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And Porners Call Samuel Jackson Stupid?

The whole Samuel Jackson thing was amusing to me, ya he made a glib comment and plugged a tubesite well known for piracy and here come the porners condemning him.Then one well known pornchick speaks the absolute truth on twitter and here come the porners condemning her.

What did she say?  The same thing [...]

DP Set Shut Down For Shooting Without A Permit

 

According to my sources on set at Digital Playground  Demetrios Kokozos set was actually busted last week for shooting without a permit.  How does he get  “James” out of that name…he is Greek and he is NOT a US Citizen  which means if he is working here he should have a Visa and [...]

Jakodema Ousts RobbieD From Digital Playground

Word I am getting from sources at Digital Playground is that long time Director Robbie D is all but out at the company.  Word coming off the set is that Demetrios Kokozos  aka Jakodema now directs everything for the company and considers himself untouchable.  No permits, no condoms, and no fear of Cal-OSHA.

Thats [...]

Digital Playground No Longer Pulling Permits for Shoots In L.A. County

 

To hear the L.A. media talk about it, porn production in L.A. county is way down.  They base this on the number of shooting permits issued by the county going way down.  While the number of permits issued may be going down the number of shoots really hasn’t.  The truth is many companies, [...]

Cal OSHA Does Not have to Go on Set To Fine You – Reader Mail

 

From an Industry Insider

After carefully reading the Treasure Island Media decision

TIM, INC DECISION

It is from the appellate court saying that porn stars are employees and affirms that OSHA has jurisdiction over them; furthermore it established a 6 month statue of limitations from the date of production for OSHA to go [...]

Jesse Jane Leaving Digital Playground

 

From Mike South.com archives

I knew that she was unhappy with them and I knew that its been a over 6 months since she shot anything but apparently she has made it official.

In a piece by Chris Morris for CNBC that you can read here Jesse says:

“Her former colleague Jesse [...]

Digital Playground Plagiarizing MainStream Films Like Coyote Ugly

I decided to see what Digital playground has been up to under the direction of the new management, a guy who calls himself Jako Dema, Real name Demetrios Kokozos. He replaced Scott Justice there.

The latest movie they put out is “Champagne Showers” , so I gave it a look. The production values are [...]

Brett Rossi Is The Next Digital Playground/Manwin Girl

Brett Rossi Signs With Manwin

Word is she is signed.

My guess is they will roll her out as a Digital Playground girl because of the prestige associated with the title, though that is fleeting, in reality she will be a Manwin contract girl same as all of the rest.

She has already [...]

Digital Playground Contract Girls Are Now Manwin Contract Girls

Manwin has made the decision to transition all of Digital Playgrounds contract girls to “Manwin Contract Girls” They will now be shooting for all Manwin owned companies like Brazzers and Twistys.

They already transitioned selena, who has already shot for Brazzers, next will be Bibi Jones, probably this week.

Even Jesse Jane will be [...]

Where is Alex Gonz? The Usual Nonsense From Diane Duke

The only people who know the status and what Alex really tested positive for are Alex, Diane Duke and CET.   The LATATA press release was correct in that there is no direct evidence to support the rumors.  The rumors are generally believed to be true but I get that they cant come out in [...]

Kayden Kross Resigns From Digital Playground/Manwin

I am hearing that Kayden Kross told Digital Playground/Manwin to “fuck off” last week.  Not sure where that left things but I do know that she is refusing to shoot for them, even girl/girl scenes which she moved into back in March because she didn’t like the way they were shooting boy/girl scenes.

I [...]

Digital Playground Now Hiring From Craigs List

Ya know how I told you that Manwin/Digital Playground let go about half of the production staff?   A former DP employee tipped me to this one.  It turns out the ones that were replaced were replaced with people culled from Craiglist, MOST of whom are working for free as “interns”.

Here is the ad [...]

Manwin and Scott Justice Settle With Jules Jordan

Jules sued Manwin, and Scott Justice personally, for the sudden departure and engineered exodus of Scott and over half of Jules staff, and the attempted takeover of many of Jules distributor accounts by Scott and Manwin.

Word I am getting is that Jules got a nice payday on that, 7 figures…One has to wonder [...]

Mass Exodus From Digital Playground, Scott Justice Up To His Old Tricks

It all started when Scott Justice took over, and it’s blowing up. Manwin decided to move all the Twistys girls under DP contracts, two of the three said no thanks and bailed, the third, Brett Rossi who is dating Scott Justice chose to stick around.

Now the rumor around the water cooler at Twistys [...]

Jesse Jane No Longer Doing Boy/Girl

To make matter even worse over at Digital Playground Jesse Jane is no longer doing boy girl.  Seems the new significant other isn’t comfy with it.

It’s quite the bone of contention with Scott Justice.