Nainan seemed unfazed when MailOnline reached him in the wee hours of Thursday morning. ‘Hey there,’ he emailed. ‘[B]een up for hours reading all the tweets, and all the stories Amazing!’ Josh Rogin, a former long-time Foreign Policy magazine scribe who now writes for The Daily Beast, tweeted his snarks while he listened to Nainan, who was supposed to be a professional palate-cleanser between amateurs competing in the 19th annual ‘ Funniest Celebrity in Washington ‘ contest. ‘It was one of the most bizarre episodes I’ve seen in my 34 years in the comedy world,’ event organizer Richard Siegel told MailOnline of the brief one-sided slugfest. ‘He and I were supposed to do a skit together, with us doing six presidents,’ he said. ‘But I couldn’t put him on stage after that.’ Rogin, who writes for The Daily Beast, took it on the chin but later called the police. Nainan left the DC Improv comedy club in handcuffs Nainan (R) is known for cashing in on the corporate circuit with a clean, no-dirty-jokes routine The winner? Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist took home the trophy in his third attempt to joke his way to inside-the-beltway fame, but the night was overshadowed by a one-sided fistfight going on in the club’s back rows The evening of comedy, which raised money to benefit the Pension Rights Center and the Foundation for the Education and the Rebirth of Haiti, featured California Congressman Mike Honda, National Journal political reporter Elahe Isadi, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, NPR announcer Jamie McIntyre, women’s advocate Heather Higgins and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page, all showing that they can only be drop-dead serious 355 days a year. But the competition, eventually won by Norquist, was overshadowed by Nainan’s loss of self-control. Rogin said he punched him in the jaw and pushed him in response to two tweets he wrote disparaging the comic’s humor as decidedly unfunny. ‘Dan Nainan was funny until he dusted off his 2005 [Hurricane] Katrina jokes in a gratingly bad GWB [George W. Bush] impression,’ Rogin wrote.
Hawaii celebrity chefs concoct Filipino-fusion flavors to honor Emme Tomimbang
Emme began her broadcasting career at KISA radio, and moved on to television at KITV 4 as a news reporter and news anchor. She then went on to KHON 2 doing Island Style features and anchoring the morning news. Her shows have aired on NBC, CBS, and are currently on the FOX Network. WHAT: Sharing Memorable Moments with Emme & Friends, a fundraiser event for the Filipino Community Center (FilCom) in Waipahu. Sprawling over two acres by the old Oahu Sugar Mill in suburban Waipahu, the three-story Filipino Community Center covers 50,000 square feet. The FilCom Center was formally inaugurated in June, 2002, almost a century after the first 15 Filipino farmers sailed for Hawaii on board the SS Doric in 1906, which legitimized the Filipino migration to the western hemisphere. By the turn of the century, there were 200,000 Americans of Filipino ancestry in Hawaii making up more than 15% of the states population, enough to gain a powerful identity in the community through culture, entertainment, education, business and politics. The need for a place to showcase its culture and traditions became apparent. This became the symbol of the Filipinos achievements, the elegant structure that now stands on the corner of Mokuola and Waipahu Streets. WHEN: Saturday, November 9th at 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Filipino Community Center (FilCom) in Waipahu Ive been immensely proud of the FILCOMs growth over the past decade and its record of not only serving the Filipino community, but to many other groups. I once lived in Waipahu, a place where my father had many Filipino plantation gatherings. In many ways, FilCom Center is a testament to the Filipino leaders, workers and families who have made many substantial contributions to our Hawaii, said Tomimbang, who serves on the Board of Governors for the Center.
Source: Celebrity sex tapes bankrolling porn industry
They are finding women celebrities to make sex tapes.It was not a romantic relationship that Farrah had with James Deen.It was set up.(Reality star) Tila Tequila was staged with lighting with her girlfriends in Las Vegas. The founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, Steven Hirsch, acknowledged the landscape of the porn industry has changed, and that D-list celebs now mean big money. I think that were dealing with several issues.The one that most people talk about is the amount of free content on the Internet and how to deal with that.What weve chosen to do is work with free sites.One of the things that we did decide to do is work with celebrity sex tapes, he said. What we did is we leased a celebrity sex tape with Farrah Abraham and we took a five minute clip and put it onto one of the three sites.And as a result of that, they had 12 million views of that five-minute clip within the first 10 days.We surrounded that clip with links back to Vivid.com, and then those people came to Vivid.com to watch the movie, which equated to $500,000 in sales. But Hirsch would not go so far as to say Vivid relies on celebrity sex tape income to stay afloat. The one thing about celebrity sex tapes is they dont fall into any sort of schedule. Sometimes its two or three in a row and then not any for a year.So it depends if were able to find some or not, he said. This year weve been lucky with Farrah and Sydney.Ultimately they are not a huge part of our business, but its what helps to drive our brand, and gets the name out there, and drives traffic to all of the Vivid properties. He does, however, acknowledge pursuing young women in the news.Absolutely.Yes, yes, yes.Were very proactive, Hirsch said. If we see something in the news we try to contact them or make them some sort of public offer. Our sources say this pursuit is a huge change in how the industry works. Where companies like Vivid once waited for a homemade sex tape to be leaked to them a la Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lees tape in1995 nowadays, the company prefersto make them happen themselves. Sydney Leathers, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiners former sexting partner, was lured by the money and fame that a celebrity sex tape brings.In an early interview with FOX411, she said she had rejected an offer to make a sex tape with Vivid. But less than a week later, the 23-year-old did indeed shoot a porno with a porn pro for Vivid, for a large, undisclosed sum of money. According to Leathers, her change of heart happened because: Everyone already thought I did it, so why not? Jasmine Waltz is a model and actress whohas appeared in the films “Demon” and “Poker Run.” Waltz made a private sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, and told a tale of how Vivid not only wanted her to sign off on her personal tape, but make another one under the companys direction. It was something that was made already (with her ex-boyfriend). I definitely sort of had forgotten that it had been made.After some things have happened in my life, I was approached by Vivid where they wanted to do a deal where they pick a porn star, or whoever I pick, and they would film the whole thing, she said. I turned that down, and then it must have been like seven or eight months later that Exquisite Films had gotten an email from whoever had gotten the tape (with the ex boyfriend).(They said) we cant do this without your consent, well pay you X-amount of dollars, and theyll edit it.I didnt think there was [anything] too raunchy about it.I didnt want a porn company filming something under their control. Waltz also explained that her tape did not make a big splash because she signed with Exquisite instead of Vivid.Because Vivid and TMZ have such a strong bond together, it was thrown under the rug.I just know the two owners are very tight. Waltz said. The minute something like that happens they call them and have them break all of the news.Its a very hot news story, so for TMZ to give the exclusive, they stay loyal to each other. An adult entertainment insider backed up Waltzs claims, as did Howard Levine, the president of Exile video, a division of Exquisite, which ended up releasing Waltzs tape.