Source: Celebrity sex tapes bankrolling porn industry
Rodriguezs new home came fully furnished. Kid Rock lists Malibu home for $13.45 million Kid Rock is known for shock lyrics and hillbilly-rock style. Its expected his home would reflect that perhaps be decked out in hard-core rocker aesthetic. However, Rocks home is done up in a modern Balinese style, complete with white walls and exotic woodsgiving off a soothing vibe. I wanted a place that was comfortable and fun, where I could kick back, write music and hang out with friends. But it also had to be a house that was well-built something with quality, Kid Rock born Robert Ritchie told the LA Times Magazine in 2008 . He hired designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to outfit the home. Bullard reiterated to the magazine that despite the entertainers rocker image, he has good taste. Yes, hes a crazy, mad rock star, but hes also very mellow, and he loves to entertain in style, Bullard said. His taste is surprisingly sophisticated. We werent going with red velvet sofas and Gothic chandeliers. Kid Rock bought the property at 28830 Bison Ct, Malibu, CA 90265 in 2006 for $11.6 million. The 5-bedroom, 5-bath home measures 8,305 square feet on just over an acre lot on Point Dume. Typical of most Malibu homes, the house has an open floor plan, incorporating indoor and outdoor living areas. The property includes a chefs kitchen, guesthouse and pool with outdoor shower.
Celebrity Guilty Pleasures That Prove Stars Are Just Like Us
Gluten-free and high in butter. Gluten-free whoopee pies are amazing.” Nick Wechsler “Porn and murder. Yeah, killing people while watching porn. No, no, lets see one of my guilty pleasures, and Ive said this a bunch of times which is insane that I even put this out there, is ‘Americas Next Top Model.’ I dont know whats wrong with me, but I love it.” Camila Alves “Chips and salsa and guacamole.” Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino “My guilty pleasure … Miley Cyrus.” Julie Bowen “My guilty pleasure is probably a combination that involves my couch, it involves maybe ‘Project Runway’ and Nilla Wafers, and thats that. Im not that out there and on the edge, but generally my life is kind of in fast forward and it requires so much energy that my guiltiest pleasure is when Im lying still, watching something that requires very little thought and eating sugar.” Taylor Schilling “My guilty pleasure is I like to watch a lot of HGTV. I really like watching design shows about houses, like extreme homes.” Jennifer Love Hewitt “The wonderful thing about doing red carpets when youre pregnant is instead of sucking on a piece of ice and drinking chicken broth before you walk out there, you actually have to eat a full meal because otherwise you get really dizzy and not nice, so Ive been able to eat before the red carpets. Yes, awesome!” Tim McGraw “Cheeseburgers. I like everything on them.” Nick Jonas “I dont know if I have a guilty pleasure. Im sort of pretty wide open when it comes to why I like certain things. I love the show ‘Nashville,’ I mean thats a show thats pretty incredible. I dont know if its a guilty pleasure, but I think its great.” Kelly Bensimon “I dont really have a guilty pleasure my life is a guilty pleasure.” Joey Lawrence “Pizza and chocolate chip cookies.” Jewel “Kung-Fu movies.” Rob Lowe “First of all I have a philosophy on guilty pleasures.
And celebrity chef-branded frozen pizza. Heck, theres even a celebrity chef-endorsed antacid . So, why not have a single-malt Scotch that bears a celebrity chefs name? That was the thinking when The Dalmore, a whiskey with roots going back to 1839, partnered with French-born, New York-based chef Daniel Boulud on this limited-release bottle (just 1,000 will be made available, sold through high-end wine and liquor stores as well as eventually through the chefs online store ). Even though he keeps busy running 14 restaurants around the globe, serving a $32 braised rib and foie gras burger, among other dishes, Boulud was actively involved in creating the spirit, working with Dalmore master distiller Richard Paterson on selecting specific barrels to create the final blend, which includes whiskies aged up to 18 years. (But its a mistake to call the final product a blend since all the whisky in it originates from a single distillery.) I wanted a generous, full-bodied whisky, but with aromas of caramel and also some candied orange and toasted praline, says Boulud. Um, who says Frenchmen drink only Cognac? Key stat: Click to Play Daniel Boulud tries his hand at Scotch After months of working with the renowned distillers at The Dalmores, chef Daniel Boulud is offering a bespoke single malt based on the cuisine of his restaurants. Charles Passy joins the News Hub for Weekend Sip. (Photo: AP) The Dalmore (and the brand name always has The in front of it) has gained a reputation for offering some of the worlds most expensive and sought-after whiskies. A case in point: The recently released Richard Paterson Collection 12 bottles of whiskies that date as far back as 1926, packaged together for $1.4 million. That makes the $200 Boulud bottle a steal by comparison. Also see: 10 things celebrity chefs wont say What we think about it: Bouluds whiskey lives up to its heavy promise at least on the nose. We especially pick up those scents of caramel and candied orange.
Celebrity chef dabbles in Scotch
From earning as much as $15 billion a year in the mid-2000s, the industry has shriveled to between $5 and $10 billion today, according to various estimates. But one form of adult entertainment consumers will still apparently pay for is the celebrity sex tape. 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.