Vivid.com RSS http://vivid.com Vivid.com news and information /gfx/global/v-logo.gif Vivid.com News http://vivid.com en-us Copyright 2010 Vivid.com News http://vivid.com/ <![CDATA[POPULAR ADULT STAR KRISTINA ROSE TO PERFORM AT VIVID LIVE MEN’S CLUB ON SEPT. 18-20]]> /news/2014-09-15/popular-adult-star-kristina-rose-to-perform-at-vivid-live-mens-club-on-sept-1820/ /news/2014-09-15/popular-adult-star-kristina-rose-to-perform-at-vivid-live-mens-club-on-sept-1820/

Kristina Will Also Represent Vivid Live at The Erotic Ball on Fri., Sept. 19 at Club Limelight

 HOUSTON  September 15, 2014 - Petite, shapely and adorable brunette knockout Kristina Rose will perform at Vivid Live Men’s Club on Sept. 18-20, at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd. in Briargrove. Vivid Live operates under a license from the world’s leading adult company Vivid Entertainment .   The 5’1” Kristina is a native of Riverside, CA and was a model before she entered the adult film industry, where she became so popular that she won multiple awards from AVN and XRCO and appeared in over 490 movies.  “You can give someone all the awards in the world and it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day it’s the fans and people that matter. I love my fans. They helped me gain the success I have now,” said Kristina.  Kristina will perform nightly at Vivid Live and she looks forward to meeting her Houston fans, posing for snapshots with them and signing autographs.“I don’t feel that men are intimidated by me,” she notes. “Maybe I’m wrong, but I think it’s part of my charm that I’m approachable.”Kristina will also be making a special appearance at The Erotic Ball being held in Houston at Club Limelight on Fri., Sept. 19. The event embraces all that is erotic with a classy and upscale twist.  Guests at Vivid Live enjoy a complimentary gourmet lunch/dinner from 11 am to 7 pm, Mon.-Fri. and a breakfast buffet from 2-4 am on Thurs., Fri. and Sat. With bar drinks, wine and domestic beer daily at $2.75 until 9 pm, the club offers the best Happy Hour in Houston.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 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—is available on vividradio.com, the SiriusXM app and on channel 791. 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." For more on Vivid visit twitter.com/VividCorp or facebook.com/Vivid .

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vivid news 2014-09-15
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 2014]]> /news/2014-09-12/vivid-studio-insider-for-september-12-2014/ /news/2014-09-12/vivid-studio-insider-for-september-12-2014/

 VIVID REVIEWING PURPORTED IGGY AZALEA SEX TAPE -- Vivid announced on Thursday it has been approached by a third party who claims he represents an individual with rights to a purported sex tape featuring the sexy recording artist Iggy Azalea. Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch says "Iggy is definitely the hottest female rapper today. I believe there would be a huge demand for her sex tape. Iggy has proved that she’s an amazing talent. If there is any tape out there that can rival that of Kim Kardashian, this one is it! We are conducting our due diligence and if we are satisfied with our review, we will definitely try to make a deal to distribute the tape." Vivid’s Iggy news immediately became a media sensation. TMZ reported: “Iggy Azalea allegedly recorded a sex tape that could make her millions upon millions -- according to a Hollywood porn boss, but Iggy tells TMZ she can't cash in on the vid ... because it's NOT her! Vivid honcho Steven Hirsch tells us he has seen some footage which he says appears to be Iggy with an ex-boyfriend -- and from the little he's seen ... he's sure it could easily top Kim Kardashian's legendary sex tape in sales.” Perez Hilton wrote: “Uh oh, is this going to be the next Kim Kardashian-type sex tape!?! Apparently, there's a sex tape being shopped around that involves none other than Miz Iggy Azalea!  YIKES!  Steven Hirsch, the CEO of Vivid Entertainment is alleging that he's seen footage of a tape that includes the Fancy rapper and an ex-BF and it could give Kimmy's tape a run for its money… Just one little problem: Iggy's people are saying it ain’t her.  Her people have told Vivid that it most certainly is not her in the tape and they're ready to sue over it! However, IF it were Iggy in the video and IF she did sign off on it, she could reportedly make millions upon millions from the sales of the tape!  Guess we'll have to wait and see whether the tape will be released or not! Though we're gonna hedge our bets say don't hold your breath on it happening.” News that Vivid was reviewing the purported tape was also carried by InTouch, BarstoolSports.com, Bossip.com, the San Jose Mercury News, the Mirror in the U.K., Huffington Post (which carried the Azalea camp denial) and countless other outlets.

