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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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Niall Horan quashes Tulisa romance rumours | Jamie Tuohy

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Niall Horan has rubbished rumours that claim he is dating X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, insisting that they are like brother and sister, but admitting that she is “cool as f**k!”

The rumour-mill went into overdrive when Niall and Tulisa were spotted partying at London hotspot Mahiki two weeks ago, despite the pair previously claiming that they are just like siblings. 

Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Niall said,

 “I’ve got loads of good female friends, like Tulisa, but every time I’m pictured with her, people say we’re going out. I don’t really have a type, but for banter she’s brilliant. She loves playing PlayStation. Tulisa is cool as f**k.”

Last August, Tulisa partied with the One Direction singer backstage at the V Festival, where she said they pretended to be brother and sister to fool passers-by. She said,

“We had such a good time. We were dressed in our hoodies and sunglasses, walking around the crowd.

“And because we’re both blonde and the same height we pretended to be brother and sister.

“The second people walk past and say, ‘Is that…?’ we’d start being really loud, shouting at each other in northern accents like, ‘What have you done with me ciggies?’ or ‘Pass us that bloody pint, if our mother was here now she’d blooming kill us! Aahh, come on Chez!”

To be fair, a romance between the pair does seem unlikely, as Niall has repeatedly been linked to X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato and Tulisa is rumoured to be dating Shameless actor, Jody Lantham, after he appeared in the video for her new single, Sight of You.

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Is Niall Horan dating Demi Lovato? | Jamie Tuohy

Did you hear that? It’s the sound of millions of Directioners’ hearts all over the world breaking, amid reports that One Direction singer Niall Horan has gone on a date with his all-time crush, fellow popstar, Demi Lovato.

Yes, according to reports, the band’s only Irish member dined with the Disney star in LA’s Pink Taco restaurant, following Thursday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

The pair have been rumoured to be dating for months, with Demi admitting back in June that she thought Niall was “adorable” and Harry and his fellow bandmates have been taking every available opportunity to tease Niall about his crush on Lovato. Styles even joked in an interview that “Niall dreams dirty things” about the 20-year-old US X Factor judge.

It was a good night for Niall and Demi on Thursday, as One Direction scooped three awards, including Best Pop Video for What Makes You Beautiful and Demi won Best Video With A Message for her touching track Skyscraper.

After much virtual flirting, are Niall and Demi set to become Hollywood’s next power-couple? I’m envisioning double dates with Justin and Selena already. Watch this space. (Oh, and well done Niall. On behalf of Ireland: RESPECT!).

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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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Harry Styles asked to ‘keep an eye’ on Niall Horan’s Drinking | Jamie Tuohy

Harry Styles knows a thing or two about partying. Over the last few weeks, he’s been spotted at a plethora of celebrity events, so it’s no surprise that Niall Horan’s father has asked the curly-haired singer to keep an eye on his son’s drinking.

It has been reported that Bobby Horan has asked Harry to look after his “lightweight” son, saying that Niall gets hammered after “two beers.”

Niall was reportedly ‘smashed’ at JLS’ Marvin Humes and The Saturdays’ Rochelle Wiseman’s wedding a couple of weeks ago, and he ended up saying embarrassing things that he later regretted.

He was also seen “visibly drunk” at last weekend’s V Festival, as he partied in the VIP area with Harry’s ex Caroline Flack and X Factor judge Tulisa.

This has prompted Bobby to contact Harry, because he knows that he is Niall’s best friend in the band.

A source said, “He knows his son can’t handle his drink and so he has asked Harry to keep an eye on him. He wasn’t much better after One Direction’s performance at the Olympics closing ceremony.”

It was rumoured that Niall was getting romantic with Caroline backstage at the V Festival, but apparently, Caroline was only keeping an eye on Niall for Harry and was seen feeding him macaroni and cheese.

Seems to me like Niall is just partying like any other 18-year-old his age!

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Up all night on a boys’ day out: Harry, Olly and Aston paint the town red!

Harry Styles joined fellow X Factor singers Olly Murs and Aston Merrygold for the ultimate lads’ night out last night.

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The chart-topping trio hit the town after Harry won a golf competition in Surrey, where he competed against the JLS lads for the title. Olly didn’t compete, but was happy to join the two stars for a night of partying in London’s Jalouse Nightclub.

Aston, 24, was excited about the night out, tweeting: ‘Smurf, Styles and Merrygold 1st team night out!! Let’s get on it!! @ollyofficial @Harry_Styles BOSH Ax’. Both Olly and Aston arrived separately and alone, but Harry turned up the star power, by arriving with an entourage, including a bevy of beauties.

The boys, including Harry’s mate as well as 1D’s Niall Horan were spotted lining their stomachs with a spot of lunch earlier on in the day, but it was Harry who flew the partying flag for the 1D lads.

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Styles has become known for his penchant for partying with his celebrity mates, and last weekend was snapped on a pub-crawl in Primrose Hill with new Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw. Harry left the nightclub with a gorgeous blonde, but appeared to distance himself from her when the cameras were near.

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Remarkably, the mystery woman looked closer to Harry’s age than his previous conquests and the 1D lad has been making the most of his time off from One Direction, by establishing himself on London’s trendy party scene.

Anyone think he may have read my guide to social climbing ‘the Chelsea way’? (https://jamietuohy.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/chasing-eligibility-the-chelsea-way-jamie-tuohy/). He has the clobber, the car, and apparently the house? Props to Hazza Styles!

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Niall Horan apologises for foul-mouthed remarks – Jamie Tuohy

One Direction’s Niall Horan has apologised via Twitter for swearing at his fans earlier in the week. The Irish singer was spotted dropping the horrendous ‘C’ word to 1D fans as he strolled through Dublin airport on Monday. A posted the video to YouTube, but Niall insisted that his remarks were not meant to call offence and branded his insult as banter.

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The star was also overheard calling waiting fans ‘a bunch of hoors’, which admittedly is a term of banter in Ireland, but it’s not exactly the kind of thing someone in the pubic eye should be uttering. The 19-year-old star tweeted:

‘Really sorry if I caused any offence. It was just banter with fans who I think of more as mates.’

‘But I understand that it’s not a word I should be using at all.’

His fans were quick to defend him, with one even tweeting that it’s a word we use all the time in Ireland and means nothing.

While this is hardly true, Niall was right to apologise and hopefully he’s learned that his fans are the people that have put him in the position he’s in today! Tut, tut Niall!

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