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Porn Vixen Sasha Gray Speaks Out Against Sex- for Cats & Dogs Today in Las Vegas

Award-winning adult film icon Sasha Grey says, “Too much sex can be a bad thing”—for dogs and cats, that is—in a provocative new PETA ad in which she’s shown posing nude in a bed. 

The adult film star will unveil the campaign – and her real passion – after she delivers the AVN keynote speech earlier this afternoon, Jan. 8, at the 2010 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. She is the latest celebrity to appear in PETA’s ad series that is aimed at reducing dog and cat overpopulation by promoting spaying and neutering.  

Each year, up to 8 million dogs and cats are dumped at U.S. animal shelters, and about half of them must be euthanized because of a lack of suitable homes. Sasha urges all her fans to help curb the overpopulation crisis by spaying and neutering their dogs and cats to prevent pregnancies. 

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AVN Adult Movie Awards Kick Off in Las Vegas in January

The nominations for the 2010 AVN Adult Movie Awards were announced and the winners in more than 100 different categories to be revealed live at the AVN Awards Show on Jan. 9, 2010, at Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. 

This year’s gala event is co-hosted by none other than two of the biggest names in the world of erotica, Kayden Kross, right, and Kirsten Price, left.

The 27th annual ceremony is the most important and star-studded night for the adult film industry as it rolls out its red carpet and celebrates the best and brightest in the business.  More than 5,000 releases were reviewed by the AVN staff during the year.  The event is a Herculean effort treated with the same seriousness and on par with the talent as the Academy Awards. 

Awards will be given out in 125 categories, including Best Video Feature, Best Parody, Female Performer of the Year, Best Adult Web site and numerous Best Sex Scene awards.  Movie titles receiving multiple nominations included 2040, Nurses, The 8th Day, Throat: A Cautionary Tale, Pure, Tori Black is Pretty Filthy, Flight Attendants, The Sex Files; A Dark XXX Parody, Ass Worship 11, Teachers and many more.  Stars such as Sasha Grey, Manuel Ferrara, Jenna Haze, Tori Black and others also received multiple nominations for their work this year.   A full list of categories and nominees can be found at www.avnawards.com

Tickets are available at avnawards.com for $300 each. 

First presented in 1983, the AVN Adult Movie Awards show is the adult industry equivalent to the Academy Awards for mainstream filmed entertainment.  Each January, industry talent, producers and technicians gather together in Las Vegas – THE Sin City – for a night of accolades, entertainment and fun.  The AVN Adult Movie Awardshonors the best movies, performers and production companies in adult entertainment in more than 100 different categories.  For more information on the AVN Adult Movie Awards show, please visit www.avnawards.com

AVN Media Network has become a global leader in the adult entertainment community.  AVN’s portfolio of business includes the widely-recognized industry journals:  AVN, AVN Online, GAYVN, and AVN Novelty Business.  In addition, AVN hosts the leading industry conventions: AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, Internext Las Vegas, Internext Summer, AVN Adult Novelty Expo and the consumer show Erotica LA.  It also provides online coverage through AVN.com news and AVN Live, along with cutting-edge industry e-newsletters.  AVN also hosts the annual AVN Adult Movie Awards and GAYVN Awards ceremonies.  For more information, visit the web site at www.avn.com 

For reservation information at the Palms, please call toll free at (866) PALMS-RES, (866) 725-6773, or visit www.palms.com. For groups of 15 rooms or more, contact the Sales Department at (866) PALMS-MTG or (866) 725-6768.

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Sex Wanes in Las Vegas

Sex to Las Vegas is like the motherhood and apple pie for puritanical cities:  it provides the embodiment and very essence of Sin City’s worldwide allure and attraction.  Sex drives Las Vegas.  Or does it? sex

The sad but naked truth is Las Vegas sex convention dominance is being challenged.  Witness the results this year from the annual sex poster child- the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Sands Expo and Convention Center that occurred on January 9 through 11.  Although similar smaller adult conventions take place, the Las Vegas AVN convention has always been the ‘Big Momma’- by and far the reigning ruler of THE largest event for the adult entertainment industry worldwide.  

Thousands of sex workers make their annual pilgrimage to the Mecca of Sin.  Last year event organizers reported attendance of approximately 12,000 sex industry workers, 17,000 fans, and 1,300 of the media.  That provides a whole lot of legalized peeking-and-peeping.  

But this year, only 250 exhibitors took the gamble to show up and showcase their latest and greatest in adult entertainment products and toys.  That’s down about 18 percent, according to expo spokesman Sean Devlin.  

The only saving grace is that fan and media interest appeared strong this year.  Many attendees grabbed the rare opportunity to see in one place the adult industry’s top stars and try to gain their “secrets” by attending fan seminars, events, and taking advantage of a plethora of up-close and personal networking opportunities. 

But looking doesn’t keep the lights on.  

The toxic U.S. economy has siphoned off billions of dollars in profits from the normally “healthy” sex business.   Though estimates vary, nationally the sex industry is thought to now generate about $13 billion annually.  That’s down from $18 billion three years ago, according to top industry figures.

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Sex Star Tera Patrick Plans Porn-to-Burlesque Switch, Show in Las Vegas

News flash:  The immensely popular hard-core sex star is NOT taking it off.  No, for the next upcoming chapter in her life, she will be going peek-a-boo style as she reportedly is giving burlesque a whirl in Las Vegas. terapatrick

Patrick, more than being a sex goddess, comes with impressive entrepreneurial credentials enabling her to build and transform her Teravision production company into a successful big business. 

Now, Adam Steck, producer of “Thunder from Down Under,” and “American Dream,” confirms he has inked a deal with Patrick to develop a burlesque show and try to place it on the Las Vegas Strip.  Steck added that it was too early in Patrick’s transformation process to talk about a specific showroom or to target a launch date.

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Las Vegas’ Ultimate Ying & Yang: CES/AVN coming in January

cesWith the remnants of turkey and ham (and who knows what else) still digesting in our holiday stomachs, it is a great avntime to plan for the major January 2009 Las Vegas events. And what a better opportunity to ring in a brand new year then for tech nerds and sensually predisposed fans to unite as one and attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8 though 11, and then take time to walk down the aisles to the next door Sands Expo Center for the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo on January 9 through 11. Only in Vegas does technology and sex merge seamlessly and effortlessly.

The CES show should be booming, despite our economy. Show officials estimate that 20,000 new product announcements will be introduced to an estimated 30,000 attendees hosted by 2,700 exhibitors that represent 30 electronic product categories. Even celebrities will be on hand to spice up the product demonstrations and introductions. A great way to keep abreast of what’s going on is not just surf the CES website: http://www.cesweb.org  but also take the time to check out the unique convention information provided daily on the new Exhibitors Daily website: http://www.exhibitorsdaily.com  Headed up by Editor-in-Chief Helen Holzer, it is the source to turn to for local and national convention coverage anywhere, including features, general information, and related news. Helen can be reached at Helen@exhibitorsdaily.com

Needing a break from the techno blur? Then walk down the hall from CES and attend the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. It is touted as THE largest event for the adult industry worldwide. There is planned to be 350 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest adult products and toys. And, if that is not enough, more then 250 of the industry’s top stars will share their “secrets” in fan seminars, events, and plenty of up-close networking opportunities. Oh, be sure to enjoy yourself– leave your Blackberry in your briefcase. http://fan.adultentertainmentexpo.com/aeefan/v42/index.cvn?ID=10000

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