Here's to an eternity of sunny fairways. I love you. Tod Hunter's Father Dies
SANTA MONICA, CA - The father of adult reporter Tod Hunter died Sunday morning at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center following complications after surgery. His name is being withheld to maintain the privacy of other members of Hunter's family. He was 85.
"I saw him a couple days after the surgery and he looked beat up, but he looked like he would recover," Hunter said. "The next day, they had to operate again and that's when it got bad. Renal failure, ICU, a slow fade."
A veteran of WWII, he went to Los Angeles City College on the GI Bill, where he met Hunter's mother. He was a co-founder of a major Los Angeles produce distribution company, specializing in exotic and rare food items including kiwi fruit, which the company exclusively imported into the US from New Zealand in the early '60s. After leaving that company, he worked in sales and stayed active in retirement, working part-time, traveling and perfecting his golf game.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, including Hunter; a daughter; and five grandchildren. He was divorced from Hunter's mother in the early 1970s. Private services are planned for the family.
Expressions of condolence can be sent to Hunter at his mailing address, P.O. Box 570042, Tarzana CA 91357-0042, or his e-mail at email@example.com.
August 6, 2011 Screw you, T.S. Eliot
Poet T.S. Eliot wrote "April is the cruellest month" but for me it's always been August.
Every year as July ends I cringe because the really bad stuff in my life has always happened in August.
It was in August that the producer of the game show decided that he should fire me, a few months after my fifth anniversary there.
It was in August that I got fired from AVN.
Soon after that my mother died.
It was in August that I got laid off from XBIZ.
Like I said, August and I don't get along. The only bright spot in the whole month was the birth of my oldest son, and that didn't happen till the 29th.
My father went into the hospital for "a routine gallbladder operation" two weeks ago. I went to see him the day after the surgery and he looked beat up -- surgery of any kind is hard when you're 85 -- but he was in good spirits and looked like he'd be fine after a period of recovery. The next day complications set in and he went to intensive care. Things got worse, with renal failure and he's now on life support.
I took a lot of inspiration from my father. He's a little dynamo, always active, always interested in what's going on around him. When he worked in produce he introduced kiwi fruit to the U.S. He had to air-freight them from New Zealand and took a helluva chance that people would like the fuzzy little brown fruit with the green insides.
After leaving the produce industry he worked as an insurance salesman, and after he retired he still kept busy, working part-time at the Brookstone store in Century City ("They can't fire me -- I'll slap an age discrimination lawsuit on them," he would say with a laugh.) traveling, and golfing wherever he went.
This is a picture of him back in May when my younger son graduated from CSUN. (My son's shoulder is on the right.) He was thrilled that one of his grandchildren was graduating from college, and he was as happy and proud as I was.
I'm going to miss him.
I hate August.
I think we'll all need a cigarette after this.
July 26, 2011
Kelly Shibari sets time, date for World Cup Bukkake
I adhere to the dictum that "there's no such thing as a porn emergency" but Kelly has set a limit of 30 guys for this so if you want to get in on it you better bustle. Do NOT just RSVP without going to Kelly's site for the FAQs because I'm thinking that if you get in first without the proper paperwork and number 31 has all his documents in order your promptness isn't gonna matter.
Details Announced for Busty Japanese-American Pornstar Kelly Shibari's World Cup Bukkake Show
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Details for Kelly Shibari's highly-publicized World Cup blowjob and bukkake show have finally been announced.
The busty Japanese-American pornstar and producer of plus-sized fetish site PaddedKINK had shared on Twitter and Facebook that she would provide free blowjobs with a bukkake climax, to those in the Los Angeles area with a verified STD test that conforms to adult industry standards, when the Japanese defeated the USA in the Women's World Cup finals. Today, due to overwhelming response, she outlined the details of the show, which will be on Sunday, August 7, 2011.
"There has been an outpouring of support for this show, both from companies and fans," said the 42F-chested performer. "I now have an amazing support team and can't wait to share this form of Japanese erotica as a way to celebrate the Women's World Cup victory."
Attendance by those wishing to partake in person has been limited to the first 30 people who RSVP with a copy of a valid adult industry STD test and in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 7th. Tests may be obtained at Talent Testing Service. Clinic tests will not be accepted.
Those who are not able to be part of the show in person will be able to watch the show live via Streamate, who will be hosting the event. The live show will start at roughly 2:30pm and last a World-Cup approved 90 minutes. A rebroadcast will be shown later in the evening to accommodate viewers on both coasts and all points in between.
"Not only will this be my very first bukkake shoot," said Shibari, "but this will also be my very first webcam show, ever. I hope everyone enjoys the show, whether in person or online!"
'Tonight Show' books Cal Exotics expert Sue Johanson for tonight
A slot on the "Tonight Show" is an accomplishment and congratulations to Cal Exotics for placing their expert and their products on NBC.
California Exotic Novelties' Sue Johanson on The Tonight Show
Popular Sex Expert Hits Talk Show Circuit with New Product
Burbank, CA - California Exotic Novelties' Sue Johanson will be a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Monday night, July 25th. The popular sex expert, and former late night talk show host, has a new addition to her line of sex toys to show off.
Manufactured by California Exotic Novelties, the toys bearing Sue Johanson's endorsement are top sellers. The new addition is an extension of the well-received Honcho series. Called Sue Johanson's Travel Head Honcho Kit, it is a smaller version of Sue Johanson's Head Honcho.
"I hope to show the new Travel Head Honcho Kit. I would love to see the reaction! Since it's an unpredictable show it's hard to say what they'll let me get away with. You'll have to tune in to find out," says Johanson.
The Sue Johanson Travel Head Honcho Kit was recently released as part of California Exotic Novelties' Summer 2011 Release. Shown for the first time at the ANME Show, the kit was an immediate favorite among distributors.
"Since kits are always great sellers and the Sue Johanson line is such a popular series, wereceived a huge response during the ANME Show," says Susan Colvin, President and CEO of California Exotic Novelties.
The Kit features a compact sized version of Sue Johanson's Head Honcho, which is a tight, stretchy, stroker with a ribbed inner chamber. It also included three sizes of silicone rings. It is designed for the guy on the go.
Jackie White, Vice President of Sales for California Exotics, says, "Retailers might want to tell customers about Sue Johanson's appearance when showing them her product line. It's an interesting way to start a conversation and generate sales."
Sue Johanson's Travel Head Honcho Kit will be available near the end of September. The rest of the series is available now. Ask your California Exotics account executive or your distributor to order Sue Johanson products, exclusively from California Exotic Novelties.
Note: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is a registered trademark of NBC, and in no way endorses Sue Johanson or her products.
July 25, 2011
Sweet sorrow tomorrow at Porn Star Karaoke
Performer Kora Peters is taking a hiatus back to the South but not before a going-away party at PSK tomorrow night. She'll be joined by Lucky Starr, Sandy Simmers, Payton Leigh and Tessa Lane, so it'll be pretty crowded on the platform. Make your reservations and get there early, the stars bring out the stars and I have the feeling it's gonna be hoppin' this week.
Kora Peters Going Away Party
Kora Peters, formerly Kora Cummings, is headed back to the South. Come out to Sardo's Tuesday, July 26 for Porn Star Karaoke and help her friends send her on her road trip home with "a lil' cash for gas!" 'Kora's friends the vivacious Sandy Simmers, the lovely and petite Lucky Starr, the blond bombshell Payton Leigh, and the rookie that loves nookie Tessa Lane are hosting her party along with the always ravishing hostess of PSK Nicki Hunter.
Kora isn't leaving the adult industry folks, so fret not. She has been an adult performer for four years and plans on being in for four more. 'However, as her friends and fans know Kora is a Southern Belle and has been "itchin' to get back to the country and get dirty on an atv." I guess the old saying is true, you can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl and so we must say farewell to Miss Kora. 'Let's all hope she comes back to visit and "play" real soon because there is nothing sweeter than a hottie with a sultry, Southern accent and delicious smile.
You can follow Kora on her website korapeters.com. There are links on her page to her Twitter and Facebook. So come on down this Tuesday and party with Kora and our host Nicki Hunter at PSK!
Since its start in July 2003, Porn Star Karaoke has become the longest running ongoing weekly event in the history of the adult business. 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 encouraged to reserve tables. Reservations are held until 10:30 p.m. For reservations or other information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together again for the first time
'80s icons Nikki Charm and Ginger Lynn (who I love dearly, both of them, so I mentioned them alphabetically) have gotten together for the first time for a shoot.
Can't wait to see all of it.
I thought I shoot you a little note and let you in on the exclusive history making day I had on Sunday. 'Here are some pics from a shoot I did with Ginger Lynn. 'We have NEVER had a scene together for stills or video. Kinda cool, cause it's something I always wanted to try!!!
Carlos Batts, April Flores set art exhibit opening
This Friday the husband-and-wife duo will be hosting an exhibit of their art this Friday. Have a look and clear your Friday.
