VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JULY 8, 2016
RADARONLINE HAS ‘BOMBSHELL’ INTERVIEW WITH STEVEN HIRSCH -- A RadarOnline interview with Vivid chief Steven Hirsch about the potential for a new Kim Kardashian sex tape carries this headline: “$25 MILLION For Kimye Sex Tape! Vivid Honcho Reveals Major Bombshell.” The interview of Steven by entertainment editor Alexis Tereszcuk was immediately picked up by scores of pop culture websites. The article included an array of photos and a shot of Vivid’s Kim Kardashian Superstar cover. Here are some excerpts: “Kim Kardashian's sex tape with Ray J made history and millions of dollars. Could she go back to her roots and star in an X-rated film with Kanye West? Vivid Entertainment boss Steven Hirsch told all in an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com… ‘The deal to ultimately release the Kim K videowas arguably the best deal made in the history of the adult industry,’ Hirsch told Radar. ‘If you take into consideration not only the sales but the immense publicity it has received, it truly stands above any other video…. ‘When she does something newsworthy (every day) our sales reflect it. In addition, we have over the past year released the movie on VividTV and it has by far been our bestselling title,’ he revealed. ‘A Kim/Kanye tape would be worth $25 million, at bare minimum,’ Hirsch told Radar… Kim K Superstar is a revenue generator even in the new digital age, Hirsch said. ‘We have sold close to one million DVDs and hundreds of thousands of downloads. To put it in perspective, the five minute clip from the movie has been downloaded over 300 million times. That's an incredible number,’ he said…’Of course a sex tape with Kim and Kanye would be extremely popular,’ Hirsch explained. ‘But the industry has changed and there are no longer DVD sales, or very little. The internet business has evolved as well and I believe it would be difficult to garner the same amount of downloads. If you look at the music industry, it's basically the same story. With that being said, there would still be intense interest and obviously massive sales.’" Among the wide ranging array of sites picking up on the story were TheSun.co.uk, TheDailyNews, EnterGhana, TheMirror, TheCelebrityAuction, CeleBuzz.com, and many more.
VIVID RADIO AND NAKED NEWS HOSTS LOOK AT DATING APPS -- Vivid Radio host Christy Canyon and Naked News anchor Carli Bei got down to the nitty gritty of dating apps during a broadcast this week. Christy and Carli looked at some of the lesser-known but very interesting apps, some of which were covered recently in a Diply.com article. As the hosts noted, dating apps like Tinder, OKcupid and Plenty of Fish are well known, but “there are entire dating demographics these apps fail to reach.” For example, Christy and Carli discussed Hula, an app that lets you post your latest sexually transmitted disease test results, and find the nearest testing clinic. They talked about Crowd Pilot, an app that lets you live-stream audio of your date and lets your friends send you live text message advice to coach you while you’re on it. They also had fun with Sock-It, an app that lets friends and roommates know when you're having sex so they don't interrupt you. As Diply.com observed, the app is “fairly straightforward, but also, fairly creepy.”