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Jenna Jameson

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Jenna Jameson (born Jenna Marie Massoli on April 9, 1974) is an American entrepreneur and former pornographic actress who has been called the world's most famous porn star and "The Queen of Porn". She started acting in erotic films in 1993 after having worked as a stripper and glamour model. By 1996, she had won the three top newcomer awards from pornographic film industry organizations. She has since won more than 20 adult film awards, and has been inducted into both the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and Adult Video News (AVN) Halls of Fame.

Jameson founded pornographic entertainment company ClubJenna in 2000 with Jay Grdina, whom she later married. Initially a single website, this business expanded into managing similar websites of other stars and began producing pornographic films in 2001. The first such film, Briana Loves Jenna (with Briana Banks), was named at the 2003 AVN Awards as the best-selling and best-renting pornographic title for 2002. By 2005, Club Jenna had revenues of US$30 million with profits estimated at half that. Advertisements for her site and films, often bearing her picture, have towered on a forty-eight-foot-tall billboard in New York City's Times Square. Playboy TV hosts her Jenna's American Sex Star reality show where aspiring porn stars compete for a Club Jenna contract.

Jameson also crossed over into mainstream celebrity, starting with a minor role in Howard Stern's 1997 film Private Parts. Her mainstream appearances continued with appearances on The Howard Stern Show, guest-hosting Wild On! and Talk Soup on E! television, a guest voice role in a 2001 episode of the Fox animated television sitcom Family Guy, an award-winning voice role in the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and a guest role in two episodes of the 2003 NBC television series Mister Sterling. Her 2004 autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, spent six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. She has also created a horror comic book with Virgin Comics entitled Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter, which was released in February 2008.

Jameson was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her father is Lawrence Massoli, an Italian American police officer and program director for KVBC-TV. Her mother was Judith Brooke Hunt Massoli, a Las Vegas showgirl who danced in the Folies Bergère show at the Tropicana Resort & Casino. Her mother died of skin cancer on February 20, 1976, before her daughter's second birthday. The cancer treatments bankrupted the family and they moved several times, including living in a trailer and moving in with her father's mother. Her father spent most of his time at work at the Las Vegas Sheriff's Department, and she became very close to her brother, Tony. She was a frequent entrant in beauty pageants as a child, and took ballet classes. In a featurette on the Zombie Strippers DVD, Jameson indicates she trained in dance for 15 years.

Jameson writes in her autobiography that in October 1990, while the family was living on a cattle ranch in Fromberg, Montana, she was beaten with rocks and gang raped by four boys after a football game. While still 16 she says she was raped a second time, by Preacher, her boyfriend Jack's biker uncle. (Preacher has denied this.) Rather than tell her father, she left home and moved in with Jack in her first serious relationship.

Jack was a tattoo artist, and gave her the first of a series of tattoos, one which would become her trademark tattoo, two hearts on her right buttock. According to E!, her brother Tony, who later owned a tattoo parlor himself, added the inscription "Heart Breaker".

She tried to follow in her mother's career as a Las Vegas showgirl, but most shows rejected her for not having the required height of 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm). She was hired at the Vegas World show, but left after two months stating that the schedule was brutal, and the money was terrible.

Her boyfriend Jack encouraged her to apply for jobs as a stripper, and in 1991, though underage, she began dancing in Las Vegas strip clubs using a fake I.D. After she was rejected from the Crazy Horse Too strip club because of the braces on her teeth, she removed them with a pair of needle-nose pliers and was accepted. After six months, she was earning US$2,000 per night, before finishing high school.

Her first stage name as a stripper was "Jennasis", a name that she later used for incorporating as "Jennasis Entertainment". She chose the name "Jenna Jameson" to use as a model after scrolling through the phone book for a last name that matched her first name, before finally decided on Jameson for Jameson Whiskey, which she is known to drink.

Besides dancing, starting later in 1991, she posed for nude photographs for photographer Suze Randall in Los Angeles, with the intention of getting into Penthouse. After her photos had appeared in several men's magazines under various names, she then stopped working for Randall, feeling Randall was "a shark" who had been taking advantage of her.

