VIVID RADIO LAUNCHES NOVEMBER 18 -- Vivid Radio launches on SiriusXM on Monday, November 18.
Broadcasting live from Vivid's L.A. headquarters, Vivid Radio will be heard on SiriusXM channel 102. Programming features the Vivid Girls, celebrity sex tape stars, adult superstars and up-and-comers. Content will cover the entire spectrum of sexual adventure from behind-the-scenes goings-on to outrageous, engaging and explicit entertainment. Says Steven Hirsch: "We are thrilled to launch Vivid Radio on SiriusXM. We look forward to bringing our innovative style and close relationships both inside and outside the industry, to create a fresh new take on the adult radio format."
VIVID RADIO 'OFFER' TO KENDALL JENNER MAKES NEWS – There's been considerable gossip media speculation about whether Kendall Jenner, step sister of Kim Kardashian, should follow in Kim's footsteps and enter the adult business. Vivid's Steven Hirsch does NOT think she should, and his views were discussed in a VH1 "Gossip Table" segment. Gossip Table panelist Delaina Dixon began the segment by noting the speculation about Ms. Jenner and an adult career, adding that Steven "understands the excitement, that people want to see more of Kendall, a lot more." Ms. Dixon said she'd spoken to Steven, since Vivid distributes the famous Kim Kardashian sex tape, who said Kendall should not enter the adult business as a performer, but should have time to learn what she "wants to do, or not do, with her life. What he would like to do is offer her a smaller step; having her own show on Vivid Radio, so she can learn about the business from a unique platform and talk about sex among her peers." One of the Gossip Table panelists commented: "This sounds like a porn internship."
Photo credit: The Superficial Glen McCurtayne/Coleman-Rayner
COURTNEY MAINTAINS NO-PORN STANCE, COVERAGE CONTINUES – Last week Vivid's Steven Hirsch said Courtney Stodden was "born to be a porn star." But the 19-year-old blonde who recently left her much older husband says she's not interested. That hasn't stopped the media from speculating, with a resulting ton of publicity, including a heavily promoted Fox News Bethenny Frankel talk show interview. Fox News said she "grilled Stodden about her porn-star-like appearance and surgically enhanced figure. But the teen held her own, as she fired off quick comebacks for most of Frankel's questions. 'You don't look like a regular girl,' Frankel told Stodden as they sat to discuss the 19-year-old's recent split from her 53-year-old husband Doug Hutchison, whom she married three years ago. 'I don't. I know that and I think that goes along with maybe not judging a book by its cover,' the blonde told the 'Bethenny' audience. 'I'm a firm believer in that.' Frankel repeatedly quizzed the starlet about her future career goals—asking about whether or not Stodden plans to do porn. 'I turned down a $5 million porn offer about three months ago,' Stodden insisted, saying she doesn't want to go in that direction. Still, Bethenny pressed on. 'You look very promiscuous, and you look like the next move should be porn video, and that would be the right thing to do if this is the way you are marketing yourself.'"
Other coverage of her porn star career speculation appeared on RadarOnline.com, Examiner, and The Superficial, which published a 33-photo gallery of shots by Glen McCurtayne/Coleman-Rayner and reported, "Except all you really need to know is that Vivid's Steven Hirsch told E! News that Courtney Stodden was born to be a porn star because that's exactly what's going to happen next. Which is information I could've told you days ago, but I waited until I had new bikini pics of Courtney's huge fake tits so you could look at them and go, "Yup, those will be in porn," without bothering to read a single word of whatever the hell I'm writing down here. Something about porn babies? I can't keep track of these things."
KENDALL KARSON SPINS AT VIVID CABARET LOS ANGELES -- California Girl and AVN Best New Starlet Nominee Kendall Karson was the star attraction at Vivid Cabaret Los Angeles this week. The green-eyed Karson scheduled two shows Friday and Saturday at the club and also posed for photos with guests.
Says Kendall: "I love being an adult performer, but I also love being a DJ at a gentlemen's club. You not only get to play the latest hot music but you see the sexiest women in the world dance to your selections." Customers of the club were invited to enter an Official Vivid Cabaret DJ promotion, which was easy to do online. Winners got to spin with Kendall in the DJ booth and have photos taken with their own smart phone. They also walked away with a DVD of a popular Vivid movie signed by the Kendall. Vivid Cabaret Los Angeles (centrally located at 1957 East Del Amo Blvd. in Rancho Dominguez, just north of Long Beach and convenient to the 405, 110, Gardena and Long Beach freeways) is the first of two clubs carrying the Vivid name that are operated by subsidiaries of Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (Nasdaq:RICK). Vivid Cabaret New York City opens in December in New York City on 37th Street in the Fashion District near Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue shopping, numerous leading hotels and Times Square.