“Unlike most Web-based journalists who cover Hollywood, Finke is not a film buff. Her favorite movies include ‘Legally Blonde.’” –Tad Friend’s New Yorker profile of Nikki Finke, 2009
“We all need a little more Penny right now.” –Nikki Finke on Penny Marshall, 2011
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Early this morning, Nikki Finke posted at Deadline that she was having tech issues: “Deadline won’t be filing new posts until all the current technical problems are fixed.” That didn’t stop her from posting, thirteen minutes earlier (at the unholy hour of 5:48am Pacific time–had she stayed up for the royal wedding?), a post Read More
“I regret to say I’m not holed up in the fetal position. All I can say to them is: nobody ever took my photo!” Nikki Finke laughs. Speaking to the Observer today about the photograph of the reclusive blogger, driving, that The Daily ran today, she noted: “I have a very nice car, Read More
Is Carl Icahn swooping in on MGM?
Nikki Finke says he’s buying up MGM bonds like a “bat out of hell,” but the bonds are privately traded so her sources can’t exactly be confirmed.
There are $3.7 billion in bonds out there, according to Ms. Finke, so Mr. Icahn would have to invest Read More
Christmas came early at the box office this weekend as A Christmas Carol bah humbugged its way to $31 million in ticket sales and a first place finish, ahead of newcomers The Men Who Stare at Goats ($13.3 million in second) and The Fourth Kind ($12.5 million in fourth). The big story, though, Read More
On Monday, April 13, the actor Ashton Kutcher sent a message out to his fans using the microblogging tool Twitter.
“My dad always said ‘I’ll believe when I hear it from the horses mouth,’” was the message his subscribers received. “twitter is the horses mouth. no more ‘well the news said …’”
By Friday, April Read More
Starting on Monday, The Los Angeles Times will be throwing itself into the already crowded online Hollywood news and rumor business with a revamped version of its Company Town blog. Former Wall Street Journal reporter Joe Flint (who most recently was director of industry programs at the Paley Center’s Media Council) Read More
Peter Bart was on the phone from Los Angeles. Variety‘s longtime editor-in-chief wanted to clarify a few things about his change of position to vice president and editorial director of the Reed Elsevier-owned entertainment industry trade publication.
“It’s not a very sexy story, and that’s why I’m sort of amused by all this Read More
This weekend, bloggers and reporters who cover media and Hollywood put in a little overtime to cover a small, but important, bit of breaking news: Would News Corporation fire Foxnews.com’s Fox 411 columnist Roger Friedman over a column in which he admitted to watching a bootleg copy of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Read More