Simon Cowell, One Direction at the ‘This Is Us’ premiere: who would you rather?

Here are some photos from last night’s UK premiere of This Is Us, otherwise known as “the One Direction movie that every tween, teen and 20-something girl is going to see a million times.” I kind of want to see it too, even though I’m not Twihardy about 1D. I just like rockumentaries and accents. Anyway, Simon Cowell, who I guess “created” 1D, came back from his holiday to attend the premiere. Does anyone else think that part of Simon’s holiday was spent having a little nip and tuck? I do. Simon actually answered a few questions about this whole baby-daddy situation too:

Simon Cowell has no qualms about becoming a first-time father. The X Factor judge, 53, addressed his situation for the first time on Tuesday, telling the BBC, “I’m proud to be a dad.”

Cowell – fathering a child with Lauren Silverman, who wasn’t separated at the time from now-estranged husband Andrew Silverman – went on to say, “It’s something I hadn’t thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it.”

Keeping his distance from the mother of his unborn child until her divorce drama calms down, Cowell calls Lauren “a very special girl.”

Adds Cowell, “Things are changing in my life right now for the better.”

His positive comments follow an interview in 2009, when he said, “God, no, I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts. You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen when all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.”

But he had a change of heart last year, explaining, “I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them. The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids and I’ve always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I’ve probably missed the opportunity.”

[From People]

I’ve heard rumors that Lauren Silverman took only half of her prenup (about $2 million when she could have gotten $4 million) because Simon has promised to buy her a condo and a lot of extra stuff. I’ve also heard that Simon paid off Andrew Silverman to settle the divorce quickly. We might never know what really went down, but I think it’s a good bet that Simon and Lauren will never marry, don’t you?

Which doesn’t matter because ONE DIRECTION HARRY STYLES ZAYN NIALL LOUIS LIAM OMG. Seriously, Harry’s hair is wrong. These poor children.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Leah says:

    Zayn obviously!

    • Lara says:

      Zayn Malik is just gourgeous! Mirror wrote an article about how he is the best 1D member.
      He just got engaged!

      • Sara says:

        OMG! Zayn is lovely but he cheats like a hound. And he is stupidly indiscreet. For those who dont know theres
        1) A tape of him trying to sneak a groupie past a minder into his hotel room. It deteriorates into a shouting match when the minder spots the girl with Zayn screaming drunken profanities

        2) an audio tape that his reps admit was him trying to get some girls to drive back to the hotel. He is sleezy, he makes it clear he just wants sex and when the girls are hesitant he promises to make sure Harry is there.

        3) One of his hookups took a photo of them in bed together. You can see his gfs stuff in the backgroundof that snap.

        He has no business dating that girl let alone marrying her.

      • Suzy says:

        Don’t worry, they won’t get married 😉

  2. blue marie says:

    not a single one of them. I look at them and think “cute kids”

    • momoftwo says:

      It’s very hard to look at them as hot when I’m old enough to be their mom!!!!

    • Amelia says:

      Same here.
      No offence to them, but I prefer men, not boys.
      Saying that, I think I might be the same age as a couple of them 0_o

    • Pinky says:

      “Poor children” was my first thought too. Poor poor babies.

    • Allie says:

      I’m in my mid 20’s and I can’t look at them as anything but kids. They’re like teensy, pretty little dolls.

    • KCO says:

      Right?? Every single time I see Harry, and his bronzed shiny face, I think of my yellow haired treasure troll from back in the day. I must be getting old.

  3. Lindy says:

    Harry is a good-looking fellow, but he looks awful in these shots, mostly because of his hair.

    In general, it’s a nice-looking setup, all the guys wearing the same black-white-grey color scheme, but in individualized outfits. I’m sure One Direction is as controlled as any boy band, but it’s done with more subtlety than usual.

    Amazing they’re all the same height, as well. Maybe that was part of the selection process.

  4. LadyMTL says:

    Ew. None of them. Simon Cowell needs to learn how to use the buttons on his shirt, for one thing, and the 1D kids are just that…kids. Skinny little kids with ridiculous hair, and that’s never been my thing (even when I was young enough to theoretically lust after skinny little things with ridiculous hair).

    I will say this, though: Harry Styles has a lovely smile.

  5. Nev says:

    Harry is such a styler!!!!

  6. Kiddo says:

    So did they borrow from Michael Jackson’s This is it concert title?

  7. Laura says:

    Oh, it’s like a sexy teenaged buffet. *ponders* I’ll have a generous helping of Harry, Zayn and Niall (Irish accent)and a little dallop of louis and liam on the side. No Cowell please my reflux is acting up.

