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VIVID OFFERS TO HELP USHER STOP A SEX TAPE – The gossip-sphere has been humming after a TMZ report about a sex tape offer made by Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch to R‘nB singer Usher. This time, Steven’s offer is to help Usher stop the distribution of the alleged sex tape, which is reported to feature the singer and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster. Typical headlines were “Porn boss offers to help Usher stop distribution of sex tape” (In SiFy.com), and “Usher reportedly offered help from Vivid in sex tape matter (in Hollywoodnews. The National Ledger had a different twist on the story, with a headline reading: “Usher Sex Tape - No Stress from Tameka Foster?” The National Ledger story said “Usher's ex-wife isn't stressed about an alleged sex tape featuring the former couple. Tameka Foster can't understand why people are so interested in the fact intimate video footage of the pair, who split in June 2009 after two years of marriage.” AVN.com captured the story quickly with a headline reading: “Hirsch Offers to Squelch Usher Sex Tape.” The report generated significant publicity for Vivid Celeb, with most stories referencing the fact that Vivid is responsible for the release of sex tapes by Kim Kardashian, Montana Fishburne, Kendra Wilkinson and others. Some of the media were not happy about Vivid’s offer, including Hollyscoop.com, which reported as if it were a fait accompli: “Vivid CEO Blocks Sale of Usher's Sex Tape: We were thissss close to getting a glimpse of Usher's sex tape--but thanks to Vivid CEO Steve Hirsch, it may never see the light of day.”
CAPRI GOES HOME TO PARTY IN FLORIDA – Vivid Girl Capri Anderson hosted “Party Like A Porn Star,” an exclusive event held last Saturday at Gryphon Nightclub in The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. It was a homecoming for Capri, who was born in Florida. Capri was a big attraction at the party as people clamored to see the girl who spent a now notorious evening with Charlie Sheen at the Plaza Hotel in New York City…and is now a Vivid Girl and is also starring in a reality show based on her life in the adult business. Said Capri before the Hard Rock event, “I am excited to be coming back to my home town. I can’t wait to party with all of my fans back home. I know this is going to be a great night.” From all reports, it was!
MEDIA INTEREST IN VIVID’S OFFER TO CHARLIE SHEEN CONTINUES – The media continue to be fascinated by Charlie Sheen, and Vivid’s offer to him to direct a movie. Most recently Capri Anderson, the newest Vivid Girl, appeared in an A&E Charlie Sheen bio, which aired last week. Capri was also interviewed about Sheen by Objective Entertainment for a documentary to air on The TV Guide Channel; she was interviewed by HotVideo in France; and many other outlets. Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch was interviewed about his offer to Sheen by Germany’s Pro Sieben National TV.
AXEL BRAUN DISCUSSES HIS MOVIES ON PEEPERZ RADIO – Axel Braun was one of the first guests on Peeperz Radio, the new internet radio covering the adult industry. MB talked to Axel Braun about his movies, the 3D productions he is directing, and what his future movie plans are and the history of the industry as it relates to his father, one of adult entertainment’s pioneers. A promo for the interview noted that Axel is fluent in five languages, a member of MENSA, a film-school graduate, and the bearer of a Ph.D. in Psychology, Axel has a unique cultural background that sets him apart from the many other directors in the adult industry. The interview covered his superhero spectacular, Superman XXX: A Porn Parody. “The movie spoof, which he also wrote, has crime fighting adventure as well as a lot of sex. Lois Lane is played by sultry Andy San Dimas” said MB, noting that “last January the director took home 14 AVN awards, 7 of which for his blockbuster hit Batman XXX: A Porn Parody. He was also inducted in the AVN Hall of Fame. Braun attributes his success to ‘working obsessively, barely sleeping, and kissing your private life goodbye.’”
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