May 28, 2010
Canadian porn star wannabes, take note. Next Door Entertainment, COLT Studio Group and Falcon Entertainment are holding tryouts this weekend for Canada’s Next Porn Star. That’s quite a powerful trio of companies, and they’ll all be at the renowned Stock Bar (1171 Sainte-Catherine East) in Montreal on May 29 and 30 from 11 am to 5 pm to recruit the next generation of screen studs. Think it’s easy and fun? Well, the press release says, “All you need to do is show up and show us your stuff.” All-righty then! The next generation of porn fans can watch the auditions live at nudemaledancers.tv. Sounds like a good way to spend a Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy, guys!
May 27, 2010
PHOTO BY VINCENT LAMBERT
As we reported yesterday, porn superstar Robert Van Damme is currently jailed in Orange County, California, on charges of domestic violence and contempt of court. Now, VincentLambert.com has exclusively obtained a copy of the statement that Van Damme gave to police following his arrest earlier this year. In the statement, Van Damme recounts how he returned from a business trip to Chicago at the end of March. After having his nose broken in a hockey game, the Czech Republic native was in pain and tired from his travels. When an argument broke out between his wife and one of her daughters (Van Damme is not the father), he attempted to intervene and he claims that his wife responded by hitting him.
“My wife started beating me on the back and shoulders and head to get me to leave the room,” Van Damme told police. “She was pushing me out of the room while hitting me and yelling and screaming at me to leave.” Van Damme alleges that his wife grabbed a lamp and hit him in his broken nose. “The intense pain was immediate and I reacted by trying to get her away from me. My right hand hit behind me and the edge of my fingertips hit the corner of her mouth. I did not mean to hit her. I was in such pain that I simply reacted and tried to stop her from hitting me.”
Van Damme says that he left their house but then returned to get his cell phone and some money. He says his wife had his phone and proceeded to smash it in front of him. “When I walked back out of the house to leave,” he recounted, “the police were there and they arrested me. They put me in the back of the police car with handcuffs on. While sitting there I could read the monitor and saw that the screen said the 911 call came from the same number of her daughter’s phone.”
At this time, Van Damme was jailed in Huntington Beach, California. He was eventually released on bail and returned to his family until his arrest last week for missing a court appearance related to these charges. Van Damme, who started his own RVD Films last year with his wife, alleges that she has since conspired to take the company from him, denied him access to the business and shut him out of all their accounts. She has also revoked her support of his immigration status, leaving him vulnerable to deportation. Subsequently, a restraining order has been issued to keep Van Damme away from his wife and her daughters, and his wife has filed for divorce.
In his closing remarks, Van Damme admitted his wrongs. “I made a mistake that I regret,” he said. “There is no excuse for ever hitting someone, much less a woman. However now I feel that I am the victim of a terrible plot to steal my money and company.”
Van Damme will face a judge later today regarding these charges, pretrial hearing and bail. Then he will address his immigration status. We’ll have more on this developing story…
May 26, 2010
PHOTO BY VINCENT LAMBERT
Porn superstar and director Robert Van Damme has been arrested and charged with domestic violence and contempt of court. Earlier today, VincentLambert.com was contacted by an attorney representing Van Damme, who says that the star of films such as The Hunted, Dirty Muscle and the Private Party series is “being detained in Orange County, California, and is working hard to avoid deportation and criminal charges.” His bond is set at $100,000, and he’s scheduled to appear at a court hearing on May 27. Van Damme has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The former hockey player from the Czech Republic started his own RVD Films with his wife last year after working for Hot House, Mustang and other major studios. More details on this story as they develop…
May 25, 2010
Raging Stallion Studios has announced the signing of porn star D.O. to an exclusive long-term contract. D.O. has previously modeled for Rufskin and worked as an exclusive for Black Scorpion, appearing in films such as Obsessions of D.O., Cuma Sutra and Man Island. “I have been following Raging Stallion for a long time,” says D.O., who now sports a full beard. “They have the hottest guys, the best directors and the best filmmaking capability. To be an even bigger star, I needed to join the top studio. And Raging Stallion movies are the kind of movies I want to make at this point in my career.”
