While most of One Direction continues to seal the fate—or lack thereof—regarding a reunion, Simon Cowell is holding out hope. In a recent interview for The Sun’s “Bizarre Life with Dan Wootton,” the man behind the boy band revealed that he’s very much in favor of a reunion and that Zayn could “a hundred percent” come back.
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Louis Tomlinson sat down for another in-depth interview about his life before, during and after One Direction. This one wasn’t quite as depressing as his previous Q&As, but he did pour on the blue collar charms in the new piece from Noisey. The airport warrior had a lot to say about his childhood, his time in 1D and what he’s up to now–even if the interviewer had to coax it out of him.
“I was never what you’d call ‘book smart’,” he said says smoking one of several menthol cigarettes he lit up during the interview. “What used to piss my mum off is that I could have been. I was that classic one from school who everyone said wasn’t going to reach their full potential because they lark about too much.”
Louis discussed starting out in music with a Green Day tribute band and claimed he auditioned for “The X Factor” to spite his bandmates when they replaced him with a new singer. Despite his success on the world stage, he said he still places a lot of value in what people from his hometown think. He even seeks out their opinions on his latest work to ground himself and to escape the fake niceties of his California life.
After the tragic fire in Grenfell Tower, many have been doing everything they can to support the families and victims involved in the devastation that killed 79 people. While Adele opted for the chance to sip tea and cuddle with first-responders, Simon Cowell decided to contribute through music.
Simon assembled Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Rita Ora, Jessie J, and more for a charitable single. All money raised from the purchase of the Simon and Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” cover will be donated to the victims and their families.
Listen to the song below.
(Photo credit: Liam Payne twitter account)
Half of One Direction is reuniting for charity. A new interview with Simon Cowell confirmed that Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne will both be teaming up with their old “X Factor” mentor to help victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. Dozens of people are dead or presumed so after the London apartment building caught fire this week.
While protests happen in the U.K. capital, Liam and Louis are teaming up with Simon in an effort to help those displaced by the fire. British Prime Minister Theresa May has been criticized for an unimpressive response to the tragedy, so it looks like Simon is bringing his 1D lads in to show her how it’s done.
Other stars attached to the benefit project so far include Louisa Johnson, Emeli Sandé, James Arthur, Craig David, London rappers Skepta and Stormzy and legendary U.K. rock band The Who.
Simon says the supergroup is putting out a version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel on Monday.
Are you impressed that Louis and Liam are stepping up for charity?
(Photo credit: Louis Tomlinson Instagram account)
Louis Tomlinson brought “The X Factor” crowd to its feet and nearly to tears after debuting his first solo single, an inspirational dance anthem, just days after losing his mother to cancer. The track is called “Just Hold On!” and was created and performed in collaboration with Steve Aoki.
Louis Tomlinson is mourning the death of his mother Johannah Deakin after she lost her battle with Leukemia. The singer has not publicly spoken on his mother’s death, but is receiving tons of love and support from current and former One Direction members and fans. Among them is Zayn Malik.