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The Haylor Song – I have no words…

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles spend a romantic afternoon in NYC's Central Park

Directioners, as they have come to be known within the One Direction fandom are notoriously protective of their favourite five heartthrobs. Remember what happened to poor Caroline Flack when she started her frisson with Harry Styles?

Well it looks like Taylor Swift isn’t going to get off lightly either, as her supposed relationship with the 19-year-old singer has caused scorn among 1D fans.

Check out this crazy video which attacks ‘fake’ Taylor for corrupting the curly-haired star. Hell hath no fury like a 1D fangirl scorned…

Jamie Tuohy

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One Direction Cover Teen Vogue | Jamie Tuohy

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Those One Direction boys are literally taking over the world, but they must be pretty thrilled to be making the cover of Teen Vogue. The British and Irish boy band is on the December/January issue of the fashion bible and in what seems to be typical 1D fashion; each member will have his own limited edition cover.

The band’s only Irish member, Mullingar native, Niall Horan insists that they are just normal guys, but concedes that what they do certainly isn’t normal. Harry is quick to back up Niall’s claim, saying,

“One time, a girl dropped her phone in my pocket and I found it and was like, ‘There you go.’ And she said, ‘If you’d had my phone, you’d have had to meet up with me to give it back.” Oh those 1D fangirls…

The boys are in the middle of intense preparations for their forthcoming eight-month world tour, which will include a performance in LA’s legendary Staples Centre. Zayn tells the magazine that the first concert he saw there was a Britney Spears gig and he remembers the enormity of the arena. “This place is massive. Now we’re going to be playing there? I can’t wait.”

This will undoubtedly be one of Teen Vogue’s biggest-selling issues and the competition is on between the five-piece to see whose issue sells the most. I’m prediction a Niall Vs. Harry battle. For all you fangirls/fanboys, head over to @TeenVogue on Twitter, where they are revealing each boy’s cover over the course of the night – one every hour.

This band is only going to get bigger, and richer. Excuse the green emanating from my face – it’s extreme envy.

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Harry Styles spends £23k on a new watch | Jamie Tuohy

After buying a new house, spending hundreds of thousands on cars and a whopping £100,000 on art, Harry Styles is certainly no stranger when it comes to flashing the cash. Therefore, his latest extravagant purchase shouldn’t as much of a surprise, as he has spent £23k on a designer watch.

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The 18-year-old singer was spotted running some errands around London yesterday and as he did so, he showed off his flash new timepiece.

The Audmars Piguet winding Royal Oak 41mm watch (to give it its full title), is a crocodile leather-strapped, pink gold piece of luxury.

Harry’s new accessory comes with hundreds of fancy technical features (BORING), and the Swiss watches have already become firm favourites with A-listers including Kanye West and Jay-Z.

The £23k price tag might be out of most people’s reach, but for Harry, the sum is pocket change, as the band’s fortune is set to increase the $64m in the year, making them some of the richest UK stars under 30.

I might not be able to afford Harry’s watch, but if anyone knows where his brogues are from, can someone inform me? Major brogue envy going on right here and they seem like a perfect birthday present to myself!

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Harry Styles makes the ‘frow’ for Burberry Prorsum’s LFW show | Jamie Tuohy

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about one of fashion’s rising stars, Mr Harry Styles and it looks like the fashion pack have accepted the 1D singer into their exclusive fold, as Styles made the ‘frow’ (front row) for Burberry Prorsum’s show at London Fashion Week.

The floppy-haired singer was one of a host of celebrities to attend the fashion show this afternoon, and the What Makes You Beautiful hitmaker arrived at Kensington Gardens, looking smart in his trademark blazer and skinny jeans.

Harry was in good company at the show, as Anna Wintour, Mario Testino, Andy Murray and Tali Lennox attended the event, and Harry; who has a much-commented on penchant for older women, will undoubtedly have been delighted to be sitting beside burlesque model Dita Von Teese for the catwalk show.

Harry was also seated beside actor Dev Patel, and Olivia Palemoro was also in attendance. Harry’s credentials with the iconic British fashion house were undoubtedly boosted when it was rumoured that he was dating Burberry model Cara Delevigne.

Over the last few months, the star has also been keen to distant himself from creating an image as a ‘teenybopper’, as he has been hanging out with more mature celebrity mates, partying at posh London nightclubs and attending numerous fancy fashion parties.

It’s a nice way to spend a Monday afternoon if you can get it!

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If there is one thing Nick Grimshaw has a lot of, it’s celebrity friends! And following the news that his new job as host of BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show will require a 4am kick-off, his celebrity mates have decided to give the presenter an early morning wake-up call.