 XCRITIC FEATURES GROUPIES CLIP – XCritic.com has posted “an EXCLUSIVE clip from the upcoming Vivid Entertainment release, Phil Varone's Groupies: The Music From Behind.” XCritic says Varone “doesn't just answer some of the most asked questions, it SHOWS YOU. Some of the topics covered include: How many girls have you had? How do you get girls? Is it easy to get laid? Can you tell us some stories? It also introduces some very hot girls and visits places never before seen except by rock stars.”

 CNBC LOVES THE ‘BUSINESS OF PORN’ – A CNBC program on the changing adult business has been aired multiple times by the network. The national financial news outlet aired the program again last week, including a segment featuring Vivid founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch. He’s quoted as saying,”Our first movie was 25 years ago and it's really the same formula: Beautiful girls who work exclusively for the company; movies that cater to couples; and hot sex. Those things haven't changed.” The program notes that the adult business is evolving, and that Vivid is leading the way in meeting today’s challenges. The narrator notes, “no matter how it's defined, porn exists across civilizations throughout time.” And that is a timeless statement.

MEN’S MAGAZINE DAILY INTERVIEWS “PANSEXUAL’ ANNIE CRUZ -- Vivid Radio host Annie Cruz was interviewed recently by Men’s Magazine Daily, the popular website. The lengthy interview by reporter Jon DaBove featured numerous photos of the one-time school bookworm Annie, and began: “The first time I ever saw Annie Cruz was on the Howard Stern show and all I could think to myself is, Wow! Besides being sexy and exotic with a gorgeous little body, she’s the type of woman that seems like she’s open to anything at any time. That’s a hot quality and not one you come across very often. When you a put a girl with that attitude in the adult industry, you’re bound to get some incredible performances and Annie has definitely delivered in that aspect. As if all that weren’t enough, Annie is interesting having been an amateur boxer and a wrestler. Today, she’s an adult industry legend.” During the interview Annie said of her Vivid Radio show: “It’s funny because I studied print journalism in college, and now, I do radio. I had some experience with internet radio several years ago. To be able to get on the air and have an open discussion about some of my favorite sexual things, it is quite the experience for me, and I love every minute of it. It’s the one thing I look forward to doing every week. Fans can hear me or call in any time on www.vividradio.com.

 

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vivid news 2014-09-12
<![CDATA[VIVID ENTERTAINMENT SAYS IT IS REVIEWING A SEX TAPE PURPORTING TO FEATURE HOT RAPPER IGGY AZALEA]]> /news/2014-09-11/vivid-entertainment-says-it-is-reviewing-a-sex-tape-purporting-to-feature-hot-rapper-iggy-azalea/ /news/2014-09-11/vivid-entertainment-says-it-is-reviewing-a-sex-tape-purporting-to-feature-hot-rapper-iggy-azalea/

“If There is Any Tape Out There That Can Rival That of Kim Kardashian, This One is it!”

LOS ANGELES – (September 11, 2014) – Leading adult company Vivid Entertainment says it has been approached by a third party who claims he represents an individual with rights to a purported sex tape featuring the sexy recording artist Iggy Azalea.

Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch says "Iggy is definitely the hottest female rapper today." His company has pioneered in the release of celebrity sex tapes featuring high-profile stars. He said he has been shown a "teaser" of images of a woman who appears to be the 24-year-old, Australian-born Ms. Azalea, whose real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly.

"I believe there would be a huge demand for her sex tape,” Mr. Hirsch said. “Iggy has proved that she’s an amazing talent. If there is any tape out there that can rival that of Kim Kardashian, this one is it! We are conducting our due diligence and if we are satisfied with our review, we will definitely try to make a deal to distribute the tape," he added.

Iggy Azalea gained recognition early on for her controversial songs Pu$$y and Two Times. With her delicate skin, lithe body and long blonde hair she also started modeling and became the face of Levi Jeans.

She was the first female and first non-American to be featured on XXL’s annual Top 10 Freshman cover issue and her list of awards include those from BET, Billboard, MTV, Boombox and many others. Last year she toured with Beyoncé and her single Fancy reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs charts earlier this year.

Vivid is famous for releasing best-selling sex tapes featuring celebs including Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson, Kendra Wilkinson, Tla Tequilia, Montana Fishburne, pro-wrestling champion Chyna, VH1’s "Teen Mom," Farrah Abraham and most recently Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” also on VH1.

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—is available on vividradio.com, the SiriusXM app and on channel 791. 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." For more on Vivid visit twitter.com/VividCorp or facebook.com/Vivid.

