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What is Axel Braun not saying?

Axel Braun is no longer with Vivid. We all know that because it’s on all the major new sites and blogs. Only something isn’t right about this news … mostly that I’ve gotten it from the different sources in the form of a press release. This isn’t major major news. I mean he was only making movies for them for a few years and it was the kind of thing Vivid did all the time. They have a distribution deal like this with Sunny Leone as SunLust, they had one like it with Tera Patrick and a long time ago with Jenna Jameson. Hell they even had a deal like that with douche bag Bill Fisher, aka Cezar Capone with his Filthy Films line. And all of those deals lasted a whole heck of a lot longer than the deal Axel Braun had with Vivid. So why is it this deal, this person that makes everyone send out not one but three different presses releases and only AFTER it already appeared as “news” on both XBIZ and AVN?

It just seems odd. It’s not really news. Not big enough for warrant that. He made some movies for Vivid. He no longer is. He wants to do his own thing now. Umm okay. What’s the big deal?

Is he wanting us to read something between the lines or something? Is that why Axel Braun is making such a big deal about ending his deal with Vivid? Clearly there is something Axel Braun is trying to tell us or he wouldn’t be trying to shout it out so much. Because in the end, this isn’t major news. So guess we’ll have to wait to find out what it is.

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AXEL BRAUN LEAVES VIVID – King Of Porn Parodies Parts Ways With Adult Powerhouse

After four years of chart-topping blockbusters, three consecutive AVN Director Of The Year trophies, and a couple dozen other awards, Axel Braun surprisingly announced today that he is leaving Vivid Entertainment.

“It’s an absolutely amicable split” said Braun, “Vivid is a terrific company, and everybody there has always been great to me. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Steven Hirsch, but I simply felt it was time to hit the reset button and challenge myself with different endeavors.”

A 23-year adult industry veteran, and by far the most critically acclaimed adult director in recent history, Braun first started collaborating with Vivid in late 2009, when he signed a distribution deal for his namesake company Axel Braun Productions. His first ABP title, the hilariously sexy Batman XXX, became the highest selling and highest renting title of the year, winning a slew of awards and effectively jumpstarting a superhero parody craze that took the industry by storm. From Superman to Spider-Man, from Wolverine to Iron Man, there aren’t many costumed crimefighters left that Braun hasn’t successfully parodied, much to the delight of his loyal and ever-growing geek fanbase.

“I’m first and foremost a comic book fan” said Axel, “I notoriously obsess over the tiniest details to make sure that the characters I spoof are portrayed as accurately as possible, and I guess that resonates strongly with other fans. It’s easier to give an audience what they want when you’re part of the same demographic.”

But comics are not the only target of Braun’s parodies, which often take on his childhood heroes, like in the case of the multi award-winning Elvis XXX, or his favorite movies, as with last year’s top selling and top renting Star Wars XXX, another ABP mega-hit in which the director’s legendary attention to detail was once again in full display.

“I’m not going to stop shooting parodies,” assures Braun, who recently signed superstar Riley Steele to an exclusive 2-Year contract. “I just want to take ABP in a slightly different direction and expand my catalogue, and I feel the need to have more control over every aspect of this phase, and more time to focus on promoting Riley. Meanwhile I will still continue to collaborate with Vivid on the post-production of the many projects that we recently completed, while I’m looking forward to this exciting new stage of my career.”

About Axel Braun: The son of legendary porn-pioneer Lasse Braun and grandson of a diplomat, Axel Braun was born and raised in Italy, where he received a privileged upper-class upbringing. Fluent in five languages, a member of MENSA, a film-school graduate, and the bearer of a Ph.D. in psychology, Axel has a unique cultural background that sets him apart from the many other directors in the adult industry. A second-generation AVN Hall-of-Famer, over the span of his career he has won dozens of awards all over the world for directing, producing, screenwriting, and editing, including three consecutive “Director Of The Year” AVN awards. For more information visit facebook.com/AxelBraun and twitter.com/axelbraun

MyFreeCams Has Big Plans for 2014 AVN Show

Webcam giant plans to increase booth space, bring more than 200 sexy models to Las Vegas show.

One of the liveliest spots on the very busy show floor at the 2013 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo was the booth for MyFreeCams.com. At AVN Media Networks annual Las Vegas show, which draws hundreds of big-name porn stars, fans came in droves to interact with the many models there to promote the webcam site.

This year, the MyFreeCams models will be back and busier than ever. An AEE event sponsor, MyFreeCams has signed on for an even bigger booth at the show, which takes place January 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. More than 200 sexy girls will be in attendance, a testament to the growth of what has become the webs largest free adult webcam community.