While still in high school, she began taking drugs—cocaine, LSD, and methamphetamines—accompanied by her brother (who was addicted to heroin) and at times her father. Her addiction worsened during her four years with her boyfriend. She eventually stopped eating properly and became too thin to model; Jack left her in 1994. She weighed 76 pounds (less than 35 kilograms) when a friend put her in a wheelchair and sent her to her father, who was then living in Redding, California, in order to detox; her father did not recognize her when she got off the plane.

Jameson says that she started acting in pornographic films to get back at her boyfriend, Jack, for cheating on her. She first appeared in an erotic film in 1993, a non-explicit softcore movie by Andrew Blake, with girlfriend Nikki Tyler, whom she had met modeling for Suze Randall. Her first pornographic movie scenes were filmed by Randy West and appeared in 1994's Up and Cummers 10 and Up and Cummers 11. She quickly achieved notice and appeared in several other pornographic films while still living in Las Vegas.

Jameson got her first breast implants on July 28, 1994, to enhance her stripping and movie careers. By 2004, she had had two different sets of breast implants and a chin implant.

Jameson's first pornographic film appearances were lesbian scenes. She says: "Girl-on-girl was easy and natural. Then they offered me lots of money to do boy-girl." Her first heterosexual scene was in Up and Cummers 11 (1994). At the beginning of her career, she promised herself never to do anal sex or double penetration scenes on film. She has also never done any interracial sex scenes with men. When asked about this on The Howard Stern Show on February 8, 2008, she said that she wasn't necessarily opposed to doing so, rather that "it never really came up" as there were few black men working in adult films when she started, none of whom worked for the same company she did. Instead, her "signature move" was oral sex, lubricated with saliva.

The contract earned Jameson US$6,000 for each of eight movies in her first year. Her first big-budget production was Blue Movie (1995), where she played a reporter investigating a porn set; It won multiple AVN Awards. In 1996, Jameson won top awards from three major industry organizations, the XRCO Best New Starlet award, the AVN Best New Starlet Award, and the Fans of X-Rated Entertainment (FOXE) Video Vixen award. She was the first entertainer to win all three awards. A stream of other awards followed.

By 2001, Jameson earned $60,000 for a day and a half of filming a single DVD, and $8,000 per night dancing at strip clubs. She tried to restrict herself to five films per year and two weeks of dancing per month. Her husband Jay Grdina has said that she earned as much as $25,000 per night dancing.

Since November 2005, she has been the host of Playboy TV's Jenna's American Sex Star, where prospective porn stars compete in sexual performances for a contract with her company, ClubJenna. Winners of the contracts for the first two years were Brea Bennett and Roxy Jezel.

In August 2007, Jameson had her breast implants removed, reducing her from a D to a C cup; she also said she was finished with appearing on camera in pornographic films, though she would continue running ClubJenna, which was grossing $30 million per year. In January 2008, Jameson confirmed she is retiring from pornographic performances.

Jameson's autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale was published August 17, 2004. It was co-written with Neil Strauss, a contributor to The New York Times and Rolling Stone, and published by ReganBooks, a division of HarperCollins. It was an instant bestseller, spending six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. The autobiography also won the 2004 "Mainstream's Adult Media Favorite" XRCO award in a tie with Seymore Butts's Family Business TV series. It was translated into German as Pornostar. Die Autobiographie in November 2005, and Spanish as Como Hacer El Amor Igual Que Una Estrella Del Porno in January 2006.

The book covers her early career from her beginning in show business living with her tattoo artist boyfriend, through receiving the Hot d'Or award at Cannes, and wedding pictures from her second marriage. It does not omit sordid details, describing her two rapes, drug addictions, an unhappy first marriage, and numerous affairs with men and women. The first-person narrative is broken up by personal photos, childhood diary entries, family interviews, movie scripts, and comic panels.

The autobiography publisher, Judith Regan, also served as executive producer of a tie-in television news special, Jenna Jameson's Confessions, airing on VH1 on August 16, 2004, one day before the book's launch. In April 2005, ReganBooks and Jameson filed lawsuits against each other. The point of contention was a proposed reality show about Jameson's everyday life, discussed between her then-husband, Jay Grdina, and the A&E Network. ReganBooks maintained that any A&E deal was a breach of Jameson's contract, which indicated that ReganBooks had a stake in the profits generated by both the special based on her memoir and a reality-based series, as well as "any similar projects". Jameson's suit claimed that the A&E deal preceded the ReganBooks contract. The reality series had still not materialized, and the lawsuit was still being discussed, when HarperCollins fired Judith Regan on December 15, 2006 over an unrelated issue.

