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2013 XBIZ Awards Categories, Pre-Nom Dates Announced

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XBIZ has announced the categories and pre-nomination dates for its 2013 awards ceremony, which takes place on January 11 in Los Angeles.

Several new categories have been announced for this year’s show, including a number of Best Scene classes as well as honors for Best Actor and Best Actress in three different movie genres: Feature, Parody and Couples-Themed.  Additional new categories include European Director of the Year, New Line of the Year and Erotic Photography Site of the Year.

The pre-nomination period for the 2013 XBIZ Awards begins on September 15 and will conclude October 14 at midnight.  To submit pre-noms in any award categories, adult industry professionals must be registered members of XBIZ.net and use the website’s online form to record their selections.

All movie and pleasure products must be released between October 22, 2011 and October 14, 2012 to be eligible for 2013 XBIZ Awards consideration.

Upon completion of the pre-nomination submission form, producers and manufacturers are encouraged to submit product samples and marketing materials to XBIZ at the following address:

Adnet Media, Attn.: 2013 Noms
4929 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 960
Los Angeles, 90010

For more information – and to read a complete list of 2013 XBIZ Awards categories – please visit XBIZ at this link.

Written by Adam Wilcox

August 31, 2012 at 9:27 pm

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FSC Names Diane Duke as CEO, Contract Renewed Through 2015

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The Free Speech Coalition posted the following on its official blog today:

The Board of Directors of the Free Speech Coalition is proud to announce that Diane Duke has accepted a new three-year contract to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the adult industry’s trade association.

“Duke’s tenure with the organization is marked by extraordinary achievements,” said FSC Board President, Sidney Grief. “She has brought fiscal discipline and transparency to the Free Speech Coalition, impressing long-time critics of the organization’s operations, leading to important industry figures recommitting to our trade association.”

Some of the numerous highpoints of her leadership include directing the battle against ICM Registry’s failed .XXX top level domain; opposing the efforts by the State of California to enforce emergency room standards to adult film shoots; establishment of an effective replacement for AIM database; providing a valuable range of anti-piracy tools for studios; and organizing a broad-based coalition of business groups, HIV activists and industry leaders to fight the misguided and industry-hostile L.A. County mandatory condom initiative on the ballot this November. Duke’s poise and professionalism have helped to convey a pro-industry message to media and the public, bringing wide recognition to the organization.

“In addition to her accomplishments as the industry’s chief policy executive, her administration of FSC itself has been spectacular,” added President Grief, owner of AAA News, a successful Texas adult retail chain. “She has recruited extraordinary staff, people committed to the mission of improving the lives of the people who make up the adult industry. She has dramatically improved every aspect of the operation.”

Board Chair Jeffrey J. Douglas noted, “Duke has also brought the entire industry credibility in her relationships with non-adult interest groups and legislatures. Whether in Sacramento, Washington, D.C. or the international stage of ICANN, she is respected and admired. Diane has nurtured successful relationships long needed for the industry to thrive, including chambers of commerce, health care providers, the MPAA and financial institutions. She has inspired some of the nation’s finest lawyers to provide free or substantially discounted services to benefit the industry as a whole. She is esteemed by the widest possible range of the disparate and often contentious leaders of the contemporary adult industry. The adult industry is privileged to have her as its principal – and principled – voice.”

The Board of Directors offers its heartiest congratulations and deepest appreciation to CEO Diane Duke.

Written by Adam Wilcox

August 31, 2012 at 7:06 pm

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Autopsy Results Reveal Sledge Hammer Died of Neck Trauma, Lack of Oxygen to Brain

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XBIZ reports that adult performer Sledge Hammer died of “neck trauma, a severe lack of oxygen to the brain and an inflammation of airways to his lungs,” according to an official from the Los Angeles coroner’s office.

The autopsy results revealed the exact causes of Sledge Hammer’s death to be “neck compression,” “acute anoxic encephalopathy” and “aspiration pneumonia.” However, the L.A. County Assistant Chief Coroner told XBIZ that it remains unclear what led to these conditions.

Sledge Hammer passed away this past April after falling into a coma due to cardiac arrest following an altercation with L.A.P.D. officers several days prior. The incident began when his girlfriend, fellow adult talent Alexa Cruz, called 911 when it appeared Sledge Hammer might be suicidal. Police twice used a taser to try and subdue the performer when he resisted their attempts to take him to the hospital in an ambulance before bodily force from a number of officers finally got Sledge Hammer under control, an L.A.P.D. spokesperson said at the time.

