News & Upcoming Events from Skin Two Magazine

June 1st - 5th Hamburg, Germany - German Fetish Ball Weekend
German Fetish Ball is the biggest fetish event in Europe, with 10 official events over 5 days - quite a party! Established 8 years, GFB started in Berlin and it’s now in the attractive city of Hamburg - easier for most of us to reach. The main event has over 2,000 guests, there’s also a big fetish fair, a BDSM play party, an elaborate dinner with impressive cabaret, a cocktail party, an after-party - it’s a very full five days! Check out the full programme online and book your tickets now...

Saturday June 4th, London - Subversion: Dappers & Dandies
This event is in honour of Sebastian Horsley (1962 – 2010), frequently seen around Soho in beautifully tailored velvet and his trademark top hat. Artist, author and bon viveur Sebstian danced a hedonistic life which sadly came to an end in last June. Subversion will have their usual mix of dungeon and DJs – see

Sunday June 5th, New York - The Baroness’ Final Fetish Retinue
After 12 years, New York’s longest running monthly fetish party is coming to an end! The Baroness may still have occasional one-off parties, but this is the last of the regular monthly nights. Be there for a historic night at White Noise, 225 Avenue B, between 13th and 14th streets (above the liquor store), NYC. Doors open at 9 pm. Bring your toys and come prepared to play! Admission: Free for the fabulous! Full Fetish $7, all black $20, $30 in street clothes, absolutely NO blue jeans or sneakers. More information at

9th - 20th June, Hadid Pavilion, Mattrain 1, Weil-am-Rhein, D-79576, Germany

Art Sensuel, 12:00 - 19:00 daily, featuring photography by Peter Felix Kurtz, who has worked with fetish/BDSM imagery for over 20 years. Kurtz has worked with dominatrixes, fetish fashion designers, and alternative lifestylers. His work is exhibited worldwide.

Saturday June 11th., Devon: Extremm, at their new venue
Extremm is set in the rolling hills of North Devon and the parties are on the second Saturday of each month. Their super new venue has 17 acres of grounds, a lake, pony training ground, a sauna and extensive dungeons in the West Wing. Bed & breakfast available. Bring your own booze. Don’t miss this – perfect for Summertime pervery in the English countryside!

Sunday June 12th, London Fetish Fair

London Fetish Fair is the perfect way to spend Sunday afternoon. Browse the stalls, meet friends, attend a workshop - maybe stay on later for the fetish party. The fair is from noon until 6 and the party's from 6 until 10. Details at

Saturday June 18 - October 1st, Cleveland, USA

Cleveland Fetish are running a full Summer Schedule of events, including…Saturday June 18th: Part Erotique at Cleveland House of Blues. Saturday June 25th: Cleveland Pride, at Voinovich Park. Sunday July 31st: Dancin' in the Streets, outside Twist Social Club. Saturday August 27th: Sin& Skin, at Cleveland Agora. Saturday October 1st: Detroit Erotic Ball, at Bert’s Warehouse Theater, Detroit. Keep an eye on their website for more…

June 18-25, Dominican Republic: Caribbean Fetish Fest 2

The creators of Kink In The Caribbean bring you their second fetish in paradise event, this time in the Dominican Republic. The week long vacation will be held at Caliente Caribe Resort in beautiful Abreu Cabrera, which offers 126 rooms on the sprawling 123 acres of private, ocean front property.
Everything is included in one up-front price, including your ground transfers to/from the resort, hotel room, all meals, unlimited premium bar drinks, all recreational and water sports activities, 24 hour fitness, wi-fi throughout the resort, maid service, and the entire 7-day itinerary.

The luxury resort features 3 fresh water pools, 2 hot tubs, tennis, volleyball and shuffleboard courts, ocean kayaks and snorkel gear, a fitness centre and a media room. The resort also offers scuba instruction and dive trips for a nominal charge.
The event has already assembled a cast of world class fetish performers from around the US and abroad. Prices start at only $185.00 per person, per night, based on a 7 night, double occupancy stay, including the full 7-day Fetish Fest itinerary. See this and all their sister events at

Friday June 24th, London: Antichrist 7th Birthday Party

Antichrist is at the Colossuem, near Vauxhall tube, with live bands, theatre, Satanic strip shows and the Devil's dungeon hosted by the fabulous Rebekka Raynor. Performers include Marnie Scarlet and Sophia Disgrace. Expect 1,200 pervs in one of London's better venues.

Saturday June 25th, London: Immoral Intent, produced by Rubber Ron of Submission

This is a one-off FREE fetish event hosted by the legendary Rubber Ron, with DJs, visuals,installations,couples playroom, fantasy adult furniture, themed environments, multimedia and stage performances. Acts confirmed include Out of Order, Photobooth, Julietta la Doll & Erotic Peepshow.
Please note that this event is strictly by invitation only. All invited guests must RSVP to More information at -

Saturday 4th July, London: Subversion

Subversion asks you to pack up your books, throw away your locker keys and get ready to have some twisted fun at their July event, School’s Out for Summer. Come as a naughty school girl or boy, a wicked Head Mistress, a ‘sub’ teacher, a cheeky cheerleader, Prom King and Queen, a deviant dinner lady, a perverted professor or a naughty school nun…the possibilities are endless. Of course if you don’t fancy going in theme, then regular fetish wear is acceptable. There’s a dungeon, a couples’ room and DJs include Miles, Craig Gunn and Miss T. Tickets are available on or by calling the ticket booking hotline on 020 7582 4545

Saturday 18th July, London: The Boat!

