Vivid Entertainment, the world's leading adult film studio, paid $1-million to acquire rights to a video tape featuring the sexual exploits of raven-haired Hollywood socialite Kim Kardashian and her then boyfriend, hip hop star Ray J.
The company said the DVD titled Kim Kardashian Superstar"will be in stores February 28, 2007. It will also be available online on the same day at www.vivid.com or www.kimksuperstar.com and will include additional footage not on the DVD.
Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch said the company obtained the video from a third party but did not identify the person or entity. "We are comfortable that we have the legal right to distribute this video, despite what others may say," says Mr. Hirsch.
"It has over 30-minutes of explicit sex that fans of erotica will find very appealing featuring two young and glamorous high profile celebrities. Apparently, the video was shot by Ray J about three years ago when he and Kim were in a relationship. The production is crystal clear and viewers will definitely get their money's worth."
Ms. Kardashian, 26, was reported to have dated Ray J for about three years. She is a fashion retailer who co-owns the popular store Dash in Calabasas with her two sisters Kourtney and Khloe. She is the daughter of the late attorney Robert Kardashian, who defended O.J. Simpson in his murder trial.
Ray J, 26, began his career as a child actor playing the role of Dorian Long on Moesha, the popular UPN-TV series. Over the years his TV credits have included hosting of the BET shows 106 & Park and BET Countdown plus playing the role of D-Mack on the UPN-TV show One On One. At age 14 he added singing to his talents. He is a best-selling independent hip-hop artist and his most recent hit is One Wish with the Knockout Entertainment label. In addition to past girlfriends have included Lil' Kim and Whitney Houston.