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– Bertrand Russell


February 11, 2007

PrimeTimeUncensored kicks off with Webcast party tonight

The new Internet TV station starts its programming tonight. If you are in Chatsworth and you're on the list, you can go, and if you are nowhere near Chatsworth you can log in and see what's going on. Information on doing both is below, and either way you can see me there. Be sure to factor in the time difference if necessary.

PrimeTimeUncensored.com Primed to Launch Tonight at 7pm PST!

Chatsworth, California - PrimeTimeUncensored Program Manager, Tony Batman invites the adult industry to a special party to kick off the Internet TV station’s premiere at the PrimeTime Network studios on Sunday, February 11, 2007.

”What better way to open up this venture, than to have all of our friends in the adult community come in and help us warm up the place?” asks Batman. “We’ve been working on putting together good programming that has something for everyone, with some of the greatest people in our industry on camera. We’re gonna party all night to celebrate that!"

Prime Time Owner and Chief Operating Officer, Michael Fattorosi, of AdultBizLaw.com, was interested in bringing Batman on as Program Manager long before the station plans were confirmed. “Here’s this guy with a whole lot of talent and connections in the industry that would be a huge asset to this idea I had rolling around for PrimeTimeUncensored. Tony brings his personal access to adult stars, parties and sets to PrimeTime, and that’s something I definitely want for my station.”

PrimeTimeUncensored.com focuses on bringing the audience adult entertainment with an eye toward integrating business, sports and news segments with the hardcore adult programming that has driven the internet broadcast explosion.  ”There is a great opportunity here for me, and I made the decision that I could do a lot with this new station,” said Batman. “Michael approached me at the beginning of 2007 and laid out his plans to program shows that would mix mainstream style segments with the adult industry in a way that made sense and that would offer the audience a mix of shows that were truly adult oriented, without being all ‘porn chat’. That’s something that hasn’t really been tried before and I am interested in playing a big role in it.”

PrimeTimeUncensored.com will launch it’s streaming feed at 7:00pm, on February 11, with coverage of the in-studio party. “It’s time for us to roll this fucker out and let everyone see what we’ve been up to,” laughs Batman.  Tune in details on the party at PrimeTime Network’s Chatsworth studios, or by emailing TampaBatman (at) Yahoo.com.

For more information on the complete show lineup and free internet feeds, visit PrimeTimeUncensored.com.

For appearance information and interviews, contact Tony Batman by email to tampabatman (at) yahoo.com.

February 9, 2007

Tera Patrick! You just hosted the XBiz Awards! Where are you going next?

Tera Patrick is on her way to the Aloha State to press the flesh at a signing tonight at Diamond Head Video in Honolulu. Fans are advised to get there early if Tera's last appearance there is any indication. Have a look:

Tera Patrick Signing in Hawaii TONIGHT!

(Studio City, CA) -- When you’re the hottest name in adult movies, there is never a moment to rest. No one knows that better than Tera Patrick. Porn’s hardest working mega-star has a double dose of responsibility that has her hopping from the mainland to Hawaii in the next 24 hours.

Tera’s two day island trek began Thursday night in Los Angeles when she hosted the 5th annual XBiz awards. The gala event took place in Hollywood and was attended by many of porn's biggest players. As soon as her duties as hostess were completed, Tera headed straight to the airport to catch a late night flight. It's off to Honolulu for the second leg of her public appearance tour, an in-store signing, Hawaiian style.

Diamond Head Video, the absolute top video retail store in Hawaii bar none is located at 1745 Kalakaua Ave in Honolulu will be the site of Tera’s appearance. Directly across from the Hard Rock Café and the Hawaii Convention Center, Diamond Head Video features Hawaii’s largest adult video selection. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tera makes her appearance on Friday February 9th from 5-9pm. Fans are invited to come out and get photos taken with Tera or have her sign one of her many hit DVDs.

This isn’t Tera’s first trip to Diamond Head Video. She signed there two years ago and it was a rousing success. Diamond Head Video, Owner, Jim said “"We are very excited about Tera's return to Diamond Head Video, back in Feb 2005, her visit exceeded all of my wildest expectations, with 100's of Tera's fans traveling from all over the island to meet Tera, it even caused a traffic jam on Kapahulu Ave. This week, we are getting dozens of inquires about Tera's upcoming visit, and I am certain, this will be our biggest event of the year !!!! "

The equally excited Tera says “I'm sooo excited to be going back to Hawaii. I have great memories of shooting “Teradise Island” in Hawaii. I'm glad to be going back and seeing all of my fans.”

For more information, visit www.diamondheadvideo.com.

Not about to slow down once her island hopping is done, Tera will return home just in time for the long-awaited release of "Reign of Tera 2." The sequel to her top-selling TeraVision title hits the stores on February 13 and stars Luci Thai, Roxy Jezel and Nautica Thorn along with Ms. Patrick herself.

Carmen Hart.
jessica drake, Carmen Hart Carolina-bound

The Wicked Pictures contract performers hit the road to Wilmington, North Carolina for personal appearances this weekend before heading back to L.A. for feature performances next weekend. Press release follows:


SEE WICKED GIRLS JESSICA DRAKE And CARMEN HART IN CAPE FEAR!

2007 Award Winners Grace Wilmington, NC's Carolina Video Saturday!

WILMINGTON, NC - Look for jessica drake and Carmen Hart in Cape Fear this Saturday! No, the Wicked Girls aren't following their recent triumphs at the 2007 awards by remaking the classic Hollywood blockbuster, but they will be making a very special appearance at couples' superstore Carolina Video. The classy retail giant is located in the heart of the legendary film's location city, historic Wilmington NC, on the Cape Fear Coast.

Wilmington’s picturesque riverfront emerges from the Cape Fear River, and Carolina Video is nestled in one of the state’s largest historic districts at 7303 Carolina Beach Road.

This high-end venue will be the perfect place to meet 2007 awards host jessica, who took home both Best Actress - Film (for Brad Armstrong's Manhunters) and Best All-Girl Sex Scene - Film (for Armstrong's FUCK) at the January 13th show.

The January event was also richly rewarding for North Carolina native Carmen, who received a much-deserved Best Group Sex Scene - Film award (also for FUCK).

These sultry superstars will be meeting and greeting their fans from 12 noon to 5:00 pm this Saturday afternoon, February 10th.

North Carolina residents are urged to come early Saturday, because these dynamic ladies won't be in the Cape Fear region for long. In just a few short days, they'll be back in Los Angeles, feature dancing for their So Cal fans at the dates and locations below.

jessica drake

Rouge Gentlemen's Club
1616 E. 15th St.
Los Angeles, California
http://www.rougegentlemensclub.com

February 15th - 17th, 2007

Thursday:
10pm & 12am
Friday:
9pm, 11pm &  1am
Saturday:
9pm, 11pm & 1am


Carmen Hart
Spearmint Rhino
15004 Oxnard Street
Van Nuys, CA
www.spearmintrhino.com

Show Times
February 15th ~ February 17th, 2007
Thursday: 10 pm & 12 am
Friday:12:45 pm Matinee, 9 pm, 11 pm & 1 am
Saturday: 9 pm, 11 pm & 1 am

For more information on Wicked Pictures, click here to visit www.wickedpictures.com.

For more information on jessica drake, click here to visit www.jessicadrake.com.

For more information on Carmen Hart, click here to visit www.carmenhart.com.

Jenna Presley
Zero Tolerance RV heads to Arizona

The ongoing Zero Tolerance roadshow heads to the desert with appearances tonight and tomorrow. Have a look:


NEXT UP FOR ZERO TOLERANCE, THIRD DEGREE & BLACK ICE …
THE GRAND CANYON STATE

Destination – Castle Megastore in Phoenix and Mesa

Phoenix, Arizona – While Phoenix is known as an RV haven during the winter months, locals can be certain that they have never seen anything the likes of the Zero Tolerance, Third Degree Films and Black Ice RV that will be rolling into town. The 40-foot, suggestively wrapped RV will be making stops this Friday (February 9th) and Saturday (February 10th) at two Castle Megastore locations.

The Queens for two days (Courtney Cummz, Roxy Reynolds, Alektra Blue and Jenna Presley) will receive the Royal treatment on Friday at the Castle Megastore located in Mesa (8315 East Apache Trail) from 6-10PM.

On Saturday, February 10th the ladies will be rise from their ashes and visit Castle’s Phoenix location (21815 North 26th Ave.) from 6-10PM.

“Phoenix is one of my favorite cities,” offered Courtney Cummz. “Being a college town, it’s a great place to party. And being we’re four girls who love to party, it’s going to be a blast!”

Courtney Cummz can currently be seen in Zero Tolerance’s Pussy Cats (which she also Directed), while Alektra Blue can be seen in Third Degree Films’ Pure Sextacy and Nylons. Roxy Reynolds is now appearing in Black Ice’s Black Bubble Butt Hunt #3 and Phat Black Wet Asses #2 and Jenna Presley is now appearing in Zero Tolerance’s Girlvana 2, Blow Me Sandwich #9, and Too Young to Fall in Love #2.

Coming soon to a computer near you. Image © Playboy.
Playboy set to release complete press run on DVD

Playboy has announced plans to release the entire 50-plus year run of their flagship magazine on computer-readable DVD, much like The New Yorker did recently. The first collections, with every issue from the undated December 1953 issue into the 1960s, will be available this fall. The March 1955 issue will not be included, as is usual in Playboy compilations.

The press release is here.

Senate Republicans: Obstruction R Us

Looks like that non-bindng resolution about Iraq is raising hackles at the White Bunker, and Little Boots, or Rove, or Cheney, or somebody else is leaning on Republican Senators to block it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/06/washington/06cong.html


Mainstream bullshit

Looks like the post-production people on the Tyra Banks Show neatly excised the moment where teen porn performer Sasha Grey said that she was being exploited by Tyra as much as by any porn producer.

You can read Peter Warren's comments – he was present at the show taping, watching from backstage – here:
http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary_Navigation=Articles&Action=View_Article&Content_ID=283223

Mainstream: 'Bullshit'

Newsweek is taking issue with AVN's call-it-optimistic estimates of porn revenues.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17033892/site/newsweek/


Boston stupidity and paranoia lead to resignation of Cartoon Network GM


The blinky-light doodads in Boston that led to paranoid cops locking down the entire city on a baseless terrorism alert now have a casualty. The idiot law-enforcement people who had a shit hemorrhage and blew the panic whistle? No, of course not. The head of Cartoon Network fell on his sword this afternoon. This after Turner Broadcasting/Time Warner promised to fork out between $1 million and $2 million to reimburse authorities for the expenses they incurred because of their own paranoia and stupidity.

No word on possible reprisals against the production company. Yet.
http://money.cnn.com/2007/02/09/news/newsmakers/cartoon_network/index.htm


Digital Playground logo (Australian version)
Digital Playground inks Oz distribution deal

The powerhouse boutique production company (whose president, Samantha Lewis, won XBiz Business Woman Of The Year last night) announces a deal that will bring Jesse Jane DVDs Down Under. Here's the press release:


Digital Playground Announces Exclusive Distribution Deal with Calvista

Digital Playground is pleased to announce the execution of an exclusive distribution deal with Calvista. The terms of the agreement allow Calvista full representation of Digital Playground products in Australia and New Zealand. Company President, Samantha Lewis is excited about the new relationship, "we wanted to be aligned with a company that knows the territory and can effectively saturate the market. Calvista is highly respected and they have achieved great visibility. Under their representation, I am looking forward to attending the 2007 Adult Ex in Cairns with Jesse Jane." Hui Newnham, the General Manager of Calvista says, "we are delighted to establish a new partnership with Digital Playground, and represent this pioneering brand in Australia and New Zealand. Digital Playground is an iconic studio and sits well with the family of premier brands that Calvista has a long history of representing. We are thrilled with the opportunity to work with Samantha, Joone and the team, and finally give true local presence to one of America's leading adult film producers."

Ooooh mama...
David Lord helms new release from Bad Seed

Lord's second go-round for the Adam & Eve-affiliated operation is a MILF-travaganza. Take a look:

BAD SEED DELIVERS SECOND HIT WITH DIRECTOR DAVID LORD – “THE MOTHER-LOAD”

CHATSWORTH, CA – This month sees the release of The Mother-Load, the second title for Bad Seed from Award-winning Director David Lord. His first title with the company, “The Naturals” was a hit with distributors and fans alike and The Mother-Load promises nothing less than the same success.

“I love working with Bad Seed,” says Lord, “They care about making the best product possible, and really that is all I care about as well. They understand that you get what you put into it. I get the best talent available for these shows, and we all know that good talent is key to a hot fuck flick. The Naturals was one of my favorites, and we are now going into production on My First Milf and Bad Ass School Girls 2. I am really looking forward to the new year with Bad Seed.”

Peter Reynolds, VP of Sales and Marketing is thrilled with what Lord has brought to the table, “David Lord is a pleasure to work with. He likes what he does and he gets HOT performances from his cast. I am thinking of having him CLONED!"

The Mother-Load hit the streets February 6, 2007.

Distribution and wholesale inquiries, please contact Peter Reynolds, preynolds (at) adameve.com or Ryan Thomas rthomas (at) adameve.com.

Kristin shows 'em how it's done
February 7, 2007

Random Notes From A Red Notebook: Last night's PSK

There's a video camera shooting outside PSK as I walk up, leading Seymour and me to turn away, wincing, at the blinding light... "Tyra Banks Show," he tells me... They're porn-happy over there nowadays, I guess. Either that or they need new footage to fill in for the Sasha Grey interview... The Tyra people have commandeered the J-shaped booth, but Jay Moyes waves me over to join him at the stage-right table... Jay is busily sketching a picture of himself and Black and Blue Media partnet Sherry sitting on a pile of moneybags. "It's a spell," he explains... If it works, I may commission one myself... Kayla Quinn struts in, glittery K necklace at her throat, tanned and taut midsection on display below her vest. She's gone from MILF shoots to featured gigs through sheer strenuous gym effort. Good for her... Seymour, amiable boniface that he is, works the room... Kristin announces that waitress Angie is singing backup with Gnarls Barkley at the Grammys this week... The Tyra cameras capture Charisma as she tries to assay It's Raining Men. Kristin tries to bail Charisma out, helpfully singing backup. Doesn't work. Charisma, tries again, lip-synching instead under the unblinking eye of the camera... Sounds a lot better... Jay casts an eye to Charisma, puts on an announcer's voice and says "We secretly replaced the porn stars at PSK with trannies, see if they notice the difference" in a knock-off of the classic Folger's commercial... Kristin takes the mic while the camera is still running, belting an exquisite Don't Stop Believin'... Gets a tumultuous ovation, and rightly so... Konnie leaves her stage-left perch, does Ain't No Other Man with Kristin... The Tyra people split about 11:15, missing the rose guy... Tee Reel is on the platform. How did I miss him?.. Kayla comes by, says I need to borrow season two of CSI:, seeing as how I borrowed season one months ago... The rose guy gets here at 11:40, halfway through the limbo contest... The limbo contest ends in a three-way tie at two-and-a-half feet, with all three contestants getting a DVD... I tell Jay about Wayne Hentai asking, incredulously, "People pay for these? They don't just call and say 'Send me one'?" Cracks Jay up... A guy walks in, looks like Nick East, but he isn't... A guy sings Rock With You. Michael Jackson's stuff can still bring down the house... A guy comes up to sing Lionel Ritchie's Hello and Kristin dedicates it to Jason the barback. The guy didn't need to hear that... As Kayla flashes her well-filled black bra at the singer, I take my leave after wishing Angie "Break a leg at the Grammys." I'll be watching the Grammys for the first time with a finger on the pause button...

PSK takes place every Tuesday at Sardo's Bar at 259 N. Pass Avenue in Burbank, a few yards north of the 134.

He rode a blazing saddle

Singer Frankie Laine died this week following complications from hip-replacement surgery. A former marathon dancer, Laine had one of the most powerful voices in pop music, blasting his way through a series of hits for Columbia Records in the '50s. He recorded the theme to the movie Blazing Saddles after somebody at Warner Bros. said they needed "Somebody who sounded like Frankie Laine" to sing it.

He was 93.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-laine7feb07,1,1340769.story

Teagan Presley. Picture courtesy Digital Playground.
Jesse Jane, Teagan Presley get 'Must See' accolade

Internet reviewer Dr. Jay has named Digital Playground contract performers Jesse Jane and Teagan Presley to his 2007 "Must See Girls" list. Adella sends out a press release. I post it. You read it. It's the circle of life.

DIGITAL PLAYGROUND'S JESSE JANE® AND TEAGAN PRESLEY AMONG 2007'S MUST SEE GIRLS

Digital Playground's contract superstars Jesse Jane® and Teagan Presley both made Dr. Jay's 'Must-See Girls of 2007' list. DP is the ONLY studio to have two recipients. This annual award honors 13 female performers who are, in his opinion, the hottest girls of the previous year. The recipients of this award are spotlighted on AdultDVDReviews.com. Dr. Jay, noted adult critic and veteran reviewer explains, "I've reviewed adult titles for over eight years and have critiqued more than 400 movies -- that's more than 2000 sex scenes! I've seen good talent, great talent, and incendiary talent. Although a few girls receive well-earned kudos, most of their work is never given the honor it deserves. IMHO there are simply too few awards for too many superb performers. Some stellar actresses "sweep" the awards from numerous organizations, while other girls are completely unrecognized--perhaps for their entire careers. And, it appears that some awards are based more on politics than on performance. Each month I receive hundreds of movies for review consideration. I noticed that movies featuring certain girls always made my for sure stack." To share his passion for his "must-see" girls--and help his readers choose which movies to buy or rent--Dr. Jay decided to begin an annual "baker's dozen" list of 13 performers to honor with special recognition. Thus, the Dr. Jay's 'Must-See Girls Award' was born.

Jesse Jane is thrilled, "thank you Dr. Jay! I am honored you pay attention to my movies. I promise to keep the heat level turn up." Teagan shares the sentiment smiling, "this is awesome. It's nice to be recognized. Thank you so much." Digital Playground founder Joone is also pleased with the acknowledgments. He says, "both Jesse and Teagan put so much of themselves into our projects this year. They are amazing and I am so proud of their growth as performers and their accomplishments within the industry. Thank you Dr. Jay for calling attention to their body of work."

Heather Vuur, Penthouse Pet of the Year
Penthouse-porn revolving door spins again

Porn performer Heather Vuur named Penthouse Pet of the Year, beating Charlie Laine. This month's Pet is Stormy Daniels, and the list of Pets is filled with familiar names. And now Vuur is Pet of the Year. Have a look:


Ninn Worx Contract Star Heather Vuur Keyed Penthouse Pet of the Year 2007

Chatsworth, California - Heather Vuur adds a second coveted title to her resume, as Ninn Worx Contract Star was revealed as the Penthouse Pet of the Year for 2007 at the Goin' Deep Super Party, Saturday, February Third in Miami, Florida.

Vuur received her Penthouse Key during a live Pay per View event, featuring Snoop Dog and 25 Penthouse Pets. "This is really a nice surprise. I hoped that I would be the Pet of the Year, but there were so many beautiful women in the voting that I knew it was equally possible for one of them to win. It's been a great year for me, with my Ninn Worx contract and the attention that 'Sacred Sin' got from the awards committees, my nomination for Best Actress. . . . I am sort of overwhelmed in a very happy way!" bubbles Vuur.

"Heather being chosen as Penthouse Pet of the Year didn't surprise me at all," laughs Ninn Worx CEO Michael Ninn. "The camera loves her. She sparkles and there is no way to deny that. From the moment that I laid eyes on her, I wanted to shoot her. I knew Heather was destined to be my contract girl, and was very pleased when she accepted my offer."

Penthouse CEO, Marc H. Bell explains the role Vuur will play in her new title, "The Penthouse Pet of the Year has numerous duties to perform, such as personal appearances and promotional radio and television events, so we must take every aspect of her personality into consideration. There are other factors in the choice of Pet of the Year, beyond her popularity and beauty. Heather fits all of those qualities extremely well."

If you can't get enough of this blazing beauty, Ninn Worx unveils 'Heather', a sensual adventure inside Vuur, featuring sizzling solo scenes and in-depth interviews with Ninn Worx' fire child, releasing March 7, 2007. For your immediate viewing pleasure, pick up Vuur's Ninn Worx debut, in the blockbuster release 'Sacred Sin'.

For interviews and video clips of Heather Vuur as only Ninn Worx can present them, visit MichaelNinn.com.

For domestic sales of Ninn Worx titles, contact Tom Deniro, by email to sales (at) ninnworx.com. For distribution information on Ninn Worx titles, contact Michelle Liss at Red Light District, by email to michellel (at) rldpx.com.

The price is wrong

Watching The Price is Right recently, I saw a young woman who bid $1400 for an item right after another contestant had just bid $1400. When Bob Barker informed her that $1400 was taken, she smiled and bid $1399.

In these last shows before Bob Barker's imminent retirement, one becomes aware of historical moments in his 35-year run as host, and I believe this was one of those historical moments: The Contestant Who Didn't Know The Rule About Coming Closest To The Actual Retail Price Without Going Over And Boxed Herself Into A $1 Range.

Hey, it's a game show. You take your historical moments where you find them. Like The Time Larry Blyden Went Overboard Dsecribing "Things That Are Stiff" On $20,000 Pyramid.


Jenna Haze
Zero Tolerance tour hits Las Vegas tonight

The ongoing RV tour ongoes back to Las Vegas after last month's work trip for Adult Expo. Have a look at the latest info:

FOR ZERO TOLERANCE, THIRD DEGREE & BLACK ICE IT’S ‘VIVA LAS VEGAS’

Personal Appearance Tour Visits Déjà Vu, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada –The Zero Tolerance Entertainment, Third Degree Films and Black Ice Limited RV Personal Appearance Tour keeps rolling this week, with a stop in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thus far, the Personal Appearance Tour has visited over 10 States throughout the country and attracted throngs of fans. “The reception has been incredible,” said Zero Tolerance Founder, Greg Alves. ”We felt from the onset that the stores and consumers would support the (in store) appearances … but the response has far exceeded our expectations.”

The well-traveled quartet of: Courtney Cummz, Jenna Haze, Roxy Reynolds and Alektra Blue will be doing a 1-nighter on Wednesday, February 7th at Déjà Vu (3275 Industrial Road) from 6-9pm.

“When we were in Las Vegas a few weeks ago – it was all about work,” explained Zero Tolerance’s Cummz. “Now, we’re coming in to meet the locals and party. Four hot and horny girls in Las Vegas … it should be fun.”

Jenna Haze stars in Zero Tolerance’s upcoming (Street Date – 2/13) Interactive Sex 2: Jenna Haze, Courtney Cummz can currently be seen in Zero Tolerance’s Pussy Cats (which she also Directed), while Alektra Blue can be seen in Third Degree Films’ Pure Sextacy and Nylons. Roxy Reynolds is now appearing in Black Ice’s Black Bubble Butt Hunt #3 and Phat Black Wet Asses #2.

Nikki Benz on stage tonight in North Carolina, next week in California

Performer Nikki Benz is featuring tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina, and next weekend in Santa Barbara. Here's the info, straight from the breathless keyboard of Monstar:

New Dance Dates Announced for Popular Pornstar, NIKKI BENZ!

(Hollywood, CA) Porn Super Star Nikki Benz announces two sets of Feature Dance dates. North Carolina's Thee Dollhouse and Santa Barbara's Spearmint Rhino will spotlight The Triple X Supermodel!

Nikki Benz, a multi-award winning Adult Entertainment Performer, has made an impact in the world of Featured Dancing, becoming one of the top names in the business. Translating her success on screen to the stage was easy for the versatile vixen, using her seducing moves and enticing acts of temptation, she effortlessly captures and holds attention of the many admirers that pack her shows.

With her fan base becoming legion, demand for Nikki Benz is becoming overwhelming, To satisfy two more cities that are in a fervor to see the beautiful blonde's lascivious stage show. The Pornstar Celebrity begins with a North Carolina conquest, headlining Raleigh's own Thee Dollhouse, this weekend, February 7th through the 10th. February 15th, Benz launches into a three night stint of rocking Santa Barbara citizens unleashing her energetic sexuality by stripping seductively before her audience.

"I haven't danced in Raleigh or Santa Barbara before," Nikki noted. "I love going to new places and meeting new fans face to face. After all, when I Feature Dance, it's all about the fans! "

Keeping busy in between bookings, Nikki has been constantly updating her website, NikkiBenz.com, with new pictures, fresh content, making it a hot spot for her followers to find out all the latest Nikki news.

Two set of Featured Dance dates to see one of the hottest stars in porn, Nikki Benz! Thee Dollhouse in Raleigh, February 7th - 10th, and Spearmint Rhino in Santa Barbara, February 15th - February 17th!

February 7th - 10th, 2007
Nikki Benz @ Thee Dollhouse
3210 Yonkers Rd.
Raleigh, NC
www.theedollhouseraleigh.com

February 15th - February 17th, 2007
Nikki Benz @ Spearmint Rhino: Santa Barbara
22 East Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
www.spearmintrhino.com

For more Nikki Benz, Please visit www.NikkiBenz.com, Myspace.com/NikkiBenz & YouTube.com/OfficialNikkiBenz
Sunny Lane
February 5, 2007

Sunny tonight

The amazing Sunny Lane will be on IMLive.com tonight, and sign-up is free, which means you really have no viable excuse for not logging in, unless the conflict with Deal Or No Deal on NBC is a deal-breaker.


Sunny Lane Lights Up IMLive.com Tonight!

(Chatsworth, CA) -- Bubbly adult superstar Sunny Lane will take part in her first live video chat on Monday, February 5th from 8pm to 9pm Pacific time. The free chat will take place on www.IMLive.com. Specializing in live interactive chats, IMLive is a recent XBiz nominee. They are thrilled to be able to bring Sunny Lane to fans during the one-hour chat.

Sunny’s chat is free to all IMLive members. Membership for the site is completely free and it takes just moments to sign up. Just visit www.IMLive.com and sign up now. As a special bonus, all IMLive members with at least $10 IMLive credits in their account can participate in a live 1 on 1 chat with Sunny during the free video chat. No credits will be deducted from your account. All you have to do is wait your turn to find out whatever you’ve always wanted to know about the sexy Miss Lane.

Sunny has put together an impressive list of awards and nominations since entering the adult industry in 2005. 2005 Nightmoves Magazine calendar cover girl; 2005 Nightmoves Best New Starlet Editor's Choice; 2006 FOXE Vixen award; AEBN VOD Most Downloaded Newbie award; Miss Congeniality 2006 at Nightmoves Awards; KSEX Best Badonkadonk in The House; and XFanz Top 10 Adult Performer News Makers of 2006. Lane had five nominations at the 2007 awards, including one for Best Actress. She was also recently named Best Female Performer on RogReviews.com

“I’m really excited for the chance to chat with fans live.” Said Miss Lane. “For an entertainer like me, there is nothing better than getting to interact with people. I can’t wait for this chance to share the love and energy I have with everyone. The IMLive chat will be great practice for upcoming live chats on www.sunnylanelive.com.”

