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Makeup Artist Lee Garland Passes Away

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September Dawn of Adult Talent Managers has confirmed that renowned industry makeup artist Lee Garland passed away yesterday from prostate cancer.

Garland entered the adult world in the early-90s and established a reputation as one of the premier professionals in his field, including work on many award-winning productions for various top studios, including Vivid Entertainment, Hustler, and Wicked Pictures. Additionally, Garland was prominently featured as part of Jenna Jameson’s E! True Hollywood Story.

Garland was 64 years old at the time of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends at this time.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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ANE Returning This Summer

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Following the success of this month’s AVN Novelty Expo during AEE in Las Vegas, Adult Video News has announced that ANE will return with an event at the Pasadena Convention Center from July 7-9.

ANE unites qualified buyers – including distributors, retailers, party organizers, and mail-order companies – with prominent inventors and manufacturers of adult pleasure products.

To reserve an exhibit booth, contact Director of Sales Sara Harter at Sara.Harter@AVN.com or telephone (818) 718-5788, ext. 109.

For more on July’s Adult Novelty Expo event, please visit AVN here.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

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FreeOnes Website Issues Statement Regarding 2011 Miss FreeOnes Ceremony

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FreeOnes.com has released a statement apologizing for the abrupt cancellation of the Miss FreeOnes 2011 awards ceremony during the Adult Entertainment Expo earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada. The website assured fans and industry professionals that all events held under the FreeOnes banner will be both planned and delivered exclusively by FreeOnes.

Please visit XBIZ at this link to read the statement in its entirety.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 29, 2011 at 10:20 am

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Comic Whitney Cummings To Co-host 2011 XBIZ Awards

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XBIZ has announced that comedienne Whitney Cummings will co-host the 2011 XBIZ Awards ceremony on February 9 at the Hollywood Palladium along with Digital Playground contract talent Jesse Jane.

Cummings has established a reputation as one of the comedy world’s most promising up-and-comers with regular appearances on the E! channel and several Comedy Central celebrity roast performances. She also hosted the MTV New Year’s Eve celebration this past December.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

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Angelina Armani Interview On 411Mania.com

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Angelina Armani continued making the interview rounds to promote her upcoming film “ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest 2” when she spoke recently with 411Mania.com. You can check out the full interview here.

“ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest 2” is scheduled to hit theaters in Fall 2011.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 28, 2011 at 10:48 am

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“Octomom” Declines Vivid’s Offer To Pay Mortgage

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“Octomom” Nadya Suleman has rejected Vivid Entertainment Founder Steven Hirsch’s offer to pay the February mortgage note on her California home, according to an article on Radar Online. Suleman told the website in an exclusive interview that she returned a cheque from the porn studio and also expressed disappointment with her recent fetish video, saying the movie was not presented as producers had promised.

Hirsch wished Suleman well in solving her financial problems and stated that he had hoped to assist the mother of 14 in keeping her home.

Please visit Adult Video News here for more on this story.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 26, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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FSC Announces New Board Of Directors

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The Free Speech Coalition announced its new Board of Directors today. Re-elected members include Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas, Board President Sid Grief, Secretary Mark Kernes, Board Treasurer Lynn Swanson, Reed Lee, Alec Helmy, Mara Epstein and Joel Kaminsky.

New additions to the Board see Kink.com Founder Peter Acworth taking a seat, while ElDorado Trading Co. Founder Larry Garland will resume a position vacated by Wicked Pictures honcho Joy King.

Please visit XBIZ.com here for the complete story.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

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FSC To Host Fundraiser During XBIZ Retail Show

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The Free Speech Coalition is scheduled to hold a “Free Love Lounge” fundraising event on February 10 from 7-10 P.M. at the Stone Rose Lounge located inside the Sofitel Hotel, which is also the venue for the 2011 XBIZ Retail Show.

The event will provide sponsors the opportunity to entertain associates and interact with performers and other industry professionals. The fundraiser will follow Hustler Founder Larry Flynt’s keynote address at the Lounge slated for 4:15 P.M.

Winners and nominees from the previous evening’s 2011 XBIZ Awards ceremony are invited to attend. For sponsorship information, please contact FSC Membership Director Joanne Cachapero at joanne@freespeechcoalition.com or telephone (818) 348-9373.

Please visit XBIZ here for more on this story.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Tanya Tate

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U.K.-born adult superstar Tanya Tate kindly granted XXX Wasteland a recent interview to discuss her blockbuster year in 2010, the Tanya Tate Sex Tour of Ireland reality series on Television X, the contest she is currently hosting for aspiring porn stars, and more.

(Special thanks to Alexander Raymond of Star Factory PR for arranging the interview. Photo credit courtesy of Michael Alexander for SugarBearMedia.com).

First off, congratulations on both your recent AVN nomination and U.K.A.P. Award. How does it feel to have collected so many prestigious industry honors in one calendar year?

It has been amazing to be awarded four awards and even more nominations this year. I am really happy to have been nominated for Best MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year at AVN as well as XBIZ. The other nominees in this category have been in the industry for more years and are well established performers. To know I am recognized alongside these top performers makes me feel honored.

