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Did LA Direct Models break the law yet again?

Did LA Direct Models break the law yet again?

According to an old old article on the Mike South website about Manwin being unable to buy up a talent agency because of a conflict of interest, I realized that Derek Hay and LA Direct Models has been doing that for a long time – I mean the conflict of interest part.

They have a direct interest in many of the girls personal websites and as such it would be a direct violation of California Labor Code section 1700.40.

 

(b) No talent agency may refer an artist to any person, firm, or corporation in which the talent agency has a direct or indirect

financial interest for other services to be rendered to the artist, including, but not limited to, photography, audition tapes, demonstration reels or similar materials, business management, personal management, coaching, dramatic school, casting or talent brochures, agency-client directories, or other printing.

(c) No talent agency may accept any referral fee or similar compensation from any person, association, or corporation providing services of any type expressly set forth in subdivision (b) to an artist under contract with the talent agency.

 

 

For years they’ve been violating US labor laws. Now this. Plus they’ve been double dipping, yet another violation (where they charge both the client and the talent booking fees. And that’s not even touching the whole escorting thing.

So why has nobody taken this jackass down yet?

HELLO? Plain and simple, he takes a percentage of money from the girls website. He has a DIRECT FINANCIAL INTEREST in them. How is this not a violation of the labor law?

John Stagliano is HIV Positive

Just so there is no confusion John Stagliano from Evil Angel is HIV positive. For those of us who have been in the industry for awhile now, we have known that for some time. That is no new news to us. But apparently to some new people in the industry, it is. They weren’t aware in the slightest that he in fact has HIV, the virus which causes aids. Why their agents didn’t make them aware of this fact prior to sending them to an Evil Angel set confuses me. I think the agent should disclose this very important bit of information up front when a girl agrees to take said booking.

Most recently it was revealed that despite the fact that John Stagliano is HIV positive, he still has sexual relations with other performers on the set of his movies. He might just stick his fingers in a girls ass or pussy, or he may give her oral sex or in at least one documented case, he took his dick out of his pants and rubbed it repeatedly UNPROTECTED against her opening – and yes that means an exchange of bodily fluids took place.

When this was revealed he went on record as saying he hasn’t tested positive for years – implying that maybe he never had HIV in the first place. But I want to be clear here, so there is no confusion ……………..

At this time, there is no cure for HIV for adults. So once you are positive, you are positive. Period. No exceptions. Not even Magic Johnson can claim to have been cured of HIV.

I personally had heard Magic Johnson was in fact the one guy who was cured of it, through a series of expensive blood washings, etc. Turns out I was wrong. Magic Johnson, who tested positive for HIV in 1991 is not cured of HIV. A doctor went on record as saying “He’s not cured. He’s on medication. His disease is, as I tell my patients, in remission.”

A person who is in fact HIV positive can be on their meds and that medicine can suppress his virus to undetectable levels – but that does not make you cured. It just means that while you are taking your meds, your illness is being suppressed – that means the meds are doing what they are supposed to do, keeping your ass alive. However that being said, if that HIV positive person were to go off of those drugs, the virus in the blood would return “within a very short period of time — a week, two weeks. “If you re-check the blood for the virus, it comes right back.”

It’s not unusual for a person with HIV to appear healthy or even athletic, but that the virus never goes away. Once you have HIV, you have HIV.  There is no cure for HIV.

A person once they test positive has that same blood sample retested by two or three times, to ensure accuracy of the initial test. Then the person has another test done with new blood and it is tested and then re-tested so ensure the first batch of tests weren’t false positives. So we are all on the same page here, John Stagliano is HIV Positive. He tested positive for HIV and the test was confirmed. This wasn’t a mistake and no, he hasn’t been cured – as remember, there is no cure for HIV. He said himself that he has been on his medicine for years and that is the reason (if what he is saying is true) that his current tests haven’t shown detectable levels of the HIV virus, but he is not cured.

