What celebrity sex tape ‘stars’ really get paid
He was released without bail, and ordered to return back to court on Oct. 7. The once press-hungry lawyer refused to talk to reporters as he left court. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted in the choking case – but he has plenty other legal problems on the horizon as well. Barbara in a mug shot released by Nassau County Police on December 4, 2012. RELATED: FALLEN CELEBRITY LAWYER DOMINIC BARBARA FACES STALKING, BLACKMAIL CHARGES Barbara, who in his heyday drove a Bentley, wore $1,000 suits and was a regular on Howard Stern’s radio show, is currently awaiting trial on charges that he tried to blackmail his wife for $200,000. Prosecutors said he’d vowed to release pictures and videos of her with other men unless she paid up. He was also busted earlier this year for swiping a $1,400 Yves Saint Laurent purse from a Long Island store. That case is also pending. DDNY/Broadimage Barbara was a regular to shock jock Howard Stern’s radio show. And while he can represent himself in his criminal cases, he can’t represent anyone else.
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. But its not as thick on the tongue: Theres a kind of clarity to the Scotchs sweetness like a dessert wine, but one thats smartly devoid of anything syrupy or cloying. The Dalmore spokesman Chris Watt says thats probably not by accident, since the Boulud Scotch comes from whiskies aged in barrels that were previously used with dessert wines (specifically, Muscatel, Madeira and port).
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And Kevin Blatt, who has brokered several celebrity sex tapes himself, said Tami Erin, who once portrayed Pippi Longstockings, got the same offer. Tami Erin was offered $10K up front which is standard for Vivid, Blatt told FOX411. It is what they offer every celebrity, not a million dollars. Another adult entertainment industry insider backed up Blatts claims. In reality she (Abraham) got $10,000 upfront and 30 percent of sales, minus the cost of production,” the source said. The entire celebrity sex video genre is a lot of unsubstantiated marketing with very little truth behind it. Its all publicity. Its all hype. (FOX411 reached out to Abraham, who had no comment.) Indeed in the era of free Internet porn and the decline of the DVD, porn insiders say celebs are making less and less for having sex on camera. Paris and Kim made millions, but thats because it was a different time, Blatt said. People were buying DVDs then. Our sources say Paris Hilton made over $13 million for her tape, released in 2004, while Kim Kardashian made over $8 million for her 2007 sex tape with hip hop singer Ray J. 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.