Comedian and actress Whitney Cummings has been named as co-host for the upcoming XBIZ Awards in Los Angeles, joining Digital Playground exclusive starlet Jesse Jane. Ms. Cummings regularly performs standup around the country and is perhaps best known as a acid-tongued panelist on the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. She recently had a pilot picked up by NBC and co-wrote another pilot placed at CBS.
The 2011 XBIZ Awards are set for Wednesday, February 9 at the Hollywood Palladium.
The massively expanded list of awards categories includes a number of gay- or LGBT-specific awards. Channel 1 Releasing, Falcon Studios and Raging Stallion Studios have two sexpics apiece among the 15 nominees for Best Gay Video; Raging Stallion has taken the top prize the past two years. Titan Media, winner of Gay Studio of the Year for three consecutive years, is once again in the running in that marquee category.