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vivid news 2014-09-11
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER SEPTEMBER 8, 2014]]> /news/2014-09-08/vivid-studio-insider-september-8-2014/ /news/2014-09-08/vivid-studio-insider-september-8-2014/

 FOX TV COVERS VIVID ROLE IN ADULT INDUSTRY’S TECH ADVANCES – Fox TV stations around the country are airing a mini documentary on the “untold story” of the key role the adult industry has played in consumer technology advances. The lengthy “Fox Docs’ segment by reporter Lisa Evers began: “You may not realize it, but the adult entertainment industry -- love it or hate it -- has been the driving force behind some of the most common technological advances, everything from movies on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray, to on line credit card payments. X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody is a porn parody by Vivid Entertainment, the production and distribution company Steve Hirsch founded in 1984. During his 30 years as a major player in the multi billion-dollar industry, Hirsch has been on the cutting edge of tech innovations that later became mainstream, such as the VCR.” Steven is quoted throughout the piece. Among his comments: “In our industry, unlike Hollywood, we have no red tape...We’ve done it all, seen it all, and we’ve watched the industry evolve to where it is today…You have to see what’s coming and do it first...Whether it was the VCR, where Hollywood wasn’t interested in putting their movies on tape, and then moving on to DVD Blu-ray and ultimately onto the Internet…The push for high speed modems and broadband was really from the adult industry initially because people wanted to see things faster…I don’t think there is any question that the adult industry sort of pushes technology along, probably more than their fair share.” Evers concluded her report by noting, “The technology advances show no sign of showing down.”

 XCRITIC AND VIVID SURVEY ON IMPACT OF FIFTY SHADES OF GREY -- A new online survey conducted by Vivid Entertainment and XCritic.com indicates the novel Fifty Shades of Grey has sparked more interest in the practice of BDSM, but still little inclination to try the rough stuff in personal relationships. Of the predominantly male survey respondents, 46 percent had tried some form of BDSM, but 54 percent had not. The survey results showed that the book had spurred curiosity to try BDSM in just 20 percent of its respondents while 36 percent had already tried it, but 44 percent had no curiosity about it. And just 24 percent know people that have tried BDSM while 76 percent know no one who has tried it as a result of the publicity surrounding the book that is scheduled to debut as a movie in February 2015. Of those respondents to the survey who had tried BDSM, 46 percent had tried bondage, 39 percent tried master/slave role playing and 21 percent tried flogging. And of those who say they might try it, 40 percent would want to be dominant partner while 23 percent would want to be submissive and 37 percent would want to switch back and forth between those roles. Nearly 48 percent of those surveyed said they had not suggested BDSM to their partner, while 21 percent were either curious or even enthusiastic about it, and just 10 percent said they “hate the idea.” Despite their reluctance to try it personally, 68 percent of the respondents believe Fifty Shades of Grey has made BDSM “more mainstream and acceptable,” compared with 32 percent who do not believe it has. 


 TERA PATRICK GUEST HOSTS ON VIVID RADIO -- Legendary adult superstar and former Vivid Girl Tera Patrick will guest host
her own one hour Vivid Radio call-in show this month. She began her gig September 3rd on vividradio.com from 4-5 pm PT and will also be on September 10, 17 and 24. Prior to going on air, Tera said that she’s thrilled that she can now be heard internationally through VividRadio.com. She’s excited about the opportunity to talk candidly with her fans and is ready to answer any and all questions from call-ins at 1-855-99-VIVID. While Tera has retired from adult films she is much in demand for personal appearances and her fans can still watch her movies on www.vivid.com. She recently attended a red carpet premiere for a mainstream indie movie she made titled “Live Nude Girls.” It was released by Screen Media Films this month and will be available on Xbox Exclusive and on DVD. Tera’s frequent personal appearances include burlesque shows, Comic Con and Wizard World shows. She also just attended her first ever Fetish Con Show in Tampa. The stunning brunette’s memoir, Sinner Takes All, was published by Penguin’s Gotham Books in 2010. She has also been busy finishing two more books scheduled for release in 2015.

  RAVERS DVD FEATURES KENTUCKY SWINGERS – The current issue of Ravers DVD, the popular British adult magazine, features the Phil Varone/Vivid release 100% Real Swingers: Kentucky Old Glory. The movie is headlined on the cover of the magazine, with a three-page article and pictorial inside. The headline on the story reads, “Time for Some Kentucky F*cky’ and the story begins: “This group explores orgies, sex trains and so much more that Ravers DVD thinks it’s a good idea

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vivid news 2014-09-08
<![CDATA[VSI FOR AUGUST 29, 2014]]> /news/2014-08-29/vsi-for-august-29-2014/ /news/2014-08-29/vsi-for-august-29-2014/

