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Simon Cowell Helped Zayn Malik Get His Solo Record Deal

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Zayn Malik left One Direction a few months ago after he was caught cheating yet again and his fiance, Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, had had enough. Of course, it was only a matter of time before he got a solo deal, because he’s far too used to the fame and money already to just walk away from it for good to live a “normal life”, as he tried to claim. Incidentally, Simon Cowell, who signed One Direction, was instrumental in helping him get that deal, and Zayn’s solo career is officially a go!



Well, I guess that’s… great. I can’t imagine his solo career going that well. I guess he can sing, but he’s got the charisma of drying paint, so… I’m not holding my breath for this.

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One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Is Going To Be A Father

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Uh oh, looks like someone forgot to wrap it up. One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson got someone knocked up! The lucky gal is 23-year-old Briana Jungwirth, whom Louis only started sleeping with a couple of months back, after he ended his relationship with longtime girlfriend Eleanor Calder in mid-March. Pardon my french, but it seems he didn’t waste much time before falling dick-deep in someone else. This whole thing is a hot ass mess, but at least he’s rich enough to support his offspring, I guess.

“Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother. It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer,” a mutual friend of the couple tells PEOPLE.

Tomlinson has vowed to be at Jungwirth’s side and to be a “hands-on dad” when the baby arrives early next year, according to the friend.

Says the friend: “Louis and Briana care about each other very much and have spent a lot of time together privately over the last few months.

“They are both really happy and although they aren’t in a relationship, their friendship is extremely strong and they are both really excited about the baby. It’s early days and Briana and the baby’s health are the most important things right now.”

Adds the pal, “Briana is a really lovely girl; she’s absolutely not interested in Louis’ fame. She’s very private and most of the time they spend together is out of the public eye, just hanging out with their friends.”

Cash them checks, girl. She picked a good one. What the hell is wrong with people, though? I know birth control isn’t fail proof (particularly if you want it to fail, which I’m not saying is the case here, but just saying in general), but like, hello? Condoms? Especially when you’re sleeping with a random? Come on, people.

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Zayn Malik thinks he’s Bon Iver in first solo track

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Zayn Malik only officially left One Direction about a week ago, but he’s already got a solo track out. Produced by big-time UK producer Naughty Boy (who did a lot with Sam Smith), the song is called “I Won’t Mind” and frankly doesn’t sound anything like Zayn… but I say that not knowing what the guy really sounds like. I wish this was an April Fool’s joke, but alas…

What this track DOES sound like is a Bon Iver B-Side that thankfully didn’t make it to the album, down to the super-dubbed vocals and the echoing percussion that fades the track out. It’s not particularly good and I feel like Zayn probably only recorded this for shits and giggles rather than with the intent of putting it out in any kind of official capacity because it just doesn’t cut the mustard.

But here, you have a listen:

Considering that this kid has whinged on and on about how he doesn’t want to be famous and wants a normal life – and considering Naughty Boy was the one who originally posted the track online – I’m gonna give him the benefit of the doubt and figure he probably didn’t want this out. Especially since it’s pretty shitty.

Oh, and Louis Tomlinson, Zayn’s former 1D bandmate, is NOT happy about all this – he and Naughty Boy got in a huge Twitter spat over the track leak since apparently Louis thinks it’s insensitive to those who are still in mourning.

What do you think of the song?

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Zayn Malik opens up about One Direction departure

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Zayn Malik‘s decision to leave One Direction last week made the world go insane. Employees requested compassionate leave from work to mourn the departure (yes, seriously), girls were threatening to kill themselves on Twitter and even Justin Bieber took the news pretty hard:


Of course, the world goes on. But Zayn has finally sat down to speak to The Sun (via The Telegraph) about his feelings and thoughts behind his decision and he comes off sounding kinda like a dipshit:

On finally coming to the decision to throw in the towel…

“It is crazy and wild and a bit mad.

“But at the same time I’ve never felt more in control in my life.

“And I feel like I’m doing what’s right — right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good.”

