Monday, July 23, 2012

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson And Zayn Malik Help Nickelodeon To Prank Their 1D Band Mates Harry Styles, Liam Payne And Niall Horan

One Direction: special appearance on 2012 Teen Choice Awards; Nickelodeon prank

Even though One Direction is in England on the same night that the 2012 Teen Choice Awards show takes place in Los Angeles on July 22, the group will make a pre-recorded appearance on the show. Meanwhile, Nickelodeon has released a video in which One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik have pulled a prank on their band mates Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan.

One Direction's official Twitter account tipped off the Teen Choice Awards appearance by posting this message on July 22, 2012: "Don’t miss 1D on The #TeenChoice Awards TONIGHT! Tune in to Fox at 8 PM EST to watch for the special appearance. 1DHQ x"

The announcement has many people assuming that One Direction has won at least one award and will appear in a video giving an acceptance speech.

The 2012 Teen Choice Awards are set to be presented at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Fox is televising the awards show in the U.S. at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time. One Direction was unable to attend the awards show in person, due to the group performing at radio festivals in Leeds and Manchester, England, on July 22, 2012.

"The X Factor" U.S. judge Demi Lovato and "Glee" co-star Kevin McHale are co-hosting the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

Stars from "The X Factor" (including Lovato, One Direction and Simon Cowell) have received nominations at the awards show. "The X Factor" U.S. is also nominated. Voting is done online by the public.

One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010 and has since gone on to have No. 1 hits and sold-out tours in several countries.

Meanwhile, in the Nickelodeon prank, an actress hired to portray a pregnant Nickelodeon producer pretends to go into labor during a videotaped interview with One Direction. The video shows Tomlinson and Malik trying to keep straight faces as Styles frantically asks for help. Meanwhile, Payne attempts to reach the "producer's husband" on the phone but he keeps getting disconnected. Horan remains the calmest during the prank, as if he's not quite sure he is believing what he is seeing.

[Watch One Direction's "I Can't Believe We Got Pranked By Nickelodeon" Video]

Also, from Unreality TV (blog):
One Direction 2012: Watch Zayn and Louis prank Harry, Liam & Niall using a very pregnant lady! (VIDEO)

One Direction boys Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan recently visited kids’ TV station Nickelodeon to conduct an interview.

However, pranksters Zayn and Louis decided to liven up the pre-recording banter with the help of the pregnant interviewer…

Unbeknownst to Harry, Liam and Niall, Zayn and Louis arranged for the interviewer to pretend she was going into labour after asking the boys to sing to her baby.

As you’ll see in the video after the jump, all the 1D boys who weren’t in on the joke were horrified at the prospect that they might end up delivering a baby right there and then!


Aww these boys are so bad! And of course, we’ve yet to see how Harry, Liam and Niall are going to get their own back on Louis and Zayn.

Watch this space!

Also, from the Daily Mail:
'Can somebody help us?': One Direction's Harry Styles freaks out as woman 'goes into labour' during TV appearance

As a group, they're known for their love of joking around and playing pranks on unsuspecting victims.

But now One Direction have been on the receiving end for once.

With Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik in on a Nickelodeon Prank, the band find themselves tricked in to believing a producer is about to give birth right in front of them.

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Panic: One Direction believed their producer was going into labour as part of a hilarious prank organised by Nickelodeon

The devious duo hired an actress to play a Nickelodeon producer with a huge prosthetic bump and went from there.

'We're going to have a bit of fun with it and see what their natural reaction is,' Zayn says.

The actress more or less immediately starts saying she feels uncomfortable, and while the boys try to seek advice on what to do, they find they are alone in the building with her.

Labour pains: Harry seemed particularly concerned and made an effort to pacify the woman
However, the band start to panic when the producer's labour pains go from bad to worse, and she starts screaming and crying.

Harry Styles immediately springs in to action in the hope of finding help.

'Why is no-one here? Can somebody help us?!' he shouts manically.

'Your wife is giving birth': Liam was charged with the task of calling the pregnant woman's husband and telling him she was in labour

Liam Payne initially tries to make the woman comfortable, and is then tasked with calling her husband to tell him his baby is on the way.

'We're with your wife and she's in a lot of pain,' he says. 'We know she's pregnant and she might be giving birth.'

Amid the mass panic, some humour is injected into the situation when Harry and Louis complain of a strange smell.

'Why is no-one here?': Harry panicked when he realised they were the only ones in the room with the pregnant producer

Giving birth: At one point, Harry and Zayn had to pick up the actress as she fell to the floor
'I'm sorry, I farted. I'm pregnant,' the actress says to the boys, who then collapse into a fit of giggles.

