Louis Tomlinson finally confirms reports he’s going to be a dad.

What a time to be a Directioner. With a brand new single on your phone and a brand new album on the way, what else could you need? A baby, of course!

Reports have been circulating for weeks now and Simon Cowell even practically confirmed it himself but now, straight from the horses’ mouth, we have definite confirmation.

In an appearance with Good Morning America, Louis has said “it’s a very exciting time.”

Exciting indeed!

Big news: We’ve hired Robert De Niro as our new intern!

We are very excited to today announce that we have a brand new intern in the form of Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro. The movie icon – who has starred in films such as ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ – will be joining the Maximum Pop! team from October 2 and we can’t wait to teach him how to expertly write articles about Bradley Simpson’s nipples.

Now this is quite embarrassing, because we seem to have read the email VERY wrong. In fact, Robert De Niro is Anne Hathaway’s new intern, in brand new movie ‘The Intern’ (cleverly titled) starring alongside Adam DeVine from ‘Pitch Perfect’, Nat Wolff from ‘Paper Towns’ and a whole lot more.

In ‘The Intern’, De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.

It all sounds rather fabulous, doesn’t it? Check out the brand new trailer below.

‘The Intern’ hits UK cinemas on October 2.

One Direction break new Spotify record and no one can drag them down.

Wondering how One Direction have managed to dethrone Little Mix from the top of the midweek charts? Well it might have something to do with the shed load of streams their new single ‘Drag Me Down’ has received since it’s surprise release last Friday.

Add this one to the record book boys, cos you’ve managed to do something NOBODY NOBODY has done before.

According to the streaming service, ‘Drag Me Down’ received 4.75million plays on Friday alone, becoming the greatest number of streams over one day for one track on the Spotify network.

And it doesn’t end there, because all of those streams helped the track go to the top of the Spotify Global Chart on its first day of release, the first record to ever do so.

Well done Directioners, we’re proud of you.

Margarét from Vök does some interesting floor dancing in ‘Waterfall’ video.

Those cool, dreamy electronic Icelandic guys from Vök are back with a brand new single, and a video to boot. After releasing their EP ‘Circles’ earlier in the year, they now return with the new single ‘Waterfall’, and in the black-and-white shot video, we see lead singer Margarét do some quite strange dance moves in order to try and turn off a light. The struggles of being an Icelandic popstar, eh?

Maybe this is what Margarét was thinking?

‘Waterfall’ is a down-tempo pop song that we’re sure will go down a treat as summer turns to winter this year.

Vök’s ‘Circles’ EP is available to buy here for just £2.49.

Olivia Somerlyn announces next single ‘O X O’ for release next month.

After touring with Jessie J and Meghan Trainor and becoming our new bff, Olivia Somerlyn is ready to release her brand new single ‘O X O’ and we are certainly excited for it.

Hot off the heels of previous single ‘Parachute’ – which was co-written with Nick Jonas, don’t you know? – Olivia returns with ‘O X O’ which she performed for the first time on Meghan Trainor’s That Bass Tour, and we’ve got a sneak peek of her performance on our Instagram.

 

Speaking of ‘O X O’, Olivia says: “I wrote O X O about the people who try to bring us down but actually make us stronger by forcing us to believe in ourselves. They push us to prove them wrong. It’s a song about haters written from a more positive perspective that acknowledges the part they play in our journey to reaching our goals.”

‘O X O’ will be available in the UK on September 18.

Has Little Mix’s Get Weird track listing leaked?

We are literally counting down the days until Little Mix’s ‘Get Weird’ album is released the world (only 95 days guys, we can do it), but what’s made the wait a little more bearable is the fact that we might just have the album track listing!

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After we found some of the album’s song titles in a recent magazine interview with the girls, it now seems that the full album track listing may have leaked – although no official sources have confirmed it yet.

Shall we have a look then? Continue reading Has Little Mix’s Get Weird track listing leaked?

Is it fancy dress day? Liam Payne dresses as The Hungry Caterpillar and a Hot Dog.

We must’ve missed the memo probably because we weren’t there *sob* but apparently you were meant to go to One Direction’s Pittsburgh stop of the On The Road Again Tour in fancy dress on Sunday night. Why did nobody tell us?

After we mocked up an image of Louis Tomlinson as Prince Charming, it seems that the whole band has caught on to the fancy dress trend. Or maybe the announcement of the fancy-dress gig only got as far as Liam Payne’s dressing room, but he didn’t disappoint with just one novelty outfit, oh no, he performed in two fancy dress costumes. The first being children’s book favourite The Hungry Caterpillar and the second being a Hot Dog. Now Liam’s just made us want to eat him even more…

Thanks to our good friend Jenna Wallace over on Flickr, we have some pretty darn good photos of Liam’s costume changes, which can be found situated below for your viewing pleasure. Thank us later. Continue reading Is it fancy dress day? Liam Payne dresses as The Hungry Caterpillar and a Hot Dog.

5SOS have dropped their new music video and the 5SOS fam exploded – check the best reactions!

5SOS have literally just released their new music video (careful, it’s hot. Tsss) and the 5SOS fam have exploded. Literally same. Check out some of our favourite reactions right here.

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We LOL’d. We’re surprised Michael hasn’t climbed the roof to chase it.

Continue reading 5SOS have dropped their new music video and the 5SOS fam exploded – check the best reactions!

5SOS release ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ music video and it’s a neighbourhood party we want to join in

It’s the moment the whole 5SOS fam have all been waiting for ever since ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ dropped a few weeks ago– the music video has arrived!

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Michael, Ashton, Luke and Calum all look absolutely hot AF while getting creative to build a musical float of some sort which brings the entire neighbourhood to life with a party. We wish we were there so so bad.

We are finding it hard to stay in our lane right now. They all look amazing and sound flawless. Must. Resist. Switching. Lanes.

What do you think of the new music video? Tweet us your reactions @maximumpop and we may feature you!

Are One Direction set to drag down Little Mix from their number one spot?

Nobody can drag down One Direction- nobody, nobody. Not even Little Mix?

The unexpected release of ‘Drag Me Down’ on Friday has caused a total uproar in the fandom and in music history with Spotify confirming that  the single is also the first track ever to hit No.1 on the the Spotify Global Chart on its first day of release.

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The new 1D single is also currently out in front on today’s Official Chart Update with more than double the combined sales current number one for three weeks running, Little Mix with ‘Black Magic’. Oooh, damn.

The battle is ON, folks. Will Mixers back up their girls and fight for their crown or will Directioners wipe them out of that top spot on the charts. WHO IS ZAYN SUPPORTING?! Will he support his brothers from other mothers or his wife-to-be? This is so tense. We are so nervous, we don’t know how we will make it through the week.

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Who do you think deserves the top spot? 1D? Little Mix? Tweet us your predictions @maximumpop and someone hold us for God’s sake.

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