So, AVN is out in Vegas this week but I have stayed here in the cold with you my dear sweet readers because I care (and I couldnâ€™t get a cheap enough flight out. God knows though my rep from what I do here at THE SEX FILES did get me in as press!). The biggest porn celebration/party/award/convention of them all, AVN sees some incredible interview possibilities for press (alas if I had been there), great opportunities for fans to meet-and-greet their favorite stars and some startling announcements held for the official ceremonies and the crush of this very wacky week in Vegas. Held this year at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, here are a couple of things that were announced this week across various sex business sites having to do directly with some porn companies as well as having to do with porn in generalâ€¦and just something that happened this week I could not ignore! 1.)Â Our friends at Digital Playground-if you follow THE SEX FILES at all, you will know how often I have dealt with this wonderful company â€“was acquired by European giant Manwin. Now I have no idea what this all means for D.P. but I am sure we can expect as much spectacular stuff from the company known for such titles as Pirates and what I thought was the porn movie of the year Fighters (see my review here) and such stars as Stoya and Jesse Jane. Â D.P. President Samantha Lewis, who will continue to oversee the Canoga Park, CA. studio says. â€œThe Digital Playground vision of its contract stars will remain unaffected, with Manwin only supporting them to reach beyond what they think is possible,â€ she said. Luckily there are “oo plansâ€ to change the Digital Playground formula. 2.)Â Another porn producer, Metro Media will release a spanking-brand new line of explicit DVDâ€™s to feature what the company assures us will be â€œsome of the most despicably degenerate behavior featuring some of the hottest names in the business.â€ Staring the likes of Alexis Amor, Sativa Rose, Nikki Hunter, Olivia Oâ€™Lovely-and others- each title of their Deviant line will focus on rough gonzo action, with theme-specific material to be released weekly. 3.)Â The Los Angeles City Council voted 9-1 this past Tuesday that all adult film actors have to wear condoms when filming within the city limits. This has been a hotly debated subject I have written about often, especially in light of some recent A.I.D.S. scares in the porn community and will certainly affect the companies I mentioned above as well as so many others. 4.) On the infamous ABC show The Bachelor a bare-chested Ben and 11 bikini-clad ladies skied down an artificial snow-filled San Francisco street. Ben the bachelor assured us: “I don’t think anyone’s ever skied in San Fran!” and though Iâ€™m not so sure this is true God knows girls in bikinis, basically skiing down a San Fran street on their pert little bottoms more than on their skis is better than anything we might come to expect at AVN!