The Castle in the Forest

VAN NUYS, Calif. - Men magazine's 2007 Man of the Year, Johnny Castle, and veteran adult industry talent manager David Forest have joined forces to begin handling the gay XXX careers of new talent. The first clients to sign on were Tony Capucci and Wes Brody.

Capucci, 22, possesses "matinee idol" looks and already is creating buzz with his solo and duo scenes at Randy Blue's website, according to Forest and Castle. He also has appeared in scenes for Jake Cruise's site and CockyBoys. In addition, Castle and Forest revealed, Capucci has a Freshmen magazine shoot scheduled for next week.

Currently a resident of Florida, Capucci plans to relocate to Southern California before the end of the year.

Brody, 21, hails from Wichita, Kan. He recently filmed solo and duo scenes for Jake Cruise.

Both men are available for film, print, live-show, Internet and private bookings.

"The gay adult industry has been screaming at me to develop new stars to replace the now-retired Forest Men Ryan Idol, Ken Ryker, Billy Brandt, Shane Rollins and others that I have handled," Forest said. "Johnny Castle came to me and said that he was beginning to meet some fabulous new guys that would enter the gay XXX world if he would help guide them in the right direction. The writing was on the wall.

"I'm partnering up with the hottest new male erotic star in the adult world," he continued. "He's already brought us two incredible boys."

Castle added, "My career has really taken off; now I want to bring a few special, new stars into the gay adult business and make sure they are given the same excellent personal direction that I've enjoyed. David is the only man I'd do this with. He manages talent the way it should be done. He's from the old school and knows the true Hollywood way of developing careers."

Castle, whose gay adult bookings also are handled by David Forest Entertainment, plans to launch his new website, JohnnyCastleXXX, in early January.