LOUIS TOMLINSON followed his former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles into other industries.
Harry launched Pleasing’s nail polish and skincare collection last November, and now Louis is following in his footsteps with a clothing brand.
Louis has registered a trademark called “28”, which covers everything from jumpers and tracksuits to baseball caps and bags.
The label, named after Louis’ favorite number, went official last month and the singer is expected to start selling his merchandise later this year.
During his last tour, Louis wore his own brand 28 clothing, including T-shirts and sweatshirts.
He is such a fan of numbers that he even got a tattoo with them on two fingers.
The singer has spent the past few months playing venues across the US on his first solo world tour and is gearing up to begin work on his second LP, two years after the release of his debut album, Walls.
Speaking about making the record, Louis said: “I enjoyed the process 20 times more than the first album.
“I think it’s because I’m still under pressure to put out a good record, but there were so many different opinions about the first album and I was trying to find my way out of a band the size of One Direction, so there was just so much going on in my head.”
Louie also shut down Liam Payne’s comments on One Direction.
Liam came under fire for comments he made about Zayn Malik on a podcast a few weeks ago, then clarified on Twitter that Zayn was his “brother” and that he would “support him forever.”
Louis said: “I am very proud of One Direction and so is Liam.
“Of course, I am immensely proud of those days. I mean, it was an incredible act at such a young age.
“I have amazing memories.”
eager to go
OLIVIA RODRIGO just completed her world tour last month, but she’s wasting no time recording the follow-up to 2021’s mega-selling debut album Sour.
I learned that she had already returned to the US studio and re-teamed with lead producer/songwriter Dan Nigro, who was one of the few people she worked with on Sour.
He produced or co-wrote ten of the 11 tracks on the record, and they are currently working on ideas that Olivia has come up with in the meantime.
A source said, “Olivia’s debut was one of the most high-profile in recent years. She really did something special when she was in the studio with Dan. She wants the sequel to change her sound so it’s not exactly the same.
“But she feels like she and Dan are a dream team when they get into the studio, so she hopes they can do more magic together.
“After wrapping up the tour, Olivia has had a few weeks off but is struggling to move forward with her second album.
“The last 18 months have been a complete whirlwind and while there’s no rush to release new music, she doesn’t want to leave it for long.”
The last couple of years have given her a lot to write about.
And given that she wrote her debut in a matter of weeks, I wouldn’t be surprised if a sequel comes out by next year.
Christina’s Pride in the Face of Unforeseen Fortune
SHE has had four No. 1 singles and 17 top ten hits, but if you didn’t already think Christina Aguilera was a superstar, you will when you find out what royalties she charges.
I learned that she earned a gigantic six-figure salary for her performance at Brighton Pride on Saturday, where she wore a neon outfit along with Ray, Ella Henderson and Todrick Hall.
The Lady Marmalade singer wore a bold green bodysuit with horns attached to her chest and thigh-high boots as she performed hits including Dirrty and Beautiful at Preston Park.
She paired her flamboyant look with a visor before changing into a black pvc outfit with flame sequins.
And as if there was no other way to spend her showbiz megabucks, she has now taken a luxury vacation to Capri to unwind.
She played shows in the UK in Scarborough, Liverpool and London ahead of Saturday’s South Coast final.
But now she can relax in style for the next few weeks after taking the whole family on a trip.
On Friday at London’s O2 Arena, she was joined on stage by Years & Years’ Ollie Alexander for a Say Something performance and told the audience: “I took my kids on tour with me. I have mum duties and singing duties.
“I come and see your faces and I remember why I do it. Many times I was told to change who I was and change my last name because Aguilera is hard to name – that’s beside the point.
“But no, it’s me. My children travel the world with me and it’s so wonderful.”
I think it’s especially beautiful when you can go to a super-expensive place like Capri.
Enjoy it Christina.
HE is one of our biggest reality TV stars, but Joey Essex’s latest venture is to get away from the small screen.
Favorite Towie has teamed up with Premier Inn to check out the best places to stay in the UK.
Seemingly imagining himself to be a more prestigious guide than one might expect, the first thing on Joey’s to-do list was a fancy bath.
Bypassing the bars and clubs, Joey opted for a more cultural trip to Bath Abbey and the Jane Austen Center.
Jane Austen and Joey Essex are two names I never thought I’d see in the same sentence.
Kylie looks grey-t
Kylie Jenner dressed up for her Saturday night in London despite flying to the UK to cheer on rapper boyfriend Travis Scott.
She wore this tight white top and faded gray jeans as she and her daughter Stormy headed to the O2 Arena where Travis played the first of two sold-out shows.
It was his first headlining gig since a stampede killed ten people at his Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas last November.
Despite the pressure on him, he was half an hour late to the stage – although the audience loved him as soon as he appeared.
The concerts in London were a warm-up before his Las Vegas residency the following month.
If there’s one thing Travis learned at Saturday’s gig, it’s that he should watch his clock.
The Big Pink have announced their first album in a decade, which they recorded with Jamie T, Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Jamie Hince of The Kills.
The British indie band best known for their hit Dominoes will release their long-awaited third album, Love Spins On its Axis, on September 30th.
Frontman Robbie Furze said: “Getting to this point has been one of the craziest journeys of my life. This is the soundtrack of my journey here.
“It was frightening, but at the same time beautiful, funny, but hand in hand, full of horror and sadness.”