January 31, 2011

Short Takes: Zeb Atlas Sings!…and More

We turn our back for a minute and look who becomes a “singer”! Porn superstar Zeb Atlas released a music video last week for the Diana Ross classic “Love Hangover.” In it, the well-muscled screen stud cavorts in the tub and rips off his T-shirt (at least the guy knows his strengths) and duets with British disco diva Pearly Gates (the pair made another video together last year in which Atlas appeared as hunky man candy but did not “sing”). If you listen to Atlas’s manager David Forest, this is like the second coming of Stevie Nicks (whom Forest represented in the 1970s). “I am so elated about the entire situation,” Forest told VincentLambert.com. “I’m totally shocked. Never in a million years did I think that I’d leave the music business and end up in the XXX biz, and 30 years later, the XXX biz would call me back to work in music.” Forest says that there are plans for an entire album of songs from Atlas, and there will be another sexy video, due in April. On the porn front, Atlas is prepping the first release (due next month) from his own production company, Zeb Atlas Is The Boyfriend, with Adam Killian and Skye Woods, in addition to his recent scene with Brady Jensen for CocksureMen. As a “singer,” let’s just say that Atlas looks good in a tank top. Forest adds, “Zeb isn’t trying to be the next male singing sensation. He’s just having fun doing something very new for him.” To witness the fun, click here. (The music vid has had more than 80,000 hits!). And to check out Forest’s new site, which launches this week, visit FunintheForest.com. Kickoff celebrations will take place on February 2 at here lounge and February 3 at Cocktails With the Stars at Micky’s, both in West Hollywood. Premiere Artist talent James Jamesson will be a special guest at both nights. Wonder if he can sing!?…Anyone out there remember Catalina? (Not the island!) That’s the venerable video production company that was acquired by Chi Chi LaRue and her Channel 1 Releasing gang in 2007. Well, now we have news of the first new release from Catalina in more than a decade! LaRue, who got her start with the studio many moons ago, is at the helm of Frat Boy Fuck Down, which features Dean Monroe, Johnny Hazzard, Matthew Rush, Justin Cox and the return of Ryan Raz (who must have taken the advice of our gal pal Suze Orman and opted out of that early-retirement plan! Or maybe it was the 13-guy gang bang that lured blue-eyed cutie Raz back into the gay porn fold). For more info on the all-new Catalina release, visit C1R.com.…Who would have guessed that sex toys are still so big, er, popular!? COLT Studio Group just had Pete Kuzak (below) and Jake Tanner molded for dildos (Tanner’s is bigger, in case anyone is counting inches!). For more, visit COLTStudioGroup.com. And Topco Sales in conjunction with Rascal Toys has added a fresh set of SensaFirm Penises to the Channel 1 collection. The lucky models include exclusives Jimmy Durano and Brent Everett (who also has a line of Fleshjack products) and Adam Killian. This tasty trio joins Jeremy Bilding, Steven Daigle, Eddie Diaz, Brandon Lee, Cameron Marshall and others. Playtime! To learn more, click here.

January 26, 2011

Fresh Face: Anthony Romero

The king of all things 3-D wrote to say that he’s got a new cutie in his stable. Director Dominic Ford adds that adorable Anthony Romero’s “body is perfect, his face is gorgeous, and he is a super, super bottom. I am excited to be the first studio to release a scene starring him in it.” Romero proves Dom’s point in his smashing debut with big-dicked Matthew Singer. To view a sneak peek, click here. For more information, visit DominicFord.com.

January 21, 2011

News: Spencer Whitman Returns for New Scene With Dean Coxx

Big news, you guys! Spencer Whitman (top, left) is back! (Was he gone!? Who is he!?) A breathless press release arrived this week to announce that the model, who was featured in Channel 1 Releasing’s Gridiron Gang Bang and Jet Set Men’s Straight Edge 6, has returned to making porn after a yearlong hiatus. And muscle stud Dean Coxx is the lucky guy to bang the now fuzzy porn star in a comeback scene for his own ClubDean.com site.

“Spencer was incredible to work with,” Coxx says. “If only all performers were like him! He really gives it his all. We don’t usually have stars of his caliber on the site, so it’s a special scene. One of our best so far for sure.”

Expect to see Whitman in upcoming print, video, online and live-appearance work. For more info, visit DV8Casting.com.

January 20, 2011

Event: Tom of Finland Retrospective

So you know the iconic gay artist Tom of Finland? Well, he’s actually from Finland! Who knew? And a new retrospective is taking him back (or his work at least) to Turku, Finland, as part of the 2011 European Capital of Culture celebrations. The exhibition, which is up now and runs throughout the year till December 18, features more than 70 rare drawings and paintings on paper that were done from 1928 to 1990.

