Alexandra Silk is an American pornographic actress, pornographic director and adult model. A graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, Silk began her adult career as a stripper in Las Vegas. During this time she met porn star Jenna Jameson, who advised her on how to enter the pornographic industry. Silk made her way to Hollywood, where she met Ron Jeremy, who in turn introduced her to performers and producers. During the course of her career she married porn star Luc Wylder, she is a member of the Free Speech Coalition, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, a supporting member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Therapists. By February 2010, Silk had completed her internship to become a certified sex surrogate with the International Professional Surrogate Association, names this as her true calling. 2008 AVN Hall of Fame 2013 XRCO Hall of Fame 1999 XRCO Award – Unsung Siren 2000 AVN Female Performer of the Year 2002 AVN Best Anal Sex Scene – Film for Taken 2004 AVN Best Actress – Video for Stud Hunters Official website Alexandra Silk on IMDb Alexandra Silk at the Internet Adult Film Database Alexandra Silk at the Adult Film Database
Brittany Andrews is an American exotic dancer, pornographic actress, film producer and club DJ. In 2008, Andrews was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame, she worked in a Milwaukee beauty supply company before starting her career as an exotic dancer. After doing photo shoots for men's magazines, she began her career in adult films after meeting Jenna Jameson in 1995, during a photo shoot for Hustler magazine in Jamaica. In February 2008, Andrews retired from porn, held a Presidents Day party announcing that she was moving to New York to attend film school at the New York Film Academy. However, in 2010 Andrews returned to the business to star in the adult film Sex and the City: A XXX Parody. In December 2003, Brittany Andrews was appointed to the Women in Adult board of directors as the Talent Liaison. Andrews has promoted using a condom for hardcore sex scenes, she claims that she is politically active in the adult business and that her least enjoyable aspect of the business is standing by and watching the exploitation of women being coerced into performing without condoms.
In addition to her adult film work she hosts several cable TV shows, including Playboy TV and Talking Blue, which she co-produces. At her self-owned Britco Pictures studio, Andrews starred in, directed and produced pornographic movies such as the strap-on movie Brittany's Bitch Boys, Lesbians in Lust. Andrews has started her own mainstream film production company Discipline Filmworks. In 2010, she appeared in the short film Crumble; the film had its world premiere at the 2010 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, where it won a number of awards including Audience Award for Short Film, Best Actor in a Short Film and Best Actress in a Short Film. She has acted as executive producer for the film Trick of the Witch. 2008 AVN Hall of Fame 2013 XBIZ Award nomination –'Crossover Star of the Year' Official website Brittany Andrews on IMDb Brittany Andrews at the Internet Adult Film Database Brittany Andrews at the Adult Film Database
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mandalay Bay Events Center is a 12,000-seat indoor arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, on the Las Vegas Strip, in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International and hosts a number of various music, basketball and mixed martial arts events; the Events Center hosts boxing matches, including the high-profile Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah Light welterweight title unification match on July 23, 2011; as of July 2018, the Mandalay Bay Events Center has held 31 Ultimate Fighting Championship events, starting with UFC 33, most UFC Fight Night 88. It held the largest Ultimate Fighting Championship weigh-in show in history in conjunction with International Fight week and held 10,000 fans; the 999th episode of WWE Raw was held at the arena on July 16, 2012, the first time the WWE played at Mandalay Bay. The first National Basketball Association game on the Las Vegas Strip since 1981 was at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on October 6, 2012, a preseason contest between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers.
The teams returned for preseason games in 2013 and 2014. In 2016, it hosted the NCAA Men's basketball postseason tournament Vegas 16; the NBA and WNBA announced on October 17, 2017 that the San Antonio Stars would relocate from San Antonio and would be playing at the Mandalay Bay Events Center starting in the 2018 season as the Las Vegas Aces. They played their first home game on May 27, 2018; the 2016 Spring North American League of Legends Championship Series Finals were hosted at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on April 16 and 17, 2016. The Grand Finals of Evo 2016, Evo 2017, Evo 2018 were hosted in the Mandalay Bay Events Center; the WNBA All-Star Game will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in July 2019. Rock band Journey performed at the arena in December 2000, filmed for the Journey 2001 DVD, it has hosted the Latin Grammy Awards six times. The Latin Grammys were held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in 2007 and from 2009 to 2013. VH1 held the first two Rock Honors ceremonies in this facility in 2006 and 2007.
