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- 11/28/13--10:49: Is Mila Kunis pregnant?
- 11/28/13--10:50: Britney Jean reviews ya'll!
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Kanye West continued to vent at former partner Nike, taking to the mic during a concert again this week to complain about his treatment by the sports apparel company.
West spent more than 6 minutes talking and singing about the company during his "The Yeezus Tour" stop Wednesday night at the Bridgestone arena in Nashville, Tenn. Taking on the role of a preacher in the cult of personality, West talked to the crowd about following a dream, creativity and culture, alluding to the media and corporations who he feels have tried to keep him from expressing himself fully.
The 36-year-old rapper then started to leave the stage, but in a feint returned to launch into a long discussion that was alternately esoteric, comic and emotional.
"Do you know who the head of Nike is?" West asked the crowd as he prowled back on forth on an arrowhead-shaped stage in a white mask. "No, well let me tell you who he is: His name is Mark Parker, and he just lost culture. Everyone at Nike, everyone at Nike, Mark Parker just let go of culture."
West has said in interviews recently that he's now partnering with Adidas. He first released his Air Yeezy shoe in 2009. He's chafed recently during interviews at being categorized as just a musician, and told the crowd he has the Internet and the stage from which he can speak directly to his fans.
"I'm talking directly to you. No miscommunication," West said. "Did you not want the Yeezys? Nike would make you believe it was my fault that you couldn't get them, but that was not the case. I wanted there to be as many Yeezys as there was LeBrons, and I wanted them to be at a good price, but that was not my choice, and we're going to change everything. And ... I'm going to create more than you think that any musician in the history of time ever could have."
West also put his displeasure into a song to the delight of the crowd, noting with the help of Auto Tune and piano in the background that even though Nike wouldn't take his call, other forward-thinking companies will.
"I talked to the head of Disney today," West sang. "And I talked to the head of Louis Vuitton today. I swear to God on my life, I talked to them both today. I swear to God I talked to them both, and they wished me a Happy Thanksgiving. I said, 'I want to talk about something that isn't turkey day. I want to talk about something different. I want to talk about dreaming.'"
Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario and Anton Yelchin filming scenes for their upcoming flick Burying the Ex in Los Angeles.
The indie horror-comedy follows "Max (Yelchin) and Evelyn (Greene) as their relationship takes a nose dive once they move in together. Max discovers how controlling and manipulative Evelyn is but he’s too scared to break up with her. When fate steps in and Evelyn dies in a freak accident, newly-single Max prepares to move on with Olivia (Daddario). His romantic life becomes complicated when Evelyn rises from the grave and sets out to get her boyfriend back, even if that means turning him into one of the undead.”
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“Fruitvale Station” won the jury and audience awards when it premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival with its dramatization of the real-life story of Oscar Grant, who was gunned down by transit police in Oakland in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2009. On Tuesday, writer-director Ryan Coogler received a nomination in the best first feature category, with Melanie Diaz nominated for supporting female along with Jordan’s nod for male lead.
“It’s mixed emotions,” Jordan said of the nominations.“Just the fact we have to tell the story of a young man who lost his life the way he did, somebody that could have been me.
“But also that people are affected by the work, that it really has people thinking,” Jordan added, "feels like a victory in my book.”
“There are people deeply affected by this tragedy,” Diaz said. “I think we all felt this sense of responsibility where we wanted it to be right and good enough where they were going to be happy.”
“I think all the awards buzz is just getting it more attention,” noted Jordan. “The accolades and nominations encourage people who might not have wanted to see it or thought they’d watch it when they get around to it, they might now give it a look."
Hangover 4 begins!! Vegas what up?!
Alice is giving her best blue steel! Thank you everyone for the dinner! Can't wait for pt2 tonight!
Thank you for all the love & Breakout of the year! Geeked!
