5 Directions of Summer

Updated info on 1D and 5SOS !

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Following One Direction Around New York, and Getting Paid To Do So.

The paparazzi always seem to be in the right place at the right time.  Many may even get jealous because of the amount of time they have seen their favorite celebrity, but, have you ever wondered what it’s actually like being the infamous paparazzi or what it may take to get into the profession? Well, we might just be able to tell you from our interview with Justin from @stupidfamous on twitter , who helped to get a lot of the pictures and videos that Directioners were freaking out over while the boys were in New York.

First, let’s see what it was like to see fans from an outsiders point of view.  All can agree that the amount of Directioners in NYC were insane, and so were their actions, which could have lead to even more hurt fans and even put the boys in danger.

“Pretty insane, I’d say borderline dangerous, “ said Justin. “Maybe that explains all the new bodyguards? There’s a crazy crowd mentality that happens when you get 200 teenage girls who are all completely obsessed with the same thing. And when that thing (in this case, the 1D) appears in front of them suddenly, you can expect complete chaos. And that’s what has happened about 90% of the time. You can see it in our videos, but even then you won’t understand what it really feels like when hundreds of people are running through the streets screaming at the top of their lungs. “

Regardless of the chaos, focusing on One Direction for a few days definitely has its perks.

“Working on someone like One Direction is a really fun break from our usual work. Fact is, chasing around 5 boys with massive success and having over 2 million people loving the videos we post online is a pretty cool thing to have happen. When I started doing this stuff, I was a kid around the same age as them, running around New York City and discovering the craziness of it all. So when I see them shooting nerf guns in Times Square, I can relate to that completely,” said Justin.

Along with tips on how it is to be inside the crowd, we also got a few tips on how to meet the boys.  The main point, don’t give up hope.

“Try, try, try, and keep trying,” said Justin. “A friend of ours has 5 photos with Harry Styles, know why? Because she tries to see him any chance she can. I asked her last week if she ever skipped school to meet them, and she said “only once.” — so it can be done without pissing off your parents, too.”

Have you seemed to acquire a niche for celebrities and want to know how someone like Justin got into the paparazzi business?  He also told us how he personally became a paparazzi and what made him want to do so.

“ ‘I was a paparazzi before I ever had a camera.’ Those were my exact words when I setup a meeting with a top photo agency and asked them to buy me a camera and let me shoot for them. And it was the truth, too,” said Justin. “When I was a kid, I started collecting autographs, and eventually started getting autographs as a profession, getting and selling them online. After awhile it became boring, and I became tired of asking celebrities permission to make money. “Can you sign this?” turned into hiding in a car and taking pictures through a tinted window. Why ask when you can take? And it’s a lot more interesting to document history with images and videos than it is to receive a scribbled name on a piece of paper. So that’s that. Who do I snap next? I ask myself every day.”

What do people like Justin do when they are not chasing the world’s biggest boy band around the city you ask?

“Another day, another dollar,” said Justin. “Most of the time the city is slow and it’s the same boring celebrities wandering around the streets. Sarah Jessica Parker, Katie Holmes, crap like that. My favorite celebrities to shoot are the ones who hide, run, and make it difficult. Someone like Blake Lively or Scarlett Johansson or Leonardo DiCaprio. When you’re trying to take pictures of someone that does everything possible to avoid having it happen, it’s that much more rewarding when you win. Ever have Leonardo DiCaprio give you the finger? It’s pretty funny. “

We now know though, that the next time our boys are in the big apple, we have paparazzi on our side to give us pictures, and videos, especially those at stupidfamouspeople.com.

“Would we do it again? Abso-fucking-lutely. We’ll be making videos of 1D for as long as Directioners want us to,” said Justin.

You can check out the stories on the boys time in NYC and many more at www.youtube.com/user/stupidfamouspeople and http://www.facebook.com/stupidfamouspeople . You can also follow them on twitter @stupidfamouspeople and don’t forget to follow us! @official1DUS.

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One Direction rejects a condom deal

Our boys, surprisingly, have turned down a sponsorship deal with a US condoms manufacturer despite a very sizeable offer, guess size doesn’t matter.

Sources closes to the band said that the offer was quite substantial and tied to a safe sex organisation in the US. Coming from just one of the biggest brands in the world. Their spokesperson said the deal fell through because the band had felt that their fans age group were too young for this type of product, and they were promoting dolls and games that were what their market audience was buying. However that doesn’t stop them from promoting another item deal for all their student boy-band-loving fans they added USB sticks to their long list of merchandise items.

One Direction’s merchandising arm has struck a deal to release branded USB and Lanyards from Koolstix. The USBs and lanyards are printed with images of the lads and are available at Officeworks.

One Direction rejects deal to promote condoms, releases USB sticks instead

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One Direction singing toothbrushes, clothing lines, and merchandise

So our boys have teamed up with the company Brush Buddies to have; yes, One Direction singing toothbrushes that will go on sale outside of North America in the new year.  Each toothbrush will have two songs from the Up All Night Album: “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing” . Brush Buddies made the announcement December 6th, their CEO commented in a press release that they were extatic to announce that they [the boys] were the second music group in their portfolio, they were especially excited about launching in the boy’s home countries of the UK and Ireland. Their products have been known for representing artists in their unique way and the packaging allows customers to play the songs on the brush while maintaining the safe hygenic shell. Brush Buddies acquired the worldwide license to produce these singing toothbrushes utilizing the name, likeness, and the music of One Direction.

