Jenna Jameson Shocks the AVN Awards: She's Officially Retired
Jan 14, 2008
The world's most famous adult film star, Jenna Jameson, has officially announced her retirement from porn. Um, didn't she do that at the end of the summer, when she had her implants taken out? In a true popwreck moment, an emotional Jenna took the stage at the annual AVN Awards, live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center to present the award for Crossover Star of the Year, which has been renamed in her honor.
So now it's the Jenna Jameson Crossover Star of the Year Award, and Jenna was anything but humble in presenting it. "I remember getting in this industry when I was 18 years old ... when there were about 500 people in the audience," Jenna stated, mentioning that "this is huge ... and I feel really proud that I kinda paved the way for this mainstream exposure."
Continuing on her boastful rant, Jenna stated, "It's apropos that this award is named after me ... the crossover star of the year."
With her boyfriend, UFC Legend Tito Ortiz looking on and smiling from the audience, Jenna slammed the tabloids, but said "everything is amazing in my life ... I have a beautiful man (Tito) who takes care of me ... and I know US Weekly said I was done, I was retiring from the industry ... and then I had to come back and talk about the fact that I wasn't done, because Club Jenna is one of the biggest forces in this industry!"
But then Jenna dropped the bombshell of all bombshells at the AVN Awards, when she said "Honesty is key ... and I will never ever ever spread my legs in this industry EVER!"
Jenna then said, as the audience broke into a loud collective boo, "but I love everyone of you, and thanks for the support!"
Mmanewsdesk.com editor Arturo Collozo Jr., who was covering Tito Ortiz's weekend at the AVN Awards, said he thought Tito was going to have to battle the crowd to get Jenna off the stage safely. "It was a really uncomfortable moment," Collozo stated, "she presented herself as bigger than the industry, but kept calling everyone her family and saying how much she loved them. It was a very odd speech, and no one really knew what to make of it!"
Jenna has vowed to concentrate on her upcoming project with Virgin Comic Books as well as the bar she plans on opening in New York City with Heatherette Fashion designer Richie Rich.
Pictures and video of Jenna at the retirement speech here.
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