Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, and he brought along the cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues for a little sing-off against musical guests One Direction. It was an intense rendition of "Afternoon Delight," as Rudd, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and David Koechner harmonised with Harry, Zayn, Louis, Niall and Liam. Who won? Um, we did. Check it out.
Celebrities came out in flocks to the American Music Awards in Hollywood today, and they shared the best behind-the-scenes moments, from their outfits to their fun run-ins, on social media. We've rounded up the best snaps from the evening, including Emma Roberts's moment with Liam Payne, Naya Rivera's jaw-dropping gown, and Heidi Klum's goofy shot with Kelly Osbourne. Click to see all the best social pics from the night, and don't forget to check back as we add more!
One Direction had all the young girls screaming when they arrived at the 2013 American Music Awards in LA today. The group is nominated for both favourite pop/rock album for Take Me Home and favourite pop/rock band/duo/group. The boy band took to the stage to perform "Story of My Life," and they are one of a number of pop acts that are performing at the award show. Other performers include Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Macklemore and Luke Bryan.
One Direction has had a busy week in LA as they have been working tirelessly to promote their new album, Midnight Memories. However, the week hasn't been only about work as Harry Styles was spotted going on a dinner date with Kendall Jenner, aka Kim Kardashian's half-sister, who is also at the AMAs.
Liam Payne showed off his surfing skills when he hit the waves on the Gold Coast on Sunday. The One Direction crooner has been taking advantage of his band's tour time down under by brushing up on his water sports. Earlier this month, Liam and Louis Tomlinson went surfing together in Sydney, but Liam had an unfortunate fan encounter following his surfing stint. As the singer tells it, a young woman broke into his hotel room and stole his underpants, which were drying on a balcony after getting soaked at the beach. Luckily for Liam, it didn't appear that there were any underwear thefts after surfing this time around.
Liam isn't the only One Direction star who has been taking advantage of our Spring weather — Harry Styles went shirtless during a trip to the beach in Gold Coast on Saturday.
There are more than a few celebrities we can rely on for a good laugh — and Hamish Blake certainly hasn't let us down this time around! The radio funnyman kept us entertained on more than one occasion this week, first with his Justice Crew quip, and secondly when 50 Cent (yes, the 50 Cent) singled him out on social media. Why? You'll have to click through to find out! Luckily, Hamish's mate Andy was there to back his buddy up. Also needing a bit of support? The poor female celebrity who got mistaken for a man, One Direction's Liam, who had his underpants stolen while in Sydney, and Ke$ha, who had some bad news to share with her Australian fans. There's much more inside — come along!
The One Direction boys are currently in the country on the Australian leg of their Take Me Home Tour, which has seen them play across the UK, Europe and all over the US for most of the year. Given that we’re still experiencing One Direction fever, hundreds of thousands of fans were more than happy to welcome Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik back to the country for their sold-out stadium tour, which kicked off in Adelaide on Sept. 23. They performed their first Sydney show at Allphones Arena on Saturday, Oct. 5, and I was there to experience 1D excitement in all its glory. Here’s my take on One Direction in concert.
More than 20,000 fans, mostly girls, packed out Allphones Arena in Sydney’s Olympic Park. In terms of dress code, lots were decked out in One Direction-themed outfits, though some looked like they were going clubbing, and others went for a music festival vibe. Inside the arena, posters were aplenty, glow sticks abounded, and yes, the screams were deafening.
Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer were One Direction’s supporting act, and there was definitely a lot of love for the four boys from the female-strong crowd. When they’d finished their set, the house lights came back on as music designed to get the fans pumped played loudly through the arena, such as Reel 2 Real’s “I Like to Move It,” which had enough of a beat to get an improvised Macarena happening; later on the real “Macarena” played.
There were also two big screens that flanked the stage, and every time anything One Direction-related came on, girls screamed. It didn’t even need to show their faces, like in the commercial for their fragrance — even the words ‘One Direction’ were enough to elicit squeals. A few music videos were also played, including the clip for Little Mix’s “Wings” — it may have served as a reminder to Zayn fans that he was engaged to the group’s blonde member Perrie Edwards.
The boys were meant to come onstage at around 8:15-8:30 p.m., and at around 8:45 p.m. the lights went black and everyone screamed. Alas, it was a false alarm, and the boys only made their entrance around the 9 p.m. mark.
More from the One Direction concert when you keep reading.
Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction took a break from their tour in Australia to catch some waves at Whale Beach in Sydney on Monday. Liam went shirtless while preparing to surf while Louis stayed covered up in a short wetsuit. The day was an eventful one for Liam, who not only witnessed someone trying to force themselves into his hotel room while he was sleeping "butt naked" but also discovered that a fan had stolen his underpants. "Hmmm, somebody stole my boxers, I'm so embarrassed," Liam wrote on Twitter yesterday, adding that they were the same boxers that he had gone swimming in, and the hotel staff had set them out to dry on the balcony. Apparently, someone climbed up and ran off with them, although it isn't clear if that was the same person Liam caught trying to break into his room. Next up, the boys will head to New Zealand to continue their tour before returning back to Australia for more concerts at the end of the month. They'll also perform on the live finale of The X Factor.
One Direction’s documentary This Is Us hits cinemas on Thursday and the 3D concert/homecoming film gives VIP access to all their loyal fans — but which of the lads is most likely to date one of those Directioners? And who's stripping down in the recording studio? Find out more 1D secrets during our interview as we get even more behind-the-scenes insight from Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and newly-engaged Zayn Malik!
One Direction premiered This Is Us yesterday at NYC's Zeigfeld Theater, and there on the black carpet, we caught up with Harry Styles! Harry dished on his busy week in NYC, including his reaction to Miley Cyrus' risqué MTV VMAs performance, how he goes incognito to sightsee while on tour, and what he does solo before bed at night.
On Allie: H&M dress and Rebecca Minkoff blazer
What's white and black and just adorable? The guys of One Direction at the NYC premiere of their new movie This Is Us today at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan coordinated their outfits, though each guy had a touch of their own flare. The looks weren't so different from what they all wore to yesterday's VMAs, where they acted as presenters and winners of song of the Summer for "Best Song Ever." There was a bit of controversy about their win, but Lady Gaga sprung into action to defend One Direction when they got booed while accepting their Moonman. As for Harry and his ex Taylor Swift? Even if she did talk a little smack to Selena Gomez when he presented, Harry and Taylor were happy to pose for a photo with friends at the official after party. One Direction has some more promotion to do before This Us Us hit cinemas on Sept. 19 — Event Cinemas CineBuzz members can see it first on Aug. 31 in line with the rest of the world.