MAXIM MAGAZINE Unveils Their ``Hot 100'' for 2005; Eva Longoria Crowned #1 This Year

LOS ANGELES--()--May 10, 2005--MAXIM Magazine, the #1 best-selling men's lifestyle magazine in the country and the world, unveils their highly anticipated 6th annual Hot 100 list. "Desperate Housewives" Eva Longoria heads up the list with the #1 spot. Rounding out the Top 10: "Lost" breakout actress Evangeline Lilly (#2); "Alias's" Jennifer Garner (#3); "Herbie: Fully Loaded's" Lindsay Lohan (#4); "Fantastic Four's" Jessica Alba (#5); "The O.C.'s" Rachel Bilson (#6); "Mr. and Mrs. Smith's" Angelina Jolie (#7); "Sin City's" Brittany Murphy (#8); "Dukes of Hazzard" star Jessica Simpson (#9) and "D.E.B.S.'" Sara Foster (#10).

The MAXIM Hot 100 continues to be a barometer of Hollywood cool, and this marks its 6th anniversary. Each year, MAXIM chooses 100 of the most successful women of the year in film, television, music, sports and fashion. All of the women on the list have several things in common, a tremendous amount of buzz and heat surrounding them, undeniable beauty and a promise of greater things to come. Editors are given the daunting task of selecting which of these women will keep people talking throughout the year.

"The MAXIM Hot 100 is the end result of a process in which experts examine thousands of beautiful women and refine them down to the very hottest," says MAXIM Editor-in-Chief Ed Needham. "These are the women whose names are on the lips of people the world over, whose careers are headed for the dizziest heights and whose looks will scorch the back off your retina."

Longoria, who has seen her stardom rocket since the premiere of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," says of her #1 status, "This year has been amazing for me. To be on the #1 television show and for MAXIM to choose me as #1 on their Hot 100 list is incredible."

Longoria joins past #1 picks, Jessica Simpson (2004), Christina Aguilera (2003), Jennifer Garner (2002) and Jessica Alba (2001). Each girl continues to captivate audiences and garner worldwide attention. MAXIM selects women for the Hot 100 that they think will break new ground in the years to come. In 2004, MAXIM first brought Eva Longoria to our attention (#91) before "Desperate Housewives" even existed. Katie Holmes makes her debut on the list this year (#22) only days after she started dating the most famous man in the world, Tom Cruise.

Another newcomer to the Top 10, Rachel Bilson (#6), placed on the list at #58 when "The O.C." was only in its first season. This year Bilson knocks co-star Mischa Barton out of the #6 slot.

Just as they have in the ratings this year, the women of ABC dominate the Top 10 with Jennifer Garner ("Alias"), Evangeline Lilly ("Lost") and Eva Longoria taking the top three spots. Just as they have in the past, women in music also dominate Hot 100 list. Jessica Simpson (#9), Ashanti (#13), Beyonce (#17), Ciara (#35), Avril Lavigne (#36) and are just a few of the successful female artists that grace this year's list.

The MAXIM Hot 100 supplement will be available with the June issue of MAXIM featuring "Las Vegas" actress Vanessa Marcil (#19) on the cover. The June issue also features a layout with "The L Word's" Sarah Shahi (#90), "Celebrity Advisor" column with Anthony Michael Hall and a Q&A with "Entourage's" Kevin Dillon. Based on the huge success and national appeal of the Hot 100, VH1 will be airing a 1-hour special hosted by Rachel Perry (#49) on May 22 at 10:00 p.m.

MAXIM is the men's lifestyle magazine published 12 times a year by Dennis Publishing. Editor-in-Chief: Ed Needham. Editorial Director: Andy Clerkson. Group Publisher: Robert F. Gregory. Dennis Publishing, Inc. is a media company that publishes the two most successful modern men's lifestyle magazines in America -- MAXIM (2.5 million rate base) and Stuff (1.3 million rate base) -- along with general interest music magazine Blender (Advertising Age's Launch of the Year), and The Week, a distillation of the week's most important news and opinion from the U.S. and international media. MAXIM, Stuff, Blender and The Week are registered trademarks of Felix Dennis. MAXIM Radio is broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio on channel 145.