 PHIL VARONE’S ‘GROUPIES’ SERIES LAUNCHES - Phil Varone Groupies: The Music From Behind has launched online on www.vivid.com and will be in stores across the country on Sept. 9. The first of four movies in Varone’s new Groupies series was greeted with considerable media attention.  A lengthy AVN interview  with Varone began: “The Vivid director is back to his first passion: on stage with his band, and back stage with the groupies… One would expect that Varone will take a more central role in his new series, titled Groupies: The Music From Behind series (a sly takeoff on VH1’s Behind the Music series). Asked why he decided to revisit his original field of sexual conquest, Varone explained that it came about when he started touring again with Saigon Kick. Vivid Vice President Marci Hirsch, who is also a ‘big rock fan,’ suggested that his travels with the band would open up the possibility to capture some groupie sex on camera. Varone began by asking women who’d expressed an interest in hooking up whether they’d be amenable to doing so on camera—and the new series was born. (Click here for the press release on the new series).”  XBiz.com also carried a story on the launch, along with ShortandSweet,  GuysGabAfterDark.com, which included a trailer, and CarnalSkin.net, which used a trailer and a story with lavish photo illustration.  In the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, Robin Leach wrote:  “The Las Vegas-based musician estimates that he’s bedded more than 3,000 women and says he’s nowhere near stopping.
He told me: ‘Let’s face it, the three reasons why guys dream of being rock stars is for fame, fortune and women. The questions I get asked most often are how many girls have you had? How do you get different girls? Is it easy to get them? Can you tell us some stories?’ Now he’s filmed a series of four videos on tour stops: Phil Varone Groupies: The Music From Behind is the first, in which he answers all those questions and curiosities. The Vivid releases start selling in stores Sept. 9, but the first episode is available at Vivid.com now.”  ShortandSweet.com’s Raph Greco also interviewed Phil. Asked if he’s had any surprises while “auditioning” girls for the series, Phil replied: “They were all great ! In Groupies 2 coming out in December, I run into a beautiful black girl who is 19 and as naughty as it comes and also the super hot Kendra Lynn who is 20 and even naughtier. Sometimes it’s just good to be me. Ha!” 
Disclaimer:  Phil Varone Groupies: The Music from Behind is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Viacom International Inc., the VH1 show “Sex Rehab” a/k/a “Celebrity Sex Rehab.”


 XCRITIC.COM INTERVIEWS NICKI HUNTER – The latest in an on-going series of XCritic.com interviews with Vivid Radio hosts is with Nicki Hunter. Reporter Apache Warrior writes: “This talented adult radio personality knows how to keep her listeners' attention and get them calling in. Her new taboo themed program will expose their ‘forbidden’ fantasies and bring them out into the open. Since I love taboo material, Nicki's show ‘Mission Sex Possible’ is going to be a routine activity on Wednesdays for me. I may even call in and surprise her. You should too.”  Nicki told XCritic: ‘Vivid and I have had a long standing friendship and mutually beneficial working relationship for many years. The people at Vivid Radio are veterans in the adult radio world and are committed to bringing the sexiest radio to their listeners. I have had multiple shows in my previous years on various platforms, so when I expressed interest in joining the Vivid Radio lineup, we found something that would work for all of us. I'm now committed to Wednesdays at 5pm PST on www.vividradio.com, the SiriiusXM app and channel 791. I am overjoyed at returning to sexy radio. My show is about random topics that push the limits. It's called "Mission Sex Possible: The Hunter Zone" and I am Special Anal Agent Nicki Hunter. Together, my listeners and I will dive deep into what's sexy, taboo, and where only the sexually brave dare to tread. So far we have talked about the true love of the ass and anal play, the fantasy of playing with the step-relatives, the best tits that were ever born or created, and about sex in the back seat of the car... And getting caught! Anything goes...including virginities.’”  
 
JELENA JENSEN INTERVIEWED BY CRAVEONLINE – Hip website CraveOnline film channel editor William Bibbiani interviewed Vivid Radio host Jelena Jensen last week. The interview is now available as a podcast. Bibbiani called Jelena “lovely and talented” as he introduced her as the star of numerous adult films and now host of the Vivid Radio show “J-Spot” (Thursdays, 5-6 pm PT). In the interview, Jelena said that when she first got in the adult business, “I didn’t want to have sex with anyone.”  She began doing modeling, then girl-girl soft because “I actually hired the girl, just in case I didn’t like it and didn’t want to do it; instead, I loved it.”  She’s now focused on her “J-Spot” show, which she enjoys because every week she choses the topic to focus on. “It’s always fun to have someone in the studio to interact with. I was on yesterday and I was talking about oral sex...are you a giver or receiver, what techniques do you like? Almost everyone said they are a giver; just two guys said they are receivers, but they were also givers.”  

