Harry Styles reveals he’s donating post bail funds to protest organisers over George Floyd death


Harry Styles has revealed he’s donating post bail funds to arrested protest organisers as he calls for justice over the killing of unarmed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis on May 25.  

On Friday, police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after a video surfaced of him crushing George’s neck with his knee, which has since sparked demonstrations across the globe.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, the musician, 26, used his platform to promote the Black Lives Matter movement and urged his fans to ‘educate’ themselves on police brutality and racism.

Great cause: Harry Styles (pictured in February) has revealed he’s donating post bail funds to arrested protest organisers as he calls for justice over the killing of George Floyd

Highlighting his privilege as a white male, the former One Direction singer wrote: ‘I do things every day without fear, because I am privileged, and I am privileged every day because I am white.

‘Being not racist is not enough, we must be anti racist. Social change is enacted when a society mobilizes.’

Throwing his support behind the international activist movement, the British artist added: ‘I stand in solidarity with all of those protesting.

‘I’m donating to help post bail for arrested organizers. Look inwards, educate yourself and others.

Calling for change: Police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after he crushed the unarmed black man's neck with his knee in Minneapolis on May 25 (George pictured)

Calling for change: Police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after he crushed the unarmed black man’s neck with his knee in Minneapolis on May 25 (George pictured)

'Being not racist is not enough': Taking to Twitter on Sunday, the musician, 26, highlighted his privilege as a white male and promoted the Black Lives Matter movement

‘Being not racist is not enough’: Taking to Twitter on Sunday, the musician, 26, highlighted his privilege as a white male and promoted the Black Lives Matter movement

‘LISTEN, READ, SHARE, DONATE and VOTE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. BLACK LIVES MATTER.’  

Model Chrissy Teigen has also pledged to help those in need of bail money for the cause.

The wife of John Legend originally offered to donate $100,000, but she has since doubled the amount to $200,000 after a series of social media followers labeled protesters as criminals.

'Enough is enough': The former One Direction singer urged his fans to 'educate' themselves on police brutality and racism

‘Enough is enough’: The former One Direction singer urged his fans to ‘educate’ themselves on police brutality and racism

Having a voice: Model Chrissy Teigen has also pledged to help those in need of bail money for the cause (pictured in September)

Having a voice: Model Chrissy Teigen has also pledged to help those in need of bail money for the cause (pictured in September)

‘In celebration of whatever the f*** maga night is, I am committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country,’ the media personality, 34, initially tweeted. 

Moments later, the mother-of-two defiantly wrote: ‘Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000,’ following backlash she received for supporting the demonstrations. 

Dozens of US cities have been set ablaze over the last week amid deadly clashes with police officers over the killing of George, whose death is considered a symbol of systemic police brutality against African-Americans. 

Chants of, ‘I can’t breathe,’ rebounded across the Thames in London on Sunday – the words George was heard gasping before his death.

Taking a stand: The wife of John Legend originally offered to donate $100,000 in a Twitter announcement

Taking a stand: The wife of John Legend originally offered to donate $100,000 in a Twitter announcement

Defiant: The mother-of-two later doubled the amount to $200,000 after a series of social media followers labeled protesters as criminals

Defiant: The mother-of-two later doubled the amount to $200,000 after a series of social media followers labeled protesters as criminals

Thousands had earlier gathered at Trafalgar Square before making their way to the gates of Downing Street and then south of the river towards the US Embassy.

Meanwhile outside Cardiff Castle in Wales, protesters were seen holding placards saying, ‘The UK isn’t innocent,’ and in Manchester hundreds were chanting in St. Peter’s Square.

They have defied the ban on mass gatherings due to coronavirus to show their solidarity with US citizens. 

Making a statement: George's death has been considered a symbol of systemic police brutality against African-Americans (protest in Washington, D.C. on Sunday)

Making a statement: George’s death has been considered a symbol of systemic police brutality against African-Americans (protest in Washington, D.C. on Sunday)

Powerful: Chants of, 'I can't breathe,' rebounded across the Thames in London on Sunday (pictured) - the words George was heard gasping before his passing

Powerful: Chants of, ‘I can’t breathe,’ rebounded across the Thames in London on Sunday (pictured) – the words George was heard gasping before his passing

 

Harry Styles releases new music video for Watermelon Sugar and pays homage to the 60s


Harry Styles has released a vibrant music video for his latest single, Watermelon Sugar, from number one album, Fine Line.  

The singer payed homage to the 60s in the eccentric video that features the former One Direction star eating fruit seductively on the beach while surrounded by women.

Harry, 26, dedicated the video to ‘touching’ in a cheeky opening title that makes reference to the current coronavirus pandemic.

Vintage: Harry Styles has released a vibrant music video for his latest single, Watermelon Sugar, from number one album, Fine Line

It began: ‘This video is dedicated to touching May 18, 2020’

The video showed a lone table set up on a beach with a slice of watermelon on a plate.

Harry took a seat at the table dressed in a typically quirky outfit, with a sleeveless orange crochet knit vest teamed with burgundy trousers.

While sat beside the ocean with a grainy filter over the top, Harry also donned large blue sunglasses and pink nail polish. 

Kisses: The singer payed homage to the 60s in the eccentric video that features the former One Direction star eating fruit seductively on the beach while surrounded by women

Kisses: The singer payed homage to the 60s in the eccentric video that features the former One Direction star eating fruit seductively on the beach while surrounded by women

The star then ate the slice of watermelon while various girls were shown in a seductive fashion on the same beach.

Harry was then joined by multiple ladies lying down on a picnic rug over one another dressed in vintage inspired bikinis and swimsuits. 

There were watermelons surrounding the group with Harry in the middle in a Gucci ensemble.

