Wednesday, December 15, 2010

400-408 – Ryan Fleming, Associate Editor of the Online Magazine Digital Trends (, talks about how easy it is for kids to spend real money in online games and apps. 

• Fox News (12/10/2010) 4-Year-Old Goes on Shopping Spree -- on iPhone App.  "The Smurfs' Village" free app makes it easy for kids to spend real money on Smurfberries in the game – frustrating parents, and making lots of money for Capcom Entertainment.  Capcom is not alone.  6 of the 10 highest grossing apps in the App Store are games that are free to download but allow "in-app purchases," through your iTunes account on your Apple devices like computes, iPads and iPhones.  Your iTunes password is supposed to be expire after 15 minutes, so as to avoid children making inadvertent purchases.  But, lots of parents are claiming it's been hours later that their children bought Smurfberries to speed up game play, and being as young as 4 years old, they don't know it's costing mommy and daddy real money.  Capcom is not to blame for problems with the 15 minute log out mechanism, it's Apple's problem, and Apple has been great about issuing refunds for kids making inadvertent in-app purchases.

413-423 – What have you been surprised to learn your kids bought online?

428-437 – • Israel National News (12/15/2010) Austria: Judge Rules That Yodeling Offends Muslims.

• Salon (12/13/2010) Will Switzerland allow incest?  A Swiss law proposes decriminalizing consensual sexual relationships between parents and their adult children.

443-452 – (4:48) Sherri in Glendora shares her favorite Christmas story about just missing Santa when he visited their house (from 12/9).

(3:05) Michael Flaherty, President and Co-Founder of Walden Media (, producer of all three Chronicles of Narnia films, talks about this past weekend's release of the third Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, that took the #1 slot over The Tourist.

458-508 – Annie Lobert, founder of Hookers for Jesus (, and featured tonight on the Investigation Discovery Channel, in the second part of three-part series entitled "Hookers: Saved on the Strip" airing Wednesdays at 10pm (12/8, 12/15, 12/22).  Annie started The Destiny House as a place of refuge for these women in Vegas.

• Saved on the Strip, Bios.

Annie Lobert – Annie Lobert is an internationally known expert and advocate of ministry to men and women in the sex industry. She is recognized worldwide for her expertise and knowledge of domestic human sex trafficking. She survived over 16 years (11 years escorting and 5 part-time) working as a prostitute and high-class escort in Hawaii, Minneapolis, and Las Vegas, which included catering exclusively to award winning actors, famous musicians and rock stars, national and local politicians, and professional athletes. And yet, Annie knows first hand the harmful affects that a life in the adult entertainment industry can have on a person. She speaks effectively with both secular and religious communities on these issues.  In 2005, Annie started reaching out to the women on the strip and in the casinos that were prostitutes. Then in 2006, she came up with a name that brought controversy on many levels called, "Hookers for Jesus." In January 2007, Annie was offered the opportunity to move ahead into full time ministry, because this was and is her heart's desire, to help people that are trapped in any way that she can. She has not looked back ever since.

Oz Fox – Oz Fox, aka Richard Alfonso Martinez, was born and raised in Whittier, California. His high school friends gave him the nick name "Oz" due to his ability to replicate the vocals of legendary musician Ozzy Osbourne. In 1983, Oz was recruited by the Sweet brothers to form a Christian heavy metal band, the beginning foundations of the legendary band Stryper. Oz recorded and toured with Stryper all the way until their breakup in 1992. The group reformed in 2003 and since then, Stryper has recorded new albums and are actively touring the world. Oz plays in two other bands, Bloodgood and Playground. He has three children and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife Annie Lobert.

Benny Perez – Pastor Benny Perez has an incredible passion for Jesus and it is in that passion that he has been called one of the leading voices to this generation. In 2003, Benny and his wife, Pastor Wendy Perez, founded The Church at South Las Vegas, which is one of the fastest growing churches in the city where nearly 4,000 people attend worship services.  Along with relentless dedication to The Church at South Las Vegas, Pastor Benny continues to travel the globe where thousands of people have been touched by his unique preaching style, which is marked by humor, passion and a genuine love for people. Pastor Benny resides in Henderson, Nevada with his wife and their three children.

