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VIVID STARS HELP LAUNCH NEW ‘VIVID LIVE’ IN HOUSTON -  Vivid sent four gorgeous  performers to the July 17-19 grand opening of the new Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston (at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd. in the Briargrove area). Tera Patrick, acclaimed as one of the all time top stars in the industry, co-hosted the opening party with Vivid chief Steven Hirsch.  She was joined by stunning blonde Ash Hollywood, who hosts Tap that Ash  on VividRadio.com, the SiriusXM app and channel 791; Kendall Karson, winner of the XBiz Award for Best Scene in a Parody for her role in Vivid’s Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody; and beautiful redhead Jayden Cole, the former Playboy model and Penthouse Pet of the Month who won Exotic Dancer Magazine’s Best Newcomer Feature Entertainer and Miss Exotic Dancer titles.  Ash, Kendall and Jayden danced each night and all of the stars welcomed guests, signed autographs and posed for snapshots.  In an interview during the opening ceremonies on 88MilesWest.com, Ash told writer Chad Cooper that she was pleased to be back in Houston and particularly happy to help launch Vivid Live, where she said the Vivid performers were getting a “really positive reception” from Houston fans. Cooper said Ash was “one of our most fun and best interviews ever.” 

 VIVID “DEFINITELY INTERESTED” IN BEYONCÉ SEX TAPE -  The gossip sheets were buzzing this week about a purported new sex tape starring Beyoncé  and spouse Jay Z. In Touch Weekly magazine (August 4) said Beyoncé “flipped” over news of the tape, and Vivid was immediately asked about it.  The magazine wrote this week:  “If it’s for real, Steven Hirsch, founder of the adult film company Vivid Entertainment, tells In Touch that his company would be willing to shell out big bucks to get its hands on a copy. ‘Depending on the quality, length and steaminess of the sex, we might go as high as $2 million for it,’ he says. ‘We’re definitely interested.” 

 VIVID FEATURED IN VICE.COM ADULT SET DESIGN STORY – Writer Zach Sokol of popular website Vice.com interviewed set designers Kylie Ireland and Andy Appleton for an article headlined “Meet the Married Couple That Designs Your Favorite Porn Parodies’ Sets.”   In his story, Sokol writes: “When we think about porn sets, we automatically picture white leather couches, nauseating pieces of art tacked up on the (also white) walls, and a stray shag carpet. A million porn clichés burn in our heads, revolving around aesthetic choices secondary to sex, but thanks to Vivid’s parody films and successful Vivid SuperXXXheroes imprint, the porn industry is undergoing a production design renaissance.  Most of Vivid’s farces are directed by modern day porn legend Axel Braun. In AVN award-winning pornos like Batman XXX and Star Wars XXX, which X-Critic called ‘The mother of all porn parodies,’ the performers f*ck and s*ck on sets that look like the bastard children of George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic…the budgets are bigger, the costumes often look like the superheroes they’re mimicking, and the sets are less janky than you’d expect.”  When asked what the hardest set was to design, Appleton said, “The Land Speeder [from Star Wars XXX] was the most complicated.”  Ireland explained why she and Appleton take so much time to make the sets look great: “People ask me, ‘Why do you do it?’ Like for Thor XXX, we had to make a big hole in the desert, a crater, for when he slams the hammer. It took a few days, and in the movie you see it for less than two seconds. Often we spend hours building things and they’re on screen for just a second, but it’s that moment like finishing the Cantina [in Star Wars XXX], and all the lighting guys have done their thing, and you walk behind the camera, and it looks like the Cantina—exactly like it. That’s why you do it.” 

 MEDIA COVERS LAUNCH OF X-MEN XXX - The adult and comics media kept up their pre-launch coverage of X-Men XXX, with links to the movie’s trailer and giveaway contests. ForcesOfGeek.com was in the lead, with an item that began:  “Axel Braun's at it again with another superhero porn parody which appears more faithful to the comics than the studio developed mainstream adaptations. This time Braun tackles fan favorite comic, the X-Men and as the photos below prove, they certainly have put effort into the costumes.”  StrangeThingsAreHappening.com wrote: “As ever, Braun seems to have captured the essence of the comic books in the way the official films would never dare to do (I mean, look at that Wolverine costume!).”  The movie launched online last week and will be in stores starting July 29th. 

DISCLAIMERS: "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" is a parody movie. Batman®, Robin®, Batman & Robin®, Catwoman®, The Riddler®, Batgirl®, and The Joker® are registered trademarks of DC Comics, a General Partnership, composed of Warner Communications Inc. and E.C. Publications, Inc.  This video is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with DC Comics General Partnership, Warner Communications Inc. or E.C. Publications, Inc. or any other person or entity affiliated with any of them.    

"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. The 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.

“X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody” IS A PARODY MOVIE. The movie is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Marvel Characters, Inc., 20th Century Fox or any person or entity owning the rights to the characters parodied therein or the work being parodied.

 

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vivid news 2014-07-28
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JULY 18, 2014 ]]> /news/2014-07-18/vivid-studio-insider-for-july-18-2014-/ /news/2014-07-18/vivid-studio-insider-for-july-18-2014-/  VIVID LIVE MEN’S CLUB OPENS IN HOUSTON - Vivid sent some of the sexiest and most beautiful performers to celebrate the grand opening of the newly licensed and luxurious Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston on July 17-19. (The club is located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd. in the Briargrove area.) 
Co-hosting the opening is legendary Tera Patrick, considered one of the all time top performers in the industry, along with Vivid founder and owner Steven Hirsch. Other superstars making it hot in Houston for the opening were Ash Hollywood, Kendall Karson and Jayden Cole. Tera and each of the three performers were set to welcom guests, sign autographs and pose for snapshots. Ash, Kendall and Jayden will also appear as featured dancers for all three nights of the opening party at the newly renovated club. Said Steven: “Opening a club in the Houston area has been a priority with us. Many of our fans are based here so we so know it’s a terrific city and we already feel welcome. We’re excited to be part of the incredible growth and dynamic energy of this market.” The 12,000 ft club has a new state-of-the-art light show and luxurious new furnishings. There are three stages on the main floor and another in the VIP bar. The multi-level club also features a Champagne Room, Private Dance Room and Sky Boxes.

