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ADULT ENTERTAINMENT STAR AND PENTHOUSE PET OF THE YEAR NICOLE ANISTON TO PERFORM AT VIVID LIVE IN HOUSTON NOVEMBER 20-22

Adult entertainment star Nicole Aniston will perform at Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston November 20-22. Vivid Live, operated under a license from leading adult company Vivid Entertainment, is located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd. in the Briargrove area.

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Petite and shapely blonde bombshell Nicole is a San Diego native who was raised on a horse ranch and worked as a bank teller before she began modeling and started performing in adult movies. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Month in August, 2012 and Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2013.  She has made over 100 movies for top studios and has been nominated for the New Starlet of the Year and Female Performer of the Year by XBiz and for Most Outrageous Sex Scene by AVN.

“The adult industry taught me to be more of a woman,” says Nicole, who likes to cook, camp, hunt and fish. “I’m definitely more into my sexuality as a result of making adult movies . I can’t wait to get to Houston and have already been in touch with fans who will be meeting me at Vivid Live.”

Nicole will be performing nightly at the club and looks forward to meeting fans, posing for snapshots and signing autographs.

Guests at Vivid Live enjoy a complimentary gourmet lunch/dinner from 11 am to 7 pm, Mon.-Fri. and a breakfast buffet from 2-4 am on Thurs., Fri. and Sat.  With bar drinks, wine and domestic beer daily at $2.75 until 9pm, the club offers the hest Happy Hour in Houston.  The 12,000 ft club sports a new state-of-the-art light show, the hottest DJs, lavish new furnishings, three stages on the main floor and another in the VIP bar.  The multi-level club also features a Champagne Room, Private Dance Room and Sky Boxes.

 

What is Axel Braun not saying?

Axel Braun is no longer with Vivid. We all know that because it’s on all the major new sites and blogs. Only something isn’t right about this news … mostly that I’ve gotten it from the different sources in the form of a press release. This isn’t major major news. I mean he was only making movies for them for a few years and it was the kind of thing Vivid did all the time. They have a distribution deal like this with Sunny Leone as SunLust, they had one like it with Tera Patrick and a long time ago with Jenna Jameson. Hell they even had a deal like that with douche bag Bill Fisher, aka Cezar Capone with his Filthy Films line. And all of those deals lasted a whole heck of a lot longer than the deal Axel Braun had with Vivid. So why is it this deal, this person that makes everyone send out not one but three different presses releases and only AFTER it already appeared as “news” on both XBIZ and AVN?

It just seems odd. It’s not really news. Not big enough for warrant that. He made some movies for Vivid. He no longer is. He wants to do his own thing now. Umm okay. What’s the big deal?

Is he wanting us to read something between the lines or something? Is that why Axel Braun is making such a big deal about ending his deal with Vivid? Clearly there is something Axel Braun is trying to tell us or he wouldn’t be trying to shout it out so much. Because in the end, this isn’t major news. So guess we’ll have to wait to find out what it is.

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AXEL BRAUN LEAVES VIVID – King Of Porn Parodies Parts Ways With Adult Powerhouse

After four years of chart-topping blockbusters, three consecutive AVN Director Of The Year trophies, and a couple dozen other awards, Axel Braun surprisingly announced today that he is leaving Vivid Entertainment.

“It’s an absolutely amicable split” said Braun, “Vivid is a terrific company, and everybody there has always been great to me. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Steven Hirsch, but I simply felt it was time to hit the reset button and challenge myself with different endeavors.”

A 23-year adult industry veteran, and by far the most critically acclaimed adult director in recent history, Braun first started collaborating with Vivid in late 2009, when he signed a distribution deal for his namesake company Axel Braun Productions. His first ABP title, the hilariously sexy Batman XXX, became the highest selling and highest renting title of the year, winning a slew of awards and effectively jumpstarting a superhero parody craze that took the industry by storm. From Superman to Spider-Man, from Wolverine to Iron Man, there aren’t many costumed crimefighters left that Braun hasn’t successfully parodied, much to the delight of his loyal and ever-growing geek fanbase.

“I’m first and foremost a comic book fan” said Axel, “I notoriously obsess over the tiniest details to make sure that the characters I spoof are portrayed as accurately as possible, and I guess that resonates strongly with other fans. It’s easier to give an audience what they want when you’re part of the same demographic.”

But comics are not the only target of Braun’s parodies, which often take on his childhood heroes, like in the case of the multi award-winning Elvis XXX, or his favorite movies, as with last year’s top selling and top renting Star Wars XXX, another ABP mega-hit in which the director’s legendary attention to detail was once again in full display.

