LOUIS TOMLINSON follows his former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles in branching out into other industries.
Harry launched the Pleasing nail polish and skincare collection last November, and now Louis is following in his entrepreneurial footsteps by creating a clothing label.
Louis registered a trademark called “28” and it covers everything from sweaters 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 whipping up its wares later this year.
Louis wore his own “28” brand clothes on his last tour, including t-shirts and hoodies.
He’s such a fan of numbers that he even got them tattooed on two of his fingers.
The singer has spent the past few months playing venues across the United States as part of his first solo world tour and is preparing to start work on his second LP – two years after the release of his first Walls.
Speaking about working on the record, Louis said, “I enjoyed the process 20 times more than on the first album.
“I think it’s because there’s always pressure to deliver a good record, but there were so many different opinions on the first album and I was trying to find my feet coming out of it. a group the size of One Direction, so there was just so much going on in my head.
Louis also closed comments made on One Direction by Liam Payne.
Liam had come under fire for comments he made about Zayn Malik on a podcast a few weeks ago and later took to Twitter to clarify that Zayn was his ‘brother’ and that he would ‘support him for still”.
Louis said: “I’m immensely proud of One Direction, as I know Liam is.
“I’m immensely proud of those days, obviously. I mean, it was an amazing thing to do at such a young age.
“I have incredible memories.”
Can’t wait to go
OLIVIA RODRIGO only wrapped up her world tour last month, but she’s wasting no time following up on 2021’s mega-selling debut album Sour.
I learned that she is already back in the studio in the United States and has teamed up again with top producer and songwriter Dan Nigro, who was one of the few people she worked with on Sur.
He produced or co-wrote ten of the 11 tracks on the record and they are now working on ideas that Olivia has come up with in the meantime.
A source said: “Olivia’s debut was one of her biggest in years. She really did something special when she was in the studio with Dan. She wants the sequel to evolve her sound so that not be exactly the same.
“But she feels like she and Dan are a dream team when they hit the studio, so she hopes they can do more magic together.
“Olivia had a few weeks off after the tour ended, but she’s been chomping at the bit to make progress on the second album.
“The past 18 months have been a complete whirlwind and while there’s no rush to release new music, she doesn’t want to leave it too long.”
The last two years have given him a lot to write.
And given that she wrote her debut in a matter of weeks, I wouldn’t be surprised if the follow-up came out next year.
Christina’s pride before a windfall
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’ll know it when you find out the fees she charges.
I learned she earned a giant six-figure salary for her performance at Brighton Pride on Saturday, where she wore a neon outfit in a line-up alongside Raye, Ella Henderson and Todrick Hall.
The Lady Marmalade singer wore the bold green bodysuit with horns attached to her chest and thigh high boots as she performed hits such as Dirrty and Beautiful in Preston Park
She paired her striking look with a visor before changing into a black PVC outfit with sequined flames.
And as if there was no more showbiz way to spend her megabucks, she’s now flown on a luxury vacation to Capri to unwind.
She performed UK shows in Scarborough, Liverpool and London ahead of Saturday’s South Coast final.
But she can now relax in style for the next few weeks after taking her whole family on the trip.
On Friday at London’s O2 Arena, she was joined on stage by Years & Years’ Olly Alexander for a performance of Say Something, and she told the audience: “I brought my kids on tour. I have the duty of mom and the duty to sing.
“I come and I 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 tell – it’s not relatable.
“But no, it’s me. My children travel the world with me and it’s so beautiful to see.
I imagine it’s especially beautiful when you can go to a very expensive place like Capri.
Enjoy it, Christina.
He’s one of our biggest reality TV stars, but Joey Essex’s latest adventure is to step away from the small screen.
The Towie favorite has teamed up with Premier Inn to discover the UK’s best places to stay.
Seemingly wanting to be a more upmarket tour guide than you might expect, first on Joey’s to-do list was the genteel Bath.
Avoiding bars and clubs, Joey opted for a more cultural trip to Bath Abbey and the Jane Austen Centre.
Jane Austen and Joey Essex – two names I never expected to see in the same sentence.
Kylie looks gray
KYLIE JENNER dressed up for her Saturday night outing in London, even though she traveled to the UK to cheer on her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott.
She wore this skintight white top and faded gray jeans as she and daughter Stormi made their way to the O2 Arena, where Travis played the first of two sold-out shows.
It was his first headlining gig since a crush killed ten people at his Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas last November.
Despite the pressure on him, he was half an hour late on stage – even though the audience loved him once he got there.
The London shows were a warm-up for her residency in Las Vegas next month.
If Travis learned anything from Saturday’s gig, it’s that he should watch the clock.
The Big Pink have announced their first album in a decade, which they produced with Jamie T, Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Jamie Hince of The Kills.
The British indie band, best known for their smash hit Dominoes, will release their long-awaited third album Love Spins On Its Axis on September 30.
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 to get here.
“It was scary, but also beautiful at the same time, full of fun, but hand in hand full of terror and sadness.”