Will One Direction go in different directions?

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The One Direction doll range has been released in time for Christmas. I’d be concerned about buying these for little girls.

How long will it be before one of them leaps on one of your daughter’s Bratz dolls and how much is it going to cost you in doll hair gel every time your daughter wants to dress them up? And, if you buy the whole group, presumably it won’t be more than a couple of months before they break up!

McFly star Tom Fletcher is getting into the spirit of the Olympics by writing an official song for the Games’ mascots. The singer has recorded On A Rainbow, about Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville’s journey to the sporting extravaganza in London next summer. I bet he wishes he’d ended-up in the jungle or on Strictly instead!

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has agreed to provide washing facilities including washing machines at the next festival. I’m sorry, but if you can wash clothes in a washing machine at a music festival, then, to my mind it’s not a festival! There are just certain things you shouldn’t be able to find on-site at Glastonbury, including washing machines. And add to that a trouser-press. Let’s face it. It’s not going to get used, is it?

Example is working with Enrique Iglesias. The 28-year-old – who has previously teamed up with Professor Green, Wretch 32 and Ed Sheeran – admits collaborating with the Hero crooner will surprise fans, but feels he is versatile enough to work with anyone.

Coldplay are serving up an early Christmas present for fans by playing a free intimate gig in London next month. The Yellow hitmakers will perform a special set at the 500-capacity Dingwalls nightclub, where frontman Chris Martin and his bandmates played an early gig in 1998.

And finally this week, Kelly Clarkson believes her potential boyfriends are ‘scared as hell’ she will write a track about them, but insists her music tends to be more about her working environment rather than who she is dating.