X Factor UK Headlines for 07/20/14

It was a quiet mid-summer week.

One Direction tops Pollstar’s 2014 Mid-Year TOP 100 Worldwide Tours List.

Zayn Malik hits back at claims he’s already married after posting image of himself appearing to wear a wedding band
One Direction’s Zayn Malik has denied claims he has secretly wed Perrie Edwards.

A spokesperson for the singer told MailOnline: ‘Perrie and Zayn are not married. The picture shows his engagement ring.’

Speculation began when Zayn, who has been with Perrie since 2011, posted a photo of himself wearing what appeared to be a wedding band on his ring finger on Instagram on Tuesday as he made his account public for the first time.
Read more: Daily Mail

Hats off to him! Harry Styles dons a fedora and showcases his tattooed torso as he leads the celebrity arrivals at GQ and Warner Music bash
Harry Styles was more than happy to show off his tattooed chest as he attended the Warner Music and GQ party on Thursday.

The One Direction star made a typically stylish arrival to the bash held at Shoreditch House as he sported a casual look for the event.

Harry, 20, put his body art on display in a buttoned down blue shirt which he teamed with black skinny jeans and brown ankle boots.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m absolutely gutted’: Louis Tomlinson hits out at being ‘misled’ after revealing his Doncaster Rovers takeover bid has collapsed
Louis Tomlinson’s bid to buy Doncaster Rovers Football Club has fallen through.

The One Direction star was hoping to raise funds to purchase his hometown team but after his Crowdfunder campaign – which charged fans £12,000 to spend 10 minutes with him and £250 for a selfie – fell short of its £2million target, his bid has been axed and he claimed he ‘was misled’.

Louis – who is worth around £14million, according to a recent Sunday Times Rich List – wrote on Twitter: ‘I’m absolutely gutted the Doncaster Rovers deal is not going ahead. I am desperate for the club to be given the recognition it deserves :(
Read more: Daily Mail

Heading in One Direction! Louis Tomlinson puts Doncaster Rovers FC takeover disappointment behind him as he enjoys a driving experience day out
He was left bitterly disappointed when he found out his Doncaster Rovers FC takeover bid had collapsed.

So what better way for One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson to get his frustrations out than by jumping in a fast car and driving around a track.

That is exactly what the singer did as he enjoyed a day out at the AMG Driving Experience at Mercedes-Benz World.
Read more: Daily Mail

Midday memories! One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson put on a dapper display as band mates attend his mother’s wedding
Louis Tomlinson was left disappointed when he found out his Doncaster Rovers FC takeover bid collapsed earlier this week.

But he was soon able to focus more positive moments as he attended the wedding of his mother, Johannah Poulston on Sunday afternoon.

The One Direction singer was joined by his bandmates, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, but Zayn Malik did not appear to have attended the wedding ceremony.
Read more: Daily Mail

The girl’s on crop! Perrie Edwards wears daring leather bralet and shorts as Little Mix steal the show at star-studded 40th birthday celebration
It was a night devoted to Hallam FM as the Sheffield based radio station celebrated its 40th birthday at the city’s Motor Point Arena – but it was star performers Little Mix who grabbed the plaudits after taking to the stage.

The band were performing little more than a fortnight after postponing a potentially lucrative tour of the US so they can devote more time to the production of their forthcoming third album.

Dressed in daring cropped leather top and matching hot-pants, band-member Perrie Edwards led the way as they worked their way through a back catalogue of hits.
Read more: Daily Mail

Not long to go now! Pregnant Sam Bailey hides her burgeoning baby bump with patterned jacket during festival performance
She is due to give birth to a baby girl in another nine weeks.

But that didn’t stop X Factor winner Sam Bailey taking to the stage on the second day of the Guilfest Music Festival on Saturday.

The 37-year-old wowed the crowds with her famous vocals as she gave an impressive performance at the event held in Guilford, Surrey.
Read more: Daily Mail

Union J “Tonight (We Live Forever)” [Official Single Cover]
The boys of Union J are finally back to the business. Following the not-so-successful debut self-titled album “Union J“, released in 2013, the guys have ready a brand new single entitled “Tonight (We Live Forever)“.

The track is confirmed as the lead single taken from their upcoming sophomore studio album, still untitled, scheduled to be released later this year via RCA and Syco Music.

“Tonight (We Live Forever)” received its first play on Capital FM Breakfast Show on Thursday June 19th alongside the premiere of the official lyric video right after. The single will be released on iTunes (UK) on August 17th.
Read more: Ultimate Music

X Factor 2014 contestants sign away their rights across the universe
This year’s contract for the X Factor 2014 finalists is tighter than ever.

The so called ‘space age contracts’ see budding performers sign away their rights across the universe and on media that has yet to be invented.

The Sun reports that production companies Fremantle Ltd and Syco state that a signed contract allows them to use a contestant’s contribution “throughout the universe . . . in all media whether now known or hereafter invented”.

Other conditions imposed on the acts includes a forfeit of their copyright on tracks as well as a gagging clause on gossiping about show judges Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Louis Walsh.

Hosts Dermot O’Leary and Sarah Jane Crawford, as well as companies Syco and ITV, are also banned from being talked about.

Those that break the contract face the axe from the show, as well as possible court claims for the breach.
Read more: TellyMix

Cheryl Cole’s shock secret wedding to French boyfriend after just THREE months of dating – and they choose Royal favourite Mustique for beach ceremony
Cheryl Cole has married her French boyfriend in secret after a three-month romance.

The X Factor judge posted her news online to ‘stop the speculation’ over the relationship.

The message was posted with a picture of a large platinum princess-cut diamond engagement ring and a diamond encrusted wedding band.
Read more: Daily Mail

Exclusive: X Factor blindsided by Cheryl Cole wedding
Cheryl Cole’s surprise wedding to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini was kept so secret that her X Factor colleagues initially didn’t believe it, Digital Spy can reveal.

The revelation that the ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ singer tied the knot with her French boyfriend of three months last week was met with scepticism by her friends and co-workers on the ITV show – until she posted a picture of her wedding ring on Instagram.
Read more: Digital Spy

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Irish Charts
1 Ella Henderson – Ghost
78 Little Mix – Salute

1 Garth Brooks – The Ultimate Hits
20 One Direction – Midnight Memories
43 One Direction – Up All Night
56 One Direction – Take Me Home

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The Official Charts
1 Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart
4 Ella Henderson – Ghost
6 Nicole Scherzinger – Your Love
54 Little Mix – Salute

1 Ed Sheeran – X
59 Little Mix – Salute
75 One Direction – Midnight Memories

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