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AVN-101, a close structural analogue of latrepirdine, is a selective 5-HT6 receptor antagonist which is under development by Avineuro Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and anxiety disorders. As of November 2013, it is in phase II clinical trials for these indications.AVN (magazine)
Adult Video News (also called AVN or AVN Magazine) is an American trade magazine that covers the adult video industry. The New York Times notes that AVN is to pornographic films what Billboard is to records. AVN sponsors an annual convention, called the Adult Entertainment Expo or AEE, in Las Vegas, Nevada along with an award show for the adult industry modeled after the Oscars.AVN rates adult films and tracks news developments in the industry. An AVN issue can feature over 500 movie reviews. The magazine is about 80% ads and is targeted at adult-video retailers. Author David Foster Wallace has described AVN articles to be more like infomercials than articles, but he also described the AVN magazine as "sort of the Variety of the US porn industry."AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) is an adult entertainment convention and trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada and is sponsored by AVN magazine. AEE is the largest pornography industry trade show in the United States. The 2007 AVN Expo had over 30,000 attendees, which included 355 exhibiting companies.AVN Award
The AVN Awards are film awards sponsored and presented by the American adult video industry trade magazine AVN (Adult Video News) to recognize achievement in various aspects of the creation and marketing of American pornographic movies and they are called the "Oscars of porn".The awards are divided into over 100 categories, some of which are analogous to industry awards offered in other film and video genres and others that are specific to pornographic/erotic film and video.AVN sponsored the first AVN Awards ceremony in February 1984. The award ceremony occurs in early January during the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 2008, the ceremony has aired in a form edited for time on Showtime, which is usually broadcast in a 90-minute time slot.Awards for gay adult video were a part of the AVN Awards from the 1986 ceremony through the 1998 ceremony. The increasing number of categories made the show unwieldy. For the 1999 ceremony AVN Magazine began hosting the GayVN Awards, an annual adult movie award event for gay adult video.Alexis Texas
Alexis Texas (born May 25, 1985) is an American pornographic actress, director, and featured dancer.Brazzers
Brazzers () is a pornographic production company based in Montreal, Canada. With an online network consisting of thirty-one hardcore pornography websites, the company's slogan is "The World's Best HD Porn Site!". As of October 2015, Brazzers.com has a traffic ranking of 936.Bree Olson
Rachel Marie Oberlin (born October 7, 1986), also known by her stage name Bree Olson, is an American actress, model, and former pornographic actress. She performed in over 281 pornographic films from 2006 to 2011 before changing to mainstream acting. Since leaving the adult film industry, she has become critical of the industry and the stigma attached to being a former porn actress.Jenna Haze
Jenna Haze (born February 22, 1982) is an American director, model, and former pornographic actress.Haze has won numerous adult industry awards, including the 2003 AVN Award for Best New Starlet and the 2009 AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year, making her the second performer in history to ever win both awards in the course of her career, after Missy. In 2012, she was inducted into both the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.Jenna Jameson
Jenna Jameson (born Jenna Marie Massoli; April 9, 1974) is an American entrepreneur, webcam model, and former pornographic film actress, who has been called the world's most famous adult entertainment performer and "The Queen of Porn".She started acting in erotic videos in 1993 after having worked as a stripper and glamor model. By 1996, she had won the "top newcomer" award from each of the three major adult movie organizations. She has since won more than 35 adult-video awards, and has been inducted into the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and Adult Video News (AVN) Halls of Fame.Jameson founded the adult-entertainment company ClubJenna in 2000 with Jay Grdina, whom she later married and divorced. Initially, a single website, this business expanded into managing similar websites of other stars and began producing sexually explicit videos in 2001. The first such movie, Briana Loves Jenna (with Briana Banks), was named at the 2003 AVN Awards as the best-selling and best-renting pornographic title for 2002. By 2005, ClubJenna had revenues of US$30 million with profits estimated at half that. Advertisements for her site and films, often bearing her picture, have towered on a 48-foot-tall billboard in New York City's Times Square.Jameson has also crossed over into mainstream pop culture, starting with a minor role in Howard Stern's 1997 film Private Parts. Her mainstream appearances continued with several guest-hosting and guest-starring on various television programs. Playboy TV hosted her Jenna's American Sex Star reality show, in which aspiring porn stars competed for a ClubJenna contract. Her 2004 autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, spent six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.Jameson announced her retirement from pornography at the 2008 AVN Awards, stating that she would never return to the industry. Although she no longer performs in pornographic films, she has been working as a webcam model since 2013.Johnny Sins
