First Dibs: Is Harry Styles Already Planning His One Direction Exit?

What’s getting Justin Bieber down today? Did Ed Sheeran attack Taylor Swift with a sword? And the music world says goodbye to “the Pope of Pop”. All in today’s First Dibs.

  • Harry Styles is already prepping a solo career outside of One Direction. Sure, Harry is still 100% committed to the boy band, but in his off hours, he’s been hitting the studio and recording tracks to release on his own. [Daily Mail]
  • Legendary producer Phil Ramone has passed away at the age of 72. Ramone was known for his work with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, and Billy Joel and nicknamed “the Pope of Pop.” [Rolling Stone]
  • Things just keep getting worse for Justin Bieber. His pet monkey has been detained in Germany for not having the proper paperwork for customs. Can Bieber ever get a break? []
  • Ed Sheeran nearly murdered tour mate Taylor Swift! Sheeran brought a Lord of Rings sword (given to him by Peter Jackson himself) onto their private plane and when the plane moved, it nearly impaled Swift. Everyone’s okay and in one piece now though. [MTV News]

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