In January 2007, Jameson was reported in talks with producers on turning the autobiography into a movie, with Scarlett Johansson to play Jameson. In March 2007, Jameson was reportedly missing meetings with producers, thus endangering the movie, due to problems with a recent vaginoplasty.

Jameson and Grdina formed ClubJenna as an Internet pornography company in 2000. was one of the first pornographic sites to provide more than pictures and videos; it provided explicit diaries, relationship advice, and even stock tips to paid members. The site reportedly was profitable in its third week. The business later diversified into multimedia pornographic entertainment, first by administering other porn stars' websites, then, in 2001, by production of pornographic films.

Early Club Jenna films starred Jameson herself, limiting herself to on-screen sex with other women or with Grdina, who appeared as Justin Sterling. The first ClubJenna film, Briana Loves Jenna (2001), co-produced with Vivid, cost US$280,000 to make, and grossed over $1 million in its first year. It was the best selling and best renting pornographic title of its year, winning twin AVN Awards. It was marketed as "Jenna. Her first boy/girl scene in over 2 years." referring to Jameson's abstention from heterosexual on-film intercourse. Grdina has said that Jameson's films averaged sales of 100,000 copies, compared with run-of-the-mill pornographic films, which did well to sell 5,000. On the other hand, he also said that their films took up to twelve days to film, compared with one day for other pornographic films.

In 2004, the Club Jenna films expanded to starring other actresses without Jameson — Krystal Steal, Jesse Capelli, McKenzie Lee, Ashton Moore and Sophia Rossi — as Jameson stepped back from starring roles. In 2005, Jameson directed her first film, The Provocateur, released as Jenna's Provocateur in September 2006. The films were distributed and marketed by Vivid Entertainment, which Forbes magazine once called "the world's largest adult film company." They made up a third of ClubJenna's revenues, but over half of the profits.

Club Jenna was run as a family business, with Grdina's sister, Kris, as Vice President in charge of merchandising. In 2005, Club Jenna had estimated revenues of $30 million, with profits of about half that.

Merchandising capitalized on Jameson herself. Since May 2003, she has been appearing on a 48-foot (15 m) tall billboard in New York City's Times Square promoting her web site and movies. The first advertisement displayed her wearing only a thong and read "Who Says They Cleaned Up Times Square?" There is a line of sex toys licensed to Doc Johnson, and an "anatomically correct" Jenna Jameson action figure. She stars in her own sex simulation video game, Virtually Jenna, in which the goal is to bring a 3D model of her to orgasm. Jackson Guitars made a limited series of King V guitars with Jameson's likeness. Y-Tell, ClubJenna's wireless company, sells Jenna Jameson "moan tones" (telephone ringtones), chat services, and games in partnerships with 20 carriers around the world, mostly in Europe and South America. In 2006, New York City-based Wicked Cow Entertainment started to expand her brand to barware, perfume, handbags, lingerie, and footwear, sold through high end retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue and Colette boutiques. Her prominent merchandising and mainstream media coverage has been criticised as "obscene" by Morality in Media.

In August 2005, Club Jenna launched Club Thrust, an interactive website for Jameson's gay male fans, which includes videos, galleries, sex advice, gossip, and downloads. The director of webmaster relations for Club Jenna said the straight site had always had a lot of gay traffic. By 2006, Club Jenna administered more than 150 official sites for other adult entertainment industry stars.

In August 2005, a partnership that included Jameson purchased Babes Cabaret, a strip club in Scottsdale, Arizona, intending to make it the first foray of ClubJenna into live entertainment. Soon after the purchase attracted attention, the Scottsdale City Council proposed a new ordinance banning nudity at adult-entertainment venues and requiring a four-foot divider restricting contact with dancers. Such a divider would have also effectively banned lap dances, the dancers' main source of revenue. Jameson argued strongly against the ordinance, and helped organize a petition against it. On September 12, 2006, in a referendum on the ordinance, voters struck down the stricter rules, allowing the club to continue to operate as before.

