One Direction’s Week in Review: 8/29
The band is on a break, but the boys aren’t.
One Direction last performed together on a Sunday night, Dec. 13th, 2015, on the season finale of the British iteration of “The X Factor.” They sang a single from their fifth album, accepted accolades from Simon Cowell and others, and then vanished into the night to begin a hiatus with no end-date. Between them, in the months since they last took the stage, they have officially announced very little — a solo record deal, the birth of a child, the founding of a golf management company. But each week they are out in the world, doing things, going places. This is what we know.
Filming reportedly wrapped for Dunkirk, Harry Styles’s first feature film. At a wrap party at the studio, he chatted with Jeff Azoff, his friend and manager, and posed for pictures with members of the crew. He later went to Mel’s Diner. Saturday night he was somewhere in Malibu, wearing a hot pink silk shirt. Thursday he went to dinner at Ysabel with Kendall Jenner; Monday they went to lunch at Food Lab. Sunday night he wore a Hawaiian shirt to a party also attended by British diver Chris Mears and former Survivor contestant Corinne Kaplan. The location of his newest house, kept secret for seven months, was revealed by a real estate gossip blog. The house is above the Sunset Strip and has a putting green off the master suite.
Louis Tomlinson continued to party in Ibiza with childhood friends and, apparently, DJ Steve Aioki. He flew home to Doncaster, England where he ate spicy chicken wings with at least two of his sisters and posed with his youngest siblings, twins Doris and Ernest. On Monday he was photographed in London, wearing jeans, an open taupe button-down, and a white t-shirt.
Niall Horan went shopping at Gelson’s, where he bought a baguette, two cases of Stella Artois, and a large bunch of bananas. He later appeared in an Instagram video plugging the services of Jason Schneidmen, “The Men’s Groomer,” a stylist who has also cut the hair of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and James Corden. “When I’m in LA, and I need a haircut, there’s only one man I go to,” he said in an affected American accent while sitting in a stark kitchen, barber’s cape on. He was photographed outside of the Capitol Records building on Sunday, the same day it was reported that he had signed a solo deal with Universal Music, Capitol’s parent company. Monday night he went to The Nice Guy with 5 Seconds of Summer singer Luke Hemmings; Horan was the designated driver.
My friend met Niall at her job today while i was suffering at school. I'm gonna cry
On Friday Liam Payne was driving somewhere in LA, according to a Snapchat posted by actor Colton Haynes. On Monday he sang a Drake song at karaoke. It is unclear how long he has been in LA, though one can assume his arrival was recent; he is still grappling with jet lag.
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A correspondent for Access Hollywood asked Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, about her family’s friendship with Harry Styles. “He and my dad have become really good friends,” she said. “I think he just likes being surrounded by families. He’s the sweetest kid, and I look up to him so much. I like having him around.” She turned fifteen on Saturday.