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The AVN Awards Moves to the Hard Rock

The dates for the upcoming AVN wards show isn’t the only thing that is changing this year.  It seems the location is as well and this year the AVN show will be at the Hard Rock.  The full story from AVN is below however I should note that the reservations link they provide doesn’t seem to show any available rooms so either that is a mistake or they sold out that quick.  Surely they haven’t already sold out 5 months in advance, so my suggestion is you call the Hard Rock directly.

The dates for the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), Adult Novelty Expo (ANE) and the AVN Awards will remain January 18-21, 2012, but the venue is changing to the hip and happening Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The trio of events at the Hard Rock gives attendees a bigger space to mix business with pleasure. The hotel has more meeting space and gives customers more flexibility with suites, meeting rooms and exhibits.

AEE runs January 18–21, ANE takes place January 18–20 and the must-attend AVN Awards will be Saturday, January 21 at The Joint, a world-class concert venue inside the Hard Rock. Internext also will be taking place at the Hard Rock, January 15-17.

The format of the show will be familiar to past attendees, but with some fresh twists that add value for both the industry professional and the consumer. AEE and ANE includes traditional exhibits, meeting rooms, exhibit suites, more networking events, more parties, more product demos and more educational components.

The change of venue also affords attendees a substantial discount on room rates at the hippest hotel in Sin City. The Hard Rock is offering rooms from $99 (Sunday-Thursday) and $179 (Friday/Saturday). To book your accommodations, click here.

In the coming weeks and months, look for more exciting announcements on AdultEntertainmentExpo.com about the January 2012 events, including the registration website, which will be live by mid-September.

The AVN Awards, the showpiece of the adult entertainment industry, is set to rock The Joint on Jan. 21. The Joint is a sleek and upscale 4,000-seat showroom that has the reputation as one of the most sophisticated and authentic venues in Las Vegas.

The new venue will have tables for industry attendees interested in purchasing them. For more information, contact Bonnie LeBlanc at bonnie.leblanc@avn.com. Information about submitting pre-nominations will be forthcoming.

  • ANE exhibitor inquiries may be directed to AVN Director of Sales Sara Harter at sara.harter@avn.com or by phone at (818) 718-5788, ext. 109.
  • ANE seminar/workshop inquiries may be directed to AVN Senior Editor Sherri Shaulis at sherri.shaulis@avn.com.
  • AEE exhibitor inquiries may be made to January Robbins: (818) 718-5788, ext. 161 or january.robbins@avn.com.
  • AEE seminar/workshop inquiries may be made to Tom Hymes at tom.hymes@avn.com.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to Beth Noonan at beth.noonan@avn.com.

Miles Long Inducted Into AVN Hall Of Fame

Third Degree Films and Zero Tolerance director/producer Miles Long was inducted into the 2011 Adult Video News Hall of Fame, after a career spanning more than 12 years and culminating in two AVN Awards, 27 AVN Award nominations, an Empire Award nomination, and an XBIZ Award nomination for Director of the Year – Body of Work. Since making his debut in the adult industry in 1998, Long’s name has become synonymous with outstanding quality and high production value in the field of adult entertainment. Long’s unique style and his striking talent for being behind the camera are easily recognized to this day as he continues to direct and produce films for the studios.

“I took on directing when I discovered the creative process of making a movie mentally stimulating and much more satisfying for me personally,” said Long. “I enjoyed performing but I wanted to challenge myself and I found taking something that I saw in my mind and making it a reality, which other people could enjoy watching, was very rewarding.”

Long began his career performing in dozens of movies that showcased his natural talent and knack for being in front of the camera. In 2006, decided to step behind the camera as a cinematographer, photographer, producer, and director. He’s been an exclusive director for Third Degree Films and Zero Tolerance Entertainment for the past three years, and in 2009 he won his first AVN Award for Best MILF Release for the best-selling movie “The Cougar Club.” He later won an AVN Award for Best All-Sex Series for “Addicted.”

Long has also made a point to branch out into TV, Film, Periodicals and Men’s magazines. He is the industry’s only Steadycam owner/operator and has shot a wide variety of subject matter including: SWAT team competitions, Mixed Martial Arts events, music videos, motorcycle stunts and television shows. In addition, he has had layouts and photos grace the pages of numerous magazines including: MAXIM, AVN, Club, Club International, Hawk, High Society, Hustler, Cheri, MILFs in Heat and Spicy Latinas demonstrating that his abilities aren’t limited to just filming adult films.

Long’s latest release is Third Degree Films’ “Official Deal or No Deal Parody,” Starring Zero Tolerance Dolls Alexis Texas and Gracie Glam, hits the streets this week.

To keep up with Long and his latest movies, follow him on Twitter (@mileslong4real).

