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 REAL SENIOR SWINGERS NOW ONLINE – 100% Real Senior Swingers, the latest movie directed by rocker and veteran swinger Phil Varone, went online March 24th. The idea for the film originated when former Saigon Kick/Skid Row drummer Varone decided to add a senior swingers movie to his popular 100% Real Swingers series. He didn’t have to look any further than Southern Florida to find willing performers because a hefty percentage of the senior population of the U.S. lives in South Florida and the area is reported to have more senior swingers than any other part of the country. Swingers believe that their lifestyle is for all adult generations and a healthy majority of Florida seniors are liberal minded (84% of voters over 65 supported the initiative to legalize marijuana). Phil says he had lots of fun in selecting women for the movie. Viewers get to meet his choices -- Lillian, Granny Lei, Jeannie Lou -- and other hot and naughty grannies eager to prove that sex gets better with age. Says Phil: “There is only one thing better than a beautiful woman aged to perfection -- a beautiful woman who is a swinger,” says Varone. “100% Real Senior Swingers only proves that age means nothing when it comes to sex and fun! We can only hope to have this much fun in our senior years.” News of the movie’s release was picked up by media on both sides of the Atlantic, including Fiesta Magazine, MultiChannel.com, AVN and XBiz.com.

 TERA PATRICK’S VIVID RADIO SHOW FEATURED IN SINFUL MAGAZINE – Tera Patrick made news this week on Sinful-Magazine.com, which wrote: “One of the sexiest women to ever hit the porn industry can now be heard on VividRadio.com. Tera Patrick has a regular one-hour call in show that has men and women all over the world excited to talk to the beautiful brunette.  While currently retired from adult films, her stunning on screen performances can still be seen at vivid.com. The exotic beauty has won countless awards, had memorable appearances, and even had a book published on her life -- Sinner Takes All. Sinful-Mag also launched a promotion this week by announcing: “Say goodbye to the dorky, fumbling Clark Kent of the 70's...Ryan Driller reprises the role that launched his career, but in his epic spoof, legendary director Axel Braun gives us an updated version of the classic all-American superhero. It's a darker, moodier, bolder look at the iconic character, with more action, more drama, and definitely more sex that any of its mainstream incarnations, and of course with the exceptional quality and attention to detail that fans of Axel Braun have come to expect of him. Sinful Magazine is counting down the adult industry's hottest parodies and is giving a lucky winner a chance to win a DVD copy of the award winning Man of Steel XXX parody sex tape, courtesy of Vivid Entertainment.” For more information visit www.Sinful-Mag.com.

 BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING GETS VIVID CABARET BOOST – A photo shoot featuring Vivid Cabaret/NYC entertainers got noticed by the media this week. The photos show the Vivid Cabaret girls wearing New York Yankees and New York Mets jerseys as they get ready to welcome the baseball players back to Manhattan when Spring training wraps up. Coverage included comments such as “Red hot gentlemen’s club Vivid Cabaret NYC is a favorite spot for professional athletes from all the most important sports activities who wish to ‘make it rain’ on the beautiful dancers.” Vivid Cabaret NYC girl Shay was quoted as saying: ‘It’s spring training time for baseball and I’m so excited. I can’t wait for the regular season to start because I know so many players are going to come to see me and hang around the club. I love baseball, but I love the players much more! They’re so cute.”

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vivid news 2015-03-27
<![CDATA[MULTI-AWARD WINNING ADULT STAR KAYLANI LEI HEADLINING AT VIVID LIVE IN HOUSTON THROUGH SAT., MARCH 28]]> /news/2015-03-27/multiaward-winning-adult-star-kaylani-lei-headlining-at-vivid-live-in-houston-through-sat-march-28/ /news/2015-03-27/multiaward-winning-adult-star-kaylani-lei-headlining-at-vivid-live-in-houston-through-sat-march-28/

  Kaylani Lei headlining at Vivid Live in Houston through March 28 - Gorgeous Kaylani Lei, ranked one of “The Top Hottest Asian Adult Stars of All Time” by Complex magazine, is appearing at Vivid Live gentlemen’s club in Houston through Saturday, March 28. Vivid Live is a licensee of the world’s leading adult film company Vivid Entertainment and is located at 2618 Winrock Blvd. just off Westheimer Rd., in Houston’s Briargrove area.

Born in Singapore and of Filipino and Chinese heritage, Kaylani’s career in adult film is marked with multiple awards and earlier this year she was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.

In addition to her popular adult films Kaylani was co-star of the Cinemax series The Erotic Traveler as “Allison Kraft,” an apprentice erotic photographer. She also appeared several times on the TV series Zane’s Sex Chronicles, in the documentary Risky Business: A Look Inside America’s Adult Film Industry and in the Free Speech Coalition’s All Star Anti-Piracy PSA on the topic of internet piracy of adult content.