 AVN INTERVIEWS TERA PATRICK ON HER VIVID RADIO GIG – A recent interview by AVN with famed adult star Tera Patrick began with these tantalizing sentences: “One of the adult industry's top-tier entertainers, Tera Patrick hasn't been in a hardcore scene for several years, but she still has plenty of hardcore fans. Patrick was already on our minds this month with the release of the mainstream movie Live Nude Girls, in which she has a role, so we were intrigued to hear that she was returning to Vivid in September.Well, returning to Vivid Radio, that is—to host a month's worth of weekly radio shows at the studio where she performed as a Vivid Girl starting in 2003.”  In the interview with Iris Blocks, Tera said  her one hour guest hosting spots will be September 3, 10, 17 and 24, but she did not disclose any further details because she wants listeners to be surprised.  Asked what accomplishment she’s proudest of, Tera replied: “Being a mother and a good partner. I've won every award, traveled the world many times, make great money, but having a healthy beautiful loving family trumps everything.”  Noting that Tera has a degree as a registered nurse Blocks asked Tera if she “will ever work in the medical field again?” Her reply:  “Actually I don't rule it out. I still dream of working in a lab and finding cures for incurable diseases. Science is my first love and fascinates me, so who knows?”  


ALEXIS TEXAS IS ‘COVINO & RICH’ GUEST – Vivid Radio host Alexis Texas was a guest last week on the popular ‘Covino and Rich’ show on SiriusXM.  

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vivid news 2014-08-29
<![CDATA[VIVID TO RELEASE PHIL VARONE GROUPIES: THE MUSIC FROM BEHIND FEATURING AUTHENTIC GROUPIES ON VIVID.COM ON AUG. 26 AND IN STORES ON SEPT. 9]]> /news/2014-08-25/vivid-to-release-phil-varone-groupies-the-music-from-behind-featuring-authentic-groupies-on-vividcom-on-aug-26-and-in-stores-on-sept-9/ /news/2014-08-25/vivid-to-release-phil-varone-groupies-the-music-from-behind-featuring-authentic-groupies-on-vividcom-on-aug-26-and-in-stores-on-sept-9/

Rock Star Fantasies Come True with Varone’s New Movie, the First, in a Series of Four

 LOS ANGELES – (August 25, 2014) – Vivid Entertainment will introduce Phil Varone Groupies: The Music From Behind online on www.vivid.com on Aug. 26 and in stores across the country on Sept. 9. The movie is the first of four installments in Varone’s new Groupies series, with each being shot in a different city.  Rock star (former Skid Row and current Saigon Kick drummer) and now porn director/performer Varone takes viewers backstage at concerts and inside hotel rooms to see how groupie sex sizzles. As a veteran rock drummer Varone estimates that he’s bedded over 3,000 women, and says he’s nowhere near stopping.  Being a rock star is one of men’s most popular fantasies, according to Varone. “Let’s face it, the three reasons why guys dream of being rock stars is for fame, fortune and women. The questions I get asked most often are, How many girls have you had? How do you get girls? Is it easy to get laid? Can you tell us some stories? Phil Varone Groupies: The Music From Behind answers all these questions and curiosities. It also introduces some very hot girls and visits places never before seen except by rock stars.”  Varone is still active with his band Saigon Kick and shot interiors for the movie when they were on tour recently at Cheetah (formerly The Button South) in Hallandale Beach, Fla. “I remember that stop very well,” he mused. “I hooked up with a real stripper and then shot what unfolded.”  Varone’s first book “Un-Philtered: Real Life On and Off the Rock’n’Roll Tour Bus” is available through www.riverdaleavebook.com and through his website, www.philvarone.com It includes details on some of his most erotic adventures. Fans can follow him on Twitter @ThePhilVarone.

Disclaimer: This video is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Viacom International Inc., the VH1 show “Sex Rehab” a/k/a “Celebrity Sex Rehab.”

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—is available on vividradio.com, the SiriusXM app and on channel 791. 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." For more on Vivid visit twitter.com/VividCorp or facebook.com/Vivid.

