One Direction's new album Four comes out November 17th. They just released the first offical song from the album, "Steal My Girl," but that's not enough. November is still far away. Us Directioners need more. Now.
As an entertainment writer, I cannot provide you with new music. But I can try to help pass this horrible waiting time with something I do have access too: One Direction GIFs. I hope this helps.
First, to set the tone, please put this song on BLAST before you scroll any further:
Remember at this year's Brit Awards when they won, Harry had to run onto the stage, and Liam was pretty drunk?
And we get one of the best memes ever.
Or when Louis did this while they were accepted an AMA award last fall?
Since we are all paitently waiting for new music, and obviously that means we're waiting for new music videos, why don't we look at some of the best music video GIFs so far?
"Best Song Ever," more like best GIFs ever:
"Kiss You," well, 1D when can we kiss you?
We want to "Live While We're Young" with them:
"One Way or Another," we're going to get new music:
They've defintely got that "One Thing" to make us all happy:
Because they know that's "What Makes You Beautiful":
They've also helped us all make some "Midnight Memories":
"Story Of My Life," I could look at these GIFs all day:
While we wait for the One Direction: Where We Are one-weekend only event, we might as well look at the best This Is Us GIFs:
Better yet, why don't we look at these amazing, recent GIFs from the Where We Are tour:
Like, the time when Harry brought a little boy up on stage with them:
Or when he danced so beautifully with Niall:
Liam's dancing deserves it's own section:
Might I present your 1D loving hearts with Harry The Banana:
Now, go back and reread this to quench that 1D thirst. Then, share it with all of your Directioner friends who are suffering while we wait for more music. And make sure, if you haven't already, to pre-order Four now.
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Hollywood actor James Mcavoy showed off his sporting skills by playing in a Scottish celebrity soccer match over the weekend (06-07Sep14). The Atonement star joined a squad for the game at the Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday (07Sep14) to raise funds for a number of good causes, including War Child and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
During the game, McAvoy scored a goal to help the team led by retired Scottish soccer player Paul McStay to a 3-2 victory over a squad led by sports star Rio Ferdinand.
The actor says of the feat, "It was like a weird dream. I couldn't believe it even when I scored."
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, along with 24: Live Another Day star Ross McCall, also took part in the event.
One Direction star Niall Horan gathered his friends for an early 21st birthday celebration at Shoreditch House in London on Saturday (06Sep14). Among the guests at the bash were Horan's bandmate Louis Tomlinson and his girlfriend Eleanor Calder, actor James Corden, singer Conor Maynard, and TV presenter Laura Whitmore. Horan's official birthday isn't until 13 September (14).
Today, August 29th, 2014 marks the 21st birthday of Liam Payne. Daddy Direction can legally drink in America! An important thing for us grown-up Directioners. To celebrate the day, we’ve got 21 fun-facts about Liam. Not that boring stuff, like his zodiac sign (Virgo) or his middle name (James, just like his band-mate Niall Horan).
1. He is afraid of spoons. It’s not that weird, it’s kind of cute.
2. Of the band, he’s the only one who comes to work with his hair done. The other band members show up with their hair all over the place, but he won’t leave his house without doing his hair.
3. If he wasn’t a singer, he would make a fabulous journalist:
He might have been drunk, but he actually asked all the questions a fan wanted to know after watching the Brit Awards.
4. His favorite film is the Toy Story trilogy.
5. Liam once told TOTP that he had the best dance moves and he was, “The king of the dance floor!” With his signature 1-2-3 flick. Recognize those moves anywhere?
6. Liam’s dream job, aside from the one he is currently living as a pop-star, is a fire fighter.
7. He once had his underwear stolen (and then later worn) by a fan.
8. If Liam could invent an ice cream flavor, it would be “Krispy Kreme Donut.”
9. He once confessed to owning a pair of pink hair straighteners. We can see the evidence of that here.
10. He has said that Justin Timberlake is one of his biggest inspirations. He also sang “Cry Me A River,” at his 2010 X Factor audition. Good thing too, since look where that got him!
11. Once, he was asked what food he would be, he responded: “I’d be 7 bananas because it’s too much potassium and that’s dangerous.” Gotta love a bad boy.
12. His favorite color is still purple (had to include this because it’s adorable).
13. Liam once had no idea what YOLO and DTF stood for, so he guessed “Yummy Oreos Love Origami” and “Dedicated To Fans.” Better abbreviations, in my honest opinion.
