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 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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vivid news 2015-02-17
<![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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vivid news 2015-02-12
<![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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vivid news 2015-02-06
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR FEBRUARY 3RD 2015]]> /news/2015-02-03/vivid-studio-insider-for-february-3rd-2015/ /news/2015-02-03/vivid-studio-insider-for-february-3rd-2015/

 VIVID THROWS NYC PARTY TO LAUNCH VIVIDBETSPORTS.COM -- Vivid has launched VividBetSports.com with its fantasy sports partner MGT Capital Investments, Inc. The debut event was a party Saturday, January 31st at Vivid Cabaret NYC. Hosting the party – and performing on stage -- is Vivid Radio personality, Ash Hollywood. The new website was developed with MGT Sports, owner of the daily fantasy sports wagering platform, DraftDay.com. The partnership is a marriage between one of the fastest growing internet business segments and one of the largest sources of unique online traffic. Robert Ladd, Chief Executive Officer of MGT, said his company expects “the player growth from Vivid’s extensive reach to benefit our entire daily fantasy sports network, with even more games and larger prizes.” Bill Asher, Co-Chairman of Vivid Entertainment, said “the Big Game weekend party will be a great way to launch our new fantasy sports gaming site – combining guys’ love of beautiful women and sports.” VividBetSports.com currently features a free-to-play version, with the real money version going live in mid-February. New players are encouraged to sign up quickly for the “Big Game Giveaway” on Sunday, which is offering historic football memorabilia and other great prizes. 

 The party marks Ash’s return appearance to Vivid Cabaret NYC, the club she helped launch in 2013. Located at 61 West 37th Street, just off Sixth Avenue, Vivid Cabaret NYC is a favorite spot for celebrities and pro athletes, known for its luxurious setting and warm hospitality.  Vivid Cabaret is the sister club of the world famous Rick's Cabaret NYC, located just four blocks away on West 33rd Street.

VIVID PICKS UP 2015 AVN AWARDS – Brand New Faces won the AVN Award at last week’s ceremonies in Las Vegas for Best Amateur/Pro Am Series while Tila Tequila 2: Backdoored & Squirting captured the honor for Best Celebrity Sex Tape. Other AVN winners included Steven St. Croix, as Best Actor in Wetwork and the Best Special Effects award went to Austin Powers XXX: A Porn Parody.

 LEXI BELLE PERFORMS AT VIVID LIVE IN HOUSTON – Lexi Belle is scheduled to perform at Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston on Feb. 5-7. The award winning actress and Penthouse Pet of the Year Lexi Belle was named by CNBC as one of the most popular stars in the industry. She’s won multiple awards for her acting talent from AVN, F.A.M.E., XRCO, NightMoves, Adam Film World Guide and others. Lexi was born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in Mississippi but loves snowboarding and is a strong animal advocate. She has been in the adult industry since she was 18 and said that because she was so young, she experienced everything first on film. She has an active and loyal fan base and is looking forward to meeting many of them at Vivid Live. “My fans keep me strong and keep me going. I wouldn’t be here without them.” She starred in Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, one of Vivid’s best-selling movies. Lexi will be performing nightly at Vivid Live starting at 10:30pm and 12:30am. She will also be available to sign autographs and pose for snapshots between feature appearances. 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.

 

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vivid news 2015-02-03
<![CDATA[AWARD-WINNING ADULT STAR AND PENTHOUSE PET OF THE YEAR LEXI BELLE TO PERFORM AT VIVID LIVE HOUSTON FEB 5-7\]]> /news/2015-02-02/awardwinning-adult-star-and-penthouse-pet-of-the-year-lexi-belle-to-perform-at-vivid-live-houston-feb-57/ /news/2015-02-02/awardwinning-adult-star-and-penthouse-pet-of-the-year-lexi-belle-to-perform-at-vivid-live-houston-feb-57/

 HOUSTON—(February 2, 2015)—Award winning adult actress and Penthouse Pet of the Year Lexi Belle, named by CNBC as one of the most popular stars in the industry, will perform at Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston on Feb. 5-7.  Lexi has won multiple awards for her acting talent from such organizations as AVN, F.A.M.E., XRCO, NightMoves, Adam Film World Guide and others. She was born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in Mississippi but loves snowboarding and is a strong animal advocate. She works with animal shelters and welfare agencies and has said that if she ever gave up the adult industry, she would like to train dolphins.

She entered the industry at 18 and said that because she was so young, she experienced everything first on film. She has an active and loyal fan base and is looking forward to meeting many of them at Vivid Live. “My fans keep me strong and keep me going. I wouldn’t be here without them.” Some of her fans may recognize her from Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, one of Vivid’s best-selling movies.