Having any sort of sexual relations with a person who is HIV positive will vastly increase your chance of getting it yourself. If you don’t want to get HIV then don’t have any sort of sexual relations with a person who is HIV positive. John Stagliano is HIV Positive.

This means, so again there is no confusion here – don’t let him stick his finger, tongue or dick in your pussy or ass hole.

 

 

The Irony of this recent HIV scare

A few months ago the industry pretty much flat out ignored the fact that a person known to be HIV+ was having sexual relations with talent on the set of his movies. Everyone was like ‘eh whatever. One girl sued the guy over it and people were even kinda shitty to her about it. At that point I couldn’t help but wonder if maybe people didn’t think HIV was that big of a deal, like they did years ago.

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I just couldn’t understand how a man that people knew for a fact was HIV positive could take ram his fingers up a girls pussy or ass hole and sometimes even take his dick out of his pants on set and rub it against a girls pussy or ass and nobody give two shits about it and the one girl who did speak up about it, was treated like she was the bad guy.

Was it possible that performers just didn’t care if they put themselves at risk for catching HIV anymore? Were we living in the twilight zone?

Then the worst imaginable thing happened, two performers tested positive for HIV, a male and one female. Then all of the sudden people started freaking out.  Wait .. what? Why do you care about it now? Why didn’t you care about it a month ago?

Someone said, well performers just don’t fully understand the risks. HUH? How is it possible?

So I decided to share a story with you about car wrecks. Chances are the average person will never be in a car accident. The odds are very slim. But the more times you are in a car, the increase those odds just slightly, but the more you start doing things like speeding, or running stop signs, you know the riskier driving stuff, the likely hood of you getting in an accident increases dramatically.

The very same concept applies to HIV. Chances are the average person isn’t going to catch HIV but the more they exchange bodily fluid, they increase those odds. And the more riskier behavior they take part in, the more those odds increase.

And just in case there is any confusion, having any sort of sexual relations with a man who you know for a fact is HIV positive is extremely risky behavior, increasing your odds of catching HIV yourself astronomically.

“It won’t happen to me” syndrome is common with performers. But you know what? It can happen to you. Just ask the chick who tested positive on Tuesday for HIV. It can happen to you. Even if you don’t go out there and let John Stagliano from Evil Angel rub his cock against your pussy, what if the girl you are doing a threeway with today, did? Her risky behavior is now your problem because you two are about to exchange a whole hell of a lot of body fluids.

STOP TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THIS EXTREMELY RISKY BEHAVIOR.

Take a stand and say, you know what … I won’t book scenes with Evil Angel under any circumstances because I don’t think it’s okay what he is doing.

Take a stand and say, you know what … I want to use a condom when I am on set. I know some companies claim that it will hurt sales, but Wicked Pictures uses condoms and they don’t seem to have a problem selling their movies. Gay porn uses condoms and you know what? Gay porn has no problem selling either. And these companies claiming that bullshit about how condom porn won’t sell knows for a fact that there are clear condoms, that if done right won’t show up on film.

Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not for ANY form of government intervention. The more the government stays the fuck out of our business, the better for the rest of us. But what I am for is your safety and your well being. So we need to be the ones who say, I want to use condoms when I fuck this guy today.

We need to say … I don’t want to book any scenes with anyone who has recently worked on any Evil Angel movie. Their risky behavior just isn’t worth it for me.

We don’t need the government to come in and tell us what to do. But we do need you to stand up for yourself, your body and your own well being and say enough is enough!

 

 

 

 

Switzerland opens drive in sex boxes to make prostitution safer

They look like shelters for hikers in a national park, but these wooden sheds in Switzerland have a rather less innocent purpose – they provide a discreet location for men to have sex with prostitutes. [source]

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The drive-in “sex boxes” as they are being called, will be officially opened on August 26, as part of a drive by authorities in Zurich to regulate prostitution, combat pimping and improve security for sex workers.

The nine garage-style structures, located in a former industrial zone in the west of the city, have been organised with typically Swiss precision.

