In fact, one adult industry insider tells FOX411 that the celebrity sex tape is basically keeping adult entertainment companies, including industry leader Vivid, afloat. The source maintains that savvy women like Farrah Abraham, Myla Sinanaji, and Sydney Leathers are giving their 15 minutes of fame to adult companies to make professional pornos for big paydays, and the porn companies are scrambling to find more trashy stars like them to boost their bottom lines. Vivid only makes money from celeb tapes.A porn video generates no income.Celebrity tapes sell, the source told FOX411. They are finding women celebrities to make sex tapes.It was not a romantic relationship that Farrah had with James Deen.It was set up.(Reality star) Tila Tequila was staged with lighting with her girlfriends in Las Vegas. The founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, Steven Hirsch, acknowledged the landscape of the porn industry has changed, and that D-list celebs now mean big money. I think that were dealing with several issues.The one that most people talk about is the amount of free content on the Internet and how to deal with that.What weve chosen to do is work with free sites.One of the things that we did decide to do is work with celebrity sex tapes, he said. What we did is we leased a celebrity sex tape with Farrah Abraham and we took a five minute clip and put it onto one of the three sites.And as a result of that, they had 12 million views of that five-minute clip within the first 10 days.We surrounded that clip with links back to Vivid.com, and then those people came to Vivid.com to watch the movie, which equated to $500,000 in sales. But Hirsch would not go so far as to say Vivid relies on celebrity sex tape income to stay afloat. The one thing about celebrity sex tapes is they dont fall into any sort of schedule. Sometimes its two or three in a row and then not any for a year.So it depends if were able to find some or not, he said. This year weve been lucky with Farrah and Sydney.Ultimately they are not a huge part of our business, but its what helps to drive our brand, and gets the name out there, and drives traffic to all of the Vivid properties. He does, however, acknowledge pursuing young women in the news.Absolutely.Yes, yes, yes.Were very proactive, Hirsch said. If we see something in the news we try to contact them or make them some sort of public offer. Our sources say this pursuit is a huge change in how the industry works. Where companies like Vivid once waited for a homemade sex tape to be leaked to them a la Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lees tape in1995 nowadays, the company prefersto make them happen themselves. Sydney Leathers, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiners former sexting partner, was lured by the money and fame that a celebrity sex tape brings.In an early interview with FOX411, she said she had rejected an offer to make a sex tape with Vivid. But less than a week later, the 23-year-old did indeed shoot a porno with a porn pro for Vivid, for a large, undisclosed sum of money. According to Leathers, her change of heart happened because: Everyone already thought I did it, so why not? Jasmine Waltz is a model and actress whohas appeared in the films “Demon” and “Poker Run.” Waltz made a private sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, and told a tale of how Vivid not only wanted her to sign off on her personal tape, but make another one under the companys direction. It was something that was made already (with her ex-boyfriend). I definitely sort of had forgotten that it had been made.After some things have happened in my life, I was approached by Vivid where they wanted to do a deal where they pick a porn star, or whoever I pick, and they would film the whole thing, she said.
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Greys Anatomy is now in its 10th season on ABC. The new season will premiere Thursday. X xxxxxy xxxxxxxy One of the imprisoned members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot declared a hunger strike on Monday to protest what she described as inhumane working conditions and threats to her life at a womens penal colony. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is serving a two-year sentence for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. She and two other group members were arrested in early 2012 after Pussy Riot burst into Moscows main Orthodox cathedral and tried to perform a punk prayer denouncing Vladimir Putin. In a passionate five-page letter published on the groups blog, Tolokonnikova said inmates in her penal colony are forced to work up to 17 hours a day in a shop that makes police uniforms in order to fulfill the quotas. Brigades that fail to meet the quotas are punished by being denied food, prevented from using the bathroom or made to stand outside in the cold, she wrote. Associated Press CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Actress Sheila MacRae is 92. Singer Sonny Turner of The Platters is 74. Singer Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers is 71. News anchor Lou Dobbs is 68. Actor Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue) is 65. Actor Kevin Sorbo is 55. Singer Cedric Dent of Take 6 is 51.
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Thats what youre here for! I demur again. She insists again. Look, no one back home will believe you if you dont have a picture! Fearing that her pushing might get physical, I tell her that Im on this cruise as a journalist, that Ive met Blais a few times and that Im more interested in hearing why shes here than in acting on any fanboy tendencies of my own. Finally, she relents. But Roses vehemence makes it clear how intensely she feels about Blais and the show. And its reactions like hers that explain why Top Chef: The Cruise drew a sold-out crowd for its voyage from Miami to Cozumel and back in the spring. Rose and her fellow fans jumped at the chance to get up close and personal with some of their favorite reality-show stars or at least as up close and personal as you can get when 2,000 people are trying to do the same thing. It makes a lot of sense: Cruise ships are fishbowls anyway, floating hotels that devotees love and critics hate for some of the same reasons. (Pro: You dont have to leave the boat! Con: You cant leave the boat!) So you may as well bide your time with others who share at least one of your interests. Standing in line for dinner or a safety drill or a shore excursion, all you have to do to strike up a conversation is ask, Which season was your favorite? I was all about Seasons 7, 8 and 9, Rose says when I ask her. Season 10? Well, not so much. It turns out that Rose and her husband are not very into cruises, she confesses. But as soon as we saw it on TV, I bought it right away.
Isn’t it cute when Hollywood Superstar A appears on the sidelines of Superstar Athlete B’s games, cheering wildly and high-fiving enthusiastically? Or when they both end up arm in arm at the same post-championship celebration party? Bromances really make the world go ’round. David Beckham & Will Smith, Tom Cruise Source: The Telegraph You had to expect that since his wife is BFFs with every famous female ever, David Beckham would pick up some A-list friends along the way, too. And so he did. After leaving Real Madrid for the L.A. Galaxy, the superstar footballer took no time at all to acclimate to his new surroundings. He and Posh Spice became a fixture for the paparazzi, and when he wasn’t on the pitch, Beckham spent his time cavorting with Will Smith and Tom Cruise. Weirdly, though, they didn’t spend their days dining at hot spots or taking in Lakers games. Instead, they opted to keep each other in shape by squaring off in fencing duels, a la I Love You, Man. Whatever works. LeBron James & Jay-Z Source: Dimewars.com It should come as no surprise that LeBron James has a plethora of potential famous best friends to choose from. What celebrity wouldn’t want to be LeBron’s best friend? It should also come as no surprise that Jay-Z won the sweepstakes. The rapperwho recently sold his stake in the Brooklyn Nets and then launched Roc Nation Sports, his own agencywas recently spotted at the nuptials of LeBron and high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson.
10. Tom Bergeron drops Heidi Klum, resulting in this big bruise , at the 2008 Emmys. 9. Joe Jonas falls at the 2007 American Music Awards and cuts his hand on a piece of broken glass. 8. Shania Twain falls down at the CMT Awards 2011. 7. Jennifer Garner trips over her gown at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Party. 6. Bret Michaels gets knocked out by the giant Broadway sign at the 2009 Tonys. 5. Jennifer Lopez falls on her bum at the 2009 American Music Awards.