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05 Jun 2013

Russell Crowe, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, and Director Zack Snyder to Accept Most Manticipated Award For “Man of Steel” in Celebration of 75th Anniversary of Superman at Spike TV’s 2013 “Guys Choice” Awards

Jennifer Aniston to Present Jimmy Kimmel with “Funniest M.F.” Award

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 Golden Globe-Winner Burt Reynolds to be Honored

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Additional Presenters Include: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Alba, Buzz Aldrin, Snoop Lion,

and The Heavy as the Featured House Band

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NEW YORK, June 05, 2013 – Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” (#GuysChoice) has added Super Heroes to the already stellar line-up of the globe’s hottest superstars.  The network announced today that this year’s “Guys Choice” will recognize “Man of Steel” with the honor of Most Manticipated Movie of the Year.  The movie hits theaters June 14, during a year-long celebration of Superman’s 75th anniversary.  In attendance for this special moment will be cast members Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe and the film’s director, Zack Snyder.  The network also announced today that it will honor Golden Globe-winning actor and male icon Burt Reynolds.  The 2013 “Guys Choice” Awards tapes Saturday, June 8 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, and premieres Wednesday, June 12 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on Spike TV.

The network’s annual flagship event will be distributed globally, in over 100 countries worldwide.

The network has also confirmed that Jennifer Aniston (2011 “Decade of Hotness” honoree) will be on hand to present Jimmy Kimmel with this year’s “Funniest M.F.” award and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be presenting Felix Baumgartner with the “Mankind” award.  Additionally, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Alba, Snoop Lion, Randy Couture, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Jon Taffer will be on hand to present at this year’s event.  The Heavy will be the featured house band.

SPIKE additionally announced; that ‘Guys Choice’ will pay tribute to Golden Globe winner and American icon Burt Reynolds. Reynolds, who has commanded audiences and inspired legions of followers for decades with his alpha male persona, will be presented with the centerpiece tribute of the night.

From the pages of DC Comics comes the world’s first Super Hero – Superman has been the living embodiment of strength, responsibility, and hope for the last seventy-five years of storytelling. A timeless inspiration and a multimedia cultural icon, Superman continues to captivate audiences around the globe and remains the greatest and most identifiable Super Hero ever.  This year’s presentation of MOST MANTICIPATED MOVIE and retrospective of the iconic SUPERMAN character will be an extremely special moment at “Guys Choice.”

Previously announced presenters and attendees include Academy Award® and Golden Globe-winning actor Ben Affleck receiving the evening’s highest honor, “Guy of the Year;” along with Jimmy Kimmel receiving the “Funniest M.F.” award; Vince Vaughn being honored with the coveted “Guycon” award; Kevin Hart’s monumental year on stage celebrated with the first ever “Stand-Up of the Year” award; and Felix Baumgartner receiving the “Mankind” award.  Triumph The Insult Comic Dog will once again return to carry on his tradition of roasting the “Douchebags of the Year,” Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Vin Diesel, The Dude himself, Academy Award®-winner Jeff Bridges, Jason Sudeikis, Andrew Luck, Questlove, Jackie Chan, Chrissy Teigen, Katherine Webb, Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Adam DeVine.  Fans will also be treated to a special performance by the Grammy Award® nominated “The Lonely Island.”

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are AT&T, 5® Gum, GEICO, Axe, BURGER KING®, and Kia Motors America.

Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan and Josh Greenberg will serve as Executive Producers. Mike Simon is Director and Tim Bruno serves as Executive in Charge for SPIKE.

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Contacts:
Aileen Budow                                    Nicole Platt
212.767.3952                                    212.767.8855
aileen.budow@spiketv.com         nicole.platt@spiketv.com