On February 3, 2006, Jameson hosted a "Vivid ClubJenna Super Bowl Party" with several other Club Jenna and Vivid Girls at the Zoo Club in Detroit, Michigan for a $500 to $1,000 ticket price. It featured a lingerie show, but no planned nudity or sex acts. When first announced, the party caused controversy with the National Football League, which did not sanction this as an official Super Bowl event. For 2007, Jameson signed up to play quarterback in the Lingerie Bowl, but retired due to her insurance company's damage concerns. She instead acted as commentator.

On June 22, 2006, Playboy Enterprises Inc. announced the acquisition of ClubJenna Inc., in conjunction with personal service agreements by both Jameson and Grdina. Playboy CEO Christie Hefner said that she expected to rapidly ramp up film production, producing about 30 features in the first year, and will expand the way they are sold, not only as DVDs but through TV channels, video-on-demand services and mobile phones. On November 1, 2006, Playboy renamed one of the Spice Network's pay-per-view channels from The Hot Network to ClubJenna.

In April 2007, Tera Patrick and her production company Teravision filed a lawsuit against Jameson and Playboy Enterprises for failing to properly account for and pay royalties on revenue earned by Patrick's website,

In 1995, Jameson sent photos of herself to radio host Howard Stern. She became a regular guest on his show, appearing more than 30 times, and played the role of "Mandy", the "First Nude Woman on Radio", in Stern's semi-autobiographical 1997 film Private Parts. This film appearance was the beginning of a series of roles outside pornography. In 1997, Jameson made an appearance for an Extreme Championship Wrestling PPV, Hardcore Heaven '97 as the valet for the Dudley family, another appearance at ECW Living Dangerously on March 1, 1998, followed by a few months where she was the ECW interviewer. In 1998, she filmed a vignette with Val Venis, a character in the WWF. In the late 1990s, Jameson guest hosted several episodes of the E! cable television series travel show Wild On!, appearing scantily clad in tropical locations.

Jameson voiced an animated version of herself in a July 2001 episode of Family Guy entitled "Brian Does Hollywood". Her character wins an award for acting in a porn film directed by Brian Griffin, and at the close of the episode Peter Griffin kidnaps her. In 2002, Jameson and Ron Jeremy played themselves in Comedy Central's first feature television movie Porn 'n Chicken, in the roles of speakers for a pornography viewing club. Also in 2002, she appeared in two video games, most notably voicing Candy Suxxx in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Her character begins as a prostitute, but goes on to success as a pornographic actress and is displayed on several billboards within the game. Her performance won the 2003 G-Phoria "Best Live Action/Voice Performance Award – Female". She also provided both the appearance and the voice for "Daisy", a secret playable character for the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, who performs provocative tricks with her clothing and skateboard. In 2003, Jameson appeared in two episodes of the NBC prime time television show Mister Sterling as the girlfriend of a political financier.

Jameson also appeared in a 2001 music video for the Eminem song "Without Me". She can be seen in bed with Eminem as one of the "two trailer park girls" that "go round the outside".

Some of her mainstream appearances sparked controversy. An interview with Jameson contained in the 1999 Abercrombie & Fitch A&F Quarterly was part of the motivation for Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm and Illinois Lieutenant Governor Corinne Wood to speak out against the hybrid magazine-catalog. The campaign was joined by parents and Christian conservative groups, and got the Quarterly removed from shelves and eventually canceled in 2003.

In November 2001, the Oxford Union debating society invited Jameson to come to Oxford to argue against the proposition "The House Believes that Porn is Harmful." She wrote in her diary at the time, "I feel like I am going to be out of my element, but, I could never pass this chance up... it's a once in a lifetime thing." In the end, her side won the debate 204 to 27.

I hope Bill understands the difference between a porn star and a hooker. I assume he has done some research on the subject because he requested some of my videos after we finished taping my appearance. I imagine he wanted them for professional reasons.

In the months following the publication of her autobiography, she was interviewed on NBC, CNBC, Fox News, and CNN, and the book was reviewed by The New York Times, Reuters, and other respected outlets.

