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PR.com Announces Regis Philbin as the Winner of its 2005 Award for “Best Celebrity Nickname”


Nicknames have long been used as terms of endearment in close relationships. When celebrities gain recognition with their fans through a nickname, it often connotes a closer bond between a celebrity and his or her fans. Therefore, PR.com runs the “Best Celebrity Nickname” Award to recognize the best celebrity nicknames. This year’s winner is Regis Philbin, aka “Big Daddy.” The top runners up are Arnold Schwarzenegger, “The Governator,” and Sean Combs, “Puff Daddy.”

PR.com Announces Regis Philbin as the Winner of its 2005 Award for “Best Celebrity Nickname”
New York, NY, July 07, 2005 --(PR.com)-- PR.com announces the winner of its long awaited 2005 Award for “Best Celebrity Nickname.” The winner is Regis Philbin, aka “Big Daddy.”

That’s right, Regis Philbin, of Live with Regis and Kelly, is the 2005 winner of this prestigious award bestowed upon him by PR.com. With much public anticipation for this year’s winner, PR.com has taken extremely careful measures to avoid any leaks of information, whether about the guarded list of nominees or the ultimate winner.

“I am thrilled that after diligent efforts, our panel of nickname experts has established a definitive winner of our 2005 Award for “Best Celebrity Nickname.” There was stiff competition this year among many creative, interesting, weird and wild nicknames of celebrities, but Regis Philbin, aka Big Daddy, pulled ahead of the pack when all was said and done.” says Jason Manheim, President of PR.com.

The two runners up are Arnold Schwarzenegger, “The Governator,” and Sean Combs, “Puff Daddy.” Also illustrating this year’s impressive list of nominees are Bill Clinton’s “Bubba,” Michael Jackson’s “Wacko Jacko,” and Oprah Winfrey’s “Deepak Oprah.” Below is a list of the fifty 2005 nominees.

Nicknames have long been used as terms of endearment in close relationships with friends, family members, and couples. When celebrities gain recognition with their fans through a nickname, it often connotes a closer bond between a celebrity and his or her fans. Therefore, PR.com runs the “Best Celebrity Nickname” Award to recognize the best celebrity nicknames. Qualities that PR.com looks for in a great celebrity nickname? Creativity, a sense of irony, genuine affection for that celebrity, and a name that suits the celebrity's personality are all considered in choosing the winner of PR.com's "Best Celebrity Nickname" Award.

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To view the article on the 2005 PR.com Award for “Best Celebrity Nickname”:
http://www.pr.com/article/1020

Nominees of the 2005 PR.com Award for “Best Celebrity Nickname”:

1. Regis Philbin -- Big Daddy
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- The Governator
3. Sean Combs -- Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy
4. Madonna -- The Material Girl, Madge
5. Dwayne Johnson -- The Rock, The Great One
6. Britney Spears -- Pinkey
7. Jennifer Lopez -- J.Lo, La Lopez
8. Michael Jackson -- Wacko Jacko, King Of Pop
9. Donald Trump -- The Donald, The Don
10. Kelly Ripa -- Brown Sugar, Pipa
11. Howard Stern -- King of All Media
12. Oprah Winfrey -- Deepak Oprah, O
13. Randy Jackson -- The Dawg, The Emperor
14. Charles Barkley -- Sir Charles
15. Steven Tyler -- Demon Of Screamin
16. Mark Wahlberg -- Marky Mark
17. Bette Midler -- The Divine Miss M
18. Sylvester Stallone -- Italian Stallion, Sly
19. Mariah Carey -- Mimi
20. Simon Cowell -- Judge Dread
21. George W. Bush -- Dubya, Junior
22. Marshall Mathers -- Eminem, Slim Shady
23. Bill Clinton -- Bubba
24. Will Smith -- Fresh Prince
25. Shaquille O'Neal -- Superman, The Big Aristotle
26. Whoopi Goldberg -- Da Whoop
27. Michael Jordan -- Air Jordan, His Airness, MJ
28. Cedric Kyles -- Cedric the Entertainer
29. Usher Raymond -- Big Ush, Big Tyme, Usher
30. Calvin Broadus -- Snoop Doggy Dogg
31. James Smith -- LL Cool J
32. O'Shea Jackson -- Ice Cube
33. Don Rickles -- The Merchant of Venom
34. Joan Rivers -- Queen of the Barbed 1-liners
35. Curtis Jackson -- 50 Cent
36. Charlie Sheen -- The Masheen
37. Penelope Cruz -- Madonna of Madrid
38. Jerry Seinfeld -- Little Jerry
39. Justin Timberlake -- Curly Spice, Shot, Bounce
40. Jerry Lewis -- Le Roi du Crazy
41. Al Pacino -- Sonny
42. Kelly Clarkson -- Kellbelle
43. Michael Clarke Duncan -- Big Mike, Hollywood
44. Courteney Cox -- CeCe
45. Liv Tyler -- Liver
46. Gwen Stefani -- G-loc, Sunshine
47. Renee Zellweger -- Zelly
48. David Hasselhoff -- The Hoff
49. Teri Hatcher -- Hatch
50. Warren Beatty -- Pro
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