 X-MEN XXX: AN AXEL BRAUN PARODY MAKES ITS DEBUT - X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody made its debut from Vivid Entertainment online this week at www.vivid.com. It will be in stores across the country on July 29. The X-Men team gets the porn treatment in a new Braun masterpiece that features an incredible ensemble of marvelously erotic mutants, awesome costumes, and mainstream-quality visual FX, along with Braun’s legendary attention to detail. The director says “Allie Haze is outstanding as Rogue, a character that Bryan Singer notoriously omitted in the otherwise highly entertaining DOFP; and Tommy Gunn is the short, gruff Wolverine, a portrayal totally more faithful to the comic book than the one made famous by Hugh Jackman!” The all-star cast also includes Skin Diamond as Storm, Andy San Dimas as Phoenix, Chanel Preston as Polaris, Jeannie Marie as Emma Frost, J. Jay as Cyclops, Mike Moz as Professor X, Tom Byron as Magneto and the late Billy Glide in his final role as Colossus. Release of the movie stirred immediate media interest. 411Mania.com launched a contest, saying: “I think we all knew that it was just a matter of time until the comic world's most famous mutants got the porn parody treatment, courtesy of adult movie powerhouse Vivid and legendary director Axel Braun…Vivid was kind enough to do a giveaway for this gem. To enter, simply email me at stevethegoose@gmail.com with your favorite X-Men in the subject line.” More stories about the launch can be found on DrunkenStepFather.com, AVN, XBiz, Idlehands and other sites.

Disclaimer: “X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody” IS A PARODY MOVIE. The movie is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Marvel Characters, Inc., 20th Century Fox or any person or entity owning the rights to the characters parodied therein or the work being parodied.

 VICE INTEVIEWS VARONE, “THE KING OF SWINGER PORN” – Vice.com writer Ezra Marcus says “Phil Varone’s life revolves around dicks and drumsticks. He played drums in Saigon Kick and the legendary hard rock band Skid Row. After he quit playing in Skid Row, he spent several years dabbling in typical Los Angeles post-fame ephemera—Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, stand-up comedy—but nothing stuck until he moved to Vegas three years ago and found his true calling: swinger porn…The only difference between Varone the porn star and Varone the rock star is that he now films his bedroom festivities. As the host and director of 100% Real Swingers, a porn series for Vivid Entertainment, he serves as an orgy whisperer. In one video, 100% Real Swingers: Kentucky Old Glory, he maintains a laid-back kayak-instructor vibe as he leads a handful of couples through a risqué game of corn hole and shows them how to properly build a glory hole. ‘No splinters!’ he says. Although Varone starred on Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew (he did it for the money), he isn’t some problematic horn dog. He's just another example of the forceful trajectory the American dream occasionally enacts on regular people—an easy-mannered rock star who has had several mother-daughter threesomes and is easing into middle age as a porn director in Las Vegas.

VIVID RADIO “LIKE AN XXX VERSION OF ‘FRASIER’ – The headline on a story on popular website Supercompressor.com by writer Jeremy Glass says it clearly: “Vivid Radio’s Phone Sex Is Like an XXX Version of ‘Frasier.’” Glass writes: “We love Vivid Entertainment—so when we were given an all-access pass to Vivid Radio, we were like...sure, we're down to listen to some smut at work. And when it comes down to it, that's exactly what you're listening to: hot aural sex. (See what just happened there?)  Boasting a huge array of porn stars like Joanna Angel, Alexis Texas, and Aiden Starr, VR lets guests/clients call in and essentially have very public phone-sex with their favorite porn stars. It's like the XXX version of Frasier that everyone growing up in the '90s always wanted. Whoa. Weirdest pants-tent ever.  Over 25 different girls handle the microphone and you can listen to men converse with some seriously talented, dirty-talking hosts. Unlike most radio programs which have three or four-hour segments, the hour-long shows on Vivid Radio give that rapid-fire level of variety that porn-lovers need and desire.  If you want to listen to some quality smut shows like Tap That Ash with Ash Hollywood, Lewd, Screwed, and Tattooed with Joanna Angel, or Diary of a Dominatrix with Aiden Starr, download the SiriusXM app or stream it on www.VividRadio.com for four extra hours of content. Go ahead, we won't tell.”  Glass is the “vice” editor for Supercompressor.com.

 STRONG AAN REVIEW FOR KENTUCKY SWINGERS – Art Koch of Nightmoves and AAN writes a strongly positive review of Phil Varone’s latest, 100% Real Swingers – Kentucky Old Glory. Koch writes, “Now you may think of Kentucky as the place for good whiskey, horses, the Kentucky Derby and mint juleps and you’d be right. But as we find out, it is also one hell of a hotbed for couples in the swinging lifestyle and Varone takes us right to one wild swinger’s party where the sex flows very freely, and most importantly, very agreeably. There is nothing faked or staged and the camera work catches everything allowing for some great visuals of the goings on with these everyday couples who love being in the lifestyle and enjoying themselves.”

