X Factor UK Headlines for 11/01/15

Fleur East’s debut album is coming on Dec. 4th! One Direction play their final concert.

Fleur East “Love, Sax and Flashbacks” (Official Album Cover + Tracklist)
“Love, Sax and Flashbacks” is the upcoming debut studio album by British singer-songwriter, fitness model and The X Factor UK runner-up Fleur East. It’s scheduled to be released on digital retailers on December 4th via Simco Limited.

In 2014, she became the first contestant to reach number one on the UK iTunes chart during the competition with her performance of “Uptown Funk” (originally by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars), causing Ronson had to advance the official launch of the single on iTunes. Real diva.

The first single called “Sax“ will be released on November 6th.
Read more: Ultimate Music

I watched as rivalry, hatred and drugs tore 1D apart
Dan Wootton on downfall of the world’s biggest boyband

WHEN One Direction leave the stage after their final full gig at Sheffield’s anything-but-glamorous Motorpoint Arena tonight, Simon Cowell will breathe a sigh of relief.

The tight-knit team around the world’s biggest band have been able to keep a lid on the tensions and personal animosities within 1D for the last three years — but only just.

Plucked from obscurity on The X Factor in 2010 and forced to work together, Liam Payne, 22, Harry Styles, 21, Niall Horan, 22, Louis Tomlinson, 23, and the now departed Zayn Malik, 22, were briefly best of friends, striving towards the common goal of becoming incredibly famous and even more rich.

Now for the first time The Sun reveals how bitter personal rivalries caused the fall of the biggest commercial band Britain has produced since The Beatles.

From day one I’ve been there to watch 1D’s unprecedented international success from behind the scenes — seeing first-hand how egos, temptations and a billion-pound business changed five ordinary young men with stars in their eyes.

The biggest issues in the band can be traced back over three years to an irreconcilable falling-out between their two most influential members, heart-throb Harry and highly-ambitious Louis.
Read more: The Sun

‘The reality is they are splitting for a long time’: Insiders claim the ‘massive divide’ between Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson is the real reason behind 1D’s hiatus
They announced in August they they are taking an ‘extended hiatus’.

But a new report claims One Direction’s much talked-about break could be a break up, as the group struggle to reconcile a major rift between two of the members.

Dan Wootton for The Sun writes that the animosity between Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, who have been affectionately dubbed Larry Stylinson by fans, has reached breaking point, after years of rivalry and tension over their careers and talent.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘We saw a lot of the signs’: One Direction talk Zayn Malik departure as they reaffirm they WILL be back after planned hiatus
They achieved worldwide success since coming third in the X Factor nearly five years ago, and as they wrapped up their final gig ahead of their hiatus, One Direction have reassured distraught fans they will be back.

The pop group, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, took the opportunity to also discuss fifth band member Zayn Malik’s departure earlier this year.

Although the news of the 22-year-old crooner’s sudden exit shocked fans across the world, the 1D boys confessed the signs were always there.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction’s fifth album, Made in the A.M. (SYCO/Columbia, 11/13), will be the last under their current deal with Simon Cowell’s label, after which the four remaining members are expected to launch solo careers.

1D made history as the first group to ever have their first four albums debut at #1 in the U.S., and they have an excellent shot to make it five-for-five with Made in the A.M., for which Justin Bieber’s comeback album Purpose stands as the primary competition, barring some surprise superstar release on that date. The 1D album was originally scheduled for 11/20, but was moved up a week when Adele’s team selected that date for her eagerly awaited third album.

As a measure of how massive 1D has been since the release of debut album Up All Night in March 2012, each of their four albums has sold north of 5m worldwide, and 9m albums plus TEA in the States. The group also reached a milestone with Spotify, as they hit 1 billion total streams, joining an elite handful of superstars to accomplish this feat. Just as significantly, if not more so, 1D has put over 7.5m asses in seats, and the 2014-15 world tour grossed a reported $290m, with three sellouts of the 90k-capacity Rose Bowl. Given that track record, imagine how huge a 1D reunion tour would be.
Read more: HDD

‘They all gave each other a big hug… it was very touching’: One Direction pictured backstage before emotional final gig in Sheffield
It was an emotional night for their fans but it appears that backstage feelings were running high for One Direction too.

A source close to the band told MailOnline: ‘They all gave each other a big hug before they went on stage. It was very touching.’

‘The boys spent some time reminiscing about the last few years.’
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction to Perform at 2015 American Music Awards
Here’s something to scream about: One Direction has been added to the lineup for the 2015 American Music Awards.