This annual riverboat cruise down the Thames is a London institution, run by the legendary Ishmael Skyes, of The Firm. Cruise down the Thames, past all the sights, on a July evening, while getting your bottom spanked. That certainly beats Butlins. We love The Firm's parties.

Other Cool Stuff

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We are preparing the new issue 62 of Skin Two Magazine, the fetish world’s premiere glossy magazine, now with wider international distribution than ever.

If you run a fetish business, an ad in Skin Two Magazine reaches the real fetish connoisseur. Call Mark Rodgers for details, on +44 20 8460 5102, e-mail him on or check full details here

Need a Cool Website that Really Works for You?

If you’d like a website for your business that works well and looks good, you need an expert - someone who understands the three essentials… best use of technology, effective business and stylish design. We recommend the web developer who designs and manages successful sites for leading businesses in the fetish world, see

Dungeon Equipment for Sale

There’s a stock of super quality dungeon gear for sale in the West Midlands - see details here

Help beat Cancer - Sponsor Sally Harris in the Race for Life

Events like Race for Life are vital in funding Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. By sponsoring Sally now, you can help more people survive cancer. Every donation really does make a difference – so please sponsor Sally now! Together we will beat cancer. Sponsor Sally Harris here -

Launch of LatexEXPRESS - Flash Sale on Now!

Leading latex fashion designers Libidex have created a new name for their popular Instant Orders service. LatexEXPRESS (as the name suggests) is a quick and easy service in which Libidex latex garments are despatched from stock within one to three working days, rather than waiting three to four weeks for made to order items. Libidex work hard to ensure that this section of their website is always very well stocked. The range is constantly being added to, whether with brand new items such as catsuits, stockings and hoods, or expanding the existing range of sizes and colours.

To celebrate the launch of LatexEXPRESS, Libidex are having a flash sale on their website, offering customers a full 50% off this range. This offer will last just for a few

days until Tuesday 31 May at 12 midnight British time. For more information please visit

Skin Two Back Issue Downloads

Did you know that ALL back issues of Skin Two magazine (right back to issue 1 in 1984) are now available as digital downloads here

Latex Workshop - June 4th in London

Club RUB are holding their 6th latex workshop on Saturday June 4th. Learn how to make your own latex clothes and accessories for only £50 - it will save you a fortune! Add collars, cuffs and bows etc to existing outfits. Do your own repairs, make a dress to match your shoes. Use a favourite old outfit as a pattern to make a new one. Details here

Skin Two Designer Sex – Video for Serious Fetish Collectors

Art video director Mulligan uses the Skin Two Rubber Ball as the backdrop for a very cool fetish extravaganza, featuring guests from around the world and a stage show with Ana St Clair, Black Eagle Rubber, Conflicto, Dane, Demask, E-Garbs, House of Harlot, Libidex, Anthony Gregory, Pure, Rick Sullivan, Stan, Surrender, Tentacle, Valhalla, Velda Lauder and Whore Couture.

Skin Two Designer Sex also stars Master Keith’s Pony Girls in full harness (!), dominatrixes, slaves, and music from LAB4 and The League of Hedonists

This video was originally produced on VHS tape in 1996, so this digitised version is not up to modern HD image quality, but artistically it’s amazing. We’re sent DVDs to review all the time and this is much better than most of the modern stuff. The film is 52 minutes long and you can download it to your PC or Mac for £15 from here

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Adorable lady finds missing cat during interview outside tornado-ruined home

By Liz Goodwin

Aren't you glad it's Friday? Do you want to maybe cry a little in celebration?

Then check out this video, below, of Judy Pugh, whose home was destroyed by the tornadoes that swept through Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27. The ferocious twister left at least 39 dead in Tuscaloosa alone.

Pugh cheerfully told local station WIAT that she rushed to the hallway with her three cats when the mile-wide tornado hit. The roof fell on top of her, but miraculously she and two of her cats were all in one piece. "I tried to get to my hands and knees but I couldn't. I heard the young men calling 'Ms. Judy, Ms. Judy, are you in there?'" she recalls.

Pugh was telling the station reporter about how much she missed her third cat Cadie, whom she hadn't been able to find for three weeks, when the cat walked right up to her during the interview. "I have everything I want now. I have all three cats," she said.

You can watch the truly incredible video below:

'Sunset Strip' Slash, Johnny Depp star in new rock doc

'Sunset Strip'
Slash, Johnny Depp star in new rock doc
The trailer for Sunset Strip, Hans Fjellestad's documentary about the rich history of West Hollywood's most famous stretch of road, is set to premiere this Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival. The film touches on the Strip's legacy of rock and debauchery, and features fresh perspectives on its past and present from major stars such as Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Slash, Billy Corgan, Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Tommy Lee, Perry Farrell and many more.

