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Recent news stories in the adult nightclub industry.

Cover charge dispute?

Time to sue, of course!
simpsons-newsHere’s a story for all you door girls out there: a woman is suing an adult nightclub for sex discrimination because she claims the business charges women twice as much as men for a cover charge.
According to the Washington Examiner, Ericka Wiggs said she and her husband went to The Mile High Club in Clinton, Maryland, last February ,but didn’t stay long because Wiggs was so angry over the club’s policy to charge men a $10 cover charge and women $20.

Don't pee here please!

Just ask Ozzy — public urination doesn’t lead to anything good
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In 1982, while wearing his soon-to-be-wife Sharon’s dress (because she had hidden his clothes in hopes that it would keep him from going out), Ozzy Osbourne drunkenly urinated on a cenotaph erected in honor of those who died at the Alamo in Texas, across the street from the actual building.  A police officer arrested him, and poor Ozzy was subsequently banned from the city of San Antonio for a decade.  He had, after all, pissed on a piece of Texan (and American) heritage.
Apparently, Diamonds are not this judge’s best friend
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Citing the powers of eminent domain, whereby the federal government can deem a place of residence or business for sale in the interest of a community work project, an Illinois judge approved the demolition of Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club to allow for road widening.  Diamonds was the only adult nightclub in Dupage County, Illinois.  
Keepin’ it real, Dirty Jersey:  The Penthouse Executive Club in New York sues Danielle Staub
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And you thought dealing with honest-to-goodness feature entertainers was enough to drive you to drink.
Danielle Staub, the morally dubious former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, is being sued by owners of the Penthouse Executive Club New York for violating the terms of an appearance contract.
Be (ing) Charlie Sheen at the Cheetah Club
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While we’re on the subject of decorum befitting expensively medicated carnival barkers, the Cheetah Club in Manhattan matched its competition in the creativity department by remodeling one of their VIP rooms after the patron saint of reckless abandon, Charlie Sheen.  

dancer-poleStrip Club Lessons in Democracy

The good ole US of A is in dire straits. Not a bushel full of President Obamas or a harem full of Sarah Palins can get us out of this mess, only we can. The problem is we have become conformists.While our nation is struggling, strippers -- yes, nude and scantily clad women -- earn more in one day than the average person earns in a week.Businesses and churches are doing what they can to keep their doors open, yet, strip clubs are thriving.
What can we learn from these entrepreneurial dancers?

Hop on the Jazzy!

hn_Electric-ShoppingCouple steals motorized Wal Mart cart, drives to their favorite adult club

Every adult nightclub—even those in tourist cities—value “regulars.” Those people that, rain or shine, good times or bad times, always seem to find a way to stop in the club for at least a drink or two.  We always appreciate an enthusiastic customer, don’t we?

How many can you buy?

hn_stripperHow many lap dances can $148,000 buy you? Only Orlando Flores knows

If you stole $148,000, how much of it would you splurge on lap dances?  A grand? 10 thousand? Does crime really pay? This time it did-or at least, almost did

Rick’s Cabaret ventures...

hn_footballRick’s Cabaret ventures further into the Midwest with acquisition of Indianapolis’ Gold Club

With the Super Bowl set to land in Indianapolis in 2012 at Lucas Oil Stadium, owning a top club in that city would certainly be the goal of any successful club owner.  The Rick’s Cabaret chain recently made that goal a reality, as they have agreed to purchase The Gold Club, which is located just three miles from the famed Indianapolis Speedway at 3351 Lafayette Road.

“shining his light”

hn_Maglite_flashlightCity mayor fined for “shining his light” on club entertainers

In November, Mayor Marty Millar of South Palm Beach was found guilty of conduct unbecoming an elected official by the Florida State Commission on Ethics after he allegedly used his position to get special treatment at an adult nightclub. The commission cited Millar with a $3,000 fine according to the Palm Beach Post.

Baba Booey!

hn_GD7Baba Booey visits Tootsie’s Cabaret to promote new autobiography

Howard Stern Show executive producer and friend to the adult nightclub industry, Gary Dell’Abate (aka Baba Booey), made a personal appearance at Tootsie’s Cabaret in North Miami in early December to promote his new autobiography, They Call Me Baba Booey. “The party was a great success,” says Tootsie’s General Manager, Mike Gasperec. “We were really crowded and there was a lot of energy in the room. There are so many Howard Stern fans here in Florida, and Gary got a huge ovation when he went on the stage to say hello to the crowd.”

Black listed!

hn_complete_moronBlack listed: Why we don’t support new club owner, Mark Prior

Due to the charmingly secular, outsider quality of the adult nightclub industry, owners and operators tend to treat each other like members of an extended family.  Albeit the most dysfunctional one you’re ever likely to sit down with, for the most part, they look out for one another. Professionals in this business may not always like each other (and they’re known to gossip more than college sorority girls drunk on wine coolers) but, typically, they’ll defend what they do for a living; especially to those who go out of the way to castigate the industry or vilify those who make their livings by working in it.  

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