Boy George just couldn’t let sleeping dogs lie and he has only gone and started up his Twitter feud with Liam Payne again!
The 80′s star had clashed with the One Direction singer last month, after he claimed the young hunk had refused to have a photo taken with his niece after The Brit Awards ceremony.
The pair traded insults on Twitter for a day or so, in which Liam claimed George really wanted to meet his bandmate Niall Horan and George mocked the 1D fans.
George must have missed Liam’s last few tweets to him because he took offence at one of them today, almost two weeks after it was posted and tweeted:
“I had no idea that twit Liam had made some dig about my hat! Lucky I’m a Buddhist or I’d crack the twat! Get seriously SE9!”
However he later insisted that he wasn’t really serious and added:
“I always tweet with my tongue in my cheek! People always think I’m more wound up then I am! I’m mostly jesting!”
He also messaged Liam directly writing:
“@ReaI_Llam_Paye just read your full message. You were clearly hassled when I stopped you. Probably running to the loo for a sniff?”
“To be honest, if you fell on my hat, I wouldn’t actually know who you are? At least I dress myself! x”
The whole thing was in response to a message from Liam that read:
“@BoyGeorge now now boy lets not tell porkies firstly thanks for getting my name wrong three times secondly then asking me where is liam?…akward then when you finally got it right saying you wanted Niall instead. if you would have asked me for a picture i would have stopped bro I just did what you said and pointed niall out for you so u just keep wearing ur strange hats and enjoy yourself my little Georgie pie… It’s still not cool you just look wierd”
Liam hasn’t replied just yet but we cannot wait until he does.
Written on Mar 05 // Filled under: Articles
One Direction are said to have travelled to Northern Ireland on a luxury £3 million private jet, while their Australian support act 5 Seconds of Summer were forced to slum it on a ferry.
The ‘One Way Or Another’ singers will be bringing their ‘Take Me Home’ tour to Niall Horan’s native Ireland on Tuesday where they will perform at the O2 in Dublin, with Australian pop group 5 Seconds of Summer entertaining fans before the boy band hit the stage.
While they may have the privilege of performing with 1D, they haven’t been given the same privileges as the band, who reportedly used their ‘Air Force One Direction’ private jet for the first time when travelling to the city.
“thanks Cardiff, it’s been a great few days ! love comin t Wales! The land of the gods is comin soon on the tour! Ireland baby!” Niall tweeted on Monday after performing in Cardiff and hours before boarding the luxury jet.
Unfortunately, 5 Seconds of Summer weren’t treated to a luxury liner and had to spend a painstaking four hours travelling to Dublin on a ferry. The Aussies didn’t seem to mind too much though, and actually seemed rather impressed with their mode of transport, tweeting: “Going to Ireland! :D on a boat :L #setsail5sos.”
The singers were even surprised when their enthusiasm was mocked by a local newspaper, later tweeting: “An Irish newspaper teased us about how excited we were to catch a boat here lol boats are awesome!!!!”
One Direction will resume their ‘Take Me Home’ tour tonight at The O2 in Dublin where they will play two shows.
The ‘Little Things’ singer is apparently taking measure to protect himself and girlfriend Eleanor Calder following death threats.
The ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ singer is said to be taking precautions after becoming concerned for his and girlfriend Eleanor Calder’s safety – due to a series of death threats.
“Louis loves the fans and isn’t overwhelmed with paranoia,” a source revealed to The Sun. “He’s just a realist about the dangers of being in the spotlight.”
The room would reportedly allow him to escape from “crazed stalkers” or intruders who make it to his home.
“One Direction followers are notorious for tracking the lads down, so that’s made him a bit cautious,” added the insider.
The band are currently on the road on their 2013 ‘Take Me Home’ world tour – which kicked off at the end of last month.
Meanwhile, bandmate Liam Payne has been forced to deny reports that he is set to quit the band.
The singer said he was more than happy in the band and said all members of the group are his “best mates”.
Written on Mar 04 // Filled under: Articles
Former SIMPLY RED frontman MICK HUCKNALL is convinced ONE DIRECTION are on the road to becoming the next BEATLES, insisting the revered rockers also started out as a “boyband”.
The crooner is a big fan of the young pop stars, and he is adamant they have a long career in front of them if they can start writing more of their own songs.
He tells THE Daily Mirror newspaper, “I rather like One Direction, I think they’re good. People can be snobby and say they don’t write their own songs, but it’s the pop industry. When the Beatles first started they were a boyband and then, through their writing, they merged into something else. So who knows what’s going to happen for One Direction.”
