Friday, December 28, 2012
Only active FSC members may vote in the election; electronic ballots will be sent by online survey service Survey Monkey-Zoomerang.
FSC members may vote for nine seats available in this year’s election from the field of 14 candidates.
Other candidates include Kink.com’s Peter Acworth, attorney Jeffrey Douglas, Maia Toys’ Mara Epstein, AAANews’ Sid Grief, XBIZ President and publisher Alec Helmy, Good Vibrations’ Joel Kaminsky, AVN’s Mark Kernes, attorney Reed Lee, and adult industry veteran Lynn Swanson.
Active FSC members who do not receive their electronic ballots by Dec. 27 should contact the FSC office at (818) 348-9373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, December 27, 2012
On Nov. 6 voters of Los Angeles passed Measure B, or what industry leaders maintain is an ill-conceived law that makes it mandatory for adult actors to wear lab coats, goggles and gloves as well as condoms while shooting adult films in the County. The law was funded solely by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).
"The industry has organized a team of highly respected attorneys to protect our First Amendment rights. I am confident that we will prevail and ultimately save L.A. County millions of dollars as well as save thousands of jobs. As an industry we are united in this effort and look forward to our day in court," said Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment.
Industry attorneys Paul Cambria of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, Louis Sirkin of Santen Hughes, and Bob Corn-Revere of Davis Wright Tremaine will represent the industry in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Match.com Reveals the Ups & Downs of Dating Behavior of 2012 & How Celebrity Relationships Compare to U.S. Singles
Hopeful Hearts: 64% of Singles' New Year's Resolution is Finding Love in 2013
Nearly 1/3 of Younger Singles Have Reunited with an Ex More Than Three Times
DALLAS, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The dating world has proven to be a whirlwind for singles this year – for celebrities and everyday people alike. In an attempt to make better sense of it all, Match.com, the world's largest dating website, compiled the most compelling trends and statistics tied to the biggest highs and lows of relationships this year. For starters, 64%* of singles reported that their top New Year's resolution will be to find new love in 2013, and nearly 1/3 of younger singles reported reconnecting with the same ex over three times – Bieber and Gomez are on track to beat the odds!
So what's really behind these wild dating trends, and what's the best medicine for bouncing back and adjusting to singledom post-split? New data unveiled from Match.com's 2012 "Singles In America" study, the largest and most comprehensive study ever conducted on U.S. singles, showed that age and gender play a major role in the recovery experience, with men taking substantially less time to bounce back than women.
To further showcase these trends, Match.com took a look back at this year's top 12 most notable Hollywood dating moments to see how they stacked up against the study's most prominent statistics. Were Johnny Depp and Peter Facinelli's fast moves to re-partner post-break really that shocking? Or is this behavior in line with the recovery process of most U.S. males? Find out below from Match.com's "Singles in America" data highlights, paired with celebrity analysis, of the top celebrity shake-ups of 2012:
TOP 12 CELEBRITY SHAKE-UPS OF 2012 ACCORDING TO MATCH.COM
7. Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy
2. Heidi Klum and Seal
8. Will Arnett and Amy Poehler
3. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
9. Joe Simpson and Tina Simpson
4. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
10. Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth
5. Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth
6. Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana
12. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
Top Deal-Breakers for Singles: Cheating was cited as the top factor leading to singles' most recent breakup (17%), an issue K-Pat are all too familiar with following Kristen Stewart'srecent tryst with director Rupert Sanders.
How Singles Bounce Back: While talking to friends/family is the most popular move post-breakup overall (41%), men are more likely to go out for a drink (24%) or immerse themselves in hobbies (20%). Women are more likely to mourn their breakup with food (22%) or by holing up and watching TV (22%).
Recovery by the Ages:
- 20s: Singles in their 20s are more likely to work out (20%), talk to their friends (56%), or go out for a drink (32%).
- 30s: Katie Holmes' recent focus on her career is not unusual after a breakup at all, as the study found singles in their 30s are more likely to immerse themselves in work (25%) after a split.
- 40s and 50s: Singles in this age range are less likely to hit the gym for solace (7%), and more likely instead to call friends/family (39%) for support or seek escape by watching TV (20%).
Recovery Time: 37% of men take a month or less to get over a breakup (55% bounce back in three months or less), a behavior that Johnny Depp displayed after immediately jumping into a new relationship with Amber Heard after his split with former girlfriend of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis. On the opposite side of the spectrum, 32% of women take a year or more to recover, with 1/5 of those surveyed reporting it took 2+ years to move on.
