Shay Jordan is now Jasmine Jinn?

Okay so let me get this straight … Shay Jordan is now Jasmine Jinn, well at least that is what I read over at PS Babylon.  How the fuck did this happen?  This is some crazy sounding shit that I had to look into.  I mean why in the world would an established porn star change her name.  That’s marketing suicide.  Surely there has to be a damn good reason behind this.

We know that Shay Jordan started her career as a porn star in last 2005 or early 2006 and signed with Digital Playground in August of 2006 and like most starlets who sign contracts, she seemed to have signed away the rights to her name.  This isn’t however uncommon.  We’ve known this to be common practice dating back for many years now, even as far back as Racquel Darrian with Vivid and that was in the mid 1990s.  Now a decade later this practice is still taking place.   The few times you hear about this kind of thing, it usually ends with the studio releasing the rights to the girls name back to the performer with a few exceptions such as the time Kira Kener sued Vivid after the dissolution of her contract to gain control of the rights to her name.

Teagan Presley was once under contract with Digital Playground and some would have you believe there was some legal issues with her name because the second she left Digital Playground, she started just going by the name of Teagan however Teagan herself went on record as saying that isn’t remotely the case.  While it is true about the trademark, they (as in Digital Playground) has been nothing but supportive of her career and personal circumstances despite the fact that she is no longer under contract with them.  In fact, Teagan Presley will be signing autographs at the Digital Playground booth this year in Las Vegas at the 2009 AEE show.


So we know that Digital Playground is in the practice, similar to Vivid in gaining control of their contract performers name.  We however also know that like Vivid they tend to have no problems returning the rights to the name once the contract is over, as evident with Teagan Presley. So why this Shay Jordan name change?

Shay Jordan’s MySpace page is clearly run by Digital Playground and they seem to continue to support it and keep it updated despite the fact that she is no longer under contract with them.  That seems odd.

Shay Jordan was in the Pirates II movie but wasn’t as the premier party.

Shay Jordan is now a blonde and being repped by Goldstar Modeling.  Yes the same folks that rep Sunny Leone, Devon, The Love Twins, Gina Lynn.  These guys are showing up a lot lately.

Jasmine Jinn

So I made a few phone calls and here is what I was told.  Yes it is true that Shay Jordan is no longer under contract with Digital Playground.  Yes Shay Jordan is now booking all of her work through Goldstar Modeling.  Yes Shay Jordan changed her name to Jasmine Jinn.  And she did so for practical reasons and that is because Digital Playground owns the rights to the name Shay Jordan and it would be a big legal hassle to try and get it back that could hold up her ability to work under that name.  So there you have it.  That is the reason Shay Jordan is now Jasmine Jinn.

Kayden Kross Slams Vivid

Hey Vivid … one one of the world’s largest porn studios. Apparently you are cheap bastards who put the health and overall welfare of your stars in jeopardy. Well …. so says one of your former Vivid girls and no this time it isn’t Kira Kener.

I noticed that Kayden Kross had recently joined the writing staff over at and found her first post to be quite articulate and overall, a nice read. At first glance you would think her article was well written and that she might be one of the smarter porn stars in the business. I mean she can actually write big words and spell them correctly. And even more impressive she doesn’t use all caps. Colored me impressed to say the least. (No joking here, I actually really was impressed)

Kayden Kross

But then I thought for just a moment about what she was actually saying ,…. without calling them out by name, she just said that Vivid sucks and they were a crappy company to work for and cheap to boot. Not only that, but that their sets were horribly nasty and an extreme health risk.

Fourth/Fifth movie: with no script, no make up artist, and catered with McDonald’s, we managed a movie. Or two. I learned i had signed with the wrong company.

Sixth movie: i learned that porn stars need assistants (for…?). I finally walked through the perpetual enema juice on the bathroom floor without slipping, wincing, or gagging. This was a milestone.

If memory serves me correctly Kayden Kross did her first 6 or so movies with Vivid, most of which have yet to even be released yet. She went on to do one or two with Digital Playground and then signed with Adam and Eve. 

Interesting how she talks so much shit about Vivid. How they are cheap, unorganized, have low quality standards and health issues without specifically naming them. Did she really not think that people wouldn’t figure out she was bashing Vivid? I mean she’s only been in the business a year and prior to her contract with Adam and Eve she’s only had one other “contract”.

What the hell is this girl thinking? Did her momma never tell her that you don’t piss where you live? That if you poke the proverbial fire, that shit sparks back and just may burn you in the ass.

Her statements about her 6th movie basically back up what Kira Kener has been saying all along about working on the set of Vivid movies and may give Kira Kener’s psycho lawyers more ammunition to start more legal shit and from what i hear, she’s been trying to do already and now Kayden Kross has just confirmed that Vivid puts the girls on the set in an unsafe working environment and given Kira Kener’s lawyer an open invitation.

It will be interesting to say the least to see how this plays out.

I mean if nothing else, former Vivid girls publically calling out Vivid for being a cheap asses should be quite the show.