On knowing he wanted out for a quite some time…

“You know, I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people’s happiness.

“And that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them.”

On feeling like he’s let his fans down…

“That’s the main thing that I don’t want to happen.

“It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not real to me.”

On whether he thinks the band will stay together…

“They still want to do it for a while, so they’re going to carry on doing what they want to do.

“And I think they’re going to do ok for a while, do you know what I mean?

“I think they’re going to be cool.”

On confirming he is still engaged to Perrie Edwards…

“Yeah, she’s always supportive. She’s always good, man.”

Well, that was… enlightening. There have been some suggestions that Zayn was actually removed from the band rather than choosing to leave on his own, but who knows. Fans are nuts and have been calling Perrie Edwards the Yoko Ono of One Direction, too, which… LOL.

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Breaking: Zayn Malik has quit One Direction

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Less than a week after Zayn Malik pulled out of the One Direction tour to fly back to the UK and deal with “stress” (due to being caught cheating on fiancée Perrie Edwards yet again), it’s been announced that Zayn has officially left the group for good. The new broke just a few minutes ago with the following post on the group’s Facebook page:

After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.

Zayn says: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”

One Direction say: “We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour.”

Simon Cowell says: “I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction. Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him. I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave. As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band.”

Huh. I can’t say I’m exactly surprised by this. Zayn was always a bit of an outcast (he was the last chosen for the group when Simon put them together on The X Factor) and clearly couldn’t stand the pressures of fame. One down, four more to go. Is One Direction’s reign going to grind to a halt now?

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One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson broke up with his long-term girlfriend Eleanor Caldor

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Oh, dear. Looks like it’s not just Zayn Malik who’s taking the heat for his groupie fucking in Thailand. Now his One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson‘s relationship with his long-term girlfriend Eleanor Caldor has come to an end after photos of him cavorting with a fan during a “pool party” at the villa where the guys were staying while in the country. Oopsies.

“Louis and Eleanor split up two weeks ago,” a rep confirms to PEOPLE. “They have not announced this as they wanted some privacy during this time.”

“Louis is really upset about it all,” a friend of the 23-year-old singer tells PEOPLE. “They tried really hard to make it work but it was just impossible, he’s away for nine months a year and they just grew apart.”

Ya, okay. They grew apart because he grew closer to this chick he was making out with in the pool (I can’t find the pics even though I saw them earlier today, but I’ll update as soon as I get hold of them again).

Unfortunately, these girls need to get it out of their head that there’s any chance of having some deep and meaningful relationship with the members of a boy band. They WILL cheat on you. Repeatedly. Over and over again. Come on, now.

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Zayn Malik quits One Direction tour due to ‘stress’

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BIG NEWS, folks (and yes, I’m kind of being sarcastic): Zayn Malik has dropped out of the One Direction tour due to “stress”. Of course, “stress” in this situation translates to “I got caught cheating on my fiancée and I can’t handle being called out as the fuckboy I am”. Am I getting ahead of myself? Okay, let me back up.

One Direction was doing a show in Thailand last weekend, and while there, Zayn got cozy with a woman who is NOT Perrie Edwards, who published this photo on her public Instagram page (which is now private, since she was getting threatened by the 1D fanbase):

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After fans started going mental online, Zayn got all defensive, claiming that it’s not what it looks like and the girl is just a fan – which I’m sure she is… a fan of that dick! Here’s what he wrote on Twitter:

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Nevermind that there were a lot of pap pics of them leaving the club together HOLDING HANDS. Sorry, but you do not put your arm around a fan like he is in the photo above, or press your face against hers, or LEAVE A CLUB HOLDING HER HAND as you lead her back to whatever sleazy place you cheat on your girlfriend. Triflin’.

Anyhoo, he won’t have to deal with too much backlash, because he immediately had a “doctor” sign him off on “stress”:

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This whole thing is a hot ass mess. I’m sure he was off his heads on drugs (we’ve all heard THOSE rumours) when he cheated on her, but “stress”? How are PR people really using this in 2015? SMH…