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 PAMELA ANDERSON SLAMMED FOR HER ANTI-PORN COMMENTS -- Pamela Anderson co-authored a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece recently that condemned the adult industry, blaming it for the latest episode involving former congressman Anthony Weiner. She immediately faced criticism for her views. Among the critics was Aurora Snow, writing in The Daily Beast: “Forget for a moment that porn has played absolutely no role in what is publicly known about the Anthony Weiner saga. There is the secondary issue that ‘porn addiction’ isn’t actually an addiction, according to the latest research. And neither is sexting, claims renowned sex therapist Dr. Marlene Wasserman (aka Dr. Eve) and author of Cyber Infidelity: The New Seduction. There’s no rehab remedy for this ‘addict’ behavior.  Never mind that ‘porn is for losers’ sounds like something you’d hear out of Donald Trump’s mouth—or Alec Baldwin’s in Glengarry Glen Ross. Considering the overwhelming number of people who watch porn these days, we apparently live in a world with precious few ‘winners,’ all of whom may very well be Amish (let’s face it: anyone who owns a computer has probably seen porn on it). Last year, according to data compiled by Pornhub, their porn site received 21.2 billion visits viewing 87.8 billion videos—or 12 videos viewed for every person on Earth. And, ironically enough, as one of the first celebrities to profit from a ‘stolen’ sex tape, Anderson accidentally (or not) pioneered a new genre (with Pam & Tommy Lee: Hardcore & Uncensored from Vivid) that contributed to the mainstreaming of porn. Her career flourished, and she capitalized on her sex symbol status for decades to come—including numerous nude spreads in Playboy and the soft core flick Barb Wire. VIVID FILMS SWEEP

 VIVID FILMS SWEEP PEREZHILTON.COM “AWARDS” -- this week posted its “PerezHilton Celebrity Sex Tape Awards” – and Vivid movies captured 11 of the 15 categories.  Among the winners was The Pam and Tommy Lee: Hardcore and Uncensored (“Best Chemistry: Because they were on their honeymoon and actually, genuinely in love’”); The Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom  (Best Anal: You sure this is the first time you got it in the backdoor, Teen Mom?”);    (Best Dramatic Actress: “For pretending she didn't leak it herself.”);  Kim Kardashian: Superstar (Lifetime Achievement Award: No one has, or will, use their sex tape to propel themselves into fame better than Kimmy Cakes did.”).  the complete list of PerezHilton awards is available at:

 FISHWRAPPER.COM BREAKS STORY ON VIVID’S LECHTE OFFER -- Under a headline reading “You know, in Case ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Doesn’t Work Out,” pop culture website has broken a story about Vivid’s offer to swimming star Ryan Lochte.  Editor Sarah Taylor wrote: “Gotta keep all options open, especially when you keep putting your foot in your mouth and effectively closing other options at the same time, you know?  Ryan Lochte's gonna be on this season of "Dancing With the Stars," which, in our opinion, is completely jumping the shark -- y'all remember his previous forays into reality television, right? -- but Vivid Entertainment CEO, Steve Hirsch, has a far more ... interesting venture that Lochte might consider, uh, mounting.”  The story then linked to a copy of the letter Steven wrote to Lochte offering him a film role predicting he would be a “HUGE porn star.”  Steven said in the letter if Lochte wasn’t up for making a movie he could pay him $100k to promote Vivid. So far no response to the letter from Lochte.  The Fishwrapper article was also teased on TMZ.

 AIPDAILY POSTS RETRO REVIEW OF LAST GIRL STANDING -- AIPDaily has posted another of its “Retro Reviews,” this one of the 2004 Vivid film Last Girl Standing.  The film starred Vivid Girls Jenna Jameson, Savanna Samson, Tawny Roberts, Kira Kener, Briana Banks, Mercedez and Sunrise Adams.  As reviewer Christina writes, “In this film we see seven of the top performers in adult coming for an audition for a mainstream movie. The girls immediately go into competition mode as each looks for any edge they can. Things get catty though when possessions start going missing and they all suspect one of them as the culprit. Time to find out who has what it takes to be the Last Girl Standing.” After commenting on the major scenes, Christina writes that being a Vivid Girl “was a big deal…beyond having these girls contracted to your studio it was pretty much impossible to get them all together for a single movie like this. So having all of these big names and great performers in one movie is a huge plus…overall this is an enjoyable movie and a must get for fans of Vivid Girls.”

 MEDIA INTEREST STAYS HIGH IN KIM’S SEX TAPE -- There has been more coverage recently of the squabble between Ray J and Kanye West about the Kim K Superstar sex tape. The news first exploded when TMZ reported that Ray J is upset by Kanye’s mention during the recent MTV VMAs of Ray’s  sex tape with Kim Kardashian. 411 Mania posted this: “TMZ reports that Ray J is upset that Kanye West mentioned Ray’s sex tape with Kim Kardashian during the MTV VMAs. West mentioned the tape at the event and even briefly brought up Ray J’s involvement. Ray is telling friends that West is a hypocrite, because he bashed him for his song ‘I Hit It First’, which also mentioned the tape. At the time, West called him ‘Brandy’s little sister’ and ‘lame’. He thinks West is only embracing it now to try and get some money. He’s also mad at Kim for slamming him for the song but smiling when West mentioned the tape at the event. Meanwhile, he’s also reportedly not happy about appearing in Kanye’s “Famous” video but there’s nothing he can do about it. His unhappiness with that video has nothing to do with any shame over the sex tape. International Business Times reported:  “Although Ray J and Kardashian’s sex tape continues to haunt them, both have happily moved on.”   Other coverage could be found in The Daily Mail, The Mirror, and Hollywood Life, which had this headline:  “Kanye West & Kim Kardashian: He’s Still Not Over Her Sex Tape With Ray.