For several years Kaylani was the host of a KSEX radio show , Me So Horny with Kaylani Lei, which had a loyal and enthusiastic following.

Kaylani says: “I love the feedback from fans that I got on radio or when I was out promoting my movies. Now I get to meet them in person when I feature dance and it’s the best feeling in the world.” During her breaks at Vivid Live, Kaylani will be posing for photos and signing her autograph for fans.

Guests at Vivid Live will enjoy a daily happy hour until 9pm featuring $1.50 well drinks and domestic beer. There is also a complimentary gourmet buffet from 5-8pm on Friday and free breakfast on Thursday through Saturday from 2-4am. The multi-level 12,000 sq. ft. club features a new state-of-the-art light show, hot DJs lavish new furnishings, three stages on the main floor and another in the VIP bar, plus a Champagne Room, Private Dance Room and Sky Boxes.

About Vivid: About Vivid: Founded in 1984, vertically integrated Vivid Entertainment, known as the leading source for quality erotic film entertainment, has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and licensing programs. Vivid-branded products range from condoms to vodka to apparel to gentlemen's clubs. Vivid's movies are seen online, in DVD, VOD and on VividTV worldwide. 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. Vivid Radio—Vivid’s 24/7 radio channel—is available on vividradio.com, the SiriusXM app and channel 791. For more on Vivid visit twitter.com/VividCorp or facebook.com/Vivid.

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vivid news 2015-03-27
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR MARCH 23, 2015]]> /news/2015-03-23/vivid-studio-insider-for-march-23-2015/ /news/2015-03-23/vivid-studio-insider-for-march-23-2015/

 VIVID CELEB TAPE MAY CREATE ‘AWKWARD’ MOMENT FOR MIMI FAUST – Website KDramaStars.com says Mimi Faust’s Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta sex tape for Vivid Celeb may create a “crazy” season for the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Says KDramaStars: “The new season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta promises to be a crazy ride, headlined by Mimi Faust who will share screen time with Nikko Smith's wife Margo Simms. It would be awkward, to say the least, in light of the sex tape by Nikko Smith and Mimi Faust which both sold to Vivid Entertainment.” KDramaStars also reports Mimi and Nikko are no longer a couple: “In an earlier interview with Hollywood Life, Mimi Faust said that she's never going to rekindle a romance with Nikko Smith after finding out that he's actually married. ‘It definitely was a deal breaker…I was very honest about every little thing because it was important if he was going to enter into a situation with me. For two years and even with everything that happened with the sex tape for him to not tell me [he was married] was an absolute deal breaker.’"

 VIVID’S SAVANNA SAMSON (AKA NATALIE OLIVEROS) TO HOST WINE & TRAVEL SHOW – The independent Dutch TV production company Appelbaum has signed Natalie Oliveros – best known as Vivid adult movie star Savanna Samson -- to host “The Lady in Red,” an international travel series about wine and travel. Natalie has studied wine since 1999 and currently co-owns the La Fiorita vineyard in Montalcino, Italy with all star wine maker Roberto Cipresso. Appelbaum and Natalie are shooting a pilot in Italy this week. Future episodes of “The Lady in Red” will follow Natalie as she travels the world and explores the ins and outs of some of the greatest wine areas. Says Natalie: “When Appelbaum reached out to me, asking if I would like to host an international wine show, I was thrilled by the idea. Wine is big passion of mine and there are so many great stories to tell.” Natalie recalls that as a girl she helped her family make wine in their basement. In 2005 she asked Italian winemaker and consultant Cipresso to help find a blend of grapes local to Tuscany that would produce her ideal flavor. Together they produced a red wine that she named Sogno Uno, meaning Dream One. World renowned wine critic Robert Parker gave Sogno Uno a rating of 90 to 91 out of 100, and described it as "awfully good". Since 2011 Natalie Oliveros has been a partner and owner of Cipresso's La Fiorita in Montalcino, producing a high end Brunello.

