IGGY AZALEA SEX TAPE EXPLOSION - Coverage of the possibility of Vivid acquiring an Iggy Azalea sex tape exploded last week and within minutes after the first reports on TMZ the news was picked up by websites and other media around the world. The frenzy continued day after day, as the story developed. TMZ set off the media storm with an article about Steven Hirsch reviewing a couple of images from a purported Iggy Azalea sex tape, and then followed it with multiple updates in the week following. Television stations around the country, in major markets and smaller ones, were all over the story. So were the major syndicated shows, including E! News on the E! Network and syndicated shows such as Wendy Williams, Maury (Povich) Show, Paternity Court, America’s Court with Judge Ross, Divorce Court, The People’s Court,  The Dr. Oz Show, Inside Edition, Access Hollywood, Family Guy, Steve Harvey, The Insider and Dish Nation. Other sites that covered the story are too numerous to mention but here is a partial list: Celebuzz, bossip, brobible, intouchweekly, madamenoire, perezhilton,, 411mania, intouchweekly,, vladtv, celebrityballa, newslocker, beatking, bmoregossip, E!online, detroitfreepress, askmen, complex, slpin, hiphopdz, hollywoodlife, defamer.gawker, wetpaint, latimes, crushable, usmagazine, etonline, hiphopmyway, thegrio, bmoregossip, celebrityballa and many more.

 VLADTV CARRIES CANDID INTERVIEW WITH STEVEN HIRSCH – has posted a candid interview with Vivid chief Steven Hirsch that it titles, “I was born into the porn industry.”  Here’s he VladTV summary of the interview: “Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven Hirsch opens up about growing up in the porn industry and learning from his father, who worked for Rueben Sturman, the original porn king. He explains that it seemed natural for him to join the industry when he was eighteen, and working for his father's own adult video company. Steven goes on to explain that his friends and their parents knew what his family did for a living, but Hirsch also knew about the dangerous parts of the industry while telling a story about the FBI looking for his father. He adds that his father was involved in several ‘landmark obscenity cases,’ which stuck with him for a long time.”   

 KRISTINA ROSE PERFORMS AT VIVID LIVE MEN’S CLUB — Kristina Rose is performing this weekend at Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston.  Vivid Live operates under a license from the world’s leading adult company Vivid Entertainment. The 5’1” Kristina is a native of Riverside, CA and was a model before she entered the adult film industry, where she became so popular that she won multiple awards from AVN and XRCO and appeared in over 490 movies. “You can give someone all the awards in the world and it doesn’t matter.  At the end of the day it’s the fans and people that matter.  I love my fans.  They helped me gain the success I have now,” said Kristina.  Kristina will perform nightly at Vivid Live and she looks forward to meeting her Houston fans, posing for snapshots with them and signing autographs. “I don’t feel that men are intimidated by me,” she notes.  “Maybe I’m wrong, but I think it’s part of my charm that I’m approachable.”  Kristina was also scheduled to make a special appearance at The Erotic Ball being held in Houston at Club Limelight on Fri., Sept. 19.  The event embraces all that is erotic with a classy and upscale twist. 

 XCRITIC INTERVIEWS “GREAT PORN STAR” MARY CAREY – The latest in the interview series of Vivid Radio hosts is with Mary Carey. Editor Apache Warrior begins the interview with this paragraph:  “Mary Carey is one of the great porn stars with as much under her belt off screen as on screen. There are porn stars and then, there are celebrity porn stars. Mary Carey is definitely in that category of a celebrity. Heck, she even ran for Governor of California. She has the sex appeal of Marilyn Monroe and Pamela Anderson as well as the whacky comedy appeal of Lucille Ball. So, it is not a surprise that her www.vividradio/Sirius XM radio show is called ‘The Mary Carey Happy Hour.’ As she told me, "it is super fun and sexy, like a real happy hour." Her effervescent personality makes everyone in the room smile and laugh. It's also nice that Mary is a looker and built too.”  Mary says of her Vivid Radio show: “I have always loved doing radio so when I heard Vivid was going to have a radio station I knew I had to somehow get involved since they always do everything top notch. I went in for a test and next thing I knew I got called in for a show.  ‘The Mary Carey Happy Hour’ is super fun and sexy, like a real happy hour. I have a different hot guest every week and we talk about sex and have a different sex topic that callers can call in and talk about. I always end every show with a toast, since it is happy hour after all.”    

 SEX.COM INTERVIEWS PHIL VARONE – Gil Powers of the Blog posted an interview with Phil Varone recently.  Here’s how he began the article: “Recently, I wrote a review of Vivid Entertainment’s Phil Varone Groupies: Music from Behind the Scenes.  Ultimately, I praised the movie for its sense of humor, light-heartedness and extremely sexy amateur vibe.  If you haven’t checked out my review, you totally should, and then you should sign up for Vivid Entertainment and watch the entire film as well as the other great celebrity sex tapes that they offer! After reviewing the movie, I luckily got the chance to open up a correspondence with Phil Varone, the man himself, and ask him a few questions about his life as a rock star, and more specifically about his time in the adult industry working with Vivid Entertainment and other companies.  This after all!” In the wide-ranging interview, Phil talks with Gil about how he began making films for Vivid: “It all started when Vivid released my celebrity sex tape called Phil Varone’s Secret Sex Stash. From there we kept on discussing projects and 100% Real Swingers was born. I’ve had success with that series and Marci Hirsch at Vivid asked about doing a groupie series since I was heading back out with Saigon Kick for some shows. I said yes and the series was born.  Groupies one is doing very well and Groupies 2 comes out in December.” He also talks about winning an AVN Award for Best Amateur movie: “That was one of the greatest moments of my life. To me I just won an Oscar. To have your work recognized like that is amazing. Just getting nominated blew my mind, but to win was really special. I have five great movies out this year for consideration and it would be just as exciting to win again.”