Problems in Paradise? LA Direct Models is being called out for bad business practices

I smell some problems in paradise.  LA Direct Models has quickly grown to be the biggest agency in our business right now.  No matter what you can say about them, you can’t take away from the fact that they currently rep a shit ton of famous chicks and their client roster is top notch.


That being said, we’ve begun to notice some cracks lately such as their public letter about their breakup with Sunny Leone.  Sunny Leone leaving them to go with Goldstar.  The Love Twins going with Goldstar.  That you can say you would probably expect since their manager is now with the agency but prior to this month, the girls still stayed with LA Direct.  You hear random stories about them not booking girls, that one chick was claiming that they only booked her once in the previous month.  That chick with the mom in the business, whatever the fuck her name was.    One booking for an entire fucking month?  Damn!


Now there is this story over at Adult FYI, which is basically claiming that Derek is doing some bad business deal and making some very unhappy clients because a chick flaked out on a shoot and instead of honoring their standard “kill fee” for the girl flaking, they opted to piss the client off even more by not honoring the kill fee payment.


If a client cancels prior to the shoot they are expected to cough up cold hard cash in the form of a cancellation fee, so it’s not unreasonable to ask LA Direct to do the same if the talent they send out does the same.


With business practices like this, one can only wonder how long it will be before someone else takes over at the top dog of bookings?  Girls talk, let’s not pretend they don’t and if LA Direct isn’t able to get them bookings, I’m sure they won’t hang around for long.

Adult FYI : Dust of lethal Hardcore posts on www.pornstarperformance.com: Jazel Tay leaves set and La Direct Models does not give kill fee!!


Jazel followed me to the location we were suposed to shoot at. We get there and she decides she doesn’t want to do the shoot. She never even got out of the car. Aparently the driver was her boyfriend, and even though I got the feeling from him that he wanted her to do the shoot, she got upset and said she didn’t feel well and that they were leaving.


We have an agreement with LA Direct that if we cancel a girl right before a shoot that we give them a kill fee, and they are supposed to do the same if the girl cancels. When I asked Derek about this for this situation he claimed that he didn’t have any of the girls $ so he couldn’t pay us even if he wanted to. Stoney then emailed him and he gave another excuse saying that it was my fault because I allowed the boyfriend to drive her. I’m sorry, but this is rediculous.

Sunny Leone Goes Gold

As news broke about Sunny Leone leaving LA Direct Models, which happened about October 15th, or as LA Direct Models put it, Contrary to the press report issued by Ms Leone in the last few days, it would not be truthful to say that Ms Leone has departed the agency.    Rather, the agency has found it increasingly difficult to work with the new manager of Ms Leone and had reached the conclusion that things had reached a point at which it might be better for her to seek an alternate agency.


Sunny Leone apparently went over to Goldstar Modeling.   Just today I found this listing featuring Sunny Leone on the Goldstar website.  This is where the story gets interesting and quite twisted.  Goldstar Modeling reps Devon, former Vivid girl, who at this point is their only really BIG client, so adding Sunny Leone to their lineup is a huge bonus.  Goldstar recently bought up Blue Max models and named the former owner as the new head of Goldstar New York.  Why this is interesting is this this guy is the one manager of The Love Twins, also former Vivid girls, who mind you has LA Direct Models act as their booking agent, at least for their LA gigs.  Of course if you look at their profile page you will see that they can’t even bother to spell one of the twins name right — it’s Lyndsey.  But that’s not really the point so more on that later.


Trouble in British porn paradise?

I don’t know what it means but I’ll leave all that speculation up to you.  In August Vivid Girl Nikki Jayne was said to marry porn star Ben Enlgish / aka Derek Hay, the owner of LA Direct Models.  As soon as we all heard about the wedding, it was “temporarily postponed”.  While some people gossiped about a possible breakup, they were still seen together as several key events including Derek Hays birthday party.   However a few months later and still no word of the wedding taking place and now this appears on Nikki Jayne’s myspace profile “What i wouldn’t give to find a soulmate, someone else to catch this drift“.  Do I smell a breakup between the British born duo?