Breakfast: Harry, 26, dedicated the video to 'touching' in a cheeky opening title that makes reference to the current coronavirus pandemic

Breakfast: Harry, 26, dedicated the video to ‘touching’ in a cheeky opening title that makes reference to the current coronavirus pandemic

Yummy: The video showed a lone table set up on a beach with a slice of watermelon on a plate

Yummy: The video showed a lone table set up on a beach with a slice of watermelon on a plate

Ocean views: Harry took a seat at the table dressed in a typically quirky outfit, with a sleeveless orange crochet knit vest teamed with burgundy trousers

Ocean views: Harry took a seat at the table dressed in a typically quirky outfit, with a sleeveless orange crochet knit vest teamed with burgundy trousers

Some fans have made comparisons to Elton John’s 1983 music video for I’m Still Standing.

In one particular moment, there was a line of people pressed against one another who then fell in a domino effect which was also seen in Elton’s video.

Harry also donned sunglasses similar to some of Elton’s iconic pairs. 

Racy: The star then ate the slice of watermelon while various girls were shown in a seductive fashion on the same beach

Racy: The star then ate the slice of watermelon while various girls were shown in a seductive fashion on the same beach

Beach party: Harry was then joined by multiple ladies lying down on a picnic rug over one another dressed in vintage inspired bikinis and swimsuits

Beach party: Harry was then joined by multiple ladies lying down on a picnic rug over one another dressed in vintage inspired bikinis and swimsuits

Cheeky: There were watermelons surrounding the group with Harry in the middle in a Gucci ensemble

Cheeky: There were watermelons surrounding the group with Harry in the middle in a Gucci ensemble

The video was filmed on a Malibu beach back in January, before coronavirus restrictions meant it was socially unacceptable to touch.

The video features the Falling singer receive kisses from the women as they frolicked in the sand and fed each other fruit. 

Towards the end of the video, Harry and the rest of the ensemble ran into the sea with the backdrop of a golden sunset behind them.

Inspired: Some fans have made comparisons to Elton John's 1983 music video for I'm Still Standing. In one particular moment, there was a line of people pressed against one another who then fell in a domino effect which was also seen in Elton's video

Inspired: Some fans have made comparisons to Elton John’s 1983 music video for I’m Still Standing. In one particular moment, there was a line of people pressed against one another who then fell in a domino effect which was also seen in Elton’s video

Accessories: Harry also donned sunglasses similar to some of Elton's iconic pairs

Accessories: Harry also donned sunglasses similar to some of Elton’s iconic pairs

Team effort: The video was filmed on a Malibu beach back in January, before coronavirus restrictions meant it was socially unacceptable to touch

Team effort: The video was filmed on a Malibu beach back in January, before coronavirus restrictions meant it was socially unacceptable to touch

As expected, fans went wild for the summer-fantasy video and ‘Harry Styles’ was trending moments after the video’s release. 

One fan shared: ‘No one contact me today please I’m going to be thinking about Harry Styles eating a watermelon in slow motion’ 

Another wrote: ‘Did I really just miss all my zoom meetings to watch the #WatermelonSugar music video? Yes. Do I regret it? Nope’

Sunset: Towards the end of the video, Harry and the rest of the ensemble ran into the sea with the backdrop of a golden sunset behind them

Sunset: Towards the end of the video, Harry and the rest of the ensemble ran into the sea with the backdrop of a golden sunset behind them

A fan account already set up for ‘Harry’s Watermelon’ wrote: ‘OH TO BE ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO GOT TO FROLICK ON A BEACH WITH #HARRYSTYLES AND GOT PAID TO DO IT. GOD REALLY HAS SOME FAVOURITES, HUH?’

Another excited fan shared: ‘THE VIDEO IS OUT OMG OXYGEN HAS LEFT THE CHAT’

A final fan shared: ‘OH MY GOD!!! THE Watermelon Sugar music video IS SOO GOOD’ 

Fans react: As expected, fans went wild for the summer-fantasy video and 'Harry Styles' was trending moments after the video's release

Fans react: As expected, fans went wild for the summer-fantasy video and ‘Harry Styles’ was trending moments after the video’s release

1D fans urge the band to congratulate Zayn Malik on his baby news


1D fans urge the band to congratulate Zayn Malik on his baby news with Gigi Hadid… and hope fellow fathers Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne will dish out advice to the expectant dad

One Direction fans were sent wild earlier this week when it was revealed former member Zayn Malik is expecting his first child with Gigi Hadid. 

And while his devoted fans, followers and the army of ‘Directioners’ were gushing over the happy news, they also swarmed Twitter to speculate if his former bandmates would offer congratulations to the star. 

The wonderment comes on the back of years of rumoured fractions between Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson and Zayn, who left in 2015, with many hoping the happy news will help heal wounds among the group. 

Sweet: 1D fans urge the band to congratulate Zayn Malik on his baby news with Gigi Hadid (the couple pictured at their gender reveal over the weekend)

Gigi officially confirmed her pregnancy on Thursday night when she appeared on The Tonight Show from home.

‘Thank you so much,’ Gigi said after Jimmy congratulated her on the pregnancy. ‘Obviously we wish we could have announced it on our own terms, but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support.’

While congratulations flooded in, for many fans the concern was based around the Zayn’s relationship with his one-time bandmates. 

As well as begging the boys to congratulate the star, they also hoped fellow 1D dads Louis, who shares son Louis with ex Briana Jungwirth, and Liam, who has son Bear with his ex Cheryl, would give advice to the star. 

Here come the boys! And while his devoted fans, followers and the army of 'Directioners' were gushing over the happy news, they also swarmed Twitter to speculate if his former bandmates would offer congratulations to the star (pictured in 2010)

Here come the boys! And while his devoted fans, followers and the army of ‘Directioners’ were gushing over the happy news, they also swarmed Twitter to speculate if his former bandmates would offer congratulations to the star (pictured in 2010)

Users wrote: ‘If any of the boys would congratulate Zayn publicly it would be the first interaction in years… so if zayn is going to be a dad then that means all of the boys would congratulate him and that includes… LOUIS…

‘BUT LIKE WHAT IF LOUIS DMS ZAYN TO CONGRATULATE HIM AND THEN THEY LIKE TALK AND LOUIS GIVES HIM ADVICE AND SHIT AND THEN THEY LIKE KINDA MAKEUP PLS PLS LORD HELP ME… 

‘me waiting for niall, louis, liam and harry to congratulate zayn… Do yall think Harry will publicly congratulate Zayn when the baby is born or do you think he’s going to message him privately… 

‘do y’all think louis will speak to zayn again to congratulate him and bond again over their kids… Current mood: Waiting for one of the boys to congratulate zayn on social media’.

