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The Lovely Mrs. Hunter has started working as an Avon representative. If you need makeup and you don't already have an Avon rep, email her by clicking here.

She currently has an limited end-of-the-year offer of a four-gig Mino SD HD Flip camera for $149 plus tax with free shipping -- just in time for Adult Expo. If you buy more than one she will cover your sales tax.

There is a also a new signature fragrance line from Fergie.

Avon also has a collection of men's products, including after shave, cologne and body wash.

October 15, 2010

Raven Alexis, Digital Playground splitsville

The performer ends her Digital Playground tenure after a period of success, being featured in awards contender "Body Heat" and winning Best New Starlet at the recent Nightmoves awards in Florida.

It saye here that she's weighing her options, including agency representation. Contact information is at the end.

Raven Alexis and Digital Playground Part Ways

Reality Media Producer Raven Alexis Announces Departure from Digital Playground after Best New Starlet Win at NightMoves/*

Las Vegas, NV -- In a move sure to raise eyebrows about the industry, Reality Media Producer, Raven Alexis announced today that she and adult powerhouse Digital Playground have parted ways amicably, citing creative differences and business realities as the motivating factors behind the decision. Alexis signed with Digital Playground in August 2009 and starred in a wealth of features for the company including recent blockbuster "Body Heat" and summer chart topper "Fly Girls."

"My experience with Digital Playground has been invaluable to my personal growth and development and has taught me so much about the industry," said Alexis in describing the decision. "But with growth comes change, and as much as change may inspire trepidation, I have come to realize that it is also what ignites passions and leads to great achievement."

Alexis indicated that it was the best course of action for both parties at the time and noted that she still plans to shoot with Digital Playground as well as others in the future. "While there are definite advantages to being an exclusive starlet, many things have changed in the past year since I signed with Digital that make it more beneficial to both myself and the company that we alter our relationship in a way that serves both our goals moving forward."

"In this environment, both Digital Playground and I came to the conclusion that our mutual interests are best served in having the opportunity to shoot with one another on a case-by-case basis as opposed to within the confines of terms dictated within a contract created in a substantially different business climate."

Raven Alexis concluded by noting she is discussing multiple options and is currently booking roles in house while finalizing the details of her new agency affiliations. She maintains several online properties under the Raven Alexis Productions banner, is the 2010 winner of the Fan's Choice for Best New Starlet at the Night Moves Awards, and makes her feature dancing debut at Oasis on Essington on October 21st in Philadelphia.

For information on Raven Alexis Productions, LLC, RavenAlexis.com,or any other RAP Property please contact John Mosko at john@ravenalexisproductions.com

October 15, 2010

Jesse Jane struttin' her stuff in California this weekend

The Digital Playground contract performer will be featuring tonight in L.A. at the downtown Deja Vu (close to Union Station and the East L.A. interchange) and tomorrow in Oakland-adjacent Stockton. If you're going to see her tonight and are going back to the Valley drop me a line, I could use a ride after the 12 midnight show.


Don't Miss Jesse Jane at Deja Vu in LA and Stockton, California

VAN NUYS, Calif. -- Digital Playground Contract Super Star Jesse Jane performs at two California night clubs this weekend. The notorious Miss Jane dances at Deja Vu Los Angeles on Friday, October 15th and Deja Vu Stockton on Saturday, October 16th.

Friday, Oct. 15th
Deja Vu
710 E. Commercial St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 213-1112
Show times: 9pm and 12 Midnight

Saturday, Oct. 16th
Deja Vu
4206 North West Lane, Stockton, CA
Show times: 9pm and 12 Midnight
(209) 462-7800

"California, here I come again!" exclaims Jesse Jane. "I consider Los Angeles my home away from home and the fans in California really know how to have fun!"

Jesse Jane is the most sought after adult performer in the world, recently dancing at clubs around the country. To see a lot more of Jesse Jane, check out her latest Digital Playground release, Body Heat.

About Jesse Jane:
A superstar in her own right, Jesse Jane is an all-American blonde, green eyed, sultry girl originally from Ft. Worth, TX. In three short years she ascended from Hooters manager to Hawaiian Tropic pageant winner to international fame with a Digital Playground contract. All of the exposure Jesse has received in various media outlets has contributed to her success but it was her leading role in Digital Playground's benchmark film, "Pirates" that made Jesse Jane a household name. For more information visit JesseJane.com.

About Deja Vu Clubs:
Deja Vu is the world's premiere gentlemen's club, located in 15 states and 4 countries. Deja Vu is more than just a place to go to have a good time and watch beautiful girls -- it's a way of life. For more information, visit dejavu.com.

Little things mean a lot

Sometime performer "Bridget the Midget" will be featuring at the California Girls club in Anaheim this weekend. Thanks to bizarre local laws, one club is topless, one club is fully nude, one offers "cheap booze" and one of these days I'm going to check that out.

Bridget The Midget Performs In SoCal This Weekend

Orange County, CA. -- Star of film, television and porn, Bridget The Midget will headline the 'Back To Basics' feature series this week at California Girls in Anaheim. Bridget will take the stage on Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16h at California Girls Anaheim at 10pm and Midnight.

Bridget The Midget Powerz is the most famous little performer on the feature stage today. She has starred in over 70 adult films, as well as a dozen mainstream movies. You might remember her from HBO's Cathouse, VH1's The Surreal Life and the Howard Stern Show. Or perhaps you've heard her band on the radio.

When Bridget brings her "World's Hottest Midget" tour to town, she often makes the local news … one way or another. This weekend is no exception, as it will be her only appearance of the year in Southern California.

Bridget's official website is bridgetthemidget.com.

California Girls is currently holding a "Free Breast Enhancement" contest for all its dancers. The girls all need your support to reach their goals, so please come down to one of the clubs and participate by getting a dance or two from one of our contestants. Even a single dance could make the difference between victory or defeat for your favorite dancer!

Each month, California Girls' Back To Basics feature series brings one of the country's top adult performers to its main stage - and to its private lap dance areas.

Join us for action at two clubs: private dances, cheap booze, porn stars, and all the ridiculous, shameful memories you can handle. Must be 21 to enter.

California Girls Anaheim is an upscale, fun but intimate venue with a full bar and non-stop topless entertainment. The club is located at is located at 815 S. Brookhurst St., Anaheim, CA. (714) 635-8040.

The California Girls website is CalGirlz.com, where you can check out all the California Girls clubs, in Anaheim and Santa Ana.

Starter sex toys plan Berlin launch

Those of us who have drawers full of various sex toys sometimes forget that at one time the most exotic sex toy we had was a left hand. (Or, for some people, a right hand.) New company XMYBOX is going to Berlin to launch its new line of starter sex toys. Have a look:

XMYBOX to Launch FunZone, UltraZone Toy Lines

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- XMYBOX looks to shake up the adult toy industry with its launch at the Venus Show in Berlin, delivering a one-two punch of innovative novelties from its upcoming UltraZone and FunZone lines.

Slated for unveiling on Oct. 21 at the Venus 14th International Erotic Trade Show, XMYBOX's FunZone and UltraZone labels each target distinct markets. Both lines, however, share innovative female-friendly designs and are manufactured from high quality and phlalate-free components.

The FunZone line, aimed at the beginning toy buyer, features vibrators in its Soft Bend, Cheeky Pets, Amazone, Monochrome and ARKventure series that are made of soft-touch materials, cockrings in its Cherry on Top series and clitoral stimulators in the Fantasies series. Disguised as a dumbbell, the Double Pumped series of male masturbators features a female vagina, anus or mouth on both of its ends. Remote controlled eggs are the key feature in the Fairy Tales You Can't Tell... series and the Doki Doki series breast massagers come in non-intimidating designs, colors and packaging.

The UltraZone toys are designed for the sophisticated and discerning adult toy consumer. Its designs include the viibe series' multi-funtion control and interchangeable mini-bullet vibrator, the ROL series vibrators controlled by a scroll wheel, the JOG series of vibrators that are controlled by a jog wheel, the discreet design of the Droplet series and the rhythmic pulses, g-spot stimulation and the rotating pearls and clit stimulation of the Girl series.

Steven Lee, XMYBOX's marketing manager, said the UltraZone and FunZone toys are fresh and innovative takes on classic designs.

"Novelties and toys are an exciting and growing part of this industry, but it's also quickly becoming a very competitive segment," Lee said. "What XMYBOX brings with the UltraZone and FunZone toys are high quality products made to exacting standards in fresh and novel takes on classic designs."

The UltraZone's XS, XM and XL series, Lee added, are vibrators that are curved to ergonomically hug the contours of a woman's body. The Blooming Rose series, part of the Fun Zone line, are also vibrators but are designed to look like its namesake flower with a buzzing bud.

"The UltraZone and FunZone lines aren't your mother's sex toys. Our toys reflect the demand for creative products for the sexually sophisticated consumer," he said.

Distributors can email wholesale@xmybox.net for more information or visit xmybox.net or its e-commerce site, xmybox.com, for more information.

Vegas makeover

The Tropicana in Las Vegas is undergoing a serious renovation project, with a reported budget of $180 million and many changes expected to be in place in time for Adult Expo in January.

Click here for more detail.

I am particularly intrigued by the new Penthouse Loft units, which look to me to be a perfect place to throw a party -- if you're planning a party during Adult Expo. Take a look there on the right for a bird's-eye view of the new suites, complete with hot tub in the living area for the appropriate Vegas-decadent touch.

I'd like to stay there myself and plan to as soon as I win the lottery, which I intend to do any week now.

The Tropicana is located at 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, at the corner of Tropicana Avenue. This is relatively inconvenient to Adult Expo but the Las Vegas Monorail runs between 7 am and 2 am (3 am on weekends) and there's a station behind the MGM Grand and another station that serves Harrah's and the Imperial Palace so it's do-able.

October 12, 2010

Topco women go topless for Breast Cancer Awareness

The women of adult-toy company Topco Sales have posed topless to help promote breast cancer awareness in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A couple of smart-assy comments come to mind, like "It figures that it would be Topco" and "We certainly spend plenty of time promoting breast awareness in this industry" but the important, bottom-line message here is We are part of the community too. We don't exist in some sort of perverted vacuum defined by AIM tests and Tiffany toggle heart necklaces. We get shaken by the same earthquakes, we buy gas and groceries the same as everybody else. Shakespeare made the same point 400 years ago.

Congratulations to the women of Topco for helping raise awareness not just of breast cancer, but the shared humanity of all of us inside and outside the adult industry. 

Sophie Dee
Sophie Dee
Sophie Dee's doing her bit, too

Performer Sophie Dee will be joining the Evil Angel team for AIDS Walk Los Angeles this weekend, and she's also auctioning some personal items for the cause. I have always been a supporter of AIDS Project Los Angeles (ask me to tell you the story about The Lovely Mrs. Hunter and me at APLA night at Disneyland sometime) and the AIDS Walk helps support a number of worthy causes, and the one particular "AIDS charity" I would prefer not to support is not on the list.

Sophie Dee to walk at AIDS Walk, started new sexy auction

(WEST HOLLYWOOD) -- Busty blue-eyed Welsh starlet Sophie Dee and her voluptuous 34DD's will be bouncing along West Hollywood thoroughfares this month as she returns to raise money at the 26th Annual AIDS Walk on October 17th in Los Angeles. Dee will be walking with Team Evil Angel, and is also auctioning off a pair of her sexy panties for the cause.

"I'm excited to do the walk again. Last year was lots of fun! I'm walking with Team Evil Angel. Last year I made over $1000 in donations and became a star walker, this year I would love to double that!" stated Dee.

Fans and supporters can help the beautiful Dee reach her goal by visiting her page here.

Dee is auctioning off a pair of her sexy floral panties to help raise funds for the walk, and if there's any indication from her worldwide fan base, this should do very well. The link to the auction is here.

"I've worn these in many photoshoots and videos and will wear them again before sending them to the lucky winner" said Dee.

All proceeds from the auction will be donated in the winner's name to sponsor her in the walk.

The 26th annual AIDS walk will benefit AIDS Project LA and other LA County AIDS service organizations.

Dee will be also be joined in this walk with her husband: performer and agent Lee Bang, along with other top names like Tara Lynn Foxx, Andy San Dimas, Sinnamon Love, Wendy Williams and more. The Evil Angel team is organized by Karen Stagliano, and their team page is located here.

Dee will be appearing in the new Showtime surveillance series "Look," on the CW's "90210", and in an upcoming independent film titled "Ricky Longdick and the Golden Error Of Porn."

The talented and very hard working Dee, has a great official website which has earned her several award nominations: clubsophiedee.com.

Here's another opportunity for the adult industry to show that we are part of this community too.