Claudia Rossi joins the LA Direct Roster

Claudia Rossi, who not to long ago was the porn star of the week, was also a 2007 AVN Award nominee for Female Foreign Performer of the Year.   She actually began her career as a porn star in 2003 an din that time has appeared in over 200 films and counting.   According to an article at AVN, In 2006 she was signed to an exclusive contract for the European production company, Moiré Candy.



Today however she joins the roster of LA Direct Models with seemingly no production restrictions which would imply she is no longer under contract with another adult studio and is currently available to do solo / blow jobs, girl / girl or boy / girl scenes.

Nikki Jayne loves her green and yellow dress

Hanna Hilton posted photos today on her MySpace page about her appearance at the Pirates II premier.  She attended the event with Derek from LA Direct Models (aka Ben English the porn star), his girlfriend / fiancée and fellow Vivid girl Nikki Jayne, and Lexxi Tyler.  AVN was there doing the red carpet, and covering the event for their website and that seems to be where Hanna Hilton got the photos.



What stood out the most was Nikki Jayne because she worse this cute little dress that we are becoming all to familiar with, mostly because she wears it all the time.   I think this is the third event I’ve seen her wear it to in about the last two months.  Here is a shot of Nikki Jayne and Derek (aka Ben English) at his birthday party just recently.   You may notice Ben English is wearing a brown shirt that is just like the black one he wore to the premiere.



Here is another shot from the Pirates II premier, which by the way I heard was fucking great.  They throw around the phrase “the best adult movie of all time” all to often but I think from what I am hearing at least this is the one time it may actually have been properly used.  You know what else I notice about this photo?  NIKKI JAYNE IS FUCKING TALL.  HOLY SHIT!  She towers over the others around her.  The LA Direct Models website lists her as 5 foot 9 inches tall but they also say Hanna Hilton is 5 foot 9.  Clearly Nikki Jaye is significantly taller than Hanna Hilton.  Hanna Hilton’s Myspace page also lists her as 5 foot 9 so I would guess that puts Nikki Jayne over 6 foot.  In the previous photo with Derek you can see that she is at least a few inches taller than him and he is at least an inch or two taller than Hanna Hilton.


Vivid Girl Nikki Jayne Wedding Postponed

I have just been told that the planned wedding nuptials between owner of LA Direct Models, Derek Hay (also known as male porn star Ben English) and newest Vivid girl Nikki Jayne have been postponed.  No other details about their wedding have been given at this time.  Below you will find a photo of the lovely couple as well as a copy of the notice of postponed sent out to invited guests.


Derek Hay and Nikki Jayne Wedding Postponed

LA Direct Models Parties this Friday at LAX

LA Direct Models, Fireworks and BJC Events presents Hawaii 5-0 versus Bass Drop Friday at LAX.  The party will be this Friday, August 22, 2008.


Spinning will be DJ IMG, the turn table idol and the special guest hosts of the party with be adult starlets Jayden James, Britney Brighton, and Scarlett Fay.


There will be a fashion show at midnight by Young & Rich apparel.  Bring your friends and come dance your ass off.  Bottle discounts $200 – $375 each depending ont he brand.  $MOET at $150, Express VIP entry.


Sue Diamond is now Diana Doll

It seems that porn star Sue Diamond has changed her name official to Diana Doll.  Diana Doll is repped by none other than LA Direct Models and you can find her booking details here.

Diana Doll says : Hi everybody. It’s time now that i change my name from Sue Diamond to Diana Doll. Because in the last year there where many problems of confusing with girl who was using similar name Suzie Diamond to my name Sue diamond. Everybody knows her she was the Diamond with the black hairs doing anal. I tried to talk to here many times to change the name bec. i am using sue diamond since ages but she didn’t want for which reason ever. here to remember thats me the new Diana Doll

So who is this Diana Doll?  Well she’s a hot fucking blonde of course!  Her Myspace page has this to say about her biography …