Y'all know I'm anti lakers but floor seats are floor seats ah ha
A BIG TY to @michaelb4jordan for a Thanksgiving-eve visit to CFBNJ, packing food & helping feed hungry kids in NJ
Had the opportunity to meet Michael B. Jordan today at the Community FoodBank of NJ. Wow! Very nice, pleasant man.
Words do not begin to describe how much I love this family. <3
The rumor mill is churning with claims that Mila Kunis is pregnant and it's all because of Ashton Kutcher's recent behavior toward the paparazzi.
On Monday night (Nov. 25), the gorgeous couple was out to dinner at Carlitos Gardel Restaurant in Los Angeles, according to X17Online.com. When they were leaving, Kutcher confronted the paparazzi waiting outside, telling them "get out of here" and "get lost." While he argued with the photographers, Kunis and a friend snuck into the actor's car. He followed, and the three drove away.
As for why she might want to go under the radar, TMZ noted:"There are rumors that Mila's knocked up ... and photos of the actress could fetch top dollar around town."
Kunis was wearing a large T-shirt with an image of an ice cream cone and baggy jeans that night, which TMZ also apparently found suspect.
Of course, the actress might've just been keeping it casual with her wardrobe. And perhaps she was just surprised at the number of paps outside the eatery. She can be heard saying "Oh my God!" in the beginning of the video, before shielding her face and turning back around toward the building.
GossipCop reported that a supposed source close to the situation said rumors of a Kutcher-Kunis baby are "100 percent not true."
It seems like these two can't escape the snarls of the tabloids. Earlier this month, RadarOnline.com reported Kutcher is preparing to propose to Kunis once he and ex-wife Demi Moore wrap up their legal issues.
We need a winter scandal stat tbh, gossip sites are trying it
'Britney Jean' shows a more vulnerable Britney Spears - Positive review
Since mid-summer Britney Spears has been making a bold promise. Her new album, she said, would be her "most personal yet." Well, then, Spears has opened a window into her soul a week earlier than expected, as "Britney Jean" is now available for streaming on Apple's iTunes store.
The album certainly amps up the vulnerability in its opening moments. "There was a time I was one of a kind," Spears sings on "Alien," in which she and collaborator William Orbit groove with contemplation. It's bright and airy, and the tone is confident without being boastful.
The song threatens to break open, but vocal pauses aren't followed with the expected EDM freak-outs, as the track goes for a vibe that's more space-age cool and reflective. It was a good look for Madonna on "Ray of Light," and it's a good look here for Spears, certainly better than the determined-as-heck Britney shtick of the first single, "Work Bitch."
But "Alien" isn't necessarily an early indicator that "Britney Jean" is going to deviate from the pop formula. It foretells an album that, at least on first listen, is going to ricochet between emotional deep ends: the springy electro bounce of "Body Ache" on one spectrum, and the more gentle, subdued synth textures of "Perfume" on the other.
The surprise, perhaps, is that "Britney Jean" actually finds a way to rectify those deep ends more often than not. When Spears tries to split the difference between the highs and lows, "Britney Jean" is rather effective."Till It's Gone" is full of light-speed stops-and-starts -- three and a half minutes of hands-up, hands-down moments -- and reasserts Spears' dance-floor dominance with the recognition that such moments can be fleeting.
"We're finally falling," Spears sings on "Passenger," expressing the joy of going along for the ride rather than controlling it, and "Chillin' With You" slaps together acoustic guitars and tough-girl posing, but it's all in the name of sitting around drinking wine with a buddy.
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The album's potential tear-jerking moment, "Don't Cry," may come with some whistling straight out of an '80s rock ballad, but its buck-up hand claps and smiling digital blips are far more prominent. It's not you, it's us, and that's a drag, but it's going to be OK, says the song. How very ... adult.
"Britney Jean" will be available Dec. 3. Most retailers will carry some form of an expanded edition, but the 10 core tracks clock in at about 36 minutes. Look to Pop & Hiss for a more in-depth analysis of "Britney Jean" soon.
