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2015 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo preview: Porn stars, awards, parties

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Jesse Jane hosts the 2014 AVN Awards after-party Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Pure in Caesars Palace.

2014 AVN Awards: Red Carpet

Aiden Ashley and Dave Navarro arrive on the red carpet for the 2014 AVN Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

2014 AVN/AEE: Jesse Jane Hosts at Pure

Jesse Jane hosts the 2014 AVN Awards after-party Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Pure in Caesars Palace. Launch slideshow »

2014 AVN and Adult Entertainment Expo

Performers with the X Burlesque dance show entertain the crowd during the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo  on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Launch slideshow »

Porn princesses and bedroom-cam queens, along with adult-world entrepreneurs, sex toy manufacturers and XXX-rated filmmakers, are packing their bags for their annual trek to Las Vegas. Yes, it’s time again for the parade of porn and cavalcade of cleavage at the 2015 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo and AVN Awards starting Wednesday and continuing through Saturday.

The sexy starlets will be headquartered at the Hard Rock Hotel next week leading up to the 32nd annual outrageous awards Saturday. This year’s co-hosts are Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol, with comedienne Danielle Stewart as the standup host. The red carpet hosts are Dana DeArmond (check back Sunday for our Q+A with her) and redheaded Karlie Montana, while the show’s backstage host will be XXX performer and director Joanna Angel.

Karlie, who is from Arizona and not Montana, has appeared in more than 100 adult movies, and Joanna and her Burning Angel Entertainment alt-porn company has earned 16 nominations for the 2015 awards.

“Dana, Karlie and Joanna are amazingly talented and among the best female performers in adult,” said AVN CEO Theo Sapoutzis. “They are smart, beautiful energetic and have a great sense of humor. Fans will agree they will definitely add a lot to this year’s awards.”

Among the onscreen female talents: Penthouse Pets Tasha Reign and Chanel Preston, actresses Mindi Mink, Bonnie Rotten, Bree Daniels, Carter Cruise, Dakota Skye, Farrell Timlake, plus-size model and adult performer Kelly Shibari and director Jessica Drake. Plus, AVN’s Male Performer of the Year since 2010 James Deen.

Sex business moguls include Vivid Entertainment founder Steven Hirsch, who started the celebrity sex tape craze; Wicked founder Steve Orenstein; Dan O’Connell, owner of Girlfriends Films; Nate Glass of Takedown Piracy; and Jeff Dillon of GameLink.com.

Hundreds of media representatives from more than 24 countries will cover the craziness for global radio, TV, print and online reports. More than 300 adult-industry performers from as far afield as England and Australia have already committed to walk the red carpet in those eye-popping, mind-bending ensembles for “the Oscars of the porn industry.”

Vivid Radio will broadcast on Sirius XM satellite radio network all three days of the expo, with 15 starlets as radio DJs and interviewers.

In addition to the convention and meetings at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas nightclubs are hosting parties for porn princesses. The industry welcome party is at Luxe Bar in the Hard Rock on Tuesday, followed by the official AVN kickoff bash on the Expo show floor Wednesday and the after-party at Chateau Nightclub in the Paris. A private “50 Shades of AVN” party also takes place at the Hard Rock.

Tiger Woods gal pal Joslyn James will join show host Alexis and starlets Jayden James and Lisa Ann for the Fleshlight party Thursday at House of Blues Foundation Room in Mandalay Bay.

Strip LV Magazine’s same-night party will be at the Erotic Heritage Museum with Tabitha Stevens hosting Kayden Kross, Alektra Blue, Raven Rockette, Aidra Fox and other XXX actresses with striptease and lingerie shows.

Also Thursday: the AVN Booty Nights bash at Body English in the Hard Rock, and Lexi Belle and Allie Haze host at Sapphire. The Friday night parties are at Vanity in the Hard Rock for the Latata White Party, and Scarlet Red and Ana Foxxx host at Sapphire.

The Lair’s fetish party presented by Kink.com takes over Vinyl at the Hard Rock, and Penthouse Pets Nikki Benz, Layla Sin, Jayden Cole join reality-TV star Farrah Abraham at Life Nightclub in SLS Las Vegas. Farrah also hosts at Ghostbar Dayclub atop the Palms on Saturday, Jan. 24.

The AVN Awards after-parties take place at Vanity with show hosts Alexis and Tommy with Stormy Daniels and Jessica Drake; at Sapphire with Chanel Preston and Dana DeArmond, plus Tao in the Venetian and 1 OAK in the Mirage.

In all, 110 awards ranging from Best Porn Star Website to Foreign Female Performer of the Year to Best Three-Way Sex Scene and Best Special Effects will be presented. (These four categories are appropriate for a family-friendly website.)

We’ll have reports and photos next week and weekend, and our unscripted, spontaneous, sexy and hilarious interview with 2012 AVN Award winner and 2015 nominee Dana DeArmond, who since 2005 has amassed more than 1,000 scenes, will be posted Sunday.

“This is the second consecutive year I am hosting the red carpet,” she laughed. “Last year was a lot of fun, and now that I have an idea of what I’m doing, this year will be even better.”

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.

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