Tim Stack
January 14, 2010 AT 09:09 PM EST

Blogger Perez Hilton is joining forces with tour director Jamie King (Britney Spears, Rihanna) and American Idol creator Simon Fuller to find the next great boy band. Looking for males between the ages of 13 and 21, the trio are accepting online auditions until March 3, 2010 through the contest’s official site. Perez tells EW this idea was hatched during at night out with his pal King, who cast the blogger in a video for Britney Spears’ Circus tour. “We were at a gay bar and talking about music,” says Hilton. “We both just started talking about how there are no real relevant boy bands anymore and how we missed the days of Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync. We feel there’s a void in the marketplace and people are ready for that return.” King then roped in his pal Fuller to assist in their search for new pop-music talent. Hilton encourages everyone to try out, but he does have strict guidelines as to who they’re looking for. “We don’t want any ugly ones,” he says. “We don’t want any Joey Fatones, if you know what I mean. So it’s not going to be easy. That shouldn’t discourage people from auditioning. We really wanna see everyone. [But] we don’t want anyone that’s, like, hideous. We want five Justin Timberlakes.”

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