Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 9:30am PDT By X17 Staff
Zayn Malik announced that he was leaving One Direction just a few days ago, but the remaining four members (Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson) are moving forward -- and apparently quite happy about it!
On Sunday Horan tweeted, "Had a sit down last night with the label, started organizing our writing sessions for the next album! F*ckkk yeaaaahhhh! Can't wait!" Apparently Niall can be just as catty as some of the teenage girls who are obsessed with the band, because that definitely seems like a jab at Zayn!
Bandmate Liam Payne had a slightly more diplomatic approach, thanking fans for sticking with the band. "I can see a lot of people thanking us for staying but your the real Heros here thanks for not thinking it's finished," he wrote.
On Wednesday Zayn confirmed that he was leaving the band, and he said in a statement, "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22 year old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world."
However, a few days after that, it was reported that Zayn was actually fired from the band in an ultimatum to get sober! "Zayn’s alcohol and drug use became a huge problem. He chose not to get clean and that is when they parted ways. They gave him every opportunity to clean up his act, but he just couldn’t do it," a source close to the situation dished to Radar.
Every November since their debut, 1D has released a new album, and the group are recording tracks for a fifth studio album while wrapping up their On the Road Again Tour. The show goes on!
Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 8:50am PDT By X17 Staff
We are amazed Chris is showing his face after Karrueche Tran's shocking interview with Iyanla Vanzant aired on OWN on Saturday. But show his face (and that terrible bright orange shirt) -- he did! Despite all the bad press from the interview, Brown turned up at the iHeart Radio Awards on Sunday.
The felon narrowly missed a run in with his other ex, Rihanna, at the awards show in Hollywood. Maybe Chris should just stay home!
Breezy's name was all over the news this weekend. On Saturday, Tran decided to air her dirty laundry in the revealing sit down. The "model" admitted that she found out through social media that her then-boyfriend was the father of a nine-month-old baby by another woman. Tran also said there was nothing that her ex could do right now to make it up to her and that she had no issues with the baby mama.
"My issue is with myself and with Chris," she says. "Not the baby, not the mother, not Rihanna, nobody. It's me and him."
We hope Karrueche can keep away from the woman beater -- but we have a feeling it's just a matter of time before they are back in their addictive cycle.
Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 8:30am PDT By X17 Staff
We hate to say it, but we're not loving this new tune!
Rihanna treated fans to her new single "B*tch Better Have My Money" at the iHeartRadio awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, and we can't decide what was worse - her song or her outfit! The songstress donned a super short black minidress with a green Versace coat and boots, and it's hard not to see her resemblance to Kermit the frog in this get-up!
We are huge bad gal RiRi fans, but we think she needs to stick with what she's good at, and not try to be SO edgy!
Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 7:50am PDT By X17 Staff
Jamie Foxx hosted the iHeartRadio Awards last night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and the 47-year-old actor took things way too far during his opening monologue when he made a number of transphobic comments about Bruce Jenner.
As you know, Jenner is currently transitioning from a man to a woman, and Foxx took the opportunity to slam the reality star. "We got some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight," Foxx said. "We got Bruce Jenner, who will be here doing some musical performances. He's doing a his-and-her duet all by himself."
And then? Foxx added, "Look, I'm just busting your balls while I still can." A number of celebs and fans have voiced their outrage on Twitter, but neither I Heart Radio nor Foxx has issued an apology...
Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 7:10am PDT By X17 Staff
Getty Images for I Heart Radio
Sneaky! According to a press release Taylor Swift was not set to perform at the I Heart Radio awards last night, but she shocked us all when she took the stage and sang with Madonna! And she may have walked away with the Artist of the Year Prize (and two other honors), but we kinda love the fact that she got lost on stage. She may be beautiful and talented, but she's gets nerves just like the rest of us! Taylor later posted a hilarious Instagram photo of herself and added, "Living proof that you can be the @iHeartRadio Music Awards Artist of the Year and also a super embarrassing person!"