    I am so weird.

    • Anna says:

      Sample everything and then come back for seconds. Leave Simon in the salad bar (nobody goes to the buffet for the salad bar).

    • V4Real says:

      Who would I rather hit, let me ponder that. Absolutely none of them. I would rather hit a tree with my car before I touch those babies.

      Now where are those boys from The Wanted, they seem a bit more mature.

  8. LAK says:

    None. Too young for me though I can appreciate that the girls (and boys) are wild for Harry.

    Definitely NOT Simon. Ever.

    • Jenna says:

      Like you, WAY too young and pretty looking for me (although if I have a gun to my head and I have to take ONE home with me… the one 2nd from the right in the group shot with the beard can come and sit on the couch and we’ll play video games until morning – because Simon isn’t getting near me.) but I do at least understand a phrase I once read by a favorite writer describing a main character “He had the kind of innocent sweet look that made women want to take him home, feed him milk and cookies, then take him upstairs and feed him something else entirely.”

      That being said – I had a firm rule while dating… no guys prettier than I am. I’m not vain, no gorgeous gal, but having my first love go on to be a staggeringly good Angelina Jolie impersonator still messes my head up a bit!

  9. Toot says:

    The three on the right in the last pic are good looking, but they still look like young boys to me.

    Give me the guys from “The Wanted” they look more like men.

    Definitely no to Simon.

  10. Mandy says:


  11. Mhmm says:

    Love ALL of them way too much. Ok yeah especially harry. :p

  12. Anna says:

    1D. The whole thing.

  13. Dawn says:

    I look at them as cute kids who should enjoy the moment while they’re in it and learn as much as they can for the future because this will not last forever. Save your money boys is the best advice I can think to give them.

  14. WendyNerd says:

    Every time I look at an image of them, I just see the Teletubbies. Sort of how I used to just see a Pokemon every time I looked at Bieber (now I just see a giant baby douchebag when I look at Bieber)

  15. GiGi says:

    Too much. Too soon. Movie about them?! Oh rly?!

  16. DreamyK says:

    No. I can’t. These are boys. It’s too early in the morning to feel icky about looking at young boys that way.

    I do love Harry’s smile, though. His hair is usually much better..weird styling for such a big premiere.

  17. pretty says:

    Harry, Zayn, Luise. ! they are HOT.

  18. Turtle Dove says:

    Gah. I hate that I may be starting to get invested in this group, which I completely blame Lainey for. Until her fan-girling, I would pass over the threads.

    That little Harry Styles (amazing “rocker” name btw) is a cutie pie.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      PS – Simon… no. Geez, Kaiser. I’m eating breakfast. Don’t pose that question so early in the morning.

  19. Agnes says:

    I’m not much older than them yet when I look at them… I’ll wait ’till they grow up.

  20. Itwillrain says:

    Zayn is still too skinny. Harry is the hottest…he’s just got a certain je ne sais quoi.

  21. D says:

    Zayb is the only hot one. Harry looks to much like a girl.

  22. Sisi says:

    the shirt with the hearts is cute, I’d wear it 🙂

  23. Ray says:

    I’d put money on the one in the blazer and ankle length trousers to come out the closet first

  24. Fran says:

    So many pics of Harry with his tongue out, perhaps he and Miley need to get together. They seem to have that in common.

    No interest in any of these boys, and Simon…shudder…

  25. pzc says:


  26. Asdfg says:

    Probably a silly question but dothey style themselves or do they have their own stylists?

  27. INeedANap says:

    Clearly, they all skipped leg day.

  28. Mika says:

    I always think Harry is plain. I don’t really get the hype.

  29. Claudia says:

    1.) EW. Cowell needs to stop showing us his pink fleshy chest! Gross. Button up your shirt, you’re not Casanova (your harem only likes you for your money..)

    2.) Two of the boys need to wear looser pants: Zayn, because his legs are hilariously skinny and look silly with his clunky shoes, and Harry (it’s a little too girly-looking on him, and I think he’s usually adorable).

  30. aang says:

    Harry is ridiculous looking. Between the hair and the match stick legs, who would ever? The one on the other end looks relatively normal. Is that one Louis or Liam? Zayne is waaay to pretty. And the blond looks like a baby.

  31. Just Sayin says:

    I look at these post Gar-animal wearing nubes and I think the “Oneders” from “That Thing You Do!”. Packeged and placed for Teenie-bop consumption…..

  32. Janis Melnychuk says:

    I need the skinny pants thing to GO AWAY