3/19/2012 

KATHIE LEE GIFFORD & HODA KOTB AND BRITNEY SPEARS NAMED PRELIMINARY ROUND WINNERS IN THE RACE FOR THE CELEBRITY BOWLING HALL OF FAME

Snooki and Hulk Hogan Knocked Down in First Round of Bowling Bracketology; Votes Continue to Roll in for Jeff Bridges (“Lebowski”) and Bill Murray (“McCracken”) in “Legacy” Competition

 

Week Two Kicks Off with Even More Celebrities Going Head-to-Head as Fans Vote for Their Favorite Stars at www.GoBowling.com

 

ARLINGTON, TX, March 19, 2012 – The third annual race for the Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame completed its preliminary round of this year’s bracket-style competition with winners Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb and Britney Spears moving on to the second round. The fate of this year’s celebrity nominees, which includes bowling enthusiasts ranging from iconic entertainers to all-star athletes, is in the hands of the fans. Through April 10th, fans are invited to cast their votes daily on www.gobowling.com to determine which star will be named the 2012 inductee into the Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame. Voters will receive a downloadable coupon, entitling them to a “buy one get one free” game of bowling for each vote they cast.

 

Votes are continuing to roll in as fans show support for their favorite bowling movie icon – Jeff Bridges (“The Big Lebowski”) or Bill Murray (“Kingpin”) – one of whom will be enshrined into bowling history as winner of the “legacy” competition. The “legacy” battle began at the kick-off to week one of the annual Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame contest, and will be open for voting throughout the duration of the race.

 

As the runner-up for two consecutive years, Justin Bieber is again in the running for a spot in the Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame. In his third-year attempt, he will be matched up in the second week of the competition against Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb. Is the third time a charm for the Biebs? It’s up to voters to decide.

 

Britney Spears will face off with fellow multiplatinum music superstar, Drake. No expense will be spared as these two heavy-hitters compete to see who will move up to the next round of Celebrity Bowling Bracketology, and who will land in the gutter.

 

The full list of week two matchups, including the “legacy” competition, is below:

 

Justin Bieber –

 

VERSUS

 

Kathie Lee and Hoda -

 

 

Tim Tebow –

 

VERSUS

 

LeBron James – 

 

 

Jeff Gordon –

 

VERSUS

 

Christina Aguilera – In 2011, Grammy award-winner and pop culture icon Christina Aguilera and her co-hosts of the hit TV series “The Voice" – Blake Shelton and Adam Levine went bowling to celebrate her recent 31st birthday. Aguilera, Shelton and Levine were just as competitive with one another on the lanes as they are on their show!

 

 

Drake –

 

VERSUS

 

Britney Spears –

 

 

LEGACY NOMINATION

Jeff Bridges – Oscar award-winning actor Jeff Bridges reinvented “cool” when he starred as “The Dude” in the 1998 critically-acclaimed bowling film “The Big Lebowski.”  The movie has since become a cult classic amongst bowling fans and has spurned an annual “Lebowskifest” circuit nationwide.

 

VERSUS

 

Bill Murray – Like fine wine, some things just get better with age, none being truer than comic genius Bill Murray’s performance as the infamous Ernie McCracken in the 1996 comedy “King Pin.”  Since his role as the flamboyant McCracken, Murray has been a bowling icon with the popularity of his character living on through millions of internet views.

 

For more information on the Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame induction process or to cast a vote for today, visit www.gobowling.com.

 

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