VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR NOVEMBER 28 2014

 CAL EXOTICS INTRODUCES “ASSTERBATOR” WITH PROMO – California Exotic Novelties has introduced the Assterbator, one of the star products in the new Vivid Raw® collection of sex toys. The ultra-realistic self-pleasuring device, made of a “Pure Skin” material that looks and feels similar to human skin, retails for $629.49. Vivid Raw and XCritic.com have teamed up to offer an Assterbator as a Cyber Monday holiday giveaway.  Starting Dec. 1, visitors to XCritic.com can enter the contest and earn a chance to win the device. A winner will be selected at random to receive the product in discreet packaging in time for the holiday.  “We think giving away this amazing product is a fun way to start the holiday season” says Chris Thorne of XCritic.com. “Our readers are sophisticated when it comes to adult movies and products and we believe they’ll find the Assterbator is the perfect blend of fantasy and high-tech.” “Our introduction of the Assterbator coincides with the current fascination with celebrity butts and the increasing popularity of sex toys for both men and women,” says Susan Colvin, President and CEO of California Exotic Novelties. “The media storm that followed the recent photo of Kim Kardashian’s butt on the cover of Paper magazine, showed that beautiful butts are perennial favorites, so we are delighted to work with XCritic on this giveaway.”  The Vivid Raw collection includes other products such as Vivid® Raw™ Baby Got Back and the Super Model Inflatable Vibrating Love Doll.

 AIP DAILY INTERVIEWS ALEXIS AMORE – In a new interview with AIPDaily.com, Vivid Radio host Alexis Amore says her “wild side” led her to work with Vivid Entertainment. Asked by interviewer Christina what “prompted” her to enter the adult industry, Alexis responded: “I got started in the industry working as a TV model/host. I met a few adult stars during this time and I always knew I had a wild side to me so I contacted Vivid Entertainment and 15 years later I’m still here doing what I love.” The radio personality gave this advice to anyone interested in an adult career: “Do your homework. Maybe talk to female talent that have been around for a while. Find out the dos and don’ts. But please educate yourself. It is not just about spreading your legs. It’s your body and you have to make sure you take care of it. No one else will.”

 VIVID CELEB SEX TAPES MAKE NOMINATIONS NEWS – Mainstream media such as Hollywood Gossip are covering the AVN Awards nominations for Farrah 2: Backdoor and More and other Vivid Celeb tapes. Inquisitr.com reports, “Farrah Abraham may have gained fame for being on MTV’s Teen Mom, but these days she is famous for something entirely different. Farrah’s tape has received an (AVN Awards) nomination for “Best Celebrity Sex Tape.” The former reality show star is up against some other reality show stars (and a reality show star look-alike) as well. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta stars Nikko Smith and Mimi Faust have also received a nomination for their leaked tape (Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta), as well as Tila Tequila who, like Farrah, is nominated for a sequel (Tila Tequila: Backdoored and Squiritng)l. Things get interesting, though, because Farrah Abraham is up against Myla Sinanaj. Myla is best known for dating Kris Humphries, as well as for looking exactly like his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. Myla and Farrah spent some time together and seemed to be really good friends. However, some competition seemed to ensue when Myla released an adult film of her own (Mila Sinanaj: The Anti-Kim). Now, the two ladies both have films nominated in the same category.”

MORE FOLLOW UP TO TMZ STORY ON RAY J’S PAY DAY – The TMZ story how the Paper magazine cover photo of Kim Kardashian’s booty have boosted Ray J’s on-going revenue stream from his movie with her continues to get play around the world. Among the media covering the story in the past week are International Business Times in the U.K., which reported: “According to TMZ, her ex-boyfriend, Ray J has benefited from the release of the pictures. He has reportedly earned around $50,000 since the Paper magazine shoot which sparked sales in the pair's 2007 sex tape. Sources at Vivid Entertainment revealed that the demand for the video has increased. The head of Vivid Entertainment, Steven Hirsch, said that the most recent spike makes Kim's sex-tape the biggest selling celebrity sex tape of all time, ahead of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.” Other coverage of the booty bonanza has appeared on Perez Hilton, Celeb Bruzz, She Knows and hundreds of other websites.