July 2nd, 2012 by edsel
A raving lynch mob of One Direction fans forced Lucy Horobin -the married radio DJ who had a brief fling with 1D heartthrob Harry Styles- to delete her Twitter account.
Perez Hilton reported earlier this week that Styles, 18, cultivated an affair with the married 32-year-old Horobin last year. Harry was only 17 at the time and Horobin was going through troubles in her recent marriage.
As anyone familiar with the behavior of One Directioners can guess, poor Lucy Horobin reaped a whirlwind of hateful tweets from angry fans of Harry Styles. Horobin’s Twitter account got flooded by messages that branded her a “pedophile” and a “rapist” despite Harry being the one who initiated the romance.
Earlier, rabid fans similarly drove Little Mix member Perrie Edwards from Twitter. Edwards used to date Zayn Malik, another member of One Direction.
June 29th, 2012 by edsel
Harry Styles could have saved Lance Bass so much breathe if the One Direction member had told the former ‘NSYNC member that the $200K Ferrari he drove around Hollywood was a rental car.
TMZ earlier came across Styles, 18, behind the wheels of a sleek black Ferrari. Later that day, the webloid found Bass driving a much humbler ride out of Katsuya in L.A. last night.
Boy band veteran Lance Bass wasn’t pleased to hear that Harry Styles had apparently splurged so much money on “stupid things” like a Ferrari. ”It’s a terrible investment at this stage,” the ‘NSYNC member declared.
“Save your money,” Bass urged Styles and the rest of One Direction. “Save your money!” He then went out of his way to provide a financial plan for the Brit boys.
TMZ reported, however, that Lance Bass could have saved himself trouble. Harry Styles claimed that he didn’t buy the Ferrari; he just rented it.
Styles’ rep informed TMZ that the One Direction member was “a whiz with his money.” Renting the Ferrari for a few hours was a rare treat for Harry, and it only cost him a few hundred dollars.
Discovered by Simon Cowell on ‘X Factor UK,’ One Direction started out in 2011. Harry Styles and his band mates have only released one album so far, but they have proven to be massively popular on both sides of the Atlantic.
June 26th, 2012 by edsel
One Direction UK -the massively popular Brit boy band- finally fought back against One Direction -the American group- by filing a lawsuit of their own.
According to E! News, the virtually unknown American boy band earlier sued its more famous British counterpart. The American 1D claimed that Harry Styles and his band mates allegedly stole the 1D name.
Now the Simon Cowell-sponsored One Direction UK have decided to fight back. Their lawyers had countersued the American singers for the exact same charges.
E! News obtained copies of the lawsuit filed by One Direction UK. According to their legal paperwork, the British quintet have “continuously and consistently been utilizing the ONE DIRECTION Mark” since Harry Styles and friends publicly debuted on the popular British television program ‘X Factor’ two years ago.
Earlier, the American One Direction -who just happened to also be a group of five guys- served up a lawsuit in the spring. The American 1D claimed to have gone by that name since 2009, a year before Harry Styles and his fellow Brit hotties came together.
According to the Daily Mail, the Americans filed a lawsuit that asked the One Direction UK to change their band name. The Americans had already filed a trademark application for the name.
The US One Direction also demanded that Sony Music and Cowell’s record label pay them $1 million in damages.
However, One Direction UK claimed that the Americans’ lawsuit is rubbish. The British boy band’s lawyers stated that Harry Styles and company enjoyed “unprecedented success and fame in the United States.” 1D UK was the first U.K. musical act whose debut album entered the U.S. Billboard chart at No.1.
According to E! News, the drama stirred up by the Americans reputedly injured the reputation of the Brit 1D. The Brits’ countersuit stated that the Americans are guilty of fraud, oppression or malice. So Harry Styles and company were entitled to recover punitive damages in addition to actual damages.
The American One Direction had not yet responded to E! News’ queries regarding the countersuit of One Direction UK.
June 26th, 2012 by edsel
Did One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles romance a married -repeat- married- DJ twice his age when he was but 17?
Perez Hilton raised the possibility that Styles came this close to being homewrecker during a reported May-December romance with 32-year-old Lucy Horobin. Horobin was married when Styles openly flirted with her during their first meeting on-air last August.
A source claimed that Harry Styles was known for drawing some of the most beautiful women in showbiz. (Caroline Flack comes to mind.) Harry reportedly “couldn’t resist Lucy’s beautiful looks,” said the source. The One Direction member also supposedly found her “really witty and very sexy.”
The Perez Hilton source added that Lucy Horobin was having problems with her new husband during that time. “After only a year of marriage,” the source said, “She had doubts over whether she had done the right thing.” So Horobin requested a brief break in their marriage. She and her husband were “virtually leading separate lives” when she first met Styles.