Britney Spears – 'Britney Jean' album review - 3/5 stars
Britney Spears is selling her eighth studio album as her ‘most personal’ ever – quite a claim considering ‘Britney Jean’ has pop numpty Will.i.am as its executive producer and the ludicrous ‘Work Bitch’ as its lead single. However, when the album begins with Spears singing ‘I was lonely then/Like an alien’ over a gorgeous production by Madonna’s ‘Ray of Light’ collaborator William Orbit, hopes are raised – albeit briefly.
What follows is a mishmash of bangers and ballads that’s frequently entertaining, but rarely very personal. Only the off-kilter blip-pop of ‘Passenger’, on which Spears sings about surrendering control to a new romantic partner, rivals ‘Alien’ for psychological intrigue. Most of the rest does its job well, though: ‘Perfume’ is a classy slowie penned by the hottest name in pop songwriting, Sia, and ‘Til It’s Gone’ and ‘It Should Be Easy’ are EDM thumpers that suck you right in, despite lacking the brilliantly kitsch lyrics of ‘Work Bitch’ (‘Go call the guv-a-nah!’).
Ultimately, what’s most pleasing about ‘Britney Jean’ is that Spears is actually singing again. On her last few LPs, she’s simply handed over her iconic wail for her producers to chop up and play with. Even at its weakest (‘Chillin’ With You’: imagine a Cher Lloyd track without the spunk), ‘Britney Jean’ finds Spears sounding more engaged than she has in a decade.
Britney Spears' new album 'Britney Jean' - Positive review. Track by track review at source.
Britney Spears is ready to reveal all aspects of herself on her eighth studio album "Britney Jean." Described by the singer as her most personal record to date, Spears told fans earlier this year, in an open letter on her official website, that she wanted to dig deeper and express herself in different ways compared to her previous records.
Described by the singer as her most personal record to date, Spears told fans earlier this year, in an open letter on her official website, that she wanted to dig deeper and express herself in different ways compared to her previous records.
"I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to," Spears wrote. She later added, "I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean."
Spears, who has remained one of the famous pop singers in the world more than 15 years after she began her career, attempts to shake things up on "Britney Jean." She collaborated mostly with producer and "Scream & Shout" duet partner will.i.am. Spears also co-wrote much of the album -- a stark contrast to 2011's "Femme Fatale," which featured no writing credits for the singer.
While at times the album fails to truly find its "personal" footing -- titles such as "Tik Tik Boom" and "Body Ache," while amusing, hardly scream "personal" -- die-hard fans of the pop star will certainly relish and appreciate the new music Spears has to offer before embarking on her highly-anticipated two-year residency show, "Britney: Piece of Me," beginning Dec. 27 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY YA'LL!!!
Have a happy Thanksgiving ONTD! What are you thankful for this year?
The cast of KINKY BOOTS lit up the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. Check out the wonderful performance, led by Billy Porter, who won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of 'Lola' in Kinky Boots.
Twitchy.com, which reports on social trends, has rounded up some of the many tweets about the performance, which resulted in the show trending on Twitter. Along with tons and tons of well-deserved kudos, were also nasty tweets from some of the parade's less tolerant watchers.
Comments ranged from "Kinky Boots Musical! Drag Queens in The Macy's Day Thanksgiving Day Parade! Hells yes!" to the less accepting "Kinky Boots was a odd selection for the thanksgiving day parade. Maybe next year, we'll see Rocky Horror Picture Show on the parade route"and rude comments like "No more NBC for us today. Too much focus on performances. Kinky Boots? Really? Nice "family" programming...Not" and "Pretty sure I don't need @MacysDayParade lecturing my family about diversity via "Kinky Boots". Let the kids be kids."
For a full round-up of all things Kinky Boots on Twitter, from Twitchy, read below. We of course think that those less tolerant would be well-served by seeing the musical.
