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  • The Porn Convention - Adult Entertainment Expo 2012

    If sin sells — and sex sells, as the success of Internet pornography industry and its annual convention more than demonstrate — then does it follow that investing in sin makes sense?

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    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.

  • The Porn Convention - Adult Entertainment Expo 2012

    Is it a good way to influence behavior and/or raise revenue, just like tobacco and alcohol?

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    A young woman sits down to a company holiday dinner at a fancy steakhouse. She and her colleagues are downing cocktails. Suddenly she's pinned against a bathroom wall by an older male colleague. He’s kissing her, and more.

  • Joe Paterno

    On Wednesday, just hours before the Penn State Board of Trustees voted to fire him, longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had one last chance to save his legacy.

  • Joe Paterno

    Penn State trustees fired legendary football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

  • Joe Paterno

    The argument has been made every year: Joe Paterno should step down for the future of Penn State football. But for every bad year, as the hot seat got hotter, JoePa seemingly came back with a better season. But, after the sexual assault scandal, there's no argument to be made that things will get better for Paterno. His great contribution to the school in time and financially, perhaps more than any coach has done in history, no longer applies.

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    In the last four days, Penn State officials have been getting crushed by the media and by fans for their handling of charges of sexual assault allegations that inexplicably reached a dead end without being reported. How is this possible? How can the state be working on a two-year investigation and Spanier and Paterno, in their first public comments, act as if they were blindsided?

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    As the Penn State sexual assault allegations and perjury claims swirl, I wondered how Nittany Lions alums were taking the news. Would they let the legal process play out or had they already decided what to do with their money or their tickets? Here are some thoughts from PSU fans on Twitter.

  • 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.

  • Radiohead at Roseland

    A robust — and unique — black market has sprung up for what is one of the most coveted concert tickets of the year for thousands of New Yorkers: Radiohead’s two shows at the Roseland Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan.

  • ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    As his former colleagues at the International Monetary Fund gather this week, the scandal surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be a specter in the background.

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    UK Finance Minister George Osborne faced controversy Monday as allegations resurfaced about him taking cocaine with a former madam.

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    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.

  • ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a housekeeper in a "violent and sadistic attack" in his hotel suite in Manhattan in May, a civil lawsuit filed on Monday alleges.

  • American Psycho

    "American Psycho" was a weird book. It was so graphically violent that many serious critics decided that it must be satire. No serious novel could relish murder, misogyny and mayhem without irony, the critics thought. But what was it satirizing?

  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner.

    The reason congressional leaders and the President can't agree on how much we need to cut, how much we need to raise, and how much we need to borrow, I believe, is because they're all using The Wrongulator.