Harry Styles “just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” claimed the source. He supposedly charmed his way into Horobin’s life by bringing “a little bit of excitement” into her days.
However, when things fizzled out with the One Direction member, Lucy Horobin felt that she had made a stupid mistake. “She wanted to make a real go of her marriage,” said the source, “And decided the only way to do that was to confess about Harry.”
Horobin was also terrified of admitting her affair with Harry Styles. “She knew he would hate it,” the source said, and added that Lucy “knew it was the only way of moving forward.
The Perez Hilton source claimed that Lucy Horobin and her husband were working their way through their troubles despite Lucy’s affair with One Direction member Harry Styles. “[They] are glad they have decided to stay together,” the source said.
“She knows she shouldn’t admit it,” a friend of Horobin added, “But [Lucy Horobin] said the sex [with Harry Styles] was amazing. He knew exactly what he was doing despite the fact he was only 17.”
Horobin’s friend described the One Direction member to be “adorable” and claimed that “Lucy had a lot of fun.” But the friend also said that Horobin’s relationship with Harry Styles “was never going to be anything serious” and in fact “a mistake.”
According to this insider, Lucy Horobin “loves her husband and wants to be with him. Horobin was “a great girl,” but like most any other girl, she “got caught up in the moment with Harry” due to “a few difficulties in her marriage and it just happened.”
Harry Styles is currently single and touring the US with the rest of his One Direction band mates.
June 25th, 2012 by edsel
The boys of One Direction boys didn’t get to booze and gamble in Sin City last week because they got banned from every casino in Las Vegas for being underage.
Perez Hilton reported that the super popular boy band held a show at the Planet Hollywood Theater in Las Vegas last week. And after they worked hard, Harry Styles and the rest of One Direction also wanted to play hard the way they did elsewhere during their world tour.
“The boys were hoping to go wild in Vegas,” a Perez Hilton source reported, “By boozing and gambling into the early hours.”
Unfortunately for the members of One Direction, the legal age for drinking and gambling in the U.S., including Las Vegas, is 21. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan are 18. Zayn Malik is 19. Louis Tomlinson, the oldest, was shy by one year, being 20.
“Security at every casino in town knew who the lads were,” the Perez Hilton source said, “And threw them out.”
Ah, the price of fame…
The source added that One Direction went back to their Palms hotel suite, a far less dangerous and much less exciting place. The Las Vegas hotel possessed a mere basketball half court, a boring hot tub, and went for $25,000 per night, just $3000 more than the cell phone bill Harry Styles and his buddies amassed during their tour.
June 14th, 2012 by edsel
According to a former classmate of Harry Styles, the One Direction band member’s relationship with former girlfriend Caroline Flack was “more of a physical relationship than anything else.”
Metro reported that Style’s former classmate Will Sweeney was interviewed by US magazine The People. Sweeney was asked how the 17-year-old Styles regarded his relationship with ‘Xtra Factor’ host Flack, who was 14 years older than the teen idol.
“I remember asking Harry about Caroline,” Sweeney told The People, “And he laughed.” According to Will Sweeney, Harry Styles said that what he had with Caroline Flack “was more of a physical relationship than anything else.”
Sweeney continued that “All his mates think he’s a bit of a legend” for bagging Flack, and that his relationship with the older woman was “classic Styles,” pun intended.
“He definitely enjoys the attention,” Will Sweeney opined of Harry Styles, “And he’s making the most of it.”
Harry Styles and Caroline Flack received a lot of criticism during their brief fling. Female fans of One Direction, in particular, fancied at crack at Harry themselves and resented the older Flack bagging him.
Metro reported that the resentment became public when One Direction performed at the Hammersmith Apollo in London early this year. One Directioners subjected Flack to a stream of abuse and boos. One trader took advantage of the fans’ anger by selling a batch of whistles that could could be use to show their anger. The crowd also unfurled a large banner reading ‘Flack off, Caroline.’
And then there was the abuse on Twitter, where Caroline’s account was flooded with death threats from crazed One Direction fans. After a report that she and Harry Styles had supposedly split, Caroline Flack posted one particularly threatening tweet. “You Broke harrys heart,” read the somewhat mispelled tweet. “now we will broke your face…”
According to Metro, Caroline Flack finally broke up with Harry Styles for real after the One Direction heartthrob said he was “single” in an interview with Real Radio.
May 28th, 2012 by edsel
Brit heartthrob Harry Styles -of boy band One Direction fame- dismissed recent Twitter rumors that he followed the example of Will Smith and smacked a paparazzo in the face during the New York City premiere of ‘Men in Black 3.’
