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From Tom-Kat to Brangelina and Vaniston 'VH1 Big In 'O5 Awards" Will Pay Homage to the Biggest People, the Biggest Moments, and the Biggest Crazes of 2005!

Viewers Choose the Big In '05 Winners

Voting Begins October 26 Through November 16

DL Hughley Will Host This Year's Awards Show Premiering on Sunday, December 4, at 8PM* From the Sony Stages in Los Angeles

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Watercooler buzz was deafening in 2005 and here's why:
 * Tom Cruise's couch trip over new love Katie Holmes, his engagement,
 impending fatherhood and on-air feud with Matt Lauer and Brooke Shields
 * Braniston became Brangelina overnight.
 * Kanye West's choice words for the President.
 * Jude Law changed more than diapers with the nanny.
 * Penguins waddled their way onto the big screen.
 * A jury proved that Michael Jackson is no "Smooth Criminal."
 * Kate Moss' cocaine shame.




For the fourth time, VH1 will honor winners in categories that captured the year in music, news, politics, arts and gossip with "VH1 Big In '05 Awards." Hosted by actor and comedian D.L. Hughley, the annual year end celebration will premiere on Sunday, December 4 at 8PM*. Performers, presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

VH1 is turning the choice of who will win over to America. Viewers can vote for each category online at http://www.votebig.vh1.com/ from October 26 to November 16.

L'Oreal Paris(R), Burger King(R), Verizon Wireless, Revlon(R), Biore(R), Warner Bros. Pictures: Rumor Has It, Garnier(R) Fructis(R), and Chevrolet are the sponsors of "VH1 Big in '05 Awards."

"VH1 Big in '05 Awards" is executive produced by Lee Rolontz and Michael Dempsey.
 Contacts: Tracy McGraw/VH1 Scott Acord/VH1
 212-846-7879 310-752-8075




VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 87 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array for digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH Uno, VH1 Mega Hits and VH1 Country. Connect with VH1 at http://www.vh1.com/.

VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.
 This year's categories/nominees include:

 BIG ENTERTAINER
 Tom Cruise
 Teri Hatcher
 Kanye West
 Lance Armstrong

 BIG MUSIC ARTIST
 Mariah Carey
 Green Day
 Kelly Clarkson

 BIG DOWNLOAD
 Hollaback Girl (Gwen Stefani)
 Mr. Brightside (The Killers)
 Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)
 Don't Phunk With My Heart (The Black Eyed Peas)
 Don't Stop Believing (Journey)

 BIG BREAKTHROUGH
 Jessica Alba
 Steve Carell
 Jeremy Piven
 Penguins

 BIG REALITY STAR
 Dog
 Tommy Lee
 Bo Bice
 Danny Bonaduce
 Kelly Monaco & John O'Hurley

 BIG SHOCKER
 Michael Jackson is acquitted of child molestation charges
 David Chappelle disappears
 Jude Law gets caught with the nanny
 Tyra Banks proves her breasts are real

 BIG STYLIN'
 Gwen Stefani
 Jessica Simpson
 Eva Longoria
 Kevin Federline

 BIG FEUD
 Tom Cruise vs. Matt Lauer & Brooke Shields
 Paris Hilton vs. Nicole Richie
 Lindsay Lohan vs. Paparazzi
 Jennifer Aniston vs. Angelina Jolie

 BIG QUOTE
 "Hell to the no" (Whitney Houston)
 "I am a desperate housewife" (Laura Bush)
 "Let's hug it out, Bitch" (Jeremy Piven)
 "George Bush doesn't care about black people" (Kanye West)
 "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" (President George W. Bush)

 BIG OLD SCHOOL TRIUMPH
 Journey
 INXS
 The Fugees

 BIG HOOKUP
 Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
 Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
 Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner
 Vince Vaughn & Jennifer Aniston



CONTACT: Tracy McGraw, +1-212-846-7879; or Scott Acord, +1-310-752-8075, both of VH1

Web site: http://www.vh1.com/ http://www.votebig.vh1.com/
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