Drivers will have to follow a clearly marked route along which up to 40 prostitutes will be stationed.

Once they have chosen one of the women and negotiated a fee, they will drive into one of the wooden sheds, which are hung with posters advocating the use of condoms and warning of the risk of Aids.

The sex boxes are equipped with alarms which the prostitutes can activate if they feel in danger from a client.

The site is only open to drivers of cars – pedestrians and men on motorbikes are not allowed – and will operate from early evening until 5am each day.

The sex boxes are one of several measures intended to reduce the large numbers of prostitutes plying their trade in residential areas and in the city centre, including a ban on soliciting along the Sihlquai river embankment.

Men who solicit street workers outside three new approved zones, including the cluster of sex boxes, will face fines of up to 450 francs (£310).

“We want to regulate prostitution because until now it was the law of the jungle,” said Michael Herzig, from Zurich’s social welfare department, when the initiative was announced.

“It was the pimps who decided the prices, for instance. We are trying to reach a situation which is better for the prostitutes themselves, for their health and security and also for people who live in Zurich.”

The £1.4 million project was approved by voters in Zurich last year in a referendum.

While prostitution is legal in Switzerland, sex workers have to pay a tax of five Swiss francs (£3.50) each night that they work.

Zurich authorities said the number of prostitutes working in the city had increased markedly in recent years, with many of them coming from Eastern Europe, particularly Hungary.

 

Jessie Andrews Lands Mainstream Gig

Before entering the porn industry in 2010, one week after her eighteenth birthday, Jessie Andrews was working as a sales associate for American Apparel.

Now that her career has taken off in porn she has recently started working for American Apparel again, only this time in an ad campaign. Here is a pic Jessie Andrews recently posted, after coming across one of her own billboards.

 

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It’s Time for the Fame Registry Porn Star Awards

Every year Fame Registry hosts a porn star awards. This is the 5th year of the event.

The Fame Registry site, who each month tracks the popularity of porn stars has announced its annual award nominees.  Winners for the 5th annual Fame Registry Porn Star Award will be announced via twitter @FameRegistry on August 30, 2013 at 8 pm EST.

The award categories for the 5th annual Fame Registry porn star awards are …

  • The Most Popular Porn Star
  • The Brightest New Star
  • The Contract Star of the Year
  • The MILF of the Year
  • The Most Luscious Latina
  • Social Network Sensation
  • Porn Star Website of the Year
  • Fan Favorite – Hottest Blonde
  • Fan Favorite – Hottest Brunette

You can see the full list of nominees at http://www.fameregistry.com/awards/

 Fame Registry is a Who’s Who of famous porn stars and uses proprietary algorithms that take into account several measures of popularity for porn stars. The primary forms of measure include who people are looking for when they search for porn stars using major search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. In addition we factor in the popularity of a porn star’s official website, specifically based on total traffic to the site itself and their number of followers and friends a porn star may have on popular social networking sites like Twitter.  The popularity rankings are updated once a month which can be seen online at http://www.FameRegistry.com.

Winners will be announced via twitter @FameRegistry on August 30, 2013 at 8 pm EST.

Study Confirms that Everyone Lies About Sex

In what is probably not a big surprise to many, a new study out confirms that everyone lies about sex. {source}

Someone’s got a secret…

I do my best to be as honest as possible. Telling the truth is just so much easier than lying. Unfortunately there are some people that can’t handle the truth and you will get a reputation for being a prick. At least you’re an honest prick rather than a lying prick.

There is one exception to my honesty policy and it’s sex.

To be honest with you I don’t know why I feel so compelled to lie about sex but I am. I’ve been lying about sex since before I even started having sex.

I lost my virginity to my high school girlfriend in senior year. We dated for six months before she was ready to have sex. God knows I tried to have sex with her every single day of those six months. Right as I was about to finally put my penis in her vagina and lose my virginity once and for all she stopped and said, “You’ve done this before, right?”

