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[SEX-SHOP TELEVISION INC. IN CANADA TO RE-BRAND VANESSA TV AS VIVIDTV STARTING OCTOBER 28]]> /news/2014-09-29/sexshop-television-inc-in-canada-to-rebrand-vanessa-tv-as-vividtv-starting-october-28/ /news/2014-09-29/sexshop-television-inc-in-canada-to-rebrand-vanessa-tv-as-vividtv-starting-october-28/  LOS ANGELES (September 29, 2014) – Canadian adult broadcaster Sex-Shop Television Inc. will rebrand its popular Vanessa TV service as VividTV in a new partnership venture with the multichannel television division of Vivid Entertainment, the world’s leading adult film company. The change is effective October 28.

Sex-Shop Television chief executive officer Anne-Marie Losique will head the channel, which will offer programming in both French and English. The channel will provide the most popular Vanessa TV programming, along with the highest quality content from Vivid, the most famous franchise in modern adult entertainment.

“In collaboration with Vivid Entertainment, we will be able to offer what will be unquestionably the broadest and highest quality adult viewing packages in Canada,” said Ms. Losique. “This is an exciting new venture for our company. Our viewers will get the best of both worlds. "

Vivid has won more awards than any company in the history of the adult industry. It has the largest film archive of any single adult studio and has become known for its widely publicized celebrity sex tape movies starring such names as Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Montana Fishburne, Tila Tequila and many others. Other popular titles from Vivid include parodies of comic superheroes, dramas and such series such as Brand New Faces and 100 % Real Swingers.

 “Vanessa TV is without a peer in Canada as a provider of fine adult programming. We are delighted they are taking the lead in bringing VividTV to audiences throughout the country,” said Bill Asher, co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment who heads its television division. “Because Anne-Marie knows the market so well, she’ll be able to package the best of Vanessa TV and VividTV.”

 

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vivid news 2014-09-29
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR SEPTEMBER 22, 2014]]> /news/2014-09-22/vivid-studio-insider-for-september-22-2014/ /news/2014-09-22/vivid-studio-insider-for-september-22-2014/

 IGGY AZALEA SEX TAPE EXPLOSION - Coverage of the possibility of Vivid acquiring an Iggy Azalea sex tape exploded last week and within minutes after the first reports on TMZ the news was picked up by websites and other media around the world. The frenzy continued day after day, as the story developed. TMZ set off the media storm with an article about Steven Hirsch reviewing a couple of images from a purported Iggy Azalea sex tape, and then followed it with multiple updates in the week following. Television stations around the country, in major markets and smaller ones, were all over the story. So were the major syndicated shows, including E! News on the E! Network and syndicated shows such as Wendy Williams, Maury (Povich) Show, Paternity Court, America’s Court with Judge Ross, Divorce Court, The People’s Court,  The Dr. Oz Show, Inside Edition, Access Hollywood, Family Guy, Steve Harvey, The Insider and Dish Nation. Other sites that covered the story are too numerous to mention but here is a partial list: Celebuzz, bossip, brobible, intouchweekly, madamenoire, perezhilton, mirror.co.uk, 411mania, intouchweekly, foxnews.com, vladtv, celebrityballa, newslocker, beatking, bmoregossip, E!online, detroitfreepress, askmen, complex, slpin, hiphopdz, hollywoodlife, defamer.gawker, wetpaint, latimes, crushable, usmagazine, etonline, hiphopmyway, thegrio, bmoregossip, celebrityballa and many more.

 VLADTV CARRIES CANDID INTERVIEW WITH STEVEN HIRSCH – VladTV.com has posted a candid interview with Vivid chief Steven Hirsch that it titles, “I was born into the porn industry.”  Here’s he VladTV summary of the interview: “Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven Hirsch opens up about growing up in the porn industry and learning from his father, who worked for Rueben Sturman, the original porn king. He explains that it seemed natural for him to join the industry when he was eighteen, and working for his father's own adult video company. Steven goes on to explain that his friends and their parents knew what his family did for a living, but Hirsch also knew about the dangerous parts of the industry while telling a story about the FBI looking for his father. He adds that his father was involved in several ‘landmark obscenity cases,’ which stuck with him for a long time.”   

 KRISTINA ROSE PERFORMS AT VIVID LIVE MEN’S CLUB — Kristina Rose is performing this weekend at Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston.  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 was also scheduled to make 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. 

 XCRITIC INTERVIEWS “GREAT PORN STAR” MARY CAREY – The latest in the XCritic.com interview series of Vivid Radio hosts is with Mary Carey. Editor Apache Warrior begins the interview with this paragraph:  “Mary Carey is one of the great porn stars with as much under her belt off screen as on screen. There are porn stars and then, there are celebrity porn stars. Mary Carey is definitely in that category of a celebrity. Heck, she even ran for Governor of California. She has the sex appeal of Marilyn Monroe and Pamela Anderson as well as the whacky comedy appeal of Lucille Ball. So, it is not a surprise that her www.vividradio/Sirius XM radio show is called ‘The Mary Carey Happy Hour.’ As she told me, "it is super fun and sexy, like a real happy hour." Her effervescent personality makes everyone in the room smile and laugh. It's also nice that Mary is a looker and built too.”  Mary says of her Vivid Radio show: “I have always loved doing radio so when I heard Vivid was going to have a radio station I knew I had to somehow get involved since they always do everything top notch. I went in for a test and next thing I knew I got called in for a show.  ‘The Mary Carey Happy Hour’ is super fun and sexy, like a real happy hour. I have a different hot guest every week and we talk about sex and have a different sex topic that callers can call in and talk about. I always end every show with a toast, since it is happy hour after all.”    

 SEX.COM INTERVIEWS PHIL VARONE – Gil Powers of the Sex.com Blog posted an interview with Phil Varone recently.  Here’s how he began the article: “Recently, I wrote a review of Vivid Entertainment’s Phil Varone Groupies: Music from Behind the Scenes.  Ultimately, I praised the movie for its sense of humor, light-heartedness and extremely sexy amateur vibe.  If you haven’t checked out my review, you totally should, and then you should sign up for Vivid Entertainment and watch the entire film as well as the other great celebrity sex tapes that they offer! After reviewing the movie, I luckily got the chance to open up a correspondence with Phil Varone, the man himself, and ask him a few questions about his life as a rock star, and more specifically about his time in the adult industry working with Vivid Entertainment and other companies.  This isSex.com after all!” In the wide-ranging interview, Phil talks with Gil about how he began making films for Vivid: “It all started when Vivid released my celebrity sex tape called Phil Varone’s Secret Sex Stash. From there we kept on discussing projects and 100% Real Swingers was born. I’ve had success with that series and Marci Hirsch at Vivid asked about doing a groupie series since I was heading back out with Saigon Kick for some shows. I said yes and the series was born.  Groupies one is doing very well and Groupies 2 comes out in December.” He also talks about winning an AVN Award for Best Amateur movie: “That was one of the greatest moments of my life. To me I just won an Oscar. To have your work recognized like that is amazing. Just getting nominated blew my mind, but to win was really special. I have five great movies out this year for consideration and it would be just as exciting to win again.”  

 

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vivid news 2014-09-22
<![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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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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 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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