Lexi will be performing nightly at Vivid Live starting at 10:30 pm and 12:30 am. She will also be available to sign autographs and pose for snapshots between feature appearances.  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 will enjoy a complimentary gourmet buffet from 5-8pm. Bar drinks and domestic beer will be offered at $1.50 from 11am to 9pm and there is a complimentary breakfast on Thursday through Saturday from 2-4am.  The 12,000 ft club 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. The multi-level club also features a Champagne Room, Private Dance Room and Sky Boxes.

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 2015-02-02
<![CDATA[MGT AND VIVID CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF DAILY FANTASY SPORTS SITE VIVIDBETSPORTS.COM WITH PARTY AT VIVID CABARET NYC ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 31st]]> /news/2015-01-28/mgt-and-vivid-celebrate-the-launch-of-daily-fantasy-sports-site-vividbetsportscom-with-party-at-vivid-cabaret-nyc-on-saturday-january-31st/ /news/2015-01-28/mgt-and-vivid-celebrate-the-launch-of-daily-fantasy-sports-site-vividbetsportscom-with-party-at-vivid-cabaret-nyc-on-saturday-january-31st/

 NEW YORK CITY  (January 28, 2015)  MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) and Vivid Entertainment, are pleased to announce the launch of VividBetSports.com. To celebrate, Vivid and MGT will hold a party hosted by adult superstar and Vivid Radio personality, Ash Hollywood, who will also perform. The party will be held Saturday, January 31st starting at 9:00 pm, at Vivid Cabaret NYC, the premiere gentlemen’s club, 61 West 37th Street in Midtown Manhattan.  Vivid, the leading adult entertainment company, and MGT Sports, owner of the third largest daily fantasy sports wagering platform, DraftDay.com, have joined forces to create VividBetSports.com. The partnership is a marriage between one of the fastest growing internet business segments and one of the largest sources of unique online traffic.  Vivid Radio personality Ash Hollywood. Image courtesy www.vividradio.com. 

“We expect the player growth from Vivid’s extensive reach to benefit our entire daily fantasy sports network, with even more games and larger prizes,” stated Robert Ladd, Chief Executive Officer of MGT.

“The Big Game weekend party will be a great way to launch our new fantasy sports gaming site – combining guys’ love of beautiful women and sports,” said Bill Asher, Co-Chairman of Vivid Entertainment.  The service rolls out today featuring a free-to-play version, with the real money version going live in mid-February. New players are encouraged to sign up quickly for the “Big Game Giveaway” on Sunday, offering historic football memorabilia and other great prizes.Ash Hollywood is one of the most popular stars in the XXX industry, in addition to hosting one of the top-rated shows on Vivid Radio. The party marks Ash’s return appearance to Vivid Cabaret NYC, the club she helped launch in 2013.


 Located at 62 West 37th Street, just off Sixth Avenue, Vivid Cabaret NYC is a favorite spot for celebrities and pro athletes. With a VIP ultra-lounge, roof top garden and smoking lounge, deluxe private suites and four stages, the club is known for its luxurious setting and warm hospitality. Vivid Cabaret is the sister club of the world famous Rick's Cabaret NYC, located just four blocks away on West 33rd Street. To contact the club, call (212) 391-2702.

 Adult Super Star and Vivid Radio Personality Ash Hollywood Will Host Party at Manhattan Hot Spot on the Big Game Weekend

About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.  

MGT Capital and its subsidiaries operate social and real money gaming sites online and in the mobile space, including ownership of the 3rd largest daily fantasy sports wagering platform, www.DraftDay.com. The Company also offers games of skill through www.MGTplay.com and social casino games with SlotChamp™, and also operates an online portal for fantasy sports news and commentary, www.FantasySportsLive.com. MGT also launched Daily Fantasy Legend in partnership with Facebook to become the First Daily Fantasy Platform on Social Media. In addition, the Company owns intellectual property relating to slot machines and has asserted its claims via patent infringement lawsuits.

About VIVID Entertainment

Founded in 1984, vertically integrated Vivid Entertainment, known as the leading source for quality adult 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 on the SiriusXM app. For more on Vivid visit twitter.com/VividCorp or facebook.com/Vivid.

