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Sounds like the boys from One Direction are going their separate ways, or multiple directions. If these rumors hold up and the tabloids weren't in fact just having an out the ordinary slow day in need of some controversy, then we're looking at the end of a successful six-year career that all began in 2010 on a UK segment of 'The X Factor.'


This boy band was the first band in history to have all four of their first albums make a collective splash on the Billboard 200. Plus their body of work considered in its entirety is certified platinum by the RIAA, except for 'Made In The A.M..'


US Weekly states that Liam Payne's aiming to make a move to get into production, while Harry Styles will attempt a career in acting, and Louis Tomlinson's going to give the whole being a father thing a run for its money.


Here's to what was a fruitful career, and whatever's up ahead for these dominant pop stars.

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Wild Ride of the Day: Black Monday Really Messed with the Internet's (and the Economy's) Emotions



While you were dusting off your top hat and cleaning your monocle for the start of this Monday morning, you may have noticed something was off with the stock market.

For starters, the economy tanked hard, dropping 1,000 points in seconds after opening.

That's real bad.

Also, One Direction split up.

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Your MOM is Taking You to Your Next Concert...

As long as there has been One Direction, there have been devoted dads dragged along to stadiums full of screaming tweens. Their expressions say it all, as evidenced by these photos that Angelina Castillo took at a recent concert in Nashville.

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Via: Billboard
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25-year-old One Direction fan Anna Todd just landed a six-figure advance when Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, bought the rights to her One Direction fan fiction titled "After."

"After" imagines a bad-boy punk version of Harry Styles falling for sheltered college freshman Tessa, whose world is upended by their relationship. Todd put the story up in daily installments -- some 300 short chapters spread out across three volumes -- on the relatively new Wattpad, where it was an almost instant hit. Wattpad's Ashleigh Gardner says that even before Todd finished the first volume, "After" was registering all over the company's internal social media metrics, with fan-generated art and custom musical playlists popping up on Twitter and Instagram. When Todd mentioned "Pride and Prejudice" or "Wuthering Heights" in "After," Wattpad had spikes in the reads (how the company counts clicks) on those novels on its site. To date, "After" has notched more than 800 million reads and ended 2013 as the site's most-shared story. Wattpad reached out to Todd, helped her build her fan base during the next two volumes and guided her toward a book deal, essentially acting as her agent.

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Harry Styles Was Late Accepting His BRIT Award, Becomes Everyone's Favorite New Meme

At last night's BRIT Awards, One Direction won two awards, including the BRITs Global Success award. Harry Styles wasn't up on stage accept the award though...

... because he was in the bathroom taking a leak. Cue Harry Styles running back to the stage and ascending to his second form: Hurry Styles!

And thus, Harry entered himself into a long-running line of running memes that keep on giving (Prince Charles and Chubby Bubbles, we're looking at you).

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Via: Reddit
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Look at all these dads looking sad and feeling out of place at One Direction concerts! It's easy to see the despair in their faces, but can you see their big hearts full of love? Way to go, dads.