You received the U.K.A.P. Award for Best Reality Series or Scene due to the success of your Television X series Tanya Tate’s Sex Tour of Ireland. Can you tell us about the program and how the idea was developed?

I was interviewed by a magazine in Dublin, Ireland. I spoke about looking for guys from Ireland to become the next Irish porn star. The press took the story to mainstream newspapers and radio stations. I was then inundated by Irish guys wanting to try out. I spoke to Television X, they gave me a camera crew so I could go around Ireland meeting the guys. Hence, the Tanya Tate Sex Tour of Ireland took place.

Let’s go back to the beginning. How did you initially become interested – and later involved – in the adult industry?

In 2008 I was working in an office doing admin work. I was really bored and looking for some excitement in my life. I was hanging out with a guy. I watched an adult movie with him. As I was watching I thought, “Yes I could do that.” So I did some research and thought seriously about making the move. It was a big decision. I knew that once I signed the model release forms there would be no turning back. I had some professional pictures taken and I sent a very nice email with the pictures to some of the UK companies. They liked me and asked me to come to London and shoot for them.

After making a name for yourself on the British XXX scene, you began to split your time between U.K. and American projects. As a performer, do you prefer one over the other and do you feel working in two countries gives you a unique perspective on the business as opposed to those who only perform domestically?

I am now living in Los Angeles – it has much better weather than England (Laughs). There are many more production companies based in the US, so there is more opportunity for me in LA as a performer. Having made my name as a performer in UK and Ireland, it is also good that I can also go back to London and shoot for the UK companies again there. Being able to perform in both places enables me to reach out to more fans.

You are currently running a contest of sorts titled “Tanya Tate Casting Couch”, where selected aspiring porn stars will receive the opportunity to work with you on camera. Can you tell us about this project?

Guys and girls can apply to come onto my Tanya Tate Casting Couch. This is a chance for people to try out to become a porn star. If selected they are invited to come to meet me at a location and test their skills with me on camera. If they make a good first performance, then I can introduce them to directors. I have done my casting couch in London, and of course the Sex Tour of Ireland. I am looking to expand to offer people in other places of the UK, including Scotland. I will be bringing my casting couch to LA. People can apply by visiting my blog http://www.tanyatate.com/blog/?p=1161.

How would you describe yourself as both a person and performer?

I am a friendly, down-to-Earth girl who loves my job. I hope this shows in my energy and enjoyment during my scenes.

Are there any long-term goals you still wish to achieve in the adult industry?

I want to build my Tanya Tate brand and be able to have a successful website where I can reach out to my fans and provide them with unique Tanya Tate content. I would love to win an AVN award. I love being in the industry, so long term I would want to still be working in adult entertainment on the other side of the camera.

Let’s learn a little bit about Tanya Tate, the person. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Liverpool, UK. When I was a kid I definitely wasn’t shy. My mum used to say if she couldn’t find where I was she’d just open the door and listen for my voice because I was always the loudest. I was always on my bike or my roller skates. I enjoyed school and was quite a bright kid, but I was always the one who got in trouble for talking in class. I always used to get my work done still – I could multitask. I’ve always been quite outgoing, the one to do all the daring stuff.

What are some of your interests and hobbies?

When I am not making movies or working on my computer I like to do girlie stuff. I like to look after myself, get my hair and nails done, have a facial, get pampered. I like to work out at the gym try to keep my body looking good for the camera. I also like to go shopping for shoes, dresses, purses and lingerie. I love sexy lingerie. Since I’ve been in LA I have been to some of the California tourist spots. I love going to theme parks – Universal Studios and Disneyland. I like dressing up as superheroes and have been to some of the comic conventions, like San Diego Comic Con. I like going to the theatre. I have been to many productions in London and now in Hollywood, my favorite all-time show is Phantom Of The Opera.

Who are some of your heroes or people that you admire?

I admire Simon Cowell, as much as he is obnoxious, he provides opportunities for regular people who are talented to reach a dream.

Are there any upcoming Tanya Tate-related projects that you would like to make known?

I am working on my members website ready for the launch. This will have hot and exciting Tanya Tate action, some action the fans will not have seen anywhere else. The new website will be launched on www.TanyaTate.com.

In closing, is there anything you wish to say to fans and readers?

I want to thank my fans for following me and for voting for me. I hope you will continue to enjoy the movies and my website coming up. I am going to be bringing you more hot Tanya Tate action so keep watching. Don’t forget you can follow me on www.Twitter.com/TanyaTate and on my blog www.TanyaTate.com/blog.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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Doctors Face Negligent Manslaughter Charges In Death Of Sexy Cora

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XBIZ reports that two doctors are being charged with negligent manslaughter in connection to the death of adult film star Sexy Cora, who died yesterday following complications from breast enlargement surgery.

The Hamburg clinic where the operation was performed has released a statement saying the physicians were “extremely upset and deeply regret the death of the patient” and that “Erroneous behavior by the doctors is unproven and at this point just an ‘assessment’” by an emergency personnel member who brought Cora to the University Clinic Hamburg.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place next week.

Please click on the link above for more on this story.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm

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