 

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vivid news 2014-08-25
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR AUGUST 22, 2014]]> /news/2014-08-22/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-22-2014/ /news/2014-08-22/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-22-2014/

 MORE UNCOVERED ON FARRAH’S STRIPPING GIG – Farrah Abraham’s job as a stripper at an Austin club may earn her more than a half a million dollars. At least that’s what she told RadarOnline, setting off a chain of media coverage that invariably mentioned her Vivid movies. The RadarOnline story began: ”Time for the haters to put their money where their mouths are!” It added, “Despite critics slamming former Teen Mom-turned-porn star Farrah Abraham for her new stripping gig at Palazio Gentlemen’s Club in Austin, Abraham tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that she’s excited about her new job because she’s getting paid the big bucks.” It quoted her as saying “the club loved how hardworking and focused I was, so they offered me a $544,000 agreement to be celebrity house feature.” In a follow-up story Examiner.com wrote: “The 23-year-old reality TV star is not yet done with her five minutes of fame. Farrah Abraham capitalized on two adult films from Vivid Entertainment. Both movies were with leading man James Deen, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom, was allegedly ‘leaked’ and the second, Farrah 2: Backdoor and More, have the couple at play amid three various fetish themes. When the news first broke last week that the “Teen Mom” was working at an Austin strip club, Abraham claimed it was for research, ‘like Jennifer Aniston.’ No, Farrah, you are nothing like Jennifer Aniston.” Among other media that picked up on the story was the Huffington Post.

STEVEN HIRSCH “ENCAPSULATES” INDUSTRY REACTION TO FREE CONTENT – Xbiz.com has published an “informal survey” of the adult industry’s reaction to free content. Writer Jared Rutter reports on a survey of industry leaders and says “their views are encapsulated in this statement from Vivid Entertainment's Steven Hirsch, one of the architects of the porn marketing paradigm. ‘The adult industry is increasingly challenging. We all know this and there are fewer movies being shot. Traditional adult producers need to carve out their own niches of unique content to be competitive today. Because the marketplace is crowded and we are constantly fighting free porn, diversification to sell content across multiple venues is also essential. As in any super competitive industry, the smarter and stronger companies will survive.’ New delivery systems, diversified content, unique niches: all significant elements in today’s porn perspective.”

 JELENA JENSEN – PORN STAR NERD – Vibe.com has interviewed Vivid Radio host Jelena Jensen and the full interview will be posted this weekend. The Vibe.com interview follows one with XCritic.com, which said of the brunette beauty: “Not only has she been a Playboy model and Penthouse Pet, but she wins for her webmastering skills. She's a beauty and a geek rolled up into one ravishing human being. Now, her fans can call her on her new Vivid radio show "Jelena Jensen: The J-Spot" every Wednesday at 5-6pm PT and 8-9pm ET on www.vividradio.com. She will make your Wednesdays more enjoyable.”  

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FARRAH ABRAHAM TRIES STRIPPING – Farrah Abraham, star of the Vivid movies Farrah Abraham: Backdoor Teen Mom and Farrah 2: Backdoor and More is now working at a strip club in Austin. According to E! News she “recently began a stripping gig at Palazio Gentlemen's Club in Austin, a source confirms to E! News. ‘She was hired a couple of weeks ago as a cocktail waitress but wanted to make more money dancing, so they moved her up to the stage,’ the insider dished. ‘She was on all three stages, the main stage and two side stages.’” The report said Farrah is working at the strip club for “research.” The story of her stripping gig was also picked up by the Huffington Post.

 CHERI MAGAZINE CALLS SPIDER-MAN XXX 2 “A MASTERPIECE”
The “Video Voltage” section of the latest issue of Cheri Magazine features a full-page photo montage from Spider-Man XXX 2 , calling the movie Axel Braun’s “latest masterpiece.” A movie synopsis beneath the photos says the movie is full of “intensive arachnid action.”

 MONIQUE ALEXANDER PERFORMS AT VIVID LIVE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB IN HOUSTON
Monique Alexander was the featured performer at Vivid Live Gentlemen’s Club in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 14 through Saturday, Aug. 16. The bubbly Monique was scheduled to perform nightly, mingle with fans, sign autographs and pose for snapshots. Says Monique: “I love Houston. It’s a great sports town. It’s both energetic and laid back at the same time. I always enjoy myself when I’m there.” Monique also has a show on Vivid Radio, Vivid Girl: Monique Alexander, heard on Mondays from noon to 1 pm PT (on www.vividradio.com as well  through the SiriusXM app and on channel 791). 

 NICKI HUNTER HOSTING ON VIVID RADIO
Vivid Radio host Nicki Hunter appeared recently on the Credence & Bishop syndicated radio show. She called in from California’s “Porn Valley” to chat with C & B, who called her “one of the most prolific and hardest working girls in the industry—performer, director, producer, make-up artist, lighting, set design, and more.” She acknowledged the compliment, noting she has worked on more than 2,000 films. Tony Batman covered the appearance and noted that she revealed “what kind of guy she likes to date and have sex with including what penis size she prefers.” Nicky also posts frequently about “The Hunter Zone” on Twitter. Her show is heard Wednesday 5-6 pm PT.