“I’m not going to stop shooting parodies,” assures Braun, who recently signed superstar Riley Steele to an exclusive 2-Year contract. “I just want to take ABP in a slightly different direction and expand my catalogue, and I feel the need to have more control over every aspect of this phase, and more time to focus on promoting Riley. Meanwhile I will still continue to collaborate with Vivid on the post-production of the many projects that we recently completed, while I’m looking forward to this exciting new stage of my career.”

About Axel Braun: The son of legendary porn-pioneer Lasse Braun and grandson of a diplomat, Axel Braun was born and raised in Italy, where he received a privileged upper-class upbringing. Fluent in five languages, a member of MENSA, a film-school graduate, and the bearer of a Ph.D. in psychology, Axel has a unique cultural background that sets him apart from the many other directors in the adult industry. A second-generation AVN Hall-of-Famer, over the span of his career he has won dozens of awards all over the world for directing, producing, screenwriting, and editing, including three consecutive “Director Of The Year” AVN awards. For more information visit facebook.com/AxelBraun and twitter.com/axelbraun

Affilites Should Think Twice About Giving Out Personal Information …. right @AEBN?

I don’t want to shock you here but there are some people in our business who are a little on the shady side. /sarcasm

When a webmaster joins an affiliate program they are often asked for a plethora of information. They say they need to verify your a real person, not just some scam site and for tax purposes.

That all sounds well and good and so unsuspecting webmasters give away all their personal details. They tell their real names, their addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers. All of this information could be really bad if it fell into the wrong hands. But surely reputable companies that you chose to do business with wouldn’t let that happen, right?

WRONG!

Sometimes even the best of companies fall victim to bad employees. Sometimes companies don’t know what is going on behind their backs and in the case of some companies, they don’t have any security protocols in place at all.

In about 1999 the Vivid webmaster database was compromised. While I can’t say for sure how much information was stolen, for sure they got to our names, addresses and emails. Since most likely all of that information was stored together the people who got their hands on the Vivid webmaster database at that time probably also got our  phone numbers and social security numbers too. All of our information was quickly sold off and spread through the spammer list world like wildfire and suddenly we were all getting insane amounts of junk mail and our email addresses were being sold off again and again and again.

We were told it was because the server was hacked but the only thing they took was the webmaster database. That totally seems believable right? I mean who wouldn’t want to access the server and get all that free porn, or customer data and credit card numbers. Right? Apparently webmaster’s personal information was ummm more important?

It is more likely however that their webmaster who at the time was a notorious drug addict who soon after landed in rehab, probably hijacked the list behind Vivid’s back and sold it off for drug money. But in the end, I guess we’ll never really know the truth. All we webmasters can say for sure if that our personal and private information was taken and sold off again and again and again. Years later, more than 10 years later in fact, I’m still getting spam from that email address.

But this story isn’t an isolated incident. Vivid Video isn’t the only company who has ever had a bad employee.

Bluebird Films is another great story of data being compromised. When I went to work for them they had ZERO security protocols in place. Your personal and private information was available to every single person who worked there – wide open for anyone to see and quite a few people did. And it got worse … their servers were hacked no less than five times the previous year and that includes the entire customer and webmaster database, WITH credit card numbers, home addresses, email address, phone numbers and whatnot.

The point I’m trying to make here is that you need to think very carefully about who you give out your personal information to.

Let’s look at a current situation – a company like AEBN

They are totally reputable, right?

Well perhaps. But that doesn’t mean they don’t hire employees who are problematic. In fact they currently employ someone who it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if we were to find out he hijacked the entire webmaster database and sold it to the highest bidder.

And then all of your personal and private information is out there because of some dickhead employee and there is nothing you can do about it. Your name, your home address, your phone number and even worse, your social security number is being traded or sold to person after person by this guy.

Some might argue, but it wasn’t really AEBN’s fault, it was the jackass who was shady. True. But AEBN hired him in the first place and continued to keep him on their payroll after being witness to his abusive online behavior. Anyone who is an online bully is clearly not someone you would want on your payroll because if they work for you, they represent you, and that means if they are harassing others online or just openly being a dick time and again to people then that makes you look bad.

I get it, it’s fun to be a jackass to people online. That’s why sites like GFY thrive because you can be abusive to others and get away with it. We call those kind of people keyboard warriors. They can get away with bullying other people because they can hide behind the anonymity of their computer. Only some of these people aren’t anonymous. Some of these guys work for companies … well known companies like AEBN.

Their behavior is a direct reflection of your company.