The Pink Party is tomorrow night! @RadioFTP will be performing and Delta Work from RuPaul's Drag Race will be appearing!


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Kicking off Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride weekend, the DLBA will host the 4th Annual Pink Party benefiting the Center Long Beach's Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment (MYTE) Program on the outdoor lawn at The Pike (Pine Avenue & Shoreline Drive).


Get the Pink Pass and take advantage of incredible $5 food and drink specials
at participating Downtown restaurants! Click here!

Quickly becoming a tradition, the event, hosted by famed drag performer, Jewels Long Beach, boasts the return of the popular Long Beach Drag Diva contest, a special guest DJ spinning all night, dancing under the stars, an outdoor bar by Hooters and other special surprises.

$10 entry fee at the door or purchase your tickets online in advance for a discounted fee of $7 and avoid the ticket lines at the event!

Part at the Pike Parking Structure (located off Chestnut or Aquarium Way) and we'll validate you for 90 minutes of free parking.

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Tease-O-Rama - 10 Years Later!

10 years ago today marks the anniversary of the very FIRST neo- burlesque convention and showcase on planet earth - TEASE-O-RAMA!
It is so crazy to think that at that first New Orleans event we invited EVERYONE we could think of doing burlesque and that was about 25 different acts! LOL. Over the years the burlesque scene has grown waaaayyyy beyond what we could have ever imagined from multiple burlesque weekenders, movies and documentaries, books, conventions, tours and oh so much more. It really is mind boggling!
The main reason Alison Fensterstock and I (Baby Doe) decided to do Tease-O-Rama 2001 was to bring together this incredibly diverse group of burlesque, cabaret, and go-go dancers from all over the world and create a COMMUNITY! Lucky for us we had amazing helpers that first year from Debbie Mink, Superfly Productions, our first emcee Juan Rapido (I think he spent half the night doing the monkey dance to kill time), support from Dixie Evans and The Devil-Ettes did a whole lot of the volunteering and hand holding that first year. We had so much love and excitement generated in New Orleans by all the dancers and attendees this confirmed that we were onto something special. In 2002 Alan Parowski joined the production and we continued to produce Tease-O-Rama six more times including a west coast tour to multiple cities. I could write a whole book about all my Tease-O-Rama adventures over years!
So often I am asked ‘when is the next Tease-O-Rama’ and my goal has always been to make this event the BEST that it can be. Money/Kids/Day Job/dance troupe/ and a zillions other things have prevented me from doing the event every year but Tease-O-Rama is not gone and lost forever. We will be back....
I just wanted to send High Fives out to all those who we have worked with us throughout the years and who believed in what we were doing and always welcomed us with glittery open arms!
Can't believe it has been 10 years!
XO Baby Doe
"Things have certainly changed since then in the burlesque world, but Tease-O-Rama 2001 will always be my first big burlesque revelation." - DIRTY MARTINI
"The first Tease-O-Rama was a galvanizing moment for me, and I think for the rest of the Neo-Burlesque community. It was the first time I saw other people from around the country and the world who were doing the same kind of art I had been doing for years. I felt like I suddenly found My People." - Indigo Blue
"Tease-O-Rama is where I first met a lot of the performers I admire and am still friends with.... It gave me my first look at how varied and creative the community is and it made me a better performer- I definitely went away inspired and ready to take all I'd learned from the classes and from watching my peers on stage." - Michelle Baldwin
Check out this list of EVERYONE who ever performed at a Tease-O-Rama!
(please let me know if I forgot someone!)
Adonna Vichet (LA)
Alotta Boutte - SF
Amber Ray - NYC
Amelie Soleil - UK
Ana Bon Bon (Canada)
Anna Bells and Joshie Jingles - LA
Ava Garter - LA
Baby Le Strange -PDX
Baggy Pants Comedy Revue (Los Angeles)
Bambi Senior
Bardot Au Go Go DJ Cali Kid!
Bella Beretta - LA
Belles Du Jour - SF
Ben DeLaCreme -Seattle
Bobbie Burlesque - LA
Bombshell Betty - SF
Bombshell Betty Burlesqueteers- SF
Bonnie Dunn (New York City)
Boudiccea (Los Angeles)
Bunny Pistol - SF
Burgundy Brixx - Seattle
Burlesque As It Was (Denver)
Burlesque Costumes Fashion Parade by Inga
Burlesque-O- Rama (Los Angeles)
BurlyQ - A Queer Cabaret (Seattle)
BurlyQ London (UK)
Buxotica Burlesque the Girls of La Lucha Voom (Los Angeles)
Candy Whiplash (New Orleans)
Cardinal Cyn - Austin
Catherine D'Lish
Cecilia (Paris, France)
Charlotte La Belle Araigne'e (LA)
Charlotte Truse- PDX
Cherokee Rose - Chicago
Cherry Malone (Sacramento)
Cherry Pop Burlesque (Madison)
Cherry Typhoon - Japan
Chica Boom - SF
Circle Tribal - Ashland
cirque du soleil - Zumanity Performers (Las Vegas)
Clandestine - SF
Cock T's - SF
Coconuts - SF