14. Liam wishes he’d written the song “99 Problems,” by Jay Z. We wonder why?
15. All of his band-mates have said he’s got the best abs in the group. We cannot deny this.
16. Liam has a man-crush on Twilight star Taylor Lautner.
17. He has two pet turtles named Boris and Archimedes. He also has an adorable little husky named Loki (with his ex-girlfriend Danielle Peazer).
liam w/ loki is the cutest thing ever #liampayne pic.twitter.com/QM04PgaUru
— Hana (@hana1999hana) August 26, 2014
18. One time Liam was left behind and when the tour bus took off, he started running after it while waving his arms. The rest of the band mistook him for a fan at first.
19. Until he was 19-years-old, Liam suffered from kidney problems (1 scarred and dysfunctional kidney) that kept him from drinking and he had to lead a very careful life. Luckily, he’s all healthy now and can legally drink with his American fans!
20. The one person guaranteed to make him laugh is band-made, Louis Tomlinson! “Even if I’m in a situation where I’m mad at him, the person that can make me smile is Louis. Whatever happens he’ll make me laugh about something.”
21. One of Liam’s tattoos (the feather and lyrics) is dedicated to his Nan.
Happy Birthday Liam! We hope you have an awesome day and get to relax a little, if that's possible to do in the middle of a world tour.
Which is your favorite Liam fact? Tweet us yours along with the hashtag #Happy21stBirthdayLiam!
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One Direction's Niall Horan raised more than $480,000 (£300,000) for good causes with his star-studded charity soccer match. The Irish pop singer recruited bandmates Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, as well as celebrity pals including British actor/comedian James Corden and singer Ronan Keating, to battle it out against a team helmed by newsman Piers Morgan on Monday (26May14).
Morgan's squad emerged triumphant after a tense penalty shoot-out, and the event raised upwards of $480,000 for charities Irish Autism Action and U.K. Hearts And Minds Challenge.
Horan, who was unable to play in the match due to a knee injury, expressed his delight in a series of posts on Twitter.com, writing, "What a great day yesterday!... Thank you to all the players who played in the game, giving up their time to play! Much appreciated!... £300,000! Wow! Thank you everyone for buying tickets and coming down, to the sponsors of the game, the players! Everyone! Amazing."
More than 15,000 tickets were sold for the event at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England.
One Direction star Harry Styles embarrassed British newsman Piers Morgan by pulling down his shorts during a charity soccer game. The What Makes You Beautiful hitmaker was joined by his bandmates Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, who acted as team manager, at the celebrity soccer tournament in Leicester, England on Monday (26May14).
Morgan, Boyzone singer Ronan Keating and British comedian James Corden also took part in the match alongside former professional players. A short video has since emerged showing Styles running up behind Morgan and pulling his shorts down in front of the stadium crowd. Morgan swiftly hauls them back up and the singer runs off cheering.
The former talk show host took the prank in good spirits, writing on Twitter.com, "So (Harry Styles) pulled my shorts down mid-game. I believe this got the biggest scream of the day." He later posted the clip, adding, "(I) can't work out if this is a career high or low?"
Despite the mishap, rival team manager Morgan ended the game on a high as his soccer side emerged victorious following a penalty shootout against Horan's players. The match, which was organised by Horan, raised money for autism charities Irish Autism Action and U.K. Hearts And Minds Challenge.
British singer James Arthur has scrapped a series of shows and appearances due to "acute exhaustion". The X Factor winner has announced a week off after doctors told the star he needed to "rest for several days".
The break comes just days after the pop star found himself at the centre of a controversy following comments he made on his Twitter.com account and in a new tune about his chart rivals.
He called One Direction's Louis Tomlinson a "little b**ch" and claimed former The X Factor winner Matt Cardle made music for "bedwetters".
Last week (ends15Nov13), Arthur called up-and-coming musician Micky Worthless a "peasant" and advised him to "shoot yourself" in a diss track. He also called Worthless "an f**king queer" - a remark that was widely criticised by peers like his former X Factor colleague Lucy Spraggan, who tweeted, "People kill themselves every day because there's insults like that around".
Arthur has since apologised for the lyrics, revealing he was "disappointed in myself for being so naive". He has also ceded control of his Twitter account to his managers.
A statement released on Friday (22Nov13) reads: "James would like to apologise to his fans for any disappointment caused to them by these cancellations. He hopes to get back to full health as soon as possible."
