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 STEVEN HIRSCH LETTER TO USHER CREATES A STIR – Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch wrote a letter to singer Usher about a sex tape featuring him and his ex-wife Tameka, and it immediately created news when obtained a copy. A TMZ Staff report said:”If Usher's sex tape with his ex-wife Tameka Foster never sees the light of day he might have the king of celebrity sex tapes to thank. TMZ has obtained a copy of a letter Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch sent to Usher -- and shockingly ... Hirsch offers to help Usher STOP distribution of the tape. Mind you ... Hirsch is the guy who put out Kim K, Kendra Wilkinson and Montana Fishburne's sex tapes -- but in the letter to Ush he says, ‘As a result of this being an intimate and very personal tape we can certainly understand why you would want to stop its distribution.’  Hirsch goes on to say he's shut down "many celebrity sex tapes" ... and claims he's willing to do the same for Usher. Porn king with a heart of gold? OMG, indeed.”

Steven’s offer to Usher immediately became news on the celebrity and adult sites. AVN carried the story with the headline: “Hirsch Offers to Squelch Usher Sex Tape: Studio head offers to assist singer in keeping recorded romp away from the public.”   A headline on read:  Usher - Porn Boss Offers To Help Usher Stop Sex Tape Distribution
INTEREST IN SHEEN & VIVID CONTINUES – Interest in Vivid’s offer to Charlie Sheen to direct an upcoming feature continues to fascinate the media. Among this week’s developments was an interview with Steven Hirsch by German television news personality, Bettina von Schimmelmann. She stopped by the Vivid offices on Wednesday for a program for German TV 5 called "Hollywood Princess."

 CAST SET FOR STAR WARS XXX: A PORN PARODY -- Fresh-faced brunette starlet Allie Haze has been chosen for the coveted role of Princess Leia in the upcoming epic Star WarsXXX: A Porn Parody, to be directed by Axel Braun. The 24-year-old has been acting in adult films since 2009 and Axel believes this will be a “career making role for her.”  She was chosen last week after three days of auditions by more than 80 adult performers. Other cast members are: Michael Vegas, who will play Luke Skywalker; Rocco Reed will portray Han Solo; Alex Knight will get covered in fur to become Chewbacca; reigning AVN Best Actor Tom Byron has grown a full beard to inhabit the Obi-Wan Kenobi role; and adult industry legend Lexington Steele will play Darth Vader. Filming begins on April 18th and will con tinue over 14 days in various California locations. The movie will be produced by Axel Braun Productions and distributed starting September 30th by Vivid Entertainment. Says Axel: “Casting this film was not an easy process" said Braun "The auditions were phenomenal, and everybody came incredibly well prepared. This movie needs both great individual performances and specific chemistry between the main characters, and we got them in spades. In the end we chose the best of the best, and the result is an amazing cast. The moment I saw Allie I realized she is destined to be the next big porn star. She is stunningly beautiful, very professional, and a hell of a performer who clearly loves sex. Fans are going to be very happy with her as Leia.” He adds that “Tom Byron made everybody in the room understand why he's still winning awards after 30 years in the industry…Rocco Reed is a rarity in this business: he's got the looks of a GQ model, an infectious enthusiasm, and plenty of ambition…Michael Vegas actually came to read for Han Solo, but as soon as he walked in I realized he would make a great Luke…Alec Knight's impression of Chewbacca is hilarious, and yes, Chewy will have sex!"

 News of the casting spread quickly through the comicsphere, with carrying side by side pictures of Allie Haze and Carrie Fisher, the original Princess Leia: “Allie Haze will be playing Princess Leia. And since you guys know how I love side by side comparisons, here's how Allie shapes up compared to Carrie Fisher. I don't normally gush over porn casting choices, but well played Axel. Well played...”

DISCLAIMER:  Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody is a parody movie. Star Wars®, Darth Vader®, Luke Skywalker®, Chewbacca®, and Obi-Wan Kenobi® are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd or Lucasfilm Ltd.  This video is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., Lucasfilm Ltd. or any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors.

  XCRITIC HAS A DOUBLE CRUSH ON RUSSO TWINS – An interview by writer Apache Warrior with the Russo Twins turned out to be somewhat of a love-fest. The twins clearly had fun in the interview, just as they do when making their Vivid movies. As Taylor said: “It's every guy's fantasy to f*ck twins and it's a total turn on knowing that men out there are jerking off watching us. I like giving the crowd what they want.” For his part, Apache Warrior noted, “This entertaining and insightful interview will give the reader a greater appreciation of (the Russo Twins). On a personal note, I am quite fond of these lovely ladies and want to see them succeed in whatever their future brings them. They are among my most favorite people I have ever interviewed. They took a piece of my heart.” When Apache Warrior asked the twins about their biggest surprise about working in adult, he got these responses:  “Taylor: What a dick-fiend I've become.  Tati: What a dick-fiend my sister became.”  Asked what their favorite think about being adult performers is, the twins answered: “Taylor: Sex... strings attached...But really, my favorite thing is getting the opportunity to work with so many awesome people and having fun doing it. Tati: Sort of what Taylor said...performing, being fussed over, and meeting people. It’s just a really fun job.”

The girls also promoted a peak at recently show Vivid film, Cheap Tricks, which is on Twitter @vividporncrew.