The superstar pop group will perform their new song “Perfect” at the AMAs, which take place Nov. 22 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

The fourpiece — Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson — should be familiar with format of the AMAs. The group (then a five piece) won three trophies last year’s ceremony — artist of the year; favorite duo or group, pop/rock; and favorite album, pop/rock. And they’ve won a further two trophies from previous editions. This time, the boy band is nominated in two categories, including artist of the year.
Read more: Billboard

One Direction Returning to ‘Good Morning America’
Here’s some perfect news this morning: One Direction will be returning to Good Morning America Nov. 17.

The band will presumably be performing, as their new, fifth album, Made in the A.M., will have dropped Nov. 13.

Good Morning America, for its part, is clearly very excited about the news.
Read more: Billboard

Louis Tomlinson ‘kicked out of Newcastle hotel at 4am for trashing his room after downing £1 drinks at student club night’ following One Direction gig
He’s expecting a baby in January but Louis Tomlinson is showing little sign of slowing down his partying.

The One Direction star reportedly enjoyed a wild night out in Newcastle on Monday, following One Direction’s gig in the city.

According to The Sun newspaper, the 23-year-old was ‘kicked out’ of a plush hotel at 4am for trashing his room, after partying all night with pals at a student nightclub in Newcastle.
Read more: Daily Mail

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Zayn Malik can’t hide his smile as he leaves dinner date with blonde Perrie Edwards lookalike, former Hollyoaks actress Wallis Day
He’s been linked to a string of gorgeous girls since his shock split from fiancee Perrie Edwards this summer.

And on Thursday night Zayn Malik set tongues wagging again when he left London restaurant Nobu with blonde actress Wallis Day, who previously appeared on Hollyoaks.

The former One Direction star led the way out of the celeb-favourite spot, closely followed by the beauty, who looked strikingly similar to his Little Mix singer ex.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I love Olivia’: Liam Payne cheers himself up from split from Sophia Smith as he leaks new One Direction song
He was said to be devastated after splitting from his long term girlfriend Sophie Smith last week.

But it appears that Liam Payne is putting on a brave face and has cheered himself up by leaking a new One Direction song online.

The 22-year-old uploaded a short video to his Twitter page showing him singing along to new track Olivia.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m absolutely devastated’: On the night of One Direction’s final gig Liam Payne reveals his heartbreak over split with Sophia Smith
They have just played one of the most emotionally charged gigs of their career.

But it seems that One Direction’s final gig isn’t the only thing that’s been on Liam Payne’s mind, as he revealed he’s ‘absolutely devastated’ following his split from girlfriend Sophia Smith.

One week after his split from the brunette, the 22-year-old singer revealed that he was finding the break-up hard to deal with, saying: ‘I’m absolutely devastated to have split with Sophia.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Leggy Perrie Edwards rocks tiny red mini-skirt while Leigh-Anne Pinnock opts for racy thigh-high boots as the Little Mix girls head to perfume signing
Over the years, the Little Mix girls have really grown into their styles.

And on Tuesday, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock showed off their fashion prowess in a couple of striking ensembles as they were seen leaving Orsett Hall in Essex.

Perrie, 22, opted for a ravishing red look for her busy day, which would see the Black Magic hitmakers attend a perfume fan event at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He was just a b***-end and I knew it’: Perrie Edwards alludes to ex-fiance Zayn Malik as she makes jokey remark about new Little Mix single
Time is a great healer, especially when it comes to a broken romance.

But Perrie Edwards has hinted that she has long been aware of her ex-fiance Zayn Malik’s shortcomings, months after their shocking split in August.

During a Little Mix interview with UTV show Total Access, Perrie and her co-stars chatted about their catchy new single Hair, which is about kicking a less than desirable partner to the kerb.
Read more: Daily Mail

A* for effort! Perrie Edwards goes back to school as she impersonates Britney Spears in the pop star’s iconic Baby One More Time video
Little Mix are famous in their own right, with a style that defines them.

But the girls have had a go at recreating one of music’s most iconic videos of all time, as Perrie Edwards has sunk her teeth into the role of Britney Spears in her …Baby One More Time clip.

Perrie, 22, is seen in the short re-enactment of the famous school-based music video, getting into character as Britney herself.
Read more: Daily Mail

Feline fine! Perrie Edwards goes for a sexy cheetah costume in body paint and skin-tight PVC as Little Mix dress up for Celebrity Juice Halloween special
‘Tis the season to be scary.