Tom of Finland was born Touko Laaksonen in 1920 in the village of Kaarina, Finland. At age 19, he moved to Helsinki to attend art school, where he created his first homoerotic drawings. Following his release from the army after World War II, Laaksonen worked in advertising and continued drawing. He submitted his work to Physique Pictorial magazine, where he was first published in 1957 under the pseudonym Tom of Finland. His brilliant work soon became synonymous with gay culture and perhaps for the first time in art joined masculinity with homosexuality.

“Tom’s artwork provided generation after generation healthy and happy imagery with which they could identify,” president and cofounder of the Tom of Finland Foundation Durk Dehner says, “something that Western culture had been unwilling to supply and, in fact, did its utmost to curtail.”

Though he passed in 1991, Tom lives on through the more than 3,000 illustrations he created over four decades. International readers, get your butts to Finland! For more info, click here.

January 18, 2011

Short Takes: Tony Buff to Head Raging Stallion Fetish Line…and More

Raging Stallion has added a new performer to its bag of fetish tricks. Porn star and director Tony Buff (above) has joined the San Francisco–based studio to helm FetishForce.com. This is RSS’s new production line and video-on-demand distribution point for BDSM and fetish content. Buff has previously worked for Titan Media, had his penis molded and won multiple awards, including Performer of the Year at last year’s Grabbys in Chicago. “We’ve had our eyes on Buff for years,” Falcon/Raging Stallion president Chris Ward says. “The man has a wicked skill set and a mastery of BDSM that is unsurpassed by anyone performing in the industry today.” Buff will now serve as the principal director for the Internet-based line. “When I started in the industry a little over three years ago,” Tony says, “I never would have imagined I would be given such an amazing opportunity to serve my community. I look forward to working with the stable of talent at Raging Stallion to continue bringing edgy yet responsible BDSM play to the screen.” For more information, visit FetishForce.com…Speaking of Chicago, the Windy City’s Bijou Theater (1349 North Wells Street) is having a birthday. The renowned gay theater will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Saturday, January 22, with the Staying Hard event. The Bijou has operated as a 24-hour adult-entertainment venue since 1970. It has been affiliated with vintage gay supplier Bijou Video since then. “A gay porn theater and sex club in business 40 years—impossible, unheard of,” Bijou founder Steven Toushin told XBIZ magazine. “Most businesses don’t last half as long. I’m so very proud that Bijou has serviced, given sexual satisfaction to about five-and-a-half-million gay men in its 40 years.” To learn more, go to BijouWorld.com. Congrats, guys!…Jet Set Men is at it again with another cum-worthy compilation DVD. Last time, it was Hayden Stephens. Now, blue-eyed all-American stud Landon Mycles (below) is getting the retrospective treatment with So Blond It Hurts. Mycles has been filming with Jet Set since he signed an exclusive contract in 2009, and this DVD includes some of his best moments, including his memorable bottoming debut in CarJackers with…Hayden Stephens! “It was a perfect match that Jet Set Men signed Landon Mycles,” director of casting Rob Romoni says. “He is soon to become everyone’s jock fantasy.” This collector’s edition includes nine scenes and runs more than three hours. That’s a lot of cock and ass! It features Mycles and his numerous scene partners, including Adam Campbell, Dakota Rivers, Jason Adonis, Tommy G, Josh Griffin, Chad Manning, James Gates and Spencer Whitman. For more information, visit JetSetMen.com.

January 14, 2011

Guy Candy: Damon

Happy Friday, all! As we head into the long Martin Luther King weekend, here’s a small dose of big beefy Damon, the latest in a line of gorgeous Turkish and Arabian studs available for your viewing pleasure at IstanBoys.com. There you’ll find a mix of exclusive photos, videos and many other bonuses. Enjoy, you guys. MLK would have wanted it that way!

January 13, 2011

News: Titan Media Signs Philippe Ferro

The winner takes it all! Titan Media has announced the signing of Philippe Ferro to a multiyear exclusive contract. After a six-month competition, the 27-year-old Parisian won the X Star Story online contest to become the next gay French porn superstar. “When I noticed Philippe as one of the contestants on the X Star Story Web site, I thought he was very handsome and sexy,” Titan director and partner Brian Mills says. “Philippe seemed a little shy at first, but soon was perfectly comfortable on the set. He’s a natural—charming and popular with everyone. He’s going to be very big with our fans.”