The big reveal: Gigi officially confirmed her pregnancy on Thursday night when she appeared on The Tonight Show from home

The big reveal: Gigi officially confirmed her pregnancy on Thursday night when she appeared on The Tonight Show from home

Happy days? While congratulations flooded in, for many fans the concern was based around the Zayn's relationship with his one-time bandmates

Happy days? While congratulations flooded in, for many fans the concern was based around the Zayn’s relationship with his one-time bandmates

On fan hilariously photoshopped Gigi and Zayn’s faces on to babies being held by Harry, while writing: ‘Harry loves kids don’t @ me but i am expecting a zarry reunion. harry’s gonna text zayn and congratulate him and then ask to meet the baby’.

Zayn has caused ructions among fans with various bold swipes at his former bandmates and regarding his time in the band.

In 2016, the star, who has had a notable feud with Louis, said: ‘I never really wanted to be there, like in the band…

‘I just gave it a go because it was there at the time, and when I realised the direction we were going in – mind the pun – with the music, I instantly realised it wasn’t for me, because I realised I couldn’t put any input in.’ 

Happy days! One Direction fans were sent wild earlier this week when it was revealed Zayn is expecting his first child with Gigi (pictured in 2016)

Happy days! One Direction fans were sent wild earlier this week when it was revealed Zayn is expecting his first child with Gigi (pictured in 2016)

Fans marvel at Louis Tomlinson’s lookalike son Freddie, 4


‘He’s your twin!’ Fans marvel at Louis Tomlinson’s lookalike son Freddie, 4… and also spot the tot’s temporary tattoo tribute to Harry Styles

One Direction fans were left in shock and glee on Thursday when a new picture of Louis Tomlinson’s son showcased their incredible likeness. 

His mother Briana Jungwirth, 27, posted an incredibly sweet snap of four-year-old Freddie Reign Tomlinson as they enjoyed a cuddle, prompting fans to flood the post with comments about the striking similarities between the hitmaker, 28, and his son. 

As well as his Louis-like looks, fans also noticed that the tot had a temporary tattoo of an anchor on his arm – in the exact place 1D’s Harry Styles has the same inking.

Who’s that boy? One Direction fans were left in shock and glee on Thursday when a new picture of Louis Tomlinson’s son showcased their incredible likeness

Delighted fans penned underneath the snap: ‘Mini Louis… Mini Louis… He’s so precious. Literally such a beautiful kid. Louis twin… Little Louis’.

The Harry-style tattoo was the next thing to send them wild, as users wrote: ‘An anchor tattoo?… THE LIL TATTOO I COULD CRY… The little anchor tattoo… his tattoo matches Harry’s… Aha he has a little temporary tattoo like Harry’s’.

In January, Freddie turned four and Briana gave another brief glimpse of their life. 

At the time, she shared a picture of the little boy in his LA home, showing Freddie smiling as he prepared to blow out the candle on his cupcake.

Mini me! Delighted fans penned underneath the snap: 'Mini Louis... Mini Louis... He's so precious. Literally such a beautiful kid. Louis twin... Little Louis'

Mini me! Delighted fans penned underneath the snap: ‘Mini Louis… Mini Louis… He’s so precious. Literally such a beautiful kid. Louis twin… Little Louis’

Like bandmate... Freddie's tattoo was a replica of Harry Styles'

Like bandmate… Freddie’s tattoo was a replica of Harry Styles’

The rarely-seen youngster looked exactly like his dad Louis and his smile made fans’ hearts melt, taking to social media in their droves to share birthday messages.  

Louis and Briana had a brief relationship in 2015. Earlier this year, Briana deleted all her old Instagram photos and explained she was having a ‘cleanse’. 

‘Cleaning out the old to make room for the new. Sometimes a cleanse is the best thing you can do for the body mind and soul’, she wrote. ‘En route to somewhere tropical! Stay tuned for my upcoming adventures.’

Bouncing along nicely: Louis and Briana had a brief relationship in 2015

Bouncing along nicely: Louis and Briana had a brief relationship in 2015

Louis introduced son Freddie to fans on Instagram shortly after his birth, but has kept him out of the spotlight in recent times.

Speaking about in a rare interview about fatherhood with Carson Daly, the Walls hit-maker said he loves everything about being a dad.

Louis said: ‘It’s constantly changing, but the whole thing is super cool. Any time he can do something new… [it’s] like nothing else.’

The singer previously explained that he divides his time between the UK and Los Angeles, spending as much time with little Freddie as possible. 

One Direction and Zayn Malik reunion for 10th anniversary details revealed


The much-hyped One Direction reunion could include new music, it has been claimed.

Page Six reports that there’s ‘still a long way to go’, but early ideas include recording a new single or filming a TV special to mark the band’s 10-year anniversary on July 23 and thank fans for their ‘loyalty’ over the years. 

However, it’s bad news as the boys – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne – and yes, even former member Zayn Malik – have reportedly ruled out going on tour together ever again.

Whole lot of History: The much-hyped One Direction reunion could include new music, it has been claimed – but WON’T involved a tour 

The current COVID-19 crisis has allegedly helped unite the five-piece again, putting their ‘differences into perspective’ as they work towards a common goal.

An insider said: ‘There’s still a long way to go and a lot of hurdles. But there’s a lot of goodwill between them now and they want to make something happen.’

MailOnline was the first news outlet to report on Monday that all four boys had started re-following Zayn on Twitter.

Furthermore, the Pillowtalk singer has gone from being listed as ‘ex-member’ to ‘vocals’ on Google search.

In addition, all five of the boys’ albums are now back on Apple Music – with the banner image changed to an old picture featuring Zayn – and their official website has been reactivated. 