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 WETWORK MAKES XBIZ AWARDS SPLASH -- Wetwork swam away with seven wins at the 2015 XBiz Award Show at the JW Marriott hotel in Los Angeles. The sexy drama about  spies, international intrigue, assassins and prostitutes of every sort was honored as Feature Movie of the Year; Eli Cross was named Director of the Year; Steven St. Croix was picked as Best Actor in a Feature Movie; Mark Logan for Screenplay of the Year; Nic Danger and Alex Ladd for Best Cinematography; the Vivid Studio for Best Art Direction; and Robert April for Best Editing. Eli commented: “The way the industry has changed, going in with a big, original feature you really feel like the underdog. We were up against a lot of great projects so it's fantastic to get the recognition in a field like that. A lot of people really committed to this project, and put in an enormous amount of work; Penny Pax and Steven St. Croix each gave career-defining performances. The art direction by Kylie Ireland and Andy Appleton was subtle, incredibly meticulous and well thought-out, so it's gratifying for them to have gotten that award. I'm so grateful to XBiz for the accolades, and to everyone who worked on the film and gave it their all, but mostly to Marci and Steven Hirsch from Vivid, who've been behind this film 100% from day one. They gave us the creative freedom and support to really create something special. Vivid has a legacy of releasing the best adult features in the world, and it’s very meaningful for Wetwork to be a part of that proud history.” Steven St. Croix added: “I really wasn’t expecting anything this year, so I’m humbled and grateful. I think it’s awesome that I won awards when I started in movies with Vivid many years ago and now, as they transition to the new adult market, I win again for one of their features.” Earlier Wetwork won the XCritic.com 2014 Best Adult Feature award and Steven St. Croix was named the Best Male Actor award for his role in the movie.

 XCRITIC POSTS CLIP OF “UNIQUE” TAYLOR CHANDLER MOVIE -- XCritic.com has posted a clip of the newest Vivid Celeb release, Going For The Gold, XCritic wrote: “Vivid Celeb has consistently brought out unique and interesting releases. It's hard to think of one as unique as their latest release, Going For The Gold featuring Taylor Lianne Chandler, the world’s first intersex porn star. In case you were wondering, intersex means that Taylor was born with both male and female parts. This release would be interesting in its own right, but it gets even more interesting as Taylor Lianne Chandler was a rumored Tinder hookup with (an) Olympic gold medalist.”

 MONIQUE TALKS TATTOOS AND GUILTY PLEASURES – The current issue of Steppin’ Out Magazine includes an “Ouch” feature on Vivid Radio host Monique Alexander, talking about tattoos and her own guilty pleasure. She tells editor Dan Lorenzo that she got her first tattoo when she was 20, and since then she has “dated lots of guys without ink, but am drawn to men and women that have tattoos. They catch my eyes first!” Asked what she watches on television, Monique replies: My guilty pleasure is reality TV and my soap opera is The Young & The Restless. I also love the Big Bang Theory, Shameless, Law & Order and Nurse Jackie.” She also puts in a plug for VividRadio.com, noting that she does a “live show every Monday called Momolicious Mondays that’s on at 12pm West/ 3pm East coast time.”

 100% REAL SWINGERS: LAS VEGAS TO DEBUT JANUARY 27 -- The latest in the 100% Real Swingers movie series will debut on www.vivid.com January 27th. This time Phil Varone’s destination is America’s own Sin City -- Las Vegas. 100% Real Swingers: Las Vegas is the follow-up to Swinging American Style: Vegas or Bust. Rock ‘n roll star (former Saigon Kick/Skid Row drummer) and veteran swinger Varone takes viewers to a city that truly never sleeps. The 24-hour swinger haven is the set for an unbelievable night of debauchery that reaches new heights of eroticism. Phil’s cast of real swingers includes couples, single women and single men who have come to Vegas for one reason and one reason only; swinging. With clubs, weekly events and penthouse parties the swinging lifestyle is more prevalent then ever, making Las Vegas the host of “lifestyle” conventions that are attended by thousands of swingers from all over the world. Phil’s swinger friends are always up-for-anything and with cameras rolling, Phil has the footage to prove it. Watch as they rummage through Las Vegas having fun wherever they can, which includes parties, a party bus, threesomes, foursomes and all-somes! Says Phil: “It’s always a pleasure going to a new city and meeting fun, outgoing swingers and Las Vegas is no different. Another amazing city with amazing swingers having fun.”

