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Perez Hilton, ‘American Idol’ creator Simon Fuller searching for new boy band

Gossip blogger Perez Hilton along with “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller and tour director Jamie King are searching for the next big boy band. The trio are combining forces to look for what they are billing as “The Boy Band for the Next Generation!” in an online contest.

To participate in the competition, you must be male, between the ages of 13 to 21, and able to sing and dance. Those interested can submit their videos to the contest’s Web site,  Boybandsearch.com. The deadline for submissions is March 3. According to the Web site, “Your submission should showcase your unique voice, individual rhythm and dance moves. Your ability and talent is more important than any previous training or performing experience.”

In a  press release for the project, Hilton says, “I am beyond thrilled and honored to be working with Jamie King and Simon Fuller, both legends. We are looking for the best, brightest and boldest! This is a boy band unlike any other before. All of the members will sing. All of the members will dance. Finding our talented group won’t be easy, but the end result is going to be so worth it. I can hear the screaming girls already!”

King, who has directed tours for Madonna, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Christina Aguilera, added, “There’s a huge opportunity for the next generation of performers to create spectacle, both musically and physically.”

“Boy bands have always been at the heart of pop culture with huge potential to excite a massive audience both here in the States and the rest of the world. With Jamie and Perez at the helm we have a real focus on what we are looking for,” Fuller said. “Together we will do everything to ensure that whoever is discovered becomes one of the most successful groups in recent years.”

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