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.
Zayn Left One Direction?
3/27/2015 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
Yes, I Quit One Direction ...
But I Ain't Dead Yet!
3/26/2015 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
Zayn It Ain't So ...
He's Leaving The Band
3/25/2015 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Zayn 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.
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
WILL GIVE YOU NIGHTMARES!
11/25/2014 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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!
Rocks Michael Sam Jersey
... At St. Louis Concert
8/28/2014 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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
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.
Some Creep Stole Our
5/28/2014 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
Sorry Messi ...
RONALDO IS BETTER!!!
3/10/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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 Goal.com, 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
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.
NO BREAKUP Means ...
You're Stuck, Harry
2/25/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
NOT BREAKING UP
Because They Owe, They Owe ...
2/23/2014 11:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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.