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Porn princess invasion begins for 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo

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Todd Bowman and Jesse Jane 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.

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Day 1 of the 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo is today at the Hard Rock Hotel, and an estimated 500 sex starlets have arrived to primp, then pose for fans while selling their videos, sex toys and other porn paraphernalia. It’s the start of 96 hours of work and partying around the clock, winding up with Saturday’s 32nd AVN Awards at the Joint.

My interviews with red carpet hostess Dana DeArmond and top nominee Carter Cruise were posted on Sunday and Monday, respectively. And as reported Tuesday, live global radio coverage of the Las Vegas sex fest and its $100 billion-plus yearly business begins today on Sirius XM Channel 791 and VividRadio.com with more than 20 porn-star talk-show hosts.

More than 500 media outlets from around the world are covering the events, including CNBC. Wednesday’s events include a Q+A session with Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass, who last year filed more than 24,000 copyright lawsuits against websites in an attempt to combat piracy, which costs the industry millions annually.

Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol host the three-hour-plus AVN Awards on Saturday with nominations in 100 categories. The red carpet hosts are Dana and Karlie Montana. Performer and XXX director Joanna Angel will serve as the backstage host for the future cable-show airing.

Superstars Jessica Drake, Stormy Daniels, plus-sized Kelly Shibari, Penthouse Pet Chanel Preston, actor James Deen, Australia’s Angela White, England’s Tanya Tate and webcam queen Little Red Bunny were just a few of today’s media room personalities. Las Vegas-based Teagan Presley and former Tiger Woods play pal Joslyn James also are in attendance.

Thursday night is a busy one for revelry: Joslyn hosts the Fleshlight party at Foundation Room in Mandalay Bay with Jayden Jaymes and Alexis Texas, while Kayden Kross, Alektra Blue, Raven Rockette and Tabitha Stevens are just four of the XXX stars at the Strip L.V. magazine party in the Erotic Heritage Museum on Thursday night, as simultaneously AVN’s official party with Dana DeArmond and Julia Ann is at Tao in the Venetian.

Check back to Vegas DeLuxe over the weekend for more coverage of the parties and adult-expo news.

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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