X Factor UK Headlines for 09/13/15

James Arthur signs a new record deal with Columbia Records, new album set for 2016 release.

James Arthur will release his second album next year via Columbia Records
Experimental social media strategist and presumed X Factor footnote James Arthur has signed a new record deal with Columbia.

The news was communicated via, you guessed it, Twitter in the following, very polite manner:
Read more: Popjustice

Little Mix “Get Weird” (Official Album Tracklist)
“Get Weird” is the upcoming and highly-anticipated third studio album by English girl group Little Mix. It’s scheduled to be released on 6 November 2015 via Syco and Columbia.

The album includes throwback vibes to ultra-modern production and encompasses the past, the present and the future of girl band pop.

The girls describe it “a celebration of being unique and not holding back” which is most evident in “Weird People” – a song which finds them embracing their “inner weirdness“.

Other stand-out tracks include future smash “Love Me Like You“, “Secret Love Song” and “Lightning” which has been described by the band as a sister to 2012’s massive single “DNA“. Additionally, deluxe track “I Won’t” represents an important moment of self-discovery for the band as they realize “as long we’ve got each other that’s all we need.”
Read more: Ultimate Music

Little Mix “Love Me Like You” (Official Single Cover)
The girls of Little Mix continue savoring the sweetness of international success with their smash hit “Black Magic“ and of course, they want more.

The four-piece band released another new track called “Hair“ as first countdown single on August 28th and now they announced that another new track is coming sooner than you think.

“Love Me Like You” is the next countdown single and proper second official single in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia, and it will be released on September 25th. The other countries also have the song as a bonus track.

All the tracks will be included on Little Mix’s anicipated third studio album “Get Weird” due out on November 6th via Syco and Columbia.
Read more: Ultimate Music

You’re boot-i-ful: Niall Horan wears a cast on stage in Montreal after mysteriously fracturing his foot during One Direction’s world tour
One Direction singer Niall Horan has fractured his foot.

The One Direction singer was seen with a cast on his right limb whilst on stage in Montreal, Canada on Saturday night.

When quizzed about the injury by bandmate Louis Tomlinson, the 21-year-old singer admitted he has no idea how he did it.

In a video posted online, he said: ‘I woke up before the show the other day and I had a pain in my foot. Then I went to get an X-ray today and I’ve got a fractured right foot and I don’t know how.’

On Sunday, he posted a snap to Instagram of his socked foot, with the boot cast on one side.

He captioned the shot: ‘Boot off chilling.’
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s father was found drunk in a park after ‘trying to build up courage for suicide’
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s father has avoided jail after failing to provide a breath test to police who found him following a suicide attempt.

Troy Austin, 46, was charged with failing to provide a specimen after police found him in a park in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on August 19.

A court heard that inside a car close to Austin, officers found alcohol, described as ‘to pluck up the courage’ to commit suicide. The hearing was told that Austin had inhaled noxious fumes before the police arrived.

Austin split from Louis’ mother Johannah when the Little Things hit-maker was just five years old and he has since taken on his stepfather Mark Tomlinson’s surname.
Read more: Daily Mail

Story Of His Life! Harry Styles suffers ANOTHER painful injury on stage as he’s hit between the legs by a water bottle
He’s had his fair share of bad luck on stage.

And at a recent One Direction gig, Harry Styles suffered another embarrassing mishap when a flying water bottle hit him between the legs.

The singer was busy messing around with fans, spraying water over the crowd, when the painful incident occurred, causing him to double over in pain.
Read more: Daily Mail

Liam Payne is crowned Attitude’s Sexiest Man Of The Year… as he reveals hard partying ways and marriage plans with girlfriend Sophia
With his boy band good looks and great physique it is little wonder Liam Payne has been voted Attitude’s Sexiest Man Of The Year.

The 22-year-old singer was unveiled as the magazine’s October cover star after he revealed two smouldering covers on Twitter.

Heartthrob Liam will no doubt set pulses racing in the stunning shoot and his revealing interview, where he spoke of his hard partying lifestyle and settling down with his girlfriend Sophia Smith.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I thought people appreciated honesty’: 1D’s Liam Payne hits out at fans as they criticise his candid Attitude Magazine interview
Liam Payne has hit back at those who have criticised his candid interview with Attitude Magazine after the publication named him Sexiest Man Of The Year.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Payne, 22, stood his ground as he defended his words stating that he ‘thought people appreciated honesty’.

