WK 10: Pussycat Dolls Purr
BOSTON, MA Saturday Jun.11.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- The FML is totally working the catwalk this week: Strut your stuff with the Pussycat Dolls, flame on with raps latest super-heroes, learn how to get free gas for a year, and find out why 'You had me at hello...'
Burlesque Is Back
Shaking their money maker for the first time on the FML are the Pussycat Dolls. Their first single 'Don't Cha,' is making some other artists a bit hot under the collar as they climb up the eTracks. The Pussycat Dolls were the creation of choreographer Robin Antin back in the early 90s. Every gorgeous singer from Christina Aguilera, FML superstar - Gwen Stefani, Pink and chaotic Britney Spears have all joined the gals on stage.
Anyway in 2003, the burlesque svengali (Robin Antin) got rid of the previous girls and hired former Eden's Crush member Nicole Kea and a bunch of other hot singers. The result is the single 'Don't Cha' and sexy music video featuring Busta Rhymes. Also making their debut on the FML are: Baby(a.k.a. The Birdman), Fall Out Boy, Gorillaz and Webbie.
They're already super-heroes in the FML, but soon will be immortalized in the pages of a comic book in The Heist. The Joint Chiefs comic book stars Fat Joe, Twista, T.I., Fabolous, Trick Daddy and Lil' Kim as the latest crime fighting team. Marvel Comics have hooked up with the urban eTrack stars and comes free with the purchase of any Joint Chief album.
Hook You Up
Now you have another amazing tool at your disposal to get seriously hooked up on the FML. Drum role please...introducing the free Net Music Countdown Podcast. Get the inside scoop on your favorite artists, a quick look at who's atop the NMC eTracks charts, and who's going for the top prizes on our Fantasy Music League.
You Had Me at Hello
The surprise wedding of country star Kenny Chesney and Oscar winning actress Renee Zellweger brought labels with the country crooner an increase of 845% in revenue since last week. Turns out Chesney always was jonesing for Bridget Jones. Chesney long ago named Zellweger as his favorite actress and was inspired to write his 1999 hit You Had Me From Hello after seeing her in the movie Jerry Maguire. According to a celebrity chat show, the couple met at the Concert of Hope - tsunami relief benefit, where Chesney was singing and Zellweger was answering telephones.
Continuing to make money for labels that bought the Ying Yang Twins, the Twins now want to help you pay your gas bill this summer. In the upcoming Ying Yang Twins CD, U.S.A., (which stands for United State of Atlanta) will feature a $50 gas gift card in 500 lucky CDs and will offer fans a chance to enter an online contest to win free gas for a year.
We mentioned this last week, but it's worth repeating...Once you're a registered player, you can earn cash by inviting your 'peeps' to play the Fantasy Music League. The only requirement is that you and your referrals all register a label to play in the Open League. So, once you register, for each Open League label created by one of your direct referrals, you'll earn 200 points. In addition, you'll earn 100 points for each Open League label created by your indirect referrals. Accumulate 2,500 points and we'll send you a check for $25. Sweet.
Dean Tsouvalas is the current writer of the Lycos 50 - the most popular people, places and things users are searching for online and Lycos Director of Content. Tsouvalas is a former ABC News Television producer of Prime Time Live with Diane Sawyer. You can write Dean, and congratulate him on the birth of his daughter, at email@example.com