Will "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham turn her reality show appearance into a career as an adult movie actress?
According to TV Guide, porn star James Deen has confirmed that he shot a sex tape with Farrah, and Vivid Entertainment co-chairman Steve Hirsch is very interested in obtaining the rights to sell it. James told E! News that his experience shooting a scene with Farrah was "amazingly awesome," but he denied that he's dating Farrah. He explained a photo that surfaced of him holding hands with the "Teen Mom" star by saying, "Holding hands was to build chemistry and help make her more comfortable. I try to be nice to everyone and holding hands is the bee's knees, so I figured it was a harmless way to help make her more comfortable before she had sex with a stranger. I always want everyone to leave the set smiling."
So Farrah Abraham didn't follow in the footsteps of other reality show stars by making a poorly-filmed, homemade sex tape -- hers was professionally done and it stars a guy who is already a big name in the adult movie world. But will she and James Deen be able to top the success of past sex tapes featuring reality show stars?
This "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star found out how much the camera loves her when her sex tape with Ray J became a success after its release in 2007. Kim wasn't crazy about the tape getting leaked, but she ended up getting a $5 million settlement from Vivid Entertainment for "Kim Kardashian, Superstar."
The tape continues to make headlines with crazy claims that Kris Jenner directed the home video and Ray J's new song "I Hit It First" referencing his infamous encounter with Kim. Kanye West can't be crazy about these lyrics: "She might move on to rappers and ballplayers/But we all know I hit it first/I had her head going North and her a-- going South/But now baby chose to go West/No matter where she goes or who she knows/She still belongs in my bed." However, Yeezy also mentioned the sex tape in his song "Clique" when he labeled his girlfriend "a superstar all from a home movie."
Kim's old pal also starred in a popular "home movie," and the Kardashian actually had the gall to poke fun at "A Night in Paris" on a 2012 episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." When Kris asked Kim if she remembered to bring the night vision binoculars, Kim quipped, "I'm not Paris." This seems a little hypocritical, but maybe Kim thinks that her sex tape was classier because it wasn't filmed in night vision.
"The Simple Life" star's 2003 sex tape featured her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, who reportedly made $10 million the year it was released. Paris fought the release of the tape at first, but she eventually settled for an undisclosed percentage of the movie's profits. Paris has attempted to stay on reality TV like Kim, but her Oxygen show titled "The World According to Paris" was canceled in 2011 after no one tuned in to keep up with the heiress.
In 2010, Vivid Entertainment released a sex tape featuring this star of "The Girls Next Door" and her ex-boyfriend. Kendra reportedly received a $680,000 payout for the release of "Kendra Exposed." She claimed that she was "humiliated" by the tape's release, but the reality show star was allegedly actively shopping the tape around before Vivid bought the rights to it.
Kendra has become a bit of a reality show staple since she left the Playboy mansion. Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend has gone on to compete on "Dancing with the Stars," and she switched places with Kate Gosselin on "Celebrity Wife Swap." She scored her own shows "Kendra" and "Kendra On Top," and she recently took part in the celebrity diving competition "Splash." But apparently it's harder to jump off a diving board that it is to film a sex tape -- she had to quit the show because of her fear of heights.
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