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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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.

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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

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

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Payzer Reunion!

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Directioners all over the Internet have been buzzing with hope that the Payzer duo,  will get back together. Liam Payne, 19 with 24-year-old dancer Danielle Peazer, who was his girlfriend for two years before they broke up in September 2012. Danielle is currently in New York after being invited by Liam for One Direction’s blow out Msg concert December 3rd. The trip was of course planned before the breakup and Peazer wanting to be nice followed up with it.

Peazer still maintains a good friendship with Eleanor Calder, 20, who has been dating  Liam’s bandmate 20-year-old Louis Tomlinson, who will also be at the concert. Aswell as Harry’s rumored girlfriend Taylor Swift and Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards whom is dating Zayn Malik.

However, Peazer’s decision to go through with the trip to New York City after the breakup indicates that she may have some unfinished business with Payne. After all, she can see Calder in England, where they both live. Peazer’s trip to New York City is clearly not to see Calder but to see Payne, who has been on a busy international travel schedule with One Direction to promote One Direction’s second album, “Take Me Home,” which was released in November 2012.

Sources say that Peazer dumped Liam due to issues of his busy schedule, loss of privacy, and constant harassment of jealous fans. Liam was devastated by the split and did not publicly comment on the breakup for several days. The possibility of a reconciliation with Peazer while she is in New York City may be why Payne recently took to twitter to deny claims that he was dating Leona Lewis, 27, who claimed in an interview with TheSun that the One Direction star and her were dating. 

Even though Peazer experienced harassment from One Direction fans, those fans are in the minority. Most One Direction fans have expressed admiration for Peazer, who often took time to interact with One Direction fans on the Internet and had a reputation for being nice to fans who approached her in person.

Fans all across the internet have been tweeting in support of the duo getting back together and whether or not that happens we shall see


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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.


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One Direction and many others confirmed to be performing

Late during the Olympic ceremonies many acts that were speculated during the closing cermonies were confirmed. The boys, One Direction, are one of them!  The Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics is to be held on August 12 . The confirmation came via twitter, when one of the accounts linked to 2012 London wrote: ” It is true … Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Jesse J, Taio Cruz and Tinie Tempah will sing during the closing ceremony of the Olympics . ” Besides those already mentioned, will also perform George Michael, The Who, and Take That, Emeli Sande, Russell Brand, Annie Lennox and The Clash .