Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards(R) Presenters and Performers To Receive King Size Basket of Thank You Gifts

May 08, 2000, 01:00 ET from Blockbuster Inc.

    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 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
     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; 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  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.