Saturday, January 28, 2012

MTV News Confirms That UK-Irish Boy Band "One Direction" Will Guest Star In Upcoming New Episode Of "iCarly" Called 'iGot Jungle Worms'

MTV News USA has confirmed on the official MTV USA website,, that the rumour that the UK-Irish boyband "One Direction", which consists of band members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, will be guest starring in the upcoming brand new season six episode of "iCarly" called "iGot Jungle Worms" as themselves, where they will also perform their song (single) "What Makes You Beautiful", is true:
One Direction To Appear On 'iCarly'

MTV News exclusive: The British boy band will play themselves on an episode of Miranda Cosgrove's hit Nick show.

"iCarly" is about to feel the effects of a British Invasion. The show has just booked British boy band One Direction to appear on the fifth season of the Miranda Cosgrove-starring show.

The guys will be on set Monday to tape their appearance on the episode, during which they will play themselves and perform "What Makes You Beautiful."

According to a synopsis of the episode, "Carly returns home sick after a trip and discovers that One Direction has accepted an invitation to perform on their web show. Not long after arriving, bandmate Harry becomes sick and we see Carly doting over him. Realizing Harry is playing sick for the attention, they hatch a plan to get him back in the group by telling him Gibby has become their newest bandmember. Meanwhile, Spencer becomes a personal trainer and gives a bratty girl a makeover."

The guys of One Direction, who got their start after appearing on "The X Factor" in 2010, are already superstars in their native U.K., and now it seems they are poised to break Stateside. Their debut album, Up All Night, is set for U.S. release on March 20, and they will be touring with Big Time Rush starting next month [February 2012].

Cosgrove stopped by the MTV News offices recently and teased that there were some big plans in store for season five. "We're just getting started to start the next season, so I'm not really sure what's going to come, because it's sort of a surprise for all of us even," she said. "But I've heard Carly's getting a boyfriend, so that's exciting, and we're gonna have some more musical guests, some big, different musical artists," she said, noting that she'd love to get Katy Perry on the show. "There are a lot of different musical acts that I love, so it's fun whenever we get to have music in an episode."

Michelle Obama made an "iCarly" appearance earlier this month on a special episode that honored military families.
Also, from Digital Spy:
One Direction to guest star on Miranda Cosgrove's 'iCarly'

One Direction are to guest star in the fifth season of Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly.

iCarly stars School of Rock's Miranda Cosgrove as the host of a web show with her friends.

© WENN & © Nickelodeon

One Direction will appear as themselves in an episode where Cosgrove's character becomes sick after coming home from a trip, reports MTV News.

She finds out that One Direction have agreed to perform on her web show, but band member Harry Styles also becomes sick after their arrival.

One Direction are set to perform 'What Makes You Beautiful' on the show.

The band previously admitted that cracking the US music market is going to be difficult.

Styles said: "America is a massive place and it's going to be hard. Nothing is gonna come easy. A lot of people have tried and failed but we want to break the mould and see what we can do. We'll definitely give it a go."

Watch the video for One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' [here on Digital Spy]
Also, from
One Direction to guest on 'iCarly'; hundreds of fans greet band at L.A. airport

One Direction is set to make a guest appearance on the Nickelodeon comedy series "iCarly" as the group is poised to conquer America. All indications are that One Direction is going to become the biggest act from "The X Factor" U.K. to have success in the United States.

So far, "The X Factor" U.K. 2006 winner Leona Lewis has been the only "X Factor" U.K. act who has had major success in America, but One Direction could surpass Lewis in international popularity.

One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010. Just like Lewis, One Direction was mentored by "The X Factor" executive producer Simon Cowell when he was a judge on the show. Lewis and One Direction are also signed to Syco Music, the record label that is co-owned by Cowell and Sony Music.

A telling sign that One Direction that is going to be a big hit in America is that even before One Direction has released any music in the U.S., the group was greeted by hundreds of fans when One Direction arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on January 27, 2012. The Daily Mail has published paparazzi photos of One Direction arriving at the airport and the crowd of fans who were there to see One Direction. The group is in L.A. to tape its appearance on "iCarly" on January 30, 2012.

One Direction's "iCarly" guest appearance will reportedly feature the group performing "What Makes You Beautiful," which was a No. 1 hit on the U.K. singles chart in 2011. The song is also nominated for Best British Single at the 2012 Brit Awards, which will be presented on February 21 in London. The winners of the Brit Awards are chosen by voting from the public.

"What Makes You Beautiful" is the first single from One Direction's debut album, "Up All Night." The album was released in U.K. and Ireland in November 2011. As previously reported, the U.S. release for "Up All Night" (on Syco/Columbia Records) is March 20, 2012.

