Celebrity Fantasy Draft, the Celebrity Magazine Fans Answer to Fantasy Football

Instead of Sports Fantasy Drafts, Celebrity Fantasy Drafters Play with Pop Culture

Instead of watching sporting events each week and drafting athletes to create the ultimate sports team, Celebrity Fantasy Draft players scan the pages of three national magazines: People, Us Weekly, and InTouch each week to draft super teams of celebrities. More than 2,000 celebrities are available to choose from, and stats, personal facts and more are provided to help players determine the top stars from the wannabes to compile their perfect teams. Celebrities are scored each week based on how they fared in published photos, and players’ scores are provided weekly to each league by Celebrity Fantasy Draft. Playing is easy, and provides hours of fun. Best of all, each league’s first season is free.

Celebrity Fantasy encourages friends, colleagues and/or families to get together to conduct a draft of celebrities to create their teams. Inspired by the fantasy sports phenomenon many sports fans have enjoyed, now those who enjoy following the daily activities of celebrities can use Celebrity Fantasy Draft for friendly competition within their league.

Here’s how Celebrity Fantasy Draft works:

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A League director logs on to www.celebrityfantasydraft.com. Each league’s first season is free, and each season thereafter is $20 per league.

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The League Director creates a league profile, and emails invitations to his or her friends. Leagues can range from 2-20 people.

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Each league holds a draft party, and initiates their own pool if they so choose. Each player within the league drafts a team containing five women, four men, one child under 13 years, and two alternates. Celebrities can only be drafted once in each league.

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Points are accumulated each week to those celebrities pictured in People, InTouch and Us Weekly magazines. Points are allotted based on celebrities’ life events (pregnancy, engagements, arrests, etc.), and the number of times their pictures are featured within each magazine’s regular sections, with points differing based on section.

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Each Monday, leagues receive an email routing them to weekly results, and each player’s standings within the league.

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The smack-talk ensues.

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Winners are announced after each two-month season. When the season is over, league directors can set a new draft and play again!

For more information, visit www.celebrityfantasydraft.com.

Some CFD players’ comments:

I heard about the Celebrity Fantasy Draft from a coworker and brought it up to my book club. We couldn’t wait to get involved! It is the girl version of fantasy football and we were amazed someone didn’t think of it sooner. We made our draft into a social event and held it on a Sunday over brunch and mimosas. A few girls had moved away and didn’t want to miss playing so we used video chat to get them involved. Everyone ended up really into the draft, even those who weren’t up on pop culture. It was disappointing when a celebrity you want gets drafted to another team! I am definitely paying more attention to the magazine covers when I am at the grocery store and hoping my celebrities do not end up on the worst dressed list, in rehab, or divorced!”

Michelle D.

Washington, DC

My favorite smack talk comment came from my 55 year old sister who said: “I NEVER ever thought I’d hear myself say this, but I love Justin Bieber.” Bieber’s consistent scores helped to put her 2nd place.

Katie C

“One of the fun things about playing Celebrity Fantasy Draft is that all it takes is one week’s points to turn everything upside down. In my last season, I led the league with a reasonably comfortable margin towards the end and was pretty smug about finishing in first place. Ha! When the final week’s points were posted, I got an email from my friend and league-mate with the subject line “Neener Neener Neener” and a message that she couldn’t believe how badly my team sucked that week. She’d managed to pull ahead of me in that one week and won the league. Damn that Angelina Jolie! I’m already plotting my revenge – can’t wait to play again!”

Jude R

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