Dames in Dis'Dress (San Diego)
Dane's Dames - San Francisco
Darlinda Just Darlinda (NYC)
Delilah - SF/UK
Delirium Tremens - Brooklyn
Desire d'Amour (AZ)
Devil Doll (Los Angeles)
Devillia de Dallas - SF
Devotchka (Denver)
Diamond Daggers - SF
Dirty Martini - New York City
Dita von Teese
Dixie Evans from the Burlesque Hall of Fame
DJ Delachaux (SF)
DJ Hitman Hearn (UK)
Dominique Trixx - IL
Dottie Lux - SF
Dottie Lux and Glen Marla - NYC
Eliza Bane (LA)
Emcee Juan Rapido
Empire Burlesque Follies (Vancouver, Canada)
Ernie Von Schmaltz - Redmond
Erochica Bamboo (Japan)
Esperanza - SF
Eva von Slut (San Francisco)
Fancy Chance (UK)
Fanny Fitztightlee - Denver
Fanny Tastic - Chicago
Fat Bottom Revue (SF)
Fisherman's Famous Burlesque featuring The Cantankerous Lollies -San Francisco
Fisherman's Original Famous Burlesque (New York City)
Flame Cynders - LA
Foxy Tann - Minneapolis
Ginger Goldmine (Los Angeles)
Gorilla X, Gorilla to the Stars
Gyna Rose Jewel
Hamfist - Ashland only
Harlem Shake (Oakland)
Harvest Moon (New York City)
Holiday O'Hara - SF
Honey Lulu - UK
Honey Touche' - Denver
HoopGirl - SF
Horne (Belgium)
Hot Pink Feathers (SF)
Hottie McNaughty - Seattle
Imogen Kelly - Australia
Indigo Blue (Seattle)
Inga Ingenue - Seattle
Isis Starr - SF
Jo Boobs - NYC
Kalani Kokonuts - Las Vegas
Kaplans World Famous Burlesque (New York City)
Kari French (Los Angeles)
Kellita - SF
Kiki Bomb - SF
Kingfish & Eddie of Hubba Hubba Revue - SF
Kitten de Ville (Los Angeles)
Kitten Le Rue - Seattle
Kitty Crimson - Denver
Kitty Diggens - Portland/LA/ NYC
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang - SF
La Cholita - LA
Lady Monster - SF
Lily Le Rouge - SF
Little Brooklyn (NYC)
Lola The Vamp (Australia)
Lolita Haze - Phoenix
Mad V Dog - SF
Manuella (Los Angeles)
March Fourth
Mari Kari (LA)
MC Luigi Scorcia (New York City)
Meghan Mayhem- Honolulu
Memphis Confidential - Memphis
Michelle L'amour (Chicago)
Michelle La Roche - Pasadena
Midnite Martini - Denver
Mimi First - Chicago
Mimi Le Meaux - San Diego
Ming Dynatease - LA
Miss Bella Beretta (LA)
Miss Bonnie Dunn (New York City)
Miss Charlotte La Belle (Los Angeles), and Sparkly Devil (Detroit)
Miss Delirium Tremens - NYC
Miss Eva von Slut - SF
Miss Indigo Blue (Seattle)
Miss Jezebel Express - NYC
Miss Kitten on the Keys!
Miss Malone – Sacramento
Miss Marion - Paris
Miss Satanica Szandor (Los Angeles)
Miz Ginger Snapz - Seattle
Mizty Cream - Canada
Ms Violetta Beretta - Hawaii
Murasaki Baby Doll (Japan)
Mynx D'Meanor - San Diego
Myths and Legends - LA
Myths and Legends Dance Company - LA
Oh La La Presents (Denver)
Old School Dance Moves with Satan's Angel
Olive Talique (Madison), Monica the Tiki Goddess (Oakland), Didi von
Ooh la La Bellydance - SF
Ophelia Couer de Noir and Gorilla X - SF
Oracle Dance (Denver)
Panty Raid! - Nashville
Peaches Christ
Peekaboo Burlesque - SF
Peekaboo Pointe - NYC
Penny Starr Jr (LA)
Perillium - SF
Pervy Princesses - Seattle {in Portland ONLY}
Pinchbottom Burlesque - NYC
Polly Wood - Seattle
Pookie Patootie - NYC
Princess Farhana (LA)
Racie Gunzales (Los Angeles)
Ravenna Black - Seattle
Rev. Spooky LeStrange & Her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls
Reverend Spooky LeStrange - New Orleans
Roky Roulette - SF
Ruby Fuerza - SF
Ruby White - SF
Sabina Kelley (Las Vegas)
Sadie LaGuerre - PDX
Sahara Dunes - PDX {Portland and Ashland ONLY!}
San Francisco Burlesque Orchestra featuring Mad V.Dog (San Francisco)
Satan's Angel
Satanica Szandor (LA)
Scandalesque - AZ
Scenic Sisters - SF
Scotty the Blue Bunny - SF
Senor Amour
SF Boylesque - SF
Shabnam- SF
Sophia Sirena - LA
Sparkly Devil (Detroit/SF)
Stella Starr from Va Va Va Voom (Brighton, UK)
Summer Peaches (LA)
Sydni Deveraux - Seattle {in Seattle ONLY}
Tana the Tattooed Lady - PDX {See her in Portland, Seattle, Ashland ONLY!}
Tatah DuJour - Key West
The Atomic Bombshells (Seattle)
The Bombshell! Girls (New York City)
The Cantankerous Lollies (San Francisco)
The Chainsaw Chubbettes (SF)
The Cock-Ts - SF
The Devil-Ettes (San Francisco)
The Dimestore Jive Revue from the U.K.!
The Fishnet Floozys (Los Angeles)
The Flying Fox - SF
The Fortunettes (New York City)
The Gun St. Girls (Seattle/Portland)
The Gun Street Girls (Portland/Seattle)
The Honey Buns - Chicago
The Lavendar Cabaret (Chicago)
The Lollies (San Francisco)
The Original Fat Bottom Revue (San Francisco)
The San Francisco Famous Burlesque Orchestra with MC
The Shim Shamettes with The Shim Sham Revue- New Orleans
The SophistiCats and the SophistiKittens!
The Southern Jeze-belles (New Orleans)
The Sugarplum Elves - SF
The Twilight Vixen Revue - Oakland
The Von Foxies - Seattle
The Wau Wau Sisters (New York City)
The World Famous *BOB* (New York City)
The World Famous Pontani Sisters
Thrill and Monica the Tiki Goddess
Thru the Keyhole (Boston)
Tigger! - NYC
Topaz - Chicago
Torchy Taboo (Atlanta)
Trixie Little (Baltimore)
Trixy Vixen - UK
Twilight Vixen - SF
Va Va Voom Room
Vavavavoom! - Brighton, U.K.
Velvet Hammer - Los Angeles
Velvet Ice
Venus DeMille (LA)
Vienna Le Rouge (Seattle)
Violet Eva - Japan
Vivian Velvet - Chicago
Vivienne VaVoom - Denver
Von Foxies (Seattle)
Waxie Moon - Seattle
Zoe Bonini - New Orleans