Carlos Batts & April Flores Announce Free, Intimate Art Exhibit Opening at Studio Servitu on Friday, July 29
Los Angeles, CA -- The artist/muse team of Carlos Batts and April Flores have decided to invite the public to a very intimate look at their lives through the announcement of a free photography and art exhibit, to be held at downtown Los Angeles' Studio Servitu on Friday, July 29th.
Carlos Batts will be exhibiting work from his series of non-digital photography collages, an ongoing series that originated from mixed media collages as well as a creative approach to darkroom techniques. The exhibit will feature Batts' abstract cubist photography, a style which can also be seen in his film making productions.
A brief glimpse into Batts' art photography collages can be seen on youtube.com/cbattsfly, a response to years of inquiries as to whether or not his work was made on Photoshop. Batts, who constructs one-of-a-kind negatives to produce each unique print, has embraced incorporating digital technology in his creative process, which is evident in his new film Artcore, which was shot entirely on the Kodak Zi8 and is now available on tlacult.com.
April Flores, best known for being a muse and model to artists, directors and photographers around the world, has recently stepped behind the camera to document herself during a difficult time in her life. As a way to deal with the physical and emotional pain of her recent miscarriage, April turned the camera on herself as a cathartic way to cope and grow from the experience. 'More about Flores' photography series can be seen at her blog at http://fattyd.com/blog/2011/07/05/diary-of-my-miscarriage/. April Flores will be exhibiting this series of deeply personal self-portraits in conjunction with new photo-collages by Batts.
Although the exhibition is free to the public, visitors are asked to RSVP for the event, which will be from 7pm to 11pm at downtown Los Angeles art/dungeon space Studio Servitu, located at 800 McGarry Street, LA, CA 90021.
We've all looked at the various attention-grabbing ploys by Steve Hirsch and Vivid, courting Octomom, propositioning Pippa Middleton, trying to piggy-back on the flavor of the month. The current flavor of the month is Spider-Man, and Axel Braun has a new movie starring Xander Corvus as the webslinger coming out next week. Have a look:
'SPIDER-MAN XXX: A PORN PARODY' TO DEBUT ONLINE JULY 25 AND IN STORES ON AUGUST 3RD FROM VIVID ENTERTAINMENT ALONG WITH 8-PAGE COMIC BOOK
Newest SuperXXXHeroes Parody Is Directed By Axel Braun
LOS ANGELES -- (July 25, 2011) -- Multi-award-winning director Axel Braun's latest SuperXXXHeroes movie "Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody" will debut online on vivid.com on Monday, July 25 and will be in stores across the country on Wednesday, August 3rd. The movie stars Vivid Girl Capri Anderson (she of Charlie Sheen's hotel escapade fame) as Mary-Jane, and XRCO Best New Stud Xander Corvus in the title role.
As a special bonus, an original, 8-page, 4-color, XXX comic book will be inside each DVD with a story that is the prequel to the movie. The comic book was illustrated by Matt*Core. 'Core is an acclaimed Italian artist, revered for his work on the science fiction comic book "Nathan Never," published in Italy since 1991.
In "Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody" our hero gets caught up in a web of sexual intrigue, while trying to save the city from the evil menace of Electro and The Kingpin. Will he finally choose between Gwen and Mary Jane? Can he manage to resist the charm of The Black Widow?
"This is by far the best superhero movie I've ever made" said Braun. "I used parts of the original movie to poke fun at it, but added original material that allowed me to represent my own version of the characters, geared toward the adult comic book market. The result is a very personal movie, with plenty of laughs, sex, and entertainment, but also with a little more depth than your average porn flick. And Xander is a better Spider-man than Andrew Garfield, if you ask me."
Braun's legendary attention to detail is evident as always, with spot-on costumes, top-notch special effects, and a particularly inspired casting. Up-and-coming starlet Brooklyn Lee shines as The Black Widow, Ash Hollywood is perfect and not-so-angelic as Gwen Stacy, and professional MMA fighter Aaron Brink, aka Dick Delaware delivers a powerful, career-defining performance as the hi-voltage super-villain Electro. The supporting cast includes Sarah Shevon, Tara Lynn Foxx, Lily La Beau, Seth Dickens, Tyler Knight, Michael Vegas, Peter O'Tool, James Bartholet, and a very special appearance by Rob Black as JJ Jameson.
DISCLAIMER: 'Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody is a parody movie. Spider-Man is a registered trademark of Marvel Characters, Inc. The video is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Marvel Characters, Inc. or any other person or entity affiliated with it.
One tiny, minuscule problem may pop up here. Take a look at this ownership statement on the Marvel website. You can click on it if you want to see the whole page.
If you can't read it (and the resolution is kinda soggy, sorry about that) it says that Marvel is owned by The Walt Disney Company.
There are three things you don't want to tangle with, ever: a wolverine, a grizzly bear, and a Disney lawyer. In the '50s they managed to win a lawsuit that claimed that even though Davy Crockett was a public-domain figure, the bootleg coonskin caps were made because Disney created the demand, so kindly cease and desist at once. They got a law
passed in Florida in the '60s that gave them absolute, autonomous
control over the Walt Disney World property (They can build a nuclear
power plant there if they want) and more recently, when Vanilla Ice took the bass line of "Under Pressure" and added one note to "make it different" he didn't factor in that Disney's Hollywood Records was handling Queen and next thing you knew there were five more names on the composer list, David Bowie and all four members of Queen (who always split the songwriting credits equally).
Mickey Mouse should have passed into public domain years ago but Disney got a law passed to continue copyright into perpetuity.
If the Vivid logo starts to have a little subtitle that says "Part of the Magic of the Walt Disney Company" I won't be surprised.
There's a nude iPhone app for that
The American Association for Nude Recreation has put up an app -- and gotten it through the notoriously straitlaced Apple administration -- that gives information on nudism and nudist parks.
So if you're driving in the middle of nowhere and have a sudden desire to find the nearest nudist park for a quick skinnydip and some allover tanning -- there's an app for that. Have a look:
There's An (AANR) App For That
Apple Approves First Nudist Organization Application to Inform and facilitate planning your next Nakation (nudist vacation)
KISSIMMEE, Fla., -- Apple Inc. approved its first application for a nudist organization, AANRmobile, the official app of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR.com) for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The app was created by software developer and owner of SimplyBASICsoftware, Mark Strickland. "It's got something for everyone whether you're already an AANR member or just someone looking to learn more about social nude recreation," said Strickland.
Users can explore the world of nude recreation with features such as nudist FAQS, an AANR-affiliated Club Directory, and a news page that contains updates from The Alltogether, AANR's official blog. The Club Directory allows for browsing clubs and resorts by state or province throughout North America. The club detail view also provides links to call the club or send them an email from an iPhone, along with a link to the club's website.
If the club is a Landed club (one with a physical address), users can link to a map and route a trip to visit.
Being the first nudist organization to have its own travel app has increased the way users can connect with other nudists, keep up-to-date on AANR news, learn about clothes-free and clothing-optional Nakationing venues and more. A 2.0 version is in the works, which will contain GPS capability.
Available globally and downloadable free of charge, the iPhone application is found in the Lifestyle category of the iTunes App Store or on the AANR website at aanr.com.
July 22, 2011
Venue change for Urban X Awards
I will not be attending due to a prior commitment but if you're going you should know this -- they moved the Urban X awards.
Take a look:
2011 Urban X Awards, new venue announced for this Saturday
(LOS ANGELES, CA -- July 22nd, 2011) The Annual Urban X Awards will be taking place this Saturday, July 22nd, but the location has moved down the street.
The new location for this exciting awards program will be The Vault 801 South Hill Street Downtown Los Angeles, CA. 90014
Red carpet will be taking place from 4pm to 6pm, and the awards will be beginning at 6:30pm. Lisa Ann will be the host on the red carpet. Alexander DeVoe and Nyomi Banxxx will be the hosts of the awards this evening.
This event is open to the general public. 21 and over with valid I.D. Upscale and hip dress code in effect.
Some of the adult film stars confirmed to attend include; Sophie Dee, Lee Bang, Lisa Ann, Lexington Steele, Director Erica McLean, Misty Stone, James Bartholet, Emy Reyes, Angelina Valentine, Jessica Bangcock, Lexington Steele, Kelly Devine, Mr. Marcus, and more.
The Urban X Awards were created to honor producers, directors, stars, agencies, and production companies, who produce the best ethnic adult industry content. The producer for the event is Gianna "Stilts" Taylor.
Performer Bobbi Starr is stepping behind the cameras as a director for Evil Angel. If she can draw performances like her own out of other people, she's going to be a power to be reckoned with.
Good for her, and good for Evil Angel for spotting the potential beneath the surface. I'm looking forward to seeing what she turns out.
STARR POWER AT EVIL ANGEL Performer Bobbi Starr lands directing gig at John Stagliano's Evil Angel Video First release "Bobbi's World" to premiere on DVD and VOD on August 24, 2011
Van Nuys, CA -- Evil Angel is pleased to announce the addition of Bobbi Starr to its exclusive roster of directors. The highly lauded fan-favorite performer, known for both beauty and brains, as well as her performances featuring a voracious sexual intensity, is adding to her status as porn's Renaissance woman.