It was the host of Yanni's Yanni Live! The Concert Event, in 2006; the arena hosted Crüe Fest on August 1, 2008. It played host to 311's biennial 3-11 Day concert on March 11, 2010; the band played. The arena hosted the 2010 revival of the Lilith Fair on July 9. On August 23, 2010 the arena served as the venue for Miss Universe 2010 where at the conclusion of the event Ximena Navarrete of Mexico was crowned as the winner. January 28, 2011, Ozzy Osbourne performed as part of his tour for his new album Let Me Hear You Scream; the cast of Glee were there on the first stop on their Glee Live! In Concert! tour on May 21, 2011. On May 14, 2017 the arena hosted Miss USA 2017 pageant; the 25th Billboard Latin Music Awards was held in the Events Center on April 26, 2018. Rocky Balboa, 2006 Yanni Live! The Concert Event, 2006
Gregory Sebastian "Greg" Fitzsimmons is an American stand-up comedian, writer and radio host. He hosted The Greg Fitzsimmons Show on Howard 101 until December 2018. Fitzsimmons was born in New York City, New York, to New York City radio personality Bob Fitzsimmons, Patricia Fitzsimmons, he grew up in New York. He began his stand up comedy career while attending Boston University. Fitzsimmons has since appeared on such programs as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Chelsea Lately, The Howard Stern Show and his one-hour Comedy Central special "Life on Stage". In 2001 he won "The Jury Award for Best Comedian" at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Greg Fitzsimmons received his undergraduate degree from Boston University, he has a rated comedy podcast called "Fitzdog Radio". Fitzsimmons is a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite Radio, hosts his own show on Howard 101, The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, he is a frequent guest on The Adam Carolla Podcast and the Joe Rogan Experience.
As an actor, he has appeared on Louie, C. S. I. Comedy Bang Bang, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the film Division III: Football's Finest, "Santa Clarita Diet" In 1996, Fitzsimmons hosted the MTV game show Idiot Savants, which won a Cable Ace Award, he was a regular commentator on Vh1's Best Week Ever, I Love The series and Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn. In 2014 he starred in TruTV's How to Be a Grownup and became a recurring panelist on @midnight on Comedy Central, he voiced Randy in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Rabbit, Not Rabbot" as well as guest starred on Crashing. The Greg Fitzsimmons Show was a talk radio program hosted by American stand-up comic, actor and television producer, Greg Fitzsimmons; the Greg Fitzsimmons Show was uncensored and featured on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, on Howard Stern's Howard 101. The radio program was first transmitted in 2006, continues to be broadcast live on Monday nights at 9pm PST/11:59pm EST. A rebroadcast of the show is "replayed" throughout the week on Howard 101 & cancelled December 4, 2018 due to "programming changes" Unlike most shows on Sirius XM Radio, which are broadcast out of Sirius headquarters in New York City, The Greg Fitzsimmons Show is broadcast from Fitzsimmons' DogHouse Studios in Venice Beach, California or at Sirius’ Los Angeles studio in Hollywood, California.
Mike Gibbons, a comedy writer and television producer, is Fitzsimmons’ sidekick/producer. Gibbons is a long-time friend of Fitzsimmons, which allows for natural, quick-witted banter between the two men, occasional disagreements that are hashed out on-air; the executive producer is Jim McClure, associate producers are Cori Lahners and Mike Farese. The show features interviews with celebrities, musical guests and comedians, listener call-ins encouraged throughout the show; as veteran comedy writers and Gibbons offer a unique perspective on Hollywood and a behind-the-scenes look at the industry. Their experience and insight provides a notable twist to celebrity interviews; some past guests include: Jimmy Kimmel, Ray Romano, Bob Saget, Dave Navarro, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Jerry O’Connell, Joe Rogan, Andy Richter, Adam Carolla, Andy Dick, Dave Attell, Daniel Tosh, Judah Friedlander, Patton Oswalt, Doug Benson, Rick Shapiro, Carlos Mencia, Joel McHale, John Henson, Olivia Munn, Dave Koechner, Spike Feresten, Robert Morton, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Zack Galifianakis, Karen Kilgariff and Robert Schimmel.