L.A.P.D. Commander Andrew Smith confirmed that an internal investigation into police’s handling of the incident is still ongoing.

In addition to the autopsy findings, toxicology results have also been completed, but are not available at this time.

Please visit the above link for more on this story.

Written by Adam Wilcox

August 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

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Press Release: Trailer for Model House Invasion Releases Industry-Wide

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August 30, 2012 — LOS ANGELES, CA — The trailer for B. Skow’s “Model House Invasion” is now available industry-wide. Successfully debuting on popular adult site Fleshbot.com last week, the trailer garnered thousands of views and great acclaim. In addition to making the trailer readily available to media, retailers, and distributors, Skow Digital has released the sexy box art as well.

To view the hardcore “Model House Invasion” trailer, visit http://www.skoweflyer.com/modelhouseinvasion/trailers/MHI_trailer_HARD.mp4.

To view the soft “Model House Invasion” trailer, visit http://www.skoweflyer.com/modelhouseinvasion/trailers/MHI_trailer_SOFT.mp4.

Exile Distribution will begin shipping the “Model House Invasion” 2-disc DVD on September 12. To view the promotional sales flyer and download the box art and photos, visit http://skoweflyer.com/modelhouseinvasion/.

“Model House Invasion” is the sophomore release from Skow Digital. The must-see movie documents 6 porn stars working and playing in the same house. It’s over 5 hours of content, including 6 hardcore boy / girl scenes and 6 masturbation scenes.

“I’m glad to know the trailer has been so well received,” states B. Skow. “I’m thankful to Fleshbot for their eagerness to premiere the trailer exclusively, and am happy to make it available to all media and retailers.”

“‘Model House Invasion’ is gritty, messy, and displays some seriously raw manners, and that’s why we’re excited about it coming out,” wrote Fleshbot.com Associate Editor Ottimo Massimo. “Alexa Rydell, Aubrey Sky, Liv Aguilera, Sabrina Taylor, and Sierra Sanders get to flex their ‘tudes and their twats for the camera in a movie that blends reality and pornography into a perfectly sweet and satisfying smoothie from which you occasionally slurp-up discomforting crunchy bits.”

Massimo continued, “If you’re the kind of person who likes behind-the-scenes material, or if you’ve ever thought that MTV’s ‘Real World’ was too high-budget and not hardcore enough, then ‘Model House Invasion’ is most certainly for you.”

In “Model House Invasion,” director B. Skow showed up at 9 am at a private residence in the San Fernando Valley where adult agency Type 9 Models houses many of its starlets. There were 6 girls home, and they weren’t expecting him until later in the day.

The porn stars featured in “Model House Invasion” include Sierra Sanders, Aubrey Sky, Morgan Brooke, Liv Aguilera, Alexa Rydell, and Sabrina Taylor.

Viewers see the girls getting out of bed, eating their breakfast of candy bars and Marlboros, showering, and throwing on some makeup. Their lives are filmed exactly as is. Then the girls did what they do best – having some rocking mid-day sex!”

Accompanying B. Skow on his raid of the porn stars’ house in “Model House Invasion” were male performers Rusty Nails, Jerry, Ralph Long, and Tommy Pistol.

To order “Model House Invasion” or “Teen Sex Dolls,” adult retailers, e-tailers, and distributors may contact Exile Distribution at (818) 576-9464 or Howard@ExileDist.com.

Helping to shed some light on the life of a porn director, B. Skow blogs for XCritic.com, a leading adult review and news site. To read his updates on the world of adult entertainment, visit http://www.xcritic.com/blogs/bskow.php.

Written by Adam Wilcox

August 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

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Rising Star PR Press Release: Leya Falcon in Vegas This Saturday, New Interview With XCritic Now Available

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VENICE, CA – If you’re headed to Vegas this weekend or already there or looking for a reason to go, set your Saturday night fun focus on Sapphire, where Leya Falcon will be both hosting and performing.

The Sept. 1 show starts at 10:30 pm and the busty blonde bombshell is determined to make sure everyone has a great time.

For fans who might want to get to know her a little before they enjoy her taking her clothes off live in front of them, they can swing over to XCritic, who put together an excellent interview that talks about her appearance in the Oct. 2012 Hustler, her virgin experience at this year’s Adult Entertainment Expo and, of course, who she’d most like to work with (we’re not telling).

“Be sure that its what you want to do with your life because it will stick with you forever, do it because you have a passion for making good fuck films, don’t do it for the money,” she tells would-be porn stars. “Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to do something, be smart, be aware, take care of your body and your mind.”