Helloo everybody…. My name is Diana Doll. I’m movie star and I do that what mainstream movie stars doesnt want to do :  I’m from Slovakia.As first I need to say sorry for my english because this is not my owen language and I’m not good to use sometimes right words …. But I think u can understand me.  I’m porn star almost 4 years now.  My name was before SUE DIAMOND but I had to changed of one girl in Czech. republic because she used ”I can say the same name ” Susie Diamond.   Sue is just short name of Susie or Suzie. Well …. she didn’t want to change name and she was shorter time in the business and people was confused who is who and they were thinking that i changed hairs on black. Well I took this in my hands and let to know people who I’m with name DIANA DOLL.  I didn’t use completely new name because name DianaDoll i used on Live Video chat with this name. If u wanna see me on live video chat now u can visit me on webcams.com or cams.com.  I’m graphic designer but i’m so busy that I don’t care so much about this job anymore but soon how is possible i want to be back in my old job too.  I’m sorry guys if I will not have time to answer on all message but don’t worry If i will have just little a bit time I will try answer on all message what u wrote. I’m working on my owen official webside… so soon how is possible u can see that too. What else about me??? I do make up for movies and I really like this job .. I like to make girls more beautiful than they are   If u have any questions just ask me and I will answer….Watch my movies and u will know me better and better.  kisses Diana

Interesting Porn Star MYSPACE Facts

A new movie came out recently called TWINS DO SCIENCE. I had planned to interview these twin porn stars about their work on this movie but to be honest our time was cut short and as a result we decided to reschedule our more in depth interview. However before the lovely Lacey and Lyndsey Love got away, I took a few minutes to chat with them about Myspace and the Internet. I asked them a series of questions specific to MySpace and the Internet and here is how that conversation went ……


The Love Twins


Do you run your own Myspace page?

Yes and it is MySpace.com/TheLoveTwins. Until recently I thought everyone ran their own Myspace page. The thought never crossed our minds to have someone else do it for us. When we found out so many of the people we work with did that, we were kind of surprised.


What made you decide to create your own Myspace page?

We were contacted by someone at Vivid who told us that another person was on Myspace saying they were us. We created our page so that we could contact this person. Turns out the person from Vivid who told us that, misspoke. The person who was running a Myspace Love Twins page was a fan page and it said that like 7 different places all over the page and they even had been working with another department at Vivid to help us promote our career. I felt really bad because we were so upset when we first found out about it, thinking they were posing as it but that didn’t turn out to be the case at all. The person who ran that fan page about us later went on to help us do other things. So in the end it all worked out really well.


Do you respond to the messages people send you on Myspace?

Sometimes but not all of them. It just depends on what people are asking. Like if they are writing to ask us to go on a date or meet them then we just pretty much ignore those.


How many dates a week would you say you get asked out on?

On Myspace? We get one or two guys a week sending us messages like that. But we get probably 10 or 20 or so event invites a week. Well if you include the club promoters then sometimes we get as many 30 or 40. We just delete them and move on.


So you never attend any of those events?

No way. We are really not into the whole party scene. We are not like most porn stars. We live in Ohio, not LA. We are close to our families. We don’t drink, do drugs or party at all. When we aren’t on the set of one of our movies, we are at home or in our hotel room watching movies. We don’t go out to dinner with “clients” and we don’t really do anything that is typically associated with a porn star. That just isn’t our thing.


What are some of the coolest events you have been invited to?

I don’t really know that any are cool but I guess some of the red carpet events were kind of neat. We get one or two red carpet, movie premiere type events a month. Actually funny story about that. The first time we ever got an invite to a big Hollywood party was not from the Myspace event thing but through a private message. We got a message from this guy. He claimed to be some famous wrestler; like the guys from TV. I don’t even remember his name now but basically he wanted to know if we would like to accompany him as his official escort to this movie premiere. It was some movie he had a bit part in. Like we do with most people that want us for some job or another, we referred him to our booking agent over at LA Direct Models. It sounded like a job to us so we didn’t see anything wrong with that response. He wrote back all offended because he was invited us to this thing that he thought was all a big deal and felt we should have been honored to be invited.


It wasn’t that we weren’t honored any time one of our fans contacts us, we just don’t get into the whole private dating thing. He didn’t seem to think that applied to him as in his mind he was famous and got seriously rude with us, so we just ignored any future requests for dates.


Tell us about some of the funny things people say to you when they write you on Myspace.

For the most part our fans are really nice. They don’t overly offensive or say things that most would deem inappropriate. But sometimes you get guys who will write in and ask this same question over and over and that is if we have ever had sex with each other or do we share the same boyfriend in real life or if we ever secretly switch places to screw with our boyfriends. The answer to all three of those questions is no.

