Vivid Studio Insider For January 27, 2014

 VIVID CABARET NYC OPENS TO HIGH PRAISE - Vivid Cabaret NYC, a new state-of-the-art gentlemen’s club in the heart of midtown Manhattan, opened for previews last week. Reviews from visitors were uniformly positive – praising everything from the club’s modern-and-intimate design to the sexy uniforms worn by the waitresses and the spectacular entertainers who danced using the sensational 25-foot tall stripper pole. The club holds a non-stop, grand opening party starting January 29th through February 2nd to coincide with this year’s NFL championship game being held for the first time just across the Hudson River in New Jersey. The club on 37th Street just east of Sixth Avenue (61 W. 37th) is featuring appearances by a stunning array of Vivid Entertainment performers, who will join its regular team of more than 100 entertainers from around the country. The three-floor venue is operated by a subsidiary of leading gentlemen’s club group, Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NasdaqGM: RICK). Among the amenities are a dramatic spiral staircase from first to second floors, multiple stages, luxurious private VIP rooms, numerous high-definition flat screen televisions, amazing DJs and outdoor smoking lounge. The opening parties will feature the dancing of popular Vivid performers Brandy Aniston, Ash Hollywood and Kendall Karson. Plus, superstars Tera Patrick, Savanna Samson, Monique Alexander and Heather Hunter will also be hosting the parties. Live shows from a specially designed Vivid Radio studio on the second floor of the club will be broadcast during the club opening on SiriusXM Channel 102. For reservations, call (212) 391-2702. 

 Media coverage of the club’s preview opening included a story in The New York Daily News, which said: “Tens of thousands of visitors will come to the city for Super Bowl XLVII. A lot of them, more than likely, will be men. And of those, plenty will probably be single or traveling sans-spouse. What does all of that mean? It's the perfect time to open a new strip club.” The Daily News story made much of the soaring stripper pole in the new club that is said to be the tallest in New York City. ”Just in time for the Super Bowl, New York City will finally be able to answer that age-old question: Just how many strippers can you fit on a 25-foot pole? The answer: at least three. Promising never-before-seen heights of eroticism, the new Vivid Cabaret in Midtown boasts this 7.6-meter steel stake, more than twice as tall as other stripper poles in Fun City. ‘It’s sturdy enough and long enough to do all the tricks I know,’ said Vivid Cabaret dancer Carlie, 22. ‘There are a lot of clubs, but the poles are never big enough to do all the tricks I’ve learned.’”

VIVID WINS SEVEN AVN AWARDS – Vivid Entertainment won seven honors at the AVN Awards Show Saturday in Las Vegas. The awards were:

Best Amateur Release
100% Real Swingers: Meet the Rileys

Best DVD Extras
The New Behind the Green Door

Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project
Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom

Best Parody – Drama
Man of Steel XXX

Best Pro-Am Release
Brand New Faces 42

Best Screenplay – Parody
Clerks XXX: A Porn Parody, David Stanley

Best Special Effects
Iron Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

Ash Hollywood headed up Vivid Radio’s red carpet coverage of the Awards Show from the entrance to the Hard Rock, greeting industry celebrities arriving for, the event that capped off the adult industry's biggest annual expo.

 BRANDY ANISTON AND ASH HOLLYWOOD HOSTED VIVID TV AND VIVID RADIO PARTY DURING AVN WEEKEND —Vivid TV and Vivid Radio hosted The Vivid AVN Weekend Party on Friday at The Bank Nightclub in the internationally renowned Bellagio Hotel. Adult superstars Brandy Aniston and Ash Hollywood were co-hosts of the open-to-the-public event, signing autographs, posing for snapshots and meeting and greeting guests. Both stars have programs on Vivid Radio, which are heard on SiriusXM Channel 102. Brandy’s show In with Aniston airs on Mondays from 5-6pm PT. Ash’s program Tap that Ash is heard on Mondays from 6-7pm PT. Vivid TV is the fastest growing adult cable service that features exclusive programming to over 70-million U.S. households and is also available in Canada, Europe and Latin America.

 VIVID RADIO COVERS AEE IN LAS VEGAS – Vivid Radio broadcast live last week from the floor of the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, with 10 hosts and more than 50 guests. The live shows included interviews with hot names such as Bonnie Rotten, Alexis Texas, Seka, Ron Jeremy, and Chanel Preston and other industry personalities and fans, capturing all the glitz, glamour sex, style and sizzle of the event. The Vivid Radio AEE broadcast heard on Sirius XM Channel 102 began Thursday when former Saigon Kick and Skid Row rock star and now Vivid director Phil Varone hosted “The Swing.” Other on-air personalities broadcasting from Vegas included Christy Canyon, Monique Alexander, Brandy Aniston, Debi Diamond and Ash Hollywood. The show lineup also included “The Bunny Ranch with Dennis Hof,” the “Inside Adult” show with Paul Fishbein, AVN founder and current head of video production company X3Sixty Network, and “Diary of a Dominatrix” with Aiden Starr joined by her guest co-host Joanna Angel. Vivid Radio also helped celebrate Nina Hartley’s 30th year in the adult industry by counting down her 30 greatest career moments. Comedian Rebekah Kochan, host of this year’s AVN Awards, gave listeners a hilarious sneak preview to AVN. She is best known for her appearances in the “Eating Out” gay film series, which have given her a huge gay fan base.

STEVEN HIRSCH LEADS LAS VEGAS SUN ‘S AEE SERIES - The Las Vegas Sun newspaper carried a Q&A by Robin Leach with Steven Hirsch prior to the AEE. Here’s how Leach began his story: “To start our four-day overview (of the adult industry), Steven Hirsch, founder one of the adult-entertainment industry’s most prominent companies, Vivid Entertainment, takes a look at the industry’s state and what he expects for its future. He talked with me while juggling his celebrity sex tapes and new network radio show and planning his big-budget movie releases at the annual Las Vegas convention. Steven has just released his fourth-annual ‘Top 10 Hottest Couples’ wish list of celebrities he would like to add to his successful Vivid-Celeb series, and he has the big-bucks budget to pay whatever it takes. Prince William and Kate Middleton have topped the list for the third consecutive year, followed by Katy Perry and John Mayer and Beyoncé and Jay Z.

 SHORT & SWEET NYC ON TILA’S NEW MOVIE – The new Vivid Celeb film Tila Tequila Backdoored and Squirting got high praise from pop culture site Short and Sweet NYC. Editor Ralph Greco calls the movie a “romp of hot action with stars (in this case mostly Tila) who you can’t take your eyes off of. Tila Tequila Backdoored and Squirting is simply a hot little movie featuring an equally hot little star engaged in some sexually charged action. If you only know Tila from MTV’s A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila or her recordings, you are sure to get an interesting new view of the lady here. If you are a fan of her porn this movie is just another great addition to her oeuvre.”

 FARRAH MAKES RADARONLINE’S “TOP 50 CONFESSIONS” - A masturbation admission by Farrah Abraham is #1 on RadarOnline’s Top 50 Confessions. Here’s how the top site reported it: I Touch Myself: Farrah Abraham: The Teen Mom, who still insists she made the porn film Back Door Teen Mom for her personal use, told Howard Stern in a graphic June confession that she pleasures herself while watching her own sex tape with X-rated star James Deen. ‘I masturbate to . . . I like to watch my own video,’ the MTV star and mom to daughter Sophia, 3, shared. ‘I mean, I’ve had my video for a while so I’ve seen it . . . a lot,’ Abraham said of the tape, released on May 6 by Vivid.”