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When we last left our heroes, they had conquered all opponents in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, returned home to their newly refurbished living quarters in District 12, and fallen haplessly to the cannibalism of PTSD. And now we're back! Hitching our wagons once again to laconic Katniss Everdeen and her sweet-natured, just-for-the-camera boyfriend Peeta Mellark as they gear up for a second go at the Capitol's killing fields.
But hold your horses — there's a good hour and a half before we step back into the arena. However, the time spent with Katniss and Peeta before the announcement that they'll be competing again for the ceremonial Quarter Quell does not drag. In fact, it's got some of the film franchise's most interesting commentary about celebrity, reality television, and the media so far, well outweighing the merit of The Hunger Games' satire on the subject matter by having Katniss struggle with her responsibilities as Panem's idol. Does she abide by the command of status quo, delighting in the public's applause for her and keeping them complacently saturated with her smiles and curtsies? Or does Katniss hold three fingers high in opposition to the machine into which she has been thrown? It's a quarrel that the real Jennifer Lawrence would handle with a castigation of the media and a joke about sandwiches, or something... but her stakes are, admittedly, much lower. Harvey Weinstein isn't threatening to kill her secret boyfriend.
Through this chapter, Katniss also grapples with a more personal warfare: her devotion to Gale (despite her inability to commit to the idea of love) and her family, her complicated, moralistic affection for Peeta, her remorse over losing Rue, and her agonizing desire to flee the eye of the public and the Capitol. Oftentimes, Katniss' depression and guilty conscience transcends the bounds of sappy. Her soap opera scenes with a soot-covered Gale really push the limits, saved if only by the undeniable grace and charisma of star Lawrence at every step along the way of this film. So it's sappy, but never too sappy.
In fact, Catching Fire is a masterpiece of pushing limits as far as they'll extend before the point of diminishing returns. Director Francis Lawrence maintains an ambiance that lends to emotional investment but never imposes too much realism as to drip into territories of grit. All of Catching Fire lives in a dreamlike state, a stark contrast to Hunger Games' guttural, grimacing quality that robbed it of the life force Suzanne Collins pumped into her first novel.
Once we get to the thunderdome, our engines are effectively revved for the "fun part." Katniss, Peeta, and their array of allies and enemies traverse a nightmare course that seems perfectly suited for a videogame spin-off. At this point, we've spent just enough time with the secondary characters to grow a bit fond of them — deliberately obnoxious Finnick, jarringly provocative Johanna, offbeat geeks Beedee and Wiress — but not quite enough to dissolve the mystery surrounding any of them or their true intentions (which become more and more enigmatic as the film progresses). We only need adhere to Katniss and Peeta once tossed in the pit of doom that is the 75th Hunger Games arena, but finding real characters in the other tributes makes for a far more fun round of extreme manhunt.
But Catching Fire doesn't vie for anything particularly grand. It entertains and engages, having fun with and anchoring weight to its characters and circumstances, but stays within the expected confines of what a Hunger Games movie can be. It's a good one, but without shooting for succinctly interesting or surprising work with Katniss and her relationships or taking a stab at anything but the obvious in terms of sending up the militant tyrannical autocracy, it never even closes in on the possibility of being a great one.
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One Direction star Harry Styles has stunned fans by locking lips with actor James Corden on U.K. TV. The pop singer and his bandmates taped a guest appearance on Corden's British quiz show A League of Their Own, and Styles became centre of attention when he climbed onto Corden's lap, put his hand on his face and leaned in for a kiss.
The pair locked lips to re-enact a 'kiss-cam' moment, which are seen at many U.S. sporting events.
Styles was recently forced to straighten out rumours about his sexuality by telling Britain's GQ magazine he is definitely not romancing his DJ friend Nick Grimshaw, saying, "We're not dating, no. We're just friends. Bisexual? Me? I don't think so. I'm pretty sure I'm not."
The episode of A League Of Their Own featuring Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan airs in the U.K. on 30 August (13).
When you're part of an internationally known boy band, fans are bound to shower you some pretty unusual gifts. The boys from UK power group One Direction — Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik — have certainly received their share of strange ones.
When asked to name the weirdest presents they have ever received, the boys mentioned a box of mushrooms dressed like them, pets, Swiss army knives, and the icing on the cake: a live hermit crab, said Louis.
So, girls, take note: Long gone are the days when fans simply brought flowers or threw their bras up on stage. Fans are getting creative.
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