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Celebrity Buzz: Porn industry fleeing L.A.; Golden Globes tweak categories

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Today's pop-culture roundup includes a condom-rule rebellion, the latest rumors about Beyonce and Jay Z, a new single from Stevie Nicks, more body art for Miley Cyrus, our mystery music video and much more.

L.A. PORN INDUSTRY: Rather, what’s left of it, per the Los Angeles Times, “As the film community battles to keep Hollywood close to home, another local industry – adult entertainment -- is fleeing Los Angeles. The number of permits issued for adult productions has plummeted since November 2012, when voters approved a measure that requires performers to wear condoms on sets. Last year, 40 permits were issued for X-rated productions in the city and county, down about 90% from the estimated number of permits issued in 2012.

“. . . While conventional film and TV producers blame tax credits for driving production outside of California, porn industry producers cite fallout from Measure B, the ordinance passed by L.A. County in November 2012. The law was advocated by AIDS activists (but) has been assailed in the porn industry, which has argued that mandatory actor testing for HIV was already effective, and that the law’s real intent was to drive them out of business. Industry advocates also have argued there is little market demand for condom porn and many performers object to wearing condoms, contending they cause rashes and chafing during hourlong shoots.” http://lat.ms/1sbkJNH

MEANWHILE: Of indie films, per the New York Times, “Call it “When Harry Potter Met Sally.” In a romantic comedy arriving in theaters on Friday, Daniel Radcliffe plays the nonwizardly Wallace, a medical school dropout whose heart goes ka-boom for a hipster gal. The only problem is that she already has a boyfriend. The film, “What If,” then explores a question: Can two people with clear chemistry just be best friends?

“ “What If,” co-starring Zoe Kazan and featuring Adam Driver (HBO’s “Girls”), does not attempt a wholesale reinvention of the troubled romantic comedy genre. But the movie also represents an effort by independent film not to give up on it, either, the way the big studios have. Instead, a smattering of aspiring young directors and writers are taking the form and tinkering, twisting and turning it inside out to instill freshness.” http://nyti.ms/1ocbKO0

BEYONCE AND JAY Z: The latest, per Us Weekly, “Not so crazy in love? Beyonce and Jay Z may look cozy on stage, but in private, the two have continued to spend time apart amidst reports that their marriage is in trouble, multiple sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly. "They stayed separately in both New York and L.A. for several nights," an insider close to the rapper, 44, tells Us of how Jay and Bey have been avoiding each other during their joint On the Run tour.” http://usm.ag/XDymMg

STEVIE NICKS: Of a sneak peek, per Rolling Stone, “Stevie Nicks has handed out "The Dealer," the first track from her upcoming solo album, 24 Karat Gold — Songs From the Vault. The upcoming album stands as the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman's first LP since 2011's In Your Dreams.

“The swinging, piano-driven cut comes complete with a lyric video and finds Nicks delivering an ode to misplaced love, owning mistakes and the catharsis that comes from reconciling the two. "I was the mistress of my fate, I was the card shark / If I'd've looked a little ahead, I would've run away," Nicks belts during chorus, her velveteen voice taking on a wizened-with-age quality that's perfectly belied by the line's winking conclusion: "If I'd really known you then / You'd've had to watch out." ’’ http://rol.st/1vatKMJ

NEW TAT FOR MILEY: Stop the presses, per The Insider, “Miley Cyrus is famous for twerking, wagging her tongue, and getting tattoos, so it should come as no surprise that she spent her Tuesday adding to her expansive collection of body art. The 21-year-old went to New York City-based tattoo artist Bang Bang for her new ink and opted for a crescent moon tattoo on her inner arm.” http://yhoo.it/1ns6iAM

MEGAN FOX: No time for sex, per Entertainment Tonight, “Brian Austin Green is married to one of the most beautiful women in the world, but he hasn't been reaping all of the benefits lately according to wife Megan Fox. At the Los Angeles premiere of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Megan told ET that between raising children and maintaining a career, the couple hasn't had much alone time. "Brian doesn't get any intimacy whatsoever," said Megan, who has two children with Brian -- son Noah and daughter Bodhi.” http://fxn.ws/1mm4z09

LATE LATE SHOW: Of a new host, per The Wrap, “James Corden is taking over for Craig Ferguson as host of “The Late Late Show” on CBS, an individual with knowledge of the situation has told The Wrap. A representative for Corden did not immediately respond to requests for comment, while CBS couldn't confirm at this time.” http://bit.ly/1s8XbMZ

DISNEY: And Star Wars, per Variety, “The Walt Disney Co. plans for “a far greater ‘Star Wars’ presence” in its theme parks, company chief Bob Iger said Tuesday. The first look at new attractions based on the sci-fi franchise, beyond “Star Tours” that currently operates at several of its parks, will be revealed next year, Iger said during a conference call with analysts to discuss Disney’s record third quarter results.” http://bit.ly/1ocPB1e

GOLDEN GLOBES: Shaking things up, per Deadline, “It looks as though HBO’s True Detective will not be able to compete as a drama series at the Golden Globe Awards, given new category definitions instituted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Among the rule changes made in advance of the next Globe competition, the “Mini-Series” category is now the “Limited Series” category — to reflect the broader range of formats for television, HFPA explained. And the org has drawn a pretty clear distinction between the “Limited Series” and “Drama Series.” http://bit.ly/X1AjSJ

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/1kHbtCm

--Skip Wood swood@wjla.com

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