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<![CDATA[ADULT SUPERSTAR AND VIVID RADIO HOST MONIQUE ALEXANDER TO PERFORM AT VIVID LIVE MEN’S CLUB IN HOUSTON AUG. 14-16]]> /news/2014-08-11/adult-superstar-and-vivid-radio-host-monique-alexander-to-perform-at-vivid-live-mens-club-in-houston-aug-1416/ /news/2014-08-11/adult-superstar-and-vivid-radio-host-monique-alexander-to-perform-at-vivid-live-mens-club-in-houston-aug-1416/

 HOUSTON — (Aug. 11, 2014) — Monique Alexander, one of Vivid Entertainment’s most popular stars, will perform at Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 14 through Saturday, Aug. 16. Vivid Live, operated under a license from leading adult company Vivid Entertainment, is located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd. in the Briargrove area.

 Vivid fans will recognize Monique from such titles as Cry Wolf and Debbie DoesDallas Again. She also made cameo appearances as a porn star on TV show Entourage and in the movie Crank: High Voltage. Petite and slender with long dark auburn hair and big brown eyes, the bubbly Monique will perform nightly at the newly renovated Vivid Live, mingle with fans, sign autographs and pose for snapshots.  “I love Houston,” says Monique. “It’s a great sports town and it’s both energetic and laid back at the same time. I always enjoy myself when I’m there,” she said.  When she’s not making movies, Monique is behind the mic at the Vivid Radio studio with her show Vivid Girl: Monique Alexander. Her show is heard on Mondays from Noon to 1 pm PT on www.vividradio.com as well plus through the SiriusXM app and on channel 791.  A serious sports buff, Monique was a sports reporter on the National Lampoon Radio comedy show and also represented the adult industry in a debate during Sex Week at Yale University. She has won multiple awards for her film performances.  Guests at Vivid Live enjoy a complimentary gourmet lunch/dinner from 11 am to 7 pm, Mon.-Fri. and a breakfast buffet from 2-4 am on Thurs., Fri. and Sat. With bar drinks, wine and domestic beer daily at $2.75 until 9 pm, the club offers the best Happy Hour in Houston.  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.

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vivid news 2014-08-11
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR AUGUST 11, 2014]]> /news/2014-08-11/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-11-2014/ /news/2014-08-11/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-11-2014/  SUPERCOMPRESSOR.COM COVERS VIVID’S TOP 10 CELEBRITY SEX TAPES – Popular website Supercompressor.com carried a story highlighting Vivid’s top 10 sex tapes and showing cover art from all of the movies. The story began: “Steven Hirsch is the head of Vivid Entertainment, the legendary porn company that brought you basically every single piece of smut you hid away from your parents over the last 30 years. And when the porn king is not churning out superhero parodies and X-rated talk radio, he and his company are bringing you the crème de la crème of the porno world: celebrity sex tapes. Yep, Vivid's had a hand (lol) in the creation and distribution of celebrity sex tapes since the very beginning and have no plans on stopping. Pamela Anderson, Tila Tequila, Farrah Abraham, etc. It's a mind-numbing list full of enough T&A to circle the Earth twice. Recently we were offered the chance to speak with Mr. Hirsch, so we thought, Why not have him rank, in his humble opinion, the top 10 celeb sex tapes ever? To our delight, he obliged. Mr. Hirsch, take it away... (Oh and this probably goes without saying, but this is all kind of NSFW.)” Here are the top four in the Supercompressor story:  

1. Kim Kardashian Superstar
"Kim had, uh, everything going for her. From her father representing O.J. to her stepfather being Bruce Jenner and Kim being not only beautiful, but Paris Hilton's best friend. It was a no-brainer."
2. Pam & Tommy Lee: Hardcore & Uncensored
"The one that started it all. Every celebrity sex tape owes a debt to Pam and Tommy."
3. Kendra Exposed
"The first sex tape with a seriously established celebrity. This movie didn't make her career, this movie was part of her career. That's the idea, it really was the first one where Kendra was already a star, so people knew who she was. She was on a hit TV show and the cover of magazines."
4. Farrah Abraham Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom
"Surprise best seller. Hottest sex in the celebrity sex tape genre. It wasn't the first backdoor celebrity sex tape, but it was the first backdoor celebrity sex tape that the media really latched onto." 
The complete Supercompressor.com list is available at: http://www.supercompressor.com/vice/the-best-vivid-entertainment-celebrity-sex-tapes-ranked.

