Anniversary of One Direction’s Split

On March 25th, 2015 the world was shocked to learn that one of the most popular boy bands, One Direction, was having a split! Zayn Malik decided to go solo and the group of five was suddenly four! Can you believe it’s been an entire year? Let’s rewind to this day last year and check out how we all reacted.

It’s safe to say that this time last year, the world wept for One Direction. However, let’s have a look at what all the boys have done within a year’s time.

 

One Direction (without Zayn):

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  1. They finished their world tour! When Zayn left, the band was in the middle of a world tour. He left on March 25th and the tour’s last scheduled concert was October 31st, 2015. The other four trooped on without Zayn to complete many fans’ dreams of seeing them live in concert.
  2. They released an album! The band’s latest album, Made in the AM, was released on November 13, 2015. The album was the second fastest selling album of 2015, with their first week sales reaching 402,000. The album also peaked at number two in the U.S Billboard Charts! The album had great singles such as “Drag Me Down,” “Perfect,” and “Infinity.” That’s quite impressive for a band that had just suffered a break up.
  3. The band also announced that they’re going to take a break from music for a bit. The boys said that they want to take a break from touring and traveling the world and be able to write songs without feeling a whole lot of pressure. It’s unclear how long their hiatus will be, but we will all be graciously waiting for their return.

 

Solo Zayn Malik:

  1. Zayn released his first solo single on January 29th, 2016! To say that the single was a success, is an understatement! The single, “Pillow Talk,” debuted on the Billboard Chats at Number 1! That makes “Pillow Talk,” the 25th single EVER to debut on the Billboard Charts at Number 1, ranking with the likes of Adele’s “Hello.” In the U.S., it had first week sales of 267,000 and 22.3 million U.S. streams. The single was a smashing success and even got a remix with Lil Wayne.
  2. Zayn has also found time to date a supermodel. While there had been rumors of Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid dating, the couple confirmed them on February 3rd, 2016. Dating while trying to be a successful artist is an accomplishment in itself…but dating the equally successful and gorgeous Gigi Hadid makes Zayn one of the luckiest men on the planet.
  3. Zayn also released an album. His first solo album, Mind of Mine, was released today, March 25th, 2016, on the anniversary of One Direction’s split! Mind of Mine has debuted as number 1 on iTunes Store Charts. If this feat and the success of “Pillow Talk,” are indicators for how well the album and the singles are going to do, we are all in for a summer full of listening to Zayn on the radio! Which is fine with me!

 

 

After a year of the band’s split, it is clear to see that the world is still spinning and One Direction and Zayn are doing well for themselves. Both have had very successful years and we all hope to hear much more from them both in the future!

What are your thoughts on their split a year later? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter using #glamorouspaper. 

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Sunday Paper: December 13, 2015

Here’s a look at a few top stories in entertainment and pop-culture news in your Sunday Paper!

The First Lady is not only dropping the mic, she is also dropping rhymes from the White House.

Earlier this week FLOTUS collaborated with Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah to rap about the importance of going to college. The inspirational tune ‘Go To College’ is FLOTUS’ debut single that charted at number two then rose to number one on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140.

The song is to help support FLOTUS’ ‘Better Make Room’ and ‘Reach Higher’ initiatives to promote the widespread of college-readiness and education completion for teens.

FLOTUS isn’t the only one dropping music from the White House. President Barack Obama charted at number two on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 with his feature on JX Cannon’s single ‘Pop Off’. Cannon’s single was inspired by Obama’s vicious one liner, ‘If folks want to pop off and have opinions about what they think they would do, present a specific plan.’ This line came as a rebuttal from Obama after being fed up with political leader’s xenophobia as a result to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Check out ‘Pop Off’ here:

Michelle Obama drops the mic after talking about dating POTUS

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart made a special guest appearance to discuss politics.

This has been Stewart’s first appearance on the show since his final episode that aired back in August. Stewart has taken his witty banter and progressive commentary to Capitol Hill to support first responders from the terrorist attacks of 9/11 who now suffer from terminal illnesses.

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Photo By: Comedy Central
The segment includes a clip of Stewart’s visit to congress accompanied by first responders to lobby the passing of the Zadroga Reauthorization Act. Stewart directly calls out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel and House Speaker Paul Ryan for their failure to act. Stewart urged audience members to take to social media with the hashtag #worstresponders to pressure congress to help these responders who suffer.

Since the episode aired House Speaker Paul Ryan said that congress will reauthorization the Zadroga Act in a comprehensive bill. That bill will be up for a vote this upcoming week.

Jon Stewart’s impersonation of Donald Trump is PERFECT!

Ed Sheeran is calling it quits from social media for a while.

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Photo By: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com
The Grammy nominated singer took to Instagram on early Sunday morning and posted a message for his fans.

The post reads: “Hello all. I am taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while, I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last 5 years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes so I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed. To my family and friends, if you love me you will understand me buggering off for a bit, to my fans, the 3rd album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far. See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing. Ed X.”

No word has been said whether or not he will be attending this year’s 58th Grammy Awards. Sheeran’s song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Solo Performance.

At least we can look forward to a third album from our favorite ginger!

One Direction is also taking a break next year.