One Direction fans can breathe a sign of relief – Harry Styles doesn’t want to move to America any time soon.
The 1D heartthrob has admitted that his favourite British food makes him long for home.
‘They don’t even know what Toad In The Hole or Branston Pickle is,’ says Harry, 19.
‘And if you say bangers and mash, they’re like: “Bangers? Bangers and what?” Not good.
‘Time to go home when that happens.’
Despite the band’s worldwide success, Harry’s bandmate Louis Tomlinson also doesn’t see any reason for the lads to leave the UK.
‘Why would we?’ Louis, 21, tells Celebs On Sunday.
‘It seems like it’s expected of us, but we’re British boys.’
One Direction’s Liam Payne is rumored to be leaving the band. While nobody really knows who started the rumor, there is one this for sure, it’s false. Hoping to combat the fake news online, Liam Payne took to Twitter on Sunday to let people know he is still part of One Direction and he will on stage to sing.
“Thought I’d let you know this latest story is bullsh*t I love you guys so much. I love this band they’re my best mates I ain’t goin now werrr,” tweeted Liam Payne from his official Twitter account. The rumors started on Friday, but by Saturday night blogs online were reporting the break up leaving Liam no choice but to address the fans directly.
One Direction is always been combating rumors online. From girlfriends to break ups, the guys seem to be in the center of attention often. While most of the stories are false, the fans love to read everything about the guys to see what is going on in the band’s life. Of course learning that Liam Payne isn’t leaving is good news as One Direction is currently on tour and nobody wants to see the band perform with a man gone.
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Written on Mar 03 // Filled under: Articles
LA’s Shamrock tattoo parlour has inked some of the world’s most famous people from Johnny Depp to David Beckham and Anjelina Jolie. While you’d think a pale, skinny teenager from the UK might not be the kind of clientele they’re used to, when it’s Harry Styles the expectations have to bend a little. Tattooist Freddy Negrete spoke to the Daily Star about Harry’s likes, dislikes and all about his ex, Taylor Swift.
According to Freddy, it was pretty clear they weren’t going to last: “Harry and Taylor didn’t seem in love at all.
There wasn’t a sparkle in Harry’s eye. They seemed more like friends. Harry wasn’t in love and it wasn’t serious for him. They weren’t romantic at all.” Some have speculated that he got his latest ship tattoo for Swift, but that’s not true. Despite the country singer sitting in on the ink session what, Harry wanted was something to remind him of home. He told Freddy: “We’re always on the road but my heart is at home and I want a ship.’”
Harry is a favourite customer of Shamrocks now and Freddy likes him a lot, saying “It’s always fun. We have a great time. He’s witty and I like that.”
Another unexpected fan of Styles is none other than male supermodel David Gandy, who is apparently in awe of the youngster for his pulling power! “He’s definitely better at pulling than I am. And he can get women of all ages as well!” he said.
Liam Payne could walk away from One Direction to stay with his model girlfriend.
The 19-year-old singer said he “can’t stand” being separated from Danielle Peazer and has admitted he would ditch the boy band to save their relationship.
He said: “I can’t stand being away from Danielle. If it’s between the band and her, I’ll choose her.”
Payne wanted to bring his girlfriend with him as the quintet embark on a four-month stint in the US, but record label bosses want One Direction to work as a team without any distractions.
A source told the Daily Star Payne gets homesick, and his relationship with Danielle is the deal-breaker – particularly after their original split in September because of his band commitments.
The insider said: “They split up in the first place because they were apart for so long when he was on tour.
“So Liam is terrified the same problems will creep in when the real hard slog of touring the world starts again soon.
“He wants Danielle with him but the other lads and the record company think they should be concentrating on work.”
They added Liam relies on Danielle for “emotional support”, preferring stability to the partying fame game.
The source continued: “Since getting back together with Danielle at the end of last year they have grown much closer and really bonded. Liam hates being away from her.
“He relies on her for so much emotional support. Some of the other lads in the group are the total opposite – they just want to party and chat up girls.”
The star reportedly questions whether the band is right for him, with the rest of the group worrying he’ll “throw the band into chaos” by leaving.
The insider revealed: “Liam feels he doesn’t get the same status and respect as the big stars like Harry [Styles] and Niall [Horan] and sometimes even questions why he’s in the band at all.
“The rest of the lads are freaking out that one day he’ll have had enough and just walk out. That would throw the whole band into chaos.”
One Direction star Harry Styles has expressed an interest in opera singing, according to British tenor David Webb.
David is part of classical four piece act Amore.
“Harry told me the idea of opera was interesting to him,” the tenor told The Sun.
