Stevie Nicks, Ricky Martin Selected by Fans as Favorite-Dressed Stars at 2001 Blockbuster(R) Awards

Blockbuster to Donate $100,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Blockbuster Inc.

    LOS ANGELES and DALLAS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Leather and lace'
 prevailed at this year's Blockbuster Awards, with fans selecting singers
 Stevie Nicks and Ricky Martin as their Favorite Dressed celebrities at the
 2001 Blockbuster Awards, which were taped in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 10
 and aired on FOX on Wednesday, April 11.
     For the first time ever, fans had the opportunity to cast their votes
 online at blockbusterawards.aol.com for their favorite dressed male and female
 celebrities attending this year's awards ceremony.  Voting at
 blockbusterawards.aol.com began during the airing of the show at 8 p.m. (ET),
 April 11 and continued through 11:59 p.m. (ET), April 12.  A slide show
 detailed an array of looks, ranging from the stylish (Sandra Bullock, Warren
 Beatty, Kate Hudson, Michael Clarke Duncan and Michelle Pfeiffer), to the
 trendy (Cameron Diaz, Dylan McDermott, Juliette Lewis, Lucy Liu), to the
 eccentric (George Clinton and Christina Aguilera).
     On behalf of all the fans that voted online for their favorite dressed
 celebrities, Blockbuster will make a $100,000 donation to the Boys & Girls
 Clubs of America.
     The 2001 Blockbuster Awards presented by Blockbuster and Entertainment
 Weekly magazine honored the lead and supporting actors and actresses in the
 top performing movies of 2000, as well as music artists based on the top-
 selling albums for 2000, based on information provided by
 Baseline.Hollywood.com and Soundscan.
     The Blockbuster Awards is one of the world's largest publicly voted awards
 shows.  Millions of customers cast their votes for their favorite actors,
 musicians and video games in more than 5,000 participating U.S. Blockbuster
 stores, as well as in more than 1,400 stores in 14 other countries, as well as
 online at blockbusterawards.com.
     Coke, MCI WorldCom, Colgate Total Plus Whitening, America Online and Sony
 are this year's sponsors.
     Boys & Girls Clubs of America comprises a national network of more than
 2,800 neighborhood-based facilities annually serving some 3.3 million young
 people, primarily from disadvantaged circumstances.  Known as 'The Positive
 Place For Kids,' Clubs provide guidance-oriented programs on a daily basis for
 children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff.  Key
 programs emphasize character and leadership development, educational
 enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts, sports,
 fitness and recreation.  National headquarters are located in Atlanta.
     Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE:   BBI) is a publicly traded subsidiary of Viacom
 Inc. (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B) and is the world's leading renter of videos, DVDs, and
 video games with approximately 7,500 stores throughout the Americas, Europe,
 Asia and Australia.  The company may be accessed internationally at
 blockbuster.com.  Viacom is the No. 1 platform in the world for advertisers,
 with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor
 advertising and online.  With programming that appeals to audiences in every
 demographic category across virtually all media, Viacom is a leader in the
 creation, promotion and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and music.
 Viacom's well-known brands include CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Paramount
 Pictures, Infinity Broadcasting, UPN, TNN, CMT, Showtime and Simon & Schuster.
 More information about Viacom and its businesses is available at
 www.viacom.com.
 
 

SOURCE Blockbuster Inc.
    LOS ANGELES and DALLAS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Leather and lace'
 prevailed at this year's Blockbuster Awards, with fans selecting singers
 Stevie Nicks and Ricky Martin as their Favorite Dressed celebrities at the
 2001 Blockbuster Awards, which were taped in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 10
 and aired on FOX on Wednesday, April 11.
     For the first time ever, fans had the opportunity to cast their votes
 online at blockbusterawards.aol.com for their favorite dressed male and female
 celebrities attending this year's awards ceremony.  Voting at
 blockbusterawards.aol.com began during the airing of the show at 8 p.m. (ET),
 April 11 and continued through 11:59 p.m. (ET), April 12.  A slide show
 detailed an array of looks, ranging from the stylish (Sandra Bullock, Warren
 Beatty, Kate Hudson, Michael Clarke Duncan and Michelle Pfeiffer), to the
 trendy (Cameron Diaz, Dylan McDermott, Juliette Lewis, Lucy Liu), to the
 eccentric (George Clinton and Christina Aguilera).
     On behalf of all the fans that voted online for their favorite dressed
 celebrities, Blockbuster will make a $100,000 donation to the Boys & Girls
 Clubs of America.
     The 2001 Blockbuster Awards presented by Blockbuster and Entertainment
 Weekly magazine honored the lead and supporting actors and actresses in the
 top performing movies of 2000, as well as music artists based on the top-
 selling albums for 2000, based on information provided by
 Baseline.Hollywood.com and Soundscan.
     The Blockbuster Awards is one of the world's largest publicly voted awards
 shows.  Millions of customers cast their votes for their favorite actors,
 musicians and video games in more than 5,000 participating U.S. Blockbuster
 stores, as well as in more than 1,400 stores in 14 other countries, as well as
 online at blockbusterawards.com.
     Coke, MCI WorldCom, Colgate Total Plus Whitening, America Online and Sony
 are this year's sponsors.
     Boys & Girls Clubs of America comprises a national network of more than
 2,800 neighborhood-based facilities annually serving some 3.3 million young
 people, primarily from disadvantaged circumstances.  Known as 'The Positive
 Place For Kids,' Clubs provide guidance-oriented programs on a daily basis for
 children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff.  Key
 programs emphasize character and leadership development, educational
 enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts, sports,
 fitness and recreation.  National headquarters are located in Atlanta.
     Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE:   BBI) is a publicly traded subsidiary of Viacom
 Inc. (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B) and is the world's leading renter of videos, DVDs, and
 video games with approximately 7,500 stores throughout the Americas, Europe,
 Asia and Australia.  The company may be accessed internationally at
 blockbuster.com.  Viacom is the No. 1 platform in the world for advertisers,
 with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor
 advertising and online.  With programming that appeals to audiences in every
 demographic category across virtually all media, Viacom is a leader in the
 creation, promotion and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and music.
 Viacom's well-known brands include CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Paramount
 Pictures, Infinity Broadcasting, UPN, TNN, CMT, Showtime and Simon & Schuster.
 More information about Viacom and its businesses is available at
 www.viacom.com.
 
 SOURCE  Blockbuster Inc.

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