"Everybody always said it would be Harry that would have left (first). The last two years I've been hearing, 'Harry's gonna leave'. Zayn pipped him to the post... Maybe he's planning to do something else... Being in a boy band is amazing, they've done incredibly well, but it's restrictive. If you wanna grow as an artist, then you have to be brave and I think he's made enough money to be brave." BOY GEORGE applauds Zayn Malik for making the "brave" decision to quit One Direction.
"It’s a lot of pressure... I feel like it is a tough world already, and I was thankful to have family (with me) and walk through it with them, but it’s all about how you balance it, and trying to implement a few moments of normalcy and quietness in a really crazy ride. I feel for the fans, and totally understand fame as well and what he’s going through, but all the best to all of them." Former Jonas Brothers star NICK JONAS can understand why Zayn Malik quit One Direction, but he also empathises with fans who are heartbroken by his decision.
"I love it. It's a way to kind of leave the earth behind and clear my head, and because the creative side of the brain is kinda sometimes so scattered and disorganised, to have something that you can do that really switches over to the other side and is very task-oriented and discipline-oriented... is great for me. It's a good focus. I try not to make big decisions unless I've been up in the air." JOSH GROBAN is learning to fly a plane.
"People are freaking out! I get it. Everybody's different and that's what you have to understand. I know a lot of people from the outside are looking and going, 'Why leave right now?' But we don't know what it is to walk in his shoes. Things come to an end sometimes. From what I hear they're going to keep on getting the great music and we'll see how it goes." JENNIFER LOPEZ is amazed by the fall-out following Zayn Malik's decision to quit One Direction.
"For our first date he said, 'What do you want to do?' and I said, 'Cook for me,' so he made fish, mushrooms, avocado with a dressing, and tomatoes and mozzarella. It was amazing. There was something about him that made me feel really peaceful and at ease. He was really hot, too. Adorably hot." BRITNEY SPEARS recalls her first date with producer boyfriend CHARLIE EBERSOL, who she was introduced to by her assistant last year (14).
"N.W.A would have not existed without Eazy-E. No doubt in my mind. He was bold and not scared of anything. He was 21, 22, I was 16 - to me he was fearless. That's what he brought: 'I don't want to do no corny a** records that try to get on the radio. I want to do hardcore records about what the hell is going on around here'." Rapper ICE CUBE pays tribute to late bandmate Eazy-E on the 20th anniversary of his death.