Sunny can be heard weekly on KSEXradio.com where she co-hosts "The Wanker Show" with Wankus Wednesday's from 7-9 PT.

Broken window syndrome hits Sunset Strip

You know the broken-window syndrome, where an un-repaired broken window leads to neglect and disrepair in an entire neighborhood. The demise of Tower Records has already caused one secondary-effect casualty: Book Soup is now closing at 9.

Book Soup, at 8818 Sunset Boulevard, is, arguably, the best independent bookstore in Los Angeles. Book Soup opened in the '70s, a couple of doors down from the corner of Sunset and San Vicente, where I was working at a record store and used to hang out at Book Soup on my breaks. And they were open until midnight, so if you needed a quick Faulkner fix late at night, you could get one.

Befitting their L.A. location, the store stocks a massive collection of books about the movies. I got the English printing of Never Apologise, the collection of Lindsay Anderson's writing, there. They stock tons of fiction, current events, humor, erotica. The art book collection is incredible, with ceiling-high cases filled with books, including the massive high-end ones. (I once saw Elton John walk in and buy a giant book of Michelangelo art. I was afraid to ask how much it cost. You know Elton didn't.) Last time I was there, there was a waist-high stack of Taschen's The Big Book of Breasts in the art section.

If you read books (and if you don't – especially if you don't) head on over to the Strip and see if something in that massive stock suits your fancy. If you go tonight, P.J. O'Rourke will be signing. If you go tomorrow, it's David Mamet. Ron Jeremy will be there on the 15th.
Eve Laurence
Hit and run

Performer Eve Laurence, who I saw at Adult Expo and was looking very good, is apparently postponing her retirement and will be in the L.A. area for a limited time. Here's the detail:

Eve Laurence
Statistics
Age: 21
Measurements: 34DD-27-34
Weight: 126lbs
Height: 5’7”
Available for: B/J, B/G, B/G/A
No swallow
To Book Eve Laurence please contact:
Angel Falls Entertainment
Office: (443) 480-4930
fax: (443) 458-0485
e-mail miss laurence at: evelaurence (at) gmail.com
In Los Angeles for a very limited time, please reserve dates asap.

Update those PDAs

Bill Rix is new sales manager at Pure Play, and be sure you spell that name right...

PURE PLAY NAMES BILL RIX AS SALES MANAGER

(CHATSWORTH, Calif.) - Pure Play Media is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Rix to its staff as Sales Manager.

Prior to joining Pure Play Media, Rix served as Director of Sales and Marketing for online adult industry giant, Danni.com. He also spent time at hardcore adult entertainment company Elegant Angel. Before bringing his sales and marketing skills to adult, Rix was in the music industry for over 18 years, holding positions at Elektra Records/Warner Music Group, Skaggs Records, and independent record label KOCH.

In his new role Rix will utilize his sales experience for Pure Play, while also exploiting his extensive marketing background to capitalize on branding the company and its product lines. Rix said, "Pure Play is the preeminent distributor in the adult industry, and I look forward to working with all of our customers to bring these great titles to the consumer."

Pure Play President Craig Jelin added, "We’re excited to have Bill join our team. As Pure Play continues its aggressive moves forward, Bill will fit into our future plans nicely."

For more information on Pure Play Media Inc. please visit: www.pureplaymedia.com, or contact Bill at bill (at) pureplaymedia.com.

Room at the top

Word has it that Jeff Zucker will become CEO of the recently-merged NBC Universal this week, capping a career that started in 1986 when he was hired as a researcher for the upcoming 1988 Olympics. He moved to the Today show in 1989 and became its executive producer in 1992, then moved to taking over all of NBC's prime time programming in 2000. Now, he's taking over the whole enchilada.

He is 41 years old.

Good for him.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-wright4feb04,0,3673501.story

Taboo DVD re-release program hits number six

The groundbreaking film series' sixth edition is now available, after production screw-ups delayed the release near the end of last year. Here's the latest info:

Standard Digital Releases Taboo VI for First Time on DVD as Kirdy Stevens' Signature Series Edition
 
TARZANA, Calif. — Standard Digital rounds out the Kirdy Stevens' Signature Series with the release of – for the first time ever on DVD –Taboo VI, on store shelves now.
 
Starring all-time favorites including Alicia Monet, Britt Morgan, Krista Lane, Nina Hartley, Tiffany Storm, Joey Silvera and co-directed by X-Rated Critics Hall of Famer Kirdy Stevens, the Kirdy Stevens' Signature Series edition of Taboo VI is also notable for the contribution of the late Robert McCallum, also a Hall of Famer, as co-director of the title.
 
"McCallum was a director who had straddled both the adult and mainstream industries," Standard Digital President and Kirdy Stevens' son Steve Stevens said. "He frequently worked with Hollywood legend Orson Welles, and directed for TV, film, commercials, documentaries and even music videos. But he was just as comfortable in the X-rated industry, not only working on Taboo VI with my dad, but also on memorable films from the Golden Age like Amanda By Night."
 
Jon Islas, general manager of Standard Digital's exclusive distributor Addicted Entertainment, said, "The Taboo series has never been presented in the high quality mastering and transfer work that we've done for the Kirdy Stevens' Signature Series. Taboo vols. I to VI are consistently cited as some of the best movies ever produced in the X-rated market and Taboo is the best-selling classic series in adult."
 
With more than 25 years since the production of its first volume, Taboo is a name that still sells, Islas added, noting the numerous other series of the same title.
 
"But nothing else is the Original Taboo," he said. "Every year I’m amazed at how these titles continue to sell and sell out. Fans of classic adult collect each and every volume of the series and retailers can't keep them stocked."
 
For more information about the award-winning Taboo series from Standard Digital and Kirdy Stevens, distributors may contact Jon at jon (at) addictednow.com.

Not playing in Peoria

Looks like Little Boots went on an unannounced handshaking photo-op in a diner in Peoria, Illinois, and got what Newsweek is calling "a sedate reception." Read: Nobody booed or threw things.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16908975/site/newsweek/


Bill Gates whines

On the eve of the unveiling of Windows Vista, Gates has gotten on his soapbox and says that there's "not the slightest shred of truth" to the Apple commercials that show a Windows PC as a work-bound schlub and avers that all the new features in Windows Vista that Mac users have been using for years were really invented in Redmond and people are hacking Macs all the time and it only happens, like, maybe once a month on Windows machines.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16934083/site/newsweek/

A few good bad women

Kylie Ireland straps on the jodhpurs and shoots an all-girl vid that includes one scene that got her to the point that she handed off the camera and jumped in, adding a Hitchcock-like touch to the proceedings. Looking at the cover, I know how she feels. Press release follows:

KYLIE IRELAND'S "BITCH N' MOAN VOL 1" HITS BIG FOR BAD SEED!

CHATSWORTH, CA - This week Bad Seed released Kylie Ireland's All-Girl title "Bitch N Moan". In 2006 Hall of Famer and award winning Adult Superstar Kylie Ireland was tapped to direct several titles for Bad Seed. With the release of her first title for the newly re-vamped company, it is clear that she has delivered... and MORE!

"I've directed Girl/Girl scenes before, but never an All-Girl feature," says Ireland. "It was amazing, the scene with Ariel and Kimberly got so hot I ended up handing over the camera and jumping in myself! I went a little crazy with this title, but it was worth it."

"This title contains some of the hottest, raw girl-fucking I've seen," says Mischa Allen, Bad Seed PR Director, "This one really pushes the limits, we're thrilled with what Kylie has brought to the table! She definitely pushes the Bad Seed image in a whole new direction."

Distribution and wholesale inquiries, please contact Peter Reynolds, preynolds (at) adameve.com or Ryan Thomas rthomas (at) adameve.com.



Alektra Blue, again, on the road again
February 2, 2007
Groundhog Day, which nobody cared about until that Bill Murrray movie...


Zero Tolerance on the road again

The ZT/Third Degree/Black Ice Road Trip continues into the wilds of Orange County, in Brea and Costa Mesa tonight and tomorrow. This could be fun if the Beautiful People of OC drop by to have a gander at the porn stars. Have a look.

ZERO TOLERANCE, THIRD DEGREE & BLACK ICE
ANNOUNCE MORE CALIFORNIA PERSONAL APPEARANCES

Canoga Park, California – As if they’ve become possessed with making themselves the most fan-accessible Adult Companies in the world – Zero Tolerance Entertainment, Third Degree Films and Black Ice Limited have announced two more California stops on their RV Personal Appearance Tour.

The week’s meet and greet festivities continues on Friday, February 2nd at Touch of Romance – in Brea (690 East Imperial Hwy / 714-529-7364). The bus riding bevy of beauties – Courtney Cummz (Zero Tolerance Exclusive Contract Performer), Jenna Haze, Roxy Reynolds (Black Ice Contract Performer) and Third Degree Films regular Alektra Blue – will be signing and posing from 6-10PM.

The love fest concludes on Saturday, February 3rd as the Zero Tolerance, Third Degree and Black Ice “Good ‘thrill’” Ambassadors grace the good people of Costa Mesa with their presence (and presents) at Condom Revolution (1799 Newport Blvd., #A102) from 6-10PM.

“We’re just happy that we’re in a position to send our girls out to support our distributors, retailers, and fans,” said Zero Tolerance President, Greg Alves. “It’s our way of saying, ‘Thank You’ for your loyalty.”

Jenna Haze stars in Zero Tolerance’s upcoming (Street Date – 2/13) Interactive Sex 2: Jenna Haze, Courtney Cummz can currently be seen in Zero Tolerance’s Pussy Cats (which she also Directed), while Alektra Blue can be seen in Third Degree Films’ Pure Sextacy and Nylons. Roxy Reynolds is now appearing in Black Ice’s Black Bubble Butt Hunt #3 and Phat Black Wet Asses #2.

Email sales (at) ztvideo.com for more info.

Molly Ivins, laughing, in 2001. AP photo by Carolyn Mary Bauman.
God damn it

Molly Ivins died of breast cancer a few days ago. Molly Ivins was a straight-shooting Texan, a humorist who looked at the real world and told what she saw with a mix of outrage and disbelief that made you want to do something right now.

"If you grew up white before the civil rights movement anywhere in the South, all grown-ups lied. They'd tell you stuff like, 'Don't drink out of the colored fountain, dear, it's dirty.' In the white part of town, the white fountain was always covered with chewing gum and the marks of grubby kids' paws, and the colored fountain was always clean. Children can be horribly logical."

She described herself as "a left-wing, aging-Bohemian journalist, who never made a shrewd career move, never dressed for success, never got married, and isn't even a lesbian, which at least would be interesting." Among her bad career moves was referring to a chicken-killing contest as a "gang pluck," which pretty much ended her employment at the New York Times.

She was 62.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-j-elisberg/molly-ivins-as-good-as-_b_40179.html

http://www.alternet.org/stories/47508/

I pulled the Molly Ivins quotes from this article: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ivins1feb01,1,610691.story

Other writers who capped their pens this week

Sidney Sheldon was probably best-known as a novelist, but to people of a certain age he will always be the creator of the TV shows I Dream of Jeannie, Hart to Hart, and The Patty Duke Show. He also won an Oscar® for his screenplay for the 1947 Cary Grant/Myrna Loy/Shirley Temple vehicle The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer before turning to novel writing in 1969 with The Naked Face.

He was 89.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/02/books/02shel.html

The name Bob Carroll, Jr. may not ring a bell, but you may remember some of the lines he wrote with his writing partner Madelyn Pugh Davis:

CANDY FACTORY SUPERVISOR
Speed it up!


and this one:

LUCY
Vitameatavegamin.
It tastes just like candy.(BEAT)
Honest!


Carroll was one of the three writers (Jess Oppenheimer was the third) for the first four seasons of I Love Lucy, and they invented television situation comedy when the only offerings were live drama and rip-and-read news. A true pioneer of the medium.

He was 88.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-carroll31jan31,1,5113187.story

Live from Hollywood, it's the XBiz Awards

The esteemed Awards will be Webcast live, much like the Oscars® will from across the street a couple of weeks later. Okay, VideoSecrets isn't exactly ABC, but you get the idea. Here's the press release:

2007 XBIZ Awards to be Broadcast Live by Video Secrets

LOS ANGELES — The 5th Annual XBIZ Awards are coming to computer screens worldwide courtesy of Video Secrets. The live content provider will supply a live streaming video feed of the entire awards show. Log on to XBIZ.com, Feb. 8th at 8:30 p.m. (PST) to enjoy the largest B2B awards show to date, hosted by adult entertainment star Tera Patrick and emcee Jim Henley.

“On behalf of the company, we’re happy to provide the XBIZ Awards live online at XBIZ.com,” Video Secrets President Greg Clayman told XBIZ. “This allows webmasters and consumers alike to tune in and not miss the fabulous night of festivities and awards.”

The XBIZ Awards is the culminating event to the two-day XBIZ ’07 Industry Conference. The award show features hundreds of adult entertainment companies competing for the coveted prize, which is awarded based on innovation and excellence within the industry. Award nominees are nominated by clients and colleagues and then judged by a panel of peers.

“Video Secrets is always on the cutting edge of technology and content delivery,” XBIZ Sales Manager Kristen Kaye said. “Because of Video Secrets’ live broadcast, webmasters across the globe can tune in to the show on XBIZ.com to see all the award winners. This is a great event, and now people who couldn’t make the show can see what they missed.”

A handful of exclusive VIP tables at the awards show are still available. Direct all inquiries to Kaye by emailing Kristen (at) xbiz.com.

For more information about XBIZ Hollywood Conference ’07, please visit the conference website.

Tip of the iceberg

A commentary on XBiz takes a close lok at a new prosecution of Deep Throat in Virginia. which may be more important than it appears at first glance.
http://www.xbiz.com/article_piece.php?cat=40&id=19431

Make the bastards accountable


These guys are suggesting fighting back – hard – when right-wing liars deliberately lie about politicians who aren't in (goose)step with them.
http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/47453/


Stills photographer makes a move

Longtime stills guy Scott St. James applies his skills to the vidcam in this new release from Platinum Blue, featuring an impressive cast of veteran performers. Press release follows:


Scott St. James takes you behind the camera for 'Girls on Film-Hardcore'

Chatsworth, CA -- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a fly on the wall at a photo shoot with the world's hottest porn stars? This week, Platinum Blue Productions continues its dedication to high-quality productions with the release of 'Girls on Film-Hardcore', an uncensored look into the photo studio of Scott St. James.

Veteran photographer Scott St. James is renowned for his work in high profile adult magazines such as Club International and High Society. 'Girls on Film-Hardcore' takes you into his studio for a hardcore look at some of the most beautiful porn stars and talent in action. Fans get to see the fun behind the camera and hot sex for such layouts as 'Four Nurse Fuckfest', 'Fuckin' Brandy, 'Two Wet Lesbians' and 'Join the Mile High Club'.

Scott St. James is very proud to bring his work to the screen. "As a centerfold photographer my job is to only shoot the most beautiful women and the sexiest porn-starlets the world has ever seen. Now I get to proudly present that exciting world to you with 'Girls On Film-Hardcore." Captured on camera is an excellent lineup of beauty with Nina Ferrari, Nicole Sheridan, Maya Devine, Gina Ryder, Chenin Blanc, Brandy, Isabella, Kiana, Linda, Melody, Faith, and Hannah Harper performing with hardcore woodsmen Billy Glide, Ben English, Eric Masterson, and Erik Everhard.

Platinum Blue President and CEO Skye Blue loves St. James' work. "It's a prestigious moment for us to be able to present Scott at work and the performers he shoots in motion. I've been in his studio and worked with him as a model back in my day. Working on this with Scott has been a wonderful opportunity to pay respect to one of the industry's greatest and hardest-working photographers. 'Girls on Film-Hardcore' gives you a feel that you're right there in his studio watching some of the hottest girls fuck." Fans who purchase 'Girls on Film-Hardcore' also get a special bonus. Each 'Girls on Film-Hardcore' DVD comes a special gift code to download and watch Platinum Blue's 'Sex On The Hour' and 'Contract Killers' on VOD.

For domestic DVD sales of 'Girls on Film-Hardcore', contact Keith Gordon at keith (at) sunsetdvd.com, or skye (at) platinumblueproductions.com.

For cable, VOD, foreign and all other sales, contact Skye Blue at skye (at) platinumblueproductions.com.

To see more of what Platinum Blue Productions has to offer, check out www.PlatinumBlueProductions.com. Fans can add Platinum Blue to their friend lists at www.myspace.com/platinumblueproductions and www.xpeeps.com/platinumblue.

XCartel adds a new wrinkle to the MILF genre

More MILFs. No guys. Streets on the 13th, but you can order it now. Here is the detail:

XCARTEL’S GOT MILF

CHATSWORTH, CA – 2/1/07 – XCartel is releasing its first MILF title – and there’s not a penis to be found. Muff Munchin’ MILFS, directed by Roman Holliday, is an all-girl DVD which features older women getting raunchy with hot things young enough to be their daughters.
 
“We’ve had great success with our girl-girl line Lesbian Training,” says XCartel general manager Adam Jay. “And we’ve been anxious to wade into the MILF market. This title seemed like a perfect marriage of niches for us.”
 
The movie, from production house Epic Interactive, stars Kelly Leigh, Michelle Aston and Vanessa Videl as mature but nonetheless horny women who prey on innocent younger girls. In a role reversal, De’Bella appears as an older woman who gets (wo)manhandled by the much younger Nikki Nievez.
 
“Man, that Nikki Nievez sure knows how to be bossy,” says director Roman Holliday. “I think she’s one of the funniest ad-libbers in porn.”

Also starring in the flick are Jayna Woods, Alisha K. and Chloe Morgan.
 
“Chloe is totally adorable,” adds Holliday. “And she spends the scene clutching onto a pink teddy bear while the heavily tattooed Michelle Aston corrupts her. And to finish off the scene, Michelle squirts. You can’t ask for much more than that.”
 
Distribution house XCartel is approaching its first year anniversary. Its Tappin’ That Ass line from Alex Sanders’ Blacksheep Entertainment was recently nominated for an award for “Best Anal Themed Series”. Other lines represented by the studio include Climax 9’s Bangin’ White Hos, Blacksheep’s Fuck My Skull, and Penetration Video’s Bring It Black.  
 
Muff Munchin’ MILFS streets on February 13th, is presented in stereo and features XCartel Xtras such as Web Access and a pretty girl Photo Gallery. And as with all XCartel titles, it comes packaged in a bright, high gloss o-card.
 
For ordering information contact Ed Kail at ed (at) xcartel.com
 
You oughta see the rest of this cover...
Your cheatin' heart, and other body parts

A new look at cheating – deliberate, by design, with both partners knowing instead of the usual furtive let's-not-get-caught situation. Of course in this scenario the husband is a total wuss, but in a situation like this something's gotta give. Available on Monday.

Chatsworth Pictures Releases Cuckold
True Stories from the Cuckolding Community

Chatsworth, CA – On February 5th, Chatsworth Pictures will release Grip & Cram Johnson’s Cuckold. The award-winning directors conceived the series last fall while visiting with true to life cuckolds, their “hot wives” and the “bulls” who fuck them. After collecting their stories, the Johnson Brothers set out to create Cuckold, an uncompromising portrayal of today’s fastest growing alternative lifestyle.

A cuckold, or ‘cuck’, is a weak henpecked man who can’t leave his wife or girlfriend despite her unfaithfulness. While some men enjoy being a cuckold because it takes the pressure of sexually pleasing a woman away from them, for most it’s an erotized fear that can cause guilt, shame, and resentment between themselves and their wives. And, yet, many couples fantasize about cuckolding, drawn to the sexual humiliation, erotic sexual denial, and power exchange involved.

“Cuckolding is a mindfuck, not only for the cuckold, but his wife and everyone involved,” explained Grip Johnson. “That’s what we have captured with this title. It isn’t about a wife who cheats or couple’s that swing. It’s a mental and emotional study of the cuckolding couple.”

Cuckold stars “hot wives” Riley Shy, Kelly Wells, Chelsie Rae, Sindee “squirt machine” Jennings, and Sophie Dee in scenarios taken from real occurrences within the cuckolding community. Whether it’s watching their wives fuck a younger man or a physically superior Negro male, every story is based on true humiliating events.

In a time when many production studios treat the fetish they shoot as a three-minute set up or compromise the integrity of the fetish by doing such things as presenting MILFs that are not mothers or "teens" that are thirty, Chatsworth Pictures maintains its dedication to the fetish enthusiast’s masturbatory needs. It’s a commitment zealously upheld in Cuckold.
 
“These are true cuckolding stories told to us by people who have lived or are living through it,” noted Cram Johnson. “Some experiences are outrageous. Some disturbing. Some even humorous. All are real.”

As hundreds and hundreds of cuckold groups and websites continue to appear o the Internet, Grip & Cram Johnson are optimistic about its place on the market. “Cuckold isn’t just a porn movie,” said Cram Johnson. “It’s a movement.”

Cuckold ships on DVD the week of February 5th. Distributors can order now. For more information or to acquire your copy please visit Jerkoffzone.com on the web today!
 
Kimberly Kole, Fozzi
January 31, 2007

Random Notes From A Red Notebook: PSK through a Diet Coke

Headed off to Sardo's at about half-past Twister on HBO. It was quiet outside, a fact emphasized by Seymour's directing me to a space right outside the door. It must have been the rain, Twister isn't that big a draw... I had the foresight to reserve the J-shaped booth for myself and Fozzi, and he was already there with new talent Bianca Dagger (which is not what I thought she said the first time) and Kimberly Kole. Dagger is a former stripper who moved here from the Bay Area. She's been in the business two weeks, and has done two solo scenes and two b/g scenes so far. Kole lives here part of the time, and someplace else the rest of the time, never mind where. We make plans to talk when she gets back, this business has a short memory.

Nick East walks in, claps me on the shoulder. We haven't seen each other in a while, I keep promising to call him but I never do. I feel awful about this, and he doesn't let me off the hook. When I ask him how he is, he tells me to call him and he'll tell me.

Konnie takes her stage-left table as a guy croons Born To Run. One of these nights, I'm going to go outside, bum a cigarette and smoke it, and then show these kids how to sing that song. I remember an entire L.A. Coliseum full of people singing Born To Run along with Bruce Springsteen back in the '80s and I think I still know most of the words... There's a writer here from the Daily News, here to cover PSK. I find it surprising that the Daily News actually acknowledges that there is porn in the Valley, but to be honest I haven't read it in years so I have no idea what the Daily News is like any more... Seymour tells me of a performer who used to come into Sardo's for PSK "until I found out she was underage." Say what? "Too young to drink. She was over 18." I pause for a moment to let my heart start up again...

A young woman takes the mic for the Dixie Chicks' Sin Wagon, and is caught by surprise at the 55-second instrumental break in the middle. Kristin and a guy improvise a quick high-stepping jig as the recorded fiddler wails.... Fozzi does a passable Kermit the Frog on The Rainbow Connection. After he finishes, I get it: Fozzi doing a Kermit impression... A small group assays Love Shack... Konnie introduces me to the Daily News guy. We step outside to chat. Or, to be more precise, we step outside so we can hear each other... A photographer takes my picture as we talk. I'm not sure it's a good idea, but I decide not to go all prima donna on him... Back inside, two guys sing The Alphabet Song. You know, "A-B-C-D-E-F-G, H-I-J-K, L-M-N-O-P..." Everybody laughs as they take their bows... Konnie gets down with a Pussycat Dolls song... Tee Reel... The rose guy gets here at 11:20... There's a guy here with a WTTW Chicago T-shirt on. That's interesting, a PBS TV station premium that's not a tote bag... WTTW actually means something, you know: "Windows To The World." Learned that in a Television Production class at CSUN. Instructor was a honcho over at KLCS. Turned out she was, like, the Fred Silverman of instructional television and was too modest to tell us....

A guy starts to sing Closer. "I do this song at bar mitzvahs, funerals..." "Weddings!" Kristin suggests, helpfully. He squats down, does Cossack kicks during the bridge. "You get me closer to God"? More like you get me closer to Rasputin... A guy sings a song I never heard of called "A Lap Dance Is Much Better When The Stripper Is Crying," and there's a guy behind me singing along enthusiastically. I'm afraid to look... Jimmy Mofo and Flower Tucci walk in as a young woman sings Tenacious D's Fuck Her Gently. Nice to see Flower, she's got a more mature look nowadays. Good to see Jimmy too... The guy from the Daily News interviews Flower just as Kristin takes the mic for a dynamite Don't Stop Believin', which is one of those powerhouse songs even when a bad singer does it. When Kristin sings, the world just stops. Or it should... Fortunately, just as I tell the Daily News guy he has to hear her sing, Kristin stays on mic to duet with a guy on Suddenly Seymour. Sometimes, it just works...

PSK runs every Tuesday night starting at about 9:30 at Sardo's Bar, 259 N. Pass Avenue in Burbank, an address I find that I have memorized, about half-a-block north of the pass Avenue exit of the eastbound 134.


Oh, look. Little Boots just seized more power

Somebody in the Religious Right must have found out that the Grand-Canyon-formed-by-the-Great-Flood-is-policy story wasn't true and bitched to Karl Rove. Now every federal agency has to have a White House Propaganda Officer.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/30/washington/30rules.html



Alektra Blue
More than Zero

The Zero Tolerance RV is going to Oxnard and Sherman Oaks today, so if you need a bit of porn star contact to get you through the week (and you're near Oxnard or Sherman Oaks) you're in luck. Here's the detail:

ZERO TOLERANCE, THIRD DEGREE & BLACK ICE PERSONAL APPEARANCE TOUR IS CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Next Up … Oxnard and Sherman Oaks

Canoga Park, California – It’s becoming obvious these days that the only thing with more stops than the San Diego Freeway is the ongoing Zero Tolerance Entertainment, Third Degree Films and Black Ice Limited RV Personal Appearance Tour. The next several stops for the 40’ ‘suggestively wrapped’ RV will be taking place in the Golden State, as adult actresses will be visiting Video stores in Oxnard and Sherman Oaks, California.

This Wednesday (January 31st) the procreating procession of Courtney Cummz (Zero Tolerance Exclusive Contract Performer), Jenna Haze, Alektra Blue and Jenna Presley will be performing a Double-header, with stops in Oxnard and Sherman Oaks. First up … Romantix in Oxnard (1120 Mercantile St.), where the girls will be appearing from 12-3PM.

From Oxnard the RV & Girls will head down South to Sherman Oaks, where they will be signing at Le Sex Shoppe (4539 Van Nuys Blvd.) from 7-10PM.