Sasha Grey
Box in a box
In case that Playboy cover wasn't enough Sasha Grey for you

Adult-toy manufacturer Doc Johnson has molded Sasha Grey's inaccurately-named private parts and is selling a simulacrum in an easy-to-use hand-size unit. The conversation isn't as good but you'll save a fortune on dinner and flowers.

Be In More than Sasha Grey's Entourage With Her New Cream Pie Pocket Pussy from Doc Johnson

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Adult novelty manufacturer Doc Johnson continues to roll out blockbuster products in conjunction with crossover superstar Sasha Grey. The latest season of Entourage may be over, but Sasha fans worldwide will have one more shot at getting a piece of the adult video-turned-mainstream film and TV star with the release of her Cream Pie Pocket Pussy.

Sasha Grey's Cream Pie Pocket Pussy is a UR3 masturbatory sleeve that's made-in-the-USA with phthalate-free TPE. Unlike most pocket pals, this new toy features only one hole which creates a tight, natural suction and a unique user experience by offering a cream pie finish. And since its molded directly from Sasha's vagina, the Cream Pie Pocket Pussy gives users the opportunity to cum inside the adult superstar while simultaneously enjoying an incredibly true to life experience.
"Sasha has made an incredible career in adult and mainstream film over the years and has amassed an enormous fan base throughout her journey; so it's no surprise her Doc Johnson line has become a runaway success," said Chad Braverman, Doc Johnson's Director of Product Development and Licensing. "The Cream Pie Pocket Pussy, just the second of many innovative Sasha Grey products to come, is a one of a kind. It's a top-seller in the making."
Since shooting her first scene just four years ago, Sasha Grey has become one of the biggest and most-recognizable names in the industry. The 22-year-old Sacramento native has received tremendous recognition in her short time making adult films, including both AVN's 2010 Award for The Jenna Jameson Crossover Star of the Year and the 2010 XBIZ Crossover Star of the Year. Other honors include additional AVN, XBIZ, XRCO, RRFF and AdultCon awards. She made her crossover breakout in Steven Soderbergh's film The Girlfriend Experience. She was most recently cast on the seventh season of HBO's Entourage where she played a fictionalized version of herself as character Vinnie Chase's girlfriend.
Sasha Grey is the latest adult entertainment powerhouse to enter a novelty development deal with Doc Johnson. The adult novelty mega-manufacturer also develops toys for industry icons Jenna Jameson, the world famous Vivid Girls, Belladonna and Mr. Marcus. For more information on Doc Johnson, please visit docjohnson.com. Also, follow Doc Johnson on Twitter at theoriginaldoc and on Facebook at theoriginaldoc.

Add 'Entourage'

I wish I could remember where I heard this, for all I know it was first said on "Saturday Night Live" and I'm the last guy to hear it. But just in case you live in the same isolation I do, let me share the best description of HBO's "Entourage" that I ever heard:

"'Entourage' is 'Sex and the City' for guys."

Dave Cummings
Dave Cummings -- Always in good taste
Dave Cummings reports on the Ron Jeremy/Craig Gross traveling road show

The latest report From The Trenches is Dave Cummings' first-person reportage of a "debate" (more like a discussion) between legendary porn star Ron Jeremy and XXX Church pastor Craig Gross in San Diego last weekend.

Tucked in there is a note that Stephanie Swift was there. Good to know she's out and about.

 BY: Dave Cummings -- Porn Star/Producer/Director
 Oct, 2010
Wait until you hear this! Last Saturday night, Ron Jeremy and Pastor Craig Gross (of xxxChurch.com) were debating porn at a huge church here in San Diego -- no, it's not a typo, I did indeed say church; click here. I was in the audience, as was porn legend Stephanie Swift, (I dated her Mom for an entire summer many years ago).
The combined church buildings cover four football fields. The main church facility where the debate was held had seating for over 5,000 people, and almost every seat was filled for what was billed as the "Great Porn Debate". I marveled at the size of the facility as I entered to what at first reminded me of a gigantic night club or concert venue, complete with a DJ spinning hip-hop music on the stage. The place was equipped with two very large projection screens for camera operators to show the audience up close views of the stage.
Attendees were at least 18 years of age, not unlike performers on porn sets, and seemed to be mostly in the 20-40 age groups. It looked to me like there were as many couples as singles there. Someone recognized me as I was taking my seat, and told folks who I was, but everyone was cordial and I was asked a lot of questions about porn while waiting for the event to start. Maybe it was the music, or the anticipation of the porn debate, but everyone was smiling and happy looking.
The church suddenly broke out in loud cheering and applause when Pastor Miles McPherson, a former NFL player who is the Pastor and Founder of the Rock Church, walked onto the stage to act as moderator and MC for the debate. He's down to earth, yet inspirational, congenial, fair, and he was the perfect moderator. Craig opened with 15 minutes of his contentions, Ron then had 15 minutes to respond, and then questions were entertained from those arriving via text messages, and from on site attendees. Everything was brilliantly organized.
The questions covered lots of areas, a few of which concerned religion, while most mirrored the same questions we get from porn fans. At one point, while Ron was answering a question about anal sex, it came out that he's had sex with over 3,000 women, and the moderator/Pastor then grabbed two unopened bottles of drinking water and walked around Ron with a grin on his face as if he was blessing him with holy water. The attendees erupted with laughter, Ron Jeremy smiled, and Craig just watched.
In my opinion, although Ron Jeremy clearly bested Pastor Gross in the formal debate and the 90-minute follow-on questions and answers, there was so much meaningful information discussed that the audience also "won" BIG time. Yes, some spiritual matters were addressed, but the thirst for sexual enlightenment also shined brightly, and in fact ruled the evening. Everyone was respectful that we were in church, but candid sex information was diplomatically dispensed in a way that was not uncomfortable. Afterwards, Ron Jeremy and Craig Gross headed for the library for a meet-and-greet with anyone who wanted to stop by. Pastor McPherson and I chatted a bit, and I got to hug Stephanie Swift as I was exiting the Great Porn Debate venue.
As I was heading towards the library to say goodbye to Ron Jeremy, folks smiled and welcomed me to their church, and a long line formed to get Ron's autograph and/or a photo with him---it was not unlike the annual AVN Expo in Las Vegas. The line grew to approximately four blocks long. To me, many of the church folks were worshipping the legend of Ron Jeremy, clearly the man of the hour!
In closing, I wholeheartedly commend Pastor McPherson for hosting such a daring and worthwhile event for his flock, and for the fair, fun, and splendid way he moderated the debate. He's quite a man of God, and he's an all-around super human being. Yes, I spent three hours in church, and it was fine! If you sometime get the opportunity, visit the Rock Church for an amazing experience.

Dave Cummings, Former Altar Boy (no kidding, seriously)

October 11, 2010

A chance to help a performer in need

Aiden Ashley got in a bad bike accident recently and is in need of help. (She did an extensive interview on LukeIsBack.com and her jaw is broken in three places so she did not need to do another interview.) Sardo's Grill and Lounge and Porn Star Karaoke are dedicating this week's get-together to helping raise funds to help her get back on her feet.

PSK hostess Nicki Hunter (who was the subject of a PSK fundraiser a few years ago when she was recovering from cancer) will ringlead the celebrations with several big-name performers scheduled to attend (although all performer appearances are subject to change due to unexpected delays on set) so get there early and be ready to toss some cash in the kitty.

Porn Star Karaoke Special Event this Tuesday, Oct 12th to help our Aiden Ashley. She got into a very bad BMX accident leaving her with her jaw broken in 3 places and fractured in five. She's trying to organize a few benefits to help offset the costs of her "outrageous" medical bills so she can get back to working in the industry as quickly as possible. Raffles, auctions, giveaways and more surprises not to be missed!

Hosted by Nicki Hunter with special appearances by Lexi Belle, Tori Black, Lupe Fuentes, Evan Seinfeld, Bobbi Star, Jayden Cole, Jazy Berlin, Tuesday Cross, Coco Ono Velvett, Tiffany Tyler, Mallory Rae Murphy and more!

Please share this event.
A Benefit for Adult Film Star Aiden Ashley
Tuesday at 9:00pm

Admission -- 21 and older, with photo ID -- and parking are free.

Sardo's Grill and Lounge is located at 259 N. Pass Ave in Burbank, Calif. Porn Star Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Sardo's website. Adult industry professionals are invited to reserve tables, which are held until 10:30 p.m. Email mail@sardosbar.com.


Pretty maids all in a row
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. 1971.
Pre 'Deep Throat' mainstream lubricity

Although "Deep Throat" premiered in 1972, it did not occur in a vacuum. Expressions of sexuality in mainstream movies had been loosening up for a few years before that, and one of the prime examples from 1971 is finally being released on DVD.

"Pretty Maids All in a Row" is a combination of a coming-of-age/teen kid gets laid movie with a dark comedy of murder. The main character is Rock Hudson (!) as a womanizing (!!) football coach/guidance counselor (!!!) who is fucking his way through the female half of the student body at Oceanfront High. The innocent teen is John David Carson, and his lust object is Angie Dickinson (!). The movie was written and produced by Gene Roddenberry and directed by French auteur Roger Vadim (who had previously been involved with Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve, and was married to Jane Fonda) and it was made and released by M-G-M, the most mainstream of mainstream studios.

The cast also includes Roddy MacDowall, Telly Savalas, Keenan Wynn and James Doohan, plus every good-looking young woman they could scare up, and there are a lot of them.

At any rate, Warner Archives is releasing it on DVD and if you got in quick enough you could have gotten one that was autographed by Angie Dickinson, but those seem to be sold out.

Pretty Maids All in a Row DVD autographed by Angie Dickinson! Limit 1 per customer.

Oceanfront High School student Ponce de Leon Harper (John David Carson) is obsessed with sex. Fortunately, he meets lots of girls. Unfortunately, they all end up dead.

Written and produced by post-Star Trek Gene Roddenberry, and directed by Roger Vadim (Barbarella), Pretty Maids All in a Row is an outrageous, head spinning, flower-powered dark comedy/sex comedy/murder mystery that could only be produced in a decade like the 70s.

Playing a randy football coach, Rock Hudson headlines a top cast that includes Angie Dickinson as a sexy substitute teacher and Telly Savalas as a savvy homicide cop -sans lollipop. Sci-fi fans should look for appearances by Roddy McDowall (Planet of the Apes) as the High School Principal, and James Doohan ("Scotty" from Star Trek) as a State Trooper. If that's not enough, imagine the film's opening soundtrack featuring Chilly Winds, a song by the Osmonds. With everybody doin' it in this whodunit, "Pretty Maids all in a Row" needs to be seen to be believed.

Scott Nails Yurizan Beltran
Scott Nails Yurizan Beltran on Digital Playground site
Yurizan Beltran shoots b/g for Digital Playground

The formerly-girls-only performer breaks the ice with a scene with Scott Nails for Digital Playground, which is available now on their website. Have a look:


For the first-time ever, Digital Playground releases a scene prior to the movie's release only on digitalplayground.com.

VAN NUYS, Calif. -- Luscious adult starlet and LA Direct Model Yurizan Beltran, who traditionally shoots girl/girl scenes, announces her first ever boy/girl scene shot exclusively for Digital Playground.

Yurizan's First Boy/Girl scene showcases the sultry starlet's famous big breasts enjoyed by Scott Nails before he thoroughly enjoys all of her.

"I have been a fan of Yurizan for as long as I can remember. I thought it was my birthday when her agent offered us the chance to shoot her first b/g scene." remarks Robby D., "Yurizan lived up to her reputation and then some."

"I was very nervous before shooting the scene," says Yurizan.  "But I wasn't nervous about the sex, after 6 years of doing girl on girl, I was finally ready to do a boy/girl scene.  It was the dialog that made me nervous.  But once I got that down and the cameras were rolling, I was relaxed and totally enjoyed it."

Yurizan said she didn't expect to be as connected as she was with the talent and it opened up a whole new genre to explore within the porn world.  "It was hot and slutty and I loved it," she said.  "And, it was for Digital Playground, the best and most professional company I've ever been associated with."

Farley Cahen, COO of Digital Playground adds, "Yurizan is one of the most scintillating starlets  in the business. We are extremely excited to feature her in her first boy/girl scene and we expect a record number of fans to visit DigitalPlayground.com to see all the hot action."

Check out the monumental release of Yurizan Beltran's first B/G scene exclusively at digitalplayground.com.

Yurizan was a 2010 XBIZ nominee for Web Babe/Starlet of the Year; 2010 AVN nominee in the All Girl Group Sex category and 2009 AVN nominee for Starlet of the Year.