Kinky Boots, from four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (book), Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Director & Choreographer), began preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on March 3, 2013 and opened April 4, 2013. In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price (Sands) has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
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Neil Marshall teases/spoils season 4 episode 9
In a new interview published today by the Irish Film & Television Network, Neil Marshall, director of season four’s ninth episode, has provided an in-depth look at the episode’s production with a few hints as to what we can expect. From what Marshall has to say, it looks like the penultimate episode will be on a scale greater even than that of “Blackwater,” which he also directed.
Since the director is referring to events that occur in the episode, his further remarks do contain spoilers and will be posted under the cut.
According to Marshall:
The episode focuses on the battle for Castle Black and there are “three different battles going on at the same time in different places.”
Approximately 200 extras were needed, plus a very large stunt crew, “including this amazing bunch of Hungarian stunt guys,” Marshall notes.
In addition to the preexisting Castle Black set at Magheramorne Quarry, GoT partially built another within the Paint Hall for the top of the Wall, taking up the entire studio. They needed to use the largest backdrop in Europe for the set.
Expect to see “a few beheadings in there,” according to the director. “And yeah, we got to blow some people up, set people on fire and do quite a few high falls.”
Ours is the Fury: I think we really lucked out getting Marshall on “Blackwater,” and having him return for another complicated battle episode is smart. I can’t wait to see what they’ve put together.
Rihanna arrives in style to the birthday party of her brother, Rorrey Fenty, at Finale night club on Wednesday (November 27) in New York City.
The 25-year-old entertainer tweeted, “My big lil bro @rorreyfenty birthday ba$hment continues!! Tonight in #NYC”.
Rihanna then returned to her hotel along Park Avenue. “Love the smell of NYC!” she added.
Yesterday, Ri pledged a $100,000 donation to UNICEF to help in the relief of the Philippines following the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan.“Thank you @RobinsonCano and @SkyDigg4 for getting on board with @UNICEF to help the people of the Philippines!!"
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Protective style of the decade, wish I could rock it tbh
With his upcoming film Out of the Furnace slated to hit theaters on December 6th, Christian Bale pitched in on promotions by covering the December 2013 issue of DETAILS magazine.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is rumored to be involved in the long-awaited feature adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed comic book series The Sandman.
According to Badass Digest, Warner Bros. is said to be interested in a Sandman pitch from writer David Goyer, with Gordon-Levitt to star, presumably as the lead character Morpheus.
Naturally, none of this is confirmed, and the site notes that this take on the project would be in the very, very early stages. Still, the idea of JGL in another comic book movie is an enticing thought.
Meanwhile, MTV caught up with Gaiman this week and asked him about the possibility of a Sandman movie. "What tended to happen a lot in the '90s was the point where Warner [Bros.] would get relatively close to making a Sandman movie, and then somebody would get realistic about the fact that the film would not be PG-13," he said. "It would be incredibly big and expensive, and it would never really be made or the sequence of films that you would need to make Sandman would never get made. I think things like the Dark Knight films kind of changed that, just how big and dark you could get."
Gaiman continued, "A Sandman movie is going to be too expensive for anyone to make a lousy movie at this point. But I also hope when they make a movie it won't be safe, whatever it is."
Meanwhile, The Mary Sue is reporting that Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is also rumored to star, though what role he would play is unknown.
Iggy Azalea kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday with an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday. Dressed in all white, the Aussie rap sensation performed her latest single “Change Your Life” with some help from T.I. and a live band. She rocked out with her guitarist before the Hustle Gang chief joined her for his guest verse. She also worked her charm on Letterman, who was captivated by the sexy blonde. Feast your eyes on Iggy’s white-hot set.
News out of the Rob Ford camp might be temporarily dormant but U.S. comics are still finding new ways to poke fun at our embattled mayor. Last night on David Letterman, celebrities Jennifer Lawrence, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Martha Stewart took turns reciting lines from Rob Ford's greatest press interactions.