 

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vivid news 2014-07-18
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 FARRAH IS NOW A FOODIE – Farrah Abraham has revealed her newest business – a new frozen yogurt restaurant – and as it always does, the announcement generated more media mentions of her Vivid-distributed movies, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom and Farrah 2—Backdoor and More. TheHollywoodGossip.com writes, “say what you will about her, but Farrah Abraham is a woman who never stops hustling, a relentless, tireless worker always thinking of her next move.   She's got the Farrah Abraham sex tape (she is NOT a porn star, dammit), her sex toy line, her sex book, her Christian parenting book, and so on. Her latest business venture does not involve sex, though. Or books! She's opening a restaurant in Austin, Texas ... one which she hopes will become a national franchise that expands under her innovative direction.” The website wraps up its most recent story by saying, “we wish the Backdoor and More star the best with this sure to be awesome establishment.” A story on the restaurant in Gawker also noted that her tape excerpt was the “most viewed” in Gawker history. Also this week, an XBiz.com story said she would hold a launch party for her new sex toy line and noted: “Abraham, of Vivid’s Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom celeb sex tape fame.”

 VIVID RADIO’S AIDEN STARR TALKS ABOUT “FINANCIAL DOMINATION” – Aiden Starr,
a celebrated dominatrix and the Vivid Radio host with a specialty in sexual domination, was interviewed by Jeremy Glass of OnMilwaukee.com. The interview, which is the #1 clicked story on the site, is with the host of “Diary of a Dominatrix” (Thursdays, 5-6pm PT and Fridays 4-5 pm PT) focused on how to build relationships with men and women, particularly when it comes to “financial domination.” 

 AAN REVIEWS “SUPERLATIVE” CAPT. AMERICA XXX – Editor Art Koch of AAN.xxx has given Captain America XXX: An Axel Braun Parody a highly positive review. Says Koch: “Once again Axel Braun delves into the comic book hero arena with another superlative parody, this one being the revered Captain America. As always he has assembled a terrific cast, expansive sets and costumes, details, effects and a top notch production crew headed by cinematographer Eli Cross. This parody version has all you could expect from our super hero plus some very steamy sex scenes to bridge the entire story.” He adds: “Visually this is a stunning view with all of the colorful, form fitting costumes, the looks and actions of the characters. As porn super hero parodies go, Braun has once again hit the mark with plenty of physical action, humor all wrapped in a neat package that everyone can enjoy. I definitely recommend getting hold of this super hero parody. It is fun, very sexy adult entertainment.”


 

 

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vivid news 2014-07-15
<![CDATA[VIVID TO RELEASE X-MEN XXX: AN AXEL BRAUN PARODY ONLINE ON JULY 15 AND IN STORES ON JULY 29]]> /news/2014-07-15/vivid-to-release-xmen-xxx-an-axel-braun-parody-online-on-july-15-and-in-stores-on-july-29/ /news/2014-07-15/vivid-to-release-xmen-xxx-an-axel-braun-parody-online-on-july-15-and-in-stores-on-july-29/

Sexy Mutants Go To War In Braun’s Latest Super Hero Big Budget Spoof

 

 LOS ANGELES (July 14, 2014) - X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody will debut from Vivid Entertainment online at www.vivid.com online on July 15 and in stores across the country on July 29.It was just a matter of time until the comic world’s most famous mutants got the porn parody treatment, courtesy of adult movie powerhouse Vivid and legendary director Axel Braun.  Wolverine, Rogue, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and Polaris all join forces with Professor X to defeat the villains lead by Magneto in yet another Braun masterpiece bound to become an instant adult parody classic for Vivid SuperXXXHeroes.  The movie features an incredible ensemble of marvelously erotic mutants, awesome costumes, and mainstream-quality visual FX, along of course with Braun’s legendary attention to detail.  “I’m really proud of this one,” says Braun. “When you have so many great characters all in one movie, it’s not easy to construct a parody that doesn’t feel preposterous, but I think that we really managed to craft a solid storyline that is as exciting as it is arousing. Allie Haze is outstanding as Rogue, a character that Bryan Singer notoriously omitted in the otherwise highly entertaining DOFP, and Tommy Gunn is funny as hell as the short, gruff Wolverine, a portrayal totally more faithful to the comic book than the one made famous by Hugh Jackman!”

The all-star cast also includes Skin Diamond as Storm, Andy San Dimas as Phoenix, Chanel Preston as Polaris, Jeannie Marie as Emma Frost, J. Jay as Cyclops, Mike Moz as Professor X, Tom Byron as Magneto and the late Billy Glide in his final role as Colossus.

Disclaimer: “X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody” IS A PARODY MOVIE. The movie is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Marvel Characters, Inc., 20th Century Fox or any person or entity owning the rights to the characters parodied therein or the work being parodied.

About Vivid: Founded in 1984, vertically integrated Vivid Entertainment is the leading source for quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and licensing programs. Vivid-branded products range from condoms and apparel to vodka, to name a few. This year Vivid licensed its powerful brand for gentlemen's clubs and opened locations in Charlotte, Miami, Los Angeles and New York with commitments in a host of other major cities. Vivid's movies are seen online, in DVD, VOD and now on its own network, Vivid TV in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Latin America, with new cable systems launching monthly. Its Vivid-Celeb imprint made "celebrity sex tape" a household word and helped launch the Kardashian phenomenon in the process. Vivid is the most awarded studio in the history of the industry and its high-budget productions remain the most acclaimed couples-friendly adult films ever produced. Vivid Radio—Vivid’s 24/7 radio channel—airs on SiriusXM Channel102. Mainstream television audiences got to know the company through two seven-part series on Showtime, as well as through publications ranging from The New York Times to Forbes and on TV networks from CNBC to ABC. Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch recently received the first AVN Visionary Award as a leader who "has propelled innovation, and taken his company and the business to whole new heights.