Sapphire Las Vegas Strip Club is located at 3025 Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Call 702.796.6000 or visit http://www.sapphirelasvegas.com/ for more information.

XCritic interview at http://www.xcritic.com/columns/column.php?columnID=3293.

Follow Leya on Twitter @LeyaFalcon and check out her website at www.LeyaFalcon.com.

For more on Leya Falcon visit www.risingstarpr.com.

Written by Adam Wilcox

August 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Mariah Milano

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In an industry constantly faced with adversity, veteran adult performer Mariah Milano has built a successful body of work spanning nearly a decade and a half.  Since 1998, Milano has not only established a reputable name in front of the camera, but also helms a network of personal websites in addition to operating her affiliate program, Pornstar Payday.

Milano branched out into the cooking genre earlier this year with the launch of her Dinner With a Porn Star site combining sex appeal and cuisine.  Following the success of that venture, Mariah introduced a sister page only a few weeks ago called DinnerWithMariah.com, where fans can enter a monthly raffle to be flown out for a meal with the starlet at one of her favorite restaurants.

Milano announced this week that she will no longer be performing in XXX films and will instead focus on shooting content for her official website and appearing in cam shows.

Mariah kindly granted XXX Wasteland an interview to discuss her retirement, plans for the future, reflections on her career and more.

You can visit Mariah online at MariahXXX.net and follow her on Twitter under the handle @MariahMilanoXXX.  Milano’s FreeOnes page is available for viewing here.

(Photos #1 and #3 courtesy of MariahXXX.net.  Photo #2 courtesy of JulesJordan.com)

Obviously, the big news is your recent announcement that you are retiring from performing in adult films. For those unaware, can you explain how and why you arrived at this decision?

I have been out of the game since December 2011, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I didn’t know if I wanted to make it official or not. The state of the industry now is embarrassing. The girls are all escorting and still shooting scenes, which is so dangerous for everyone else. The testing situation is a mess and I just didn’t enjoy it anymore. It was past due, so I just stopped putting it off and did it officially.

Although you will no longer work for production companies, I read that you will continue to appear in cam shows and shoot content for your official website, MariahXXX.net. On that note, can you tell us about the site and what those who sign up for membership can expect?

My site has nearly 2000 videos and it’s won awards and been nominated every year for five years for AVN and XBIZ Awards. My site is awesome; I do cam shows for my members and will continue to shoot some videos and photos for my sites only.

When you look back on your career, what memories stand out the most during your time as an adult film star?

My first time having an orgasm on camera was in a scene with this Spanish girl.  She used a pocket rocket on me while she licked my pussy and I had never come on camera before. It was intense!

I understand you have several cooking-related projects in the works, namely an upcoming cookbook and a deal with European cable networks to shoot weekly cooking segments.  Can you tell us about those endeavors?

I started my site, DinnerWithaPornStar.com, and it grew so fast and I got so much feedback, it was crazy. I found out after I started it that other girls had done some cooking stuff, but they all did it naked and it wasn’t about the food.

Can you tell readers what the unique Dinner With a Porn Star page is about?

It’s about cooking and travel with photos of food I have cooked and also restaurants all over the world, complete with photos, videos and reviews.

Let’s go back to the beginning: Can you explain how you initially became interested – and later involved – in the adult industry?

I was 18 and wanted to make money. I ran into a friend who was doing movies and took to me a set.

Speaking as someone who has enjoyed a successful long-term career in the porn business, what advice would you give to men and women aspiring to enter the industry?

I would tell them that everyone they don’t want to know will find out. Their dads and moms will see it. They will be treated like shit by girls and the people that they think are their friends will talk shit. It isn’t easy. And people won’t take you seriously unless you demand respect.

Is there one general misconception about the adult world that you wish you could dispel?

That we aren’t all drug addicts and hookers. That we don’t want you to E-mail pictures of your dick and that if you E-mail and say how bad you want to fuck us, you automatically get dumped into the “Junk” folder forever.

Let’s learn a little bit about Mariah Milano, the person. Can you tell us where you were raised and how you would describe yourself growing up?

I was raised in Chatsworth in the Valley in L.A. It’s the porn capital of the world. I was shy and grouchy. (Laughs)

What are some of your interests and hobbies?

Travel, cooking and spending time on my boat.

Is there one thing about yourself that you feel would surprise most people?

That I don’t crave to fuck 24 hours a day. I also am a writer and I am a certified diver.

