Logo TV’s Seventh Annual Hot 100 Combines Top Reader Picks From TheBacklot.com and AfterEllen.com
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NEW YORK, NY, May 24, 2013 – Logo announced today that voting is open for their annual Hot 100. Now in its seventh year, the Hot 100 celebrates the top names in film, television, music, sports and fashion as dictated by the readers of the LGBT sites AfterEllen.com and TheBacklot.com. The competition promises to be fierce as last year’s voting tallied more than 250,000 entries. Each site will select their own Hot 100 list including their picks for the sexiest and most buzz-worthy men and women of 2013. Readers can go to both sites to voice their opinion on who should make the lists. New this year, Logo will combine the top 50 men from TheBlacklot’s Hot 100 along with the top 50 women from AfterEllen’s Hot 100, to form the new, coveted Logo Hot 100 for the first time ever. Voting runs from today until Thursday, June 6th.
On Monday, June 17th TheBlacklot and AfterEllen will announce the first half (100-51) of their respective Hot 100’s followed by the June 18th reveal of the Logo Hot 100 consisting of the previously unannounced top 50 from TheBacklot and top 50 from AfterEllen.
“The Logo Hot 100 is a declaration of the celebrities and personalities the LGBT community is loving right now,” said Charles Runnette, Editorial Director, Logo Digital. “The write-in voting process truly puts the selection power in TheBacklot and AfterEllen readers’ hands – anyone can win!”
Once the winners are revealed, Logo, TheBacklot and AfterEllen will celebrate the final Hot 100 in late-June at the sexiest party of the year in Los Angeles. Past Backlot and AfterEllen Hot 100 honorees have included Naya Rivera, David Burtka, Amber Heard and Matt Bomer.
Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what’s next—all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that’s outrageous, smart and inclusive. Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve. Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 52 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, TheBacklot.com, and DowneLink.com. Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
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