EMPIRE’S TARAJI P. HENSON & TERRENCE HOWARD
TO HOST SPIKE’S “GUYS CHOICE 2015”
Honorees and Presenters Confirmed to Attend Include
Chris Pratt, Liam Neeson, LL COOL J, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
Sir Ben Kingsley, Avan Jorgia, Dwayne Johnson, Russell Westbrook and Hannah Davis
Rock Trio “the one and only PPL MVR” will Serve as #GuysChoice House Band
Additional Talent to be Announced
“Guys Choice 2015” Tapes on Saturday, June 6 at Sony Pictures Studios
And Premieres on Spike TV Thursday, June 18 at 9p ET/PT
New York, NY, May 26, 2015 – Academy Award® nominated actors from the cultural hit “Empire” Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are coming to Spike to host the ninth annual #GuysChoice. The unfiltered, unpredictable and can’t-miss event where all your mantasies come true, Guys Choice, honors the men of the year and the women who love them. Guys Choice will tape on Saturday, June 6 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres on Thursday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.
“We just worked with Terrence and Taraji on the upcoming season finale of ‘Lip Sync Battle’ and I can promise you that adding their off-the-charts chemistry into the Guys Choice mix will make for one of the most unpredictable nights of the year,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer of Guys Choice. “Gird your loins boys, Cookie is coming to town!”
A-list attendees being honored with the coveted mantlers include: host Taraji P. Henson accepting the “Jean Claude Gahd Damn” award, Liam Neeson as “Biggest Ass Kicker,” Chris Pratt taking home the “Guy of the Year” award, Hannah Davis as “Our New Girlfriend,” and Russell Westbrook as “Top Fantasy Leaguer.” Presenters include Sir Ben Kingsley and Avan Jogia, stars of Spike’s upcoming three night epic event “TUT,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tito Ortiz. Additional honorees, attendees and presenters to be announced shortly.
LL COOL J, host of “Lip Sync Battle,” will be honored with a special tribute honoring the icon’s 30 years in the business. This anniversary moment will feature a very special performance by LL celebrating the monumental three decades of his career.
Throughout the evening event, fans will be treated the world’s craziest rock band, “the one and only PPL MVR,” as they serve as the Guys Choice house band.
In keeping with Spike’s year-round efforts to support our nation’s servicemen and women, “Guys Choice” will once again feature inspiring moments saluting our troops and returning veterans.
The official sponsors of Spike TV’s Guys Choice include AT&T, AXE®, Bacardi®, Burger King®, GEICO®, Kia Motors, and Mountain Dew®.
Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan and Josh Greenberg will serve as Executive Producers. Ryan Polito is Director and Tim Bruno serves as Executive in Charge for Spike.
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