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One Direction

NO BREAKUP Means ...

You're Stuck, Harry

2/25/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
022414_tv_one_launchOne Direction fans can chill ... the boys aren't breaking up yet -- which is awesome news for anyone who isn't named Harry Styles.

That guy's kinda screwed.


One Direction


Because They Owe, They Owe ...

2/23/2014 11:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details
One Direction is NOT breaking up -- despite reports to the contrary -- in fact, TMZ has learned, the group still has to complete 3 more albums under their contract.

Reports have been circulating that 1D is splintering -- especially after Liam Payne said he hadn't seen the other guys in months at the Brit Awards this week -- but sources tell us, the D is remaining a package deal.

We're told the group's been writing songs separately ... but the solo writing is just part of the process -- and the guys eventually compare notes with each other to come up with final versions.

And they better do a lot of that ... we're told 1D still owes the label 3 records before they can even think about calling it quits. So, a break-up just isn't on the table.

Earlier today ... Harry Styles told the UK Sun a similar story -- saying the group was just taking time to visit family and will be rehearsing again soon.

The Wanted fans -- sorry, you're still S.O.L.

Harry Styles


Eat My Meat

1/27/2014 8:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Harry Styles would make a good Jewish mother ... because the "One Direction" singer thinks everyone should be well fed -- even us.

Harry -- sans Kendall Jenner -- was carrying a doggie bag as he left Swingers in L.A. after a late-night dinner ... when our photog spotted him.

Harry didn't talk, but he seemed concerned our guy Kris was undernourished ... so he offered Kris his greasy leftovers.

Fun Fact:  This is the same photog who once rooted around for Johnny Depp's used cigarette butt.

We're sending Kris to a bar ... he'll find something to wash down the half-eaten patty melt.

'One Direction' Singer Liam Payne

Yes, I Love 'Duck Dynasty'

No, I Don't Hate Gays

1/19/2014 7:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news
0119_liam_payne_getty_ddOne Direction singer Liam Payne went off via Twitter Saturday night after U.K. journalists blasted him for daring to say he likes "Duck Dynasty" ... and now, Liam's threatening to ditch social media.

Liam tweeted "D.D." star Willie Robertson ... saying he's a big fan and respects the show's family values. Some U.K. media outlets labelled  it homophobic -- and Liam got pissed.

Liam tweeted after, "Being a fan of someones show and the way they still hold a family together doesn't mean i am ok with all they say."

However, Liam began melting down after fans also went on the attack.  He unloaded a barrage of tweets,  bashing the UK media and proclaiming he was "sick of this all" ... and would come back to Twitter once "the freedom of speech law is back."

Do they have that in the U.K.?


Def Leppard Drummer

One Direction Ripped Us Off BUT...

1/3/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
British rockers "Def Leppard" claim "One Direction" ripped off one of their biggest hits ... and get this ... they're flattered.

Def's legendary one-armed drummer Rick Allen tells us any fool can hear the similarities between their 1987 hit "Pour Some Sugar On Me" ... and 1D's tune, "Midnight Memories."

Allen apparently thinks he has a good lawsuit, but he's not going to court ... because he's taking it as a compliment.

Maybe the real reason for calling off the lawyers ... Allen seems to admit he's done to other bands what 1D did to his.  Listen to him ... it's hysterical.

Still, we gotta ask ...


Kendall Jenner

My Nipples Got Me a Gig at the AMA's!

11/22/2013 3:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There may be a little nip in the air at the American Music Awards Sunday ... TMZ has learned Kendall Jenner will be presenting.

The gig comes on the heels of the 18-year-old's very adult Instagram photo.

We're told she'll be presenting Best Pop Rock album, and get this -- the nominees are Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and One Direction.  As you know, Kendall was out with Harry Styles this week -- so advantage 1D.

This is Kendall's first time making a big appearance without the Kardashian brood.

We're sure she'll bust out big.

Louis Tomlinson

One Direction Singer PUKES After Soccer Collision

9/9/2013 7:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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I think it went blech, blech, blech ... I think it went grrble, grrble, grrble ...

So, it wasn't exactly the Best Puke Ever ... but Louis Tomlinson from One Direction yacked his face off during a charity soccer match in Europe this weekend ... and it was all caught on tape.

The boy bander had just passed the ball off to a teammate, when Gabriel Agbonlahor -- a really good pro soccer player -- came flying in and knocked Louis on his ass.

Louis rolled around in pain clutching his leg (like soccer players do) ... but eventually got up and made his way to the sidelines.

But as soon as he got off the field, Tomlinson upchucked ... spewing all over the sidelines.