“These (California) appearances offer the best of both worlds,” explained Zero Tolerance’s Cummz. “We get to ‘hit the road’ and meet our fans … and we also get to go home at the end of the day and sleep in our own beds … maybe”

Jenna Haze stars in Zero Tolerance’s upcoming (Street Date – 2/13) Interactive Sex 2: Jenna Haze, Courtney Cummz can currently be seen in Zero Tolerance’s Pussy Cats (which she also Directed), while Alektra Blue can be seen in Third Degree Films’ Pure Sextacy and Nylons. Jenna Presley is now appearing in Zero Tolerance’s Girlvana 2, Blow Me Sandwich #9, and Too Young to Fall in Love #2.

Email sales (at) ztvideo.com for more info.


"War on Terror" hell, it's a war on democracy

That's what this writer thinks. It's certainly a war on freedom in the United States, the better to export it, I guess.
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/47214/

New Jesse Jane video reviewed

Digital Playground's new Jesse Jane video, Jesse Jane: Image, is reviewed by yours truly on this page.

Devinn Lane
Devinn Lane straps on the jodhpurs again

I guess this was the project she was keeping so close to the vest when I saw her at that Vivid alt party a couple of weeks ago. The cat's out of the bag now. Good for her.

Devinn Lane Tapped to Direct Pink Paradise 2

Best Selling Sapphic Series Slated for February

(Chatsworth, Ca) - Sin City is proud to announce that they have enlisted the beautiful and talented Devinn Lane to direct the sequel to their best selling lesbian series PINK PARADISE. According to the former Penthouse Pet turned director principal photography is slated to begin next week.

"I'm excited to work with Sin City," Lane enthusiastically offers. "Especially on a girls only movie. Everyone knows how much I love women and I feel I can really bring something unique to this popular series."

Sin City General Manager Scott Justice felt that with her background Devinn was the perfect candidate for the job.

"Having worked exclusively with women for the bulk of her career as a performer I feel that she brings a special understanding to lesbian sex that a male director just can't offer," said Justice. "The first installment was extremely well received and I wouldn't trust this sequel to anyone else. The caliber of her work speaks for itself."

After appearing in several notable mainstream publications, including Premiere, Stuff, LA Weekly and LA Times, Devinn Lane made her hardcore film debut in 1999. Some of her previous directing efforts include all five installments of The Devinn Lane Show, as well as a variety of stylish "couples porn" titles for Wicked, and a number of reality based "gonzo pornography" titles for Shane's World films. In addition to hardcore work, Lane also hosts Playboy TV's reality show 7 Lives Xposed and has appeared in several softcore films which appear on DVD and on the Cinemax channels.

For more information on Mayhem, and Sin City Films, visit the main website
http://www.sincity.com where you can find news, press releases, photos, and video on demand.

Distributors may contact Sin City toll free through National Sales Manager Brett Riesner, brett (at) sincity.com.

Adam & Eve releases Ava Rose star vehicle today

The first vid in Ava Rose's Adam & Eve contract hits the streets today and the title looks familiar. Have a look.

JAMES AVALON'S "IT'S ALL ABOUT AVA" HITS THE STREETS TODAY!
ADAM & EVE STAR AVA ROSE CONTRACT DEBUT

CHATSWORTH, CA - Today the first Contract feature for Adam & Eve Contract Star Ava Rose hits the streets - James Avalon's "It's All About Ava."

In this delightful romp, rising star Ava Rose, along with top male porn star and budding filmmaker Eric Masterson, give an insider's view of what truly makes Ava sizzle on camera! Through a series of wild and highly charged erotic encounters, you'll get a shaft-stiffening look at how Ava and her friends spend their days!

"Ava is fun, charming and a little quirky, which is a good thing," says Director James Avalon, "When she's in a sex scene, there are no limp dicks in the room."

"We have been thrilled with Ava since the day we met her." says Mischa Allen, Adam & Eve Pictures PR Director, "This movie proves that she's not only hot as hell to look at, but that she can deliver on all fronts!"

Distribution and wholesale inquiries, please contact Peter Reynolds, preynolds (at) adameve.com or Ryan Thomas rthomas (at) adameve.com

"Swift up or down vote" doesn't apply to resolutions critical of Little Boots

Senators McCain and Graham are pulling every string they can to stop a non-binding resolution that would embarrass Our Esteemed President by showing opposition to his Iraq war.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/31/washington/31cong.html


No, silly, the "2" means it's second in the series

Stoney Curtis tosses off a second volume of Big Bodacious Knockers, a number that never seemed more appropriate. Here's the detail, with a somewhat-expurgated box cover.


Lethal Hardcore Gives Big Bodacious Knockers a Second Go-Around

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Like pizza deliverymen and pool boys, titles featuring super sized boobs are evergreen in the XXX business, and Lethal Hardcore gives it an all-natural spin in its latest title, on store shelves now, Big Bodacious Knockers 2.

Directed by Lethal Hardcore owner Stoney Curtis, Big Bodacious Knockers 2 features the 100 percent silicone-free fun bags of Chavon Taylor, Dee Dee Bloom, Whitney Stevens, Aurora Jolie and Tyra Moore in over three hours and six scenes of all-sex action.

"There's a countless number of titles on the market now and each of them cater to something specific, but if there's one thing all men can agree on, it's that nothing beats a big rack on a girl that's just turned legal," Curtis said. "Big Bodacious Knockers showcases all the hot, new busty talent out there that's guaranteed hardcore."

Lethal Hardcore's next release, the first volume of its all-new series Teenage Pink P.O.V., streets next week and stars Micah Moore, Maya Hills, Isabella Dior, Mia Freak and Extasy.

"They're young, tight and fun, and with the launch of Teenage Pink P.O.V., it's like you're there," Curtis said.

For more information visit stoneycurtisxxx.com. Distributors may email Mike Ott at celestialproductions (at) socal.rr.com.

January 29, 2007

Hooray for Hollywood

The Lovely Mrs. Hunter recently took a job at a major Hollywood studio. Her first day was supposed to be January 15, but the studio was closed for Martin Luther King Day, so her first day – the first day she came in and worked was January 16th.

On her first paycheck, she was pleasantly surprised to find that she had been paid for Martin Luther King Day.

Gotta love the studios.


KLSX dumps Pounder talker

Dave Pounder's planned talk show on FM talker KLSX got the ax before its first airing, apparently when somebody found out that Pounder was, ahem, a porn performer. There seem to have been protests, but all the CBS radio stations are in the same building so if the news guys were hanging around with the talk show guys and stories started flying about porn performers, maybe that's when the KLSX people suddenly got cold feet.

CBS/KLSX PULLS DAVE POUNDER SHOW

Los Angeles, CA – CBS Radio has pulled Real Talk with Dave Pounder and Chase Styles from the programming lineup. "The station was receiving too much heat from the network regarding a perceived endorsement of pornography, so they ended up pulling the show," said Pounder. "The show really didn't have anything to do with pornography aside from the fact Chase and I came from the business, but we suspected something like this might happen." "The frustrating part is that we disclosed all of this to the station from the very beginning, yet they backed out of the contract at the very last minute." "We forewent other business opportunities to proceed with this radio program, and now those opportunities are no longer available to us." "Our attorneys are reviewing the contract specifics to determine if we are due any damages as a result of this latest action." Pounder and Styles are now looking into satellite radio as an option.

The logo you won't be seeing on CBS on Sunday
CBS won't get fooled again

The Super Bowl won't have an ad for adult search engine Booble, despite offering to pay almost 20 times the going rate. But they can still talk about it.


Booble.com Denied their Million Dollar Advertisement for the 2007 Super Bowl
Super Booble? Not likely, Says CBS

Los Angeles, CA -- At $2.6 million per spot, you wouldn't expect the folks at CBS to be too particular about whose commercials they air, as long as they pony up the big green. Turns out, they're a little pickier than we thought.

The folks at adult website Booble.com claim they recently got the cold shoulder from the network (probably has something to do with the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" thing a few years back), even after they offered to "obscenely overpay."

"At one point I offered $50 million," says Booble founder Bob Smart. “The Eye never called us back.”

One of the humorous spots, which is far tamer than the controversial GoDaddy Super Bowl ad from 2005, features a woman catching her husband trying to secretly check out a few adult sites.

If it works for cattle, maybe they'll do it on people

New federal "food safety" regulations are actually a gigantic tracking system for every animal raised for food. By the way, don't forget that new federal regulations require US citizens to carry a passport to return to the US by air. Moo.
http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/46876/


Coming on mainstream DVD

I was browsing through the Digital Bits New Release pages and although there are some good things coming (Performance and Vittorio DeSica's Bicycle Thieves on February 13, Mark Rydell's Cinderella Liberty on March 6) I was taken aback by the Judi Dench Collection coming out on March 27. There are the usual old warhorses, Chekhov and Ibsen, but there is one long-forgotten gem, a 1969 BBC TV production called "Talking To A Stranger." Shot in black-and-white, this heartbreaking drama details the disintegration of a small family, focusing on one of the four members in each of its one-hour segments. Dench plays the young-adult daughter. My high-school English teacher turned us on to it, because he had seen Dench play Titania in the 1969 BBC production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and wanted to see what else this new young actress Judi Dench was capable of, and he recommended it to us. And now I recommend it to you.

By the way, if you can scare up a copy of that BBC A Midsummer Night's Dream, besides Judi Dench it also features Diana Rigg, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, and David Warner in a let's-get-all-the-promising-young-actors production. More word on availability as I find it.


Oops

This is what happens when you don't pay attention to detail. When TightFit made this vid in Israel with local talent, they slapped a Kosher symbol on it, all in fun. The trouble is, the "Kosher symbol" was a copyrighted symbol that indicated that a particular company had certified that the video had met the Kosher dietary laws. Oops. Here's the latest on that:

Oren Cohen, Owner of TightFit Productions, Releases Statement in Regards to Assraelis, the First Israeli Adult Film to be Distributed in the United States

Van Nuys, CA - TightFit Productions owner and founder Oren Cohen has released the following statement in regards to the release Assraelis, the first Israeli adult film to be distributed in the United States.

"Over the past week our Israeli Erotica title has generated a great amount of controversy. Not since Deep Throat has an adult film garnered such national and international attention. I want to clear the air around this title and the use of the Kosher symbol on its cover. Throughout history, humor and our ability to laugh have separated the Jewish people from other cultures. In times of adversity, pain and persecution we've triumphed as a people and found great solace in laughter. The defamation of Judaic culture and religion was never our intent when we selected the Kosher symbol. I trust that the Jewish people can discern humor from malice."

Stories have recently run in the New York Times, as well as Yediot and Maariv, the two major daily papers of Israel, where the movie ran as front page stories.

Go to http://www.assraelis.com for more information.

Word of the day: Bohica

A collection of soldiers' slang from the Iraq War. I love this kind of stuff.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-bay28jan28,0,4315039.story?coll=la-opinion-center

Ebony's b(l)ack, and Mercenary's got it

The latest edition of the black-themed series hits the streets, with company owner Lexington Steele giving his all directing from in front of the camera while performing with a new set of female performers. Have a look:

Mercenary Adds Ebony XXX 4 to Award-Winning Stable of Titles

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Recognized and awarded around the world for excellence, Mercenary Pictures adds Ebony XXX 4 to its exemplary ethnic line up.

Starring Cassidy, Madison Luv, Shi Reeves, Vivica Coxxx, Kaleah and Ariel Alexus, the title also features Brian Pumper and three-time Male Performer of the Year, Mercenary owner and Ebony XXX 4 director Lexington Steele.

"Mercenary prides itself on putting as much – if not more – in terms of budget, production value and post-production attention into our all-black titles such as Black Reign, two-time Best Ethnic-Themed Series, Black Moon Risin', our black-on-black new girl line, and Nightstick: Black POV, adult's only all-black POV series, as we do our other productions," Steele said. "Ebony XXX 4 is no exception, and like our other movies, it offers consumers the most bang for their buck when it comes to the selection of talent and their performances."

Steele emphasized the strength of Mercenary's titles came from its skilled roster of directors and the quality of the performers.

"The performers featured in Ebony XXX 4 rank among the best working in adult today and as a director who also works in front of the camera, I know what to do to bring out the best in their scenes," Steele said. "All of Mercenary's directors, including Tina Tyler, Jimmy Scaffnetti, Marco Banderas and myself, bring their own experience to the table when shooting and all of them turn out some of the best titles in adult."

For more information, visit lexingtonsteele.com Distributors may contact Hank at mercenarypictures (at) msn.com. For foreign sales, contact Dani at dani (at) calvista.com.

It's a short bus, but there's room for one more
January 26, 2007

Selling Short(bus)

Went over to the New Beverly Cinema last night to check out the latest indie-with-hardcore, Shortbus. At the box office, a hand-written sign says "Must be 18 to see Shortbus. We don't care, we just don't want to deal with uptight parents." The crowd was the usual group of trendoids looking for a cheap thrill, clad in black, carrying plastic water bottles, cheesy just-kidding grins plastered on their faces. They have the furtive look of kids doing something naughty, like cutting class or smoking a cigarette in public. They are couples and trios, spacing themselves throughout the theatre. Two people walk in behind me, a loud voice says "I saw something here once. I was so drunk."

The trailers start. One of the nice things about the New Beverly is that they start with a little clip that says "Welcome to our theatre" and an old-timey clip that introduces the trailers, and the trailers are always as old as the movies that are coming, and then the movie starts with an "Our Feature Presentation" clip that, ironically, was the same one they used to use at the Pussycat Theatres in the '70s. Maybe even literally the same clip, the Pussycat Theatres aren't using it any more.

The movie Shortbus is unapologetically about sex and sexuality. The camera pokes into several windows in a stylized miniature Manhattan, finding a couple engaged in a feverish fuck/workout, a naked guy setting up a vidcam to capture his efforts to suck his own dick, you get the idea. After the couple hits climax, the woman says "I wish other people had what we had" and cuddles to the guy. A dominatrix does her thing with a rich guy in an apartment overlooking the World Trade Center site. "When you pose for a picture at Ground Zero, do you smile?" he asks her. She responds with her flogger. The vidcam guy can't quite make it, but he jerks off anyway and after he comes on his own face another guy comes in and they kiss and the guy who just walked in asks if the other guy wants to have sex and the first guy says "I just jerked off" and the new guy says "Did you think of me?"

The characters intertwine: The woman who was in that energetic fuck scene a few minutes ago is a sex therapist – she prefers "couples counselor" – and when the gay guys consult with her on their relationship problems she lets fly that she's never had an orgasm. Oh – kay. So in the classic physician-heal-thyself setup, the gay guys tell her about Shortbus, a kinda sex salon operated by a guy who dresses like Little Nell from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. People are encouraged to do whatever they feel like doing, and what they often feel like doing is getting naked and fucking. The gay guys pick up a male model, the couples counselor falls into a women's group who encourage her to start exercising her PCG muslcle, which will help her achieve orgasm, an old guy meets a young guy saying "I used to be mayor of New York" (a small bit of Manhattan-centric focus that will guarantee hip acceptance), et cetera.

The characters mix and match, in the Shortbus salon and outside, and we get to know them better. The drama and comedy mix well, with scenes taking abrupt turns between the two. A slow seduction of the model by the two gay guys at their place turns into a three-way sex scene, which goes from intense to amusing in a matter of moments.

The Little Nell-looking guy sums it up well in a throwaway line as he and the couples counselor watch a room of heaving flesh: "It's just like the 60's. Only with less hope."

Shortbus will play tonight and Saturday at the New Beverly Cinema, 7165 West Beverly Boulevard, just west of La Brea. Admission $7. Second feature is Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Adam & Eve beats 'Terms of Endearment'

North Carolina-based retail powerhouse Adam & Eve has announced that they did $109 million in sales in 2006, beating the box office for the 1983 weepie Terms of Endearment. And they're planning to do better next year. Here's the press release:

ADAM & EVE BREAKS SALES RECORDS FOR 2006!
CELEBRATES $109 MILLION IN SALES!

Hillsborough, NC — Adam & Eve, the nation’s number once choice for all things erotic, announces another record-breaking milestone: $109 million in sales for 2006!

“We are ecstatic about the figures for 2006,” says Adam & Eve President Phil Harvey. “I credit 350 amazing people for this record-breaking year… from the employees who take the orders… to those who pack the boxes… to the marketing and creative leaders who determine what Adam & Eve will sell. It’s a group effort… and my hat is off to this group!”

Adam & Eve’s numbers have been up all 4th quarter, with the premiere website, adameve.com, enjoying revenue increases of 83% over last year and double the number of new customers.

Adameve.com’s Director of Internet Marketing, Jennifer Alberry, credits a staff that is in tune to the customers’ needs. “We are constantly updating and improving www.adameve.com to give the customers what they want: easier navigation and faster time to market. When it all comes together, everyone benefits.”

In addition, Adam & Eve Marketing Director Chad Davis offers, “Our continued improvement in multi-channel marketing is beginning to pay real dividends. We are setting the bar extremely high for 2007!”

With more than 10 million satisfied customers and over 35 years in business, Adam & Eve continues to set the bar in adult entertainment and sales.

For more information on Adam & Eve, visit the website at www.adameve.com.

Da winnah!

I got this from Felicia Fox and Tim Case:

Can you tell the difference between a Female and a Shemale? Pass this test or stay out of bars.

http://joeschwartz.net/shemale/index.html


And I'm proud to say that I got 15 out of 16.

Carl Bernstein: Little Boots has done 'far greater damage' than Nixon

And Bernstein oughta know, he was instrumental in documenting exactly how bad Nixon was.
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003537212

The brain-grinder question: Another opinion

Former-performer-turned-directrix Tina Tyler gets in on the if-a-guy-takes-a-strap-on-up-the-arse-from-a-chick-is-it-gay? question.

Hey Tod,

I have the definative answer to your query in regards to a man who takes a strap on up the pooper...

It is most definately NOT gay. If more men understood that the male orgasm starts at the prostate, maybe more men would be willing to explore massage in that area... from fingers to toys, prostate massage (when done well) can intensify the male climax immensely. So, as long as it's a woman up your ass... it's NOT gay.

Tina Tyler

More opinions are welcome, feel free to jump in.

CBS spikes story about Baghdad violence

But they put it on their Website, go figure. You can click through from this link:
http://www.hoffmania.com/blog/2007/01/cbss_lara_logan.html

2006 Empire Awards Noms announced

Back in 2001, the Adult DVD Empire awards were established to recognize achievement in the new upstart DVD format. Now, the DVD is the dominant format, so the competition is a little tougher.

Adult DVD Empire Announces 2006 Empire Awards Nominees

Warrendale, PA -- Adult DVD Empire, four-time winner of the award for Best Retail Website, is proud to announce the nominees for the seventh annual Adult DVD Empire Awards. The event honors the best and brightest on Adult DVD from 2006.

The first Adult DVD Empire Awards were handed out on January 16th, 2001 live on “The Tera Show,” marking the genesis of the only awards show devoted entirely to Adult DVD. The Adult DVD Empire Awards focus on Adult talent and the DVD format, with technical aspects such as DVD bonus features, video and audio quality all taken into consideration. The Adult DVD Empire Awards are a recognized accreditation within the Adult industry and being nominated is a sought after and respected accolade.

The 2006 Adult DVD Empire Awards include categories ranging from Best Overall DVD to Best DVD Menu Designs and Best Overall Studio. The most nominated DVDs this year are Digital Playground’s Island Fever 4 and Wicked’s The Visitors, each with 8 nods. Wicked’s Manhunters and Ninn Worx’s Sacred Sin were close behind, with 7 nominations each. Wicked Pictures has the most nominees as a studio with 23 (including 2 nods for Marc Dorcel foreign titles). Vivid and Digital Playground both rank second with 12 nominations each, and Zero Tolerance was honored with 8 nominations.

Other DVDs receiving multiple nominations were Vivid’s Emperor and Jules Jordan Video’s Jenna Haze Dark Side – both of which received 4 nominations.

The Viewer’s Choice Award nominees range from gonzo and interactive sex DVDs to some of 2006’s biggest-budgeted features. The Viewers Choice Award can be voted on by anyone visiting the Empire Awards website. Voters can log onto www.EmpireAwards.com  to cast their ballets starting today. Voting ends at midnight on Friday, Feb. 23rd. Winners of all the Empire Awards, including the coveted Editor’s Choice Award (voted on solely by DVD Empire’s Editorial Director) will be announced on March 2nd.

Editorial Director for Adult DVD Empire Shannon Nutt comments, “Once again the studios really outdid themselves on some of their titles. The adult feature seemed to make a huge comeback in 2006, while we also saw the gonzo studios step things up and provide releases shot with HD cameras, enhanced for widescreen TVs and with the kind of extras previously seen on only adult feature releases. Unlike previous years, there’s no clear-cut winner this time around. It’s going to be a real horse race in some of these categories.”

To see the 2006 Empire Award nominees, and to cast your vote for the Viewer’s Choice Award, visit www.EmpireAwards.com.

Sonny Malone, Kaci Star, Lynn LeMay talk business
January 25, 2007

Random Notes From A Red Notebook: Connecting at PSK

When I stroll in at about 10:00, Lynn LeMay is in the J-shaped booth with Kaci Star and a guy who looks like Robert Altman, but he probably isn't. Konnie is at her usual stage-left perch, Kristin is at the controls. I join Lynn, who is excited about her new gig at KSEX, which I won't scoop here, and her new Malibu Moms vid which she is shooting Sunday... Editor Sonny Malone walks in, and she and I take a table on the platform... Somebody sings If I Could Turn Back Time in an old-lady cackle. Appropriate... Angie is walks up, asks if I want a Diet Coke. Yes. It's good to be a regular... Seymour walks by, asks how the Playboy Radio thing went Monday. Very well, thanks for asking... A woman in the corner looks like Alien-era Sigourney Weaver... Another singer tries a Mose-Allison-meets-Harry-Connick-Jr. take on I Get A Kick Out Of You. Good song, good try... Lynn and Kaci join us on the platform, talking shop with Sonny... A guy at a table looks like a cross between Clay Aiken and Alfred E. Newman, but he probably isn't... "Konnie is going to sing I Love Rock 'n' Roll," Kristin announces, but when I turn around it's some other Konnie. Probably spells it with a "C."... A man walks by in a Technicolor crew jacket... "I'm making the movie everybody wants to see, and nobody's seen it!" Lynn exults. She invites me to the set, saying "I'm making movies like I wanted to work on." Sounds like fun...

A woman looks like April Storm, but it can't be, she moved out of town... S.J. Perelman once described Hollywood Boulevard as a place where people form Kansas mistake each other for movie stars. I think something like that is happening here tonight. There are a lot of attractive people here, but I don't recognize any performers except Lynn and Kaci. (Oops. I just looked the quote up and it was Fred Allen who said it, and he said "Hollywood is where people from Iowa..." And I like Fred Allen. Perelman was always a little too rat-a-tat-tat for my taste)... Konnie brings Kristin a song slip. Maybe now when Kristin says "Konnie will be singing" it will be Konnie... Powder from KSEX... A trio of Hollywood club kids strut in, do a loop, head right out the door. I guess they didn’t see anybody from Iowa... Sonny looks up from her colloquy with Lynn, smiling. She scored another freelance editing gig... I should have asked Verna Fields about her craft when I was talking with her in her kitchen in 1978... Kristin announces "Konnie," and this time it is Konnie, singing a country song I don't recognize... And singing it well... The rose guy gets here at 11:10... A guy sings Denis Leary's song Asshole... Or A##hole, as it says on the lyric screen... A girl goes by who looks like Chloë Sevigny, who is a nominal porn star ever since she sucked dick on screen in The Brown Bunny... A girl sings a dreadful You Oughta Know, nobody sings along, it's a train wreck. I wonder if the 46 seconds have gone by yet... A boozed up birthday boy sings Friends in Low Places as his buddies sing along. Yee haw!... A guy does a decent Neil Diamond imitation on America... A Fergie video gets replaced by a guy singing Uptown Girl. Why do people always think they can sing Billy Joel, a friend observes. Konnie, Flexx and Seymour, arms around each other, sway as they sing along... Kristin dips into the Journey songbook again, this time a song called Faithfully, never heard it before. During one phrase, she effortlessly walks over to the console, backhands a knob, turning up the echo just in time for a cadenza. Perfect, as usual... Seymour offers a plastic shot glass of a new grape vodka. Very tasty. I may supplement my Diet Cokes with this now and then... One of the guys sings Steve Miller's Big Ol' Jet Airliner, changing the refrain line to "Big Ol' Hairy Vagina, don't carry me too far away." That "hairy vagina" bit must have cracked 'em up in middle school. There aren't that many hairy ones any more, buddy... A guy comes up and starts in on Abba's Dancing Queen, calling it "the most annoying song ever" and giving it a full-on burlesque. Always leave 'em laughing...

Porn Star Karaoke is held every Tuesday starting at about 9:30 at Sardo's Bar, 259 N. Pass Avenue in Burbank, maybe 100 yards north of the 134.


KTLA reporter Gayle Anderson poses with the new KTLA star
60 years on

TV station KTLA celebrated its 60th anniversary Wednesday with the obligatory star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The history of KTLA is the history of television, starting from back when it was all live, and KTLA was in the middle of it, thanks to a visionary named Klaus Landsberg whose inability to accept limits led to day-and-night live coverage of the attempted rescue of Kathy Fiscus, a little girl who fell into a well in 1949, and a live shot of an atomic bomb test near Las Vegas in 1952. KTLA was the first TV station to put a TV camera in a helicopter ("Telecopter") and used it imediately to give riveting live images of the 1965 Watts riots. When Pope John Paul visited Los Angeles in 1987, KTLA covered it day and night, just like they covered Nikita Khrushchev's visit to L.A. in 1959. And KTLA's commitment to news extends to their viewers: When a man testing his new video camera captured the Rodney King beating, he took it to KTLA. And several people who were under suspicion of crimes surrendered themselves to KTLA reporter Warren Wilson.

KTLA's commitment to entertainment was just as impressive, most notably when country music performer Spade Cooley mentioned an upcoming live performance on his KTLA show. It sold out, hundreds of people were turned away, and the impact of television was no longer theoretical, it was proven. KTLA took their cameras to a Santa Monica ballroom and broadcast the live show of a young bandleader named Lawrence Welk, who became one of TV's biggest stars (and when his show was picked up by ABC, Welk insisted that it broadcast in L.A. on KTLA, to repay the chance they took on him way back when). Landsberg established the afternoon cartoon show for kids with hosts Skipper Frank and Tom Hatten, he set up a TV variety show in an ice rink ("Frosty Frolics"), and he personally staked out the space on Colorado Boulevard that KTLA still uses when they broadcast the Tournament of Roses parade.