 FARRAH’S VIVID CELEB TAPE AN ‘OMG’ EVENT – Pop culture website Wetpaint.com posted a story recently on Farrah Abraham’s “OMG moments” and featured prominently
among them are her Vivid Celeb sex tapes. Says Wetpaint.com: “Teen Mom star and world-famous chanteuse Farrah Abraham has been super busy since Teen Mom's fourth season wrapped up in 2012, and the time has come to celebrate her achievements. Farrah's been up to so much since the show ended, and — much like a moth morphing into a butterfly — she's made the flawless transition from a reality mom to a total momtrepreneur. She's a Porn Star — Kinda: Following her stint on Teen Mom, Farrah decided she should probably make a sex tape...with a porn star. Yep, Farrah convinced James Deen to get frisky with her on film, and then sold the video to Vivid Entertainment for the tune of seven figures, and thus Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom was born. Also, it should be noted that Farrah definitely doesn't consider herself a porn star. She's just a young girl exploring her sexuality.” A recent story on website Moviepilot.com also mentioned Farrah, in an article about crossover stars. The story highlighted James Deen and discussed his appearance with Farrah in her Vivid Celeb movies.

 RILEY REID RAISES TEMPS AT VIVID LIVE HOUSTON – Beautiful adult performer Riley Reid recently performed at Vivid Live in Houston and her act was met with exceptional fan enthusiasm. Parts of her show were captured by www.emmreport.com. Vivid Live is a licensee of the world’s leading adult film company Vivid Entertainment and is located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd., in the Briargrove area. Guests at the club enjoy a complimentary gourmet buffet from 5-8pm. Bar drinks and domestic beer at $1.50 from 11am to 9pm and there is a complimentary breakfast on Thursday through Saturday from 2-4am. The 12,000 ft. Vivid Live features a new state-of-the-art light show, the hottest DJs, lavish new furnishings, three stages on the main floor and another in the VIP bar. The multi-level club also has a Champagne Room, Private Dance Room and Sky Boxes.

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vivid news 2015-03-23
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR MARCH 13, 2015]]> /news/2015-03-13/vivid-studio-insider-for-march-13-2015/ /news/2015-03-13/vivid-studio-insider-for-march-13-2015/

 BIG REVEAL IN FLESHBOT INTERVIEW WITH JELENA JENSEN – The most recent Fleshbot.com Vivid Radio host interview is with Jelena Jensen. The host of “The J Spot” is asked to name her favorite male and female performers. Her reply: “My favorite male performer to work with is Matt Erickson and that’s kind of cheating because he’s the only male performer I’ve ever worked with. Why? Because he’s my husband and I have no desire to work with any other male talent. When it comes to female performers, Andy San Dimas and Anikka Albrite are my favorite women to work with. Andy San Dimas is the best kisser on the planet, and she’s just naturally drop dead gorgeous. Anikka Albrite just exudes sexiness, not just physically or in a scene but in everyday life. I have a major crush on her!” Asked whether she might do a boy/girl scene in a future movie (she now does only girl/girl scenes) Jelena responds: “It’s a possibility and I’ve discussed it in the past, but I can’t give a definitive yes or no answer. I can definitely say that if I do ever shoot a boy/girl scene for someone else, it will be with Matt for sure.” Of her Vivid Radio show, Jelena says: “It’s another way to interact with my fans; I love them being able to call in and actually speak with me. I love when listeners call in and tell me crazy stories. I get to live vicariously through them in a way.”

 HOLLYWOOD LIFE SAYS JADE COULD HAVE “NAUGHTIER FUTURE” WITH VIVID – Hollywood Life has joined the party speculating on a possible sex tape starring former ‘Bachelor’ star Jade Roper. Under the headline “Jade Roper Sex Tape: Vivid Entertainment Has High Demand For It,” reporter Julianne Ishler writes: “A Jade sex tape is in high demand at Vivid Entertainment, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned! Guys would go “crazy” to see a Jade Roper sex tape! In fact, leading adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that they would ‘love to get their hands on’ a sex tape of The Bachelor star. But is she interested? Here’s what we know. ‘Jade has a great look and is incredibly sexy. Guys would go crazy to see her in a sex tape. We would love to get our hands on a tape like this!’ says Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of Vivid. We definitely agree that Jade, 28, is incredibly sexy! After all, have you checked out her Playboy pics? The star shows an ample amount of cleavage and dresses in a number of tiny bikinis. She definitely knows how to flaunt what she’s got!

 SYDNEY LEATHERS STAYS IN THE NEWS – Fox News broke the story last week that Sydney Leathers (“the woman who finished off Anthony Weiner’s political career with a sexting scandal”) was in the news again, this time by carrying on a steamy sexting relationship with a Democratic state legislator in the Midwest. The story featuring the star of Vivid’s movie Sydney Leathers: Weiner & Me remains prominently in the headlines, including media such as the Huffington Post and The New York Post. The New York Daily News reported it under the headline: “Sydney Leathers ensnares Indiana State Rep. Justin Moed in sexting scandal that mirrors Anthony Weiner’s downfall.” A headline on Vox.com stated: “Another politician was dumb enough to Sext Sydney Leathers, of Anthony Weiner Scandal Fame.” Vox gave these three suggestions to people who might be inclined to try sexting: #1. Don't sext with people you don't know. #2. If you do sext, don't sext with someone famously at the center of a political sexting scandal. #3. If you do decide to sext with that person anyway, definitely don't buy that person gifts and leave your name on the receipts.” After the news hit the newspapers, Moed apologized in a statement to the Indianapolis Star, saying: “I am truly sorry I have hurt the ones love most with my poor judgment. I am committed to rebuilding trust with my family and my community. This is a private matter and I ask for it to be treated as such.” His apology was reprinted widely.