Steven Wolfe (born December 31, 1978), known professionally as Johnny Sins, is a pornographic actor, director, and Internet personality. He has received nominations for numerous adult industry awards, including the AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year twice. He is consistently among the most popular pornography searches.Julia Ann
Julia Ann (born October 8, 1969) is the stage name of American pornographic actress, feature dancer. She is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame.Lexi Belle
Lexi Belle (born August 5, 1987) is an American pornographic actress. She began her career in the porn industry in 2006.Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann (born May 9, 1972) is an American pornographic actress and radio personality. She has also worked as a director and talent agent. She has received mainstream notice for parodying former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in six adult films. She is a member of the AVN, XRCO, and Urban X Halls of Fame.List of members of the AVN Hall of Fame
The AVN (Adult Video News) Hall of Fame has honored people for their work in the adult entertainment industry since 1995. The individuals inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame have "made significant contributions to the adult industry" and have had "a minimum of 10 years in the industry" to be considered for induction.There are several branches of the AVN Hall of Fame; performers and directors enter the original AVN, video-based Hall of Fame. The Founders branch is "for those who founded the industry’s pioneering companies". The Internet Founders Branch is "for those who built the online sector" of the industry. The Pleasure Products branch is "for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of sex toys"; The Executive branch is "for key members of the industry who work behind the scenes in the corporate offices or excelled in other capacities—for example, in sales, marketing, or education".Remy LaCroix
Remy LaCroix (born June 26, 1988) is an American former pornographic actress.Riley Reid
Riley Reid (born July 9, 1991) is an American pornographic actress. She was born in Miami Beach, Florida, and attended Florida International University. She briefly worked as a stripper, and entered the adult film industry in 2010 at the age of 19. Since then, she has won numerous awards, including Female Performer of the Year from AVN in 2015.Shyla Stylez
Amanda Hardy (September 23, 1982 – November 9, 2017), better known by her stage name Shyla Stylez, was a Canadian pornographic actress.Sunny Leone
Karenjit Kaur Vohra (born May 13, 1981), known by her stage name Sunny Leone (), is a Canadian-born Indian-American actress and model, currently active in Indian film industry. She is a former pornstar. She has American citizenship. She has also used the stage name Karen Malhotra. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, was a contract performer for Vivid Entertainment, and was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010.
She has played roles in independent mainstream events, films and television series. Her first mainstream appearance was in 2005, when she worked as a red carpet reporter for the MTV Video Music Awards on MTV India. In 2011, she participated in the Indian reality television series Bigg Boss. She also has hosted the Indian reality show Splitsvilla.
In 2012, she made her Bollywood debut in Pooja Bhatt's erotic thriller Jism 2 (2012) and shifted her focus to mainstream acting which was followed up with Jackpot (2013), Ragini MMS 2 (2014), Ek Paheli Leela (2015) and Tera Intezaar (2017).
Apart from her acting career she has been part of activism campaigns including the Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half-Marathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society and has also posed for a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ad campaign with a rescued dog, encouraging pet owners to have their cats and dogs spayed and neutered.
Since 2011, Leone has been married to musician Daniel Weber.
She currently lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra.Tori Black
Tori Black (born Michelle Shellie Chapman, August 26, 1988) is an American pornographic actress.Vivid Entertainment
Vivid Entertainment Group is an American pornographic film production company, featuring internet content.