Are there any more current or upcoming projects in the works that you would like to mention?

I have a few big things, but I am not permitted to talk about them at this time.  But they are big-time and I am very proud!

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

I love my fans and I hope you check out my sites and follow me on Twitter @MariahMilanoXXX.

Written by Adam Wilcox

August 30, 2012 at 4:04 am

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Black and Blue Media Press Release: Michael Ninn Launches New Member Site

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SantaBarbara, California – Art-core auteur Michael Ninn celebrates 20 years of exploring the beauty of the female form, with the launch of his flagship member site, MichaelNinn.com [http://michaelninn.com].

MichaelNinn.com overflows with the lush, evocative imagery exemplifying Ninn’s legendary status in the world of adult video entertainment. The site launches with hundreds of videos, and countless photo galleries for download, documenting the two decades of the award winning director’s career. Included in the video offerings are the Innocence, Neo Pornographia, Euro Glam, Solo Erotica and FEM lines, extensive behind the scenes segments, and Ninn Worx feature productions.

Feature videos are added weekly, and plans are underway to offer ‘The Four’ in a web-exclusive high definition version and to premier full-length video of the rock-fueled fantasia, ‘The Gathering’, later in the year.

Ninn said, “My first love has always been design. I designed this site to allow members to share in the twenty year journey that has been my life and my passion. I have spent most of my life shooting beautiful women and trying to define erotica. From my days at Playboy, to owning my own production company, it has been one amazing journey.”

The site also features an online store, where DVDs and Ninn’s artwork are available for purchase. Customer service is handled personally by Ninn Worx staff, affording the same high level of quality to the consumer experience, as is evident in Ninn’s video offerings.

Take the 20 year journey through the celluloid magic of Ninn, at MichaelNinn.com.

About Michael Ninn:

Michael Ninn is an adult film director and producer. He is known for his innovative, artistic and stylized approach to adult film making. He began his career as a music video director, and made his first adult films in 1992. By 2002 he had launched his own production company, Ninn Worx. Now, the entire Ninn Worx catalog is making it’s way online with the launch of MichaelNinn.com.

Written by Adam Wilcox

August 30, 2012 at 3:22 am

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APHSS Doctors Identify Syphilis Test With 14-Day Window Period

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Adult Production Health & Safety Services posted the following on its official blog today:

After continued and exhaustive research, APHSS doctors have discovered a new test for syphilis – Treponemal EIA. This state-of-the-art test significantly shortens the window for syphilis testing from 90 days to 14 days.

Trep-Sure is the brand name of the Treponemal EIA test for syphilis that will be utilized by APHSS.org doctors. This test, manufactured by Phoenix Bio-tech Corporation, is FDA approved as a confirmatory diagnostic test for syphilis and has 99-100% levels of sensitivity and specificity.

Package Insert Information for Trep-Sure.

This discovery provides the industry with a viable alternative to preventative treatment. For performers who have had preventative treatment administered, they will still be available to work 10 days after the date treatment was administered. For performers who have not had the treatment, the waiting time to begin performing has just been reduced from 90 days to 14 days. Because of this significantly shortened window, APHSS is suspending preventative treatment and is asking performers who have not been preventatively treated to go to any APHSS provider and get tested with the new test and to get re-tested 14 days later.

Effective immediately, all APHSS providers will utilize the new Treponemal EIA test in monthly performer testing panel.

For performers who have been preventatively treated with antibiotics:

Performers who have already received a preventative shot or prescription are clear to work, with a clean panel, 10 days after receiving treatment. That means performers who received preventative treatment on August 22, the first day treatment was provided, will be able to perform with a clean panel—that includes the new Treponemal EIA test–on September 1st. If they were treated on August 23rd, they will be available on September 2nd and so on. Performers will be shown as available to work on the APHSS database 10 days after treatment with a clean panel that includes the new Treponemal EIA test for syphilis.

For performers who have not been preventatively treated:

Performers, who have not received preventative antibiotics, should go to any APHSS provider and take the new Treponemal EIA test. If the test is positive, immediate treatment is available. If the test is negative, the performer should wait 14 days and retest with the new Treponemal EIA. With two negative Treponemal EIA tests 14 days apart, along with a cleared panel, the performer will be cleared for work. Performers will be shown as available to work 14 days after a negative Treponemal EIA test with a clean panel that includes the new Treponemal test for syphilis.