Ferro was discovered as the result of a partnership between Titan Media and Yagg.com, a French GLBT media company. He will make his erotic debut in the new Titan release Thrill Ride, which is due next week. “Becoming a TitanMan? Waouh!” Ferro says. “In the beginning, I did not even think of winning the X Star Story contest, much less [being] a TitanMen exclusive.” And now he is! For more information, visit TitanMen.com.

January 12, 2011

Event: The Will Clark Show Hits 300!

Guess who’s turning 300? No, not Barbara Walters! The Will Clark Show (featuring Porno Bingo) is celebrating its 300th show tonight. Actually, this is the first of three events commemorating the popular night’s anniversary. “We’ve outlasted most of the shows in New York gay nightlife,” founder and host Will Clark says, “and might eventually run longer than Cats!” The guest list includes hysterical Sirius Radio host Frank DeCaro, singer Molly Pope, plus a special appearance by Mr. Eagle NYC 2011, CB Kirby. DJ Chris Padilla spins the tunes. As always, there will be fabulous prizes and lots of fund-raising. Tonight’s beneficiary is Pos Pedalers and Braking the Cycle, who bike from Boston to New York each year and donate the proceeds to various HIV/AIDS services. Part game show, part talk show and all fund-raiser, The Will Clark Show has raised more than $140,000 for local NYC LGBT charities over the past six years. For more information, visit willclarkworld.com.

January 11, 2011

Seen: Bel Ami Models at Splash in NYC

So what’d you guys end up doing for New Year’s Eve? We can’t remember that far back, but the Bel Ami twinks pictured here bid 2010 a fond farewell with a major bash at New York’s Splash bar. The smooth exclusives of BelAmiOnline, including Peter Fleming (above from left), Jean-Daniel Chagall, Dolph Lambert and Luke Hamill, popped the ole champers at the stroke of midnight for a crowd of more than 1,000 rowdy revelers. As veteran DJ Junior Vasquez spun into the wee hours, the models showed their abs (and more), signed autographs and gave away Bel Ami DVDs and condoms. We hear it was memorable.

January 10, 2011

Short Takes: Riley Price Breaks Out…and More

Well, we were gonna open this week with an item about the new Manhunt app for both iPhone and Android, but it sucks. (Seriously, it takes forever to load, the GPS is way off, every other pic says “Too hot for iPhone” and you can’t even text on it! Back to the drawing board, Manhunt. Stick with Grindr, you guys.) So instead, we’ll tell you about Riley Price (above) and his new plans for the new year. The onetime Randy Blue exclusive (and ex of fellow porn star Trent Locke) has just signed with DV8 Casting and will now be pursuing major-studio work. He’s already booked an episode of Naked Sword’s online series Golden Gate and will be shooting for Falcon Studios later this month. “His enthusiasm for this industry is unparalleled,” DV8 owner/operator Jason Sechrest says of Price. “He loves what he does for a living and his passion for it is contagious.” That’ll help! For more info, visit DV8Casting.com.…On the biz side of the biz, XBIZ magazine is reporting that COLT Studio Group (and its current operators John Rutherford and Thomas Settle) has agreed to pay former COLT owner and founder Jim French and his Jim French Studios a $500,000 settlement. Earlier this year, French said that his studio still hadn’t been paid the bulk of a $2.2 million promissory note related to the sale of the company more than seven years ago. Renowned photographer and industry vet French founded the studio in 1967. The COLT line now includes subsidiary imprints Buckshot Productions, Minute Men and Olympus, in addition to a COLT-branded line of products that features fashion apparel, leather gear and novelties such as calendars and books. Let’s hope that the venerable studio will continue to showcase models and produce movies like this one.…Speaking of industry vets, director Lucas Kazan and his studio were the subject of an Italian documentary that recently aired on Sky/CurrentTV. Italian filmmakers Alberto D’Onofrio and Alessandra Ugolini spent a couple of days in October 2009 on the set of a Kazan film. The cast and crew, including porn stars Ettore Tosi (below), Jean Franko, Jordan Fox, Alex Magnum and Federico D’Angelo, were filmed for the 30-minute episode, which aired as part of the Business of Sex series. To see a clip from the show, click here.