The One Direction star, who was recently accused of making homophobic comments, came under fire by several fans after revealing rumours claiming his bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles are lovers annoys him.
Read more: Daily Mail

Happy Birthday, Niall Horan! Watch One Direction Members Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ at Boston Concert
Happy birthday, Niall Horan!

The One Direction heartthrob turned 22 on Sunday, Sept. 13, and his bandmates celebrated the occasion by singing him “Happy Birthday” at the group’s Boston concert on Saturday night. Watch the special moment in the fan-shot clip below.
Read more: Billboard

‘Why is he doing this to us?!’ Zayn Malik upsets fans AGAIN as he posts a photo of him smoking a suspicious-looking cigarette on Instagram
He has gone from brooding pop band favourite to the bad boy of music in under a year.

And Zayn Malik put another nail in the coffin of his squeaky clean reputation on Wednesday when he shared a shocking new Instagram snap.

The former One Direction heartthrob has been on a social media spree in recent days, but his latest post left fans reeling as he appeared to be smoking a suspicious-looking cigarette.
Read more: Daily Mail

Zayn’s naked pix to woo Lil’
EXCLUSIVE: Ex-1D star on the pull

ZAYN Malik has been sending raunchy texts and snaps to Lily Allen as he makes a move on the married pop mum.

The newly single ex-One Direction star, 22, has been in regular contact with 30-year-old Lily and is desperate to strike up a romance.

It comes as she faces fresh rumours her marriage to Sam Cooper is under strain after she joined dating apps Tinder and Raya.

Lily’s friends say Zayn, who dumped fiancée Perrie Edwards by text last month, has fancied her since they met in 2013.

Last night our source revealed: “Zayn fancies Lily and has made that very clear.

“He has even sent her X-rated pics and raunchy texts which Lily has told quite a few people in her close circle about. She’s flattered.”
Read more: The Sun

Squad goals! Little Mix slip into sultry thigh skimming cheerleader themed outfits as they perform on America’s Got Talent
Since winning The X Factor in 2011 they’ve gone from strength to strength.

Having recently celebrated their fourth anniversary as a band, Little Mix displayed serious squad goals on Wednesday when they performed on America’s Got Talent.

Taking to the spotlight for a photocall ahead of the show, the girls stunned as they donned coordinated cheerleader themed ensembles and blew kisses to the cameras.
Read more: Daily Mail

Alexandra Burke says the X Factor ruined her confidence because of ‘horrible’ social media comments that left her depressed
Alexandra Burke has revealed that cruel online trolls made her feel depressed about her appearance after she won The X Factor.

The 27-year-old singer – who won the fifth series of the hit ITV reality show in 2008 – admitted that being in the public eye is ‘hard’ and that everyone ‘deals with things differently’.

Bad Boys hit maker Alexandra also leapt to the defence of her former X Factor mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini telling FEMAIL that people need to ‘give her a break’ after the judge, 32, recently came under fire with some fans speculating that she has got too thin.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor contestant described as a ‘country bumpkin’ farmer is outed as a trained soprano by show fans who recognised her as a Britain’s Got Talent backing singer
A seemingly shy X Factor contestant described by judges as a ‘country bumpkin’ was outed as a trained soprano by fans of the show who recognised her as a Britain’s Got Talent backing singer.

Hannah Kilminster wowed judges after performing a note perfect rendition of Queen’s Somebody to Love during the auditions stages of the reality TV show.

The 30-year-old told the panel she had stuck to a life of mucking out cows, pigs and chickens on her family farm in Cirencester after disparaging teachers rubbished her hopes of a singing career.

But, just minutes after her audition had been aired, viewers had unearthed the singer’s online CVs – which appeared to show she was a little more comfortable in the limelight than originally claimed.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He’s pulling out the big guns’: Simon Cowell ‘signs up One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson as Judges’ House mentor in a bid to boost X Factor’s flagging ratings’
His boasts that this year’s X Factor would easily beat fierce rival Strictly Come Dancing in the annual ratings battle have fallen flat.