Nude news

Three people lost their homes in a fire at Olive Dell Ranch a couple of weeks ago. It was during the hellish heat wave and some paint (which catches fire easily and is always a hazard) caught fire and before the fire was controlled (thanks to the help of every fire department in a 40-mile radius who came a-running when they heard there was a fire at the nudist park) three homes were leveled.

Usually, when you escape a fire, you at least have the clothes on your back. If you live in a nudist park, you have literally nothing. If you'd like to contribute, make a check payable to "OD Fire Fund" or send a prepaid gift card good for groceries, gasoline or maybe sunscreen to:

Olive Dell Ranch
26520 Keissel Rd.
Colton, CA 92324.

The nude beachers at San Onofre are dealing with a zealous DPR Ranger who issued seven citations for nudity in September. Although it's good to know that all the real problems of the Parks and Recreation Department seem to have been solved, this is still an irritant. I have maintained for a long time that nudists are in the front lines of free expression, and this is a good example of that.

And the American Association for Nude Recreation has announced that turnout at this year's World Record Skinny-Dip beat last year by more than 450, with 14,110 bare butts in the water. Click here for detail.

Anybody up for next year's World Record Skinny-Dip? It's usually the second week in July and if we go to Olive Dell we can see how those people who got burned out are doing. Drop me a line.

Alexis Ford
Alexis Ford by Holly Randall
Alexis Ford re-ups with Adam & Eve

Adam & Eve contract performer Alexis Ford has signed for another year. Good for her, and good for them. Picture swiped from Holly Randall because she's a pal and won't sue me. Click on the picture for more detail on Holly.


Adam & Eve, America's most trusted source for adult products, is pleased to announce it has renewed adult industry starlet Alexis Ford to another year as an exclusive contract star!

"We are so excited to have Alexis back for another year," says Meredith Christopher, head of production for Adam & Eve. "She is really making a name for herself in the adult business, and we expect great things from her in 2011!"

Fans of Alexis would have to agree. The blonde bombshell has received accolades for her work in "Alexis Meets Alexis," co-starring industry giant Alexis Texas, and she is wowing fans and critics alike with new releases "Bree & Alexis" and "Fit to Be Tied: Alexis Ford."

From her first movie, "American Made: Alexis Ford," this native New Yorker captured the hearts and hard-ons of men around the world. Alexis truly is the girl next door... if the girl next door were a drop-dead, always-horny porn star!

"I love working with Adam & Eve," says Alexis. "It's such a warm environment, I really feel comfortable enough to let myself go 100% when I film. The travel, the fans, the awards shows... it's all just a dream come true!"

Coming up next for Alexis is the New Jersey Exxxotica Expo November 5-7, where she will be signing along with fellow Adam & Eve contract star Teagan Presley at the Genesis Magazine Fantasy Island booth each day.

September 30, 2010

Tony Curtis 1925 - 2010

Actor Tony Curtis died last night at his home in Las Vegas. In a long career, Curtis managed to juggle light comedy and heavy drama, transitioning from the saxophone player forced to hide out in an all-girl band in "Some Like it Hot" to a carefree wheeler-dealer junior submarine officer in "Operation Petticoat" to sleazy PR agent Sidney Falco in "Sweet Smell of Success" to brutal serial killer Albert DeSalvo in the almost forgotten "The Boston Strangler." (Directed by the almost-forgotten Richard Fleischer. Ask Daniel Metcalf about Fleischer.)

He was married six times, including to actress Janet Leigh, and is the father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Cause of death was given as cardiac arrest. He was 85.

More detail can be found at Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood site.

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Performer/publicist james Bartholet passed along this memory of Tony Curtis:

"I had the fortunate opportunity of meeting Tony, and spoke to him on several occasions at various events and venues in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. He was a great man, very funny, very charming, and a TRUE legend. 

"He was very kind to give me some acting advice a few times, because he was a man who knew timing and knew how to get the right performance from every scene he did. One of the things he told he was; "Just have fun with it, enjoy what you're doing, and that will come out on camera."
I was very humbled that an iconic legend like Tony Curtis would stop and give advise to a young actor, but that was the kind of man he was. He also had a lot of great stories about the old days in Hollywood. He was loved and respected by so many in Hollywood and all over the world.
My deepest condolences go out to Jamie and the entire family on their loss, I recently lost my Mother, so I know what they are going through.

"Rest In Peace Tony." stated James Bartholet.

Amy Fisher does 'Maury' today

Newsmaker-turned-adult-performer Amy Fisher will appear on the Maury show in an episode scheduled to air today, coincidentally the release date for her new adult video, "Deep Inside Amy Fisher," what are the chances for that?

Fisher is a media sweetheart, having made news in New York, and the Maury people sent a three-person camera crew to the West Valley location to interview her (none of this hire-local-stringers crap, these people were here from the Stamford mothership and had the jet lag to prove it) and I spent some time chatting with them and keeping out of camera range, even though I had signed a release.

"Maury" airs in Los Angeles at 1 pm on KTLA channel 5. Elsewhere, click here and find out.

Amy Fisher Presents "Deep Inside Amy Fisher" on Maury Povich Thursday, September 30th

New York, NY -- To coincide with the release of "Deep Inside Amy Fisher," the first feature film by professional adult film star Amy Fisher on September 30th, Amy will be a special guest on The Maury Povich show, discussing everything that went into the making of her first professional adult film. The film stars Amy Fisher, Dale DaBone, Lisa Ann, Marcus London, and Tommy Gunn, who comes off his cameo role in the HBO series "Entourage."

"Maury has always treated me with class, and this was a great opportunity to show the world my first professional adult film, and give Maury the opportunity to ask all of the tough questions."

Tune in Thursday, September 30, 2010, to watch Amy Fisher in her first television interview for the release of "Deep Inside Amy Fisher."

Maury Povich is in the midst of his 13th season of "Maury," a daily one-hour nationally syndicated talk show from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. "Maury" continues to deliver more than 2.5 million daily viewers and finished the 2008/2009 season as the second youngest-skewing talk show (behind only "The Tyra Banks Show"). It is also the #2 rated talk show in Adults 18-34 behind only "Oprah", and the #3 rated talk show in Adults 18-49 behind "Oprah" and barely behind "Dr. Phil." Since "Maury" made its debut as a national talk show, more than 60 daytime talk shows have come and gone. Not only has "Maury" survived in a very competitive talk show landscape, the program has thrived.

Angela Aspen on the move

I've always liked Angela Aspen. Tall, curvy, smart, funny, and unlike most adult performers -- male or female -- she can look me in the eye. This is not so much about her forthright manner as the fact that she's 5-10.

She's making an impression with her latest DVD release and she's heading off to Nightmoves and her publicist wanted me to share that with you so here it is:

ANGELA ASPEN Goes Down For The Official Flava Of Love Parody!

The bad girl brunette looks to complement her Nightmoves Best New Starlet nomination with AVN ones!

(Hollywood, CA) Angela Aspen hits a stride with her 2010 performances that lead her to award season. The Colorado native has stood out among her peers literally and figuratively! Standing nearly six feet tall and with an impressive physique that was built for porn, this former youth pastor has been giving it her all in every XXX sex scene she has been in. Angela has been impressing all that see her in action, be it in showcased roles like her hardcore turns in Jersey Shore XXX (Adam & Eve) or cameo appearances like the bad ass biker babe in A-Team XXX (Adam & Eve). Her porn parody presence continues with The Official Flava Of Love Parody from Black Ice.

Angela goes down hard in a scene the gives the "Lara Croft of Porn" an opportunity to orally investigate Flava's flavor. In what can surely be a contender for a Best Oral Sex Scene award, Aspen shows her skills at the job she knows best, a blow job! It's a thrilling view to watch as Angela opens up and aggressively goes down. The Official Flava Of Love Parody is available now from online and local retailers.

Angela is heading to Tampa next week to take part of the annual Nightmoves event and awards. A nominee for Best New Starlet, Angela is excited about once again attending the show. "I'm packed and ready to go!" laughed Aspen. "I had such a blast last year, I'm beyond excited. Paul and Tracy Allen know how to put together a party!" The winners of the Nightmoves Awards will be announced on October 10th. More information can be found on the official website, NightmovesUSA.com.

Aspen is looking to complement her Nightmoves nomination with AVN ones. Her high-profile appearances and body of work over the last year have put her on a path of recognition. Her every porn scene has been sexy, formidable and jaw-dropping, marking her a contender during this upcoming award season.

Just about everyone loves a great blow job and Angela Aspen loves giving them! Watch her show off her skills in The Official Flava Of Love Parody from Black Ice.
For more Angela Aspen, please visit the Angela Aspen network:
and twitter.com/angelaaspenxxx

Good news for Robby D. and Celeste

The perennial directors for Digital Playground (except for when Jonne puts on the Pirate hat) finally get some relief as another writer/director joins the fold from mainstream. She's already written some scripts and will start directing soon, with her first production expected in January 2011, right near Adult Expo, go figure.

Better, she has already worked in adult so she's used to the more-accelerated pace of adult production.


The World Leader in Adult Filmmaking Continues to Break New Ground

VAN NUYS, Calif. -- Digital Playground, the world leader in adult filmmaking and interactive media, is pleased to introduce Kay Brandt as the newest member of their creative development team. Brandt is a 20-year, film industry professional with a multi-faceted background in business, development and production. She owned a profitable Theatre company in Los Angeles, created and developed interactive concepts for major mainstream film studios, produced independent features with A-List directors attached and was the head of acquisitions for the media division of a Venture Capital firm.

In 2009, she was offered the opportunity to become the lead writer/director for a successful adult film company, Girlfriends Films. Having a passion for true erotica and quality adult filmmaking, working with the company gave her first hand experience in the art of making premium niche products, and not simply adult films. Within a few months of joining the respected and top ranking company, she gained a large following of dedicated fans.

Brandt says, "I couldn't be more excited about finally getting to work exclusively for the incredible filmmaker, Joone and brilliant business woman, Samantha Lewis. After more than a decade of me and Joone seeking out mutual projects to work on together, we've found a great opportunity to actually make it happen. The timing was perfect for both of us. I'm getting to work for a great friend with great vision. He supports and yet challenges me to constantly go further with the creative process and innovate. Digital Playground is an evolving company filled with wonderful and talented people. Robby D. is an awesome one to write for and I look forward to directing in the future as well. I feel very fortunate to be here."

Digital Playground founder and director, Joone is equally pleased with the creative team expansion. He says, "We are expecting big things from Kay Brandt. Her stellar reputation in both the mainstream and adult film world proceeds her."

Samantha Lewis, Digital Playground CEO echoes Joone's sentiments, "Kay Brandt has produced some incredible work for other studios and her contributions will only increase the mass appeal of the Digital Playground brand."

Brandt has already completed several feature scripts and her first project will be released in January 2011.

About Kay Brandt:
Kay Brandt has a wide range of industry experience and leadership skills, as well as long standing professional relationships, like the one she developed with adult film visionary, Joone, back in 1998. Now, having the opportunity to blend and merge all facets of her professional scope as a seasoned filmmaker is coming together with Digital Playground.

Nudists naturists
Nude beachers. Photo courtesy AANR. Click for detail on AANR.
First, they came for the nudists

A city in Washington is trying to clamp down on the relatively-harmless practice of having women in bikinis serving coffee at coffee houses. I say "relatively-harmless" because hot coffee and bare skin is a bad combination.

The writer of The Political Naturist sees this as a part of a larger effort by social conservatives to stamp out behavior that they don't approve of:

All it takes is one emboldened, crusading moralist in a position of authority to start railing about the evils of nudists and the danger they pose to the general public, and specifically to children. It will matter not if there is any truth to the demonizing, or any shred of evidence - what will matter will be the public reaction and the ensuing actions of the legislators and judges, who have shown ... that the 14th Amendment does not matter when the "moral sensibilities" of the people are at risk.

I've been to several nudist parks, and despite how they're depicted in bawdy British B-movies and the occasional porn video they are a lot like any hotel or country club where families get together to sunbathe and swim, complete to the happy yells of children playing on swings and merry-go-rounds. If naturism isn't your particular cup of tea, you don't have to go -- but there is something very wrong about people who don't approve of nudists stomping in and demanding that those who have voluntarily chosen to participate stop in order to placate the people who don't approve.

I'm going to keep an eye on this, and I hope you will too.

September 28, 2010

Adult performers going down

Kayden Kross and Riley Steele will be representing Digital Playground and jessica darke and Kirsten Price will represent Wicked Pictures at the Johannesburg edition of Sexpo, the southern-hemisphere adult show that runs in cities in Australia and South Africa. I look forward to hearing from Kayden whether the toilets flush counter-clockwise or if that's a myth.