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vivid news 2014-07-15
<![CDATA[ADULT SUPERSTARS TERA PATRICK, ASH HOLLYWOOD, KENDALL KARSON AND JAYDEN COLE WILL MAKE IT HOTTER IN HOUSTON WITH THE GRAND OPENING OF VIVID LIVE MEN ]]> /news/2014-07-15/adult-superstars-tera-patrick-ash-hollywood-kendall-karson-and-jayden-cole-will-make-it-hotter-in-houston-with-the-grand-opening-of-vivid-live-men-/ /news/2014-07-15/adult-superstars-tera-patrick-ash-hollywood-kendall-karson-and-jayden-cole-will-make-it-hotter-in-houston-with-the-grand-opening-of-vivid-live-men-/

Guests at Open-to-the-Public Event Will Also Meet Vivid Entertainment Owner Steven Hirsch

 HOUSTON – (July 14, 2014)—Vivid Entertainment, the world’s leading adult film company, is sending some of the sexiest and most beautiful performers to celebrate the grand opening of the newly licensed and luxurious Vivid Live Men’s Club when it opens in Houston on July 17-19. The club is located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd. in the Briargrove area.  The legendary adult star Tera Patrick, considered one of the all time top performers in the industry, will co-host the opening party with Vivid Entertainment founder and owner Steven Hirsch. At 5’10”, the former Ford Model’s exotic looks (her mother is Thai and her father is of English/Dutch descent) and super-sensual figure have attracted a legion of fans.  Other superstars who will make it hotter in Houston are Ash Hollywood, Kendall Karson and Jayden Cole. Tera and each of the three performers will be on hand to welcome guests, sign autographs and pose for snapshots. Ash, Kendall and Jayden will also appear as featured dancers for all three nights of the opening party at the newly renovated club.  Ash Hollywood is a stunning petite platinum blonde performer, who hosts the popular show, Tap that Ash on VividRadio.com and SiriusXM.

Kendall Karson is the hot brunette who won the XBiz Award for Best Scene in a parody for her role in Vivid’s Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody.

Gorgeous redhead Jayden Cole is a former Playboy model and Penthouse Pet of the Month whose good looks and smooth moves won her Exotic Dancer Magazine’s Best Newcomer Feature Entertainer and Miss Exotic Dancer titles.

“Opening a club in the Houston area has been a priority with us,” said Hirsch. “Many of our fans are based here so we so know it’s a terrific city and we already feel welcome. We’re excited to be part of the incredible growth and dynamic energy of this market.”

The 12,000 ft club has a new state-of-the-art light show and luxurious new furnishings. There are three stages on the main floor and another in the VIP bar. The multi-level club also features a Champagne Room, Private Dance Room and Sky Boxes.

Guests will enjoy a free menu from 11am to 7pm from Mon.-Fri and a breakfast buffet from 2-4am on Thurs., Fri. and Sat. During the three days of the opening from July 17-19 there will be a dinner buffet from 5-8pm, half price bottles till 10 pm, $2.75 for premium drinks from 5-8pm daily and free admission until 8pm.

“We’re going all out to make this the most energetic and anticipated event in Houston with a 3-day party,” said Tom Jones, owner of the club. “Vivid is known for its beautiful women and we’re as excited as they are about their visit with us,” he added.

About Vivid: Founded in 1984, vertically integrated Vivid Entertainment is the leading source for quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and licensing programs. Vivid-branded products range from condoms and apparel to vodka, to name a few. This year Vivid licensed its powerful brand for gentlemen's clubs and opened locations in Charlotte, Miami, Los Angeles and New York with commitments in a host of other major cities. Vivid's movies are seen online, in DVD, VOD and now on its own network, Vivid TV in over 60 million homes nationwide, as well as in Europe, Canada and Latin America, with new cable systems launching monthly. Its Vivid-Celeb imprint made "celebrity sex tape" a household word and helped launch the Kardashian phenomenon in the process. Vivid is the most awarded studio in the history of the industry and its high-budget productions remain the most acclaimed couples-friendly adult films ever produced. Vivid Radio—Vivid’s 24/7 radio channel—airs on SiriusXM Channel 102. Mainstream television audiences got to know the company through two seven-part series on Showtime, as well as through publications ranging from The New York Times to Forbes and on TV networks from CNBC to ABC. Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch recently received the first AVN Visionary Award as a leader who "has propelled innovation, and taken his company and the business to whole new heights."

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vivid news 2014-07-15
<![CDATA[Love It or Leave It: Farrah Abraham's Very Naughty Sex Toy Fashion]]> /news/2014-07-14/love-it-or-leave-it-farrah-abrahams-very-naughty-sex-toy-fashion/ /news/2014-07-14/love-it-or-leave-it-farrah-abrahams-very-naughty-sex-toy-fashion/ Love It or Leave It: Farrah Abraham's Very Naughty Sex Toy Fashion


If there's one thing we know about Farrah Abraham -- we actually know a lot of things about her, because that's what happens when you see someone's naughtiest bits, but let's pretend -- it's that she just tries SO DAMN HARD. Which can be a good thing, of course, but it can also be a bad thing. With Farrah, it's usually a bad thing.

Take, for instance, these photos of Farrah at the ANME convention. "What's an ANME convention?" you might be asking. ANME is the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo. That's where Farrah is trying to sell her weird sex toys, like if you're interested in buying one of her fake vaginas, that's where you should go right now. She's been there for a couple days now, and these are a couple of looks that she's worn. The dress on the right, it looks like it's actually OK (or maybe we're just too distracted by how excited she looks to be posing with a bottle of some kind of "back door" spray), but the left? Oh, honey.