As her moans and groans reach fever pitch, the boys seem to be on the edge of breakdown when she tells them it was all a joke.

Niall Horan and Liam are visibly shocked, while Louis and Zayn high five and hug.

Jokers: Zayn and Louis were thrilled to have caught out their bandmates with the prank
But it's all a bit much for Harry, who collapses on the floor and then has to be consoled by the actress.

'Harry was the worst! You were so embarrassing,' Louis says.

But it seems Harry had other things on his mind throughout the experience.

'I was actually thinking, "This is going to be a great press story; One Direction deliver a child",' he joked.

Traumatised: Harry had to be comforted by the actress after he realised he'd been tricked

Headlines: Harry thought the incident would have made a fantastic newspaper story

Also, from W.E.N.N via Orange UK News:
One Direction fooled by pregnancy prank

One Direction were given a fright after they were roped into helping a pregnant woman go through labour as part of a TV prank.

Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson decided to have some fun at the expense of bandmates Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, who flew into a panic thinking a TV producer named only as Stephanie was about to give birth before their Nickelodeon interview.

The mum-to-be, who was actually an actress wearing a fake baby bump, began screaming in 'pain', shouting, "The baby is coming! The baby is coming right now!" as she collapsed into Styles' arms.

Payne then placed a frantic call to Stephanie's husband, telling him, "I'm with your wife, she's pregnant and she might be giving birth! You want to be here!"

As the boys crowded around the screaming actress, she then gave up the stunt by exclaiming, "I refuse to give birth on this floor... because you all have been pranked by Nickelodeon!"

An embarrassed Styles later told viewers, "I was actually thinking this is going to be a great press story - One Direction delivers child! I can't believe we got pranked."
Also, from Capital FM:
One Direction Pranked By Fake Pregnant Woman On Nickelodeon - Video

Harry Styles was left looking gob smacked as Louis and Zayn play a trick on the rest of the band.

One Direction's Harry Styles was left stunned and relieved after band mates Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik played a prank on the rest of the group with the help of Nickelodeon recently.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars enlisted the help of a fake pregnant producer to fool the singers into thinking she was heading into labour.

Immediately as the woman showed signs of giving birth, Harry can be seen with a look of horror as he helps to console her whilst Niall runs for help and Liam attempts to call her husband.

Louis can be heard joking around as he makes a remark at the woman passing wind and Zayn keeps fairly quiet so as not to spoil the surprise.

After the reveal, Harry buries his head in his hands as the rest of the group tease him about his reaction during the prank.

You can watch One Direction being pranked on Nickelodeon [above]

At the end of the footage, Harry can be heard stating how he was thinking about what a fantastic press story it would have made.

Meanwhile, the band scooped three prizes at the Teen Choice Awards 2012 i n Los Angeles last night (22nd July) and delivered a hilarious special acceptance video message as they were unable to attend the star-studded spectacular.
Also, from The Huffington Post:
One Direction Prank: Band Gets Tricked By 'Pregnant' Woman On Nickelodeon (VIDEO)

When we heard that Zayn and Louis of One Direction pranked the rest of the boys -- Harry, Liam and Niall -- on Nickelodeon we knew it would be amazing. But when you add three hidden cameras and an actress pretending to be a pregnant producer going into labor, the results are completely priceless.

Watch the boys sing to her baby in an attempt to "calm him down," and see the horror on their faces when she yells, "THE BABY IS COMING RIGHT NOW!" For the short version, fast-forward to 5:15 for Harry's hilarious reaction when he finds out that it was all Zayn and Louis.

As Louis aptly put it, "Harry was the worst!!" But one commenter reacted to Harry's concern differently, writing: "This is just one more reason why Harry Styles should be the father of my children."

In other hilarious One Direction videos, don't miss this recent interview during which the boys play a rousing game of "Romance Rapid Fire."

What did you think of Harry's reaction? Would you have been fooled by the prank?
Also, from London's Metro:
Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson teamed up with Nickelodeon, ahead the band's interview on the show, to fool Harry, Liam Payne and Niall Horan.

When the pregnant female interviewer came along to chat to the boys, she 'faked' labour, leaving the lads in a tither.

The results see Harry in deep breathing exercises, Liam frantically phoning the woman's husband and Niall looking a little dumbstruck.
Also, from the International Business Times:
One Direction Stars Zayn Malik And Louis Tomlinson Play A Hilarious Prank On Their Band Mates [VIDEO]

British-Irish boy-band One Direction's stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were shooting for a commercial on the sets of Nickelodeon and they decided to spice their day up by pulling a prank on their One Direction band-mates Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payn.