In February 2006, Comedy Central announced plans to feature Jameson as "P-Whip", in a starring role in its first animated mobile phone series, Samurai Love God. Mediaweek called her the biggest name attached to the project. In April 2006, Jameson was the star of a video podcast ad for Adidas, advertising Adicolor shoes by playing a provocative game of whack a mole; O'Reilly did not write an editorial. In July 2006, Jenna Jameson became the first pornographic actress to have a wax model at Madame Tussauds (in the Las Vegas museum).

Although not known to be politically active, after viewing undercover videos of chicken production, Jameson agreed to do a short video for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as part of their campaign against KFC’s treatment of chickens. Jameson is a political liberal and supported New York Senator (and currently Secretary of State) Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential election.

While Jameson has stated in the past that she is bisexual, and that she has slept with 100 women and 30 men off-screen in her life, she has also stated she is "totally hetero". She has stated the best relationship she ever had was her lesbian relationship with porn actress Nikki Tyler, which she documents in her autobiography. They lived together at the start of her porn career and again before her second marriage. Famous male boyfriends discussed in her autobiography include Marilyn Manson and Tommy Lee.

On December 20, 1996, Jameson married porn star Brad Armstrong (real name Rodney Hopkins). They were together for only 10 weeks, informally separating in March 1997, though continuing to act together in pornographic films. They legally separated and divorced in March 2001, after Brad discovered her sexual affair with Jorge Araya Montoya whom she met in a visit to Costa Rica.

In the summer of 1998, Jameson met former pornographic studio owner Jay Grdina (born John G. Grdina), scion of a wealthy cattle-ranching family, who had entered pornographic film production after college. Since 1998, he has been Jameson's only on-screen male sex partner, acting under the name Justin Sterling. They were engaged in December 2000—before her divorce from Hopkins—and married June 22, 2003 in a Roman Catholic-style ceremony. They unsuccessfully tried to have children since mid-2004, and Jameson planned to retire from acting in pornographic movies permanently after having their first child. The couple resided in Scottsdale, Arizona, in a 6,700-square-foot (620 m2) Spanish-style palace, bought for $2 million in 2002.

In November 2004, Jameson was diagnosed with skin cancer. Though surgery successfully removed the cancer, she miscarried shortly after the diagnosis. She was unable to get pregnant again, even with in vitro fertilization. Jameson said the in vitro process "wasn't a good thing for me"; she gained weight and did not get pregnant. According to Jameson, the stress of the cancer and then being unable to conceive resulted in the collapse of her marriage.

In August 2006, Star magazine and confirmed with Jameson's publicist that she and Grdina had separated, and that Jameson was dating musician Dave Navarro.

In 2006, she began dating mixed martial artist and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz, whom she met on Myspace. Ortiz cancelled a November 12, 2006 appearance as the guest of honor at the United States Marine Corps birthday ball at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, when the Corps refused to let him bring Jameson as his guest. On November 30, 2006, in an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Ortiz stated that he is in love with Jameson, that she is no longer acting in pornography, and that they are in a monogamous relationship. On December 12, 2006, Jameson filed for divorce from Grdina. She introduced Ortiz and talked about their relationship at the 2008 AVN Adult Movie Awards while she was presenting an award. She also made brief appearances on two episodes of The Celebrity Apprentice to help Ortiz on the tasks assigned in those episodes.

In March 2007 at the AVN Awards, Jameson blamed her appearance on the divorce proceedings.

Jameson announced in August 2008 that she and Ortiz were expecting twins together in April 2009. On March 16, 2009 Jameson gave birth to twin boysnamed Jesse Jameson Ortiz and Journey Jett Ortiz. Jesse weighed in at 4 lbs and Journey weighed 4 lbs 11 oz.

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AVN (magazine)

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Adult Video News (AVN or AVN Magazine) is an American trade journal that covers the adult video industry. The New York Times notes that AVN is to pornographic films what Billboard is to records. AVN sponsors an annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada along with an award show for the adult industry modeled after the Oscars.

AVN rates adult films and track news developments in the industry. An AVN issue can feature over 500 movie reviews. The magazine is about 80 percent ads and is targeted at adult-video retailers. David Foster Wallace has described AVN articles to be more like infomercials than articles.

