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Louis Tomlinson Got Help From Simon Cowell During a Pretty Scary Moment

Louis Tomlinson Got Help From Simon Cowell During a Pretty Scary Moment

Aww, we love how much of a father figure Simon Cowell has become to the One Direction guys!

The reality TV judge and producer recently shared a story about a time Louis Tomlinson‘s nerves got the best of him before a show.

“When somebody goes a little bit crazy, my way of dealing with things is to deal with it straight away, face-to-face,” Simon told Billboard about the incident. “I sat him down and went, ‘Look, we’ve all been there, I’ve been there. You’re in a fantastic place right now.’ … And then we laughed it off, he sent me a very nice text afterwards and from that moment we had this incredible bond.”

Simon also revealed that he told Louis – the last of the guys to launch his solo career – not to feel too much pressure and to “always be true to yourself with the music.”

Louis and I, you know, we’ve got this very close bond,” Simon elaborated. “When we heard about this current record, I remember calling him and going, ‘Louis, this record is special’ – and I could not be happier.”

“Actually, with all the boys, if I’m being honest with you,” Simon added. “They’ve worked for this. But yeah, you do feel a little bit like a proud dad when you see all five of them doing well now.”

Simon put Louis, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik together in a group after they all auditioned individually for The X Factor UK in 2010.

The day the world was changed forever.

Simon Cowell Says One Direction Without Harry Styles 'Wouldn't Be the Same'

Simon Cowell Says One Direction Without Harry Styles 'Wouldn't Be the Same'

Is a One Direction without Harry Styles a possibility in the future?

Simon Cowell, who created the band back in 2010, says it’s definitely possible, but “it wouldn’t be the same.”

“You know, it’s fun being out there on your own, but what I hope is going to happen is that they remember now how much fun it was being in a group,” Simon told The Sun. “I always believe that you don’t make rules, you break the rules. So there’s nothing to stop them, if they want to, getting together for a tour, for an album.”

“I made it absolutely clear, obviously, ‘We’re in,’” he added.

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Harry all went their separate ways and embarked on their own solo projects just over a year ago.

Louis has recently revealed the the guys are still his “best mates,” and in May, Harry said he “wouldn’t rule out” a reunion.

*Fingers Crossed*

Maisie Williams Was So Into Ed Sheeran at the Brit Awards 2017!

Maisie Williams Was So Into Ed Sheeran at the Brit Awards 2017!

Maisie Williams stepped out at the 2017 Brit Awards and it looks like she had a blast!

The 19-year-old Game of Thrones star was there to present an award but stayed to enjoy the festivities, including a performance from Ed Sheeran!

When the camera panned to Maisie during Ed‘s time on stage, she was dancing away in the audience.

“We’re all @Maisie_Williams right now #EdSheeranBRITs #BRITs,” the award ceremony wrote on their Twitter account.

Maisie even took a Snap with Ed before his performance but he wouldn’t reveal what he was going to perform!

Other celebrities attending the ceremony included Louisa Johnson, Zara Larsson, David Tennant, Simon Cowell, Michael C. Hall and Naomi Campbell.

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Louis Tomlinson Receives Kind Words from Simon Cowell After 'X Factor' Performance

Louis Tomlinson Receives Kind Words from Simon Cowell After 'X Factor' Performance

We’re currently wiping away tears after watching Louis Tomlinson all choked up after his performance on The X Factor UK tonight (December 10).

The 24-year-old singer hit the stage for his first live performance as a solo artist outside of One Direction and he debuted his new single “Just Hold On” with Steve Aoki.

WATCH VIDEO: Louis Tomlinson performs “Just Hold On” live for the first time!

Simon Cowell, who created 1D, said some very touching words to Louis after the performance, which took place days after his mom died.

The performance was scheduled before Louis‘ mom died and Simon opened up about how she was looking forward to seeing her son perform.

