2014 XBIZ Awards to feature Jenna Jameson as “Master of Ceremonies”
Jenna Jameson has been named as the Master of Ceremonies for the 2014 XBIZ Awards. The awards show, which takes place on January 24th, will be held at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. For Jenna Jameson, who officially retired from the porn industry in 2008, the 2014 XBIZ Awards will mark her first appearance at an adult industry event in over six years. To help hype the event, XBIZ has released a special teaser video for the event…
I mentioned above that Jenna Jameson retired from the porn industry in 2008. At the height of her career, Jameson was arguably the most successful pornstar of all time. In addition to being one of the highest paid and most popular pornstars of the 1990’s and 2000’s, Jameson also built a porn empire in Club Jenna. When she sold that enterprise to Playboy in 2006, the enterprise fetched a staggering $17.5 Million.
Jenna Jameson became so successful as a pornstar, that she ended up becoming a household name. She was the first pornstar to ever be featured on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square, wrote a bestselling book, and remains the only pornstar to ever have received her own video game and action figure. So when she left the porn industry in 2006, she left on a high that no one else in the industry – performer, director, executive, or otherwise – has ever achieved.
That being said, lately Jenna Jameson has been something of a train wreck. In recent years, she has been arrested on multiple charges, including assault, and has been taken to court by creditors for failing to pay her bills. Far from being the polished superstar that she once was, Jenna Jameson has more recently seemed like someone who has fallen from grace and who is struggling with all sorts of personal and financial issues.
Hopefully, hosting the 2014 XBIZ Awards represents a reverse course for Jenna Jameson and sees her return to her former glory. While it’s unlikely that she’ll be making a return to performing in the porn industry, there’s no doubt that her legion of fans would love to see that happen. And, yeah, I’d like to see her make a return as well.
What are your thoughts on the news of Jenna Jameson serving as Master of Ceremonies for the 2014 XBIZ Awards?