Company founder John Stagliano remarked, "Long ago, I read a book about the evolution of human sexuality. The author stated that female sexuality is more diverse then male sexuality. Mostly, men just want to get in and get off. Women, on the other hand, like to play. Bobbi likes to play."
"When I first entered this business," explained Starr, "I looked up to Belladonna and the other directors at Evil Angel. I always enjoyed shooting for them, but directing for Evil Angel was a dream that always seemed just that -- a dream. When I got the call from [Evil Angel GM] Christian Mann telling me John wants me to come on board, I asked someone to pinch me. I'm still wondering if I'm going to wake up and find out that I've dozed off on an all-day shoot."
Ms. Starr's first release for the company, Bobbi's World, is a female's POV gonzo movie. "I plan to shoot movies that are hardcore and graphic in their sexuality," said Starr. "No surprise there, but these scenes will also show the many ways women enjoy sex on their own terms. I have always been a staunchly pro-sex feminist. I believe consenting adults should never feel guilty for enjoying sex. Sometimes there'll be a dominant theme, where the woman takes charge and makes the male subservient to her whims and other times the woman will receive pleasure from being submissive. Sometimes it'll be two people trying to outdo each other while fucking ... and every variation in between."
Stagliano shares Starr's enthusiasm about her unique approach: "As demonstrated by her many stunning performances for Evil Angel's other directors, Bobbi brings a powerful sexuality and great creativity. In the POV style of shooting, the appeal of a movie depends on the spontaneous creativity and charisma of the performer/director. And it sure is nicer looking at her do POV than some old fart like Buttman."
Keenly aware of the significance of her new task, Starr added, "Just as Evil Angel directors like John Stagliano, Belladonna, Joey Silvera, Christoph Clark, John Leslie and Rocco Siffredi have influenced the way a whole generation thinks about what pornography is and how it should be shot, I hope to make a similar impression on people who are just starting to watch adult entertainment."
August 24, 2011 is the DVD and VOD release date for "Bobbi's World." The two-disc DVD set promises to be an ambitious debut for the award-winning veteran performer's directorial career.
For more information about Bobbi Starr: Bobbi Starr's Official Website: www.bobbistarr.com. Follow BobbiStarr on Twitter: @BobbiStarr
Leonard Kastle poses with his baby
Nasty. Ugly. Unforgettable.
Tonight the LA County Museum of Art is screening "The Honeymoon Killers." There are some movies that compel even as they repel, and "The Honeymoon Killers" is one of them. It stars Shirley Stoller and Tony Lo Bianco as lovers who pose as brother and sister and prey on women who write to lonely-hearts clubs. The odd romance starts when he scams her and she falls for him so hard that she gets in on it.
The only film directed by Leonard Kastle, it was shot in low-contrast black-and-white and set to a soundtrack culled from Mahler symphonies. The film is fascinating even as it disgusts, as we watch this ruthless pair victimize a series of lonely women. It very rarely plays on a big screen (I think I saw it when it first came out in 1969 and I think I saw it once more at the Fox Venice in the '70s) and it's a rare opportunity to see a masterwork.
It's one of those movies that people who love movies go nuts over, a challenging work that stays with you long after the lights go back up.
Oh by the way -- it's based on a true story.
I don't know if I'll be there or not -- I've owned the Criterion DVD since it came out but I don't watch it very often -- but if you love movies (or just like them and want to get to know them better) check it out.
They're releasing Robert Aldrich's 1955 classic "Kiss Me Deadly" today. If you've never seen it, it's an excellent late-noir that pits tough-guy detective Mike Hammer against the atomic age. Starring Ralph Meeker as Hammer, Maxine Cooper as Velda and Wesley Addy as Hammer's cop buddy Pat Murphy, the modern Hammer lives at the stylish high-rise at Wilshire and Beverly Glen and finds himself in over his head as a number of bad guys try to find a small box filled with -- well, they never say, but it glows when the box is opened. "Pulp Fiction" fans may get a feeling of deja vu when they see this.
The script was written by A. I. Bezzerides, who was very proud of it and even attended a screening of the film at LACMA when he was in his 90s.
Worth checking out.
Dave Cummings and friend
The word from Dave Cummings
The tod-hunter.net La Jolla correspondent takes a look at economic issues this month.
FROM THE TRENCHES
BY: Dave Cummings -- Porn Star/Producer/Director
Sex is a mainstay of life on Earth; but, politics and economics, especially economics as influenced by politics, is in the news a lot lately. Taxes, debt ceilings, revenues, entitlements, budgets, the Congress, the White House, energy, military conflicts, health care, Social Security, natural disasters, jobs, housing, consumer spending, the economy, and many other aspects of American life are bantered about and discussed in the media almost to the point that it's nearly impossible not to notice the constant pontificating.
It's my thought that the Adult Entertainment Industry is affected by politics and economics. Yes, piracy hurts the "Industry", as do the unknowns associated with the economy, government, political developments, adversities, and matters and concerns related to Cal/Osha, .xxx, 2257, etc.
One of the aspects that I particularly worry about is the potential for significant future inflation, an economic factor that could reap havoc on everyone including those in the adult "Industry" -- I'm talking here about performers, families, production companies, and fans.
Inflation is caused by more money chasing the same goods and services. I believe the Fed has printed a LOT of money these past few years as it tried to spur economic growth to cope with the recession and economic sleepiness. After all, two-thirds of the economy is fueled by consumer spending, and if we "Industry" people are hurting for bookings, we have less money to spend. The same with the general public, what with job cutbacks, and business slowdowns due to consumer inability to buy products and services.
Increased productivity and today's subdued economy helps to keep inflation in check. But, have you noticed how grocery prices have increased; or the size of the ice cream containers and some other items has decreased, but the prices for those items hasn't gone down? Manufacturing prices for raw materials are relatively high, energy costs have sky-rocketed, health care charges are on the rise, and now it looks like apartment rentals are heading higher. The world of porn and its personnel is not immune from this tough economy.
The Producer Price Index and the Consumer Price Index "appears" relatively tame, but I sense that it's because food and energy is not considered in the core indexes that measure and report inflation. Also, costs of goods and services is artificially holding back wholesale and retail price inflation by present job holders working even harder to output services and goods to keep their jobs, by tech advances, by Internet assistance, by government programs like food stamps, and other factors that contribute to holding down inflation by reaping the rewards of high worker productivity. I worry that productivity is being stretched to the breaking point, and that inflation is about to surface big time!
The present strength of the dollar looks to me like it's about to weaken due to the government printing presses flooding dollars into the economy, an economy that's still not creating enough new jobs or rehiring formerly terminated workers (thus the money printing might again start cranking, and inflating?), and the need for present employers to either further increase productivity, or cut back output, or raise prices. The aforementioned, the presently high prices of precious metals which are favored by many as a hedge against inflation, and runaway government spending which "flood" dollars into the economy might all be signs that inflation is in the cards or on the horizon.
Thank goodness interest rates are still low, thus allowing credit card purchases to continue, at least for those who have jobs and/or the means to make the payments on them; and, it lets the rates for mortgages and loans to be more affordable. BUT, what has the Federal Reserve (the Fed) historically done to control inflation? It raises interest rates as a means of strengthening the dollar and making dollar-denominated financial instruments more attractive to investors, while dampening consumer spending. Bottom line, inflation will increase interest rates and prices. Buckle up when that happens!
Higher interest rates means that apartment maintenance will be more expensive causing rents to rise, credit card payments will increase due to higher monthly finance charges, and costlier trips to the grocery store might become just as depressing as trips to the gas station. Also, costs for auto repairs, clothing, medical needs, and even trips to a fast food favorite might increase along with a whole host of other areas. Will the Adult Entertainment Industry adversely feel the impact of future inflation? Sadly, the answer is yes, especially given the piracy, economic conditions, and decreased productions and bookings.
What should we do to prepare for potential inflation, and the resulting higher living costs it brings? In my opinion, it depends upon individual circumstances, but maybe cutting back on non-essentials and saving for a "rainy" day might help; accepting bookings that might otherwise be rejected might help; moving into a cheaper apartment might help; and, finding other avenues for income like a part-time job might help (one of the things I've recently done is activate a Pay-Per-Minute DaveCummingsInfo.com web site to garner additional income while simultaneously answering questions LIVE on the phone for fans and others -- email me at dave [at] davecummings.com for info on how it costs nothing, and can easily be activated FOR FREE to help all porn and cam performers, too). I think we all need to be setting up strategies NOW to survive the upcoming inflation.
Keep in mind that production companies and Adult Industry performers aren't immune from the present economy, or potential future inflation. We need to consider options, and plan ahead now.
In closing, I promise to get back to covering sex, swinger parties, and other naughty stuff next month.
Hang in there, use sun block, plan for a rainy day, don't do physically risky things (don't drink and drive; DO use condoms off set), and be nice to yourself and others just for the wonderful sake of being nice!
