Where is the future of book publishing? In Harry Styles’ knickers, apparently. Anna Todd, 25, a first time writer who’s married and lives in Central Texas, has sold her insanely popular One Direction fan fiction e-book series, After, to Simon & Schuster Gallery Books for a reported six figures. At least she’s an adult, which makes me feel better because the thought of a 13-year-old making more money than me makes me die a little inside. Anyway, After – and its two sequels — has been read over 800 million times (?!?!) according to the website, and tells the story of Tessa Young, “an 18 year old college student with a simple life, excellent grades, and a sweet boyfriend,” who “meets a rude boy named Harry, with too many tattoos and piercings who shatters her plans.” Tessa and Harry — Styles, OBVS — have their own Twitter hashtag couple name — #HESSA — and Todd even sells goddamn jewelry inspired by the books. I’m not hating; I’m in awe. I still have no desire to read One Direction fanfic, but shit, if Anna Todd wrote a book about starting your own fanfic empire, I would read the hell out of that. [NYMag.com]
Hollywood has a problem: a bunch of hot, young celebrities are running around and not making hot offspring with each other. This is why we’ve complied a list of sexy stars who should totally hook up and have babies. It’s not Mindy Kaling‘s fault that she hasn’t had beautiful kids with Liam Hemsworth yet. No one has pointed out the possibility … until now. See which other famous pairs would make the world a more aesthetically gratifying place by procreating.
Sure, having Lady Gaga, Will Smith, U2, Joan Rivers and Kim Kardashian, amongst others, appear on Jimmy Fallon’s debut episode as host of “The Tonight Show” is impressive, but, as any girl under the age of 15 will tell you, it could have used more Harry Styles. It’s not a party until One Direction’s cutest crooner (yeah, I SAID IT) has shown up. No word on where the real Harry was, but Kristen Wiig noticed the oversight and did her pal Jimmy a solid by showing up as a guest on his second episode as Harry Styles. She even sang! Kristen Wiig as Harry Styles may be my favorite Wiig’s impersonation yet.
One Direction has posted a video of their workout routine, and it’s every bit as adorable and energetic as you’d think. Harry Styles, who says he’s “training to be Thor,” let’s us all in on his Bikram yoga routine. Hot yoga? I’m impressed. These guys are simply too cute. GIF after the jump! [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Look at his little hair buns! I don’t care for the One Direction’s music, or whatever they’re called, but I like this cheeky Harry Styles lad. I do not, however, like the person who took these photos. Learn how to focus, brah. [Buzzfeed]
Ah, One Direction: all of the teenage mass hysteria of The Beatles without any of the genre-transcending talent, political gusto, or implied intellectualism. Do they even play any instruments, aside from hair? This I do not know. But hell, if nothing else, Simon Cowell‘s charismatic cloneboys have good looks on their side. Justin Bieber never did it for me (in fact, he did and continues to do whatever the opposite is), but Harry Styles, on the other hand… the tousled hair, the wicked grin, the totally non-threatening and yet somehow simultaneously really really carnal sexuality. I guess what I’m trying to say is HE COULD GET IT. But what’s way more fun than ironic (yeah, sure, “ironic”) Harry Styles fan-girling is this photo of the boys sans teeth. And eyebrows. Teeth and eyebrows. AREN’T THEY JUST DREAMY? For maximum enjoyment, I encourage you to pass this along to the underage “1D” (one! D!) enthusiast in your life. Even and especially if said superfan happens to be your own child. [Reddit]
Artist Sarah King has carved out a unique creative niche — in noodles. In response to a recent call for “noodle art” from Kabuto Noodles, King discovered that she has quite a knack for making edible celebrity portraits using nothing but noodles and an assortment of sauces. Can you recognize the famous faces in the noodle and soy sauce masterpieces above? Check out the answers after the jump! Keep reading »
Taylor Swift has never been shy about revealing the details of her relationships in her songs, and Harry Styles has basically admitted that he knew that all along and is all ears for her songs about their short-lived relationship because he’s sure she’ll be writing them. She already sorta maybe wrote “I Knew You Were Trouble” about him (despite the fact that I imagine that song was written before they’d even met), and they weren’t even together all that long, so is there anything left to tell? Eh, who knows. Read more at Evil Beet Gossip…