X Factor UK Headlines for 08/23/15

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Geek chic! Little Mix get into the spirit of things at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards as they re-enact their Black Magic music video in comedy schoolgirl ensembles
Their comeback single Black Magic was a roaring success and topped the charts for weeks.

And Little Mix paid tribute to the track’s accompanying music video as they attended the 2015 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The British girl band, formed of Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall, got into the spirit of things by donning the very same geek chic looks they wear in the lighthearted video.
Read more: Daily Mail

Newly single Perrie Edwards wows in a feathered mini and crop top at 2015 Teen Choice Awards… after ex fiance Zayn Malik throws shade at Little Mix on Twitter
They showed up on the 2015 Teen Choice Awards blue carpet dressed as their geeky counterparts from the Black Magic music video but Little Mix went for all out sex appeal during their performance.

The stunning girl group – comprised of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – put on a leggy display in thigh-skimming attire as they wowed the crowd at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.

And not only did Little Mix perform for the A-List crowd but the quartet also picked up a prize, taking home the special surfboard trophy for Choice Music Breakout Artist.
Read more: Daily Mail

Zayn Malik takes a VERY public swipe at ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards as he makes a not-so-subtle dig at Little Mix on Twitter
He’s kept quiet about his recent split from ex-fiancée, Perrie Edwards, after dumping her via text message earlier this month.

But former One Direction star Zayn Malik, 22, made his feelings towards the pop princess very clear as he made a not-so-subtle dig at Little Mix on Sunday over Twitter.

Taking a rather public swipe at his former flame, the British heartthrob retweeted a message from another account which asked followers to ‘retweet’ if they think Little Mix rivals Fifth Harmony have ‘the better single’, or ‘favourite’ for Perrie’s band’s single.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Calm your knickers’: Zayn Malik and Calvin Harris come to blows on Twitter over Taylor Swift retweet
Calvin Harris and Zayn Malik have engaged in a Twitter war over Taylor Swift.

The social media spat began when Malik, 22, retweeted a post critical of Swift’s refusal to stream her music on Spotify on Monday.

Scottish DJ Harris, 31, quickly took issue and stepped in to defend his girlfriend – leading to a Twitter war of words that quickly deteriorated.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Zouis is dead!’ One Direction fans left devastated as Louis Tomlinson sides with Calvin Harris in Zayn Malik Twitter spat
They had a Twitter spat after Zayn Malik left One Direction and now it looks like Louis Tomlinson and his former bandmate could be at war again.

After Zayn, 22, got into an argument with Calvin Harris, 31, on social media, Louis,23, waded in, showing his support for Calvin by favouriting the Scottish DJ’s tweet.

The feud started when Malik retweeted a post comparing Taylor Swift’s refusal to stream her music for free with a quote from Miley Cyrus saying she doesn’t care about money. ‘The difference is astounding,’ wrote the poster.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m lucky to have these three girls!’ Perrie Edwards gets a hug from James Corden as she praises Little Mix bandmates for getting her through shock split from Zayn Malik
She was dumped by her fiance Zayn Malik via text message just a few weeks ago but Perrie Edwards is bouncing back thanks to her Little Mix bandmates.

Appearing on James Corden’s The Late Late Show, Perrie, 22, gushed about the support she has gotten from Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall, saying they have helped her cope with the abrupt end to her engagement.

After Corden, 36, gave her a hug and asked: ‘Are you OK.? It’s been a tough few weeks. are you alright?, Perrie responded by saying: ‘You know what? I’m good. We’re having an absolute blast in America. Things are going so well and I just wake up every day and I thank my lucky stars I have these three girls.’ ‘[They’ve got me through this] 100 per cent.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He’s a little boy who needs to grow up’: Zayn Malik’s friends fear he’s ‘self-destructing’ and heading for a ‘meltdown’ after Perrie Edwards split
Concern is growing for One Direction-member-gone-solo Zayn Malik, who started the week by making yet another industry enemy.

