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Friday night's episode of the WB network's "Popstars" revealed the five young women who will make up the reality series' teen musical group. Ana Maria Lombo of Scottsdale, Ariz., Maile Misajon of Long Beach, Calif., Nicole Scherzinger of Louisville, Ivette Sosa of Edison, N.J., and Rosanna Tavarez of Miami beat out more than 1,000 others who auditioned for the group/series.
The as-yet-unnamed group will begin recording its debut album with Grammy-winning producer David Foster shortly. The disc will be released in May by London/Sire Records, in association with Foster's 143 Records.
"We think we have chosen five young women who can be great role models and who share the ideals and aspirations of today's youth," Foster said. "These girls can sing, act and dance and when they leave a room you know they're gone."
For more information on the group, visit its official Web site.
Indie rock faves Girls Against Boys (GvB) have created most of the music that will be heard in "Series 7," a film spoof of the hit reality series "Survivor." Due April 24 from Koch, the soundtrack to the film consists of 95% GvB material, comprising the group's first studio work since its 1998 Geffen debut "Freak*On*Ica." GvB will support the release with a summer tour. The only tracks not by GvB on the 19-track album are "Cello Love Theme" by Robbie Kondor, "Sweetness" performed by Julie Stephonic and GvB's Eli Janney, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division, and "Wedding Serenade" by MenKing. Directed by Daniel Minahan, "Series 7" parodies the idea of "Survivor" through a fictitious show titled "The Contenders," where instead of participants are killed instead of being voted off.