Stan Chambers has been with KTLA practically since the beginning, a 50-plus year employee in an industry where "optimist" is defined as "a person who brings their own lunch." His grandson Jamie now does the surf report on the KTLA Morning Show.

In an interview Wednesday morning, longtime KTLA news anchor Hal Fishman invoked the first part of the Communications Act, saying that the station broadcasts "in the Public Interest, Convenience, and Necessity." It’s nice to know that somebody remembers that.

Good news, bad news

The good news is that Tim Case is back and blogging again, and if you know Tim's writing you have probably clicked through to the link already and if you don't know Tim's writing you should because there are few good writers in porn and with Tim's return there is now one more.

The bad news... remember this?

Old Grand Canyon fine. How you?

The National Park Service now has an official "no comment" on how old the Grand Canyon is, and a gift shop is selling a book claiming that the canyon was carved by the flood that got a lot of play in Genesis. In the Old Testament. You know, Noah? I am not making this up.
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/46043/


Turns out it isn't true, and Tim found a link that has the people of the Skeptic website calling themselves on their error.
http://timcasewalker.livejournal.com/7015.html


Adultcon sets date for first Awards ceremony

The little porn show that could is starting its own Awards show, so there's another contender for the "adult equivalent of the Oscars®"* accolade.  Free up that second weekend in June.

Adultcon Awards coming June 2007

The Adultcon Awards are now open to all male talent as well as female talent.

The awards show is at the Key Club on Saturday, June 9, 2007. Nominees and winners can take pride in knowing that their peers have chosen them. Those deciding belong to The American Academy of Adult Arts And Entertainment.

To be nominated, or for show info, go to www.AdultconAwards.com for instructions.

Female winners will receive an award called “THE NECKLACE”. It spells out Adultcon with a diamond. The show will be about one hour minutes with no entertainment. The party follows immediately after the show. There will be 2 red carpet arrivals. The first at 6pm is for the nominees, sponsors, presenters and voters.

The second red carpet arrival is for the invited industry at 9:30pm for the post-party. To be invited to the post-party, email party (at) Adultcon.com.

The list of voters, presenters, sponsors and show details are on www.AdultconAwards.com.

Show details www.AAAAAE.org.

Contact is at info (at) Adultcon.com.

Adultcon is a lifestyle brand providing live adult events and interactive entertainment.

Live Entertainment, Inc. produces both Adultcon and the Adultcon Awards.


*According to section 20(b) of the Legal Regulations for Using Intellectual Properties of the Academy: neither the marks “Academy Award®” nor “Oscar®” may be used to describe awards given by organizations other than the Academy. (An award may be described as “the Uruguayan equivalent of the Oscar Award,” but not as “the Uruguayan Oscar.”)

Howard Hunt dies

Watergate felon E. Howard Hunt, one of the architects of Richard Nixon's ill-fated attempt to destroy American democracy in favor of an all-powerful executive, has died of pneumonia. A one-time CIA operative, Hunt was believed to be one of the "tramps" detained at the grassy knoll overlooking Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963, right after President Kennedy was assassinated. The 'tramps" were released without being charged.

Hunt will receive a warm welcome in Hell from most of his Watergate co-conspirators and will no doubt help prepare the 35th-anniversary Watergate Reunion there later this year.

He was 88.


Tony the Fixer: 'Get over it'

Supreme Court "Justice" Antonin "Tony the Fixer" Scalia, answering questions after a speech, tellingly said to people still mad over the Supreme Court's appointment of Little Boots: "It's water over the deck – get over it."

"Water over the deck." When water starts to come over the deck, isn't the boat sinking? Just asking.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070124/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_recalling_the_recount

All this could be yours...
Front runners emerge

The race to replace Bob Barker at The Price is Right is getting down to the wire, with three candidates emerging: actor John O'Hurley, who took over Family Feud this year; Doug Davidson, who hosted a syndicated Price is Right recently; and Todd Newton, who has been hosting the live Price is Right game at Bally's in Las Vegas. The three will host run-through shows at CBS Televison City (in the Bob Barker Studio, no less) today. We shall see who emerges as the leader after that.


Third time's the charm

Award-winning director Jim Powers gets back in the saddle with Sodom 3, the latest entry in the backside-heavy series. Here's the detail straight from the breathless keyboards over at Sin City:


Sodom 3 Hits The Streets

Jim Powers A Master At His Art

(Chatsworth, Ca) - Fresh off his well deserved award wins, legendary director Jim Powers returns once more, a dark God of perversion riding the black rainbow of filth and decadence, bringing with him the third installment of his anally superior trilogy Sodom. This special two-disc set features such wanton acts of explicit hardcore that even the most jaded porn addict will find themselves totally enthralled from the first cum-guzzling gutter slut to the very last.

Sodom 3, arguably one of the most riveting anal erotic masterpieces of our age, stars rectal princesses Rebecca Linares, Kissy Kapri, Shyla Styles, Leah Moore, Naomi, and Kapri Styles. The story revolves around a series of slutty runaways being captured by an erotic genius then locked naked in seedy motel rooms. Deprived of company these decadent sex dolls turn to masturbating to fulfill their desperate needs while webcams capture the sexy action. Finally guys are brought in and our cum-hungry whores fuck them silly while the voyeurs at home get to watch.

"The whole idea behind the Sodom line is to be incredibly dirty. I want the viewer to feel dirty after they watch the movie," quips Powers. "I am highly appreciative of the fact that Sin City trusts my vision."

Make no mistake about it; Jim Powers is a master of his craft floating high above a sea of petulant imitators!

For more information on Mayhem, and Sin City Films, visit the main website http://www.sincity.com where you can find news, press releases, photos, and video on demand, or contact leah (at) sincityfilms.com.

Distributors may contact Sin City through National Sales Manager Brett Riesner, brett (at) sincity.com.


Box in a box
Doc Johnson one-ups real porn stars with new Club Jenna molds

These new Doc Johnson molds add a vibrator to the usual attractions of the Ultra-Realistic ersatz privates, adding a little extra buzz to your quickie with the molded body part of the porn star of your dreams. Press release follows:

Doc Johnson Unveils Exact Vibrating Replicas of Four Club Jenna Girls’ Most Prized Possessions

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Adult novelty mega-manufacturer Doc Johnson brings to market anatomically exact Pussy and Ass molds of adult film superstars Ashton Moore, McKenzie Lee, Jesse Capelli and Sophia Rossi, the latest Club Jenna girls to open wide for adult film fans.

Ashton’s Put It Here Vibrating Ass and Pussy™, McKenzie’s Do Me From Behind Vibrating Ass and Pussy™, Jesse’s Give Me A Hand Vibrating Ass and Pussy™ and Sophia’s On Her Back Vibrating Ass and Pussy™ are made from Doc Johnson’s patented UR3® (Ultra Realistic 3.0) material, scientifically formulated to provide a realistic texture that responds like genuine human flesh.

“Our relationship with Club Jenna continues to result in quality products, and the latest additions will not disappoint,” said Chad Braverman, Director of Licensing and Product Development for Doc Johnson.  “The Club Jenna Girls are some of the hottest in the adult entertainment business, and their new lifelike molds provide fans an up close and personal experience that’s second only to the real thing.”

Featuring a ribbed inner core that provides an especially tight grip, the multi-speed, vibrating UR3® molds are compatible with both water and silicone-based lubricants and can be safely used multiple times with proper care.

The signature Ass and Pussy molds are part of the best selling Club Jenna line of Doc Johnson’s adult novelties, the namesake production company of the world’s most famous adult film star, Jenna Jameson.


January 23, 2007

Situation wanted

If anybody knows of a gig available, I could use it. Cash-flow problems. I can write pretty good on my own, have a decent ability to copy-write and copy-edit, and am really handy to have in an office when those pesky "Who directed The Mouse That Roared?" questions come up.

Please send any info, leads, et cetera to tod@tod-hunter.net.


Oscar® Statuette ©A.M.P.A.S.®
Oscar® hide-and-seek

If you're looking for the Oscar® Nominations, they're here:
http://ampas.org/79academyawards/noms.html

But the film-by-film breakdowns are on the TV show site, here:
http://oscar.com/nominees/?pn=films


A good reason to keep your 2257 paperwork up to date


Girls Gone Wild entrepreneur Joe Francis got convicted of 2257 violations. Given, walking around in public with a vidcam and encouraging women to drop their tops isn't the same as shooting a porn vid with contracted talent, but the principle is the same.
http://www.xbiz.com/news_piece.php?id=19243


Loose talk

At Adult Expo, I was in a discussion of matters sexual, and I brought up my oft-repeated observation that "If a guy takes it up the ass from a girl with a strap-on, is it gay?" is a truly brain-grinding question.

As it happens, I was having this discussion with Buck Angel, and I'm sorry to report that he didn't have any more insight into the question than anybody else.
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The more-polite just stub out their cigarettes on it.
Look, he did it again

Paul Pressler, the B-school manager who totally fucked up Disneyland in the late '90s to the point that serious strenuous parkwide rehab was required to get it back up to speed for the 50th-anniversary celebration, has been given his walking papers (and a $36 million goodbye kiss) by the Gap, where he seems to have worked the same kind of magic that he visited upon Disneyland.

Disneyland is still recovering from Pressler's poor choices, like moving the Rocket Jets into the Plaza in the middle of the park and building the billion-dollar debacle in the parking lot, which, oddly, led to his promotion to head of all Disney parks. (He must have really cut expenses.) When he was running all the Disney parks, he bought a brick in the Esplanade between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure, and used his influence to have it placed in an un-numbered spot ahead of Disneyland President Cynthia Harriss. The brick has been a focal point for people to express their... appreciation of what Pressler did for Disneyland. It has to be steam-cleaned and disinfected regularly.

It's not sure where he'll go, but I'm sure he will work the same magic at his next position that he did at the last two.
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070122/gap_ceo.html?.v=1

Porny Monster party in Hollywood tomorrow

Joanna Angel's latest magnum opus, Porny Monster, gets a kickoff party in Hollywood tomorrow. Here's the detail:


Porny Monster Hollywood Premiere Party! Wednesday 1/24/07 in Hollywood!

Hollywood, CA Come to the World Premiere Party for the movie Porny Monster, being held in Hollywood this Wednesday January 24th.

Hosted by The fabulous *James St James (Author of Disco Bloodbath/Party Monster and the upcoming book Freakshow, due out in May 07) and The award winning harlot/Director/Star of Porny Monster *Joanna Angel*

*Wednesday, January 24th – 9pm – 2am *-

FREE!! 21+

Drinking, Dancing, and cheap Jello shots all night 11:30PM – Sneak Preview of Porny Monster

*The Spotlight Room 1601 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles CA 20028*


Sinsation performers host Vegas poker tourney this weekend

The Sinsation Poker Classic tournament will get some eye candy when four performers, including the dynamic Mika Tan, act as hosts. The buy-in is $500 and the return could be as much as $100,000 if enough people play. Information follows:


‘Girls of Sinsation Pictures’ Host Poker Classic at Imperial Palace

LAS VEGAS – Poker is hot.

And it’s about to sizzle.

Four of the Girls of Sinsation Pictures (Mika Tan, Brooke Banner, Dee and Kristal Summers) will sign autographs between 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the Sportsbook and at the poker registration from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. The autograph session is a prequel to their hosting the IP’s Sinsation Poker Classic Friday, Jan. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 28.

The Sinsation Poker Classic is No-Limit Texas Hold 'em with a $500 buy-in and a first place prize of $100,000, depending on the number of participants. Entrants will play in one of two flights Saturday, either 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. or 3:30 to 7:45 p.m. Those players who still have chips left Saturday return Sunday at 10 a.m. until there’s only one player remaining.

The public is invited to get some betting tips from the Girls of Sinsation Pictures at a handicapping forum Friday, Jan. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the IP’s Race & Sports Book. The four will provide their hottest analysis of the upcoming Super Bowl and give the audience an exclusive preview of their Super Bowl picks.

 “For the record, Mika went 80% on her bowl game picks!!” Said Sinsation owner Paul Marco. “This can be verified by the IP’s Sportsbook manager, Mike.”

 Sinsation Pictures, a leader in adult entertainment videos, describes itself as a “constantly-churning factory of sizzling movies” – photographed, of course, in hi-definition. The girls, therefore, are … ahem … hardcore movie stars.

Dee, described as one of the industry’s most-respected performers, is also a director and producer for Sinsation. Brooke, a cult favorite, is best known for her girl-next door appeal. Mika Tan has a BS in biochemistry, describes herself as a “people person” and sizzles on screen and in person. And Kristal Summers, known as the “shy porn star,” is Sinsation’s cover girl in the just released, MILFS Night Out, which is available at www.Sinsationpictures.com.

The ladies were all in Sin City last week to attend the Adult Entertainment Expo and the 24th annual awards show, described as the Oscars of the adult movie industry.

Sinsation will also be having a party Friday, Jan. 26 at The Rock House located out front of the Imperial palace. Starting at 10 PM. Come out and have some fun with the girls. They will be signing autographs and giving out DVDs. “Its going to be a blast” Said Dee.

The Imperial Palace is home to the award-winning tribute show Legends in Concert® and the Dealertainers™, celebrity impersonators who deal blackjack. The hotel also hosts The Auto Collections®, the world’s largest classic car showroom with $100 million worth of inventory for sale. Imperial Palace is the most central stop on the Las Vegas Monorail. The resort is famous for “Five-Star-Friendly Service” and includes The Karaoke Club, a race and sports book, 2,640 rooms and suites, world-class gaming and amenities, a seasonal poolside luau, 40,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, nine specialty restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, business center, concierge service, medical center, wedding chapel and reception facilities.


The State of the Union

Little Boots  has the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, a big fat Nixonian 28%. Look for him to spend that political capital tonight at the State of the Union address.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/22/opinion/polls/main2384943.shtml


The Penthouse-porn revolving door spins again

The latest performer to take the plunge into the Penthouse centerfold is Wicked contract performer Stormy Daniels. She's also featured on the cover, a fine honor that will look good in a frame in the hallway. Even better, the cover picture doesn't have to be covered up. Here's the press release:

2007 Contract Star Of The Year STORMY DANIELS Becomes PENTHOUSE PET OF THE MONTH!

Wicked's Superstar Crossover Personality Graces Magazine's February 2007 Issue!

Los Angeles, CA - Precious and few are the ladies honored with the distinction of becoming a Penthouse Pet Of The Month, making Wicked Pictures very proud to announce that contract superstar and mainstream crossover celebrity Stormy Daniels has attained that elite status, gracing both the cover and a major layout inside the iconic men's magazine.

Fresh from her triumphant appearance at the 2007 Adult Expo in Las Vegas, where she won Contract Star Of The Year at the 24th Annual Awards, Stormy is beside herself with excitement over her Penthouse victory. "I've had a lot of amazing career opportunities come my way this year, but becoming Penthouse Pet is definitely one of the most exciting that's ever happened to me. To say that it's a dream come true is an understatement. I've wanted this for so long - even before I became a Wicked Girl. I am so honored and flattered to be chosen, and I will wear my Penthouse Key with pride!"

Mark Healy, Penthouse Editor-In-Chief happily shares her enthusiasm. "We're thrilled to have Stormy Daniels on the cover of Penthouse. She's a huge star and this gives us a chance to honor her as one of the hottest names in the adult world, and to celebrate her new primetime success as well."

A quickly rising mainstream celebrity thanks to recent appearances on FX's new Courteney Cox series Dirt, a penetrating spotlight interview on E! Online, and an article in the Media section of the New York Times, becoming Penthouse Pet is just another affirmation of Stormy's status as one of adult entertainment's top crossover success stories.

For more information, please visit www.wickedpictures.com, www.clubstormydaniels.com, and www.penthouse.com.


Matadors fuckin' rule, man

Playboy Entertainment promotes Michael Spierer, a CSUN film production grad, to VP of programming and acquisitions, adult networks. As a fellow Matador (Radio-TV-Film, Class of '81) I'm proud to congratulate him on his new position. Some other guy got hired on too, but he went to school in the Midwest, so I don't have that old-school-tie reaction. No, wait, yes I do, he helped develop Rock & Roll Jeopardy! Good for both of them, and be careful when you update those PDAs, one spelling is tricky.

PLAYBOY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP RESTRUCTURES PROGRAMMING TEAM

Los Angeles, CA – January 22, 2007 – In a restructuring of its programming team, the Playboy Entertainment Group has hired Todd Schwartz as vice president, programming for Playboy TV and promoted Michael Spierer to the position of vice president, programming and acquisitions for adult networks. Both will report to Bryan Postlethwait, senior vice president, programming.

“Todd and Michael are part of a newly redesigned programming team for the Playboy Entertainment Group,” said Postlethwait, “The company is taking an aggressive approach to developing innovative content in an effort to attract new viewers and to expand the demographic for both our linear television channels and for emerging platforms like SVOD and Mobile. We’re happy to have Todd join the team and proud to recognize Michael’s achievements here at Playboy.”

Schwartz will be responsible for the planning, directing and controlling of content for Playboy TV and other expanding media platforms. He joins Playboy from Branded Media Corporation where he served as senior vice president, strategic development. Prior to that, he worked as head of alternative program development and production for Court TV where he executive produced the reality series “Heir Hunters,” “Takedown,” and “Fake Out.” He also worked as senior supervising producer for Martha Stewart Living Television where he produced and launched the “Petkeeping” series and produced “From Martha’s Home” and “From Martha’s Garden” for HGTV. He served at VH1 as vice president, original programming and production where he developed the reality/documentary series “Video Timeline;” the Emmy-nominated “Rock Story;” the game show “Rock & Roll Jeopardy” and the “VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.” Before VH1 he worked six years at NBC Entertainment. Schwartz graduated from Indiana University, School of Business, with a B.S. in Marketing/Advertising.

Spierer will be responsible for the planning, directing, controlling and acquisition of content for Playboy’s Spice Digital Networks which include the Club Jenna Channel, Fresh!, Spice:Xcess and shorteez., as well as other expanding media platforms. Spierer was promoted to vice president from the title of director, programming, for the Playboy Entertainment Group. He joined Playboy in 1999 and is a graduate of California State University Northridge with a B.A. in Film Production.

Rider ridin' high, again

Director Will Rider hits #4 with a bullet with his new edition of Barely Legal School Girls, featuring the way-impressive Gwen Diamond, who met at KSEX the other day and impressed me with her wit and intelligence. I'll be watching this one to see if she is as good a performer as she is a conversationalist. Press release follows:


WILL RIDER & HUSTLER CHART TOP WITH BARELY LEGAL SCHOOL GIRLS 2

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) Award winning adult movie director Will Rider has another smash hit on his hands as Hustler’s Barely Legal School Girls #2 continues to move towards the top spot on the weekly sales charts.

Resting in the #4 position and following closely on the successful heals of the hot selling debut of Barely Legal School Girls, Hustler wasted no time in getting Rider to direct the sequel which is selling at an even brisker pace than the youthful debut.

“It’s all about sales isn’t it?" said Rider. “You know it’s perplexing to me and I’m just not quite sure why customers would buy movies that feature cute 18 year old girls having sexual intercourse in colorful settings,” Rider deadpanned.

Of course there are many companies producing youthful movies, but the high technical quality and glorious attention to detail that have become a staple of Will Rider’s Hustler production fingerprint have put the popular director in a position as a leader of the pack. With movie after movie becoming hit after smash hit, it is Rider who first reached notoriety with the popular Britney Rears series that has become one of porn’s surest bets to create top selling product.

“Will Rider is on fire and everything he touches turns to gold. From Britney to Beaver Hunt to Barely Legal to The Bradys he really makes great movies”, said Hustler Video creative director Drew Rosenfeld.

“I like to make movies that begin with the letter B. We really work hard to create projects that are as good as they can be from the cuteness of the girls to the quality of the lighting. We spend a lot of time getting the freshest, youngest girls, and I guess some might think we spend too much time with minor details like lighting but that is where the game is won or lost and we think it’s really important that you can see everything you are paying for so we like to light ‘em up and give fans their money’s worth,” Rider said.

With a full slate of powerhouse projects on his upcoming shoot schedule, the success of Barely Legal School Girls #2 gives Rider and his X-Play production team another reason to smile as he gets ready to produce the next chart topping success.

“Get ready for Britney Rears 4 and also our insane Brady Bunch spoof which salespeople are telling me will be among the biggest selling movies of 2007,” Rider proclaimed.

Barely Legal School Girls #2 has been in the top 10 for four consecutive weeks and stars Honey, Alicia Angel, Allison Pierce, Sativa Rose, Gwen Diamond, Nyomi Marcela and Victoria Sweet along with a bunch of guys with big dicks having schoolgirl sex. This is the type of sex most of us didn’t have when we were in college. “If you like super cute girls with hairy pussies, check out Honey”, Rider added.

Barely Legal School Girls #2 from Hustler Video is in stores now. Ask for it because it’s fucking good.

For sales inquiries contact: David Diamond, Hustler Video, ddiamond (at) lfp.com
January 22, 2007

Quick. Buy a Sirius radio.

Your correspondent will appear on Playboy radio tonight around 10 PM PST, which gives you most of the day to buy a Sirius radio and subscribe to all 200 or so channels, or you can just sit there at the computer and go to Sirius.com and subscribe, including a free three-day subsciption if you don't want to commit.

Tod Hunter Set To Guest On Playboy Radio Monday

BURBANK -- Tod Hunter, longtime blogger and proprietor of tod-hunter.net, has been scheduled to appear on Adult DVD Review on Playboy Radio Monday, January 22 between 9-11 PM PST.

Hunter, who is celebrating his 10th anniversary of covering the adult industry later this year, is looking forward to the show. "I wrote over 1000 reviews during my six years at The Major Adult Industry Magazine, and I still resent that I don't have enough time to watch everything that looks good."

Playboy Radio can be heard on Sirius channel 198. Listeners who do not have a Sirius radio can subscribe at sirius.com.

All-nighter at the Academy tonight!

Tonight, staffers at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will lock the doors, flip the master switch cutting off all the telephones, and preps the press packets for the announcement of the nominees for the 79th Annual Academy Awards at 0530 tomorrow morning.

I remember when you had to get up and schlep down to Beverly Hills to get the Nominations packet, which had a complete breakdown of Nominations by studio and film, otherwise you had to wait until the next day to read them in the trades or the L.A. Times. Now you can download the whole thing from ampas.org, without getting out of your PJ's, by about 6:00.
 
I love modern times.

 
Add Oscars®
 
If you are interested in the Academy, make sure you bookmark the ampas.org Website, which connects you to the Academy. "Oscar.com" is a commercial site for the TV show, and the site is operated by the ABC television network.

 
Maybe a bad idea

I think that trying to surprise a professional fighter is a bad idea, but Jenna knows him better than I do and I defer to her. If you go, please tell her I said hi if you can get anywhere near her. Press release follows, with the apostrophe in "Caesar's Palace" left in just for the hell of it.


JENNA JAMESON TO HOST 'SURPRISE' BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR MMA CHAMP TITO ORTIZ ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 23rd AT PURE NIGHT CLUB IN VEGAS

WHO: Internationally recognized sexy icon Jenna Jameson and Champion MMA fighter Tito Ortiz, who have been called "the new power couple." by the Boston Herald.

WHAT: Jenna will host an open-to-the-public "surprise" birthday party for mixed martial arts sensation Tito Ortiz who will be 32 years old.

Music will be by DJ Mark Ronson.

WHERE: At Pure Night Club in Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. Call 702-289-2002 for reservations.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 23rd starting at 10 PM. Red Carpet photo / interview opportunities from 10-11 PM.


Dave Cummings reports

This came in before we all went to Las Vegas last week, and languished in the e-mail box until now. I did a little editing this time, just to take out the "I'm going to Adult Expo"-type comments.


FROM THE TRENCHES
BY: Dave Cummings---Porn Star/Producer/Director

What a fun month this has been, complete with holidays, gatherings of friends and family, filmings, groupie girls and swingers, Playboy Mansion party fun, and a new year.

I’m hopeful that the new Congress can keep us safe from the legislators who feel beholding or in sympathy with the sexual privacy and freedom-robbing radical religious hypocrites. I’m hopeful that our military can soon start exiting Iraq. And, I’m hopeful that voters and the courts will make it possible for more and more consenting adults to enjoy sex as a normal part of living without government interference.

One of my recent trips to Los Angeles was especially enjoyable; it started out with me being slated for my normal monthly 20-minute participation on Playboy Radio and Sirius Satellite on a sexy Playboy program co-hosted by Hall of Fame legends Christy Canyon and Ginger Lynn; the 20 minutes ended up being a full hour, and probably would have continued on had not the program run past its time slot. Instead of the usual telephone guest spot, this time I was physically in the Playboy Radio studio; within mere minutes of walking in, Christy was licking Ginger’s every orifice, I was sucking on Christy’s breasts and caressing her butt, and Ginger was bare-handing my penis and testicles and sharing them with Christy. Then, we took calls from listeners while we switched around sexually and played with each other while Producer Marie sat behind the glass in the control room blushing at the way our sexual parts were being deployed (that’s a military term, so I can’t go into the explicit details — suffice to say that I plan to do a lot more in-studio monthly guest appearances in the future). Besides the sexy shenanigans in studio, caller questions were wild, interactive, and interesting; actually, I am convinced that the show is educational, fun, and sexually enjoyable for the huge and wide-ranging listening audience. I know the hosts have sex fun in the studio! I slept well that night, and I pole-vaulted out of my hotel bed the next morning thanks to the many enjoyable visions and fantasies I had about Ginger and Christy. Later that morning, I arrived on set to host yet another release of Wildlife Production’s “Screw My Husband, Please” where Director Bobby Rinaldi arranges for wives to bring their husband in for sex with big-name porn starlets; it’s a fantasy many guys have (maybe even the radical religious hypocrites?). Because I had done an interview a few days earlier for the New York Times, they had a photographer on set to take some photos of me interviewing the couples – he seemed like he was in heaven seeing such beautiful women. And, yes, I did get lucky with a few of the famous porn starlets that day. Between the experiences I enjoyed at Playboy and Wildlife, I drove back to San Diego with a pervert’s grin on my face.

Speaking of Playboy, Internet giant www.videosecrets.com threw a 10th Anniversary party a couple of weekends ago at the Playboy Mansion for their clients, employees, Industry folks, porn talent, and high profile famous VIP folks. The party was lavish, very lavish; classy, extremely classy; and, every superlative one can think of, and even more! The women, of course, were absolutely beautiful, including Hugh Hefner’s favorite ladies; during the fantastic evening, I spent a lot of fun time at the Grotto where the female visuals were awe-inspiring. The All-American MVP founders of Video Secrets have always pioneered the way and provided award-winning products and services in the world of Adult Internet – now, in addition to that, they have set a party standard that will live in infamy for a very long time. Greg and Chuck, the heads of Video Secrets, are two good guys in every sense, the kind that inspire others to excel while simultaneously contributing to society. Like so many others probably also feel, I’m proud to know them.