Vote for the best dressed at AVN

Who do you think was the best dressed at the 2011 AVN awards? Place your vote here!  Below are photos of what each of the girls wore that night on the red carpet.  You can also “click here” to view the entire red carpet photo gallery.  I went through all the pictures from that night and found the best ones for you (see pictures below) and they are Alexis Ford, Bree Olson, Jesse Jane, Kagney Linn Karter, Katsuni, Kayden Kross, Sophie Dee, Sunny Leone and Tabitha Stevens.  So who do YOU think is the best dressed?  Vote now!

Bree Olson
Tabitha Stevens


Alexis Ford


Sarah Vandella (left) with Kagney Linn Karter (right)


Kayden Kross


Jesse Jane


Sophie Dee


Alexis Ford (left) with Sunny Leone (right)

Red Carpet Photos

The AVN Awards is THE event of the year for the adult industry and here are the photos from the red carpet of some of your favorite porn stars.  If for some reason you couldn’t make it to the AVN award show here is your chance to see the stars who did.

All the photos in this gallery came from people tweeting them that night.  They came from several different sources, a lot from porn stars themselves tweeting them and a good handful of them from PornStarTweet.  Be sure and give them a shout out and say thanks for all the pics.  Let them know we do appreciate it.

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Homeless Man Becomes Porn Star

From Homeless to AVN Award Hopeful Chad Diamond Loves Porn

Chad Diamond

(Hollywood, CA) He was homeless just a year ago but adult movie performer Chad Diamond has put together an impressive string of movie roles onto his resume’ on his way to emerging as one of the best actors in the industry in only his first year in the business.

With roles in some of the year’s biggest movies including Not M*A*S*H XXX, This Ain’t Glee XXX, and Not Charlie’s Angels XXX, Diamond has honed his acting skills while also participating in some extreme sex movies where femdom and group-sex orgies rule. To say that the actor is versatile is like saying Ron Jeremy loves women but Diamond would have it no other way.

“My life has taken a complete turn ever since I appeared in my first porn movie,” the lanky twenty-eight year old actor offered. “I was homeless living in my car which then got repossessed when I booked a few jobs on Craig’s List with Bangbros and quickly after that I was in a fan series for Dean Leal.”

A regular performer in the circus ring of Porno Dan’s Immoral Productions and some crazy sex movies with Jim Powers, Diamond admits he’s having a lot of fun doing what most guys could only secretly wish for.

“My life is fantastic now. I get to work with excellent fun people and have sex with beautiful girls. What more could I want?”

Perhaps an industry award would be the crowning achievement to an improbable fairy tale.

“Chad’s an excellent actor and is actually a trained thespian,” offered Will Ryder who has directed Diamond in a number of X-Play movies including Not Charlie’s Angels XXX, the just wrapped Not Rocky XXX and the upcoming bionic blast of the Six Million Dollar Man/Bionic Woman XXX adventure due out in January from X-Play and Digital Sin.

Up for multiple AVN awards including Best Actor and Best Male Newcomer plus being a vocalist on a musical selection from Glee XXX that has been nominated for Best Song, Diamond takes nothing for granted.

“I know this is only temporary and it could all go away tomorrow but for now I’m going to love life, love the industry, love the people in it, love my girlfriend and hopefully love a few more cuties along the way.”

What could be better than that? Check out Chad Diamond because the guy is an excellent actor.

Chad Diamond does not have an agent. Contact him directly at vonmadley@gmail.com or call 805.813.4185

13 is Sunny Leone’s Lucky Number


2010 has been a stellar year for adult entertainment superstar Sunny Leone and her production company, SunLust Pictures. Sunny, who continues to be one of the leading stars in the adult film world, has seen SunLust’s meteoric rise as well as crossing over to mainstream in a big way with her appearance in “The Virginity Hit.”

Capping off this amazing year, Sunny and SunLust were honored with a thirteen AVN Award nominations including five for SunLust’s monster hit “Gia: Portrait of a Porn Star.”

“I am so excited by the nominations,” said Sunny. “Everyone at SunLust worked so hard on Gia. It was such an ambitious project and I am so proud of the results.”

Gia’s nominations include one for “Best Screenplay Adapted” for writer/director Spencer Benedict, “Best Original Song” for the Sin City Sinners’ “Numb” and a nomination in the “Best Parody: Drama” category.

Sunny was nominated for a pair of awards for Gia. Her scene with Tori Black was nominated as “Best All Girl Couple Scene” and Sunny has honored with a “Best Actress” nomination for her lead role in the film.

“I had such a good time with Tori,” adds Sunny. “She is so beautiful and we had great chemistry on set. I am honored by the nomination for ‘Best Actress,’ but being naked with Tori was a lot more fun than learning dialogue.”

Sunny’s girl/girl scenes are legendary and she was recognized for several of them. Her threesome with Karlie Montana and Devi Emmerson was nominated in the “Best All Girl Three Way” category. She also garnered a pair of nominations in the “Best All Girl Group Scene” category. Sunny’s G/G heat carried over to SunLust’s all-girl line “Pussy Eating Club” which was nominated for “Best All Sex Series.”

