A talented singer with floppy hair that set fans into a frenzy, Harry Styles auditioned for "The X Factor" (ITV, 2004- ) as a solo act but was instead grouped with fellow contestants Niall Horan, Zayn...
One Direction star Harry Styles' rumoured new girlfriend has revealed she came close to dating Orlando Bloom. Teenage model Paige Reifler has been linked to Styles after the pair met at a recent party in London, but the New Yorker admits she almost became actor Bloom's significant other after he spotted her in the audience at a Broadway play.
The 18 year old explains, "I went to see him in Romeo and Juliet and sat front row. His manager came and got me after the show and asked if I wanted to go backstage. I couldn't believe it. We chatted and he said I looked as though I didn't enjoy it, but I really did!
"We texted for a bit, it was after he'd split from Miranda Kerr. I didn't hear anything else from him. But yeah, I wish..."
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Actor Zach Braff has denied rumours he's dating Taylor Swift, insisting he has sworn off dating "super-famous girls" after becoming a tabloid target while romancing singer/actress Mandy Moore.
Speculation recently surfaced that the former Scrubs star and the serial celebrity dater had become an item, but in an interview with U.S. shock jock Howard Stern on Monday (21Jul14), Braff quickly shot down the story. Calling the Love Story singer "a sweet girl" the actor explained he has only met Swift twice and romance reports are nothing but "Internet bulls**t".
Braff, who recently split from his model girlfriend Taylor Bagley after five years together, revealed he vowed never to date another celebrity after breaking up with Saved star Moore in 2006. He told Stern, "When you date another famous person, that's when they really hound you. That's when the paparazzi are outside your house and that's when you can't ride your bike through Manhattan because they follow you."
"When my relationship with Mandy ended, (my publicist) said, 'I'm going to give you a hint that you should know. If you don't date these 25 girls, your life will be so much easier.' And she was kind of exaggerating because there's more than those 25 girls, but in so many words, if you can, don't date other famous people because then all the tabloids pretty much leave you alone."
He added, "I could walk down the street, I don't get followed. Well, if you're going to hook up with a famous girl, that might be fun for your ego, but you don't want to be out in public dating a famous girl because then they follow you everywhere you go."
And Braff admitted he'd hate to have pal Harry Styles' life, adding, "He can't walk two f**king feet or a crowd forms and the paparazzi forms (sic)... He's the sweetest kid, but I don't want that existence."
Ironically, Styles briefly dated Taylor Swift at the end of 2102.
Louis Tomlinson's One Direction bandmates showed their support by attending his mother's wedding on Sunday (20Jul14). Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan were all on hand to watch Tomlinson's mum Johannah Poulston exchange vows with her partner Daniel Deakin in their hometown of Doncaster, England.
While fellow bandmate Zayn Malik was not at the nuptials, Tomlinson's longtime girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, served as one of Poulston's bridesmaids.
Horan and Payne, who was joined by his girlfriend Sophia Smith, were spotted playing croquet at the reception.
Poulston and Deakin have been dating for two years, and in February (14), they welcomed twins, Ernest and Doris. Poulston split from her famous son's father Mark Tomlinson while the 22 year old was competing on The X Factor U.K. in 2010.
Pop stars One Direction were soaked on stage at a show in Italy as they performed through a torrential rain storm. The British-Irish boyband played a show at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino in Turin, Italy on Sunday (06Jul14), but the concert was marred by a heavy downpour.
The stars refused to let the rain stop the concert, and pictures show them struggling through their set as the weather worsened. The singers' clothes were soaked through and they were spotted using towels at the side of the stage in an attempt to dry off.
After the show, bandmember Niall Horan wrote in a post on Twitter.com, "I don't think I've witnessed rain like that in years! Jesus we got a right soaking! Unbelievable scenes," and Louis Tomlinson added, "Great show tonight! Great laugh in the rain!!"
Harry Styles also mentioned the weather, but insisted the wet show was a lot of fun, adding, "Thank you for having us Turin. You were very loud, We were very wet. Hope you had fun. Ciao .x"
One Direction's representative has shot down speculation Harry Styles is set to quit the band and go solo.
Rumours began to swirl that the 20 year old was planning to break free and work on an independent record after he teamed up with Irish rockers Kodaline in the studio.
Frontman Steve Garrigan told Digitalspy.co.uk, "He just turned up to a show, and he likes our music. We had a bit of free time and so we went to the studio and wrote a song. It was good fun. (The track) could be on his album if he does something, but I don't know. Nothing is set in stone."
A publicist for the hugely successful act has now spoken out to deny Styles, arguably the group's biggest star, is leaving. The spokesperson says, "There are no plans for Harry to release any solo music at this time, any writing that he is doing is for potential One Direction songs. It's common knowledge that the boys write separately and bring to each other for the album."