And after a dismal two weeks of viewers switching off, The Sun reports X Factor boss Simon Cowell has got one more tactic up his sleeve to save his ITV show.

The newspaper claims that the music mogul is planning to bring One Direction star Louis Tomlinson to his Judges’ Houses stage of the competition as his celeb mentor.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He remains part of The X Factor family’: Simon Cowell ‘seeking the help’ of Louis Walsh following ratings slump
He lost his seat on The X Factor panel to Nick Grimshaw earlier this year in a bid to attract a younger audience.

But with ratings dwindling, it looks like Simon Cowell is once again turning to show original Louis Walsh for help.

According to The Sun, the 55-year-old music mogul and his long-time friend had an hour-long chat on the phone recently in the hope that the Irish entertainment manager could shed some light on what has gone wrong.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I wasn’t really expecting what happened’: Simon Cowell tells Loose Women about emotional reaction on X Factor following his mother’s death
Viewers were no doubt shocked to witness Simon Cowell break down in tears during a recent audition on The X Factor.

Speaking about the incident, Cowell explained while on Loose Women that he didn’t expect to get emotional after returning to the show so soon after the death of his mother.

The 55-year-old, widely referred to as TV’s Mr Nasty, explained: ‘I mean it was quite near when it all happened and I think it was the last audition and I wasn’t really expecting what happened’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Why PIE man?! Geordie lass Cheryl Fernandez-Versini pays a surprise visit to Greggs in her native Newcastle
She’s known for being one of Newcastle’s most famous exports.

So it’s fitting that X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini should visit her own local Greggs shop when visiting her native Newcastle this week.

The international pop star, 32, surprised fans by serving up a few of her new charity chocolate bars at a number of the local shops in Gosforth, the Quayside and Eldon Square.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘She is putting on a brave face’: Super-slim Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s dramatic weight loss down to ‘secret family heartache’
She sparked concern when she sported a drastically thinner frame following her return as a judge on The X Factor in July.

But according to The Sun on Sunday, an undisclosed family heartache is the real reason behind Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s recent weight loss.

It’s been claimed that the 32-year-old has been making regular trips between her North London residence and her family home in Newcastle to try and deal with a continuing drama.
Read more: Daily Mail

Newly-single Rita Ora and Zayn Malik step out on low-key dinner date together in LA… just days after the X Factor judge admitted that ‘he’s gorgeous’
Rita Ora and Zayn Malik headed to the same restaurant for dinner on Wednesday evening.

The pair – both currently single – were seen stepping out together for a dinner at Koi in West Hollywood, although trying to go as low profile as possible.

The 24-year-old British singer and the 22-year-old former One Direction star, who are represented by the same management, arrived in a car together before heading into the Japanese eatery.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor and Strictly go to battle over Adele and Sam Smith
X FACTOR and Strictly are in a bitter battle to secure Adele and Sam Smith’s big comeback performances.

The rival reality shows are both desperate to land Adele’s first TV appearance in years.

And they are also determined to screen the debut of Sam’s new James Bond theme tune Writing’s On The Wall for 007 flick Spectre.

X Factor boss Simon Cowell, 55, has told producers to do whatever it takes to sign both UK superstars.

It comes as the ITV show lags behind Strictly in the ratings war for the fifth year in a row.

Media mogul Simon is determined to line up a host of ratings-winning stars including Sam, pictured, Ellie Goulding, Janet Jackson and Rihanna.

The Daily Star Sunday can also reveal One Direction, Little Mix, Olly Murs and Rita Ora are confirmed to perform on the live shows later this year.
Read more: Daily Star

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Irish Charts
1 Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
9 One Direction – Drag Me Down
12 Little Mix – Black Magic
29 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
37 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
39 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
59 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
61 Rita Ora – Poison
74 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
83 Little Mix – Hair

1 Derek Ryan – One Good Night

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The Official Charts
1 Sigala – Easy Love
13 Little Mix – Black Magic
15 One Direction – Drag Me Down
18 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
19 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
22 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
47 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
63 Rita Ora – Poison
68 Caryl Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
77 Little Mix – Hair
85 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You

1 Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls
63 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
73 Will Young – 85% Proof

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