Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction

Now is a perfect time to whip out the tissues, Directioners.

One Direction had fans on their toes after a ton of One Direction news was released within the past couple of weeks.

To give you a break down: Zayn Malik, 22, took time off of the tour due to “stress,” Louis Tomlinson, 23, and Eleanor Calder, 23, broke up, an alleged tour rider announced that the band would only be requesting four dressing rooms, and now, our worst dreams have become a reality; Malik has decided to leave One Direction.

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The statement came through the band’s Facebook page on Wednesday where Malik explains he “want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight” and he feels like “it is now the right time for me to leave the band.”

Not to worry, the show will go on, “Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.”

WritersWaste wishes you luck in future endeavors, Malik. One Direction will not be the same without you.

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson and Eleanor Calder Break Up

Days after rumors of band member Zayn Malik, 22, cheated on fiancée Perrie Edwards, 21, were released along with Malik taking a break off of tour due to stress; The Sun released images of a man who looks like Louis Tomlinson, 23, kissing another women in Bangkok, Thailand.

E!News confirmed that Tomlinson and Eleanor Calder, 22, who have been dating for four years, are officially broken up.

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A rep for One Direction told PEOPLE that “Louis and Eleanor split up two weeks ago. They have not announced this as they wanted some privacy during this time.”

A source, who is friends with Tomlinson, told PEOPLE, “they tried really hard to make it work but it was just impossible – he’s away for nine months a year and they just grew apart.”

The Magic of ‘Cinderella’

Jonathan Olley / Disney Enterprises

Jonathan Olley / Disney Enterprises

Cinderella is known to be a childhood classic. The story that helps a child believe that courage and kindness can lead to a better life and a positive outlook on any situation.

The film which stars Lily James, 25, and Richard Madden, 28, revolves around the story of Ella who finds herself living and serving her stepmother and stepsisters after the death of her father. By staying kind and courageous throughout any situation, Ella finds herself having a magical change of luck after meeting a stranger who happens to be the prince of the kingdom.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

After sitting through endless trailers and awing over the Frozen Forever short, it was time for the film to begin. Nerves mixed in with excitement because although I have heard wonderful things about the film, I did not know what to expect. How was this live-action Cinderella going to be different from all the others–especially the well known Disney animated film?

Needless to say, Cinderella brought out the inner child within everyone in the theater. To the right of me I heard a child gasp during the father’s death scene, to the seat below mine where a man murmured an “oh no” when the wicked-stepmother (Cate Blanchett) sent Cinderella to live in the attic, and to my mother who was sitting to my right who shifted herself forward, fully entranced by the story being portrayed in front of her.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Although we may see Cinderella as finding our prince charming, this film made it its mission to show the audience to not only be kind and courageous but to see the positive side of any given situation and even stand up for yourself when the situation has become almost unbearable to handle.  As Hayley Atwell, 32, who plays Cinderella’s mother, says, “It’s a slightly different meaning. Ken made it very clear that he didn’t feel that Cinderella was about the man saving her. It is a woman saving herself through being courageous and kind” (Radiotimes).

Let us not forget to mention the magic that was the costume and set which brought the entire movie to life.

From the magic of the forest where Kit met Cinderella to the royal ball made the audience member feel like they were touring the sets themselves. The film allowed the viewer to take in every painting, every twig, and every castle step in order to better enhance the experience. The settings felt so realistic that the audience member felt as if they were personally taking a tour of the grounds at Disneyland.

The costumes carried their own personalities as well; from the importance of the pink dress to the soft wedding gown that Cinderella wore at the wedding. Every detail on the costume, both big and small, did a wonderful job at non verbally portraying the personality of each character and their role in the film.

Costume designer Sandy Powell told Vanity Fair, “Creating the wedding dress was a challenge. Rather than try to make something even better than the ball gown, I had to do something completely different and simple, I wanted the whole effect to be ephemeral and fine, so we went with an extreme-lined shape bodice with a long train.”