“It was good for him to see the difference between us and the stereotype of opera.”
However, it’s unlikely the young heart-throb will try his hand at another music genre just yet.
He and his bandmates Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne were recently reported to be struggling to handle their “incredibly manic lives”.
The British boy band have embarked on a worldwide tour that boasts 117 dates across North America, Australasia and Europe.
“The guys have incredibly manic professional and personal lives, and they started getting stressed out about their ever-increasing workload,” a source told British newspaper The Mirror.
Meanwhile, Harry didn’t seem too put out at being awarded the Villain of the Year gong at the recent NME awards ceremony.
One Direction were also named Worst Band.
“And thank you to @NME for my award tonight. Gotta take the rough with the smooth eh?’ he wrote on his Twitter page on Friday.
The conflict between what is perceived as radiant, stable truth and what is merely fraudulent and dubious is a central element in the game of pop culture. There has to be some sort of dynamic to maintain momentum and fabricate interest, or the whole charade collapses. Pepsi versus Coke, Nicki Minaj versus Lil’Kim, Blur versus Oasis, Lily versus Cheryl, Apple versus Microsoft, vampires versus werewolves, Vans versus Converse, Backstreet Boys versus N’Sync. Last week, to really help us work out what’s right and what’s wrong in these shifting, shattering times, battle commenced in earnest between Harry Styles and Jake Bugg – between, so it seems, the fake and the authentic, the bright and the dull.
According to Bugg, Styles’s band, One Direction, are not really a proper group at all. They don’t write their own songs. They’re just “there to look good”. When Styles was voted “villain of the year” at last week’s NME awards, Bugg observed that “villain” was too subtle a word for so superficial a performer. In online forums, One Direction’s considerable army of supporters have been counterattacking with a will.
This contest is about as real as the affair between Styles and Taylor Swift, but these days, these flares of publicity, these highly co-ordinated nonsensical campaigns, are where pop’s remaining energy mostly resides. In that sense, poor Bugg follows Swift into the Styles zone: Styles remains in the news, and in prime place on the shelf. Your first thought is that he and Bugg share the same publicist, and it’s all following a script written by a student of Amis, Brooker and Jackie Collins. The whole thing is arranged to create the equivalent of what in the vinyl era was properly called a single. These days, you don’t have to release a single to create publicity and develop a career, you just have to find someone to argue with, and engage in a tabloid-amplified exchange of views about how ugly/stupid/pointless the other one is.
Both of these personalities do better having a nemesis, giving them a little old-style edge otherwise missing, and although in this battle it is meant to be clear who is Batman and who is the Joker, who is Beckham and who is Barton, either could take on both roles. The encounter roughs up Styles’s scrubbed blandness and encourages the idea of him as the sort of appealing bad boy who will end up soloing with Robbie-ish gusto, and gives a rugged boost to Bugg’s scruffy blandness, suggesting he may yet shake off his innocence and gain emotional heft. Possible endings include the pair of them appearing as buddies in a Danny Dyer remake of Slade in Flame, performing next year’s Children in Need song as though they are the modern version of Bowie and Jagger, or being medically spliced together to become one freakish mini-icon, Stuggy Byle.
Up to now, to be honest, I couldn’t muster the enthusiasm to break into their fringes in order to tell them apart. If I had to choose one I would prefer to chuck a shoe at, whether for love or hate, I would have a little trouble. Neither make music I recognise as music, and even Bugg, supported by rock sentimentalists as a teenage gem with something on his non-X Factor mind, produced with conscientious MoR-indie care, writes songs that seem to leave quickly on a jet plane in the direction of John Denver.
One Direction are closer to being an artificially flavoured soft drink, a flavour of Pringles, a living soft toy, floppy fodder for future reality shows than to a musical act of any interest to anyone with an interest in music. Bugg is touted as the Real Thing, Bragg-endorsed, very 6 Music, earnest working-class teenage angst, as though he is genuinely in the tradition of Cash and Strummer, with a voice pieced out of Pitney and Guthrie. It’s hard to believe, though, if such judgments still have any worth, that for all his songwriting talent and decorous musical taste he’s any less formulaic and ultimately futile than One Direction, except slanted towards Cast, Athlete and Snow Patrol.
Bugg’s description of One Direction as “not really a band”, up there with his shruggy comment that Mumford and Sons look like posh farmers with banjos, suggests he doesn’t have all the wit and insight some reviewers claim. Or, perhaps, that he hasn’t got the heart for confrontation. He’s been forced into a corner by a media that prefers playground fights to artistic dignity, and he doesn’t want to get too involved in this sort of sniping, which drags attention away from his sincere singer-songwriting and his commentary on modern life that may or may not set the world on fire. Once you are tangled up in stunt warfare with a well-trained teen idol it is very hard to act as if what you do is serious.
