One Direction’s Week in Review: 11/28

The band is on a break, but the boys aren’t.

Photo: @jamie_bassaline

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 — two solo record deals, 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.

On Tuesday, Niall Horan had a good day in the studio. On Thursday, he responded to a tweet from Charlie Puth offering to buy him a beer by saying, “I’m currently off the beer coz I’ve got terrible acid reflux hahaha. But I appreciate the offer. Let’s have a water hahaha.” He also watched some golf that day, despite technical difficulties. On Friday, he performed his single at Jingle Balls in LA and San Jose. His hair is basically all brown now save some light highlights. He’s growing a beard.

On Monday, Liam Payne attended the London premiere of I Am Bolt, the new film about Usain Bolt by Fulwell 73, the company that has produced most of One Direction’s music videos. He was the only member of the band to attend. On Tuesday, he attended a charity event with girlfriend Cheryl Ann Cole Tweedy Fernandez-Versini (Payne?), who is definitely pregnant. No one has said anything, but …. come on. Actually that’s not true, Payne’s sister Ruth said this on Twitter: “Bump or no bump,announced or not,it’s completely up to my brother and cheryl what parts of there private lives they choose to share and when.” I agree, Ruth! But still, would be nice to know. On Thursday, taken with the Christmas spirit while looking at some Christmas lights in London and also cold, he implored his Instagram followers, who number 11.9 million and are located all over the world, to wrap up. On Sunday, he followed Cole Tweedy Fernandez-Versini (Payne?) on Instagram. She is his first and only follow.

On Thursday, Harry Styles got coffee in LA. He wore a Green Bay Packers beanie, a Randy’s Donuts hoodie, Adidas sliders, and white athletic socks. On Friday, he dined out in Malibu. He wore a grey hoodie and a white jacket. On Saturday, he arrived in London, wearing the same hoodie and jacket.

On Friday, Louis Tomlinson went to a McDonald’s in Doncaster.

Notable Adjacent News

While tuning his guitar at the Jingle Ball in Los Angeles on Friday, Justin Bieber gave Niall Horan a shout out. (“Shout out to the other artists,” he said. “Shout out to Niall.”)

Gemma Styles, sister of Harry Styles, posted a sponsored Instagram post for a snacks-by-mail service that donates a portion of its proceeds to charity. In the pic, she is digging into a bag of pretzel crisps, a fine choice. On Saturday, she turned 26.

Nick Grimshaw, Radio 1 Breakfast Show DJ and friend of the band, bought his dogs, Pig and Stinky Blob, a new dog bed.