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Posts Tagged ‘Adam Popescu’

This UCLA Women’s Studies Major is Also a Porn Star

Around the San Fernando Valley, she’s known as Tasha Reign. But on campus at UCLA, where she transferred from Santa Monica College in 2010, this 23-year-old porn star goes by “Rachel.”

Thanks to today’s LA Weekly piece by Adam Popescu, chances are what’s left of her stealth student cover will soon be gone. While she asked that her last name not be used in the article, it’s not going to be difficult for fellow students to figure out which Rachel is which. Then again, it’s not like she stumbled into her profession by accident:

As a high school junior in Orange County, Rachel was a cast member for a season of MTV reality show Laguna Beach. Even then, she knew she wanted to be in the adult industry. Today, she owns her own production company and writes and directs most of her material.

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Last Year’s Marketplace Employee is This Year’s Show Profiler

A year after working for the American Public Media Marketplace franchise as a contract researcher and digital associate producer, Adam Popescu returns the favor this week in the form of a fun LA Weekly item.

His focus is the overnight routine in downtown LA of the half-dozen or so staffers who put together the hourly Marketplace Morning Report. Popescu leads with a contributor wrinkle that, somehow, seems like it could only happen in public radio:

At 3:30 a.m., [show producer] Ethan Lindsey is on the phone with reporter Stephen Beard, who lives and reports from an off-grid farm outside of London. Beard, who cuts his own firewood, had suffered wood-chip splinters to the eye that forced him to the emergency room and out of the morning rotation.

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