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vivid news 2015-03-13
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR MARCH 6, 2015]]> /news/2015-03-06/vivid-studio-insider-for-march-6-2015/ /news/2015-03-06/vivid-studio-insider-for-march-6-2015/

RUMOR FIX SAYS VIVID HAS MADE AN OFFER TO JADE ROPER – Rumorfix.com reports that Vivid has made a movie offer to Jade Roper, The Bachelor contestant who created headlines when it was revealed she starred in two nude videos with Playboy. The website says: “While Jade might not have the best luck in love, there’s still hope for her in the adult film industry! RumorFix has learned exclusively that Vivid Entertainment, home of the Kim Kardashian sex tape, porn parodies, and over 3,0000 XXX, has taken a very strong liking in the buxom brunette and is interested in offering her a gig! Steven Hirsch, head of Vivid, tells RumorFix exclusively, ‘We think Jade is hot looking and she could do well as a star in our celebrity sex tape series. We look forward to discussing this opportunity with her.’ Rumorfix.com asked, “Well, Jade, what do you think?!” So far, no word from Jade.

VIVID MOVES AGAINST “VIVIDO” TOY BRAND – Vivid has launched a legal battle to stop JM Sunflower Limited from selling adult toys under the “VividO” brand. Vivid recently learned that the Hong Kong-based company had begun selling adult toys under the “VividO” brand that prominently feature a variety of adult goods that infringe on Vivid’s trademark.  The adult toys are sold on the VividO website as well as through adult toy distributors nationwide. JM Sunflower last month filed a trademark application for the “VividO” mark for “adult sexual stimulation aids, namely, vibrators.” Now Vivid has sent cease and desist letters to JM and to each distributor selling the VividO line of adult toys, and put them on notice that Vivid vigorously protects its proprietary rights.  In January 2015 Vivid was awarded a $1 million judgment in The United States District Court, Middle District of Florida against the owners of a Florida exotic dance club that were infringing upon Vivid’s trademark. Vivid said its mark is legally incontestable under Section 15 of the Lanham Act. Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of Vivid, said: ”Vivid will continue to vigorously defend our trademark where applicable. Vivid was granted a trademark that covered adult toys in 2006.  Vivid has exclusive rights to the VIVID® mark for adult toys, including vibrators. This is blatant trademark infringement that will be aggressively pursued,”

 PHIL VARONE’S ALL-TIME FAVORITE PORN STARS – Fleshbot.com interviewed former rocker/Vivid director Phil Varone recently and asked him to list his five all-time top “golden age porno” stars. His choices: “1. Debi Diamond - My all time favorite. By far I lost the most protein watching her on screen. So hot and one of the naughtiest I've ever seen. 2. Kay Parker - she was the perfect MILF, beautiful with amazingly huge, natural breasts. 3. Christy Canyon - What can I say about her that hasn't been said? She was and is utter perfection. 4. Marilyn Chambers - She will forever haunt my fantasy brain. I remember watching scenes with her and John Holmes and being speechless. 5. Tori Welles - She also haunts my fantasy brain and as a friend of mine, just being around her will make me run to the bathroom and go into fantasy land!” Fleshbot.com recommends that its readers “pick up Varone's latest swinger-tastic release over at Vivid.com, 100% Real Swingers: More of the Rileys.”

 SYDNEY LEATHERS BACK IN THE NEWS – Fox News reports this week that Sydney Leathers “the woman who finished off Anthony Weiner’s political career with a sexting scandal — has struck again.” Fox says of Sydney, who made the Vivid movie Sydney Leathers: Weiner and Me: “this time she’s exposed the kinky fetishes of a Democratic state legislator in the Midwest who responded as ‘Bitch Boy’ when she advertised for a submissive she could ‘financially dominate…Leathers has never met Bitch Boy, or even talked on the phone. Their entire relationship has been via text messaging.”