For the recent anniversary last Sunday, they pulled out some of the historical characters to perform in Town Square, like Panchito and Jose Carioca from "The Three Caballeros" and "Saludos Amigos," two '40s cartoons set in Latin America.
Panchito, Jose Carioca on Main Street, USA, July 17, 2011
Something's missing. The dapper Jose Carioca is the epitome of '40s cool, and he is never without his cigar, even when he is dressed up like Carmen Miranda. Panchito is a cowboy who often punctuates his exuberance with gunfire from his two six-guns on his gunbelt. In the manner of animated cartoons, he never runs out of bullets. Note the screen capture from "The Three Caballeros" below.
Guns. Cigar. All gone. Welcome to 2011.
Jose Carioca, Panchito, Donald Duck from "The Three Caballeros," 1944
Kiki Daire's front
July 19, 2011
Kiki Daire's back!
The diminutive pneumatic bombshell is back and she has signed with OC Modeling. She's always been one of my favorites, and I'm glad to see she's back. Take a look at the press release, and book her.
Tuesday, July 18, 2011
Kiki Daire Makes a Comeback
(Chatsworth, CA) Legendary, busty performer Kiki Daire has returned to Adult and signed with OC Modeling. This AVN Award-nominated icon has appeared in over 120 scenes for studios including Vivid, Smash Pictures, Metro, Wicked Pictures, Exquisite, Score and Elegant Angel.
"I'm excited to join the OCM family as I start a new chapter in my life and career," says Kiki Daire. "Their support and professionalism will allow me to concentrate on giving 110% to both the producers and fans."
"I am so excited to represent a legend in the business," says Sandra McCarthy, Co-Owner. "Kiki is so amazing and all my talent is excited that she's joined the OCM family. She's so talented and has such a great attitude."
Kiki Daire is available exclusively at OCM for girl/girl, boy/girl, solos, softcore print/stills, feature dancing and more. For more information, log onto their website at OCModeling.com.
Kelly Shibari making plans for bukkake
As a woman of her word (and a publicist) she is now making plans to celebrate Japan's victory in the Women's World Cup by receiving a multi-spurt salute from soccer fans -- and opportunists who know a good thing when they come across it.
More detail as it breaks. I fully plan to be there. As a reporter.
Come one, come all. You'd think I'd get tired of these jokes. Oddly enough I don't.
SPOILER: They all die and The Thing gets away.
'You gotta be fucking kidding'
In John Carpenter's 1982 movie "The Thing," that was David Clennon's reaction to the attempted escape of The Thing from a room. (If you saw it, you remember that line. If you didn't, I'm not going to spoil it for you.)
It appears that the geniuses at Universal have decided to make a new "The Thing." OK, John Carpenter's 1982 movie was a totally different version from the 1951 RKO "The Thing From Another World," and I think Carpenter made an excellent movie. It made an indelible impression on me when I saw a preview screening at 8 am on a Saturday morning, I can tell you that. I have the DVD and I still watch it now and then.
The new movie takes place in the same setting as Carpenter's 1982 film, in a Norwegian science expedition camp that was a few miles away from the U.S. encampment.
The Norwegian science expedition camp where The Thing was first discovered.
And everybody died, as we find out 20 minutes into the Carpenter movie. Everybody except for a helicopter pilot, one other guy (who can't aim a rifle worth a damn) and, of course, The Thing, which gallops out of the Norwegian encampment disguised as a dog and takes refuge in the US camp as the Americans think the Norwegian guy has lost his mind and shoot him when he shoots at the dog but hits an American crew member instead.
So we basically know what's going to happen. In my case I've known it since a Saturday morning in 1982 when I first saw the Carpenter movie.
Can I just say I can't wait to see how the upcoming remake of "The Birds" turns out? We all know the hash Gus Van Sant made of "Psycho."
Oddly enough, John Carpenter's "The Thing" and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" both originally began without the big-globe Universal logo. Carpenter started with just a black screen with white letters, and Hitchcock commissioned a Universal Pictures Presents card that synched up with the rest of the credits for "The Birds."
"Too quiet. Put a logo on the front."
Universal Home Video has remedied these shortcomings and now both movies on DVD start with a full-orchestra full-color brand spankin' new UNIVERSAL logo before the intended silent beginnings of those films.
Morons. Ask me about what they did to "The Man Who Knew Too Much" sometime.
I'll make double-entendre jokes about "come" all day long but I refuse to misspell "controller" for a joke. Not sure what to make of this.
If Misti Dawn made me an challenge like this I would master Modern Warfare in a matter of hours. Not that I'm that much of a videogame guy, but I'd be motivated.
Gaming and Sex…What better way to enjoy your day!
Runnemede, NJ --- What would you do if you had a beautiful woman next to you while playing your favorite video game and she says to you, "If you can beat me in this game, I'll give you the greatest blowjob you have ever had?" Yeah, you would try your hardest to get busy with that video game controller and whoop some ass! Well not this ass! XXXtreme video game-a-holic Misti Dawn is giving Ritchie that challenge in this week's MeowMistiDawn.com update. Watch her battle it off with her pal Ritchie on one of the most successful video games to date, Modern Warfare. The loser, yep you guessed it, has to give the winner a blowjob! Watch and see where this goes with Misti Dawn's mad skills as being one of the nerdiest girls in porn with a video game controller in hand!
Want more Misti Dawn? She is also featured in "Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars!" Available now, Penthouse publicist and columnist Lainie Speiser, who has worked behind the scenes of the adult industry for twenty years, gets Misti Dawn and ninety-nine other porn stars to open up and share their secrets, offer advice on sex, and tell you about their hidden desires and favorite toys. The stories are shocking, gripping, surprising, and fun, revealing what these porn stars really think about themselves and their sex lives. And each confession is accompanied by the star's favorite photo.
Misti Dawn's official website, MeowMistiDawn.com, is also filled to the brim with tons of photo's and exclusive videos which is updated every Tuesday.
Note the pearl necklace. You can add one of your own if Japan wins.
July 17, 2011
All of a sudden I'm interested in women's soccer
Performer Kelly Shibari is offering BJs to all comers (with a proper test, natch) if Japan wins the Women's World Cup today.
Take a look at the press release below, and check out the soccer action on ESPN late Sunday morning.
Busty Japanese-American Pornstar Kelly Shibari Announces Bukkake Show Pending Result of Women's World Cup
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Busty Japanese-American pornstar Kelly Shibari has announced that she will be providing free blowjobs to anyone with a valid test pending the outcome of the Women's World Cup.
The final matchup between the USA and Japan was decided on Wednesday, when Japan beat Sweden in the semifinals. During the game, Shibari had Tweeted that she should offer her support for the Japanese team by offering free blowjobs if they win in the finals. Responses to her Tweet convinced her to follow through with her idea.
"Japan's been through so much this year," said Shibari. "Earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns ... and the women's soccer team has had to endure training in subpar conditions as a result. I can't hope for a more appropriate outcome than to see them win!"
Her loyalty has come into question, though, as Shibari is both Japanese and American. "If the US wins, I'm sure I'll still have some sort of consolation prize to offer," says the 42F-chested performer, to inquiries as to what she will do if the opposing team wins. Some are also inquiring about what she may provide for female fans.
Shibari is currently in talks with several webcam companies as to who will host the event. The oral prizes will be administered to those in the Los Angeles area who can make their way to the studio with a verified STD test that conforms to adult industry standards.
More information about Shibari's World Cup Bukkake Show will be announced next week. The USA vs Japan FIFA Women's World Cup Finals will air Saturday at 20:45 in Frankfurt, Germany; the match can be viewed on ESPN and other sports networks in the US on Sunday, July 17 at 11:45AM PDT / 2:45 PM EDT.
Poser of the day
Where has this woman been sunbathing, where you have to wear a top but bottoms are optional?
It was 56 years ago today
That Walt Disney opened Disneyland. The park was an instant success, welcoming its millionth guest a mere seven weeks after opening.
Disneyland changed everything, linking entertainment and commerce in a way that would become the norm very quickly.
The continual drumbeat of promotion of the park on television, including a Sunday-evening TV show called "Disneyland" -- which gave occasional progress reports on the construction of the park -- and a 90-minute live TV special showing the land-by-land opening of the park, built interest nationwide.
The plaque here, read awkwardly by Walt Disney on national television, is still at the base of the flagpole in Town Square. I've looked at it pretty much every time I've gone to Disneyland, since I first toddled up to it in 1955.
Happy birthday, Disneyland.
Adrenalynn is back and OCModeling has got her
The tattooed performer, who recently took a break to open a tattoo parlor in Dallas, is back. I always liked her and I look forward to seeing her in action again.