MyFreeCams boasts more than 100,000 models and 15 million members. Stars who have appeared on MyFreeCams include Teagan Presley, Alexis Texas, Lexi Belle, Monique Alexander, Sunny Lane, Bree Olson, Aria Giovanni, and many moreincluding, recently, one of porns all-time superstars: Jenna Jameson.

The companys team is already pumped up for the January show. MyFreeCams.com is excited to be part of the AVN Show again in 2014,” said a company representative. During the 2013 show, he added, the fans really enjoyed meeting the models and vice versa.

One of the largest adult trade shows in the world, The AVN Show brings together an exciting and unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry. AEE trade registration includes the AEE Trade Show, the AEE Fan Fest and the AVN Novelty Expo.

All fan, trade and press attendees may go to AVNShow.com for information on the 2014 AVN Show Events. Once again, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will become the headquarters for this annual gathering of industry leaders, outstanding talent and dedicated fans. The festivities open on Wednesday, January 15 and run through Saturday, January 18, 2014.

The individual events are scheduled as follows:

  • AEE: January 15-18, 2014
  • AVN Fan Fest: January 15-18, 2014
  • AVN Novelty Expo: January 15-17, 2014
  • O Awards: January 15, 2014
  • AVN Awards Show: January 18, 2014

AEE will also be presenting more than 10 official parties held throughout Las Vegas. Expo attendees can upgrade their tickets to attend these events.

For Trade, badges are now on sale. Please note that the All Access Pass includes all the official parties.

 

Bluebird TV is no more

Bluebird TV is closing down this Thursday, October 17, 2013.

While none of this is really a surprise to most people, considering their websites haven’t been updated in months, they stopped paying a lot of their bills, including some affiliates, and the movies they are releasing are mostly scenes they shot years and years ago.

Officially all that has been said is ….

“Afraid so. We don’t want it to end. It’s a big shame. Thanks for the support!”

“We have done everything we can to battle to keep @BBTV going. Sadly, it seems we’ve exhausted options”

 Update: October 17, 2013 – Bluebird TV officially makes an announcement …….
This is truly a sad day for all of us here at Bluebird TV, our girls and we are sure… All of you guys, the fans. It has most definitely been a great 3 years of broadcasting, as we first hit your television screens back in 2010 & strived to provide the industry with the best babe channel that we could do. As you know, we have battled to keep ourselves on the air over the years. Although this time, we have truly tried everything we can do and it looks like we can’t battle anymore.

THANKYOU!

Most of all, we would like to say a big thankyou to all of our callers & fans. We couldn’t have done any of this without you, your support and loyalty to our channel and for our girls has always been outstanding. Although Facebook & Twitter took over towards the end, we once had a tightly knit and close community here on this forum… One which favoured Bluebird TV over its competitors, and one which enjoyed banter, discussions and a shared affection for the Bluebird TV babes. So, we felt it best to place this message here. For all those who visit the forum in the future, and all those who have visited in the past. For all our viewers, for all our callers… Regular or not. Thankyou all.

GoodBye…

Well, we do not feel there is much else left to say… Other than a goodbye and farewell to all of you. And one last thankyou.

It’s been a great 3 years, don’t forget about Bluebird TV. If we ever do get the chance to return, we will do. But for now, farewell.

 

The extra benefits of condoms

How condoms keep your vagina healthy [source]

You already know that condoms are pretty much one of the best inventions ever. But they aren’t just good at shielding you from some STDs and being an effective method of birth control. Turns out, condoms can also help keep your vagina healthy, according to new Chinese study published in the journal PLoS One.

Previous research has shown that unprotected sex messes with your vagina’s acidity, which makes it hard for healthy bacteria, like lactobacilli, to survive. So to find out whether non-hormonal contraception had any bearing on lactobacilli levels, researchers at the Beijing Friendship Hospital examined 164 sexually active women who used either condoms, the copper IUD, or the withdrawal methods of birth control. Compared to the women who used an IUD or withdrawal, condom users had the highest levels of lactobacilli.

Why? Study authors say that having sex with a condom provides a barrier that keeps semen from affecting your natural pH level — which means the good bacteria can stick around. And that’s a great thing because healthy levels of lactobacilli can help prevent yeast infections, UTIs, and bacterial vaginosis (a pelvic inflammatory disease that can increase your risk of infertility). It can even help protect you against more serious conditions like STDs, HIV, and preterm delivery.