Read more: http://www.fishwrapper.com/post/2014/07/14/farrah-abraham-pictures-photos-fashion-anme-convention-lingerie-dress-sex-toys/#ixzz37SrCApf0 

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vivid news 2014-07-14
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JULY 3, 2014]]> /news/2014-07-03/vivid-studio-insider-for-july-3-2014/ /news/2014-07-03/vivid-studio-insider-for-july-3-2014/  TMZ SAYS “CHRIST BEARER’ JOHNSON WANTS TO STAR IN A VIVID MOVIE – TMZ.com says  Wu Tang affiliated rapper Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson – the rapper who chopped off his own penis – wants to star in a Vivid movie to prove he’s still capable of sex. The TMZ story said: “Christ Bearer - the rapper who chopped off his own penis - says his man junk is still fully functional and he wants to prove it ... by starring in a PORNO FILM!!  A very fired up Bearer was out in front his barber shop in Long Beach yesterday - and told TMZ how his genitals recovered from the self-inflicted butchering back in April.  TMZ: Does it work?  Bearer: ‘Does it work?!? Can Chris Brown dance? Can Kanye West rant? Can Jay Z fight off a trick?’  The video is insane - Bearer explains WHY he took a knife to his dong (hint: drugs) ... and makes his plea to Vivid to show off his member in an X-flick. And get this ... Christ Bearer may get his porno wish - we spoke to Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch who tells us he's definitely interested ... but wants to check out the goods before he makes an offer.  Stay tuned ... “   

 XCRITIC INTERVIEWS VIVID RADIO’S JOANNA ANGEL -- The latest in the XCritic.com interviews with Vivid Radio hosts is with Joanna Angel. Writer Apache Warrior says “a major reason why Joanna Angel has had a successful career in the adult industry is her originality. She never went the route in being one of those glamour girls even though her good looks could have taken her there. This lady always wanted to be herself on film. Thus, her alternative punk rocker look and image remained.” In the interview Joanna says: “When I first heard about Vivid Radio I emailed a few people over there to ask about having a radio show. They had recently just hired so many hosts I was a little too late to apply for the job! However, I was told that if my fans rallied for me they would give me a show. Christy Canyon announced on her radio show that if 10,000 fans spoke up and said they wanted me to have a show, I would get one. Over a few days a combination of re-tweets, emails, phone calls, and hashtags is what got me a show! It was truly a rewarding feeling and I look forward to doing my show every week.”  

  VIVID CABARET NEW YORK OPENING STILL GETTING HEADLINES – Vivid Cabaret NYC opened several months ago, but the launch of the popular club in Midtown Manhattan is still attracting media attention. GuysGabAfterDark posted a lavishly illustrated story this week about the opening, noting that Vivid adult movie stars Tera Patrick, Brandy Aniston, Monique Alexander, Kendall Karson and Ash Hollywood visited and used the occasion of the launch to broadcast from the three-story club’s Vivid Radio studio. The site noted that “the Vivid film stars can be heard on Vividradio.com  or SiriusXM and added with over 100 dancers, the city’s tallest stripper pole, sleek amenities including the first of its kind ‘VIP Ultra Lounge,’ and high-tech sound and lighting, Vivid Cabaret NYC has quickly become New York’s must-see strip club. The five visiting Vivid Entertainment actresses made quite an impression on the club’s dancers: ‘Brandy is so sexy and down to earth,’ said Vivid Cabaret NYC Girl Emma. ‘I can’t wait to watch her movies.’  

 ‘I’m so excited,’ cooed Vivid Cabaret NYC Girl Paige. ‘I got to sneak a feel of Monique’s butt. She’s got such an amazing body.’ ‘I’m in love with Ash Hollywood,’ gushed Vivid Cabaret NYC Girl April. 

REDDIT AND WETPAINT QUOTE JAMES DEEN ON FARRAH’S CAREER STATUS – The headline on the Wetpaint.com website this week was to the point:  “James Deen on Farrah Abraham: ‘She Qualifies as a Professional Porn Star.’" The source for the Wetpaint story was an interview with Reddit.com IAMA and included these paragraphs:  ”The time has come to cast your mind back to the day you first watched Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom — aka the most traumatizing day of your life. In the event that you've blocked it out, Farrah Abraham hired porn legend James Deen to film what she claims was a sex tape and what he claims is a straight-up porn. James has been relatively quiet about the incident since Farrah insulted his man parts (we believe her exact quote was ‘his penis is small’), but everyone's favorite long-suffering hipster sex star broke his silence during a recent Reddit AMA.” 

NICKI HUNTER ON CREDENCE & BISHOP RADIO SHOW – Brand new Vivid Radio host Nicki Hunter appeared last week on the Credence & Bishop radio show out of North Carolina. Credence noted that Nicki is “one of the most prolific and hard-working girls in the business.” She acknowledged the compliment and noted that she has “done everything…acting in over 2,000 films, directing, producing, lighting, set work, set design…you name it. I love it and I intend to stay in the business in one way, shape or form.”   Credence also noted her show on Thursdays (5-6pm PT) on VividRadio.com. 

 

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vivid news 2014-07-03
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JUNE 27, 2014]]> /news/2014-06-27/vivid-studio-insider-for-june-27-2014/ /news/2014-06-27/vivid-studio-insider-for-june-27-2014/

 VIVID RADIO GETS AN UNEXPECTED PLUG ON ‘THE TODAY SHOW’ -- To celebrate the launch of The Today Show’s debut this week on SiriusXM, the NBC show decided to surprise super fan Anita Friedman by sending an on-air team to her Long Island home to join her in her commute to New York City. The viewing audience watched while Ms. Friedman chatted with hosts during the drive, one of whom asked her: “When you get a little bored, what do you listen to?” To his surprise, Ms. Friedman replied: “102, the porn channel,” referring to the Vivid Radio channel. Joking as if he’d mis-heard, one of the show hosts back at the Rock Center Plaza asked: “The corn channel?” As all of them laughed, one host said, “I believe my heart stopped for a second.” But the host in the car corrected them, noting Mrs. Friedman said “porn and not corn.” 