‘Playboy’ show will shoot in Chicago

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Eddie Cibrian will play a lawyer in the upcoming NBC drama “The Playboy Club.”

As one TV show leaves Chicago, another arrives.

NBC has ordered “The Playboy Club,” a drama set in 1963 Chicago. The pilot was shot locally, and a representative for the show’s studio said the series will be as well.

The news arrived the day after viewers learned Fox canceled the hometown cop drama “The Chicago Code.”

“The Playboy Club” stars Amber Heard (“The Stepfather”) and Jenna Dewan (“Melrose Place”) as bunnies serving the city’s elite at the first of Hugh Hefner’s swanky nightspots. Eddie Cibrian of “CSI: Miami” plays a club regular, a lawyer.

The show was created by Chad Hodge of the short-lived CW fugitive series “Runaway.”

Darel Jevens

Found: Pictures of Courtney Love's Mythical "Bikini Dancer" Days at Jumbo's Clown Room!

​Everytime anyone takes a newbie (particularly a lady) or an out-of-towner to legendary Hollywood bikini bar Jumbo's Clown Room, it invariably goes accompanied by the statement:

"You know, this is where Courtney Love used to 'dance' back in the day."

This has always been followed by some sort of mental image or pre-grunge, pre-Botox Courtney and an exotic dancer's pole.

Well--start deleting those mental images cause the blog Dangerous Minds just published photographic evidence of (allegedly, but it certainly looks a lot like her)...

Courtney Love dancing at Jumbo's Clown Room!

Behold (NSFW, of course):




Chicago could be home to 'Playboy' series

Chicago could be home to 'Playboy' series
When one door shuts, another opens. Two days after Fox canceled the locally shot police drama "The Chicago Code," the city may have landed a replacement for next season.

NBC's one-hour drama "The Playboy Club" is set at Hugh Hefner's Chicago club in 1963 and will depict the world of working-class Playboy bunnies and the men in their lives. According to, it stars Eddie Cibrian (who recently wed the singer LeAnn Rimes) as "attorney Nick Dalton, a charming yet mysterious man with connections that veer on the illegal." The show also stars Amber Heard ("Zombieland") and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ("Gypsy").

The pilot, which shot here in March at the old Meigs Terminal on Northerly Island, was directed by Alan Taylor, who also directed the pilot for AMC's 1960s-era "Mad Men." Actress Naturi Naughton, who portrayed a Playboy bunny last season on "Mad Men," has been cast in "The Playboy Club" as well, as a woman who seeks to become the first African-American Playboy centerfold. (The pilot caused a minor stir when unconfirmed rumors circulated that actor contracts included a nudity clause.)

