Vivid Bows 'Idol' Sex on DVD28 Jan, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel
If sex sells, then notoriety and sex can sell even better.
At least that's what Vivid Entertainment Corp. hopes Jan. 30 when it releases Jessica Sierra Superstar, (DVD $34.95) featuring sex scenes of the former “American Idol” finalist.
The footage of Sierra alone and with a partner was apparently made available to Vivid through a third party.
Vivid, one of adult entertainment's largest DVD producers, has a history releasing celebrities caught on tape having sex, including socialite Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.
The 22-year-old Sierra was eliminated on the fourth season of “Idol” (2005) after she sang "On the Side of Angels." Idol host Simon Cowell said she was one of the strongest vocalists in the competition.
Sierra, who is currently in drug rehab, has been involved in numerous scuffles with the law since Idol, including charges in Florida of disorderly intoxication, violation of probation, obstruction of justice, felony battery and cocaine possession.
She recently appeared in VH1's “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.”
Sierra originally started singing in church at the age of three and as a teenager she performed in recitals for both presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
“The tape reveals much about the personality of Jessica and gives some insight that would be helpful for anyone curious as to how she has arrived at her current situation in life,” said Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of Vivid.