Harry Styles, Cheryl Cole, Professor Green and Rita Ora have been helping Grimshaw settle into his new role and they have recorded a video to get behind ‘#TeamGrimmy.’

The vid sees Nick’s new bestie Harry Styles swapping his famous curly locks for Nick’s trademark quiff and Professor Green helps Nick pick an outfit for the day, before he is driven to work by fellow ‘BBC-er’ Greg James.

Cheryl Cole, Rita Ora, Wiley, and Sarah Cox all feature in the video and due to inclusion of the aforementioned Styles, the promotional video has gone on to become one of the most-watched BBC vids ever, notching up 822,900 views within a week of its release.

Nick Grimshaw took over as the host of the Breakfast Show from Chris Moyles, in a move that was said to be intrinsic to the restructuring of the Breakfast Show as a music-orientated radio show, aimed at young people.

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One Direction Rule MTV VMAs 2012 | Jamie Tuohy

One Direction proved that they have well and truly ‘arrived’ in America, after scooping three gongs at last night’s MTV Music Video Awards.

The band comprised of Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson beat off stiff competition, most notably from fellow teenybopper Justin Bieber, to walk away with Best New Artist, Best Pop Video and Most Share-Worthy Video for What Makes You Beautiful.

It was nothing short of a British invasion at last night’s awards, as Coldplay won Best Rock Video for Paradise, but were unable to attend, as they were performing in the Netherlands. Calvin Harris managed to add to Brittania’s domination last night, as he came away with Best Electronic Dance Music Video for his hit track Feels So Close.

Meanwhile, the most prestigious award of the night – Video of the Year went to Rihanna for her collaborative song with Calvin Harris, We Found Love.

The singer, who was sporting a new pixie hairstyle, kicked off the night’s proceedings with a performance of the winning track, which morphed into a medley, featuring Cockiness (I Love It) feat. A$AP and was seen kissing her ex Chris Brown on the lips when her name was announced as the winner.

Katy Perry, who also won a VMA last night – Best Art Direction for her Wide Awake video took to the stage to praise Rihanna’s performance and returned to present One Direction with their ‘Moonman’ gong for Best Pop Video.

Perry kissed each 1D member on the lips and Niall began the thank-yous by saying, “We’ve grown up watching this show and to even be here is an honour.”

It must have been a surreal moment for the Mullingar native and the band’s only Irish member to kiss Katy Perry on stage at LA’s Staples Centre, as she was the judge who had the deciding vote when Niall auditioned for the X Factor in Dublin back in 2010.

Since the X Factor, One Direction have gone on to become one of the biggest boybands in the world – making chart history back in March, when they became the first British boyband to debut at No.1 on the American Billboard 200 Album Chart.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Video of the Year: Rihanna, “We Found Love”

Best New Artist: One Direction

Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj, “Starships”

Best Male Video: Chris Brown, “Turn Up The Music”

Video With a Message: Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”

Best Rock Video: Coldplay, “Paradise”

Best Pop Video: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”

Most Share-Worthy Video: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”

Best Choreography: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”

Best Editing: Beyonce, “Countdown”

Best Visual Effects: Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

Best Cinematography: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Best Art Direction: Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”

Best Direction: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

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Caroline Flack speaks out about her former relationship with Harry Styles | Jamie Tuohy

In an interview with Look magazine, Caroline Flack has opened up about her former relationship with One Direction singer Harry Styles, saying she was shocked at the backlash and hatred she received.

Much has been said about the controversial romance and in an interview accompanying a fashion shoot (doesn’t Caroline look stunning?) she confessed that she was upset by the amount of teen girls who have nothing better to do with their little lives sending her horrid messages and death threats because of her relationship with the 1D singer.

The gorgeous Xtra Factor host said, “I’m surprised – it’s tough. I didn’t kill someone, I just went out with someone younger.”

However, despite her traumatic experience, the 32-year-old TV presenter insisted that she wouldn’t change anything, explaining,

“I wouldn’t edit anything out of my life. I learnt the hard way that the easiest thing is to keep it to myself.”

“With the whole Harry situation, about 95% of what was written was false. I didn’t really know where to begin. But I’ve developed thicker skin and become more hardened to it. I don’t get as upset as I used to, but I’m still human.”

Despite the fact that Harry and Caroline broke up in January, as recently as last week, a One Direction fanzine published a piece on Caroline, criticizing her looks and age.

How sad?!

However, Caroline isn’t letting petty little saddos  girls ruin her life, saying that,

“Friends are very important; you’ve got to get up and go out. You just have to remember it does heal, you do move on and meet other people.”

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