Also worth noting: Previous research suggests that, because lactobacilli are regulated by estrogen, taking hormonal birth control — like the Pill, the patch, or a hormonal IUD — is another way to help keep your defenses up. But hormonal birth control isn’t for everyone, of course — so it’s good to know that wrapping it up can also help keep your lady parts in good health.

 

The Sex Awards 2013 Winners

The Sex Awards Winner List Revealed
Adult Entertainment’s Top Stars Gathered in Hollywood
October 9 to Discover the Fans’ Choices!

On October 9, the top stars in adult entertainment gathered at Avalon in Hollywood for The Sex Awards, hosted by jessica drake, presented byHotMovies.com, and produced by X3Sixty Network and AVN Media Network. Fan-selection winners in 17 award categories were announced before an industry-only crowd of hundreds of performers, directors, producers, and media.

Fans will have their opportunity to watch The Sex Awards in January 2014 when the inaugural event is broadcast on national television. It will be the first fan-choice award show for the adult industry to air and will include sexy, behind-the-scenes footage of the nominees, as well as an exciting reality show component.

The results included popular adult starlets Asa Akira and Riley Steele combining for five awards – Akira was voted Porn Star of the Year and half of Porn’s Perfect Girl/Girl Screen Couple (with Wicked Pictures’ jessica drake). The Asa Akira showcase, “Asa Akira Is Insatiable 3” from Elegant Angel, received the Adult Movie of the Year award. Meanwhile, Steele earned Porn’s Best Body and Porn’s Perfect Boy/Girl Screen Couple (with Erik Everhard).

In addition to receiving her trophy for Porn Star of the Year, Akira was presented with an exquisite diamond bracelet from award sponsor Vivid Cabaret.

The glamorous evening also included a tribute to the legendary Ron Jeremy, who received the show’s first Lifetime Achievement award. Comedian Sam Tripoli, with the help of tourists and street performers on Hollywood Blvd., provided a mini-roast of Jeremy before the star came on stage to accept his award. Jeremy thanked the industry and his parents for instilling a hard work ethic in him regardless of what he chose to do in life.

“Congratulations to all The Sex Awards nominees and winners, as well as Ron on his well-deserved Lifetime Achievement award,” said Paul Fishbein, president of the X3Sixty Network. “It was a truly special evening, which fans will be able to fully experience in January through our broadcast.”

The complete list of winners at The Sex Awards includes:

  • Favorite Porn Star Website: Alexis Texas, AlexisTexas.com
  • Favorite Adult Website: Brazzers.com
  • Webcam Girl of the Year: Little Red Bunny
  • Hottest Adult Stud: James Deen
  • Hottest Sex Scene: Chanel Preston, Phoenix Marie, and Manuel Ferrara in Evil Angel’s “Evil Anal 16”
  • Favorite Sex Toy for Women: The Magic Wand from Vibratex
  • Favorite Sex Toy for Men: The Kayden Kross Fleshlight
  • Porn’s Perfect Boy/Girl Screen Couple: Riley Steele and Erik Everhard
  • Porn’s Best Body: Riley Steele
  • Sexiest Adult Star: Ashley Fires
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Ron Jeremy
  • Porn’s Perfect Girl/Girl Screen Couple (tie): jessica drake and Asa Akira; Remy LaCroix and Riley Reid
  • Hottest New Girl: Bonnie Rotten
  • Favorite Director: Max Candy
  • Greatest Celebrity Sex Tape of All Time: “1 Night in Paris”
  • Adult Parody of the Year: Vivid Entertainment’s “The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody”
  • Adult Movie of the Year: Elegant Angel Productions’ “Asa Akira Is Insatiable 3”
  • Porn Star of the Year: Asa Akira

The Sex Awards was sponsored by HotMovies.com (Presenting Sponsor), CougarLife.com (Red Carpet Sponsor), Baci Lingerie (Winners Circle & Trophy Girl Sponsor), OVO (Pleasure Product Sponsor) and Vivid Cabaret (Porn Star of the Year Sponsor).

More information about The Sex Awards may be found at http://thesexawards.com/info. Fans and industry members may also follow The Sex Awards on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with the landmark event.

Get Your Own FreeOnes Clip Store

Today FreeOnes.com has announced open registration to its Model Stores. The FreeOnes Model Store platform was launched earlier in the year as a new revenue stream for models and their representatives. Store owners upload their photo sets and videos to earn money off of FreeOnes’s popularity and traffic.

“Up until now, both models and webmasters had to be invited to use the model stores,” said FreeOnes team member Petra. “We are excited to now offer open registration to the public so that anyone who thinks that they qualify for a store can sign up and start making money!”