When it comes to the wedding dress, the three-time Oscar winner said she wanted to keep the beige long sleeved dress simple because “Cinderella wins the Prince’s heart through her goodness, so I wanted to show this through her clothes,” and Powell wanted Cinderella to stay modest and pure throughout her transition into becoming royalty.

Disney via Vanity Fair

Disney via Vanity Fair

In short, Cinderella is every child’s dream; it is the possibility of entering and being a part of this  fairytale world without having to buy a ticket to a theme park or imagining these scenarios in their own minds. It brought back childhood nostalgia which was the whole appeal of it because within two hours, every person in the audience lost track of how old they truly were. There was a sense of sadness when it came to parent death and a sense of joy when it came to Cinderella’s dreams becoming a reality.

Within the first week of release; Cinderella charted the box office by grossing $67,877,361. “Cinderella bowed to $2.5 million in South Korea, debuted to $1.2 million in Argentina and premiered to $900,000 in Colombia. In China, “Cinderella” has made $52.4 million in two weeks, making it the second-largest Disney live-action release behind only Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (Variety).

Cast of ‘Pretty Woman’ Will Reunite for 25th Anniversary on TODAY

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The cast of and director of Pretty Woman will be reunited for the 25th Anniversary for an exclusive interview on TODAY.

The cast will sit down with Matt Lauer to chat about the making of the film and some of cast’s favorite moments.

In a sneak peak video; the cast and director can be seen embracing one another while enjoying each others company. The audience witnesses Laura San Giacomo, 52,  Hector Elizondo, 78, Gary Marshall, 80, Julia Roberts, 47, and Richard Gere, 52, happily chatting away and laughing with one another.

The Pretty Woman reunion is set to air Tuesday, March 24, on TODAY.

“Zoolander 2” Announced at Paris Fashion Week

Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller took to Paris Fashion Week to announce Zoolander 2 on Tuesday, March 10.

The duo smoldered their way down the catwalk during the Valentino runway show thus capturing the attention and hearts of the onlookers sitting around the catwalk.

But what were the models wearing you may ask? Eonline revealed their wardrobe by saying:

Stiller, as Derek, wore a custom Night Butterflies brocade suit with hand-embroidered overcoat and black Creeper shoes. Wilson, as Hansel, modeled a Silk Continent print Pajama suit with Double Cashmere overcoat and Open sneakers.

Fashion at its finest.

 

But even the best models have to prep backstage by trying to find their best angles while using a selfie stick and informing Vogue‘s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour about their walk for the show

 

Stiller took to Instagram to confirm the news of Zoolander 2 with a caption that read “Apparently Derek and Hansel have come to terms on #Zoolander2 😗.”

 

Stiller told MTV that “In the fashion world, if you go away for a year, it’s changed — it just happens so quickly. I think the idea in the beginning of the movie is that it’s 10 years later, and Derek and Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody remembers who they are, so they have to reinvent themselves.” which leads to the fact that Derek Zoolander is “forced to reinvent himself in the ever-changing world of male modeling.” (Eonline )

 

Zoolander 2 will hit theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.

 

Hozier releases “Someone New” Music Video

The wait is over!

After releasing a thirty second teaser on Saturday, Feb. 28, which shows The Hunger Games‘ star Natalie Dormer stepping into a club while Hozier sings in front of a blue back drop; Hozier has released the music video for Someone New on Monday, March 2.

The Irish singer is seen singing in front of a blue back drop while we see Natalie Dormer “fall[ing] in love with someone new every day.”

On Saturday, Hozier took to twitter to tell the fans he “had terrific time filming the Someone New video with the fantastic Natalie Dormer.”

Hozier is set to begin his 2015 tour today, March 2, at Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada and is scheduled to perform at Coachella on Sat., April 11 & 18.

To download Hozier’s self-titled debut album click here.

For tickets and concert information click here.