Paul Fishbein, Irv Slifkin, and Barry Rosenblatt founded AVN in 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Slifkin left in 1984; having become disinterested in reviewing adult movies due to the industry's transition from film to videos. Rosenblatt and Fishbein had a falling out in 1987. Eventually, Fishbein moved the magazine to the San Fernando Valley where it operates to this day.

AVN was widely quoted for various figures about the adult industry and its revenues. AVN estimated that the sales and rentals of adult videos topped four billion dollars in 2000 and 2002. Forbes has called this figure "baseless and wildly inflated". When Forbes asked AVN on how it arrived at this figure, the managing editor responded, "I don't know the exact methodology... It's a pie chart." When asked to separate the figures for sales versus rentals, a standard practice among those who cover the video industry, the editor did not think those figures were available. Adams Media Research noted that no one tracked the adult video business with any rigor or precision and that the most generous estimate is that sales and rentals combined were no higher than $1.8 billion. AVN estimated that adult industry revenue in 2005 was 12.6 billion dollars with 2.5 billion of that coming from the internet. However, ABC News reported that this figure could not be independently verified.

AVN sponsors an annual convention, the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), held each January in Las Vegas. Nevada. The Expo is the largest pornography industry trade show in the United States.

AVN also hosts an award show for the adult industry modeled after the Oscars. The awards feature over 100 categories and has an attendance of over 3500 people. David Foster Wallace skeptically noted that AVN, in 1997, reviewed over 4,000 new release in every category in comparison to the 375 films that the Academy Awards were required to see for the Oscars. This number increased to 8,000 for the 2008 Awards and Paul Fishbein comments that it is "a very long, horrible process". The New York Times describe the "precise criteria for winning an AVN are not, well, explicit".

Sports columnist Bill Simmons commented that the Awards were "the most secretly captivating telecasts on TV" alongside the National Spelling Bee and Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Violet Blue, the sex writer, describes the Awards as "big backslapping event where the same companies and same names win year after year... To think of the "porn Oscars" as a true representation of porn's very best is like having sex with a Jenna Jameson love doll and telling your friends you had sex with the porn star". Even Tyla Winn, an award winner, had trouble remembering one of her sex scenes that was nominated.

AVN also sponsors the GAYVN Awards which are presented annually to honor work done in the gay pornography industry. Awards for gay adult video were a part of the AVN awards from 1988–1998. In 1999, AVN decided to separately host the GayVN Awards.

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Zombie Strippers

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Zombie Strippers is a 2008 zombie comedy, written and directed by Jay Lee, starring Robert Englund, Jenna Jameson, and Tito Ortiz and distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It is based on the French existential Theatre of the Absurd play Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco.

The film opens with a news montage explaining that it is set in the near future where the Bush administration has been elected to a fourth term, shut down the United States Congress, instituted a ban on public nudity, and is embroiled in a war with France, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Canada, and an independent Alaska. To support the war effort, a secret laboratory run by Dr. Chushfeld (Brad Milne) in Sartre, Nebraska has developed a virus to re-animate dead marines and send them back into battle. However, the virus has broken containment and infected test subjects and scientists are at risk of escaping the lab. A team of marines codenamed the "Z" Squad is sent in to destroy the zombies, but one of the marines named Byrdflough (Zak Kilberg) is bitten and escapes. The infected marine ends up in an alley outside an underground strip club named Rhino. The marine dies and awakens as a zombie that goes into the club.

Rhino is run by Ian Essko (Robert Englund). A new stripper named Jessy (Jennifer Holland) has arrived at the club to save up enough money for her grandmother's operation. She is introduced to the club's star dancer, an intellectual stripper (in one of the earlier scenes she is shown reading "The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche" before her strip dance is to begin) named Kat (Jenna Jameson). Kat begins her dance on the stage, but is attacked by Byrdflough, who ends up biting and infecting her. Essko is concerned about losing his best dancer, so he lets her go back on stage as a zombie. To everyone's surprise, Kat is a better and more popular dancer as a zombie than she was as a human.