Louis, I have to say something to you. I’ve known you now for six years. What you’ve just done, and the bravery, I respect you as an artist. I respect you as a person,” Simon said. “Your mom was so proud of you Louis and she was so looking forward to tonight. She’s watching down on you now and you’ve done her proud.”

Will One Direction Ever Reunite? Simon Cowell Weighs In!

Will One Direction Ever Reunite? Simon Cowell Weighs In!

If you are holding out hope for One Direction‘s “hiatus” to be short, you may be waiting a while.

Simon Cowell recently opened up about the launching of their solo careers and whether the guys – Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson – would ever get back together.

“I don’t know is the answer,” Simon told The Sun. “I think there would be such an appetite amongst the fans for a reunion, whether it was a tour or a record.”

“They are going to have successful solo careers – that is assured as much as it can be,” he continued. “They have got to make great records but I reckon they will…I wouldn’t rule anything out. With these guys, I left the decisions up to them. They were all out of contract when it ended so apart from Zayn Malik who was under an existing option no one else was under contract.”

Simon added, “My point is that I have always left the decisions up to them and they have made pretty good decisions and so I trust them.”

Simon Cowell Says Liam Payne Signing With Another Label is 'Annoying'

Simon Cowell Says Liam Payne Signing With Another Label is 'Annoying'

It sounds like Simon Cowell wasn’t too happy to hear about Liam Payne solo record deal with Capitol Records.

The 56-year-old music exec told The Sun, “It is a bit annoying if I am honest with you—mainly because it is another label who has now got your artist who you worked with for so many years. But that is the music business, unfortunately. I don’t think anyone else from the band will do that.”

“We had spoken a lot—him and I—about what he wanted to do next,” Simon added. “But I guess he read about Harry [Styles]‘s deal and thought we weren’t interested. My impression was that he wasn’t in any hurry to make a record because he discussed this last year. He was more into songwriting…Of course there is a part of you that goes, ‘Maybe we should have had the conversation.’ That maybe is my fault but it has happened now.”

As for Harry staying with Sony, Simon said, “We spoke about this a long time ago and certain artists do prefer to be signed to an American label and he spends a lot of time over here. This was something we were very instrumental in and it was the result we all wanted so it was great.”

Liam Payne Signs With New Management, Simon Cowell Hints at Disloyalty

Liam Payne Signs With New Management, Simon Cowell Hints at Disloyalty

Liam Payne is breaking out of his boy band shell.

The 22-year-old former One Direction singer just signed a new management deal with Doyen Global, distancing himself more from Simon Cowell.

Meanwhile, Simon recently left Liam‘s name out when talking about loyalty.

“The great thing about these boys – well, not all of them, but most of them – they are incredibly loyal and you don’t always expect that,” Simon told Yahoo. “Niall [Horan], Harry [Styles], Louis [Tomlinson]… amazing.”

Simon Cowell Talks Zayn Malik, Harry Styles' Solo Career, & Why One Direction Was a 'Nightmare'

Simon Cowell Talks Zayn Malik, Harry Styles' Solo Career, & Why One Direction Was a 'Nightmare'

Simon Cowell opens up all about One Direction for the new Billboard magazine cover story.

The 56-year-old music executive talked about Zayn Malik and Harry Styles‘ solo careers, and more. Check it:

On whether or not One Direction is broken up for good: “I don’t know if it’s a hiatus or a breakup, to be honest. In a weird way, I don’t want to know.”

On Zayn: “Zayn is still signed to our company. But the boys hadn’t bought into the fact that he was leaving, so out of respect for them, it wasn’t the right thing to put him on Syco…”

On Harry recording a solo album: “He’ll work out what kind of record he wants to make because he’s got great taste — which is always a help. All the writers and producers want to work with him, understandably, but he probably won’t rush into it.”

Simon also joked to the mag that 1D was “a nightmare” to work with right after X Factor. “They were like five puppies — really excited, loads of opinions, always wanted to hang out.”

For more on Simon, visit Billboard.com.

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