NBC will officially announce next season's television lineup in a conference call to reporters Sunday, but news about which pilots made it began leaking earlier this week.

Details about the series' future have yet to be released, including how many episodes NBC has ordered, and more specifically whether the show will shoot locally. But that may just be a formality; according to the managing director of the Illinois Film Office Betsy Steinberg: "I can tell you definitively that they told me they will be shooting in Chicago."

Rich Moskal, who runs the Chicago Film Office and would be actively involved in facilitating any upcoming series, echoed that sentiment. When the producers were here filming in March, he said, they "were sort of laying out the potential timeline should the show get picked up." Moskal said it is possible the show could be here filming as early as June.

Moskal doubts the series will return the Meigs Terminal, which he said "worked great as a location at the time, but in the long term might pose problems" particularly due to the busy summer schedule of concerts at Northerly Island.

Currently shooting in town is the Starz series "Boss" starring Kelsey Grammer. FX will begin shooting its pilot "Powers" in July, and Showtime's "Shameless" (which shoots interiors in LA) is tentatively expected back in August to film exteriors for the second season. "Superman: Man of Steel" will also be filming in Plano later this summer.

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Welcome to The Cat House on the Kings

Our Mission

The Cat House on the Kings is California's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center. Our mission is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes; to provide a safe, happy and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a unique, no-cage facility; to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering; and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

In a Nutshell

Lynea La, who founded and runs The Cat House on the Kings, talks about how it came about and gives you a peek into our unique environment in this video created by Jack Perez.

The Cat House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, receives no government or public funding, and relies entirely on donations from the public to carry out its mission.

Since its founding 19 years ago, The Cat House on the Kings has saved over 18,000 cats and 5,000 dogs (not counting the 40,000 animals we have spayed and neutered!) and currently cares for more than 700 cats and kittens, a dozen or so dogs and a handful of goats, who earn their keep as lawnmowers!

Stockroom is suing Abigail Greydanus: Supplier of celeb latex costumes sues competitor

Supplier of celeb latex costumes sues competitor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A slippery fight has emerged between the maker of high-end latex clothing worn by Katy Perry and Lady Gaga and a former employee turned competitor.

The Stockroom Inc. sued Abigail Greydanus in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, claiming she is using some of its designs and disrupted its business relationship with Perry.

Stockroom is the maker of a high-end latex clothing line called SYREN. The company states the SYREN line has created form-fitting suits that have appeared in such films as "The Watchmen," ''Batman Returns" and "Men in Black II."

The company is seeking an injunction blocking Greydanus from selling latex clothing and costumes, claiming she is using designs she acquired during her nearly three years as a latex assembler.

Greydanus did not immediately return an email message seeking comment.

Response from Abigail Greydanus:

So I awoke this morning to this information via the associated press

I really don't know where this is all coming from. I worked for multiple fashion companies
before working at Syren, including Forever 21 one of the biggest fashion companies in the world. Also I didn't learn latex construction at Syren, I interned with Tressa at Fierce Couture for several months, along with tons of research I did on my own before ever even considering working there. Then there's the fact that even before all of this I spent 2 years and thousands of dollars attending FIDM to learn what I know about pattern making and design.

I am not going to let this beat me, I've spent my whole life building my experience and knowledge on garment design and construction and I have not actively tried to interfere with ANYONE'S business. I'm trying to create a specialty niche in an industry where black dresses and catsuits are standard fare. I have no desire or need to copy ANYONE!!!

I really appreciate everyone's support on the matter, I may not have the money and the years of experience that they have but I am passionate about what I do and don't want someone to take that away from me!

Burlesque in Paradise Featurette Long Beach Pride May 22nd 2011

Paradise is proud to present the theme of "Burlesque" during Long Beach Pride, 2011. We kick off the weekend before with a Pre-Pride party with Leather Night, Bearlesque, and Gurlesque Drag Show. Pride Week begins ending with a weekend celebration along the Broadway Corridor. Find us at

2011 Long Beach Pride Parade
Sunday, May 22, 2011 - Step-off at 10:30 a.m.

Kickoff at Parade Central
Early arrivers who show their pride could receive FREE ADMISSION to the 2011 Long Beach Pride Festival, exclusive Long Beach Pride merchandise and more! The parade hot spot kicks off an hour early at 9:30 a.m. located on Cherry Ave. and Ocean Blvd. at Bixby Park, the location provides plenty of shade and a community gathering spot for anyone watching the parade.

9:30 a.m.
DJ Zenway gets your body moving with music and giveaways.

9:45 a.m.
Fun with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

10:00 a.m.
Join the pep rally with Cheer L.A. in a choreographed high-flying stunt spectacular.

10:15 a.m. until Parade arrival

DJ Zenway celebrates with interactive crowd games and more high-energy music. Meet parade commentator’ actress and comedian Carlease Burks, on street announcer Justin Rudd and community supporter Steve Eng as they guide you through all the entries one by one. Be sure to stay tuned after the parade for more giveaways and fun!