Zayn, who fought with DJ Calvin Harris over his girlfriend Taylor Swift on Monday night, is thought to be heading for a break down, with one ex-friend coming forward to say he’s ‘self-destructing’.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, a former ally of the 22-year-old Bradford boy called him ‘a little boy who needs to grow up’ after he dumped his long-term fiancée Perrie Edwards, his management company and his mentor Simon Cowell in quick succession this year.

An old friend revealed to the newspaper’s Dan Wootton: ‘He is self-destructing right now and I hope he’s got someone there fore him. I doubt he has, though, so that’s why I’m worried for him.

‘He’s p***ing off so many people, it’s very hard to see him having much support left by the time he’s finally ready to release any music.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Newly-single Perrie Edwards puts on a very leggy performance in tiny white playsuit as Little Mix sing their hit tune Black Magic on the Today Show
Despite her recent heartache she’s been having the time of her life with her Little Mix bandmates on their promo tour of the US.

And Perrie Edwards once again rocked another stunning look as the Brit group took to the stage on the Today Show in New York on Wednesday morning.

The 22-year-old flashed plenty of leg in her crochet-trimmed playsuit as she sang her heart out with bandmates Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock in Rockefeller Plaza.
Read more: Daily Mail

Newly-single Perrie Edwards breaks down in tears as Little Mix perform new track called The End… just weeks after split from fiance Zayn Malik
She’s been holding it together over the past couple of weeks in the wake of her shocking split from fiance Zayn Malik.

But Perrie Edwards showed a heartbreaking sign of sadness as she broke down in tears during a performance in New York on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old singer had been performing live with her Little Mix co-stars on stage during the band’s fourth anniversary global live stream fan event when the tears came thick and fast.
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‘Buying the house was keeping them together’: Perrie Edwards ‘wept on stage for £3million dream home as ex Zayn Malik finally calls off the purchase’
Zayn Malik is reportedly house hunting in LA after calling off the purchase of a £3million dream home with ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards, where they were due to hold their wedding.

Reports in The Sun suggest that Little Mix singer’s very public break down live on stage during NBC’s Today on Wednesday was due to news that Zayn had finally pulled out.

Zayn, 22, abruptly ended the engagement via text the singer, also 22, last month and the latest news will most likely quash any hope of a reconciliation.
Read more: Daily Mail

Smiling Perrie Edwards puts on a brave face as she visits radio station after breaking down in tears on stage over Zayn Malik split
She broke down in tears when she performed an emotional track on stage on Wednesday.

But newly-single Perrie Edwards put on a brave face the following morning as she made a radio appearance in New York City with her Little Mix bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 23, Jade Thirlwall, 22, and Jesy Nelson, 24.

Positively grinning as she headed inside the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, the 22-year-old pop princess brushed her heartbreak to one side and couldn’t have looked happier as she chatted to her waiting fans.
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‘The cure of all cures’: Newly-single Perrie Edwards overcomes her heartache with another Little Mix night out before praising US comfort food
She was recently left heartbroken after Zayn Malik abruptly ended their engagement via text however Perrie Edwards seems to be bouncing back with the help of good friends and good food.

The 22-year-old pop starlet took to Instagram on Friday night to share a stunning image with her 2.3 million followers of a night out with her Little Mix bandmates Jade Thirwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

The girls looked stunning as they shared a monochrome theme while all rocking similar urban styles as they prepared for a night out in New York.
Read more: Daily Mail

Perrie Edwards is a vision of confidence as Little Mix deliver their first performance since her Zayn Malik stage meltdown
The recent heartache caused by her fiancée-of-two-years eventually got on top of her during a gig with her band earlier in the week.

But Perrie Edwards looked to have fully recovered from the stage meltdown, which happened during Little Mix’s rendition of a song titled The End on Wednesday and which was prompted by Zayn Malik’s decision to call off the purchase of the couple’s dream home, when she rocked up to the Billboard Hot 100 music festival on Jones beach, New York, on Saturday.

Perrie, 22, was a vision of confidence as she prepared to take to the stage for the first time since the incident.
Read more: Daily Mail

Zayn who? Malik’s ex Perrie Edwards and her group Little Mix will support his former band One Direction at Apple Music Festival
Little Mix have been lined up to support One Direction at the Apple Music Festival in London next month.