DANA DEARMOND’S MOVE FROM BTS TO OUT FRONT WITH VIVID RADIO – Dana Dearmond is the latest Vivid Radio host to be interviewed by XCritic.com’s Apache
Warrior. In her interview she discloses that she got her start with Vivid Radio when Vivid scouts “saw me doing some work for Paul Fishbein’s Inside Adult in Vegas. I was doing BTS stuff and I guess they thought I was worth an audition, at least.” The result is her popular show, Dirty/Nerdy with Dana Dearmond. She also admits that her “career arc is backwards from the average porn star” since she began in BDSM and eventually migrated to mainstream adult. She also indicated a respect for her fans that appears to be mutual: “My fans are much more cute and personable than I am.  Or maybe it’s a tie.  One fan I remember meeting at AVN gave me a self-made glass pendant.  I was incredibly touched that she made this something special for me.  I wore it in a movie to show it to the world.” Asked what makes people sexy, Dana responded: “A man? Confidence, sense of humor, hygiene, and physical appearance. It all goes into a math equation. If you average out to over a 86 you are sexy.  For a woman?  Same thing, but butts matter as well.”


‘VIVID RAW’ NOTED IN ANME PREVIEW – Xbiz.com reporter Bob Johnson gave a preview of the ANME Founders Show coming up July 12-14 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank. In it he mentioned a new sex toy product line from Vivid: “Another giant, California Exotic Novelties is presenting its Vivid Raw Collection in association with Vivid Entertainment. The pinnacle product is the Super Model doll that’s 100-percent fully molded and lifelike. Cal Exotics’ President Susan Colvin said, ‘The user can really feel the difference. Inner inflation means they control how firm or soft she is. Attendees of the show will be able to see her first-hand along with the other 33 exciting products in the Vivid Raw Collection. Plus there will be a broadcast of Vivid Radio on SiriusXM from the CalExotics’ booth. It’s going to be a great time.’” Christy Canyon and Monique Alexander will be the Vivid Radio hosts at ANME.

 STAR WARS XXX GETS CRAVEONLINE SHOUTOUT – CraveOnline.com had a story this week speculating that Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars VII. The piece also had a sly mention of Vivid’s Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody. In its article about Johnson, CraveOnline reported: “Rian Johnson, the director of the acclaimed murder mystery Brick and the sci-fi thriller Looper, has been tapped to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, provide a treatment for Star Wars: Episode IX, and ‘possibly’ direct the final film in the third official trilogy as well. The story was confirmed today by both Deadline and The Wrap, which both agreed that Rian Johnson would provide the treatment for the ninth installment of Star Wars, but only Deadline claims that the intention – though unofficial – is for Johnson to helm that installment as well. Normally we'd say it's too soon to tell, but with the way Disney is offering press releases about which talented directors they've hired to take over this series, it seems more than likely that we'll be hearing Johnson will direct Episode IX and possibly Episodes X through XXX in the next couple of weeks. Oh wait, they already made Star Wars XXX never mind.” 

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vivid news 2014-06-27
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JUNE 20, 2014]]> /news/2014-06-20/vivid-studio-insider-for-june-20-2014/ /news/2014-06-20/vivid-studio-insider-for-june-20-2014/

XCRITIC INTERVIEWS ‘FUN’ AND ‘MAGNETIC’ ANNIE CRUZ – XCritic.com writer Apache Warrior continued his series of adult star and Vivid Radio host interviews, this time with Annie Cruz. Calling her “an effective lead-off hitter because her personality is magnetic…she is fun to listen to as well as being able to make her listeners feel so comfortable that they are willing to open us sexually. It’s these frank, genuine conversations that make her program ‘The dirtiest Girl in the World’ so intriguing to listen to.” Her SiriusXM 102 show works, Annie told XCritic, because it is “a fun time, when I share my erotic real-life stories of all my crazy sexcapades...a learning experience, when I discuss a particular topic of said stories…and the ability to open up sexually, knowing that I will never judge anyone because I, myself, am extremely open-minded sexually.” She added that it is “a very empowering feeling, when other women call into my show to tell me that they don't feel shame for being as sexual as they are after listening and/or talking to me and thus embrace their sexuality. That alone is enough for me to feel like I've accomplished plenty with my show because no human being should feel shameful for being who they are sexually.”  Annie added: “I absolutely adore my fans! I could be in gym clothes and at the grocery store, and I still feel compelled to give a fan hug, when they approach me. Without my fans, I wouldn't be here. There are so many memorable moments with fans, like people yelling, ‘We loved you on Howard Stern, Annie Cruz!’ in front of the House of the Blues on Sunset. I have to say that I love my female fans a lot, and one memorable moment would be when I was shopping in Union Square San Francisco at a kiosk with an older Asian woman, working the cashier. At first glance, one could easily judge this woman by her thick eye glasses, conservative clothes and thick accent as a nerdy housewife. She had this grin on her face the entire time I was shopping that by the time I went to pay for my things, she leaned in like a giggling schoolgirl and said,’"I know who you are.’ My instant reaction was to immediately say, ‘I don't think we are related, Miss.’ But for whatever reason she had in that moment, she wrote on a piece of paper, ‘ANNIE CRUZ,’ and pointed to it then me and asked, ‘Is that you?’ I was so completely taken off guard, all I could do was smile and give the woman a hug...this woman, who looks like she'd blush if you said the word, ‘Pussy,’ in front of her. When asked what of my work she liked, she answered: ‘ALL OF IT.’ Never judge a book by its cover.’” "The Dirtiest Girl in the World" airs on Vivid Radio on SiriusXM 102 three times a week, every Mon, Tue and Wed 7pm EST / 4pm PT.

