Jun 19

Niall Horan talks Trump, touring with Maren Morris & more on ‘The Late Late Show’ in London

David Wolff-Patrick/RedfernsThe Late Late Show with James Corden is taking over London this week, and special guest Niall Horan came on the show to promote the second leg of his Flicker world tour.

During his chat with Corden, Cate Blanchett, and Orlando Bloom, Horan revealed that One Direction once kicked themselves out of Trump Tower in New York. He explained that they were staying there for their Madison Square Garden show when Donald Trump asked them to take a picture with his lawyer's daughter. The group decided not to do meet and greets because it was such a big show, so they told Trump no. Then, Trump told them they couldn't use the back garage to enter the building, forcing them to face their fans out front.

"He basically wanted us to promote the hotel," Horan said, "so we just left."

"I'm starting to think he's a bad guy," Corden quipped. 

Horan also revealed that if he could perform in any musical it would be Les Mis.

"I would be fantastic in that, wouldn't I?" he asked the group. 

Later, Corden pointed out that Horan's second leg of his tour is in the U.S., where people love to tailgate. Horan said he is nervous to tailgate with his opener Maren Morris because she is from Texas. 

"Tailgating like that and drinking like that and then trying to sing for an hour and a half, really don't work together," the singer said. "So i'm going to be hiding from her, basically, for the next three months."

Horan closed out the show with a performance of his hit single "Slow Hands" off his album Flicker

The Late Late Show continues its British invasion this week with Cher, Chris Pratt, and a special Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney

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   Jun 19

Niall Horan talks Trump, touring with Maren Morris & more on ‘The Late Late Show’ in London

David Wolff-Patrick/RedfernsThe Late Late Show with James Corden is taking over London this week, and special guest Niall Horan came on the show to promote the second leg of his Flicker world tour.

During his chat with Corden, Cate Blanchett, and Orlando Bloom, Horan revealed that One Direction once kicked themselves out of Trump Tower in New York. He explained that they were staying there for their Madison Square Garden show when Donald Trump asked them to take a picture with his lawyer's daughter. The group decided not to do meet and greets because it was such a big show, so they told Trump no. Then, Trump told them they couldn't use the back garage to enter the building, forcing them to face their fans out front.

"He basically wanted us to promote the hotel," Horan said, "so we just left."

"I'm starting to think he's a bad guy," Corden quipped. 

Horan also revealed that if he could perform in any musical it would be Les Mis.

"I would be fantastic in that, wouldn't I?" he asked the group. 

Later, Corden pointed out that Horan's second leg of his tour is in the U.S., where people love to tailgate. Horan said he is nervous to tailgate with his opener Maren Morris because she is from Texas. 

"Tailgating like that and drinking like that and then trying to sing for an hour and a half, really don't work together," the singer said. "So i'm going to be hiding from her, basically, for the next three months."

Horan closed out the show with a performance of his hit single "Slow Hands" off his album Flicker

The Late Late Show continues its British invasion this week with Cher, Chris Pratt, and a special Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney

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   Jun 19

Lauv’s “I Like Me Better” roars into the pop top 10 after a record 35 weeks

Jennica MaeLauv's breakthrough hit "I Like Me Better" has just completed a very long road to the top.  After 35 weeks on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, it's finally reached the top 10 -- the longest climb to that region in the history of that chart.

"I Like Me Better," which has also gone platinum and racked up over a billion streams worldwide, is actually Lauv's second top 10 on that chart.  His first was the Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato hit "No Promises," which he co-wrote under his birth name, Ari Leff.  You might think that "Ari Leff" is enough of a distinctive name that he wouldn't have to have a stage name, but he's got a good reason for going by the name "Lauv."

"I mean the stage name -- I always wanted it to be something that has meaning to me," he tells ABC Radio. "So 'Lauv' means 'lion' in Latvian. My mom's side of the family's from Latvia and I would go there every summer growing up. And 'Ari' means lion [in Hebrew] [and] I'm a Leo."

"I didn't want the name to be random, but yeah...I kinda just wanted something that was like short and sweet that still felt connected to my identity," he adds.

While Lauv thinks it's "awesome" that he has family all over Latvia, and he chose a Latvian word for his stage name, he admits that he still can't speak the language.

"At some point in my life, I gotta learn," he tells ABC Radio. "My two older sisters, they learned, so I definitely feel kinda like the dumb little brother that doesn't even know but, at some point, [I will], yeah."

This fall, Lauv will alternate alternate headlining dates with stints opening for Ed Sheeran on his North American stadium tour.

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