D.O.’s first movie for the San Francisco–based company will have a military theme and be directed by award-winner Tony Dimarco. His scenes will be with RSS exclusive Angelo Marconi and newbie Chris Porter. Although he is based in Buenos Aires, D.O. will return to San Francisco every few months to film and is expected to be a part of the annual RSS blockbuster, which is scheduled for a midsummer shoot. “D.O. is a superstar and we are very, very lucky to have him join our stable of stars,” RSS president Chris Ward says. “I have long admired his performances, and now that we have shot him in his first two scenes for RSS, I am even more impressed. D.O. also has the look and feel of an RSS major star—tall, dark and handsome.”
In a related story, it seems that D.O.’s former studio, Black Scorpion, and RSS are working toward some sort of collaboration. “I am proud to announce that Black Scorpion and Raging Stallion are aligning to explore various avenues for future projects,” Black Scorpion owner Chris George says. “The first step in this arrangement is that D.O. will be allowed to join a group of the hottest and most professional models in the industry.”
For more information, visit RagingStallion.com
May 24, 2010
Channel 1 Releasing and controversial director Doug Jeffries are back with a new politically incorrect sex comedy. Affirmative Blacktion takes common racial stereotypes and fearlessly makes fun of them all. In the brief trailer now online, you can see porn star Brandon Lee (making his big comeback after pursuing a culinary career) ranting in a heavy Asian accent (before getting banged by Matthew Rush and Rod Daily). Timeless porn actress Sharon Kane shows up as a boozy landlady. And exclusives Jimmy Durano and Mitchell Rock, Eddie Diaz, Aron Ridge and Rob Romoni (taking a break from Twitter and his new gig at Jet Set Men to play a state inspector investigating discrimination) are also on hand to fill out the interracial cast. For more information and to view the trailer, visit C1R.com.…As dedicated porn fans know, the Grabbys are set to unspool this weekend in Chicago. As we previously reported, Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West will host on Saturday, May 29, at the Park West Theater with assistance from screen studs Roman Heart, Jeremy Bilding and Diesel Washington. Of course, Twitter is abuzz with porn stars and followers alike making plans as to when and where they will drink excessively and most likely vom later. Fun! Warming up for the big show, blogger and C1R publicist Jason Sechrest will host the annual Grabbys eve Porn Star Q&A on Friday, May 28. This year it’s being called Cocktails at Cocktail, and more than 30 gay porn stars and award nominees, including Erik Rhodes, Landon Conrad, Steven Daigle and Jason Ridge (back so soon, stud!?), are expected to be grilled live on-stage. Sechrest has hosted this event twice before, but this is the first time it will be broadcast live online. To listen, tune into EdgeRadioShow.com this Friday from 6 to 9 pm ET. Maybe some of the pornsters will be drunk already! We’re also hearing that Brandon Baker and recently retired Ryan Raz will host the annual Recovery Brunch on the morning after for all those who are not in rehab by then.…In other news from the upcoming weekend of events in Chicago, this year’s International Mr. Leather is set to take place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown on Sunday, May 30. IML 2010 has partnered with DominicFord.com to create a unique 3-D experience for those attending the event. The annual competition will kick off with a brief 3-D clip that was filmed especially for IML. Audience members will be able to view it with special 3-D glasses co-branded by both IML and DominicFord. The audience will also receive 3-D buttons, and there will be a collectible mini poster, which will also be in 3-D. “We are thrilled to be working with IML 2010,” Dominic Ford says. “They have been doing this show for over 30 years, so I’m very pleased they have trusted us to deliver a one-of-a-kind opening movie for them that the audience won’t forget.” Sounds way cool! Now where are the leather hunks!?
May 21, 2010
Veteran porn stars don’t all fade away. Last week, we had news about Colton Ford hosting a new event in NYC. Now comes word that Will Clark has gone legit and is appearing in an off-Broadway play. Of course, Clark has never strayed too far from the industry. Since starring in numerous movies in the ’90s (including faves such as Man Watch, Night Walk and Island Guardian), he’s been doing charity work for the gays and hosting benefits and events like this and this. But now Will is returning to his first love (acting) and is performing live onstage in a new play titled When Joey Married Bobby.