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vivid news 2015-03-06
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2015]]> /news/2015-02-27/vivid-studio-insider-for-february-27-2015/ /news/2015-02-27/vivid-studio-insider-for-february-27-2015/

 FLESHBOT INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTY CANYON: “SHE JUST RULES” – In the latest in the series of interviews with Vivid Radio hosts Fleshbot.com talks with Christy Canyon. Reporter Holly Kingstown begins her interview: “Christy Canyon just rules. She is in the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame and is one of the most memorable Vivid Girls to walk the planet. She wrote a great book about being a porn star and has been immortalized in an Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark song. She won the AVN Award for Best Tease Performance in Vivid's Comeback in 1996 and Best Group Sex Scene for her scene in The Show..." She also reveals that she had "only seen one porn before entering the biz. One wonderful stoned out of my mind night with some old perv. NEVER did I think six months later I would get into the biz.” The secrets of her success: “Big tits and an insatiable appetite to learn about sex.” Her favorite part of hosting for Vivid Radio: “Interviewing and playing around with my sexy guests. People fascinate me.” And asked what the one thing she would teach another woman who wanted to be better in bed with her partner: “Be yourself. Tell him what YOU want.” She also reveals that her favorite go-to activity is to “Pamper myself. I am a total girlie-girl.” She ends the interview by suggesting that her fans “Tune into me daily on Vivid Radio, 2-4pm pst while you are jerking off to my site.”

Christy Canyon and her Vivid Radio colleague Nicki Hunter are also quoted this week in an Adweek Magazine story about a controversy surrounding the revelation that former porn star Susan Summers is the person behind a popular You Tube video phenomenon involving Disney toys. Reporter Michelle Castillo writes: “Christy Canyon, former porn star and current Vivid Radio host, said parents shouldn't keep their children away from the content because of the creator's alleged past career. '[My kids] have heard me talk about Disney toys, and I've been a porn star,' Canyon told Adweek. "I don't see the connection at all. There's nothing sexual in those videos. What is the other side of the argument? That people who have had sex in their lives can't be trusted around children?'" Castillo ended her story by writing: “Retired porn star Nicki Hunter, who's also a mother, said curiosity is part of human nature, and though she's not thrilled at the idea, chances are her children have stumbled on sexual content online—even if they're not part of the Disney Collector audience. Canyon added the issue highlights the importance of parental involvement in both monitoring what kids watch and explaining the things they may accidentally come across.'As a mother I try to give my kids facts, knowledge, confidence, stability and morality, because the way to deal with any of these sorts of issues is proactively and preemptively,' Canyon said. 'I deal with this issue by preparing my kids for life.'"

 VIVID CABARET FIRST ANNIVERSARY PIX – Many websites are continuing to cover the first anniversary celebration at Vivid Cabaret in New York City and photos from pros such as Udo Salters are popping up frequently. Among the adult film stars continuing to make news for their appearances are Vivid Radio host Joanna Angel and Samantha Saint. The anniversary stories often are accompanied by great headlines, and all give high marks to Vivid Cabaret NYC, the Vivid Cabaret NYC girls, and the Vivid Cabaret NYC staff. The stories report on the "packed house" and the  celebrities, VIPs and pro athletes in attendance. Many contain the great  quote:"The girls are very hot and the staff treats everyone like a VIP." Photos accompanying the stories included shots of Vivid Cabaret NYC girls displaying the Vivid Cabaret large logo sign, and the Vivid Cabaret logo tee-shirt.

STEVEN HIRSCH QUOTED IN HOLLYWOODLIFE STORY ON JADE ROPER SEX TAPE SPECULATION – HollywoodLife.com reporter Julliane Ishler writes this week: “Former ‘Bachelor’ star Jade Roper already has a ‘Playboy’ past, and now it sounds like she could have an even naughtier future! HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned! Guys would go 'crazy' to see a Jade Roper sex tape! In fact, leading adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that they would “love to get their hands on” a sex tape of The Bachelor star. But is she interested? Here’s what we know. “Jade has a great look and is incredibly sexy. Guys would go crazy to see her in a sex tape. We would love to get our hands on a tape like this!” says Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of Vivid.” Isher adds: “We definitely agree that Jade, 28, is incredibly sexy! After all, have you checked out her Playboy pics? The star shows an ample amount of cleavage and dresses in a number of tiny bikinis. She definitely knows how to flaunt what she’s got!”