Long Beach Pride 2011 GRAND MARSHALS
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Grand Marshal
Stephanie Miller

Community Grand
Marshal - Male

Cory Allen
Community Grand
Marshal - Female

Tonya Martin

Morris Kight Political
Grand Marshal

The Trevor Project
Whitey Littlefield
Bridge Builder

Lysa Gamboa-Levy

Mummified body of former Playboy playmate Yvette Vickers found in her Benedict Canyon home

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Yvette Vickers, an early Playboy playmate whose credits as a B-movie actress included such cult films as “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches,” was found dead last week at her Benedict Canyon home. Her body appears to have gone undiscovered for months, police said.

Vickers, 82, had not been seen for a long time. A neighbor discovered her body in an upstairs room of her Westwanda Drive home on April 27. Its mummified state suggests she could have been dead for close to a year, police said.

The official cause of death will by determined by the Los Angeles county coroner's office, but police said they saw no sign of foul play.

Vickers had lived in the 1920s-era stone and wood home for decades, and it served as the background for some of her famous modeling pictures. But over time it had become dilapidated, exposed in some places to the elements.

Susan Savage, an actress, went to check on Vickers after noticing old letters and cobwebs in her elderly neighbor's mailbox.

"The letters seemed untouched and were starting to yellow," Savage said. "I just had a bad feeling."
After pushing open a barricaded front gate and scaling a hillside, Savage peered through a broken window with another piece of glass taped over the hole. She decided to enter the house after seeing a shock of blond hair, which turned out to be a wig.

The inside of the home was in disrepair and it was hard to move through the rooms because boxes containing what appeared to be clothes, junk mail and letters formed barriers, Savage said. Eventually, she made her way upstairs and found a room with a small space heater still on.

She was looking at a cordless phone that appeared to have been knocked off its cradle when she first saw the body on the floor, she said. Savage had known Vickers but the remains were unrecognizable, she said.

She remembered her neighbor as an elegant women in a broad straw hat, dressed in white, with flowing blond hair and "a warm smile."

"She kept to herself, had friends and seemed like a very independent spirit," Savage said. "To the end she still got cards and letter from all over the world requesting photos and still wanting to be her friend."

Savage said the neighbors felt terrible.

"We've all been crying about this," she said. "Nobody should be left alone like that."

About the “Porn Wikileaks” and AIM’s Database “Leak”

by violet

If you have ever been AIM (Adult Industry Medical Foundation) tested for any reason, whether or not you are a sex worker, porn performer or “porn star” your personal and private information has been published publicly at so-called “Porn Wikileaks” ( That website is, in fact, a copy of Wikileaks with the word “porn” added in its place. The database exploit contains information belonging to over 15,000 people.

The person or persons behind “Porn Wikileaks” has published stage names, real names associated with any stage names, addresses and other private information with the clear intent to do harm.

Their stated motivation is, “To get the gays out of straight porn and illegal gay pimps that have ruined porn and shut it down making condoms mandatory by the government now. The fag loving has got to stop. California is full of gay Mexicans and now they can even marry which is so wrong.”

As of this posting, there is a new section on the site called “Category:High Risk HIV: To get put in this section you are either gay or you fuck fags.” This section lists people in the database who are straight, gay male and especially queer or transsexual.

The news is being reported in mainstream media widely, with many factual errors, includes insulting language toward victims of the database exposure, and does not include information for those who have questions or might need help.

This post aims to provide accurate information and rational, non-judgmental discussion and resources. I am reaching out through my channels for legal resources that can be recommended.

Below is an email from my SFSI colleague, sex positive activist, sex educator and HIV prevention tester and counselor Miss Maggie Mayhem. I am publishing it in full with her express permission in the interest of urgency, as the website includes Google Maps that include home addresses.

I’m Maggie Mayhem. I am among the 12,000 (and counting) lucky porn performers to have had my full legal name published on the website PornWikiLeaks.

I am writing because throughout the course of the day I have been receiving many personal emails from people in our own local community who had an AIM blood draw only once in their life to attend a party at a porn studio and even went to the trouble of wearing a mask to protect their identity. Some of them are finding out that their names are among those listed. There are only roughly 1,200-1,500 performers actively working in the San Fernando Valley at this present moment but the leaked database contained 15,000 names.

Whether or not someone identifies as a porn performer is irrelevant to the leak. Anyone who has ever had an AIM panel may have been included in the list. The code on the PornWikiLeaks website automatically fills in this sentence: “STAGE NAME born FULL LEGAL NAME is a pornographic whore and Hooker.” It is possible that SFSI might receive calls from people looking for help or support with the fallout of having their name attached to phrase like that, especially when it was pulled from a confidential medical testing database. The media is also stirring up a frenzy about the situation and quite a bit of misinformation.

I wanted to pass this email along so that we SFSI volunteers are aware of the size and scope of this problem and can hone our sexuality resource skills to respond to the situation if people call asking for information. It’s a complicated situation and it may sound confusing on the phone from a caller without a bit of a background on what is happening. As always, it is not our role to provide counseling or advice on the hotline itself. What we can do is what we’re best at – connecting people to the right resource and only passing along accurate and up-to-date information to our callers.