I noticed you have a new image on your myspace page which gives out your website address. I also read somewhere else that you girls run your own website. Is this true and if so how did all of that come about?

Well we have this manager who’s name is Joe from Blue Max Models. He’s really more than a manager to us. He’s been with us since the beginning. He takes really good care of us. Anyway, do you remember the girl I told you about from Myspace? Well we were talking to her about making our own website. She had told us the process and how much companies charge and even suggested a few and got bids for us on creating a fancy website. The price was pretty out there and ranged anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000. Obviously we don’t have that kind of money so she made another suggestion and that was to create a small, intimate webpage where we could post our pictures and get messages out to our fans. it wasn’t anything fancy just a small area between us and our fans.

We found a template since we aren’t artists or web designers that cost us like $20 and she helped us put all the pages together. Our manager registered the domain names for us and now we have things like a calendar area which lets our fans know when we are at home and when we are on the set of one of our new movies and things like that. So anyone who wants to know what we are doing can find out by going to LoveTwinsOnline.com. We also have all of our movies and a game where you can look at photos of us and try and figure out if it’s me or Lyndsey.

Do you ever get any job bookings from your website or your myspace page?

Yes. We get requests for bookings several times a month directly through our Myspace page but we just direct them to our website booking page when that happens, as our website has the most detailed and current booking information. It lets you know up front what we will and won’t do and gives exact information on how to book us. However if the booking request seems legit we also respond with a person note saying thank you for your interest in working with us or something like that.

Any interesting booking requests you can tell us about?

Not really. Nothing really to far out there. I mean they are anything from a request for twins to appear on the Tyra Banks show to several reality series including three on Bravo. Sometimes I don’t think they realize we are twin PORN STARS when they send out the booking letters to us. I think they are just rushing to find twins and then later realize we are active in the adult industry.

Well thank you girls for taking the time to speak with me about your website and your myspace page. It’s been very insightful to say the least. I think you girls are great, hot as hell and to be quite honest that Vivid was stupid as fuck to ever let you girls out of their grasp. After a decade in this industry not many girls can turn my head like you two can.

The Anatomy of a GOOD Press Release

As you can imagine, I get countless press releases and marketing reports each and every day. Out of them lot I may post a story about 3 a week (if that). Sometimes I will include the press release as it was given to me (or in part) but mostly I will just use the data from the press release for a related article.


Some of these press releases I get are rather well written. They are informative, without being to pushy in the sales department. That really is after all what a press release should be like. Which brings me to the point of my rant for today. So many press releases I get are such bullshit, I thought I would take a moment to dissect a good one and inform and educate the other guys on how to properly write a press release so that perhaps in the future they will take a fucking hint and clean up their act. As a result, they just mind find their press releases have more weight. So let us begin ………


A good press release starts with a headline. This is much like a newspaper headline. It should be short and sweet. You want to be informative but to the point. Here is an example of a good Press Release headline.

Sunny Lane to Rock out at Sexopolis and Erotica LA

The next part of your press release should be where you go into detail about whatever it is you want to inform others about. Again it’s about providing INFORMATION not making a sales pitch. In the example below we learn that porn star Sunny Lane is going to be at the Eroica LA show and making a special presentation at Sexopolis.

Sunny Lane, the porn girl next door, has a busy weekend set for June 6-8 this year. She’ll be signing and getting wild at Erotica LA’s “Rock Arena”, presented by Sexopolis.

Sunny Lane will be a special guest and DJ at Erotica LA’s “Rock Arena”, presented by Sexopolis. Sunny Lane will also be signing in the RockArena and having fun with the musicians, stars and fans at Erotica LA. This section marks the first time Erotica LA has dedicated a space to the age old crossover between sex and rock n’ roll.


