July 6, 2010
Short Takes: GAYVNs Get a Host…and More
It may not be happening until the fall, but the GAYVN Awards got some press last week before everyone left for the long holiday weekend. Yes, the annual Oscars of gay porn now have a host! Hysterical comic Alec Mapa (who is lovingly known as America’s Gaysian Sweetheart) has been tapped to helm the show (the former Ugly Betty star co-hosted last year with Margaret Cho and Janice Dickinson). This will be the 12th go-round for the GAYVNs, which are scheduled for September 24 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. The show, which will have a prison theme this year and be presented by NakedSword, will once again be part of the legendary Folsom Street Fair weekend. Other scheduled events include a bar crawl through the SoMa district, the Magnitude party and the Lockdown after-party. For more information, visit GAYVNAwards.com.…There’s another new porn pup on the horizon. Adorable Lee Stephens has just joined the DV8 Casting family. Yes, that is blogger and publicist Jason Sechrest’s company of cuties. Some are saying that 23-year-old Stephens (who is a top, in case you were wondering) will soon be starring for Channel 1 Releasing. He’s already worked for Falcon and Studio 703. So what you think? Does the dude, who’s hung with nine-and-a-half inches, look like fodder for a Chi Chi LaRue flick!? To see more, visit DV8Casting.com.…Scotty B. is taking his act on the road. L.A.’s Cocktails With the Stars host is taking his popular Casting Couch event from Las Vegas and bringing it to sweltering NYC for one night only. And tonight is the night! Scotty tells us that he, in conjunction with NickYoungXXX.com and Odyssey Magazine, will be invading the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street) from 9 to 11 pm along with his usual posse of hot porn guys. Scheduled to appear are: Raging Stallion Man of the Year Austin Wilde (below), Alessio Romero, Arpad Miklos, recently retired Ryan Raz, NYC’s own Mike Dreyden, Eddie Diaz, Bryan Slater and Mario Ortiz. See you guys there!