There he is in the back row on the left in the pic above. Cleans up nice, right? He actually plays a homeless guy in the show. Next to him is hunky former Detroit Tiger pitcher Matthew Pender. He plays Joey, one of the grooms in the title. Former Village People cowboy Randy Jones is also in the show (pictured below with Clark in character), along with local dragster Lady Clover Honey. Now that’s an eclectic cast, to say the least! We actually saw an earlier incarnation of the play (when it featured Lady Bunny in a hilarious turn as a wedding guest) and it does keep the LOLs coming. The show runs at the Roy Arias Theatre in the Times Square Arts Center (300 West 43rd Street) at least through May 29 (you never know with theater). For more information, visit WhenJoeyMarriedBobby.com. Btw, VincentLambert.com readers can use the code WCBingo for a special discount on tickets.
In other Clark news, Will tells us that his popular Porno Bingo night at Pieces in the Village is now in its sixth year and has raised more than $120,000 for local LBGT charities. He’ll be traveling to L.A. to MC the Second Brevity Fest at El Cid in Silver Lake on June 3. Back on local ground, he’ll do a reading at an event called In the Flesh at Happy Endings Lounge (302 Broome Street) on June 17. And finally, despite reports to the contrary, the wet-and-wild Bad Boys on the Hudson cruise will sail once again on July 11 with porn superstar Michael Brandon and other top models on board. The full lineup will be announced at WillClarkWorld.com on June 1. See how busy some “retired” porn stars are!?
May 20, 2010
Italian auteur Lucas Kazan has two hotties steaming up his site. Veteran star Ettore Tosi and newbie Philippe Delvaux are featured in a sexy new scene, and director Kazan recalled some specifics for us: “I picked up Philippe at the Brindisi airport,” he says. “One look at the Belgian 19-year-old and manly Ettore and I knew their scene would be a breeze—if they didn’t get their hands on each other the night before! Luckily, the sexual energy and hot flip-flop were spared for the camera.” Whew, close call, Luca! Porn fans are the winners here. For more information, visit LucasKazan.com.
May 17, 2010
Just as MTV wasted no time in shipping Snooki and her cohorts down to Miami for another season of its hit reality show, Jet Set Men is capitalizing on all the buzz for its latest sure-to-be smash Jersey Score by rush releasing it on DVD. Last week, the porn parody directed by Chris Steele received mainstream media coverage on TV from both TMZ and The Joy Behar Show, where it was the topic of a celebrity panel including Jay Mohr (the now portly actor joked that he was passed over for a role). The all-star cast of Jersey Score includes Dean Coxx in his major-studio debut as The Stimulation, Jet Set exclusives Joshua Logan, Andrew Blue and Hayden Stephens, plus Kevin Cavalli and Trent Diesel. Porn star Derrick Vinyard returns to the adult fold playing D-Wow (he also bottoms for only the second time on film). To get your taste of gay porn’s version of juiced-up muscleheads, visit JetSetMen.com.…For all those fans who like their porn without the sex, circle June 1 on your calendar. That’s the day that Raging Stallion Studios is releasing the edited-for-retail version of its epic Focus/Refocus. This plotcentric edition of the movie—which was directed by Chris Ward, Ben Leon and Tony Dimarco and stars Steve Cruz, Bruno Bond, Ricky Sinz, Ryan Raz, Jason Crew, Angelo Marconi and Tristan Jaxx, among others—is being distributed by independent Breaking Glass Pictures’ QC Cinema label and will be available in glorious Blu-ray. Sounds like some more mainstream action for gay porn. For more information, visit RagingStallion.com.…Hot House Entertainment has announced that its latest specialty title, Fisting Big Leagues, starring Club Inferno legend Cory Jay, is ready to street. Following a layoff of more than a decade, Jay is back to teach a fresh batch of eager handballers how to take one (and by one, we mean a fist) for the team. Old-timer Rick Van Sant turns up to live out his fantasy of being, er, manhandled by Cory. See, kids, dreams really do come true! Others in the cast include Club Inferno exclusives Evan Matthews and Jackson Lawless, in addition to Hogan Wade, Andreas Cavalli, Claude De Martini and Paul Turner. To make your fisting dreams come true, visit hothouse.com.