Former Digital Playground Contract Star, Adrenalynn, Signs with OC Modeling
(Chatsworth, CA) -- Adrenalynn has returned to the Adult arena and has signed with OC Modeling. Last year, she decided to take a break to open her Dallas, Texas tattoo shop Adrenalynn Inkorperated, but now she is back and better than ever. She is exotic and edgy and has many looks from bad to good girl, to Hollywood starlet, to pin-up, to the girl-next door -- she definitely stands out from the crowd and has been a Digital Playground contract girl, won the 2009 AVN Award Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene, and has been shot by some of the top studios in the biz, including Brazzers, Elegant Angel and Naughty America. Her first movie upon her return was Skinworxxx's Deviance 2.
"I'm so stoked to be back in the porn saddle again," says Adrenalynn. "My fans know I've fallen off of this horse before, but hopefully it's true: the third time's the charm."
"Adrenalynn is one of the hottest porn stars to hit the industry," says Sandra McCarthy, Co-Owner. "We are very lucky to have her sign exclusively with our agency. And, she's a sweetheart to work with."
Adrenalynn is available exclusively at OCM for girl/girl, solos, fetish, softcore, bondage, print/stills, feature dancing and more. For more information, log onto their website at ocmodeling.com.
Julia St. Vincent, Bob Chinn, Rhonda Jo Petty
July 15, 2011
'We're here because of a dick'
That's how Bill Margold described the get-together last Friday night for a screening of "Exhausted" and book signing by '70s Golden Age director Bob Chinn. According to Margold, it was all about John C. Holmes' dick.
He wasn't entirely wrong.
It was that oversized freakshow appendage, attached to Holmes' otherwise-scrawny physique, that put porn on the map in the early '70s, leading directly to "porn chic" after the releases of "Deep Throat" and "Behind the Green Door."
"Every woman, whether they wanted to admit it or not, fantasized about going to bed with him, and every man, quite frankly, wanted to be him," Margold said.
Margold once saw The Dick looming over him when he and Holmes were in a scene together and Margold said "It was like the opening shot of 'Star Wars.'"
One wonders what Margold called the encounter before "Star Wars" opened in 1977.
The event was held at a performance space in downtown Los Angeles, on the mezzanine of what had been an elegant bank. The bank itself has been repurposed as a used bookstore with a stage for concerts, and the loud music from downstairs came through the walls. The film was projected on a white wall in the darkened room. (It wasn't the first time I've seen a John Holmes movie projected onto a white wall.) Very casual, all this.
The attendees included "Exhausted" auteur Julia St. Vincent, who pointed out that the movie is currently unavailable on home video, and '70s Golden Age performer Rhonda Jo Petty, who used to play up her resemblance to Farrah Fawcett. Adult industry writer/blogger Gram Ponante and photographer Ken Ji were there, as well as Cass Paley, who directed his own Johnny Wadd documentary a few years back for VCA. Also Jill Nelson, one of the writers on the oral history about Holmes, "A Life Measured in Inches."
Chinn told me that he was finishing a second Johnny Wadd novel, "A Blonde in Black Lace," and working on an autobiography to be released next year.
Asked about watching himself and his work on screen he said "It was interesting. For me, I haven't seen a lot of those scenes for years. In fact, some of those scenes I haven't seen since they first came out. I didn't do too bad in some of that stuff."
"My relationship with John was an interesting one, which will come out in my book. It was complicated."
Twenty-plus years after his death, Holmes still fascinates.
A word about the Emmys
You can get all the details by clicking here. I am no longer intimately involved in mainstream TV production and I don't follow it as much as I used to.
However, it still amuses me that the nominations are for "Outstanding Achievement in [whatever it is]." This means that a nomination is literally the same as a win. Think about it:
"I was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Acting."
"I won for Outstanding Achievement in Acting."
When an Emmy nominee says "The nomination is the real honor" it's not just self-deluding BS. It's true.
I never saw this category before:
Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media
ABC's Grey's Anatomy Sync: ABC.com: An ABC production in association with Nielsen and Gravity Mobile ABC.com Nielsen Gravity Mobile
Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco: TBS.com: Conaco LLC Team Coco Digital
Fringe: Division: FOX.com: Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Warner Bros. Television Bad Robot Productions
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: NBC.com: Produced by Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video Gavin Purcell, Producer Sara Schaefer, Producer Jimmy Fallon, Producer Robert Angelo, Producer
Oscar Digital Experience: ABC.com: The Disney/ABC Television Digital Media Group in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Disney ABC Television Group Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
After Adam & Eve, after Charlie, comes Playboy
Former Adam & Eve contract performer and former Charlie Sheen "Goddess" Bree Olson can now be seen in Playboy.
Bree Olson. Picture Copyright (c) Playboy.
Just a standard postwar service comedy with a 7-foot sentient carrot
Saturday night at the movies
Tomorrow night, the L.A. County Museum of Art is running the 1951 classic "The Thing From Another World," the long title that differentiates it from John Carpenter's 1982 "The Thing."
"The Thing From Another World" is a fun movie. I like to think of it as a post-WWII service comedy like "Operation Petticoat" or "Operation Mad Ball" -- with the smart-assy dialogue and casual air punctuated by the crash of a flying saucer and the intrusion of its giant occupant with a rather nasty taste for human blood. The cast has classic rough-and-tumble actor Ken Tobey and '50s cutie-who-can-hold-her-own-in-the-boys-club Margaret Sheridan, plus several people whose voices will sound very familiar, including Paul Frees and George Fenneman. If you've never seen it on a big screen now's your chance.
It won't be as exciting as the time I saw it at the Bing Theater and Howard Hawks was there and somebody asked him who really directed the movie (Film fans have been arguing about this for years, the credited director is Christian Nyby but the film has Hawks' fingerprints all over it) but it's still worth the ticket price.
The performer plans appearances at Playboy Radio in a week or so and a tattoo show this weekend. This is one of the few occasions when you can stare at her and then say "I was checking out your tattoos" and it's credible.
Check it out.
MISTI DAWN GETS MUY CALIENTE JULY 28 ON SPICE RADIO!
So you say you want true adult stories, totally hot reality and chances to talk to your favorite porn stars on LIVE radio? Spice Radio does just that for you and on Thursday July 28th you are in for a treat. Xtra Xtra...this just in...the steamy, beautiful and hypnotic "Misti Dawn" will be a special guest on the LIVE Spice Radio show on Sirius/XM Radio at 8:00PM PST on July 28th with your host, adult film star and AVN winner, "Alana Evans!" Spice Radio provides listeners "edgy, explicit adult content and entertainment." Brought to Sirius XM Satellite Radio by the producers of Spice TV, the channel features Sirius XM Satellite Radio by the producers of Spice TV, the channel features "unique talent and daily live, call-in shows that take you into the world of adult entertainment." Listen in and fall in love with "Misti Dawn!"
Also, this weekend at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, CA, body art is the main topic! The Macabre Tattoo Expo takes over with a massive show from the world's largest tattoo expo, "BODY ART EXPO". Showcasing her beautiful art, Misti Dawn will be signing at Adam Potts Booth, the exclusive artist for all her work. You can check out his work here: http://www.tattoosalvation.com/. Come stop by for some goodies, tattoos and watch as Misti Dawn gets tattooed!
Show Hours: July 15th - 17th 2011 Fri: 2PM - 11PM Sat: 11AM - 11PM Sun: 11AM - 8PM
Want more Misti Dawn? She is also featured in "Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars!" Available now, Penthouse publicist and columnist Lainie Speiser, who has worked behind the scenes of the adult industry for twenty years, gets Misti Dawn and ninety-nine other porn stars to open up and share their secrets, offer advice on sex, and tell you about their hidden desires and favorite toys. The stories are shocking, gripping, surprising, and fun, revealing what these porn stars really think about themselves and their sex lives. And each confession is accompanied by the star's favorite photo.
Misti Dawn's official website: http://www.meowmistidawn.com/ is also filled to the brim with tons of photo's and exclusive videos which is updated every Tuesday.
Q Boyer of Pink Visual has put together an integrity pledge for politicians, including the following:
I vow that if at any time I tweet pictures of my penis to Twitter followers, intentionally or otherwise, I will admit to my actions immediately and not waste the American public's time with fanciful claims that my account has been hacked, or other similar forms of pungent bovine excrement.
I got this through Help A Reporter, and I think this is a good opportunity for somebody. Maybe you. If you want to strut your stuff on the sexual-knowledge front, here's how.
Category: Lifestyle and Fitness Email: email@example.com Media Outlet: The Daily Buzz/ Body Checklist Deadline: 03:00 PM EST - 15 July
Query: The Daily Buzz, a nationally syndicated morning show, is in the process of launching a new web venture, "BodyChecklist". We are looking for a "Sexpert" who will frequently contribute written articles for the website. You will receive your own featured column which will include a bio and your own links. The website is fun/ edgy and focuses on look good feel good advice. This is a great way to promote yourself! This person may also have the opportunity to be an on air guest. If you are interested, please respond by sending me a bio plus a link to your website. Thank you!
July 4, 2011
What it's all about
The foundation of our country was an act of defiance and rebellion. Take a minute or two and read it.
The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.
They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton
Happy 4th of July.
"So, like, are they gonna shut us down or what? I have rent."
