LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the incomparable Jenna Jameson as its master of ceremonies for adult entertainment's biggest industry awards show of the year, the 2014 XBIZ Awards presented by Fleshlight, on Jan. 24 at the Century Plaza Hotel.
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The legendary star, widely regarded as the most successful and well-known adult film figure of all time, became a household name during her remarkable career as an actress, producer, director and company owner. Not only did Jameson achieve a level of fame that no one who came before her rivaled, she also is credited with pioneering adult entertainment's crossover to mainstream pop culture.
Jameson stepped away from the industry in 2008, but in recent years she has begun making select public appearances. When she takes the stage at the XBIZ Awards in January, it will mark her first appearance at an industry event in nearly six years.
“I’m super excited to host one of the largest and most prestigious award shows in the business, the 2014 XBIZ Awards,” Jameson said. “I’m incredibly grateful that they’ve always been supportive of my crossover endeavors and I’m excited to do the same in return. I can’t wait to see everyone fill the seats at my first on-stage appearance in a long time.”
Not only did Jameson make an unprecedented crossover to mainstream during her 15-year run at the top of the industry, she also raised the bar for adult film stars aspiring to become entrepreneurs.
In just six years as a studio executive, Jameson turned her Club Jenna brand into a multimedia empire that she ultimately sold to Playboy in 2006 in a groundbreaking, eight-figure deal that remains one of the largest acquisitions in adult entertainment history.
That transaction marked one of several milestones for the petite blonde from Las Vegas who has authored a career filled with them.
One of Jameson’s most notable achievements was becoming a New York Times bestselling author for her autobiography “How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale.” The book, which later was translated into German and Spanish, spent six weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list after its release in August 2004.
Her notoriety led to more than 30 guest appearances on the “Howard Stern Show” as well as landed her in the shock jock’s semi-autobiographical movie “Private Parts” in 1997. She also hosted several episodes of the E! channel’s travelogue “Wild On!” in the late ’90s.
The power of Jenna’s brand penetrated all forms of media and entertainment. Jameson added to her mainstream credits in 2001, when she appeared in the “Without Me” music video for Eminem. That same year she voiced an animated version of herself in an episode of “Family Guy.”
Her high profile even led to cameos on primetime network TV in 2003, when she appeared on two episodes of “Mister Sterling” on NBC. She hit primetime again in 2007 when she was on Paris Hilton’s reality TV show “The Simple Life.”
Among her other accomplishments, Jameson became the first adult film star featured on a billboard in Times Square in New York, where her image graced a 48-foot sign that promoted her website and movies in 2003. She also was the first adult star to be immortalized in wax in 2006 at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas.
“In the realm of adult film, no one is more famous than Jenna,” said Alec Helmy, president and founder of XBIZ. “We are delighted to welcome her to our grandest event to date and we can’t wait to see her take the big stage.”
The XBIZ Awards coincides with the adult industry’s trade events series of the year, XBIZ 360°, which will take over the entire property of the W Hollywood Hotel Jan. 22-25 for an unprecedented lineup of events dedicated to discussing the future of digital adult entertainment, movie production, pleasure products and retail.
Stay tuned to XBIZ.com for more information about the 2014 XBIZ Awards Show.