They used the help of an actress that posed to be a pregnant producer from Nickelodeon and during the interview, had a sudden labor pain. It makes for a hilarious video when Styles, Horan and Payn get nervous and have no clue how to handle the situation.

The prank seems to have worked perfectly when Harry Styles gives the extreme reaction and responds with so much intensity. He starts panicking, starts calling the pregnant woman's husband and gets extremely nervous.

One Direction, a British-Irish Boy Band, came to the scene in November 2011 when their album "Up All Night" became the fastest selling debut album in the UK in 2011. This boy-band star Zayn Malik,19, whose certainly has a sense of humor, has also been in the news lately for dating Perry Edwards, who belongs to a girl band called Little Mix.
Also, from the Press Association via The Huffington Post UK:
Harry Styles Pranked: One Direction Star Panicked As 'Pregnant' Interviewer Goes Into 'Labour' (VIDEO)


Harry Styles managed to see the funny side after his bandmates set him up to think he was going to help deliver a baby live on air.

US channel Nickelodeon hired an actress to pretend to be expecting a baby and go into labour before she interviewed One Direction.

Watch Harry panic in the video above.

The Daily Star said Harry's bandmates, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, were in on the trick while Liam Payne and Niall Horan were also victims of the prank.

Harry is said to have shouted: "Why is no-one here? Can somebody help us?" while Liam rang the woman's fake husband and Niall sat there looking shocked.

And Harry is said to have buried his face in his hands after it was revealed the woman's 'labour' was a prank.
Also from
Video: One Direction prank on Nickelodeon has fans giggling over fake birth

One Direction got pranked good by Nickelodeon on set during a Saturday taping. Revealing just how the boys were about to get on stage, there was a crisis when a producer pretended she was going to have a baby. The lady was actually an actress who strapped on a fake baby bump and really wasn’t pregnant at all, but she was good at convincing One Direction she was about to give birth.

Moving the chairs around, talking to the woman and even providing support by calling her husband, there was no doubt the guys in the band did their best. However Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were in on the prank on set, so they helped set the tone for the event. Doing what they could to make the other three panic about the situation, Zayn and Louis played along and seemed to cause even more drama.

Video: One Direction gets pranked
Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles didn’t know it was fake and it was Harry who really seemed to be worried about the woman. Looking concerned and sincerely doing what he could to help, he was completely engaged in the joke until they told him he was part of a prank.

“I was thinking this would be a great press story,” said Harry Styles after he had been let in on the secret that it was a joke. Of course his band mates made fun of him, in a buddy sort of way, that he was too engaged.

Take a look at Nickelodeon pranking One Direction. With a great joke of a pregnant lady, the guys definitely gave the fans a good laugh when they respond to her needs.
Also, from
Harry Styles almost loses pants in One Direction, 'Nick' prank

Harry Styles and One Direction band mates Liam Payne and Niall Horan were part of a prank recently. Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Nickelodeon and a fake pregnant actress for-hire, pulled the equivalent of a Justin Bieber-Ashton Kutcher Punk'd routine. It was classic.

The video of the 1D prank begins with Stephanie sporting an authentic-looking baby-bump. The cast instructs everyone to clear out so the "Nick" producer can prep Harry and the boys for an upcoming interview.

Watch: "One Direction Nick prank"
“After the rotund accomplice takes a seat, she says, "I just ate chocolate, and my baby is kicking my bladder right now."
As Harry Styles and Liam Payne look on, she asks if One Direction could sing to her baby; it calms him down.

They snicker, but being the gentleman that they are, all 1D members begin singing a pitiful rendition of the "Rock-a-bye-Baby" lullaby.

Just when the group thinks their golden voices was just what the doctor ordered for the faux-pregnant prankster, she appears to be going into labor.

Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson try to put their best acting-feet forward, while obviously trying to contain the laughter inside. Meanwhile, Niall Horan, who is sitting near an ashen-faced Harry Styles, appears indifferent.
"The baby is coming!" the Nickelodeon actress yells.
Styles tries desperately to calm the woman, who is doing a heck of a job pulling the part off.
"Why is no one here?" Harry calls out to a stoic Niall Horan.
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, who is obviously having a time fighting off laughter, bolts backstage to pretend he is calling his mom, who is a nurse.

While Harry holds the Nickelodeon producer's hand, Liam calls her husband, who is likely involved in the prank. The entire time, Stephanie yells about the pain, and even manages to pass gas, although that was likely a blooper.

Moments later, she reveals the prank to the One Direction trio -- and the crowd goes wild, while Styles almost loses his pants.

Harry Styles saves face by saying that he was thinking about how much press 1D would get for helping to deliver a baby. What a guy, right? He's always thinking about turning lemons into lemonade.