Here is some additional information:

  • Individuals who have been tested by AIM at any draw station and at any point in time but who do not (yet) see their name posted should contact the AIM clinic directly and request that their name be removed from the database. AIM has not yet reported how this information was leaked and it may be helpful to have it be deleted from the database, especially if someone has retired from the business.
  • Home addresses are *NOT* kept in the AIM database. Many “Porn Wikileaks” entries contain not just names, but also addresses, family information, copies of state ID’s, and Google maps images of their homes. This information has been sought out separately and appears to be personally vindictive in nature.
  • The website has been getting immense traffic and has frequently been down or slow moving. At SFSI we may receive calls from someone worried about whether or not they are on the database but cannot actually access it to find out. The database is organized by stage name and many performers have noticed that the stage name listed for them is one that they have not used for years.
  • There are portions of the PornWikiLeaks website that hint at a potential release of HIV and STI status. At this point in time, no information about STI or HIV status has been released despite rumors in the media to the contrary. Nevertheless, it is patently obvious that the person behind this is not operating in a reasonable and rational manner and there are hints that the website is interested in releasing this kind of medical information.
  • AIM has publicly announced that they are investigating the leak and that they will press charges against the perpetrator to the fullest extent possible.
  • Despite the many rumors about how this database was accessed and how long AIM has known about a potential security breach, there is no confirmed and definitive information about how exactly this information about how this happened at this time. It is also important to note that hundreds of porn producers have had access to this database as well.
  • Many people will be looking for sex worker specific resources for support, advice, and counseling. AASECT is a wonderful resource but don’t forget to keep St. James, SWOP, and other sex worker support networks as well.

Thanks for reading this. As I wrote at the beginning, my name was on that list as well as that of my partner and many of my closest friends. Consider this my thanks in advance for any information and support you offer to anyone affected by this criminal invasion of privacy, harassment, and exposure to danger.

Anyone who would like to suggest resources, please do in the comments or contact me privately and I’ll post them here. I do approve anonymous comments.

AIM (Adult Industry Medical) Healthcare Clinic Shuts Down

by violet on May 2, 2011

Porn performer Juliette Stray just tweeted about the sudden closure today of AIM (Adult Industry Medical) Healthcare Clinic. According to Raincoat Reviews, the Free Speech Coalition (a porn industry legal org) called an industry and member-only meeting last Friday to discuss Workplace Safety, Performer Testing. As you can see by Sarah Shevon’s tweet, only seven porn performers attended the meeting. Apparently at the fateful meeting, they quietly decided to abruptly close the clinic responsible for standardized STD/STI testing, health certificates and community testing enforcement in the mainstream adult industry. AIM was also used by non-porn people for its top-rate tests and fast results.

AIM has not issued a press release nor made any comment or hint on their website that they have closed. Disturbingly, their site has been taken offline. This means anyone who had good tests can no longer access the test results or have them accessed – the online proof and verification of having clean tests is gone. AIM’s Get Tested link is also broken.

According to tweets, it’s just sort of expected that people in the industry will “just know” to get their tests from Talent Testing. This outlet has a turnaround of 4-6 days for results, as opposed to AIM’s results in 24-hours.

I’ll be updating this post when someone queefs out a press release, for corrections/updates, or when we get more information from the people affected by this. Many of you will remember that AIM was the center of the Porn Wikileaks database leak, resulting in the private information of hundreds of porn performers being hatefully published online in an attempt to harm porn workers. The data was mined, stolen and published directly from AIM by a porn industry individual. No word on whether the shutdown is connected to the Porn Wikileaks data theft.

Photo by Richard Kadrey.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Aids/Life Cycle Benefit Showcase Screening

Friday, May 13, 2011 – 11:55PM TICKETS
Art Theatre of Long Beach – 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW makes its return to Long Beach ONE NIGHT ONLY – Friday, May 13th – and we’re bringing origina l shadowcast MIDNIGHT INSANITY back to the Art Theatre stage!!

This special event will benefit AIDS/LifeCycle, in sponsorship of Long Beach riders (and avid midnight cinema supporters) Eric Kenney and Melinda Elmer!!

Tickets on sale now!! Click here, or visit the Art Theatre box office!

$15 General Admission
$25 VIP – Your extra generous donation gets you Priority Seating – first few rows of the theatre, up close and personal with the cast!

ALL ticket holders will be given a Goodie Bag with toilet paper, a mini water gun, and surprises…

SWING BY LOLA’S MEXICAN CUISINE BEFORE THE SHOW!! Lola’s will be staying open late until Midnight to get you fed before the show – and they’ll be donating 10% of their proceeds towards our event production costs! Enjoy the best Mexican food in the LBC on the night of the show!

WE NEED SPONSORS! – If your group, organization, or business would like to be a valued part of this fantastic fundraising event, e-mail for info! We’ll thank you by throwing your logo on screen and on our promotional materials, in appreciation of your contribution towards our event production costs!

Click here to see the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show trailer!

RSVP to this event on Facebook!