                             MAXIM HOT 100
                                 2005

1.   Eva Longoria                   51.  Nikki Cox
2.   Evangeline Lilly               52.  Cameron Richardson
3.   Jennifer Garner                53.  Keira Knightley
4.   Lindsay Lohan                  54.  Jordana Brewster
5.   Jessica Alba                   55.  Samaire Armstrong
6.   Rachel Bilson                  56.  Lacey Chabert
7.   Angelina Jolie                 57.  Heidi Klum
8.   Brittany Murphy                58.  Brittany
9.   Jessica Simpson                59.  Angela Marcello
10.  Sara Foster                    60.  Brittany Gastineau
11.  Cameron Diaz                   61.  Olivia Wilde
12.  Eva Mendez                     62.  Vanessa Minnilo
13.  Ashanti                        63.  Lauren Bush
14.  Rachel McAdams                 64.  Kim Smith
15.  Charlize Theron                65.  Leila Arcieri
16.  Christina Aguilera             66.  Kelly Brook
17.  Beyonce Knowles                67.  Kristin Kreuk
18.  Jessica Biel                   68.  Kristen Bell
19.  Vanessa Marcil                 69.  Mena Suvari
20.  Paris Hilton                   70.  Krista Allen
21.  Uma Thurman                    71.  Molly Sims
22.  Katie Holmes                   72.  Aisha Tyler
23.  Kate Beckinsale                73.  Amber Brkich
24.  Scarlett Johansson             74.  Natassia Malthe
25.  Sofia Vergara                  75.  Catherine Bell
26.  Sarah Michelle Gellar          76.  Shana Hiatt
27.  Maggie Grace                   77.  Laura Prepon
28.  Jaime King                     78.  Joanna Krupa
29.  Anna Kournikova                79.  Joanne Montanez
30.  Christina Milian               80.  Rebecca Romijn
31.  Brook Burns                    81.  Grace Park
32.  Jennifer Love Hewitt           82.  Milla Jovovich
33.  Mischa Barton                  83.  Tricia Helfer
34.  Salma Hayek                    84.  Donna Feldman
35.  Ciara                          85.  Ana Hickman
36.  Avril Lavigne                  86.  Emma Heming
37.  Nicole Richie                  87.  Alexis Bledel
38.  Kate Bosworth                  88.  Jennifer Aniston
39.  Shania Twain                   89.  Bonnie-Jill Laflin
40.  Pamela Anderson                90.  Sara Shahi
41.  Halle Berry                    91.  Summer Altice
42.  Natalie Portman                92.  Bali Rodriguez
43.  Kelly Carlson                  93.  Lokelani McMichael
44.  Malia Jones                    94.  Amy Cobb
45.  Poppy Montgomery               95.  Arielle Kebbel
46.  Ashley Scott                   96.  Jenni Finch
47.  Emilie de Ravin                97.  Julie Berry
48.  Sienna Miller                  98.  Ivana Bozilovic
49.  Rachel Perry                   99.  Moon Bloodgood
50.  Diane Kruger                   100. Adrianne Curry

Contacts

For Issue/Hot 100 supplement coverage contact:
BNC
Lewis Kay/Alisha Mahon, 310-854-4800
lkay@bncpr.com / amahon@bncpr.com
or
For the Hot 100 party on May 12th contact:
BNC
Amy Zvi/Adee Pelleg, 310-854-4800
azvi@bncpr.com / apelleg@bncpr.com
Eva Longoria, Voted #1 on MAXIM's Hot 100 List 2005 (Photo: Business Wire)

Eva Longoria, Voted #1 on MAXIM's Hot 100 List 2005 (Photo: Business Wire)

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Contacts

For Issue/Hot 100 supplement coverage contact:
BNC
Lewis Kay/Alisha Mahon, 310-854-4800
lkay@bncpr.com / amahon@bncpr.com
or
For the Hot 100 party on May 12th contact:
BNC
Amy Zvi/Adee Pelleg, 310-854-4800
azvi@bncpr.com / apelleg@bncpr.com