July 01, 2013 07:03am
Kayden Kross Hosts Sex Awards
Source: X3Sixty Network
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Multiple award winning superstar, sex symbol, and Digital Playground contract star Kayden Kross has been selected as the host of the Sex Awards, the adult industry’s first consumer-voted award show to be broadcast on national television.
"I’m honored to be chosen to represent something so new – and already with such a broad audience," says Kayden Kross. "It’s a huge compliment."
The official 2013 Sex Awards website will launch July 8, allowing fans to vote online for their favorite stars, sites, and products in nominated categories.
"As social networking and online technology has evolved, it has made the fan a much more immediate part of our lives and our success," says Kayden. "It would make sense that an awards show would finally give the voice to the fans as well."
Kross has plenty of experience interacting with the camera, fans, and the mainstream media; the Penthouse Pet, centerfold, and two-time cover model was the host for the 2010 AVN Awards, as well as a two-time host for the XBIZ Awards. She also is the host of the show Krossfire on Playboy Radio. Kross was named one of CNBC’s twelve most popular stars in porn in 2011.
The Sacramento-born Swedish-American beauty has made multiple appearances in mainstream media, including G4’s Attack of the Show, a&E’s Family Jewels, Cinemax’s Life on Top, and AMC’s Breaking Bad. Having appeared in several mainstream feature films, Kross will be appearing in a co-starring role in the upcoming film, the Hangover Games.
Adding to her performance credentials is her writing; her short story, "Plank," appeared in the 2012 short story collection Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial. Kross is also a regular contributor to Complex and XBIZ magazines.
Show organizers have announced a venue change for the live September event in Hollywood, due to overwhelming industry support and high demand for attendance to the star-studded event. The recently renovated Avalon Hollywood on Vine St, directly across the street from the famed Capitol Records building, will be the Sex Awards’ new home.
"We under-estimated the kind of response we were going to get from the adult industry," said Paul Fishbein, president of the X3Sixty Network, who is producing the show alongside AVN Media Network, the company he founded 30 years ago. "We needed to make sure we had seating for all of the industry and talent, and now we do."
Fishbein cites the beauty and character of the Avalon as another reason for the switch.
"They’ve totally re-done this classic concert venue and made it comfortable and modern, without losing the character of the building," he said. "There are great areas for people who want lounge-type boxes with sofas and bottle service, as well as theatre-style seating, opera boxes, standing room at the bars, and a lounge-style seating in the balcony with perfect views of the stage."
The invitation-only event is open to all adult talent and industry personnel. No tickets will be sold to the public for this event. The Sex Awards will be broadcast nationally in January 2014.
About X3Sixty Network
X3Sixty is a registered trademark of Plausible Films, LLC and is based in Woodland Hills, California. The Company produces and licenses both short and long form programming for distribution over cable systems within the United States and Europe, as well as over the Internet. For more information, visit www.InsideAdult.com.
About Paul Fishbein & Darren Roberts
Fishbein founded the multi-media organization AVN (Adult Video News) in 1982; Roberts came on as CEO in 1996, together the two partners built a globally recognized brand. AVN is widely recognized for its production of the annual trade show in Las Vegas and the production of the AVN Awards, which is commercially distributed by Showtime Network and watched by millions of viewers.
Paul Fishbein, Irv Slifkin, and Barry Rosenblatt founded AVN in 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fishbein moved the magazine to the San Fernando Valley where it operates to this day; Fishbein sold the company in 2010. Adult Video News (also called AVN or AVN Magazine) is an American trade journal that covers the adult video industry. The New York Times notes that AVN is to pornographic films what Billboard is to records. AVN rates adult films and tracks news developments in the industry. An AVN issue can feature over 500 movie reviews. 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. For more information, visit www.AVN.com.