January 7, 2011

Scene Stealer: Mike Matters in Stiff Action

What’s in a name? While some in the big biz have taken issue with the nom de porn of sexy COLT Man Mike Matters, personally, we say who cares!? With a tattooed bod that hot and an uncut cock that big, they could call him Rosie for all we care! Matters is going the solo route for the latest release in COLT’s Minute Man series, Stiff Action. The smooth muscle hunk takes his time revealing every bit of his rock-hard physique before stripping off his purple briefs. Of course, his thick tool is ready for stroking as his full low-hangers sway. Mike proceeds to milk his cock head before spewing a thick, creamy load. Whew. What’d they say his name was!? To view a preview trailer, click here. For more information, visit COLTStudioGroup.com.

January 6, 2011

News: C1R to Reward Webcast Viewer

Who wants 100 minutes of free porn? Is that enough for one of you horny bastards!? Well, Channel 1 Releasing sure hopes so as it’s kicking off a new year of live online sex shows with tonight’s Live & Raw Webcast. And one lucky viewer of the live chat and dildo show featuring 18-year-old newcomer Lucas Vitello (above) will get 100 free video-on-demand minutes. This allows access to the studio’s massive library of thousands of titles (which just got bigger!). Director Doug Jeffries will be helming the live scene, which starts at 9 pm ET. Viewers must be logged into the chatroom during the show to be eligible to win the minutes. In addition, anyone who becomes a fan of C1R on its official Facebook page automatically receives a coupon for 15 free minutes. For more information, visit C1R.com.

January 5, 2011

News: Blu Kennedy Joins Hot House Team

Look who’s back! Was he ever really gone? Let’s just say that redheaded muscle stud Blu Kennedy has been missing in action for a little bit. Seems like just yesterday that he changed our lives with his boiling-hot kitchen fuck with jailbird Nickolay Petrov in Andrew Rosen’s Code Violators. Sure, he’s auditioned for Lucas Entertainment, visited the Jet Set Men offices and most recently did some 3-D work for Dominic Ford, but the last time we saw Blu, he was wandering around the basement of NYC’s Splash bar in his undies (not a bad porn star sight to see!). Anyway, the ginger cutie has just announced that he will once again go before the cameras to film for Hot House Entertainment. He was kinda sorta semiretired when he told a Hot House rep (Sister Roma!?) that he would be happy to unretire exclusively for the San Francisco–based company. “We obviously jumped at the chance to sign him,” the big drag queen rep told our friends at TheSword.com. A new scene from Head Hunters 3 featuring Kennedy will be available at the Backroom site next week. Enjoy, ginge fans! For more information, visit hothouse.com.

January 3, 2011

Short Takes: Hayden Is Hung…and More

And we’re back! Let’s kick off a spanking-new year with an excellent collector’s edition from Jet Set Men. The subject is the always-gorgeous Hayden Stephens (above), who appears in eight scenes from his numerous Jet Set productions as an exclusive, including Jersey Score, Pizza Boy Gangbang and CarJackers. Besides Stephens, Hung Like Hayden features Landon Mycles, Dylan Roberts, Beau Marcus, Dean Phoenix, John Magnum, Spencer Whitman and Jason Adonis. “A porn model like Hayden Stephens is the perfect package,” Jet Set chief Chris Steele says, “iconic good looks, massive cock and love for versatile sex. What more could you ask for?” Indeed. There are three hours’ worth of hard-core action here (full disclosure: We’ve already watched this movie five times in the past week!), and personally, we never tire of Hayden’s brand of sexiness, especially when he was paired with our guy Dean Phoenix for a scorching online duo. Get out the hoses, guys! For more info, visit JetSetMen.com.…Over the holidays, Titan Media announced that its On Demand site would start sharing content with Channel 1 Releasing. The first film under the new agreement is the C1R classic Hazzard Zone (which we reviewed here). This means that each mega studio will have the other’s movies (including ones from their various imprints) on its video-on-demand and pay-per-view sites. “I’ve always admired the work of Chi Chi LaRue,” Titan Media president Bruce Cam says, “and I’m glad we’ll be able to share some of his films with our members. Being able to share and cross-pollinate content between our two companies is a win-win for both companies and for our customers.” A limited number of titles from each studio will be rotating at any given time. Hazzard Zone was followed last week by the films Black Balled, Weekend Pass and The Back Row. Hey, why not share the wealth (and the profits!)?…We hope all our readers had a wonderful holiday season and got exactly what (or who) they wanted. And look what we got in the mail! It was just last month that we posted our exclusive interview with adorable newbie Logan Drake. Well, thoughtful twink that he is, Logan decided to pose with his VincentLambert.com story and send along the photo below (thanks to his agent and mentor Howard Andrew of FabScout for snapping!). Now isn’t that a sweet gift to start off 2011?