Harry Styles’ Sign of the Times: Unexpected but impressive

I’m not usually one to do a music review but I think Harry Styles‘ debut single Sign of the Times warrants discussion! It was released today after weeks of hype so I really feared it was going to be crap. He faced a lot of expectation and while he hasn’t received resounding praise, he won me over. Let me explain why.

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Zayn Malik perfectly distances himself from 1D with Pillowtalk

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Unless you have been living under a rock today, it will not have escaped you that Zayn Malik released the video for his debut single Pillowtalk. Whether you think it’s good or not, I think we can all agree that he has well and truly established himself away from the One Direction mould.

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One Direction hiatus: The guys need this break!

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One Direction fans the world over are having a breakdown right now cos it’s been reported the guys are taking a year’s break in 2016 once their fifth album comes out in March. This is a GOOD thing. Harry, Louis, Niall and Liam have been working non-stop for five years and they need this break.

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Can Zayn Malik sustain a solo career?

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So last night, Zayn Malik announced the not-so-shocking news that he is launching a solo career with RCA Records. A label switch from One Direction‘s Syco Music had been long-rumoured and demos had been released but now it’s official, I can’t help but wonder, does he have what it takes to be a successful solo star?

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Capital Summertime Ball: My Pictures

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I was down at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday for the Capital FM Summertime Ball and it had an amazing star-studded line-up. Not all the stars did press but I managed to grab pictures of One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Little Mix, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Carly Rae Jepsen, Rixton, Martin Garrix and Lunchmoney Lewis – check out my gallery.

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What is Naughty Boy’s problem?!

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From Naughty Boy’s Instagram

 

British producer Naughty Boy needs to stop butting into One Direction‘s issues. Seriously – who does he think he is?! Okay, it wasn’t great to see Louis Tomlinson fighting with his old bandmate Zayn Malik on Twitter recently but then Naughty Boy weighs in and begins arguing with Louis and I’m like, ‘Excuse me, who are you? Why are you always sticking up for Zayn?’ He’s like Zayn’s little social media bodyguard.

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Zayn Malik leaving One Direction: Why am I not surprised?

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Zayn Malik’s decision to quit One Direction shocked me today, purely because I never thought he would go through with it. Him wanting to leave is no surprise – it has been pretty clear for a while now – I’m just amazed that the 1D camp let him go. The fandom must be in serious mourning.

The signs have been there for a long time now, from leaving the tour due to stress and missing that Orlando gig in November. I always felt like his heart wasn’t it like Niall, Louis, Harry and Liam and you could feel his reluctance, shyness and lack of enthusiasm in pictures and interviews. He always seemed to be having the least fun. Even back in The X Factor bootcamp stage, he refused to learn a dance routine (which is why I’m shocked he was put in the boyband in the first place) and didn’t seem to have the same drive.

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Do celebs not think before they speak?!

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I haven’t written an opinionated feature like this in ages but there seems to be a lot of media going around at the moment due to celebrities saying or doing something controversial, almost all of which could have easily been avoided.

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One Direction announce stadium tour for 2014

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The One Direction lads had been teasing that they had “one big announcement” to make for well over a week, so imagine my bewilderment when they announced they were doing a tour.

My thoughts were: “Huh?! Aren’t they currently on a tour?!” Indeed they are on a tour at the moment. The “Take Me Home” tour is currently playing European cities until it moves onto America and Australisia. It is also being filmed for the 3D movie due for release this August.

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The 2014 “Where We Are” tour is going to be bigger because it is a stadium tour, so I have to say, I am pretty impressed that they have managed to fill a stadium with only two albums worth of material. Their debut single, What Makes You Beautiful, was only released in 2011 for crying out loud. So it is impressive.

I just hope for the fans’ sake that they have released new material before then because it will be the same show for way more money and with worse seats. The boys have apparently finished their third album so perhaps their second announcement is about its release.

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While I was expecting something way more exciting and new, I was surprised to see “One Big Disappointment” trending on Twitter. Obviously, their fans share the same sentiment. To be fair though, most people are using the hashtag to say how horrible it is, I can’t even find the original tweet. What supportive fans they have!

I do understand where they are coming from though. A tour isn’t exciting because they’ve done when every year since their first album. They have released an album and done a tour every year since 2011 and I just think they are going to burn out. I feel sorry for them. You can’t expect artists to do world tours every year, it simply isn’t fair, but because they are so popular, they are being milked for all they are worth. They need a breather. If they go album-tour-album-tour, fans will eventually peter out and the quality will decline. That schedule is how Rihanna works and the quality gets worse each time. I just hope they don’t ruin what they have by trying to do too much.

Big Pics: Bruce Willis, Justin Bieber & Ed Sheeran

Bruce Willis

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Check out Bruce enjoying a day out at Disneyland, California with wife Emma and daughter Mabel.

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Justin Bieber

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What the heck is Bieber wearing?! Why do Chanel make them?!

Tiffany & Co party 

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The stars turned out for a Tiffany & Co event. Perhaps there was a sweet goody bag?! I love Kate Hudson’s dress but Carey Mulligan’s jacket is very odd. I love Michelle Williams’ hair.

Victoria Beckham

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Victoria celebrated her 39th with a tasty-looking chocolate cake. I wonder if she had much of it!

Ed Sheeran

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I am LOVING this pic! Ed looks so cute in this Lego costume.

One Direction

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Check out the movie poster for the upcoming One Direction movie. I think it’s a crap title to be honest, but I will still watch it!