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Boys are on a role

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Boy band sensations One Direction are following a well-worn path by starring in their own movie. Most people will remember the Spice Girls – but will any own up to going to see their film? The boy's film premiered last night and will undoubtedly be a huge hit with their fans.

Never mind the acting, it is just another piece of merchandising. They will never be in the running for an Oscar, but they don't care as they continue to sell shed loads of records to an adoring and unquestioning teen audience. And, anyway, they are probably more famous around the world than the vast majority of actors.

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