Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob male stars recruited by the White House for an anti-drug campaign aimed at teenage girls. The singers join a

Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob male stars recruited by the White House for an anti-drug campaign aimed at teenage girls. The singers join actors Paul Walker ("The Fast and the Furious") and Matt Davis ("Blue Crush") and others on the pages of a new calendar that features messages about abstaining from narcotics.

The calendar, shot by glamour photographer Herb Ritts and co-sponsored by DKNY Jeans, is being inserted in the December/January issue of CosmoGIRL! magazine. The issue started appearing yesterday (Nov. 11) on newsstands in New York, California, and Florida; subscribers will also receive the calendar in their issues. An electronic version can be downloaded free from the anti-drug site freevibe.com.

John P. Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, said the project "is a great example of how the public and private sectors can work together to find innovative ways to reach young people and empower them to reject illicit drugs."

Included with the black-and-white photos of young men showing their muscles are testimonials from the stars about how they've stayed drug-free. Others who appear in the calendar are model/MTV VJ Quddus, golfer Sean McGuire, and actors Brendan Fehr ("Roswell") and Billy Kay ("Halloween: Resurrection").

"There's nothing more wonderful in life than to be able to accomplish your goals," said Rick Yune, who plays a villain in the upcoming James Bond film "Die Another Day." "Drugs will hold you back, they threaten your foundations spiritually, mentally, and physically."


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