 VIVID TV SEPTEMBER SNEAK PEEK -- VividTV, the leading adult entertainment channel available on cable systems across the country, will feature two gorgeous blonde bombshells you can meet in September.  First up is Briana Banks, who started her career while she was a stunning, blonde, blue-eyed, 5’10” teenager. She was so popular as a young model that she made the cover of Teen Magazine. Modeling brought her to the attention of glamour photographers and before long she decided to have breast enhancement surgery. The more generously curved Briana soon came to much wider attention. Penthouse named her Pet of the Month and Vivid invited her to become a Vivid Girl.  While at Vivid she became famous for such titles as Last Girl Standing, Undress Me, Where the Boys Aren’t 16, 17, 18 and 19 and Time for Briana among many others.  Briana also appeared in Vivid’s first reality cable TV series “Vivid Valley” produced by World of Wonder.  The series featured stories about several Vivid Girls, including Banks. The beautiful Briana is in VividTV’s premiere of 80 Dirty Dildo Dolls Jam Their Hot Holes with Massive Toys, which started on Sept. 3.   

 The second featured performer for September is Madelyn Monroe, who grew up in a religious home and went to a private Christian school until she was 17, the year she lost her virginity.  Of that event she says, “I just wanted to get this over with, I wanted to do it so bad.” Her life in adult entertainment followed soon afterwards: “Porn was always cool to me, but I never set out to do it. When I was 18 a scout for one of the adult agencies found me and asked me if I was interested.  I figured I’ll try it and if I don’t like it, I’ll never do it again.  Two weeks later, I flew to Miami and shot my first scenes.  A month later, I moved to LA and here we are!” Madelyn stars in VividTV’s premiere of Hump Crazy Stepbro & Sis Eat Hole & Pole in Taboo Tryst starting on Sept. 16.

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 RADAR ONLINE COVERS VIVID’S HOT RIO ATHLETE PICKS -- Radar Online carried a lengthy story recently on Vivid’s picks for the hottest U.S. athletes at the Rio Olympics. The headline reads: “A Simone Biles Sex Tape Could Get $500K!” The Radar Online says: “The 2016 Rio Olympics have the hottest athletes in the world all in one place and Vivid honcho Steven Hirsch revealed exclusively to who would be in his top 10, IF these celebrities ever wanted to release a sex tape. The most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, Michael Phelps, 30, was on the top of Hirsch's list and he told Radar that he believed the swimmer could rake in the big bucks with a sex tape, saying he would ‘command a minimum of $500,000.’ Simone Biles was a shooting star in Rio and Hirsch told Radar that she would be a big star in the adult video world, too. "Simone would also command a minimum of $500,000," he said. Stunning Maya DiRado, who won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze in swimming in Rio, also landed on Hirsch's list, as did Aly Raisman, the veteran at 22, who brought home the gold in Rio. Hirsch dished to Radar about his criteria for putting certain athletes on his list. He told Radar that a sex tape offer for her and others, ‘would vary based on the athlete. All of our picks are tremendous athletes and we're sure they are tremendous performers outside of their chosen sport as well.’

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  VIVID RADIO ON MAKING SURE THE LADIES GET OFF -- A recent research report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine studied the problem of why so many women fail so often to achieve orgasm during sex. That’s a question that immediately caught the attention of Vivid Radio host Christy Canyon and her guest on-air Naked News anchor, Madison Banes. They agreed with the main findings of a study of 866 women that found that nearly half said they had trouble climaxing during at least half of their sexual encounters. One finding is that younger women have more trouble achieving orgasm than older women, perhaps because they have less sexual experience. The best way to remedy this, say Christy and Madison: speak up and let your partner know what gets you off (and guys must be more assertive in asking the woman what she wants). About half of the women in the study complained they were not prepared psychologically, so Madison suggested the women try to find more intimate settings where they can feel more connected to their partners. The study also found that for nearly half of the women surveyed the problem might be as simple as being properly lubricated. “Duh,” said Christy, “if you want more lube, get it from a tube.”

 Christy also did a combo program this week with Naked News anchor Carli Bei. They had a great time talking about a favorite topic – their favorite sex toys. Carli, who was born in Southern Ontario and is of Chinese descent, noted that she was a competitive dancer for many years and still loves to dance, but loves her gig with Naked News. As far as sex toys go, she says, "the possibilities are endless.”

 CHRISTY AND SYDNEY TALK TRUMP -- Vivid Radio host Christy Canyon and Sydney Leathers, famous for sexting with then congressman Anthony Weiner, discussed recently what Republican candidate for president Donald J. Trump (and a couple other politicians) would be like as a lover. Of Trump, Christy said: “He would suck in bed. Did you see his tiny hands? No way he's packing.” When talking about former President Bill Clinton, Christy said: “He is pretty beaten to hell now, but if I had a time machine I would go back and f*ck him.” She was less kind when discussing two of the former Republican presidential candidates: “Jeb Bush? Well, nobody from that family is f*ckable. I'd do little Marco Rubio before Jeb Bush.” But Christy had this to say about President Obama: “I want him to be in my first interracial scene.” Sydney referred to Trump as a “thin-skinned, porn-hating, poorly spray-tanned presidential wannabe. Believe me, I know how these guys are and Trump’s ego is definitely bigger than his tiny little hands. I’m pretty sure I’ve got his number and the texts he would respond to.”