July 1, 2011
Shelley Lubben turns her cross-hairs on NBC, 'Playboy Club'
The anti-porn crusader has turned her attentions to NBC's new series "The Playboy Club," along with other media-watchdog busybodies like Morality In Media. As a former Playboy Club Keyholder (1975 until the Century City Club closed) I'm looking forward to this series, but it seems that the people who can't tell any difference between Miss September and "Jizz-Guzzling Sluts 44" are totally freaking out. The NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City has already announced its intention to not run the show (primarily because the station is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) but local station (and My TV affiliate) KMYU has picked it up.
The protests won't matter. The show will live or die on its own merits, and the early '60s are big right now koffkoffMadMenkoff. The show is produced by Playboy's Alta Loma Productions and 20th Century Fox Television -- as well as longtime Universal Studios partner Imagine Entertainment -- so the free-ride-because-we-own-it rule won't apply.
Note that Fox "News" is making a big deal of this protest. This falls neatly into the Fox "News" policy of "come for the porn, stay for the propaganda" and also serves as an attention-getting cross-plug for their corporate sibling 20th Century Fox Television.
Conan O'Brien is Guest Programmer on TCM for Monday the 4th of July. (It's another cross-plug, what with TCM and Conan's home base TBS both owned by Time Warner.) One of the movies he selected is of particular interest.
When "Network" came out in 1976 it was considered an outrageous satire. The idea that network news could be perverted into a corporate-owned entertainment freakshow was laughable. News -- at the time -- as a prestige item, a loss leader that allowed networks to present a public service and meet the requirement of Section One of the Communications act that called for stations to operate "in the public interest, convenience, and necessity."
"Network" doesn't even raise an eyebrow today. When I took my screenwriting-major son to see it a few years ago I had to put it in a historical context because to him, TV news was always like that.
RogReviews, Digital Playground announce caption contest to promote 'Babysitters 2'
Digital Playground's latest blockbuster "Babysitters 2" is getting a promotional push through this contest, where entrants make up captions for stills from the production in various categories. Winners will get a copy of the movie, which comes in a handsome custom package with DVD and Blu-ray versions included, so you get a movie for your disc player and a coaster for your drink. Considering that Adult DVD Empire is getting $39.95 for these, it's a good deal.
I will not be entering the contest for three reasons: (1) I already have a copy (2) If I win it'll look fishy (3) If I don't win it'll really piss me off.
RogReviews.com Digital Playground Present Babysitters 2 Caption Contest
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- As Digital Playground rolls out its smash follow-up hit "Babysitters 2", adult review site RogReviews.com has launched the "Babysitters 2 Photo Caption Contest." Featuring images from the new movie, the contest gallery includes images of Digital Playground stars Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele, Stoya and Bibi Jones as well as sexy minx Jynx Maze. The contest will consist of two sets of winners, five selected by a panel of judges and another five by fan voting.
Ten total winners will receive special signed Blu-Ray/DVD combo packs of "Babysitters 2."
This is the second contest collaboration between RogReviews.com and Digital Playground this year. In March, the "Top Guns Tournament Challenge" delivered special prizes to fans who picked the most NCAA Tournament games correctly.
"After the success of our Top Guns contest, we had to come up with something special for Babysitters 2," says RogReviews.com's Roger Pipe. "The photo caption contest is perfect. We have great judges, funny pictures and it will be easy for anyone to post their wittiest captions."
A panel of judges has been assembled to pick the winners in phase one and the finalists for fan voting in phase two. The judges for the "Babysitters 2 Photo Caption Contest" are Digital Playground's contract star Riley Steele, Penthouse Pet of the Year Nikki Benz, AVN Hall of Fame Performer Aurora Snow, IAFD.com's Jeff Vanzetti, Powder White of PornStarsAfterHours.com, RogReviews.com web mistress Natalie Dawn and adult film critic Roger Pipe.
Riley is excited by the prospect of turning the fans loose with the pictures. "I can't wait to share all the sexy babysitter fun I had making this movie with my fans," says the Digital Playground star. "I hope they all get as turned on as I did! I wish you all good luck on winning this rad movie! Write me something hot!"
In phase one, the Judges will choose one winner in each of the following categories, "Best Digital Playground Reference", "Best Safe for Work Caption for a NSFW Picture", "Best Pop Culture Reference", "Best RogReviews.com Reference" and "Best Haiku."
For phase two, the Judges will select the best entries regardless of topic and present them for fan voting. The top vote getter for each picture will be declared the winner. A final gallery with the winning captions will be displayed on RogReviews.com.
"The last contest on RogReviews.com went really well" says Digital Playground Marketing Director Guyleen Rose. "Since Babysitters 2 is our big summer release we wanted a great contest to go with it. Rog and his team came up with a great idea that will be a lot of fun."
Modern-art icon Shag will be the focus of a one-man show opening tonight at the Cal State Fullerton-affiliated Grand Central Arts Center in Santa Ana. The show features every litho Shag has produced since he started in 1999, no doubt including the rare Disneyland lithos that were commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the park and the 40th anniversaries of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room and the Haunted Mansion, which was commemorated in a monstro 13-litho set.
I'm thinking of starting a new-release page, and to better serve my readers, I'd like to ask you: Should I organize it chronologically or by production company?
Please let me know in that little text box below, and thanks.
June 28, 2010
Alana Evans set to co-host Porn Star Karaoke tonight
The redoubtable veteran performer adds her charms to the weekly get-together. I'll also be there, camera and voice recorder in hand, to write a story about PSK for a British lad mag, so look your best and be ready to be eloquent.
Alana Evans Co-Hosts this week at PSK
Alana Evans will be joining Nicki Hunter this Tuesday Night at PSK to co-host a very fun & entertaining evening. Alana brings her charm and beauty to Sardo's stage on June 28th. With Nicki Hunter & Alana Evans both on the stage, you can only imagine what could happen. You can see Alana Evans here and follow her on her website alanaevans.com and twitter @alanaevansxxx
Porn Star Karaoke is hosted by the most loved star in the adult industry, Nicki Hunter! Nicki can be heard weeknights co-hosting "Night Calls" 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 You can follow Nicki on twitter @nickihunter
Since its start in July 2003, Porn Star Karaoke has become the longest-running ongoing weekly event in the history of the adult business.
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 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 encouraged to reserve tables, especially this week. Reservations are held until 10:30 p.m. For reservations or other information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sardosbar.com.
I spent Sunday afternoon watching the production of a new parody of "Mork and Mindy" with Evan Stone as Mork, an inspired bit of casting. These are a couple of pictures from their sex scene with Nicki Blue, where they came up with positions nobody had ever seen before as everyday alien sex. Don't try this at home, kids.
Going to Vegas for the 4th?
Karaoke XXX in Las Vegas is looking for a performer to host on the 3rd. The venue has changed, it's now at Bikini Bar at 3355 Spring Mountain, which is what Sands Avenue is called when it crosses the Strip.
Contact Rebecca Love at the KaraokeXXX website. Graphic sex planned for new James Franco movie
Actor James Franco's turn as poet Hart Crane will be "challenging," including a 10-minute shot where he recites a poem in close-up and another scene where he performs oral sex on a man.
About time some government stood up to the corporate bastards who are trying to reshape the Internet from a free flow of information to a selective revenue stream. It's a shame that so many American politicians are so beholden to communications companies that this doesn't even come up here in the US. http://www.xbiz.com/news/135518
Worst mainstream show ever gets DVD release
Hidden among the retro goodies on cable channel Boomerang is a long-forgotten show called "The Herculoids." Not one of Hanna-Barbera's better efforts, "The Herculoids" involved a human family and their weird menagerie of beasts living on an otherwise-uninhabited planet. Their adventures were always the same: (1) visitors arrive on the planet (2) Herculoids investigate (3) visitors attack (4) Herculoids clobber the living snot out of the invaders.
The show ran for two years on Saturday mornings, and I was an ardent fan. The creatures are not only unbelievable (a flying dinosaur who shoots laser beams out of his eyes and tail?) but poorly drawn and animated (character sizes vary from shot to shot, and one animal -- Tundro, the apparent hybrid of a rhinoceros and a Sherman tank -- has a varying number of legs, sometimes six, sometimes 10). Led by the stentorian baritone of Mike Road (who also played Roger "Race" Bannon in "Jonny Quest") introducing the show (with a rousing coda of "All strong! All brave! All heroes! They are the Herculoids!" over swelling orchestral music) as well as voicing Herculoid leader Zandor, "The Herculoids" is one of those guilty-pleasure shows.
Warner Bros. has just released a complete set of "The Herculoids." The ad writer provided some appropriately hyperbolic copy:
Somewhere out in deep space -- and out of the creative imagination of the animation aces of Hanna-Barbera Studios -- live the Herculoids. Humanoid Zandor, along with his wife Tara and son Dorno, lead a group of unique creatures: Zok the flying dragon, powerful simian Igoo (who possesses rock-like skin), rhinoceros hybrid Tundro and two protoplasmic wonders appropriately named Gloop and Gleep. Together, they use their diverse super strengths to defend their utopian planet against attack from such sinister invaders as the Pod Creatures, the Reptons and the Mutoids. For all-family entertainment, this 18-Episode, 2-Disc Collection of The Herculoid: The Complete Original Animated Series is out of this world, literally.