Gabriel said he would apologize to Tomlinson -- but it didn't stop those crazy 1D fans from tweeting death threats to the footballer.  Unclear if Gabe is taking any of the threats seriously.

Taylor Swift

to One Direction:


8/26/2013 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift doesn't just write breakup songs about her ex-boyfriends ... she talks SMACK about them during award shows ... and last night, she got caught. On camera.

It happened when One Direction took the stage to present a Moon Man at the MTV VMAs for Best Pop Video.

FYI -- Taylor used to date Harry Styles (they broke up in January) ... but apparently, she's still harboring some resentment -- 'cause as the band rambled on, the camera cut to Swift ... who leaned over to Selena Gomez and mouthed the words, "SHUT. THE. F**K. UP."

There are people out there who swear Taylor wasn't cussing -- that she was saying the words, "Sorry for my arm." 

Those people are stupid.


One Direction

Ok, Who Threw a

Tampon At Us??!?

8/5/2013 7:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
So ... someone grabbed a feminine hygiene product and fired it at One Direction this weekend, which inspired the following comment from one of our producers:

Rick: "Some girl would rather bleed out than listen to their music."


One Direction

Kentucky Fried Tattoo

Session ... In Maryland

6/27/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In their never-ending pursuit of manliness, the guys from One Direction spent Tuesday night on the prowl for tattoos and fried chicken ... and lucky for them, they hit the bloody jackpot in Maryland.

TMZ has learned ... the guys were passing through Glen Burnie, MD this week when they had a sudden urge for some new body art -- so they sent their bodyguard to scope out some of the local needle joints.

We're told the bodyguard liked what he saw when he walked into Tattooed Heart Studios ... and 20 minutes later, in came Liam, Zayn and Louis.

Zayn and Louis each came prepared with some designs in mind -- Zayn wanted an image his of GF's face ... and Louis wanted doodles on his forearm of a spiderweb ('cause he likes Spider-Man) and a bomb ('cause he's da bomb?).

During the session, we're told the guys had a craving for some fried chicken -- so they sent their bodyguard to a nearby KFC, where he picked up a bucket of finger lickin' deliciousness.

In the end, we're told Zayn and Louis dropped a pretty fat tip for the tat artist. As for Liam, we're told he didn't have any work done and instead opted for a romantic stroll around town .... alone.

The Wanted

We Challenge One Direction

To Fight Us

6/1/2013 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0601-getty-wanted-one-directionThe Wanted is out for some boy band blood ... challenging their squeaky-clean pop-nemesis One Direction to a 5-on-5 boxing match (however that works) ... but it's for a good cause.

Max George -- The Wanted's front man and ex-LiLo lover -- told the NY Daily News​ that he and his band mate Jay McGuiness are 100% on board with the idea and not just to bash One D's faces in, but to raise money for charity.

Max told the paper, "We would like a boxing match — them against us. It would be brilliant for TV and I have no problem with it at all.”

Plus, Max says, it would finally settle any beef between the bands -- whose fans often pit them against each other on social media -- explaining, "They’ve got 12 million followers on Twitter and I get that they have an army of kids, but instead of doing that ... if they have got an issue, why don’t we actually do something financially -- like make some money for a charity, and blow off some steam in a boxing ring."

So we gotta ask ...

One Direction Impostor

BUSTED for Enticing Kids

To Perform Sex Acts

5/31/2013 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news
0530_john_eastman_mugA man impersonating One Direction's Harry Styles was busted Wednesday for making underage girls a deal -- concert tickets for sex.

Authorities say John Eastman gave the girls options -- they could either pose naked or perform sex acts online.

Eastman was arraigned Thursday on a bunch of charges, including employing a minor in an obscene performance. 

According to the Waterbury Republican-American Eastman would go online under the Skype name Harry.Styles888 and used photos of Styles to convince the girls he was the One Direction singer.

Authorities say Eastman used his web cam to record the girls performing sex acts and saved them on his computer. Some of the photos recovered feature girls believed to be as young as 5.

Eastman is being held on $500,000 bond.

Harry Styles


By Paris Mob

4/30/2013 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's a miracle Harry Styles is alive ... because the One Direction singer was nearly crushed to death by a mob of screaming chicks in Paris yesterday.

We've said it before ... but seriously, these fan girls are insane -- Harry was leaving Hotel Amour without any decent security, and the screaming female crowd went ABSOLUTELY BANANAS.

The horde nearly swallowed him whole before he got to his car ... no kidding ... he even lost his beanie in the process. It's unbelievable.

Almost makes you feel bad for the guy. And by almost, we mean not at all.

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