VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JULY 24, 2015
XBIZ FEATURES MICHAEL KLEIN INTERVIEW - News of Michael Klein’s appointment as president of Vivid Entertainment’s broadcast and television division has received extensive coverage. Among the top business media carrying the story about Michael’s new position were XBiz, AVN, MultiChannelNews, TheStreet, Marketwatch, Reuters, Bloomberg and many others. XBiz.com posted an extensive interview with Michael just days after his appointment. The interview by Bob Johnson begins: “Only a handful of adult industry executives can list three or more top tier companies on their resumes. And even less can point to major accomplishments that have impacted those businesses during their tenure. Michael H. Klein is one captain that has done both. Having held top spots with Playboy, Hustler and now as president of Vivid Entertainment's broadcast and Internet division, Klein’s experience and knowledge — along with major business coups — have continuously positioned him as one of adult’s luminaries regularly asked to share his in-depth smarts and strategies in broadcasting, programming and content monetization at numerous industry events, panels and seminars.” Michael said his “main tasks will be to grow Vivid TV beyond its already impressive rollout and make it the top adult broadcasting company in the world, while at the same time improve the Vivid Internet business.” He said his job will be made easier because “Vivid represents the future. It was never a print-based company. It has a fabulous archive, the most award-winning movies in the industry and, of course, unmatched celebrity sex tapes.”
THE TRAVELING ASH - Ash Hollywood, the adorable blonde bombshell VividRadio host, has a pretty glamorous life. She loves to travel and is currently in The Big Apple after journeying to Barcelona, London and Singapore. She’ll be telling listeners all about the intimate side of her trip on her show “Tap that Ash” on Mondays from 1-2pm PT and Tuesdays from 4-5pm. Listeners can also hear Ash on the SiriusXM app Channel 791. We know that she has a big photo shoot scheduled in the city with renowned photographer Kike Calvo and we can’t wait to see the results. She’ll end her visit to by stopping off at the hottest strip club in town, Vivid Cabaret on
E. 37th St., to say hello to the performers and fans and yes, to pose again for paparazzi who heard she was in town.
MIMI’S ‘INFAMOUS SEX TAPE’ MAKES FASHION NEWS – Mimi Faust’s Vivid sex tape Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta continues its best seller run and continues to make news. VH1 has been covering the Mimi story as has the fashion media. FashionNStyle.com is the latest to write about Mimi and her sex tape with a report in its “The Eye” section under the headline “LHHATL Newbie Margeaux Simms Says Mimi Faust And Nikko Smith Were Using Each Other.” The story reports that actor (and Nikko’s wife) Margeaux Simms claims Mimi Faust “is still playing the victim in sex tape with Nikko Smith. Love & Hip Hop Atlanta newbie blasts cast mate and husband for using each other.” Reprising a VH1 story, FashionStyle.com says Margeaux believes “Mimi still has a lot more owning up to do before the air clears between the two of them…however, Margeaux doesn't seem to think the infamous moment in the sex tape where Mimi was seen hanging from a shower rod was something the VH1 star was forced into creating. ‘People have different versions of the truth. There's like one, two and in the middle there's really the truth. I was annoyed, because are you saying he forced you to hold on to the rod? I just couldn't understand…I'm the type of girl I think [is] brutally honest to the point where it's 2015... like I watch porn, there are tons of women that do it and there's nothing wrong with it. Just do it and own it, but I feel like doing it then saying that he forced you to do it or it was all his idea... I'm just going to stay completely calm and just wait ‘til they're finished. Then maybe we can have a conversation.’"
ADULT SUPER STAR TORI BLACK AT VIVID GENTLEMEN’S CLUB HOUSTON —Gorgeous adult super star Tori Black is the headliner this week at Vivid Gentlemen’s Club in Houston. The club is a licensee of Vivid and is located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd., in Houston’s Briargrove area. Tori is the only woman to receive the prestigious AVN Female Performer of the Year award twice. The curvy 5’9” brunette was born in Seattle and started her adult career in Fort Lauderdale while she was attending college and looking for part time work. She sent photos of herself to a local talent agency and the rest is history. Additional recognition that she’s garnered includes the XRCO Award for Female Performer of the Year, Maxim Magazine naming her as one of the 12 top female stars in the industry, CNBC noting that she was one of the dozen most popular stars in the adult business, plus awards from CAVR, F.A.M.E., Galaxy, XBiz and NightMoves magazine. Tori says she has taken her many awards “as more of a personal character reference than anything else. There are a lot of beautiful women out there and a lot of women who are heightened in their sexuality. I think the reason I got these awards was because of my personality, who I am and what I stand for. It’s an honor and it’s nice to feel appreciated and celebrated. Of course I was humbled by it.”