On February 24, 2012, One Direction embarks on its first North American tour, as the opening act for Big Time Rush. But if the early fan reactions to One Direction in the U.S. are any indication, then One Direction is likely to end up being the star attraction on the tour instead of headliner Big Time Rush.

In January 2012, One Direction completed its first headlining U.K. tour, which sold out in minutes. The month-long trek of arenas and large theaters started off getting bad reviews from music critics, but the tour ended with mostly good reviews from critics.

The five members of One Direction are 17-year-old Harry Styles (who turns 18 on February 1, 2012), 19-year-old Zayn Malik, 18-year-old Niall Horan, 20-year-old Louis Tomlinson and 18-year-old Liam Payne. They all originally auditioned for "The X Factor" as solo singers, but they were rejected on the show as solo singers and allowed to continue on "The X Factor" if they formed a group, which was named One Direction.

The reason why One Direction already has a lot of fans in the U.S. and other countries outside of Europe comes down to two words: the Internet. Even though "The X Factor" U.K. is not on U.S. television, there is a lot of footage on the Internet of One Direction during and after the group's "X Factor" U.K. stint. Fans have also been spreading the word about One Direction on Internet social networking sites.
Also, from the Daily Mail:
TV cameo: One Direction are in the US to film an episode of sitcom iCarly

They've only been famous for a year, but One Direction were welcomed with an A-list reception last night as they touched down on US soil.

The British boyband have flown across the Atlantic in a bid to crack the American market, including a support slot on the Big Time Rush tour and a cameo stint on Nickelodeon sitcom iCandy.
Also, from
One Direction to appear on ‘iCarly’, Harry Styles confirms Caroline Flack breakup

‘One Direction’ mania has hit America as the UK superstars touched down on US soil to start their very first international tour.

The members of ‘One Direction’ were met at LAX by hordes of screaming fans, and although the boys wanted to spend some time signing autographs and chatting with fans, band member Harry Styles said that they couldn’t stop to chat because of US Marshall’s orders. He wrote;

“Sorry that we couldn’t stop at LAX guys…the US Marshall’s said it wasn’t safe. We all wanted to come see you .x”

The British Boy band is in America in hopes to make their mark internationally. ‘One Direction’ will be opening for Big Time Rush and they have landed a small cameo in the Nickelodeon show ‘iCarly’ where they will be playing themselves. The boys will be headed to the Miranda Cosgrove show today where they will perform the song ‘What Makes You Beautiful.’ Here is a synopsis of the ‘One Direction’ episode;

“Carly returns home sick after a trip and discovers that One Direction has accepted an invitation to perform on their web show. Not long after arriving, bandmate Harry becomes sick and we see Carly doting over him. Realizing Harry is playing sick for the attention, they hatch a plan to get him back in the group by telling him Gibby has become their newest bandmember. Meanwhile, Spencer becomes a personal trainer and gives a bratty girl a makeover.”
You can read the full article about the UK-Irish Boy Band "One Direction" being in North America here on

Also, from
[...] Harry [Styles] will be spending a lot of time in the U.S. over the next few months, as One Direction is set to support Nickelodeon TV stars Big Time Rush on tour.
Also, from Capital FM:
One Direction Greeted By Hundreds Of Fans In Los Angeles

The 'Gotta Be You' stars admit that it "wasn't safe" for them to come out as they touch down in the US to shoot iCarly performance.

One Direction were overwhelmed by the number of fans who came to greet them in Los Angeles as they arrived at the LAX airport earlier this morning (28th January).

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars were flying over to the US to record their appearance on Nickelodeon show iCarly but confessed that US Marshall's told them it "wasn't safe" for them to greet any of their followers.

Singers Harry Styles and Niall Horan took to their Twitter accounts to apologise to their fans for the confussion.

"Sorry that we couldn't stop at LAX guys...the US Marshall's said it wasn't safe. We all wanted to come see you .x," tweeted Harry.

Niall added: "So sorry guys! US marshalls said it wasnt safe for us to come out! Thank you for comin to LAX to see us! We heard there was 600 of u! Love u."

Shortly after, the Irish singer expressed his excitement to be in US.

"Lets go USA , this is soooo exciting! The reception we got at LAX thank you all soo much!"

The band will also be heading back to the US as they begin their North American tour in support of band Big Time Rush later next month.

Meanwhile, the band recently unveiled a behind the scenes making of video for their latest single 'One Thing'.
Also, posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
The rumours are TRUE! Besties @onedirection will b appearing in next season of @iCarly ! Wonder if the cast will enjoy the Brit invasion?!
Also, posted by Nickelodeon show creator, writer and producer Dan Schneider (Dan Warp; of Schneider's Bakery) on his official Twitter profile page (@DanWarp):
Should be a VERY fun day on the @iCarly set [iCarly set] today. I'm PUMPED!
Crazy day here at iCarly. I don't know which direction to go in! Wait, I think I've decided... which one direction is best. ;) ;) ;)
Also, from Metro:
One Direction's Harry Styles promoted to 'lead singer' for US tour

Harry Styles has proved a hit with music execs on One Direction's US tour, reportedly earning himself a promotion to 'lead singer'.

