More tissues, please. Here are some of the emotional fan tributes to Zayn leaving 1D.

If you weren’t aware of the immense talent that can be found in the 1D fandom, please go check Tumblr and be amazed. Tributes to Zayn leaving the band have been flooding the web and there’s not a dry eye in MP! HQ looking through them all while listening to ‘Moments’. Here are some of our favourites.

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Fandom famous artist, Cyrilliart, lead the tributes with this emotional cartoon of the boys and their biggest fan. Hold us. Continue reading More tissues, please. Here are some of the emotional fan tributes to Zayn leaving 1D.

Ariana Grande, Swifty, Bieber? We’ve cast some popstars to play characters in ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle.’

This month we’ve been delving deep into the mythical epic pages of Mario Routi’s ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’. We’ve been awake at night sprinting through the chapters and we’re pretty sad we’ve finished it to be honest.

While we were crying over Zayn and reading to take our mind off the inevitable rumours we’ve put together our dream team of popstars who we want to play the characters in this fab book.

Read it? Let us know what you think about our ideas! Haven’t started turning the pages yet? This might just give you some inspo!

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Rebecca Newton – Jennifer Lopez

We think Jennifer Lopez would make a great Rebecca Newton. She’s sassy and looks quite athletic, great for swirling around a crystal sword! Jenny from the block? Or Rebecca from Utopia? You decide.

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King Turgoth – Justin Timberlake

Hey, Mr JT! Like Jlo he’s no newbie to acting, Justin as the striking King Turgoth would get our hearts racing. He could keep up with Rebecca Newton and he looks damn good for his age… considering he is a few centuries old.

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WATCH: Liam’s subtle tribute to Zayn at the Jakarta show just hours before our lives changed forever

With this week’s devastating events in pop land, we’re getting more and more sad with what we discover. Obviously, on Wednesday, when the announcement that Zayn left, the boys knew the sad news pre-show in Jakarta yet kept it quiet for the fans to have a good show before breaking the bad news.

Louis, Liam, Niall and Harry did their very best to soldier on, but something never really was quite right and all were rather emotional. One fan rewatched clips of the Jakarta show and came across Liam’s subtle yet emotional tribute to our Bradford Bad Boi.

Our hearts ache. Something so subtle which we wouldn’t have noticed pre-announcement yet something so glaringly obvious with the truth out. Can we be granted access to group cuddle with the boys?

What do you think? Noticed any other small tributes from the boys at Jakarta? Tweet us @maximumpop and let’s cry together.

Magalie announces release of ‘The Love Criminal’ EP this May. Eeeeeeeeep.

Pop panther Magalie has announced the release of her debut EP this May after a very exciting 2014.

The Paris-born/London-based singer released her debut single ‘Love Criminal’ last year and it managed to rack up an impressive 500,000 VEVO views, and now she’s back with an EP that’s set to shoot her up the charts.

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‘The Love Criminal’ will be released digitally on May 4 and features the title-track debut single which is described as being “catchy, infectious and showcases what she’s all about.” Continue reading Magalie announces release of ‘The Love Criminal’ EP this May. Eeeeeeeeep.

Saturday’s Pop Events: Our Chezza on Ant & Dec, plus 5SOS, One Direction and more

Hey there pumpkins. It’s Saturday which means its the weeeeeeeeekend. We plan on spending today with our feet up eating a LOT of Ben + Jerry’s ice cream whilst browsing through Netflix. Dream day, right?

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Click the links below for everything you need to know about the events. Continue reading Saturday’s Pop Events: Our Chezza on Ant & Dec, plus 5SOS, One Direction and more

Are One Direction already planning their first post-Malik album?

As we all know, One Direction are planning on releasing their fifth studio album by the end of the year. And apparently they’re planning on beginning recording said album as soon as next month.

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Harry, Liam, Louis and Niall are said to be seeing this situation as an “opportunity to make a more mature musical statement.” It’s all very serious, isn’t it? Continue reading Are One Direction already planning their first post-Malik album?

One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’ named highest grossing tour of 2014. Grab those final coins, Zayn.

Although Liam, Louis, Niall and Harry might be feeling a bit down because Zayn flew the nest, they now have reason to celebrate as their ‘Where We Are’ Tour has been named the highest grossing concert series of 2014.