The other strippers now find themselves faced with the prospect of losing their customers, since the men now prefer zombie strippers instead of human strippers. One by one, the human strippers become zombies, some by choice in order to compete or (in the case of a Goth stripper Lillith played by Roxy Saint) for fun. During private dances, the zombie strippers bite and kill their customers. Essko tries to keep the zombies hidden in a cage in the club's cellar, but eventually, the zombies escape and overrun the club. The strippers fight each other for supremacy, which includes a moment where Kat shoots ping-pong and billiard balls out of her vagina at her opponent.

The remaining humans in the club struggle to survive until the "Z" Squad burst in to destroy the zombies. But they discover that the zombies were allowed to escape by the Bush administration, who hoped that the ensuing zombie plague would distract the population from the war and the economy.

The film has received mixed reviews from critics who have criticised its poor execution while recognising its intentionally camp style. As of August 20, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 41% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 51 reviews. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 45 out of 100, based on 14 reviews.

Of the film, Richard Roeper of Ebert & Roeper stated, "It looks terrible. It doesn't work as camp. It doesn't work as low budget crap", while Dennis Harvey of Variety Magazine called it a "one-joke pic". In contrast, Michael Rechtshaffen of the Hollywood Reporter, thought that there was something "perversely affecting" about the film, despite its "lame political satire".

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Nikki Tyler

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Nikki Tyler (born December 4, 1972 in Berkeley, California) is a pornographic actress best known for her work in the 1990s. Tyler starred in numerous musical performances while attending San Rafael High School. Later, she went to college in Los Angeles, aspiring to become a clinical psychologist. To help finance her tuition, she decided to appear in nude photo shoots. She graced over 100 top men's magazines, becoming Penthouse magazine's Pet of the Month in December 1995. Tyler then dropped out of college, attended makeup school, and was employed as a makeup artist for Vivid Video.

Tyler performed softcore for a year and a half before porn stars Celeste and Ashlyn Gere convinced Tyler to enter the hardcore industry.

Tyler did only lesbian scenes at first. Her first on-screen girl/girl scene was in American Pie (1995). This was followed by a scene with her real-life longterm girlfriend at the time, Jenna Jameson, in VR69 (1995). Her relationship with Jameson is documented in Jameson's autobiography. The two were together off and on for several years, and reportedly remain close friends to this day.

She was rewarded for her success a few months later with her own exclusive Vivid contract. To improve her popularity, Tyler obtained breast implants. She also began to work with male porn stars such as Rocco Siffredi in Nikki Loves Rocco (1996). Nikki Tyler retired from the porn industry in 1999. However in a 2002 interview she claimed she never retired. Her website has not been updated since 2004 and now points to Jack's Playground.

According to Jenna Jameson's autobiography, Nikki lives in California with her husband and young daughter.

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Brian Does Hollywood


Meanwhile, Stewie auditions for Kids Say the Darndest Things in order to unleash a mind control device, and the family goes to Los Angeles with the plan to visit Brian while there. On Kids Say the Darndest Things, host Bill Cosby grabs Stewie's device and unwittingly foils his plot. While hypnotized by Cosby, Stewie says Cosby's film "Ghost Dad was the best movie seen since Leonard Part 6", another Cosby film. He also says he likes pudding.

Brian makes seven movies, five of them are Add Momma to the Train, The Purple Head of Cairo, You've Got Male Genitalia, Shaving Private Ryan, and Welcome to my Face. The family tries to visit Brian's set, but Brian becomes worried that they won't approve it, so he orders them to leave. Shortly afterwards, he learns that he is nominated for Best Director at the Woody Awards, the version of the Oscars for adult films. Jasper tells the Griffins the truth about Brian's job. Peter and Lois arrive at the ceremony just in time for Brian to accept his award.

At the end of the episode, everyone takes a souvenir, and Peter kidnaps Jenna Jameson with the intention of taking her back to Quahog.

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Vivid Entertainment

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Vivid Entertainment Group is the world's largest adult video producer, featuring a popular catalog of VHS and DVD titles and internet content. In 2006 it was described by Reuters as one of the handful of studios that dominate the U.S. porn industry.