The scintillating blond beauties will appear at the Adult World Booth Sept. 30th - Oct. 3rd

September 27, 2010 -- VAN NUYS, CA, USA/JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- Exclusive Digital Playground Contract Stars, Riley Steele and Kayden Kross descend upon Sexpo in South Africa this week to promote their newest hit film "Body Heat."

The always stunning Riley and Kayden will be meeting with fans and international press at the Adult World booth from Thursday, September 30th to October 3rd. This is Digital Playground's first stop on a world-wide press tour for "Body Heat." Make sure to stop by and get an autographed poster of their new hit movie "Body Heat" and browse some of the hottest adult titles available.

Additionally, G4 TV has chosen Riley Steele to host their Sexpo South Africa Special covering all of the events for adult entertainment fans everywhere. Kayden Kross will be joining her as Digital Playground Correspondent.

This is the first visit to Sexpo for both Riley Steele and Kayden Kross so they are very excited to meet new fans from around the globe. Kayden says, "I have heard so many great things about South Africa, I can't wait to experience it for myself."

"I can't wait to meet all of my fans on the other side of the world and I'm super excited to host the G4 special." adds Riley, "Get ready for us DP girls to rock Sexpo!"

Digital Playground fans can get a sneak peak of their critically acclaimed new release, "Body Heat" at: http://www.bodyheatxxx.com/

Here fans can get instant access to exclusive cast photos, watch the trailer and download wallpaper. This site is also optimized for iPhone and iPad users!

The stunning box art beautifully displays Digital Playground contract stars Jesse Jane®, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele, Raven Alexis and Katsuni. To download go to:

Sexpo is one of the most celebrated adult fan expos, focusing on health, sexuality and lifestyle, with hundreds of exhibitors offering Adult DVDs, sexy lingerie and novelties.

Sexpo 2010 takes place from September 30-October 3rd at:
Gallagher Convention Center
19 Richards Dr.
Midrand, Gauteng
South Africa

Adult World Booths: #278 #222
Signing times:
Thursday 12:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 1:45pm-10:00pm
Saturday 3:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

And here's the word from Wicked Pictures on their participation:

jessica drake and Kirsten Price prove they're built for SPEED at south Africa's Sexpo 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA/JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- After working throughout the weekend as sponsors of The Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th Anniversary Convention, you'd think that exotic 2010 AVN award winners and contract superstars jessica drake and Kirsten Price might be ready for a day off. But as the saying goes, "there's no rest for the Wicked," so the ladies are wasting no time in jet-setting their way from Los Angeles to Johannesburg, South Africa to make a series of special appearances at Sexpo 2010.

To paraphrase the classic Toto radio anthem Africa, jessica and Kirsten are "coming in on a 12:30 flight as moonlit wings reflect the night" to hold court with their loyal fans at the Gallagher Convention Center (19 Richards Drive Midrand, Johannesburg) from September 30th to October 3rd. Billed as the most prominent health, sexuality and lifestyle expo in the hemisphere, SEXPO organizers promise to give fans "the ultimate adult shopping experience, with over 150 exhibitor stands, offering something for everyone, from sexy lingerie and sensual toys to wine tasting and more."

The ladies will be signing autographs for their fans daily at the Adult World booth. For their appearance times, please see the schedule below. For media presentations and other late breaking updates, please visit the show's informative website, www.sexpo.co.za.

Anticipation over next week's trip to South Africa is already riding high, with detailed features about the Wicked beauties appearing in local mainstream media. The ladies have booked radio and television interviews with some of the highest-rated media outlets in the region, and plans are underway for their visit to be covered, in part, by the G4 Network. In total, this media coverage will give jessica and Kirsten ample opportunity to promote both the Sexpo and their eagerly-awaited new AVN Editor's Choice, the Brad Armstrong-directed biker adventure SPEED.

As surely "as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti," jessica and Kirsten are certain to have a massive impact on Sexpo 2010. From hemisphere to hemisphere, the Wicked Girls are rarely out of the spotlight, and once you meet these stunners in person, you'll know why.

Let's go to the movies

On Friday and Saturday at the New Beverly Cinema there are two movies from the '30s featuring the great John Barrymore. "Twentieth Century" stars Barrymore as an imperious Broadway producer who will stop at nothing to get his one-time protegee and ex-lover Carole Lombard to star in his new show. Howard Hawks's direction brings a lot of action to the small-scale production (which takes place mostly in a railroad train compartment) assisted by an impressive cast of '30s character actors in supporting roles.

Barrymore has a major supporting role in one of my favorite films, the underappreciated 1939 "Midnight." You can read my full review by clicking here on my mainstream blog.

Highly recommended.

If black-and-white '30s comedies aren't your cup of tea, there's a rather-heavy drama of interest at LACMA Saturday night. Marco Bellochio's 1987 "Devil in the Flesh," a remake of a 1947 film, features actress Maruschka Detmers as an "older" woman (read: 20-something) who is the lust object of a teenage boy. She encourages his attentions because her fiance is in jail awaiting trial for political crimes.

The film is notable for a short scene in which Detmers fellates her teen co-star, which has been celled the first such occurrence in a mainstream film. It looks like an underexposed outtake but it's there.

If you're interested in the history of explicit blowjob scenes in mainstream movies, here's an important one.

Lexi Love scores Showtime slot

Adult performer Lexi Love will be seen on Adam Rifkin's new surveillance-themed Showtime series "Look." Although this is not a departure for Rifkin (who features adult performers regularly in his productions) or for Showtime (which broadcasts an edited version of the AVN awards show) it is still mainstream exposure for the adult industry and should be congratulated.

Lexi Love Featured in Rifkin's "LOOK: The Series" Premiering on Showtime

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Adult film star and Team Cybergeist member Lexi Love will be featured in Adam Rifkin's series "LOOK," based on the 2007 award-winning film of the same name hailed by the Wall Street Journal as "disturbingly inventive."

Shot entirely from the point of view of the security cameras, webcams, cell phone cameras, and every other kind of lens that we all live in front of every day, "LOOK: The Series" will follow multiple interweaving storylines over the course of a random week in Los Angeles.

"The average American is now captured approximately 300 times a day, in department stores, gas stations, changing rooms, even public bathrooms," says Rifkin of the series. "No one is spared from the relentless, unblinking eye of the countless cameras that are hidden in every nook and cranny of day-to-day life."

"There are some places you think surveillance cameras would never be," says Love of her captured scenes. "I was caught on tape; I hope whoever was watching was entertained. I'm not ashamed -- it's the most "real" you'll ever see me."

"Lexi [Love] rocked the house when she did a jaw-dropping appearance for me in "LOOK: The Series", said Rifkin (Detroit Rock City, Underdog) of the Vegan Sexpert. "I never knew the meaning of the term "brought it", until she did. Thanks, Lexi".

With approximately 40 million surveillance cameras in the United States, generating more than 5 billion hours of footage each week, the series will attempt to show the world as it truly is -- where seemingly "decent" people may have secrets, indecencies and corruptions that they try to keep hidden from the rest of a society that they hope are not watching. At times humorous, at times sad, the stories are both disturbing and eye-opening.

"Working with Adam was Epic!" said Love. "He's an amazing director with brilliant ideas, and was a pleasure to work with. What a wild time all of us had; I hope everyone watching will enjoy taking a peek into the not-so-ordinary lives of people behind closed doors."

"LOOK: The Series" will premiere midnights on Showtime on October 10.

Porn is media too

Progressive site AlterNet has posted Shira Terrant's essay about how porn-literacy should be learned (if not taught) as part of self-defense against media excesses.

Seymour, Connie
Connie's the one with the flower
September 21, 2010

Let's hear it for the girl

Connie, one of the founders of Porn Star Karaoke and the only one still active in the adult industry, will be celebrating a birthday at PSK tonight. Connie has been a mainstay of PSK since the beginning, holding court at ther stage-left table and adding her own distinctive voice stylings to the mix of performers showing off their chops.

To add to the celebration, Sardo's Grill and Lounge has a new karaoke host, Butter (insert Mike-Myers-in-drag joke here), who will take the tech side as PSK hostess Nicki Hunter works her wiles on the adult-industry regulars and civilians who make Tuesday night at Sardo's The Place To Be since 2003.

PSK Welcomes a new spinner and celebrates Connie’s Birthday

This Tuesday, Sept 21st we celebrate Connie’s birthday. Connie is one of PSK founders and is at PSK every week. She sings, dances and is hot! Make sure you make it in to wish Connie a happy birthday.

PSK also welcomes our new weekly spinner (KJ), Butter! Butter will be backing up Nicki Hunter each week and will also be our KJ every Friday and Wednesday night Make sure you check out Butter and give her a spin!

Join Connie, Butter and the PSK Stars along with Nicki Hunter this Tuesday night. Nicki Hunter can be heard weeknights co-hosting "Night Calls" with Christy Canyon from 4-7 p.m. PDT on Playboy Radio, channel 99 on Sirius and XM. Nicki was named Female Performer of the Year by the X-Rated Critics Organization in 2006 and is also directing for Meanbitches.com, thevenusgirls.com and DeviantDavid.com

Since its start in July 2003, Porn Star Karaoke has become the longest-running ongoing weekly event in the history of the adult business, where adult industry performers, directors and reviewers can meet and network, and fans can meet and greet their favorite performers.

Porn Star Karaoke is open to the public as well as to members of the adult industry. Admission, 21 and older, with photo ID, and parking is free.

Sardo's Grill and Lounge is located at 259 N. Pass Ave in Burbank, Calif. Porn Star Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Sardo's website. Adult industry professionals are invited to reserve tables, which are held until 10:30 p.m. Email mail@sardosbar.com.

Slave Pyrah
Slave Pyrah
Meanwhile, that same night in Las Vegas...

New-kid-on-the-karaoke-block Karaoke XXX at Brando's on Industrial (near the Sahara overpass) will be hosted this week by a local fetish webcam model who lives "a 24/7 BDSM lifestyle."

Drop by and DON'T buy her a drink.

Karaoke XXX
Karaoke with the Porn Stars in Las Vegas

Slave Pyrah will be hosting on Tuesday Sept. 21st @ 10pm
Bi-sexual fetish webcam model and living a 24/7 BDSM lifestyle.

All Adult Film Stars are welcome.  It is a place for the people in the porn industry from talent to adult related companies, just to have fun and network.  Now our industry has a place to go every TUESDAY to meet more individuals in our line of work.  Yes, there will be some outrageous moments and FANS are WELCOME.  We want to invite EVERYBODY to our unique version of KARAOKE.

No Door Cover -- Always FREE
Shot Specials
Ladies drink FREE from 9-10pm
Giveaways for everyone

Also, if you are an adult film star and would like to host one Tuesday please email us KaraokeXXX@gmail.com

Brando’s Bar & Grill
2973 Industrial Rd. Suite A
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 733-0033

September 16, 2010

Mainstreaming of porn or Porn-izing of Playboy?

You got me. But they certainly took the challenge out of the monthly find-the-Rabbit game.

Sasha Grey
October 2010 Playboy Cover. Thanks to Playboy for sending it over.
Kira Kener, Dasha, Tera Patrick, Playboy
Kira Kener, Dasha, Tera Patrick on cover of March 2002 Playboy
By the way, this isn't the first porn cover of Playboy. Take a look at March 2002.

Random Notes from a Red Notebook: Going Deep at PSK

The short walk to Sardo's Grill and Lounge from Chez Hunter is still enough to work up a sweat, as I find out when I enter the friendly confines and walk up to say hi to Nicki Hunter. Violet Monroe is in the L-shaped booth, and Scotty Coxxx and Vanessa Naughty are in the center. They have room and graciously invite me to join them... Tommy Gunn walks up, gestures to ask if he can sit down. It's not my table, so I look at Scotty and he waves Tommy in... Tommy is still excited about his recent appearance on "Entourage" on HBO and we trade stories about mainstream... I don't think he entirely believed my story about wind-up TV cameras but he was too polite to call me on it... Vanessa Naughty, called up to sing, turns in a creditable "At Last" but the song is too big for her. It needs a deep, throaty chest voice and she's playing it genteel. Nice interpretation though... Dale DaBone and Seth Gamble amble in... I was going to call Seth about an interview but I got some writing assignments. He understands. I know if we schedule an interview and he books a scene with some hottie it'll be my turn to wait...

Sabrina Deep, the hostess for the evening, walks in with director Beth Raphael and they take their place on the platform... Tee Reel... Gram Ponante ambles in, glad-handing his way in... Powder. That guy is always working.... PSK regular Shon Encinas takes the mic... Vanessa returns to the table, with a friend who introduces herself as Viva. She's an actress/model and she doesn't do porn. Fine with me. I tell her that sex performing is a particular skill and not everybody can do it, and she's welcome all the same. We chat about mainstream, mostly music... Vanessa is ready to sing again. She's a big Heart fan and wants to do "Magic Man." That'll work better with her delicate voice...