May 14, 2010
For all those porn fans out there who like to read books (come back! don’t click away!), author Owen Keehnen has penned Rising Starz. The latest installment in this interview series takes you behind the scenes and into the lives of some of your favorite porn stars. Among those featured in this edition are Bruno Bond, Kirk Cummings, Lucky Daniels, RJ Danvers, Mike Dreyden, Conner Habib, David Taylor and Austin Wilde. The studs talk about their careers, goals and turn-ons. They also discuss their lives off-camera and how they got started in porn.
Keehnen has penned three other books in this series, Starz, More Starz and Ultimate Starz, and he recently told VincentLambert.com in an exclusive interview what makes this edition special. “I wanted to focus more on the up-and-cummers (so to speak) of the jizz biz,” Keehnen says. “The 45 XXX stars in this volume were truly a great group of men. I love this edition of the series because the conversations frequently took such unexpected turns. I learned a lot and think that readers will as well. I hope it is half as much fun to read as it was to research.”
Owen went on to share a few of his favorite subjects: “Conner Habib got me hard by uttering the magic words ‘I used to teach English at two universities and now I do porn.’ Tony Buff is simply one of the hottest and most charismatic guys ever to do porn. Cover guy Logan McCree is one of the most sexual beings I have ever met. It’s animal magnetism to the extreme, and the fact that he’s a DJ makes him that much hotter. Gorgeous Ross Hurston is movie star handsome with a British accent, so I am hereby proclaiming him the Cary Grant of fuck films. Damien Crosse, who is another fantasy man of mine, told me all about how he and his partner, porn legend Francesco D’Macho, like to have water sports fun. RJ Danvers is a honors college student during the week and a porn star on the weekends. Kirk Cummings is a cute little number who auditioned for American Idol. Those are a few, but there are so many others.”
Rising Starz is available through Amazon and at LGBT bookstores worldwide.
May 12, 2010
Quick, what’s the biggest circle jerk ever filmed in gay porn history? Up until this month, the correct answer would have been 1983’s Class Reunion from veteran director William Higgins, Laguna Pacific and Catalina Video (the daisy chain by the pool with classic superstars Leo Ford, Michael Christopher and Giorgio Canali was emblazoned on our gay brain at a tender age). Now, Bel Ami has broken the record with a new scene that boasts 27 Bel Ami hunks, 27 cum shots and a total of 18 feet of dick (they measured?!). Sounds like it was worth the wait!
This unprecedented scene was shot on a beach and at a luxury villa in South Africa as part of the company’s current mega production. The historic group solo features big-name Bel Ami stars such as Dolph Lambert, Kris Evans, Kevin Warhol, Luke Hamill, Brandon Manilow, Alex Orioli and those infamous Peters Twins (Elijah and Milo). Several newcomers are also included in the epic wank, and it took two still photographers, three cameramen and one documentarian to capture all the steamy action.
BelAmiOnline will be releasing a full-on orgy featuring 14 of the models later this year. But for now, members of the site can enjoy more than 150 pictures from this record-breaking circle jerk until video of the scene is released in two parts on May 29 and 30. For more information, visit BelAmiOnline.com.
May 11, 2010
Newcomer James Gates isn’t wasting any time. Shortly after signing with DV8 Casting, the uncut cutie has booked a scene for Jet Set Men that matches him with screen studs Parker London and Conner Habib. The threeway is available now as part of the new Jet Set Jocks Web series (hey, didn’t this used to be called Straight Edge? Did they run out of gay-for-pay models or something? We doubt it!). Gates has also done a solo scene for Jet Set that goes live this Friday, and we hear that he’ll be filming for Falcon Studios as well. The young hunk hails from Portland, Oregon, and is an all-around jock who stands at six-foot-two. For more information or to watch his debut scene (and see him spew cream all over Habib’s gorgeously hairy chest), visit JetSetMen.com.