Who the fuck is Sunny Lane? What is Erotica LA? What is Sexopolis? Well this is where a truly great press release stands out from the crowd. A truly great press release will end by doing a few things. First and foremost it will provide you with the name of the person sending it with their contact information (phone, email, etc.) so that you may contact them for more details and then do an ABOUT section for each mentioned item. For those who didn’t know who Sunny Lane is we have the about Sunny Lane part of the press release which says …

About Sunny Lane:
Sunny Lane is one of America’s brightest and sexiest adult stars. Lane was a 2008 AVN award winner and Xfanz top 10 Adult Performer of 2006. She is a winner of multiple awards including Nightmoves Best New Starlet 2006, 2006 FOXE Vixen Award, AEBN’s award for most downloaded newbie, and 2004 Deja Vu Showgirl of the Year. Sunny Lane has been the subject of several mainstream television appearances including FOX’s reality show ‘My Bare Lady’, and ABC ‘Primetime’.


Notice it claims she is “one of America’s brightest and sexiest adult stars” but then it backs up those claims with cold hard facts about her career and awards. The next part informs the readers what Erotica LA is and about Sexopolis . It’s a great press release because it’s informative, factual, and it doesn’t get pushy and obvious with the sales push. Now if other so called PR companies would take a fucking hint and learn how to write their god damn press releases, the world would be a much better place.


About Sexopolis:
Sexopolis was created specifically as a fun erotic, sex-themed dance event that showcases elements of the adult entertainment world and crosses over into the mainstream in the form of a large-scale, quality entertainment event. This marks the fourth Sexopolis’ in three years, bringing the glitz and gleem to the porn dream. Last year’s event featured Ron Jeremy, Seymore Butts and the girls of Lighthouse Talent, Joanna Angel and her Burning Angels, Sunny Lane and Matt Zane as the sinister anti-host of sin.

About Erotica LA:
Erotica LA is the premier consumer adult lifestyle convention. The three-day extravaganza takes place June 6-8, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Erotica LA is world-renowned for introducing new products, services and concepts in the world of romantic, sensual and erotic entertainment. Erotica LA brings together merchants, exhibitors, talent, educators and consumers alike in the most newsworthy and entertaining event of the year.

Speaking of Sunny Lane. Is this her I found in the video clips getting it up the ass in Anal Fever 5? If so, damn she’s hot as fuck. Either way enjoy the ass fucking video clips. Even if it’s not Sunny Lane it’s worth the watch.


Anal Fever


In an effort to show you that any subject in the world can make up a great press release, I’m going to make up one of my own taking information found on various websites. Let’s go with the LA Direct Models website and the Love Twins. KEEP IN MIND THIS IS NOT A REAL PRESS RELEASE. IT IS ALL MADE UP BULLSHIT MEANT TO SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE. Although some data is real as I got it from various websites, the real point is just to show you what you can do with a press release.


For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Contact: LA Direct Models (323) 850-5888, www.LADirectModels.com

THE LOVE TWINS DO LA!


Los Angeles, California – Lacey and Lyndsey Love, also known as The Love Twins will be coming to Los Angeles, from June 24th to the 29th for work on their next feature film. Their short, 5 day stay in LA will include work on several key movies due out later this year as well as two Internet based photo shoots.

“I”m so excited about being on the set of our new movie. We took all of last month off to move into our new apartment but it’s great to finally be getting back to work” said Lacey Love. While her sister Lyndsey Love had told us “This next movie is going to be great. It will feature three scenes with my sister and I in it but also you get to see us in 2 scenes on our own. It’s really the first time we’ve worked so much apart”.


Those interested in booking the Love Twins for additional scenes while they are in LA should contact <SOME FAKE PERSON> at LA Direct Models for bookings. The girls will also be posting photos from their time in LA on their official website at www.LoveTwinsOnline.com.


The Love Twins

About LA Direct Models
La Direct Models is San Fernando Valley’s busiest modeling agency. For more information about L.A. Direct Models, Please visit www.LADirectModels.com & Myspace.com/LADirectModels.

About The Love Twins

Lacey and Lyndsey Love are identical twins porn stars who began their career in 2005 when they signed on as Vivid Girls and with the release of their first movie TWO HOT. Which would go on to be nominated the next year for AVN’s Best Sex Comedy Award. In 2006 The Love Twins were also nominated as the Favorite Rookie Starlet of the Year from the Fans of Adult Media and Entertainment (FAME) Awards. Although the Love Twins are no longer with Vivid, their movies have gotten several award nominations and continue to top the sales charts. The Love Twins run their own official website at www.LoveTwinsOnline.com and all of their movies are available at www.LoveTwinsMovies.com.