The inspiration for the bit came from a new Ken Burns documentary in which all five living presidents read lines from the Gettysburg Address. Sadly, the Rob Ford version is more like a celebrity supercut of Toronto's most famous political scandal.
Ugh, I'm so embarrassed for my city. Mr. Ford...
Awesome Japanese Trailer + Costumes
Marvel's Thor sequel doesn't hit Japan until February 1, 2014 (what a wait), but in anticipation of the late opening, a great new trailer (with some unseen footage *cough*Hogun*cough*) has been released for the island nation!
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The latest Spike Lee joint, "Oldboy," came out today. It stars Josh Brolin and it's a remake of a South Korean film that came out a decade ago. It's a dark and twisted movie, and the movie posters promoting it do a good job at capturing that.
But freelance designer and photographer Juan Luis Garcia sent an email to Spike Lee accusing the director's film company of stealing his designs to promote the movie.
He recounts dedicating two months to working on "Oldboy" posters. He says the joy he felt upon learning Spike Lee personally chose one of his designs as the key poster quickly faded when the ad agency on the movie offered him less than he made in a day in a low-level photography job. He said they refused to negotiate on a price and became furious when he declined their offer. "I need you to know the truth. Some of the posters you are using were stolen from me. I tried my hardest to resolve this amicably but the agency just blatantly refused," the email says:
They told me I didn't want to mess with Spike Lee, that I would never work again, that I was a despicable human, that they wish they never met me, and that they were going to sue my ass to oblivion. For what, I honestly don't know. We never signed any contracts or work-for-hire agreements and I certainly never agreed to donating or selling any copyright of my work without a licensing fee.
He said he decided to chalk it up as a loss, even when he saw what he believes is a slightly modified version of his poster promoted months later:
Garcia claims that earlier in the week, he found his original design and two more of his posters on Spike Lee and his production company's Facebook pages, with their copyright claims on them. He says he wanted to contact Lee before pursuing legal action. Here are the other two posters in question:
Lee's production company 40 Acres And A Mule did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment by the time we published this post. Both they and Lee have kept mum on social media regarding the subject for the past couple days, but that hasn't stopped Garcia's fans from spamming their pages with a link to the "Dear Spike Lee" letter. An example:
"Everyone is asking why I don't name the [ad] agency and the answer is simple. Spike knows exactly who I am referring to," Garcia told The Hollywood Reporter. He also told them that he has been receiving a stream of support from the design community.
Garcia has previously designed posters for movies like "The Great Gatsby" and photographed celebrities like The Roots drummer Questlove.
lol i can't with this film
Since it’s right upon us, I thought it might be fun to completely ruin your Thanksgiving this year.
With no further introduction, here are the most disgusting meals consumed by human people in movies. Enjoy!
10. The Live Octopus in Oldboy
Live octopus is actually something people eat, which is why it sort of gets a pass. On the other hand: gross, dude. That shit is alive and wiggling. In fact, why do people eat seafood at all? It’s just big ocean insects living in the world’s piss.
What really drives this scene home is the fact that Choi Min-sik, a Buddhist, actually ate four of those things to get the scene right – praying for each squirmy life he took in the process.
8. Pretty Much Anything Served At The Pressman Hotel in Fight Club
Look, while drinking Brad Pitt’s urine is definitely a life moment very few people can say they have achieved – that’s probably not enough motivation to actually do it. Especially considering that you’d actually be drinking Edward Norton’s – and who wants to do that?
Really, as the film progresses and “Fight Club” swells into “Project Mayhem,” there’s pretty much no eatery in the country that people should be sitting down at. After all, Edward Norton’s pee might be bad – but that’s nothing compared to whatever the lead singer of Live put into that clam chowder.