May 10, 2010
It’s moving time for Titan Media! The studio is putting one of its prime shooting locations—an 80-acre ranch about an hour outside San Francisco in Pescadero, California—up for sale. The country retreat boasts three bedrooms, two baths and two cabanas. It also has partial views of the Pacific Ocean, a private redwood forest and three streams. The asking price is more than $1.5 million, so if you want to eat breakfast on the counter where Dean Flynn banged Jay Roberts in Toolbox, it’s gonna cost ya! To see more of this amazing property, click here.…Now, we move on to a few techie items. First up, Athletic Model Guild has announced that it’s launching two mobile sites—AMG Classics Mobile and AMG Brasil Mobile—as part of a partnership with Spankmo Mobile. Each features the same content as its corresponding Web site and is formatted for mobile devices such as the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and others. The mobile sites will be updated regularly. “Now you can watch your favorite AMG models from anywhere in the world without sacrificing quality,” AMG president Dennis Bell says. “We’ve worked really hard to make sure that our studio remains on the cutting edge of technological innovations, and the mobile platform is no different.” For more information, visit AthleticModelGuild.com.…Next, Male Spectrum, producer of the Desperate Twinks and Straight Guys Take the Bait DVD lines, has started MaleSpectrumPad.com, a new site that is best seen on the iPad. “We’re offering access to an enormous amount of content, all optimized for viewing on the iPad, at a low price,” marketing director Lea Busick says. She added that the start of Male Spectrum’s mobile sites should come as no surprise to those familiar with the gay porn market. “Gay men have a high level of education on average and typically have more disposable income than their straight counterparts,” Busick says. “And they are quick to adopt new technology, media-related technologies in particular.” Yay for the gays!…Finally, Pacific Sun Entertainment has announced that customers can now rent its large catalog of hard-core gay porn DVDs by mail. The company has partnered with Oddesse Inc. to create the Pacific Sun Online Rental Store, which allows viewers to select adult DVDs online (such as the hot UK Naked Men release Are You Being Serviced?) and have them delivered via mail. It’s just like a big faggy Netflix! PacSun promises no late fees, and you can keep a movie as long as you like. Just mail the DVD back in the preaddressed envelope when you’re done and the next smutty pick on your wish list will automatically be sent to you. For more info, visit gaypornnetflix.com.
May 7, 2010
Nurse Jackie fans, take note. Coop isn’t the only hot doc on TV these days. Hot House Entertainment has announced the release of Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, which follows in the tongue-in-cheek footsteps of the San Francisco–based studio’s Paging Dr. Finger and Dr.s’ Orders series. Directed by AVN Hall-of-Famer Steven Scarborough, the film focuses on sexy patients who check into a twisted clinic where a bunch of horny and hung interns are waiting to treat them. The all-star cast includes Hot House exclusive Craig Reynolds, Rod Daily, John Magnum, Hogan Wade, Dayton O’Connor, Nikko Alexander, Zach Alexander, Kevin Armstrong and Christian Wilde. For more information, visit hothouse.com.
Titan Media is honoring gay filmmaking pioneer Wakefield Poole (above) with a benefit in San Francisco tonight. Clips from Dirty Poole, an upcoming documentary about the legendary director of Boys in the Sand, Bijou and other seminal ’70s porn classics, will be shown at a fund-raising reception to help raise completion funds on Friday, May 7. It will take place at 7:30 pm in the Rainbow Room at the Chuck M. Holmes Campus of the LGBT Center (1800 Market Street). Poole and Sands producer Marvin Shulman are expected to attend the free event, along with That Man: Peter Berlin producer and Dirty Poole director Jim Tushinski, as well as some of the hunky men of Titan Media (rumor has it that this sexy ginger will be there). Donations are expected. (That’s what the hot models are for!) For more information, visit dirtypoole.com.
