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TVGEN Fans Name Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz Sexiest Celebrities of 1998


Posted 01-13-99

Business Wire
01/06/99
Entertainment Editors

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Lucy Lawless is mentioned as a runner-up in TVGen's "You Sexy Thing" contest.

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   A year of sizzling hot celebrities has culminated in the
crowning of Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz as the King and Queen of TV
Guide Entertainment Network's (www.tvgen.com) "You Sexy Thing!" The competition
was intense and the final tally of votes, a nail-biter. The winners were chosen
from TVGEN's "You Sexy Thing!" feature which ran weekly throughout 1998. The 10
men and 10 women who received the most votes for the year were selected as
finalists and TVGEN fans voted for the absolute sexiest celebrity of the year.
The results, posted on the site beginning today, show Gellar garnered a whopping
22% of the votes registered as the Queen of the "You Sexy Thing!" contest.
Coming in at a close second was Shania Twain with 19% of the votes. Other
nominees for the title of Queen included high-profile names such as Lucy
Lawless, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kate Winslet and the Spice Girls. The title of
King was bestowed on David Boreanaz, who captured 36% of all votes, claiming a
narrow victory over Hanson who ranked in with 35% of the votes. Boreanaz beat
out the ever popular and hunky Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as, Matt Damon, Pierce
Brosnan and Kevin Sorbo to name a few.  The "You Sexy Thing!" feature continues
into 1999 with new match-ups including Tyra Banks vs. Naomi Campbell and the
Backstreet Boys vs. N Sync. Visitors can cast their vote each week at:
http://www.tvgen.com/features/yst/.  TVGEN.com, a division of News Corporation's
(NYSE:NWS) News America Digital Publishing, is the Internet's premiere
destination for the most timely and comprehensive entertainment information.  
The site features a wide array of original content including news and gossip,
celebrity chats and interviews, photos, features and interactive games. TVGEN's
11,500 channel maps found in the popular online TV listings section, plus an
extensive movie database featuring a searchable database of over 35,000 titles,
continue to be the cornerstones of the service. The site has established itself
as one of the top 50 fastest growing sites on the World Wide Web (Media Metrix
report) and was awarded the best entertainment site of 1998 by the Web Marketing
Association.

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