And no doubt the two groups will have plenty to talk about after both the boyband and Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, 22, were dumped by Zayn Malik over the past few months.

Zayn famously left One Direction back in March to be a ‘normal 22 year old’ and spend more time with his fiancee but she was left devastated after he dumped her out of the blue by text a few weeks ago.
Read more: Daily Mail

Liam Payne launches defensive Twitter rant after he’s accused of making homophobic comment on stage during One Direction gig
While the other members of One Direction are facing controversy over break ups and parenting prospects, Liam Payne has been served with his own criticism.

Not one to take a Twitter attack lying down, the 21-year-old launched an defensive social media rant when he was accused of making a homophobic comment on stage with One Direction in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday night.

He apologised to his 20.7M followers for calling out boys in the audience who couldn’t relate to dedicating a song to a woman, but insisted that his comments had no homophobic intention.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s father arrested after ‘suicide bid’ as police ‘find him drunk in a car’
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s estranged dad has attempted suicide, it was claimed last night.

Troy Austin was arrested by police in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, after officers allegedly discovered him apparently trying to kill himself in a car after drinking alcohol.

The 46-year-old, who split from the singer’s mother Johannah Poulston in 1997 when he was five, was said to have been found at Cantley Park on the outskirts of the town at 6pm on Tuesday.
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Out of this world! One Direction become astronauts in new Drag Me Down video… their first since Zayn Malik quit
It’s their first music video since Zayn Malik left in March and One Direction have pulled out all the stops for Drag Me Down.

As MailOnline exclusively revealed earlier this month, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan were given unprecendented access to the NASA Space Center in Houston, Texas, and the end result is a winner with fans.

In the video each of the boys are seen training to go into space in different parts of the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, where astronauts train.
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He really has no sense of Direction! Harry Styles falls over AGAIN on stage as boy band perform in Canada
He hit the headlines after taking a nasty tumble during a One Direction gig in California last month.

And Harry Styles hit the deck yet again after he lost his footing while performing in the group’s latest show in Toronto, Canada on Thursday night.

The self-styled singer, who ironically recently topped the singles charts with Drag Me Down, was prancing around on stage when he made an unfortunate attempt to change his course.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He will be a great father’: Dad-to-be Louis Tomlinson melts 1D fans’ hearts as candid clip catches him playing with a friend’s daughter backstage
He’s said to be ‘buzzing’ for the arrival of his first child in early 2016.

And One Direction fans are convinced that Louis Tomlinson will make a great dad after seeing the 23-year-old doting on good friend Lou Teasdale’s young daughter Lux on Thursday night.

The singer, bent down at the toddler’s level, melted fans’ hearts when the band’s hair stylist seemingly captured him drawing with the little one backstage at a Toronto gig in Otra this week.
Read more: Daily Mail

Fleur East: ‘There’s definitely a few Uptown Funk influences on my album’
Who could forget the moment on last year’s X Factor when Fleur East nailed ‘Uptown Funk’? It was the moment that highlighted her true potential as a popstar after the talent show wrapped up.

Since finishing second on the show last December, Fleur has split her time between London and Los Angeles recording her debut album, and naturally ‘Uptown Funk’ held heavy influence over the shape of her sound.
Read more: Digital Spy

Straight hair, don’t care! X Factor star Fleur East reveals a surprise new hairstyle
X Factor star Fleur East’s dramatic new hairstyle took fans on Twitter by surprise this weekend.

Known for her chic curly haircut, Fleur is shaking up her style by going for a blonde, straightened look.
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Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry reveals a fuller physique as he promotes new musical on chat show
He was just a fresh faced 18-year-old when he won X Factor in 2009, beating Olly Murs to take home the £1 million recording contract.

Since then Joe McElderry has gone on to win Popstar to Operastar and The Jump as he carves out a post X Factor career and the 24-year-old singer was looking very different when he appeared on chat show Lorraine on Tuesday to talk about his latest venture.

Joe sported a fuller frame as he appeared on the show in a white jacket and T-shirt with skinny jeans.
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Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry showcases his hunky new physique in stripy T-shirt… as he admits he’d love to front his own fitness DVD
He was upset when an unflattering photograph of himself emerged online last week.