From 2003 to 2005, he was a writer/ producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for which he won four Daytime Emmys. He went on to write for Louis C. K.'s sitcom Lucky Louie. He wrote for the Emmy Awards, Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, The Man Show, The Wanda Sykes Show, The Gong Show w/ Dave Attell and The Chelsea Handler Show, he is writing on HBO's Crashing with Pete Holmes. Greg Fitzsimmons.. Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons: Tales of Redemption from an Irish Mailbox. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1-43918-26-9-8. Official site Greg Fitzsimmons on Twitter Greg Fitzsimmons on IMDb News articles and interviewsInterview from October 27, 2006 at the Wayback Machine Interview from September 2005 at the Wayback Machine Interview from February 2007 at the Wayback Machine
Gianna Michaels is an American former pornographic actress. Michaels was born in Washington, she started in the adult industry as a nude model moving on to pornography. 2006 XRCO Award – Best On-Screen Chemistry 2007 AVN Award – Best Group Sex Scene, Video – 12-person group scene 2007 FICEB Ninfa Award – Most Original Sex Sequence with Belladonna, Jenna Haze, Sandra Romain, Rocco Siffredi & 7 others 2008 AVN Award – Unsung Starlet of the Year 2008 AVN Award – Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production – 10-person group scene 2008 AVN Award – Best All-Sex Release 2011 Urban X Award – Best Three-Way Sex Scene with Sophie Dee & Justin Long Official website Gianna Michaels on IMDb Gianna Michaels at the Internet Adult Film Database Gianna Michaels at the Adult Film Database
Performing arts are a form of art in which artists use their voices, bodies or inanimate objects to convey artistic expression. It is different from visual arts, when artists use paint, canvas or various materials to create physical or static art objects. Performing arts include a range of disciplines. Theatre, music and object manipulation, other kinds of performances are present in all human cultures; the history of music and dance date to pre-historic times whereas circus skills date to at least Ancient Egypt. Many performing arts are performed professionally. Performance can be in purpose built buildings, such as theatres and opera houses, on open air stages at festivals, on stages in tents such as circuses and on the street. Live performances before an audience are a form of entertainment; the development of audio and video recording has allowed for private consumption of the performing arts. The performing arts aim to express one's emotions and feelings. Artists who participate in performing arts in front of an audience are called performers.
Examples of these include actors, dancers, circus artists and singers. Performing arts are supported by workers in related fields, such as songwriting and stagecraft. A performer who excels in acting and dancing is referred to as a triple threat. Well-known examples of historical triple threat artists include Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland. Performers adapt their appearance, such as with costumes and stage makeup, stage lighting, sound. Performing arts may include dance, opera and musical theatre, illusion, spoken word, circus arts, performance art. There is a specialized form of fine art, in which the artists perform their work live to an audience; this is called performance art. Most performance art involves some form of plastic art in the creation of props. Dance was referred to as a plastic art during the Modern dance era. Theatre is the branch of performing arts. Any one or more of these elements is performing arts. In addition to the standard narrative dialogue style of plays. Theater takes such forms as plays, opera, illusion, classical Indian dance, mummers' plays, improvisational theatre, stand-up comedy and non-conventional or contemporary forms like postmodern theatre, postdramatic theatre, or performance art.
In the context of performing arts, dance refers to human movement rhythmic and to music, used as a form of audience entertainment in a performance setting. Definitions of what constitutes dance are dependent on social, aesthetic artistic and moral constraints and range from functional movement to codified, virtuoso techniques such as ballet. There is one another modern form of dance that emerged in 19th- 20th century with the name of Free-Dance style; this form of dance was structured to create a harmonious personality which included features such as physical and spiritual freedom. Isadora Duncan was the first female dancer who argued about “woman of future” and developed novel vector of choreography using Nietzsche’s idea of “supreme mind in free mind”. Dance is a powerful impulse, but the art of dance is that impulse channeled by skillful performers into something that becomes intensely expressive and that may delight spectators who feel no wish to dance themselves; these two concepts of the art of dance—dance as a powerful impulse and dance as a skillfully choreographed art practiced by a professional few—are the two most important connecting ideas running through any consideration of the subject.
In dance, the connection between the two concepts is stronger than in some other arts, neither can exist without the other. Choreography is the art of making dances, the person who practices this art is called a choreographer. Music is an art form which combines pitch and dynamic in order to create sound, it can be performed using a variety of instruments and styles and is divided into genres such as folk, hip hop and rock, etc. As an art form, music can occur in live or recorded formats, can be planned or improvised; as music is a protean art, it co-ordinates with words for songs as physical movements do in dance. Moreover, it has a capability of shaping human behaviors. Starting in the 6th century BC, the Classical period of performing art began in Greece, ushered in by the tragic poets such as Sophocles; these poets wrote plays. The Hellenistic period began the widespread use of comedy. However, by the 6th century AD, Western performing arts had been ended, as the Dark Ages began. Between the 9th century and 14th century, performing art in the West was limited to religious historical enactments and morality plays, organized by the Church in celebration of holy days and other important events.
In the 15th century performing arts, along with the arts in general, saw a revival as the Renaissance began in Italy and spread throughout Europe plays, some of which incorporated dance, which were performed and Domenico da Piacenza credited with the first use of the term ballo instead of danza for his baletti or balli. The term became Ballet; the first Ballet per se is thought to be Balthasar de Beaujoyeulx's Ballet Comique de la Reine. By the mid-16th century Commedia Dell'arte became popular in Europe, introducing the use of improvisation; this period introduced the Elizabethan