Archive for January 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.