Petra noted, “We are open to established models and porn stars, amateur girls, cam girls, and producers/webmasters who represent a model to sign up for a store even if there currently isn’t a babe section under the model name. As long as the model has a first and last stage name and some quality links, we are more than happy to add the babe section to the site to get them started with their store!”

When asked why models should sign up for a Model Store, FreeOnes answered, “This is a new revenue stream that isn’t a whole lot of work for the store owner since everyone has old dusty content just lying around waiting for a reason to be used. Just upload the photo sets and videos, schedule when you want them to come out, assign a price, and then let us worry about hosting and billing. Also remember that we’ve been around since 1998 and have a massive following that reaches millions of people each month!”

If you are a model or represent a model who is interested in opening a FreeOnes Model Store, register at http://www.freeones.com/personals/register/.

 

Over 21 Please

Despite the fact that the genre of “teen porn” is currently the most popular AVN award winning director Axel Braun says thanks but no thanks.

AXEL BRAUN TO RAISE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO 21 FOR ALL PERFORMERS

Top Adult Director Sets Landmark Precedent

21+XBIZ

Three-time AVN Director of the Year Axel Braun is adding a new stipulation for adult performers who wish to appear in sexually explicit roles in any of his movies: effective immediately the minimum age requirement will be 21 years.

“If the law says you are not old enough to handle alcohol responsibly, then you are probably not ready to make a career decision that will have such strong repercussions on the rest of your life” says Braun. “After 23 years in the business I have come to strongly believe that an 18-year old fresh out of High School has a completely different perspective on life than he or she will have three years later, and I just want to allow them enough time to make a more informed, mature decision. This may not be a popular choice, but it is a personal one, and it is what my conscience tells me to do. I simply don’t feel comfortable anymore shooting talent under 21.”

This policy will be in effect for all Axel Braun Productions movies, as well as for all projects directed by Braun for other companies.

About Axel Braun: The son of legendary porn-pioneer Lasse Braun and grandson of a diplomat, Axel Braun was born and raised in Italy, where he received a privileged upper-class upbringing. Fluent in five languages, a member of MENSA, a film-school graduate, and the bearer of a Ph.D. in psychology, Axel has a unique cultural background that sets him apart from the many other directors in the adult industry. A second-generation AVN Hall-of-Famer, over the span of his career he has won dozens of awards all over the world for directing, producing, screenwriting, and editing, including three consecutive “Director Of The Year” AVN awards. For more information visit facebook.com/AxelBraun and twitter.com/axelbraun

The Sunny Leone Documentary

A Canadian company may be making a documentary about Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Weber.

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Indo-Canadian porn-star-turned-Bollywood-actress Sunny Leone and her husband have been approached to make a documentary on their lives.

Photo-journalist Dilip Mehta and his filmmaker sister Deepa Mehta will make the film but are waiting for an affirmation from the couple, reports the Times of India.

“Sunny and I have been approached regarding a documentary about our lives and have been in talks with a Canadian production company (Hamilton Mehta Productions) and Dilip Mehta. We will have more information about the shooting schedule in the next 30 days,” Leone’s husband Daniel Weber told the daily.

Leone is currently working on two Bollywood films – ‘Tina & Lolo’ and ‘Ragini MMS 2′, both scheduled for 2014 releases.

She made her Bollywood debut with ‘Jism 2′ and been welcomed with open arms by the industry, working on a number of projects since.

The documentary will touch on the aspiring Bollywood star’s life in Canada and Los Angeles before her turn to the Hindi film industry.

Leone (Karenjit Kaur Vohra) was born to Sikh parents in Ontario and scouted by Penthouse magazine photographer while studying to be a pediatric nurse.

The rest, as they say, is history.

 

Fabian Thylmann of Manwin speaks out about helping the industry

Fabian Thylman recently posted on XBIZ.net and says that Manwin isn’t going to help the industry anymore with things like the performer testing subsidy because Mike South was mean to him and we didn’t all suck his dick and say thank you.

 

“And no, I have not a single time heard from anyone in the industry that they were greatful that I spent all that money. Except for Diane I guess.

But as you see for yourself, its all Mike’s doing anyway.. he is your savior, without him Manwin would have never paid…

Figures…

Justin, I am sorry, but I gave up trying to help… I am not interested in the negativity people like Mike spread, and maybe I am wrong to care that much about his actions, but at some point enough is enough…

If you or talent is wondering who is at fault that I have given up trying to help the industry… look no further than Mike South.”