America has had another Presidential funeral; President Ford was remembered and praised during coverage of the funeral, and I recall his calm and deliberate post-Nixon presidency as important to restoring faith and respect in government. I spent a lot of time in Washington attending meetings at the Pentagon during those days — in my personal opinion, President Ford was a significant and needed plus for America then. Here’s something I’d bet few of you know about me; when President Truman passed away in late December of 1972, I was an Army Major attending the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College just north of Kansas City; since classes were on Xmas break, I was temporarily assigned to be a part of the State Presidential Funeral in Independence, Missouri. I found myself in the midst of historical and great people those four days, ending with the burial at the Truman Library and a brief reception afterwards at the late-President’s home. I vividly recall standing near former Vice President (and Senator) Hubert Humphrey on the Library grounds after an all-night rain had made it somewhat muddy, and him turning towards me to introduce his wife Muriel when his left shoe became temporarily stuck in the mud and his foot came partially out of his shoe — I grabbed his right elbow and forearm and steadied him while an aide united his foot and his unstuck shoe. I have lots of interesting memories from my 25 years in the military, some of which I’ll include in a book I intent to write someday.

Back to sex! Some of the groupie girls who graduated last year from college and relocated out-of-state were visiting family and college classmates during the recent holidays, so I had numerous sex “sessions” during their stays in San Diego. They have since gone home to return to their new jobs, but fortunately their “replacements” have now come back to college and my available time has been eaten away by non-drama “quickies” with some of them who seem glad to be back to school. I spent four years on the Staff & Faculty at West Point many years ago, so I sometimes try to tactfully motivate and nag them about studying hard and applying themselves – they seem to like having an older porn star sex-friend who knows what they are enduring at college! Lately, I’ve also renewed swinging with some folks who have moved back to San Diego---swingers seem so genuine, and the woman often seem focused on having long sessions of hot sex instead of the “quickies” that the groupie girls prefer. I like both kinds!

Enjoy 2007; get and stay healthier, and happier; be safe; and, please join me in hoping that the long nightmare for our American troops in the Middle East, and for their families, will soon lessen/end.

Dave Cummings
www.davecummings.com


Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Right-wing flanking action

With the weekend announcement by Hillary Clinton that she is running for president, many people (including me) didn't notice that Sam Brownback has announced that he is also running for president. Brownback, currently the senior US Senator from Kansas, is an unrepentant religious-right candidate.

If you ask me, he will serve as an extreme, so other right-wing candidates won't look so bad. If Brownback proposes forced conversion to Christianity for all schoolchldren so that every high school graduate can be certified "born again," then merely requiring the Ten Commandments to be posted in every public place doesn't look so bad, does it?

His Website can be accessed at Brownback.com.


White House Correspondents Association defends Little choice


The head of the WHCA has denied accusations that he asked this year's host, Rich Little, to back off on political humor. Like that was going to be a problem. As talented as Rich Little is – and I've enjoyed his work for decades – he is not a cutting-edge political comedian. He comes on and imitates people, usually telling self-depercating jokes in the other person's voice. He will probably do his usual showbiz-based schtick.

Not like Stephen Colbert did last year.
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003534983


Jesse Jane gets ready for her HD close-up
New York Times: HD may accentuate flaws on porn performers

Don't they have anything else to do over at the New York Times besides check out Jesse Jane's breast-implant scars? That's my job, f'cryin' out loud. The New York Times should be handicapping the presidential race or something.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/22/business/media/22porn.html?_r=1&ref=business


Another blog worth looking at

If you aren't checking Should've Asked Me, do it. Here are a couple of excerpts.

Seeing Forest Whitaker win reminded me that Idi Amin killed hundreds of thousands of people, and we didn't invade Uganda. I mean, seriously... he ate people, and we still stayed home.

Commercial Characters I'd Like To See Snap and Spray the Room with Machine Gun Fire

...[T]he mom who takes her whole family on a cruise for one reason only: to see her snotty daughter smile. They try everything, do everything, drag themselves and this c__t from one activity to another, trying desperately to get her to validate them. Finally, she smiles... but then realizes one of these people -- these apparent assholes who insist on loving her -- is watching and resumes scowling. Let's hope they slit her throat before she wishes them into the corn.


Have a look.

By the way, I didn't expurgate the word "c__t" up there, he did. I firmly believe in not censoring other people's words.
Dana DeArmond at Adult Expo last week.
January 19, 2007

Dana DeArmond needs help


The alt performer lost everything in a fire here in the L.A. area when she was off at Adult Expo. Her only remaining possessions are the things she took to Las Vegas with her.

Here is a link to her MySpace page, where you can send good wishes and financial assistance.

AVN-award winning director Tristan Taormino is donating the profits from sales of her award-winning vid Chemistry to DeArmond, and at $34.95 a pop there could be a lot of profit. Click here to buy the DVD: http://www.puckerup.com/?cPath=1&products_id=347&tpid=8

Senate: Ethics making a comeback

The new Democratic Congress is making changes. Let's see if Little Boots can spell "veto." Have a look:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/18/AR2007011802176.html

Alektra Blue
Seattle gets wetter

Zero Tolerance is packing up an RV and sending it north for a personal appearance tour, including radio show appearances and in-store signings. Have a look:

ZERO TOLERANCE, THIRD DEGREE AND BLACK ICE GIRLS (AND RV) INVADE THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
On Tap … IN-STORE SIGNINGS, RADIO APPEARANCES & NIGHTCLUB BOOKING

Seattle, Washington – Thanks to Zero Tolerance Entertainment, Third Degree Films and Black Ice Limited, residents of Seattle can enjoy a nice distraction from the seasonal rainy weather as representatives from the three Adult Video companies will be rolling into town in a 40 foot suggestively-wrapped RV.

As part of a National Tour – Zero Tolerance Exclusive Contract Performer, Courtney Cummz, Third Degree Films’ spokeswoman, Alektra Blue and Black Ice Contract Star, Roxy Reynolds will be in town from Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st. During the 72 hours in town – the ladies will be signing at 2 Lovers Package Locations, appearing on 3 local radio stations and be making one local Nightclub Appearance.

On Friday (January 19th) the girls will be appearing at Lovers in Tacoma (7002 Tacoma Mall Blvd.) from 6PM – 10PM and on Saturday (January 20th) the trio will be signing and smiling at the Tukwila Lover’s location (5301 Southcenter Blvd., Tukwila). At both signings, Lovers will be adding to the festivities by offering free prizes and giveaways.

Also on Friday, the local airwaves will be abuzz, as all three girls are schedule to be on three of Seattle’s Top Radio Shows. The first appearance will be on KISS-FM at 8:30am followed by appearances at 10:30am on KUBE 93 and during the afternoon drive-time on Funky Monkey.

As their whirlwind personal appearance schedule winds down, the girls will be drinking and dancing with the locals on Saturday at The Factory Nightclub in Tacoma (5602 S. Washington Street) beginning at 11:00pm.

“We are all so excited,” said Cummz. “I love the Pacific Northwest – it’s such a beautiful part of the Country and the people are great. While it seems like most of our time is spoken for – we still plan on taking a little time to sightsee and maybe get in a little trouble.”

Courtney Cummz can currently be seen in Zero Tolerance’s Pussy Cats (which she also Directed), while Alektra Blue can be seen in Third Degree Films’ Pure Sextacy & Nylons. Roxy Reynolds is now appearing in Black Ice’s Black Bubble Butt Hunt #3 and Phat Black Wet Asses #2.

Email sales (at) ztvideo.com for more info.

(L-R) Tera Patrick, $10,000, Chris Johnson
Seems like old times

A long time ago, Tera Patrick had a regular Internet show and I saw her all the time. Things changed, and we stopped seeing each other every week or so. Now, two press releases pop up pretty much at the same time that both feature Tera. I just had a feeling of serious déjà vu.

Pure Vanilla Makes one Lucky Cardholder $10,000 Richer

(New York, NY) -- "You just won $10,000!" were the words heard by Chris Johnson on Saturday January 13th as he was named the winner of Pure Vanilla's $10,000 Cash Giveaway at Adult Expo in Las Vegas.

Adult star Tera Patrick was on hand to match the winning Pure Vanilla card number and personally deliver the brick of cash to Mr. Johnson, who is in the US military and decided the first thing he was going to do was “put the money in the bank, after a night out”.

"It was a great way to top off a fantastic week" said Steven Yevoli, CEO of Pure Vanilla, the leading anonymous payment processing solution.

And XBiz has just announced her as the host for their awards in February:

XBIZ Announces Tera Patrick as Host for the 2007 XBIZ Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. —XBIZ is honored to announce multi-award winning adult performer and business mogul Tera Patrick as the host for the 5th Annual XBIZ Awards, scheduled for Feb. 8 at the Highlands in Hollywood, Calif.
 
Tera Patrick is an industry icon, having established herself in the mainstream and adult community. Her crossover success, major fan base and lucrative business development of Teravision make her the ideal choice for the esteemed 2007 XBIZ Awards.

XBIZ President Alec Helmy is honored to have Tera Patrick hosting, saying, “On the evening of Feb. 8, attendees of XBIZ Hollywood '07 Conference will experience the most sensational XBIZ Award ceremony to date. Tera’s beauty and charisma only increase the glamour of the XBIZ Awards show, promising a very memorable night.”

Tera commented on her involvement as XBIZ Award host saying, “It’s a huge honor to be asked to host XBIZ Awards. This is the first awards show I’ve accepted as host and see it as a wonderful opportunity. In fact I declined nominations this year because of my close involvement with the XBIZ Awards. Now, my energy is focused on creating a wonderful night of awards and honors for the adult community.”  

This year’s award show will take place in conjunction with the XBIZ Hollywood ’07 Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., a next-gen industry conference featuring two days of networking, workshops, seminars and events.

For more information about XBIZ Hollywood Conference ’07, please visit the conference website.  

 
'Grade A Meat' from Lethal Hardcore

Sounds like a gay title, doesn't it? It isn't, though. Six scenes, three hours of hardcore from the psudonymous Chucky Sleaze. The girl on the cover looks promising.

Lethal Hardcore Features Only the Best in Latest All-New Series, 100% Prime Grade A Meat

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Lethal Hardcore cuts the filler and sticks to the choice cuts in the first volume of its all-new series, 100% Prime Grade A Meat, in stores now.
 
Starring a top-shelf feast of tender fresh female flesh, including Veronique Vega, Renae Cruz, Leaghlani Red, Ariel Alexus and Emilianna, the first volume of 100% Prime Grade A Meat's six scenes clocks in at over three hours.
 
"These girls give amazing performances and they are primo porno performers in every sense of the word," Lethal Hardcore director Chucky Sleaze said. "What makes these scenes, though, is the balls-to-the-wall, X-rated pairing of these girls with guys who know how to bring out a good scene. Like all of Lethal Hardcore's titles, it's not to be missed."
 
The critically acclaimed all-sex producer's next all-interracial release, Big Black Beef Stretches Lil Pink Meat 5, will hit store shelves next week and stars Bree Olsen, Satine Phoenix, Jamie Rae, Dee Dee Bloom and Leighlani Red.
 
"There's a smoking line up of women in Big Black Beef Stretches Lil Pink Meat 5," Lethal Hardcore owner Stoney Curtis said. "It's everything fans of gonzo and black-on-white action are looking for on one sizzling disc."
 
For more information visit stoneycurtisxxx.com. Distributors may email Mike Ott at celestialproductions (at) socal.rr.com.

Pentagon says hearsay and coerced 'evidence' okeydoke for detainee trials

Such evidence is not usually allowed in civilian or military trials, but if you get fingered as a terr'ist, you can kiss that goodbye. Have a look:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070118/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/detainees_trials

Bait and switch

I got an e-mail from Lisa Sparxxx with the header Lisa Sparxxx @ Spearmint Rhino TONIGHT and I was hoping it would be Van Nuys or at least something driveable but I clicked on it and it said

I (Lisa Sparxxx) will be at Spearmint Rhino TONIGHT :0)

COME ON OUT LETS HAVE FUN...
NOW OPEN !

Lexington, Kentucky
(Formerly Pure Gold)
5539 Athens Boonesboro Rd.
Lexington, KY 40509

See you there...


So if you're in Lexington, Kentucky, good for you. If not... Maybe next time.


 
Big is beautiful
Z is for 'Zaftig'

Curvaceous females (and their fans) get their due in this new 3rd Degree release featuring the impossibly voluptuous Gianna on the cover and several other well-rounded beauties on the inside, including the elusive Lisa Sparxxx, who will be in Lexington, Kentucky tonight. Orderable now, streets on the 30th.

Third Degree Films New Release
BIG LOVES
Street Date: January 30, 2007  

More cushion for the pushin'! Nothing but thick chicks looking for dick! These meaty ass bitches are looking to feed on hot man riches!!!

BIG LOVING BITCHES
TITTY FUCKING WHORES
THICK ASS CHICKS
BANGING SLUTS IN THE BUTT

Starring: Gianna, Sara Jay, Lisa Sparxxx, Lucy Love, Emily George, Lee Stone, Manuel Ferrara, Mark Davis, Franco Roccaforte

All THIRD DEGREE titles ship DVD Only
Platinum Blue bows new line with Black in Business

The latest imprint from Platinum Blue, Phantom Films, comes out with its first title, Black in Business. Aside from the DVD itself, the package adds value by including codes to download two videos later. Here's the detail:

'Black in Business' Offers More Booty for the Buck.

Chatsworth, CA -- Platinum Blue's new ethnic label Phantom Films debuts their first title 'Black In Business' this week. The DVD includes the added bonus opportunity to download and watch two full-length Internet adult movies absolutely free through a special internet offer.

Directed by Kangpin, 'Black In Business' offers extreme close-ups of chocolate action, delicious black orbs of booty, sweet Nubian knockers, wet creamy black pussy, huge black cock, vaginal and anal cream pies, and delivers Vida Valentine, Lena Washington, Alayah Sashu, Diamond, Hypnotic, along with hard woodsman Byron Long.

"Our fans and stores wanted to see us release ethnic titles. We're very proud to bring them the incredible work Phantom Films has to offer." Said Platinum Blue CEO and President, Skye Blue. "Kangpin has brought us quality product, and there's plenty more to come in the near future."

Kangpin was very excited about the launch. "I know Skye Blue and her companies Platinum Blue and Phantom Films are a class act. If you look at her product line, her commitment to quality is very clear. I am flattered to have the opportunity to direct this product line for her. It will do as well as her other high quality product lines."

To make the deal even sweeter, 'Black In Business' comes with a special offer. Each 'Black In Business' DVD gets down to business with a special gift code to download and watch Platinum Blue's 'Sex On The Hour' and 'Contract Killers' on VOD. These two titles feature such stars as Tiffany Taylor, Cindy Crawford, and Jenna Haze.

For domestic DVD sales of 'Black In Business', contact Keith Gordon at keith (at) sunsetdvd.com.

For cable, VOD, foreign and all other sales, contact Skye Blue at skye (at) platinumblueproductions.com.

To see more of what Platinum Blue Productions has to offer, check out www.PlatinumBlueProductions.com. Fans can add Platinum Blue to their friend lists at www.myspace.com/platinumblueproductions and www.xpeeps.com/platinumblue.
Jenna Presley
January 18, 2007 – This just in

Jenna Presley can go home again

Local girl makes a return trip tonight at Vista, California's Déjà Vu retail store. Vista is in San Diego's North County, just south of Camp Pendleton.

FOR ZERO TOLERANCE, ANOTHER IN-STORE SIGNING IS DÉJÀ VU – ALL OVER AGAIN
Adult Producer Sends Girls To DÉJÀ VU Store in Vista, California

Vista, California – It appears as though Microsoft isn’t the only company making ‘Vista’ news. In keeping with their commitment to the adult video retailer and fan, Zero Tolerance Entertainment will be sending several Adult Film Stars to the newest Déjà Vu retail store in Vista, California.

Appearing on behalf of Zero Tolerance will be: Sammie Rhodes, Carli Banks and Vista, California’s own – Jenna Presley. The in-store appearance will be held at Déjà Vu, Vista (2130 Industrial Court) from 6PM – 10PM.

“We are pleased to continue to support our customers by making girls available to them,” said Zero Tolerance President, Greg Alves. “We understand that our success is directly related to our resolve to be the number one consumer and retailer-friendly manufacturer in the Adult Industry.”

All three girls have appeared in Zero Tolerance’s critically acclaimed Girlvana 2, as well as, a variety of titles, including: Girlvana, Blow Me Sandwich #5 & #9, Strip Tease Then Fuck #5, Who’s Your Daddy? #5 and Too Young To Fall In Love #2.

For Zero Tolerance sales inquiries, please contact sales (at) ztemail.com.


Art Buchwald
January 18, 2007

900-year-old dead humorist

Art Buchwald was one of the best humorous writers, because he made it look easy. After a long stint as a correspondent in Paris, sending back witty columns about Paris nightlife and personalities, he settled in Washington and focused his attention there. His writing was collected into 30 books, including collections of columns and a memoir of his WWII experiences. He was admitted into hospice care last February, but he became known there as "the man who wouldn't die" and left the hospice after five months, going back to his summer home on Martha's Vineyard and finishing a new book, Too Soon To Say Goodbye, which included a number of unused eulogies.

He was 81.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070118/ap_en_ot/obit_buchwald_16

Julia Ann knows the way to San Jose

The Wicked Pictures contract performer celebrates her new vid with a release party in San Jose. See the detail here:

WICKED Adult Entertainment Legend JULIA ANN Presents The JULIA ANN: HARDCORE RELEASE CELEBRATION In San Jose!

"JULIA ANN: HARDCORE" Superstar Graces
Studio 8, Northern California's Newest And Finest Nightspot!

SAN JOSE, CA -- Fresh from her triumphant appearance at the 2007 Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, award winning adult entertainment legend Julia Ann is jetting up to San Jose, California Friday, January 19th, for a special night of VIP excitement at the sprawling, 22,000 square foot megaclub Studio 8, located at 8 S. 1st Street downtown. Northern California's newest and finest nightspot, Studio 8 will provide the backdrop for the official "Julia Ann: Hardcore Release Celebration" from the trendsetting creators of Pearl, Orange County's premier nightclub destination.

This swank evening of ultra lounge revelry will feature free, limited quantities of the DVD, courtesy of Wicked Pictures, and Julia Ann is certain to bring a slice of Hollywood-style red carpet charisma to the Bay Area. Limited quantities of Wicked Pictures shirts, hats, and Julia Ann: Hardcore posters will also be available.

The Julia Ann: Hardcore revelry will be spread across multiple VIP areas on the main floor and mezzanine levels, where bottle service from impossibly attractive servers will be augmented by world-class DJs spinning house, hip-hop and the latest dance tracks. To make the fantasy complete, the "Julia Ann: Hardcore Release Celebration" will offer up some extracurricular San Jose eye candy in the form of go-go dancers working the swanky crowds.

Taking her legacy to the next level, Julia Ann continues to participate in exciting new projects, giving career-best performances in such eagerly anticipated 2007 projects as Touched, directed by and starring Wicked contract actor/director Randy Spears, Around The World In Seven Days, directed by Wicked's contract videographer/director François Clousot, and Rapture In Blue, from acclaimed Wicked director David Stanley.

A woman who's as intelligent and articulate as she is beautiful, Julia Ann brings grace, style, and no small amount of wit to every interview and personal appearance she makes, so expect the evening to be full of surprises, as this charismatic performer is a woman of many ideas.

Get ready to spend some quality time with one of the few true legends of the adult film industry still actively creating and starring in new projects today.

Get ready for Julia Ann.

For more information, please visit www.wickedpictures.com and www.juliaann.com.

Century City office space available

Soon after firing Judith Regan, HarperCollins shit-cans ReganBooks, the HarperCollins imprint she ran. The workers have been re-assigned inside HarperCollins, and no more books are planned.
http://www.harpercollins.com/imprints/index.aspx?imprintid=518002

Postlethwait moves up at Playboy

If you want to sell material to Playboy, update your PDA. I have the feeling he's had his share of misspellings. Here's the detail:

PLAYBOY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP NAMES BRYAN POSTLETHWAIT SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING

Los Angeles, CA – January 16, 2007 – Bryan Postlethwait has been named senior vice president, programming, for the Playboy Entertainment Group. In this position he will oversee the planning, production, acquisition, coordination and scheduling of all content targeted to the TV and DVD markets across the company.

Postlethwait joined Playboy as a consultant in June, 2006 during which time he led the redesign of Playboy’s Spice Digital Networks and the creation of the Club Jenna Channel, Fresh!, Spice:Xcess and shorteez.

“We’re happy to have Bryan join the Playboy team,” stated Bob Meyers, president, media, “His creativity and wealth of experience in both mainstream and adult programming are an asset to the company and reflected in the new SDN channels.”

Postlethwait joined Playboy after a five-year run at New Frontier Media where he headed programming and promotions and earned a number of Gold and Silver Promax/BDA awards for his work. Prior to that he was in charge of on-air promotions at the powerhouse KCNC-TV NBC/CBS in Denver where he was awarded a Heartland Emmy in the “Image :30” category as well as a Heartland Emmy nomination for “Best Sport Image: News Topical.” Postlethwait graduated from Youngstown State University with a BA in Fine Arts and emphasis on Speech Communications and Theater.

Jane Smiley on Little Boots

She thinks he's a madman. Have a look:
http://www.alternet.org/stories/46794/


Flame in Atlanta

There's room for a General Sherman joke here, but it would be in poor taste and I never do that. Penny Flame is appearing in Atlanta this week, and I swiped this item from Monstar's site but I'm a big fan of Penny Flame and if she were any closer I'd be there myself. Here's the detail:


I'm Dancing in Atlanta this Thursday, Friday and Saturday!!!
Here is the info for my feature gig out in the ATL.... Love you all and can't wait to see ya in the dirty dirty!

Penny Flame @ Goldrush
January 18-20th, 2007
2608 Metropolitan Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30315
Goldrush Webpage


Here we go again

This columnist is warning against the revival of something called the "Stop the Online Exploitation of Our Children Act," which is another draconian measure that stomps on everybody's rights in the name of "protecting the children."
http://www.alternet.org/stories/46858/

January 17, 2007

First things first

It's my father's birthday today. He grew up in the Southland, was a high-school football hero, could have been a promising pro football player but World War II intervened. After his war service in the Navy in the Pacific Theater, he came back to L.A., went to L.A. City College on the G.I. Bill, met my mother there, started a produce distribution business, and raised four kids at our family homestead a couple of blocks from Reseda and Victory. I have always envied his easy way with people, and have gotten myself through more than one social situation by asking myself "What would dad do?"

This year's going to be a quiet one, we had the big blow-out last year when he turned 80.

Happy birthday, dad.


Ever notice what "eros" spells backwards?
Dr. Suzy sets Saturday soirée

The estimable Dr. Susan Block and her Speakeasy welcome you to their annual Eros Day celebration this Saturday. There is a charge, but there is an open bar, so if nothing else you can get access to absinthe. Have a look:

COME ONE, COME ALL OR JUST COME...

Join Dr. Suzy, Friends & Lovers for Our 8th Annual EROS DAY 

A Classical Tribal Astrophysical Musical Magical Orgasmical Celebration of Love, Lust & Blue Values
Saturday Night, January 20, 2007
Doors Open @ 9:30 PM Show Starts @ 10:30 PM After-Party After Midnight
@ Dr. Suzy's Speakeasy in the Soul of Downtown LA
Last Chance for Bargain Reservations
http://drsusanblock.secure-shops8.com/product.asp?itemid=169&catid=40

Dr. Susan Block Presents the 8th Annual Celebration of EROS DAY, an Unforgettable Night of Erotic Angels, Masked Revelry, Uniquely Exciting Entertainment, Aphrodisiac Buffet, Open Bar, Opera, Operetta & Orgasm, The Art of Female Ejaculation & Other Sex Educational Demonstrations, Revolutionary Art, Live Music, DJ, Dancing, Tribal Drumming, Swinging Fun, Orgiastic Games, Babeland Sex Toys, Yummy Appetizers, Erotic Furniture, Sensuous Fantasy Atmosphere, Progressive Bonobo Make-Love-Not-War Values, Free Holy Water (Praise the Ladies!) & Free Speech Revival with STARS of the Erotic Underground, Celebrating the Power & Glory of EROS & the Deliciously Close Proximity of the Penis-Shaped Planetoid 433 EROS to Earth on 1/20/07.

Featuring Annie Body, Tae Ellis, Goldner Girls Shay Lynn, Nikki Benz, Sable Monroe, Vanessa Monet & Victoria Von Helkine, Dick Chibbles, Hollie Wood, Cara Lott, Kayla Raynes, Kat, Lasse Braun, J, BFree, Mikey & Mandy, Cheyenne Hunter, Antonio Benderass, Anita Cannibal, Teka-Lark Lo, The Porn Klown Posse, "The Beastly Bombing" Singers & More TBA!

Your EROS DAY Reservations Include Dr. Suzy's Famous EROS DAY Gift Bags with Doc Johnson Pocket Rockets, DVDs of the First Eros Day, Condomania Condoms, Eros Day Panties, Chinese Aphrodisiacs and Other Exciting Erotic Goodies You Won't Find Anywhere Else!

ENJOY OUR EROS DAY OPEN BAR
featuring Agavero Tequila Liqueur, Absente Absinthe, Rhum Barbancourt, Magellan Gin, Nude Beer & Other Fine Wines & Classic Cocktails

WHAT is EROS DAY?
EROS DAY is a holiday that celebrates passionate love and sexuality. On Eros Day, we honor Eros, who is a great and powerful God, according to classical mythology, and a little phallic planetoid, according to modern astronomy, as well as the "Spirit of Eros," the concept and feeling of love and lust.

A Little History...
At the turn of the millennium, filmmaker Lasse Braun introduced the holiday of EROS DAY to Dr. Susan Block. Since then, the Dr. Susan Block Institute has celebrated EROS DAY every year. Eros Day festivities in other spaces are now evolving. But just as Eleusis was to the Eleusinian Mysteries, just as Rio is to Carnaval, just as Mecca is to the Hajj, so the Block Institute, a.k.a. Dr. Suzy's Speakeasy, is the central temple of Eros Day celebration in the world. For more about the fascinating history and deeper meaning of Eros Day, read Dr. Suzy's Eros Day Bloggamy

Make Your Eros Day Reservations Online


900-year-old dead publicist

Ward Grant was Bob Hope's publicist, a gentleman who always had a quick and ready answer for anything I needed to know about Bob Hope when I was researching on game shows. When I was checking out a question about Milton Berle, he gave me an excellent fact about Bob Hope that I built into one of the best pieces of game show material I ever wrote. Imagine that it's 1986 and you're face-to-face with this:

Category: BROADCASTING

HE'S BEEN UNDER CONTRACT TO NBC CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1938

He kept the flame burning after Hope's death in 2003, encouraging the name change of the Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport to Bob Hope Airport, and remaining available to give further detail on the life and career of Bob Hope.

