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1D Louis jets into Manchester for girlfriend's graduation

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One Direction star Louis Tomlinson was a secret guest at the Manchester University graduation of his girlfriend Eleanor Calder.

Louis, 22, jetted in to Manchester from Barcelona to be present at Eleanor’s big day.

The graduation ceremony at Whitworth Hall in Manchester sparked a meltdown on Twitter as thousands of fans wished Eleanor all the best - and told of their hopes that Louis would be there to watch.

A source told the M.E.N: “He was a bit late for the start of the ceremony and he did not want to create a big fuss. He crept in and kept a really low profile.

“There were around 400 people there at the ceremony and hardly anyone clocked that it was him.”

1D star spotted in Salford

Zayn Malik Credit: MEN Syndication

One Direction star Zayn Malik was spotted at the Lowry hotel in Salford yesterday ahead of the band’s gigs at the Etihad Stadium. The star has been in the media recently following the release of a video appearing to show him smoking a 'joint' whilst on tour in Peru.

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Zayn Malik Credit: MEN Syndication
Zayn Malik Credit: MEN Syndication



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One Direction greet fans on the Brit Awards red carpet

One Direction star wins paparazzi protection

Harry Styles Credit: PA

Singer Harry Styles has won a court order stopping the paparazzi from harassing him.

The One Direction star, from Holmes Chapel in Cheshire, applied to the High Court as a last resort after trying to persuade a number of photographers to stop their behaviour voluntarily, said counsel David Sherborne.

He told Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, who first granted the order against the unidentified individuals: "This is not a privacy injunction. Mr Styles is not trying to prevent fans approaching him in the street and taking photos. He remains happy to do that, as he always has."

"Rather, it is the method or tactics which have been used by a certain type of photographer."

The injunction against "Paparazzi AAA and others" prevents them from pursuing the singer by car or motorcycle, placing him under surveillance, loitering or waiting within 50 metres of his place of residence to monitor his movements or take photos of him in such circumstances.

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1D film could be 'UK's highest grossing film ever'

One Direction's feature film This Is Us has great odds to become the UK's highest grossing film ever, according to bookmakers Ladbrokes.

One Direction odds to win a BAFTA award. Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

As the premiere launches tonight, bookies are speculating at its potential success and make it a 5/1 chance to win a BAFTA award for Outstanding Debut in 2014.

The film chalked up at 4/1 to be the country's highest-grossing film ever, beating the record set by Skyfall in 2012.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "One way or another this film is going to break records and win awards. The 1D phenomenon is showing no signs of slowing down and the odds suggest they could be adding a BAFTA to their tour bus mantelpiece."

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One Direction do not agree with Beatles comparison

One Direction told ITV News that although being compared to The Beatles was "very flattering" it was "not necessarily something we agree with".

The hysteria surrounding Harry, Niall, Zayn, Louis and Liam was compared to Beatlemania in the 1960s by This Is Us director Morgan Spurlock.

However, the boys dismissed the claims, saying the Liverpudlian foursome were "in a league of their own" and "much cooler than us".

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