CHATSWORTH, Calif.—The 27th annual AVN Awards ceremony in January will be preceded by a fast-paced and star-studded AVN Red Carpet Show co-hosted by adult stars Jesse Jane and Jessica Drake along with rocker Dave Navarro.
The Red Carpet festivities will be filmed for a worldwide, tape-delayed broadcast on Showtime in the spring of 2010. Winners in 125 categories will be announced at the gala event on Jan. 9 that for the first time will be held at the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Jesse Jane, the Digital Playground exclusive who is a 2010 nominee for Female Performer of the Year, has been a regular contributor to the AVN Red Carpet Show.
"I am super excited to host the red carpet for AVN this year. I love Dave Navarro. He rocks. And Jessica is super awesome. I'll help make sure this is the best Red Carpet Show AVN has ever seen,” Jane said.
Wicked Girl Jessica Drake told AVN she was thrilled to usher in a new era of the Awards Show at the Palms.
“As the 2010 AVN Awards Show moves into its new, innovative venue The Pearl, it promises to be an amazing evening!” said Drake, who is nominated for AVN's Best Actress honor, among other awards. “I'm delighted to have been chosen to host the AVN Red Carpet show along with the gorgeous Jesse Jane and Dave Navarro. It means so much to me to be able to represent Wicked while I'm covering all the latest news from the red carpet. I'd like to sincerely thank both AVN and Wicked for this and most every amazing opportunity I've had in the business!”
Industry veteran Bill Fisher returns for his fifth straight year to produce and direct the program. Under Fisher’s direction, the AVN Red Carpet Show has even gained the attention of the mainstream entertainment industry.
“I decided to do a show that could compete with the others on Hollywood Boulevard,” Fisher said. “We got a write-up about it in [the Hollywood trade magazine] Variety saying ‘the Oscars should take note.’ That was the second year I worked on it.”
Fisher this week traveled to Las Vegas to scout the location.
“The new venue at the Palms opens up many new visual opportunities for the red carpet this year,” he continued. “I'm excited about our hosts Jesse Jane, Jessica Drake and Dave Navarro. There is a fashion podium and room for the fans to get close to the red carpet action this year, so it's sure to be a great event. This year’s theme is ‘fashion.’”
Navarro is no stranger to the pre-show broadcast as he has hosted for four consecutive years.
“I am looking forward to co-hosting the carpet again this year,” Navarro told AVN. “I have been to many award shows in my time, but none compare to the AVN Awards. The event is fun, exciting, yet relaxed and it celebrates and honors the people that have the audacity to do publicly what we all privately imagine.”
The Awards Show highlights Saturday’s activities during the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo which is scheduled for Jan. 7-10 at the Sands Expo Center at the Venetian Hotel.