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Does Liam Payne's announcement of solo single hints at band's split?

Updated: Jul 22, 2016 17:09 IST

Washington.D.C, July 22 (ANI):Looks like millions of 'One Direction' fans are going to suffer heartbreak, after Liam Payne's announcement about his new single.

The 22-year-old heartthrob took to his Twitter handle to reveal that he has signed a solo deal with Capitol Records in the United Kingdom, reports E! Online.

"Happy to have signed to @CapitolUK. They have an amazing history of artists, I hope I can follow in their footsteps," he tweeted.

The news resulted in an array of reactions on social media.

While several fans congratulated the singer, some simply couldn't look past their hopes that 'One Direction' will be back someday.

However, Payne's next tweet certainly came as a relief to 'Directioners',

"One direction will always be my home and family," he wrote, adding, "But I'm very excited to see what this chapter brings."

Speculations are rife that this might be the end for '1D' as after one of the leads, Zayn Malik walked out in 2015, Harry Styles, another member of the band, signed a contract with Columbia Records, Now it's Payne, who is going solo. (ANI)

Los Angeles [California], Feb. 27 (ANI): After best actor, picture and director, here is our pick of the top five best-dressed celebrities at this year's Oscars red carpet.

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New Delhi[India], Feb. 27(ANI): The 89th annual Academy Awards became a platform to take a jibe at the U.S President Donald Trump and his recent policies.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): After what can be considered as the Academy Awards' biggest mistake, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the official accountant firm of the event, issued a statement on the embarrassing mix-up, in which Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read 'La La Land' as the 'Best Picture,' instead of the actual winner, 'Moonlight.'

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Oscars-2017's 14 craziest moments

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 14:25 IST

Los Angeles [United States], Feb.27 (ANI): Here are the 14 craziest moments that were witnessed at this year's 89th Oscars:

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What was behind the Oscars s.n.a.f.u?

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 14:06 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): We all are aware of the big mess up of the 89th Academy Awards night- 'La La Land' was announced the 'Best Film' by mistake, instead of 'Moonlight.'

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Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 (ANI): Raise the toast! It is a double celebration for Mahershala Ali.

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Complete List: And the Oscar goes to...

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 12:20 IST

Los Angeles [US], Feb. 27 (ANI): All eyes were on 'La La Land' on the big night of 89th Academy Awards, but it looks like 'Moonlight' hogged the limelight.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): All eyes were on 'La La Land' on the big night of the 89th Academy Awards, but looks like, things were not as smooth as expected.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Art is beyond politics and policies- proves Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's winning Oscar in the 'Best Foreign Film' category for 'The Salesman.'

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): It was going on smooth and well, but looks like things did not have a perfect end at the 89th Academy Awards.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Looks like the long drawn feud between Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel has been taken up to the Oscars stage.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Looks like the 89th Academy Awards is all about trolling Trump and slamming his policies, especially 'travel ban order.'

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): As expected, 'Trump jokes' continued to feature in the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, with the host for the night, Jimmy Kimmel, starting the night with sardonic remarks on the U.S. President, tickling the funny bones of several Hollywood celebrities.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Oscar, this year, is not so white, at least that's how the night started!

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): As expected the 89th Academy Awards started with poking fun at the U.S. President Donald Trump.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): It all started with a monologue for first time Oscar-host Jimmy Kimmel, after Justin Timberlake kicked off the night, with a performance of his nominated song 'Can't Stop The Feeling.'

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Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 (ANI): Raise the toast! It is a double celebration for Mahershala Ali.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 (ANI): Anyone who is in the acting field dreams to walk the red carpet of the Oscars with special someone and Dev Patel has got someone who was perfect for this gigantic occasion.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 (ANI): No matter how younger or old you are, attending The Academy Awards is always special.

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Los Angeles [USA], Feb. 27 (ANI): Iranian director Asghar Farhadi who is showing his displeasure against U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban by not attending the Oscars this year, feels global protest to this ban is powerful.

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