I would personally never do business with AEBN. Not because I have anything against their website or product, but because they hire certain types of people. And I wouldn’t want to risk my money, or my personal information in the hands of those kind of people. I have no problem telling them that either and last night I in fact did tell them just that and their response “He’s just a remote employee”. Ummm okay. Perhaps they don’t realize that the people they hire directly reflect on their companies reputation.  If a company hires an employee who is abusive to others online, what does that say about the company itself?

So the whole point of my story here is this …. you need to think carefully before signing up with an affiliate program because once you do they will want a lot of personal information from you. You might also want to consider a series of safeguards for your personal information which includes an alias or company name, a PO box to get your mail instead of your home address and if you are a US webmaster you really want to give them an EIN (employee identification number) instead of your real social security number and always try and use alias emails such as affiliate-program-name@yourdomain.com. Now when they sell off your email address you will be able to know because they were the only person to have ever had that email address and you can nail them for it. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve caught over the years by doing that one little thing.

None of this may seem important to you right now but trust me when I say, you will give two fucks when you get your identity stolen.

It is your information and therefore your job to protect it. Don’t just give away all of your personal and private details and then hope for the best!

 

Blazing Bucks lands deal for Sunny Leone’s official site

Gammae owned affiliate program, Blazing Bucks will be relaunching SunnyLeone.com in their OpenLife Network. The official Sunny Leone website was formerly with Cold Hard Cash, aka Web Quest who last year last the official Lupe Fuentes site and now I guess that only leaves them with Vivid’s site.

And I don’t want to shock you or anything but these guys actually pay on time unlike so many other affiliate programs out there right now.

I know, insane, right?

A few things to note, mostly the old links will work but the free hosted galleries will eventually need to be replaced if they are hosted by Cold Hard Cash.

We are very excited to announce the relaunch of one of the top names in porn (Sunny Leone) under the OpenLife Network. This site launch comes only 1 month after we completely redesigned and relaunched all existing Blazing Bucks sites! There are however a few very important changes to existing Cold Hard Cash Affiliates.

1. Any promotional tools for Sunny Leone that are currently hosted by CHC should be removed within the next week as they will slowly stop working.

2. If you have any special/discount pricing setup for your traffic, you need to contact me to get this setup again or the default pricing will appear on your join page.

3. Your old linking codes will map to your new account that will automatically be created in BlazingBucks. I do however suggest updating your links to the new ones to avoid any potential issues.

4. Your existing Cold Hard Cash account will still work and be processing your rebills. Your new BlazingBucks account will account for sales and rebills earned only on the new site.

5. Your username/password for BlazingBucks.com will be sent to you by email in the coming days along with some other relevant information.

If you do not receive an email from me by June 27th, contact me directly. You can also contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

The perspective launch date is June 27th, 2013

Memorial Day Memories and Problems

There are days like today that I am reminded how stupid some people really are. They were interviewing a lady on the news who said she loved the city she lives in but the one thing she doesn’t like is how many new restaurants the city is building when there are all these homeless people around.  Instead of creating all of those new jobs with those new businesses she thinks it was a better idea to just give all that money to the poor people like her so they could pay it forward more easily.

I seriously sometimes just smack my head to my forehead on that one.

But it brings up a good point … and that point is, sometimes people really get caught up focusing on the wrong thing. This person like many others feel entitled and that rich people should just give them money because clearly they have it, I mean if those people can afford to build a new restaurant, why not just give it to her instead? The lady and others like her don’t get that this simple new business will create countless new jobs but beyond those people who will be hired as waitresses, cooks, cleaners, security, etc., they will also be doing business with other people like the guy who supplies them with the meats and fish. Then there is the guy who they buy that laundry service from to wash all of their linens each day.

This of course helps all of those companies as well, who also have their own employees and it’s a never ending cycle that helps to improve the economy as a whole.

So back to my point, which as you might have guessed has nothing to do with that dumb ass lady on the news, but about porn itself.  Sometimes we all get so caught up in our own ideas, hates, annoyances, that we don’t stand back and really see the big picture or as my grandmother likes to say, we can’t see the forest for the trees.

No things in our industry aren’t perfect right now.

I don’t know if the rumor is true that Steve Hirsch from Vivid really tried to hire Mr. Marcus _AFTER_ he faked his syphilis test, but if that rumor is true, well that’s just fucked up.

I don’t know if the rumor is true that one studio owner who is HIV positive is really have sexual contact with female performers on the set (even if it is just finger fucking her) without those young girls knowing he is HIV positive,well if that rumor is true, that’s just really fucked up too.

