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  • Gropes Off for Groupon: No New Adult Entertainment Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 5:38 PM ET

    Groupon says it is no longer accepting new adult entertainment merchants as customers.

  • Just sent dirty pictures of yourself to someone who's not your wife? Need to get rid of them quickly? There's an app for that.

  • The already hostile takeover fight for New Frontier Media, the publicly traded owner of nine adult-themed pay-per-view networks, has expanded to include a pair of Hollywood power players – one of whom is also a former video game executive.

  • Start-Up Snatchly Is a Pinterest for Porn Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 4:35 PM ET

    Snatchly, a Pinterest like start-up website, seems to have found a way to get guys into "pinning" pictures by, you guessed it, making the site a "virtual pornboard."

  • Takeover Battle Looms for Publicly Traded Porn Company Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Despite a widely publicized downturn in porn industry profits over the past few years, investors still think there's money to be made there – so much so that a bidding war has erupted for one of the few publicly traded companies with ties to the adult industry.

  • Teen Uses Twitter to Land Porn Star as Prom Date: Reports Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:38 PM ET
    Mike Stone

    From getting live news updates to starting revolutions, Twitter is great for a lot of things. But for getting a porn star as your prom date? Yep, apparently Twitter is good for that, too.

  • Alternate Careers of Porn Stars Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:32 PM ET
    There's a point in everyone's life where they stand at a career crossroads. Go one way and you end up in your current profession. Go the other and you wind up doing something entirely different.That's true not just of people in the traditional business world, but also those in the porn world. Before they began having sex on screen, the people in the adult entertainment industry were often working in other fields or studying to be a part of them.We were curious about what some of today's top porn

    Before they began having sex on screen, the people in the adult entertainment industry were often working in other fields or studying to be a part of them.

  • First Jobs of Porn's Biggest Stars Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    Everybody has a first job – and it's rarely has anything to do with how you end up making a living.That's especially true of the adult entertainment industry's biggest names. But their first gigs aren't what you might expect. Sure, some kicked off their resumes with stints in fast food joints, like many teenagers around the country. Several, though, worked in law firms. And one learned the hard way that domestic services were not for her.We tracked down a number of industry superstars on the flo

    Everybody has a first job — and it rarely has anything to do with how you end up making a living. That's especially true of the adult entertainment industry's biggest names.

  • Scenes from the Adult Entertainment Expo Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 4:32 PM ET
    Each January, Adult Video News, the trade publication of the adult entertainment industry, holds the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.The event (held Jan. 18-21 this year) features appearances by well-known actors in the industry, as well as new products and companies vying for a piece of the $14 billion adult industry. The expo includes a fan show, a trade show, and an adult novelty expo, and culminates with the AVN Awards held on Jan. 21. Fans unable to visit the event are also given

    The event features appearances by well-known actors in the industry, as well as new products and companies vying for a piece of the $14-billion adult industry.

  • The Porn Producer on Your Block Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 3:20 PM ET

    While there are a few adult entertainment companies that are publicly traded, most are firmly closed to civilians, the industry’s term for outsiders. But one company, Pleasure Dynasty, is opening the filmmaking process.

  • Meet the New King of Porn Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    Fabian Thylmann lacks the icon status of Hugh Hefner or Larry Flynt, but he has quietly become one of the most powerful people in porn over the past two years.

  • Is the Porn Industry Imperiled? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:09 PM ET

    As the porn industry gathers for its annual convention, there's a lot at stake. Online piracy continues to nip at the earnings of studios, and new legislation could dramatically impact how companies do business.

  • Condoms Remain a Conundrum Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:09 PM ET

    The L.A. City Council voted to make condom use mandatory in adult films. And adult studios are already planning how to minimize the effects of that law.

  • Porn Stars Who Made It to Hollywood Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:01 PM ET
    While plenty of adult stars dream of making the transition to traditional acting, their dreams rarely become reality. Hollywood – and mainstream culture, in general – tend to segregate the men and women of porn, keeping them at arm's length.But there are some performers whose drive, persistence, and fan base lets them break through those walls. Some make it onto the big screen. Others take a different path. But by the time they're done, their names are known by a much wider audience than they st

    While plenty of adult stars dream of making the transition to traditional acting, their dreams rarely become reality. Here are 10 who have managed to make the transition to 'civilian' celebrity.

  • Covering a Taboo Industry Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Some folks will argue that we shouldn't be doing this. To that I will repeat a previous argument: Like it or not, pornography is a big business (and one we've covered before). We cover big businesses. Yes, some industries are more taboo than others. But ignoring them doesn't make them any better or any worse. It just makes them less understood.

  • The Dirty Dozen 2012: Porn's Most Popular Stars Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    True superstardom in the adult entertainment industry is a tough thing to achieve. And this year's Dirty Dozen certainly underscores that.Just five of the actresses we listed among the industry's most popular last year make return appearances in 2012, as new faces have come along – and some veteran performers made a comeback.With the industry's annual expo under way in Las Vegas Jan. 18-21, we've once again assembled a list of the most popular porn stars. This year, instead of basing the list on

    Just five of the actresses we listed among the industry's most popular last year make return appearances in 2012, as new faces have come along – and some veteran performers made a comeback.

  • May-December Celebrity Divorces Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    On Nov. 17, 2011, after six years of marriage, celebrity couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher . The pair had made headlines when they first emerged as a couple, and very few of those headlines ran without pointing out the 16-year age difference between the two of them.The age gap between Moore and Kutcher made their union a classic May-December romance, and the list of celebrities who have engaged in such unions is long. Almost as long, however, is the list of such couples who couldn’t keep thei

    Divorce lawyers have full coffers thanks to the dissolution of celebrity unions. What are some notable May-December celebrity divorces?

  • The Cost of Porn in the Workplace Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    Breaking the Cycle

    "Statistics from Nielsen Online show that at least twenty-five percent of the seemingly hard-working people hunched over computers in their cubicles are actually looking at porn," and as this author writes, if you're one of them, you're probably losing a lot of money.

  • Playboy’s Million-Dollar Modeling Offers Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    From its first issue featuring Marilyn Monroe, magazine has sought well-known women to pose on its pages, a strategy that has made it one of the most iconic American magazines in history. Securing some of the world’s most recognizable sex symbols to pose for photo shoots has been a key strategy of allowing it to sell millions of copies — sometimes with the allure of a single model. Many of the most in-demand women are also reluctant to appear in the magazine, however, leading to make big offers

    So, which celebrities have reportedly been offered huge sums to appear in Playboy? Which have turned them down? Click ahead to find out.

  • .XXX Porn Domain Opens for Business Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 11:59 AM ET

    Registration for the new .xxx Internet domain name kicked off on Wednesday, starting with a 50-day period during which businesses both inside and outside the adult entertainment industry can register for a .xxx domain or exclude their name from it to protect their reputation.