I'm gonna order one before they change their minds.
Stoya's competition uniform from Emperor's Choice. Photo courtesy Digital Playground.
Stoya rises to naked challenge
Digital Playground contract performer Stoya defeated Alexis Ford and Darenzia in a Strongest Naked Woman challenge for Howard Stern, which was, ironically, on radio. Detail -- including some interesting merchandise offers -- follow:
DIGITAL PLAYGROUND'S STOYA WINS WORLD'S STRONGEST NAKED WOMAN ON THE HOWARD STERN SHOW!
Stoya Takes Home the Title of Strongest Naked Woman and $5K
VAN NUYS, Calif. -- Digital Playground's contract star Stoya took the title of Strongest Naked Woman on the Howard Stern show in what was an entertaining contest for show listeners.
"Guns of Steel!" remarks Stoya to the excitement, "Also, thanks to Howard and Miss Lainie for giving me the chance to run around naked with Alexis and Darenzia. They're super pretty and were totally worth waking up at 4am for!"
Stoya went up against Penthouse Pets Alexis Ford and Darenzia in the competition which mainly consisted of naked pull ups and push ups. Stoya is also featured in a new book by Penthouse's Lainie Speiser entitled "Confessions of the Hottest 100 Porn Stars". In honor of Stoya's victory, today fans can get the book for 20% off at http://www.penthousestore.com/print. Just enter offer code: Howard100.
And Stoya fans can catch her latest Digital Playground release "Babysitters 2" available now! You can view the trailer and see what all the excitement is about at babysittersxxx.com.
To feel more of what Stoya has to offer and why she is one of Digital Playground's top contract stars, check out her Fleshlight. Get it at fleshlight.com/stoya. There is 30% discount saving you $15.99 on each Fleshlight.
That end-of-the-world-in-May guy was a month early
The world didn't end till June 21. That's when I got an email from Paul Fishbein that started like this:
Dear Friends and Associates,
As some of you know, I sold my interest in AVN almost 16 months ago. Since then, I've continued working with the company in a similar capacity to what I had been doing before the sale. It's with some sadness that I am letting you know that I am now taking the next logical step. Effective immediately, I'm exiting my full-time position at AVN and will instead be serving as a part-time consultant to AVN until further notice. This transition will allow me to pursue other ventures in and out of the adult industry.
This is on a level with Lew Wasserman leaving MCA. Paul didn't just start AVN, he was AVN. I have had differences with Paul over the years -- long, loud and ugly ones -- but he has been a giant in this business, helping build mainstream credibility if not respect.
Good working with you, Paul.
Will Ryder ready to spike 'Oz' parody
Parody master Will Ryder is having second thoughts about his 3-D parody of the MGM classic "The Wizard of Oz" after hearing that somebody else is planning on cranking out a cheapo parody.
Ryder has revitalized the industry with his well-crafted parodies. His porn take on "The Brady Bunch" turned everything around and although some of the parodies have been, uh, second rate, they were at least made, giving work to people on both sides of the camera.
I don't know who's thinking of cranking out the cheap parody but isn't there some other property you could make a cheap parody of?
Wizard of Oz XXX Porn Parody in Jeopardy
(Hollywood, CA) X-Play's planned 3D mega parody production of The Wizard of Oz is in jeopardy due to another company's quick plans to put out a cheap version of the classic 1939 MGM movie and beat X-Play's release date.
"I guess there is no honor among pseudo thieves," remarked director Will Ryder who has spent months in preproduction working with co-producer Scott David on everything from costumes, set design and music.
The planned $200,000 3D production would be the biggest movie that X-Play has ever undertaken prompting Ryder to lament the potential loss of cash already spent and the loss of what would have become an iconic classic adult movie the likes of which has rarely if ever before been seen.
"If a bandwagon parody company pretty much tells me there is nothing they can do and continues with their recent plans to shoot an inexpensive $15,000 version of the Wizard of Oz and rip off unsuspecting consumers with a glossy box cover and full page advertising I guess that is their right to do so but I have zero respect for them," Ryder stated.
When asked what company he was referring to, Ryder declined to comment merely stating there will be plenty of time to let the world know who it is. Apparently the director has talked to a high level company official with no results and even left voicemails for the movie's producer and director requesting a call back of which there have been none.
"Parody by the very nature is taking somebody's work and embellishing on it and creating something new. These guys are simply playing with no rules, no respect," Ryder offered.
"The sad part is that they will make such an inferior version to what we have been planning that Judy Garland and the flying monkeys might role over in their graves."
Another producer who requested to remain anonymous stated, "Yeah these guys will most likely use shitty Halloween type costumes so it will just make X-Play's production look so much better."
However, Ryder who announced his Oz plans last year knows how hard it is to sell movies these days and concedes it will be difficult to sell once an inferior production is released. When adult movie distributors and stores purchase this lesser cheap version it limits the chances of X-Play to sell their incredible version so the entire production is now in jeopardy.
"I'm mad as hell and extremely pissed off and would hope they would respect the industry and respect what X-Play has accomplished as a modern parody pioneer to move onto a different project." Ryder concluded.
Time will tell but the consumer could be the biggest loser.
To check out some high quality award-winning parodies visit sitcums.com.
The cheap-parody problem in mainstream
Really, who the fuck thinks that they should remake "Footloose"? I've maintained for years that the main consideration before a mainstream studio greenlights a project is whether they own it already or not.
Just how pushy is Paramount with theater owners on Transformers 3? Well, The New York Times has this interesting detail today: that Michael Bay last week called the chief executives of major theater chains to implore them to show Transformers: Dark Of The Moon in a way that burns out projector bulbs more quickly but makes 3D look brighter and sharper.
"Burns out projector bulbs more quickly" is theater-owner bullshit. Projection bulbs are meant to last a certain time and no longer, but theater owners discovered that they can extend that by decreasing power to the bulbs. This results in a shitty dim image, but if you multiply a tiny percentage of longer bulb life times 10 theaters in one location times hundreds of locations all over the country, you can see why the theater owners are willing to chisel a few cents in each theater. It's not like most filmgoers know the difference.
I have a vivid memory of seeing "District 9" at the AMC at Universal City. The pre-movie ads, projected using digital equipment, were bright and vivid, and so were the trailers. This was a stark contrast to the dim, keystoned, misframed presentation of the movie that I had come to see. I mentioned my displeasure to the zit-faced teenager at the "Concierge Booth" before he nodded passively and said "OK" without as much as offering an apology. I haven't been back there since.
Roger Ebert -- who has seen a couple of movies here and there -- addresses this problem in this blog post:
The most common flaw is that the picture is not bright enough. I've been seeing that for a long time. In the years before digital projectors, the problem was often that tight-fisted theater owners weren't setting the Xenon bulbs in their projectors at the correct wattage, in the mistaken belief that dialing them down would extend the life of the expensive bulbs.
Not true. If you ran a 3000W bulb at 2000W, you'd extend its life by all of 2.3 percent. Yet when Martin Scorsese used people around the country to actually check theater brightness, he found most of the theaters involved were showing an underlit image. An Eastman Kodak spokesman told me in the late 1990s: "The irony is that their only real achievement is to cheat the customers."
And now Nikki Finke is buying into that bullshit. I thought better of her.
Sunny Lane packs it in
The performer announces a hiatus from performing. The usual procedure is get the boyfriend, then retire, then start doing girl/girl only, then add selected guys and/or the boyfriend, then break up and return full-force to the industry -- but Sunny has blazed her own path since she got into the industry (Who else could maintain that girl-next-door image while turning tricks at Dennis Hof's BunnyRanch?) and I have no idea how this will turn out.
We wish her the best.
Sunny Lane Announces Engagement To Be Married, Taking a Hiatus from Shooting Adult
Los Angeles -- Award winning star Sunny Lane is thrilled to announce that she has just become engaged to be married, and thus is taking a hiatus from shooting to concentrate on her new relationship and upcoming marriage.
Sunny Lane is quoted as saying: "I want to announce to my fans, website members & media that I have been blessed to find love am thrilled to be engaged. As such, I am taking a hiatus from active shooting to focus on building a strong and loving relationship - something that is not easy to do in the adult business. I love the adult & mainstream business. Thank you to all the companies that gave me opportunities to perform. I will continue to spread my sunshine and am moving to a new plateau in my life for the time being. Thanks for supporting me while I pursue love in my life. Keep rockin' & popping'... you know I will!"
Lane is currently at the top of her game, having just filmed the lead role in Exquisite Film's; "BatGirl" Parody. Sunny also has recently starred in such hits as 'The Flying Pink Pig' & "Alice' (both available at sunnylanevod.com).
