Sesame Street is a pretty big deal – if you’re one of the celebrities asked to come on, you can pretty much assume you’ve “made it”. Such is the case with One Direction, who have apparently headed over to the Street to film a guest appearance on an upcoming episode.
If being on Sesame Street wasn’t enough on its own, they got to hang out with BIG BIRD, which would have totally bugged me out. I grew up watching it as a kid – as I think mostly all of us did – and it’s still such an iconic thing. It’s not as massively successful in the UK, so the boys probably won’t have had as big of a connection to it (though it is shown over there), but either way… fun!
There’s no air date for the One Direction episode of Sesame Street just yet, but uh… keep your eyes peeled, if that’s still your thing!
December 12, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
This is sort of obligatory posting at this point. On Saturday Night Live this week, Paul Rudd was hosting with One Direction serving as musical guest and since Paul is promoting Anchorman 2 at the moment, the rest of the cast – including Will Ferrell – joined him at one point and then One Direction joined them and they all sang ‘Afternoon Delight’ together.
It was a nice little stunt, sure, and I bet there were people who ate it up, but I just found it all… a little boring and not at all exciting like they hoped it’d be. It certainly didn’t make me want to see the movie any more than I did before (which, I’ll probably see it when it’s out to rent/download, because I did love the first one), but who knows. Maybe all the One Direction fans will be flocking to the theatres now.
December 9, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Some popstars have some AWFUL fanbases. At the top of that list is most certainly Lady GaGa, but in close contention are Justin Bieber‘s, One Direction‘s and Chris Brown‘s fans, for sure. You say one thing about them you don’t like and the next thing you know, they’re bombarding you with messages about how you should kill yourself. Lovely young people, you see.
Well, Taylor Swift is feeling a little smug about that – HER fans won’t wish an untimely death or an AIDS and cancer combo on you (I’ve seen a Little Monster say this!). They’re actually pretty chill people… though to be frank, I’m sure the rednecks among them would have a few things to say to black people and gays, but at least they keep it to themselves, for the most part?
Here’s that Taylor said about it backstage at the CMAs:
“For me when I think about them, and I think about my fans as a group. I think about the little things. I think about the letters that I get from classrooms, and the YouTube videos of some little girl opening up her Christmas present and it’s tickets to my show. And I think of young girls learning lessons on guitar.”
“Sometimes I’ll sit in a position where I can watch people leave the shows and I’ll look at the shirts that they made and the signs and some people will cover themselves in Christmas lights so I can see them from the stage. I know that’s creepy but I just like to watch.”
“I just feel so proud that my fans are always nice to other fans. They don’t say hateful things. They don’t say they’re going to set people on fire or anything. They’re not sending death threats to other people.”
Well, that’s nice, if not slightly obnoxious. To be honest, some stans take shit TOO FAR. So, someone doesn’t like the artist you stan for. And? How does that affect your life, especially considering you don’t know the artist and they CERTAINLY don’t know you (unless you’re lucky enough to have a restraining order taken out against you). It’s natural to get defensive over things we like, of course – I do it myself – but at the end of the day, I could give a shit whether Joe Blogs down the street likes the same thing. I’m just gonna keep blasting my iTunes and live my life. I mean, come on.
November 8, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
I don’t really think much of One Direction either way, but goddamn, if they aren’t working. They’re soon going to release their third studio album in as many years, Midnight Memories, and I swear they haven’t stopped touring since leaving The X Factor in 2011. Love them or hate them, management isn’t stupid and wants to milk every last drop of profit out of them before they get washed up like the rest.
Their latest single is called ‘Story of My Life’, another ballad-esque track pulled from the upcoming album that isn’t all that great or even very catchy, but that won’t really matter to the hordes of teen girls that love them, I’m sure. The boys stand in a round room with pictures pasted to the wall and sing their little hearts out and it’s all very precious.
What do you think of ‘Story of My Life’ – worthwhile or another miss?
November 4, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Ever the gentleman, One Direction‘s least attractive member (I mean, relatively speaking considering all of them look like 12-year-old boys) and the resident Gary Barlow of the group (as in, he’s apparently the most “sensible” and “mature”) Liam Payne has tried to save fans from snakes! Literal snakes! You see, One Direction is over in Australia right now – Adelaide to be particular – and fans will do anything to get close to them… including risk getting bitten by poisonous snakes in a habitat behind the hotel where they’re staying.
Girls behind the hotel please get out the fields there's a huge sign saying snake habitat it's just not worth it someone's gunna get hurt
— Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) September 24, 2013
Are u not reading what I'm saying its a SNAKE HABITAT TURN AROUND
— Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) September 24, 2013
Well, that’s sweet. And idiot teenagers, please get out of the snake habitat. We know you’re fucking crazy, but come on.
September 24, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
I don’t think anyone really looks to Harry Styles from One Direction for thoughts on anything besides, maybe, Taylor Swift songs or his love of cougars. He’s pretty harmless, but there’s not much going on behind appearances, I don’t think. In any case, Harry has now shared his thoughts on, what else, TWERKING. Oh, brother.
“I think it’s quite inappropriate,” Styles told Moviefone. “Especially for the age groups that it’s aimed at.”
When we followed up on that question by asking the guys if they’re concerned about the sometimes very young age of their fans, Styles chimed in again. “When they’re twerking, yes,” he added. “I think it’s, you know, promoting promiscuity.”
I don’t think “promiscuity” is what you need to be worrying about with twerking. How about the fact that a bunch of white girls think it’s funny to pretend they’re black and “ghetto” by doing it without realising how fucking ignorant they are? I dunno, that’s slightly more concerning to me.
Also LOL on Harry Styles talking about promiscuity considering he was having sex with every woman going when he was still a young teen. Ugh, these kids.