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President of Vivid Entertainment Steven Hirsch would not talk numbers, but said: “I think after doing these deals for so many years I know how to properly structure them.We aim for fair deals for all involved and if they weren’t profitable, we wouldn’t be in business for almost 30 years.I’m happy with our track record.” Jasmine Waltz, a sometime actress and model most famous for dating celebrities like David Arquette and Ryan Seacrest, released her sex tape, “Real Jasmine,” for Exquisite in 2011. She told us anyone looking to parlay her 15 minutes of fame into a big sex tape payday better watch out. Vivid told me they would give $125,000 and 25 percent of the back end, all the sales that are made.Basically, youll never see the back end after advertisement. You wont get the money. Its a very untrustworthy business, she said. Lawrence Fishburnes daughter got burned really, really bad.She got $60,000 dollars and never saw another penny. Our industry insider confirmed Waltzs story, adding: Montana Fishburnes tape sold pretty well. That was a completely different time.It was $60,000 up front, but she didnt get 70 percent of the tape sales. Fishburne, the daughter of actor Lawrence Fishburne, who at 18 years old made her own porno and had Vivid distribute it in 2010, advises young women to think twice before having sex on camera for money. I dont encourage people to go into the porn industry.Youre not going to be famous, or be a movie star. You may end up having a really sucky life, she said. If you look at the celebrity sex tape, these girls are not your average girl next door jumping into porn and for the average girl to get into porn and have those results wont happen.You have to look at where you come from.My idea is go to school and have life experience but dont just jump into something blindly and have a big pay day.If youre going to be going into porn, you have to have a very clear head. Newly minted celebrity sex tape star Myla Sinanaji famous for dating Kris Humphries after he was dumped by Kim Kardashian — and who released her video with VividCeleb in September — disagrees. Its not a big deal to me.Everybody does it.I have friends that do, it but I profited on my tape, Sinanaji said. I feel like if other people were given the opportunity to make a tape for that amount of money they wouldnt be so quick to judge. Were going into 2014.Schools are handing out condoms now. Diana Falzone is a FoxNews.com contributor and the advice columnist for My Wingman Diana on Military.com .
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A windfall of riches is another common risk factor for Silicon Valley Internet companies. Twitter, like Google and others before it, warns that the early employees with low priced stock options which have surged in value after the IPO may lose focus and that sudden disparities of wealth within the rank and file could cause inter-company tension. And while Twitter is counting on celebrities and regular Joes to broadcast their latest musings to the world, the company admits that its 140-character messages, often larded with symbols such as # and $, can leave some potential users scratching their heads. “New users may initially find our product confusing,” Twitter said in its prospectus. Klout’s Fernandez said Twitter’s fears about falling out of fashion are not unfounded, pointing out that MySpace was once the social-media site of choice for musicians and is now all but abandoned by them. “You could imagine where Snapchat or Instagram, for example, might come ahead,” he said, referring to popular photo-messaging applications which compete with Twitter. Twitter has taken various steps to simplify its service over the years, adding a “discover” section that highlights tweets from celebrities that the service thinks a new user might find interesting, and adding shortcut buttons to accomplish common tasks like “re-tweeting” someone else’s message. The company, which is seeking to raise $1 billion in the IPO, said it now counts 218.3 million monthly users. Among Twitter’s other trophy users are the Pope, Oprah Winfrey and Iran’s president. Twitter’s prospectus also featured some ordinary users who attained their 15 minutes of fame by witnessing an important event and quickly tweeting it. “Check out page 97,” tweeted Janis Krums, a New York entrepreneur, on Thursday night after seeing the filing. His 2009 tweet of his photo of a United Airlines plane floating in the Hudson River after a crash-landing was cited by the company as an example of real-time news breaking on Twitter.