Saving 2020: One Direction fans are convinced the boys are set to reunite for the band's 10-year anniversary - including ex-member Zayn Malik (pictured left to right: Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn, and Niall Horan)

Saving 2020: One Direction fans are convinced the boys are set to reunite for the band’s 10-year anniversary – including ex-member Zayn Malik (pictured left to right: Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn, and Niall Horan)

Another source continued to Page Six: ‘Each of the boys wants to somehow thank the fans for their ten years of loyalty.

‘Despite each of their solo successes, each of them knows that the greatest thanks they can give to their fans is for them to do something together in tribute to where things began.’ 

On Monday, #OneDirectionReunion began trending on Twitter after the boys all followed Zayn again, following his departure from the band in March 2015 and severing ties with his former friends.

However, Zayn – who has become more private since embarking on a solo career – has yet to follow them back.  

No more bad blood: In a surprise turn of events, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne have all recently re-followed ex-member Zayn Malik - as has the official One Direction Twitter account

No more bad blood: In a surprise turn of events, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne have all recently re-followed ex-member Zayn Malik – as has the official One Direction Twitter account

Delighted: Fans began receiving Twitter notifications that the boys had followed Zayn again, after his departure from the band in March 2015 and severing ties with his former friends

Delighted: Fans began receiving Twitter notifications that the boys had followed Zayn again, after his departure from the band in March 2015 and severing ties with his former friends

Keeping us guessing: However, Zayn - who has become more private since embarking on a solo career - has yet to follow them back (pictured in January 2020 with girlfriend Gigi Hadid)

Keeping us guessing: However, Zayn – who has become more private since embarking on a solo career – has yet to follow them back (pictured in January 2020 with girlfriend Gigi Hadid)

With over 30k tweets about the reunion and counting, fans have been sharing their thoughts about a potential reunion.

One fan wrote: ‘All 4 boys and the One Direction official account just refollowed Zayn i’m having a mental breakdown’.

Another enthused: ‘They put ot5 back up on Apple Music. When you search for the list of 1D members, Zayn is on the list again. IS THIS A 1D OT5 REUNION? Loudly crying face’

‘Ummm tf is happening? Why are all 5 of them back on Apple Music? Somethingssss happening Smiling face with 3 hearts #OneDirectionReunion’, another posted.

The excitement recently went into overdrive when Liam Payne teased they were planning something special.

Officially back in the fold? Furthermore, Zayn has gone from being listed as 'ex-member' to 'vocals' on Google search

Officially back in the fold? Furthermore, Zayn has gone from being listed as ‘ex-member’ to ‘vocals’ on Google search

Clues: In addition, all five of the boys' albums are now back on Apple Music - with the banner image changed to an old picture featuring Zayn

Clues: In addition, all five of the boys’ albums are now back on Apple Music – with the banner image changed to an old picture featuring Zayn

Reasons to be hopeful: One fan, @_loveonharry, has put together an extensive list of all the clues the boys are planning a special reunion

Reasons to be hopeful: One fan, @_loveonharry, has put together an extensive list of all the clues the boys are planning a special reunion

Trending on Twitter: With over 22.4k Tweets about the reunion, fans have been sharing their thoughts about a potential reunion

Trending on Twitter: With over 22.4k Tweets about the reunion, fans have been sharing their thoughts about a potential reunion

Revealing the boys – who went on an indefinite hiatus in early 2016 – had been in constant contact, it now seems he could have been hinting at Zayn returning.

He told The Sun: ‘We’ve got a 10-year anniversary coming up so we’ve all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice.

‘You hear a lot of people’s voices and seeing old content and different things that we haven’t seen for a long time or never seen before, it’s very interesting.

‘There’s a number of different things that we are all working on to try and make happen and people are forwarding emails around.’ 

Plans in place: The excitement went into overdrive last week when Liam teased they were planning something special, saying, 'We’ve got a 10-year anniversary coming up so we’ve all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice'

Plans in place: The excitement went into overdrive last week when Liam teased they were planning something special, saying, ‘We’ve got a 10-year anniversary coming up so we’ve all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice’

Elsewhere, Niall Horan took a lie detector test during an appearance on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke last month. 

When asked whether 1D would get back together again, Niall confidently replied ‘Yes’, and the lie detector ruled it was the truth. 

Speaking on The One Show in January, Louis teased: ‘I think it’ll happen at some point, we’d be stupid not to.’

Meanwhile, Harry – who has thus far seemed the most reluctant to commit to a reunion – told Rolling Stone last year: ‘I don’t think I’d ever say I’d never do it again.’   

Yet quizzed about the idea of a reunion via a Zoom call during the current global pandemic, Styles told SiriusXM: ‘I don’t know if that’s the reunion we had in mind. I don’t know if that would be the way to do it.’  

Hints: Niall confidently said 1D would be back while taking a lie detector test with James Corden

Speaking on The One Show in January, Louis teased: 'I think it’ll happen at some point, we’d be stupid not to'

Hints: Niall (left) confidently said 1D would be back while taking a lie detector test with James Corden, while Louis (right) said the boys would be ‘stupid not to’ reunite

Interestingly, Niall said earlier this year that the only way for the band to come together again would be for Zayn to get back in touch. 

The Slow Hands singer, 26, told The Sun: ‘I’ve got no bad blood with him at all but some things have a lifespan. I don’t know. 

‘We will see what happens. Maybe one day we can reconvene at some point, but not right now.’ 

However, Louis revealed he doesn’t feel ready to make amends with Zayn, who he believes has been ‘disrespectful’. 

The singer, 28, admitted that he thinks Zayn has talked ‘s***’ in interviews but said he can understand that sometimes you just want to ‘run your mouth’, referring to his negative comments about the band. 

Come on, H: Meanwhile, Harry - who has thus far seemed the most reluctant to commit to a reunion - told Rolling Stone last year: 'I don’t think I’d ever say I’d never do it again'

Come on, H: Meanwhile, Harry – who has thus far seemed the most reluctant to commit to a reunion – told Rolling Stone last year: ‘I don’t think I’d ever say I’d never do it again’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for the band for comment. 

