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Another Porn Star Tests Positive for HIV

Industry body calls for another filming moratorium

(Newser) - Two more porn stars have tested positive for HIV, prompting calls for another moratorium on filming and adding more ammunition to the battle over mandatory condom requirements for adult films. The first person infected, reported last month , has been identified as actress Cameron Bay. Earlier this week, a second actor,... More »

Positive HIV Test Grinds Porn Industry to a Halt

Industry group calls for halt in filming, consults doctors

(Newser) - A leading porn industry group called for a moratorium on filming, after discovering that one performer has tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, an industry group, wouldn't reveal the infected performer's identity, but said it was working with Adult Production Health & Safety Services to treat... More »

Jenna Jameson Put Under Citizen's Arrest

She allegedly assaulted someone at a birthday party

(Newser) - Retired porn superstar Jenna Jameson was arrested for battery during a birthday celebration Saturday night, sources tell TMZ . The person allegedly assaulted by the 38-year-old made a citizen's arrest and flagged down a police car, sources say. She was taken to a police station in Newport Beach, California, and... More »

Deep Throat's Harry Reems Dead at 65

Porn legend is only actor convicted by feds on obscenity charge

(Newser) - A Utah realtor born with the unassuming name of Herbert Streicher died this week of pancreatic cancer at age 65, but it's what he did before real estate that makes the obit notable. Streicher took the acting name of Harry Reems and starred in more than 100 adult films,... More »

Ron Jeremy Will Stay in Hospital for Weeks

He's recovering from surgery for heart aneurysm

(Newser) - Porn star Ron Jeremy is recovering from emergency surgery to repair an aneurysm near his heart, but TMZ reports that doctors won't let him leave the hospital for at least two weeks. The 59-year-old drove himself to Cedars-Sinai in LA yesterday with chest pain, and doctors quickly admitted him... More »

Porn Star Ron Jeremy in Critical Condition

He needs surgery for heart aneurysm

(Newser) - Porn star Ron Jeremy needs emergency surgery for a heart aneurysm, reports TMZ . Doctors found the problem after the 59-year-old drove himself to a hospital in Los Angeles with chest pain. His agent tells the website that Jeremy is in critical condition in the ICU and will have surgery... More »

Porn Star-Turned-Teacher Can't Return to Classroom

Stacie Halas loses her appeal

(Newser) - Stacie Halas, the California science teacher fired after students learned she had appeared in pornographic movies , has been told she can't return to the classroom. She had hoped to set a precedent for people looking to escape an embarrassing past, but a three-judge commission was unanimous in its decision.... More »

More STDs Among Porn Stars Than Prostitutes

28% of LA adult film stars infected with gonorrhea or chlamydia: study

(Newser) - Who is more likely to have an STD: a Los Angeles porn star or a Nevada prostitute? According to a new study, the former, by far. A survey of 168 LA County adult film stars found 28% have gonorrhea, chlamydia, or both; the number of prostitutes infected is negligible, the... More »

Romney's Latest Endorsement Comes From Porn Star

Jenna Jameson: 'When you're rich, you want a Republican'

(Newser) - Mitt Romney got a very important endorsement last night—from porn star Jenna Jameson. At a San Francisco strip club, Jameson explained her reasoning to CBS San Francisco : "I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office. When you’re rich, you want a Republican in... More »

Magnotta Sting Sought to Use Ron Jeremy as Bait

Animal-rights group hatched plan to capture alleged kitten killer last year

(Newser) - Porn legend Ron Jeremy and twin Playboy bunnies were enlisted in a scheme to capture porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta long before his arrest for allegedly killing and dismembering his lover, the Globe and Mail reports. Animal rights group Rescue Ink, which believed Magnotta was behind a series of online... More »

Police May Have Found Magnotta Lover's Head

Testing needed to confirm Jun Lin connection: Police

(Newser) - The head of Luka Rocco Magnotta's former lover may finally have been recovered. Following a tip, police discovered an apparent human head in a Montreal park near Magnotta's apartment yesterday, the AP reports. Testing will help determine whether the head belonged to Jun Lin, a Chinese student allegedly... More »

Bill Clinton Gala the 'Worst Party Ever'

Plus, Bubba surrounds himself with porn stars

(Newser) - Bill Clinton threw a very expensive fundraiser Tuesday, but the non-celebrity guests were not impressed, with at least one calling it the "worst party ever." The Telegraph recounts tweets and interviews with attendees who stood in line outside for hours after paying anywhere from $200 to nearly $1,... More »

Principal to Teen: No Porn Star Prom Date

Mike Stone can't bring Megan Piper after all

(Newser) - Mike Stone, who scored a porn star as his date to prom after sending some 600 tweets, has apparently been thwarted by the powers that be. The superintendent of his Minnesota school district told Fox News that Megan Piper cannot attend because doing so would be "inconsistent" with two... More »

Thanks to Twitter, Teen Gets Porn Star as Prom Date

Michael Stone, 18, tweeted nearly 600 adult film stars

(Newser) - Michael Stone is nothing if not perseverant: The Minnesota high-schooler had no prom date, so he started tweeting to every porn star he could think of, asking if anyone would accompany him. Almost 600 tweets later, the 18-year-old had two takers: Megan Piper, 19, and Emy Reyes. "I thought... More »

Teacher Suspended After Students Spot Porn Videos

Teens told not to search online for 'porn star' teacher

(Newser) - A California middle school teacher was placed on leave after her colleagues got wind of student rumors that she was moonlighting as a porn star. Administrators—using smartphones to bypass school porn filters—discovered porn videos online of the 31-year-old science teacher co-starring with a delivery man from "Big... More »

LA Porn Condom Law Starts Today

First-of-its-kind mandate kicks off today

(Newser) - Today's the day Los Angeles porn stars are supposed to start covering up. A new city law goes into effect, requiring that condoms are used during porn film shoots. Film licensing fees will fund enforcement of the law, which was fought by porn production companies, who are threatening to... More »

Porn Star Mayor Candidates Hosting Pole Dance Night

Election issues will also be discussed, of course

(Newser) - Only in Italy: Two porn stars are running against each other for mayor in the city of Taranto. And as if that's not wacky enough, one of their campaign events will be … a pole dancing night. Apparently Amandha Fox and Luana Borgia will also discuss civic issues, the... More »

Ex-Porn Star Causes Ruckus Reading to Kids

Sasha Grey defends move after parents complain

(Newser) - One-time porn star Sasha Grey is defending her participation in a Read Across America program at a Los Angeles elementary school, reports the Hollywood Reporter . When parents found out that the (recently retired) adult-film actress had promoted reading to kids at the school, many complained, notes TMZ . (It has photos... More »

Porn Star Teacher Allowed to Return to Classroom

Sex ed teacher moonlighted as stripper

(Newser) - A sex education teacher who moonlighted as a porn star, stripper, and naked butler can return to his day job, a British disciplinary committee has decided. Benedict Garrett—stage name Johnny Anglais—was suspended from his job as a high school's head of personal, social, and health education after... More »

LA Sex Conventions Can't Get Along

There's only room in this town for one adult show... even in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Things are getting dirty. Competing sex conventions in Los Angeles are in the middle of a public feud over the right to host events at the LA Convention Center. The managers of Adultcon—the largest of the three—have canceled two of next year's shows because the city is... More »

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