 VICE.COM INTERVIEWS STEVEN HIRSCH ON TUBE SITES – Vice.com reporter Sophie Saint Thomas recently interviewed Vivid’s Steven Hirsch on the value of tube sites to the adult industry. Noting that she had earlier written about adult stars who object to free content on tube sites, Thomas said she then “came across a cornerstone of the adult entertainment industry who disagrees with the porn stars—Steven Hirsch...He believes production companies benefit from tube sites and need them to survive. Interested to learn more about his unconventional business opinion, I called him to talk about his partnerships with tube sites, why the porn industry has changed, and how porn stars can use tube sites to their advantage.” In the interview, Steven says Vivid was “one of the first adult entertainment companies that really used the internet to its advantage, so we're used to always pushing the boundaries of technology…For us it's been important to find niches and content that people are willing to pay for and then use the tube sites as a way to help promote those (celebrity and well-produced) movies.” He also noted that “The industry continues to evolve, and there are two ways you can look at it: You can either complain and whine about why things aren't the way they were two years ago, or you can continue to evolve and produce content that people want to see. You have to be flexible, and you have to be willing to take chances and not be set in your ways if you want to survive for a long period of time. The tube sites are only the most recent incarnation of what is the big threat to the business. At one point it was piracy, and we saw VHS tapes being pirated and DVDs being pirated. You've got to work through that stuff.” Steven also noted that “The tube sites may in some ways be bad for the industry, but it's also spawned a whole new market, which is camming. The girls out there who are camming—and do it right and make it a priority—are making a bunch of money.” 

 JELENA JENSEN INTERVIEWED ON XCRITIC.COM – The latest in XCritic.com reporter Apache Warrior’s interviews with Vivid Radio hosts is with Jelena Jensen ("Jelena Jensen: The J-Spot" every Wednesday at 5-6pm on www.vividradio.com, Sirius XM app and channel 791). Jelena notes, “Every week I touch on different topics and am hoping that I’m able to educate listeners as well as entertain them at the same time. Every week my show is completely different.” Of the adult industry, Jelena noted: “I guess the only thing that really surprised me about the business when I first got in was how a performer could actually take control of their career and turn it into a brand. If you really put the energy and effort into it, you can go far. But you do have to work for it.” She also revealed what the J-Spot is: “The most erogonous area of my body would have to be my neck and shoulders. I love been bitten there from behind.”  

 XCRITIC.COM ON DATING GAME XXX AND X-MEN XXX – XCritic.com reviewed two recent Vivid movies. Reviewer Don Houston recommends The Dating Game XXX: A Porn Parody and says it is “the kind of silly, sappy parody that tends to work better than some of the re-imagined parodies that merely copy key elements of an existing show or movie and add sex to it. The Dating Game XXX was a true parody of the original television show that I, as an actual viewer of said show decades ago, can say reminded me of the goofy charm it had, all while offering up some heated sexual trysts worthy of your time so check it out. XCritic’s Houston also recommends X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, saying it “was my favorite parody released by the director this year.”

 MEDIA COVERS FALL IN L.A. ADULT FILM PRODUCTION – Media, including TMZ, the Los Angeles Times, ABC Radio, the Associated Press (AP) and international news agencies such as Agence France Presse and Latin America’s EFE have covered the dramatic drop in adult film production in L.A. County as a result of mandatory condom regulations. Vivid’s Steven Hirsch was quoted in many of the stories. The TMZ story said in part: “Porn honchos tell us they are fleeing California.  Vivid Prez Steve Hirsch tells us ... his company currently does not produce movies in L.A. County -- where there's currently a mandatory condom law.  He says the current testing procedures are more than adequate.” The Los Angeles Times story, said: “The number of permits issued for X-rated productions plummeted about 90% to just 40 permits last year compared with 2012, according to data from FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles film permits for the city and county. Only 20 permits have been issued so far this year. ‘We're not shooting in L.A. anymore,’ said Steven Hirsch, founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment. ‘We'd like to stay here. This is our home, where we've produced for the last 30 years. But if we're forced to move, we will.’" L.A. Times and TMZ stories were picked up by other news media around the world. The Associated Press story included this: “One filmmaker that is staying put for now is the Vivid Entertainment Group, one of the industry's largest. Chief executive and co-founder Steven Hirsch says that could change quickly, however, if the industry loses an appeal to overturn the county ordinance. Or if the state Legislature passes a similar condom requirement it is considering. ‘There are several places we're looking into,’ Hirsch said Wednesday. ‘Some people are already shooting in Nevada, and that's something that's certainly on our radar.’ In the meantime, Vivid has closed its Los Angeles film set and is making movies outside LA County, Hirsch said, declining to reveal exactly where. He said his company would prefer to stay in the city in which it was founded in 30 years ago, adding Los Angeles' sun-dappled skies and iconic landscape give even a porn film a classic look that is hard to duplicate.” The AP, L.A. Times and TMZ stories were picked up by other news media around the world.

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