  ROCK CONFIDENTIAL OFFERS VARONE MOVIE CLIP AND CONTEST – Website RockConfidential.com featured a clip from Phil Varone’s latest movie, 100% Real Swingers: Kentucky Old Glory, as well as an opportunity to win a free copy of the DVD. The movie is available online now at Vivid.com and will be in stores across the country on June 24. RockConfidential notes that in his 
new Kentucky Old Glory movie three couples plus one single female and one unattached male (Varone) show us that Kentucky has some of the hottest and naughtiest swingers in the country. “Maybe it’s the humid, subtropical climate of a state where the temperature gets up to 114 degrees that increases the urge to merge,” says Varone. “This group explores orgies, sex trains and so much more that I think it’s a good idea for viewers to hydrate before watching this wild ride.” For the first time in any of his swinging movies, Varone and one of the husbands build a “glory hole,” which he portrays in the tradition of “This Old House,” so that viewers would find it easy to build their own. “Old Glory is the epitome of what being in the swinging lifestyle is about. Great friends, great times and great respect for the lifestyle,” Varone adds. “We’re obviously having such a good time that we know that viewers will too.” RockConfidential users are invited to fill out a form to enter a contest to win a DVD of the movie.

 ALTHEA ADDS FUEL TO MIMI & NIKKO DRAMA – Shaunee Flowers of the Examiner’s AXS Entertainment site has stirred the Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta publicity pot once again. According to Shaunee Flowers, “It's no secret that ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ stars Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith have released a sex tape. You can't miss it because it's all they talk about on the hit VH1 reality TV show. As the season progresses, fans are finding out that Nikko is even more shady than previously thought. From allegations that he didn't actually ‘lose’ the sex tape but rather that he leaked it himself to the revelation that he had a previous relationship with Benzino's new lady Althea Heart. Now Althea is jumping on the bandwagon accusing Nikko of leaking the sex tape himself. He has tried to convince girlfriend Mimi and the world that the camera was stolen from his suitcase on the way back from a trip the pair took together. Pretty much everyone has raised an eyebrow to that claim. On Tuesday an Mstarz report says that Althea Heart previously turned Nikko down when he asked her to do a sex tape with him. It looks like the dirty dog has been trying to become a porn star for some time now…This could make for some real good drama on ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.’"

VIVID DOTS SHORTANDSWEET COLUMN – Vivid Radio and Vivid Cabaret were mentioned prominently in a recent column by writer Ralph Greco for ShortandSweetNYC.com about female movers and shakers in the adult world. In his piece he writes about Tanya Tate, “who has a show every Tuesday now on (at 3pm PST) on Vivid Radio SiriusXM102” and adds that “the Tanya Tate Show is not to be missed for those of you who like your ears tickled and your imagination en-flamed.” And, he writes, “speaking of Vivid Radio, none other than Kayla Jane Danger will be returning to Dana DeArmond’s Dirty Nerdy Show on Vivid Radio…June 19! That’s Channel 102 (again) at 6pm PST/9pm EST or after the show airs On Demand.”

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vivid news 2014-06-20
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JUNE 13, 2014]]> /news/2014-06-13/vivid-studio-insider-for-june-13-2014/ /news/2014-06-13/vivid-studio-insider-for-june-13-2014/


 HIGH ANTICIPATION FOR NEW PHIL VARONE SWINGERS MOVIE – There was lots of media coverage when Vivid announced the release this week of Phil Varone’s latest movie, 100% Real Swingers: Kentucky Old Glory . ShortAndSweetNYC reporter Ralph Greco gave his readers a heads up, writing in his Sex Files column, “Ok, in the ‘adult’ business it’s not exactly a man’s world, but here are some things happening from some very happening guys in the business. I thought the news below was worth mentioning, so read on…rock drummer/porn star-director Phil Varone, (who I spoke to for The Sex Files here) is a busy ‘swinging’ guy. His new movie from Vivid.com 100% Real Swingers: Kentucky Old Glory continues Varone’s love of swingers and seeking them out. The movie peaks into the lives of 3 couples, plus one single lady and Varone as they all swing…(It’s) also the first time Varone has managed to capture glory hole action in any of his many swinger titles.” GuysGabAfterDark.com quotes Phil as saying: “Kentucky Old Glory is the epitome of what being in the swinging lifestyle is about. Great friends, great times and great respect for the lifestyle. We’re obviously having such a good time that we know that viewers will too.” The launch of the movie was also covered by AVN, Xbiz.com and other sites.

 ASHLEY BLUE LOVIN’ IT ON VIVID RADIO --  Vivid Radio host Ashley Blue shares candidly about the adult business in a new interview on XCritic.com with Apache Warrior. Says Ashley, “My enthusiasm for the subject of porn movies is genuine and undying, which is why I felt like I was even worthy of having a spot on the Vivid Radio lineup. I collect and find porn (DVDs) to be fascinating, shocking, impressive, hilarious and incredibly interesting. I love being able to share what I see with more people. The performers themselves are a hundred times more intriguing and I'm eager to learn more about them as I get to interview them. Our industry is full of stories that need to be told. My purpose is to tell these stories to our listeners, leading by example, so that everyone listening will feel inspired to share too.” She recounts her own history as an adult performer, then gets down to some highly personal subjects: “I cook as a hobby. I draw and paint. I read magazines and books and worship my cat. I go out to concerts and dinners with my husband. I collect porn DVDs and rifle through them like Halloween candy. I love my city, Los Angeles, and frequent art museums and food events here. I rarely go out of the thirty mile zone.” She ends the interview by saying, “All I want is for everyone to listen to my show on Vivid Radio Sirius/XM 102. Blue Movies airs live Thursdays, 1pm West/ 4pm East. You can also get it On Demand on Sirius/XM.”