“I definitely didn’t punch anyone!” Harry Styles assured J-14 magazine. The 18-year-old One Direction member also praised ‘Men in Black 3.’ ”It was a good film,” Styles observed.
“Had a lot of fun at the MIB3 premier tonight…” Harry Styles later tweeted. “film is great. Always nice to see @benwinston and @JKCorden too,” the One Direction member said about his fellow Brits. “They look fiiiine in suits.”
The Huffington Post then clarified a similar story: ‘Men in Black 3′ star Will Smith did not deny slapping Vitalii Sudiuk, the Ukrainian reporter who tried to kiss him last week during ‘MIB 3′s premiere in Moscow.
In an interview with David Letterman on ‘The Late Show,’ Smith told the host that “It was just awkward, Dave.” He said that the other Russian reporters were apologizing for -and explaining- the Ukrainian kissing reporter incident.
“Oh, no, we’re sorry, you know,” Will Smith quoted. “It’s just his ‘schtick,’ you know.” To which the Fresh Prince of Bel Air responded, “And I said, ‘well, that’s why his a** got schtuck.’”
Back to Harry Styles and his buddies, One Direction has raked in both good and bad. The Brit boy band can boast of a No. 1 album, a guest spot on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and the adoration of millions of female fans.
On the other hand, One Direction also faced charges of theft regarding the band’s name, a Chlamydia scare, annoying Twitter rumors, and the adoration of millions of female fans. (And no, that last was not an error.)
May 8th, 2012 by edsel
Harry Styles and the rest of the boys of One Direction are also human. They have to make sacrifices, too, like cutting back on partying after a hard day’s work and -in the handsome Harry’s particular case- staying single.
According to Perez Hilton, the 18-year-old Styles got pretty rowdy during a recent night out. So the group’s bosses told him to “cut back on the partying.”
In addition, the extremely popular Harry Styles was urged to stay single, lest zealous One Direction fans go wild with jealousy.
In one case reported by Mirror, Harry’s friend, American model Emily Ostilly, was forced off Twitter by angry Styles fans after she posted a picture of herself with Styles.
“Harry feels bad about it,” revealed a source connected with One Direction. “He hates that fact that any girl he is linked to gets such foul abuse. But his bosses say that he should simply stay single for the time being to stop it happening. He can’t win!”
In addition to Emma Ostilly, Harry Styles has previously been linked with 32-year-old Caroline Flack and 19-year-old singer Lily Halpern.
May 7th, 2012 by edsel
The 18-year-old One Direction member Harry Styles briefly flirted with Jillian Harris, a former Bachelorette who’s fourteen years his senior. The rep for the 32-year-old Jillian Harris informed E! News that Styles asked for the reality TV star’s number when they met at the W Los Angeles: Westwood hotel in L.A.
“He didn’t know who she was and she didn’t know who he was until later,” Harris’ rep said. “He’s really cute. Jillian thinks he’s adorable but a little too young for her.”
US Weekly first reported the flirty run-in. ”I was super flattered,” Jillian Harris told the mag.
A rep for Harry Styles declined to comment.
The One Direction member previously dated British TV personality Caroline Flack. At 32, Flack was 15 years older than Harry Styles. The two broke up in January.
Styles has most recently linked to singer Lily Halpern, who at 19 years is much closer to his age.
Harry Styles and the rest of One Direction recently announced to American fans that they will be returning stateside next year for another tour.
May 4th, 2012 by edsel
Harry Styles was spotted at Heathrow Airport in London, England on Tuesday. His destination: Los Angeles, half a world away from crazy UK fans (and into the arms of crazy American fans, but that’s another story).
Gossip Center commented that the One Direction band member looked casually cool in skinny jeans, a classic white t-shirt and a navy pea coat with the collar popped. Styles also sported his trademark shaggy locks for his jet-setting time in the blue skies.
The 18-year-old Harry Styles is starting to get inured to the shutterbugs and mobs of his fans. The same cannot be said of his family and neighbors in his formerly quiet hometown of Cheshire, UK.
A recent report by UK paper The Sun stated that Harry Styles came back to spend quality time at with his family before heading out for the band’s US tour. It ended up with the Styles family briefly abandoning their home in search of quieter neighborhoods devoid of large groups of shrieking girls loitering outside.
“The family has moved out for a few days until Harry heads back south,” says a source. “It’s not fair for neighbors to have random girls standing outside their houses 24/7.”
The UK as a whole and Cheshire in particular can expect zealous British fans of Harry Styles to settle down soon. One Direction is set to start their US tour on June 13 at sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL across the pond.