Gram walks over, carrying a snifter of something brown, and asks to sit. Sure. A moment later, Sabrina sits between us. We talk as somebody sings "Killing Me Softly With His Song."

"That song's a lot more interesting if you change 'song' to 'cock,'" she observes.

"I don't think I'm ever going to hear that song the same way again," I respond.

Sabrina decides she wants to sing The Beatles' "Come together" (I sense a trend here) and I fill out the slip and hand it in, passing along to Nicki that Sabrina wants Nicki to sing the song with her. The song reminded me of the "Jeopardy!" show I saw earlier in the evening when the three thirtysomething contestants had to guess which Beatle was the drummer. Third one got it...

Deep tells me she likes the atmosphere at Sardo's. "It's OK that I'm a porn star. People walk up and talk to me. It's awesome."

Sabrina is drinking something brown out of a snifter. (I'm drinking something brown out of a tall glass. Diet Coke.) I ask her "Brandy?" and she shakes her head. "No. Martini."


"Matrini & Rossi. Sweet vermouth." Not the first thing I thought of when she said "Martini" but yeah, I can see that....

Dane Cross walks up, a highball glass in one hand and a tall glass filled with something red in the other. "Scotch?" I ask him.

"Yeah. And a Shirley Temple," he says, indicating the tall glass. "They're surprisingly good," he adds with a grin. I tell him about the astounding magic act I saw recently: The magician went into the audience looking for a helper and came back with Nina Hartlley.

Cross asks, "Did he recognize her?"

"He didn't let on."'

Our attention is drawn to the performance space, where a blonde civilian women is celebrating her birthday by spending a minute deeply kissing Nicki Hunter before dropping a glass between Nicki's boobs for a body shot.

"It's her birthday and it's the greatest night of her life," Tom, the karaoke DJ observes on-mic. "For Sardo's, it's just another Tuesday."

Porn Star Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Sardo's Grill and Lounge, 259 N. Pass avenue in Burbank. For more details, visit the Sardo's website.

Getting more buck for their 'Bang'

Nikki Finke is reporting that the three principals of "The Big Bang Theory" have finished negotiations that will bump their salaries for season four by more than double from last season, up from $60,000
per episode to $200,000, plus a piece of the syndication.

According to Finke, they could have gotten even more money if one of the three hadn't tried to negotiate separately. (Finke says Warner Bros. is selling "Big Bang Theory" in syndication at a reported $2 million-plus for each episode. 'nuff said?) The producers settled with the other two and told the third performer take it or leave it. The six principals of "Friends" stuck together and negotiated hefty paychecks as the show continued, at $750,000 per episode each in seasons seven and eight and $1 million per episode in seasons nine and ten. Plus a piece of the syndication from season five forward.

Maybe they'll negotiate together next time.

Roger Craig Jeopardy record
Roger Craig in a staged picture because you don't need your signaling device in the Final.
Records are made to be broken

"Jeopardy!" super-champion Ken Jennings's one-day record of $75,000 was beaten Tuesday night when Roger Craig leveraged a massive lead into a $30,000 on a gimme Final and a $77,000 payoff.

Jennings's 75-day winning streak record is still intact.

New surcharge for Michael Jackson fans

Tabloid gossip site TMZ.com is reporting that Forest Lawn has instituted a $3 charge for dropping off flowers to Michael Jackson's grave.

I can see that.

Jackson is interred in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn, a gigantic multi-story structure that is larger than a football field and locked down tighter than Fort Knox. The security is so tight in the Mausoleum that if you want to leave flowers for a family member, you have to give the security person the name and location of your relative and your passage will be tracked with motion detectors. If you happen to wander off-track, oh-so-polite security personnel will help you find your way and find your way out.

Since Jackson's interment at the Holly Terrace of the Mausoleum, fans have gathered pretty much every day to peer in the glass door and some clever ones would bring flowers in the hope that they could actually visit Jackson's crypt, ha ha. The fans are met outside the door by polite security personnel who would politely tell them that the Mausoleum was closed to visitors but that was very nice of you to bring flowers and I'll be happy to place them for you.

There is now a charge for the flowers to be placed. This will discourage the people who only buy flowers to see Jackson's crypt, because as soon as they realize there is a fee to place flowers there they will get the message that you can't do it yourself.

Sabrina Deep
Sabrina Deep
September 14, 2010

Sabrina Deep headlines Porn Star Karaoke tonight

Pro/am performer and gangbang centerpiece Sabrina Deep will be hosting Porn Star Karaoke tonight at Sardo's Grill and Lounge in Burbank. She's in town for the latest stop on her World Bukkake Tour and will be ready to discuss fan participation in the L.A. festivities with interested parties.

Sabrina Deep Debuts her Talents at PSK

Sabrina Deep, the adult film star, three-time Booble.com Model of the Month, Howard Stern Show alumna, and GangBang/Bukakke Queen of the internet wants to try her hand at karaoke this Tuesday, Sept 14th!

Sabrina is in town for the next few weeks working with Metro. She is starring in several hardcore movies and will be the center of attention at a massive 40+ guy "Fan Bang" on September 25th, where she will be fucking her fans! Interested fans can sign up to have sex with Sabrina at metromovies.com.

With all the work she is doing over the next few weeks we thought she could use a little downtime, so we are happy to say she will be co-hosting at Porn Star Karaoke on September 14 starting at 10PM!!!

Be sure to drop by and show her your one of her biggest fans! We are sure she will show you her appreciation!

Join Sabrina Deep along with Nicki Hunter this Tuesday night. Nicki Hunter can be heard weeknights co-hosting "Night Calls" with Christy Canyon from 4-7 p.m. PDT on Playboy Radio, channel 99 on Sirius and XM. Nicki was named Female Performer of the Year by the X-Rated Critics Organization in 2006 and is also directing for Meanbitches.com, thevenusgirls.com and DeviantDavid.com
This is KJ Tom's last Tuesday working along with Nicki, so come on down and wish him well!

Since its start in July 2003, Porn Star Karaoke has become the longest-running ongoing weekly event in the history of the adult business, where adult industry performers, directors and reviewers can meet and network, and fans can meet and greet their favorite performers.

Porn Star Karaoke is open to the public as well as to members of the adult industry. Admission, 21 and older, with photo ID, and parking is free.

Sardo's Grill and Lounge is located at 259 N. Pass Ave in Burbank, Calif.
Porn Star Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Sardo's website. Adult industry professionals are invited to reserve tables, which are held until 10:30 p.m. Email mail@sardosbar.com.

Sindi Star
Sindi Star
Sindi Star hosting KaraokeXXX in Las Vegas

Local talent Sindi Star will be hosting Karaoke XXX at Brando's on Industrial Road in Las Vegas tonight. The upstart karaoke operation, honchoed by KSEX and Porn Star Karaoke veteran and now Vegas resident Rebecca Love, has been going for a while now with a steady stream of talent taking the reins week by week. If you are too far from Pass Avenue to partake in the original PSK, here is a local variation in Las Vegas.

Karaoke XXX
Karaoke with the Porn Stars in Las Vegas

Sindi Star will be hosting on Tuesday Sept. 14th @ 10pm
Sexy Blonde Bombshell - http://www.myspace.com/sindistar

All Adult Film Stars are welcome. It is a place for the people in the porn industry from talent to adult related companies, just to have fun and network. Now our industry has a place to go every TUESDAY to meet more individuals in our line of work. Yes, there will be some outrageous moments and FANS are WELCOME. We want to invite EVERYBODY to our unique version of KARAOKE.

No Door Cover – Always FREE
Shot Specials
Ladies drink FREE from 9-10pm
Giveaways for everyone

Also, if you are an adult film star and would like to host one Tuesday please email us KaraokeXXX@gmail.com
Brando’s Bar & Grill
2973 Industrial Rd. Suite A  
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 733-0033

FSC wants you -- to oppose .XXX

Free Speech Coalition has issued a press release encouraging adult-industry opposition to the proposed .xxx domain and telling exactly how to express it. I don't have a lot to add:

FSC Issues Call to Action for .XXX Comments

CANOGA PARK, Calif. -- Free Speech Coalition has issued a Call to Action for industry members to submit commentary to Internet domain regulator ICANN, to voice their opposition to the proposed .XXX sTLD. The Call to Action will be posted on the FSC website, as well as on industry media outlets and message boards.

Industry stakeholders are offered two options for submitting their comments.

They can choose to submit their own comments to ICANN; the Call to Action suggests six issues of concern that stakeholders may comment on, and are encouraged to do so during the public comment period that ends on Sept 23.

The second option is to follow a link to a short, two-question survey endorsing statements of opposition to the proposed .XXX sTLD. FSC will compile and submit the data collected from the survey to ICANN.

The Call to Action reads, in its entirety:

FSC Issues a Call-to-Action for the Adult Online Community

ICANN has posted the Revised Proposed Registry Agreement and Due Diligence Documentation for public comment on the ICANN website.  FSC has responded to the Board with a letter of requests and has filed a Documentary Information Disclosure Policy for additional information.

We need your help!  FSC is launching an industry-wide call-to-action. It is imperative that you speak up now!  

ICANN’s .XXX current comment period closes Thursday, September 23rd so ACT NOW!

There are two ways in which adult industry professionals can be counted on the public forum:

Click on the link below and respond to the statements of opposition.  FSC will compile the data and report it to ICANN:


Or better yet, PLEASE write your own statement of opposition to ICM’s proposed .XXX sTLD.  Below are some issues you may want to stress.  Comments can be posted on:


Public Comment Suggestions

Make sure that you mention that you are a professional member of the adult online community-the party most impacted by the ICANN Board’s decision.  Write to the Board about any of a number of issues as demonstrated below.  

Let the Board know that you are concerned…

... that ICM is pushing unnecessarily for a “responsible” global online community when the adult entertainment community already has an entity through which Internet publishers and others can self-identify as a responsible global online adult entertainment community through the Free Speech Coalition and its Code of Ethics.  

... with companies that have pre-registered .XXX domain names but are in opposition to a .XXX sTLD.  By ICM’s own definition those companies do not qualify for a .XXX sTLD because they do not voluntarily agree to the .XXX sTLD and thus believe that ICM’s proposed .XXX sTLD would be detrimental to their business.

... with the lack of transparency surrounding ICM’s submissions in the omission of the names of IFFOR Board members and Policy Council members who will develop regulations for the .XXX online industry.  

... that adult businesses would be required to agree to comply with “IFFOR Policies and Best Practices Guidelines” that have yet to be created by boards and councils which have yet to be revealed.

... that information provided for public comment is insufficient.  Members of the adult entertainment community require more information about the application in order to provide the appropriate level of feedback to the ICANN Board for it to make an informed decision.  

... that if additional information is provided, the community most impacted by .XXX, the adult online community will not have sufficient time to respond and therefore request that the public comment period be extended 30 days after additional information that has been requested has been supplied.

Thank you.  Your time and effort are greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions or require additional information contact diane@freepeechcoalition.com.

Comments can be posted on xxx-revised-icm-agreement@icann.org

Remember ... ICANN’s .XXX current comment period closes Thursday, September 23 so act now!


The Free Speech Coalition is the national trade organization to the adult entertainment industry. Its mission is to lead, protect and support the growth and well-being of the adult entertainment community.

WGA goes to bat for porn scribes

The Writers Guild of America is keeping track of royalties for adult-movie writers whose work has been shown on TV in other countries, Xbiz is reporting. To read Dan Miller's story, complete with a link to the WGA site for writers to check if they have money coming, click here.

I'm not sure how this could have been avoided. It's still funny.

Nicki Hunter
Portrait of the artist with a writer looking over her shoulder. Nicki Hunter and me.
September 12, 2010

Random Notes from a Red Notebook: Adultcon

My two-block walk from the Blue Line to the Convention Center is punctuated with mostly-silent protesters waving signs that say PORNOGRAPHY DAMAGES CHILDREN, PORNOGRAPHY DESTROYS MARRIAGES, REAL MEN DON'T EXPLOIT WOMEN and a handmade sign that says "Ladies, you don't have to do this." As I write down the wording on the signs I hear one protester earnestly telling somebody how porn is bad, and another cheerfully accosting three men with marijuana leis around their necks, asking them "Which convention did you go to?"

The directional signs are very clear whan I walk into the building: Hemp Con to the right, Adultcon to the left. I walk around the ticket line and go to the Exhibitors window, where I get a press wristband.

