British pop star Max George briefly walked away from The Wanted after a fight with bandmate Tom Parker. The 25 year old reveals an argument with his pal got out of hand and became physical during the group's rehearsals in London, prompting George to storm out.
But the star admits he soon changed his mind and returned to work after getting lost in the U.K. capital.
He tells OK! magazine, "Me and Tom had a bit of a punch-up a couple of years ago during rehearsal. I walked out, and resorted to wandering around (London area) Battersea with no clue where I was going. I ended up on an industrial estate. I s**t myself and had to go back. I was like, 'All right, I think I'll stick to The Wanted.'"
The Wanted star Tom Parker was forced to put his plans to propose to his girlfriend on hold because of his busy schedule. The British pop star wanted to pop the question to his partner of three years, Kelsey Hardwick, last year (12), but decided against it because of his work commitments.
He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "We've talked about it. I was going to propose last year. But I want things to settle down a bit with the band first.
"We're away so much. With an engagement, you're meant to be committing to each other. I don't want to get engaged and then go away for six months with the world tour. I'm probably going to wait until next year.
"It can be tough doing a long-distance thing. But when you're with someone that you want to be with, you make it work."
The boyband is set to venture out on its Word Of Mouth World Tour next year (14).
The Wanted dropped a Justin Bieber collaboration from their new album because it was "too R&B". The boy band's song with the Baby hitmaker was supposed to feature on their new album Word of Mouth in November (13), but groupmember Siva Kaneswaran recently admitted the song was cut from the final tracklisting.
Now his bandmate Tom Parker has opened up about the reason behind the decision, insisting it just wasn't the right sound for the Glad You Came hitmakers.
Parker tells Billboard.com, "The Justin track, it was gonna be on there and then on further thought it didn't quite sit within the album. Maybe for the next album, but I think maybe it was a bit R&B for the album. But, I mean, the song's great, so yeah, for this album it's just The Wanted."
The band has also ditched a Rita Ora collaboration.
British boyband The Wanted have been forced to postpone filming a second series of their TV show The Wanted Life because of their busy schedule. Producers of the American reality programme are keen to start on a second season but have had to put shooting on hold so the five piece, featuring Jay McGuiness, Max George, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran and Tom Parker, can go on tour.
George tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "We were going to start shooting this month but we're on tour, then we've got the new album promotion to do. We bumped into one of the execs (executives) in LA the other day and they're really excited to do a second season.
"But to get a crew to follow us all the time on tour would cost a lot, and people want to see the normal stuff as well as the work side on tour."
The boy is currently playing gigs across the U.S.
How could you not remember Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor? Throughout the '90s, Tim, his excellently-bearded Tool Time co-host Al, and his well-groomed suburban family were as much a part of our collective consciousness as Monica Lewinsky's blue dress. Here's a look back at the very show that redefined the possibilities of the sitcom. Oh wait, that was Seinfeld. Still, let's hit the rewind button and revisit Home Improvement.
Detroit Was a Safe PlaceNowadays, Detroit-set TV shows often feature deadbeats, criminals, and dirty cops, as AMC's new drama Low Winter Sun can clearly attest. But once upon a time, a proper Midwestern family named the Taylors resided rather normally in the Motor City's suburbs. To Home Improvement's writers, Detroit was not only a great place to raise a family, it also came with a bodiless neighbor named Wilson. He gave great advice too!
Three Letters – JTTBefore there was Justin Bieber and those dudes from One Direction, the majority of the country's prepubescent teenage girls had posters of Jonathan Taylor Thomas plastered across their bedroom walls. Thomas, who played the middle child Randy, left the show during the eighth season to attend college and focus on different projects. He has since starred as Customer #3 in a 2005 short film called Tilt A Whirl, so you can see how well that worked out.
Pam Anderson Was the First Tool GirlBefore she was starring alongside Tommy Lee in a widely circulated sex tape, the buxom blond starred as Lisa the Tool Girl on the show's first two seasons. Of course Anderson would leave Home Improvement to really delve into her craft as C.J. Parker on Baywatch. Now there was a demanding role!
Tim Liked to GruntRich and manly-sounding, Tim's grunt played as prominent a role on Home Improvement as the ubiquitous laugh track that incessantly told viewers when something was funny. There was never any rhyme or reason as to why he grunted like an idiot all the time (the verbal tic had been a part of star Tim Allen's stand-up act), but that was okay. What more can you expect from someone who's nicknamed The Tool Man?
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It seems a bit odd to take on a movie review of Courtney Solomon's Getaway, as only in the loosest terms is Getaway actually a movie. We begin without questions — other than a vague and frustrating "What the hell is going on?" — and end without answers, watching Ethan Hawke drive his car into things (and people) for the hour and a half in between. We learn very little along the way, probed to engage in the mystery of the journey. But we don't, because there's no reason to.
There's not a single reason to wonder about any of the things that happen to Hawke's former racecar driver/reformed criminal — forced to carry out a series of felonious commands by a mysterious stranger who is holding his wife hostage — because there doesn't seem to be a single ounce of thought poured into him beyond what he see. We learn, via exposition delivered by him to gun-toting computer whiz Selena Gomez, that he "did some bad things" before meeting the love of his life and deciding to put that all behind him. Then, we stop learning. We stop thinking. We start crashing into police cars and Christmas trees and power plants.
