For many One Direction fans, checking out the latest Harry Styles news is part of a daily routine. Styles and his bandmates are amongst the most talked about stars on the planet, and when real news about Harry is hard to find, we are “treated” to attempts to turn the most mundane happenings into a news story. Of course, some outlets are more than happy to invent a story if there is nothing real to report on Styles, but it is the desperation displayed by some sections of the media that has Harry’s fans scratching their heads.
As everyone must know by now, Harry and One Direction are on hiatus and the boys seem to have kept each other pretty much at-arms-length since December. Since then, stories about Harry have either featured Kendall Jenner or speculated about Styles releasing solo music or making his movie debut. There has been an absence of hard news since January when Harry dumped One Direction’s management team to sign with Jeff Azoff. Since then, Styles news has been at a premium and as was reported in the Inquisitr a while back, Harry has been in the news for what he did not do.
It seems that we are now entering a new era with regards to news about Harry. The Daily Mail has desperately tried to turn Harry’s sunglasses into a news story as they claim that “Harry Styles embraces Californian café culture in quirky sunglasses and a man bun.” Surely it cannot have escaped the U.K. tabloids notice that Styles has been wearing a man bun for ages? The level of tabloid desperation steps up a notch when the Mail claims that Harry’s “left sleeve was rolled up ever so slightly to reveal his anchor tattoo – fitting for his upcoming nautical project.”
It seems that Harry and the rest of the cast of the movie Dunkirk are to spend a few days on a decommissioned warship to get a feel for how armed services personnel lived during World War Two. Seriously, research and scene setting is hardly a new concept and Harry can probably survive a couple of days without access to the internet.
Gossip Cop recently debunked the claim that Harry was set to play Axl Rose in a biopic of the rock wildman. The original source of the story claimed that Harry was often compared to Axl Rose.
“[Harry is] beyond thrilled. Because of his rocker looks, Harry has regularly been compared to a young Axl, so he thinks this is the perfect role to make the leap into acting.”
Seriously, no-one ever compared Harry Styles to Axl Rose, no-one, ever. The two could not be more different. That doesn’t stop Teen Vogue from comparing Styles to Nirvana legend Kurt Cobain, this time because he wore a pair of Saint Lauren shades.
“The One Direction heartthrob wore a pair of retro white frames while out and about at Café Habana in Malibu. The vintage sunnies immediately brought late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain to mind: he helped make round, wide-rimmed glasses an iconic symbol of rockstar style. No wonder Harry wears them repeatedly.”
It seems that Styles was spotted wearing the same sunglasses back in March of this year. I don’t know about you, but shelling out $350 for a pair of sunglasses and then wearing them more than once is hardly a headline grabber, even if you are Harry Styles.
There has been no firm comment from Styles or his bandmates as to when One Direction will get back together, and it certainly isn’t clear what the reunited band will look like. The best guess is that Harry and the rest of the boys will spend around 18-months doing their own thing. Whilst we are being bombarded with the most mind-blowingly inane “stories” about Styles and One Direction after just a couple of months, one thing looks certain. It is sure to be a very long 18-months for fans of Harry Styles.
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