles enjoyed secret fling with glamorous married DJ Lucy Horobin, who is 14 years his senior
He is no stranger to romancing much older women and his fling with TV presenter Caroline Flack raised eyebrows over their 15 year age gap and it appears that Harry Styles certainly has a type.

And now it has been claimed that One Direction singer enjoyed a relationship with radio DJ Lucy Horobin, who is 14 years older than Harry.

The 18-year-old singer wooed the married broadcaster, 32, after his band appeared on the Key 103 radio show in Manchester in August last year, according to The Sunday Mirror.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Fraser taking charge of new Leona album
Fraser T Smith is overseeing production of Leona Lewis’s entire next album, making it the first time a producer has worked across one of her releases.

The co-writer of Adele’s Set Fire To The Rain and Taio Cruz’s Break Your Heart told Music Week that, while other producers were working on what will be in Glassheart her third studio set, he was taking a production role for the whole album as well as co-authoring about half its tracks.

This approach is entirely different to Lewis’s first two albums Spirit and Echo, which were littered with different songwriters and producers across their tracks, among them Max Martin, Dr Luke, Stargate, Ryan Tedder and Steve Mac.

Smith suggested having one producer overseeing everything would result in Lewis “making an artist album rather than it being a collection of songs”.

When having a mixture of producers for one album he reckoned “you end up with maybe two or three radio songs and not necessarily the album sales you want”.

“It’s been amazing,” he said. “It’s been a great challenge to come up with a vision at the beginning of how we wanted it to sound and I hope to be able to do more projects like that in the future.”

“People have preconceptions of what Leona is so you want to keep the essence of that and keep pushing the boundaries,” added Smith who is signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

He revealed the Syco album, which has been given a release date of November 26, was now about 80% finished. “We’ve got the key tracks and we’re very close. She’s done some fantastic vocals and is making a very relevant record and a very important record for her. The songs are really strong,” he said.
Read more: Music Week

Exclusive: Leona Lewis discusses new tracks at Hackney Weekend
Leona Lewis has given details on two upcoming tracks to Digital Spy at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend.

Lewis performed ‘Come Alive’ at the festival earlier today (June 23). The song marks a departure from much of her recent work, and the singer was able to give us some information on the origins of the track.

“It’s by me and Fraser T Smith. We wanted to do an uptempo song, but for it to remain true to what I do. We added a tiny bit of dubstep and drum and bass and just rocked it.”
Read more: Digital Spy

Leona Lewis – Live at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012

Local girl Leona Lewis kicks off Hackney Weekend… as Rita Ora looks ready for bed in her pyjama-esque ensemble
She’s one of the most famous people to come out of Hackney, East London.

And today, Leona Lewis got to perform in her hometown as she kicked off the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend today.

The X Factor 2006 winner, 27, was the first to perform during the free BBC festival, opening for a long day of stellar pop acts.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Ready To Fly! Little Mix reveal name and cover of their autobiography as they continue quest for world domination
They were just ordinary young women this time last year, with their hopes for the future just dreams.

But now they have been crowned the winners of The X Factor, and with millions of fans around the world, Little Mix are ready to release their first autobiography.

The quartet – Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards – today revealed the cover of the upcoming book and the title, Ready To Fly.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Cher Lloyd shows off her skinny legs in a pair of drainpipe jeans
She may have a growing following in the USA but Cher Lloyd’s diminutive stature has stayed the same.

The pint-sized singer arrived at the Z100 Radio Station in New York City, yesterday afternoon, wearing a pair of very tight jeans that showed off her skinny frame.

The 18-year-old has been making waves Stateside but, her small frame and particularly her thin legs were highlighted by her choice of outfit.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Aiden Grimshaw confirms new single ‘Curtain Call’
Aiden Grimshaw has confirmed plans for his new single.

The singer will release ‘Curtain Call’ on August 12 as the second cut to be lifted from his debut album Misty Eye.
Read more: Digital Spy

2 Shoes debut new single ‘Turn Me On (Turn Me Out)’ music video

‘X Factor’ Nu Vibe member Bradley Johnson releases debut single

Rebecca Ferguson, Alexandra Burke for London 2012 Olympic concerts
Alexandra Burke and Rebecca Ferguson are the latest acts to play Olympic shows this summer.

The pair will each perform a set at BT London Live’s series of concerts in Hyde Park during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Read more: Digital Spy

Frankie Cocozza gets the chop (again!) Former X Factor star swaps his long greasy hair for a smart new look
The last time a male celebrity caused this much pandemonium by cutting his hair was when Justin Bieber got rid of his trademark swept-across fringe.

However, disgraced X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza began to trend on twitter last night after unveiling his brand new look.

The 19-year-old decided to get a different look altogether after establishing himself with his long greasy messy style.
Read more: The Daily Mail

That’s one way to make an entrance! New X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger displays more than she bargained for as the wind blows up her dress
She was axed form the US show after just one season before being drafted in to fill the last remaining judging slot on the UK version.

And today was Nicole Scherzinger’s big return to the X Factor and she certainly made an entrance.

The singer, 33, arrived at the Newcastle auditions in an short emerald green dress but gusts of wind left her flashing her nude coloured slip to the hordes of people gathered for the auditions.
Read more: The Daily Mail

What’s going on ‘EAR then? Simon Cowell and the case of the curious plaster
He’s as meticulous about his appearance as he is about the running of his global empire, but one detail was off with Simon Cowell today.

The 52-year-old was as neatly turned out as always, clean shaven and in one of his trademark pressed white T-shirts.

But if you looked closely at the talent show mogul as he drove down Sunset Boulevard in his vintage jeep, you could spy a plaster.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Simon Cowell second to Hitler as ‘most-recognisable face’
Simon Cowell has finished second to Adolf Hitler in a poll to find the ‘most recognisable faces in history’.

The X Factor boss was known to 943 of the 1,000 people taking part in the survey, one less than the Nazi dictator.
Read more: Digital Spy

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Irish Charts
1 Flo Rida – Whistle
2 Cheryl Cole – Call My Name
4 Loreen – Euphoria
11 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
31 Jedward – Young Love
32 Jedward – Put The Green Cape On
36 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Sing
37 Jedward – Waterline
44 Tulisa – Young
49 Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
53 One Direction – More Than This
58 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
59 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
60 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
94 One Direction – One Thing

1 Justin Bieber – Believe
2 Cheryl Cole – A Million Lights
7 One Direction – Up All Night
26 Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
33 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
53 Jedward – Victory
92 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

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The Official Charts
1 Maroon 5 – Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
2 Cheryl Cole – Call My Name
8 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
11 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Sing
30 Loreen – Euphoria
33 Tulisa – Young
45 Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
70 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
91 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
100 Cheryl Cole – Screw You (feat. Wretch 32)

1 Justin Bieber – Believe
2 Cheryl Cole – A Million Lights
6 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Sing
11 Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
25 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
26 One Direction – Up All Night
35 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
79 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
92 Alexandra Burke – Heartbreak On Hold

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