 KIM BACK IN THE NEWS -- did a comprehensive recap of the latest Kardashian news. Kim’s Vivid celebrity tape, Kim K Superstar: The Kim Kardashian Sex Tape played a prominent role in the story reporting that Kanye West has seen the photographs of rapper Ray J at his recent wedding to Princess Love and has been mocking Ray J to Kardashian insiders. The story added that “Hollywood Life reported earlier this year that Kanye is still bothered by Kim’s sex tape. It may have been released thirteen years ago, but West is still disturbed by the fact that countless men are watching a video of his wife having sex with another man, according to the report.” The Inquisitr story went on to report that “Meanwhile, Paris Hilton has come forward saying that she is at the top of the heap, because she was the one who made Kim Kardashian famous. reports that Kim’s former BFF Paris liked a social media post showing Paris photo shopped into Kanye’s ‘Famous’ orgy lineup. Paris can be seen alongside Kim and Kanye in bed, and the caption reads ‘I made his b**** famous.’ The report notes that Paris Hilton gave Kim her big break by allowing Kim to appear in Paris’ TV show, The Simple Life. Kim appeared on the show between 2003 to 2006, at a time when Paris Hilton was the most famous person in the world and Kim was her little-known busty brunette assistant. By 2007, Kim’s star was on the rise due to the leaked Ray J sex tape and the release of the first season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and Kim very quickly eclipsed Paris in the super-fame stakes.

 FARRAH MOVIE GETS NEW U.K. MEDIA ATTENTION -- London’s Daily Star wrote this week about Farrah Abraham’s sexcapades in an article that mentions her Vivid Celeb movie, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom. The article reviews Farrah’s new book, My Teenage Dream Ended, which it says “is packed to the brim full of Farrah’s sex secrets. Farrah speaks about losing her virginity, having sex in public and becoming a mum at 16.” The story notes that as a teen “Abraham slept with a member of another school's basketball team. She soon felt upset for ‘going against my morals’ as she didn’t believe in having sex with someone she knew she was never going to be in love with. Obviously, she wrote the book before Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom. So, it looks like Farrah hasn’t changed one bit since her teens, as she’s still just as raunchy as ever.”

 VIVID GENTLEMEN’S CLUB HOSTS “WICKED” TEXXXAS AFTERPARTY -- The Houston Press reported this week on a “wicked after party” held last Friday at Vivid Gentlemen's Club following Texxxas: The Expo in Houston. The Press story said: “Fantasies really do come true, and especially this weekend in Houston when luminaries from the adult entertainment world converged at TeXXXas: The Expo. Vivid Gentlemen’s Club – voted "Best Strip Club" by Houston Press in 2015 – hosted Friday's after party shindig, giving patrons an eyeful of both the new decor and its new no-latex policy up top. Saturday's closing party at Vivid Gentlemen's Club had a tiki-luau theme, which made for a little fun with all of the ‘getting lei'd’ jokes.”

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<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR AUGUST 12, 2016]]> /news/2016-08-15/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-12-2016/ /news/2016-08-15/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-12-2016/  HIP HOP VIBE INTERVIEWS AIDEN STARR -- Popular website reporter YRS Jerzy interviewed Vivid Radio host Aiden Starr recently. He reviewed her career, noting that “many consider you to be a legend,” and then wrote: “Aiden Starr also landed her own radio show, ‘Diary of a Dominatrix’ on Vivid Radio/SiriusXM. Aiden Starr is definitely one of the most-popular women in pop culture and Hip Hop Vibe had the chance to speak to her.” Aiden replied: “Man, it is a huge compliment. I really don’t consider myself a legend, because I know of so many legends who did it so much longer. A big example is (Vivid Girl) Ginger Lynn, she is one of the originators and she is an amazing actress. So, for anyone to consider me a legend, I say ‘thank you,’ because it is such a wonderful compliment.” YRS Jerzy spoke of her VividRadio show, asking if she is “pleased with the growth of the show and how does it feel to be a part of the iconic Vivid brand?” Aiden’s reply: “I am so honored to be a part of the iconic Vivid Brand. Being on Vivid Radio, which is also on the SiriusXM app channel 791, makes me feel like a brand ambassador for them. Combining my brand with their brand was huge for me, it was so enormous. It has been great having a show on Vivid Radio and I am the only host to have a dominatrix show with them. They took a huge chance with me, as this is my first solo show and I believe we are both pleased with the results of the show, I definitely am.” Speaking of her recent “Sports Overnight America” program on Serena and Venus Williams, Aiden said: “Typically, the (Vivid Radio) girls choose male athletes for the show, but with me being bi and preferring women, I chose the Williams sisters to discuss because I find them to be very hot, very attractive. I would say for both of the ladies, it is their lips and, believe it or not, it is their arms. I love the definition of their shoulders and their triceps, it is so sexy. I love, fit, curvy women. I think it is my favorite female body type.” The complete interview is available at exclusive-aiden-starr-talks-love- for-venus- and-serena- williams-diaryofadominatrix-sportsovernightamerica-guest- spot-work- with-vivid- radio-and- more/#more-224851.

 DIRECTV AIRS STEVEN HIRSCH “COMMERCIAL -- DirecTV’s “Fair Game with Brock Everett” – the late night sports news satire show -- filmed a humorous 9th.  The send-up was inspired by Steven’s widely publicized $100K offer to NBA star Draymond Green to star in a Vivid movie. Steven came up with the idea after Green “commercial” starring Steven Hirsch that ran on August inadvertently sent photos of his penis out on Snapchat, causing a big stir in the entertainment and sports media. In the video, Steven suggests three new film offers. One is “Tiger Woods -- The Legend of Shagger Vance,” which he describes as “the story of the caddy who whose only job is to keep the golfers happy and horny.” The second is “LeBron James -- Face Jam,” the story of an NBA player’s battle “to save earth against horny aliens from outer space.” And finally, he suggest “Shaquille O’Neal -- 3 in the Paint, 1 in the Taint,” which he says would relate “one man’s battle against diversity and horniness.” Steven invites stars to give him a call to start the ball rolling for making a world-class video because “after all, you’ve taken such good care of your balls, why not let us give you a hand?”