 VIVID RELEASES 100% REAL SWINGERS: MORE OF THE RILEYS ONLINE – 100% Real Swingers: More of the Rileys, the latest movie in the popular Vivid swinging series, has been released online. The new movie includes never before seen footage of the taboo swinging lifestyle. It was directed by and features rock star and veteran swinger Phil Varone. The former Saigon Kick/Skid Row drummer revisits Carey and Taylor Riley, an Ohio couple that has now been married for four years and has embraced the swinging lifestyle -- so much that they can’t wait to share their enthusiasm with the rest of the world. Vivid’s first movie with the couple, 100% Real Swingers: Meet the Rileys, was released in 2013 and won the 2014 AVN Award for Best Amateur Release. The couple joined swingers from all over the country to attend the awards and the Adult Entertainment Expo, while also participating in amateur shoots and content swaps to sell on their own private websites and on other retail sites. Says Phil: “Just when you thought you saw it all in Meet the Rileys, along comes More of the Rileys. It’s more fun, more action and finally the continuation of one of the hottest swinger orgies ever recorded. It was so hot, I couldn’t help but jump into the sex myself.”

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vivid news 2015-02-27
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR FEBRUARY 24, 2015 ]]> /news/2015-02-24/vivid-studio-insider-for-february-24-2015-/ /news/2015-02-24/vivid-studio-insider-for-february-24-2015-/

ASH HOLLYWOOD A HIT IN HOUSTON - Adult superstar and Vivid Radio host Ash Hollywood is the headliner Vivid Live in Houston this week. Earlier this month Ash helped celebrate Vivid Cabaret New York’s first anniversary with her energetic, crowd-pleasing act. Just before leaving for her Texas gig, Ash said, “I can’t wait to get to Houston to meet my fans and to perform at Vivid Live. Music makes my heart beat and dancing makes me quiver.” Ash says. Her nightly performances are 10:30pm and 12:30am and she was also available to sign autographs and pose for snapshots between feature appearances. Ash has won multiple awards for her performances on film, has worked both as a performer and director with the top adult studios and posed for the covers of the leading men’s magazines. 
Vivid Live is a licensee of the world’s leading adult film company Vivid Entertainment and located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd., in the Briargrove area. The club offers¯complimentary gourmet buffet from 5-8pm, bar drinks and domestic beer at $1.50 from 11am to 9pm and a complimentary breakfaston Thursday throughSaturday from 2-4am. The multilevel club sports 12,000 ft. of Vivid Live sports, a new state-of-the-art light show, the hottest DJs, lavish new furnishings, three stages on the main floor and another in the VIP bar.  There is also a Champagne Room, Private Dance Room and Sky Boxes at this location.

FARRAH MOVIE MENTIONED IN JAMES DEEN FEATURE STORY – A story about James Deen on website MoviePilot.com this week includes a reference to his Vivid movies with Farrah Abraham. The story by Karly Rayner said a “career in the adult movie industry might still be too taboo for polite dinner table conversation, but it no longer means you will automatically be bumped out of more mainstream movies by your past.” Noting that Deen has been nicknamed “the Ryan Gosling of porn,” Rayner continued, “Deen had a public falling out with Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom actress turned porn star, Farrah Abraham, after appearing in her ‘leaked’ sex tape. Abraham asked him to pretend to be in a relationship with her before the tape was released, but Deen refused telling the media: If you're going to make a celebrity sex tape and try to pass it off as an amateur home video, you don't hire a well-known porn star!’”

MIMI FAUST’S VIVID MOVIE FOCUS OF KPOPSTARZ.COM STORY – An article this week in KpopStarz.com featured Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Mimi Faust, with most of the story devoted to the fact that she lost out to Tila Tequila on the AVN Award for Best Celebrity Sex Tape. The story by Aurora Banks said Faust’s movie, Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta “was among the nominees for the famous adult film awards known as the ‘Oscars Porn,’ for her sex tape with former love Nikko Smith. The 45-year-old reality star was nominated for the Best Celebrity category together with Tila Tequila, Farrah Abraham…Myla Sinanaj. Faust however lost the race to Tila Tequila. Adult film company Vivid Entertainment released the ‘amateur’ sex video scandal of Faust and former lover Nikko Smith on April 21, 2014. Steve Hirsch, the company's founder, previously admitted that he was not aware of the popularity of the reality stars nor the show, but upon finding out the potential success of the sex video tape he immediately put it out on public. ‘We were approached by a third party to release the tape,’ he revealed. ‘I wasn't familiar with Mimi and Nikko or Love & Hip Hop. After doing some research, I realized just how big both the show and the tape could be. It was a struggle to ultimately get the deal done but we did.’ The controversial sex video earned $400,000 during its pre-sale and it helped Vivid Entertainment gain new members when it was released online, TMZ reported.” Meanwhile, Banks reports, Faust “confirmed rumors that Nikko Smith's wife, Margo, is going to appear in the fourth season of the VH1 show. She also insisted that her relationship with Nikko Smith is definitely over. ‘Absolutely. A hundred thousand percent done,’ she said.” The AVN Award for Best Celebrity Sex Tape went to the Vivid Celeb feature, Tila Tequila 2: Backdoored & Squirting.

