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Vivid Studio Insider For March 21, 2014

 VIVID IS FEATURED IN JOAN RIVERS/RAY J SEX TAPE GAG – TMZ and other show biz media had some fun this week with a gag involving a purported sex tape featuring Ray J and Joan Rivers. The TMZ headline began it all: “Joan Rivers, Ray J Sex Tape Gag ... That's What She Said!” The story said, “Ray J has re-entered the world of porn ... and he's gone from blow jobs to nose jobs. The man famous for making Kim Kardashian a star hit the sheets with Joan Rivers for a very dirty session.  Ok ... nowhere near as dirty as he got with Kim, but in old lady terms, it's raunchy. As Joan does so well ... they faked sex for her WE tv show, ‘Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?’ (which premieres March 29).  You gotta watch ... it's pretty funny. Even though it's all for gags ... Vivid Entertainment honcho Steven Hirsch tells TMZ he did meet with Joan to discuss the possibility of making her his first GILF star. He tells us, ‘I'd pay her $100,000 right now!’"

 FA RRAH’S CO-STARS WANT HER FIRED – Farrah Abraham is now being shunned by her own MTV show co-stars, according to Us Weekly. The magazine’s headline read: “Farrah Abraham's ‘Teen Mom’ Co-stars Amber Portwood and Catelynn Lowell Want Her Fired.” The Us Weekly article by Esther Lee was just one of many on the spat involving the TV show stars and most of them mentioned the two Vivid movies – Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom and Farrah 2 Backdoor and More – as a prime reason the other girls want her gone. Lee said “MTV is taking the request seriously. ‘They would definitely consider dumping Farrah to get the other girls,’ the insider tells Us.” The Us story was quickly picked up by the gossip and entertainment media, including The New York Daily News, the Huffington Post, Fashion Times and Cele/Bitchy, among many pop culture sites mentioning her movies as a key reason her TV co-stars want her gone.

 IN TOUCH BREAKS STORY ON VIVID INTEREST IN ALLEGED KRIS JENNER TAPE – InTouch writer Diana Cooper had an exclusive story this week under the headline: “VIVID Entertainment Wants Rights to Kris Jenner’s Alleged Sex Tape! Founder Says She’s ‘One Hot MILF!”
In her story, Cooper asked, “Who would want a sex tape starring Kris Jenner? Apparently Vivid Entertainment—the same company that purchased Kim’s famous video. Jenner, the momager of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians clan, is currently facing an extortion threat from an unidentified man who allegedly obtained the 58-year-old’s scandalous tape. ‘The man has been demanding money from Kris. If he’s not paid, he claims, he’ll release the tape,” a source told RadarOnline.com. So if the unknown man does release the tape, Vivid Entertainment exclusively tells In Touch they want the rights to the tape that could potentially ruin Jenner’s reputation.

‘A Kris Jenner tape would do great. Kris is known worldwide and is extremely sexy,’ Steven Hirsch, the founder and co-chairman of the adult film company, says. She's one hot MILF! Who knows, she may give her daughter [Kim Kardashian] a run for her money.’ Back in Feb. 2007, Kim’s sex tape she made in 2003 with R&B singer Ray J was leaked after it was purchased by Vivid for $1 million from a third party. Kim Kardashian: Superstar has become such a popular video that most people say is the 33-year-old reality star’s claim to fame. However, Kris Jenner, who obviously has all the fame she can handle, has reportedly gotten law enforcement involved to prevent the release of the tape. A Vivid source adds, ‘We haven’t been approached with the tape… yet!’”


 THOR XXX GETS 5-A AVN RATING – AVN reviewer Carlos Colon gives Thor XXX: An Axel Braun Parody from Vivid a top 5-A rating. In his review, Colon sums up the movie adroitly: “The mighty Thor, played by award-winning actor Brendon Miller, battles the Frost Giants and suffers minor wounds ... only to be betrayed by his own half-brother Loki, who tricks him into hurtling his hammer Mjolnir to Midgard after assuming Thor's identity to seduce Sif. What follows is a trip to Earth, a fever dream hospital stay, an encounter with The Temptress and The Executioner, and a series of epic battles and even more epic sex that only the legendary Axel Braun could conceive!” He says credit for the film’s quality goes to Braun and “to both Brendon Miller as the title character and 2014 AVN Best Actor Tommy Pistol as his evil half-brother Loki, each pouring every ounce of scene-chewing panache they’ve got into their respective characters.” He sums up his review by writing, “Silly or not, an Axel Braun parody is simply in another league from just about any other; the acting, the costume design, the special effects, the art direction—everything defies the porn parody stereotype unequivocally. And Thor XXX is just one more shining example of how.”