NEW YORK CITY—Just about everyone knows that radio personality Howard Stern is a fan of porn, and Thursday morning he'll be hosting two of the leading lights of the industry: AVN owner Paul Fishbein and Adam & Eve contract star Kayden Kross.
The purpose of the appearance is to promote the Adult Entertainment Expo, scheduled for Jan. 7-10 at the Sands Expo Center, and the AVN Awards show which will be held Saturday night, Jan. 9 at the Palms Casino Resort—and one lucky fan will be able to win free admission to both and a round-trip plane ticket for him/herself and a friend.
"Howard's people are handling all the arrangements," Fishbein told AVN.com. "They're doing a 'Sorriest Virgin' contest. The guy with the worst, saddest story will get a trip for two to Vegas to go to the Adult Entertainment Expo and the AVN Awards."
What? No free night at a bordello for the "sorriest virgin"?
"Hey, the guy may bring a girl; who knows?" Fishbein retorted when asked. "But they can do whatever they want when they get there."
Thursday will mark Kayden's first appearance on the Stern show.
"There were a couple of times I was invited to be on," Kross explained, "but for various reasons, they fell through, so I've never actually been on the show. This'll be the first one to go through."
Kross will be co-hosting the Award show with Wicked Pictures' contract star Kirsten Price.
"I'm so excited, both that I'm co-hosting the show, and that I'm appearing on Howard Stern," she continued. "It's something I've always wanted to do. I'm obviously nervous—I have no idea what he's going to ask me— but I think it'll be one of those things I'll never forget."
The Kross/Fishbein segment is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, or shortly thereafter, and the entire show will be repeated for the Pacific time zone, so Left Coast fans can tune in at 7:30 a.m. their time as well. The segment is also being videotaped for Howard TV, and repeats of the segment can be heard throughout the day on Howard 100/101 at HowardStern.com.