Audrey – Audrey, 33, has two brothers and two children. She lived in many states including Colorado, Florida, Washington and Nevada. Audrey learned how to be a prostitute after she ran away from the institution she was in for a suicide attempt. She has been in life-threatening situations many time (by pimps and tricks) and lives in constant fear that the "pimp mafia" is out to kill her.

Desiree – Desiree, 19, grew up in Syracuse, NY, where both her biological mother and adoptive mother live. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia during her senior year in high school. Desiree describes being tricked into being a prostitute by a relative who promised her a lucrative hostess job if she came out to Vegas. She found her way to Annie and the Destiny House after escaping from her pimp.

Regina – Regina, 33, was born in Korea and adopted by an American family, along with her siblings. She grew up in New Jersey and enlisted in the Navy right out of high school. Her career in prostitution lasted more than a decade. She lived in San Francisco, Sa Diego and Las Vegas. After repeated incidences of violence from tricks, she decided to get out and found her way to Annie and the Destiny House.

• Hookers: Saved on the Strip, Episode Guide

Episode 1 (Air Date: 12/08/10)Regina is an adopted Korean girl who was pimped out by her boyfriend while they served in the Navy. After Regina's decade in the industry, she entered the Destiny House, successfully went through the program and is about to graduate and get her first "real" job. Regina learns how to function in the "real" world and attempts to go on job interviews and move on with her life. However, conflicts within the house and her alcoholism threaten to sabotage her near-success, and her parent's apathy toward her sincere effort to seek forgiveness force Regina to make a tough decision. Also, Annie goes back to the Midwest, where she talks frankly with her middle class family about her wild past. She introduces her husband to her old stomping grounds. She points out the strip clubs where she got her start in the industry, and Annie's family embraces her with total forgiveness.

Episode 2 (Air Date: 12/15/10) – We are introduced to Annie Lobert, a former prostitute who has since reformed, and now rescues girls from the sex industry. The newly married (to rocker Oz Fox) Lobert has her hands full dealing with the 3 residents of the Destiny House. Desiree, a hard-luck 19 year old, who was "tricked" into the "game" by her cousin. Following Desiree's arrest for prostitution and grand larceny she found Annie amidst the chaos. Desiree struggles to adjust to the rigors of the Destiny House, attempt to get her charges cleared, gain a GED and follows her investigative trip back to the east coast to make sense of this traumatic journey and to let her family and friends know the true story of her time in Vegas, including family betrayal.

Episode 3 (Air Date: 12/22/10)Audrey's story is a heartbreaking journey of sexual abuse, violence, and many attempts on her life. She is currently hiding out from the "pimp mafia" who she believes want to kill her. With almost daily breakdowns, Annie patiently helps guide Audrey through her emotional roller coaster. Audrey resurrects her music dreams by meeting with a music producer who promises to help her once she graduates from the program. Now that Annie has settled into married life with Oz, she is desperate to have a child and start a family. We see Annie go from doctor to doctor trying to figure out how to get her once drug-ravaged body ready to start bearing children.

512-523 – Annie Lobert,

(:30) Hookers for Jesus: Trailer.

528-539 – Annie Lobert,

544-554 – Annie Lobert,

558-608 – Annie Lobert & Calls, founder of Hookers for Jesus (, and featured tonight on the Investigation Discovery Channel, in the second part of three-part series entitled "Hookers: Saved on the Strip" airing Wednesdays at 10pm (12/8, 12/15, 12/22).  Annie started The Destiny House as a place of refuge for these women in Vegas in partnership with pastor Benny Perez from The Church at South Las Vegas

Samantha, executive assistant to Annie Lobert, and also helps out at Destiny House, will be featured in next week's third episode with Audrey.

612-623 – Annie Lobert & Calls

(2:18) Sex, Lies, and the Raw Truth. (Tina, Destiny House Coordinator, tells some of her story).

628-639 – Annie Lobert & Calls

• Back in March we had on Harmony Dust, who runs a ministry called Treasures (, out of Oasis Church here in Los Angeles ( with pastors Philip & Holly Wagner, that ministers to women in the sex industry. Her book is entitled Scars and Stilettos: The Transformation of an Exotic Dancer.

644-656 – Annie Lobert & Calls