VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 20, 2017

 APRIL FLORES INTERVIEWED BY ANNIE CRUZ ON HIP-HOPVIBE.COM -- VividRadio.com host Annie Cruz is also a monthly columnist for the popular www.Hip Hopvibe.com site. She used her #ThirstTrap Thursdays column in January to feature an interview with curvy erotic performer and author April Flores, who is also a fellow VividRadio.com host. April is the author of Fat Girl, a book co-authored with her late husband Carlos Batts and published by Rare Bird Books. It represents a 12-year collaboration of the two as model and photographer. In the Hip-Hopvibe interview April talked about how she entered the adult industry with the intention of the experience being a “one time thing.” But, she stayed in the business because she found that she really loved performing sex in front of the camera and because “it allowed me to represent a larger-bodied person owning her sexuality…I wanted to inspire other fat women to feel beautiful and desired in the bodies they are in now.” April also says that music plays a huge role in her life . She talks about the kind of music she listens to throughout the day, the music that turns her on, and her favorite hip hop artists: Kool Keith, A Tribe Called Quest, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu. The interview also included this exchange: Annie: “We know you have a show The Voluptuous Life on VividRadio.com . What can our readers expect when they tune in to the show?”  April: “Obviously, I discuss sex! I like to draw from my real life experiences and its always sexy and fun. I often have guests on and its a good way to find out about your favorite performer. I take calls so listeners can also ask my guests questions and I pretty much do anything they want. I have also been doing shows that are informative. I encourage everyone to tune in and join the discussion, providing you like to talk about sex!” Annie Cruz is not just a sought after adult performer, she’s also an amateur boxer and wrestler. Her show, The Dirtiest Girl in the World, is heard each Monday on Vivid Radio from 1-2 pm PT.

 VIVID SEX TAPES LEAD THE TMZ “SAGA” LIST -- Movies distributed by Vivid capture the most attention in a listing of attention-grabbing celebrity sex tapes compiled by TMZ. Heading the TMZ list is The Courtney Stodden Sex Tape, about which TMZ wrote in 2015: “Courtney Stodden LOVES ice cream -- well, parts of her really love ice cream ... as the world is about to find out when her sex tape hits the open market today ahead of schedule.…” Also on the list is Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta, of which TMZ wrote: "’Love & Hip Hop’ star Mimi Faust is finally making love not war -- in a BRAND NEW VIVID SEX TAPE -- and her partner in slime is her co-star and BF from the reality show.” TMZ wrote of Tila Tiquila: Backdoored and Squiriting: “IT'S OFFICIAL: Tila Tequila has multiple personalities ... at least in her brand new Vivid sex tape ... and in this clip, you'll meet Ashley, Tila's English speaking ass-flashing alter ego.” A final entry on the TMZ list is Kendra Exposed: The Kendra Wilkenson Sex Tape. Of this film, TMZ wrote: “As for Kendra's co-star, Vivid president Steven Hirsch tells us the mystery man (appearing with Kendra in the movie) was the former Playmate's boyfriend at the time -- definitely not Hef nor her husband Hank Baskett.

 THE MIRROR SAYS RAY J NEEDS A “NEW ACT” -- The feud between Kim Kardashian and Ray J kept percolating last week when U.S. television host Wendy Williams turned up the heat, saying she was “fed up with Ray J using Kim to make money from their infamous sex tape.” This year marks the 10 th anniversary of the release by Vivid of Kim Kardashian Superstar, which continues to be a best seller around the world. According to The Mirror, chat show host Williams “sided with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star after learning that Ray J was being paid a reported $1million to star in Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. Wendy revealed that while he didn't get the million bucks (because he left the show suffering from dental problems), he did manage to get paid in the high six figures. ‘That's a win,’ she said. ‘I'm sure that they probably shot what they wanted from him anyway.’ she said.”