 VIVID RADIO AND NAKED NEWS ON GUY SEX TURN-OFFS -- Vivid Radio host Christy Canyon and anchor Eila Adams shared thoughts this week on some of the things guys do in bed that are absolute turnoffs. They agreed that #1 is when guys try for the back door too early. Their advice: wait until the girl specifically asks for anal sex, don’t initiate it without a strong signal. Another major turnoff, Christy and Eila agreed, is guys who are overly aggressive. The consensus: guys should be firm in making their moves, but balance it with being tender. Other turnoffs for women: guys who have poor hygiene (a fresh shower, shave, clean underpants and fresh breath can’t hurt), getting too aggressive early on with sex toys, guys who talk about their dreams of other girls, and finally: stay away from the “daddy talk” because it is waaayyy over-rated as something women like.

 Christy was also in the news this week, talking with Sydney Leathers about Donald Trump. reported:  Two indisputable sex experts, Christy Canyon and Sydney Leathers, will discuss what Trump would be like as a lover on Vivid Radio,  Leathers achieved fame for her involvement in a sexting scandal with former Congressman Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner and later recreated the scandal in a best-selling Vivid movie titled Sydney Leathers: Weiner & Me.  Prior to going on the air, Sydney said: ““I’m looking forward to discussing what kinks our thin-skinned, porn-hating, poorly spray-tanned presidential wannabe could possibly have. Believe me, I know how these guys are and Trump’s ego is definitely bigger than his tiny little hands. I’m pretty sure I’ve got his number and the texts he would respond to.”


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 VIVID’S OFFER TO DRAYMOND GREEN IS A MEDIA SENSATION -- After Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green “accidentally” posted a photo of his penis on Snapchat, Vivid’s Steven Hirsch made him a $100,000 offer to do a film. TMZ got wind of the offer and quickly wrote about it. That story went viral within minutes. The TMZ article said, “The guy behind the Kim Kardashian sex tape says he wants a piece of Draymond Green saying he was so impressed with Dray’s monster penis, he’s offered the guy a 6-figure porn deal! Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch fired off a letter to DG saying he saw the dong selfie Green accidentally posted on Snapchat over the weekend, and believes it’s the perfect centerpiece for a new celeb sex tape. ‘Here’s the deal: We will give you $100k to star in a porn called Drayzilla,’ Hirsch wrote. ‘You call all the shots. You pick your co-stars and set up the scene however you want.’ Hirsch says he adamantly believes the tape can ‘really make history.’ It may seem like a cheap publicity stunt, but Hirsch is the go-to guy for celeb porn he’s worked with Kim K, Chyna, Kendra Wilkinson, Pam Anderson and more.  Your move, Dray.” 

Among other media picking up on the story was The New York Daily News, which ran the story under a headline reading: “Draymond Green gets $100K offer to star in a porn called ‘Drayzilla’ after Snapchat pic impresses Vivid boss.”   The story also appeared on,,,,,,, TwitterCelebrilizer and many others.

Meanwhile, Steven “starred” in a spoof commercial for DirecTV’s sports show “Fair Game with Brock Everett.” The funny commercial was based on Steven’s offer to Draymond Green. The commercial is scheduled to air on the show on August 9 th at 7pm PT & 10 PM PT plus 10pm ET.

 HIRSCH QUOTED IN US NEWS & WORLD REPORT ON TRUMP/PORN STORY -- National weekly magazine US News carried a story this week by reporter Steven Nelson that quoted Vivid chief Steven Hirsch. The headline on the story was: “Trump Gets Hard Time From Pornographers Over Anti-Obscenity Pledge.” It reported that Trump has signed “a pledge to crackdown on pornography if he’s elected president (but added that) porn business owners say they doubt that the thrice-married Republican candidate who once posed for the cover of Playboy magazine actually would bring down the hammer. Though theoretically possible, pornographers say they aren’t concerned about Trump putting them out of business or in jail. “I’m not too worried that the ultimate misogynist Donald Trump would enforce the obscenity laws, as I’m quite sure he has no idea what they are,” says Steven Hirsch, founder and co- chairman of Vivid Entertainment, a large pornography company. ‘One would think Mr. Trump’s time would be spent on building fake walls and deporting immigrants,’ he says. Hirsch says parents, rather than the government, should be responsible for preventing children from watching pornography, and that they have many software options available to filter or block such content.” The US News & World Report story was widely circulated on other sites.

 DANI DANIELS TO PERFORM AT VIVID GENTLEMEN’S CLUB IN HOUSTON AUG. 11-13 -- Multi-award winning adult superstar Dani Daniels will perform at Vivid Gentlemen’s Club in Houston on August 11-13. The gorgeous Dani, a native of California’s Orange County, says she was a well- behaved kid and an athlete in high school, playing volleyball, softball, soccer, football, golf, tennis and went out for track and field. She then attended art school for two years, developing her distinctive style of using hand-written words in her paintings. Dani got into dancing at clubs to pay off her art school debt. Dancing led to modeling and then to acting in adult films. She has won several awards for her acting and earned a spot on CNBC’s list of “The Dirty Dozen: Porn’s Most Popular Stars” for the past two years. She has also been a Penthouse Pet of the Month and a Twistys Treat of the Month. “The adult entertainment industry has given me more self confidence than I could ever ask for,” says Dani. She also loves staying in touch with her fans on Twitter and Instagram. “It’s the best. It’s like having a cheer team around 24/7 motivating and cheering for you,” says Dani, who looks forward to meeting her Houston fans in person at the club, posing for snapshots and signing autographs during her dance breaks.