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vivid news 2015-02-24
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR FEBRUARY 17, 2015]]> /news/2015-02-17/vivid-studio-insider-for-february-17-2015/ /news/2015-02-17/vivid-studio-insider-for-february-17-2015/

 VIVID RADIO VALENTINE’S SURVEY IS A MEDIA HIT – There was wide-spread adult media coverage of a VividRadio.com survey indicating Beyoncé was the celebrity guys would most want to have a Valentine’s Day fling with. In the survey of 1,000 listeners Beyoncé captured 48% of their votes; Scarlett Johansson got 21% and Halle Berry won 13%.  Write-ins who included Michelle Obama and adult entertainment legend Christy Canyon (also a Vivid Radio host) received 18% of the votes. In answer to other questions, male fans made it clear that there’s no need to spend money on them for Valentine’s Day -- 56% said their preferred gift would be to have sex. Great food was second at 32% and something sports related was third at 12%.

 VIVID CABARET NYC CELEBRATES ITS FIRST YEAR – Vivid Radio host Joanna Angel was a huge hit on Wednesday when Vivid Cabaretbegan a four-day celebration of its first year. Joanna put on two erotic and energetic performances during the party, making it rain greenbacks from the second floor balcony of the club in Midtown Manhattan. Stories about the anniversary parties appeared throughout the New York City metro area in media that included nightlife, celebrity, men's lifestyle, entertainment, sports and adult. The stories praised the talents of the entertainers, who were described as “gorgeous” and “sexy” and most noted the “rave reviews” the club has gotten since its opening, including one that said "…Since opening 12 months ago, Vivid Cabaret New York has been receiving rave reviews for its beautiful strippers, exciting atmosphere, cutting-edge decor, celebrity sightings, and the city’s tallest stripper pole..."

 KIM KARDASHIAN CHIDED FOR ‘LOVE’ MAGAZINE INTERVIEW – Kim Kardashian appears on the cover of the recent British “Love” magazine and her accompanying interview that mentionsVivid has been covered by other media.   Here’s what reporter Sarah Taylor said on Fishwrapper.com, referring to Kim’s comments on her sex tape with Vivid: “Believe It or Not, Kim K Does Have Regrets: ‘If I do have one regret in life that's it. Maybe that (Kim K: Superstar) is how some people heard about me but I didn't launch my career off of that. That was 12 years ago -- no, 13 years ago now -- so I just try to move on and put it in the past because I think that everyone in life does things they're not proud of but you can't sit and dwell on them forever.’” Sarah Taylor continued her coverage by saying “More of Kim Kardashian's Love Magazine interview with Cara Delevingne, and if you think that's insane, then you should probably read the other, more salacious snippets, like how she talks about peeing all over her Spanx and what she really wants to say to people but bites back, 'cause rude.  Click here for the peeing comments -- it's kinda compulsory and oh so related, isn't it? Read more.”

 PHIL VARONE INTERVIEWED BY FLESHBOT.COM – Phil Varone answered 20 questions for Holly Kingstown in a new Fleshbot.com interview. Kingstown writes: ‘In 2010, Vivid released "Phil Varone's Secret Sex Stash," where he performed with porn star groupies, and he directs excellent amateur/swinger releases for Vivid now.  His lattest release in his ‘100% Real Swingers’ line for Vivid is set in Las Vegas.” In answer to her question, “What movies of yours would you say are ones that are “must-owns” for your fans?” Phil replies: “Any of the 100% Real Swinger series as well as the Groupie Series. This year Vivid is releasing one movie a month of mine and they are all great! My editing partner and I go the extra mile to make them entertaining and try to eliminate the fast forward button.”

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<![CDATA[BEYONCÉ TOPS VIVIDRADIO.COM’S VALENTINE’S DAY “ONE NIGHT STAND’ SURVEY]]> /news/2015-02-12/beyonc-tops-vividradiocoms-valentines-day-one-night-stand-survey/ /news/2015-02-12/beyonc-tops-vividradiocoms-valentines-day-one-night-stand-survey/

LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2015) Multi-talented Beyoncé is definitely on a roll. She not only won three Grammy Awards this year, but she’s also the runaway winner in a survey by VividRadio.com that asked “which celebrity would you most like to have a one-night stand with on Valentine’s Day eve?”

In the survey of 1,000 listeners Beyoncé captured 48% of their votes. Scarlett Johansson got 21%, Halle Berry won 13% and Angelina Jolie got 10%. The remaining 18% went to write-ins who included Michelle Obama and adult entertainment legend Christy Canyon.

