X Factor UK judge Nicole Sherzinger on how she created One Direction: ‘I just thought: ‘Wow, these boys!’ None of them were strong enough to make it through but they’d make a killer group. All the girls are going to want to see these guys in
..a band together. And look at what they’ve done. I’m just really sad that I didn’t have a piece of it. Simon Cowell forgets that [I helped put them together] or he’s trying to forget that. I still haven’t received flowers from them yet!’
According to The Sun, Harry Styles let one of his friends use a home tattoo kit to create his latest tattoo. Harry is at risk of hepatitis, TB and other infectious diseases, with his regular professional tattoo artist advising him to stop using the home methods.
‘I tried to explain to him what the risks were but he doesn’t seem to care.’ Anne Cox urged him to not get another tattoo in Japan: ‘Harry’s mum is worried his tattoo collection is getting out of hand. She thinks he’s getting addicted to sitting in the artist’s chair. She’s concerned about the lasting effects of the scribbles all over his body and thinks he could live to regret some of them.
Simon gave him some gentle advice suggesting he gives it a break for a while and reassess. Harry has had over 30 tattoos in the last year. His mum is also concerned the ink could be the reason he gets such bad skin. She’s told him he’ll get even more spotty if he continues, not just on his face. Harry loves the Japanese symbols. He’s determined to have Japanese calligraphy on him. It wouldn’t surprise me if he gets it done sneakily.’