Why is Selena Gomez along for the ride? Well, the beginnings of her involvement are defensible: Hawke is carrying out his slew of vehicular crimes in a stolen car. It's her car. And she's on a rampage to get it back. But unaware of what she's getting herself into, Gomez confronts an idling Hawke with a gun, is yanked into the automobile, and forced to sit shotgun while the rest of the driver's "assignments" are carried out. But her willingness to stick by Hawke after hearing his story is ludicrous. Their immediate bickering falls closer to catty sexual tension than it does to genuine derision and fear (you know, the sort of feelings you'd have for someone who held you up or forced you into accessorizing a buffet of life-threatening crimes).
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The "gradual" reversal of their relationship is treated like something we should root for. But with so little meat packed into either character, the interwoven scenes of Hawke and Gomez warming up to each other and becoming a team in the quest to save the former's wife serve more than anything else as a breather from all the grotesque, impatient, deliberately unappealing scenes of city wreckage.
And as far as consolidating the mystery, the film isn't interested in that either, as evidenced by its final moments. Instead of pressing focus on the answers to whatever questions we may have, the movie's ultimate reveal is so weak, unsubstantial, and entirely disconnected to the story entirely, that it seems almost offensive to whatever semblance of a film might exist here to go out on this note. Offensive to the idea of film and story in general, as a matter of fact. But Getaway isn't concerned with these notions. Not with story, character, logic, or humanity. It just wants to show us a bunch of car crashes and explosions. So you'd think it might have at least made those look a little better.
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The Wanted star Tom Parker has vowed to curb his boozing after cheating death during a drunken night out in America. The British pop singer came within seconds of a potentially fatal collision with a car after stumbling out of a nightclub, and the terrifying incident was caught on camera by waiting photographers.
Parker didn't realise just how close he came to serious harm until he watched the footage, and admits it has frightened him into cutting down his alcohol consumption.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "I sprinted across the road and I was half a second from being hit by a car. I was like, 'F**k me, I nearly died!' They film every time you come out of a club in the States and I saw the video the following day. It was close. I'm going to have to curb the drinking for a bit."
The Wanted star Nathan Sykes has attempted to end the feud between his band and rivals One Direction once and for all by suggesting they team up on a charity record. Following months of bickering between the two groups, Sykes insists the rivalry is over and now both acts are keen to get along.
He tells Hollyscoop.com, "We have no issue with them whatsoever. I think it's very expected from the media always trying to put two bands together and trying to start a rivalry."
He adds, "They (One Direction) are great lads who've stayed true to their sound so far in their career," and he'd even welcome a collaboration: "That could generate a lot of cash maybe and we would actually be willing to do it for charity."
Unfortunately, level-headed Sykes was still recovering from a vocal issue in England when his bandmates appeared on U.S. TV show Katie earlier this year and revealed the rivalry between The Wanted and One Direction was real.
And, earlier this year (13), the two boy bands exchanged barbs over Twitter.com after One Direction's Louis Tomlinson made a sly dig at The Wanted during a gig in London.
Tom Parker apparently took exception to his comments and tweeted, "You even talk about us at your own gigs. Are you that upset you didn't get in this band?" to which Tomlinson replied, "Pal, we both know I wouldn't waste my time auditioning for your band. You humour me with your bad boy persona."
Parker then posted a clip of Tomlinson's first audition on the U.K. version of The X Factor and sarcastically commented "nice work", while the What Makes You Beautiful hitmaker insisted, "I actually think you could be the biggest t**t on Twitter... P.S. enjoy the press from this... Funny that face to face you act like a little girl. Goodnight old friend."
His bandmate Liam Payne then interjected: "Tom let's talk about your singing... your amazing tone pierces my ears with every note," while Tomlinson added, "I also heard he wets the bed."
The Wanted's Jay McGuiness then butted in to give Tomlinson a piece of his mind, writing, "Please stop mentioning us in your gigs, we certainly no longer mention you and it's time to let dead dogs lie. Your passive-aggressive style of speaking makes me cringe... I'm not sure what's happened since we saw you at The X Factor, but you've done a sterling job of becoming one of the most overrated, arrogant and not to mention insincere people around."
Tomlinson tried to get the last word by tweeting, "Jay, this would be a lovely insight for your next book. You must have been a splendid student. Never forget you boys started this."
The Wanted star Tom Parker is facing a fine from officials in Colorado after he allegedly defecated into a plastic bag and threw it out of his tour bus window. The Walks Like Rihanna singer pulled the prank while in the U.S. with his bandmates and faces a penalty of up to $500 (£333) for littering, which is considered a class two petty offence in the state.
Parker avoided being penalised by crossing the state line the following day, but bandmate Jay McGuiness is convinced he will be forced to pay the fine eventually, telling Britain's Daily Mirror, "I am going to try to avoid Colorado right now but if we do go (back), Tom needs to get $500 ready. That was the most expensive passing of a number two (Tom) will ever have."
The revelation comes just days after the singers were accused of drenching a hotel guest by throwing Champagne out of a window at the Marylebone Hotel in London while celebrating McGuiness' birthday last week (beg22Jul13). Police were called, but no charges were filed.
Boy band The Wanted are at odds about filming a second series of their reality TV show, according to singer Tom Parker. The Glad You Came hitmakers re-located to Los Angeles earlier this year (13) to record their new album, and allowed cameras for America's E! network to record their time in the U.S. for fly-on-the-wall series The Wanted Life.
The show debuted earlier this month (May13) and the group is now in talks for another season - but Parker admits not all the bandmembers are in favour of a follow-up.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "A few of the boys didn't want to do another series, but I think it's good for us, it's great exposure.
"They're talking about it at the moment. I think it's going to happen which is good. You don't want to do a season and then be forgotten about."