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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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Funniest Zayn Malik interview ever! | Jamie Tuohy

I’ve just come across this gem of an interview with One Direction’s Zayn Malik and it is possibly the funniest one to date. DJ Rush from Ottawa’s Hot 89.9 was briefed before the interview and given a list of question he couldn’t ask the singer.

As Zayn was tired of the same old questions from interviews, he was told that he couldn’t ask Zayn anything about X Factor, about the band’s name, about their backstage rituals, and nor could he ask anything about girlfriends or religion.

The ridiculous demands practically included every conceivable question an interviewer would have prepared and DJ Rush’s subsequent interview was directly and hilariously effected.

Check it out below:

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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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The Best Thing About Being In 1D? | Jamie Tuohy

In a week where he was accused of flirting with another girl, behind his girlfriend, Perrie Edwards’ back, Zayn Malik has revealed his love of hotel rooms.

However, the One Direction singer wasn’t informing us about some seedy getaway, but rather telling us that the best perk of being in a chart-topping boyband is getting to stay in luxury hotel rooms.

“I’m not bothered about what we get before or after shows as long as our room is comfortable,” Malik told The Sun. “If I can sleep well, then everything is going to be okay. To me, after any day, I just want the biggest, most comfortable bed in our hotel. It is one of the best things about being in the band – getting nice hotel rooms.”

Earlier in the week, it emerged that Zayn had asked a dancer at the Olympics closing ceremony for her number, but the mystery girl declined, thinking it was a joke, and instead asked the singer for a photo.

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Zayn’s flash new motor – Jamie Tuohy

At this stage, One Direction are used to living life in the fast lane, so it comes as no surprise that one of the famous fivesome has added a flashy new motor to the band’s expanding assets. 19-year old Zayn Malik has splashed out £32,000 on a second-hand Bentley Continental GT – a move which will surely impress his Little Mix girlfriend, Perrie Edwards.

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The band have become known for their lavish taste in motors and Zayn’s band-mate, Harry recently forked out £100,000 for an Audi R8 Spider. While Zayn’s price-tag pales in comparison to Harry’s, at £32,000 for a Bentley, the star secured an incredibly good deal.

As a 19-year-old, Zayn’s insurance is sure to be sky high, but with the One Direction’s fortune set to double to £64m next year, I somehow doubt that financing will be a problem!

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