Wednesday was a difficult day for all the Directioners out there, and it looks like the worst may be yet to come. Zayn Malik announced via Facebook that he was leaving One Direction, and now E! News has learned that another band member may be leaving soon as well. Brace yourselves: Harry Styles is eyeing a transition from boy-bander to Hollywood darling. An insider tells the site that “Harry has told his friends that the wants to get into acting. He loves Los Angeles.” And in addition to taking his talents to the big screen, Styles is already working on some new (solo) music projects with several other famous faces in the biz like Meghan Trainor, Kodaline and Ariana Grande.
END OF AN ERA
Good news and bad: The X Files is getting resurrected, but another beloved show is coming to an end. The producers of Downton Abbey say the sixth season of this popular drama will be its last. Executive producer Gareth Neame said its creators wanted to exit “when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together,” and promised “a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue.”
Former Glee star Mark Salling has settled a sexual battery case against him for $2.7 million, TMZ reports. Salling was named in a lawsuit by his ex, Roxanne Gorzela, who claims that in 2011 the TV star threw her to the ground and severely hurt her knees during a fight. The actor alleged Gorzela broke into his L.A. home and attacked him. The case was settled mid-trial; the battery claim was dropped, but the actor admitted to negligently causing the former Playboy model to fall and injure herself.