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HIT. .( i i Madonna tops list of 'Greatest Video Stars' on MTV f nit BY TERRY MORROW SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE MTV's Internet audience has named Madonna the greatest music vvjdeo star ever, according to a new special airing Saturday. Madonna's "innovation, creativity, and contribution to the music video art form" puts her at the top of the list dur ing "The Greatest Video Stars" special airing at 1 p.m. Saturday on MTV the channel said The list of greatest video artists was determined through a recent poll conducted at www.mtv.com. "The video has really become a marriage between the artist and our audience," says Michele Dix, senior vice president of music and talent program ming at MTV and MTV2. The list, she says, includes "the broad entertainer" as well as "artists who were just there to make a video all their own." Madonna's lexicon of videos includes controversial works such as "Like A Prayer," in which she dances in front of a burning cross; "Justify My Love," involving sadomasochism; and "What It Feels Like to be a Girl," banned for its violent content. "Her ability to always intrigue the audience captives viewers," Dix says. "Her last video reinvented her in a cowgirl image. 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Her new "performance" version has Madonna still in uniform but dancing in front of a collage of im ages. The MTV list also names 1990s rock act Guns N' Hoses at No. 6, though the band has not had an active video on MTV in almost a decade. MTV viewers have a long memory, says Dix. "Those videos were epic," she says of the Guns N' Roses inclusion. "You felt like you were watching a rock band in their real element." Artists are "taking making their videos as seriously as they do writing their lyrics," Dix says. Many are involved in finer details of the video shoots these days. Five years ago, she says, artists weren't as involved in the video produc tion, leaving many of the decisions up to record labels and marketing gurus. The poll included a wide range of music styles, from hard rockers (Aero-smith, Limp Bizkit) to hip-hop (Eminem, Dr. Dre). MTV would not release an exact number of how many votes were cast. The complete list; 1. Madonna 2. Eminem 3. Janet Jackson 4. Britney Spears 5. No Doubt 6. Guns N Roses 7. Michael Jackson 8. TLC 9. 'N Sync 10, Mariah Carey 11. Red Hot Chili Peppers 12. Aerosmith 13. Missy Elliott 14. Nirvana 15. Bjork 16. Jennifer Lopez 17. Foo Fighters 18. Beastie Boys 19. Nine Inch Nails 20. Dr. Dre 21. U2 22. Beck 23. Busta Rhymes 24. P Diddy 25. Limp Bizkit. '90210' REUNITES 90210 will be a destination again when Fox brings together the stars of the popular '90s teen drama series. "Beverly Hills, 90210: 10-Year High School Reunion," is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. May 11. Jason Priestley, Luke Perry, Shan-nen Doherty Jennie Garth and Gabrielle Cartons are among the actors who will discuss their memories of the show that turned them into teen idols. ,' But Tori Spelling - the daughter of series executive producer Aaron Spelling won't be taking part because she's busy working on other projects, the network said Wednesday. Brian Austin Green won't make it because he's shooting a film in Toronto, and Ian Ziering also will be absent. "90210" is Fox's longest-running drama series, premiering in October 1990 and ending in May 2000. It followed the scandals, romances and heartbreaks' of twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh and SEE TV, PAGE 39 mm. , , - j m9 McKnight Road

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