In that sense, Bugg cannot win. It’s Styles all the way, because such set-up bitching and overexcited headlines cannot hurt his work, which is not concerned with the kind of credibility those born before 1990 would recognise. He does nothing conventionally creative, except for playing the role of Harry Styles. He plays Styles, odious and irritating to some, adorable and heroic to those more likely to be looking in his eyes or at his groin, with reasonable flair and neat timing. As a performer in the guise of a performer following orders in order to make a name for himself, he has an elastic, narcissistic presence that we will probably look back on as being more of a comment on the queasy, sleazy times than model moody lad Bugg’s sweet, underwhelming and deeply conventional desire to channel Buddy Holly, Donovan and Noel Gallagher.
Written on Mar 03 // Filled under: Articles
Harry Styles has been investing some of his One Direction millions in some modern art.
But the pieces may not be what some of his fans expect.
The star, 19, has been buying some dark items including a cast bone skull.
The unusual piece of art stands on a Bible and Harry was also drawn to a statue of Jesus wearing boxing gloves at posh London art fair Art13 recently.
“I’m moving home so I’m looking for new stuff for my home. I like Polly Morgan stuff,” Harry told The Sun.
In addition to the unusual items he purchased at the art fair, the boyband star also bought some prints by artist Ben Turnbull, who once created a statue of a fruit machine which was made to look like Hitler.
Meanwhile, fellow One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has been adding a different type of art to his collection – body art.
The star has a new tattoo in the form of a tea cup in tribute to their number one hit song Little Things.
If you’re a One Direction fan then you will undoubtedly have come across up and coming teen star Camryn.
The 13-year-old singer is currently living every Directioner’s dream by supporting them on their European tour- as well as previously going on the road with them for their US ‘Up All Night’ tour.
Talking exclusively to omg! about what it is like to tour with the biggest group on the planet right now, Camryn admitted that the experience has so far been amazing.
She told us: “Supporting One Direction on their ‘Up All Night’ tour was amazing. It was my first arena tour and it was scary. But it was such a great experience and so much fun.
“The European tour with One Direction is going to be different. I’ve never done any tours over here in Europe so it’s going to be good.”
Much like most girls her age, Camryn is a fan of One Direction and admitted to ‘freaking out’ when she heard she would be joining them on the road.
She revealed: “I was a fan of One Direction before I went on tour with them and that’s how my manager figured out who they were because I begged for tickets.
“He then sent me a text saying ‘how do you feel about going on tour with them’ and I freaked out.”
And it seems that the boys were very well behaved on their US tour, with Camryn revealing that they failed to get up to mischief.
She said: “No there were no pranks. Everybody is so sweet and fun so maybe this time around there will be. But they should know if they are coming after me, revenge!”
Camryn also told us a little bit about herself and what sort of music she creates.
She explained: “I make a very pop rock sounding music so it can be really fun but it’s also really edgy.
“I’ve been into music ever since I can talk. I blast it in the car with my sister just signing and being crazy but it wasn’t until I was eight when I really thought about it seriously as a career.
“I love Beyonce and Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato. Everybody with a really strong vocal range- I really wanna do that. I want to have a really high voice but I want to have a really low voice as well.”
Camryn’s single ‘Now Or Never’ is out March 18.
B*Witched spent four years in the pop spotlight with their perky images masking intense rivalry and deep depression, as revealed by the girls in their current stint on ITV2′s The Big Reunion. Now the girls have been offering advice to the next generation, warning One Direction to take it easy.
EntertainmentWise caught up with the girls this week as they return to the stage for the Big Reunion tour. We asked them what advice they would give the current crop of popstars after their years at the top:
“I think it’s inevitable that they will burn out at some point for one reason or another,” Sinead said of groups like JLS, 1D and The Wanted, adding “JLS are looking like they have a balance but for One Direction things just started out so crazy, I think they might get burn out, whether that’s ten years down the road.”
The self-confessed group mother and counseller in training (yes really!) Keavy then offered her advice, telling us: “Other bands say ‘just have fun’, my advice is check yourself out from time to time mentally, make sure you’re there and being honest with yourself. Take some time out for yourself if you need it.”
Keavy’s twin sister Edele agreed, recalling the band’s own hidden problems “Find that time to hang out together and talk.”
“We only realised during the Big Reunion that we never made time for our friendship and didn’t take time to talk until the Big Reunion.”
Hope you’re listening boys!