And Little Mix well and truly got into the seasonal spirit as they got their spooky – and sexy – glad-rags on for an appearance on the Celebrity Juice Halloween Special, which airs on Thursday.

Perrie Edwards led the pack as she opted for a striking cheetah costume, going for a fierce look over one that is typically frightening.
Read more: Daily Mail

Rocking the haunted house! Little Mix show some skin in racy leather leotards as they dress as iconic band Kiss for star-studded Halloween party
They may be a girl band, but Little Mix proved they’re little rockers at heart during a Halloween bash on Thursday night.

The band hit Kiss FM’s Haunted House Party at Wembley Arena in London dressed, appropriately enough, as iconic rock band Kiss.

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall stood out in their racy leather looks and Kiss’ signature makeup as they rocked out on the red carpet.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Little Mix girls will be my bridesmaids’: Jesy Nelson shares details of her ‘intimate’ wedding plans with Rixton’s Jake Roche
He popped the question with an incredibly romantic proposal in July.

And Jesy Nelson has now revealed that although she hasn’t begun planning her wedding to Rixton singer Jake Roche, she knows who will be her bridesmaids on the big day.

The 24-year-old singer told MailOnline her Little Mix band mates Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock will be the ones to escort her up the aisle.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘No one wants to be the main star; no one wants to outdo the others’: Pop princesses Little Mix talk breakups, shakeups and world domination
With a recent engagement (plus another one famously called off) and a new album, it’s been a whirlwind year for LITTLE MIX. The feisty four tell Kerry Potter about boys, their close bond and hitching a lift on Taylor Swift’s private jet
Read more: Daily Mail

Newly-single Olly Murs ‘casually dating Diana Vickers’ after recently splitting with long-term girlfriend Francesca Thomas
Olly Murs is believed to be making the most of his new-found single status after splitting from long-term girlfriend Francesca Thomas last month.

The X Factor presenter is said to be dating former show contestant Diana Vickers in a ‘casual’ capacity.

Olly, 31, is having fun with reportedly newly-single Diana, 24, and the pair have an ‘obvious attraction’ to one another, The Sun reports.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini looks anxious while Rita Ora beams with delight as The X Factor judges oversee Live Show rehearsals
The remaining acts have been rehearsing relentlessly in the run-up to the first Live Show on Saturday.

And The X Factor contestants were visited by some special guests as they ran through their performances in the studio on Thursday.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, new recruits Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw and head judge Simon Cowell showed their support as they watched what their respective categories had put together in the hope of securing a spot in next week’s show.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Why can’t millions hate me?’: Nick Grimshaw is unfazed by X Factor backlash and being disliked by the public
His appointment as a judge on the X Factor sparked considerable criticism, but Nick Grimshaw has conceded that he understands why the public may dislike him.

The 31-year-old DJ told Alan Carr that he knew he’d have a tricky time on the show, after replacing TV favourite Louis Walsh.

Speaking to the comedian on his show Chatty Man, Nick said he tries to rise above the criticism.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor contestant described by Simon Cowell as a ‘horror of a human being’ branded racist over ‘blackface’ Halloween costume photo
An X Factor contestant described by Simon Cowell as a ‘horror of a human being’ has been branded racist after posting a ‘blackface’ Halloween costume photo on Twitter.

Ryan Ruckledge sparked outrage when he shared the offensive picture of himself covered from head to toe in black body paint with his 13,800 followers.

When the backlash began the 22-year-old, who was booted off the popular ITV show earlier this year, then replied with a number of messages denying the outfit was racist.
Read more: Daily Mail

Getting dolled up: The X Factor judges are immortalised as Bratz figures as they prepare for the first weekend of live shows
Simon Cowell has finally got his wish of eternal youth – he’s been immortalised as a plastic toy doll.

To celebrate the first weekend of The X Factor live shows, Bratz has turned music mogul Simon, 56, and his colleagues Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 32, Rita Ora, 24, and Nick Grimshaw, 31, into figurines.

In line with the Bratz ‘it’s good to be yourself’ mantra, the models are apparently true to the individual personalities of the judges, coming with their own unique style.
Read more: Daily Mail

Settling into their new digs! The X Factor finalists can’t hide their delight as they move into £2.6m mansion ahead of live shows
After a nail-biting live selection, the X Factor finalists were announced during this weekend’s double bill of the ITV show.

The 12 lucky hopefuls were up bright and early on Monday morning to move into their brand new North London digs, and couldn’t have looked happier about the lavish £2.6million abode which will be their home for the next few weeks.