But in the end, despite these kind of problems, we are all so caught up in hating on each other we are forgetting to see the big picture – and that is, if we don’t shut the fuck up sometimes and at least try and work together for the big issues, then we are going to have more problems than we have right now.

So on this Memorial day I ask that you first and foremost honor those who deserve it most, our troops. Then sit back and really think about the big picture. Don’t think about how much you hate this person or that person … just think for a moment about something you can do to help our industry and who you might be able to do it with, even if it is a person you don’t like.

I think Fabian from Manwin is a jackass. I have made my feelings about him to him very clear on more than one occasion, but if he came to me tomorrow and told me he would give me the money to help someone in our industry – some sort of performer friendly project, I would consider working with him.  I may not like him, but sometimes you have to put your feelings aside and look at the big picture. I probably wouldn’t trust him enough to actually do anything with him for real, but I would be mature enough to at least consider it. And that’s what I am asking each of you to do as well on this day.

Let’s put our hate aside for this one day and think about others for once. Think about what we can do to really solve some of our industry problems.

 

Capri Anderson signs with 101 Modeling

101 modeling announced today that they have added super star performer, Capri Anderson to their roster.

Capri Andrew needs no introduction, but in case you forgot she was the porn star locked in the bathroom in the New York City’s Plaza Hotel when Charlie Sheen lost it.  The media said he went on a drunken rampage and would be hospitalized for observation.  She filed a police report against Charlie sheen who turned violent against her.  He started throwing things, threatened to kill her and called her a whore.

Charlie Sheen later sued her for extortion.  The suit claims that actress Capri Anderson asked for $1 million to keep her story out of the press. It also claims Anderson stole a $165,000 watch from Sheen’s hotel room.

Capri Anderson stuck by her guns and wouldn’t back down.  Later TMZ would reveal that she was right all along, Charlie Sheen did in fact offer her a large sum of cash to “make it right”.

Capri Anderson:  “u trashed my brand new prada purse dude not cool – how u managed to rip the strap off and put 2 holes in it is beyond me.”

Charlie Sheen:  “All I need is an Acct number etc and I will wire u 20k if u think that will cover everything … I really feel bad, u are as cool and sexy and as sweet and fun and friendly as they get!”

Charlie Sheen:  “Don’t worry about our mutual friends, deal with me directly and I promise u kind lady, all will be restored and set straight.”

Capri Anderson:  “Yes u can call me.  I don’t have a bank account believe it or not.”

Charlie Sheen:  “Oh, well in that case, lemme put together a plan to get u square and flush. Can u tok (sic) for a sec now sweetie?”

Charlie Sheen:  “Good news!  My asst Rick is good friends with a cat named Mark (last name redacted) in NY, he will get the wire, cash that bitch, and deliver it to u where ever it’s convenient … I’ll get the ball Rollin in am, and have data for u asap after that…☺”

At the time all of this took place Capri Anderson wasn’t really all that well known but as you can imagine, soon after her career took off and she was signed to an exclusive contract as a Vivid girl.  However she is now a free agent.  With her natural beauty, awesome body and star studded reputation, Capri Anderson is a great choice for any project.

Those interested in booking Capri Anderson for work can click here to visit her 101 modeling profile page.

 

Team Vivid Wins 5 Nightmoves Awards

AXEL BRAUN AND VIVID TEAM SWEEP FIVE AWARDS AT 20TH ANNUAL NIGHTMOVES CEREMONY

TAMPA, FLORIDA– (October 9 2012) – The Vivid Entertainment/Axel Braun team took five trophies at the 20th Annual NightMoves Awards ceremony held here Sunday. Braun was honored as Best Director and also recognized for his work with aLifetime Achievement award.

The Vivid/Braun co-production Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, believed to be the most expensive porn parody ever made, was named Best Parody Comedy.

The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody starring Aiden Ashley and Andy San Dimas, was selected as Best Parody Drama.

The Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody, another high-budget, sexy superhero-themed spoof from Braun that starred Chyna, Brooklyn Lee and Danni Cole, was chosen as Best Parody Superheroes.

It is the latest in a string of achievements for Braun with Vivid, including the awarding of the coveted 5-A rating by AVN for their last five movies.

“It’s a tremendous honor and quite a thrill to be recognized for doing something I love,” said Braun, who was accompanied at the awards ceremony by his contract girl Aiden Ashley. “These awards belong to my awesome crew, to all the loyal fans who constantly support me, and to Steven and Marci Hirsch and everybody at Vivid, the company that made all this possible,” he added.