He was 75.

http://www.bobhope.com/Press.htm

I guess porn isn't the only place where you can't flunk out

Seems a number of right-wing "pundits" who were wrong about what would happen in Iraq are still working, but the truth-tellers and the people whose predictions were correct are all looking for work.
http://www.radaronline.com/features/2007/01/betting_on_iraq_1.php

The human face of the Iraq war

This woman has written a blog about her nephew, who died in Iraq about a year ago. I haven't made it all the way through it yet. See if you're made of sterner stuff.
http://www.charliematheny.blogspot.com/


White House purging federal prosecutors across US

A little-noticed provision in the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act renewal left an opening for removal of prosecutors at will. This could be a set-up to guarantee new federal jobs for ousted Rebublicans.
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/002348.php


Lightning strikes again

Tristan Taormino, whose 1999 Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women won three AVN awards, celebrates her new directing contract at Vivid with another AVN award for Chemistry, a "takeoff on reality shows" which has a sequel coming out later this month. Taormino will be directing a new educational series for Vivid as well. An auspicious start for Taormino's new directing contract at Vivid. Here's the detail:

VIVID’S CHEMISTRY FROM TRISTAN TAORMINO WINS AVN AWARD FOR BEST GONZO RELEASE

LOS ANGELES – (January 16, 2007) – Chemistry, a takeoff on reality shows that films seven porn stars left in a house for 36 hours with cameras rolling but no script, won the AVN award for Best Gonzo Release at the 2007 adult film awards ceremony.

Conceived and directed by New York newspaper columnist Tristan Taormino (she writes a weekly column on sex for The Village Voice), Chemistry was released in 2006 by Vivid Entertainment, the leading adult film studio. AVN dubbed the movie a “new-style gonzo.” It is Taormino’s first film for Vivid and Chemistry 2, is being released this month. She is currently at work on a new generation of sex education films for the studio.

Taormino, who was covering the ceremony for The Village Voice, was on hand to receive her award. “I was completely shocked,” she said.

Taormino is the niece of famed novelist Thomas Pynchon. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in American Studies from Wesleyan University and is the author of three best-selling books and editor of 14 anthologies. She has been featured in over 200 publications and has lectured at top colleges and universities including Yale and Yale Law School, Brown, Columbia, Smith, Swarthmore, Vassar, University of California at Santa Barbara, Colby College, Sarah Lawrence College, and NYU, where she speaks on gay and lesbian issues, sexuality and gender, and feminism.

I guess Jack Carter was busy

The White House Correspondents Association has picked the host for next April's soirée. Remember last year, when Stephen Colbert howitzered everybody in sight? Correspondents, politicians, himself, nobody was safe. Even Little Boots was there, an uncomprehending grin plastered on his face, not knowing he should be offended until somebody explained it to him later.

This year's host? Rich Little. Oh yeah, those Johnny Carson and Rod Serling impressions are gonna kill. Can't wait. 40-share on C-SPAN, guaranteed.
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003532901


Joanna Angel takes Vegas

Angel hits stride with an AVN win for Joanna's Angels: Alt Throttle and follows it up with a takeoff of the mainstream film Party Monster, called Porny Monster. No word on who plays the Macaulay Culkin part. Here's the press release:

Vegas Loves Porny Monster

(New York, NY) Porny Monster was a hit at the 2007 AEE convention! Joanna Angel’s VCA release was a crowd favorite at the HUSTLER/VCA booth, where fans were treated to a special Porny Monster preview DVD. From the packed Porny Monster release party at the Olympic Gardens to her win for Joanna’s Angels 2, it was the Punk Rock Princess of Porn’s convention. “The reaction to Porny Monster was incredible. We couldn’t be more pleased,” says Theresa Flynt, HUSTLER/VCA’s Director of Marketing. “Everyone was talking about the preview, both at the party and in the booth. Joanna is the real deal!”

Porny Monster
, in stores today, introduces you to the hardcore party girls that inhabit New York City nightlife. “This is a parody of my favorite movie, Party Monster,” says Joanna. “I have been dying to make the porn version of this, and I think we created something really cool!” The film follows Joanna and her protégé, Chapel Waste, as the two carouse the city looking for hot bodies to mount. Things take an unexpected turn when Chapel, who at first seemed like an innocent poseur, develops a severe addiction to dick and morphs into a full-fledged Porny Monster!

The film features eight hardcore scenes that include girl-on-girl action, threeways, tons of anal, DPs, a glory hole and one intense four-on-one fuckfest! And the cast is made up of BurningAngel.com hotties, such as Pixie Pearl and Jade Jolie.

For more details about the film and the party, go to myspace.com/pornymonster.
For everything VCA and HUSTLER, visit www.HustlerWorld.com.

January 16, 2007

Safe at home

Made it back from Las Vegas, heater on all the way, and no sign of the Traditional Adult Industry January Cold. Starting each day of Adult Expo with a handful of vitamin C tablets washed down with an Airborne may have something to do with this.

I'm compiling my Adult Expo report, and it should be up within the week. Just between us, one of the ways Imperial Palace keeps the prices down is by contracting out their Internet access to a company that can't keep an individual connection for more than about three minutes.

The post-show languor seems to be industry-wide, with only two we-won press releases so far, both from Digital Playground's Adella, one on the wins by Jack's Playground and one on the Best-Selling and Best-Renting awards for Pirates, which could overtake Deep Throat on the money meter – if there had been any records on the box office take of Deep Throat.

DIGITAL PLAYGROUND's JACK'S SERIES' TAKE TOP HONORS AT 2007 AWARD SHOW

Digital Playground's Jack's Playground and Jack's POV series received incredible acclaim at the 24th annual awards show. Jack's Playground was named 'Best Vignette Series' and Jack's POV received trophies for 'Best POV Sex Scene' as well as 'Best POV Series'. Contract director Robby D. is pleased with the acknowledgements. He explains, "It's nice to see that hard work pays off and quality productions will always shine above the rest. Jack's Playground has been a great, and long lasting series. Winning another award for Jack's Playground proves that strong character development is an essential part of making horny movies." Company founder Joone agrees, "Robby has invested a lot of time developing this series and it shows in the awards and the sales. Our customers expect the Jack's Playground series to be consistent and it is. Congratulations to Robby for a job very well done."

In addition to a multitude of Critic's Choice, Editor's Choice, 4 and 5 star reviews, and awesome placement on the sales charts over the years, Robby D.'s Jack's Playground series was named 2004's 'Best Gonzo Series' by AVN, 2004's 'Best Overall Series' and 2005's 'Best Sex Series' by Nightmoves, 2004's 'Best Series' by Adult Film Fan and 2004's 'Best Comedy Series' by Adam Film World Guide.

JOONE's PIRATES DECLARED 'BEST SELLING' AND 'BEST RENTING' TITLE OF THE YEAR AT 2007 AWARD SHOW

Joone's blockbuster Pirates has been named 'Best Renting' and 'Best Selling' DVD at the 2007 award show in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 13th, 2007. Publisher Paul Fishbein presented the 'Best Selling' and 'Best Renting' trophies to director Joone and the leading stars, Jesse Jane and Carmen Luvana. In his unscripted speech, Fishbein touched on the title's overwhelming success, calling it a true cultural phenomenon. Thrilled with the win, Joone said, "I'd like to thank everyone who participated in the film, the distributors and stores for their support and of course the fans who made this possible."

The recent wins take Pirates from 11 to 13, making it the most awarded title in AVN history. With over 40 awards worldwide, Pirates has also received more awards collectively than any other title. These award figures represent all titles in adult entertainment, worldwide. Today, after 67 weeks on AVN's Top 50 Weekly Rentals and Sales Charts, Pirates continues to rank, boasting the longest stay on the list by any title, yet another record. Statistics at all of the top retailers in North America support the claim. Both Gamelink.com and AdultDVDEmpire.com show Pirates in the top 5 and Hustler Hollywood stores report that Pirates is still their top selling title. Since its original release in September of 2005, Pirates has received over 40 awards. With a Hollywood-style premiere at the famed Egyptian theatre, a two-month, nationwide promotional tour, coverage in a multitude of highbrow college papers and a handful of sold-out University screenings, it became a cultural phenomenon overnight. The high-definition release garnered press from sources like MSNBC, Variety, LA Times, Associated Press, KDKA, Reuters, Newsweek, NY Times, Home Cinema Magazine, Tampa Bay Times, Real Detroit Weekly, LA Weekly and HD TV Total. In May of 2006, Pirates became the first adult movie to successfully crossover, receiving an R rating from the MPAA and mainstream distribution. In September 2006, Digital Playground followed the R-rating with a stand-alone soundtrack. The Pirates soundtrack is the first adult soundtrack to standalone in the digital revolution and the first to acquire successful and visible mainstream distribution. For additional information, including the Pirates trailer and up-to-date details about Pirates 2, visit http://www.PiratesTheMovie.com.

Company President, Samantha Lewis is pleased. She says, "I'd like to thank Paul Fishbein for honoring us with a special presentation and everyone at AVN for acknowledging the success of Pirates. These two awards are the most important ones we could receive. The sales and rental figures reflect the vast marketing efforts and the overall success of the title. I couldn't be happier."

That rat bastard Karl Rove is at it again

Have you wondered why Little Boots announced his plans to send thousands of US soldiers to certain death right now? Could a Democratic Congress that plans to actually do something to help regular people have anything to do with it? BuzzFlash thinks so:
http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/editorials/118


Out of uniform

A US Air Force sergeant who posed for Playboy has been relieved of duty. I guess the enlistment oath now allows officers to pick and choose which parts of the Constitution they will uphold.
http://www.ksdk.com/news/watercooler/hot_topics_article.aspx?storyid=110780


Awards errata


I was marking the winners on my list of awards nominations and I noticed a couple of errors, which I offer here for anybody else looking for "Best Big Bust Series" in the noms list.

Best Foreign All-Sex Release – Euro Domination (Clark Euro / Evil Angel)
Should read:
Best Foreign All-Sex Release – Obsession (Clark Euro Angel / Evil Angel)

Best Foreign All-Sex Series – Obsession (Clark Euro Angel / Evil Angel)
Should read:
Best Foreign All-Sex Series – Euro Domination (Clark Euro / Evil Angel)

Best High-Definition Production – Fashionistas: Safado (Evil Angel)
Should read:
Best High-Definition Production –Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge, Evil Angel Productions

Best Oral Sex Scene – Video – Jenna Haze, Jenna Haze Dark Side (Jules Jordan Video), Jenna Haze, Scott Lyons, Arnold Schwartzenpecker, Johnny Fender, Trent Sulari and Donny Schlong
Should read:
Best Oral Sex Scene – Video – Jenna Haze Dark Side (Jules Jordan Video), Jenna Haze, Scott Lyons, Arnold Schwartzenpecker, Johnny Fender, Trent Sulari and Donny Schlong

Best Specialty Series – Big Bust – Boob Bangers (Darkko Productions/Evil Angel)
In nominations list, category is:
Best Big Bust Series

Best Specialty Series – MILF – MILF Seeker (Pink Visual Productions)
In nominations list, category is:
Best MILF Series

Best Specialty Series – Squirting – Flower’s Squirt Shower (Elegant Angel Productions)
In nominations list, category is:
Best Squirting Series

I can send you the whole list if you'd like. Word doc, 225kb. Drop me a line.

Something new

Okay, the post-show quite isn't universal. Stoney Curtis is out there pitching. Observe:

Ladies on the Hunt for Hole-Mates, not Soulmates, in Lethal Hardcore's Latest Series

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Young and on the prowl, the ladies in Lethal Hardcore's latest all-new series ditch looking for Mr. Right and look to satiate their carnal cravings that haunt them 24/7 with Mr. Right Now.

Lethal Hardcore's first volume of Who Needs a Soulmate Give Me a Hole-Mate, in stores now, features Satine Phoenix, Richelle Ryan, Nadi Phuket, Alexis Luv and Isabella in pounding XXX-rated all-sex action clocking in at over three hours and six scenes.

"These girls aren't looking for love," Lethal Hardcore owner and Who Needs a Soulmate Give Me a Hole-Mate's director Stoney Curtis said. "They're looking to get it on and get off with some of the hardest working men in the industry. They use and abuse the guys they're with, then throw them away and go on the hunt for their next fix of dick."

The company's next release, 100% Prime Grade A Meat, is the first title from another all-new series and stars Veronique Vega, Renae Cruz, Leaghlani Red, Ariel Alexus and Emilianna.

"We feature nothing but the choicest talent in 100% Prime Grade A Meat," Curtis said. "These girls don't take it like slabs of beef though, and show off why they're at their top of their game in each scene." For more information visit stoneycurtisxxx.com. Distributors may email Mike Ott at celestialproductions (at) socal.rr.com.

Red sneakers go with everything, even the Venetian carpet
January 10, 2007

Random Notes From A Red Notebook: Adult Expo, Day Minus-One

Drove the I-15 with Kim Airs, in from Boston, so I had somebody to keep me company besides The Highway Stations... You know Adult Expo is in the offing when you go into The Mad Greek and see a card for a porn performer's website wedged over the urinal... The state of Nevada is working its way to Las Vegas with its road-widening, the backup now starts past Jean... Got to the press area right before it closed, checked in, got my credential, all neat and pretty... A small waif-like creature in a pulled-down hat turns out to be Sunny Lane without makeup. We talk for a few minutes as she poses for pictures with fans... I offer to show her my shortcut back to the Venetian, which she readily accepts... Along the way we run into Mark Kernes, and also Eve Laurence, who has blond hair and bangs now, affecting a P.J. Soles look. She's just turned 21 and is glad of it... As we walk through the casino, Sunny admires the Venetian cocktail waitress uniforms, "They look like a skating dress, I like 'em."... I like them too, for a completely different reason... After a quick nosh at a nearby Panda Express, I head back to the Venetian to see what's going on at the Oculus... What's going on is there's a lot of guys here from CES, with an occasional porn person... Kurt Lockwood... Dennis Paradise, shooting the breeze with Tyla Wynn – who is wearing jeans that go only halfway up her butt – and Scarlett Summers... Photographer Tara...

Roy Karch, happy that he's going to do his remake of Inserts... He tells of meeting Richard Dreyfuss at a gas station and telling him "I liked Inserts," to which Dreyfuss responded "You're the one who saw it!"... Roy is also wearing red high-top sneakers, the footwear of choice for some reason... Paul Thomas... Nicole Sheridan, Voodoo and Barrett Blade watch Kirsten Price play a Wheel of Fortune slot machine, yelling "Big money! Big money!" as the reels spin... Mike South, here to cover the show for Genesis. He initially said he wasn't coming, and I'm glad things changed... Mya Luvanna... Megan from Shane's World... Lezley Zen, long gone from the business, but still hanging out. She's in promotion now... Jeff Mullen, laconically observing "There are all guys here."... Bobby Rinaldi and Romy from Wildlife, observing from the sidelines... Lisa Sparxxx. I ask her why I never see her at PSK any more and she says "I live in Kentucky now"... Danny Gorman, now at Juicy Entertainment... Carmen Hart... Greg Alves... Peter Reynolds... I join Roy, Wayne Hentai and Ron Royster for a major nosh at Café Grand Lux... "Where were you?" Wayne asks. "I called you asking where I should eat." I reel off a list of places, but it's too late, we're seated and have menus.

Tired and well-fed, I head back to the hotel to get some rest. It has begun.


Click here, bookmark the link. You need it. Trust me.
Terri Redor compiles the info so you don't have to

The indispensable Floating World website adds even more value by putting up a list of who's where and another list of parties.


AEE Party List & Signing Schedules At The Floating World

LOS ANGELES, CA. – Adult Industry News And Events site The Floating World (http://www.thefloatingworld.com) has compiled a couple of schedules for attendess of this year’s Adult Expo, held at the Sands Expo Center from January 10th to 13th. One schedule is a list of industry parties and extracurricular events happening around Las Vegas during the four days of the show. The other is a comprehensive listing of signing schedules for the industry stars who will be on the convention floor itself at various times and places during the show.

The list of parties contains links to complete articles about each event, with lists of performers attending, addresses and contact information.

The performer signing schedules list includes photos of individual performers and links to their calendar pages on the site. The Floating World compiles such a list every year, gathering information from press releases, individual performers, companies with booths, industry forums and a list AVN itself prepares before the show. The text list is available now at http://www.thefloatingworld.com/avnexpolasvegas-January-10-2007.txt.

"This year's list contains a very useful feature for fans - a text-only list of signing times and locations that can be printed out and easily referenced during the show," explains Terri Redor, the site's publisher.

Terri will be attending this year's Adult Entertainment Expo where he will gather information on Wednesday to update the site’s signing and party schedules. He can be easily recognized by his height - nearly that of Gram Ponante.

About The Floating World:

The Floating World (http://www.thefloatingworld.com) publishes adult industry event announcements and tracks the personal appearances of adult industry performers at Adult Industry Conventions, Parties, and Signings, as well as at Gentlemen’s Clubs across the USA. The Floating World also aggregates Adult Video Industry and Webmaster News Headlines from a total of 50 Adult Industry News Sources. Interested parties can contact The Floating World by writing to publisher Terri Redor, Terri (at) TheFloatingWorld.com.


January 9, 2007

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear

After the Vivid-alt party on Thursday I had a flashback that knocked me on my ass.

1969-70-71, somewhere around there. I'm a teenager who hangs out in Hollywood a lot, checking out the bookstores, going to movies, watching TV shows – there were two major TV studios on Vine Street, an independent one at 1541 and ABC at 1313 where I saw Dick Cavett when his show came to L.A. – and spending a lot of time just hanging out.

I bought a copy of L.A. Free Press from some longhaired kid and went to the Norms on Sunset across the street from the Cinerama Dome to read it. Over a two-bit cup of coffee I saw an ad for the subtly-named "POR-NO Adult Theatre," just around the corner on Cahuenga. The ad had an irresistible come-on: $1 off with the ad.

I finished my coffee, took the paper, and ambled around the corner to the "theatre," a storefront with tons of porn magazines in the front and a screening room in the back. A forboding sign said "$5 admission." (If I wanted I could have walked over to the Hollywood Pacific and seen 2001: A Space Odyssey instead for $2.50. First run. Reserved seat. Brand new 70mm print, because there were no old prints, the movie had just come out.)

An even more forboding sign said "21 and over only." I was nowhere near 21. I decided to bluff it out. I walked up, opened the paper.

"Is this ad good?"

The guy behind the counter looked at it indifferently. "Yeah."

"Are you 21?" he asked, without looking up.

"Yeah."

"Four bucks."

I handed the money over, was gestured toward a curtain. I heard the whirr of a 16mm projector as I flooded the room with light from the store. There was a wall on my right, theatre chairs in rows to my left. Very crowded, I had to wait a minute for my eyes to adjust before I could be sure to find an unoccupied seat. On the white wall, washed-out images were playing. I thought "Oh, this is just girl-girl" until one of the girls dropped trou and I realized it was a long-haired guy. The long-haired guy on the screen helpfully held a hand mirror to the camera so we could see the girl better as she sucked his dick. It was silent loops, they were okay I suppose, but I was transfixed by something else.

The music.

The loops were silent, but the music in the background was incredible. A live jazz performance, trumpeter, really rousing the crowd, who enthusiastically cheered him on. I remember thinking to myself this is just loops and the price is awful high, but this music is incredible. I gotta come back here next week and hear some more.

After about an hour, the loop show started over, so I left. Walking back down Cahuenga, I saw that the "POR-NO Adult Theatre" was next door to the legendary jazz club Shelley's Manne Hole, operated by drummer Shelley Manne and pretty much Jazz Central in Los Angeles.

The music had been coming through the wall.

All this came rushing back to me when I was walking back to my car after the Vivid-alt party and I saw this on the sidewalk:
And all of this came rushing back to me. Memories are funny. You never know when they're going to hit you like a ton of bricks.

Oh great

Jeopardy! über-champ Ken Jennings passes along a new drawback to Little Boots' brave new world of ultra-protection.
http://ken-jennings.com/blog/?p=306


Lex scores G4 exposure

Performer/director Lexington Steele will be featured on the G4 cable programming service in a pre-taped segment showing him directing and in his office at Mercenary HQ. Tell me how it comes out, I'm gonna be 300 miles away from my TV set.

Performer, Director and Mercenary Owner Lexington Steele to be Featured on TV Network's Adult Expo Coverage

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Honored globally and nominated for his work as a performer and director at the upcoming awards on Las Vegas, Mercenary Pictures owner Lexington Steele will be featured on the G4 cable network later this week.

The young adult male-oriented channel, available in 60 million homes, joined Steele on location while the award-winning director shot a scene for an upcoming Mercenary production and interviewed Steele at his office where he completed his day at the wheel of his internationally-recognized production company. Steele's segment, part of G4's coverage of the 2007 Adult Expo, will air on Friday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

Steele, a three-time Male Performer of the Year, is nominated for Director of the Year (Body of Work) award and a fourth Male Performer of the Year trophy. Mercenary's nominations for 2007 include Best Ethnic-Themed Release – Black, Ebony XXX 2; Best Ethnic-Themed Series – Black, Black Reign; Best Ethnic-Themed Series – Black, Ebony XXX; Best Interracial Release, Lex Steele XXX 6; Best POV Release, Pole Position: Lex POV 5, Best POV Series, Pole Position: Lex POV; Best Solo Release, Handyman (from Mercenary subsidiary Black Viking) and Best Transsexual Series, You'd Never Know (also from Black Viking).

"I'm very pleased that G4 took the time to join me during a typical work day and talk about my life's accomplishments, Mercenary and the upcoming awards show," Steele said. "I put 110 percent into directing my scenes -- as does Mercenary's other directors, Tina Tyler, Jimmy Scaffnetti, Marco Banderas and Don Picone – and performing in them. Knowing the public and mainstream media are taking notice and acknowledging the contributions we're making to the adult industry lets us know that the quality and work we're put into our titles haven't gone unnoticed, and is motivation to do even better."

For more information, visit lexingtonsteele.com Distributors may contact Hank at mercenarypictures (at) msn.com. For foreign sales, contact Dani at dani (at) calvista.com.


Hillary Scott one-ups Ty Pennington

The Extreme Makeover guru never thought of doing this, I'll bet. Not as long as his paychecks have a mouse on them. Hillary Scott, not being hamstrung by such family-friendly constraints, is getting anal with a vengeance. Observe:

HILLARY SCOTT WEARS ‘SUPERSTAR’ WELL WITH EXTREME ASSHOLE MAKEOVERS

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) Hillary Scott is beginning to wear the title superstar well after coming off a marvelous 2006 which resulted in a nomination for the coveted Female Performer of the Year Award. Although being called a superstar might make her a bit uncomfortable, there is no doubt that the tiny blond has big time written all over her as she expands her craft to include directing movies among her many talents.

Coming off a stellar performance in the year’s most talked-about movie Corruption which is up for Best Video Feature; Scott has just completed starring and directing the debut volume of her new series with Sex Z Pictures called Extreme Asshole Makeovers.

The self proclaimed professional asswhore is no stranger to backyard fun and the very mention of the word asshole seems to put a spark in her eyes as a delightful grin descends upon her face when she talks about Extreme Asshole Makeovers.

“I love ass sex because it really makes me cum hard, and there’s just something really dirty and wrong in many people’s minds about ramming things into your stink star,” Scott rejoiced.

Extreme Asshole Makeovers is filled with hot stars who love to be plowed up their backdoors and even the one girl on girl scene between Sandra Romaine and Samantha Rhodes was not your typical lovey dovey lesbian romp but rather an all-out assault of the ass where fingers and other tools get jammed, crammed and rammed deep inside gaping holes.

“This movie will not for everybody because it is really hard core. I just love doing this wild stuff,” Scott expressed.

Hillary Scott seems to fit nicely with Sex Z Pictures and will be signing at their booth at this week’s Adult Expo in Las Vegas. “I am really going to have a good time in Vegas so I hope everybody comes to town,” she concluded.

Fans of anal sex should check out Corruption and Hillary Scott’s new series Extreme Asshole Makeovers when it is released in March from Sex Z Pictures.

Check out www.sexzvod.com and www.myspace.com/sexzpictures for more information.
For sales information on Sex Z Pictures contact: Bradley, Sex Z Pictures, bradley (at) sexz.net,.
For more information on Sex Z Pictures contact: Jeff Mullen, All Media Play, jeff (at) allmediaplay.com.


900-year-old dead filmmakers

I'll start with the writer.

A.I. Bezzerides was a novelist whose immortality is assured by his screenplay for the 1955 movie Kiss Me Deadly, which Bezzerides changed from a Mike Hammer detective story into a Cold War fable about a mysterious box that all the characters were interested in although the audience never knew what was in it. (When a mysterious thing like this turns up in a Hitchcock movie, it's called a "MacGuffin.") When the box was opened, a bright light came out from it, an effect that obviously impressed Quentin Tarantino. Bezzerides was proud of Kiss Me Deadly, and turned up at a screening at the L.A. County Art Museum a few years ago.

He was 98.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bezzerides9jan09,1,1721539.story?coll=la-news-obituaries


One of Iwao Takamoto's creations
Animation character designer Iwao Takamoto also died this week. He was an animator at Disney who joined the new Hanna-Barbera operation in 1961 as it was taking television by storm, and added his own twist to character design. His design of Scooby-Doo was based on consultations with a Great Dane breeder: "[The breeder] showed me some pictures and talked about the important points of a Great Dane, like a straight back, straight legs, small chin and such... I decided to go the opposite and gave him a hump back, bowed legs, big chin and such. Even his color is wrong."

He was 81.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070109/ap_on_en_tv/obit_takamoto


Hi-def. What? Hi-def. What? Hi-def.

Digital Playground has announced that their first four HD titles will ship this month, including yet another incarnation of Pirates, which should have a musical version opening on Broadway this fall. Have a look:


DIGITAL PLAYGROUND SHIPS 4 HD-DVD TITLES

Digital Playground is pleased to confirm a January street date for the their first four HD-DVD releases. Island Fever 3 will ship in HD next week, followed by Pirates, Jack's Teen America 3, and Island Fever 4, later in the month. These titles are compatible with Toshiba's, X-Box and other available HD-DVD players. With nearly 500,000 HD DVD players on the market today and more than 2 million expected by the end of 2007, consumers continue to embrace the HD DVD format, buying titles at more than twice the rate of any high definition format. DP founder Joone is relieved and excited to have the nuances of the new format resolved, "I love the high definition experience and committed to using the format exclusively in February of 2004. Our entire library of movies produced since then has been filmed and mastered in this resolution and we will eventually re-release everything in HD. We've been waiting for the delivery technology to be available and now that it is you can expect to see our HD product dominate the market."