 TEXXXAS THE SHOW EXPO STARS TO GATHER AT VIVID GENTLEMEN’S CLUB -- Top performers from the world of adult entertainment will converge in Annika Albrite Houston during Texxxas The Show August 19th and 20th . It is billed as the Lone Star State’s Premier Adult Entertainment Extravaganza and Vivid Gentlemen’s Club is the official after party destination for the gorgeous stars who will be attending the expo. Among the stars expected to show up at Vivid Gentlemen’s Club are Anikka Albrite and Vicki Chase, among many others. Vivid Gentlemen’s Club guests will flip out on “Fantastic Friday Flip Night” (August 19)…every time you order a round of drinks, you flip a coin and if you get it right you get discounts or free appetizers. Best of all and in case it’s too much work, the adult entertainers will be on hand to help you flip. And Saturday, August 20 features a Hawaiian Tiki theme and guests will enjoy taking snapshots and getting autographs from top adult performers, all while dining on such gourmet goodies as glazed pork with pineapple. Vivid Gentlemen’s Club operates under a license from leading adult film company Vivid Entertainment and is located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd., in Houston’s Briargrove area. Guests at the club enjoy daily drink specials, a free lunch menu Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm, a complimentary Happy Hour gourmet buffet from Monday through Friday from 4-7pm and a full complimentary breakfast buffet on Thursday through Saturday from 1-4am. The multi-level, 12,000 sq. ft club features a state-of- the-art light show, newly added 65” TVs for all sporting events, hot DJs, lavish new furnishings, three stages on the main floor and another in the VIP bar, plus a Champagne Room, Private Dance Room and Sky Boxes.

 VIVID CABARET IN HOT NEW YORK FEATURED THIS WEEK -- New York City was steamy last week, but the girls at Vivid Cabaret had an excellent way to help their customers keep cool…they took them up on the roof top. As reported: Vivid Cabaret New York Girls Deal With The Hot Weather At Roof Top Parties By Wearing Skimpy Bikinis! Vivid Cabaret NYC girl Ava said. “It’s been so hot, but we girls don’t mind it—we just put on bikinis! Here are some pictures, I hope

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 WILLIAMS SISTERS ARE IN THE VIVID RADIO SPORTS SPOTLIGHT -- Tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams are the subject of The Vivid Radio Sports Spotlight July 29 th on and on Sports Overnight America (heard on the Sports Byline USA broadcast network). Gerrie Burke, host of Sports Overnight America, is a guest of Vivid Radio host Aiden Starr on her show Diary of a Dominatrix (at 1pm PT on July 29) to discuss the athletic side of the sisters. Aiden then appears on Gerrie’s show (at 11:10pm PT) to talk about the Williams sisters’ sex appeal. Says Aiden: “I’m a die-hard fan of the Williams sisters and think that they are both amazing. They’ve inspired so many people with their tennis skills and determination, but there is definitely a soft and sensual side to both women.” Gerrie noted that “Serena just won her 22 nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and she also secured the women’s doubles title with Venus. There’s no doubt that enthusiasm for their performances is at an all time high so we should have two great talks about them.” Sports Byline USA, America’s Sports Talk Network, has over 200 affiliates around the U.S. and overseas. Its distribution network includes the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Armed Forces Network, CRN digital Radio, iHeart Radio and SiriusXM Radio The Sports Zone, channel 92. The Sports Overnight America show offers listeners the opportunity to discuss today’s results, current sports topics and debate tomorrow’s possibilities, while also presenting the day’s scores top stories, analysis and highlights. Aiden was interviewed this week by When asked what she found sexy about the Williams Sisters, she commented: “My female romantic partners have traditionally been strong, independent women of color. That’s just my type, I guess. Those ladies are my type! Asked about her “crossover’ appearance on Gerrie Burke’s show, she said: “In my line of work, ‘Crossover’ means something else. But in all cases, I find it to be highly beneficial.”

 MULTICHANNEL NEWS WRITES ABOUT VIVID TV -- Broadcast trade journal MultiChannel News interviewed Vivid’s broadcasting and internet chief Michael H. Klein this week for an article headlined: “New Technologies for Mature Audiences… VividTV’s Michael Klein to experiment with adult-genre virtual reality.” Programming Editor R. Thomas Umstead wrote: “Vivid Entertainment is looking to bring its adult television entertainment offerings into the world of new digital technology. Currently in discussions with distributors about launching a companion linear channel to its VividTV service, the company is also looking to expand the brand with a proposed VividTV Virtual Reality site to launch later this fall.” Here are some excerpts from Michael’s interview: “Obviously, we’re trying to stay ahead of all the new technologies…Everything we shoot now and license is available in HD...We’re also looking to develop some apps for the service as well…We’re actually preparing to launch a VR site, Vivid Virtual, that will offer our viewers adult content in VR. If you have a virtual reality player — whether you have the Oculus [Rift headsets], the Samsung [Gear VR] or virtually any VR equipment you have — you’ll be able to subscribe to access the site and see our content. We’re getting our production up and running and new VR content is being shot now…We’re still exploring (4K). We have some operators who have inquired about that and we are exploring it, but to be honest, we want to make sure that 4K is not another 3D that ultimately doesn’t work best for our viewers…” Asked what’s driving the business today, Michael replied: “For Vivid, it’s still broadcasting -- that seems to be what’s really growing for us. We also have the websites. Everything took a hit for a while when all the free stuff began to appear on the Web, but it’s starting to grow again because more people are recognizing where the better content is, whether it’s on the premium sites or the TV channels. For us, it’s about getting quality programming channels launched in the U.S. and expanding internationally.”

