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07 Jun 2010

Academy Award Winner Sandra Bullock Makes Surprise Apperance At Spike’s Guys Choice

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER SANDRA BULLOCK MAKES SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT SPIKE TV’S “GUYS CHOICE”
HONORED AS TROOPS CHOICE FOR ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR


Fourth Annual Show Premieres Sunday, June 20th at 10 PM, ET/PT


Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 2010
— In her first public appearance in recent months, Sandra Bullock shocked the crowd with a surprise appearance on stage during Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” event tonight the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. “Guys Choice” premieres Sunday, June 20 (10:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT).


Bullock, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress this year for her role in “The Blind Side,” accepted the “Troops Choice” Award for Entertainer of The Year. The award was voted on by members of the military worldwide exclusively on the Spike website. The star-studded audience greeted Bullock with an extended standing ovation as she appeared on stage with representatives of the US Army, the US Marine Corps, and the US Coast Guard.

“Iron Man 2” star Robert Downey, Jr. presented Bullock with her award and also announced that “Guys Choice” is the kick-off event honoring America’s men and women in uniform via the network’s year-round pro-social initiative, “Spike Salutes.”  Spike, as a brand targeting men, is uniquely positioned to help raise awareness, garner support, and raise funds in support of our brave servicemen and women. “Spike Salutes” will connect viewers with ways to support our heroes in the armed services.

The action-packed night also featured appearances by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Robert De Niro, LeBron James, Ben Affleck, and “Iron Man 2” star Scarlett Johansson.  Additional appearances included: James Gandolfini, Sylvester Stallone, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, Brooklyn Decker, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Liam Neeson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Ozzy Osbourne, Charlize Theron and many more.
Fans can log-on to www.guyschoice.spike.com to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of “Guys Choice.”

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are AT&T, AXE Hair, Captain Morgan, Corona and Pizza Hut.
Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan, and Beth McCarthy-Miller are executive producers.

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