One direction is the biggest known global act to emerge from the british-origined “The X Factor.” The group’s two albums Up all Night and Take Me Home have been number 1 on the hit charts in several countries, and One Direction’s headlining tours have sold out. Coming from the singing competition The X Factor U.K. and placing third is making millions not only through their music sales but through merchandising and touring.

The merchandising company, the Wish Factory has several One Direction novelty items that went on sale in September 2012, including key chains, dog tags, earrings, wristbands, dioramas and more. Most of the items are priced at $5 to $15 each in the United States. The Wish Factory also announced in a press release that the company “will also be producing a collection of 1D licensed products for the company’s exclusive Pop Grrl brand, featuring hip and trendy fashion-forward must haves for girls’ everyday self expression.” So Directioners, yes, the boys will be coming out with a clothing line.

Global Merchandising Services (which represents One Direction worldwide) has inked licensing deals with several companies for One Direction merchandise items.

They include:

Accessory Innovations (bags/backpacks)
Browntrout Publishers (calendars)
First Act (musical instruments)
Hasbro (master toys)
I Star (plush, light-up toys)
Jazwares (electronics)
LF USA (sleepwear in U.S.)
LaMour (sleepwear in Canada)
Jay Franco (bedding products in U.S.)
Revolution (bedding products in Canada)
MZ Berger (watches, clocks)
Sky High (stationery)
Trends International (posters)
Wish Factory (novelties)

Hasbro is selling One Direction dolls and children’s games currently in the U.S., while Jazwares announced recently that they will be producing one direction headphones, clocks, stereos and karaoke machines. HarperCollins set a deal with One Direction’s managers to sell official One Direction books and calendars. Their calendar has been the best seller for two years in a row.


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Haylor (PICS & Vids)

Well, I’m sure you all know about Haylor. It’s controversies and it’s rumors and what nots. Some people believe its real, some people believe its utterly fake. I, Taylor (haha I SWEAR I’m not t-swift!), first heard of the rumor when Taylor’s Red album came out and the rumor was Come Back…Be Here was about Harry. Though, rumors were spread and there was no “Official” proof of Haylor until December 2nd. Harry and Taylor were seen on a stroll through central park with Lou Teasdale, Tom Atkins, and Lux. So it might not have been a date  and the speculation between the two dating grew, but lets look at these adorb pictures.

Well, it was just one time right they weren’t seen again were they? Well sadly for you directioners out there, they were seen later that night having dinner with Harry’s parents and then later coming back to the hotel although Taylor did not get out of the vehicle.

Even though she was not able to attend the MSG concert as she was needed elsewhere for an awards ceremony she did make an apperance at the after party where there was apparently Karaoke and Harry carried her off the stage on his shoulder.

Here is a video of Taylor arriving at the after party: 

Harry and Swiftie then found their way back to her hotel where Harry didn’t emerge until the morning.

Some of these pictures are speculated to be “Fake” Look at the picture he is holding the gray shirt he was wearing when leaving the hotel in the morning and in the pic of him leaving the hotel in the morning he is carrying the black shirt!

He was spotted a second morning leaving swifts happy abode

so tell us, are you pro Haylor or do you say this teardrops on my guitar singer has to go cry a river elsewhere?


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1D madness never ends

The boys after their Mohegan show 12/1/12 traveled to NYC to meet up with their family and friends, who were all there for the boys big MSG show monday. It was quiet when they got there but throughout the day Sunday the boys and their families were followed and mobbed. Their families tweeted about being followed and the craziness outside the hotel. All the chaos seem to be virtually infectious as twitter was in a buzz today after pictures surfaced of ‘Red’ singer Taylor Swift hanging out in central park with Harry.


Awh how adorable, though, directioners found the site repulsive apparently as many were against the ‘Haylor’ duo. Other optimistically suggested they were just friends and others supported their relationship whole-heartedly.

In other news Niall Horan was in another mobbing today, remember the mobbing in NYC only a few months ago? Well this time he was inside a taxi



These boys can no longer get any sleep as the crowds have even followed them to their hotel.



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We’re back and Haylor at Msg?




Well, there is nothing more cheerful then love at Christmas. Except, if you’re a directioner and your set on having Harry Styles being your groom. Because, girlies, Harry Styles has asked rumored girlfriend, Taylor Swift, to Monday’s big sold-out MSG concert. The Take Me Home star has recently said on Swift,” Taylor honestly couldn’t be a sweeter person.

‘She’s genuinely nice and extremely talented, and she deserves everything she has.”

The We Are Never Ever… star has just jetted back from Australia where she wowed crowds at the ARIA Awards in Sydney on Thursday night. She tweeted that she was due to be boarding a “million-hour flight”.

Taylor will most likely be sitting with the boys’ mummies and gurlies as one insider reveals:

“It’s such a momentous time for the boys and they want their girlfriends by their sides. Seeing Zayn with Perrie and Louis with Eleanor made Harry realize there’s a person he wants to be there with him, too. Taylor.”

I can’t wait too here the songs about their breakup!

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Key Of Awesome does it again!

The Key of Awesome!, known for their parodies on youtube, They did a hit amongst alot of people which was a What Makes You Beautiful parody, this time to “One Thing”.

The “What Makes You Beautiful” parody can be found here.