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VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 6, 2012

 SUNNY BOOTED FROM ‘BIG BOSS HOUSE’ AND HEADS FOR HOME ---  Vivid Girl Sunny Leone, whose entry into the enormously popular ‘Bigg Boss’ reality TV house in India created a big buzz, has become the last contestant to be ousted from the show. Sunny now heads back to the U.S., where her next big gig will be as a hostess of the AVN Awards Show in Las Vegas January 21st at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.  According to the Hindustani Times newspaper, “Sunny's eviction came just a week before the finale and she feels that people did not vote for her because she did not create much drama on the show. ‘I feel sad that I couldn't make it to the final after being so close. I don't think it's because of my work that people didn't vote, but probably because I didn't create much controversy or pick fights.’ Sunny told Press Trust of India (PTI) over the phone from Mumbai. ‘It was bitter-sweet. I made two good friends in the house but the fighting and arguments would depress me at times. I have never seen people fighting so much. And I am happy that I kept my sanity and didn't get involved in any of the fights.’"  Sunny was one of 14 contestants in the house, of which five continue to fight for the winner’s spot. She was controversial because of her career in adult movies, but she played her role with respect and a cool demeanor. Her popularity was so high that she has received an offer to act in a Bollywood film.

VIVID’S CELEBRITY WISH LIST STIRS GOSSIP SPECULATION --  Vivid has released its second annual 'Hottest Couples' list of people it would most like to add to its Vivid-Celeb series. The list immediately ignited a flurry of speculation by gossip columnists. Vivid chief Steven Hirsch made news when he said a sex tape starring Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton would generate unprecedented sales.  He was quick to note,  "To our knowledge Prince William and Kate have never made a sex tape, but if they did it would be the best-seller of all time. Meanwhile, there are plenty of other pairings we can imagine that would come pretty close to them. My wish list this year includes only one repeat couple -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and one repeat individual, George Clooney. Fans would line up to buy those DVDs or download them from www.vivid.com." Here’s the complete “wish list” for 2012:

  • Prince William/Kate Middleton
  • Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt
  • George Clooney/Stacy Kiebler
  • Gisele Bundchen/Tom Brady
  • Katy Perry/Russell Brand
  • Fergie/Josh Duhamel
  • Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson
  • Khloe Kardashian/Lamar Odom
  • Ryan Gosling/Eva Mendez
  • Ellen DeGeneres/Portia DeRossi

 
 XCRITIC.COM NAMES ALLIE 'FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR' – Leading adult news and review site XCritic.com has named Vivid Girl Allie Haze the "Female Performer of the Year." Its annual list of top movies and performers also honors Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody as the top adult parody of the year and named another Vivid movie, Kimberly Kane's Been Blackmaled, as one of the Top 10 adult releases of the year. XCritic editor Chris Thorne says of Allie: "How in the world could a woman be so cute, so charming and so amazingly good in the sack? Allie is so consistently good and brings such a positive energy to her scenes you can't help but want to see what she does next. Vivid took notice and brought Allie on as one of their very, very few contract starlets. Her first release with them Allie Haze: True Sex' showed that it was a perfect match and that Allie had arrived as one of the major adult performers." Thorne also predicted that Allie's role as Princess Leia in the upcoming release of the Vivid-Axel Braun production of Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, scheduled for release later this month, should be "a major landmark in the career of a rising star." It’s just the latest honor for the 23-year-old Allie, who was named Best New Starlet in early 2011 by XRCO and then by Night Moves magazine. Allie has also nurtured a mainstream acting career under the name of Brittney Joy, and was selected to star in the mainstream "Emmanuelle" series, which made its television debut on Cinemax last October.

VIVID HIGH ON XCRITIC LIST OF ‘REAL’ BRIGHT SPOTS FOR 2011 – XCritic.com published its ‘Look Back 2011’ this week and Vivid figured at the top of the highlights list. XCritic says new Vivid Girls and the Vivid Superheroes were among the “real bright spots” of the year. “Vivid spent 2011 being incredibly focused. Vivid brought on 3 key women to represent them (Chyna, Allie Haze and Capri Anderson). From there Vivid focused on quality over quantity, and at the center of this was their stand out Vivid Superhero line including Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody,Batman XXX, Spread Eagle, The Incredible Hulk XXX: A Porn Parody and Superman XXX: A Porn Parody. The strategy paid off and showed that companies can thrive in a tough market as long as they are willing to adapt.”  Of Allie, XCritic says: “Early 2011 we were introduced to Allie Haze at the Adult Entertainment Expo, she impressed us right on the spot. We knew then she was going to be big in 2011 and she proved us right.”  Of Chyna, XCritic referenced an interview earlier in the year and wrote:  “With the help of Steve Hirsh and Vivid Entertainment, Chyna took the world by storm once again with the release of Back Door to Chyna which has been a huge hit getting good reviews and opened a brand new world for her.”