6. Human Brain in Hannibal
Technically, it’s not morally wrong if you’re eating your own brain, right? And in fairness to the doctor, Ray Liotta looks like a guy with a really tasty brain – salty, but not so salty that it kills the taste, you know?
For years, it’s still hard to tell if this scene is really horrific or really funny. Mostly because the act of feeding a drugged up asshole his own brain is quite a foreign concept until this film came out – at least to me. Now it’s all I can think about… all day and night… just… eating Ray Liotta’s delicious brain…
3. The Custard in Dead Alive
Peter Jackson really knew how to make a disgusting movie back in the day – either that or he stumbled on some sort of surplus of food dye and thickener in his early years and had to use it before it went bad.
This is one of those cases where editing and technique play huge into an already horrific scene. The build up, the smacking sounds of the man’s lips, the lack of music all appeal to that little part in everyone’s heads that gives them the urge to light anthills on fire out of fear and disgust.
1. A Single Wafer Thin Mint in Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life
Cheating? Perhaps, considering everything that led up to the single, tiny, little, wafer thin mint was much more disgusting. But it is that mint, that straw breaking the camel’s back, that really ties together one of the most disgusting movie scenes ever from what is arguably the best comedy troupe who ever lived.
Now someone send me a ticket to the reunion show before I have to go on a cannibalism spree. I swear I’ll eat every last one of you. Starting with Ray Liotta.
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He’s the biggest (sorry) male porn performer since Ron Jeremy. But James Deen doesn’t seem to share too much else in common with that oafish, hard-partying hairy icon. At 27, he’s already been in the industry ten years, and this year achieved a rare feat among porn stars, scoring a leading role in a Hollywood movie, The Canyons, directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) and co-starring Lindsay Lohan.
In Melbourne last week as a special guest at Sexpo, alongside girlfriend and fellow porn star Stoya (who TheVine also spoke to, stay tuned), we chatted with Deen about his work, condoms, and being socially awkward.
I read that your desire to become a porn star was sparked when you picked up a copy of Hustler at the age of four. Is that true?
Four might be a slight exaggeration, but yeah, sometime around then. As long as I can remember I wanted to be in the adult film industry. As soon as I found out what it was and that it was an option for a career, I was like, this is what I want to do.
What was it that drew you to it, do you think?
I have no idea. I used to come up with all these sort of answers, but I can’t remember my conscious thoughts at that age. I’ve always been a hypersexual individual. In kindergarten, I remember getting kicked out for kissing all the girls. I was the kid in preschool who was kicked out for dry humping the jungle gym. Whatever the reason is, it’s something that I love and I’m very happy with my choice.
Did you watch a lot of porn, growing up?
A lot is a very subjective word, I don’t think I necessarily watched a lot. I think I did an appropriate amount of adult film watching.
You lost your virginity at the age of 12, on school camp, is that right?
And you spent a couple of years homeless as a teenager?
When I was 15 I moved out of my Mum’s house and I pretty much ran around in Pasadena (California) and lived in parks and abandoned houses for about two years. Then I grew up a little bit and moved in with my Dad and got my own place and got on with my life. But it was a fun time, it was actually really enjoyable. I was going to school and I was working at Starbucks, and using that money to pay for my junior college that I was going to.
I did that for about two years until I turned 18, and then I pretty much took the summer off, I took a break from college and started doing adult [films], and it worked out. So I didn’t go back to school. But my plan if it didn’t work out was to go back to school until I found something else I wanted to do with my life.
So you never considered another career?
I never really had a solid career path, I was just going to be in school until I found something else to do. The idea of maybe being a lawyer or something seemed interesting, maybe a psychologist, but none of it really thrilled me, they were just subjects that weren’t boring. But my alternate plan was to just study and do more study until I found something that I really loved.
Do you ever take holidays?
