Chi Chi Says Bye to Family Stone
Keeping up with the contract players at the major gay porn studios can be dizzying. This year, for example, Falcon bid a fond farewell to longtime exclusive Josh Weston, but brought back Pierre Fitch, who was an exclusive for a spell in 2003. The latest bombshell in the ongoing soap opera was dropped earlier this week, when Channel 1 announced that they’d be ending their contract with Eddie Stone. This comes a few days after announcing that exclusive Luca DiCorso was named Men Magazine’s Man of the Year and that they’d signed three new exclusives — Tyler Riggs, Luke Strong and Benjamin Bradley.The reason for Eddie’s departure? Chi Chi told me, “It was just time.” She also made the point of saying (over and over) that his departure was nothing but a positive thing for him and the studio, “He did nothing but good things for us and we love him.” She added, “I wish him nothing but luck and I wish him the best. Anybody that would use him would be lucky.”
In an email, Eddie said more or less the same thing: “I had been with Rascal my entire porn life … so it’s time to add some variety and see what happens!” He reassured his fans that he has “no plans of leaving the industry”.
Good thing, because in the two years since he started, he’s accomplished more than most stars do in their entire career, snagging GayVN “Newcomer of the Year” trophy for 2004, and starring in 13 movies (and gracing the cover of four: “When in Rome”, “Stone Fox”, “Set in Stone”, and “Private Screening”). He’s spawned his own dildo, is on the cover of Warning, and will be appearing on the cover of next month’s  Magazine in a spread with Roman Heart.
It will be interesting to see what Eddie does next … I just hope he doesn’t end up on the wrong side of the tracks! (HA! Sorry, sorry I couldn’t help myself).