The gang raced up the driveway of the spacious mansion and appeared visibly awestruck when the front doors opened to reveal their impressive new digs.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Location of the X Factor house 2015 revealed (with its luxury seven bedrooms, swimming pool and a car lift)
The final 12 X Factor contestants have been put through months of gruelling auditions. But now they can enjoy the lap of luxury at their new mansion in leafy North London as they prepare for the live shows.

They moved into the multi-million pound pad this week and will stay there while they appear on the live ITV shows beginning this weekend. The stunning seven bedroom detached property is in one of North London’s most prestigious streets.

The MailOnline can exclusively reveal that the property is in Barnet’s Beech Hill.
Read more: Daily Mail

Meet The X Factor finalists: The last 13 pose for sultry photoshoot ahead of live shows as Cheryl, Simon, Nick and Rita go head-to-head… including the last-minute wildcard
They’ve survived auditions, Bootcamp, the Six-Chair Challenge and Judges’ Houses.

And now it’s time for the X Factor final 12 – plus one wildcard act – to take to the stage for the first live shows this weekend, after starring in their first glamorous photoshoot.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw are all hoping they’ve got the winning act in the category – but who’s it going to be?
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I am back!’ Monica Michael returns to the X Factor after Girls mentor Rita Ora reveals she convinced her fellow judges to give the axed singer a Wildcard entry
She had viewers and guest mentor Meghan Trainor in tears during her heartbreaking tribute to her brother during her Judges’ Houses audition

Despite her emotional performance, Monica Michael failed to make it through to the X Factor’s final 12 last weekend, but the ITV show sensationally announced on Thursday that the 25-year-old will return as this year’s Wildcard entry.

The news was broken during spinoff show The Xtra Factor on Thursday, with the X Factor’s official Twitter account and Monica herself soon confirming the big news.
Read more: Daily Mail

Anton isn’t adopted… he’s lied for years
EXCLUSIVE: X Factor contestant’s backstory is a tissue of outrageous lies

X FACTOR favourite Anton Stephans is today exposed as a mad fantasist who lied about a traumatic childhood spent in foster care and a degree from Cambridge University.

Millions saw the former West End backing vocalist, 45, bring the house down during the weekend’s live shows at Wembley – and he is now tipped to go all the way and win it.

But we can reveal his backstory is a tissue of outrageous lies – including the phoney sob story that he was adopted as a child and torn apart from his biological family.

Relatives are furious at his repeated claims in media interviews that he has been “scarred” from being placed in foster care at the age of seven.

“Those things in our past that are difficult,” he said. “I don’t know if you truly heal from them, but you learn to live with them.”

In fact Anton – real name Stephen Johnson – grew up with Jamaican mum Pauline Nelson in South London.
Read more: The Sun

Bring on the make-overs! X Factor’s Temple leaves little to the imagination in crochet jumpsuit as Seann Miley Moore flashes boxers in kimono on day two of rehearsals
It’s one of the most highly-anticipated parts of the live shows.

And The X Factor’s glam and style squads have got their hands full when it comes to making over two hopefuls with very eccentric senses of style.

Girl band star Temple and solo singer Seann Miley Moore pulled out all the stops as they headed to the ITV studios for day two of rehearsals on Wednesday.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’ll have a green tea or a vodka, depending on my mood’: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini reveals she and Simon Cowell have midnight brainstorm sessions at his house
It appears that Cheryl Fernandez Versini and Simon Cowell are up at all hours discussing X Factor.

The singer has revealed how she and the music mogul meet at his house for brainstorming sessions and sometimes the discussion lead Cheryl to drink.

She told the Mirror: ‘Simon and I bounce ideas off each other really well – as much as he would like to pretend he doesn’t – then he steals my ideas!’
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Adele – Hello
5 One Direction – Perfect
18 One Direction – Drag Me Down
30 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
34 Little Mix – Black Magic
46 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
58 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
67 Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
82 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
84 One Direction – Home
91 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)

1 5 Seconds Of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good
18 Carrie Underwood – Storyteller
47 One Direction – Four
98 One Direction – Midnight Memories

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The Official Charts
1 Adele – Hello
9 One Direction – Perfect
20 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
26 Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
28 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
36 One Direction – Drag Me Down
37 Little Mix – Black Magic
42 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
63 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
72 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
96 One Direction – Home
97 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)

1 5 Seconds Of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good
13 Carrie Underwood – Storyteller
68 Will Young – 85% Proof
84 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.