Wow, I can’t believe it has already been a month since the Adult Expo in Las Vegas. I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun. (Or recovering from way too much of it.) As usual it was a great time in the desert with lots of good friends, great food and plenty of news and notes from the floor. Rather than lump it all together, I will throw in tidbits in between the other big news stories of the month. For those of you who like some visual stimulation as you read the news, feel free to check out my gallery of Vegas photos at AEE 2006 Gallery
As it seems to every year, the Adult Expo just seemed to be bigger than before. AVN was nice enough to give us one full day of industry-only time so I rushed around to get as many interviews done on that day as possible. This year I was in town a year late because I ended up with Rose Bowl tickets. Even though USC took it on the chin, I was happy to be able to be in the stands for what was truly an amazing game. Back on topic, the overall attendance during fan hours seemed to be up once again. Apparently people still like porn and they are willing to pay fifty bucks a day to rub elbows (against boobies) with their favorite porn stars.
Just days after the show in Vegas, Jules Jordan made an announcement that shook the foundations of the porn world. He is leaving Evil Angel to form his own company. The move marks the first time anyone has done such a thing after being a part of the Evil Empire. Though no one is yet sure exactly what Jules has planned, rumors have been flying about who might be following him to the new company. Will this be the genesis of the next porn power company? Will Jules keep it small like Lexington Steele has with Mercenary? So far Jules has been quiet, but he did promise a full interview in the next few weeks so look for more info as it comes in. Also be on the lookout for whoever Evil Angel brings in to fill the hole on the roster left by Jules’ departure.
I had a number of interesting interviews this year. One of the most intriguing was with a brand new girl named Emily. She was in the New Sensations booth and director Brother Love was kind enough to make the introductions. The eighteen year old brunette was so new that she hadn’t even shot her first scene when sat down with me. Emily was discovered by the Shane’s World crew and by the time this reaches you she has probably already shot a dozen movies already. This naturally busty babe has the perfect attitude for porn. Not only was she happy to lift her shirt to let me check out the natural goodies, but she once tit-fucked her boyfriends on the steps of her Catholic high school. Come on, what could be hotter than that?
Sometimes the news from Porn Valley is bad as news from other parts of our globe. Vicky Vette announced last week that she has ended her marriage after what she calls years of abuse. In a press release, Vette explained that she had her husband Frank arrested on January 3rd after “three straight days of beatings” that left her unable to attend the AEE in Las Vegas. Though Vicky said in the release that she would not miss any of her upcoming dance appearances, a new wrinkle in the story may put that on hold. A day after the press release, Vette’s estranged husband killed himself.
I had a chance to talk with Tom Byron at the Extreme/Evolution booth. Tom recently announced that his two-year retirement is over. Byron has been hitting the gym, shedding the pounds and is ready to get back in front of the camera. Tom sited two reasons for the comeback. First he says he wants to do some acting. It’s been years since Byron has had a chance to really show off his acting skills, so that should be fun. Better still, he says that he is coming back because “there are some girls I really want to fuck.” There is already a project in the works with JM Productions that will pair Byron with Ashley Blue. His other object of desire? Janine of course. Now that she is doing boys, Bryon is going to co-star with the Digital Playground contract star just so he can finally stick his dick into her. That may be the single best reason I have ever heard for a porn comeback.
In other sad news, the porn world said good by to Anna Malle last month. Malle was killed in a car accident outside of Las Vegas. Best known for her early scenes with Max Hardcore, Malle was a dedicated swinger and all-around great woman to be around. She will be missed.
It wasn’t a shock to anyone when Digital Playground’s “Pirates” broke all AVN records with 11 wins at the AVN Awards. Anything less would have been considered an upset for the high-budget instant classic. I picked up a few tidbits at the Digital Playground booth as well. Yes, Teagan was pregnant. She gave birth to a baby girl in November and is planning to slowly get herself back in front of the camera. Janine is getting married again and this time the guy has no problems with her doing guys on camera.
DVSX has added a whole new slate of directors the team this year. In addition to Alex Ladd, fans will be treated to projects from Bobby Manila, MoFo, Craven Moorehead and Paulo Banana in 2006. They will take over the existing lines at DVSX as well as starting some of their own.
We did something special with the Rog Reviews Critic’s Choice Awards. I announced the winners live on the www.dailynoise.com show on the first day of the AEE. With the help of lovely co-presenters Aurora Snow and Tristie from New Breed Productions, we were able to get through the award “show” in much less time than most of those big Hollywood productions. None of the winners were on hand because everyone was on the floor of the show. Next year (With no Rose Bowl to delay my arrival in Vegas) the plan is to announce them live and perhaps have some stars on hand. For this year, the winners are….
“Perfect Specimens 2” Jules Jordan/Evil Angel
Best All Sex Movie
“POV Pervert 5” Mike John/Red Light District
“Pirates” Joone/Digital Playground
Best Male Performer
Best Female Performer
That’s all we’ve got for this month my friends. It was another fun time in Vegas and I got enough interviews to keep me busy well into summer. Before I let you go to enjoy some more great porn, I’ll go out on a limb with my annual Super Bowl prediction. (Remember folks, bet against me, it’s almost a lock.) I’m going to take Seattle and the points this year. Enjoy the game and I’ll have more news for you next month.