VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR FEBRUARY 24, 2015

ASH HOLLYWOOD A HIT IN HOUSTON - Adult superstar and Vivid Radio host Ash Hollywood is the headliner Vivid Live in Houston this week. Earlier this month Ash helped celebrate Vivid Cabaret New York’s first anniversary with her energetic, crowd-pleasing act. Just before leaving for her Texas gig, Ash said, “I can’t wait to get to Houston to meet my fans and to perform at Vivid Live. Music makes my heart beat and dancing makes me quiver.” Ash says. Her nightly performances are 10:30pm and 12:30am and she was also available to sign autographs and pose for snapshots between feature appearances. Ash has won multiple awards for her performances on film, has worked both as a performer and director with the top adult studios and posed for the covers of the leading men’s magazines. 
Vivid Live is a licensee of the world’s leading adult film company Vivid Entertainment and located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd., in the Briargrove area. The club offers¯complimentary gourmet buffet from 5-8pm, bar drinks and domestic beer at $1.50 from 11am to 9pm and a complimentary breakfaston Thursday throughSaturday from 2-4am. The multilevel club sports 12,000 ft. of Vivid Live 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.  There is also a Champagne Room, Private Dance Room and Sky Boxes at this location.

FARRAH MOVIE MENTIONED IN JAMES DEEN FEATURE STORY – A story about James Deen on website MoviePilot.com this week includes a reference to his Vivid movies with Farrah Abraham. The story by Karly Rayner said a “career in the adult movie industry might still be too taboo for polite dinner table conversation, but it no longer means you will automatically be bumped out of more mainstream movies by your past.” Noting that Deen has been nicknamed “the Ryan Gosling of porn,” Rayner continued, “Deen had a public falling out with Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom actress turned porn star, Farrah Abraham, after appearing in her ‘leaked’ sex tape. Abraham asked him to pretend to be in a relationship with her before the tape was released, but Deen refused telling the media: If you're going to make a celebrity sex tape and try to pass it off as an amateur home video, you don't hire a well-known porn star!’”

MIMI FAUST’S VIVID MOVIE FOCUS OF KPOPSTARZ.COM STORY – An article this week in KpopStarz.com featured Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Mimi Faust, with most of the story devoted to the fact that she lost out to Tila Tequila on the AVN Award for Best Celebrity Sex Tape. The story by Aurora Banks said Faust’s movie, Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta “was among the nominees for the famous adult film awards known as the ‘Oscars Porn,’ for her sex tape with former love Nikko Smith. The 45-year-old reality star was nominated for the Best Celebrity category together with Tila Tequila, Farrah Abraham…Myla Sinanaj. Faust however lost the race to Tila Tequila. Adult film company Vivid Entertainment released the ‘amateur’ sex video scandal of Faust and former lover Nikko Smith on April 21, 2014. Steve Hirsch, the company's founder, previously admitted that he was not aware of the popularity of the reality stars nor the show, but upon finding out the potential success of the sex video tape he immediately put it out on public. ‘We were approached by a third party to release the tape,’ he revealed. ‘I wasn't familiar with Mimi and Nikko or Love & Hip Hop. After doing some research, I realized just how big both the show and the tape could be. It was a struggle to ultimately get the deal done but we did.’ The controversial sex video earned $400,000 during its pre-sale and it helped Vivid Entertainment gain new members when it was released online, TMZ reported.” Meanwhile, Banks reports, Faust “confirmed rumors that Nikko Smith's wife, Margo, is going to appear in the fourth season of the VH1 show. She also insisted that her relationship with Nikko Smith is definitely over. ‘Absolutely. A hundred thousand percent done,’ she said.” The AVN Award for Best Celebrity Sex Tape went to the Vivid Celeb feature, Tila Tequila 2: Backdoored & Squirting.