The boys have been focusing on their solo projects over the last four years, since going on hiatus in March 2016.

The news of their extended break was first revealed in August 2015, just a few months after Zayn unexpectedly quit the band, leaving fans around the world heartbroken. 

He had abruptly left the boys’ On The Road Again tour, flying home from Thailand for ‘crisis’ talks with then-fiancée Perrie Edwards. 

The singer said in a statement at the time: ‘My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. 

Happier times: The news of their extended break was first revealed in August 2015, just a few months after Zayn unexpectedly quit the band, leaving fans around the world heartbroken (pictured on The X Factor in 2010)

Happier times: The news of their extended break was first revealed in August 2015, just a few months after Zayn unexpectedly quit the band, leaving fans around the world heartbroken (pictured on The X Factor in 2010)

‘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.’ 

The group – who were formed on The X Factor in 2010 – achieved phenomenal success during their short years together.

They won 200 awards including seven Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards and 28 Teen Choice Awards.  

As of 2020, the band has sold a total of 50 million records worldwide.

Success story: The group achieved phenomenal success during their short years together and have sold a total of 50 million records worldwide (pictured in November 2015)

Success story: The group achieved phenomenal success during their short years together and have sold a total of 50 million records worldwide (pictured in November 2015)

Harry Styles gives update on being quarantined in LA as star reveals he speaks to his mum everyday


He recently revealed he was ‘stuck’ in Los Angeles, California and unable to fly home to the UK because of the global coronavirus crisis.

And Harry Styles has given an update on being quarantined in the states, revealing that he’s been in contact with his mum Anne everyday while in lockdown.

Speaking to Dermot O’Leary on his Radio 2 Breakfast show on Friday, the former One Direction star, 26, also admitted that it’s ‘easy to feel anxious’ amid the pandemic.

Update: Harry Styles has given an update on being quarantined in the states, revealing that he’s been in contact with his mum Anne everyday while in lockdown (pictured together in September 2017)

Explaining how he came to be stranded in LA, Harry told Dermot: ‘I think this is my day seventeen in lockdown. I was supposed to be home a couple of weeks ago but obviously the flying had gotten a bit strange so I’m in LA at the moment.’

And despite being thousands of miles from his beloved mother Anne Twist, Harry is ever the dutiful son and calls her everyday.

He said: ‘We’re speaking pretty much every day. Me, her and my sister get on like a big group, FaceTime and so I check in with my family in the morning and then it’s been quite nice actually.

Tough times: Speaking to Dermot O'Leary on his Radio 2 Breakfast show on Friday, the former One Direction star, 26, also admitted that it's 'easy to feel anxious' amid the pandemic

Tough times: Speaking to Dermot O’Leary on his Radio 2 Breakfast show on Friday, the former One Direction star, 26, also admitted that it’s ‘easy to feel anxious’ amid the pandemic

‘I’ve probably been speaking to them more than I usually do.’

The former X Factor host also kindly offered to check in on Harry’s mother, telling him: ‘Funny that isn’t, I’m exactly the same. But you know I’ve got nothing but love for your mum so if you need me to touch base at all just let me know.’

The Adore You hitmaker also told the presenter that he’s managed to make his LA base feel comfortable while in isolation thanks to him sharing with a group of friends.

He said: ‘I mean I’ve worked here a lot, so I have like friends here and stuff, and I’m lucky enough to be quarantining with a couple of friends, we all started at the same time, with each other, which was nice,

Stranded:  'I think this is my day seventeen in lockdown. I was supposed to be home a couple of weeks ago but obviously the flying had gotten a bit strange so I’m in LA at the moment'

Stranded:  ‘I think this is my day seventeen in lockdown. I was supposed to be home a couple of weeks ago but obviously the flying had gotten a bit strange so I’m in LA at the moment’

‘But yeah I’m lucky to be here and with friends and obviously to be someone who can work from home is helpful but it’s just a very strange time…’ 

But he added that isolation can be ‘tough’ for some people as there’s no end in sight just yet, admitting that it would be ‘easy’ for people to feel ‘anxious’ during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The singer explained: ‘I think it’s tough for a lot of people because we’re not coming out the side of it yet, we’re not in a place where we’re going, “Wow. Wasn’t that crazy?”

‘It’s still very much happening, so it’s easy to feel kind of anxious about it at the moment.’ 

Like the UK, much of California is on lockdown to help stem the spread of the virus, with Americans urged not to leave their homes unless necessary.

Lockdown: He said that isolation can be 'tough' for some people as there's no end in sight just yet, admitting that it would be 'easy' for people to feel 'anxious' during the COVID-19 pandemic (pictured in 2018)

Lockdown: He said that isolation can be ‘tough’ for some people as there’s no end in sight just yet, admitting that it would be ‘easy’ for people to feel ‘anxious’ during the COVID-19 pandemic (pictured in 2018)

And Harry gave Dermot and listeners an update of his day-to-day life amid the lockdown, revealing he has a ‘routine’. 

‘Yeah I’m of trying to have some sort of routine, so I kind of get up and do some sort of exercise, and then I’ll do some writing, and then record a little bit, do some reading, go for a walk, and then just kind of, we all eat together and stuff.

‘And everyone is working from home so they all have work time to themselves and stuff, and then we kind of come together in the evening,’ he said. 

The star also compared life in lockdown to being on tour, in that he has structure to his day, and told how his tries to adopt that on tour mentality to help him cope with quarantine.   

Coping: 'While it feels like there wouldn’t be a routine, I actually have a pretty strict routine when I’m touring. So I’m kind of just trying to lean into that part of it, rather than feel locked inside and stuff'

Coping: ‘While it feels like there wouldn’t be a routine, I actually have a pretty strict routine when I’m touring. So I’m kind of just trying to lean into that part of it, rather than feel locked inside and stuff’

Harry added: ‘Well I think it’s kind of like when I’m touring, even though you’re in different places every day, I do the exact same thing every day. 