In September of 2004, DP delivered Island Fever 3, the first HD title to be delivered to the masses. This benchmark film was named 'Best High Definition Production' at the 2005 award show and also was awarded best selling DVD by Empire Awards. One year later, Pirates, which was also delivered in HD, was named 'Best High Definition Production' at the 2006 award show. On track for the 2007 award show, Digital Playground is pleased with dual nominations in the High Definition category for Island Fever 4 and Teagan's Juice. Today, with over 150 titles on HD, Digital Playground has the largest high definition library available in adult entertainment.


PRthatRocks adds adult-entertainment division

San Francisco-based PR operation sets up an X-rated division, the better to serve the needs of adult entertainment producers. Here's the press release, with contact info:


PRThatRocks.com Launches Adult Entertainment Publicity Division, PRThatRoXXX.com

San Francisco, CA - PRThatRocks.com, a leading entertainment industry publicity firm, is proud to announce the launch of PRThatRoXXX.com, its new adult entertainment industry division. The PRThatRoXXX.com division dignifies, tailors and targets the unique corporate messages of its adult industry clients to effectively acquire the most press coverage possible across the entire media spectrum.

Founded in November 1994, PRThatRocks.com continues to serve clients as diverse as major label bands and recording artists, record labels, musicians and composers, radio personalities, and recording studios. In 2002, PRThatRocks.com began serving the publicity needs of prestigious adult entertainment industry clients and events. The firm's specialty of acquiring mainstream press coverage for its adult industry clients has resulted in high-profile feature and front-page articles in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, SPIN Magazine, The San Francisco Business Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, 7x7 Magazine, and others.

As demand for services increased and the business continued to expand through 2006, it became necessary to establish the new division to represent and focus on the unique requirements of adult entertainment industry clients. PRThatRocks.com has been honored to work with The Exotic Erotic Ball, The Gentlemen's Club Owner's Expo, the Adult Nightclub and Exotic Dancer Awards Show, the 11th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest, San Francisco's legendary Dark Kabaret, Vince Neil's Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament, Kink.com, RetailDating.com, and FantasyGlide.com.

PRThatRoXXX.com also provides adult entertainment industry leaders with a wide range of other marketing communications services, including press release creation and distribution, feature article generation and placement, pre-launch product analysis, new product and company launches, and product and corporate branding programs.

PRThatRocks.com's president, Christopher Buttner, has been called on for commentary regarding a wide range of topics by leading media outlets, including entertainment industry trade and music enthusiast magazines, local newspapers, and adult entertainment print and online media outlets, such as ADULT NOVELTY NEWS Magazine, ADULT STORE BUYER Magazine, EXOTIC DANCER'S CLUB BULLETIN Magazine and HustlerWorld.com. Christopher has also appeared on radio and television talk shows, including SexwithEmily.com, Playboy Radio's Night Calls, Howard Stern's Howard 100 News, Art Mann Presents, and others.

For more info about PRThatRoXXX.com, please contact Christopher Buttner, at Chris (at) prthatroxxx.com


Mary Carey
January 8, 2007

Mary Carey inks non-exclu pact with K-Beech, will sign at Adult Expo


The performer/Gubernatorial candidate will celebrate her new non-exclusive contract with K-Beech by signing at the K-Beech booth at Adult Expo this week.


Mary Carey signs Non-Exclusive with K-Beech Inc, will appear at Adult Expo

Mary Carey, easily one of Porn's Biggest Stars has agreed to a 6 Picture Non-exclusive deal with K-Beech Video Inc. As part of the agreement, she will also make 2 very special appearances at the upcoming Adult Expo in Las Vegas. The titles {to be directed by Cash Markman} will be released thru BACKEND Productions, with production on the first beginning right after the show.

She will also make 2 very special limited appearances at the K-Beech Video booth {booth number 5013} during the upcoming Adult Expo in Las Vegas. She will be signing on Friday, January 12, from 12 noon til 4 pm, and Saturday, January 13 from 1PM til 5 PM.

For K-Beech, getting the opportunity to work with someone of Mary's Caliber was a great way to start 2007. "Things happened very quickly," notes Kevin Beechum {CEO of K-Beech Video Inc.}Adding, "she's very popular across the board, the fans love her, she's one of the biggest acts on the feature dance circuit and she's crossed over into mainstream like no one before her."

Mary was equally enthused: "I am excited about working with Kevin; he is giving me an opportunity to work with a great director, Cash, and put out movies while I get my own company going. I think Kevin and his company is great and is just what I need in my career right now. 2007 brings me to Mary Carey the business woman, not the party girl, I am 26 now and ready for all the positive changes happening in my life." www.marycarey.com

Please refer all sales inquires regarding BACKEND Productions to Ray at: ray (at) kbeech.com

Please forward all media inquires regarding Mary Carey during the 2007 Adult Expo to Dominic at: drxnla (at) aol.com


Taylor Wane gets Legends of Erotica kudos Thursday

She's going to do the Grauman's Chinese thing, maybe with a twist if the mood strikes her, Thursday night at the annual Hall of Fame honors. Have a look and see you there, I hope. I've always missed this one, but I'm really going to try to make it this year.

TAYLOR WANE TO BE INDUCTED INTO LEGENDS OF EROTICA HALL OF FAME

Taylor Wane, the British-born busty beauty, has done a lot in her 15 plus years in the adult industry. Taylor (www.taylorwane.com) has been a Penthouse Pet, graced the covers and been featured in hundreds of magazine issues, won awards for her scintillating performances in adult movies, been on network television and radio programs. The list goes on and on. While it has been a wild and incredible ride in her storied career, it’s always an honor when someone sits up and takes notice. That’s just what industry veteran Bill Margold and Las Vegas’ Showgirls Video are doing when they induct Taylor into their Legends of Erotica Hall of Fame on Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 pm.

“As cliché as it might sound, this is truly an honor to me,” Taylor said after being contacted about the ceremony. “They have inducted many legends, and to be thought of in the same way as these stars truly is nothing short of just that – a huge honor.”

Taylor will be on hand with other industry luminaries that were invited such as Sean Michaels, Serena, Herschel Savage and more. She will have her name and possibly other famous assets cast in cement at the storied location for eternity.

Wane will also be in town signing along with Smoking Mary Jane at the annual Adult Expo at her company’s booth (#9063) for Taylor Wane Entertainment and also lending her time to support breast cancer charity b.a.b.e. (www.babefoundation.org) at their booth, for which she is the official spokeswoman.

Fans may also catch Taylor as she continues her hectic schedule around town. On January 11th she will be at the Playboy Club in the Palms Hotel and Casino, as she helps celebrate both the launch of the Club Jenna channel and her top rated Playboy Radio show, “Private Calls,” which recently added their two-millionth unique listener. After her appearance there, she will head over to the Venetian’s red-hot club Tao for Tera Patrick’s 2nd Annual Diva Las Vegas party where she will walk the catwalk at midnight as one of the featured models showing off Tera’s new lingerie line, Mistress Couture. After the Legends of Erotica induction, Wane will be at Rum Jungle in Mandalay Bay for the an adult video awards pre-party to help judge a hot body contest along with other celebrity judges.


Feds, citing 'child porn' boogeyman, want Internet providers to keep track of every web visit

The latest attack on privacy rights is based on fighting child pornography. Can't these guys fight child porn without compromising everybody's privacy? Not that it matters, the Department of "Justice" snoopers can't even keep their stories straight as to why they want the information. Look at the last paragraph.
http://www.grandhaventribune.com/paid/317067006680886.bsp


One reason to make that traffic-clogged trip to Mandalay Bay Saturday night

Sure, the awards will be another exercise in boredom, and if you were nominated you have a 1-in-15 chance to win, and The Garage Band From Hell will torture your eardrums with their '70s guitar-god heavy metal thunderings, but as soon as it's over you can run over to rumjungle and drown your sorrows at this party. Have a look:

ANNUAL AWARDS PARTY ANNOUNCES HOSTS

Canoga Park, CA -- Weiss & Associates and Bunda Media Group announce that they have secured The Rum Jungle, inside Mandalay Bay, for their annual awards pre-party. The annual party has always been the # 1 choice during the Adult Expo to party with porn stars, mainstream stars, and VIPs. The evening will be “Broadcast Live” on 98.5 KLUC, Las Vegas' #1 Hit Music Station. The Rum Jungle is one of Las Vegas’ hottest upscale clubs with two levels, exclusive bottle service tables, and a 1200 person capacity.

The Adult Video Awards Pre-party will be held on January 12, 2007 starting at 10pm. There will be a Ladies' Sexy Body Contest for cash and prizes. The event is co-hosted by adult entertainers nominated in several categories including Performer of the Year, Best New Starlet and Hall of Famers as well as the ladies of Playboy Radio.

Adult Video Awards Pre-Party Hosts

Jasmine Byrne – Performer of the Year nominee
Taylor Wane – Playboy Radio
Alana Evans – Playboy Radio
Sean Michaels – Hall of Fame
Monica Mayhem – Australian Super star
Ava Rose – Best New Starlet nominee
Flower Tucci – Performer of the Year nominee
Sasha Grey – Best New Starlet nominee
Marie Luv – Performer of the Year nominee
Nicki Hunter
Brianna Luv
Roxy Deville
Gia Paloma
Kelly Wells

Celebrity Contest Judges
Taylor Wane – Playboy Radio
Alana Evans – Playboy Radio
Sean Michaels – Hall of Fame
Dan Davis – Editor-In-Chief/Editorial Director Magna Publishing Group

Masters of Ceremonies
Harry Weiss
Mohamed Moretta

To reserve a bottle service table;
Harry Weiss HWeissPR (at) aol.com
Mohamed Moretta gotbunda (at) aol.com


New malware turns computers into 'zombies'

Thanks to the ever-vigilant Dianne Chandler for finding this one and sending it over.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/07/technology/07net.html


Iraq: Mission almost accomplished

According to The Independent in the UK, if a new law passes the Iraq Parliament this week, major oil companies will get 30-year contracts to extract Iraq's oil and keep the lion's share of the profits. If this passes, maybe we can get the poor soldiers out of harm's way because Bush and his cronies will finally get "their" oil which the people of Iraq have been sitting on since the Iraqis nationalized oil production in 1972.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2132569.ece


Relax

Cleopatra of the Nile asked me to post this and it really looks like an ad and I really oughta charge somebody for this but Cleopatra has never asked me for anything ever so I'm posting this. Maybe I'll get a free massage out of it. I could use one, I've been tense lately.

MASSAGE THERAPIST TO THE STARS!!!

We would like to welcome to our industry David Mc Rae of TENDER TOUCH MASSAGE. Therapeutic massage specialist. His clients are none other than Akira Lane, Jennifer Korbin, Julie Cialini, Kat Gutierrez, Flo Jalin, Tia Kai, Sharon Engert, Nikki Zeno, Charisse Kailyn, Keisha and Cleopatra of the Nile.

In the privacy of your own home, David’s services as a professional and specialized therapist are secondary to none. His customized one-on-one treatment is not only excellent, he will cater each session to your specific needs and has been recommended by so many fabulous people in the industry. Their personal recommendations will speak for themselves.

He understands the need for personalized attention and the need for privacy as well as being able to offer a variety of types of therapy for a special “Industry” rate. Circulatory, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Sports and PJM.

INDUSTRY SPECIAL ONLY!!!!

$50 one hour (any type of massage) first time only in the privacy of your own home.

$35 for 45 mins for more than one person in the same location. (one time special)

TEAM UP WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND BOOK DAVID FOR $35.00 EACH!!!

By appointment only: http://www.tendertouchmassage.org or tendertouchmassage (at) earthlink.net

availability Mon – Fri 6pm to 10pm

BOOK DAVID FOR A MASSAGE PARTY FOR A FLAT RATE OR BOOK AN OFFICE MASSAGE PARTY FOR ALL YOUR CO-WORKERS!!!

Contact David at Tender Touch Massage for details.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

“Today I had David give me a treatment for 1 ½ hours. I must say that in the past I have had massage therapists try to treat my problem areas and I always leave in just as much pain because these issues are not dealt with correctly. I always feel pain in my upper and lower back and my neck. David addressed my pain quickly and I really didn’t have to direct him as to what my body needed for me to feel better. This man definitely deserves his recognition as a massage therapist with the right touch. I would definitely have him massage me again and he is definitely worth more than what I paid him.”

Cleopatra of the Nile Dec 17th 2006.

“David is awesome. He has the perfect combination natural healing talent and extensive training. His stamina is amazing and he is a true professional. I love his massages!”

PORN STAR KEISHA

Joanna Angel makes New York magazine

The diminutive performer/director tells of her favorite eating places in this short snippet of an article, which has a provocative picture of her with a bunch of bagels.
http://nymag.com/daily/food/2007/01/porn_impresario_joanna_angel.html



Ten thousand reasons to fork out $75 for a one-day Adult Expo ticket

Pure Vanilla is giving away ten thousand dollars cash on Saturday afternoon, and it's going to be given away by Tera Patrick, who will hand over a brick of $100 bills, which if you're smart you will hand right back and say "Mail me a check" because the last thing you want to do is have $10,000 cash with you in a casino.


Pure Vanilla Sweetens the Pot in Ten Thousand Dollar Cash Giveaway!

(New York, NY) As if winning ten thousand dollars just for being in the right place with the right Pure Vanilla card wasn’t enough, now the lucky winner gets to meet Tera Patrick as a bonus. The incredibly gorgeous Ms. Patrick will select the name of one lucky PV card holder and then turn over ten thousand dollars in cash on the spot.

Pure Vanilla is sponsoring the drawing on Saturday the 13th at 3pm. Everyone in attendance at the AEE will receive a complimentary PV card to be used in the drawing. Tera will select the winner in the registration area of the Adult Expo.

The drawing caps off a week of events for both PV and Tera Patrick, including the Tera Patrick “Diva Las Vegas” party hosted by Tera and sponsored by Pure Vanilla.

Tera Patrick handing you a brick of ten grand in cash...what could be better?


Smash Pictures fronting Saturday night after-party

If you don't win an award Saturday night and you want to drown your sorrows – or if you do win and you want to celebrate – Smash Pictures is hosting an "off da hook" after party at the Empire Ballroom, which is just a short shuttle bus ride down the Strip from Mandalay Bay, just behind the 24-hour Walgreens next to the MGM Grand. Have a look.

Lights... Pornstars.... Action!

Geared up and ready for what promises to be the most incredible After Party of the 2007 awards comes the first annual mega star bash... Pornstar Ville 2007!

Pornstar.com and Smash Pictures invites you to this 'Star Studded' event like no other... a gathering of the industry's elite group of Film Studios, Pornstars, Producers, Directors and VIP Guests from hundreds of esteem adult companies.

Hosting this event are the gorgeous Starlets of Smash Pictures & many more studios too, music entertainment by the insomniatic mix mastery of DJ Times Number #1 DJ In America the one and only Jonathan Peters!

Don't miss this lifetime opportunity to be surrounded by the hottest girls in the world in the opulent VIP setting of Las Vega's number one sprawling and decadent after hours club - The Empire Ballroom.

With all these studios joined together & the amazing location this is bound to be off da hook says Stuart Wall-Vice President of Smash Pictures, what a better way to end the last day of the show to a drink and to hit the dancefloor.

Pornstar Ville 2007 will be the precedent event that'll create the largest Pornstar Party every year after the awards... come join us and share what will be a memorable night of glamour and stardom from 10pm to 10am!

Shuttle Buses will be running for VIP Guests from Mandalay Bay to The Empire Ballroom from 10pm - 4am.

The Empire Ballroom
3765 Las Vegas Blvd South
Next to the MGM, behind Walgreens
Across from the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino
Girl-of-the-hour Dana DeArmond
January 6, 2007

Random Notes From A Red Notebook: Vivid Alt party at Beauty Bar

Fame is fleeting, I reflect as I head down Cahuenga past the old White Lotus, dark on a Thursday night behind a dumpster the size of a boxcar. Other Thursday nights it was an effort to get past the club... Cruising the back streets of Hollywood, looking for a parking space, I drive past the old Mark Twain hotel, the Hollywood digs of Robert Benchley when he first came west in the late '20s. Speaking of fame being fleeting... I find a primo space at the corner of Selma, and shiver my way up Cahuenga to the party.... The Beauty Bar is an old beauty salon, the paneled wood door guarded by a large short-haired bouncer who views me quizzically until I say "Vivid-alt party?" and he nods... Entering the door into the blissful warmth I wonder which twenty-something alt-porn performer I'll see first... Just to my left, a familiar face recognizes me, and waves me over. Devinn Lane, dressed in a Rolling Stones logo T-shirt... We spend a few moments catching up before giving up and promising to get together during Adult Expo... Dana DeArmond is in the center of the room, chatting with people... Gia Jordan corrals her for a picture... I stroll over to the bar, order a Diet Coke. The oh-so-hip black-clad bartender brings it over, says "Two bucks." I like this place. When the change comes, I drop $2 on the bar, feeling like a big spender. Hell, I was expecting to pay $5, so I'm a buck ahead... The place's décor is unchanged from its days as a postwar beauty parlor. A lot of curved shapes extending from the walls to frame the ceiling, providing indirect lighting when it's turned on. Vivid Alt stickers are scattered on the beauticians' stations against one wall, the peel-off backs touting vividalt.com and declaring "Porn is the New Corporate Rock." The bar and DJ station are new, I'll bet...
Red sneakers go with everything
I start talking with graphic designer Colin Ambulance, and when I turn on my camera I look down and see that we're both wearing red tennis shoes. Ambulance tries to stump me on music trivia, asks me who was Steely Dan's first drummer. I'm not sure. "Chevy Chase!" he says triumphantly. News to me. I thought Chase played keyboards... Dana DeArmond sails by, calls me "the Silver Fox." What the hell, Charlie Rich isn't using it any more... I chat for a moment with director Eon McKai. "This isn't really an adult-friendly party," he explains to me. "I play to my audience." I ask him if I can see his movies, he gives me copies of Dana DeArmond Does The Internet and Girls Lie. Good, now when I talk to him I can ask him intelligent questions. When I open the packages later at home, I'm surprised that the modest cardboard folders have three discs each... Riley Mason is wearing a cloth loop for a top that goes over her head, down her front, and around her back. Looks like it's gonna fall off any second. I like it... A woman at the bar looks like jazz singer Cleo Laine, but she probably isn't... Charlotte Stokely, waif-like eyes, looking like an HO-scale version of Brooke Hunter... A lot of guys with long beards here... McKai is taking pictures right and left.. The party starts to ramp up at 11:30... David Bowie's Fame slices through the unfamiliar music... Charlotte Stokely, holding a drink at shoulder level, clinks her way down a row of drinkers. "Happy New Year!" clink "Happy New Year!" clink "Happy New Year!" clink "Happy New Year!" clink "Happy New Year!" clink... Gia Jordan has cornered Venus near the window, flashing shots... By the DJ station, two girls dance together, unnoticed... A woman walks by, looks like Digital Playground publicist Adella. She isn't, Adella would have recognized me... I take a goodbye lap, getting a picture of Dana DeArmond, thanking McKai... Gia Jordan looks at my handful of camera, red notebook and videos and asks "Are you going to take that home and jerk off to it?"

"Not all of it," I riposte.

"I was kidding," she says.

"So was I."


Hmmmm

When I was a kid, every year the Soviet Union had a big parade on May Day and the next day there would be extensive news analysis of who was standing where on the Soviet officials' stand and what that meant. Who was on his way up, who was on his way out, who was losing status, that kind of thing.

The habit has stuck with me, and I now look everywhere for little things that might be meaningful.

Take a look at the wallpaper from the recent video Pirates, and the new poster for Pirates II, as swiped from the Mike South Website. Look for any significant differences. Click to enlarge if you'd like.

Highlight here to see the difference: The Adam & Eve logo is gone. This is a solo production by Digital Playground.

Whaddaya know?


US gasoline prices hit a low the week of the midterm elections. One of the lefty sites claims this was not a coincidence. See what you think:
http://ridingthejuggernaut.blogspot.com/2007/01/manipulating-oil-prices-for-political.html


Candida Royalle
Star power

Performer turned director Candida Royalle will head west from her New York headquarters to attend Adult Expo at the Adam & Eve booth. Royalle has a new video to promote (And you thought Joanna Angel was the only one shooting porn in New York, didn't you?) and a new personal massager, plus a new line of videos that she is producing as she mentors new young directors to follow her own particular type of erotic female-friendly productions. Press release follows:

CANDIDA ROYALLE TO ATTEND 2007 ADULT EXPO WITH ADAM & EVE PICTURES

Chatsworth, CA: Adult Icon Candida Royalle will be attending the 2007 Adult Expo with long time distributor Adam & Eve Pictures. The successful relationship between Royalle and the adult powerhouse is not new news; however, what IS big news is the direction Royalle and her production company Femme are taking this year.

Royalle will be at the show to promote several new and exciting projects, the first of which is the latest title to be released from Femme, “Under The Covers." With a street date of February 6, 2007 this newest hit will be kicked off by an exclusive launch party in New York on February 5th at the famed Madame X.

Another exciting direction for Femme is the first release from Candida Royalle’s new line Femme Chocolat. This line will feature a multi-ethnic cast. The first title from Femme Chocolat is slated to street March 20th and is titled “Afrodite Superstar." This movie was directed by protégée director Venus Hottentot and produced by Royalle. Along with this release there will be a premiere screening and discussion at New York’s New School. This new line is the first step in Royalle’s project of grooming young new directors to work with her to further expand Femme reach and appeal.

Candida Royalle will also be promoting the newest piece in the Natural Contours line of Personal massagers, the IDEAL. This piece is the latest in what is proving to be one of the top lines of personal massagers available on the market today.

Attending the show January 12 & 13th, she will also be participating in a Women’s Seminar on Friday, January 12th from 11:30 – 12:30 to discuss women’s issues in the adult marketplace.


This is just wrong

A new study shows that hormones in everyday things are leading to "precocious puberty" in kids as young as eight years old.
http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/46213/

Barbella takes marketing/promo post at Elegant

The industry veteran joins Patrick's company as marketing and promotions manager just in time for Adult Expo, and a good thing, if you're in the adult industry and you need a marketing and promo rep NOW is the time to hire one.

MIKE BARBELLA JOINS THE ELEGANT ANGEL SALES DEPARTMENT

Adult Entertainment Studio Elegant Angel is delighted to announce that Mike Barbella has joined their sales department as marketing and promotions manager. The charismatic and energetic veteran has over 15 years of industry experience working for companies such as Metro and Jill Kelly.

Over the past three years, Elegant Angel has improved its market position with comprehensive improvements to its productions, packaging, DVD authoring, and public relations. In 2006, while DVD sales slowed across the industry, Elegant Angel enjoyed significant growth with its innovative squirting movies, Black on Black product, and the award winning Big Wet Asses series.

“I am honored to be given this opportunity to work with Elegant Angel,” says Mike Barbella of his new position. “The dynamics at this company are of the highest level of excellence. It’s the best I have ever observed in all my years in the industry. Patrick Collins has assembled a staff of amazingly talented people. They are not only expertly skilled at the position they hold, but also completely work together as a team. That said, Elegant Angel could be considered the "sleeper" company of the 2000's. During recent years the brand name has grown prominently, and the fan base has expanded. But, the task at hand is to create greater access to the distributors, the retailers and, ultimately, the consumer. I want the Elegant Angel brand name to become the apple pie of the industry. We are a company committed to excellence and will not falter.”

Elegant Angel’s latest release is So You Think You Can Squirt? featuring brand new squirting rookies erupting a relentless onslaught of female ejaculation. The five soaking wet starlets are Cassie Young, Lexi Love, Kylie Wylde, McKenzee Miles, and Amber Rayne, all auditioning to prove they can match the likes of Jada Fire and Flower Tucci with their cunt-gushing abilities.

Also released in January is Big Wet Asses 10, Big Black Wet Asses 6, All By Myself, and Sperm Swappers 3.

“We will be unveiling some of the most innovative point of purchase materials at the 2007 Adult Expo,” Mike went on to say. “We cordially invite all in attendance to the Elegant Angel booth, number 2061. Whatever medium used to distribute our product; internet sales, rentals and downloads, wholesale or retail, we have a promotion tailored to the customer. We want to work together to great immediate increases in revenue for all involved.”

Signing for Elegant Angel at the Adult Entertainment Expo will be porn superstars Flower Tucci, Jada Fire, Katja Kassin, Lexi Love, and Sierra Sinn.

In an industry oversaturated with unoriginality and uniformity, and that tediously regurgitates current trends, Elegant Angel is company that customers can depend upon for an original, refreshingly strokable brand of hardcore gonzo porn. Expect big things from Elegant Angel in 2007.

For more information on Elegant Angel sales please email sales (at) elegantangel.com. To email Mike Barbella contact mikeb (at) elegantangel.com.


McCain hires Republican dirty trickster as campaign manager

I guess Karl Rove was busy. McCain has hired Republican hit man Terry Nelson, who was allegedly involved with the racist ad against Senate candidate Harold Ford in Tennessee. Lovely.
http://mediamatters.org/items/200612130001


What's better than a sex scene with a pretty girl? A sex scene with TWO pretty girls!
Gimme an "L"! Gimme an "E"!

New title in the Lesbian Cheerleader Squad series streets on Tuesday, just like the mainstream stuff. Have a look:

A whole new squad of girls for Lesbian Cheerleader Squad #4

Fort Lauderdale, FL- Teenage models and first-time lesbianism are once again in full effect in the fourth volume of the Lesbian Cheerleader Squad series. Tiffany Holiday and Kelly Kline grace the boxcover and star in this six scene video. A large supporting cast includes fan favorites Tory Lane, Britney James, Hailey Young and Becky LeSabre, along with east coast hotties Jade Solitaire, Alissa Ashley and one shot wonder Hailey Morgan. As seen on Playboy TV's Sexcetera, all the girls don cheerleader outfits and pom-poms fulfilling Jim Gunn Productions‚ company motto- "The Youngest Models Allowed By Law."

With tongues, fingers, dildos and strap-ons, the girls of the cheerleader squad get it on in multiple girl-girl pairings. Director Jim Gunn says "This cast is just the kind of pretty, young newcummers and one-shot wonders that I like to film." DVD bonus footage includes model interviews and first time lesbian stories from all the girls, plus movie trailers, cast bios, a photo gallery & more.

