VH1 ASKS IF STEVEN HIRSCH HOLDS “THE ANSWER TO MIMI AND NIKKO’S SEX TAPE DEBATE?” – VH-1 this week featured an interview with Vivid chief Steven Hirsch in its coverage of the latest Mimi Faust/Nikko Smith media kerfuffle. The headline for the VH1 story asked: “Does Head of Vivid Entertainment Hold the Answer to Mimi and Nikko Sex Tape Debate?” Delaina Dixon talked to Steven for her ‘Gossip Table’ feature, which the website summarized as follows: “Now that Nikko has come out with the allegation that Mimi was fully in on the sex tape and in fact was the mastermind behind it, there’s an all-out war brewing on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Mimi denies that she had any part in turning their private bedroom activities into a hefty paycheck, but even her bestie Ariane is starting to doubt her, so we don’t know what to believe. That’s why we’re grateful to VH1’s The Gossip Table for trying to get to the bottom of things by going straight to the source, Steven Hirsch, the head of Vivid Entertainment. When asked to comment on who was truly responsible for the tape landing at his desk, Hirsch told The Gossip Table: ‘I have no idea if both Mimi and Nikko were in on this together. What I do know is that a tape was sent our way and we subsequently made a deal with both Mimi and Nikko.’ We know Mimi can’t claim total innocence here — she signed a contract to make money off the tape, sure. But was she actually the mastermind? Only time will tell.”

 XCRITIC.COM LAUNCHES COURTNEY STODDEN UNCOVERED TAPE GIVEAWAY – Popular adult movie review site has begun a contest to give away copies of Courtney Uncovered: The Courtney Stodden Sex Tape. The contest promotion begins with this info: “Vivid Entertainment has been on a real roll with their Vivid Celeb series and their latest release: Courtney has been a smash hit. We're excited to be able to bring you a special giveaway for the tape.” Five lucky XCritic readers will win a copy of the 2 Disc Collector's Edition.” Winners will be selected randomly and will be announced at the end of June. Meanwhile, posted a review praising the movie: “So now that we’ve seen Courtney Stodden‘s sex tape, I can honestly say for a solo porn video, I was impressed. I hope she decides to do more because she’s hands down the best adult video star out there and could possibly be the next Jenna Jameson.” And another positive review on called Courtney “one hot piece….  Her curves are smoking and while we don't get to see her work a cock in this, the tease and the solo stuff of her is pretty great stuff.”

 ANGELA SOMMERS PERFORMS AT VIVID LIVE IN HOUSTON – Stunning blonde adult star Angela Sommers is taking to the stage at Vivid Live Gentlemen’s Club in Houston this week on June 11-13. The club at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd., in Houston’s Briargrove area is a licensee of Vivid Entertainment. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Angela has been a Penthouse Pet of the Month, a Twisty’s Treat of the Month and a Playboy Cyber Girl of the Week. Says Angela: “I like when a guy respects my personal space until I allow him to get closer to me. What can I say – I’m from New York!” You need energy to keep up with Angela, who entertains herself by hiking, exercising and going out with friends. “I absolutely love to go dancing, knock back a few dirty martinis and get naked,” she says. “I’m in love with being naked.” While at Vivid Live she will dance, pose for snapshots and sign autographs during her breaks.

 TMZ SPECULATES ON KARLIE REDD SEX TAPE – TMZ carried a speculative article this week on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Karlie Redd, with the headline “You Oughta Be in Porn…Butt There’s a Catch.” The staff-written article said: “Karlie Redd has proven she's cool with showing off her assets, but now she's got an offer to go pro ... by starring in a XXX production. We've seen the letter Vivid Entertainment sent to the ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ star ... offering her a chance to shoot two sex scenes. If she accepts, Karlie's guaranteed $25k, but the real money comes on the back-end. We're told she has the possibility of making over six figures, because as the folks at Vivid know (Kim K, Courtney Stodden, Mimi & Nikko, Farrah Abraham) celeb sex tapes tend to be profitable. Karlie will have to go all in though. The offer requires her to follow in Farrah's -- umm, footsteps ... with a backdoor scene. We're told she's seriously considering it ... so get your credit cards ready.” The TMZ story was picked up by a ton of other media, including VH1.