 VIVID RADIO HOSTS TO COVER AEE AND AVN -- Thousands of industry insiders and fans converged on Vegas this week for the Adult Entertainment Expo and AVN Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel. The all-porn-star hosts of Vivid Radio were on hand to broadcast live from the main fan hall floor of the AEE. Hosts of the shows were Monique Alexander, Joanna Angel, Annie Cruz, Brandy Aniston, Dani Daniels, April Flores, Ash Hollywood, Veruca James, Tera Patrick and Tanya Tate. In addition Alexis Texas was scheduled to team with rocker Tommy Pistol to co-host the 2015 AVN Awards ceremony, often called “the Oscars of Porn.” Leading up to the 32nd annual award ceremony were parties, seminars, x-burlesque shows and many fan events to enjoy. Vivid Radio celebrated its first anniversary in November. The sexy hosts deliver the most erotic radio content in the world at www.VividRadio.com and on the SiriusXM app Channel 791. Their on-air guests at AEE included performers, directors, producers, studio and sex toy company executives and fans in an intimate and uncensored style that captured all the glitz, glamorous sex and sensuality of the famous event.

 

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vivid news 2015-01-23
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 MEDIA INTEREST IN TAYLOR CHANDLER MOVIE STAYS STRONG – Coverage climbed after TMZ broke the story about  intersex star Taylor Chandler  making the Going for the Gold movie.   TMZ said its Taylor story was among its most popular of the week. The movie also attracted coverage on  MStarz, Huffington Post, the Sean Green Show and many other outlets. AIPdaily and DrunkenStepFather ran a hardcore clip from the movie.  The Daily Mail of London requested photos from the movie and used them in its story.  The Daily Mail story said: “Taylor Chandler, who detailed her relationship and sexual exploits with the swimmer as he was in rehab last November following his DUI arrest, shot the film for Vivid Entertainment. The hard core film is called Going for the Gold and features a male porn star playing a swimmer alongside Chandler. Vivid also seems to think the video will sell well, paying Chandler in the mid-to-high six figures for her work. Vivid is the same company responsible for numerous celebrity sex tapes, including the famous Kim Kardashian and Ray J video.” 

 VIVID RADIO HOSTS TO COVER AEE – The hosts of Vivid Radio will broadcast live from the main fan hall floor of the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on from Wednesday, January 21st through Friday, January 23rd.  Separately, Vivid Radio host, Alexis Texas, will team with actor Tommy Pistol to co-host the 2015 AVN Awards ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel, which follows the AEE on Saturday January 24th.  Hosting four shows daily will be Monique Alexander, Joanna Angel, Annie Cruz, Brandy Aniston, Dani Daniels, April Flores, Ash Hollywood, Veruca James, Tera Patrick and  Tanya Tate.   Their on-air guests at AEE will include performers, directors, producers, studio and sex toy company executives and fans in an intimate and uncensored style that captures all the glitz, glamorous sex and sensuality of the famous event held each January in Las Vegas.  Thousands of industry insiders and fans converge on Vegas each year for the AEE and AVN Awards, often called “the Oscars of Porn.” The 32nd annual ceremony is on Sat evening and leading up to award night there are parties, seminars, x-burlesque shows and many fan events to enjoy.

 WETWORK WINS XCRITIC “BEST FEATURE”AWARD – Vivid’s Wetwork has won the XCritic.com 2014 Best Adult Feature award. Steven St. Croix also won the Best Male Actor award for his role in the movie. XCritic said:  “Kudos to: Vivid Entertainment, who showed that you can slim down and focus on quality over quantity with Wetwork, a movie that took several major awards.” 

 SAM PHILLPS STARTS NEW ONLINE FEATURE – Vivid Radio host Sam Phillips has begun a new feature called “Sex and Men” on SocialUnderground.com. Sam writes in her first column: “I’ve been working for Vivid Radio for over a year; hosting my show, The Single Life with my co-host Yanira Johnson, on SiriusXM channel 791, and streaming live on www.vividradio.com. 

 STARR SISTERS AT VIVID LIVE IN HOUSTON – Tall, blue-eyed blonde sister adult stars, Natasha and Natalia Starr are scheduled to perform at Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston on Jan. 15-17.  “We love this time of the year because it’s filled with the promise of all good things,” says Natasha.  “Everyone wants to have a great time and we’re both ready to make that happen.” Her sister Natalia adds, “We love to meet fans and entertain and we’re always amazed and happy to see so many of our fans turn out to see us.” Natalia entered the adult industry in 2012 as a glamour model while Natasha was already in the industry having joined the year before. They each posed as Pet of the Month for the July/August single issue of Penthouse magazine. In September, 2014 the Poland-born sisters were among the adult stars appearing in the welcome home party scene for the Season 7 premiere of Sons of Anarchy. Vivid Live is a licensee of Vivid Entertainment. 

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vivid news 2015-01-19