LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Porn star Ron Jeremy is in critical condition and is being treated for an aneurysm near his heart, TMZ reports.
jeremyThe 59-year-old’s manager, Mike Esterman, told the website that Jeremy drove himself to Cedars-Sinai on Tuesday afternoon after experiencing severe chest pain.
Doctors examined him and discovered the aneurysm.
Jeremy’s condition worsened and he was transferred to the ICU. He’s being prepped to undergo surgery, according to TMZ.
Jeremy has appeared in more than 2,000 X-rated movies.
He was ranked by Adult Video News at number one in their “The 50 Top Porn Stars of All Time” list.
A friend of mine who also used to perform and I were recently discussing this. Back when I was in the industry the average shelf life for a performer was about 18 months. Now with so many more girls combined with less companies shooting shelf life is down to about 4 to 6 months.
They do not want to build you up to be a big star. They would rather have you be a random girl on the internet or a small name on a DVD box if you’re lucky. No, you will not be the next Sasha Grey.
You will not go onto the feature dance circuit and for 2 reasons. The first going back to the fact being that your name will never be big enough, second being that not as many clubs are doing this with the economy being bad, or they are paying less per show. Costume and travel expenses are really high. You will never make your money back.
If you start a website you will just get your content stolen and uploaded for free by the tube sites so you won’t make money there either. Either that or you fans will just watch you for free on tube sites rather than pay to join yours.
Lastly, there’s escorting which always was a taboo subject in porn. Very famous performers are now charging $200-$400 on sites like Humanaplex and Backpage and the fans know it. Do you think they will ever pay $1,200-$1,800 ever again? Then, they go and write about it on review sites to spread the word to others that used to pay that rate.
Why work in the sex industry now, weed money? It’s one thing If you are doing this and living well, but if you fuck for a living and live in a cheap motel, or at your parents house you are degrading yourself.
From Associated Press:
The superstar singer and actress’s publicist, Kristin Foster, broke the news of Houston’s passing to the AP. She was found and pronounced dead at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Saturday afternoon; thus far, no cause of death has been revealed. In recent years, she struggled with drug abuse.
Her self-titled debut album, released in 1985, sold 25 million copies worldwide. In total, she released seven albums and three film soundtracks; a winner of six Grammys, Houston sold over 200 million albums and singles worldwide. She earned 30 Billboard Awards, 22 American Music Awards and two Emmy Awards
It’s true, I have spent the last 3 days in LA packing and throwing things out. I came back to Los Angeles earlier this year because I took a commission based job and apartment here when it was proven the short stint I did in Las Vegas wasnt going to work out. Well at first the job and money here were okay but not great. Then, money started slipping. I went from making decent income to around $135 a week of which $100 was spent on the gas it took to get to work. When I went to New York last month I looked into other jobs and found one that paid 10 times more than what I was originally making here. Therefore I’m leaving LA
I used to think I hated it here when I moved here in 2006. I lived in Hollywood first. My neighbors would take my to these “Off the chain industry parties!”. I’d find no important people, no gift bags, and lots of aspiring actresses that would talk about how they are there to “network”. I’d go back to New York sometimes 3 times a month and miss how my life was before LA.
But once I left Hollywood, I met some of the most genuine friends I’ve ever had in my life here. I realized I didn’t hate LA, I hated the Hollywood scene.
I am moving back to New York tomorrow because I have an offer that will make 10 times more than what I was making here back in January when I was doing well. I guess I will enjoy my vacations here someday in the future, but living here i don’t see working out again, unless there is a major economic comeback. I don’t see that happening, unfortunately.
405 Closure Facts
Start: Friday, July 15, 7:00 p.m.
End: Monday, July 18, 5:00 a.m
Northbound 405: Closed between I-10 and U.S. 101
Southbound 405: Closed between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive Ramp
Things to Know About Alternate Routes During this Closure
Sepulveda Boulevard: Intended as alternate route for local resident access only. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate freeways to completely bypass the Sepulveda Pass.
