X Factor UK Headlines for 12/21/12

War between Authentic Arthur and Credible Cardle is on! Signed to Sony: James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas, Union J, Ella Henderson

Matt Cardle launches scathing attack on X Factor winner James Arthur
There is obviously no camaraderie between X Factor winners past and present.

Matt Cardle has launched a scathing attack on this year’s X Factor champion James Arthur, maintaining he is more successful then the former pub singer.

Matt, who won the show in 2010, was presumably responding to a thinly veiled attack from the 24-year-old on his own abilities.

James previously said: ‘The blokes that have won before have had a niche, they haven’t sold records because they haven’t made great albums. That’s the bottom line.’

He added that his ‘creative control’ would make the difference – something which plain old singer Matt is fuming about.

In a fuming interview Matt told The Daily Mirror: ‘I said, ‘Look, James, you’re very talented but you haven’t sold two million records yet, which I have.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

James Arthur to Matt Cardle: ‘Desperation for press is embarrassing’
X Factor winner James Arthur has hit back at Matt Cardle by saying his “desperation for press is embarrassing”.

The 24-year-old from Teesside took to Twitter to respond to remarks made by Cardle earlier this week, in which he told the ‘Impossible’ singer not to “start mouthing off before you’ve even really left the show”.
Read more: Digital Spy

It’s Jahmazing: X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas signs record deal
He may have ended up the runner-up in this year’s X Factor, but Jahmene Douglas is the latest contestant to sign a record deal.

While James Arthur has been contractually obliged to sign with Syco, Jahmene has decided to join Union J and Ella Henderson at Sony.

Announcing the news of the Lorraine show on Wednesday morning, the excited 22-year-old admitted he couldn’t believe what was happening to him.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘X Factor’ Union J sign Sony record deal
X Factor stars Union J have signed a record deal with Sony.

The boyband, who finished fourth in this year’s series, confirmed the news during a gig at Cardiff club Pulse on Saturday (December 15).

They also told the crowd that they intend to release an album next year.

Speaking about their signing on Daybreak this morning (December 17), Union J member Jaymi Hensley said: “It’s amazing. It’s been a crazy week.

“Obviously when we came out of the show the dream was to get a record deal and we’re going to Sony today to sort out all the contracts and stuff. Before Christmas we will have our deal finalised.”
Read more: Digital Spy

‘I am grieving for my X factor family’: Little Jahmene Douglas misses the gang but is already making BIG plans to use his fame ‘wisely’
The lights may have only just gone down on Jahmene Douglas’ X Factor experience, but the singing sensation has already signed up to his first commercial deal to start his music career – and with none other than his former employer, Asda.

Just 12-hours after the X Factor results were announced to the world Jahmene was straight into a studio to record the iconic festive song ‘Silent Night’.

The 80-second ad is a way for Jahmene to thank Asda colleagues and customers who supported and voted for the 22-year-old throughout the show.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Ice Ice BB! New Celebrity Big Brother house will feature a garden igloo made of real ice blocks … with Rylan Clark rumoured to enter
In the Celebrity Big Brother house, things are bound to get a little steamy.

So Channel 5 bosses have come up with the perfect solution to cool off the future housemates by building an igloo in the garden made out of real ice blocks.

The rest of the house will follow the chilly theme and is set to be transformed into a Swedish ice hotel, complete with fur rugs and blankets.
Read more: The Daily Mail

He’s Living While He’s Young: One Direction’s Harry Styles shows off ANOTHER new inking… as doting girlfriend Taylor Swift looks on
He’s already amassed a sizeable collection of body art since shooting to fame in One Direction two years ago.

But it would seem Harry Styles’ penchant for tattoos is far from over, as he sported a brand new inking on Tuesday night.

The 18-year-old singer, accompanied by his doting girlfriend Taylor Swift, 23, made the Shamrock Tattoo Parlour his first port of call when he jetted into Los Angeles, California, with his One Direction bandmates.
Read more: The Daily Mail

They’re all American boys! One Direction land in LAX days before Christmas as it is revealed they turned down condom deal
One Direction look like they may be getting used to all this travelling.

The fivesome landed in LAX on Tuesday morning and looked every inch the jet setting boyband as they landed in the west coast.

Although it isn’t clear why the boyband have gone back to the states in the days before Christmas they looked world weary as they landed at the airport.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Pool, pizza and more tattoos: One Direction hone their tougher new image on visit to LA
They were the fresh-faced boys thrown together by Nicole Scherzinger on TV show The X Factor who went on to achieve a US hit album.

However, the clean cut image is long gone, as One Direction race to cover themselves in ink, as if it were a competitive sport.

Not to be outdone by bandmate, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson also decided some new etchings were in order during their current Stateside visit.
Read more: The Daily Mail

It’s getting serious! Harry Styles spends night at Taylor Swift’s house before the couple head out grocery shopping with her mother
He treated her to a special birthday lunch at his favourite pub in England and now it’s Taylor Swift’s turn to show just how much she cares about Harry Styles.

The 23-year-old singer has introduced the One Direction heartthrob to her mother Andrea, proving their relationship is going from strength to strength.

The couple were seen leaving the Swift home on Wednesday and it seems that Taylor’s mother approves of her daughter’s new beau.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Too close for comfort? ‘Taylor Swift buying a house near Harry Styles’ family’
Meeting the parents is usually one of the most stressful things about a new relationship.

But Taylor Swift could be breaking the mould as she’s reportedly set to buy a house near boyfriend Harry Styles’s parents in Cheshire, a few weeks after looking into properties near to his north London pad.

The US popstar, who is known for snapping up properties near to men she is dating, apparently fell in love with the area after visiting the One Direction star’s parents last week.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Going full circle! One Direction steal the show as they return to their roots on the X Factor final
Their journey began as plucky hopefuls on the UK version of The X Factor.

So it must have felt like things had gone full circle for chart sensations One Direction when they played the final of the US show on Thursday night.

The screams rang loudly around the arena when the band’s name was announced by hosts Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Strumming on a guitar and plenty of hugs: One Direction’s rock and roll lifestyle laid bare backstage at the X Factor
With two chart-topping albums and a knack for creating mass hysteria wherever they go, One Direction are taking over the U.S.

The boy band looked like authentic rock stars as they hung out backstage at the X Factor final on Thursday night.

Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson rocked out as they relaxed ahead of their performance on the American show.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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