First thing I see over the red-curtain wall is the top of a KDAY tent. I don't hear a DJ so I'm thinking they aren't broadcasting, just representing. First person I see is Cadence St. John, cigarette in hand, ready to take a smoke break. We say hi and off she goes, we'll talk later ... A four-person camera crew is here from cable programming service G4 ... Talia Marie, Eric John and Vicki Chase, Nicki Hunter and Sunny Leone all have booths ... I see Lisa Raphael walking with a familiar-looking woman. Turns out it's Sabrina Deep, Europe-based pro-am performer in town for a fan gangbang ... Lisa tells me about several new projects she has lined up with Sabrina, several of which won't work if they're announced ahead of time, so never mind. Sabrina will be hosting Porn Star Karaoke Tuesday, that's not a secret ...

I take a water break at the back of the room, sitting at a large table with a guy who looks like legendary director Paul Thomas, but he probably isn't ... He doesn't recognize me, for starters ... I am surprised to see Tori Black practically ignored at the PornStar Tweet booth. A closer look reveals that it isn't Tori Black but Allie Haze. Oops. And then a group develops and I can't get close enough to do anything but say hi ... Alexander Raymond and Tanya Tate are at her booth. We chat for a while. I don't see them as much as I'd like ... "If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it" blasts from the Scores booth in the back. The deep-voiced DJ mentions people who aren't here like Robin Leach and Ron Jeremy. If he's trying to pass himself off as Robin Leach his voice is two octaves too low and more British than Australian, but the stentorian voice adds a bit of colour ... Erika Icon walking the floor with Ruby Violence ... Model Red Hot at a booth selling T-shirts ... Vicki Vette's Vette Nation Army is here with a large sign that says "VNA/TAKING CARE OF OUR PRIVATES" which makes me smile. Gaby Quinteros, Carmen Valentina, Deauxma, Sara Jay, wrestler Holly Would and Francesca Le are at the booth ... Vicky Vette has a large display stack of her Doc Johnson vagina molds ...

A large booth from the Wet people handing out free sample envelopes. A new product called "Synergy" gets my attention. "What's it a synergism of?" I ask and I'm told "water and silicone." Oh. She squeezes some on my fingers and it starts as a gel and liquefies. Cool. ... A plastic-surgery group has a table with a stapled stomach and several breast implants ... Jack Lawrence, walking around and gladhanding, observes that the room is small. Yes, I point out, but there is no empty space, the room is filled to the walls ... I ask a fellow in a booth selling pot-themed T-shirts if he made a wrong turn. "No way, man. There's more action here." He's assisted by a topless young woman wearing marijuana-leaf pasties. her name is Honey and she's a dancer in Hesperia ... The side wall has Jelena Jensen, Ryan Keely, Sophie Dee, model Shelley Michelle, Joslyn James and Lizz Tayler ...

I run into Nikita Denise at her booth, which she is sharing with Alexandria Divine and Ashley Pleasures. After a quick how's-it-going exchange she asks "Are we going to have the same conversation every few months?" We both laugh ... Coach Eddie ... A guy walks by wearing a red T-shirt with Sheldon Cooper and a big yellow "BAZINGA!" on it ... I chat with Alexandria Divine, who points out that she's been in the business 10 months and she likes it here. "It's like family." When she stashes my business card in a small clutch with an image of The Beatles on it I casually mention that I saw them at the Hollywood Bowl in 1965. She turns around and shows me her butt tattoo, "All you need is love" surrounding a heart. When I tell her that I also saw Paul McCatrney and Wings and the first live performance of "Dark Side of the Moon" in London in 1973 her eyes widen in envy only slightly mitigated by the realization that she wasn't born yet ...

I finally meet Lizz Tayler after months of chatting on Twitter. She is articulate, direct and looks as good as her pictures. I notice that she is wearing star-shaped pasties which echo the stars tattooed on her hips. She tells me that she has been wanting to be a performer ever since she was a teenager. I tell her that she is among the first generation of performers who have grown up with porn as an everyday part of their lives: They aren't getting into adult by accident, they want to be here and have wanted to for a long time. She suggests I check out her FreeOnes profile and I make a note to do so ...

A rather-hairy guy is getting his chest waxed at a booth. The strips are being built at two-inch widths, and after watching him wince through two depilations I've seen enough. Two guys walk up as I leave and one chortles "Huh huh huh 40-Year-Old Virgin." ... Sunny Lane has arrived at the Vette Nation Army booth, wearing a blue Alice In Wonderland dress and standing behind a table mobbed by fans three-deep. I wave, and she waves back ... I chat for a few minutes with Rucca Page, at her booth with Gianna Michaels, before going over to see Nicki Hunter. We see each other practically every week at Porn Star Karaoke but the loudness precludes getting beyond "How's it going?" I get her to take a picture of us with her iPhone and good thing, too, when I get home I see that I have mislaid the cable that lets me download pictures from my camera.

Adultcon continues today at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

FTC disclaimer: I get professional-courtesy free admission to Adultcon.

September 10, 2010 2 pm

Digital Playground gets in on VMA freebie action

Digital Playground is following up their presence at the Emmy gift suites a few weeks ago with an appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend. With Adulton, the VMAs and the premiere of the Ellen Show all at the Downtown Nexus this will be an active weekend around Olympic and Figueroa.

Unlike the more sedate Emmy telecast, there is a passing possibility that VMA guests will be wearing their Digital Playground pendant vibes. Hell, they may even use them during the ceremony. Stay tuned.


Digital Playground plays at the 2010 MTV VMA Awards, September 10th-11th Showing Off Their Award-Winning Pendant Vibe Necklace

VAN NUYS, Calif. -- Digital Playground, the world leader in adult entertainment, is partnering with Platinum Publicity in the celebration of the 2010 MTV VMA Awards Gifting Suite. The "invitation only" event is being held at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, today and tomorrow from 12-5pm.

Coming off the tremendous success and response to their recent participation at the 2010 Emmy Gifting Suite, the highly acclaimed Pirates Pendant Vibe, which has skyrocketed to being one of the hottest items on the market, will be distributed to some of the most stylish and influential people in the mainstream entertainment industry. After winning the 2010 AVN "O" Award for Outstanding Powered Product, Digital Playground is branching out to the mainstream market and spreading the word about their discreet and powerful vibrating necklaces.

"We worked so hard on the development of this novelty line and to experience this level of success so soon is a wonderful thing.", says Joone, founder of Digital Playground. "We are thrilled with the response from the mainstream arena."

"After our success at the Emmys, we knew this was a great investment. The ability to get your product seen by high profile individuals and have them love it, is such a wonderful compliment to the line itself," says Digital Playground CEO, Samantha Lewis.

The novelty line, which launched in January, is based off the biggest blockbusters in adult film history, "Pirates" and "Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge." The Pirates franchise was created by Digital Playground and has won numerous awards, international acclaim, and incredible amounts of mainstream coverage.

“We are extremely excited to have been invited to participate at the 2010 MTV VMA Awards Gifting Suite." adds Farley Cahen, VP of Novelty Development, "We will be showcasing the award-winning line of Digital Playground Novelties and we expect that they will be as well received as they were at the Emmys."

The one-of-a-kind Pirates Pendant Vibe Necklace is a unique vibrator that doubles as jewelry! Chic, Quiet and Powerful - some of the other features include:

Unique packaging allows consumers to see the entire product easily

Exquisitely designed 100% premium body-safe materials

State-of-the-art engineering

3 powerful speeds and 2 variable vibration modes

Exceedingly Quiet


Phthalate free


The stimulating and tasteful designs of the Pirates Novelty Line deliver intense pleasure with beautiful design. The playful line features some of the most beautiful stars of the adult industry: Jesse Jane, Riley Steele, Katsuni, Stoya and Janine. The Pirates treasure chest of toys includes Rockets, Rabbits, Pendant Vibes, Pleasure Rings, and Strokers. For a closer look at these one-of-a-kind novelties and more go to digitalplayground.com/toys.

For wholesale sales inquiries and orders contact toys@digitalplayground.com.

September 10, 2010

LA Direct Models at Las Vegas Hustler Club opening tonight

Tonight's gala opening of the newest Hustler Club in Las Vegas (conspicuously located just west of the I-15 between the Silverton Casino Lodge and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino) will be accented by a group of performers represented by LA Direct Models, including Kagney Lynn Karter and Breanne Benson. Have a look, and if you go, tell Larry Flynt I said hi.

LA Direct Models and The Lee Network To Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Brand New Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Las Vegas this Friday Night, September 10th

Los Angeles -- LA Direct Models (ladirectmodels.com), the largest and most prolific agency in adult entertainment and The Lee Network (theleenetwork.com), the premier booking agency for adult film stars will celebrate the grand opening of the brand new Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Las Vegas this Friday Night, September 10th.

LA Direct Models will have the following incredible starlets in attendance, meeting fans, taking pictures, and signing autographs: Alexa Nicole, Breanne Benson, Brooke Haven, Brooklyn Lee, Cecille Gahr, Kagney Linn Karter (Zero Tolerance Contract Star), Krissy Lynn, Lylith Lavey, Michelle Maylene, Sara Sloane (Zero Tolerance Contract Star) and Yurizan Beltran,

"It is an honor to be involved with this incredible event," says Kagney Linn Karter. "I was the cover girl for the April 2009 issue of Hustler Magazine, so I am stoked to be a part of the opening of this incredible club in Las Vegas."

The event will begin at 8:00pm on Friday night, and go until 9:00am. Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Las Vegas is located at 5969 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, 89118. Enjoy complimentary admission, after midnight a $30 lap dance is required.

"I am looking forward to this," says Cecille Gahr. "I have never been to any event of this magnitude, so this being my first experience to see new girls and dancing around naked absolutely excites me!"

The new Larry Flynt's Hustler Club is the largest erotic events center in the world, costing over $35 million dollars to build, and over 70,000 square feet of pure pleasure encompassing four levels, including a rooftop lounge with Las Vegas strip views, see-through high overhead catwalk for the girls to strip & strut, luxurious mezzanine VIP suites, and the Hustler Hollywood store, visible from the I-15, near the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

"I am thrilled and ready to dance my panties off," says Yurizan Beltran. "I have yet to work with Hustler, but I am excited to work with them in the future!"

"LA Direct Models and The Lee Network Los Angeles are delighted to assist in celebrating the opening of this record breaking venue by bringing some of our hottest adult films stars to Vegas for the night," says Derek Hay. "Our girls all love to dance and love Vegas in equal measure, so this is a win - win combination for them and us. Mr Flynt is an icon of our industry and we could not be more pleased to contribute to the opening night success of The Hustler Club Vegas."

Adultcon this weekend

The little adult show that could pulls into the Los Angeles Convention Center today. The three-day get-together boasts a collection of performers and retailers of adult-oriented merchandise, and as controversial as the management is -- and there are some people who get livid at the mention of Adultcon -- the people I've observed have a good time and it's a great place to meet and talk with performers.

Check the Adultcon website for details.

Is porn mainstream or not?

For years -- pretty much ever since "Deep Throat" came out in 1972 -- people have been talking about the "mainstreaming of porn." I thought it was a crock then, and I think it's a crock now. I truly believe that part of the power of porn is its forbidden, taboo nature. If hardcore becomes commonplace, its power is lost.

I have often quoted Orson Welles' observation on Dick Cavett's '70s talk show. When Cavett asked if Welles would put hardcore scenes in a movie -- which was considered possible at the time -- Welles said that real sex was too powerful, like real death, and he wouldn't use it for that reason.

So there. Orson Welles. Beat that.

That said....

I was watching a magic show this week and the magician spoke of his intention to pass a ball through three brass cups in the classic Cups-And-Balls trick. He referred to it as a "triple penetration."

There was some laughter, as I expected, but some of the laughter was knowing chuckles from young women in their 20s, who were obviously already familiar with the term "double penetration."

I still don't think that porn is mainstream, but I will go this far: a helluva lot more people know about it now.

Peter Bart, Joy King.
Peter Bart, Joy King.
Speaking of the mainstreaming of porn...

Wicked Pictures executive Joy King has booked a return trip to "in the House" with Peter Bart and Peter Guber. Joy has been a regular guest on their program over the years, adding her insights to the mostly-mainstream program. Bart is a longtime observer of the adult industry: he knows it quite well for a mainstream executive, and is knowledgeable about the history as well as the present-day. Bart has said that when he was an executive at Paramount on the '70s, porn was shot on the lot and far be it from me to doubt him on that.

