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Michael Buble Praises One Direction for Not Being Jerks, Tyler Golden/NBCThe music of Michael Buble and British boy band One Direction couldn't be more different, but the two acts are actually friends...and Michael says he's really happy that fame hasn't turned the young men into selfish, egotistical jerks.

Speaking to the Irish website, Michael says that he's closest with One Direction members Liam Payne and Niall Horan.  "We talk a lot," he says, "And it's actually really refreshing to see young guys like that get success and for them not to be d***s."

"What I like is that these dudes are just being themselves. They're not trying to be too cool for school," Michael explains, drawing comparisons to some other unnamed young celebrities who feel the need to constantly document their "bad-boy" behavior online on Twitter or Instagram.

"I like that they're just being kids...I feel from knowing them that they do have this sense that they don't have to try and prove that they're something really special, because they are," Michael adds. "Cool is as cool does, in my book."

Michael recently wrapped up a string of sold-out shows in London and Dublin.  He's now back home in Vancouver, Canada with his pregnant wife Luisana, who's expecting their first child in August.  In September, he'll bring his To Be Loved tour to U.S.

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