Lesbian Cheerleader Squad #4 is currently shipping domestically through distributor Avalon Enterprises on DVD with a street date of January 9th 2007. Publicity inquiries can be made though the company web site at JimGunn.com


Service with a skid
January 5, 2007

The Rose Parade, only backwards


Tuesday before PSK, The Lovely Mrs. Hunter and the Little Hunters and I went out to Pasadena to see the Rose Parade floats. I call it "The Rose Parade, only backwards" because the floats stand still and we walk by them. We hadn't done it in a few years, and it was one of those lazy Christmas vacation afternoons so we hied ourselves out to the Rose Bowl and forked out for admission and shuttle bus tickets and went out to join the mobs.

One of the conventions of the Tournament of Roses is the "self-built float." There are professional float-construction companies that will build a float for any company that wants to fork out a couple of million dollars for a few seconds of national TV time, and that's okay, but the Tournament of Roses is still a hometown parade (Look at the number of well-heeled Pasadena residents riding their horses down Colorado Boulevard every January 1) and there are nearby localities that home-make a float every year with local talent.

This year, La Cañada Flintridge took the premise and ran with it in a clever float called "Self Built Float," showing an animal-run ice cream parlor. A walrus was soda jerk, the waiters were goofy animated penguins. One had a scoop of ice cream, one had a cherry the size of a basketball, one had a tray with two drinks on it. It was full of life: The word "float" on the front wobbled, the penguins revolved on turntables, the air was filled with goofy music and the whole presentation made me laugh.

The Tournament representatives – there were some at every float – were unfailingly polite and knowledgeable, pointing out items of interest on their floats and answering questions about the kinds of flowers or other plant material that were visible.

Here's a close-up look at some of the 200 or so pictures I took at the floats. Click to make 'em bigger.

Float title
Who wants vanilla?
With a cherry on top
Octopus on Trader Joes float
Octopus detail
A flower made of flowers
Another flower
Hummingbirds were big this year
A big orange on the Anaheim float
Burbank float, rear view
One more pre-Vegas party

L.A. Direct has its holiday party at Rouge in Van Nuys Sunday night. Remember the good old days when you just said "Rouge" and you didn't have to specify? Have a look in your e-mail box for an invitation. Here's the detail:


LA DIRECT MODELS VIP PARTY TO KICK OFF 2007

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) Bustling adult talent agency LA Direct Models continues the holiday spirit by hosting a VIP Adult Industry only invite party Sunday, January 7th, 9PM at Rouge Gentlemen’s Club in Van Nuys.

“We wanted to wish everyone a great and prosperous 2007 so we have invited our special industry friends to come down and celebrate with us this coming Sunday night,” stated Derek Hay, president of LA Direct Models.

The party with complimentary bar courtesy of LA Direct Models will be packed with gorgeous women as dozens of LA’s finest adult stars will mingle with the beautiful exotic dancers of Rouge creating a sexy atmosphere for adult industry members.

“The theme of the evening is Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and since we were not available to host a party earlier, we wanted to do it before Vegas,” Hay remarked.

LA Direct Models is known for their incredible line-up of today’s most gorgeous adult stars. The bustling Studio City company is an industry leader in guiding the careers of dozens of adult movie stars and magazine queens.

LA Direct Models Private Invite VIP Party is Sunday, January 7th at 9PM at Rouge Gentlemen’s Club 14626 Raymer Street, Van Nuys, California 91405 by invite only.

For more information on LA Direct Models visit www.ladirectmodels.com.


Jim South's old office now housing Rockman Entertainment

The steep and very narrow stairway off Van Nuys Boulevard now leads to Rockman's offices, guaranteeing a long stream of newbie performers who think the place is still an agent's office, and as long as you're up here anyway and you have your test...? Good going for Rockman.

Rockman Entertainment Opens Shop at One of Adult's Historic Addresses

VAN NUYS, Calif. – All-sex producer Rockman Entertainment announced a change of address to one of the adult industry's most recognizable locations.

With rising sales and an expanding staff, Rockman Entertainment President Brett Rockman moved his corporate headquarters into the former offices of World Modeling.

"This is a very adult-friendly building to be in," Rockman said. "Our neighbors are all in the industry and there's few other places that people know by heart like these offices."

Rockman, who directs lines such as Pissed Off Housewives, Blowjobs Gone Wild and Buried in Tits for his company, also plans on changing the landmark World Modeling sign on the office's building to the company's later this month.

"We're looking forward to serving our customers, shooting scenes and launching our upcoming marketing campaigns from our new offices," Rockman said. "Rockman Entertainment is looking forward to 2007 being our best year yet, and we're kicking off our promotional blitz at Adult Expo in Las Vegas at booth 4101 with our Rockman Entertainment girls -- Hailey Young, Gwen Diamond and Vanessa Lynn -- and company tour bus, which will be on display."

For more information, visit rockmanentertainment.com.

Jesse Jane gets ready for her close-up
News item: Jesse Jane has nice tits

The Digital Playground contract performer is selected Booble Girl of the Month in a landslide, making her eligible for a $5000 prize at year's end and even more exposure. Have a look:


Booble.com Announces Jesse Jane® as the Winner for December’s Booble Girl of the Month

Los Angeles, CA – Booble.com - the Internet's top adult search engine and porn directory – today announced that the illustrious Jesse Jane® of Digital Playground has joined the list of Booble Cover Girl of The Month, taking the prize for the month of December.

Booble, which converted its popular Booble fan sign program, in which adult models placed their OOs in between the big "B" and little "ble", into a full fledged contest, is ecstatic with this month’s winner, the first contract star to take the prize.

December's Booble Cover Girl Jesse Jane® was chosen in a landslide, by a majority of the visitors at Booble, besting over 120 models. Jesse joins previous Booble Cover Girls Catalina Cruz, Sammy Tyler, Naughty Allie, Lisa Sparxxx, and Brandy Talore, all who are all eligible for Booble girl of the year, and a grand prize of $5,000.

Jesse took home December’s prize in a landslide. Jesse took the prize with over 4100 votes, surpassing 1st runner up Sandee Westgate, who had 669 votes, 2nd runners up (who tied) Erica Hunter and Shyla Stylz, who each received 624 votes.

Booble founder Bob “Booble Bob” Smart is delighted by his site surfers’ choice. “Santa brought us our first genuine porn movie star as our Booble girl of the month, and made hundreds of thousands of Booble visitors very happy.”

Jesse, giggling, says, "Wow, I can’t believe I won. Thank you so much for voting for me. That is so cool. I will do another Booble photo for all you hot guys next month... I have a BIG surprise for you!"

A superstar in her own right, Jesse Jane® is an all American, blonde, green eyed, sultry girl originally from Fort Worth, Texas. In three short years, she ascended from Hooters manager to Hawaiian Tropics model to international fame with a Digital Playground contract. A leader in marketing, branding and promotion, Digital Playground launched Jesse Jane® into superstardom with global exposure on magazine covers, music videos, radio and television. By 2003, the awards and recognition were pouring in and by 2005 Jesse landed her own show on Playboy TV, Naughty Amateurs Home Videos.

Her role on NAHV caught the attention of other Playboy producers and before long she was named host of a second show, Night Calls. Jesse Jane® is the first girl EVER to host both of Playboy TV’s top rated shows at the same time. Jesse’s insatiable ability to perform and entertain earned her the most prestigious honor in the adult business, host of the January 2006 award show. But, it was the leading role in Digital Playground’s benchmark film, Piratesm that made Jesse Jane a household name.

Look for Jesse Jane® online at http://www.JesseJane.com, and in Digital Playground’s Beat the Devil, Three Timing, Loaded, Jesse Jane: Erotique, Virtual Sex with Jesse Jane, Contract Star, Island Fever 3, Jesse Jane: All American Girl, Story of J, Posh Kitten, Marvelous, Jesse Jane: Sexual Freak, Hot Rod for Sinners, Pirates, Hush and Island Fever 4.

The Booble Girl contest is open to professional models over the age of 18 only – meaning: you must have a web site or cam show, or appear on a web site or cam site, or appear in at least one commercially released DVD. All models must use the fan sign provided by Booble. A winner will be selected by the users of booble.com every month. Winning models will receive a cash prize of $500, and entry into an annual contest which will award $5,000 to the winning model. Monthly Winners are automatically entered in to the annual contest.

Sex-Z looking for a girl in a million

The company is looking for a contract girl and they are planning to sign her for a million bucks. For that kind of money they might get Paris Hilton to do a comeback. Here's the detail:

SEX-Z PICTURES LOOKING FOR $1,000,000.00 SUPERSTAR

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) Sex-Z Pictures, currently in the midst of a push for the 'Best Video Feature' at the upcoming awards with their political sex thriller Corruption, is searching for the next big porn superstar to sign an exclusive contract. The lucky woman will sign a contract worth $1,000,000.00.

The unprecedented and surprising move comes just when the Virginia-based company finds itself as a major player on the global adult movie stage with a feature presentation that is competing for a shot as this year's Best Video Feature with 17 award nominations.

"We are serious about signing the next great superstar to a Sex-Z Pictures' exclusive contract and are offering a $1,000,000.00 deal to the woman we feel is the most beautiful, nasty and hyper-sexed star on the planet," stated owner Bo Kenney.

"This girl can be an existing star or a totally hot newcomer that nobody has ever heard of as we are looking to have the most dynamic and sensuous woman making movies for Sex-Z Pictures. We're not looking for a woman to stand in the corner and rub herself or only have sex with her husband. We want a woman that knows her own sexuality and will bare it to the world. This search is open to every gorgeous woman 18 and above that wants to make $1,000,000.00 and turn on the world," Kenney continued.

The search begins immediately and every woman on earth whether in the business or not is encouraged to send their photos, video tape or DVD along with a short statement as to why she feels she should become America's highest paid contract superstar and Sex-Z Pictures' $1,000,000.00 contract winner.

The company has set up a 'Sex-Z Pictures $1,000,000.00 Contract Search' information page on their website www.sexzpictures.com for ladies interested in becoming one of the most recognized faces in all of entertainment.

All photos and letter should be sent directly to Sex-Z Pictures east coast offices attention to:

Bo Kenney
7008 Wellington Road
Manassas, VA 20109

Sex-Z Pictures has made a name with fast paced features, wild teen series and tremendously entertaining adult industry parties. However, with the arrival of Corruption, the company has been thrust into the global porn spotlight with a shocking movie that is on many critics favorite list as the top adult movie of the year.

"We are very serious about our $1,000,000.00 offer. This is no joke," Kenney pledged. "The winner will be presented with a contract at a special unveiling party in Los Angeles next fall."

The winner will be the face of Sex-Z Pictures for the next 5 years, star in Sex-Z Pictures big budget feature films, direct and star in the hottest gonzo videos on the planet and do personal appearances and media relations.

Who wants to become a millionaire? Sex-Z Pictures wants to know and their $1,000,000.00 Search begins now.

Check out www.sexzvod.com for more information.
For sales contact Bradley, Sex Z Pictures, bradley (at) sexz.net.
For more information on Sex Z Pictures contact: Jeff Mullen, All Media Play, jeff (at) allmediaplay.com


Ride it, baby

TightFit plays matchmaker between a bunch of pornchicks and the Sybian, the world's only riding vibrator. Take a look and hold on for dear life.


TightFit Productions Announces the Release of Sex and The Sybian

Van Nuys, CA –TightFit Productions has announced the release of Sex and The Sybian. This joyride of a movie will hit stores on January 26th, 2007. This take-off on a certain women’s television series will entice those who love to watch some of today’s hottest porn stars let loose on this one-of-a-kind machine. The movie was recently discussed on the Howard Stern Show as one of the movies to watch out for in 2007.

The lucky starlets who took the ride of their lives include Avena Lee, Gianna, Gianna Lynn, Ariel X, Lexi Bardot, Aaliyah Jolie, Shannon Kelly, Lexi Love and Sindy Lange.

What exactly is a sybian? The sybian is an incredible orgasm machine, often described by many as the sybian orgasm riding machine. The sybian, originally conceived in 1979, consists of a saddle-like seat containing an electric motor which powers carious dildos, butt plugs, and nubs provides a woman the opportunity to bring multiple orgasms. The sybian works by having 2 separate movements: a vaginal insert that rotates within the vagina as well as the entire area which contacts the vulva. Separate controls allow independent regulation of vibration and rotation over a wide range of speeds.

“We had an amazing time making this movie,” says Oren Cohen, President of Tight Fit Productions. “We went out and brought in the hottest talent possible for this one, girls that can work with a machine and make you beg for more.”


Roy Karch smiles, Kitten Kendall mugs
January 4, 2007

PSK honors AVN awards


As I walked up, Tyler Faith and Wankus were taking advantage of the smoking lounge, so we exchanged Christmas and New Year's greetings because we hadn't seen each other in a couple of weeks.... The Dennis Hof-looking guy smiles, says "Hi." He probably doesn’t know who I am either... Waitress Angie, bright-eyed and smiling as usual, sees me and asks "Diet Coke?" Yep. I hand over a credit card... Angie once almost gave me a heart attack by calling me by my real name... Pulled it right off the card... Flexxx from KSEX. Max Hardcore takes the center booth... I have reserved the J-shaped booth, and share it with Terri Redor from The Floating World... Peter Warren is on the platform... Konnie from DVSX is at her usual stage-left table... Wankus runs a remember-when video of the three-and-a-half-year history of PSK. Pictures of people we don't see any more: Keiko, Aria, Tim Case and Felicia Fox, me with a beard. Wankus and Kristin's Milli Vanilla routine still brings down the house... Wankus improvs a bit with the refrain line "Porn stars go wild"... Carmen Hart is on the platform... James Bartholet. Cleopatra of the Nile.... Lexi Lamour and Ethan Cage stroll in... Mofo... Angie pulls her folio out of her belt, flips it onto a table like a gunslinger holstering a .45. Girl's got style.

Stormy walks in, introduced by Wankus. Dirt must be over. I look at my watch. Yep... Peter Warren takes the mic, sings a smutty version of Help Me Make It Through The Night. It's an Adam Sandler song, he tells me later. At A Medium Pace... Kitten Kendall walks over and takes a picture of Terri and me... I tell her she will never be able to post it. She looks puzzled and asks "Why?" I tell her that I used to work there, and hand her my card and tell her "Tell Paul I said 'Hi.'"... (Got a call from Wankus last night. They posted it.)... The rose guy is here and it's only 10:30... I look up and Kitten and Carmen Hart are kissing. My camera's in my pocket, drat the luck... Tee Reel... Wankus and Kristin sing backup on a song. When did she get here?... A guy in a black Phillies cap sits at my table, gives me an over-the-shoulder glance and asks if it's okay if he sits here. No, it is not okay if you sit here, we're press and we need to talk to people. He grudgingly walks off... Alanis Morisette's You Oughta Know is a sing along... "You, you, you oughta know!"...
Carmen Hart sings pretty for the people
We're wondering who a guy in a ringside set is until Wankus starts to give away porn DVDs and he gestures wildly to get one. Then we know he's not in the industry... I step outside for some fresh air, meet up with Roy Karch... Tee Reel is proud of his nomination for his vid Reel Internal. It's his first as a director... New talent Maya Hills... Carmen Hart takes the mic for an At Last that brings down the house. Wankus leads the applause, exclaiming "Holy shit! Where did that come from?".. At midnight Wankus re-runs the retrospective video, and Kristin cups her hands over her ears, turning her back to the monitor. A moment later, she is standing next to Wankus, watching the screen, absently re-creating the dance routine she sees on the monitor with her hands... A guy walks in, looks like Zach Braff. If he cut his hair short, dyed it blonde, and spiked it. And wears earrings.... Chat with Dana DeArmond on her way out. Terri pointed her out, saying she's gonna be big... She's intelligent, I'll tell ya that... I go back in, Terri is noshing down a burger and Pete Warren is singing Jesse's Girl. That's enough fun for one night, I'm outta here.

Porn Star Karaoke is held each Tuesday at Sardo's Bar, 259 North Pass in Burbank. It'll be a little thin next week with so many porn people in Las Vegas, but it oughta come back strong on the 16th.
Third President. Founder of the University of Virginia. Terrorist sympathizer?
Look for Fox "News" to condemn Thomas Jefferson as soft on terrorism

New House Member Keith Ellison, a Muslim, plans to be sworn in on a Koran that used to belong to Thomas Jefferson. Can't wait to see how the right-wingers spin this one.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/03/AR2007010300075.html


Wish I'd said that

But I can always link to it
http://shouldveaskedme.blogspot.com/2006/12/in-no-particular-order-2006-list-of.html#links


Olbermann's latest Special Comments


ESPN's loss is MSNBC's – and America's – gain. Olbermann's Countdown show, loaded as it is with retro touches like the Huntley-Brinkley music cue and a "Good night, and good luck" signoff, is nonetheless contemporary, like this commentary reflecting on Our Esteemed President's call for "sacrifice" in Iraq in the coming weeks.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16442767/


Vivid-Alt marks first year with a party

The alt imprint celebrates its first year with a soirée at the Beauty Bar. The phrase "Be there or be square" comes to mind, but is it square to call somebody "square" any more?

VIVID-ALT TO CELEBRATE ITS FIRST SIZZLIN’ YEAR WITH PARTY AT BEAUTY BAR

MEET STARS FROM “GIRLS LIE” AND “D3TI”

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4TH STARTING 9 PM

WHO: Eon McKai, top director and the head of Vivid-Alt and his stars from “Girls Lie” and “Dana DeArmond Does the Internet” (D3TI) come out to shine.

Celebrate with the sexy Dana DeArmond, who is showcased both films, along with “Girls Lie” beauty Charlotte Stokely.

WHAT: The party is free and open to the public (21+) and all are invited to celebrate Vivid-Alt’s first sizzlin’ year.

Vivid Entertainment’s creation of the Vivid-Alt imprint was named as one of the top 25 stories of 2006. Vivid-Alt films and stars, including “Girls Lie” and Dana DeArmond, were named among the best for 2006, according to Fleshbot.com and DVDtalk.com.

Giveaways from Vivid-Alt and Pleasures on Melrose, which is now a “preferred” Vivid-Alt retailer, will take place throughout the night.

WHERE: Beauty Bar in Los Angeles at 1638 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

WHEN: Thursday, January 4th starting at 9 PM.

New York Times: Iraq looking into abuse at Saddam execution

Nice to know that somewhere, somebody cares about humane treatment of prisoners.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/03/world/middleeast/03iraq.html

Washington Post: White House mum on Saddam abuse


Imagine my surprise at this. Yeah, there isn't any.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/03/AR2007010300924.html

Buzz Flash opinion: In 2007, the empire strikes back

The setbacks faced by the corporations in the 2006 elections will be fought by the corporations in 2007. At least, that's this guy's opinion. Have a look:
http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/contributors/677

A gossipy look at the Ford funeral


A bitchy look at the ceremonies honoring the accidental President. Imagine if the gossip columnists were perched on K Street instead of Melrose, that's what this sounds like.
http://welcome-to-pottersville.blogspot.com/2007/01/maureen-dowd-stained-glass-and-strained.html

You've got mail. Little Boots is through reading it.

Our Esteemed President's latest act of crapping all over the Constitution involves his declaration that he can rip through anybody's mail if he feels like it. In a "signing statement" appended to a postal reform bill.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marty-kaplan/youve-got-mail-no-the_b_37799.html



Shy Love
Shy Love in L.A. this week, Vegas next week

The performer struts her stuff at the new Rouge in downtown L.A. prior to heading out to Adult Expo next week. Here's your chance for a nude preview. Have a look:

SHY LOVE Returns to L.A. to Rock the Rouge!

(Hollywood, CA) Latin Adult Entertainment Superstar, Shy Love is back in Los Angeles this weekend, the takes on Las Vegas the following week for Stripping, Signings and more!

Shy Love has been on a whirlwind tour of the U.S., hitting several cities across the nation, headlining gentlemen's clubs and setting them aflame with her intensity & sexual electricity! The perfect body brunette now sets her sights on The Rouge in Downtown L.A. for a weekend of strutting her naked stuff for fans, friends and admirers to see!

A Hardcore Hottie, Shy is known best for her on film fucking, leading her to be nominated for the upcoming awards as Performer of the Year. That Triple X success has translated into the world of dancing over the last 2 years and Love's popularity on the strip club scene has skyrocketed!

Consistently packing houses, with people intent on seeing her 36c's un-bra'd or her incredible ass up-close, Shy has the moves and knows how to use them to rile up a crowd!

A tip for the fans; Shy is always available to take nude Polaroids at her gigs, and she comes loaded with her hottest DVDs, for collectors to get their hands on!
"Are you kidding me? That is the best part! I love my fans! So, getting naked and getting in their lap for a picture is always fun!" Shy laughed. "…and I'm sure they like it, too. I really connect with the fans that come out to see me dance. They enjoy the fun and sexiness I bring to the stage."

The following week, the Latin Perfection makes the scene in Las Vegas when she makes an appearance at the 2007 Adult Entertainment Expo, January 10th-13th , signing for PulpoInc.com, Booth 3038. Posing for pictures and signing autographs, Shy will be showing her fans love 3 hours everyday of the expo.

See Shy Love in Las Vegas during AEE next week or see her naked in L.A. at Rouge this weekend. Either way, you're going to get the best from Shy…It's the only way she does!

Shy Love @ Rouge Gentlemen's Club
Jan 4th-6th
1616 East 15th Street
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.rougegentlemensclub.com/
http://www.myspace.com/rougela

Jan 4th
10pm and 12am
Jan 5th & 6th
9pm, 11pm and 1am

Shy Love @ PulpoInc.com
Jan 10th-13th
Booth 3038
Adult Entertainment Expo
Sands Expo Center
Las Vegas, NV
http://pulpoinc.com/

For more Shy Love, Pleases visit ShyLove.com & Myspace.com/ShyLovexxx

Site for tonight's soirée
January 2, 2007

PSK gets into the New Year's spirit with a Pre-awards party

Wankus and Carmen Hart headline a pre-awards party at PSK tonight, with AVN staffers Pete Warren and Kitten Kendall on the premises to discuss and press the flesh with the porno-American community. Have a look, and I'll see you there.


Wankus Brings in the New Year at Sardo’s for AVN Nominees

Sardo’s Porn Star Karaoke is sponsoring an AVN Awards pre-party this Tuesday night, January 2nd! We are inviting all the nominees to wish them good luck before heading on to the porn industry’s event of the year, the AVN AWARDS show. Wankus of KSEXradio will be hosting the first half of the night to start off the New Year with a bang! AVN’s Kitten Kendall and AVN’s Pete Warren will be there with other nominated studio’s handing out free goodies all night. Come join in the fun, party with the stars and wish all good luck!

The Lovely and sexy Carmen Hart from Wicked Pictures will be our special guest. Carmen is nominated four times this year and two of her pictures are also up for awards.

PSK is the longest running adult weekly event where adult industry personalities and porn stars come to let loose and go wild! It's held every Tuesday night at Sardo’s Bar in Burbank, 259 N Pass Ave, just off the 134 Freeway in the Vons Shopping Plaza.

The party begins at 9pm and there is a certain amount of seating reserved for adult industry only. Sardo’s Bar, led by Seymour Satin, has provided a great recreational outlet for Porn Valley. Over the last two years Satin has hosted benefits that donated proceeds to HIV research and medical fees, Katrina disaster relief and themed nights as well as his constant extended open arms to a community that most mainstream venues shun.

If you are in the industry and wish to RSVP for a table or booth for you and your party, contact Seymour from Sardo’s at (818) 846-8127. Reservations will be held till 10:30pm.

Come by for Porn Star Karaoke, which is founded by KSEXradio.com and DVSX.com, who remind you to party responsibly by always having a designated driver.


A giant step backwards

The City of Beverly Hills decreed that the Dutton's bookstore that was on Cañon Drive had to close December 31 due to insufficient support from the community. Okay. So if you want to buy a book in Beverly Hills, you have to go to the Taschen store which is great if you want a Taschen book, but if you don't you have to leave Beverly Hills and go west to the Borders in Century City (God knows what happened to the Brentano's), or go east to West Hollywood's estimable Book Soup, which has been "bookseller to the great and infamous" – and also me – since the '70s. Leaving no place to buy books in Beverly Hills any more. I guess they don't care about the sales tax revenue.

No doubt another boutique will take the Dutton's space.


Why so quick to execute Saddam?


Robert Scheer wonders:
http://www.alternet.org/stories/46143/


Attaboy Mark

AVN's Mark Kernes points out the Republican "high ground" occupied by such moral avatars as Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay:
http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary_Navigation=Articles&Action=View_Article&Content_ID=281225


Stormy in a negligée at the party for "Sleeping Around." Photo by yours truly.
Stormy hits mainstream tonight on FX

The Wicked contract performer plays an undercover operative for a tabloid newspaper who sets up a basketball player for blackmail photos. Good choice. This could turn into a recurring character, especially if there are a lot of people the tabloid wants to compromise. Good for her.


STORMY DANIELS Teams Up With COURTENEY COX To Dish The "DIRT" On FX Beginning January 2nd!

2007 Awards Nominee Welcomes The FRIENDS Vet Back To Weekly TV!

Los Angeles, CA -- -- Fresh from her headlining appearance at Helsinki, Finland's sEXHIBITION 2006, Multiple 2007 award nominee and Wicked Pictures crossover celebrity Stormy Daniels is set to entertain audiences everywhere with a recurring role on Courteney Cox's hotly anticipated new TV series Dirt, premiering Tuesday, January 2nd at 10:00 pm on FX.

In a prepared statement, FX publicists have announced that "Courteney Cox headlines the show as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of two tabloid magazines. Ian Hart stars as Don, a schizophrenic photographer and Lucy's right-hand man, Will McCormack plays Lucy's brother Leo, and Rick Fox, the former professional basketball player, will have a recurring role as a high-profile basketball player with maritial problems."

Stormy picks up the story from there, revealing, "my character, who was re-named Stormy at Mike Moz's request, is hired by Lucy to set up the basketball player played by Rick Fox. After he is blackmailed with the photos of us in compromising positions, the basketball star hunts me down. I don't want to give away too much, so everyone just has to watch. I am in a couple of episodes this season, and we are discussing the capacity of my character's return next season."

The veteran award winner has nothing but praise for her co-stars, enthusiastically noting that "working on the show is such an amazing experience, and I am so grateful for the opportunity. Courteney Cox is by far one of the sweetest and most down-to-earth people I've had the chance to work with. The quality of talent and celebrity that I am on screen with is mind-blowing!"

Fans of the Dirt ingenue will get the opportunity to meet her in person the week after the show's January 2nd premiere when she joins her Wicked sisters at the 2007 Adult Entertainment Expo for four days of high-profile promotional exposure at the company's new booth from January 10th-13th. The show will take place at the Sands Expo Center, 201 East Sands Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

Dirt premieres Tuesday, January 2nd, at 10:00 pm on FX. Consult your local cable listings to confirm time and channel in your area. For more information, please visit www.fxnetworks.com.