More detail follows:

Raise Your Voice:
Wicked Pictures VP Of Special Projects JOY KING Appearing On In The House With Peter Bart And Peter Guber

LOS ANGELES, CA -- What do Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid, television personality Kevin Connolly (Entourage), and Wicked Pictures VP of Special Projects Joy King all have in common? Well, tonight and tomorrow, this intriguing triumvirate will be joining Variety VP and Editor-In-Chief Peter Bart and Mandalay Entertainment Group founder Peter Guber on In The House With Peter Bart And Peter Guber. The informative program will focus on the industry trends, economic challenges, and breaking news facing popular culture, and will air tonight on STARZ (7:30pm) and tomorrow on ENCORE (5:20am) and ENCORE ACTION (6:10am) as well as NBC. Please visit http://www.starz.com/originals/InTheHouseWithPeterBartPeterGuber/Episode221 to confirm all times.

Each week, In The House With Peter Bart And Peter Guber gives Hollywood insiders the opportunity to share their life experiences and industry perspectives. On this week's show, Ms. King will address the challenges and innovations facing the adult industry in the second decade of the 21st Century with Peter Bart.

In their segment together, Bart and King discuss a wealth of topics, from the creation and marketing of a new female-friendly adult entertainment line called Wicked Passions (featuring product produced, directed, and edited by women) to the toll piracy and free online adult content have taken on the industry (and the steps being taken to respond to this challenge). At press time, other issues to be discussed include the advent of 3D adult product, the current popularity of X-rated parodies of Hollywood classics, and Wicked's efforts to diversify and expand its brand presence in a non-traditional manner. This latest show marks King's third appearance with Bart and Guber in four years.

That her revelations should be explored in such detail should come as little surprise to anyone familiar with the careers of hosts Bart and Guber. As the VP and Editor-In-Chief of Variety, Peter Bart has personally overseen Daily Variety for twenty years. And while he may be best known for his '70s/'80s heyday as the head of both Columbia and Sony, Peter Guber continues to create such hits as I Know What You Did Last Summer, Donnie Brasco, and the Angelina Jolie vehicle Beyond Borders.

To prepare for your informative date with Wicked's VP Of Special Projects, visit http://www.starz.com/originals/InTheHouseWithPeterBartPeterGuber/Episode221. And get ready for the intriguing perspective of Joy King, a veteran of what Bart calls "the emotional transportation business."

As seen on TV. Note Evolved ad at the bottom.
Add 'mainstreaming of porn'

One of the results of mainstream media consolidation is the cross-plug, where one part of a company promotes another part of the same company. Examples include low-level nobodies from ESPN appearing on "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC (Both ESPN and ABC are owned by Disney) and three-hour premieres of a new Paramount movie on MTV (MTV and Paramount are both owned by Viacom).

The cross-plug has worked its way into adult, with Zero Tolerance, 3rd Degree, Black Ice and Diabolic using products from their in-house toy company Evolved Novelties and plugging them on the covers of the DVDs.

I'm not sure how I feel about this, but I'm not going to knock anything that brings more business to this troubled industry.


Featured Evolved toys that appear in each title will now be displayed on the box covers of each studio release

Los Angeles, CA -- In an effort to let customers easily know which Evolved Novelty massagers are featured in Zero Tolerance, Third Degree, Black Ice and Diabolic titles, box covers will now include a list of the toys featured in each film. This cross-merchandising tool also makes it easy for retailers to feature Evolved Novelties in both the Novelty section and DVD section and vice versa. Some of the titles that include the Evolved product list are: Zero Tolerance's "A Girl, Boy and a Toy," "18 and Vibrating," "Chain Gang 2" and "Flying Solo 2," among others.

"Our customers have been asking us for a list of toys that are featured in our movies, so they can buy them," explained Greg Alves of Evolved Novelties. "Our goal is to make it easy for retailers to cross-merchandise and also for our consumers to purchase Evolved toys and enjoy them while also watching our latest DVDs."

This "as seen in the movie" tool also helps ease the process for couples introducing toys into their relationships -- by having them watch the films together and also use the toys that are featured in the DVDs. The Evolved product list will be highlighted on the bottom of the box covers.

Other films that have Evolved toys in them include Third Degree's "Finger Licking Good 7," "Kagney Linn Karter Super Hero Sex Therapist," "Amateur Lesbian Lovers," "So you Wanna Be a Porn Star 2," "All About Sara Sloane"; Black Ice's "Amateur Black Pussycats," "Big Ass Slumber Party 7" and "Bubble Butt BBQ 3"; as well as Diabolic's "Girls Will Be Girls 6," "All About Me 4," and "Slick Ass Girls."

FSC challenges ICANN in .XXX controversy

As ICANN starts to move toward approving the .xxx TLD, despite substantial opposition from the presumed beneficiaries of the new domain, Free Speech Coalition is taking an opposition stand. Take a look:

FSC Pushes for Transparency from ICANN in ICM Application Process

CANOGA PARK, Calif. -- Free Speech Coalition (FSC) yesterday sent Internet domain regulator ICANN a letter asking for transparency in the application process for the .XXX sTLD proposed by domain registrar ICM.

FSC yesterday also filed a Documentary Information Disclosure Policy (DIDP) request with ICANN, to request information pertaining to the application process. ICANN is obligated to respond to the DIDP request for information within 30 days of filing. Details of the DIDP process can be found at http://www.icann.org/en/transparency/didp-en.htm.

The actions follow what FSC contends are inconsistencies in information to be disclosed to stakeholders during the ongoing application process.

The procedure for approval of the .XXX sTLD was announced by the ICANN Board of Directors after their June meeting in Brussels. The current process includes a 30-day public commentary period that started on Aug 24. It also required posting of information from ICM's revised registry agreement on the ICANN website.

As a "sponsored" TLD, the success of ICM's application requires the support of adult industry stakeholders. FSC opposes the .XXX sTLD and has urged adult online business owners to voice their opposition to ICANN.

In the letter, FSC Executive Director Diane Duke requests that ICANN:

Verify that companies which ICM has listed in support are viable adult businesses

Verify that companies listed in support in fact do support ICM's current application for a .XXX sTLD

Determine how many pre-registrations claimed by ICM are in fact defensive registrations

Determine how many pre-registrations are registrars or companies hoping to re-sell domain names

In the additional DIDP request, FSC asked for:

1. The list of the IFFOR Board members
2. The list of proposed members of the Policy Council
3. IFFOR's Business Plan/Financials
4. Business Plan/Financials Years 1-5 utilizing 125,000 Initial Registrations
5. The list of .XXX sTLD pre-registrants who have been identified to ICANN
6. ICM's Proof of Sponsorship Community Support as submitted to ICANN

(IFFOR, or the International Foundation for Online Responsibility, is the governing body proposed by ICM to set policy for .XXX sTLDs.)

Duke has also requested that the public commentary period be extended to 30 days after resolution of the DIDP request.

"This isn't a done deal," Duke said. "There are still a lot of questions to be answered and barriers to overcome. FSC and the adult entertainment industry will make sure that our voice is heard in the process."

The letter to ICANN can be viewed in its entirety at the FSC website.

Industry stakeholders that would like to voice their opposition to the proposed .XXX sTLD can submit an email to ICANN at xxx-revised-icm-agreement@icann.org

Dr. Kat Scarboro
New Kat at Adam & Eve: Dr. Kat Scarboro
Adam & Eve & Kat

Retail giant Adam & Eve has engaged sexologist Dr. Kat Scarboro as resident "sexpert," offering her professional insight on the activities and products from Adam & Eve. She's even taking calls from people with sexual or relationship questions and if that ain't customer service I don't know what is. Although the line is open 24/7 so you might get a machine.


Adam & Eve, America's most trusted source for adult products, is pleased to announce it has signed on acclaimed sexologist Dr. Kat Scarbo as its resident "sexpert."

The clinical sexologist with a doctorate in human sexuality will be on hand to provide valuable insight into customer needs, make product recommendations and offer her clinical opinions on monthly Adam & Eve sex surveys. In addition, Dr. Kat has been a long-time supporter of Adam & Eve and the sex positive stance it takes for women and couples.

"I'm so happy to be formally associated with Adam & Eve in this way," says Dr. Kat. "I've recommended Adam & Eve products to my patients and associates for many years, and now work with them in this capacity… I'm very excited about the opportunities."

Dr. Kat will provide content for the Adam & Eve website, offer podcasts and serve as a spokesperson where needed.

"We were very impressed with Dr. Kat's vast knowledge on all things sexual," says Adam & Eve marketing director Chad Davis. "Her attitudes and interest in social marketing and branding matched Adam & Eve's as well. We are lucky to have her as our resident 'sexpert'!"

Interested parties with a sex or relationship question for Dr. Kat can call her listener line at 213-270-1968, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information on Dr. Kat, please visit her website at DrKat.com. For more information on Adam & Eve, visit the Adam & Eve website.

Lily Cade
Lily Cade. Photo courtesy Industrybyrick.
September 8, 2010

Lily Cade gets in bed with Divested Films

Performer Lily Cade has hooked up with Divested Films as the company's first featured model and as a co-producer of web content. I've seen her at Porn Star Karaoke and she was at the FSC Freedom Fest and she looks like she has potential. I look forward to seeing her in action.

Lily Cade Named Divested Films Feature Model, Co-Producer

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Divested Films has named "gold star lesbian" Lily Cade as their first featured model. Cade and DivestedFilms will be working together to produce content for both LilyCade.com and Divested sites VeryBadassXXX and VeryBadassBabes.

"In developing our network, we always knew we would want a couple of different models to feature in solo sites; LilyCade.com is an excellent place to start," said Sam Martin of Divested Films. "Lily best represents what we, as a business, are trying to achieve sexually and creatively through our scenes. Lily is a true professional and has committed herself to her career and the industry and her online presence. For me to work one-on-one with Lily and develop her visual presence online is awesome. I definitely want to give her site her voice."

A film school grad, Lily Cade prides herself on being a "gold star lesbian," that is, a lesbian who has never been with a man -- and a true Badass lesbian porn star.

"I'm really excited to be working with Divested Films! Sam and Korbel are creative people who get me, and LilyCade.com is going to rock," said Cade. "I'm getting a chance to put some of my ideas on camera, create some kick-ass content and, most of all, do what I do best: raw, real, lesbian fucking."

Divested Films has been shooting girl-girl, solo girl and themed skits and scenes that put a "filmed by real people" feel on the content. Scenes featuring Cade are scheduled to be available starting October 2010 through the sites. Quick Safe-For-Work samples are available at youtube.com/divestedfilms.

For media inquiries, please contact sam@divestedfilms.com.

Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick. My favorite picture of him.
Let's go to the movies

The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater is starting a quick Stanley Kubrick retrospective tonight with "Paths of Glory" and "The Killing," two films that show Kubrick's ice-cold crystal cynicism from different directions.

"Paths of Glory" is a WWI-era period piece about a futile military action that results in serious casualties and a court-martial of three soldiers on charges of cowardice under fire. The general who ordered the action, of course, emerges unscathed. The 1956-contemporary "The Killing" stars Sterling Hayden as a small-time crook who hatches and executes a plan to rob a racetrack with a disparate group of characters including Elisha Cook Jr. (inexplicably married to Marie Windsor) and Jay C. Flippen. It was shot in gritty black-and-white at Southern California locations and shows a mastery of film technique as Kubrick manipulates time, showing each member of the group moving into position before the robbery takes place.

Other films in the series include warhorses "2001: A Space Odyssey," "A Clockwork Orange," "Lolita" and "Dr. Strangelove" as well as the less-seen "Full Metal Jacket" and the thought-lost 1953 "Fear and Desire."

An excellent opportunity to see Kubrick's work on a big screen, which doesn't happen that often any more.

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Venue change for Thursday TweetUp

The "Porn Star TweetUp" set for Thursday has been moved from Hollywood to R Lounge in Studio City. Here's the detail:

EXTRA EXTRA: PornStar TweetUp Gets Out of Control, Changes Location to Meet Demand
LOS ANGELES, CA -- The highly anticipated 2nd Annual PornStar TweetUp has met with an overwhelming response -- so much so, that King Ryan Events, Inc and The Naughty Tweet Network have decided to move the event to a larger venue to accommodate the unprecedented demand.
"King Ryan, Lexi Love and I were getting concerned at the size of the original venue as RSVPs continued to roll in," said Naughty Network CEO Pete Housley. "We were faced with the dilemma of limiting the guest list or changing venue; at the end of the day, how could we possibly choose who could and couldn't come - so we selected a larger venue. The R Lounge was very excited to host the party!"
The R Lounge in Studio City will be the new host of the pornstar-studded event, which will be hosted by a bevy of Twitter-addicted pornstars, led by "The Hardcore Hottie" herself, Lexi Love. Sponsors for the event include Exotic Interludes: The Swingers Board Game, Desire Street Productions and Panty Droppers Wine.
Prize giveaways from all three sponsors will be offered all night long; NaughtyTweet and NaughtyPR will also officially announce the details of a giant Twitter-based giveaway in conjunction with the upcoming AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in January 2011 in Las Vegas.
The 2nd Annual PornStar TweetUp will be held on Thursday, September 9, at R Lounge, located at 11608 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604, with a red carpet reception at 9pm.
To be placed on the ever-growing guest list, email Events@NaughtyTweet.com or ryan@kingryanevents.com.