 A SNEAK PEEK AT TWO OF THE PERFORMERS WHO WILL BE STARRING ON VIVIDTV IN AUGUST -- VividTV has announced two new offerings. Here’s some info on two of them… Mercedez, aka Nina Mercedez, hails from Corpus Christi, Texas and is of Mexican-Italian descent. The dark-haired beauty began fashion modeling for Wal-Mart and Target when she was only 15. The multi-talented, award-winning performer has also been a fitness model, feature dancer, talent agent, director and more. She is a former contract actress for Vivid Entertainment, one of the famous Vivid Girl performers. Complex magazine included her in its ranking of the “50 Prettiest Porn Stars of All Time.” Comic book fans may have seen Mercedez at Comic-Con, where she loves to dress as Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy and even Batman, often making her own costumes. Starting August 5 th Mercedez will be found on VividTV’s August 5th premiere of “Slit Addicted, Dripping Hole Lesbo Super Stars Dirty Orgies.”

 During August VividTV fans will meet Gia Steel, a sultry and petite Latina with long, dark and curly hair. She hails from Boston and has a Native American, Italian and Puerto Rican background. After Gia was fired from her job as a waitress at IHop she decided she didn’t want to find another similar position, so she started modeling. One thing led to another and she was soon offered a chance to make an adult movie. This caught her fancy, and she began what has become a highly successful career. Today Gia enjoys the adult industry parties, meeting new people and the traveling that are the perks of being a porn star. When she’s not busy working, she loves to dance, do yoga, or write songs and poems. She’s also an excellent cook. Gia stars in the VividTV debut of “Tight Holed Hotties Monster Toy Snatch Stuffing Party” on August 12.

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 SERENA AND VENUS  ARE FOCUS OF VIVID RADIO SPORTS SPOTLIGHT ON JULY 29 -- On Friday, July 29th tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams will be discussed on The Vivid Radio Sports Spotlight on and Sports Overnight America  (heard on the Sports Byline USA broadcast network).  Gerrie Burke, host of Sports Overnight America, will be a guest of popular adult performer Aiden Starr on her show Diary of a Dominatrix at 1pm PT on July 29 to discuss the athletic side of the sisters. Aiden will then appear on Gerrie’s show at 11:10pm PT to talk about the Williams sisters’ sexy side.  Says Aiden: “I’m a die-hard fan of the Williams sisters and think that they are both amazing. They’ve inspired so many people with their tennis skills and determination, but there is definitely a soft and sensual side to both women.” Gerrie notes: “Serena just won her 22nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and she also secured the women’s doubles title with Venus,” “There’s no doubt that enthusiasm for their performances is at an all time high so we should have two great talks about them.”  Sports Byline USA, America’s Sports Talk Network, has over 200 affiliates around the U.S. and overseas.  Its distribution network includes the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Armed Forces Network, CRN digital Radio, iHeart Radio and SiriusXM Radio The Sports Zone, channel 92, etc. The  Sports Overnight America show offers listeners the opportunity to discuss today’s results, current sports topics and debate tomorrow’s possibilities, while also presenting the day’s scores top stories, analysis and highlights.

VIVID WILL PARTICIPATE IN FREE PORN DAY EVENT -- Vivid will participate in the first “Free Porn Day” event, scheduled for Thursday, September 8. According to AVN, the event will feature and other prominent adult membership and VOD sites “unlocked” for 24 hours, allowing fans to experience the magic of the members’ areas and see what they’ve been missing. Users who visit will be able to browse the participating sites by genre, and click through to experience the site’s entire library for free.”

PIPPA GETS ENGAGED AND STILL HAS A $5 MILLION VIVID OFFER -- If Pippa Middleton’s recently announced engagement to hedge fund manager James Matthews doesn’t work out, she still has Steven Hirsch’s $5 million offer in her back pocket. Steven made the offer for Pippa to shoot one “explicit” scene back in May 2011, after racy photos of her surfaced showing her barely dressed and dancing with an equally clad male. She is also famous for the photos of her wearing a form-fitting white dress while lifting the hem of her sister Kate’s gown at her marriage to Prince William. Steven was quoted about Pippa at the time: “After seeing photos of you having a great time at a party, I decided to offer you a role in one of our upcoming movies.” His offer got worldwide press coverage.

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 STEVEN HIRSCH RESPONDS TO GOP ANTI-PORN PLANK -- Vivid’s Steven Hirsch made the news this week when he responded publicly to a proposed anti-porn plank in the Republican convention platform. The party plans to brand pornography is a public health crisis and “encourage states to continue to fight this public menace.” In reporting on the story, Fox News said: “So are porn pros worried about what might happen if the plank makes it onto the party platform, and presumed nominee Donald Trump and the GOP win the White House? ‘As we all know political platforms are meaningless. But once again it shows how terribly out of touch the Republican Party is,’Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of porn purveyor Vivid Entertainment, told FOX411. ‘I’m sure Donald Trump would laugh at that.’” L.W. Weekly covered the story as well: “The always outspoken Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, piled on. ‘The Republicans do this every four years to satisfy the most conservative members of their party,’ he says. ‘Maybe they should spend their time finding a candidate that’s not a narcissistic xenophobe.’” Some news outlets covering the story included WGMD,,,, NewsRT and many others.

 MEDIASET ITALY TO INTERVIEW MICHAEL H. KLEIN & AIDEN STARR -- Vivid’s internet and broadcast chief Michael H. Klein, Vivid Radio host and dominatrix Aiden Starr and adult performer Ryan Driller are being interviewed at the Vivid offices for the Mediaset Italy show “Top Secret,” which will air next week. Mediaset, owned by Berlusconi, is Italy’s largest broadcaster. The interview is expected to give viewers background on the U.S. adult industry and how it differs from the European adult entertainment industry. The show “Top Secret” in the past has explored subjects such as the Vatican Mysteries and Deaths in the World of Music, from Prince and Jimi Hendrix to Amy Winehouse. VividTV recently announced a dramatic expansion in Italy and other European countries and Africa.