“Yes,” I replied without any hesitation. It was just a reflex. There I was, about to have sex for the first time (which I’m convinced to this day that she knew I was also a virgin because we had talked about it before) and I lied about sex.

Ever since then lying about sex has been second nature.

A new study by Ohio State University confirms that I’m not the only one lying about sex. It turns out everyone lies about sex!

293 college students between the ages of 18 and 25 were asked to complete a questionnaire about 124 different behaviours while connected to a lie detector.

When asked about their sex lives, the men participating claimed to have more sexual partners when they weren’t connected to the lie detector than when they were connected. The women of the study claimed to have fewer sexual partners without the lie detector than when they were connected to the lie detector.

On average the women had more sexual partners than the men.

“There is something unique about sexuality that led people to care more about matching the stereotypes for their gender,” said Terri Fisher, the study’s author and a professor of psychology at OSU. “Sexuality seemed to be the one area where people felt some concern if they didn’t meet the stereotypes of a typical man or a typical woman.”

So there you have it, everybody lies about sex.

If everybody is doing it then there’s nothing wrong with it, right?

Is PORN.ORG worth the hefty price tag?

I read today over at XBIZ that porn.org is up for sale through one of those fancy pants domain brokers which means they expect to fetch a pretty penny for the domain name. Although they say they “welcome all offers”, I suspect their asking at least 7 figures for it.

Yet the question is … is this domain really worth a huge investment or any kind?

It has the age on it, with an original registration of 1995.  It’s only a PR3, with an Alexa rank of 327,271.  At this very moment LukeFord.com (this site) has is a PR4 with an Alexa ranking of 291,998 – quite a bit better than porn.org. But here is where that site has it over this one … the keyword potential. The other site says they have over 8,300 unique visitors a day on average. I don’t suspect that’s actually true. I think if I was the buyer I would want to see some verified server logs before I believed that one.

But that issue aside this site does have the potential to bring in that kind of traffic from search engines alone and that is what makes a domain like porn.org valuable. There are very very few valuable .org porn domain names. ie: sex.org or porn.org – maybe tits.org or something like that. But basically you get the idea … one very common short word domain names only.

I think we all get that search engine traffic is extremely valuable. Simply put, the more of it you can get to your site, the more money you are going to make. Because it is so targeted, it converts better. Case in point – I search for Kim Kardashian, I find the top 10 sites about Kim Kardashian from my chosen search engine, click the link that best matches my desires – now that site has someone looking for something they offer.

More people search “porn” each day than they do “Luke Ford” so a domain name like porn.org is clearly far more valuable than this domain name Lukeford.com based on it’s massive potential alone. It’s simple math – more people a day search for “porn” than they do “Luke Ford”.

BUT all of that being said, does it make that domain worth $1 million +?

No. Because a domain has potential, which will attract buyers … doesn’t mean it is worth that much to the buyer initially. The site still doesn’t have a lot of authority, page rank or traffic. So while the domain does have a great amount of potential in terms of SEO, it’s untapped potential and that means whoever buys this domain name has to do all of the work.

If you Google the word porn, you know what you aren’t going to find? porn.org. At least not on the first page and not on the second or third page either.It’s not in the top 10 for “porn” at Bing.com either and it’s because of this, that the actual value of the domain name itself is significantly lowered and nowhere near worth 7 figures that the domain is rumored to be going for.

 

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Porn.org owners have announced they will sell their adult domain name, including website, via Domain Guardians, a domain firm.

Current owner, Vivo Productions said, “The adult industry has and always will have a strong user base online. The buyer of this domain will position themselves as a leading authority and benefit from the existing traffic stream the domain already receives.”

According to the owners, the site was registered in 1995 and is a category-defining generic top-level domain generating approximately 3 million unique visitors annually with 11,000 inbound affiliate links.

“The owner is a motivated seller and in my professional opinion has priced the domain in line with current market conditions. We urge all interested parties to contact us for more information and welcome all offers. The seller is ready to pass on the baton and willing to negotiate,” said Mike Robertson of Domain Guardians.