The company is known for the pioneering 'Vivid Girls' concept of contract stars that inspired other studios to follow suit. Vivid is often the first studio that the girls have worked with. The Vivid Girls are retained on exclusive contracts much like those of bygone days of the Hollywood studio system. They command a higher salary than do free-agent performers and produce only a handful of films per year (in 2004, Jenna Jameson told an interviewer "you probably have more shags than I do - I only film a couple of scenes three or four times a year"). They are well known for their sex tape of Kim Kardashian and Ray J, which they paid Kim five million dollars for.

In February 2006 Vivid made its first foray into Alt porn with the signing of Director Eon McKai and the formation of the Vivid-Alt imprint . Vivid-Alt in turn hired erotic photographers— Dave Naz and Octavio "Winkytiki" Arizala to direct features for the imprint.

The first film directed by Eon McKai under that imprint "Girls Lie" was nominated for a 2007 AVN Award under the Best Director Non-Feature . There were a total 13 nominations for various Vivid-Alt imprint releases.

In March 2007 Vivid signed award-winning author, columnist, editor and sex educator Tristan Taormino to head up the Vivid-Ed imprint whose line has produced several how-to DVD sex guides including "The Expert Guide To Anal Sex," "The Expert Guide to Oral Sex, Part 1: Cunnilingus" "The Expert Guide to Oral Sex, Part 2: Fellatio" and "The Expert Guide to the G-Spot." On April 4, 2008 Vivid Ed's two oral sex instructional titles and director Tristan Taormino received an Emma Award from the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto, Canada.

In the past, Vivid has had a strict policy mandating condom use (see below), and the sexual activities shown are generally "milder" than those of Vivid's competitors. Scenes of bondage are rare and particularly mild. Vivid did not follow the path taken by much of the rest of the U.S. porn industry in the late 1990s toward more explicit and extreme activities. Intercourse almost always involves a heterosexual couple. These policies are intended to appeal to a wide, mainstream market (including women and heterosexual couples) that may not rent or buy pornographic movies frequently. Vivid now produces many G/G films.

Vivid produces over 60 titles a year. The company has a small number of high budget movies that it produces and aggressively markets. This is different from many other San Fernando Valley production companies, who routinely film, edit and release a two-hour title in less than a week, spending relatively little on advertising or promotion. According to Forbes Magazine Vivid produces 60 films per year and its annual revenue is $100 million USD. The same estimate was given by Business Week in June 2006. However, Vivid also aggressively repackages its original material in compilations which are relatively inexpensive to produce.

Its titles are sold through retail stores across the United States, the rental market and direct to consumers through its online mail-order site. Vivid also distributes the films to cable and satellite channels and offers its Internet subscribers full access to hundreds of titles. Steven Hirsch and David James started the company in 1984. Currently, Steven Hirsch and Bill Asher run Vivid.

In February 2006 reports alleged that Vivid had terminated their condom-only policy and would let performers decide whether to use condoms or not. Main competitor Wicked Pictures retained their condom-only policy. Director Chi Chi LaRue left Vivid due to this change.

Vivid also runs several websites, including websites featuring its "Vivid Girls." These websites prominently promote the "Vivid Girls" and their various videos. The site also allows users to view scenes from various Vivid productions, as well as much internet-only content.

In 2005 sex toy company Phallix joined Vivid in an exclusive deal resulting in the creation of the Vivid Vixen Series of glass dildos. Top Vivid starlets such as Briana Banks, Nina Mercedez and Savanna Samson were among the many starlets to receive their own signature glass toy. Currently in 2007 Phallix was the sex toy of choice in the Vivid feature Where the Boys Aren't 18 Featuring Tera Patrick, Briana Banks and a host of other starlets together in one film. Also, in 2007 Schecter Guitars releases a limited line of Vivid Guitars. Vivid also launched "Vivid Comix," a series of adult graphic novels featuring Vivid Girl performers. The company's publishing program includes the best-selling How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide from HarperCollins, plus a line of erotic novels.

On December 6, 2007, Vivid Entertainment filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against PornoTube. . The lawsuit alleges that the YouTube-like site profits from the illegal posting of Vivid's copyrighted films, and failed to comply with the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act, a federal age-verification and record-keeping law that applies to the adult film industry.

The following is a list of notable current and former Vivid actresses.

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