It would seem the same charms that helped Harry snag 32-year-old beauty Caroline Flack also work on music bosses, as sources have claimed that Styles has been singled out as a new front man.

The five-some are currently supporting Big Time Rush on their US tour and have proved just as popular with teenage girls Stateside as they are in the UK.

Harry reportedly caught the eye of host Carly on the Nickelodeon show iCarly and this has perhaps helped cement his new role as lead singer, which music execs claim the band need if they are to make it across the pond.

A source told the Daily Star: 'Columbia music execs are rubbing their hands with glee. It looks like One Direction are going to be absolutely massive in America.

'They decided long ago that Harry is a natural frontman. He's funny, confident and has a great voice.'

However the band, who all auditioned for the X Factor as solo singers before being placed together, are keen for things to remain even.

Harry is also celebrating his 18th birthday today and reportedly has an intimate weekend away with ex Caroline to look forward to when he returns to the UK.
Also, from Anna Williamson's Showbiz Peek at the Week column on Digital Spy:
[...] the soon to be UK's biggest boyband export, exciting news for fans of Nickelodeon's kids TV favourite iCarly - One Direction have signed up to the show in what is their acting debut. We're yet to see if they actually can act, but they are, as I write, filming their much hyped episode in the States with Miranda Cosgrove and co. The start of a promising Stateside career?? Hmm we're going to be seeing a lot more of our new fave fivesome this year, mark my words.
Also, from The Sun:
Arnie’s girl says: I’ll be back, Harry Styles

ONE Direction star Harry Styles has been bombarded with offers from American girls offering to help him over his split from cougar Caroline Flack.

Muscling her way to the front of the queue is Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of movie hardman Arnold.

The 22-year-old fell for the pop scamp after watching one of the band's videos. She then blagged her way into the LA studio where the band are filming Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly.

But newly single Harry — who split with Xtra Factor host Caroline before the band headed across the Atlantic to get stuck into their US assault — is wary of her Terminator dad. Harry said: "Katherine's been in the studio watching us. Imagine having Arnie as your dad-in-law."

Then, doing his best Arnie impression, Harry added: "Leave my house if you want to live."

The previous day, Katherine tweeted: "Just watched my first One Direction video with my cousin and @Harry_Styles is a cutie indeed!"

Katherine is not the only American stalking Harry, Zayn, Niall, Louis and Liam. Hundreds of fans were waiting for the band at LAX airport and hundreds more have been camped at their hotel.

Harry said: "We have had to use the hotel service lift. There are girls in the main lift the whole day, just going up and down hoping to bump into us."

The lads have been making a splash in the US despite having not released any music yet.

Almost 100,000 US fans signed a Twitter petition to get the boys to travel to America and pre-orders for their album are through the roof.

They have lead roles in the upcoming iCarly episode alongside the show's star Miranda Cosgrove and soon go on a US tour with boyband Big Time Rush.

So there are plenty more fish in the sea for young Harry — and he's got both sides of the Atlantic to choose from now.
Also, more from Capital FM:
One Direction Arrive Back In UK Following Nickelodeon TV Show Filming

The 'One Thing' stars have announced their return home after trip across the pond.

One Direction have revealead that they have returned back to the UK following their filming for Nickelodeon TV show iCarly in the US recently.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars were appearing on the teen sitcom and also hooked up with Big Time Rush – who they will support on tour later this month.

Taking to his Twitter account, Liam Payne was the first to announce the boy band's arrival.

He tweeted: " Woohooo we are home :) xxx, " before Harry Styles added: "Touch down!!! Back home :)."

Singer Louis Tomlinson also made reference to their return, he simply wrote: "Home sweet home :)x"

The band who are nominated for Best British Single at this year's BRIT Awards were greeted by hundreds of fans when they arrive in LA this past weekend and Harry managed to gain an admirer in Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter Katherine.

View a picture of One Direction preparing to leave Los Angeles [here on the official Capital FM website.]
Also, from
It is apparent that the people behind Nickelodeon sitcom "iCarly" [...] think that Harry Styles stands out because when One Direction made a guest appearance portraying themselves on the show (in an episode titled "iGot Jungle Worms"), he was singled out in the episode's plot. In the episode (whose premiere date is to be announced), Styles develops a crush on Carly (played by Miranda Cosgrove), and he fakes an illness so he could get sympathy and affection from her. The other guys in One Direction then play a joke on Styles and pretend that they may leave him behind because of his "illness." One Direction also performs the hit song "What Makes You Beautiful" in the episode.

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