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 RADARONLINE HAS ‘BOMBSHELL’ INTERVIEW WITH STEVEN HIRSCH -- A RadarOnline interview with Vivid chief Steven Hirsch about the potential for a new Kim Kardashian sex tape carries this headline: “$25 MILLION For Kimye Sex Tape! Vivid Honcho Reveals Major Bombshell.” The interview of Steven by entertainment editor Alexis Tereszcuk was immediately picked up by scores of pop culture websites. The article included an array of photos and a shot of Vivid’s Kim Kardashian Superstar cover. Here are some excerpts:  “Kim Kardashian's sex tape with Ray J made history and millions of dollars. Could she go back to her roots and star in an X-rated film with Kanye West? Vivid Entertainment boss Steven Hirsch told all in an exclusive interview with… ‘The deal to ultimately release the Kim K videowas arguably the best deal made in the history of the adult industry,’ Hirsch told Radar. ‘If you take into consideration not only the sales but the immense publicity it has received, it truly stands above any other video…. ‘When she does something newsworthy (every day) our sales reflect it. In addition, we have over the past year released the movie on VividTV and it has by far been our bestselling title,’ he revealed. ‘A Kim/Kanye tape would be worth $25 million, at bare minimum,’ Hirsch told Radar… Kim K Superstar is a revenue generator even in the new digital age, Hirsch said. ‘We have sold close to one million DVDs and hundreds of thousands of downloads. To put it in perspective, the five minute clip from the movie has been downloaded over 300 million times. That's an incredible number,’ he said…’Of course a sex tape with Kim and Kanye would be extremely popular,’ Hirsch explained. ‘But the industry has changed and there are no longer DVD sales, or very little. The internet business has evolved as well and I believe it would be difficult to garner the same amount of downloads. If you look at the music industry, it's basically the same story. With that being said, there would still be intense interest and obviously massive sales.’" Among the wide ranging array of sites picking up on the story were, TheDailyNews, EnterGhana, TheMirror, TheCelebrityAuction,, and many more.

 VIVID RADIO AND NAKED NEWS HOSTS LOOK AT DATING APPS -- Vivid Radio host Christy Canyon and Naked News anchor Carli Bei got down to the nitty gritty of dating apps during a broadcast this week.  Christy and Carli looked at some of the lesser-known but very interesting apps, some of which were covered recently in a article.  As the hosts noted, dating apps like Tinder, OKcupid and Plenty of Fish are well known, but “there are entire dating demographics these apps fail to reach.”  For example, Christy and Carli discussed Hula, an app that lets you post your latest sexually transmitted disease test results, and find the nearest testing clinic.  They talked about Crowd Pilot, an app that lets you live-stream audio of your date and lets your friends send you live text message advice to coach you while you’re on it.  They also had fun with Sock-It, an app that lets  friends and roommates know when you're having sex so they don't interrupt you. As observed, the app is “fairly straightforward, but also, fairly creepy.”

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 KANYE’S ‘FAMOUS’ VIDEO BOOSTS KIM’S SEX TAPE SALES -- The pop culture media was buzzing this week about a sharp increase in sales of Vivid’s Kim K Superstar video that began shortly after Kanye posted his now famous “Famous” video. editor Sarah Taylor was out front with a story quoting Vivid chief Steven Hirsch. Her story, which was also teased on TMZ, said: “Ol’ Kim K and her amazing assets at it again ... this time, being bolstered by Kanye West’s controversial ‘Famous’ video. Imagine being that sought-after that anything that anyone even remotely related to your situation does boosts your sex tape sales through the roof. Guys, this video is nearly 10 years old and it hasn’t lost any steam whatsoever. We spoke exclusively with Vivid CEO Steve Hirsch, who, about Kanye’s ‘Famous,’ had this to say: ‘Despite all of the controversy surrounding Kanye West’s video it may be the new favorite for Vivid Entertainment. The reason is that with all of the publicity that the Kim K Superstar sex tape is getting in the coverage of ‘Famous,’; Vivid is seeing a spike in sales for the movie. We should hire Kanye as our Head of Marketing. He single handedly increased our sales by over 50%.’ Wow. And they say good, old-fashioned sex tapes eventually go out of vogue. Not so, friendly friends. Simply not so.”  The Fishwrapper story was picked up by numerous outlets, including, The Daily Caller,, and others. In addition, many stories just reporting on the ‘Famous’ video, such as The New York Daily News,,, and the Daily Mirror, referenced Vivid’s Kim K sex tape.

 VIVID SIGNS DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH HARMONY FILMS -- Vivid Entertainment, has announced that a DVD distribution deal has been signed for the UK and Europe with London-based Harmony Films Limited. “We are delighted to sign with Harmony,” said Michael H. Klein, president, broadcasting & internet for Vivid Entertainment. “Harmony is a formidable presence in the UK and European markets and we feel this collaboration will result in a broader distribution for our films in this vital area.” Harmony Films is known for its polished, high-budget adult productions featuring top talent. The British company has been recognized with multiple awards. “We are very pleased with this new partnership which allows us to add this iconic brand into our current European DVD release schedule,” noted James Wright, VP sales and marketing at Harmony.

 VIVID FEATURED IN M&E STORY ON ADULT AND VR -- A story this week in the Media & Entertainment Alliance journal M&E Daily featured Vivid Entertainment. Reporter Jeff Berman wrote: “It’s no secret that the adult entertainment industry has historically experimented with and adapted new video formats and interactive technologies early on, even helping to drive the popularity of some of them (see VHS). Now, a growing number of adult entertainment companies are using virtual reality (VR) technology for their content, in response to consumer demand…Vivid Entertainment, one of the adult entertainment industry’s market share leaders, is readying a virtual reality site,, according to Michael H. Klein, the company’s president of broadcasting and internet. ‘Right now we are in production of new VR content for the site as well as creating a VR feel to some of our existing content, starting with’ the infamous Kim Kardashian sex tape…We hope to have the site up and running soon and we’ll be uploading new content on the site every month.’ Vivid’s current focus is on broadcasting, the internet and VR, he said, adding: ‘We’re always exploring other new technologies to see how they fit with the Vivid brand.’ The VR site will be compatible with all VR devices, and users will be able to download or stream a version of the content that’s compatible with the specific device they have, he said.

