VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR MARCH 6, 2015
RUMOR FIX SAYS VIVID HAS MADE AN OFFER TO JADE ROPER – Rumorfix.com reports that Vivid has made a movie offer to Jade Roper, The Bachelor contestant who created headlines when it was revealed she starred in two nude videos with Playboy. The website says: “While Jade might not have the best luck in love, there’s still hope for her in the adult film industry! RumorFix has learned exclusively that Vivid Entertainment, home of the Kim Kardashian sex tape, porn parodies, and over 3,0000 XXX, has taken a very strong liking in the buxom brunette and is interested in offering her a gig! Steven Hirsch, head of Vivid, tells RumorFix exclusively, ‘We think Jade is hot looking and she could do well as a star in our celebrity sex tape series. We look forward to discussing this opportunity with her.’ Rumorfix.com asked, “Well, Jade, what do you think?!” So far, no word from Jade.
VIVID MOVES AGAINST “VIVIDO” TOY BRAND – Vivid has launched a legal battle to stop JM Sunflower Limited from selling adult toys under the “VividO” brand. Vivid recently learned that the Hong Kong-based company had begun selling adult toys under the “VividO” brand that prominently feature a variety of adult goods that infringe on Vivid’s trademark. The adult toys are sold on the VividO website as well as through adult toy distributors nationwide. JM Sunflower last month filed a trademark application for the “VividO” mark for “adult sexual stimulation aids, namely, vibrators.” Now Vivid has sent cease and desist letters to JM and to each distributor selling the VividO line of adult toys, and put them on notice that Vivid vigorously protects its proprietary rights. In January 2015 Vivid was awarded a $1 million judgment in The United States District Court, Middle District of Florida against the owners of a Florida exotic dance club that were infringing upon Vivid’s trademark. Vivid said its mark is legally incontestable under Section 15 of the Lanham Act. Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of Vivid, said: ”Vivid will continue to vigorously defend our trademark where applicable. Vivid was granted a trademark that covered adult toys in 2006. Vivid has exclusive rights to the VIVID® mark for adult toys, including vibrators. This is blatant trademark infringement that will be aggressively pursued,”
PHIL VARONE’S ALL-TIME FAVORITE PORN STARS – Fleshbot.com interviewed former rocker/Vivid director Phil Varone recently and asked him to list his five all-time top “golden age porno” stars. His choices: “1. Debi Diamond - My all time favorite. By far I lost the most protein watching her on screen. So hot and one of the naughtiest I've ever seen. 2. Kay Parker - she was the perfect MILF, beautiful with amazingly huge, natural breasts. 3. Christy Canyon - What can I say about her that hasn't been said? She was and is utter perfection. 4. Marilyn Chambers - She will forever haunt my fantasy brain. I remember watching scenes with her and John Holmes and being speechless. 5. Tori Welles - She also haunts my fantasy brain and as a friend of mine, just being around her will make me run to the bathroom and go into fantasy land!” Fleshbot.com recommends that its readers “pick up Varone's latest swinger-tastic release over at Vivid.com, 100% Real Swingers: More of the Rileys.”
SYDNEY LEATHERS BACK IN THE NEWS – Fox News reports this week that Sydney Leathers “the woman who finished off Anthony Weiner’s political career with a sexting scandal — has struck again.” Fox says of Sydney, who made the Vivid movie Sydney Leathers: Weiner and Me: “this time she’s exposed the kinky fetishes of a Democratic state legislator in the Midwest who responded as ‘Bitch Boy’ when she advertised for a submissive she could ‘financially dominate…Leathers has never met Bitch Boy, or even talked on the phone. Their entire relationship has been via text messaging.”