May 5, 2010
People always ask us, “Hey, whatever happened to [fill in obscure porn star name here].” In most instances, we haven’t the foggiest. But in the case of porn superstar Colton Ford, we know exactly what he’s up to and where! After a string of successful films, such as Porn Struck 2 and Bringing Out Brother, Ford didn’t really retire from performing. He just moved on to recording albums and making excellent music (and touring and appearing in music videos with Cyndi Lauper). Now the studly stud is taking on club promotions by hosting a night with his equally humpy boyfriend. The night is called DiLF (or Daddy I’d Like to Fuck), and it’s a new weekly event at G Lounge in Chelsea (where else?). Every Wednesday starting at 10 pm, Ford and BF Angelo Peterson welcome NYC’s hottest daddies and their admirers. There’s a roster of rotating DJs, including David Marc, Johnny Mack and Ted Nieves, and the bar states that “whether you’re a boy looking to be a toy, a daddy looking to mingle with a more mature crowd or simply on an LTR mission, this party promises to satiate even the crankiest of your midweek meltdowns.”
Ford himself recently told NEXT magazine, “It doesn’t really take being in your forties to be a daddy. I think a daddy is someone who carries himself in a certain way. They have a strong sense of self, are confident in who they are authentically and don’t have to put on airs. As opposed to ‘acting’ like a man, they just are.”
And this silver fox just is! For more info, visit glounge.com.
May 4, 2010
Rob Romoni’s plate just got a bit fuller. Jet Set Men has announced that the award-winning porn superstar (and Twitter fanatic) is joining the studio as director of casting and marketing. Romoni, who has appeared in more than 30 films since 2002 and recently made a return to performing in movies such as Adrenaline, Dirty Muscle and Bad Cop Diaries, will continue to work as a model and do personal appearances in addition to his new position.
“I am blessed and excited to be working with Jet Set Men,” Romoni says. “This incredible opportunity doesn’t come very often where I can seek out fresh new talent, cultivate my business education and continue to do feature films and live appearances. The best is yet to come.”
Jet Set head Chris Steele says, “I am very proud to have Rob Romoni bring his expertise, creativity and industry knowledge as both a producer and a model to Jet Set Men. Rob is fun, he’s got a great personality and he knows this business inside and out. I’m very happy to be working alongside him again.”
Romoni will be on hand at the 2010 Grabby Awards in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend, where he will capture all the shenanigans for a video titled Romoni Does Chicago. We just hope all this work doesn’t affect his Tweeting schedule! You can follow Rob on Twitter @RobRomoni (follow us @VinceLambertNYC) and on his new Web site, gorobromoni.blogspot.com. For more information, visit JetSetMen.com.
May 3, 2010
Porn superstar Brent Corrigan is riding the safer-sex train by filming a series of public-service announcements for DC FUK!T. The Washington, D.C. advocacy group notes that Corrigan’s “ability to learn from his professional mistakes years ago and change his behavior” were reasons that he is the right porn star at the right time to spread the word. They are obviously referring to some not-so-safe activities that Corrigan took part in early in his controversial career. “Brent has long since become an advocate for safer sex and has very publicly apologized for his past appearances in films depicting high-risk and unsafe sexual practices,” DC FUK!T founder Terry Gerace says. The first PSA shows Corrigan demonstrating how to use a condom. Two other videos dealing with sexual health have been filmed and will be released this summer. Veteran porn stars Matthew Rush and Will Clark have also done spots for the group. To view Brent’s ad, click here.…While the Grabbys will unspool later this month in Chicago, some porn fans are already looking ahead to when the 2010 GAYVN Awards will be presented on September 24. Well, now we know where they will be handed out. AVN Media Network has secured San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre for the 12th edition of the show, which has taken place there twice before (once famously with Kathy Griffin as host). The awards gala will be part of four days of events in conjunction with the Folsom Street Fair. Web categories are included in this year’s GAYVN lineup, as well as a new special Personality of the Year award.…Just because a company produces gay porn doesn’t mean that’s all it can do. British production company Eurocreme has gone and signed a boy band creatively named Boy Banned. The pop group features four European model types. The cuties have already recorded a single titled “One World” (available soon on iTunes) and will be making their debut at Berlin Pride on June 19. Gee, you think they’re being marketed to a gay audience or something?! “Boy Banned has enormous talent and is a fantastic edition to our portfolio,” says Eurocreme founder Max Lincoln, who has also directed films such as this and this. “I was really impressed with their songs and boundless energy.” For more information, visit boybanned.com.