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According to Forbes, the boys made a whopping $290million (that’s £195million to us British folks) from ticket sales of their six month tour. Continue reading One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’ named highest grossing tour of 2014. Grab those final coins, Zayn.

Friday’s Comp of the Day: Win an amazing Interstellar goody bag – Own it on limited edition 2-disc Blu-ray™, digibook and DVD on March 30th.

From Christopher Nolan, the director of ‘The Dark Knight trilogy’ and ‘Inception’, ‘Interstellar’ is yours to own on Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray™ digibook, Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 30. To celebrate the release we’re giving you the chance to win an Interstellar goody bag!

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Interstellar features an all-star cast led by Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and MacKenzie Foy.

The two-disc Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ contains three hours of in-depth, behind-the-scenes bonus content detailing the epic shoot, the scientific realities explored in the film, a look at creating the stunning visuals, plus an extended cut of “The Science of Interstellar” broadcast special and much more.

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One Direction Top 5: Missing Zayn in Manila :(

Although we are all mourning the loss of Zayn this week, we are still excited to watch Harry, Louis, Liam and Niall continue on their worldwide OTRA tour! We must still be proud of the four boys and all the hard work and dedication they put in for us. Check out the highlights of their concert in Manila:

HARRY IS A HIGHLIGHTER                                                                                                 Styles always has a new trend to show us at each concert, and this time it was a floral, bright yellow shirt! It made him REALLY stand out on stage, as if we weren’t already staring at him. We love to see what he has prepared for us each night, and this time he really delivered.

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MP! interviews Jack and Jack about 1D, future movie careers and working with Max Martin

You might have heard of Jack and Jack already. They are two of the world’s most popular people on Vine (which we’ve wrote about here) and on Saturday supported The Janoksians (which we’ve wrote about here). They’re more well known in America but expect to hear lots more about them here in Britain in the future – it was their first time ever here when we met them, and we’re sure it won’t be their last.

These boys have achieved so much at only 18 years old and honestly, we weren’t sure what to expect  before meeting them – you know how child internet stars can be *cough cough*Bieber*cough*. Luckily for us, they were actually quite lovely, even if sometimes they spoke like grown-up businessmen with all their facts, figures and mentioning their lawyer (!).

Oh, and we’ve labelled Jack G as G and Jack J as J. Obvs. There was another person in the room and we’ve put him down as PR but he could have been their manager or one of their Dads. We don’t know.

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Can you explain to UK fans how you become famous?

J: We started on a video sharing application called Vine, which is just a loop, six seconds over and over of whatever you post. Basically, we started comedy online a few summers ago.

G: Two summers ago in early July we started putting together these little six second comedic videos that we found funny, and eventually our friends found them funny and our friends cousins started to see them, and there cousins friends and it was all just a natural progression and it started spreading across the entire country. I think then it naturally spread to other countries, you know, you might have a friend in camp that you know and they live in Greece or they live in Germany or they live wherever they live.

J: The way the application worked was; if we had the top Vine of the day, everyone around the world could see that Vine. It was really cool because it was like wildfire, it allowed the fanbase to grow really rapidly, there was so much accessibility on there.

G: From Vine the major thing was we spread our follows throughout all our social media platforms; Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat…  any way we can connect to our fans. That’s what social media is, it’s everywhere. With one Tweet I could be in Japan, it’s crazy.

J: So once we garnered our fanbase, we started to… we’d always been into music since we were young and we put out some originals that we worked on with some buddies in Nebraska where we’re from that produced as a hobby. And we were making music as a hobby, it wasn’t that serous. Then we were like ‘oh, we got a couple hundred thousands followers, let’s put a track on iTunes’. So we made a song, put it out and it got a good response from the fans and we noticed every time we put out a new song our fanbase would just double in size on Vine, and they would be better every single time on iTunes. So once we started getting really good quality – we moved to LA and started working with some producers out there – I really think that helped legitimise our music. I think it’s really hard to make people take you seriously when you’re from Vine but I don’t think that just because we come from this social media platform, it makes us less legit than anyone. Continue reading MP! interviews Jack and Jack about 1D, future movie careers and working with Max Martin

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