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Vivid Studio Insider for March 23, 2007
Vivid Studio Insider for March 23, 2007VIVID OFFERS RAY J A FOUR-PICTURE DEAL - Vivid Entertainment has offered R & B artist Ray J a four-picture deal to direct adult movies. The bid to Ray J made gossip and entertainment headlines around the world. World Entertainment News Network called him " Whitney Houston's toy boy." The Ray J news preceded the sensational release of the film in which he co-stars, " Kim Kardashian, Super Star ," which Vivid released on March 21 st . DVDs were snapped up at retail outlets around the country and visits to www.kimksuperstar.com to view the movie were fast and furious. Vivid paid $1-million to an undisclosed third party for the Kardashian-Ray J sex video, which features excellent production values. "Obviously Ray J is a very talented guy," said Steven Hirsch , co-chairman of Vivid. "We think he would be a perfect fit at Vivid and can make some wonderful movies for us." The 26-year-old Ray J began his career as a child actor playing the role of Dorian Long on " Moesha ," the popular UPN-TV series. In addition to Ms. Kardashian, Ray J has been linked with Lil' Kim and Ms. Houston.
VIVID-ALT HOSTS "EASTSIDE STORY" RELEASE PARTY -- The hot ticket in L.A. on Thursday night was for the Vivid-Alt release party for the " Eastside Story " DVD at BAR 107 . Partygoers mingled with Vivid-Alt stars, including Dana DeArmond (star of recent top releases such as " Girls Lie " and " Dana DeArmond Does the Internet "), Roxy DeVille and Page Morgan . The visionary behind "Eastside Story," director Vena Virago , mingled with guests as did Vivid-Alt head Eon McKai , who called the film "the ultimate mash-up of underground art and documentary porn."
Speaking of Dana DeArmond, the current online version of Bizarre Magazine carries a, well, bizarre interview with her. The interviewer got hung up on talking about the fire that recently destroyed Dana's home in Los Angeles . Dana was a good sport in the interview, however, and said that friends in the adult industry have been helping her get her life back together. In other Vivid-Alt news, the imprint has introduced a new packaging style . " Eastside Story" and he upcoming Winkytiki feature " Man's Ruin " will come in a three-panel gatefold sleeve that holds a two-disc set and an added pouch with a CD soundtrack ("Eastside Story") or a temporary tattoo ("Man's Ruin" ). "It really just seems like things have to be as big as possible in this business," Eon told AVN Online.
LACEY AND LYNDSEY AT "THE GATE" - The twin Vivid Girls Lacey and Lyndsey Love were interviewed recently by The GATE , the Canadian entertainment portal that covers the latest news and views film, music, TV and gaming. The twins, speaking as one in the interview, said they love the fame of being Vivid Girls. "It's fun to be recognized and asked for autographs. We love the glamour and the parties," they said. Their current fantasy: "It would be fun to work with male twins."
SAVANNA MAKES A FLASHY SPLASH ON MADISON AVENUE - Vivid Girl Savanna Samson lives in a midtown Manhattan apartment six floors above Madison Avenue. On St. Patrick's Day morning some of the marchers got quite a surprise as they marched over to nearby Fifth Avenue for the annual parade. "I woke up early to the sound of the soldiers marching up Madison Avenue chanting a cadence," says Savanna. "It was very exciting. I felt compelled to open my bedroom window and yell, 'Hey Boys!' I waved at the guys when they looked up, then flashed my breasts. Needless to say I messed up their rhythm. But it felt like old times, when I used to flash the workers in a Times Square building that was being built across the street from where I lived at the time."
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