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In brief: AVN Awards nominations and Nevada’s distaste for green beans

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The red carpet of the 2015 AVN Awards on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Photo: Picture Boi / Emm Report

BUD GARDEN The French might take issue with Las Vegas come January, when Anheuser-Busch’s Beer Park by Budweiser opens at Paris Las Vegas in the shadow of the hotel’s half-scale Eiffel Tower. That’s right—an American bar and grill (with 100 beers!) by arguably the most recognized American beer brand, right next to France’s most recognized symbol. While the restaurant’s placement might appear odd, it’s unquestionably Las Vegas—and who doesn’t want another party patio for soaking up the Strip’s many cultural mashups?

PORN ELITE Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay … Best Double Penetration Sex Scene? Congratulations are in order for hundreds of adult-film actors and executives, as Adult Video News announced the nominations for its 2016 AVN Awards—often called the Oscars of Porn—November 19. And as the industry is ever evolving, AVN again changed up its awards and requirements. Best Polyamory Movie was added to the mix, and scenes solely distributed on the web were nominated in major categories.

SIDE NOTE Containers of French’s French Fried Onions and cans of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup must have been plentiful at local grocery stores this Thanksgiving, with Nevada ranked No. 39 by Del Monte Foods in its green bean casserole index. The company surveyed 3,000 Americans, finding that only 22 percent of participating Nevadans were planning to eat the classic dish this Turkey Day—a far cry from No. 1 Louisiana’s 60 percent concentration. We say blasphemy, and we’ll take extra onions on top.

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