I pretty much work every day. I really love everything I do. I have a store and a website - jamesdeen.com - where you can buy videos, t-shirts, tank tops, sex toys, and I have a streaming video site, and there’s my blog which I update daily, so that’s always fun. And doing scenes. I pretty much love all of it. It’s always nice to develop more as a brand if you will, and absorb as much as possible. Everything is great, so I never want to stop. My idea of a perfect day off is sitting in my office doing work. I never want to take a break.
Do you ever just wake up on the morning of a shoot and think, I really can’t be bothered having sex today, I’m tired, I’m sore, I’ve had enough?
No. Never. Not yet, hopefully never. That would be sad.
What’s your gripe with condom use in porn? (He's stupid as fuck.)
I don’t have an issue with condom use in porn. I have an issue with mandating people how to create their “artistic vision”. I always default to a hypothetical movie about a man and woman trying to have a baby and they can’t, so she starts having sex with other people. How do you shoot that movie with condoms? It’s impossible.
To try to categorise adult films as art is a debate and an argument, but the fact of the matter is there is some sort of...even when it’s not narrative-based, when it’s just sex, there’s some sort of artistic value to it where the performers are engaging in some sort of expression of sexuality, and it’s what makes it legal. In America, it’s constitutionally protected, and so the idea of mandating someone to shoot their movie in a specific way is what bothers me.
Another one that I default to is the Marquis de Sade. The [story of the] Marquis de Sade, as I’m sure many people will know, has a lot of sex in it, and if I’m trying to shoot that as a modern-day movie, how do I shoot that with a prophylactic? It’s impossible and it would violate my right - in America at least - my constitutionally protected right to make my film and it would violate my artistic integrity.
It’s not like a bunch of people [are] having a random experience. It’s a very controlled sexual environment, with professionals who are conscious of what they’re doing. It’s the same as people driving cars down stairways in an action movie or jumping off a building or stuff like that - you have trained professionals that are operating in the safest environment possible, and that’s the same as adult film. We do immense amounts of work to make sure it stays the safest environment possible.
I have no issue with people shooting with condoms, I shoot jamesdeen.com and I have plenty of scenes that use condoms and plenty of scenes that don’t and that’s because I am condom optional with my company, I don’t care, people can use them if they want to.
It’s specifically based on the violation of my artistic vision, if you will, that’s what my issue with it is. I think condoms are fantastic and I think everyone should use them, I think they are currently our best option when it comes to having sex with people that aren’t regularly tested in a trusting environment or relationship.
So you’ve never caught anything yourself?
I’ve been performing ten years and I’ve never had a dirty test, I get tested every two weeks for an array of things.
You’re very, very lucky.
It’s not luck, there’s nothing luck about it. The testing is every two weeks now, it used to be every 28 days, and then testing improved and now it’s every 14 days. If it was possible, I’m sure they’d do daily tests, but it’s not possible. This is not me deciding this, this is the board of doctors and physicians and multiple infectious disease specialists and other various doctors and testing facilities, everybody coming together and discussing things that are way above my head - how the tests work, what they’re for - things like that to create the safest possible environment. We also have a database that cross references all the tests to make sure that everybody showing a test is showing their real test and that they haven’t altered their results or anything like that.
So we are very covered, and it’s proven by the fact that in ten years we have had zero HIV transmissions. None. We are technically—we have been documented—we’re the only community in the entire world that has none, zero. That is scientifically impossible and it’s just baffling to the correspondents and scientists that have looked into it, and it’s because of our regulations and our protocols.
I make a point to never do scenes with anyone who’s not been tested, I make sure I show my test to everyone before I work with them. There are all these rules and regulations, and because of that it’s very easy to not contract anything.
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His opinion on condoms in porn is so stupid. Come on, artistic vision. You're just plowing someone on a couch, not making some masterpiece for film. And I'm sure you'll be in porn until you're 70. But no one's going to enjoy it, lmao.
So happy with their styling this era... they actually look like a group. :). Also, rumor has it they'll be performing on XFactor US on December 4th. :)
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