Wilshire Blvd. at Sepulveda: Reduced by one center lane in each direction (center lanes have temporarily become left turn lanes).
Mulholland Drive: Closed at endpoints of Mulholland Bridge.
Pacific Coast Highway: An ongoing construction project from Temescal Canyon Road to Entrada Drive will result in a reduced number of southbound lanes on PCH through August, further contributing to gridlock. (UPDATE: These lanes will be opened for July 16 and 17 ONLY)
Church Lane (south): Closed between Sunset Boulevard and Kiel Street throughout the summer.
Roscomare Road, Beverly Glen Boulevard, Benedict Canyon Drive, and Coldwater Canyon Drive: While no closures are planned on these roads, expect extremely heavy traffic during the 405 closure weekend.
Planned Closures of Businesses/Attractions
The Getty Center: Closed Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17
The Skirball Cultural Center: Closed Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17
Some banks, restaurants, and other businesses in the area may be closed; call ahead before attempting to brave traffic.
How to Cope
Best idea: Avoid travel altogether and stay home. We have a few ideas for things to keep you busy here.
Encourage out-of-town guests to visit another weekend.
Walk or bike: You can use Google Maps to help you find the estimated travel time if you walk or bike. You might be surprised by just how quickly you can get around without a car.
Take the Metro: The Metro Red, Purple, Orange Lines, and some bus lines (below) will be free to all passengers during the closure weekend. While other Metro services will collect normal fares, there will be extra buses running, particularly on east-west streets.
2 Downtown LA-Pacific Palisades via Sunset Bl
4 Downtown LA-West Hollywood-Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl
20 Downtown LA-Santa Monica via Wilshire Bl
33 Downtown LA-Santa Monica via Venice Bl
150 Canoga Park-Universal Ciy Station via Ventura Bl
152 Woodland Hills-North Hollywood Station via Fallbrook Av
155 Sherman Oaks-Burbank Station via Riverside Dr, Olive Av
156 Van Nuys-Hollywood-Panorama City-Chatsworth Station-Sherman Oaks via Devonshire St
158 Woodman Av
161 Thousand Oaks Transit Center-Warner Center
183 Sherman Oaks-Glendale Station via San Fernando Road
224 Lankershim Bl
230 Sylmar Station – Studio City via Laurel Canyon Bl
233 Lake View Terrace-Sherman Oaks via Van Nuys Bl
234 Mission College-Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl, Brand Bls
236 Sylmar Station-Encino via Glenoaks Bl, Balboa Bl
240 Northridge via Reseda Bl
242 Porter Ranch-Woodland Hills via Tampa Av
243 Porter Ranch – Woodland Hills via Winnetka Av
244 Chatsworth Station-Woodland Hills via De Soto Av
245 Topanga Canyon Bl
656 Van Nuys/Hollywood Owl
704 Metro Rapid Santa Monica
720 Metro Rapid Wilshire
733 Metro Rapid Venice
761 Metro Rapid Van Nuys-Westwood (Note: buses will be using Sepulveda Bl between Ventura Bl and Getty Center Dr. Expect extended travel times between Sherman Oaks and Westwood).
Metro Orange Line
Metro Red/Purple Line
If you must travel by car: Check services like Google Maps and Waze for local traffic updates BEFORE leaving home. These can help you find the best alternate route. However, you should still expect severe delays wherever you go.
If you’re traveling by car, be sure to fill up your gas tank several days before July 15. The last thing you want is to run out of gas in stop-and-go traffic. Keeping a few bottles of water and snacks in the car is also a good idea.
If you’re flying into or out of a Los Angeles Area airport: Expect to add significant additional travel time between the airport and your next destination.
From NY Daily News:
A woman in California cut off her estranged husband’s penis and dropped it in the garbage disposal, police said Tuesday.
She later told authorities her spouse “deserved it,” according to KTLA News.
Police in Garden Grove, a city about 25 miles south of Los Angeles, responded to the home of Catherine Becker Monday night after she called 911.