But Joe McElderry looked buffer than ever as he left London’s Cadogan Hall after the final performance of Sweet Charity on Saturday night, showing off his muscular physique in a Breton top.

The former X Factor winner proved he’s in the best shape of his life as he watched Denise Van Outen and Kimberley Walsh take to the stage in the uplifting musical, just after revealing that he’d like to star in his own fitness DVD.
Read more: Daily Mail

Table dancing, a twerkathon and a standing ovation: A first look at The X Factor 2015 auditions as ITV release new trailer
Excitement for the new series of The X Factor 2015 has been building since the new and improved judging panel was announced in June.

But the wait is almost over as the start date for the series has been confirmed as Saturday 29th August in a brand-new trailer, released by ITV on Thursday.

Viewers have been treated to a first look at the auditions which were held at Wembley Arena over the course of a few weeks and the series will not disappoint if the clip is anything to go by.
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‘It was a real blow’: Rita Ora to miss The X Factor’s London premiere this week due to her ongoing promotional schedule in the US
Simon Cowell pulled out all the stops to secure Rita Ora a job on The X Factor judging panel.

But it has now been revealed the 24-year-old singer is set to miss the singing contest’s big London premiere on Wednesday night due to her ongoing promotional tour in the US.

The news of her no-show is said to have been a ‘real blow’ for the team at ITV, who were expecting her to join Simon, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw at the glamorous red carpet event.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor 2015: Simon Cowell almost rehired Louis Walsh!
Simon Cowell has admitted that Louis Walsh was on standby to return to The X Factor 2015.

Louis had been on the panel for the past eleven years but his seat was freed up this summer for the latest revamp.

Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora joined the show alongside Simon and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

However Simon has confessed that he wasn’t entirely certain if the new line up would actually work.

He revealed this week: “I wasn’t sure. Normally whenever we have anyone new in I’m on the phone to Louis [Walsh] within three hours to replace them.

“I’m sure he had his bags packed at the front door.”
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The show must go on…for my mum: As he welcomes Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora to The X Factor panel, Simon Cowell reveals how he coped with the loss of his mother
Simon Cowell says his mother, who passed away a few weeks ago, was The X Factor’s biggest fan. One can’t help but wonder what viewers of her generation would make of the new-look show.

It is, after all, one that could be alarming to the oldies (and by oldies here we mean – eek! – the over-30s).

The new boy on the block is Nick Grimshaw, the presenter of Radio 1’s breakfast show. He’s the impeccably connected DJ (friends include Kate Moss, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and Cara Delevingne) who was given the Radio 1 job with the very specific aim of, according to his bosses, ‘scaring off the over-30s’.

He succeeded too. While older listeners of the flagship breakfast show abandoned the station in droves, he recruited 130,000 younger fans. Falling ratings overall are usually a precursor to dismissal, but not for the BBC’s golden boy, whose superiors said they didn’t mind, because he had so successfully brought down the average listener age.

Now he’s been asked to bring that formula to primetime telly, at the helm of the Saturday night entertainment juggernaut The X Factor.

He joins a team that, Simon tells me, represents ‘the biggest-ever shake-up’ of the judging panel. Indeed, so revolutionary is this one that we may need a new term to define it. ‘I don’t like the term judges any more,’ Simon admits, when we catch up with all four of them. ‘I’ve got to find a new name.’

Like what? ‘Life-changers? No, I’m kidding, but my point is that we’re trying to do things differently this year. There are so many shows now doing the same thing, it was time to do something different.’
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
6 Little Mix – Black Magic
10 One Direction – Drag Me Down
22 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
31 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
40 Rita Ora – Poison
50 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
68 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)

1 Ed Sheeran – X
73 One Direction – FOUR

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The Official Charts
1 Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself
6 Little Mix – Black Magic
10 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
16 One Direction – Drag Me Down
33 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
37 Rita Ora – Poison
41 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
57 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
91 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)

1 Cilla Black – The Very Best Of
39 Will Young – 85% Proof
66 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.