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Morgan Spurlock

Harry Styles Is Next to Bolt

... In NEW Direction

4/20/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Harry Styles is about to go the way of Zayn Malik -- bolting from the ranks of One Direction ... at least according to acclaimed director and honorary 1Der Morgan Spurlock

Spurlock directed the docufilm "One Direction: This Is Us" -- which, outside of Simon Cowell, makes him the foremost expert on the band ... among grown men. Morgan told our photog the band will be fine as a foursome for now, but it's only a matter of time before Harry splits.

But even that won't kill the band. Check out Morgan's prediction for Niall, Louis and Liam. 

Think flattops -- on white guys. It just might work ...


Zayn Malik

He Speaks!!! He Thanks 1D

And He's Asian!

4/18/2015 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Zayn Malik broke his silence Friday night -- come to think about it we haven't heard him speak before -- and he heaped praise on his former band, One Direction.

Zayn accepted a trophy at the Asian Awards in London.  The award was for Outstanding Achievement in Music.  Interesting, because it's the only award Zayn can accept independent of the band.  He's getting it because of his Pakistani heritage.

It sounds like there's no beef with the boys.

Zayn's speech seems heartfelt ... it's actually kinda sweet. 

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?


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
breaking news

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


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? 


Wax One Direction


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
breaking news

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
Exclusive Details
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.


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