Quick Hits: One Direction, Britney Spears, Paul McCartney, Lostprophets
October 2, 2013
One Direction has declared November 23 as "1D Day," and the group will celebrate with a seven-hour live stream featuring celebrity guests, special content created just for the show, and lots of fan interaction. Fans can suggest ideas for the show by checking out www.1dday.com. The live stream is set to take place two days before One Direction drops their new album, Midnight Memories, and right after the guys wrap up their Take Me Home Tour in November. The live show will be taped from a still-unconfirmed TV studio.
On Tuesday (October 1), Britney Spears unleashed her new video for "Work Bitch." To create the elaborate, dance-heavy clip, Spears reunited with "Scream & Shout" director Ben Mor. After the video was released, Spears tweeted: "Overwhelmed with all the love, my goodness! Big kiss to all of u & Mr Ben Mor!" Check out the "Work Bitch" video below:
Paul McCartney will do his first-ever Twitter Q&A with fans on Thursday (October 3) at 9:40 a.m. EST. Fans can ask him questions using the hashtag #AskMacca. The Q&A celebrate's the launch of Sir Paul's upcoming album, New, which drops on October 15. The LP marks his first studio album of new solo material in six years, and features songs produced by Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns, Paul Epworth and Giles Martin.
U.K. rockers Lostprophets have decided to call it quits, after lead singer Ian Watkins was arrested in December and charged with numerous sex offenses against children. Watkins denies the charges and is due to stand trial later this year, but the ordeal has obviously taken a toll on the band. The five other band members posted a note on Facebook, which reads: "After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets. Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we'll be forever grateful for all you've given us. As we look forward to the next phase of our lives, we can only hope to be surrounded by people as devoted and inspiring as you guys have been."