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  • 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.

  • Job Search Pro Tip: Porn Sites Need CFOs Too Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 1:51 PM ET
    On-set with Digital Playground Adult Entertainment

    Layoff season has begun and it’s no secret that there’s more coming. And with the shrinking of the financial industry generally, some of you are probably going to have to think about transitioning to a new industry.

  • ‘The Erotic Engine’ — How Porn Changes Everything Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
    The Erotic Engine

    "Mainstream companies, of course, are often too risk-averse to emulate the porn industry’s embrace of new media. But even if you’re not ready to make the leap, it is worth paying attention to the porn industry – the latest tech trends in porn are a strong predictor of the next big thing for mainstream," writes the author.

  • Porn Company Prices IPO Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    Friend Finder Network

    After a series of false starts, the owner of Penthouse magazine and over two dozen adult Websites is finally going public.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Porn Paves the Way in The Business of Tech Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 2:58 PM ET
    online prostitution

    Apple and Google have been wading into 'cloud computing' for internet video—but porn is jumping in head first.

  • Porn: The Next Big Thing? Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 12:51 PM ET
    The is a tech bellwether, often sensing the shift in consumer sentiment long before the mainstream world makes a move. So as the adult entertainment industry’s stars and power brokers walked the red carpet at the recent AVN Awards in Las Vegas – the adult entertainment industry’s equivalent of the Oscars – we polled a few, asking them what they thought would be the next big trend to sweep the industry. Click ahead for the top predictions from people in porn.

    As the adult entertainment industry’s stars and power brokers walked the red carpet at the recent AVN Awards in Las Vegas, we polled a few, asking them about the next big trend.

  • The Dirty Dozen: Porn's Most Popular Stars Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 9:25 AM ET
    Popularity in the porn industry is often fleeting. Some performers experience a meteoric rise and fall in the course of a year. Others connect with the audience on a different level and manage a multi-year ride at the top.Though there is no real formula for success in this industry, these 12 performers have proven to be more than just a flash in the pan, with tremendous staying power over the past few years. What’s more there are no signs their careers are in danger of waning anytime soon. Here’

    So, with the industry's annual expo underway in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9, we've assembled porn's dirty dozen—the most popular porn stars, based on our reporting and analysis.

  • Top US States For Online Pornography Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 10:25 AM ET
    Published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a report released earlier this year entitled "Red Light States: Who Buys Adult Entertainment" highlights where the revenues for pornographic entertainment on the internet actually come from. According to , internet sales are the second largest piece of the $12.6 billion adult entertainment industry, drawing $2.84 billion in 2006.One of the most interesting findings in the study is American subscription patterns that utilized a list of zip codes

    A report entitled "Red Light States: Who Buys Adult Entertainment" highlights where the revenues for pornographic entertainment on the internet actually come from.