When walking up to the stage to accept the award for Best Lyric for “Blank Space," Taylor had a bit of a fangirl moment when she met Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez. "I’ve wanted to meet you for so long — you’re amazing," Swift gushed. But then something totally hilarious happened -- Tay Tay didn't know where she was supposed to go next! A confused Swift asked Rodriguez, "What do we do? Do we just walk off?"
Later in the evening the 25-year-old singer busted out her guitar and joined Madonna onstage for Madge's hit "Ghosttown," and though the two sat on stools in the beginning, they eventually rocked out onstage and shared a big hug before walking offstage together. Madonna later tweeted, "My new favorite guitar player! Thank you Taylor! Just you and I in #ghostown ❤️#rebelhearts." Awww!
Earlier this year Madonna told Access Hollywood, "[Taylor] writes some damn catchy pop songs. Can't get them out of my head." When Taylor learned the news, she told the show "Stop! I will pass out. Oh my God! I've been so scared to meet her because it means so much to me."
And just as we predicted, there's an awesome video of Taylor shaking it to Snoop Dogg's take on "Peaches and Cream" ... get it girl!
Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 6:45am PDT By X17 Staff
After he was allegedly busted exchanging sexy messages with a transsexual model, we figured Jennifer Lopez was done with Casper Smart for good -- but apparently there's something about the 27-year-old dancer that J. Lo just can't resist!
On Sunday the duo grabbed lunch The Grill in Hollywood, and despite spending some time apart last year, they were very affectionate and the 45-year-old singer/actress definitely had that glow on her face. She may have once been engaged to uber hunky Ben Affleck, but she certainly has a thing for younger bad boys these days!
After trying to convince us that they were just friends, the May/December lovebirds were caught kissing last week outside of an American Idol taping in Los Angeles, and TMZ is reporting that their split was simply a "typical Hollywood business move" to promote The Boy Next Door. Co-star Ryan Guzman reportedly broke up with his girlfriend Melanie Iglesias, and apparently execs were hoping rumors would fly that J. Lo and Guzman were heating things up off camera.
Sigh. We never would have believed that ... but we also never would have believed that Jenny from the block would go for Mr. Smart either!
Posted on Sun Mar 29th, 2015 12:45pm PDT By X17 Staff
Taylor Swift may not be performing at the I Heart Radio Awards tonight, but she will be presenting, so we weren't surprised to snap her at the rehearsal for the show on Saturday afternoon!
Swift is nominated for four awards (including Artist of the Year), and even if she doesn't win big tonight, we know we'll catch her dancing in the audience! Madonna, Iggy Azalea, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Jason Derulo and Meghan Trainor will be performing, so it's quite a lineup. The show will be held at the Shrine Auditorium, and guests will sit at tables rather than seats in the venue.
But will Taylor be bringing new beau Calvin Harris to the show? Last we checked he's not a confirmed guest, but seeing as the two packed on the PDA three days ago at Kenny Chesney's Nashville concert, there's a good chance they could make their first official appearance as a couple tonight! Hey, we can dream...
Even though the lovebirds seem to be moving forward pretty fast, Taylor might want to watch her back. A few weeks ago Calvin kinda threw her under the bus when he chatted with the Capital FM Breakfast show and said that the country cutie is "the opposite of my type" and proclaimed that he'd swipe left (i.e., reject her) if he ever stumbled across her on Tinder!
And not only that, but a source tells TMZ that the hunky Scottish DJ may have ulterior motives in dating T. Swizzle! An insider tells the site that "Calvin is the best businessman among DJs and knows the cache of dating the biggest pop star in the world." The source adds that Calvin is "wired for success and there's no hard dividing line separating his personal life from business."
Posted on Sun Mar 29th, 2015 11:55am PDT By X17 Staff
Does sexy Becks have a wandering eye? It certainly seems that way!
David Beckham went to spin class at Soul Cycle in Brentwood over the weekend, and after his workout X17 photographers snapped the soccer star checking out a spandex-clad gal! It's not like he was chatting with her, but still -- we doubt he would have done this if Posh was around!
Becks was joined by his son Brooklyn, and after the spin sesh he met up with his nannies, who were looking after Harper and Romeo, and the group stopped by Juice Crafters for some beverages: