Category Archives: One Direction

November 22, 2013

1D Day with One Direction

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1d_midnightmemoriesOne Direction’s 1D Day is coming! Are you ready?

As many of you probably know, we here at the STACKS absolutely LOVE One Direction! From their first album to This Is Us, we’ve been following their exciting journey to superstardom and loving every minute of it. That’s why we’re super-duper excited that 1D Day is coming.

For those who don’t know what 1D Day is, it’s basically an unofficial One Direction holiday. In celebration of the release of their upcoming album, Midnight Memories, 1D has launched a worldwide movement for their fans. Directioners like you (and me!) can get creative in celebrating 1D Day by making music videos, sharing favorite photos and songs, creating collages, and wearing 1D gear. 1D Day will happen on Saturday, November 23, 2013.1d_midnight

To make the day extra-special, the boys have a lot of really cool stuff planned. One Direction will be holding a seven-hour live video broadcast to connect with fans around the world. They’ve announced that they’re going to try to break a world record every hour (for things like highest toilet paper roll pile)! They’ll also be hanging out with some guests throughout the day: Celine Dion, Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland, Piers Morgan, The Muppets, Khloe Kardashian, and even Robbie Williams (who used to be in a famous British boyband himself).

Here at the STACKS, we’re taking the opportunity to revisit all of our favorite One Direction activities and posts from the past. Check out our One Direction ABC, and play One Direction “Would You Rather?” with a friend who’s also a fan. If you’re really a Directioner, test your fan knowledge with our One Direction quiz! And don’t forget to check out our awesome interview with 1D.

Are you excited for 1D Day? Will you be participating? How will you show your love for all things One Direction? Share in the Comments below!

– En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

August 29, 2013

One Direction:This Is Us Movie

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1DMovieOne Direction: This Is Us Movie

You might probably know this already, but One Direction: This Is Us (rated PG) comes to theaters tomorrow!!!! I am a little bit excited so I wanted to share some beautiful photos from the world premiere of the film in London, and a few behind-the-scenes secrets. First a photo:1D_Premiere1 Global superstars, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson introduce to you their big screen debut: One Direction: This Is Us! YAYYY!!!

World Premiere Of  'One Direction This Is Us'From X-Factor in 2010 to instant smashdom, their debut album, Up All Night, released in October 2011, achieved a feat never before achieved by a British band: entering the U.S. Billboard chart at number one with their debut record. I first fell in love with them in February 2012, when they gave us this awesome and hilarious interview. (Notice how interested Niall and Louis are in Marie’s New York accent. . . . foreshadowing “Best Song Ever.”)

The band’s sophomore album, Take Me Home turned 2012 into World Premiere Of  'One Direction This Is Us'a banner year for the boys. The album’s first single, “Live While We’re Young,” went straight to number one, and Take Me Home topped the charts in “turty-seven” countries (spoken in Niall’s Irish accent).

In July, they released “Best Song Ever,” a track written specifically for the film. The fun and cheeky video for the song broke records on VEVO with 12.4 million views in one day, making it the most viewed debut video ever on the platform.

World Premiere Of  'One Direction This Is Us'The director Morgan Spurlock filmed in various locales for almost six months, including the band’s performance in Mexico City in early June, 2013. The behind-the-scenes footage, which runs the gamut from backstage mischief before the show to touching hometown scenes, like Harry working at the family bakery, amounted to 500 hours of material. The boys were instrumental in helping Spurlock and the editors pick the most choice moments. Says Spurlock, “They’ve given really insightful feedback about things that are very personal to them . . . to things that they remembered that we shot that we have World Premiere Of  'One Direction This Is Us'forgotten about, and to remind us to dig and find. It was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re right, that was a great moment.’”

Adds Spurlock, “You feel like you really do get to become a part of this journey and these boys and this band. I think every One Direction fan should take someone who isn’t a One Direction fan, because I think when people see the movie, they’ll see a different side to these boys that they probably didn’t think World Premiere Of  'One Direction This Is Us'existed or they didn’t think they would enjoy. And I bet they’ll convert a lot more fans than they think they will.” (Harry says, That means YOU!”)

Is Spurlock a 1D fan? It’s not enough that they’re “five good looking guys that get put together in a band. That happens all the time. But the fact that, you know, they actually had the talent and the ability and the drive to kind of push it as far as they have, and continue to do, is remarkable. I’ve seen thirty-plus One Direction concerts at this point,” says Spurlock. “I am like a hardcore Directioner now!”1184625 - ONE DIRECTION

You and me both, Spurlock! I hope you all have a lovely time watching the movie. Leave a Comment to tell me if it lives up to your expectations. And PS, happy 20th birthday today, Liam!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

Photos courtesy of Sony Pictures

April 8, 2013

One Direction ABC

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Is there anything you'd rather write about in today's Writing Prompt than One Direction? If you're a big fan, then this one is for you.
It's kind of like that game you play on car trips. Name something that starts with A, then B, then C. . . with a 1D twist, of course.

For instance:

  • A is for AmaZayn
  • B is for Beautiful (What Makes You Beautiful!)
  • C is for Columbus, OH (which is where their tour stops June 18th!)
  • D is for Directioner

Can you make it all the way through the alphabet? Be as creative as you want! Leave your One Direction A,B,C's in the Comments below. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

February 26, 2013

One Direction Would You Rather?

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Got the One Direction infection? Well look no further than today’s Would You Rather for a temporary cure! If you are obsessed with all things Louis, Harry, Niall, Liam, and Zayn, then answer the questions below.

Would you rather . . .

  1. See Harry get back together with Taylor Swift OR date Selena Gomez?
  2. See Niall with a purple mohawk OR Liam with a pink crew cut?
  3. Have your dad get a giant tattoo of the band members OR have your mom spray paint their pictures on her minivan?
  4. Have a private 1D concert at your house OR get a VIP invite to see them perform at the Kids Choice Awards?
  5. Their next song be titled “I Left My Heart on a Turkey Farm in Kentucky” OR “Mud Wrestling Broke My Heart and My Arm?”
  6. Meet Zayn as a zombie, or meet Harry as a werewolf?
  7. Go snowboarding with Louis OR go skydiving with Zayn?
  8. Get their next album before anyone else OR get to keep a pair of Liam’s sweaty gym socks?
  9. Let out a really loud and smelly fart while the boys are signing an autograph for you, OR have a large booger hanging out of your nose while you meet them?
  10. Star in a 1D video once and never see them again OR be an unknown member of their stage crew who gets to see them every day?

Leave your answers in the Comments below. And let us know YOUR most outrageous 1D Would You Rather questions! Until next time.

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

December 31, 2012

The 2012 Person of the Year Is. . .

Writing_prompt_generic2012 PERSON OF THE YEAR!

Time Magazine has their Person of the Year, and we now present the first ever . . . STACKS Person of the Year!

Last week, we asked you to nominate the person or group of people that have had the biggest impact in YOUR world in 2012. There were lots of amazing nominations, but the person (or in this case group of people) is . . . Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne, a.k.a. One Direction.

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  • ArtisticCat7 has personal reasons for nominating One Direction. ”They have made a big impact on my life because it’s the first time I was really involved in a band. It showed off a different side of me as a person.”
  • Caroline nominated them “because they’re just simply downright AMAZING!”
  • ChattyAngel42 summed it up saying, “They’re all so talented and nice! I think they should be nominated because they’ve gotten really popular this year.”

Happy New Year, One Direction! You are the STACKS Person of the Year!

September 7, 2012

One Direction Wins 3 VMAs!

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IDOne Direction Wins 3 VMAs!

Did you watch the 2012 Video Music Awards last night? If you missed it, here is a rundown of my favorite winners: One Direction, One Direction, and One Direction!

They were nominated for Best New Artist, Most Share-Worthy Video for “What Makes You Beautiful”, and Best Pop Video for “What Makes You Beautiful”, and the loveable lads won all 3!

LouieNiall was just gushing his thanks to all the 1D fans, saying “You are incredible! 3 VMAs! We love you all sooo much! All 3 are for you! Thank you.”

Louis says, “Wow, can’t believe we won 3 awards. I said it on stage but I’ll say it again. The awards are because of you guys! Thank you everyone!”

Aww. You’re welcome! Congratulations on a job well done!

In his speech, I don’t think Louis thanked his hairstylist, but that was definitely an interesting new look. What do you think? Thumbs up or down to his slicked back style? Leave a Comment!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

Photo courtesy of MTV

August 23, 2012

One Direction New Song

Posted by at 2:39 pm in Celebrities, Music, One Direction | Permalink

Icon_comingsoon2Big announcement today from One Direction! They have a new song coming out!!! A new song!!!! AAAHHH!

You have no idea how hard it is for me to not scream out loud right now, but I'm in the Scholastic office and my friendly coworkers would think I'm crazy, but yeah, if you're screaming right now, I totally understand.

Anyway, here's what I know. The song is called "Live While We're Young" and it is the first single from One Direction's album coming out in November. You can preorder the new song on iTunes starting tonight at midnight, but the actual song will be released on October 1 in the U.S.

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The lads just announced it today. Niall had this to say, "Now you've heard the name of the first single! Cannot wait for you to hear the song itself now! And Harry says, "Hope you like it. xx"

XX!!!!!!! That's 2 virtual kisses from Harry to you. Leave a Comment to tell us all how excited you are for the new 1D song.

PS. What do you think of Liam's hairstyle? I really like it.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

May 1, 2012

One Direction Quiz Answers

Posted by at 12:19 am in Celebrities, Music, One Direction, Trivia | Permalink

IDYes, the boys of One Direction are cute and funny and talented. But did you know that One Direction has already made music history? In March 2012, their album Up All Night entered the U.S. Billboard 200 pop album chart at #1, the first time ever for a debut album by a U.K. band. Not even The Beatles accomplished that! 

Last week, I posted a One Direction Trivia Quiz with some much less serious facts about these 5 adorable boys from the U.K. How much do you know about the boys' sillier sides? Here are the answers.

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April 24, 2012

One Direction Quiz

Posted by at 12:20 am in Celebrities, Music, One Direction, Trivia | Permalink

IDAre you dying of One Direction infection? If so, I’m totally with you. I’m old enough to be their auntie, but I still think they are awesome, so I made this One Direction Trivia Quiz to test how much you really know about these 5 adorable boys from the U.K.

You can find some of the answers in our One Direction interview. For the rest, just use your “sense of Direction.” (Ha ha! Sorry I’m such a dork.) I hope you like my quiz!

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