 

A huge Kanye West RUMOR about Vivid and Kim Kardashian

It’s an Exclusive Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Rumor Alert!

Fact : Kim Kardashian had sex on film which was sold in a commercial venture.  This makes her no different than any other porn star … no matter what she may say.

Rumor:  Now I want to be clear here and say that I heard this RUMOR but it came from a really really good source that is in the know on these kind of things.  Kayne West has fallen big time for Kim Kardashian and he wants to get control of her sex tape for her as a gift but ran into a stone wall when attempting to negotiate such a deal with Vivid.

So the rumor is he allowed not one but two sex tapes to be leaked into the hands of potential buyers, a specific group of people known to be involved in the buying of celebrity sex tapes.   That is, all the potential sex tape buyers _ expect _ for Vivid Entertainment.  Which was apparently done on purpose, because we always want what we can’t have, right?

So his people are out making a big ta do about how the sex tapes are fucking hot and trying to generate as much interest as he can in them.  Why?  Because he wants to try and use the release of his sex tape to get back control of Kim Kardashian’s tape with Vivid.  As in like hey I’ll go ahead and release my tape with you but only if you give Kim Kardashian back her sex tape and take it off the market.

At least this is what the rumor is.

What do you think?

If it’s true I gotta give him credit for how brilliant he was in coming up with such a plan and for his huge romantic gesture.  I mean you have to admit, not many men would go this far for the woman they claim to love.

The Dark Knight XXX gets ‘5A’ AVN Review

AXEL BRAUN EARNS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ‘5A’ AVN REVIEW IN A YEAR FOR VIVID’S “THE DARK KNIGHT XXX”

The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, the newest adult parody from Axel Braun and Vivid Entertainment, has earned the coveted AAAAA critical rating from AVN.com, the website of Adult Video News. It is the fourth consecutive release from Braun and Vivid to earn AVN’s highest rating in the past 12 months.

Dark Night XXX

Within the last year, Braun has earned 5A ratings for Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody; Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody and Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, which won 2012 AVN Awards in the Best Parody-Drama, and Best Cinematography categories. Braun also won the Director of the Year-Body of Work award for the second year in a row.

It is quite a thrill to see my movies be so successful both financially and critically,” said Braun. “I have the constant support of an amazing company, and the priceless help of a terrific crew. We all work very hard to bring these projects to life and to make them as entertaining and as exciting as possible, and receiving a ‘perfect review’ from AVN is an incredible honor.

In his review of The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, writer Carlos Colon said, “Axel Braun handles the gloomy seriousness of Christopher Nolan’s Batman universe every bit as deftly here as he did the Technicolor campiness of the ’60s TV show in 2011 AVN Best Parody – Comedy winner Batman XXX: A Porn Parody.”  He added, “For those disappointed by (the mainstream) Dark Knight Rises—and there are many—this may serve as a refreshing antidote. For others just seeking some red-hot Bat-action, they’ll be downright enthralled. Either way, the ending leaves things wide open for a sequel, so expect more Dark Knight dirtiness to come.”

 

Cassidey is back!

Former Vivid contract girl Cassidey has been on an extended hiatus from performing but she has decided to make a return to porn and her fans with a newly designed website which features live and exclusive shows, several times a week! Her official website is located at http://www.ClubCassidey.com.

Besides intimate and live contact with the performer, Cassidey fans will also enjoy archives of past shows, tens of thousands of photos and some of her past hardcore scenes including some exclusive scenes she shot herself that nobody has ever seen before. In addition to all of the Cassidey content she is also offering her members more than 1500 bonus XXX movies.

When asked what Cassidey wanted to say to her fans about her new site she said with the utmost excitement “I love my new site and I can’t wait to share it with all of my friends and fans! I’m going to show them the real me and all the downright dirtiness which that entails so cum play with me!”

ABOUT Cassidey: The green eyed beauty first began her career in 1999 and just a year later would becoming a Vivid Girl and barely a year later she would be nominated for the AVN Best New Starlet. In 2007 she was cast in both versions of the Vivid remake of the Debbie Does Dallas series including as well as being cast in the reality TV series on Showtime by the same name. Cassidey Rae was the featured star of the mainstream Enrique Iglesias music video “Sad Eyes” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1dz1-wRZ2w.  In 2008 she signed a one year contract with NinnWorx during which time she starred in the production of the recently released blockbuster directed by Michael Ninn called “The Four” distributed by Adam and Eve and is now available in adult movie stores everywhere. Cassidey’s official website is located at http://www.ClubCassidey.com.