Tell us what you think about FLOTUS’ new song, Jon Stewart’s impression of Donald Trump and your favorite Ed Sheeran song using the hashtag #GlamorousPaper

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Sunday Paper: August 23, 2015 (Music Edition)

This week was huge for music with all the new music and video releases so I’ll let the music do the talking. Check out the new releases below and rate your favorites least to greatest, 5 being the greatest!

Nick Jonas: “Levels” 

One Direction: “Drag Me Down” 

Selena Gomez Ft. A$AP Rocky Video: “Good For You” 

Rita Ora Ft. Chris Brown: “Body On Me” 

Timeflies: “Stuck With Me” 

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Sunday Paper August 2, 2015

Check out a few top stories in entertainment and pop-culture news in this week’s Sunday Paper!

Facebook or should we be calling it “Babybook” after the announcement of the co-creator Mark Zuckerberg and wife Pricilla Chan expecting their first baby.

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The announcement came as a surprise in a heart-warming post to Facebook earlier this week. The couple have been married since 2012 and have been struggling to have kids ever since, but that hasn’t stopped their determination.. Zuckerberg briefly explained their pregnancy trials and hopes to inspire other couples struggling for children as well.

The post reads:
“Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!

This will be a new chapter in our lives. We’ve already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people’s lives around the world — Cilla as a doctor and educator, and me through this community and philanthropy. Now we’ll focus on making the world a better place for our child and the next generation.

We want to share one experience to start. We’ve been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way.

You feel so hopeful when you learn you’re going to have a child. You start imagining who they’ll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they’re gone. It’s a lonely experience. Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you — as if you’re defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own.

In today’s open and connected world, discussing these issues doesn’t distance us; it brings us together. It creates understanding and tolerance, and it gives us hope.

When we started talking to our friends, we realized how frequently this happened — that many people we knew had similar issues and that nearly all had healthy children after all.

We hope that sharing our experience will give more people the same hope we felt and will help more people feel comfortable sharing their stories as well.

Our good news is that our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk of loss is very low and we are very hopeful.

Cilla and our child are both healthy, I’m extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what’s coming. In our ultrasound, she even gave me a thumbs up “like” with her hand, so I’m already convinced she takes after me.

We’re looking forward to welcoming her into the world and sharing more soon when she’s ready to come out and meet everyone!”

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Some fans are still drying their eyes after One Direction member Zayn Malik left the group earlier this year to focus on his personal life, but he never really explained why until now.

Earlier this week Malik not only signed a solo contract with RCA he also tweeted, “I guess I never explained why I left. It was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who I really am! #RealMusic #RCA”

Fans were not too happy with his tweet thinking that the former One Directioner was throwing some shade at his former band mates. Coincidently One Direction released their new single “Drag Me Down” this week which quickly climbed the iTunes music charts and was all over radio airwaves.

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Of course fans were waiting for Malik to share his thoughts about the song after his last tweet being put to question, but turns out Malik actually digs the song. “Proud of my boys the new single is sick. Big love. 🙂 x” Malik Tweeted on Saturday.

Looks like there is no bad blood between these former band mates and we are waiting to hear Malik’s first solo single!

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A video that has been sweeping the internet has to do with one Science Guy that we hold near and dear to our hearts.

Bill Nye has captured this generation with countless science experiments on VHS tapes during boring science classes all across America and he has not once given up his passion for science. The global-warming activist is known to be outspoken when it comes to his view on global warming and evolution or science in general, but when he got the chance to read some mean tweets aloud, the Science Guy might be cooler than we all think. Check out the video below!

 

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May 8th Celebrity Tweets of the Week

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The new royal baby officially has a name! On Monday it was announced the Princess of Cambridge was named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Ellen DeGeneres shared the news in a very Ellen way, with a hilarious joke. A lot of people love the name, glad that William and Kate decided to share Princess Diana’s name with their new daughter. Everyone is also glad that there is finally a girl in the family again; friends of Diana said she would have been thrilled to have a granddaughter. We can’t wait to hear more news about the new Princess!

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Right before kicking off her highly anticipated 1989 world tour, Taylor Swift shared an adorable text conversation she had with bestie Ed Sheeran. After reading this, how could you not want to be friends with these two?! Meanwhile, Swift just finished her shows in Tokyo and is heading to Los Angeles next. The show is already getting rave reviews.

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Mindy Kaling shared with her followers news about her next book, called Why Not Me? Set to be released in late September, fans are very excited to read her follow-up to Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Some sad Mindy news came out this week, though. After three seasons, her comedy The Mindy Project has been cancelled. There is still hope, though. Apparently Hulu is in serious talks to give the show additional seasons online. Let’s hope this happens, because the season 3 cliffhanger was insane!

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And finally, apparently all is not well between the former bandmates of One Direction. On Wednesday, former member Zayn Malik and current member Louis Tomlinson got into a nasty fight on twitter. It all started when Zayn uploaded a clearly edited photo with special effects. Louis responded with the above tweet, pretty obviously referring to Zayn’s picture. Zayn responded even more aggressively, indicating that these two are definitely not on good terms right now. The bashing continued, with Louis tweeting directly at Zayn’s new music producer, insulting him and calling him trash. What’s going on between these two? I think it’s pretty clear that there is more to Zayn’s departure than just stress and the desire to take a break.

What do you think of the One Direction feud? And are you sad about The Mindy Project? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!

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