‘While it feels like there wouldn’t be a routine, I actually have a pretty strict routine when I’m touring. So I’m kind of just trying to lean into that part of it, rather than feel locked inside and stuff, I’m trying to lean into more of the like, oh, I get up at this time and then I do this at this time.’

This follows the hunk’s decision to postpone his tour in light of restrictions in place.

Love On Tour was due to kick off in April 2020 in the UK but Harry cancelled it due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19. 

However, he has since shared his revised schedule on Instagram for 2021 that will see the tour kick off in Italy. 

Revised schedule: Love On Tour was due to kick off in April 2020 in the UK but Harry cancelled it due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19

Revised schedule: Love On Tour was due to kick off in April 2020 in the UK but Harry cancelled it due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19

Message of support: However, he has since shared his revised schedule on Instagram for 2021 that will see the tour kick off in Italy as well as a Tweet urging fans to stay indoors

Message of support: However, he has since shared his revised schedule on Instagram for 2021 that will see the tour kick off in Italy as well as a Tweet urging fans to stay indoors 

Harry Styles enjoys hike in LA after being left ‘stuck’ in California due to coronavirus pandemic


Harry Styles works up a sweat on a hike after getting ‘stuck’ in California due to the coronavirus pandemic

He revealed earlier this week that he had been left stranded in California and unable to fly home to the UK because of the global coronavirus crisis. 

And Harry Styles appeared to be making the most of his new surroundings as he enjoyed a hike in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The Fine Line singer, 26, cut a rare low-key figure as he displayed his toned physique in a pair of grey shorts and a black hoodie.

Toned: Harry Styles appeared to be making the most of his new surroundings as he enjoyed a hike in LA on Tuesday after being left stranded in California due to the COVID-19 crisis 

Harry teamed the items of clothing with a pair of white Nike tube socks, black trainers, yellow baseball cap and tortoise shell sunglasses.

The former One Direction star appeared in the zone as he listened to music on his AirPods while hiking. 

Harry’s appearance comes after he revealed on Tuesday that he has been left stranded in California due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

The star, who has had to cancel his upcoming world tour, spoke to Roman Kemp on his Capital FM breakfast show, he said: ‘I’m actually in California, I got stuck. I was supposed to be coming home then it all got a bit sketchy with the flights.’ 

Work out: The Fine Line singer, 26, cut a rare low-key figure as he displayed his toned physique in a pair of grey shorts and a black hoodie

Work out: The Fine Line singer, 26, cut a rare low-key figure as he displayed his toned physique in a pair of grey shorts and a black hoodie

This follows the hunk’s decision to postpone his tour in light of restrictions in place. 

Love On Tour was due to kick off in April 2020 in the UK but Harry cancelled it due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19. 

However, he has since shared his revised schedule on Instagram for 2021 that will see the tour kick off in Italy. 

The former One Direction star told the host: ‘It’s obviously disappointing but it’s not even close to being the most important thing at all right now.’

Stranded: Harry's appearance comes after he revealed on Tuesday that he has been left stranded in California due to the COVID-19 crisis (pictured in February)

Stranded: Harry’s appearance comes after he revealed on Tuesday that he has been left stranded in California due to the COVID-19 crisis (pictured in February) 

All in perspective: Harry spoke to Roman Kemp (pictured) about his travel situation but was keen to stress he knows there are much bigger things going on in the world right now

All in perspective: Harry spoke to Roman Kemp (pictured) about his travel situation but was keen to stress he knows there are much bigger things going on in the world right now 

He said: ‘But it’s okay, I think that everybody understands it’s not really like there’s anything you can do about it and I think the most important thing is to keep everyone safe.’ 

Remaining positive, the Fine Line singer ended: ‘I’m really looking forward to it when it comes around. We’ll be very ready I guess by then.’ 

In another chat over on Heart FM, Harry spoke with Jamie Theakston and Lucy Horobin, who is filling in for Amanda Holden, about how he is managing his anxiety in this stressful time.

Revised schedule: Love On Tour was due to kick off in April 2020 in the UK but Harry cancelled it due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19

Revised schedule: Love On Tour was due to kick off in April 2020 in the UK but Harry cancelled it due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19

Message of support: However, he has since shared his revised schedule on Instagram for 2021 that will see the tour kick off in Italy as well as a Tweet urging fans to stay indoors

Message of support: However, he has since shared his revised schedule on Instagram for 2021 that will see the tour kick off in Italy as well as a Tweet urging fans to stay indoors 

The Falling singer admitted to missing his friends while stranded out in LA and how he is looking forward to socialising again. 

He shared: I think it’s important to like stay updated and stay in the know but don’t sit there, I haven’t been like sitting just watching the news constantly because it makes you a little anxious.’

He continued: ‘I think if you’re with friends and stuff it’s important to be laughing and having fun still as much as you can and like checking in on people who you know who might be living by themselves or might be isolating by themselves and stuff like that.’ 

The future is bright: Remaining positive, the Fine Line singer said of his postponed tour: 'I'm really looking forward to it when it comes around. We'll be very ready I guess by then' (pictured in February)

The future is bright: Remaining positive, the Fine Line singer said of his postponed tour: ‘I’m really looking forward to it when it comes around. We’ll be very ready I guess by then’ (pictured in February) 

Halsey flaunts her bikini body as she gives fans ‘quarantine update’ amid Evan Peters breakup rumor


Nearly two weeks ago, Halsey announced she was going into ‘mandatory exile’ in order to deter the spread of COVID-19

And the 25-year-old pop singer gave fans an inside look at her solo quarantine antics on Thursday, when she posted a video of herself dancing around her lavish Los Angeles bathroom in a slinky bikini. 

‘Quarantine update. sorry I haven’t been online, clearly I have been very very busy,’ captioned Halsey, who could be seen performing a passionate lip sync to the Harry Styles tune Canyon Moon.

Quarantine update: Halsey gave fans an inside look at her solo quarantine antics on Thursday, when she posted a video of herself dancing around her lavish Los Angeles bathroom in a slinky bikini

She continued: ‘Trying to make the best of this weird time and thinking of you all.’

The Without Me songstress rocked a visibly makeup free face and her newly signature raven pixie cut in the video shared with her 19million followers. 

