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Zayn Malik I'm Going South with My Fiancee

4/3/2015 4:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Zayn Malik has one direction in mind these days ... South, as in the South of France.

The former "One Direction" singer was leaving a hotel with his fiancee Perrie Edwards Friday.

Zayn wants to repair his relationship with Perrie and spend time with his family, which is why he says he left the group.

The South of France is a good place to win just about anyone over.  


One Direction We're Still Chatting Up Zayn But Planning for Foursome

4/1/2015 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0401-one-direction-getty-01Four is the magic number for One Direction, because the band has no plans to add a fifth member following the Earth-shattering departure of Zayn Malik.

Sources close to Simon Cowell and the record label tell TMZ ... the band is moving forward with recording their new album sans Malik. As for eventually finding a replacement -- we're told there's "absolutely zero" talk of that.

That being said ... we're told the remaining 1Ders are still talking to Zayn regularly, and the band completely respects his decision to bolt.  

One Direction played its first Zayn-less show in South Africa earlier this week. They tour Europe in June before hitting the U.S. in July.


Zayn Malik That's the Wrong Direction, Dude ... Said Every 1D Fan [TMZ TV]

3/27/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Zayn Malik's face screams "REGRET" in the first pics of him since he quit One Direction -- at least that's how millions of fans see it.

But we have a feeling Zayn will be just fine -- as long as he's cool with the state fair circuit.tmz-on-tv-3

Justin Bieber Zayn Left One Direction? NOOOOOOOO!!!!

3/27/2015 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Count Justin Bieber as one of the legions of One Direction fans who are broken up because Zayn Malik quit the band

Biebs was leaving Bar 20 at the Grafton Hotel in WeHo Thursday when our photog gingerly asked how he felt about One Direction-less. Bieber echoed the hurt that millions of tweens are enduring.

Biebs also dropped some big news, although it did seem pretty obvious ... he'll be walking Floyd Mayweather to the ring for the big fight with Manny Pacquiao


Zayn Malik Yes, I Quit One Direction ... But I Ain't Dead Yet!

3/26/2015 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0326_ZAYN_MALIK_HOME_Express_PicturesZayn Malik's face ... hours after he quit One Direction ... said exactly what millions of 1Ders were thinking -- "OMG, what the hell have I done?" 

Zayn was out in North London on Wednesday afternoon ... settling into retirement, at 22 years old.

While he reportedly cited "stress" as the reason he originally dropped out of the band's tour -- word is he was worried his lifestyle on the road was messing up his life with his fiancée. 

The band plans to continue without him and finish its tour before the next album comes out. 

Meanwhile, Zayn will be wondering if he's the next Timberlake ... or the next Kirkpatrick. 


One Direction Zayn It Ain't So ... He's Leaving The Band

3/25/2015 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0325-one-direction-malik-split-getty-03Zayn Malik has found a new direction and it's all about stepping out of the spotlight ... he says he's leaving One Direction to be just a regular guy for awhile.

The band announced Malik's exit via Facebook Wednesday but Zayn says even though the last 5 years have been a dream, he needs to go with his gut and chill ... you know, just like every other normal 22-year-old pop icon.

The rest of the group says it's a huge bummer, but they respect his decision and plans to go on as a foursome with Niall, Harry, Liam, and Louis picking up the slack. 

Producer Simon Cowell also sang Zayn's praises but he's definitely holding his chin up and assuring the die-hard fans they have nothing to fear -- the band will go on.

As for Zayn's reason to splitsville ... last Thursday he bowed out of the band's world tour due to "stress," but rumors swirled his lifestyle threatened his relationship with his fiance.

The band vows to continue to tour as a lead up to their fifth album.


Harry Styles CHAI STICKING Plays Hockey At Jewish Center

1/9/2015 10:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe did it ... LeBron did it ...and now Harry Styles is also teaming up with the tribe for some good old fashioned athletic competition -- at a Jewish Community Center. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... the One Direction star hit up the Westside JCC in L.A. Thursday to play a little indoor hockey with some friends. 

We're told Styles was one helluva player -- scoring several goals during the hour-and-a-half long session. 

Fun Fact -- there were actually 6 Jews in the NHL last season! Who knew? 



