Hey all you One Direction fans patiently waiting through the bands newly launched "break," are you wondering when they'll get back to being a band again?

So is their guru and founder, Simon Cowell. "I don't know if it's a hiatus or a break-up, to be honest," he tells Billboard Magazine. "In a weird way, I don't want to know. I don't think they've had enough time to experience what it's like not being in the group to really answer that. They'll decide when they want to come back together."

But, as their ostensible boss, couldn't he have some say in that? Doesn't he want to see the fans happy? Jerk. The lads, meanwhile, all seem to have plenty of other interests to keep them occupied. Louis Tomlinson is a new dad, Harry Styles is toying with the idea of an acting career, Niall Horan is going into the golf business and Liam Payne is dating a judge from "the X Factor," because apparently you can go home again.