“This is great news for the industry,” said Diane Duke FSC Executive Director. “Not only will we be able to use this test to confirm that performers are not infected and can work in a much shorter period of time, but also we will be able to identify those who may have an acute (recent) infection not recognized by the standard RPR syphilis test. Our program has and will continue to seek out the best and latest testing and technologies for the health and well-being of our performers.”

APHSS has thousands of sites for performers to choose from nationwide.

Performers can contact any of the providers below to obtain the new Treponemal EIA test:

AMTC Advanced Medical Testing Center

Locations Nationwide, including California
(888) 511-0262
www.samedaytest.com

Cutting Edge Testing – Van Nuys, CA Location

Dr. Peter Miao MD
(818) 386-2132
5000 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 202, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Hours: 10:00am to 5pm Mon–Fri

www.cuttingedgetesting.com

Cutting Edge Testing – Ft. Lauderdale, FL Location

2312 Wilton Dr.
Wilton Manners, FL 33305
(954) 745-6888

STD Status

Approximately 2,000 locations nationwide including many in LA and Miami
Hours will vary by location
1-866-554-4296

www.stdstatus.com

Dr. Sean Darcy

Concierge physician available to administer tests in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco to groups on site by appt.

(310) 351-8814

To sign up for the APHSS database go to APHSS.org. For any additional questions contact Joanne at 818-348-9373 or joanne@freespeechcoalition.com.

Written by Adam Wilcox

August 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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Digital Playground Press Release: DP Invites Courtney Stodden to Collaborate on Future Project

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(Glendale, CA) – To celebrate her 18th birthday, Digital Playground (http://www.digitalplayground.com) extends a life-changing opportunity to Courtney Stodden by inviting her to collaborate on a future project with the premier studio in adult entertainment. A forward thinking beauty, Stodden made the decision at 16 to marry 50-something Hollywood actor, Doug Hutchison. The savvy beauty capitalized upon the media frenzy and began establishing a career as a model, actress and singer.

Digital Playground is known for ground breaking adult entertainment titles such as Pirates, Pirates II: Stagnettis Revenge, Top Guns, Fighters and the recently released hit, Nurses 2. The multi-award winning adult video company is also home to the most beautiful women in the adult industry; a perfect fit for the strikingly sexy Stodden.

Now that Stodden is of legal age, Digital Playground has officially issued an offer for her to visit the set and meet the company’s contract superstars. One of which, the number one adult star in the country, Jesse Jane has even taken to recording a video for Stodden that can now be seen on the official Digital Playground Youtube page: http://www.Youtube.com/WatchDPx.

Should Stodden accept this offer, Digital Playground will be waiting with open arms. Regardless of her decision, the company wishes Stodden a joyous 18th birthday and continued success.

Written by Adam Wilcox

August 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm

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Rising Star PR Press Release: Legendary Rock Interviews Alia Janine

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VENICE, CA – Can you tell Alia Janine has a degree in criminal justice? It was certainly obvious to John Parks when he interviewed her for Legendary Rock Interviews, who writes that he “wasn’t totally surprised that she could be captivating or engaging but she was also open and honest, always the sign of a good interviewee.”

They spoke for more than an hour—it’s easy once you get started with Alia—and were able to cover a lot of ground. One of the more surprising insights he pulled out of her was that Alia, who is 5’ 11” with 34F breasts, was actually a late bloomer.

“I didn’t go through puberty until later than other girls and then even in high school I was like a C or a D at most,” she says. “Sometime after high school my boobs literally started growing like a cup size a year or so.”

Things only get bigger as they go on, but we would be remiss in not flagging her latest blog, which she titled, “Porn: The New Political War Grounds.”

Alia has no shortage of opinions and isn’t just throwing them out there blindly—remember the degree in criminal justice? Right, she jumps into the fight about testing in the adult industry and doesn’t pull any punches nor does she leave out any names. She is both brutally honest, harsh and hilarious as she weaves her way through her perspective on how we got where we are and how we get out of it. No summary here would do it justice, so click over to http://aliajanine.com/blog/ and strap on the wheelie bars, it’s going to be quite a ride. When you’re done with that one, there’s more—Alia has been on a writing tear recently—so click at the end for the next one.

To read her new piece with Legendary Rock Interviews go to www.legendaryrockinterviews.com/2012/08/28/legendary-rock-interview-with-xxx-starlet-alia-janine/.

Follow Alia on Twitter (@alia_janine). Look for more at www.aliajanine.com and itsmyurls.com/aliajanine.

For more on Alia Janine visit http://risingstarpr.com/news/?page_id=3992.

Written by Adam Wilcox

August 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

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