For more information, visit http://www.domainguardians.com or Mike@domainguardians.com.

Is billionaire Google boss a man whore?

And we thought Tiger Woods had a lot of mistresses but the billionaire Google CEO apparently makes him look like an amateur. I think the most fucked up part is how his his wife defends his actions. It’s really kind of sad how she puts it.

Wendy told the New York Times: ‘Some couples are very much in each others’ space. In our case, we are both busy. I think it’s nonsense and, between us, if we know what is going on in our lives and we are happy, that kind of stuff is part of his being in the public eye.’ She added she would tire of  ‘following’ her husband around the globe: ‘I would feel like a piece of luggage, and he wouldn’t want me to feel that way.’

Yeah I guess if my husband had a string of women I would feel like a piece of luggage too.

The $8.2billion Google love rat: How boss, 58, of internet giant resisting online porn crackdown has a string of exotic lovers in his ‘open marriage’… but DOESN’T want you to know about it [source]

He is the billionaire Google boss under fire for not doing enough to protect children from internet porn.

Yet today The Mail on Sunday can reveal that 58-year-old Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, does fiercely protect one thing: his own private life, which is as colorful and complex as the ever-changing ‘Google doodle,’ which pops up each time the search engine is launched.

In the past few years, the unlikely sex symbol with thinning hair and pockmarked skin has embarked on a string of affairs with younger women, including a vivacious television host who dubbed him ‘Dr Strangelove,’ a leggy blonde public relations executive and a sexy Vietnamese concert pianist.

Meanwhile his wife Wendy, 57, remains at one of the couple’s many homes, a $23million waterfront mansion on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, where she focuses on her philanthropic work amid reports that she has accepted their ‘open marriage’.

Schmidt, worth an estimated $8.2 billion, is believed to have had at least one mistress sign a confidentiality agreement not to divulge any details of their relationship.

Stunning TV personality Kate Bohner, aged 46, had a three-year affair with the married mogul from 2007 to 2010.

‘As far as Kate was concerned it was true love,’ her close friend Jason Parsley, a journalist, told The Mail on Sunday. ‘She adored Eric. This wasn’t some short-term fling. This was a serious love affair that went on for three years.

‘The reason I am speaking out now is that it is ironic that someone like him can be so free and easy discussing other people’s privacy issues online while using his vast wealth to protect his own image.’

Bohner moved to Los Angeles to be near Schmidt, whose property empire includes a home near Google’s Silicon Valley HQ, and a $38 million estate in Montecito, California.

Bohner laid bare her feelings for Schmidt, whom she jokingly called ‘Dr Strangelove,’ in an online blog: Recoverygirl007. She revealed he had given her a prototype iPhone (late Apple boss Steve Jobs was a friend of Schmidt’s), whisked her away for romantic getaways and lavished her with expensive jewelery.

She wrote of her pain at their breakup, saying: ‘I’ve been sleeping with my Blackberry just in case Dr Strangelove might send an email.’

At the time of the affair, Schmidt was at the height of his power. He was brought in as Google’s CEO in 2001 by creators Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who relied on his expertise to turn their modest Internet search engine into a global media powerhouse.

But Google has been criticized for not doing more to protect users, particularly children, against the  proliferation of porn on the web.

Google, which says it has a ‘zero- tolerance’ policy on child sexual abuse content, has argued policing the billions of images, stories and data generated daily on the Internet would be a Herculean task and any controls could inadvertently restrict legitimate online searches. It says parents can use Google ‘filters’ like SafeSearch to prevent children accessing pornography.

‘What I worry about is that such  laws are often slippery slopes,’ Eric Schmidt told a conference in May 2012. ‘In many other countries, adult pornography legislation is an attempt to legislate something else.’

But a source who knows Schmidt well defended him, saying: ‘Eric is integral to the success of Google and in enabling it to become a hugely successful company that employs 35,000 people around the world and is a service that is much-loved by its users. He was a great CEO and very well regarded as someone with extraordinary technical knowledge and great business acumen.’

