The X Factor 2013 live tour kicks off later this month and the acts are excited!
Jahméne Douglas tweeted from backstage: “I have so much respect for the xfactor dancers ! They are incredibly hard working and crazy talented ! <3”
And perhaps tempting fate, he added: “I can’t believe it’s the tour soon already !! Praying for good health all the way through <3”
Union J meanwhile pleaded with their fans to grab tickets to see them.
They tweeted last night: “XFACTOR TOUR SOON!! so if you want to see us perform please get some tickets as it would be wicked to see as many of you as possible! Josh x
Those not trying to get into Justin Bieber’s pants are busy criticizing them.
On Saturday, the 18-year-old pop star responded to the ongoing critiques about his drop-crotch trousers.
“To those of u who tell me not to sag my pants. Double think that,” J.B. wrote, posting anInstagram photo of himself in skinny blue jeans.
In the Danny Zuko-esque shot, the tight-pants-wearing Biebs takes a break from his ping-pong game and stands with his feet apart and arms stretched open, as if to say “How do you like me now, bra?”
We like you just fine, J.B. But come on, this guy could sag, bag, wear jorts or even meggings, and it’d be totally swaggy.
But NIALL HORAN has a few more zeros on his bank statement — and has forked out £70,000 for a top-spec black Range Rover.
It turns out the ONE DIRECTION star was better than your average at taking the exam, too.
He sailed through first time, with a near-perfect drive, before ripping off his L-plates and picking up his first set of wheels on Friday.
Niall made just two mistakes, following an intensive 25-hour course of lessons. It’s impressive he even managed to master the three-point-turn in that time, especially after getting into the habit of pausing his lessons to meet fans.
A source said: “He stopped to speak with fans and signed lots of autographs during his lessons. He never turned anyone down who wanted to get their picture taken with him.
“Even with all of that, his instructor was still overheard saying he had never had a pupil so focused on passing his test.”
After passing last Tuesday, in Borehamwood, Essex, Niall spent the next three days searching for a car which would fit in with his bandmates’ expensive motors.
His brother Greg should have made a bet with their dad Bobby — he predicted Niall would buy a Range Rover, while Mr Horan reckoned he would copy bandmate HARRY STYLES’ flashy Audi R8.
Until now, Niall has got himself around on his pushbike, so getting over speeds of 30mph could take some getting used to.
3/4cup butter or margarine, softened
3 & 1/2cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking powder
2containers (1 lb each) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
4cups assorted candies
4oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), shredded
- Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
- Step 2:
- On lightly floured surface, roll half of dough at a time 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 3-inch rounds. On ungreased cookie sheet, place rounds 2 inches apart.
- Step 3:
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
- Step 4:
- Spread frosting on cookies. Top with candies. Sprinkle with shredded candy coating.
1cup Whole wheat flour
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1 & 1/2cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon dry ginger
1/4teaspoon ground cloves
1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4cup dark brown sugar
1/4cup vegetable or canola oil
1/2cup skim milk
2teaspoons vanilla extract
1cup grated carrots
3/4cup crushed walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Step 2:
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, oats, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg
- Step 3:
- In a separate bowl, combine egg whites, brown sugar, oil, milk and vanilla. Slowly add mixture to dry ingredients and stir until well mixed. Add in raisins and carrots
- Step 4:
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets and sprinkle top of cookies with crushed walnuts.
- Step 5:
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and slightly firm.
1/2cup butter, softened
1cup packed brown sugar
2cups Bisquick Heart Smart® mix
1cup semisweet chocolate chips ( 6 onz)
- Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg. Add Bisquick mix; beat on low speed until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Step 2:
- Onto ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
- Step 3:
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set on edges and golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.