They found her 51-year-old husband, whose name was not released, bleeding from his crotch. He was rushed to the hospital and is listed in serious condition.
Becker told police she tied her husband to their bed after poisoning his food to make him sleepy, Lt. Jeff Nightengale told KTLA.
The 48-year-old waited for the man to wake up before grabbing hold of his penis and cutting it off, police said.
She then placed it into the garbage disposal and turned it on.
Becker has been charged with aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.
Butter continues to be the worlds best little dog. Instead of buying him a ton of gifts this year we decided to do charitable donations to one of our favorite charities in his honor this year.
I talked to SpcaLA and they agreed. Donations can be made online. I have given to them since their Hurricane Katrina efforts in 2005.
I haven’t been on as much, I’m having a lot of problems right now. I have someone who is currently theatening to do harm to me. This is NOT someone in the adult industry, however. This person has no idea about any of this.
If you need to get a hold of me you can message me either here or on Twitter. Or email me at email@example.com. I have a backup phone number if you need me to call you.
In the last weeks Cal/OSHA meeting there was a huge industry upset in that they were informed that they are requred by law to use condoms at all times in film, simulate popshots, and no internal cumshots. They said that they are legaly required to do so and have been for at least 10 years. Twitter among the industry went crazy, very angry upset tweets. Many said they would just move to Miami or Vegas to shoot. But is that the best answer? It’s not legal to shoot in either city. People in the valley don’t seem to understand that the whole world isn’t porn valley. If a few insidents take place it could cause a lot of problems. I have even heard that if you shoot in Las Vegas, you could face 10 years in jail. Who knows how true that is. Personally, I don’t want to find out.
On the bright side, and I know nobody wants to hear it, but I’ve had beautiful, above porn quaility model-type girls, and some being actual models and actresses tell me they would be interested in porn, but ‘oh yeah there are no condoms and I don’t want to catch (fill in STD here.) I’ve met other retired girls, some of which were huge name AVN winners that said they would love to shoot again but not without a condom because they feel they can’t be exposed to more STDs. So in some ways I think the quality of performers could get to be very good from this.
I can remember before I got in the industry watching hot movies from companies like VCA and Vivid that showed condoms but they were well done feature films. I remember watching non-condom movies and they were hot also but there was a part of me in the back of my mind that wondered about STD exposure.
If the indusrty does in fact have to go back to using condoms, maybe they should also go back to putting out a higher-end product rather than the gonzo, here’s a couch, here’s some florecent lights, girl fucks, girls gets cum in her face prototype. They may argue that the higher end will lose money but in all honesty because of over-satuation and Internet piracy they will all be losing money regardless. Porn is no longer a get rich quick sceeme and may never be again.
Free Speech Coalition is urging industry members to attend a CalOSHA Advisory Subcommittee addressing the issue of condom regulation on adult production sets, as well as other workplace health and safety issues for the adult industry.
The meeting is scheduled for 10am on June 7, to be held at the CalTrans Building, 100 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
“We strongly suggest that industry members affected by content production, especially performers, producers and talent agents, attend this meeting,” said FSC Executive Director Diane Duke. “It’s possible that this may by the last meeting before the advisory subcommittee offers recommendations to CalOSHA Standards Board. If so, this could be the last opportunity for CalOSHA to hear from industry members on the subject of mandatory condom use and other regulations that will have direct impact on adult production.”
CalOSHA has issued a draft of topics to be discussed at the meeting. They include; STI testing protocol; required use of condoms and other barrier protection (including gloves and eye protection); on-set hygiene; systems for medical services, post-exposure evaluations and follow-ups; vaccinations (HBV and HPV); performer training and education; record-keeping; and producer responsibility for compliance.
The subcommittee meeting is open to the public. While there may not be opportunity for each attendee to speak, Duke emphasized that attendance for this meeting is very important so that the subcommittee has a sense of industry unity and interest in these topics.