Bohner did not return calls or emails this week, possibly bound by her believed confidentiality agreement, but her close friend Parsley insisted: ‘It was a serious romance, at least as far as she was concerned.

‘To my knowledge he would pay for her to travel to see him. He was always promising her he would get divorced. She cried on my shoulder countless times. She believed wholeheartedly he was going to leave his wife for her.’ Schmidt and Bohner were photographed together at the Burning Man festival in 2007, a gathering in the Nevada desert which showcases art and encourages creative thinking.

The couple wore goggles and bandanas to protect themselves from sandstorms. Schmidt posed with his arm around his mistress, although he refused to join the masses camping in the desert, preferring a five-hour round trip to the nearest hotel.

Parsley continued: ‘They communicated a lot by phone and email when they were not together. But it devastated Kate that he would chose to spend holidays with his family. It was always the same, Thanksgiving, Christmas, all the big ones.

‘I am speaking out because Kate has been the victim of unfair comments online. In any affair, the woman always gets the blame – “Oh, she knew he was married.”

‘Well, in this case it’s not so cut and dried. Yes, Eric was and is married. But he needs to look at himself long and hard and start living a truthful life. Eric wants to have his cake and eat it too. He has had numerous affairs and everybody knows it.’

Like Bohner, Schmidt’s other reported girlfriends have been glamorous, successful women of a certain age.

There was Marcy Simon, a leggy blonde PR executive in her mid-40s who was spotted with him on holiday on the French Riviera in 2006 and, according to reports, remains close to him still. He gave her a large, canary-yellow diamond ring.

Website Gawker.com reported on their split in December 2007, and also alleged that the couple rekindled their relationship in 2009,  when they were reportedly spotted together at the Aspen Ideas Conference in Colorado and in California.

Schmidt was also linked to Lisa Shields a 47-year-old divorced single mother who worked as a producer for America’s top-rated breakfast show Good Morning America.

According to the New York Post, in 2011 Schmidt took her on holidays aboard his $72.3million superyacht Oasis to the Caribbean and the South of France.

They were spotted dining out in the millionaire’s playground of Southampton in upstate New York, and according to the New York Post were ‘also spending time at a summer rental in the Hamptons’.

A source told the Post at the time: ‘She has been telling friends they are dating and they have been going out openly in New York and the Hamptons as a couple.’

Shields now works as a publicist for the Council On Foreign Relations in New York, and speaking from her weekend home in the Hamptons did not deny her reported relationship with Eric Schmidt, but added: ‘I never comment on my  personal life.’

Schmidt’s most recent affair, according to the New York Post (which has taken particular delight in his extramarital interests) was with sultry Vietnamese concert pianist Chau-Giang Nguyen, with whom he has been spotted dining at upscale New York restaurants.

A source said: ‘He has been very supportive of her music career. Eric is getting increasingly interested in the arts.’

Nguyen, who declined to comment on their relationship, was previously engaged to Hollywood producer Brian Grazer. Wendy Schmidt failed to respond to requests from The Mail on Sunday for comment about her marriage. She met her husband at Berkeley University in the late 1970s and they married in 1980.

They have two grown-up daughters, Sophie and Alison, who remain close to their father.

In her only comments on the  subject, Wendy told the New York Times: ‘Some couples are very much in each others’ space. In our case, we are both busy. I think it’s nonsense and, between us, if we know what is going on in our lives and we are happy, that kind of stuff is part of his being in the public eye.’

She added she would tire of  ‘following’ her husband around the globe: ‘I would feel like a piece of luggage, and he wouldn’t want me to feel that way.’

When asked about his open marriage Mr Schmidt told The New York Times : ‘I don’t think that is  an appropriate question. We don’t comment on that, rumours.’

Schmidt hit back at critics of Google who argue the company should be more concerned about protecting people’s privacy, saying: ‘If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the  first place.’

It is, perhaps, advice he would be wise to heed himself.