Friday’s Comp of the Day: Win a SIGNED The Tide shirt & yes it’s open worldwide.

While we’re waiting for The Tide to finally open their merchandise store and officially bankrupt us after we buy enough wristbands to fill up the bath, we thought we’d offer you lucky people another chance to win a signed The Tide t-shirt.

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We’ve got 2 shirts up for grabs, one medium and one large. Hand signed by every.single.member. Oh em gee *gasps* etc etc.

If you want to lay your hands and your entire body on one then just follow the instructions in the Tweet below.

We’ll pick two winners at random on Friday the 10th July shortly after 9pm. If you’re spammy spammy, it doesn’t give you more entries, soz.

The competition is open worldwide so good luck!

Harry Styles’ dance moves have us thinking about his future career possibilities

Are they going to have to start making One Direction concerts 18 and up because of Harry?

Probably not, but his dances have definitely, ah, matured on this tour. Might he be practicing for a future dance career post-1D? Was he inspired by Magic Mike XXL? Anyway, please enjoy a selection of Harry’s most memorable moves so far.

1. The Double Lick N’ Point

2. The Back Bend

Continue reading Harry Styles’ dance moves have us thinking about his future career possibilities

Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ is the fastest solo music video to hit 1 billion views. Slay slay everyday.

Well there certainly isn’t a blank space in Miss Swift’s book of .@achievements! See what we did there?

It would seem we can’t get enough of the rather scary side of Tay Tay in her video for ‘Blank Space’, so much so it has hit 1 Billion views on Vevo! Now let that sink in a moment.

1 billion means that Taylor’s ‘Blank Space’ is now 10x certified – that’s a hell of a lot of views.

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Just in case you are one of the very few people who hasn’t watched it yet or you simple want to help it get to 2 billion then here you go!

Congrats Taylor!

Andrea Faustini wants to give a little love… can we have unlimited cuddles pls.

Bless his little cotton socks, Andrea Faustini was definitely the cute guy you just wanted to cuddle and have a cup of tea with in last year’s X Factor. When the season was over we missed him, we missed his accent, his humility and those killer vocal pipes! Oh and his love of pugs.

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Good job he is back and with a rather cute song called ‘Give A Little Love’. With a hint of a choir and a splash of harmony here is his brand new lyric video!

Can we just live with him for unlimited cuddles please? If you loved that then make sure you’re following us on Instagram (maximumpopcouk) for exclusive Andrea silliness.

‘Red Queen': why you should read Victoria Aveyard’s new fantasy series RIGHT NOW

‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard is part of Maximum Pop!’s book club for the month of July – and we are loving it. Full of twists and turns, deception and crashing revelations, this is not a book you will be reading slowly. In fact, you may feel the need to power through it in a night – next day grogginess be damned.

If you’re not already convinced that this a book you need in your life, then we here at MP! want to share a few reasons why you most certainly do.

1. The cover is beautiful.

Bookish types are complex creatures. We love books, regardless of their shape or age, claiming to love what’s inside more than any shallow appearances – and yet, we find ourselves lusting after pretty covers. It’s a human frailty and we’ve accepted it: we need pretty books to gaze at, stroke and hold close. And that’s exactly why we need ‘Red Queen’.

2. It’s better than you think. 

‘Red Queen’ is wrapped up in politics and power, something we can get into if it’s not too heavy or dense. Nothing slows down your reading momentum than trying to wrap your head around overly-detailed politics and an impossibly-long cast list.

Victoria Aveyard’s fantasy is not like this. Simple, yet complex, in-depth without being overwhelming, she weaves a world which you can slip right into without too much preamble.

3. Mare is a great hero.

We hope you fall for Mare as much as we did. A Red, a thief, and a little rough around the edges, she doesn’t seem like a natural hero. Honour doesn’t spur her on, but love does – for her family, her friends, her people – and though her decisions can seem a little messy and regrettable, we really admire her and these kinds of real female protagonists

4. It’s unbelievably compelling.

Surprise after surprise, this book is layered with secrets and deception that will keep you reading late into the night. Not only that, but Aveyard also packs in kisses, dances, assassinations, and hold-your-breath fight scenes.

5. Victoria Aveyard is an amazing writer.

Check out these awesome quotes:

“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.”

“The gods rule us still. They have come down from the stars. And they are no longer kind.” 

“His lips are on mine, hard and warm and pressing. The touch is electrifying, but not like I’m used to. This isn’t a spark of destruction, but a spark of life.”

6. Amazing world building.

Do you ever pick up a fantasy book and for a while, you think you know what’s going on, but then suddenly – boom, the world you thought you understood makes no sense. Or else, it’s boring, or cliche, or too over the top. Fantasy worlds demand skill – which is exactly what Victoria Aveyard has.

From the Silver cities, to the ruined warzones and Mare’s poor home town, Victoria absorbs you into Mare’s world effortlessly.

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5SOS & Taylor Swift have admitted to stalking us, who’s next?!

When Taylor Swift admitted to stalking her fans, we cried, we rejoiced, we literally lost our minds!

Scary enough right?

Well it gets worse better as 5SOS have declared their stalkerness, well they coyly admitted it. Good enough for us! On a trip to the Shazam Top 10 offices they were asked if they stalk fans on Twitter via a round of questions sent in by fans. Continue reading 5SOS & Taylor Swift have admitted to stalking us, who’s next?!

Did Little Mix use a little ‘Black Magic’ to get their slot at the Teen Choice Awards?

Hell no! It is all in the way they  . . .


I mean talent really is in their  . . .

Ok ok in all seriousness the fab four are heading to The Teen Choice Awards this year to perform and we are beyond excited for them. Continue reading Did Little Mix use a little ‘Black Magic’ to get their slot at the Teen Choice Awards?

Zayn Malik supports his heritage and our desire to see him on the front of a magazine, missed u bb.

Since Zayn left 1D we have struggled to adjust to only seeing four of those beautiful faces on a regular basis. Luckily Zayn has decided that he has been far too awol from our beady eyes for far too long.

Hurrah for Asians UK! Screams of ‘Where can I buy this magazine?!’ can be heard across the Country as they rush to the nearest store.

Continue reading Zayn Malik supports his heritage and our desire to see him on the front of a magazine, missed u bb.

Are Cara Delevingne and Margo Roth Spiegelman the same person?

They aren’t but according to this latest featurette from the peeps over at Paper Towns HQ, they might as well be!

Right now Paper Towns is the gift that keeps on giving, the film that keeps on teasing, another reason August couldn’t come quick enough  . . . Ok we could do that all day but we are right about one thing if they keep on sending out these little teaser clips like this then at this rate we will have to send Ninjas to the studio to hunt out copies of the film!


(Do not try that at home)

So yesterday we learnt more about the rather dishy Q, therefore it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t give Margo a bit of airtime right?

I know, we can’t wait either!

O.M.G! OMI has hit a million . . . sales that is!

Though the song has been around for months it has only been in the last few weeks that OMI’s debut single ‘Cheerleader’ has literally wiped the dance floor competition, well and truly preparing us for the impending summer we may or may not have.

Having reached number one on the UK charts and on itunes, though these days what really is the difference between the two? It has now reached the 1 million sales mark. Not bad for a debut outting!

I think you are on to a winner here Simon Cowell!

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