Fans and critics alike loved “Sunny’s B/G Adventure,” which scored three nominations. The movie was nominated as “Best Vignette Release” and for “Best Music Soundtrack.” Sunny’s three-way with Daisy Marie and Voodoo was recognized in the “Best Three Way G/G/B” category.

In addition to the bevvy of award nominations for SunLust and her sex scenes, Sunny was honored with a pair of individual award nominations. Her web site SunnyLeone.com was nominated as “Best Porn Star Web Site.” In part due to her high profile appearance in “The Virginity Hit” as well as “Black Shama” which was recently completed in the Philippines, Sunny was also recognized in the “Crossover Star of the Year” category.  Sunny Leone was also nominated for her work in Hocus Pocus XXX, Best All-Girl group sex scene.

Sunny Leone and SunLust Pictures are proud to end 2010 on such a high note.

Hocus Pocus XXX gets 8 Page Spread in Club International

The stars from the hit movie Hocus Pocus XXX are featured in an 8-page layout in the January 2011 issue of Club International Magazine.

The layout includes several of the girls from the large cast of the movie including Audrey Hollander, Nikki Benz, Eva Angelina, McKenzee Miles, Madelyn Marie, Kiara Diane, Krissy Lynn, Sea J Raw and Sunny Leone.

When asked what she thought about being in Club International Audrey Hollander said, “Love Club International and I was very happy to find out that I was in this month’s issue of the magazine!  It was fun working on the movie with such a large cast so it’s great to check out the pics from it in the magazine to look back on the good times we had.  You should have seen the madness that first day of shooting with so many girls on set.  Everyone is trying to find their costumes and get into hair and makeup.  It’s was madness, but in a good way.

Kelli Roberts, Writer and Producer of Hocus Pocus XXX adds, “Hocus Pocus XXX was my first movie so as you can imagine, I’m so beyond ecstatic to have such a great magazine do a story on it and a big one at that.  8 pages is beyond my wildest expectations.

In addition to being featured in Club International Magazine, Hocus Pocus XXX was nominated for 3 AVN awards this month including Best Sex Comedy, Best Overall Marketing Campaign (for an individual project) and Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene for the scene featuring Nikki Benz, Audrey Hollander, Eva Angelina, Sunny Leone, Nikki Benz and Kiara Diane.

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About MAGNA PUBLISHING GROUP – Magna Publishing Group (www.magnapublishing.com) is the premier and most prolific publisher of men’s sophisticated titles in the world today. Their current roster features over 50 titles published and includes such well-established magazines such as Swank, Genesis, Club, Club International, Video World, Fox, Gallery, Velvet, Just 18, Gent and many more.

ABOUT KELLI ROBERTS – Kelli Roberts has 15 years of industry experience, running a collection of over 50 adult websites as well as working as an independent marketing consultant with several large companies. In 2010, she wrote and produced her first movie, Hocus Pocus XXX.   She also runs the popular porn star ranking website www.FameRegistry.com and the newly relaunched membership site www.Eroticvideos.com.  You can follow Kelli on Twitter by going to www.twitter.com/KlubKelli.

Nikki Benz Racks up the AVN Noms

Adult entertainment superstar Nikki Benz has been nominated for three 2010 AVN Awards. The nominations panel recognized Nikki’s work in a pair of blistering hot lesbian encounters as well as her web sitewww.nikkibenz.com.

Nikki was nominated along with Teagan Presley, Jenna Haze and Adrenalynn for their impressive four-way lesbian zombie scene from D2: Deviance. The scene, which featured the four stunning super starlets as horny undead lovers was nominated for “Best All Girl Group Scene.”

“That scene was a blast” raves Nikki. “We got to be in this amazing zombie make up, on top of that we shot that scene in a morgue at an abandoned mental institution. Who knew that dying and coming back to life could make girls so hot and horny?”

Nikki’s lesbian skills were also recognized for her scene in Klub Kelli Productions “Hocus Pocus XXX”. The tryst featuring Nikki with Audrey Hollander, Eva Angelina, Sunny Leone, Kiara Diane and Madelyn Marie was nominated for “Best All Girl Sex Scene.”

“What can I say,” adds Nikki. “I like girls, girls like me and apparently it shows.”

Nikki’s web site www.NikkiBenz.com received a nomination for “Best Porn Star Web Site.” Nikki, who takes great pride in making her site as professional as possible and yet completely personal for her fans, is most proud of that nomination.

“Any nomination for an AVN Award is special,” she adds. “To be recognized in this way is amazing. I am really happy that NikkiBenz.com was nominated for Best Porn Star Web Site. I work really hard on it to make it special and unique!”

Nikki is expected to attend the 2011 AVN Awards which take place in Las Vegas on January 8th 2011.

For more of Nikki check out her personal website atwww.nikkibenz.com and her popular social hangoutwww.twitter.com/nikkibenz