In answer to other questions, male fans made it clear that there’s no need to spend money on them for Valentine’s Day -- 56% said their preferred gift would be to have sex. Great food was second at 32% and something sports related was third at 12%.

As to where fans would most like to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year, the number one choice is Hawaii with 32% of the votes. The second most popular location is home with 23%, followed by somewhere in the Caribbean with 18% and next is a fancy restaurant with 10%. Least favored is a ski holiday with only 1% of the votes, while 14% of voters could not decide which location they would enjoy the most.

Vivid Radio is a division of Vivid Entertainment, the world’s leading adult film company. The network has all porn star hosts to its programs and can be heard on SiriusXM 791 and on www.VividRadio.com. The hosts include the legendary Christy Canyon, Ash Hollywood, Alexis Texas and many others.

About Vivid: Founded in 1984, vertically integrated Vivid Entertainment, known as the leading source for quality erotic film entertainment, has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and licensing programs. Vivid-branded products range from condoms to vodka to apparel to gentlemen's clubs. Vivid's movies are seen online, in DVD, VOD and on VividTV worldwide. 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. Vivid Radio—Vivid’s 24/7 radio channel—is available on vividradio.com, the SiriusXM app and channel 791. 

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<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2015]]> /news/2015-02-06/vivid-studio-insider-for-february-6-2015/ /news/2015-02-06/vivid-studio-insider-for-february-6-2015/  FLESHBOT INTERVIEW WITH “NERDY BAD GIRL” ANNIE CRUZ – Fleshbot.com reporter Holly Kingstown clearly had a great time interviewing Vivid Radio.com host Annie Cruz. She begins her article: “Nerdy bad girl Annie Cruz is fun as f*ck to listen to on her show on Vivid Radio and sexually, she is a treat.  Cruz embraces all kinks and gives so much in every moment that she is in front of the camera.  She loves comics, cosplay, video games and getting dirty as f*ck when she performs.”  In her interview, Annie says she was a nerd in high school, but she “watched a lot of porn before I started making it. When I was younger, I was more into lesbian porn, and as I got into college, I really started getting into more boy/girl stuff. These days, I’m into more twisted hardcore films with heavy BDSM and rough sex.” Asked what she thinks made her “into the sexually ravenous, kick ass chick that is on screen?” Annie replied: “When the exhibitionist in me decided to come out during my college years, I instantly became the sex-hungry kitten, who just can’t stop. I blame her.” Of her show on VividRadio.com, Annie says: ”I love that three times a week, I get to share my real life sexcapades and have an open discussion on various sex topics. One of my favorite things on my show is giving sex advice. I also work as a Dating Coach, so it kind of goes hand in hand.”

 MIC.COM COVERS OLDER WOMEN IN ADULT INDUSTRY – Vivid is featured in an article on popular website Mic.com that discusses the topic of older women in the adult industry. Under the sub-headline “More room for older women than you'd expect” reporter Randi Newton writes: “When it comes to adult entertainment, including stripping, there is reportedly a market for older women — in this case, women around 30 and up, although it is hard to find data on stripper demographics. ‘There is no question that women in their 30s and 40s are more celebrated and appreciated in adult entertainment,’ Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of adult empire Vivid Entertainment, told Mic.  Hirsch also claims viewers don't discriminate as much as we might assume when it comes to porn. ‘Guys simply like all sorts of women, and we can see the statistics readily on movie selection through VividTV that ages, shapes and sizes are no barriers to fans,’ he said. When it comes to stripping, Hirsch recognized that fact when he recently expanded the Vivid brand to include licensed upscale gentlemen's clubs which hire women of various ages.” Newton also reports: “Thomas Campbell, manager at Vivid Cabaret NYC, says without hesitation that older women are not only 100% welcome but particularly appreciated: ‘I've not only noticed a trend of dancers that are 30 years and older being more accepted, and living a healthy inspirational lifestyle ... with these ladies being so in tune with their health comes a much more youthful and attractive appearance.’

FARRAH BACK ON ‘TEEN MOM’ AND VIVID GETS MENTIONS -- Farrah Abraham is back on the MTV show “Teen Mom.” News of her  unexpected return to the show was reported this week, and with it mentions of her career as a Vivid movie actress. Hollywood News Daily said her MTV career had been shelved because “of her post reality TV career move to make a sex tape with porn star James Deen. The Vivid tape sold tons of copies and made Farrah over $1 million.” And The New York Daily News reported: After the reality series, Abraham went on to do various projects, including starring in the 2013 porn film Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom, which she initially described as a ‘personal sex tape’ and later sold it to Vivid Entertainment for reportedly close to $1 million.”

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