- Take a Note from Taylor Swift: Singles in their 20s take less time to get over a breakup, with 62% reporting it took them less than three months to move on. On the flip side, the study showed that older singles in their 50s-60s lament longer, with 30% taking over a year to rebound right.
Can We Still Be Friends? Men are more likely to remain friends post-breakup (28%), while women are more likely to cut off all communication (41%) with their ex-partner.
- Remaining Friends is Easier with Age: Singles in their 60s are most likely to remain friends, as demonstrated by Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman'scordial post-split relationship. Meanwhile, younger singles prefer to have limited communication via email and phone post-breakup.
Reconciling With The Ex: 50% of women and 43% of men have reconciled with an ex-partner. And the top reason for getting back together? Men are more likely to try again because they miss her, while women are more likely to give it a second chance because they're still in love.
- 27% of Younger Singles have Taken Back the Same Partner Over Three Times: Overall, younger singles are more likely to get back with an ex than older singles, since 27% of respondents in their 20s reporting going through the breakup/make-up cycle with the same ex over three times (and 9.3% have done this over five times!).
For more survey results and tips from Match.com's Relationship Expert Whitney Casey, visithttp://blog.match.com/datingin2012
Data results were pulled from Match.com's second annual Single In America Study. First released earlier this year, the study was funded by Match.com and conducted by MarketTools in association with biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, Chief Scientific Advisor for Match.com; sex and relationship therapist, Dr. Laura Berman; evolutionary biologist with The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, Dr. Justin R. Garcia; and the Institute for Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) at Binghamton University. The results, which include the views of a representative sample of over 5,000 US singles, gives a specific look at the relationships between Sex and Politics, Gender Roles and Romantic Expectations and is the largest and most comprehensive national study of American singles ever to be conducted.
*Data point taken from a Match.com member poll of over 1,000 single male and females.
Founded in 1995, Match.com was the original dating website and pioneer of the online dating industry. Today, 17 years later, Match.com operates leading subscription-based online dating sites in 25 countries, 8 languages and across five continents and is responsible for more dates, relationships and marriages than any other website. Match.com is an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.match.com.
- How Does Celebrity Dating Compare to Rest of the Country? (usdailyreview.com)
- EHarmony founder has his heart set on reviving the dating site (charlotteobserver.com)
- PIMPROLL Acquires Dating Community Site BeSocial.com (xbiz.com)
- For Your Big Date Announces Grand Opening - the One Stop Online Shop for Perfect Dating Essentials and Advice (virtual-strategy.com)
- The Most Shocking Breakups of 2012: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, Heidi Klum and Seal, More (news.stylecaster.com)
- Dating Sites Offer Antidote to Seasonal Loneliness (sacbee.com)
Monday, November 26, 2012
Seal, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Argument on the U.S. Department of Justice's Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit in Free Speech Coalition, et al v. Holder was set for 1:30 this afternoon in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson, but less than an hour later, it was over, with Judge Baylson denying the government's motion from the bench.
While plaintiffs' attorney J. Michael Murray was not available for comment, his associate Lori Baumgardner told AVN that with the dismissal of the motion, the judge allowed discovery in the case to go forward. That would involve taking depositions of both the various plaintiffs as well as attorneys and others in the Justice Department who might have knowledge of the facts and issues involved, and who might have possession of documents relating to the government's handling of the case.
"There was an oral argument set on the Motion to Dismiss, and some judges do that," Baumgardner said. "We were a little bit surprised, but in an abundance of caution, Mike prepared his oral argument on the Motion, and he ruled from the bench denying their motion."
Today's hearing was the first official action taken by Judge Baylson since his ruling in 2010 dismissing the case on the original pleadings—a dismissal that was overturned by a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on April 16.
Check back with AVN for more details of this exciting development.
- U.S. Judge Won't Dismiss 2257 Suit, Sides With FSC (xbiz.com)
- 2257: The Fight Goes On (xbiz.com)
- FSC's Suit Over 2257 Headed Back to Court Next Month (xbiz.com)
Saturday, October 6, 2012
- Party With a Porn Star: Fundraiser on Monday to Fight Condom Initiative (laist.com)
- AHF Launches 'Yes on Measure B' Condoms in Porn Campaign (xbiz.com)
- 'No on Measure B' Fundraiser Adds FSC Promo for Performers (xbiz.com)
- No on Government Waste Committee to Discuss Measure B at Press Conference (xbiz.com)
- So, What Is the Los Angeles County Condom Initiative, and What Happens if It's Passed? (xbiz.com)
- 'No On Measure B' Fundraiser: Porn Stars Party To Stop Condom Mandate (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
Tuesday, August 28, 2012