DALLAS, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Even if they don't win a Blockbuster Entertainment Award, the nominees, presenters and performers won't go home from the Shrine Auditorium empty-handed. Each will receive a Longaberger hand-woven "Treasure" maple basket overflowing with gifts. Picture Blockbuster Entertainment Award show attendees like Drew Barrymore, Ashley Judd, Charlize Theron or Salma Hayek digging in to discover treats like this: Easel's silk wrap, Calvin Klein's new "Contradiction" fragrance, Swarovski's crystal tattoos or a Tourneau gift certificate. Or perhaps you'll spot Billy Crystal, Keanu Reeves or Johnny Depp sporting their new Baldoria.com Italian silk tie or Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses. The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards is a two-hour, star-studded ceremony being taped May 9 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. It is the world's largest publicly voted awards show, honoring achievements in film, music and video games and will air on June 20, 2000 (8:00 p.m. -- 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX. The gift baskets will be created by Clifford Miller and Michael Burkhart of TFS -- The Flower Shop in Los Angeles. They will be filled with (in alphabetical order): 5S Shiseido Skin and Make up products; American Online VIP membership; Baldoria.com Italian silk scarf and silk tie; Blockbuster VIP GiftCard; Body & Soul makeup products; Calvin Klein men's and women's "Contradiction" fragrances; Coca Cola Polar Bear; Creative Intelligence engraved enclosure card; Easel silk wrap; eMemories disposable camera; Frank Studio gift certificate and hair products; Frederic Fekkai massage gift certificate; Godiva Chocolatier Biscuit Collection Tin; I-Gels; L'Occitane Bougie scented candle; MCI Worldcom provided Asian Inspired Unisex silk PJ's and a matching leather address book; Peacock Alley Juniper Tub Pillow; Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses; Seagrams America Don Julio Tequila and Margarita Glasses; Scour Compact Disc Holder; Sony DiscMan; Swarovski Crystal Tattoos and a Tourneau Gift Certificate. Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI) is a publicly traded subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA) and is the world's leading renter of videos, DVDs and video games with approximately 7,100 stores in the United States, its territories and 26 other countries. The company may be accessed internationally at blockbuster.com. Viacom Inc. is one of the world's largest entertainment companies and a leading force in nearly every segment of the international media marketplace.
SOURCE Blockbuster Inc.