Halsey flaunted her trim and toned physique for the camera, while standing in a variety of flattering positions in front of her vast bathroom mirror.

Though the Manic singer has been publicly dating actor Evan Peters since October, her posts hint that she has opted to quarantine alone. 

Rumors that the couple’s relationship was on the rocks received some major fuel on Monday when Halsey and her ex YungBlud engaged in a cheeky Instagram exchange.

Feeling herself: 'quarantine update. sorry I haven’t been online, clearly I have been very very busy,' captioned Halsey, who could be seen performing a passionate lip sync to the Harry Styles tune Canyon Moon

Feeling herself: ‘quarantine update. sorry I haven’t been online, clearly I have been very very busy,’ captioned Halsey, who could be seen performing a passionate lip sync to the Harry Styles tune Canyon Moon

Va Va Voom: Halsey flaunted her trim and toned physique for the camera, while standing in a variety of flattering positions in front of her vast bathroom mirror

Va Va Voom: Halsey flaunted her trim and toned physique for the camera, while standing in a variety of flattering positions in front of her vast bathroom mirror

Va Va Voom: Halsey flaunted her trim and toned physique for the camera, while standing in a variety of flattering positions in front of her vast bathroom mirror

The Manic songstress had shared a snapshot showcasing her ‘first crack at making a Sunday dinner’ with the hashtag ‘#YorkshireCertified,’ that quickly earned acknowledgement from the Yorkshire native.

‘Can confirm,’ replied YungBlud, who reposted Halsey’s delicious dinner image onto his personal Instagram story. He followed his confirmation with a checkmark and black heart emoji.

Halsey began dating Peters just one month after calling things off from the 22-year-old singer.

The exchange came shortly after fans noticed Halsey had removed her birthday tribute to the American Horror Story alum from her Instagram page.

Solo: Though the Manic singer has been publicly dating actor Evan Peters since October, she appears to be quarantining alone

Solo: Though the Manic singer has been publicly dating actor Evan Peters since October, she appears to be quarantining alone

‘Happy birthday darling. I can’t imagine a world without you in it,’ captioned Halsey in the now deleted post.

Though the birthday post, which featured photobooth portraits of the pair, is missing from the You Should Be Sad singer’s page, her other posts with Peters, including her Valentine’s Day tribute to the star, are still up.

The Valentine’s Day post included photographs and Halsey and Peters roughhousing in a hot tub during a trip to Switzerland, that she captioned with, ‘Life is going ‘swimmingly’. Happy Valentine’s Day.’

Her and the 33-year-old actor are also still following one another on their various social media platforms. 

Friendly exes: The Manic songstress had shared a snapshot on Monday showcasing her ‘first crack at making a Sunday dinner’ with the hashtag ‘#YorkshireCertified,’ that quickly earned acknowledgement from ex YungBlud

Friendly exes: The Manic songstress had shared a snapshot on Monday showcasing her ‘first crack at making a Sunday dinner’ with the hashtag ‘#YorkshireCertified,’ that quickly earned acknowledgement from ex YungBlud

Moving on fast: Halsey began dating Peters in October of 2019, just one month after calling things off from the 22-year-old singer; Halsey and YungBlud pictured in March of 2019

Moving on fast: Halsey began dating Peters in October of 2019, just one month after calling things off from the 22-year-old singer; Halsey and YungBlud pictured in March of 2019

Halsey and YungBlud began dating near the tailend of 2018, but did not come forward with their love until January of 2019.

In February of last year, the mutual singer-songwriters collaborated on the hit single 11 Minutes, which featured the drum stylings of Blink 182’s Travis Barker.

They flaunted their feelings for one another in the song’s music video, where they could be seen sharing kisses and rolling around in a bed.

Halsey and Peters confirmed their relationship in October of 2019, when they stepped out as Sonny and Cher for the American Horror Story 100th Episode Celebration held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. 

Just two days after making her relationship with Peters public, Halsey, in a quickly deleted tweet, attempted to address her break-up from YungBlud – born Dominic Richard Harrison.

Gone, but not forgotten: Halsey's exchange with YungBlud came shortly after fans noticed she had removed her birthday tribute to Evan Peters from her Instagram page

Gone, but not forgotten: Halsey’s exchange with YungBlud came shortly after fans noticed she had removed her birthday tribute to Evan Peters from her Instagram page

She wrote: ‘Sometimes. People just break up. It doesn’t mean someone cheated or something bad happened or someone f***ed up. Sometimes. It just happens. Because life Is constantly changing. And adults stay friends and move on.’

Peters was previously engaged to his American Horror Story co-star Emma Roberts, but the pair ended their tumultuous on-and-off relationship of nearly seven years in early 2019.

Prior to both Peters and YungBlud, Halsey was romantically involved with rapper G-Eazy, who she called it quits from in late 2018 due to the rapper’s lifestyle.           

The beginning: Halsey and Peters confirmed their relationship in October of 2019, when they stepped out as Sonny and Cher for the American Horror Story 100th Episode Celebration held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood

The beginning: Halsey and Peters confirmed their relationship in October of 2019, when they stepped out as Sonny and Cher for the American Horror Story 100th Episode Celebration held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood

Halsey’s Manic album was released in January and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

She wrapped up the European leg of her world tour in Manchester, England, on March 12.

She is scheduled to resume touring with a gig in Seattle on June 2. But with the coronavirus pandemic worsening, that may have to change.

Harry Styles postpones tour in UK and Europe amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis


Harry Styles postpones tour in UK and Europe amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis as he urges fans to ‘treat people with kindness’

Harry Styles has delayed his UK and Europe tour until 2021 because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. 

The singer, 26, revealed on Wednesday that he decided to push back his shows, which were due to begin in Birmingham on April 15, until February and March 2021, due to the global health crisis.

Taking to Twitter, he announced to fans: ‘Anyone who knows me, knows that performing has always been my favourite part of working in music. 

