This is probably the silliest story you’ll read today outside of anything related to Chris Brown.
Earlier this year, UK boyband (and one of my current faves don’t judge me) One Direction were sued by One Direction.
Nope; that’s not a typo: “One Direction” also happens to be the name of a somewhat unknown California-based rock band.
The suit alleged that Syco Entertainment (the record company owned bythat signed 1D) “chose to ignore the plaintiff’s rights and wilfully infringed them” when they used the name anyway, knowing that another band already existed with the name.
However, TMZ is reporting that the well-known One Direction (or we should say, Syco Entertainment) are now countersuing the Californian One Direction, claiming they’re nothing but a bunch of nobodies trying to latch onto the success of the boyband. Their debut album, “Up All Night”, made history when it became the first from an English pop band to reach #1 on the American Billboard charts.
Interestingly enough, the US-based version formed in 2009 and the famous UK-based version was formed in 2010 during the U.K. version of “The X-Factor“.
So it’s now officially One Direction vs. One Direction… vs. One Direction.
This is going in one too many directions for yours truly.