×

Harry Styles Clowns Simon Cowell for ‘Questionable Dress Sense’

"One Direction: This Is Us" premieres in London

Unsurprisingly the crowds went Syco for the Simon Cowell quintuplets, on Aug. 20 in Leicester Square.

Proud producer Cowell jocularly announced on arrival, “I feel like a father!” The occasion of his paternal pride: the world bow of Sony/Tri Star’s docu “One Direction: This is Us” at the Empire Cinema.

Thousands of fans, known as Directioners, had camped out, some overnight, keen to ensure entry. Although for some, the joy was short-lived. Seeing real world 1D in 3D proved all too much — some fainted, others wept and a small number went the less traditional fan route of throwing fresh, green apples on stage.

After living any Directioner’s dream, following the boys’ every move for months on end, helmer Morgan Spurlock was certain of his new-found boy band bond. Convinced that if and when the time came, the boys would choose him over Cowell as their sixth band member.

Buoyed by a publicly cheeky pinch from behind, at the hands of Harry Styles, confident Cowell contradicted Spurlock. Supremely sure it was he with the X-Factor!

Both were swiftly shot down, however. Following a brief musing over his personal choice for a sixth member, both gents were rejected by Styles. With fair justification as “they’ve both got questionable dress sense,” Styles explained.

Post pic, the other band members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson joined Styles, Cowell, Spurlock and guests for an after party at the Sanderson Hotel, with plans to go crazy, crazy, crazy ‘til they saw the sun.

More Music

  • Naaz

    Italy's Meduza, Dutch singer Naaz Among Winners at Music Moves Europe Talent Awards

    Italian electronic producers Meduza, Norway’s Girl In Red, and Dutch singer Naaz (pictured) were among the winners at the second annual Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, which took place Friday, Jan. 17 in the Netherlands. The honor, formerly known as the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA), went to eight artists in total, as well as [...]

  • Gregg Smith, Dancer and Choreographer Assistant,

    Gregg Smith, Dancer and Choreographer Assistant, Dies at 73

    Gregg Smith, a dancer, casting director and assistant choreographer who had a long association with director Kenny Ortega, has died. He was 73. Smith died on Jan. 1. The industry veteran worked as a performer in the national touring company of the musical “Hair” and in a Los Angeles production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” He [...]

  • Eminem "Music to Be Murdered By"

    Eminem's 'Music to Be Murdered By': Album Review

    Eminem’s surprise album release may bear the Hitchcock-referencing title “Music to Be Murdered By,” but, yes, as you’d expect, “Music to Murder To” might be a more apt description. The 20-track LP, his tenth since soundtracking the turn of the millennium with 1999’s “The Slim Shady LP,” finds the Detroit rap legend in an alternately rancorous [...]

  • Cynthia Erivo25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards,

    Cynthia Erivo Talks Singing Live on Set for 'Genius: Aretha'

    Cynthia Erivo confirmed the rumor that she is indeed singing live on set for “Genius: Aretha.” During the Nat Geo series’ Television Critics’ Association press tour pane, Erivo discussed how singing live allowed her to capture the voice and essence of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. “Singing is my second language, the rumor is [...]

  • Chuck D of Public EnemyGods of

    Public Enemy’s Chuck D Slams Grammys Over Deborah Dugan Ouster

    Chuck D, frontman of Public Enemy — who are receiving the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammys next week — posted a long statement on Instagram criticizing the Recording Academy over its sudden ousting of new president/CEO Deborah Dugan yesterday. Dugan, who had been in the job only five months, was placed on administrative leave after [...]

  • Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons

    Spotify in Talks to Acquire Bill Simmons' The Ringer: Report

    Spotify is in early talks to acquire The Ringer, the digital content and podcast network launched by ESPN alum Bill Simmons in 2016, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. A representative for Spotify declined to comment on the report. Reps for Ringer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Spotify’s [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content