September 7, 2010

Good Vibrations film fest marks five years

San Francisco sex boutique Good Vibrations has announced the schedule for its fifth annual Independent Erotic Film Festival.

Good Vibrations' Fifth Annual Independent Erotic Film Festival Brings Sexy Back!

IXFF Celebrates Independent Filmmakers with Five Nights of Parties and Programming in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ever wonder what you might see if people made their own sexy films? Find out for yourself! Good Vibrations, the legendary Bay Area retailer that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, announces its Fifth Annual Independent Erotic Film Festival (IXFF) with five nights of screenings and parties culminating in the premiere of the 2010 international Independent Erotic Film competition at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. This San Francisco tradition brings together filmmakers from around the world to redefine "sexy" and explore what's hot in seven minutes or less. Arty, edgy, funny, kinky, it's all there!

Saucy Indie film queen and drag celebrity extraordinaire, Peaches Christ and Good Vibrations' own staff sexologist Dr. Carol Queen welcome you to the international short film competition on September 23rd at the Castro Theatre. The night of decadence kicks off with a pre-party in the mezzanine where film goers warm up for a night of sexy cinema with live mariachis, margaritas, hot burlesque and sexy give-aways. On the main stage filmmakers from around the world show us what they think is sexy in 7 minutes or less, and compete for the audience choice award and $1,500. Lest we take ourselves (and sex) too seriously, Peaches Christ and her veteran drag queen friends are on hand to bring comic relief to the unusual experience of watching sex on screen with strangers.

This year, the festival features a broad array of erotic flavors from around the world, so whatever your personal preference, don't be surprised if you find a new one. Good Vibrations' Festival Producer Camilla Lombard says, "There are a million different film festivals out there, but IXFF gives filmmakers a chance to challenge mainstream media's definition of "sexy," and gives film goers an opportunity to watch sexy, funny, arty shorts in the company of riotous drag queens at one of the most beautiful theatres in America. What could be more fun than that?"

Since the proliferation of home porn in the eighties, it has become extremely rare to find adult cinema in movie theatres. Beyond the novelty of watching sexy films in public, the Good Vibrations Indie Erotic Film Festival celebrates the broad spectrum of human sexuality in a fun, party atmosphere that expresses the company's sex-positive premise and reminds us why we live in San Francisco.

The festivities kick off on Saturday, September 18th with a party at El Rio and clip show screening of alternative hipster porn from Good Vibrations' sister company, Good Releasing. These edgy indie films and performers were recently honored at the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto, Canada. Following the clip show, Bay Area rockers The Passengers will perform, followed by San Francisco's own queer burlesque troupe the Diamond Daggers will delight and entertain.

Sunday, September 19th IXFF exalts gay porn with "A Celebration of Sleaze" gay porn panel, clip show, and performance by star performer Michael Brandon at San Francisco's legendary Nob Hill Theatre. Filmmakers and talent from gay porn companies Titan and Naked Sword will discuss the changing industry, followed by a clip show of their favorite scenes and live male dance performance by star performer Michael Brandon.

Tuesday, September 21st see what's hot across the pond with Hot Euro Porn night at the Red Vic Movie House. Enjoy a lush and diverse sampling of heterosexual artistic European porn and erotica, featuring Matinee, the award-winning explicit erotic drama from feminist porn director Jennifer Lyon Bell. Decadent, charming, quirky, and hot, these short films blur the line between art and porn. Q&A with Jennifer Lyon Bell to follow.

Wednesday, September 22nd infamous award-winning lesbian pornographers Shar Rednour and Jackie Strano of SIR Productions present "Lesbo Retro: Dyke Porn Through the Ages" at the Women's Building in San Francisco, followed by a pizza and beer reception and Q&A. Shar and Jackie will present their retrospective clip show of lesbian porn along with hot, funny stories of what it was like to be maverick female filmmakers making porn by and for lesbians.

Straight, gay, queer, or kinky, you will find it all at the festival finale at the short film competition at the Castro on September 23rd. "People who send us films have a chance to really mate their own creative impulses with their erotic fascinations and social messages," says Carol Queen, GV Staff Sexologist. "The results are always interesting and frequently very sexy and moving indeed. These short films represent sexual cinema with the artistry and diversity put back in that so frequently is absent from both porn and mainstream movies."

For more details, visit: GV-IXFF.org.

Sponsors for IXFF include: Liberator, Lelo, Vibratex, Sliquid, Stockroom, Outlaw Leather, We-Vibe, Topco, Kink.com, Eros, Alite, Center for Sex and Culture, Carnal Nation, San Francisco Bay Guardian, East Bay Express, Curve Magazine, Swirl Radio, Red Vic Theatre, Twin Peaks Tavern, Hot Cookie, Speakeasy Beer, Escape from NY Pizza, Eros, Leather Etc., Joe's Barbershop, Arco del Cabo Tequila, Pancho Villa Taqueria, and Sports Basement.

Reuben Sturman next subject for mainstream film inspection

Reuben Sturman, the adult-industry pioneer who built an empire that included adult stores, peep shows, wholesale distributors and production companies, is the latest subject of the mainstream klieg light, Reuters is reporting.

Wrapping yourself in the flag

The Teabaggers have landed in the heartland, big time. A friend of mine who lives in the Midwest told of this ugly little incident where busybodies interfered with traffic and then took a step that blackmailed the village into accepting it.

We have tea partiers in our village and they are making trouble. A crop of 3' high fluorescent green men with 'slow' printed on their sides and flags in their hands appeared. They were placed street side by concerned residents in attempts to slow down cars, many coming and going to a big park. Some residents praised the signs while others condemned them as unsightly. The village was poised to take action since the placement of such signs in village right-of-ways is inappropriate and likely illegal as drivers can become distracted by them.

It was explained to the owners of the signs that they should be placed off of the right of way which extends 30 feet from the center of the roadway. Shortly before these signs were discussed at a village board meeting a new factor was introduced: American flags were placed on the signs. Did the village want to take formal action against the signs and possibly become a topic on national talk shows as the "village that banned American flags from the roadways"?

The village caved and adopted a watchful waiting stance.

My friend's wife pointed out another facet of this particular person:

Do you know the Quiverfull movement? The ringleader behind the American flag threat is one of those. She and her verrrry large family need to live more rural. That way, they can do whatever they please and no one will care. As it is, she, her husband, and her bazillion home-schooled kids just can't get with the program.

I find this scary as hell.

Paul Conrad
Right after Carter's interview in Playboy
We lost a couple of good guys this week

Paul Conrad was the political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times for decades. He won three Pulitzer Prizes and received the highest honor any American can receive, a place on Richard Nixon's enemies list.

My favorite Paul Conrad story involves a friend of Mrs. Hunter's when she worked at the Times. One day Mrs. Hunter dropped in on the friend's cubicle and saw a Post-it with Conrad's name and office telephone extension on it. When she asked about it, the friend told her that she hadn't understood one of Conrad's editorial cartoons -- so she called him and asked him what it meant. He explained it to her and ended the conversation by telling her "Call any time."

He was 86.

Robert Schimmel
Robert Schimmel
Robert Schimmel was an accomplished stand-up comedian who had been a frequent guest with Howard Stern and toured regularly. He made comedy out of his complicated personal life and medical history, which included surviving cancer and a heart attack.

Schimmel made an indelible impression on me when he did 10 minutes at the 1997 AVN awards in a set that was so screamingly funny I was glad I had taken my earplugs out. (The Garage Band From Hell was stinking up the place even then.) I was sufficiently impressed that I wrote a letter to the Times after they profiled him the next year:

I first became aware of Robert Schimmel at the 1997 Adult Video News awards ("Spinning Laughs Into Gold?" by Paul Brownfield, April 19). The awards show is staged in Las Vegas, during the annual Consumer Electronics Show. It's the event of the adult industry, attended by representatives of every part of the adult industry, plus a smattering of mainstream types as well.

In Las Vegas -- or anywhere -- a comic can easily get nervous titters by doing sex jokes. The AVN Awards audience is a tougher sell, as the audience is made up of people who are at ease with sexuality: They do not chuckle nervously at the mention of body parts.

Schimmel walked onto the stage and did 10 minutes of sex jokes, engaging the audience on its own turf. And he killed. I laughed so hard tears came to my eyes. This was intelligent observational humor based on sex: Not dirty for the sake of being dirty, but definitely unpublishable in The Times. He left the stage to an enthusiastic ovation, and was enough of a hit to be asked to host the awards this last January, where he was successful again.

As contradictory as it may seem, there are people who can do sex jokes without being smutty. Lenny Bruce and Billy Connolly come to mind as examples. Add Schimmel to this list.

Associate Editor
Adult Video News
Van Nuys

Schimmel died Friday from injuries he received in a car wreck Thursday night. He was 60.

Return of a legendary Playmate

The Playboy Cyber Club has released some pictures of December 1963 Playmate Donna Michelle. A one-time consort of Hugh Hefner, Michelle posed for the iconic May 1964 cover with her curvaceous form twisted into the image of the Playboy Rabbit and was the subject of the longest Playmate of the Year pictorial -- 11 pages -- a record that stood for a decade. Here's a sample of the high-res 1600 x 1600 images available:

I never noticed that the fall didn't match her hair before.

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FTC disclaimer: I have a professional-courtesy complimentary subscription to the Playboy Cyber Club.

Vegas news

The Tropicana is offering a 10-room-nights-for-$999 deal, with the 10 nights available any time and usable by groups. The bad news is that it expires before Adult Expo. Vegas Chatter has the detail.

The Tropicana is located at 3801
Las Vegas Boulevard South, at the corner of Tropicana Avenue.

Add Vegas

The Adult Expo-adjacent Wynn has announced a renovation of more than 2,000 rooms in the resort, which opened in 2005. The renovations should be finished in time for Adult Expo in January.

Wynn Las Vegas Unveils Newly Renovated Rooms

LAS VEGAS -- Wynn Las Vegas continues to set the bar for luxury and excellence in Las Vegas and unveils the first completely renovated resort rooms at Wynn. Designed by Roger Thomas, Executive Vice President of Design for Wynn Design and Development, the rooms feature rich new finishes--including wallpaper, carpets, chairs, couches and lamps--while maintaining the functionality, spaciousness, configuration and casually elegant residential quality that has become the hallmark of Wynn resorts. The renovation project at Wynn Las Vegas encompasses all guest rooms and suites and is slated to continue through early 2011.

"Wynn has been open for just over five years, and we felt is was time to do more than just refresh the rooms, but to really give them a completely different feel," said Wynn Las Vegas and Encore President Andrew Pascal. "The new rooms are fresh and crisp and light; they are incredibly uplifting."

Thomas, who has designed guest rooms for Steve Wynn for 30 years, adds, "While we have always designed our guest accommodations to be residential, this line is so luxurious and so beautiful, I could take it home with me! This is the way I live."

The new Resort Deluxe room offers a modern update to our classic resort room. Featuring a crisp, neutral and creamy decor, the Resort Deluxe is draped in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and accented by an array of contemporary furnishings and fabrics. Additional, advance technologies including remotely controlled lighting, drapery and room service messaging are the pinnacle of guest convenience and privacy. Choose between one king bed or two double beds in this 640 square-foot retreat with a view of our golf course or the Las Vegas Strip.

Views of the Las Vegas Strip and the 18-hole golf course are the centerpieces of the upgraded Panoramic View Deluxe room--an enhanced hideaway featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows. Evocative of a residence yet as indulgent as a retreat, this newly renovated room is enriched with a bright, buttery palette and bespoke furnishings. Fully automated and more intuitive than ever, the Panoramic View Deluxe is offered as a king or a double room.

There is no need to choose your view when your room is situated on a corner, where the bright lights of The Strip meet the natural beauty of our 18-hole golf course. The freshly redecorated Panoramic Corner View Deluxe rooms also reside at the intersection of timeless design and classic comfort. Light-infused, uplifting decor is complimented by a refurbished repertoire of casually elegant furniture and fabrics and an updated array of advanced technologies that allow lighting, draperies and room service messaging to be controlled with the touch of a finger, from the bedside.

The Wynn is located at 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, at the corner of Spring Mountain, which is called "Sands Avenue" west of
Las Vegas Boulevard.