 VIVIDTV’S TONY COCHI SEES LONGER TV VIEWING TIMES – VividTV Executive Vice President Tony Cochi served on a diverse panel of top programming executives at the On Demand Summit in New York City last month. They discussed the changing landscape of consumer engagement with content. A summary of the panel discussion in MultiChannel News noted that viewers of adult entertainment tend to have longer attention spans than those who watch non-adult programming, Tony was quoted as follows: “When we analyze the results of our movies, we’re seeing 30+ minutes viewing on each film. It’s an interesting dynamic…The adult marketplace has shifted. Women have embraced adult content. On our vivid.com site, over 30% of our subscribers are women. Couple viewing on VOD will be longer than a single male watching on the Internet.” 

ENSTARZ SAYS MIMI KICKS NIKKO OUT – Last week Mimi Faust was in the news when she denied that she and Nikko Smith are engaged. The star of the Vivid movie Mimi and Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta was back in the news this week when Enstarz.com reported that she and Nikko have split. Reporter Char Little wrote: “From Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith to Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta couples were on top of the world when the current season kicked off, but a trailer for the new episode set to air Monday June 16 shows all of that will change quickly. Viewers saw Faust get upset at Smith's attitude toward their sex tape and his consistent actions toward capitalizing on it as much as possible. In the upcoming episode she'll ask him what everyone already assumes: whether he is the one who leaked the tape. Whatever the answer, she ended up telling him that they needed some time apart.”

 

 STEVEN QUOTED IN STORY ABOUT A POSSIBLE JOSELINE HERNANDEZ SEX TAPE – Vivid has been mentioned in connection with sex tape featuring Joseline Hernandez (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star) with two other people. According HollywoodLife.com: “While the full video has not yet leaked, MediaTakeOut is reporting that it’s even more graphic than Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith‘s, which earned $400,000 for Vivid Entertainment in pre-orders and is the most pirated sex tape of all time, according to TMZ! MediaTakeOut, the site that posted stills from Mimi's sex tape with Nikko, now has posted graphic stills from a video that features Joseline in some compromising positions with both men and women. According to the gossip site, the video shows a much younger Joseline in her stripper days at a bachelor party of sorts…We wonder if this was ‘leaked’ intentionally, or if Joseline is at all upset that this has been released! We also wonder if Vivid Entertainment would pick it up as they did with the earlier Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta sex tape! Steven Hirsch, Founder & CEO of Vivid Entertainment released the following statement about Joseline's sex tape: ‘We are always looking for great new sex tapes. We would definitely take a look at it, as our first Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta tape exceeded all expectations.’” The story and Steven’s quote also appeared in sites as far away as Newspoint.Co.za in Africa.

 FARRAH PRAISES ADULT SEX TAPES (AND MAYBE HER OWN) – According to the Huffington Post, Farrah Abraham thinks adult movies are great. The headline on a story this week said: “Farrah Abraham Will Make Your Head Hurt, Especially When She Talks About Her 'Sex Tape'” Farrah tells Huffington Post that her new trilogy of books includes references to sex tapes and says, "Yes, I had a sex tape, the book talks about sex tapes, but Fallon Opal (a character in the book) is way different. The story is way different." The Huffington Post says Opal may be “’way different’ than herself because the character doesn't have a child and didn't start out as a reality star.

Except she did: Fallon gets her start on reality television, a fact Abraham has seemingly forgotten about. Discrepancies like that might make it hard for some to believe that Abraham possesses the talent and creativity necessary to even craft a story that wasn't just a page ripped out of her own diary (with some names changed for legal reasons). She says otherwise. She's also of the opinion that the full-length, X-rated movie released by Vivid Entertainment isn't your regular run-of-the-mill porn movie. The crux of the disparity, it seems, is in how she defines a ‘celebrity sex tape’ and a commercial pornographic video. ‘I think people purposely don't know how to separate what a celebrity sex tape is and a regular porn. I mean, I have wonderful friends who are in the adult industry; they make porn for a living. That's what they always do. Like, payment is different. Like, living your life is different.

Taking care of yourself. Everything is different,’ she explained. What's more, Abraham said with a traditional porn movie, ‘many people won't ever see it, they won't ever know about it. But, for a celebrity sex tape, as we all are aware of, millions of people will watch it and you get way more [backlash]. And you are more known for it. And there is just a more compelling something.’ She continued: ‘A celebrity sex tape to me, outshines any other porn star, and any other person who makes porn. Lots of my friends make sex tapes. They can't say, 'Oh my God, I made a celebrity sex tape,' and nobody even knows about it. So there's a huge difference. And that's just what society made of it. It's not me, I don't make these definitions, it's just obvious.’" In follow-up coverage a RadarOnline headline made it clear that Farrah Abraham thinks her adult movie for Vivid was great: “My Sex Tape ‘Outshines Any Other Porn Star,’ XXX-’Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham Declares.”

The story by Francesca Bacardi went on to say: “With a new book on the market, the former reality star took the time to talk about her new venture as a writer and her career in the adult entertainment industry with The Huffington Post. But according to Abraham, there’s a difference between a porn movie and a celebrity sex tape, and she wants you to know the difference…Abraham, 22, filmed Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom with porn star James Deen in 2013, but claims her video falls under the sex tape category even though she worked with a notable porn star. The former Teen Mom also believes that the type of work she participated in is ‘better’ than that of professionals. ‘A celebrity sex tape, to me, outshines any other porn star,’ Abraham said.”

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vivid news 2014-06-13