11/25/2014 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1x1One Direction needs no introduction -- Because EVERYONE knows what the British hunks Niall, Zayn, Louis, Liam and Harry looks like... so dreamy.


This is not One Direction. These are their creepy wax counterparts.


This is wax Harry Styles.


Meet wax Niall Horan.


Smile with wax Liam Payne.


Whatever you do, don't get too close.


Do not look them in their dead eyes.


Eye contact is what the demon craves.


Look away before the haunting begins.


Too late. See you in your nightmares!


Harry Styles Rocks Michael Sam Jersey ... At St. Louis Concert

8/28/2014 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0828_harry_styles_michael_sam_twitterMichael Sam is getting support from one of the biggest pop stars in the world -- Harry Styles ... who rocked the football player's jersey during a One Direction concert in St. Louis yesterday. 

Harry threw on a #96 St. Louis Rams jersey with Sam's name across the back during the a performance at Edward Jones Dome ... where the Rams play. 

It's an interesting move for Styles -- whose bandmate Liam Payne came under fire for his support for the "Duck Dynasty" guys after the reality stars came out against gay marriage. 

Sam has had a helluva week -- not only with teammates rallying behind him after ESPN ran a story about his locker room showering habits ... but he also survived the 1st round of cuts.

One Direction's Zayn Malik I'm Definitely Pro-Palestine

7/28/2014 8:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Zayn Malik from One Direction has dared to go where Rihanna chickened out ... he just tweeted, "#FreePalestine."

The 21-year-old singer -- who grew up Muslim -- posted his comment Sunday night and lots of followers quickly reacted.  One posted, "Are you still alive?  You should be dead by now and kill yourself." Another said,  "You and your family need to die."

Someone -- apparently in Israel -- wrote, "U have fans in #Israel.  It broke me that one of my idols wand (sic) me to die."

Malik -- unlike Rihanna -- didn't back down.  She removed an identical tweet 8 minutes after it was posted.


One Direction Some Creep Stole Our Pot-Smokin' Video

5/28/2014 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One Direction Smoking WeedOne Direction is gunning for the person they say stole a private video showing  Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoking weed.

The video, which appears on MailOnline, shows the guys enjoying a joint while riding around in an SUV while in Peru.

At one point in the video -- shot earlier this year --  Louis is seen passing Zayn the joint and saying, "One very very important factor of Zayn’s warm up of course is Mary J, herself."

A rep for the band tells TMZ the video was stolen and that the band's lawyers are investigating.


Louis Tomlinson Sorry Messi ... RONALDO IS BETTER!!!

3/10/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
030914_luis_tomlinson_launch_v4Say what you will about Louis Tomlinson, but the One Direction singer's got a serious pair of cojones for taking a stand on one of the biggest arguments in sports -- Messi vs. Ronaldo

Louis -- who dabbles in pro soccer himself -- was leaving a tattoo shop in L.A. this weekend when we asked him ... who's the better player??! The pretty boy or the Atomic Flea?!

It's a raging controversy in the football world ... here are the cliff notes for the debate:

-- Ronaldo has 38 goals in '13/'14 play ... Messi has 27.
-- Messi outscored Ronaldo by 18 GOALS in the 2 seasons before that.
-- Messi has 13 more assists than Ronaldo over the past 3 seasons.

But ... Ronaldo is bigger where it counts -- his wallet.

According to, Ronaldo's worth €148 million ... while Messi's only worth a puny €146 million.

Did Louis make the right call?

One Direction Singer PRO SOCCER DEBUT Distracted By Own Beautiful Hair

2/27/2014 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0227_one_direction_soccer_RexUsaOne Direction singer Louis Tomlinson made his pro soccer DEBUT in England last night ... and while his performance was lackluster, dude was OBSESSED with his own beautiful hair.

The 22-year-old pop star hit the pitch for the Doncaster Rovers, a Football League Championship team based in Yorkshire.

Tomlinson entered the game at right back ... but didn't really see much action.

Instead, people at the game say he spent a lot of time flipping his hair around on the field.

Still, the crowd went wild for the guy ... and his team didn't lose -- the game ended in a 0-0 tie.

Sounds exciting.

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