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VIVIDTV PLANS EXPANSION IN EUROPE & AFRICA -- VividTV has signed an agreement with Totalmedia Solutions S.A. to spearhead sales and marketing as the company continues its expansion across Europe and Africa. Michael H. Klein, president of Broadcasting and Internet for Vivid, said this week: “Totalmedia is highly regarded as the most successful marketing agent of adult entertainment content in Europe. I had personal experience in working with the firm when it handled Sapphire Media International. I am very pleased to have them on board with Vivid starting August 1st .” Michael noted that VividTV, which enjoys nearly 100% distribution to North American cable and satellite homes, launched the VividTV Europe 24/7 adult channel in 2014. Designed specifically for the European viewer, it combines popular local content with Vivid’s best-selling programming. The company’s robust VOD service, also offered throughout Europe, is customized to the needs of each affiliate. He added that “in addition to our explicit, VividTV Europe network, we have created a new soft erotic channel under the Vivid Touch brand, with the launch scheduled for this summer. We are also readying a second explicit channel for introduction in the fall of this year. Totalmedia will be offering all three networks to operators immediately when they come on board.”  

 FLESHBOT INTERVIEWS LEXI BELLE -- Lexi Belle was the featured interview this week at Lexi Belle in interview., on the occasion of her appearance at Vivid Gentlemen’s Club in Houston. The interview began: “Blonde superstar Lexi Belle has made a ton of fans happy throughout her lengthy porn career and she is now on the road feature dancing and making the world a happier place that way. She will be appearing tomorrow night through Saturday night at Vivid Gentlemen’s Club in Houston and you should totally go see her if you happen to be in that neck of the woods. ”Lexi said that she “never watched porn before I entered the industry!” Today, she told, the most satisfying thing about her adult career is “definitely the fans and also being able to express myself and how I get to be in an environment that embraces sexuality. Some of my fans have been with me since day one and have enjoyed watching me grow over the years.” As for non-professional fun, Lexi says she loves “to travel, snowboard, garden, cook and a little reading. I enjoy time with myself and opening up my mind to new things but what I think I do the most is hang out with my awesome dogs. :)” Her advice on how to please a woman sexually? “Pay attention to her hints or body language.”

 STEVEN HIRSCH QUOTED IN FISHWRAPPER.COM FARRAH STORY -- Pop culture media is following the story that Farrah Abraham may have made a new porn film but said this week Farrah “is not a porn star -- we know that because she’s said it so many, many times. Yes, she made a Vivid sex tape with well-known porn star James Deen, and yes, James has said that the tape was, in fact, porn, and yes, we showed you those photos of her yesterday that were described as Farrah shooting a lesbian erotica video. But guys, she’s not a porn star.” Fishwrapper says it “reached out to our friend Steve Hirsch at Vivid, who had this to say ... a thing that we’re still laughing over:  ‘Looks like Farrah “I’m not a porn star” Abraham is back on the casting couch and ready for Round 2. She has found her true calling and an AVN award is definitely in her future!’" The Fishwrapper story was teased on

 VIVID CABARET HOSTS LENNY DYSKTRA BOOK PARTY -- TMZ ran an item this week on a book party held for baseball great Lenny Dykstra at Vivid Cabaret New York City. The TMZ story read: “A bunch of strippers got advanced copies of Lenny Dykstra’s new autobiography at a party in NYC Tuesday night and the reviews are in ... IT’S A BOOK!  Here are some pics from the party at Vivid Cabaret NYC -- where the ex-MLB superstar actually took the time to read some pages from ‘House of Nails’ to some of the dancers. ‘He’s proud of his book and he read some passages to the girls,’ Vivid Cabaret NYC girl Kimmie said. ‘Oh, and we all gave lap dances to Lenny. I consider it probably the greatest book party ever.’

 MIMI FAUST’S SEX TAPE BACK IN THE NEWS -- There is new buzz about Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta, the famous Vivid Celeb sex tape, because of a scene in an episode of Season 5 of Love And Hip Hop Atlanta. The sex tape plays a key role in a dramatic exchange involving Promise B Mae’s alleged love child. IBTimes reports: “Promise B Mae finally came under pressure from Mimi Faust and agreed to a DNA test, but before ending her arguments she brought back the infamous Vivid sex tape leak scandal. The woman, who claims that she has a daughter with the 44-year- old American musician (Stevie J.), was confronted by Stevie and Mimi. However, baffled by the confrontation, Promise brings back the Nikko sex tape scandal. ‘You want to bring up sex tapes? You are trying to assassinate this man’s character,’ a furious Mimi told her. ‘You have lied and said things that could have destroyed my life. I would appreciate it if you didn’t contact me anymore,’ Stevie warned.”

 AIP CARRIES RETRO REVIEW OF WHERE THE BOYS AREN’T 6 -- In observance of LGBT Pride Month, has published a retro review by editor Christina Doxstader of Where the Boys Aren’t 6, one of a famous Vivid movie series. Christina begins her review by writing, “I know next to nothing about gay, bi or transgendered porn, much less ones that are 10 years old or older, I figured I’d stick with lesbian porn.” In short, she found it “pretty hot and a lot of fun to watch.” The review gave the movie a high rating and noted that “Where the Boys Aren’t was one of the first and most popular all-girl series at a time when all-girl movies weren’t as common as they are today.”

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