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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    When the movie industry slapped adult films with an XXX rating, porn companies came to embrace the scarlet letters. But when the nonprofit corporation that oversees Internet addresses rolled out the .xxx domain, the reception was unequivocally unenthusiastic.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.