Hard decision: Harry Styles postponed his UK and Europe tour amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis as he urged fans to ‘treat people with kindness’ in a statement on Twitter on Wednesday

‘However, during times like these, the safety and protection of touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority… 

‘For obvious reasons, the upcoming tour in the UK and Europe will be rescheduled to 2021. Tickets already purchased will be valid for these shows. 

‘In the meantime, we will be closely monitoring the situation around the world and will continue updating you in the months to come. (sic)’ 

Changes: The singer, 26, revealed on Wednesday that he decided to push back his shows, which were due to begin in Birmingham on April 15, until February and March 2021

Changes: The singer, 26, revealed on Wednesday that he decided to push back his shows, which were due to begin in Birmingham on April 15, until February and March 2021

Thoughtful: Taking to Twitter, he announced to fans: 'during times like these, the safety and protection of touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority'

Thoughtful: Taking to Twitter, he announced to fans: ‘during times like these, the safety and protection of touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority’

The former One Direction star also pleaded with his fans to make sure they are self-isolating and urged everyone to ‘treat people with kindness’. 

He added: ‘For the safety of yourself and others, please self-isolate. We’re all in this together. 

‘I can’t wait to see you out on the road as soon as it’s safe to do so. Until then, treat people with kindness. H.’

Fans flooded into his Twitter thread, thanking the star for making the difficult decision and wishing him the best during the pandemic.

One follower wrote: ‘I know it must have been difficult to get all these shows rescheduled but I’m so proud of you and everyone involved for making it happen. 

‘I might not see you for a year but at least I will be seeing you at some point and I can’t wait. I hope you are doing well. I love you’

Another added: ‘Your safety and ours is the most important thing for now, so we will wait for you for the necessary time. please, take care of yourself. (sic)’

Sharing their concern, one fan said: ‘all i ever care about is your well-being and i want you to keep yourself safe please. DRINK YOUR WATER. (sic)’

Grateful: Fans flooded into his Twitter thread, thanking the star for making the difficult decision and wishing him the best during the pandemic

Grateful: Fans flooded into his Twitter thread, thanking the star for making the difficult decision and wishing him the best during the pandemic

The pop star recently revealed he is learning Italian whilst he remained in quarantine at home, and has been learning other new skills including how to communicate in sign language. 

He said: ‘It’s a little difficult but it’s all right – I’m lucky I’m with friends in our little safe self-isolation pod. 

‘It’s a very strange time but we’re just being careful, listening to music, playing games, doing some face masks – you know, the classic quarantine stuff! 

‘Now is the perfect time to learn a new skill and try a new hobby or something, right? We have nothing but time. I was learning Italian and doing some sign language classes.’ 

Keeping busy: The pop star recently revealed he is learning Italian whilst he remained in quarantine, and has been learning other new skills including sign language

Keeping busy: The pop star recently revealed he is learning Italian whilst he remained in quarantine, and has been learning other new skills including sign language

Harry Styles admits fame can be ‘quite strange’


‘It’s difficult for some’: Harry Styles admits fame can be ‘quite strange’ and credits a close group of ‘good people’ for his mental health

He achieved instant global fame with boy band One Direction in 2010, and has gone on to produce two chart-topping solo albums.

And speaking to Australian newspaper The Sunday Telegraph, Harry Styles admitted that while he has a group of ‘good people’ that keep him sane, life in the spotlight can be ‘quite strange’.

‘It can be difficult for some people… it’s just one of those things where it’s not really a normal thing and it can be quite strange. But it is also great,’ the 26-year-old said.  

‘It’s difficult for some’: Harry Styles, 26, admitted fame can be ‘quite strange’ and credited a close group of ‘good people’ for his mental health, in Australian newspaper The Sunday Telegraph 

Harry stressed the importance of having supportive people around you, telling the publication: ‘I’m very lucky to have a great friend group and people I work with, and my family really support me. That makes it a lot easier.’ 

‘It’s always been really important for me to separate my personal life from my working life, and I think that helps me compartmentalise things to make it easier,’ the English crooner added.   

Harry achieved worldwide fame when boy band One Direction was formed via UK’s The X Factor in 2010.

The group – consisting of Harry, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik – produced hits including Story of My Life before parting ways in 2015.

On life in the spotlight: 'It can be difficult for some people... it's just one of those things where it's not really a normal thing and it can be quite strange. But it is also great,' the crooner said

On life in the spotlight: ‘It can be difficult for some people… it’s just one of those things where it’s not really a normal thing and it can be quite strange. But it is also great,’ the crooner said

Harry went on to release his 2017 self-titled debut solo album, backing it up with 2019’s Fine Line. 

While he is grateful to One Direction for ‘changing’ his life, Harry told Rolling Stone in April 2017 that he ‘wanted to step up’ and branch out on his own.

‘There were songs I wanted to write and record, and not just have it be, “Here’s a demo I wrote”. Every decision I’ve made since I was 16 was made in a democracy,’ he said.

‘I felt like it was time to make a decision about the future… and maybe I shouldn’t rely on others.’  

Strategy: Alongside a supportive group, Harry stressed the importance of separating his personal life from his music: 'I think that helps me compartmentalise things to make it easier'

Strategy: Alongside a supportive group, Harry stressed the importance of separating his personal life from his music: ‘I think that helps me compartmentalise things to make it easier’ 

On Wednesday, Harry announced five arena shows across Australia and New Zealand for his Love on Tour 2020 world tour.   

Harry’s first stop will be at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on November 20.

He will then fly to New Zealand to perform at Auckland’s Spark Arena on November 23, before returning to Australia.  

On November 26, he will take to the stage at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Following a concert at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on November 28, he will wrap things up at Perth’s RAC Arena on December 2.   

Tickets for Harry’s shows go on sale on Friday, March 20 at 2pm via Live Nation. 

Headed Down Under: On Wednesday, Harry announced five arena shows across Australia and New Zealand for his Love on Tour 2020 world tour. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 20. Pictured in February in New York

Headed Down Under: On Wednesday, Harry announced five arena shows across Australia and New Zealand for his Love on Tour 2020 world tour. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 20. Pictured in February in New York