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Nadya "Octomom" Suleman Visits Phoenix to Hawk Her Porn DVD -- And Offers to Talk for $20 Per Minute

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Besides making the rounds on Valley radio stations, Suleman also staged a meet-and-greet at a local Castle Megastore, where she met with porn connoisseurs and other curious parties. Except for us, that is.

We stopped by the adult novelty store on Washington Street last night to interview Octomom and maybe grab a few snapshots, only to be shut down by her handlers.

When we requested an opportunity to speak with Octomom, both a manager at the Castle location and one of her representatives firmly stated that Suleman didn't want any press about the signing itself.

Despite the fact that Suleman dished to local radio jocks like KUPD's Fitz and 104.7's Johnjay and Rich earlier in the day, she apparently didn't desire any coverage of her interaction with fans and wasn't granting any further interviews.

We were, however invited to pick up a copy of Octomom Home Alone (retail price $19.99) or fork over $30 for an autograph or Polaroid in order to get some facetime with Octomom.

Perhaps we should've dropped $20 per minute to interview Suleman via the Dial-A-Star service, like a colleague at our sister publication OC Weekly did back in April.

One would think the Suleman would want to milk every last drop of free publicity to sell her DVD or promote such other money-making ventures as her strip club appearance in Florida (which earned her dissings from other exotic dancers) or endorsement of payday lending service OctoLoan (which is sorta ironic, considering she declared bankruptcy in April).

We even hear she's considering launching a music career.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.