The bubbly and sexy Lane is currently ranked one of the Top Ten adult stars in the world by FameRegistry.com.
Lane also costars in Erica McLean's newest release "Flying Solo" and can be seen in the mainstream comedy "Mommy & Me" for director Jennifer James (which is now for sale on Amazon.com) and in the upcoming release "Guido." Her mainstream movie "Naked Ambition" is currently playing on Netflix .
All of us here, and we're sure all of her colleagues and fans worldwide, wish her all the best with her pending engagement & marriage.
Camille Crimson gets in bed with Larry Flynt
Camille Crimson has been quietly making videos in Canada for a while now. They always feature her blowing her boyfriend. (You have no idea how tough it was to find a picture of her without his dick in her mouth. Not that I'm complaining.)
She just signed a deal with LFP to distribute her DVDs, which is good news. It will make her a bigger star, more people will become aware of her, and she'll make more movies.
Everybody wins. Especially her boyfriend.
LFP Video Inks Distribution Deal with Camille Crimson TheArtofBlowjob.com Will Soon Be Available on DVD!
(Canoga Park, CA) -- The stunning, red haired beauty, Camille Crimson, has just signed a deal with LFP Video to distribute content via DVD from her award-winning website, TheArtofBlowjob.com. Filmed in a manner unlike most other fellatio-friendly videos, Camille Crimson and The Art of Blowjob take giving head to a whole new level!
"The Art of Blowjob's videos stand out from other blowjob sites because they don't rely on gagging, choking and rough face fucking to titillate its viewers," said Crimson. "Instead, all of my blowjob videos are true works of art. They are tasteful, refined and sophisticated without ever compromising on sensuality or erotic details. Classy can be sexy and I am a very classy woman who uses her mouth in ways you can't even imagine!"
Relying strongly on sensual foreplay, erotic music, coquettish glances at the camera, and artful tongue teasing, The Art of Blowjob is a beautiful foray of the erogenous senses. LFP Video is excited to begin distributing content that is both female and couples friendly, and enticing to both men and women.
"We're thrilled to be embarking on this new venture," said Rob Smith, Director of Operations, LFP Video. "Camille is striking and her videos are sensual and titillating. The Art of Blowjob competes in a category all by itself. It's a beautifully done masterpiece of erotic pornography. These titles will have long shelf lives in any retailer's store."
The Art of Blowjob, distributed by LFP Video, will be coming soon to DVD.
The rules are changed/It's not the same/It's all new players in a whole new ball game*
AVN has announced new dates and a new location for the 2012 Adult Expo: January 18-21 at the Palms Casino Resort.
This changes everything. The Consumer Electronics Show, which was the originator of Adult Expo, is a week earlier (Jan. 10-13) so businessmen worldwide can't use the "Oops, must have wandered into the wrong show hall" excuse. The new location means that travel times have to be adjusted and "nearby accommodations" has to be redefined (closest hotels are the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino -- and that oughta bring back pleasant memories for some of us who've been in this business a while -- and the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino) although those who can afford (or write off) a room at the Palms can just go downstairs for the annual AVN awards instead of taking the Venetian-to-Palms trek.
Here's the detail:
2012 AEE, ANE, AVN Awards at Palms Resort Casino January 18-21
2012 Marks the Beginning of a New Vision for the Venerable Trade and Consumer Event that Has Set the Standard for Adult Conventions
CHATSWORTH, CA -- AVN Media Network is pleased to announce that the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is getting a fresh new venue that will unite the three biggest events on the adult industry circuit under one roof, all taking place over four exciting days.
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) and the AVN Awards will be January 18-21 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. AEE will run January 18-21, ANE will take place January 18-20 and the must-attend AVN Awards will be Saturday, January 21 in the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms.
"After having hosted the AVN Awards for the past two years, the Palms is excited to help AVN take the Adult Entertainment Expo and the Adult Novelty Expo in a new direction," said George J. Maloof, Jr., chairman of the Palms Resort Casino. "Our world-class facilities and professional staff will make the January shows a great success."
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is a one-of-a-kind tradeshow experience that over its history has set the standard for adult conventions. It combines business-to-business transactions, networking, knowledge-sharing, talent appearances, and special presentations for the public. The largest event of its kind, AEE showcases the most comprehensive collection of adult talent, exhibitors, and products, which attracts buyers and fans from around the world.
The change marks a new vision for AEE. Attendees and exhibitors of AEE will experience something unique in 2012. Based on exhibitor and attendee feedback, for instance, AEE will not run concurrent with CES, which will minimize travel expenses and maximize networking opportunities for exhibitors. The events will still overlap with other consumer shows in Las Vegas, including SHOT Show, an annual shooting and hunter show that brings more than 50,000 people into the city. (AEE is not affiliated with SHOT Show.)
"The Palms has been a fantastic venue for us," said AVN founder Paul Fishbein. "The intimacy of the space and the helpfulness and enthusiasm of the management and staff guarantee that our exhibitors and attendees will have a superior environment in which to do business."
In the coming weeks and months, look for more exciting announcements on AdultEntertainmentExpo.com about the January 2012 events, including the registration website, which will be live by August 1.
ANE exhibitor inquiries may be directed to AVN Director of Sales Sara Harter: sara.harter [at] avn.com.
ANE seminar/workshop inquiries may be directed to AVN Senior Editor Sherri Shaulis: sherri.shaulis [at] avn.com.
AEE exhibitor inquiries may be made to Janet Gibson: aeesales [at] avn.com.
AEE seminar/workshop inquiries may be made to seminars [at] heeteam.com.
AEE media inquiries may be made to Grace Lee: press [at] heeteam.com.
All other inquiries should be directed to Beth Noonan: beth.noonan [at] avn.com.
* From "The Goodbye Look" by Donald Fagen (c) 1982 Freejunket Music ASCAP
If you're wondering what porn stars look like dressed...
Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross get ready to shoot down a fan in Las Vegas
The Digital Playground contract performers will participate in a real dogfight using real airplanes over the skies of Las Vegas. Watch out for the Stratosphere Tower, guys.
JESSE JANE AND KAYDEN KROSS TAKE TO THE SKIES IN A REAL TOP GUNS' DOGFIGHT JUNE 22nd IN LAS VEGAS!
Congratulations to Grand Prize Contest Winner Brad Bedlion!
VAN NUYS, Calif. -- In Digital Playground's bestselling movie "Top Guns," Jesse Jane and Kayden Kross play fierce fighter pilots who get into dogfights with their enemies. Now, they are flying for real with a very lucky fan at Sky Combat Ace in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Since the movie's release in March, "Top Guns" has remained at the top of sales charts. Digital Playground's critically-acclaimed blockbuster is directed by Robby D. and also stars Riley Steele, Stoya and Selena Rose. The special fan site topgunsxxx.com lets you download the trailer, view exclusive cast photos and purchase the movie. The site is optimized for iPhone and iPad users.
And don't forget to check out Jesse & Kayden's newest DP release "Babysitters 2" out June 28th. Get a sneak peek here: http://babysittersxxx.com/
Elegant Angel heads into feature territory again
The mostly-gonzo company takes another foray into the land of plot-driven features. I remember when they gave David Stanley his first writing/directing gigs back in the '90s. The new offering is called "Portrait of a Call Girl" and was written and directed by Elegant's Graham Travis. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Elegant Angel Announce New Feature 'Portrait Of A Call Girl'
Award winning adult entertainment studio, Elegant Angel, is proud to announce its second feature production in recent years, "Portrait Of A Call Girl," starring Jessie Andrews in the lead role. The movie tells the story of a young woman who takes an emotional journey through a series of sexual experiences. The production features a vast array of beautiful locations, and a range of intense sexual scenarios.
"Portrait Of A Call Girl" is shot in 1080p HD on DSLR cameras, a first for Elegant Angel, and will be released in multi disc sets on both DVD and Blu-Ray in August, 2011. The movie is written and directed by Graham Travis, with camera operators Mason and Carlos Dee, lighting by Alex Ladd, and sound recording by Bruce Carter. Patrick Collins is the Executive Producer.
The movie's star, Jessie Andrews, has made her mark on the adult industry in her short time in the business with her irrepressible personality and "girl next door" beauty. "Portrait Of A Call Girl," features a powerful and unforgettable performance from Jessie, showcasing her impressive abilities as an actress as well as her ferocious sexual appetite.
"I'm honored that I had the opportunity to play this role," says Jessie. "It's been a fun adventure making this movie, with lots of different set ups, and I have given it 110 percent. I really enjoy being around the Elegant crew, and I think we're making something that is different and special. I hope the fans enjoy it!"
"This project is something we've talked about at Elegant Angel for many years, but the timing never felt right," says Elegant Angel General Manager, Graham Travis. "At our core we're a gonzo company and that will always be our focus. But, we also want to experiment with a few more creative productions throughout the year, as we did in 2010 with 'Pornstar Superheroes.' What made 'Portrait Of A Call Girl' possible was Jessie. She's a very unique and talented performer, and has brought so much to the role. This will be our big summer movie."