Bandmate Niall Horan has written with McFly in the past, while Liam Payne was recently in the studio with Pharrell Williams.
One Direction star Harry Styles pulled off a risky stunt by leaping from a high ledge into a lake in Italy on Sunday (29Jun14). The pop singer has been caught on camera jumping from a walkway into Lake Como in front of a group of friends who appeared to be filming the stunt.
Styles is seen hurling himself from the precarious spot, and then emerging out of the water seemingly unscathed.
The pictures sparked a flurry of concerned tweets from fans, and reports suggest the star was reprimanded by his managers for carrying out the risky stunt.
The singer's bandmate Liam Payne issued a public apology for his own daredevil stunt earlier this year (13) when he was pictured posing on a ledge outside his 34th floor apartment in London.
Styles has been enjoying some down time during One Direction's ongoing world tour, which hit Italy over the weekend (28-29Jun14).
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Niall Horan was left in agony during a One Direction concert on Wednesday (25Jun14) when a fan threw an object at his injured knee.
Horan underwent knee surgery in January (14) to fix problems which have plagued him since he dislocated it as a child. He recovered from the operation with the help of a physiotherapist and seemed to be back to full fitness in time for the boyband's worldwide stadium tour, which kicked off in April (14).
However, the old injury appeared to resurface on Wednesday when the group was playing in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Horan was hit by an object thrown onstage by a fan and pictures show the singer clutching his knee and bending over in pain. A video clip captured him hobbling around onstage and bandmate Harry Styles helping him walk up a slope.
After the show, Horan took to Twitter.com to urge fans to be more careful, writing, "Can you limit what gets thrown on stage please! Coz somethin (sic) thrown at me tonight! Hit my knee! A lot of pain from it! Never wana (sic) sound like I'm complaining! But only having my operation 5 months ago, I still get a bit of pain and I'm very scared about it."
Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has sparked outrage online after sporting a traditional Native American headdress to her niece's lavish birthday bash. Kim Kardashian celebrated her daughter North's first birthday by throwing a festival-themed party in the grounds of her sister's California mansion.
The event included teepees and a ferris wheel, and Khloe got into the spirit by posing for several snaps in a huge feathered bonnet.
One snap featured her sitting in front of a teepee, and she wrote the caption: "Ray of clouds. Chirping of birds. Gurgling of water. Granting desire. One with water."
However, the snaps prompted a backlash from Kardashian's followers on Instagram.com, with several slamming the star for making light of a cultural tradition.
The 29 year old is not the first celebrity to come under fire for wearing a Native American headdress - Pharrell Williams apologised earlier this month (Jun14) after he donned one on the cover of Britain's Elle magazine, and One Direction's Harry Styles also faced a backlash in March (14), when he shared a photo of himself wearing a similar piece on his Instagram.com blog.
Pop star Harry Styles was desperate to return to his family home during a break in One Direction's world tour after struggling with ill health for several weeks. The band took to the stage at London's 02 Arena last Sunday (08Jun14) and enjoyed a five-day gap between their next show in Stockholm, Sweden.
And Styles admitted he couldn't wait for some home comforts after being struck down with a nasty bug throughout the band's recent shows.
He tells Britain's The Sun on Sunday, "I've had to stop drinking altogether because I've been sick. Every time I nearly kick my illness it comes back again.
"It's still been amazing coming home, even though I've been sick. Mum came to the show then we went straight home."
A 25-year-old One Direction devotee from Texas has landed a six-figure book deal for her popular fan fiction tale about the band. Publishers at Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books have acquired the rights to Anna Todd's steamy story After, which has become a phenomena among fans of the boy band on digital self-publishing website Wattpad for over a year.
The tale follows the romance of a punk version of One Direction star Harry Styles and a college student called Tessa. Todd uploaded the story in daily instalments on Wattpad, where it became an instant hit.
After has been read over 800 million times and it became the site's most-shared story in 2013. Gallery Books bosses hope to publish a reworked version of After in November (14).
Meanwhile, film experts at United Talent Agency are also shopping the movie rights.
A talented singer with floppy hair that set fans into a frenzy, Harry Styles auditioned for "The X Factor" (ITV, 2004- ) as a solo act but was instead grouped with fellow contestants Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson to form the boy band One Direction. After coming in third on the reality show, they hit No. 1 with their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful," scored the hit follow-up "Gotta Be You," and released their blockbuster debut album, 2011's <i>Up All Night</i>. Showered with European awards, fan adulation and commercial success, One Direction then moved to conquer America with appearances on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) and "iCarly" (Nickelodeon, 2007- ) that coincided with the chart-topping release of their album stateside. Representing a new era of boy bands that seemed - at least on the surface - to be less packaged and more approachable, One Direction, as well as Harry Styles, seemed poised to enjoy considerable success on the global stage.